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Jan 30 / BARD CEP

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

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Research Analyst, Federal Policy Program

and Research Analyst, Environmental Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015

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

Responsibilities: Project areas include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Jan 30 / BARD CEP

Bay Area Regional Director, GRID Alternatives – California

Organization: GRID Alternatives

Position Title: Bay Area Regional Director

Location: Oakland, California

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

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

Required skills and experience

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

Recommended skills and experience

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

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

Jan 30 / BARD CEP

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

Scholarship: Solid Waste Management Research Scholarship

Organization: The Environmental Research and Education Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 29 / BARD CEP

Watershed Forestry Educator Intern, Watershed Agricultural Council – New York

Organization: New York City Watershed Agricultural Council

Position Title: Watershed Forestry Educator Intern

Location: Walton, New York

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

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015.

Jan 29 / BARD CEP

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

Organization: Chartwells Higher Education

Position Title: Food Sustainability Advocate

Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Compensation: Full-time; This is a paid position

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015

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

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate will be:

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

Experienced in managing food service in an education environment.

Able to work independently.

Detail oriented and well-organized.

Desired experience, skills, and abilities include:

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

Administrative and program management experience.

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

The ability to accomplish results in designated time frames.

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

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

Ability to travel between schools as needed.

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

Jan 29 / BARD CEP

Environmental Scientist, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Organization: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Position Title: Environmental Scientist III, Job Opening # 616479

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

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

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

Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications

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

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

* Current SCUBA diving certification.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 27 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Clean Energy States Alliance – Vermont

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

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Organization: Clean  Energy States Alliance

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Student Name and Class Year:  Jilian Corley, 2015

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

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

Jan 27 / BARD CEP

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

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

Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Environment and Security Initiative

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Student Name and Class Year:  Jilian Corley, 2015

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

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

Jan 27 / BARD CEP

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

Organization: West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.

Position Title: Federal Policy Assistant

Location: Washington, DC

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

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Tracking and monitoring targeted appropriations and authorization legislative issues;

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

Attending coalition meetings and congressional hearings when needed;

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

Providing administrative support, including but not limited to:

handling travel arrangements connected to advocacy efforts;

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Senior Program Coordinator, Sustainable Long Island – New York

Organization: Sustainable Long Island

Position Title: Senior Program Coordinator

Location: Farmingdale, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent time-management and general organization skills.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including spreadsheet applications.

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

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

Ability to speak Spanish is a strong plus.

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

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

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

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Coordinator of Sustainability Education, Central College – Iowa

Organization: Central College

Position Title: Coordinator of Sustainability Education

Location: Pella, Iowa

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

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Cooperatives Program Intern, Sustainable Economies Law Center – California

Organization: Sustainable Economies Law Center

Position Title: Cooperatives Program Intern

Location: Oakland, California

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Hudson Valley Current – New York

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

 

Organization: Hudson Valley Current

Location: Rosendale, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Andrew Bonanno, 2015

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

Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Riverkeeper – New York

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

Organization: Riverkeeper

Location: Ossining, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Jeremy Cherson, 2015

Organization description:

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

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

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

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

Jan 25 / BARD CEP

Graduate Fellow, Women’s Environment & Development Organization – New York

Organization: Women’s Environment & Development Organization

Position Title: Graduate Fellow

Location: New York, New York

Dates and compensation: Internships and fellowships are unpaid (unless otherwise listed) but can be used for college credit. All WEDO Internships and Fellowships are based in our offices in New York City, unfortunately WEDO cannot offer any assistance with travel or visa needs.; The duration of each fellowship/internship depends on the needs of the fellow/intern and WEDO programs. A minimum two-month commitment is required and applicants available for longer commitments are encouraged.

