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Jan 31 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: International Union for the Conservation of Nature – 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: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office

Location: Washington, DC

Student Name and Class Year:  Mary Gilligan, 2015

Organization description: IUCN’s Global Gender Office enjoys worldwide recognition for the extensive work it has carried out over the past 12 years addressing gender equality issues within the environmental sector.

Experience includes the development of sector-specific gender tools, gender-mainstreaming efforts with a variety of global forums including the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity), UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), CSD (United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development), CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) and World Water Forum, along with the establishment of gender entities in environmental ministries throughout Central America. IUCN has provided support to UNEP and the CBD to develop gender action plans.

In the past five years, the IUCN Global Senior Gender Adviser has been conducting a series of activities to ensure that gender considerations are fully integrated in climate change and biodiversity policies. Part of her work has been the creation and consolidation of the GGCA (Global Gender and Climate Alliance), training to delegates from all around the world to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), building capacity at the governmental and nongovernmental institutions together with the development of various manuals as well as articles dealing with the topic.

Jan 31 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Turtle Island Restoration Network – 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: Turtle Island Restoration Network

Location: Olema, California

Student Name and Class Year:  Sara Gendel, 2015

Organization description: Turtle Island is a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Our work is based on science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting positive change that protects the likes of green sea turtles, whale sharks and steelhead trout.

By working with people and communities we preserve and restore critical habitats like the redwood forested creek banks of California to the full-of-marine-life waters of the Galapagos Islands. We accomplish our mission through grassroots empowerment, consumer action, strategic litigation, hands-on restoration, environmental education, and by promoting sustainable local, national and international marine policies.

Jan 31 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Scenic Hudson, 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: Scenic Hudson, Inc.

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Terence Duvall, 2015

Organization description: Crusader for the valley since 1963, we are credited with saving fabled Storm King Mountain from a destructive industrial project and launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today with over 25,000 ardent supporters, we are the largest environmental group focused on the Hudson River Valley. Our team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public and preserve the valley’s inspiring beauty and natural resources.

We are guided by these enduring principles:

Outstanding quality of life is achievable only when a clean, healthy environment is a key component of economic development.

All citizens have a right to outstanding quality of life, including access to our Hudson River, to open space and to participate in community decision-making.

Our natural environment is an irreplaceable source of spiritual and artistic vitality and must be preserved forever.

“Care enough to take action. Do your research so you don’t have to backtrack from a position. And don’t give up!”—Franny Reese, Scenic Hudson co-founder

Jan 31 / BARD CEP

Land Conservation Specialist, Kestrel Land Trust – Massachusetts

Organization: Kestrel Land Trust

Position Title: Land Conservation Specialist

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Includes health care and other benefits.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2015

Description: Kestrel Land Trust is an ambitious, nationally accredited land trust serving the heart of the Connecticut River Valley in western Massachusetts. Kestrel is seeking a Land Conservation Specialist to play a leading role in permanently conserving woodlands, farmland, and wildlands in a 19-town region surrounding Amherst, Northampton, and Holyoke. This is a great opportunity for an experienced land conservation professional to join a growing staff of five to increase the pace of land conservation in our region. The Land Conservation Specialist is responsible for managing and completing land conservation projects under the supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with Kestrel’s attorney, Stewardship Manager, Development Director, and Outreach Specialist. Projects will be prioritized and approved by Kestrel’s Lands Committee to fulfill the organization’s strategic conservation goals. This position has the potential to become a senior level position as the organization grows.

Responsibilities:

Land Conservation Deals • Identify and evaluate potential land conservation projects, including through field assessments. • Provide landowners with guidance and information about conservation options, including Conservation Restrictions (CRs), Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APRs), fee sales, and charitable donations of land or interests in land. • Negotiate donations and bargain sales to facilitate conservation projects. • Collaborate closely with partners at municipal, state, and federal agencies as each project requires. • Draft conservation restrictions, cost-sharing and reimbursement agreements, option agreements, right of first refusal agreements, and other legal real estate contracts in consultation with Kestrel’s attorney. • Manage project budgets according to Kestrel standards and protocols, covering all projects costs, including the purchase price, due diligence expenses, stewardship funds, and staff time. • Prepare and implement fundraising strategies for conservation projects, including writing grant applications and fundraising appeals in collaboration with the Development Director. • Arrange for due diligence on all projects, including appraisals, site assessments, natural resource inventory and baseline information, and soil analysis as needed. • Prepare resource maps using ArcGIS 10.x in support of land protection projects. • Prepare conservation reports, budgets, and presentations for Kestrel’s Lands Committee and Board of Trustees. • Recruit and train interns from the 5-College Area to support land conservation and planning work.

