Organization: 1000 Friends of Oregon
Position Title: Public Interest Internship
Location: Portland, Oregon
Hours and Compensation:
The position is for 35 hours per week for 10 weeks, at the 1000 Friends’ Portland office. A stipend of $4,500 is provided. Limited additional funds are available for assistance with travel expenses to and from Portland.
Application Deadline: February 20, 2014
Contact: Melissa Provinsal Barc CEP ’12 email@example.com
1000 Friends of Oregon is a thirty-seven year old public interest organization that advocates smart growth through comprehensive land use and transportation planning, using Oregon’s renowned planning program. We work with citizens across Oregon to enhance the state’s quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities and protecting family farms and forests.
The Gerhardt Internship was established in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of 1000 Friends’ first planner, Paul Gerhardt, Jr.
The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for on-the-job experience for planning students or those in similar fields, especially for those interested in public service.
The intern will work on one or two large projects, such as 1000 Friends’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through linking land use and transportation, or to preserve farm land. The intern might also work on smaller, short-term projects to gain a wider acquaintance with Oregon’s land use program. Supervision will be provided by the 1000 Friends’ staff member overseeing each project.
The criteria used in selecting the intern include academic excellence, demonstrated interest in public service, evidence of initiative, and the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to undergraduates majoring in planning or a related field and graduates who have not yet begun graduate school. However, students in graduate school will be considered. Law students are specifically excluded.
How to Apply
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, academic transcript, writing sample, and three reference letters, including at least two from professors familiar with the applicant’s work. References should offer a confidential evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications as measured against the criteria above and should be sent directly to 1000 Friends of Oregon; references should provide full contact information. The writing sample can be on any topic and need not be lengthy. Complete applications, including reference letters, must be received by Thursday, February 20, 2014. The intern will be selected by Thursday, March 20, 2014 and will be notified by phone shortly thereafter. Those not selected will be informed by letter. Please send applications to:
1000 Friends of Oregon
133 SW 2
nd Ave, Suite 201
Portland, Oregon 97204-2515
or via email to the firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, check our web site, www.friends.org; or email Robin Jennings, Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com, or by phone at 503-49
7-1000, x 125.
Graduate Student Leaders Sought to Shape Science Policy
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy. Recipients receive first-hand experience at the interface of science and public policy.
* A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition Congressional Visits Day, an annual event that brings scientists to the nation’s capital to advocate for federal investment in the biological sciences, with a primary focus on the National Science Foundation. The event will be held on 9-10 April 2014. Domestic travel and hotel expenses will be paid for the winners.
* Policy and communications training, and information on trends in federal science funding and the legislative process.
* Meetings with Congressional policymakers to discuss the importance of federal investments in the biological sciences.
* A 1-year AIBS membership, including a subscription to the journal BioScience and a copy of “Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media.”
* An award certificate and membership in the EPPLA alumni network.
The 2014 award is open to U.S. citizens enrolled in a graduate degree program in the biological sciences, science education, or a closely allied field. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to science policy and/or science education policy. Prior EPPLA winners and AIBS science policy interns/fellows are not eligible.
Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, 13 January 2014 . The application can be downloaded at http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html .
Position Title: Internship- Corporate Sustainability
Location: New York
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: not listed
The Global Function units at Citi include Audit & Risk Review, Compliance, Control & Emerging Risk, AML, Citi Security and Investigative Services (CSIS), Finance, Strategy, M&A, Investor Relations, Global Public Affairs, Human Resources, Legal, Risk Management, Global Community Development and Microfinance. These functions provide critical support to the Citi business units. Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and private banking. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com or www.citi.com.
Overview: Will provide programmatic and research support to a two-person team in Citi’s Corporate Sustainability unit, which oversees environmental and human rights issues for Citi. Citi’s Corporate Sustainability program is implemented in partnership with Citi’s three primary units: Institutional Clients Group, Consumer Banking, and Operations & Technology. This internship will be a full-time position for 12 weeks during January-April, 2013 Information on Citi’s environmental sustainability program is available on our website: http://www.citigroup.com/citi/environment/.
How to Apply
The Torrey Botanical Society supports student research with three annual awards: $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000. These amounts will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place applicants, respectively, as judged by members of the selection committee. Graduate students in botany who are members of the Society are eligible to apply for an award. This award must be used to help pay the costs of field work. Applications will be judged by a committee of the Council of the Society, and recipients will be announced before 1 April each year.
Proposals must include: 1) title page with proposal title, applicant’s name, address, and e-mail address; 2) body of the proposal of no more than two pages; 3) literature cited page; 4) budget, including brief justification for each item; 5) a current C.V.; and 6) a letter from the major professor detailing the current status of the applicant and his/her qualifications. The proposals should be written using Times New Roman font, 12-point, with pages having 1-inch top and bottom margins, and 1.25-inch side margins. All applications must be sent electronically by the applicant to the Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee. Submit applications as pdf files only, with the applicant’s surname first in file name (e.g. Name_proposalResearchFellwshp.pdf, Name_letterResearchFellwshp.pdf). The deadline for applications is 15 January each year.
At the end of the calendar year of support, a non-solicited report of one paragraph should be sent by the award recipient to the Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee. Recipients of research fellowships should consider publishing results of the research in the Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.
2013. Mr. Jacob Landis of University of Florida for his project Evolution of flower color and its significance in Polemoniaceae ($2500), Mr. Gregory Stull of University of Florida for his project Phylogeny, fossil record, and biogeographic history of Icacinaceae: implications for tropical plant biogeography ($1500), and Ms. Catherine Rushworth of Duke University for her project Insights into the origin and persistence of apomixis in the Boechera holboellii species complex ($1000).
