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Nov 24 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Chinese Academy of Sciences – China

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

Organization: Najing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Location: Najing, China

Student Name and Class Year:  Alicia Caruso, 2014

Description: The strategic goals of Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS) are:

1) Research will focus on lake resources and environment as well as regional sustainable development based on the exploration of process and structure of lake (including artificial lakes and reservoirs)-basin system and their interactions driven by natural and human activities.

2) The institute will be developed to be a world-wide center for limnological research and training with remarkable subject integrated superiority, outstanding regional feature, and knowledge inovation system, center for research on lake resource utilization and environmental engineering and technology, and center for policy consultation on sustainable development of developed cities.

Research fields in NIGLAS include: lake environment protection and resources utilization, lake-basin system evolution and manipulation, and regional sustainable development with focus on lake sediment and environment evolution, lake hydrology and water resources, lake biology and ecology, lake environment and engineering, lake-basin process and manipulation, resources and environment of basin and regional development, as well as lake-basin monitoring and digital basin.

Nov 24 / BARD CEP

Climate Data Innovation Intern, World Resources Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Climate Data Innovation Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: full time; 6 months; paid

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a data innovation intern that is technically savvy and has a good understanding of the climate science and policy space.  The intern will support our research on new, innovative climate data products to impact policy making and will ultimately help us to plan the next set of impactful climate data tools.

The position will also support data aggregation for WRI’s Climate Data Explorer (CAIT 2.0), which includes a variety of climate and policy related data.

WRI is a leader for environmental data tools and this position offers the opportunity to work with a diverse team of highly committed and driven individuals working to change the world. It involves working with high-profile and cutting-edge online data tools and requires a strong interest in innovation and the development of new ideas.

Responsibilities:

  Perform in-depth research on climate change data sources and methodologies

  Analyze data and analysis needs of stakeholders, including policymakers, businesses and civil society

  Liaise with external stakeholders to acquire necessary information

  Suggest new approaches to turn data into action

  Support the development of summaries and concept notes for new data products

  Support integration of new data sets in CAIT 2.0

  Help to improve overall CAIT 2.0 data management

  Test newly developed online tools for usability and bugs

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Solid analytical skills – able to independently understand both policy needs and the role of data in policymaking
  • Desire to innovate and suggest new ideas in a competitive climate policy space
  • Understanding of key data issues (uncertainty, openness, licensing)
  • Some familiarity with the (climate) policy space
  • Familiarity with online data tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to reach out to a number of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission and values

Desired

  • Familiarity with the climate and energy data realm, for example data on  emissions, energy, economics or climate finance
  • Knowledge of the climate policy space, for example the UNFCCC, corporate sustainability initiatives, or national climate and/or energy policies
  • Experience with more complex analysis
  • Experience with online data visualization (dynamic graphs, mapping)
  • Experience with web development and interface usability
  • Programming experience  with online applications (e.g., Javascript , Jquery)

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

Nov 24 / BARD CEP

Energy Economics Intern, National Renewable Energy Lab – Colorado

Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab

Position Title: Energy Economics Intern

Location: Golden, Colorado

Hours and Compensation: 30 hours/week; paid

Application Deadline: Rolling

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: This position will support the work of an innovative research area of NREL by:
– Performing literature review, preparing technical reports, journal articles, and presentations.
– Staying abreast of the latest developments in mobile technology, the internet of things and data analytic techniques. Staying abreast of the latest developments in emerging information related to energy economics and technology.
– Designing experiments to collect data from individuals and predict subsequent behavior.

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.

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

Candidates must have:
– Strong written and oral communication skills.
– Demonstrated ability to synthesize data from disparate fields of research.
– Demonstrated interest in emerging technologies.

Knowledge of computer programming, particularly scripting languages such as R or python, familiarity with statistics or econometrics, demonstrated interest in energy and environmental issues, experience with IRB review boards, publishing, and running experiments involving human subjects.

How to Apply: Apply online at the NREL website.

Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: World Health Organization – Germany

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

Organization: World Health Organization European Centre for Environment and Health

 Location: Bonn, Germany

Student Name and Class Year:  Dunja Drmac, 2014

Description:  The European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH), established in 1991, operates as a centre of scientific excellence of WHO/Europe, providing Member States with state-of-the-art evidence on the nature and magnitude of existing and emerging environmental health risks, and assisting them in identifying and implementing policies to address these risks.

ECEH is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and is located in Bonn, Germany.

It develops policy advice and international guidelines, such as those on air quality and noise, to inform and support decision-making by governments, health professionals, citizens and other stakeholders.

Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Crooked River Watershed Council – Oregon

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

Organization: Crooked River Watershed Council

 Location: Pineville, Oregon

Student Name and Class Year:  Sara DiNovi, 2014

Description:  Working to promote stewardship of the Crooked River Watershed and its resources and to ensure sustainable watershed health, functions, and uses for optimal conservation and economic benefits.

Seven primary goals help to guide the Council’s activities in the pursuit of this objective:

  • Development of an integrated, comprehensive watershed management program including program and project evaluation that prioritizes areas for restoration.
  • Improve communication among affected private individuals, interested citizens and representatives of local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Establish a process for the coordination, cooperation, education, and involvement of the citizens residing in the watershed.
  • Promote and support ongoing monitoring of the health of the Crooked River Watershed.
  • Provide a forum for resolving problems and conflicts related to the council’s mission when all parties agree to refer the matter to the council.
  • Conserve and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Support the socio-economic needs of watershed residents.

Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Energy Vision – New York City

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

Energy Vision

Organization: Energy Vision

 Location: New York City, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Danielle Bisset, 2014

Description: Energy Vision’s Top Priority is weaning the 10 million buses and trucks on U.S. roadways from polluting diesel fuel. It was recently labeled carcinogenic by the World Health Organization.  Buses and trucks make up just 4% of U.S. vehicles, but consume 23% of our road fuel. They no longer need to use diesel, but can shift to cleaner natural gas or, even better, renewable natural gas made from waste.

Energy Vision’s Strategy:

  • To educate government and business leaders, students, and a broader citizenry in the US about the risks of our heavy reliance on petroleum-based fuels.
  • To analyze and report on the domestic alternative fuels, such as the best option to date, renewable natural gas, that can best reduce air pollution, cut greenhouse gases, and replace use of oil.
  • To work with municipal and state governments, businesses, vehicle fleet operators, communities and universities in designing programs moving toward a long term sustainable hydrogen future.

Getting on the Path to Sustainable Fuels

Clean alternative fuels are available that can free us from oil dependency and put us on the path to sustainable fuels. The challenge is to act now. Energy Vision particularly focuses on identifying and promoting the fuel and technology alternatives that offer the greatest near and long term benefits:

  • Minimal vehicle emissions, greenhouse gas reductions and greater energy security today
  • The technology learning curves that will facilitate a longer term transition to the era of secure as well as pollution and carbon-free fuels.
  •  The end goal of this transition, according to more and more world authorities, is hydrogen fuel cell powered transportation –with hydrogen made first from natural gas, then from water using renewable energy.
Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Project Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – Pennsylvania

Organization: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Position Title: Project Manager – Philadelphia Region

Location: This position is located in the Philadelphia region, part of RTC’s 10-state Northeast Regional Office.

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for coordinating RTC’s role with projects of national significance in the Northeast Region.  Currently the main focus is the Circuit – Philadelphia’s regional trail system. The Circuit is a 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. To date 250+ miles have been built.

The PM will serve on multiple Circuit committees and manage communication and tasks between RTC staff and members of the Circuit. The PM will develop meaningful relationships with Circuit stakeholders, leaders, funders, and design teams. Serving as RTC’s central manager for the project, the PM will coordinate with partner organizations, including the Circuit leadership team; engage stakeholder groups; manage the project budget; and help develop and implement the initiative’s vision and strategy with RTC’s Northeast Field Office and Headquarters Office in DC. The PM will report RTC’s Northeast Regional Director.

Responsibilities: As a member of RTC’s national Trail Development team, this position will also assist in the delivery of all levels of trail development technical assistance, mostly in the northeast region, and serve as an advocate for trail policy and funding. This can take several forms including managing trail study contracts or grants, providing assistance to the general public, and convincing trail groups to join RTC in coalitions behind a particular initiative at the regional, state or federal level. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Outreach to organize local trail advocacy networks and individuals;
  • Managing a portfolio of technical assistance projects in the Circuit region;
  • Participate in state and regional forums and committees to further RTC’s partnerships;
  • Research, preparation and dissemination of resource materials;
  • Education and training of regional constituents;
  • Preparing planning documents and generating revenue through project consulting work; and assist regional and national staff in developing grants and contracts;
  • Input data in order to maintain geographic information systems (GIS) of open/project trails and unused rail corridors;
  • Secure and participate in contracted trail work to insure the northeast office’s sound financial footing and involvement in on-the-ground projects;
  • Other program related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A college degree plus a minimum of one to two years of experience, and a demonstrated interest in some combination of the following: transportation planning, recreation policy or program implementation, sustainable communities or environmental policy, political organizing and campaign work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Good computer skills in basic office software programs
  • A lot of enthusiasm, resourcefulness, initiative and flexibility to help where needed

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé indicating a “Program Coordinator” preference, including how you learned of this announcement, to the following contact:

Elton A. Clark
Human Resources Manager
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037

Email: elton@railstotrails.org
Fax: 202.223.9257

Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Fellowship with Climate Action Liaison Coalition – Massachusetts

Organization: Climate Action Liaison Coalition

Position Title: Climate Action Fellowship

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Climate Action Liaison Coalition (CALC) fellowship is a multifaceted position requiring the ability to work independently and in group settings. Working alongside the program director, the fellowship assists in programs and initiatives, acting as a direct line to CALC for climate liaisons and memberbusinesses. In addition, the role provides support to a team of interns each specific to CALC’s program areas internal sustainability, political advocacy, and community building.

Responsibilities: Regular activities include:

  • Outreach to partners and friends of CALC
  • Capacity assistance to program interns
  • letter drafting and formation of policy statements
  • Campaign and event organizing

While a significant portion of time is committed to the CALC duties described above. The CALC fellow also serves as an organizer and program assistant to Green Cambridge, a partner organization working on sustainability and advocacy for green initiatives in Cambridge. Working in this dual position requires the ability to juggle multiple hats, moving between CALC’s South Boston and the Cambridge area regularly, implementing programs for both organizations, regular policy reviews, grant writing and working with community partners to build a strong coalition of organizations dedicated to working towards a comprehensive plan to act on climate.

How to Apply: For questions or more details about the position, please call 6172690299 or email Michael.green@cabaus.org

Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship, Center for Environmental Health – California

Organization: Center for Environmental Health

Position Title: Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship

Location: Oakland, California

Hours and Compensation: The EJ Inclusion Fellowship is a six-month, full-time, entry-level position that will run from January 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015.; Salary competitive with entry-level positions in Bay Area environmental non-profits

Application Deadline: December 8,2014

Description: The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) protects people from one of the most dangerous, least discussed health threats of our generation:  the chemical industry’s virtual carte blanche to invent and expose us all to chemicals linked with cancer, obesity, infertility, developmental problems, and more.

Workplace:  CEH’s engine is the twenty-five smart, committed, fact-driven advocates who come together every day to keep short-sighted business interests from harming people in the name of profit.  We are proud of our work, and our workplace community.  We support each other, we work hard, we win far-reaching victories for people’s health, and we have a pretty decent time doing it all.  The people who join our team understand the effect on the world of:  race, gender, class, homophobia, poverty, wealth, labor, and corporate hegemony.  They are also strong.  And funny.  We have offices in Oakland (our headquarters) and New York.

Responsibilities: This team member will:

  • Conduct outreach to childcare facilities about the hazards of flame retardant chemicals;
  • Coordinate the testing of children’s products for flame retardant chemicals;
  • Research policy issues related to flame retardants;
  • Provide administrative support, drafts, and delivers presentations;
  • Help draft fact sheets and other communications tools;
  • Research consumer products or other topics as needed;
  • Participate in the California Flame Retardant coalition;
  • Help provide content for our website.

Qualifications: We’re looking for an emerging leader to fill this entry-level position.  Ideal candidates are from environmental hotspots, have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage, are the first members in their families to attend college, and are looking to build careers in social justice, environmental health, environmental justice, etc.

  Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, environmental health, and/or social justice;

  BA degree or AA with one year’s experience in an office setting or high school diploma with two years’ experience in an office setting;

  Ability to complete a seven-month fellowship from 1/1/15 through 6/30/15;

  Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;

  Excellent oral presentation skills;

  Comfort taking initiative;

  Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

  Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse groups;

  Interest in supporting CEH’s campaigns on an entry-level basis;

  Experience coordinating projects with multiple partners;

  Experience working directly with community members;

  Attention to detail;

  Time-management skills;

  Ability to meet multiple deadlines concurrently;

  Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities;

  Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, and various social media platforms;

  Ability to excel in and contribute to a collegial and friendly working environment;

  Spanish and/or Chinese language skills a plus.

How to Apply: Please follow these instructions:

  • Compress into a single PDF (1) your cover letter, (2) your resume, and (3) a short additional writing sample
  • If you choose, please also download, fill out, and send the voluntary EEOC form that lives
  • Send these items to judy@ceh.orgin an email whose subject line is “Applicant for Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship”
Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Science Policy Fellow, Environmental Investigation Agency – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency

Position Title: Science Policy Fellow

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time from January 5 to June 30, 2015; paid

Application Deadline: November 30, 2014

Description: Over the past 25 years, the Environmental Investigation Agency has pioneered the use of investigative techniques to expose global environmental crime and has successfully campaigned to bring about changes in international laws and government policies.

The Forest Program works to expose illegal logging and transform global supply chains in order to protect the world’s forests, as well as the people, wildlife and global climate that depend on them. EIA led the campaign to pass the world’s first law prohibiting imports of illegally sourced timber products, which was passed in 2008. The Forest Campaign is now on the leading edge of supply chain and trade analysis for timber and wood products. Emerging technologies for timber analysis, including stable isotopes, DNA, near-infrared (NIR), and wood anatomy, have the potential to dramatically shift the global market place by assisting companies and governments to verify supply chains of timber products. As new laws in the US, EU and Australia now prohibit trade in illegally sourced timber, customs officials and forest law enforcement agencies around the world are looking for practical methods to incorporate these emerging technologies, already widely used in the agriculture sector, into forest management and trade monitoring initiatives.

Responsibilities: EIA’s Forest Team is seeking a Science Policy Fellow as a paid, temporary position to support our Washington, DC office. The Science Policy Fellow will assist the EIA Forest Team in evaluating the potential application of these emerging technologies to the real world of compliance and supply chain monitoring and will perform the following duties:

  • Research the current science on emerging technologies for timber-tracking and wood species identification; conduct interviews with leading minds in this field; review and summarize results for internal EIA briefing documents;
  • Produce fact sheets and briefing papers on emerging timber tracking technologies for a variety of audiences, including policymakers, enforcement officials, NGOs, and the private sector. These briefing papers and campaign materials will showcase recent technological advances and describe emerging technologies, and present a case for how these innovative tools can be used for timber tracking to ensure sustainable and legal sourcing of timber and wood products, building upon existing forest policy frameworks;
  • Conduct outreach to relevant stakeholders, including academics, policymakers, NGOs and industry members, in consumer and forest producer countries, to: explore potential applications for new technologies in wood product supply chains; identify new champions for this technology; and to identify potential concerns regarding open access to reference data;
  • Research will include how technology transfer of timber tracking and species identification technologies can contribute to international development assistance programs aimed at promoting sustainable forestry in developing countries and access for forest-dependent communities;
  • As needed, travel domestically and internationally to obtain information, interview key researchers, and attend and present at meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Background in chemistry, biology, environmental science and/or forestry;
  • General background in international forest policy;
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally;
  • Understanding of timber and forest product supply chains, with experience working in the industry a plus;
  • Detailed understanding of genetic or stable isotopic analysis from wood or other sectors a plus;
  • Foundation in community forestry a plus;
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Chinese a plus;
  • Strong preference for location in EIA’s Washington, DC office.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to hr@eia-global.orgwith the subject line: Science Policy Fellow Application

Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Climate & Energy Legislative Assistant, Union of Concerned Scientists – Washington, DC

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Climate & Energy Legislative Assistant

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: This is full-time benefits-eligible internship based in UCS’s Washington, DC  office. It is expected to run January through September 2015. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is the equivalent of $15 per hour.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2014 or until filled.

Description: Under the supervision and mentorship of the C&E Legislative Director, this internship provides support on C&E legislative and federal policy priorities including climate preparedness, EPA carbon standards, and federal clean energy polices.

Responsibilities:

  Prepare background information on congressional targets, states and districts
  C&E campaign research support
  Work with C&E outreach staff to write, fact-check and develop advocacy emails
  Monitor daily print media and blogs for pertinent coverage of legislative issues
  Track legislation, help draft materials, and communicate with key hill staff
  Use database and other resources to send mass emails to key legislative staff
  Schedule meetings with Congress, the administration and key coalition partners
  Help organize and publicize C&E hill briefings and assist with event planning logistics and recruitment

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position would possess an ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize many tasks and an ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.  BA degree required.  Must have a good working knowledge of legislative process; strong writing skills, familiarity with Excel, Knowlegis and LexisNexis preferred.  Applicants should also demonstrate strong research skills, a positive, team-oriented attitude, and ability to work in a deadline-driven environment. Interest in and/or experience working on public interest advocacy campaigns, and climate and energy issues is a plus.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to internship@ucsusa.org and include “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Nov 19 / BARD CEP

State Program Director, Climate Central – New Jersey

Organization: Climate Central

Position Title: State Program Director

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Be the leader of a team of analysts and communications professionals evaluating climate change vulnerability and readiness in all 50 states. Produce a series of original, newsworthy, influential reports designed to generate substantial media coverage and inform the public debate on climate change impacts, vulnerability and preparedness.

Climate Central is looking for a strong, energetic, enterprising State Program Director. Top candidates will have experience in climate science and policy research, incisive quantitative and analytical skills, and a record of creatively communicating science to the public and policy makers.

Responsibilities:

  Lead major new state program initiative examining climate change vulnerability and preparedness

  Design and direct a wide variety of data-driven, quantitative vulnerability and impacts assessments across multiple impacts in a number of different states

  Produce a series of reports detailing the findings of these analyses

  Work collaboratively with team of climate scientists, analysts, and communications professionals to ensure that the results of these analyses generate substantial media interest and meet communications and public education objectives

  Develop relationships with influential scientists and other experts in key states

  Represent the organization in key meetings and other fora and communicate the principle findings of the project to the media and other important audiences in the states and nationally

  Oversee team of analysts and communications professionals. Responsible for hiring, training, goal-setting, and assessing performance of direct reports.

Qualifications:

  MS or higher in climate science or related field

  Eight to ten years management experience leading relevant research programs, demonstrating an increasing level of authority and leadership

  Five years’ experience in climate science or closely related field

  Experience in quantitative data analysis

  Strong written and verbal communications skills

  Must enjoy being part of a team in an entrepreneurial environment

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, 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.

Nov 19 / BARD CEP

Climate Campaign Manager, Climate Solutions – Washington

Organization: Climate Solutions

Position Title: Campaign Manager for Washington Climate Campaign

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Applications are due no later than December 1st, but will be reviewed as received. Desired start date is January 1st at the latest.

Description: The Washington climate campaign, a coalition of environmental, business, labor, and community organizations based in Seattle seeks a Campaign Manager for a period of no less than 8 months with a possibility of up to a two year project timeline.

The West Coast Climate Campaign, of which the Washington campaign is a part, demonstrates that the West Coast can catalyze an economy-wide transition from fossil fuels to a more just, sustainable, and prosperous economy powered by clean energy. Washingtonians and Oregonians are joining CA and BC to dramatically cut climate pollution, expand the middle class, establish working, replicable models of climate solutions, and drive change on large-scale climate and clean energy action at the national level. Given the stranglehold the fossil fuel industry has inside the Beltway, the way we will force action on one of the greatest threats of our time is through the states leading.

Our policy goals are to secure passage of legislation to reduce carbon pollution in Washington, to enact a Clean Fuels Standard for Washington, and to transition Washington off imported coal power. Combined, these actions will expand a vibrant clean energy economy in the region that creates good jobs. Along the way, we are setting benchmarks for success, including: list and grassroots capacity building; raising public awareness and support; increasing non-traditional support for climate action; and educating press, legislators, business and community leaders on the opportunities presented by reducing carbon pollution in Washington.

Responsibilities: At the hub of this effort will be a Campaign Manager. This individual will be responsible for:

 Writing the overall campaign plan, and updating it as circumstances change.

 Day to day oversight of campaign activities, including field, earned media, coalition building, and

general outreach and partner engagement activities.

 Maintenance of campaign task list and deliverables.

 Coordination with press, legislative, field and policy staff from partner organizations to assure

timeliness and consistency of message and expectations.

 Coordination with consultants and lobbyists to maintain strategic focus and key benchmarks for

campaign and legislative activity.

 Coalition management including meeting coordination, electronic and other regular

communications, and stakeholder engagement.

 Other tasks as needed.

 

Qualifications: Ideally, the successful applicant possesses:

 5+ years of hands on campaign experience, whether political or issue-based.

 Strong organizational skills.

Ability to work with minimal day to day supervision.

 Ability to adopt a collaborative leadership approach with a large professional team, at times

taking direction and giving direction.

 Willingness to travel and manage a demanding schedule.

 Ability and desire to work with racially and economically diverse populations in a dynamic

campaign setting.

 Passion for addressing climate change.

This is a senior management position, and this individual will serve as part of the Campaign’s growingstrategic and executive team structure. The Campaign Manager will report to the Campaign’s Executive Committee. We are looking for a strong implementer who can drive a complex, multi-faceted campaign plan that touches all parts of the state, and combines legislative, grassroots, earned media and coalition building activities.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to: jobs@wecprotects.org

Nov 18 / BARD CEP

Sea Level Rise Program Director, Climate Central – New Jersey

Organization: Climate Central

Position Title: Sea Level Rise Program Director

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Lead the growth of a highly dedicated and successful team working at the intersection of climate change science, mass media, online data visualization and public service. The Director of Climate Central’s Program on Sea Level Rise will advance the program’s strategic direction and engineer its growth under the overall leadership and reporting to the Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts. Major program activities will include serial strategic communications initiatives; expansion of a government and NGO stakeholder program; development of an earned revenue stream; and taking the program onto the global stage through international work.

Climate Central’s sea level rise program is a recognized leader in both climate science and communication. Program research and web applications have repeatedly been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Associated Press, including multiple front-page stories, as well as on NBC, CBS and PBS national evening news programs, NPR, and many hundreds more print, TV and radio outlets. We have testified in the U.S. Senate, and our tools are being used in practical ways at the local level in numerous coastal states.

Climate Central is a rapidly growing non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with VP for Sea Level and Climate Impacts to develop and advance program strategic direction
  • Manage all aspects of sea level rise program operations, including budget, staffing, and team management and development
  • Lead implementation of domestic program to achieve major U.S. media coverage and spur use of the program’s analysis and tools by local, state and federal governments
  • Manage development of a new global sea level program achieving significant international media coverage and stakeholder use of Climate Central analysis and tools
  • Lead new effort to develop major earned revenue stream leveraging the program’s analytic capabilities and supporting further growth
  • Lead transformation of sealevel.climatecentral.org into a true micro-site to improve branding, user experience and traffic, and provide flexible platform for program growth
  • Interact with other Climate Central directors and support organization-wide integration
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MBA, MPA or equivalent education/experience
  • Significant leadership and management experience (10+ yrs), demonstrating effectiveness and growth in authority and responsibility over time, including senior level responsibility for operations and strategic planning in successful organizations/units
  • Experience with design and implementation of successful strategic communications campaigns (online and offline components) and websites
  • Experience managing organizational growth
  • Successful track record juggling numerous and multi-disciplinary projects and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working as a team
  • Approachability and openness to input from all levels of staff
  • Intellectual curiosity and track record of fast learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Degree and/or experience in science and quantitative data analysis
  • Passion for the mission of Climate Central

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary  expectations to jobs@climatecentral.org, with the exact subject line, “Sea Level Director” (no quotes). 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.

Nov 18 / BARD CEP

Extension Support Specialist, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center – New York

Organization: Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, Cornell University

Position Title: Extension Support Specialist

Location: Ithaca, New York

Hours and Compensation: This is a part-time (30 hours/week) nine-month appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center administered by Cornell University fosters the development and adoption of integrated pest management, managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human health benefits. The Center works in partnership with stakeholders from agricultural, urban, and rural settings to identify and address regional priorities for research, education, and outreach.

Responsibilities: The Extension Support Specialist will assist with StopPests in Housing Program, based at the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center, which strives to improve pest control in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works, lives, and plays in housing how to use integrated pest management (IPM). The Extension Support Specialist will engage, coach, and train participating affordable housing providers. Contribute to the goals of Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension to strengthen communities and address housing conditions that threaten human health.

The Extension Support Specialist will contact designated housing providers as well as establish the status of their IPM program. Build relationships with fellow trainers, governmental agencies and Regional IPM centers. Collect and update records of contacts through the management system. Provide technical assistance as-needed to prepare for an on-site IPM training. Coordinate with co-trainers and local support agencies to set up on-site trainings. Arrange training logistics with the housing provider and meal logistics with the caterer. Travel to trainings and conduct on-site training with a co-trainer, using the already established Multifamily Housing Training. Collect feedback on the training and prepare it for analysis and reporting. Provide technical assistance to participating housing providers via email and conference calls. Assess the success of each housing providers’ IPM program. Contribute to a final report. Attend training and expansion of skills through participation in job-related courses, seminars and workshops. Exercise fiscal accountability.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. More than three but less than five years of relevant experience in education, entomology, IPM, Cooperative Extension, or a closely related field.
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the job; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Mastery of the concepts underlying adult education.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Proven organizational and time-management skills.
  • Effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (PowerPoint, Word).
  • Creativity, positive energy, motivation, and enthusiasm.
  • Visual concentration, attention to detail and manual dexterity are required.
  • Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree. Board or Associate Certified Entomologist.
  • Experience in customer relations and/or sales.
  • Coursework in education, entomology, integrated pest management, communication.
  • Five years relevant experience in current and emerging urban IPM practices.
  • Appreciation of IPM as an effective management practice.
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of Cornell Cooperative Extension

How to Apply: Apply online at Cornell University Division of Human Resources. (Job number 26167.)

Nov 17 / BARD CEP

Grants and Partnerships Coordinator, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center – New York

Organization: Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, Cornell University

Position Title: Grants and Partnerships Coordinator

Location: Ithaca, New York

Hours and Compensation: This is a one year part-time appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Application Deadline:

Description: The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center (NortheastIPM.org) supports Integrated Pest Management (IPM) projects in agricultural and community settings that promote environmental, human health, and economic benefits. Based in Ithaca, New York, the Center encourages multistate, cross-disciplinary connections that build partnerships and strengthen public and private IPM programs in a 12-state region. Seven staff members work as a team on IPM training, outreach, networking, proposal writing and documenting impacts.