Responsibilities: Partnerships and Outreach • Serve on conservation partnership committees including the Forever Farmland Initiative, Mass-Conn Sustainable Forest Partnership, North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership, Friends of Conte Refuge, and the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition. • Participate in public presentations, landowner outreach events, and respond to public inquiries on land conservation issues.

Qualifications:

  • Strong personal commitment to land conservation, wildlife habitat protection, forest stewardship, and local agriculture; • Masters degree or equivalent experience preferred in environmental studies, natural resource management, environmental law, or land use and regional planning; • 3 years professional experience managing land conservation projects or comparable projectmanagement experience. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to connect with people from all walks of life, good sense of humor, a flexible approach, and a positive attitude. • Demonstrated ability to negotiate with multiple parties about complex financial issues; attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects; and an aptitude for creative problem solving. • Strong writing and computer skills. • Ability to locate and physically walk remote land parcels. • Cartographic skills, including proficiency using GIS and GPS

How to Apply: Send cover letter with salary requirements, résumé, and two letters of reference in PDF format to info@kestreltrust.org. No phone calls or snail mail, please.

Jan 31 / 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.

Jan 30 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: China Exploration & Research Society – Hong Kong

*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: China Exploration & Research Society

Location: Wong Chuk, Hong Kong

Student Name and Class Year:  Suolang Dongcuo, 2015

Organization description: The mission of the China Exploration and Research Society is to enrich the understanding of our cultural and natural heritage.

We, at the China Exploration & Research Society (CERS), are proud to have taken the step of committing ourselves to China’s remote regions and implementing projects to conserve nature and culture, in a sensitive and equitable manner. CERS allows me and others to network resources in advancing these goals as well as disseminating the results of our work. It is to this end that I would like to invite your participation in support of our organization and its various projects.

Jan 30 / BARD CEP

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

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Research Analyst, Federal Policy Program

and Research Analyst, Environmental Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015

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

Responsibilities: Project areas include:

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree or rigorous coursework in policy analysis, natural resources, and/or environmental studies preferred
  • Two or more years of work experience
  • Experience with policy analysis, including work experience and/or coursework
  • Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency and environmental regulation
  • Understanding of the U.S. federal legislative, agency rulemaking, and federal regulatory processes
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented; good spreadsheet analysis and graphing skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Superb organizational and project coordination skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Articulate and thoughtful
  • Tech-savvy and quick learner

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to job_openings@aceee.org and use “Federal Policy Research Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

Jan 30 / BARD CEP

Bay Area Regional Director, GRID Alternatives – California

Organization: GRID Alternatives

Position Title: Bay Area Regional Director

Location: Oakland, California

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Commensurate with experience + medical, dental, optional 403b retirement plan, and generous paid time off.

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: GRID Alternatives is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides renewable energy and energy efficiency services to help low-income families and protect our environment.  Through our flagship Solar Affordable Housing Program, we train and lead teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners. GRID Alternatives has ten regional offices serving California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.  We also operate a Tribal Solar Program and a small international program in Nicaragua.

While each regional office/affiliate has its own budget, staff, construction capacity, and local fundraising, GRID Alternatives centralizes HR, accounting, solar equipment procurement, training, and multi-regional fundraising from our Headquarters office in Oakland.

Responsibilities: The Bay Area Regional Director will report to GRID Alternatives’ CEO.  The Bay Area office is co-located with GRID Alternatives Headquarters in Oakland, CA and as part of the Bay Area operations, the region includes a small satellite office serving located in Willits that serves the North Coast.  Given both its proximity to GRID HQ and its location in the “heart” of the solar industry, in many ways the Bay Area operations is a showcase of GRID Alternatives work.  The Bay Area is where GRID Alternatives began 10 years ago and as such GRID has built a strong reputation in the region.   Additionally, the Bay Area is the region where GRID has installed the largest volume of systems that require long-term warrantee service.  Because GRID is both a non-profit and a solar contractor, this position requires a unique combination of skills:  someone who is a strong non-profit executive leader and someone who can run a construction company.

