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May 26 / BARD CEP

Energy Program Director, The College of New Jersey

Organization: The College of New Jersey

Position Title: Energy Program Director

Location: Ewing, New Jersey

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

May 26 / BARD CEP

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

Organization: The Aspen Institute

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

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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May 26 / BARD CEP

Climate Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – California

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Climate Finance Analyst

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: Position is open until filled

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

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

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

This position reports to the Senior Director of Climate Finance.

Responsibilities: 

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

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

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

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

May 25 / BARD CEP

Energy Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – England

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Energy Finance Analyst

Location: London, England

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

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

The analyst position will be responsible for:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.

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

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

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

Travel in support of CPI Energy Finance, as necessary.

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Language:

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

EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

Project management experience.

How to Apply:

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

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

May 25 / BARD CEP

River Stewardship Coordinator, OARS – Massachusetts

Organization: OARS

Position Title: River Stewardship Coordinator

Location: Concord, Massachusetts

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

Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

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

Responsibilities: The River Stewardship Coordinator:

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

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

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

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to: OARS, 23 Bradford Street, Concord, MA 01742 or email office@oars3rivers.org (put “River Stewardship Coordinator” in subject line) by May 29, 2015.

May 25 / BARD CEP

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

Organization: NRG Energy

Position Title: Policy, Strategy and Sustainability Intern

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

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

Qualifications:

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

How to Apply: Apply online

May 21 / BARD CEP

SAMS Water Intern, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards – Virginia

Organization: Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards

Position Title: SAMS Water Intern

Location: Appalachia, Virginia

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

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Other desirable qualifications include:

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

How to Apply: Intersted applicants should  contact  Staff@samsva.org or dawnhooper13@gmail.com with a resume. Or fill out our interest form:  http://www.samsva.org/?page_id=2190

May 21 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, International Rivers – California

Organization: International Rivers

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Berkeley, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

May 21 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, Tufts University – Massachusetts

Organization: Tufts University

Position Title: Program Coordinator – Global Development and Environmental Institute

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

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

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

How to Apply: Apply Here

May 21 / BARD CEP

Environment Initiatives Coordinator, UC Berkeley – California

Organization: UC Berkeley

Position Title: Environment Initiatives Coordinator

Location: Berkeley, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

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

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

For information on Cal Dining sustainability click here.

May 20 / BARD CEP

Environmental Planner, EMC Planning Group Inc. – California

Organization: EMC Planning Group Inc.

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Environmental Planner

Location: Monterey, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

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

Qualifications: Must meet all requirements for consideration:

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

Experience in permit processing and graphics preparation preferred.

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

May 20 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Associate, Tishman Environment and Design Center – New York

Organization: Tishman Environment and Design Center

Position Title: Sustainability Associate

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

How to Apply: Apply Online

May 20 / BARD CEP

China Program Intern, Pacific Environment – California

Organization: Pacific Environment

Position Title: China Program Intern, Summer 2015

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates: The internship is 15-30 hours per week and work days are flexible (we will set up an individualized schedule for the intern when he/she starts). The intern will work out of Pacific Environment’s main office in downtown San Francisco, and will be supervised directly by China Program Director Kristen McDonald. Our office is conveniently located a five minute walk to the BART (subway) station and is on many bus lines; we also are happy to accommodate bicycle commuting.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: Pacific Environment is looking for a China Program Intern for Summer, 2015. Pacific Environment has partnered with local and indigenous communities in Russia, China, the Alaskan Arctic and the West Coast of the United States for more than two decades. We believe that long term environmental and social progress originates from strengthening local communities and grassroots movements (complemented with sophisticated policy advocacy at international finance and governance institutions). Our work to build robust civil society institutions and leadership has led directly to shutting down polluting factories, holding companies like Apple Computer responsible for their suppliers’ conduct, forcing the oil industry to meet its clean-up responsibilities, and stopping coal mines and destructive dams.

We currently are engaged in building the capacity of Chinese non-governmental organizations to work on water and air pollution. We are looking for an intern to assist our China Program Director in this exciting and challenging work. We welcome applicants who have particular interests in environmental protection, civil society, and China.

Responsibilities: The intern will assist with the following areas:

Water and air pollution training program: assist with Pacific Environment’s training program for local grassroots environmental groups in China, including program evaluation, and developing training materials and programs for use in China; summer interns are given one or two substantive projects which fit with his or her skill set and interests.

Communications: translate materials for our website and other communications (from Chinese to English); write one blog for our web site on a topic of the intern’s choosing and related to PE’s work;

Administration: assist with program administrative tasks (no more than 20% of the intern’s time).

Skills and Experience Desired: mandarin Chinese speaker strongly preferred; good English writing skills; some college education is strongly preferred; some environmental campaign experience or education in an environmental field preferred.