Application Deadline: accepted on a rolling basis

Description: Fellowship and internship applications (for graduate students and undergrads, respectively,) are accepted on a rolling basis. Fellows/interns will conduct research and writing, provide administrative assistance, attend meetings, and undertake other tasks as necessary, under the direction of the relevant programmatic staff.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have:

Enthusiasm for and commitment to WEDO’s mission and goals

Some knowledge, practical or academic, of the program area in which s/he applies to work

Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills

The ability to complete all tasks (mundane to substantive) in a careful, timely manner

Experience working in an office, coupled with an ability to undertake multiple tasks, sometimes under time pressure

A sense of humor, an ability to work well in a small team setting, and a desire to work in an informal environment

The ability to work at least 10-15 hours/week

Fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable but not required

How to Apply: Please send Resume, Cover Letter and References to intern-apply@wedo.org. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Jan 25 / BARD CEP

Climate and Energy Policy Manager, The Nature Conservancy – Pennsylvania

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Position Title: Climate and Energy Policy Manager

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Application Deadline: February 9, 2015

Description: The Pennsylvania Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks an external affairs professional for the position of Climate and Energy Policy Manager. The position, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offers the opportunity to join the staff of one of the largest, most successful conservation organizations in the world. The Nature Conservancy’s global success can be measured by the protection of 117 million acres in over 30 countries. The Pennsylvania Chapter is known in the Conservancy and beyond as a leader in innovative, effective strategies that benefit both people and nature at a scale that matters. The Climate and Energy Policy Manager will play an important role in developing and implementing efforts in Pennsylvania to expand support for action on climate change and affect climate and energy policy to further The Nature Conservancy’s mission.

Position Summary: The Climate and Energy Policy Manager supports The Nature Conservancy’s conservation goals by developing and communicating a clear vision and strategy designed to broaden support in Pennsylvania for action to address climate change. S/he leads project teams, designs and delivers project objectives, and serves as liaison and informational contact on climate and energy issues in Pennsylvania between TNC and federal, state, and local governments, business groups, and non-profit organizations.

The Climate and Energy Policy Manager plans, implements, and coordinates efforts in Pennsylvania to expand support for action on climate change and affect climate and energy policy to further The Nature Conservancy’s mission. Duties include contact with government officials, corporate representatives, non-profit organizations, media, and other key audiences on matters pertaining to TNC’s climate and energy policy priorities. S/he participates in fundraising activity to increase the level of financial support for TNC climate and energy projects and priorities.

Responsibilities: Working closely with TNC leadership in Pennsylvania, other TNC chapters, and in TNC’s U.S. Government Relations program the Climate and Energy Policy Manager:

Develops and executes a strategy to broaden support in Pennsylvania for action on climate change and TNC’s climate and energy policy priorities (e.g., supporting clean energy, energy efficiency, and efficient, healthy land use/sustainable energy siting).

Conducts outreach and represents TNC to government officials, the business sector, non-profit community, media, funders and other audiences.

Identifies key stakeholders and constituencies and develops and implements strategies to engage these individuals and audiences in collaborative action on climate and energy policy.

Creates new and strengthens existing partnerships with other organizations in the non-profit and private sectors, including the environmental, conservation, sportsmen’s, outdoor recreation, business, and other communities.

May manage projects and teams involving research and analysis on a broad range of subjects related to climate and energy policy (e.g., science and technology, economics, public opinion).

Convenes and facilitates external meetings to deepen understanding of climate change impacts, expand support for action on climate change, and advance climate and energy policy priorities.

Monitors legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments and coordinates action on policy opportunities, as appropriate, in support of climate action and TNC’s climate and energy priorities.

Coordinates use of media (e.g., earned, paid, social) in support of climate action and TNC’s climate and energy policy priorities.

Shares information and coordinates strategy with TNC staff in other state, regional, and worldwide office programs.

May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.

Financial responsibility will include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors and outside consultants, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.

Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.

Serves as a team leader for assigned projects and coordinates the work of others.

Ensures that the program complies with federal and state lobbying laws and regulations.

Desired Skills & Experience

The minimum qualifications are; Bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience or equivalent combination, fluency in English, experience presenting to and/or communicating with business, government, or legislative staff and/or program leadership, experience in designing, implementing, and directing multiple complex projects and ensuring program accountability, communications experience including preparing and presenting project proposals and developing written communications, experience working with corporate or NGO partners and government agencies.