  • Oversee and ensure fulfillment of GRID Alternatives’ mission and success of our programs.  GRID is the statewide administrator of a higher solar rebate for low-income families living in affordable housing.  The Bay Area Regional Director will be required to fulfill aggressive installation goals in connection with our role as the Program Manager for this key rebate program.
  • Hire, manage, support and evaluate staff.  Direct reports include a management team of a Project Manager, Outreach Manager, Volunteer and Training Coordinator, and a Development Manager.  Full team includes 14 other outreach, development, and construction staff.
  • Provide fiscal oversight and ensure a strong financial position. Includes working directly with HQ-based CFO and financial/accounting staff to prepare regional budget, manage expenses to that budget, ensure reliable funding streams, and maximize efficiency.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships and joint programs with affordable housing developers, job training programs, energy efficiency providers, local government departments, and other local organizations.
  • Build local advisory council.  The opportunity exists to eventually create a Bay Area affiliate of GRID Alternatives governed by a regional board of directors.
  • Work collaboratively with Bay Area Regional team and HQ leadership to lead Bay Area regional strategic planning and visioning.
  • Lead fundraising efforts in collaboration with regional Development staff and HQ development staff.  Current regional funding sources include private foundations, corporate sponsors, local governments, and individual donors.
  • Continue to build GRID Alternatives reputation throughout the Bay Area and North Coast (this may include media events, networking and speaking presentations)
  • Work directly with GRID Alternatives Headquarters and other regional offices to ensure operations are consistent with GRID Alternatives policies, best practices, culture and long-term vision.

Qualifications:

Required skills and experience

  • Passion for sustainability, affordable housing, workforce development, the environment, and/or environmental justice.
  • Successful program management experience. Demonstrated track record of meeting goals on time and consistently.
  • Staff management experience. Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Experience with budget oversight. Track record of meeting budget goals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and effective public speaking skills.
  • Fundraising experience (with private foundations, corporate sponsors, local governments, and/or individual donors) or equivalent experience in a parallel field from the for-profit sector such as sales.
  • Highly motivated and organized. Ability to problem solve and learn new skills.
  • Comfortable working with and communicating with diverse populations.
  • Able to both work independently, as well as work collaboratively with GRID Alternatives’ staff.
  • Proficient computer skills (specifically Microsoft Office and Salesforce.com).

Recommended skills and experience

  • Previous non-profit management experience
  • Connections to affordable housing, philanthropic, and/or low-income advocacy communities
  • Knowledge of solar energy
  • Strong ties and networks in Bay Area.
  • Spanish and/or Mandarin language skills

How to Apply: Applicants must submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/jobs. Mailed and emailed applications are not accepted.

Jan 30 / BARD CEP

Scholarship: Solid Waste Management Research, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Scholarship: Solid Waste Management Research Scholarship

Organization: The Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm (eastern).

Description: The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships. Thus far, over 50 students have been EREF scholars, many of whom are now in key academic and professional positions across the U.S.

EREF is pleased to announce that scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are now available.

Award amounts consider the cost of tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received. Full scholarships may not be awarded to students who will be receiving full-tuition scholarships from other sources (excluding direct university assistance such as tuition remission or assistantship income) but may still be considered for partial awards.

Doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships are awarded up to a minimum of $12,000 per year and paid monthly. Doctoral/post-doctoral scholarships are renewable each year to a maximum of three years from the initial award date. Master’s scholarships are awarded up to a minimum of $5,000 per year and renewable each year to a maximum of two years from the initial award date. Scholarship renewal is dependent upon satisfactory progress as determined by the student’s academic advisor.

Who may apply: Applications will be considered from those who:

* will be this year or are now a full-time master’s student, doctoral student or post-doctoral researcher, and
* have a clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research. EREF defines solid waste management to pertain to municipal solid waste, construction & demolition waste, industrial waste (e.g. coal ash), WTE ash, etc. Note this definition does not include agricultural wastes or wastewater treatment plant sludge.

Scholarships recognize graduate students pursuing excellence in solid waste management research and education. Recipients are chosen based on credentials and potential contributions to the solid waste industry and its scientific community. Awards are based on:

* Academic performance
* Professional experience
* Relevance of one’s work to the advancement of solid waste management science
* Potential for success

How to apply: Click here for more information or to access the application. All qualified candidates will be considered for scholarships without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Applications from students outside the United States or studying abroad will receive equal consideration. Award decisions by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation and its directors are final and not subject to appeal.

