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May 4 / BARD CEP

Program Specialist, Climate Central – New Jersey

Organization: Climate Central

Position Title: Program Specialist, World Weather Attribution Program

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Climate Central seeks a Program Specialist for its new and growing World Weather Attribution Program, an international effort to operationalize the science of extreme weather event attribution. The incumbent will work with a small team of scientists, communications experts and other program staff to help monitor and identify program focal areas (i.e. specific weather events), analyze and synthesize climate information, and support the development of science-based communications for decision-makers, NGOs, the scientific community, media and general public.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor information (fast-breaking and long-term trend analyses) on world weather events for program attention
  • Support partners in weather event definition, and gather real-time information on societal context surrounding hazards (vulnerability and exposure)
  • Manage, update and utilize in-house extreme event attribution database of peer-reviewed literature to guide decision-making and generate program communications
  • Serve as a principal liaison with science, academic and government institutions; communications specialists; Climate Central staff, and other partners to deliver program activities
  • Participate in and/or convene meetings to facilitate decision-making, develop and implement specific communications strategies
  • Produce program communications materials, such as fact sheets, as needed
  • Help develop and maintain program website, including content generation
  • Prepare and/or support development of program documents, proposals and reports for use with funders, internal reporting requirements, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in atmospheric or other environmental sciences, international development, communications or business administration
  • Working knowledge of climate change issues, including science and risk management
  • Facility with scientific information and ability to translate it for a broad range of audiences
  • Ability to collect, analyze and synthesize technical information, including communicating uncertainty
  • Significant demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize under time constraints and multiple demands
  • Ability to coordinate among team members and across organizations
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including regular and timely communications to key colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Sound judgment and ability to work creatively and independently
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in a not-for-profit, research institution or consulting firm setting. Previous experience working in an international organization or with geographically-dispersed colleagues or partners preferred.
  • Second language (French or Spanish) a plus.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

May 4 / 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 (Catskill Forest Preserve)

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 & 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:
Experience Required
• 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.

1. 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
2. A resume
3. Three professional references
4. Your salary requirements or history

Applications missing any of these four items will not be considered. The position is available until filled. Candidate interviews will begin immediately and continue until an offer is made. No calls please.

Check the http://www.nynjtc.org/employees/ job posting to determine if the position is filled.

May 4 / BARD CEP

Conservation Program Intern, Rising Sun Energy Center – California

Organization: Rising Sun Energy Center

Position Title: Conservation Program Intern

Location: Berkeley, California

Dates and compensation: An Intern is needed for 10-15 hours per week to work 5-hour shifts. Interns are expected to contribute at least 2 shifts per week. Rising Sun is flexible regarding schedules and workspace and will consider allowing work to take place from home. Gas mileage will be reimbursed for any project-related driving during intern hours.

Please note: This is an unpaid internship. Rising Sun is happy to provide documentation for earning course credit, community service, etc. Successful spring interns are given top consideration for paid employment during the CYES Summer program.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Our growing CYES program demands an attentive staff to manage its administrative and outreach affairs. By assisting, you both have an opportunity to learn by watching senior program managers operate, and also be responsible for smaller projects within the CYES program. Our interns are an integral part of our success. You will not be “on the sidelines” watching the action; you will be right in the middle of it providing invaluable assistance. Gain the kind of real-life professional experience employers are looking for by interning in a fast-paced, exciting atmosphere.

Responsibilities:

The Conservation Program Intern works closely with management staff and also works independently to coordinate and carry out campaign efforts within CYES. In the interview and hiring process, intern needs and strengths will be assessed and considered in building their duties and responsibilities. Intern projects and responsibilities may include:

  • Research:Gather information about community events for outreach, organizations through whom we can promote our program, and demographics of the communities we serve.
  • Direct outreach:Promote our energy- and water-savings service to residents by attending community events, canvassing door-to-door, etc.
  • Media outreach:Get the word out about our services to the community through social media, PSAs, press releases, etc.
  • Graphic design:Help create fliers and other collateral to promote the CYES program to the communities we serve.
  • Phone banking:Follow up with residents on our waitlist to schedule them for their no-cost Green House Call. Phone banking is most successful in the evening and can happen from home or the office.
  • Administrative Assistance:It takes a great deal of organization and planning to keep all the moving parts of CYES running smoothly. The Conservation Program Intern may deliver support to maintain spreadsheets, enter data, file paperwork, run errands, and handle other administrative duties.

When applying, indicate which of the above interest you.

Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Highly motivated individuals who have an interest or a degree in, or are currently studying:
    • Business
    • Management
    • Human Resources
    • Program Operations
    • Public Policy
    • Environmental-related major
    • Communications/Media
    • Graphic Design
  • Prior office or program administration experience
    • Computer skills: must be highly proficient with PC, Windows OS, and Microsoft Office. Strong Excel knowledge preferred.
    • Experience in supporting supervisors to free up their time by handling assignments with little or no supervision
    • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to speak confidently and professionally in person and on the telephone
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Must be motivated, committed, and a highly personable professional
  • Interest in public relations, sales, or marketing
  • Evening availability late spring/ early summer for phone banking (schedule can be negotiated)

Preferred:

  • Bilingual
  • Demonstrated interest in environmental education, green jobs, youth development, community engagement, or service learning
  • Regular access to a car

How to Apply: To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: intern@risingsunenergy.org. Please reference “Conservation Program Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

May 4 / BARD CEP

International Communications Coordinator, Friends of the Earth – Netherlands

Organization: Friends of the Earth International

Position Title: International Communications Coordinator

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dates and compensation: 37.5/week; Contract duration: one year, to be renewed upon positive performance evaluation.; Salary including holiday payment between € 48,500 and € 54,285 annually, depending on experience. When recruited from abroad a relocation package will be offered. Note that non-EU nationals recruited from abroad can benefit from the 30% ruling that allows expatriate employees to The Netherlands to earn up to 30% of their compensation tax free.