Qualifications: able to work cooperatively in teams; flexible, positive, takes initiative, and demonstrate good judgment; punctual and has excellent follow-through on tasks and projects; problem-solver.

How to Apply: To apply:  Visit pacificenvironment.org and read about Pacific Environment and particularly our work in China. Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in this internship, to kmcdonald@pacificenvironment.org.

May 20 / BARD CEP

Conservation Intern, Highstead Foundation – Connecticut

Organization: Highstead Foundation

Position Title: Conservation Intern

Location: Redding, Connecticut

Dates and compensation: Twelve-week period from September 28, 2015 to December 18, 2015; $5,000 and free furnished housing

Application Deadline: July 10, 2015

Description: The Conservation Interns act as research assistants in Highstead’s Conservation Program for a twelve-week period from September 28, 2015 to December 18, 2015.

Highstead’s Conservation Program is engaged in building the capacity of partners to achieve large landscape conservation strategies in New England in support of the Wildlands & Woodlands (W&W) Initiative. Highstead works with more than eighty organizations in the Northeast to advance the pace and practice of large landscape forest conservation, and fosters collaboration across political, geographical, and professional boundaries. Highstead coordinates the rapidly growing Wildlands & Woodlands Initiative in conjunction with Harvard University’s Harvard Forest.

Responsibilities: Interns will advance conservation in New England by bringing their energy and enthusiasm, and writing, researching, and/or computer mapping skills to three or more of the following initiatives:

  • New England Forest Policy Agenda: Provide support to a federal policy process and a New England-wide coalition intent on increasing resources for forest conservation across New England.
  • New England Conservation Finance Roundtable: Assist in organizing and administering this first-ever event to identify innovative and effective strategies for doubling the pace of conservation through increases in financial capital.
  • New England Regional Conservation Partnership Network Gathering and Training: Assist Highstead staff in organizing, administering, and supporting a full-day conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire.
  • Fairfield County Regional Conservation Partnership (FCRCP) Strategic Conservation Plan Mapping and Action Plan Implementation: Work with the Regional Conservationist and FCRCP Coordinator to complete the county-wide conservation map. Assist FCRCP Steering Committee with work planning for and implementation of priority projects contained within their five-year strategic action plan.
  • Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative: Assist Highstead staff and FCRCP Coordinator with organizing workshops for landowners interested in conserving and managing their land for climate resilient habitat and drinking water quality.
  • Signature Landscape Program: Assist Highstead staff in researching, quantifying, mapping, or otherwise illustrating the geographical extent of a larger signature landscape that includes Highstead and surrounding fields, farms, and forests.
  • W&WI and RCP Network Communication: Work with the communications staff and the conservation staff to develop e-newsletters and website content in support of W&WI and the RCP Network.
  • Conservation Event Planning, Administration, and Coordination:Interns may assist with events, meetings and workshops serving a variety of conservation professionals.

Qualifications: We seek recent graduates of Bachelors or Masters level programs with a demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for the development and implementation of real-world strategies for the following areas: landscape ecology, land conservation, and forest policy. Candidates must have good writing, research, and organizational skills. They must be comfortable working in a group setting and also taking individual initiative, as they will have considerable responsibility for advancing one or more projects. Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a plus in some instances. Candidates must have access to a car for travel within, and in some cases outside of, Connecticut.

How to Apply: Please send the following materials to Jody Cologgi, jcologgi@highstead.net and reference “Conservation Intern Application” as the email subject. Candidates will be notified by Aug. 7, 2015.

Cover letter describing your relevant conservation background and interests (including coursework, employment, or experience), your expectations for a successful experience, and your educational and career objectives. (300 words maximum)
Resume
Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have your references send their letters by email to jcologgi@highstead.net)
Short writing sample

May 20 / BARD CEP

Financial/Budget Analyst, The Center for Clean Air Policy – Washington DC

Organization: The Center for Clean Air Policy

Position Title: Financial/Budget Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is seeking to engage an experienced Financial/Budget Analyst in our DC office.

Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.

Responsibilities:

Financial Planning & Analysis (50%)

  • Prepare monthly forecast of expenses and ongoing estimation of the spend down plan for each grant and present to senior management.
  • Project staff allocations (in coordination with Directors)
  • Allocate expenditures to programs (in consultation with Accounting)
  • Issue periodic projection of expenses for cash flow planning
  • Prepare the annual organizational budget and present to senior management
  • Prepare budgets for grant proposals including close coordination with Policy staff, estimating negotiated rates (when appropriate), and allocating indirect expenses
  • Various ad-hoc financial analytics—identifying funding gaps, cost savings, trend analyses

Contract Administration (20%)

  • Manage the process of preparing, approving, renewing and keeping track of consulting agreements
  • Receive and allocate invoices from consultants

Financial Analysis (30%)

  • Support the quantitative analyses for CCAP’s climate policy work
  • Create financial models estimating NPVs, IRRs and abatement costs, as well as conduct sensibility analysis for various scenarios
  • Draft reports presenting the assumptions, methodology, and results of the financial analyses

Expected salary range is $50,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience

Qualifications:

  • BS Finance or Accounting required, MBA a plus
  • 2-4 years relevant work experience in advanced MS Excel required
  • Experience creating financial models and conducting financial evaluations for business cases
  • Experience with foreign currency and FX a plus

How to Apply: Applications, including a cover letter describing your qualifications and your resume (in PDF format), should be sent to ELaine Winterland, ewinterland@ccap.org. Please also reference where you learned of the position. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “Financial/Budget Analyst” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

May 18 / BARD CEP

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

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Research Analyst, Environmental Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

Responsibilities: Project areas include:

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

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

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

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to job_openings@aceee.org and use “Environmental Research Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

May 17 / BARD CEP

Catskill Program Coordinator, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Organization: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Position Title: Catskill Program Coordinator

Location: Mahwah, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Catskill Program Coordinator serves as the Trail Conference’s principal staff representative in the Catskill region of New York State (primarily within the Catskill Park Blue Line but including areas of any Trail Conference projects located west and north of U.S. Route 209.). It is important for the person in this position to work closely with the Assistant Catskill Program Coordinator, partners and volunteer leaders within the region to establish priorities in order to accomplish broad overall goals for the trail system.

Responsibilities: As a part of this process, the following activities will be required.

Partnerships
Create, maintain and further meaningful working relationships with agency partners and land managers at the municipal, county and state level and engage in planning processes of key relevance to Catskill trail users. Expand and support regular means of communication and planning with partners, volunteer and non-governmental organizations, including maintaining and improving regional collaborative efforts such as the Catskill Park Advisory Committee and the Catskill Park Coalition.

Volunteer Development
Pursue new sources of volunteer manpower to work with existing volunteers and focus their involvement by addressing training and resource needs in key project areas. The regional coordinator also cultivates potential volunteer leaders and familiarizes them with central staff support and trail management responsibilities. Oversee the management of the Catskill Conservation Corps as the portal for volunteer recruitment in the Catskill region.

Trail Development and Management
The Catskill PC partners with land managers and works with volunteers to maintain and upgrade trails and lean-tos throughout the region. The Catskill PC identifies training and recruitment needs by organizing and managing workshops, events, and communications.

Trail Protection
Work with agency staff and volunteers to review the policy and land access for the region, initiate a prioritized list of objectives, and represent the Trail Conference in working with partners and volunteers to assure that the high quality trail experiences are optimally protected and promoted.

Resource Development
The Catskill PC seeks out and develops sources for funding of regional projects and programs in coordination with the Assistant Catskill PC, Trail Conference central office staff and volunteers. This includes general outreach and recruiting volunteers and members as well as cultivating support from land managers, municipalities and other interested parties.

Information
Serve as the primary clearinghouse for information about Trail Conference-maintained trails in the region and to develop a communications plan.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience or five years of substantial volunteer experience.

Success working with volunteers, field staff, agency personnel, contractors, recreational users and other stakeholders.

Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize, to handle multiple tasks and projects across a diverse region, use good judgment and offer recommendations to solve problems.

Ability and willingness to travel and work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.

Proficient using Microsoft Office.

The ability to hike on backcountry trails and perform physical trail work.

Valid driver’s license and insurance.

Reside within commuting distance of both Mahwah, NJ and the Catskill region.

Success in supervising permanent and seasonal employees.

Desirable Qualifications

Existing experience and relationships in the Catskill region.

Experience in natural resource management, outdoor recreation, landscape design, planning, public administration, environmental education or related field.

Trail design, construction and maintenance skills.

Experience in recruiting, training and managing volunteers.

Experience in community organizing and advocacy.

Familiarity with land use regulations and procedures in the region.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following items via email attachments (start all attachment filenames with your last name) to jobs@nynjtc.org: All application materials will be kept confidential.

A cover letter addressing why you are interested in this position, what distinguishes you from other applicants, and your interest and involvement in the Catskill region

A résumé

Three professional references

Your salary requirements or history

Applications missing any of these four items will not be considered. Candidate interviews will begin immediately and continue until an offer is made. No calls, please. Check the www.nynjtc.org/employees/ job posting to determine if the position is filled.