Jan 29 / BARD CEP

Watershed Forestry Educator Intern, Watershed Agricultural Council – New York

Organization: New York City Watershed Agricultural Council

Position Title: Watershed Forestry Educator Intern

Location: Walton, New York

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

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

How to Apply: Submit resumes by Friday, February 20, 2015 to:

Watershed Agricultural Council, 33195 State Highway 10, Walton NY, 13856 or by email to afaulkner@nycwatershed.org.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015.

Jan 29 / BARD CEP

Food Sustainability Advocate for Bard College, Chartwells Higher Education – New York

Organization: Chartwells Higher Education

Position Title: Food Sustainability Advocate

Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Compensation: Full-time; This is a paid position

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015

Description: Chartwells Higher Education is pleased to announce a full­time Food Sustainability Advocate/Coordinator at Bard College. The Advocate/Coordinator will work to advance local and sustainable food purchasing and overall sustainability in dining services at Bard. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate to contribute to the growing sustainable food movement in higher education. The successful candidate will expand, track, and raise awareness about current practices with the ultimate goal of increasing local, community based, and 3rd party certified food purchases. The coordinator will also help to establish short­ and long-term goals, complete annual reporting, and work closely with local food producers and campus community members (especially students) to raise awareness of the importance of local and sustainable food choices. The advocate will also support Chartwells accounts at other campuses. Consequently, this position will require limited travel within the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate will be:

A self-starter with stellar communication skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.

Experienced in managing food service in an education environment.

Able to work independently.

Detail oriented and well-organized.

Desired experience, skills, and abilities include:

Three or more years of experience in local and sustainable food related issues.

Administrative and program management experience.

Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of people.

The ability to accomplish results in designated time frames.

Be comfortable working in a fast moving/changing environment and have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Have the ability to effectively motivate students and community members to action.

Ability to travel between schools as needed.

How to Apply: Please click here to sign in and view application details. If you are not registered, you’ll be prompted to do so. Don’t worry, it’s free!

Jan 29 / BARD CEP

Environmental Scientist, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Organization: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Position Title: Environmental Scientist III, Job Opening # 616479

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Description: The position is located within the Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection Program of the Watershed Management Division. The incumbent serves as the technical lead for aquatic invasive animals, and oversees the development and implementation of an effective, statewide aquatic invasive species spread prevention program. The incumbent collaborates with other staff to manage aquatic invasive species statewide.

Scientific work at a journey professional level for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Duties involve the scientific review and analysis of environmental policies, programs, activities, and data in a variety of department regulatory, non-regulatory, and scientific programs. Duties entail the collection and analysis of scientific data, evaluation of conceptual plans for scientific investigation and the preparation, execution and evaluation of scientific studies. Work at this level differs from lower level scientists in the complexity of projects; degree of independence, responsibility, and accountability; and level of expertise and breadth of knowledge required. May act as a lead worker, overseeing the work of temporary, contractual, or classified employees at a lower level. Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level technical or administrative superior.

To read the full job specification for this position, please visit DHR Job Specifications

Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications

* Experience related to the management of aquatic invasive animal species.

* Experience presenting information to diverse audiences on the protocols for preventing introduction, managing and controlling aquatic invasive species, monitoring their spread, and for orchestrating rapid response activities.

* Current SCUBA diving certification.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology, chemistry, soils science, geology or hydrogeology.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology or hydrogeology.

OR Education: Bachelor’s degree in any biological-life or physical science.

Experience: Four years of professional experience in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology, or hydrogeology.

OR Education: Master’s degree in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology or hydrogeology.

Experience: One year of professional experience in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology or hydrogeology.

OR Education: Master’s degree in any biological-life or physical science.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology or hydrogeology

OR Experience: Two years of experience as an Environmental Scientist II

How to Apply: If you would like more information about this position, please contact Ann Bove at ann.bove@state.vt.us. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered. Should you submit an application for this job opening, you certify that all information entered is correct and complete to the best of your knowledge. By submitting an application, you acknowledge and understand that the State of Vermont may verify information, and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of this application, and/or dismissal if employed with the State of Vermont.

Jan 27 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Clean Energy States Alliance – Vermont

*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.