Application Deadline: May 19, 2015

Description: The FoEI Communications Coordinator (CC) is based in FoEI’s International Secretariat (IS) in Amsterdam and reports to FoEI’s International Coordinator. The CC develops and implements FoEI’s communications strategies and helps ensure the integration of communications planning into FoEI’s international programs and activities. FoEI’s overall communications work serves several objectives, including reaching targeted audiences and influencing public opinion, but also contributing to movement building and strengthening FoEI’s alliances.

The CC is part of the IS management team and leads a team of three communications professionals. The CC also works with communicators based in FoEI member groups around the world and with the staff of Radio Mundo Real/Real World Radio, FoEI’s multilingual web-based radio station (based in Uruguay). The CC also works in close co-operation with FoEI’s International Program Coordinators (based in member groups around the world) and Executive Committee.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of annual and long-term communications strategies for FoEI programs and activities;
  • Lead the communications team at the IS and serve as part of the International Secretariat’s Management Team;
  • Ensure that FoEI and FoEI international programs have communications strategies and a communications perspective incorporated in their work;
  • Track and report on annual and long-term communications goals;
  • Help facilitate member groups’ participation in FoEI’s communications;
  • Ensure production of FoEI materials, including program publications and an annual report;
  • Work with the staff of Radio Mundo Real/Real World Radio to develop annual and long-term strategies for the radio within the federation and with target audiences;
  • Plan and oversee annual communications budgets;
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts for communications and reporting to funding agencies and ensure that fundraising is integrated into communications strategies.

Qualifications:

  • At least five years experience as a senior level communicator in a multicultural, collaborative and international environment, with a proven track record in setting up and implementing communications strategies for network organisations;
  • Demonstrated track record working with a variety of traditional and new/digital communications tools (press/media, publications, radio, social media, alternative media, etc.) to deliver integrated communications and reach target audiences;
  • Relationship builder with flexibility, strong interpersonal, inter-cultural and organisational skills;
  • Experience with managing a team and with project and budget management;
  • Ability to work in collaborative decision-making processes in a global, decentralised environment and an ability to manage a variety of key initiatives concurrently;
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills; fluency in Spanish would be an advantage;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines and prioritize a demanding workload appropriately;
  • Willingness and ability to travel (overseas) approximately one or two times per year;
  • Strong commitment to social justice and FoEI’s vision and mission.

How to Apply: Please send your letter and CV to Wieke Wagenaar, FoEI Personnel Manager at vacancies[at]foei.org before 19 May 2015, 9.00 am Amsterdam time. A first round of interviews is scheduled for the week of 15 June, 2015.

May 2 / BARD CEP

Science and Democracy Research Intern, Union of Concerned Scientists – Washington, DC

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Science and Democracy Research Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a 12-week full-time internship based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is the equivalent of $15 per hour.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2015

Description: The Science and Democracy Research Intern will carry out research on a variety of topics for CSD. Focusing on how science is used in policy making, the intern will help develop analyses and reports that advance the role of science in the democratic process. Research topics include scientific integrity at federal agencies, endangered species policy and legislative attacks on science. Tasks may include internet research, quantitative analysis of data in spreadsheets, and qualitative research such as interviews and event attendance.

The broad scope of the Center for Science and Democracy will enable the intern to learn about a wide range of topics within science policy. The intern will gain substantial knowledge of the policy making process, the role that science plays in the process and barriers that inhibit evidence-based policy making. In addition to an in-depth understanding of their specific research focus, the intern will gain general research and communication skills by working closely with their mentor and the CSD Team, which includes scientists, legislative experts, and outreach specialists. Specific skills the intern will gain include policy analysis tools and strategies, oral and written communication, and organizational and time management. Finally, the intern will gain an understanding of the structure and function of a science-based nonprofit and the role of research and analysis in this setting.

This is a paid, full-time summer internship.

Responsibilities: The intern will be responsible for assisting in research tasks including scoping, writing, analyzing, and developing public-facing materials based on their research. Most tasks will be computer-focused; however, the intern will participate in frequent group meetings, be part of idea-brainstorming sessions, and will have opportunities to present and discuss their research with the CSD team and other UCS staff. The intern will report regularly to their mentor and be expected to produce concrete products from their assigned tasks.

Qualifications: Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong research skills. An understanding of environmental policy is desirable, though not required. Robust written and oral communications abilities, considerable self-motivation, and solid organizational skills are necessary for this position. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively both through written and oral capacities. Candidate should have the ability to work independently, a strong attention to detail, and interest in exploring diverse topics in the science policy realm. Most of all, candidate should possess a passion for improving the way in which science informs policy making, and an interest in working in the public interest/non-profit sector.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.organd include “CSD Intern” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: May 17, 2015 or until filled.

May 2 / BARD CEP

Program Associate, The Energy Foundation – California

Organization: The Energy Foundation

Position Title: Program Associate, California Programs

Location: San Francisco, California

Compensation: $52,000 – 55,000

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Energy Foundation’s efforts to ensure a clean energy future in the United States emphasize development of policies that create big markets for energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean distributed resources. Policies advanced by the Energy Foundation’s grantees have contributed to a quadrupling of wind capacity, a 16-fold increase in solar capacity, since 2008 and robust deployment of energy efficient products.

The Program Associate’s (PA) primary responsibility will be to support the work of the California Program Director (PD). Since 2006, California has continued to steadily implement a set of actions that are driving down GHG emissions, cleaning the air, diversifying the energy and fuels that power California, and spurring innovation in a range of advanced technologies. The Energy Foundation is supporting many California non-profit organizations in the pursuit of education and outreach initiatives that will continue to improve California’s leadership on climate change issues. The (PA) will manage and assist with PD calendaring, assist with tracking program budget, reviewing grant proposals, writing reports, monitoring the grant cycle, communicate with grantees, assist the PD in the tracking of grantee activities, and facilitate correspondence with funders on a variety of needs and issues. While the PA typically works within one program sector, collaboration and coordination across sectors is expected.

As the Program Associate matures in the role and gains proficiency in EF’s unique grantmaking style and the more sophisticated job responsibilities of the position, she or he may be promoted to Senior Program Associate.

Responsibilities:

Processing & Tracking Grants:

  • Review grant proposals and ensure content is appropriate and all necessary documents are included;
  • Write briefs of grant proposals in the EF style of writing and submit for approval;
  • Process incoming grants by entering all required information into the grants management software;
  • Enter and track incoming grant proposals and grant reports into the grants management software;
  • Monitor spending and deadlines for Foundation Initiated Projects (FIPs);
  • Monitor budget targets, reconcile program budgets with accounting team and keep PO/PM/PD informed of budget status;
  • Write evaluation report of closed grants and compile and submit final grant reports and evaluations for approval;
  • Create consulting contracts as requested, enter into software for approval;
  • Coordinate joint grants, shared consulting contracts and other contracts as needed
  • Recommend grants for consideration;
  • Write ‘decline’ letters for rejected proposals;

Interacting with Grantees

  • Assign work to consultants, follow up on the work through regular contact;
  • Collaborate with grantees and consultants on proposal revisions, as needed;
  • Coordinate and assist grantees with EF’s grant making process by requesting additional information when needed, respond to questions, notifying them of the status of their grant, etc.;
  • Represent EF by participating in meetings with grantees and consultants as requested;

Administrative Duties

  • Organize program conferences and meetings;
  • Schedule calls and meetings and manage PO/PM/PD calendar as requested;
  • Keep track of upcoming deadlines, outstanding request and remind PO/PM/PD of priorities;

External Communication

  • Draft or edit reports and proposals for funders, including the core funder report;
  • Write board docket reports and prepare program docket tables;
  • Draft news updates for partners and board, as requested;
  • Coordinate with the Climate Works Foundation’s network partners and prepare materials for the annual strategy meeting;
  • Proofread and suggest edits to written materials generated by peers, as requested;

Strategy & Research

  • Stay current on latest sector news and information through contact with grantees, other experts and by reading reports, press releases, articles, etc.;
  • Research specific topics and prepare reports and visual aids, as requested;
  • Present sector updates during program and staff meetings;

Build the Energy Foundation Team

  • Generate and implement ideas for program and office improvement;
  • Maintain a good sense of humor and positive attitude;

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, plus two years experience in an administrative support role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: energy, climate, environmental studies, or public policy, candidate or policy campaigns.
  • Technical skills: minimal intermediate skill level using Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook, preferably in a Mac environment; familiarity with Google Drive/google docs.
  • Multitasking: Experience supporting multiple priorities and juggling a variety of tasks for one or more individuals in a team environment.

CORE COMPENTENCIES:

  • Planning & Organizing:prioritizes work activities, uses time efficiently, develops realistic action plans with a strong attention to detail; manages a variety of responsibilities; prioritizes tasks and allocates time to planning, thinking and mapping out tasks.
  • Oral and written communication:ability to present information clearly and succinctly in conversation and in writing; ability to present concise themes visually; responds to inquiries accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Collaboration:establishes productive, cooperative relationships within the team and across the organization; responds to others’ needs and priorities in a timely way, resolves conflicts constructively, proactively addresses or anticipates potential conflicts; gives and receives feedback in ways that will enhance working relationships; exchanges information and ideas with internal and external constituents to develop and implement best practices.
  • Analytical skills:reviews, analyzes and synthesizes a variety of information and makes recommendations; anticipates problems, opportunities and needs of the team, develops results-oriented conclusions; organizes ideas and information in unique ways.
  • Flexibility: copes skillfully with unexpected events, handles several projects simultaneously, adapts style of communication to suit the audience, and supports change efforts.

How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume, subject line “Program Associate California Job”, to EnergyJob@ef.org. No phone calls, please.

May 2 / BARD CEP

Program Assistant, Natural Resources Defense Council – Illinois

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Title: Program Assistant

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: May 4, 2015

Description: NRDC is seeking a Program Assistant to work with the Midwest Advocacy Director, Associate Campaign Director, and Senior Attorney with the Sustainable FERC Project in our Chicago office. The candidate must be able to efficiently handle administrative tasks such as: scheduling and coordinating internal and external meetings, coordinating and booking travel, processing expenses, managing budgets, research projects, proofreading and preparing written materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling and facilitating internal and external meetings;
  • Maintaining calendar appointments and meetings;
  • Coordinating travel arrangements;
  • Editing, formatting, and proofreading documents and presentations;
  • Producing and assisting in gathering project materials and donor research;
  • Processing invoices and business expenses;
  • Providing general administrative support and ad hoc projects as needed.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 2 years previous administrative experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, organize and coordinate multiple tasks, set priorities, follow organizational procedures, and perform quickly and accurately under deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a must;
  • Excellent time-management skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be detail-oriented; and,
  • Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit our website ,create a profile and upload your resume, cover letter and a writing sample. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please email us at hr@nrdc.org.

May 2 / BARD CEP

Conservation Outreach Associate, American Rivers – Washington State

Organization: American Rivers

Position Title: Conservation Outreach Associate, Yakima River Basin

Location: Yakima, Washington

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Yakima River Basin Conservation Associate plays an important role in building and maintaining support for the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (“Yakima Plan”) and its implementation, primarily through outreach, communications, media, and coordination of Yakima Plan supporters. 75% of this position serves the multi-stakeholder Yakima Plan Implementation and Executive Committees, and 25% serves American Rivers in the Yakima and Columbia Basins.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with key Yakima Plan stakeholders to create an outreach and communications plan to increase awareness and support for the Yakima Plan by local, state, and federal decision makers and the general public on both sides of the Cascades.
  • Coordinate key stakeholders to carry out the outreach and communications plan by:
    • Planning and facilitating media outreach and field trips;
    • Preparing stakeholders for interviews;
    • Helping to develop and maintain websites and social media pages for the Yakima Plan;
    • Developing a “rapid response” strategy to address developing events through both media and targeted outreach, and execute that strategy in coordination with Yakima Plan Implementation and Executive Committees and subcommittees as appropriate; and
    • Developing fact sheets and other materials as needed by the Implementation and Executive Committees and distribute as requested.
  • Attend Yakima Plan Workgroup and Committee meetings as needed.
  • Build local support for Cle Elum Wild and Scenic river designation and key river restoration projects.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help coordinate outreach and communications for a diverse coalition working to fund and implement an multi-faceted water management and ecosystem restoration plan
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences to meet the diverse needs of the Yakima Plan coalition
  • Communicate the value of Wild & Scenic River protection for the upper Cle Elum River system