The preferred qualifications are; a Master’s degree, familiarity with social, economic, and political conditions and issues in Pennsylvania, experience coordinating projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units, and functions to achieve optimal results, outstanding written and oral communication, negotiating, and organizational skills, may need to gain cooperation from individuals or groups (inside and outside the Conservancy) over whom there is no direct authority in order to accomplish program goals, demonstrates strong communications and presentation skills and persuasively conveys the need for action on TNC’s climate and energy priorities to a diverse and wide range of audiences, experience building networks and influencing outcomes without direct authority, self-starting, independent worker who can thrive with minimal oversight.

How to Apply: For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID#42755 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is February 9, 2015.

Jan 25 / BARD CEP

Environmental Analyst, City of New York

Organization: City of New York

Position Title: Environmental Analyst

Location: New York, New York

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

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

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

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume by January 28 to: environmentalresumes@ibo.nyc.ny.us or fax to 212-442- 0350. No phone calls, please.

Jan 25 / BARD CEP

Pollution Prevention & Climate Change Program Intern, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – New York

Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2, New York, N.Y.

Position Title: Pollution Prevention & Climate Change Program Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Rotational, typically 3-12 months, corresponding with, but not limited to, academic cycle.; Unpaid/Volunteer. College credit available.

Description: The intern will work with the P2C2 program office in New York on an Urban Toxics Mitigation and Reduction project.  This project focuses on the greening of small businesses located in areas threatened by extreme weather events (e.g., flooding), through a combination of better management practices (e.g., inventory control, storage) and process modifications (e.g., substitution of raw material inputs by safer alternatives).

This internship offers the opportunity to gain experience with EPA’s partnership programs and related Region 2 initiatives, while interacting with EPA staff, representatives from states, and non-governmental organizations.  The intern might receive training in tools for program implementation, evaluation, and promotion, including, but not limited to:

  • Business and Government Sector Outreach
  • Pollution prevention methods and metrics; and,
  • GIS data manipulation and analysis.

Qualifications: Candidates working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering (e.g., environmental, chemical, mechanical) are encouraged to apply.  The ideal candidate should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of people;
  • Computer literate (i.e., word-processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software);
  • Balance multiple tasks;
  • Independently research small business logistics and operations, analyze data, and produce for team review a set of technical bulletins focused on reduction of toxic chemicals in small business operations.
  • Interact collaboratively as part of a team to accomplish specific goals; and,
  • Analyze manufacturing production processes, and identify potential optimization/pollution prevention opportunities (e.g., green chemistry/engineering, supply change management).

For additional information on the various P2C2 initiatives, please visit www.epa.gov/region02/p2/.

Employment Requirements: The ideal candidate would be nearing the completion of his or her academic studies, graduate or undergraduate, as stated above under “Qualifications”. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for this program. Below is a list of requirements for the Internship Program:

  • Employment is voluntary, based on a for-credit or other curriculum requirement.
  • Length of service is a minimum of 3 months.
  • Although U.S. citizenship is not required, non-U.S. citizens must be students who are lawfully admitted for either permanent residence or on a current student visa.
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

How to Apply: To apply, qualified students should submit the following documentation:

1) Letter of Recommendation, on the Institution’s letterhead, from a Faculty Advisor or other School Official, with signature.
2) Current Resume
3) Copy of the student’s academic transcript.

All information can be provided electronically. An original copy of item 1) will be required if selected for the position.

Once this information is received, it will be reviewed, an in person interview will be set up with candidates. If interested in this position, please respond via email, in writing, or by phone, to the Agency Contact below:

James Feeley
U.S. EPA Region 2
290 Broadway 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866 (212) 637-4178
feeley.james@epa.gov

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Jan 23 / BARD CEP

Operations Director, Alliance for Climate Education – Colorado

Organization: Alliance for Climate Education

Position Title: Operations Director

Location: Boulder, Colorado, with some working from home negotiable

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) has a mission to educate and activate high school students to strengthen and sustain the climate movement. Since 2008, ACE has educated 1.8 million high school students nationwide, and empowered over 300,000 youth to take action in their personal lives, in their schools and as leaders in the broader community.