Clean Energy States Alliance Clean Energy. Let's make more.

Organization: Clean  Energy States Alliance

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Student Name and Class Year:  Jilian Corley, 2015

Organization description: The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy. CESA members—mostly state agencies—include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country.

CESA works with state leaders, federal agencies, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to develop and promote clean energy technologies and markets. It supports effective state and local policies, programs, and innovation in the clean energy sector, with emphasis on renewable energy, power generation, financing strategies, and economic development. CESA facilitates information sharing, provides technical assistance, coordinates multi-state collaborative projects, and communicates the positions and achievements of its members.

Jan 27 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: United Nations Environment Programme, Environment and Security Initiative – Switzerland

*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: United Nations Environment Programme Environment and Security Initiative

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Student Name and Class Year:  Jilian Corley, 2015

Organization description: The Environment and Security Initiative was established in 2003 by OSCE, UNDP, and UNEP. In 2004, NATO became an associated member of the Initiative, and since then coordinates with ENVSEC its environmental activities that are aiming at enhancing the security in vulnerable regions, and supports selected ENVSEC projects that are in line with NATO’s geographical and thematic priorities. From 2006 inwards the Initiative is strengthened by two new members – UNECE and REC.

ENVSEC works in four focus areas, i.e. natural resources, hazardous substances, climate change and information and participation, which are further elaborated at the regional work programmes.

Jan 27 / BARD CEP

Federal Policy Assistant, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. – Washington, DC

Organization: West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.

Position Title: Federal Policy Assistant

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This position will be located in Washington, D.C. Some travel may be required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.; Salary $40,000 – 45,000; Benefits: Medical, Dental and Vision. Direct Deposit, pre-tax transit card is available

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015

Description: WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization building healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. For 26 years, WE ACT has used community based participatory research and advocacy to solidify more protective policies to address air quality, climate change, transportation, indoor air quality, healthy housing, toxics in consumer products and good food in schools. In the Summer of 2012, WE ACT opened a Washington DC based policy office to focus on federal environmental policy and coordinate a national coalition of environmental justice leaders working on climate change issues.

Responsibilities: The Federal Policy Assistant will work with WE ACT’s Federal Policy Analyst to support policy development, federal advocacy and related outreach to the field, by:

Conducting research on policy and advocacy issues, and helping WE ACT’s Federal Policy Analyst in the development of issue papers and policy briefs;

Developing and maintaining databases relevant to our work with Congress and our local partners;

Scheduling meetings with Hill staff and preparing supporting documents for those visits;

Tracking and monitoring targeted appropriations and authorization legislative issues;

Assisting with the development of Federal Policy newsletter, coalition reports and others

Attending coalition meetings and congressional hearings when needed;

Assisting with outreach and coordination of EJ partners in the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change (EJLFCC) with meetings, assessments and garnering partner support

Providing administrative support, including but not limited to:

handling travel arrangements connected to advocacy efforts;

filling out expense and lobbying-disclosure reports for Washington, D.C related business;

providing logistical support for briefings, forums and other events organized by the WE ACT Washington, D.C. office or the EJLFCC

Scheduling monthly calls and other conference meetings for the general membership of the EJ Leadership Forum and its steering committee.

Qualification: The successful candidate for the position will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in political science, communications, environmental science, city and regional planning or other related fields;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Excellent research and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent judgment, maturity, integrity and a strong work ethic;
  • Collaborative spirit and willingness to work with a team;
  • A strong commitment to social and environmental justice issues;
  • Proficiency in using web-based congressional tracking tools, such as Congressional Quarterly databases, Leadership Directories, and THOMAS is a plus;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Publisher, statistical programming is a plus; and
  • Related job experience, specifically Capitol Hill experience or local/state government experience, community organization, campaign development is a plus.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Evelyn@weact.org. Please put your last name and the first initial of your first name followed by Federal Policy Assistant in the subject line. (e.g. If your name is Joe Public then you would put “Public J Federal Policy Assistant” in the subject line of your email)

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Senior Program Coordinator, Sustainable Long Island – New York

Organization: Sustainable Long Island

Position Title: Senior Program Coordinator

Location: Farmingdale, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Sustainable Long Island (SLI) is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Senior Program Coordinator who can contribute to the organization’s delivery of resources, services, and expertise to municipalities, community and economic development practitioners, and sustainability stakeholders. SLI provides expertise in facilitating bottom-up public involvement, community participation and outreach, technical assistance, education and training, and project management services.