Responsibilities: Under supervision of the Center Director, provide grants and proposals coordination. Manage all aspects of the Center’s Partnership Grants Program, revising the Request for Applications, recruiting and leading the review panel, coordinating sub-award documents, and monitoring progress and expenditures. Resolve discrepancies that arise from financial reports and invoices, and track project data. Communicate the scope and goals of the projects to staff and others. Develop appropriate tracking and reporting procedures to determine the status of different projects. Assist Center Director in identifying funding sources as well as preparing proposals for funding to support the Center.

Participate in budget management. Prepare materials that describe the financial impacts of the Northeastern IPM Center. Contribute to communications projects on the successes of the NEIPM Center Signature Programs. Recommend the quantification and measurement of grant programs to analyze trends of the IPM program and its impact.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years experience or the equivalent in grant writing, management, reporting and communicating to stakeholder groups and clientele.
  • Very detail oriented, highly motivated and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Creativity, positive energy, motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Proven skills in financial management.
  • Ability to track progress of projects using multiple databases, including Kuali Financial Services.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology such as a management and program delivery tools (Excel, Word, databases).
  • Proven organization and time-management skills.
  • Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and team working skills.
  • Ability to foster and maintain effective working relationships with various clientele including faculty, staff, students and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of grants administration preferred.
  • Background in science or environmental sciences and interest in the mission of the IPM Center as part of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • A successful track record of writing funded grant proposals preferred.
  • Experience working at an advanced level with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and databases.
  • Experience in developing online customized databases for tracking projects and proposals.
  • Experience with networked information systems.
  • Knowledge of the northeast region and Cornell University desirable.

How to Apply: Apply online at Cornell University Division of Human Resources. (Job number 26183.)

Nov 17 / BARD CEP

Energy & Climate Program Coordinator, New England Grassroots Environment Fun – New Hampshire

Organization: New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Position Title: Energy & Climate Program Coordinator

Location: Southeast New Hampshire

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $45,000 – $55,000

Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled but preference will be give to application received by December 12, 2014.

Description: We are currently seeking an Energy & Climate Program Coordinator focused on enhancing the work of local-level (grassroots) climate and energy action across New England. The Energy & Climate Program Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director on program-specific strategies, targeted grant commitments and relationship building.  A significant portion of the Coordinator’s work will be coordinating two New-England-based networks: the New England Local Energy Network and the New Hampshire Local Energy Work Group (LEWG). In addition to network coordination, the Program Coordinator provides one-on-one support to local energy/climate groups and assists in resource development and NEGEF’s grant programs administration.

Apply: Please submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, current resume, writing sample and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. The review committee will respond to well qualified candidates on an ongoing basis. Please send your PDF application file to: application@grassrootsfund.org.

Nov 17 / BARD CEP

River Steward, Connecticut River Watershed Council – Massachusetts

Organization: Connecticut River Watershed Council

Position Title: River Steward

Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Full time; Salary commensurate with experience, but starting at $35,000 with health care, retirement, sick leave, and paid vacation benefits.

Application Deadline: November 21, 2014

Description: The Connecticut River Watershed Council, the principal citizen voice for the entire 4-state watershed since 1952, is looking for a dynamic and talented advocate to run our programs in the state of Connecticut’s portion of the watershed.

The Council’s 10-person staff works hard out of four offices on a wide variety of educational, advocacy, restoration, and water quality projects throughout the 11,000 square mile watershed. We love our work which includes song concerts, creating original artwork and literature with school kids, taking down dams, planting trees, making sure development is done right, fixing environmental problems, collecting high quality environmental data, building partnerships, spending time exploring our river, organizing thousands of volunteers to clean up trash along our rivers, responding to questions about the river and our watershed, and ensuring we meet the public’s high standards for the quality of life and environment in their watershed. Our work informs our vision of ecological and economic abundance.

Responsibilities: Working in coordination with the other program, outreach, administrative, and development staff this position is responsible for leading the Council’s work in the Connecticut portion of the watershed. This includes developing outreach events; educational programs; initiating aquatic and riparian restoration projects; advocating for Council positions at the local, state, and federal level; and engaging a wide spectrum of the public about their interests, passions, concerns, and aspirations for their water.

Qualifications: This is a demanding position in a hardworking organization that has high expectations for its work on behalf of the public. To wit, the successful applicant will demonstrate that they:

  • Are tenacious, personable, adaptable, and able to conceive and implement effective advocacy strategy
  • Have raised funds through individuals, foundations, or government sources
  • Can communicate complicated, technical information clearly and concisely so that it is understandable by the general public, verbally and in writing
  • Effectively manage projects that involve subcontractors, volunteers, and government agencies
  • Know their way around state and federal environmental statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits Are able collaborators who can build teams and coalitions that improve outcomes for all participants Can work successfully in a one-person

How to Apply: Please send cover letter that describes why your qualifications suit you to this job, resume, names of 3 references and salary requirements to Andrew Fisk, Executive Director at afisk@ctriver.org. Want to learn about why this is a great place to work? Give me a call at 413-772-2020 x208.

Nov 16 / BARD CEP

Food Systems Efficiency Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council – Washington, DC or San Francisco

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Title: Food Systems Efficiency Advocate

Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered upon receipt on a rolling basis until December 5, 2014.

Description: NRDC is seeking a Food Waste Prevention Advocate to work with the Food and Agriculture Program team in our Washington DC or San Francisco office.

Up to 40 percent of all food in the U.S. goes uneaten. This has severe economic, social, and environmental implications, including the loss of  vast natural resources used to produce, transport, cool, and then dispose of that food. In addition, a 60 percent increase in food demand is predicted as we move towards a future with a larger population and richer diets.  Just as energy efficiency has been embraced as a method for offsetting energy needs, reducing waste and losses in the food system offers a way to meet some of that future food demand, offsetting the pressure to convert more land to agriculture or intensify cropland production further.

Responsibilities: The NRDC Food and Agriculture Program is working on multiple fronts to address this problem.  Our approach is a combination of engagement with the food industry, public education through reports, press, and other media campaigns, and policy solutions.

We now seek an Advocate to expand our team.  Together with other NRDC staff, the Advocate will:

  • Help our team design and win federal and municipal policies that will lead to reduced food loss and waste.
  • Provide subject expertise and project management for a broad national public education campaign to help consumers reduce food waste.
  • Provide research, analysis, blogs, written comments and testimony to educate policymakers, media representatives and consumers about this issue.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for NRDC at meetings and with the press.

Qualifications:

• 5+ years or more of related work experience.  Food industry experience a plus.
•  Graduate degree in a related field is preferred, but not required.
•  Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Demonstrated ability for advocacy.
•  Familiarity with the issues of sustainable agriculture, retail and food service workings, and/or waste management strongly desired.

How to Apply: Apply online at the NRDC jobs page.

Nov 15 / BARD CEP

Regional Water Management Coordinator, Community Water Center – California

Organization: Community Water Center

Position Title: Regional Water Management Coordinator

Location: Visalia, California

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Regional Water Management Coordinator will be a key member of the CWC program staff, coordinating regional water management planning, policy, and program development to achieve sustainable and affordable drinking water solutions in low-income communities and communities of color. The Regional Water Management Coordinator will work closely with staff, the two Co-Executive Directors, Valley community members, as well as members of partner organizations and agencies, and various interns. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities:

Regional Water Management Planning and Policy Coordination
• Promote and support the development of regional policies and programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of disadvantaged communities in Tulare, Kern, Kings and Fresno Counties
• Support the development of local sustainable groundwater planning and management efforts
• Develop, present, and disseminate informational materials and best practices related to local and regional water management activities, policies, resources, and programs to secure sustainable and affordable drinking water solutions
• Lead the coordination of a regional stakeholder group to track and support implementation of the Tulare Lake Basin Disadvantaged Community Water Study recommendations locally within counties, Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) groups, and community water boards to support sustainable solutions for disadvantaged communities
• Lead the development of local leadership cohorts of disadvantaged community leaders and water board members to develop sustainable regional water solutions

General Duties 
• Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst CWC staff, community members and affiliate organizations
• Actively participate in program strategy and staff meetings and staff retreats
• Actively participate in CWC fund development activities, such as donor drives, online appeals, and other events
• Other duties as assigned by the Co-Executive Directors

Qualifications:

  • Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice
    • Bachelors and/or graduate degree
    • 2-5 years of experience related to local and regional water management planning and policy required
    • Experience in capacity building or local leadership development programs
    • Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color
    • Strong interpersonal verbal communication, writing and presentation skills, with sensitivity to appropriate delivery depending on target and audience
    • Outstanding organizational skills with demonstrated ability to plan and execute a complex project involving multiple actors
    • Strong creative and comprehensive problem solving skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work with and inspire diverse communities and age groups
    • Ability to accept praise and critical feedback – the ideal candidate would value self-improvement and seek evaluation
    • Flexible schedule – willing and able to work weekends and attend night meetings
    • Fully-insured personal vehicle and valid California Drivers’ License
    • Fluency in both English and Spanish, and ability to provide both written and oral translation
    • Proficient with basic computer skills including, at minimum: Microsoft Office, Google Apps, etc.
    • Graduate degree in sustainable local water management planning and/or policy or related fields
    • 2 or more years’ experience in successful local leadership development programs
    • Direct experience with local drinking water policy or project development

How to Apply: To apply, email resume and cover letter to: susana.deanda@communitywatercenter.org.