May 17 / BARD CEP

Program Manager, Alice Ferguson Foundation – Maryland

Organization: Alice Ferguson Foundation

Position Title: Trash-Free Potomac Watershed Initiative Program Manager

Location: Accokeek, Maryland

Dates and compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. A dynamic and collaborative working environment is among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation which features a beautiful work environment in a national park setting at its Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is seeking a Program Manager to oversee its Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative. AFF is an environmental educational organization focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative (Trash Initiative) is a leader in the metropolitan Washington DC region in addressing and studying the issue of litter. The Trash Initiative works to create lasting reduction of litter and waste in the Washington, DC region through public education, advocacy, market-based incentives and strong policy and regulatory efforts. AFF believes in building momentum and creating change by collaborating with local partners to ensure clean land, safe water, and healthy lives for the residents of the Potomac Watershed.

Responsibilities: The Trash Initiative Program Manager is responsible for programmatic management and supervision of Trash Initiative staff. The Manager oversees a variety of grant funded projects, including management of financials and deliverables. The Manager also provides leadership in keeping AFF abreast of current changes in litter prevention, waste management and reduction, and community based social marketing, and provides external leadership for the organization in relevant fields. The Manager aligns the Trash Initiative with the Foundation’s strategic plan and mission.

The Program Manager will ensure successful administration and growth of the Trash Initiative’s projects and events. Its main project is a public service campaign that is implemented on jurisdictional and community, grassroots levels. Key events include the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, a regional cleanup that serves over 14,000 volunteers and roughly 500 partners annually, and the Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit conference. Additional duties include advocacy work, including providing testimony, and facilitating collaboration among partners to address the region’s trash problem. The position is full-time with benefits, and will require occasional evenings and weekends. Applicants must have regular access to a reliable vehicle.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a self-starter with experience in programmatic leadership and supervision, as well as planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs. The Manager must demonstrate ability to build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders such as county governments and nonprofits, with the goal of serving existing audiences while expanding the scope and scale of stakeholders reached. The Manager will have project management experience and a demonstrated ability to keep projects on time and on budget. The Manager must have strong writing and communications skills, with experience using spreadsheets and other programs to analyze and present data. The Manager should have experience in developing projects for proposal to funders, including concept, scope of work, and budgets.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision; be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collegial, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment; and be able to work with high level constituents, including donors and board members. The candidate should possess strong organizational, research, marketing, and business process skills. The candidate also must demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making skills, flexibility, initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and discretion.

Howt to Apply: Email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to HR@fergusonfoundation.org.

May 17 / BARD CEP

Industry Efficiency Program Intern, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Industry Efficiency Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a 12 week internship starting June of 2015. The project will require a time commitment of 16 – 24 hours/week.; This is a paid internship.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

Description: The intern will conduct a literature search and participate in research on utility sector efficiency programs that mine big data, use information & communications technology (ICT) and/or data analytics to measure and evaluate energy efficiency measures. The research project will examine the potential of ICT to automate the reporting of energy savings and associated carbon reductions. This work may also involve interviewing representatives of efficiency programs and the firms that evaluate them. The final product of the research project will be an ACEEE research report that will be released to the ICT, energy efficiency and utility sectors. The intern will be listed as a contributing author on this report.

Responsibilities:

  1. Literature search of efficiency program websites, conference proceedings, and news articles
  2. Organization of information collected and development of bibliography
  3. Identification of and interviewing of people currently involved in the use of ICT in energy efficiency programs

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably working towards an advanced degree in a relevant academic area.
  2. Interest in and familiarity with a range of energy efficiency policies and/or local level sustainability policies strongly preferred. Familiarity with energy-efficient technologies preferred, but not required.
  3. Strong internet and interview-based research ability.
  4. Strong writing and oral communication skills required.
  5. Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.

How to Apply:  Please send a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to interns@aceee.org. Please use “Intelligent Efficiency Research Intern” in the subject header. We do not accept calls about our internships.

May 17 / BARD CEP

Policy Internship, National Renewable Energy Lab – Colorado

Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab

Position Title: Policy Intern (Year Round)

Location: Golden, Colorado

Dates and compensation: A student internship is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Integrated Applications Center. NREL is the nation’s primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We have an immediate opening for a year round student internship in our Golden, Colorado office. The position would be part- to full time (30-40 hours per week) during the school year with the potential for development into a full time position during school breaks and in the summer.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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.

Responsibilities: The intern will support the research and technical assistance teams by providing research and writing providing summaries and potential policy impacts to state and local jurisdictions. Other tasks include supporting team members as they respond to technical assistance requests, through online research, data gathering, and primary research.

Qualifications: Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. ; Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. ; Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Preferred: master’s degree student in public policy, environmental studies, engineering, quantitative methods, energy studies, international policy, or equivalent. Proven organization skills, familiarity with Microsoft Excel and SharePoint, and working within a team environment are highly valued in this position as well as an interest in supporting states and localities with meeting their clean energy goals.

How to Apply: Apply online.