SLI is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote economic development, environmental health, and social equity for all Long Islanders. Sustainable Long Island works across the region, with leaders and residents of Nassau and Suffolk County, for the betterment of all Long Islanders.

Responsibilities: The Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating several concurrent programs in areas such as economic development and community revitalization, promoting environmental health and water quality, environmental justice, community health and wellness, and food access and equity issues island-wide. S/he reports to the Executive Director, manages projects, and carries out tasks related to those projects. Specific day-to-day responsibilities include:

Work with and serve as liaison to community partners, clients, and government agencies to coordinate and carry out various program activities, including but not limited to developing and implementing community surveys; crafting outreach strategies; coordinating steering or advisory committees; gathering public input on planning goals, objectives, and strategies; identifying issues, opportunities, and priorities; and assisting with implementation of community-based projects.

Conduct outreach and facilitate community engagement and public participation as part of planning and community development projects.

Conduct research and prepare reports on current planning, sustainability, environmental health, renewable energy, and community development trends, issues, and best practices.

Coordinate and attend meetings, focus groups, and workshops as needed.

Assist Executive Director in day-to-day project oversight, including tracking and monitoring project budgets, preparing invoices and reports, providing technical assistance to community partners, and other tasks as assigned.

The Senior Program Coordinator also assists with fund development activities, including identification of funding opportunities tied to specific program activities, development of program ideas, drafting concept papers, and grant proposal and report writing.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is a self-directed critical thinker who possesses excellent collaboration, organizational, public engagement, communication, writing and presentation skills, and has experience in community organizing and managing projects. In addition the candidate also possesses a/an:

Understanding of economic and community development, environmental health, social equity/justice, and sustainability principles.

Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.

High degree of comfort with public speaking and making public presentations.

A proactive and self-directed attitude with an ability to work independently as a project leader, and as part of a team.

Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-through.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Must be professional at setting priorities and coping with competing demands.

Comfortable working in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment on multiple concurrent projects.

Excellent time-management and general organization skills.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including spreadsheet applications.

Familiarity with database and survey software, GIS and thematic mapping programs is a plus.

Experience and/or understanding of working with local government officials is a plus.

Ability to speak Spanish is a strong plus.

Basic Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in planning, sustainability studies, urban studies, public policy, government relations, community development or organizing, urban design, or related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of three to five years of experience is required; however, various combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Candidate must have a reliable vehicle and be willing and able to travel anywhere in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as part of the job. Candidate will be expected to work some nights and weekends as needed depending on projects.

To Apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter to info@sustainableli.org with “Senior Program Coordinator” in the subject line.

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Coordinator of Sustainability Education, Central College – Iowa

Organization: Central College

Position Title: Coordinator of Sustainability Education

Location: Pella, Iowa

Dates: This is a 12-month administrative appointment reporting to the Director of Sustainability Education with broad responsibilities in sustainability education at Central College.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America that began in 1916. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.

For decades Central College has been a regional leader in sustainability education, a value that is integrated into the fabric of student experience and includes a graduation requirement for all students in global sustainability.   A developmental learning goal for all students, to learn and foster habits of sustainability, is intentionally integrated across the campus. Central has received national recognition as a “green” campus and for multiple LEED-certified buildings that are also used as educational tools for students.  The commitment of faculty, students, and staff is deep and long standing.

Responsibilities: Working closely with the Director of Sustainability Education, the Coordinator of Sustainability Education will be instrumental in the coordination of sustainability education initiatives across campus.  A key contact for students, faculty, and staff, the Coordinator will support sustainable initiatives by planning logistics of key events and workshops, facilitating planning and tracking of student activities related to sustainability education, interface and connect with other offices, and assist in outcomes assessment for individual projects. The Coordinator will have the opportunity to support current and emerging sustainability-related activities such as work with the organic garden, sustainable food sourcing, course-based student projects, collaborative research, and sustainable operations.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a field broadly connected to sustainability and a demonstrated commitment to sustainable values.  Also required are excellent interpersonal and public relations skills and ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff.  The successful candidate will have database experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office and strong organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and share our commitment to the value and mission of a liberal arts education.

How to Apply: Please submit the Central College Employment Application, your letter of interest including the names of three references, and an updated resume.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at the Central College career page.

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Cooperatives Program Intern, Sustainable Economies Law Center – California

Organization: Sustainable Economies Law Center

Position Title: Cooperatives Program Intern

Location: Oakland, California

Dates and compensation: Summer 2015; SELC’s Cooperatives Program Internship does not provide a stipend. We strongly encourage applicants to pursue outside funding, but the ability to secure outside funding will not be considered as part of the hiring decision.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Description: The Sustainable Economies Law Center is seeking summer legal interns who are passionate about creating just and resilient local economies by supporting the creation of worker-owned, democratically run enterprises.

Responsibilities: Summer legal interns work collaboratively with SELC’s attorneys and legal apprentices to co-create the legal foundations of the new economy. Interns build their workload together with the Cooperatives Program Director based off organizational needs and the interns skills, capacity, and abilities. Interns are expected to provide support to all the areas within the Cooperatives Program, but will have the opportunity to concentrate their efforts on one program area. Below is a sampling of specific projects identified that will need support from legal interns during the summer internship.

Co-opLaw.org: SELC manages and curates an online legal resource library that provides legal information, best practices, and supporting tools for cooperatively owned and democratically run enterprises. We are seeking support with legal research, building strategic partnerships with legal workers around the country to build a 50 state guide, and website maintenance.

Tu Negocio Cooperativa: SELC’s half day popular education workshop, Think Outside the Boss, has been translated into Spanish and is provided at community centers around the Bay Area. We are seeking a Spanish speaking individual who will be able to facilitate a portion of the workshop as well as research areas of law related to cooperative businesses owned by undocumented immigrants.

Oakland City Policies for the Promotion of Worker Cooperatives: Currently, SELC is working on a sample city ordinance for Oakland that would lower barriers to the creation of worker cooperatives, create a revolving loan fund for worker coops, and provide funding to organizations providing incubation and technical assistance to worker owned businesses. We will be publishing the city ordinance in Spring of 2015 and building a campaign for its adoption.

Resilient Communities Legal Cafe: We provide direct legal support to enterprises building a new economy at our Legal Cafes. We’re looking for volunteers to facilitate intake, learn how to provide adequate and specialized legal consultations, and research legal issues that are brought to SELC by clients.

Worker Coop Academy: Next summer, SELC will be launching the 2nd iteration of the Worker Coop Academy, a multi-month business accelerator program for worker cooperatives. SELC is looking for interns interested in supporting and innovating the Academy’s curriculum design, legal workshops, and providing outreach.

Youth-led Cooperative at Realm Charter School: Currently, SELC is providing technical support and organizing assistance to a group of students, teachers, and parents creating a youth-led cooperatives project at Realm Charter School in Berkeley. We are seeking individuals interested in providing organizing support, legal education, and energy to develop their curriculum and project design. This project was spearheaded by one of SELC’s former interns.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to Ricardo Nuñez, Cooperatives Program Director at ricardo@theSELC.org. In your cover letter, please explain which program areas are of greatest interest to you.

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Hudson Valley Current – 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: Hudson Valley Current

Location: Rosendale, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Andrew Bonanno, 2015

Organization description: The Hudson Valley Current is dedicated to providing education to our community and facilitating trade between local businesses in order to strengthen the local economy. We are succeeding in encouraging diverse, small-scale community enterprises that provide sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs and other vital resources. In order to provide our members with a platform through which they can sell their products and services, HV Current administers a mutual credit system that uses a digital unit of exchange called the Current.

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Riverkeeper – 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: Riverkeeper

Location: Ossining, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Jeremy Cherson, 2015

Organization description:

Our Mission: To protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

Our Vision: The Hudson River and the NYC Watershed are healthy ecosystems teeming with life. Residents and visitors care for and help protect these ecosystems, which provide safe drinking water and abundant opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and other recreational activities.

Our Story: We began as the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and, nearly 50 years later, we are New York’s clean water advocate, having helped set worldwide standards for waterway and watershed protection and serving as the model for more than 190 Keeper programs around the globe.

Our Methods: Riverkeeper is the public’s investigator, scientist, lawyer, lobbyist and public relations agent for the Hudson River. We have investigated and brought to justice hundreds of environmental lawbreakers as we protect and restore the Hudson River, safeguard New York’s drinking water, and fight to replace the Indian Point nuclear power plant with safe renewable energy.