2012. Ms. Kristen Hasenstab-Lehman of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for her project Testing adaptive radiation in the dry tropics: A phylogenetic approach to biogeography, inflorescence evolution, and hydraulic traits in the genus Varronia (Cordiaceae, Boraginales) ($2500).
2011. Ms. Carrie Kiel of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for her project Unraveling Relationships Among the Morphologically Diverse and Taxonomically Complex New World Justicioids (Acanthaceae) ($2500), and Ms. Emily Sessa of University of Wisconsin for her project Phylogeny, Reticulate Evolution, and Recurrent Polyploid Speciation in North American Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae). ($1000)
2010. Mr. Robert Laport of University of Rochester for his project Polyploidy and Reproductive Isolation in the North American Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata, Zygophyllaceae) ($2500), Vinson Doyle of The New York Botanical Garden/City University of New York for his project Population studies of a cranberry pathogen, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Ascomycota, Sordariomycetes), in North America ($1000), and Mary Heskel of Columbia University for her project Response of Plant Respiration Physiology to Climate Change in the Arctic. ($1000)
2009. Ms. Posy Busby of Stanford University for her project Assessing Broad-Scale Patterns in Susceptibility to Beech Bark Disease ($2500) and Mr. James Lendemer of The New York Botanical Garden for his project Assessing the Biological Diversity of the Genus Lepraria s.l. (Lichenized Ascomycetes, Stereocaulaceae) in Southeastern North America. ($2500)
2008. Ms. Naomi Fraga of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for her project Biogeography and population Genetics of the Mimulus palmeri Clade ($2500) and Mr. Jonathan Myers of Louisiana State University for his study of Ecological mechanisms maintaining plant species diversity: Seed dispersal limitation and environmental filtering in high-diversity pine savannas. ($2000)
2007. Ms. Tara Massad of Tulane University for her project Improvements in tropical reforestation through an understanding of plant secondary chemistry ($1000) and Ms. Diana Jolles of The Ohio State University for her project Phylogeny and biogeography of the Pyrola picta species complex (Pyroleae: Monotropoideae: Ericaceae). ($2,500)
Organizers should send the following information: 1) a description of the symposium and its importance, 2) a list of the speakers and their topics, and 3) current C.V.s of the organizers. The proposals should be written using Times New Roman font, 12-point, with pages having 1-inch top and bottom margins, and 1.25-inch side margins. All applications must be sent electronically by the applicant to the Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee. Submit applications as pdf files only, with the applicant’s surname first in file name (e.g. Name_proposalSymposium.pdf). Deadline for applications is 15 January each year.
By the end of the calendar year of support, a non-solicited report of one paragraph should be sent by the award recipient(s) to the Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee. Recipients of symposium awards should consider publishing results of the symposium in the Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.
Previous awardees (all $1,000):
2013. Dr. Allison Miller of St. Louis University and Dr. Toby Kellogg of University of Missouri-St. Louis for support of a symposium entitled Speaking of food: connecting basic and applied science to be held at Botany 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
2012. Jordan Sinclair of Wayne State University and Rupesh Kariyat of Pennsylvania State University for support of a symposium entitled Ecological interactions affecting the evolution of plant mating systems: Current research and future directions to be held at Botany 2012 in Columbus Ohio.
2011. Dr. Ashley Egan of East Carolina University for support of a symposium entitled Advances in plant systematics and population genomics: Applications of next generation techniques held at Botany 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.
2007. Drs. Susan Pell of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Allison Miller of St. Louis University for support of a symposium entitled Evolution and diversification in the Sapindales held at Botany 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.
2006. Dr. David Lentz for support of a symposium entitled Medicinal plants of Southeast Asia: contributions and potential contributions to medicine to be held in June 2006 as part of the annual Society of Economic Botany meeting to be held in Chaing Mai, Thailand.
2005. The New England invasive plant summit. Awarded to Ms. Nava M. Tabak and held at Farmington, MA from 16-18 September 2005.
2004. Migration, Markets, and Changing Systems of Plant Use. Organized by Valerie Imbruce, Angela Steward, and Christine Padoch. Held at the 45th annual meeting of the Society of Economic Botany in Canterbury, England in June 2004.
Andrew M. Greller is a past president of the Torrey Botanical Society, and a longtime expert on the flora of the New York metropolitan region. Through generous donations to the Society since 2009, Dr. Greller has created an award for graduate student research. In order to honor Dr. Greller, the Society established the Andrew M. Greller Graduate Student Research Award for Conservation of Local Flora and Ecosystems ($1,000 annually).
Graduate students who are members of the Society and are conducting research on plants, habitats, and/or subjects related to plant conservation in or around (within 100 miles of) New York City are eligible to apply for this award. The award may be applied to the costs of field work and/or laboratory work. Applications will be judged by a committee of the Council of the Society, and recipients will be announced before 1 April of each year.
Proposals must include 1) title page with proposal title, applicant’s name, address, and e-mail address; 2) body of the proposal of no more than two pages; 3) literature cited page; 4) budget, including brief justification for each item; 5) a current C.V.; and 6) a letter from the major professor detailing the current status of the applicant and his/her qualifications. The proposals should be written using Times New Roman font, 12-point, with pages having 1-inch top and bottom margins, and 1.25-inch side margins. All applications must be sent electronically by the applicant to the Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee. Submit applications as pdf files only, with the applicant’s surname first in file name (e.g. Name_proposalGrellerAward.pdf, Name_letterGrellerAward.pdf). