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Jul 21 / BARD CEP

Energy Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – England

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Energy Finance Analyst, London or San Francisco

Location: London, England

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

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

The analyst position will be responsible for:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.

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

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

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

Travel in support of CPI Energy Finance, as necessary.

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Language:

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

EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

Project management experience.

How to Apply:

Click here to submit an application for the San Francisco location and here for the London location. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV/resume, (2) a cover letter, followed by a writing sample of 5 pages or less that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Jul 21 / BARD CEP

Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship, Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland

Dates and compensation: The position requires a commitment of at least 20 hours a week. Early-to-mid August start date. Fellowships are compensated through an hourly rate of $13/hour. Fellowship runs through the end of December. Outstanding job performance could result in a permanent position to be determined at the end of the fellowship.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Our fellowship program is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on environmental and energy policy experience. As a CCAN fellow, you will be a valuable team member with a lot of responsibility. Fellows are supervised and trained by CCAN staff with proven experience in organizing and policy development.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as CCAN’s on-staff analyst of existing or proposed energy policies of interest to the organization at the state and federal level.
  • Conduct research, interpret data, and produce various policy-guidance documents for the CCAN staff as needed.
  • Share policy knowledge as required with a wide range of parties, including nonprofit leaders, government regulators, journalists, and others.
  • Write white papers on policy areas identified by CCAN staff to help inform campaigns and to educate staff on specific policy issues.
  • Compile any and all recently released, relevant data to inform our policy, media and materials needs.
  • Perform online research of our identified targets and/or opposition.
  • Identify and help cultivate relationships with key constituency groups throughout the state.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in environmental policy, energy policy, policy analysis, or related fields; or recent Master’s degree in public policy, environmental policy, energy policy, or related fields
  • Driving passion to combat climate change and secure clean energy victories
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented; good spreadsheet analysis and graphing skills
  • Interest in learning more about policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
  • Superb organizational skills with ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A background in environmental science or environmental policy encouraged

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a resume detailing your relevant experience and a separate one-page cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please email materials as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to Kristen Friedel at: kristen(at)chesapeakeclimate(dot)org. Supplemental writing samples in the form of research papers, letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Jul 20 / BARD CEP

Energy Policy Senior Communications Associate, Consumer Reports – New York

Organization: Consumer Reports

Position Title: Senior Communications Associate, Energy Policy

Location: Yonkers, New York

Dates and compensation: This is a limited duration role, expected to last for one year, however for the term of the role, the candidate will be an employee of Consumers Union and be eligible for benefits.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Consumers Union seeks an experienced communications team member to work on its energy and climate advocacy work. The position would involve all aspects of communications strategy, message development, and targeted outreach and amplification on a variety of policy topics at the state and federal levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in tandem with federal and state-based coalitions to develop and execute a strategy to increase the consumer presence in policy debates related to climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency and clean air;
  • Identify reports and circulate the key findings to state-based and national audiences
  • Draft op-eds, blogs, social media and other content for local and national audiences
  • Spearhead rapid response at the state and national level on a regular basis
  • Help with internal communications and action alerts to CU’s activists
  • Develop infographics, fact sheets, and other materials
  • Identify local and state fights ripe for consumer engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field plus 5 years’ experience in public relations, corporate communications, journalism or similar. Experience with traditional media outreach and social media outreach with an advocacy organization or campaign preferred. Background and prior experience with energy and climate issues and familiarity with public policy and regulatory framework. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including blogging and email campaigns and associated tools.

How to Apply: Apply Here

Jul 19 / BARD CEP

Billion Oyster Project Restoration Manager, New York Harbor Foundation

Organization: New York Harbor Foundation

Position Title: Billion Oyster Project Restoration Manager

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Description: The Restoration Manager is responsible for managing the Billion Oyster Project’s restoration projects. The Restoration Manager (RM) reports to the Billion Oyster Project Director and works to implement the in-water restoration aspects of the project. The RM works with Billion Oyster Project staff to manage the day-to-day operations of existing restoration activities and plan for the mid- and long-term expansion of restoration programs. The RM will be responsible for all environmental and government permitting and will managing day-to-day operational tasks such as scheduling meetings; planning and executing boat-based oyster reef monitoring trips; and ensuring that existing grant funds are being properly managed. Planning for mid- and long-term expansion includes tasks such as developing new grant proposals and programs; fostering partnerships with government agencies, environmental organizations, and other partners; and preparing new environmental permit applications. The Restoration Manager will work closely with Harbor School teachers, students, and administration as well as with external partners engaged in oyster restoration work. Accordingly, commitment to and experience or interest in education and working with public high school students is highly desirable. Candidate should be comfortable working around the water and on boats on scientific projects.

Responsibilities:

Manage environmental permits for oyster restoration projects: acquire new permits; manage permitting processes and communication with regulatory staff; manage permitting-related paperwork and ensure compliance with and maintenance of existing environmental permits.

Manage oyster restoration, contracts, and budget (including procurement of supplies and equipment): manage existing oyster restoration grant programs, ensure grant reporting and compliance with grant requirements.

Coordinate with Career and Technical Education teachers, School and Foundation staff, and external partners to organize and implement restoration activities and events such as oyster reef monitoring trips, oyster nursery work days, and volunteer events.

Identify new oyster restoration-related grant opportunities and develop grant applications in coordination with the Director of Development.

Participate in the planning and design of future reef sites

Qualifications:

Professional experience relating to Marine Policy

Experience writing or administering grant applications and awards

Experience coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders, particular those involving marine restoration

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Initiative, ability to work independently

Excellent organizational and clerical skills

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and three references to Pete Malinowski pmalinowski@nyharbor.org

Jul 19 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, Tree Davis – California

Organization: Tree Davis

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Davis, California

Dates and compensation: $40,000 – 50,000, This position is current projected to pay $30/hr. for approximately thirty hours per week ($45,000 annually). The current fiscal outlook is positive and the right candidate will have an opportunity to grow the position to full-time if desired.

Application Deadline: July 28, 2015

Responsibilities: The Executive Director (ED), under direction from the Tree Davis Board Executive Committee, has overall responsibility to manage the programs and operations of Tree Davis. The Executive Director acts as the liaison with the Board and its Executive Committee as well as Standing Committees to ensure that common goals are identified and met.

Financial Management
Perform the efficient and effective financial management of Tree Davis.

# Ensure that accounting, billing, and payments are conducted in a timely and accurate manner. Invoice expenses for reimbursable grants and contracts.
# Identify possible grants and funding sources and present to the Board for consideration. Solicit in-kind and financial donations. Send thank you letters and prepare and send grant reports on project completion as needed.
# Monitor cash flow and keep excellent financial records. Report to the Board at bi-monthly meetings.
# Write grant proposals as necessary to reach established goals.
# Manage Tree Davis regarding insurance policies, permits, licenses, and filing of local, state and federal reports as required. Assure that complete and accurate records are kept of such. Renew and file federal and state tax returns as well as annual registry with attorney general with the assistance of accountant. File extensions as needed.
# Provide office administration; organize office and all records as needed. Respond to phone and email inquiries from the public.

Program Implementation
Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate all Tree Davis programs including:

# Tree planting —Coordinate with granting agencies and abide by all grant requirements in the implementation of volunteer planting events. Provide volunteers, tools, and planting facilitation in partnership with City Urban Forest Managers, University Grounds Managers, other non-profit organizations, and School Districts to site trees in front yards, sidewalk planting strips, parks, greenbelts, and school campuses. Order, organize, clean, inventory, and purchase tools and event supplies as needed. Effectively manage volunteer resources. Identify and maintain relationships with volunteer groups and organize volunteer registration for events. Track events and work accomplished. Keep excellent records of species and planting locations as well as volunteer participants. Keep adequate records of all program participants. Analyze and document program implementation expense for use in budget forecasting. Recommend program changes based on evaluation and experience to most efficiently utilize resources.
# Tree Maintenance — Partner with the City of Davis to involve citizens in the maintenance of Trees for strong, healthy structure and form. Organize educational training events as recommended by the Board. Organize and train volunteers on irrigation needs and scheduling.
# Educational Outreach – Coordinate Board and staff attendance at outreach events as needed such as the Davis Farmer’s Market, Davis Green Home and Garden show, Celebrate Davis, the Whole Earth Festival, Picnic Day, and Davis Food Co-op. Promote the benefits of trees, recommended species lists (brochure) and provide membership information to the public.
# Tree Dedications and Honorary Groves— Partner with the City of Davis to provide a range of tree dedication options. The Tree Dedication brochure details the current tree dedication options. For trees planted in an Honorary Grove, secure donation, work with the City Urban Forest Manager to identify a planting site and tree species, procure tree, coordinate a tree planting ceremony if the donor/dedicator desires one, order plaque and ensure proof is accurate, organize plaque mounting to central sculpture. Tree Tributes are trees planted as part of our regular tree planting season and should be coordinated as such, inviting donor/dedicator to participate in planting event.
# TreeWalk — This brochure is a self-guided tour of downtown Davis that highlights and showcases the largest and most historically significant Trees. Ensure brochure dispenser at corner of D and Second Streets is stocked with the brochure and donation envelopes are tucked into each brochure.
# Develop new programs as directed by the board.

Board Relations
Work with the Board to help facilitate optimal Board membership and functioning.

# Maintain open communication with the Board President, Board Officers, Committee Chairs and other Board members.
# Report to the Board at bi-monthly meetings regarding the achievements, needs, and challenges Tree Davis faces. Develop meeting agendas in coordination with the Board president for meetings and distribute to the Board prior to meetings. Ensure secretary is documenting minutes at each meeting. Maintain electronic and physical records of Board meeting agendas and minutes along with any documents or attachments provided to the board. Circulate copy of minutes of prior meeting to the board for their review and approval at the following meeting.
# Attend appropriate Standing Committee meetings and monitor Board actions.

Fund Development
Actively support the Board in its efforts to establish and maintain Tree Davis’ long-term financial viability and security.

# In conjunction with the Board, develop and implement fundraising techniques seeking financial commitments and contributions from individuals, businesses and corporations.
# Work closely with Board members to identify and cultivate donors.
# Maintain donor database and records, and donor recognition.
# Send membership appeal bi-annually.

Organizational Development
Maintain a comprehensive historical, strategic, and prospective view of Tree Davis’ development and assist Board members in planning for Tree Davis’ successful future.

# Provide leadership and vision in planning for Tree Davis’ short and long-term future.
# Participate in an annual strategic planning process with Board.
# Prepare an annual report on the general operation, program and financial affairs of Tree Davis to be submitted to the Board at the annual meeting in April.
# Prepare additional financial reports as requested by the Board.
Community Relations
Maintain positive, regional visibility for Tree Davis.

# Serve as liaison with the community, other organizations, and the general public. Promote effective partnerships and cooperation with private, public, and non-profit entities to achieve programmatic goals.
# Serve as a spokesperson for Tree Davis as needed during public forums/events.
# Ensure the Tree Davis website provides updated information including but not limited to volunteer opportunities, tree care instructions and informational resource, current board members, and Annual reports.
# Using Constant Contact, email monthly newsletter to members and volunteers.
Staff Supervision
Solicit planting interns, marketing interns, and other staff as needed.

# Review and modify intern and staff position descriptions and work responsibilities as needed.

Organize plan of work.
# Provide adequate work space and tools for staff efficiency
# Conduct interviews in compliance with human resource laws and best practices while upholding Tree Davis anti-discrimination policies. Hire personnel with the approval of the hiring subcommittee.
# Supervise staff payroll distribution by payroll consultant (currently Compupay).
# Conduct staff evaluations, and perform exit interviews.
# Provide staff with constructive feedback on an ongoing basis.
# Terminate staff as needed with the approval of the Board president.
# Ensure Tree Davis is in compliance with all current federal, state, grantor, and insurance human resource requirements and record keeping.

General
# Perform all lawfully delegated duties and powers in accord with non-profit law and Board policies.
# Propose policy changes that would benefit Tree Davis.
# Interact with the general public, Board members and volunteers in a courteous, professional manner. Dress and communicate professionally.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent skills and experience
* 3 or more years of relevant professional work experience
* Passion about environmental work
* Organized and detail-oriented
* Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
* Strong written and verbal communications skills
* Basic office skills (MS Office, record-keeping, etc.)
* Able to lift 50 pounds

Additional desirable attributes

* Experience in a non-profit setting (preferably in urban forestry or a related field)
* Knowledge of urban forestry, horticulture, and/or gardening
* Experience with community outreach, volunteers, and partnerships
* Knowledge of Salesforce CRM, Quickbooks, Constant Contact, and/or Adobe products and/or ability to learn new technologies quickly
* Communications experience including social media, press, and newsletters

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Keith McAleer at keith@treedavis.org. No phone calls please.

Jul 19 / BARD CEP

Commercial Solar Project Developer, Namaste Solar – California

Organization: Namaste Solar

Position Title: Commercial Solar Project Developer

Location: Ventura, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Commercial Solar Project Developer is responsible for driving revenue growth and quality offerings in assigned geographical or industry vertical territories through establishing and maintaining key relationships with potential customers, project developers, financiers, and policy-makers. The Solar Project Developer will be expected to be a regional expert in the company, and must either have or quickly develop fundamental market knowledge. This is a Seller-Doer position that can involve a wide variety of diverse assignments including: resource assessment, due diligence, siting, feasibility studies, new technology evaluation, project proposal evaluation, market assessments, strategic planning, policy evaluation, pro forma economic analysis, project design. The position will entail interaction with clients including: utilities, energy project developers, financial institutions, energy end-users, investors, government agencies, and other organizations. The Solar Project Developer will need to simultaneously work as a Co-owner and participate in company direction, big picture decisions, and solar projects that make a positive impact on our community.

Responsibilities:

Develops and manages business partnerships with key commercial customers.

Composes sales proposals for government and commercial solar projects that lead to successful solar projects for all stakeholders.

Contributes to the sales team and organization’s success by guiding commercial solar prospects through sales cycle

Conducts analysis of customer’s current and projected electrical usage and financial ROI

Follows a proven business development process, leveraging proprietary software tools for CRM, system design and solar project management

Performs presentations for commercial solar customers

Works to establish and maintain relationships and develop a high level of trust and credibility with key clients

Manages client communication and liaises internally throughout the sales and installation process

Communicates with project manager regarding project details

Conducts initial site evaluations and discusses solar financing options

Attends solar industry trade shows and marketing events

Attends construction and pre-construction meetings for specific projects

Attends pre-bid meetings for specific solar projects

Qualifications:

Advanced understanding of commercial solar PV system design

Knowledge of jurisdictional requirements for commercial solar PV system design

Thorough understanding of NEC code and building standards

General construction experience, i.e. ability to read electrical and structural plans

Expertise on new solar industry products, applications, and system designs

Effective communication with engineering contractors, jurisdictions, Project Managers, and installation crews

Ability to problem solve and proactively research potential concerns or issues

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Sketch-up, Satellite Imaging software, Visio and AutoCAD

Must have an advanced understanding of commercial and residential PV solar system design

Must have a proven track record of developing commercial scale solar projects.

Demonstrated knowledge and application of PM processes.

Demonstrated knowledge and application of Financial Project Models.

Demonstrated understanding and application of contract commercial terms.

Knowledgeable of tax credit and rebate incentives as well as system financing options available to reduce overall system cost

Non-Essential (Valued but not required skills and experience)

Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university

Familiarity with formal project management methodologies and ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings a plus

Standards and Expectations

Ability to deliver outstanding presentations to customers

Professionally represent the company to key clients

World-class client service skills, both written and verbal

Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

Effectively coordinate and communicate with System Designer, electrical engineering contractors, and Commercial Project Managers

Ability to manage multiple solar projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands

Must maintain expertise on new solar industry products, applications, and system designs

Success Factors

Tenacious problem solver that can accurately assess, solve, implement, and communicate outcomes of complex challenges

A strong applicant will be smart, articulate, motivated, creative, and organized, with the ability to learn the technical and financial details of our business quickly

Understanding of finance / business concepts (NPV, ROI, IRR, etc)

Successful track record in a complex sales environment (over 5 years’ of $1MM sales transactions), preference for commercial or public-sector photovoltaic sales experience. Complex sales include technical, construction and/or financial products with mid-to-long sales cycles: including relationship building, lead generation and closing skills, and demonstrated account growth and project advancement abilities.

How to Apply: résumé Please review our website www.namastesolar.com in order to learn more about us. To apply, go online (no phone calls, please) to namastesolar.applicantpro.com.

Jul 19 / BARD CEP

Clean Water Project Manager, Willamette Partnership – Oregon

Organization: Willamette Partnership

Position Title: Clean Water Project Manager

Location: Portland, Oregon

Dates and compensation: The pay for this full-time position is anticipated to be $44,000-$63,672, dependent on experience. Willamette Partnership offers a generous benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, holidays, an annual performance bonus, matching 401K, and paid time off. Any offer of employment will be conditioned on the successful completion of a driving record review and a criminal background check.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

Description: Clean water and healthy watersheds come from collaboration. We’re seeking an inspired and highly competent project manager ready to deliver policy solutions that cross boundaries to support bigger, stronger, and faster environmental outcomes.

This position is expected to contribute to new and ongoing projects that may include:

  • Lead the development of water quality trading policy tools and templates in cooperation with state agencies;
  • Conduct outreach to inspire uptake of national best practices for water quality trading;
  • Facilitate national conversations on innovative approaches to achieving clean water goals, including trading, green infrastructure, and advances in watershed management; and
  • Strategic integration between the Partnership’s work in habitat incentives, floodplain management, and connecting human health and the outdoors.

This position is also expected to participate in setting the direction, strategies, and goals of the Clean Water program.

The ideal candidate is a critical, analytical, and creative thinker; an optimist; and an excellent communicator. An understanding of watershed science, experience with the Clean Water Act (particularly TMDL and NPDES program), and facilitation of broad stakeholder groups are highly recommended.

Qualifications: All candidates should demonstrate general knowledge of principles and practices of conservation and ability to:

  • Communicate effectively and write concisely and clearly;
  • Synthesize and present information in professional forms accessible to diverse audiences;
  • Identify problems, analyze issues, and present alternative solutions;
  • Coordinate and manage projects to completion within scheduled deadlines and with high quality results;
  • Applying concepts of economics, ecology, public policy, and other disciplines to understanding complex conservation problems and develop innovative solutions;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and community groups;
  • Operate effectively on individual projects and in a team environment; and
  • Remain flexible despite interruptions and/or routine changes to priorities and/or job duties, and maintain composure under pressure.

Candidates should ideally demonstrate additional skills in:

  • Research and analysis of environmental policies – especially in regards to Clean Water Act TMDL and NPDES programs;
  • Understanding and communicating key points of contracts and legal agreements; and
  • Developing and managing project budgets.

Candidates should have completed a graduate degree in a related field, such as environmental sciences, natural resource economics, public policy, planning, environmental law, or natural resources management. Three or more years of experience on issues of water quality, water policy, and/or watershed management is highly recommended.

Certification and Licensure Requirements: Upon selection, candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation.

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, specifically stating how your knowledge, skills, and abilities relate to this position, and a resume by the closing date August 31, 2015. Submissions should be sent by email to info@willamettepartnership.org. Please reference job #ProjectManager-2015-01 in the subject line.

Jul 19 / BARD CEP

Policy and Research Intern, SCOPE – California

Organization: SCOPE

Position Title: Policy and Research Intern

Location: Los Angeles, California

Application Deadline: July 30, 2015

Description: SCOPE seeks a highly motivated undergraduate or graduate level intern who is eager to gain hands-on policy and research experience with a community based organization. This part-time paid internship position provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, and campaign development.

The intern will focus mainly on climate and workforce policy issues, but will also explore the impacts of broader trends in equity and investment across Los Angeles. Primary tasks include policy tracking, data collection, analysis and report writing. The intern will also provide research support to community organizing and training departments. Schedule and hours are flexible, with a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and analyze large county and local-level data sets;
  • Monitor legislative priorities and track media coverage;
  • Assist with policy analysis, and writing and editing reports, blogs and other materials;
  • Support additional research, community organizing, and campaign activities

Qualifications:

  1. Undergraduate or graduate student, preferably in a related field;
  2. Familiarity with relevant data sets, including Census data, labor statistics, etc.;
  3. Strong organizational, analytical and communications skills;
  4. Experience working with Excel spreadsheets and/or databases
  5. Experience conducting literature reviews or other background research
  6. Commitment to learning about the issues that affect low-income communities of color and a justice-driven approach to research and policy development

Additional Qualifications:

  1. Research or policy development experience in the fields of climate resilience, environmental justice or workforce development;
  2. Experience conducting basic statistical analyses;
  3. Proficiency in ArcGIS mapping software

How to Apply: People of color, women, LGBTQ, and Spanish/English bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.To apply send a cover letter and resume to “SCOPE/HR” via email, mail or fax: scope-hr@scopela.org | 1715 W. Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047 | fax (323) 789-7939No phone calls.

Jul 16 / BARD CEP

Energy and Geoeconomics Intern, Council on Foreign Relations – New York

Organization: Council on Foreign Relations

Position Title: Volunteer Intern, Energy and Geoeconomics

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will report to the Fellow for Energy and Environment and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects on energy and the environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with research on long and short term projects including writing research briefs for fellow, locating data sets and/or collecting open source information for future analyses
  • Assisting in research and fact checking for CFR publications
  • Other logistical responsibilities, as assigned

 Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student focusing on Economics, Environmental/Energy Studies, International Relations, or related major.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Extensive research experience and previous administrative experience
  • Strong proofreading, speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent organization

How to Apply: Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 434-9893
humanresources@cfr.org

Jul 15 / BARD CEP

U.S. Oceans Officer, Pew Charitable Trusts – North Carolina

Organization: Pew Charitable Trusts

Position Title: U.S. Oceans Officer

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Application Deadline: September 7, 2015

Description: The Officer, U.S. Oceans, Southeast will work with the Manager, U.S. Oceans, Southeast to advance an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in the south Atlantic region of the United States. The Officer will develop and lead Pew’s outreach in the region, with a focus on influencing decision makers at the SAFMC and state wildlife agencies (as relevant). This includes recruiting fishermen, businesses, local leaders, and conservation groups to support campaign objectives; routinely engaging government officials and policymakers; performing in-depth research including policy analysis and interpretation writing and assisting the communications officer in developing educational materials and generating positive media coverage. The Officer will also develop campaign plans, manage project coordination with Pew staff and outside partners, implement outreach strategies, and oversee the work of contractors. S/he will work from a home office located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia or Florida. It is expected that this position is for a term period through December 2015, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the manager to initiate, implement and evaluate campaign plans and outreach activities that support Pew’s goals.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts that includes regional fishery management council members, federal and state agency officials responsible for managing marine fisheries, elected officials, and stakeholders.
  • Attend SAFMC and associated advisory panel meetings and public hearings. Represent Pew before state and federal agencies, the media, and at public events to support campaign goals.
  • Conduct core organizing activities:

Identify target stakeholder groups and communities. Develop strategies and implement tactics to build support for campaign goals.

Leverage relationships with key stakeholders to generate demonstrable support for the campaign’s initiatives.

Work with the campaign manager to set priorities and organize the activities of contractors. Devise strategies to integrate their network of contacts and skills into campaign outreach plans.

Coordinate outreach to civic, community and conservation groups. Maintain regular contact with campaign partners and advocates.

Increase campaign visibility, recruit and train new advocates, and educate policy makers.

Help secure positive media coverage of the campaign.

Identify the need for outreach and education materials, and coordinate with the communications officer to produce them.