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Political Science, Environmental Policy, or related field and at least two years of relevant experience working on conservation issues, in coalitions, and/or communications and outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects and interest in developing and demonstrating leadership skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and good judgment.
  • Effective advocate with superior communication skills (written, verbal, media, and public speaking).
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, flexible, self-motivated, and self-confident, with a sense of humor.
  • Must be willing to work remotely but in close coordination with colleagues.
  • Strong time management skills, including the capacity to engage on several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to advance the organization’s broader goals and objectives.
  • Personal commitment to collaborative conservation, the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, and American Rivers’ mission.

How to Apply: Applications will be considered immediately. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@americanrivers.org with “Yakima Associate” in the subject line or to American Rivers, Attn:  Yakima Associate Position, 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls please.

May 2 / BARD CEP

Conservation GIS Analyst, Sonoma County Open Space District – California

Organization: Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Position Title: Conservation GIS Analyst

Location: Santa Rosa, California

Application Deadline: May 8, 2015

Description: Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District seeks a Conservation GIS Analyst with a passion for conserving land and natural resources for the benefit of future generations. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player with experience in spatial analysis, conservation and land use planning, spatial decision support tools, scenario planning tools and current techniques for data storage and sharing.

Qualifications:

Education: BA or BS in natural resources related field with an emphasis on spatial analysis, conservation planning, and GIS or a combination of educational course work and training which demonstrates possession of knowledge and abilities related to conservation GIS analysis.

Experience: Any combination of training and work experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and abilities equivalent to two years professional level GIS experience in a conservation setting.

How to Apply: For more information about this position, go to: www.sonomaopenspace.org/

TO APPLY ONLINE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.sonoma-county.org/hr

May 1 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Office Programs Coordinator, University of Oregon

Organization: University of Oregon

Position Title: Sustainability Office Programs Coordinator

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Compensation: $14.10 – $20.94 Per Hour

Application Deadline: May 21, 2015

Responsibilities: This position manages UO sustainability monitoring initiatives and manages undergraduate co-curricular programs and events.  Duties include:
• managing regular monitoring and reporting initiatives, such as STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Reporting System), ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment) reporting, and greenhouse gas emissions inventory; conducting analyses analysis as assigned.
• serving as administrative coordinator for the Community for Ecological Leaders (CEL), including  developing outreach materials, and recruiting new students to this fee-based program; planning annual new-student orientation field trips, including hiring and training student leaders, reviewing and updating risk management policies, reviewing and updating trip itineraries, all menu planning, food purchasing, camping permits, vehicle rentals, collecting health and waiver forms, budget management, quality control, trip reports, and general on-the-fly trouble shooting; developing and coordinating additional co-curricular activities.
• managing student peer-to-peer rental efficiency outreach program ($CORE), including hiring student energy auditors; coordinating weekend training event; supervising students’ efforts to schedule house visits and ensuring quotas are met; tracking and stocking inventory; submitting monthly timesheets; preparing budget and related reports.

Qualifications:

  • three years of office experience which included two years at full performance level and experience generating documents; and
    • lead work responsibility or coordination of office procedures.

    Other Required qualifications:

  • Excellent written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated project/program management.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to engage and manage individuals aged 17-23.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Professional Competencies:

  • Ability to work with independence, demonstrating strong analytical skills and resourcefulness.
  • Comfort in promoting programs, recruiting student participants, and managing fee-based programs.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions.
  • Ability to take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to model the highest ethical standards.
  • Ability to provide superior customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience managing college level co-curricular programs.
  • At least one year of office experience with lead responsibility for project/program management.
  • Demonstrated interest in ‘sustainability’ or related field.

Position is subject to criminal background check.

How to Apply: To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each question. Make sure experience and training described in your responses are included on your application.

  1. Describe your experience supervising intro-level, part-time staff.  How do you establish expectations, support their development, ensure safe working conditions, and deal with challenge of allowing them to learn while still maintaining program quality?
  2. Describe experience that demonstrates your success in managing data collection and reporting projects independently: discern, analyze, identify processes, implement strategies for efficiency and accuracy. Please provide one or two examples of projects completed that required these skills.
  3. Provide an example of a time you took the initiative to respond to on-going problem at work? Describe the problem? What caused you to take an interest in it?  What did you do and what happened as a result of your initiative.

You must also fill out a skill code sheet for this position. You can pick one up at Human Resources or print one out athttp://jobs.uoregon.edu/skillcode.html

Submit all application materials, including Human Resources Job Application form, supplemental questions and other relevant materials by the closing date to:

Human Resources
677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400
5210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5210

Human Resources Job Application must be filled out completely or it will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

Apr 30 / BARD CEP

Environmental Analyst, City of New York

Organization: City of New York

Position Title: Environmental Analyst

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and Compensation: Salary range $52,000-$65,000, depending upon experience. Position may require two year city residency.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced budget and policy analyst for its environmental portfolio, including responsibility for examining the programs and funding of the city’s departments of Parks and Recreation, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection, as well as broader environmental and sustainability issues.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must be self-motivated, a critical and rigorous analyst of public policy questions, able to write clearly about complex policies, and have advanced quantitative and policy analytic skills. Commitment to impartial examination of public policies and spending is essential. Experience with large datasets and SAS (or similar statistical software) is preferred. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with public officials and agency staffs as well as civic and advocacy groups. Ability to work independently, juggle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines is critical. Candidates will preferably have knowledge of the city’s capital and expense budgets or previous experience researching and analyzing municipal budgets and services. A master’s degree in public administration, urban planning, public finance, business, economics, or a related field, along with two to five years’ experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume by May 8, 2015 to: environmentalresumes@ibo.nyc.ny.us or fax to 212-442-0350. No phone calls, please.