ACE is at an exciting point in its development: In 2014 we increased revenue by 60%, brought on three new board members, and refined our programmatic strategy. We are poised to move from startup phase into expansion, and seek a dynamic operations and finance professional to serve as our Operations Director. This position will lead the execution of finance, budgeting, human resources and administration needs for ACE.

ACE accomplishes its mission through two program areas. ACE’s Education Program includes delivering the award-winning ACE Assembly to high school students. The ACE Assembly combines climate science with cutting-edge animation and storytelling to create an in-person experience that educates and inspires. ACE’s Action Program includes mentoring high school Action Fellows and leading workshops where students develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to participate in lasting climate solutions. ACE also supports high school teachers to master climate and energy science standards through best-in-class resources and professional development opportunities.

ACE is data-centric and tech-savvy, nimble and creative, passionate and results-oriented. ACE has a current staff of 20, an annual budget of $1.8 million, and maintains local programs in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Reno, New York City, Raleigh & Charlotte North Carolina, and the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will work closely with ACE’s Executive Director in Boulder, Colorado.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include directing the administrative, finance and operational functions of the organization. These duties will include:

  • Finance and accounting: Work with Executive Director, leadership team and consultants to manage expenses, keep books up to date, prepare budgets, manage reporting for grants, and manage accounting policies and systems.
  • Strategic planning:Work with Executive Director and leadership team to develop strategy for effective use of organizational resources, create expense projections based on strategic decisions, and adaptively manage strategy to align with fundraising and programmatic needs.
  • Administration and governance: Work with Executive Director and leadership team to implement the policies and systems to effectively run the organization.
  • Human resources:Manage policies, procedures and services for administering benefits, handling insurance, recruiting, hiring and staffing.
  • Information technology: Work with IT consultants to configure and implement backend functions to support smooth and efficient operations, with a focus on making ACE a primarily paperless organization.

Description:

Experience recruiting, hiring and retaining diverse, talented staff

  • Experience managing the finance and administration of a $2+ million organization or business unit; nonprofit experience preferred
  • Minimum of a BA; MBA, CPA or related degree desired
  • Minimum five years experience in a management role ideally with broad financial and operations management experience
  • Experience as an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations and experience with grant management
  • Proven track record facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Ability to train and manage staff to use finance systems
  • Tech-savvy with experience selecting and managing relationships with software and technology vendors
  • Excellent management and leadership skills with proven ability to engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker
  • Passion for the organization’s mission

How to Apply: Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to careers@climateeducation.org, with “Operations Director” in the subject line. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Jan 23 / BARD CEP

Project Associate, SeaPlan – Massachusetts

Organization: SeaPlan

Position Title: Project Associate

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: February 16, 2015

Description: The Project Associate will work on a varied portfolio of SeaPlan projects, which include supporting human use and/or marine resource characterization studies, marine policy analyses, stakeholder engagement efforts, and communications and outreach activities. Project topics span a broad range, including marine planning, climate preparedness, fisheries science, and human dimensions of the marine realm. The Project Associate will also support a variety of SeaPlan operations, including fundraising, communications and administration. Primary responsibilities will center on supporting project teams through research, preparing written and presentation materials, developing project financials, and assisting with stakeholder and project team meeting preparation and documentation; additional duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Project support, including research, analysis, deliverable drafting, and schedule/budget preparation
  • Assistance with researching, writing, and producing content for internal and external publications
  • Project and Process workflow development
  • Attend conferences/other events; prepare summaries of key
  • Organizational operations support, including fundraising research, database development and financial systems

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in natural or social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • 1 year of relevant professional work experience
  • Demonstrated writing proficiencies (e.g. technical reports, academic, blogosphere)
  • Familiarity with issues and trends in coastal and marine policy, planning, regulation and management
  • Computer competencies; command of software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and database
  • Ability to organize/prioritize workload to meet demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Ability to work, communicate and interact effectively in a team setting

Qualifications:

  • Experience with natural resource management issues in a multi-stakeholder setting
  • Experience working with government agencies
  • Graphic design and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with GIS
  • SalesForce proficiency

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs@SeaPlan.org by February 16th, 2015. Writing samples and references are not required at this time. We respectfully request no phone inquiries.