  • Draft summaries of key decisions and campaign activities for distribution to colleagues and partners. Monitor and inform Pew’s U.S. oceans, southeast team of political developments and advocacy efforts that may have an impact on campaign initiatives to ensure a coordinated approach across the region.
  • Provide general support to the U.S. oceans, southeast team including drafting and reviewing materials, providing support for and actively participating in internal planning meetings, conducting research, environmental community coordination and constituency-specific organizing.
  • Maintain regular contact with Washington, DC-based Pew staff, including federal fisheries, field and government relations staff, and with partner organizations and consultants. Work with these groups to coordinate DC and district office meetings with decision-makers by campaign partners and staff from the region.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as requested by the manager or director, U.S. oceans, southeast.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of eight years of related experience in the following areas required: public policy advocacy, organizing, project management, generating media coverage and engaging policymakers. Knowledge of ocean fisheries issues and a sophisticated understanding of regional politics and campaigning preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing complex issues and the means to address them for a general audience. Clear, effective writing style.
  • Diplomatic and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and manage productive relationships with diverse stakeholders and institutions that may disagree with one another. Excellent listening skills. Ability to be highly articulate.
  • Possesses a strong network of relevant contacts in the southeast United States. Understands how to achieve campaign objectives by influencing others and anticipating possible outcomes.
  • Politically astute and media-savvy. Seasoned judgment, ability to make decisions quickly, justify recommendations and be responsive, clear and firm with colleagues and partners.
  • A detail-oriented style with a focus on results. Ability to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy, yet working in a cooperative spirit in a multi-disciplinary team. Ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.
  • Available outside normal business hours when necessary to achieve organizational or campaign priorities.
  • A working knowledge of marine conservation issues, and fishing, scuba diving, or other on-the-water experience (boating, kayaking, etc.) preferred.

Travel: The individual in this position will travel approximately one week per month throughout the southeast United States, and make occasional trips to Washington, DC for meetings with federal policy makers and other Pew staff.

Pew is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply: Apply Here

Jul 15 / BARD CEP

Director of Policy, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Illinois

Organization: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Position Title: Director of Policy

Location: Chicago, Illiniois

Application Deadline: July 24, 2015

Description: The role of the Director of Policy is to lead MEEA’s Energy Efficiency Policy and Building Policy work. The Director of Policy will report to the Executive Director and will be a member of MEEA’s Senior Leadership Team. The Director of Policy will be responsible for MEEA’s local, state and regional policy initiatives, including developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, producing energy efficiency research and creating messaging and materials to support energy efficiency. Working with the Executive Director, the Director of Policy will be the lead contact with foundation and government funders and will be a leading representative for MEEA with Governors, legislators, commissioners and state regulatory staff. The Director of Policy will direct the MEEA staff in developing state specific advocacy campaigns, including identifying appropriate messages, developing political strategies and accessing necessary partners and allies. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Policy will work with program, membership, marketing and events staff and identify opportunities to connect policy efforts to support those areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead MEEA’s EE Policy and Building Policy Teams
  • Be responsible for development for all advocacy campaigns, policy positions and messaging to advance energy efficiency
  • Provide strategic direction and support development of regional, state and local coalitions to support MEEA’s policy goals
  • Support the development of written research, testimony, white papers and recommended best practices and supporting materials to advance energy efficiency
  • Be lead relationship with policy foundation and government funders and provide strategic plans for future funding opportunities
  • Lead reporting on policy issues for MEEA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Responsible for MEEA Policy Committee and all policy-related website content and materials
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key policymakers including public service commissioners, state legislators, state energy officers, consumer advocates, and the energy advisors to regional Governors
  • Develop and manage outreach and educational activities to increase awareness and understanding of energy, climate, and environmental policy and the role of energy efficiency
  • Represent MEEA at appropriate events, including NARUC, NASEO, NASUCA, MARC, ASE, and ACEEE, etc.
  • Lead development of annual policy budget and management of policy-related grant deliverables and reporting
  • Manage policy staff

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be expected to have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in policy /advocacy and issues campaign development, with preference for knowledge of Midwest political landscape
  • B.A. or B.S. required in government affairs, environmental science, natural resource management, or political science
  • Advanced degree in public policy/administration or natural/environmental science, or J.D., preferred
  • A history of results oriented management and capacity to effectively handle multiple assignments
  • Strong facilitation and coalition building skills amongst diverse stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills
  • Proven leader able to take initiative as well as work in a team environment
  • Orientation to working as a leader of a team in a small-office environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Ability to travel 30+% of time
  • Passion for energy efficiency

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to  jobs@mwalliance.org attn: Director of Policy by Friday, July 24, 2015. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples and references.

Jul 15 / BARD CEP

Researcher, NewClimate Institute – Germany

Organization: NewClimate Institute

Position Title: Researcher

Location: Berlin or Cologne, Germany

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: NewClimate Institute seeks a researcher in Berlin or Cologne, to support research-based project work on international climate change policies and sustainable development. NewClimate Institute is a think tank which started operation in November 2014. We are a team of researchers and policy advisors with long experience in supporting the international climate negotiations and associated national processes. Through our policy oriented research and consultation we help national governments, NGOs and other actors to find solutions to the global climate change challenge.

Responsibilities: Your work here would include, amongst other responsibilities, the contribution to research reports, the organisation of and participation in workshops and conferences, desk analysis on climate mitigation related topics and the quantitative and qualitative analysis of existing climate policies.

Qualifications: You should be highly motivated with a strong interest in the field of climate change policy and sustainable development.:

  • Interested and motivated to work in a small, evolving institute
  • Curious to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment to seek solutions to climate change challenges
  • Keen to work in an international atmosphere with partners from around the globe
  • Self-sufficient , independent and eager to learn
  • Thorough, solution seeking and scientific in her/his way of working
  • Flexible and interested to travel in Germany and internationally
  • Minimum of two to three years of experience in the area of climate change mitigation
  • Understanding of climate policy landscape, both at the country as well as in international policy level
  • Strong skills in quantitative analysis, especially around energy systems (affinity to numbers, advanced user of Excel, basic programming)
  • Languages: Fluency in English and German (spoken and written) is required.
  • Experience in preparing and giving presentations and writing reports
  • Experience in managing small to medium sized projects
  • Permission to work in Germany

How to Apply: If you are interested and fit the described profile, we look forward to receiving your CV along with a short cover letter to recruitment@newclimate.org. There is no formal deadline for application; this specific position will remain open until filled.

Jul 15 / BARD CEP

Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute – Sweden

Organization: Stockholm Environment Institute

Position Title: Research Fellow – Climate, energy and development

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Application Deadline: August 30, 2015

Description: SEI is seeking an experienced sustainable development finance analyst to conduct and initiate research and policy analysis related to the financing of global energy transitions, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and the sustainable development agenda more broadly. This includes work on the financing challenges faced by developing countries, as well as analysis of financial instruments and the interactions between public and private finance. The position will initially engage with the new SEI Initiative on Climate Finance and with on-going international research and advisory work on renewable energy, and is expected to further promote work in this area.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to, among other tasks:

  • Identify emerging research and policy questions relating to climate, energy and other aspects of development finance, and conduct, lead and manage research and policy analysis relating to these questions.
  • Explore the challenges of financing across various sectors, such as agriculture, energy, disaster risk reduction, and insurance;
  • Contribute to and lead the preparation of different kinds of publications, both scientific articles and policy-focused outputs;
  • Take responsibility for communication and outreach activities within relevant projects, including organizing and participating in meetings, events and fieldwork, and involving interaction with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Develop proposals for new work and initiate fundraising activities.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Masters or higher) in finance, economics, political science, energy studies, international relations or a related field;
  • Deep knowledge of the characteristics of development finance, project finance, and financial instruments;
  • 5 or more years of international experience in policy-relevant research and analysis on issues relevant to sustainable development finance. This could include an understanding of the needs and challenges of developing countries in financing different kinds of environment and development projects at different scales, the financing of energy transitions, as well as the interactions between public and private finance.
  • A track record of successful project management;
  • Demonstrable engagement with relevant national or international policy processes and development of relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Ability to work under high pressure, both independently and as part of an international and interdisciplinary team, on complex projects at the intersection of science and policy;
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

Desirable attributes:

  • Knowledge of energy markets and policy;
  • Experience working with private sector finance;
  • Experience in working with different stakeholder groups and liaising with national and international policy makers and civil society;
  • Experience working in developing countries;
  • Familiarity with global agreements such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Sustainable Development Goals and their respective financing mechanisms.
  • Ability to work in other languages.

How to Apply: Apply online at the bottom of this page. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted in PDF format in English and should consist of a CV and a cover letter (max one page) that includes the names and contact details of three referees. Applications should be written in English and submitted no later than 30 August 2015.

Jul 14 / BARD CEP

Junior Climate Change Consultant, ICF International – Washington, DC

Organization: ICF International

Position Title: Junior Climate Change Consultant

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: ICF is currently seeking a research assistant to support our Climate Change and Sustainability line of business.  The research assistant will be responsible for supporting ICF managers in winning, planning, and executing projects for domestic and international clients.  The research assistant will be expected to conduct research and analysis tasks related to evaluating climate change impacts and adaptation or resilience measures.

The research assistant should have a general background in climate change science and policy, familiarity with the Microsoft software suite, a strong aptitude for quantitative analysis, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  The research assistant will be expected to work as part of 3 to 6 person teams to execute tasks related to the development and delivery of accurate, timely, and high quality products and services.  The research assistant is likely to work on multiple projects, interact with all levels of staff, and have some client interaction. Spanish language skills and proficiency in coastal modeling, GIS, statistics, and/or economics preferred.

Responsibilities: 

  • Quantitative problem-solving, data collection and analysis, and manipulation of large datasets
  • Complete tasks in fast-paced and self-motivated environment in a timely and efficient manner
  • Report to project managers
  • Work with teams to prepare high-quality materials to support public and private sector clients, pitching in where necessary
  • Prepare presentations, reports, memorandums, and other communication materials
  • Conduct research and quantitative analysis for domestic and international climate change related projects
  • Technical writing

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in natural or physical science, engineering, environmental management, economics, or related subject
  • College or internship experience in the fields of climate change policy, climate science, or impacts assessment
  • Cumulative and major GPA of at least 3.0 or higher
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • Spanish language skills
  • Proficiency in coastal modeling, GIS, statistics, and/or economics

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment; exceptional time management track record
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving and decision making capabilities

How to Apply: Apply online

Jul 14 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Senior Program Specialist, Asian Institute of Technology – Thailand

Organization: Asian Institute of Technology Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Position Title: Senior Programme Specialist (Climate Change)

Location: Pathumthani, Thailand

Dates: One-year contract, with possibility of extension

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) is an institute-wide center of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) that provides resources for policy setting towards sustainable development, acting as a science-policy interface by processing and assessing information and knowledge for governments, local communities and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region. RRC.AP has over 25 years of experience of working with various bilateral and multilateral aid agencies in dealing with regional environmental issues and is also serving as the secretariat for several intergovernmental networks/initiatives in the region. The AIT campus is located in Pathumthani province, 42 km. north of central Bangkok.

RRC.AP is conducting a project to assess selected low carbon technologies and their dissemination in Asian countries. The objectives of the project are a) to propose assessment methods and indicators that highlight the advantages of selected low carbon technologies and b) to propose the direction of research and development that enables those technologies to become adaptive to needs and conditions of Asian countries.

Responsibilities: The appointee will ensure high technical quality of deliverables of the above-mentioned project on CO2 Emission Reduction Technology Assessment, in coordination with the project coordinator. The appointee will lead two components under the project (namely, Country Enabling Environment Assessment and Regional and International Schemes Assessment) conducting technical assessments as well as providing guidance on the performance of the project team.  In addition, the appointee will provide technical inputs to other components under the project, as well as other climate change related projects implemented by RRC.AP. The appointee will report directly to the director of RRC.AP.

  1. Technical Assessment (70% of time):

Assess the country enabling environment (environmental regulations and policies, markets, energy sources, infrastructures etc.) of three countries, namely Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, and analyse needs and barriers of the three countries for the application of eight selected low carbon technologies including solar energy, waste-to-energy, waste heat recovery, light-emitting diode (LED), once-through boiler, industrial heat pumps, high efficient air compressor and micro cogeneration.

Assess several financial schemes and technical assistance mechanisms (e.g. type, scale and criteria) on low carbon technology transfer in Asia provided by international and regional organisations, examine the status of schemes’ utilisation in selected countries including the three mentioned above, and provide recommendations on how and to what extent those schemes can be utilised effectively to promote the transfer and application of the above-mentioned eight technologies.

Identify the direction of research and development that enables the eight technologies to become adaptive to needs and conditions of the above-mentioned three countries, through comprehensive analysis of results of the above assessments.

Provide technical inputs and instruction on the development of methods and indicators that highlight the advantages of selected low carbon technologies.

Provide technical inputs and instruction on the development of monitoring indicators related to national adaptation plan processes tasked under a climate change adaptation project of the Climate Change Cluster.

  1. Project management (15% of time)

Ensure regular consultations and coordination with project partners, including IGES, AIT faculty and local institutes, on joint planning, information sharing and reporting in order to deliver high quality outputs expected under the entire project.

Ensure regular consultations and coordination with RRC.AP colleagues on joint planning, information sharing and reporting.

Oversee technical meetings, project budget and financial reporting of the two project components.

Develop and update work plans of the components, monitor the progress of assessment work assigned to Climate Change Cluster members as well as local partner institutes in three countries.

Develop and finalise two assessment reports.

  1. Enhancement of RRC.AP’s Climate Change portfolio (15% of time):

Provide colleagues with technical assistance and instructions that enable them to improve quality of work and deliverables of their climate change-related projects.

Enhance cooperation at the regional level leading to project development on climate change.

Initiate the development of project proposals and other forms of resource mobilisation on climate change.

Qualifications:

Professionalism: ability to analyse and identify needs and challenges for climate change mitigation technology transfer in Asian countries by applying theories, concepts and approaches relevant to environmental economics, natural resource management, environment policies and development issues in tackling climate change mitigation challenges; ability to link between development and policy issues and climate change mitigation and adaptation;

Communications: fluency in spoken and written English; demonstrated skills in having two-way communications; openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning & Organising:  ability to formulate clear goals, prioritise activities and assignments; to allocate appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; and to monitor and adjust plans and actions as necessary.

  1. Required Qualifications and Experience:

Postgraduate degree in environmental economics, environmental management, natural science or relevant fields.

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in technical assessment, data analysis and application of scientific information in development programmes and policy-making, in fields related to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

How to Apply: To apply, please register online and complete the registration form. You may be required to create your own user name and password, once completed, go back to the advertisement page and click “Apply Now” button.

Please do not forget to download your comprehensive resume which shall include a cover letter  highlighting relevant competencies, qualifications and experience (max. 6 page). Save them all in one file name and download a single file.  Also send a copy of your application by email to Hiromi.Inagaki@rrcap.ait.asia and jshaw@ait.ac.th.

Jul 14 / BARD CEP

Environmental Change Initiative Managing Director, University of Notre Dame – Indiana

Organization: University of Notre Dame

Position Title: Managing Director, Environmental Change Initiative

Location: South Bend, Indiana

 

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The University of Notre Dame is searching for a Managing Director for its Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) directed by David Lodge and interim director Jennifer Tank (until August 2015). The Managing Director (MD) functions as the Chief Operating Officer of the Initiative, and assists the Director in developing and implementing the Initiative’s intellectual and programmatic vision. ND-ECI has been an influential science presence on campus for over four years, drawing together researchers from several ND colleges to stimulate translational research on urgent challenges at the intersection of environmental sustainability and human welfare. ND-ECI also facilitates partnerships with the private sector, civil society, and government agencies—partnerships that are key mechanisms to provide sustainability solutions. Current research themes of ND-ECI focus on the interactions of invasive species, land use, climate change, and water resources. The MD will have exciting opportunities to help shape and drive programs of significant innovation at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research to better understand human-nature interactions and help design solutions to issues of global importance.

Responsibilities: In consultation with the Director, the MD will have the following specific duties and responsibilities.

Administration, operations, and finances: The MD must possess excellent organizational skills, requisite to working closely with the ND-ECI Business and Program Manager to administer internal research seed grant programs, and on the daily management of the operational activities involving 40+ faculty, in addition to junior researchers and support staff spread over multiple Notre Dame departments and colleges. The MD will work closely with the leadership of: the ND Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) in managing this new globally unique research facility, and planning for its growth; and with the leadership of ND Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) on strategic direction and growth, including fundraising support, outreach, partner engagement, media and planning of major events.

Fostering a multidisciplinary intellectual community: The MD will work with faculty, other research personnel, and ND-ECI staff to continue and expand events at ND that foster existing and new multidisciplinary research, relationships with partner organizations, and the influence of ND-ECI research on the broader academic community and the public.  These include ND-ECI’s regular topical presentations, a vibrant seminar series, informal research-focused discussions, workshops that convene ND researchers as well as outside researchers and partners, and other activities that serve the faculty.

Development and fundraising: The MD will continue and expand the strong strategic relationships with colleagues in ND’s Office of Development to create and implement fundraising strategies that support ND-ECI activities including specific research projects, infrastructure development at ND-LEEF, and endowments in support of ND-ECI faculty and staff.

Strategic planning, implementation, and reporting: The MD will establish strategies to maximize the effectiveness of ND-ECI’s programs, and play a central role in the planning and evaluation of priorities. The MD will monitor internal benchmarks, and lead regular communication with ND Research, including quarterly budgetary analysis and the preparation of an annual report.

External and internal communication and social media: The MD will lead all aspects of communication, working closely with ND’s office of Public Affairs and Communication to stimulate and promote external communication. Additionally, the MD will work with ECI staff to maintain a vibrant web, video and social media presence that increases the translational potential of ND-ECI research.

External relations: The MD must be able to communicate the excitement of the research being pursued to internal and external audiences. The MD will manage all the external relationships of the ND-ECI, and, with the Director, be the public face of ND-ECI. The MD will meet regularly with partner organizations including policy makers, natural resource managers, representatives of industry, and NGOs to enhance translational opportunities including commercialization and improved management and policy. The MD will forge a constructive working relationship with the ND Federal Relations team and the ND Washington, DC office as well as key ND-ECI partners, including The Nature Conservancy and Shedd Aquarium.

Qualfications: The MD will have a master’s degree (doctorate preferred), other terminal degree, or equivalent experience; demonstrated organizational, management, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated written and verbal communication skills appropriate to both non-specialist and expert audiences; and a vision for how academic research can be conducted and communicated to increase its influence outside the academy. The MD will also have experience and skills that add to and complement expertise currently present within ND-ECI. Experience in natural resource management or policy, ideally at the national level, would be especially valuable, as would experience in government or funding organizations. Candidates with 5+ years of experience managing people, strategic development, and administration of an interdisciplinary academic program or a natural resource management or policy group is highly desirable.

How to Apply: For inquiries, please contact David Lodge at dlodge.eci@gmail.com. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd/.

Jul 13 / BARD CEP

Project Manager, IPM Institute of North America – Wisconsin

Organization: IPM Institute of North America

Position Title: Project Manager, Partnership for Ag Resource Management

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: New project management position available with an independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other best practices. Primary responsibilities will be managing our agricultural programs in the Great Lakes Basin, building and maintaining strong relationships with both public and private partners. The ideal candidate will possess experience in agriculture and IPM with a detailed understanding of the ag retail industry.

Responsibilities:

Manage our Partnership for Ag Resource Management project, www.partnershipfarm.org, including establishing and meeting objectives, timelines and budgets; and managing outreach, partner support, and reporting to funders and collaborators.

Lead development and marketing for the Institute’s agricultural programs working with ag retailers, growers, and other public and private stakeholders.

Establish and maintain productive working relationships with partners.

Establish and implement sustainable fundraising strategies.

Participate in strategic planning.

Supervise project team.

Maintain a working knowledge of challenges, opportunities and trends in agriculture stewardship and the ag retail industry.

Represent the program to agencies, organizations and the general public.

Lead structured development of program expansion into additional watersheds and sustainability sectors.

Report to director.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree or above in agricultural science or a related field with management-level experience. Will consider professional experience in lieu of post-graduate education. Experience in ag retail a plus.

Excellent communication, interpersonal, networking, outreach and decision-making skills. Experience managing successful outreach/marketing efforts a plus.

Highly motivated and self-directed.

Demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship.

Ability to work creatively and adaptively to achieve end goals.

How to Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position to Jill Carlson at jcarlson@ipminstitute.org. We will not contact references without prior approval. All applications will be held in confidence. The position will remain open until filled.

Jul 13 / BARD CEP

Prairie Conservation Project Manager, Audubon Minnesota

Organization: Audubon Minnesota

Position Title: Prairie Conservation Project Manager

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Prairie Conservation Project Manager implements Audubon’s work focused on increasing the scope and scale of bird-friendly land management practices and habitat restoration on private and public lands in Northwestern Minnesota to benefit target birds and other wildlife. The focus of this job is to 1) identify and implement on-the-ground prairie and wetland habitat restoration and protection work, 2) work with partners and volunteers to increase target birds populations in the Aspen Parklands, and 3) engage in outreach activities

The ideal candidate for this position will have prairie and bird conservation experience, knowledge of agriculture and experience working in an agricultural landscape, proven ability to work with a variety of partners, ability to implement habitat restoration projects, skills to communicate and work with public and private landowners, and a passion for science-based conservation and agriculture.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Professional familiarity with prairie and wetland environments, a knowledge of agricultural practices and their interaction with birds or other wildlife is helpful.
  • Experience applying the best available science and other information to achieve conservation outcomes.
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information for a non-technical audience. Effective communication skills reaching farmer, and rural audiences desired. Effective public speaking skills are essential.
  • Effective interpersonal skills–ability to motivate people to action.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated skills applying a range of field data collection techniques and experience with research, data management, and basic statistical analysis are desired.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key Microsoft Office and web-based products.
  • Willingness and ability to conduct in-state travel, occasional out-of-state travel. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as job responsibilities requires.
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to conservation.

How to Apply: Click Here to Apply

Jul 13 / BARD CEP

Director of Science and Stewardship, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association – New Jersey

Organization: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Position Title: Director of Science and Stewardship

Location: Pennington, New Jersery

Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Responsibilities: The Director of Science and Stewardship will be responsible for directing and implementing the organization’s science and land stewardship programs. The director will manage a team of staff-scientists, volunteers and outside contractors to:

Promote and support environmental awareness and stewardship;

Investigate water quality and habitat concerns in our region and develop and implement strategies to address those concerns;

Conduct a continuous water quality monitoring program and synthesize and disseminate the collected data;

Oversee the operations of the Watershed Center’s laboratory and GIS lab;

Oversee habitat conservation, research and management on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve;

Develop and communicate accurate and credible information to policy-makers, the media, allied organizations, Watershed members, and the general public;

Engage Watershed members and the general public in conducting citizen science;

Increase the visibility of the Watershed Association and its programs.

Qualifications: Advanced degree in aquatic ecology, biology, hydrology, environmental science or related degree and at least five years of experience with water quality issues is required.

The Director of Science and Stewardship reports to the Executive Director and Deputy Director and works collaboratively with the directors of our advocacy and education programs. The Watershed Association is headquartered in the LEED-Platinum Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, NJ. E.O.E.

How to apply: All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume/C.V., three professional references and salary requirements via e-mail to Kevin Walsh, Deputy Director – kwalsh@thewatershed.org

Jul 13 / BARD CEP

Energy Associate Project Director, Nature Conservancy – California

Organization: Nature Conservancy

Position Title: Energy Associate Project Director

Location: The location for this position is negotiable though San Francisco, Sacramento, or Los Angeles, California (CA) are preferred.

Application Deadline: August 2, 2015

Description: The Nature Conservancy is providing leadership through science, policy and place-based expertise to create approaches for energy development that protect the natural resources on which both people and wildlife depend. The Energy Program of The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter is focused on developing innovative solutions to challenges such as siting of energy facilities, protecting resilient and connected landscapes for wildlife, and transitioning to a low carbon electricity system. The Energy Associate Project Director, with the guidance of the Director of the California Energy Program (Director), works with stakeholders, agencies, and a multi-disciplinary Conservancy team to advance the Conservancy’s strategy to provide solutions for California’s energy future that protect and benefit nature.

The location for this position is negotiable though San Francisco, Sacramento, or Los Angeles, California (CA) are preferred.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience developing partnerships (partners, community, government.

How to Apply: For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID#43319 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is August 2, 2015.