Apr 30 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Research Expert, Mekong Economics – Myanmar

Organization: Mekong Economics

Position Title: Climate Change Research Expert

Location: Rangoon, Myanmar

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: Job Description:

  • Research the causes and effects of weather, climate, and the atmosphere
  • Conduct studies to evaluate changes in climate
  • Monitor weather, including wind speed, temperature, and precipitation
  • Create plans to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Create mathematical computer models of weather and climate
  • Use your information to help create environmental policies on smog and hazardous pollutants
  • Make scientific presentations, and publish reports and articles for specialists and the general public

Qualifications: A master’s degree of Ph.D. and must be at least 10 years of experiences on mentioned post.

How to Apply: If this particular project is interesting to you, please kindly let us notice your questions or CV to nan.zarchi@mekongeconomics.com

Apr 30 / BARD CEP

Green Policy Specialist, Global Green Growth Initiative – Vietnam

Organization: Global Green Growth Initiative

Position Title: Green Policy Specialist

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Application Deadline: May 12, 2015

Description: GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.

Responsibilities: Aim. The main aim of the role is to work with the Country Representative to engage with the Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Vietnam National Mekong Commission in relation to GGGI’s programme of support. · Programme Management. The postholder will manage a project across a number of ministries, including the management of external consultants. The postholder will be expected to work as part of a team but also to take the lead where necessary. · Planning and Analysis. The postholder will support the government of Vietnam to analyze policy challenges in the local context; this will involve analysis such as the prioritization of green growth options utilizing methods such as multi-criteria analysis and cost benefit analysis. The postholder will need to understand the Government of Vietnam’s objectives as outlined in their Social Development Plan and help develop evidence-based solutions that are politically supported and practically implementable. The key outputs of GGGI’s work for 2015 will be working with the Ministry of Construction to produce a national green cities strategy and working with the Vietnam National Mekong Commission to produce a policy paper analyzing urban wastewater in the Mekong Delta. · Implementation. The postholder will be responsible for supporting the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s efforts to strengthen its capacity to develop and implement green growth policy. · Bankable projects. The postholder will be expected to work with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and colleagues from GGGI’s HQ to scope the potential to develop bankable projects for implementation. This will utilize the Government of Vietnam’s Investment Guidelines for Green Growth that was developed with support from GGGI. The bankable projects will focus on both public forms of investment but also that of the private sector. · Capacity building. Working through existing Government of Vietnam resources to develop the appropriate capacity to deliver on political and policy objectives. · Learning and feedback. Through working alongside government officials, the postholder will develop and capture learning from experience and feeding this back into GGGI Vietnam’s work. · Organizational development. The postholder will be expected to contribute to wider GGGI activities on green growth, to ensure that emerging thinking and best practice is captured and shared across the organization. This includes inputting into the design of research programs, sharing experience with other country offices and contributing to policy papers on related issues.

Qualifications: Education: Masters in a relevant field such as public administration, development economics, environmental economics, environmental technology, development studies, etc, coupled with six years of experience. We will consider additional relevant experience in lieu of a postgraduate education. Language: Fluency in English a must, Vietnamese a plus. Skills: The successful individual will have a strong analytical background, coupled with exceptional strategic thinking skills, a track record of senior-level interaction and political awareness as well as substantial work experience in a relevant field in Vietnam and/or the region. The postholder will demonstrate a balanced mix of the following skills and experience: Interpersonal skills Diplomacy. A track record of senior-level interaction, with an ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and simple way to a diverse audience. Political awareness. Acute sensitivity to the drivers and incentives of actors and their relative power and influence on decisions and processes. Cultural sensitivity. An ability to work effectively across different cultures, languages and professional backgrounds. Mentoring and coaching. Adept at supporting others and developing their skills and abilities through coaching and facilitating skills. Leadership. Successful experience engaging multiple stakeholders in Vietnam and/or other similar countries, and building consensus around a clear course of action. Public policy delivery experience Public policy. Experience of developing, delivering and monitoring the delivery of public policy, national level programmes and initiatives or equivalent strategic planning. Technical expertise Applicants should have a strong background of delivery at scale in any one of the areas below. This may be at a technical, investment or policy level, but ideally all three. Preference will be given to candidates that can demonstrate experience and knowledge that is applicable to the specific context of a middle-income country such as Vietnam. This does not necessarily have to include working in such a context. Economics. It is preferred that the postholder will have some experience of economic analysis used in public policy appraisal for development. This could include cost-benefit analysis, scenario building, and use and interpretation of statistical analysis for the purpose of informing public policy choices. Green growth / Climate Change. The postholder will understand the different dimensions of the climate change agenda and how it applies to growth and poverty eradication. In particular, applicants should understand the opportunities associated with the green growth agenda and the risks associated with climate change. The postholder will be able to identify and prioritise ‘green’ actions and policies that enhance and accelerate growth, whilst protecting the future natural resource base. In particular, practical policy or strategy experience of resource efficiency models. Sector experience. Experience in any of the following sectors would be an advantage: green cities, industry, water, energy, environment and financial.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply to: Vietnam.Cambodia.41509.999@gggi.aplitrak.com · Please indicate the position you are applying for: “GGGI-HR_15-123 – Green Policy Specialist, Vietnam” · Please submit CV and Cover Letter in English (Merged into one PDF file) · For more information on GGGI, please visit our website at www.gggi.org

Apr 30 / BARD CEP

Energy Outreach Intern, Solarize Hudson Valley – New York

Organization: Solarize Hudson Valley

Position Title: Energy Outreach Intern

Location: Ideally one intern who is local to each of the six counties covered by our 3-year project: Ulster, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Dutchess and Putnam

Dates: Expected Dates June 1, 2015 to August 28, 2015

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Seeking 6 ENERGY OUTREACH members for the Hudson Valley to engage households and communities in Solarize, a proven model that makes it easier and more affordable for homewowners and small businesses to go solar. Sustainable Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountainkeeper have been awarded funding for a three-year, 6-county initiative to scale up solar electric power through community education and effective organization. This will be a summer of solar workshops, solar home tours and solar installations. Under the direction of an experienced Program Manager, the six members will form an Outreach Corps focused largely on community networking building to help plan events, engage the public, build awareness and create excitement. It is also an opportunty to learn about the business of renewable energy.  Outreach Corps members should be good with communication and interpersonal skills, interested in clean energy, willing to learn some technical detail, self-motivated and good problem-solvers.

How to Apply: To apply, send resume and letter of interest to John Wackman, Program Manager, jwackman.solarize@gmail.com.

Apr 30 / BARD CEP

Associate Administrator, Land Family Foundation – New York

Organization: Land Family Foundation

Position Title: Associate Administrator

Location: Hudson Valley, New York

Dates and compensation: Full-time position ▪ Standard office hours 10am – 6:30pm Monday through Friday (schedule can be flexible) ▪ Salary $30k – $32k depending on experience ▪ Health benefits after six months

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Land Family Foundation, located in the Lower Hudson Valley, is looking for a full-time associate/administrator. The ideal candidate is an early-career professional with demonstrated interest in environmental policy, progressive advocacy campaigns, and land conservation.

Our Foundation funds a number of local and regional land conservation organizations, environmental education centers and progressive advocacy organizations. You will need to be capable of proactively researching complex issues, drafting informational materials on conservation issues, and communicating directly with our partner land trusts, coalition partners, and government officials. This position will give you ample opportunities to interact with all aspects of our work, be in the room at key meetings and events, and gain valuable nonprofit experience.

Responsibilities: ▪ Review and manage financial relationships with all grant recipients; including review of financial statements, budgets and projections. Must be completely proficient with Microsoft Excel. ▪ Develop and maintain databases relating to partner organizations ▪ Monitor all social media activities relating to relevant issues ▪ Perform administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications: ▪ Demonstrated interest in progressive public policy, environmental and land conservation issues. ▪ Some familiarity with land conservation, including knowledge of land trusts, is helpful but not required ▪ Strong oral and written communications skills, ability to communicate effectively. ▪ Experience with Social Media and Microsoft Office applications is essential. ▪ Ability to work constructively with others from a broad range of political perspectives. ▪ Must be a highly motivated self-starter – you will not have significant day-today oversight. Minimum requirements: ▪ Some knowledge of environment and land conservation issues ▪ Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.), Facebook, Twitter; database skills a plus ▪ Comfortable with financial statements and budgets ▪ Good writing skills

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to info@cginy.com

Apr 28 / BARD CEP

Director of Sustainability Programs, Andersonville Development Corporation – Illinois

Organization: Andersonville Development Corporation

Position Title: Director of Sustainability Programs

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: May 4, 2015

Description: Andersonville Development Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, seeks a dynamic, innovative sustainability director to manage its Eco-Andersonville program, deepen Andersonville’s efforts towards building a sustainable, resilient neighborhood, and further develop a culture of sustainability throughout the community.

Andersonville is a neighborhood within the City of Chicago renowned for its commitment to environmental sustainability. The Eco-Andersonville initiative has pioneered a multitude of “firsts” in Chicago, including its community-wide residential composting program, neighborhood streetscape recycling program, sustainable business certification, and on-street parklets, bike corrals, and pop-up parks.

Responsibilities:

Eco-Andersonville Programs

  • Community engagement. Work with local block clubs, elected officials and assorted institutions to grow a web of sustainability resources and initiatives. Act as the voice and public persona of Eco-Andersonville programs to build support throughout the community and beyond.
  • Waste reduction. Oversee and expand the Andersonville Community Composting initiative, working with our provider to increase the number of participating households and businesses through promotion and education. Oversee the Andersonville Streetscape Recycling program, solidifying funding sources and ensuring the program’s long-term sustainability.
  • Energy efficiency. Expand ADC’s effectiveness as a resource on energy efficiency, broadening the scope from the commercial to the residential community, and building partnerships to provide education on rebates, suppliers, and best practices.
  • Oversee the installation and permitting of Andersonville’s parklets and bike corrals. Seek out additional opportunities to activate and beautify Andersonville’s urban environment.
  • Green Building Incentive. Manage the Green Building Incentive program of Andersonville SSA #22, connecting local business and property owners to funds for green improvements.
  • City training. Provide technical assistance on sustainability to other economic development groups throughout the city, as part of ADC’s Specialty Advisor contract with the City of Chicago. Provide reports to the city on progress of contract fulfillment.

Fundraising

  • Provide day-of-event staff support for ADC initiatives including Andersonville City Made Fest and the Andersonville Honors.
  • Manage innovative and/or grassroots fundraising, as needed, and research grant opportunities for programs.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ relevant experience in community sustainability initiatives, with a proven track record of innovation and success.
  • Experience in one or more of these areas: urban planning and design strategies pertaining to walkability and alternative transportation; composting and urban agriculture practices and policies; state, federal, and corporate energy efficiency and green building incentive programs for households and businesses; broad knowledge of energy efficiency and green building practices, techniques, and materials; growing communitywide energy, waste reduction, and local food systems initiatives.
  • Experience in community organizing and grassroots sustainability efforts.
  • Demonstrably excellent skills in program administration and development – especially within a non-profit or community organization
  • Experience evaluating effectiveness, efficiency and impact of programs.
  • Budgeting and financial oversight experience
  • Familiarity with Andersonville a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication. Skill at actively engaging with a variety of constituencies with diplomacy and tact
  • Public speaking skills a plus.
  • Demonstrably high level of self-motivation and ability to work effectively in a low-structure environment.
  • Strong ability to manage several simultaneous projects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access. Experience with GIS, AutoCad, Google Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite helpful.
  • Internet and social media fluency.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Advanced degree/certificate helpful.

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter by May 4 to:ellen@andersonville.org

No phone calls, please. Due to our small staff, we will not be able to respond to all applications received. Please assume that we did receive your package.

Apr 28 / BARD CEP

Municipal Policy Specialist, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association – New Jersey

Organization: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Position Title: Municipal Policy Specialist

Location: Pennington, New Jersey

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Description: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, a dynamic and multifaceted non-profit conservation organization, is seeking a full-time Municipal Policy Specialist to work in its Policy Department under the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director.  The Municipal Policy Specialist works with municipal officials, including Environmental Commissions and elected municipal governing bodies to promote policies and ordinances to protect clean water and the environment. This position requires appearances and speaking at Municipal meetings, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Environmental Commission and state policy meetings. Evening hours and occasional Saturdays are required, as determined by municipal scheduling and the Policy Director. The Municipal Policy Specialist cultivates personal contacts and community organizing in the towns in our watershed in order to assist residents with environmental issues and to garner support for environmental policies.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s Degree in a governmental or environmental field

– Knowledge of water quality and environmental issues

– Organizational and diplomatic skills, including the ability to communicate technical information effectively to a wide range of audiences

– Experience with local governments, Planning Boards, Environmental Commissions, etc

– Excellent written, verbal, listening and public speaking skills

– Computer skills including major software packages (MS Office) and ability to learn

– Strong team player and also comfortable working independently with minimum direction

How to Apply: Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and salary requirements to Kevin Walsh, Deputy Director at kwalsh@thewatershed.org

Apr 28 / BARD CEP

Book Promotion Intern, World Policy Institute – New York or remote

Organization: World Policy Institute

Position Title: Intern for Sustainability- and Environmentally-Focused Book Promotion, Speaking Tour, and New Grant Development

Location: New York City, New York or a remote location

Dates and compensation: May to November 2015 (Minimum 5 month-commitment). 40 hours/week. Possiblity of extension.; While this will be an unpaid position, we are prepared to assist students in obtaining academic credit for the experience. Also, a merit-based monthly stipend of $1,000 will be provided after one-month based on performance and learning curve.

Between May and July, coordination will be done in person in New York with the project coordinator of the Bolivia “Living Well Collaborative” project. Further coordination will continue via skype and email between New York and Bolivia.

Position available immediately or for May 1, 2015.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The World Policy Institute / WilliamPowersBooks.com seek and highly-motivated intern to support a speaking tour and related lead-up promotion around the publication of the recent book New Slow City, as well as associated grant development.

This competitive internship gives college graduates and graduate students (plus in some cases highly qualified undergraduates) the opportunity to gain practical experience working with a professional writer and activist, national speaker, and policy analyst. Author of critically-acclaimed, globally focused non-fiction books, Powers is also a freelancer for publications including NY Times, Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post.

The Intern will be given significant responsibility, be exposed to the craft and business of writing, as well as related book promotion (through media and speaking engagements) that builds a platform for social and environmental change.  The Intern will also be working closely with World Policy Institute to develop new funding opportunities based on the successful implementation of a grant on “Living Well” (“Vivir Bien”), which is based in Bolivia in 2015.

Past interns have gone on to staff positions in government, non-profit, and business organizations including Conservation International, Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action, Eurasia Group, Independent Diplomat, Millennium Partners, New America Foundation, Sightsavers International, WaterAid America, Worldwatch Institute, the World Policy Institute, and many others. Crain’s New York Business (June 21, 2006) has cited WPI as one of the most sought after internships for ambitious students and recent graduates.

Intern can work from World Policy Institute’s midtown offices and/or remotely from any location with high-speed internet/Skype.

Responsibilities:

Half of the intern’s time will be focused on promotion of Powers’ most recent book New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City – NSC. This will include specific tasks on media outreach and the organization of speaking engagements that require creativity, resourcefulness and attention to detail:

  • Media review and follow-up. Detailed media review of what was done around the launch of the book NSC under previous intern in November 2014, and creative responding and follow-up where needed to journalists and blog-writers. This will include a full review of emails, media lists, an analysis of responses and efficient follow-up and ongoing communication as needed.
  • Website and FB/social media activity and presence. Action and new content on author website, including creation of blogs, posting new articles, ensuring all media and speaking engagement information is updated. Research new articles, images to post, and ensure general activity.
  • Outreach for new events. Outreach, confirmation and organization of speaking engagements for NSC, in conjunction with NSC publisher New World Library, for the six-week period from early September through mid-October 2015. Possible locations include: New York City, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Outreach includes contact with university or organization and also associated local media contacts.

The other half of the Intern’s time will focus on support to and further development of the project of the “Living Well Collaborative,” currently based in Bolivia and hosted by the World Policy Institute. These tasks will include:

  • Phase I and Phase II project development, including the drafting of a well-researched and documented proposal for second year of funding.
  • Research possible donors, in conjunction with Amanda Dugan (private foundation, individuals, etc) and set up strategic meetings for September and October 2015.
  • Arrange speaking opportunities related to the “Living Well Collaborative,” including fireside chats (privately hosted salons) and university and organization-sponsored talks in September and October 2015.This includes creatively finding synergies in New York, including at NYU, Colombia, other universities or organizations; and mapping out an itinerary in conjunction with the NSC-specific events.
  • Initiate background research for proposed WPI Bolivia tour April 2016. Also, facilitate outreach on trip proposal to WPI Executive Director and Board. Set up information session at WPI for September and October 2015 trip.
  • Support transcriptions of new writing associated with “Living Well Collaborative”.
  • Assist with writing and editing of new book associated with “Living Well Collaborative”. This would be based on experience and level of interest.

Qualifications:

First and foremost: Able to deliver high-quality work independently in a highly autonomous environment with little supervision based on clear weekly plans

Outstanding organizational skills

Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)

Good communicator and team player

Ability and desire to complete assignments on time and with meticulous attention to detail

Top academic track record (ideally from a top 20 school and/or in top 10% of class) and excellent references from past work experience

Ability to multi-task

Willing to accept constructive feedback and guidance.

Interest in and experience with environmental issues (preferred)

Passion for writing (preferred)
How to Apply: Applicants should mail the following information:
– Resume
– Brief cover letter
– Writing sample
– Time frame of desired internship (minimum commitment is 5 months) and confirmation of availability for 40 hours/week.

Should you be selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

Amanda Dugan
World Policy Institute
108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10001

  • Applicants should email the above information to the following address:
    mail@williampowersbooks.com
  • Please do not contact us by telephone.
  • Because of the volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

As with any job application, successful cover letters must demonstrate familiarity with the author and Institute’s work and a clear sense of how the candidate would like to contribute. Your resume may be fabulous in general, but we are only interested in why you would be fabulous for us in particular.

Apr 28 / BARD CEP

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editor, Ogden Publications – Kansas

Organization: Ogden Publications

Position Title: MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editor

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: MOTHER EARTH NEWS — a leading authority on self-reliance and sustainability — is looking for a bright, energetic editor to join its team.

Skills in editing and managing content about sustainable living, modern homesteading and environmental issues required. Interest in online media strongly preferred. Experience with renewable energy systems, hands-on country skills and/or DIY projects a plus.

Responsibilities: Job duties for this position will vary based on the editor’s experience and talents. Specifics may include editing magazine articles, managing online content, multi-tasking various projects across departments, promoting and networking content through social media, and otherwise contributing to a fast-paced and highly engaged environment.

Applicants are welcome from all levels of experience.

How to Apply: Apply via e-mail: JKongs@MotherEarthNews.com.

Apply via snail mail:
MOTHER EARTH NEWS
c/o Jennifer Kongs
1503 SW 42nd St
Topeka, KS 66609-1265

Apr 26 / BARD CEP

Lone Star Chapter Director, Sierra Club – Texas

Organization: Sierra Club

Position Title: Lone Star Chapter Director

Location: Austin, Texas

Application Deadline: May 8, 2015

Description: The Chapter Director, consultation with the Executive Committee and Chapter staff, develops and implements all programs, policies, and initiatives for the chapter. Participates in planning with the Executive Committee to establish short and long term priorities and strategies to develop and strengthen the effectiveness of the chapter.

Scope: Coordinates with appropriate Chapter staff and Chapter Committees to develop recommendations for (a) conservation initiatives, goals, and objectives, (b) fundraising and development strategies to meet financial and program goals, and (c) communications plan encompassing media, membership, and general public. Manages implementation of recommendations approved by the Executive Committee. Manages all chapter staff and additional operations including budgeting and reporting, lobbying and legislative programs, and member outreach. Develops working relationships with external organizations, officials, and the media.

Responsibilities:

  1. Works with the Chair, Executive Committee, and Chapter Committees to develop the Chapter’s short and long term strategic, programmatic and financial goals and objectives and ensures that Chapter staff is informed of goals and objectives.
  2. Manages Chapter office. Manages paid staff to carry out the objectives of the Chapter. Recruits and hires staff as needed in consultation with the Executive Committee. Writes and conducts performance appraisals and takes personnel actions as appropriate. Ensures the Chapter’s compliance with Sierra Club’s employment policies and practices.
  3. Works closely with Chapter Development Committee and volunteers to meet the funding needs of Chapter, including the design and implementation of plans to:
  4. * Reach out to member donors and Chapter groups for their support
  5. * Cultivate existing and new donor relationships
  6. * Identify grant proposal opportunities and coordinate the submittal process
  7. * Balance fundraising needs for c(3) (tax-deductible) and c(4) (non tax-deductible) funds.
  8. Works closely with Chapter’s accountant and Chapter Treasurer to ensure good management of Chapter financial resources, and ensure timely and accurate financial reporting to the Executive Committee and national Sierra Club.
  9. Monitors the work of the Chapter Conservation Director in designing and implementing effective legislative programs and initiatives that reflect the chapter’s conservation goals and priorities. Ensures that Chapter actions are coordinated with such programs and initiatives.
  10. Oversees and monitors implementation of communications plan by the Communications Coordinator which (a) develops contacts with the media to establish and maintain positive relations to maximize the chapter’s credibility and position of issues, (b) strengthens lines of communication with the membership and general public, (c) expands electronic outreach of the Chapter, and (d) enhances Chapter fundraising efforts.
  11. Reviews staff time reports to ensure that the reporting of this information is accurate and timely in accordance with Sierra Club policies.

Minor Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares regular progress reports to the Executive Committee of work activity, major programmatic decisions, outreach, and financial status.
  2. Represents the Chapter at meetings and events when appropriate. Builds strong relationships with other groups, elected officials, governmental agencies, etc.
  3. Acts as Chapter liaison with national headquarters staff and ensures that the chapter actions are in compliance with national requirements.

Secondary responsibilities:

  1. Consults and coordinates with the Executive Committee if it is required to take official action on an administrative, legal, conservation, or other issues.
  2. Coordinates with the Chapter Communications Coordinator/Director and other staff to ensure communication of the Chapter’s priorities, policies, objectives, and goals to volunteers.
  3. Facilitates the efforts of volunteers to make the Chapter a stable, effective force for conservation.
  4. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

— B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field.

— 3‑5 years of non-profit managerial (or comparable managerial) experience that includes substantial experience in development, financial management, planning and managing grassroots conservation campaigns, outreach to elected officials and state agencies, media relations, and working with volunteers.

— Proven leadership and organizational abilities and capable of encouraging and developing the capabilities of staff and of providing guidance to a volunteer board.

— Prior experience in fundraising that includes donor relations, and grant-funded project development and oversight.

— Ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities

— 1 or more years of experience with the direct supervision of multiple employees required

— Substantial experience in the strategic planning and direction of campaigns and programs

— General knowledge within the environmental field, preferably with more in-depth knowledge in one or more specific issues germane to eco-regions within Texas.

— Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.

— Knowledge of the Texas legislative process and comfort in navigating the process.

— Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

— Proficiency in Spanish is desirable, but not required.

How to Apply: Apply online.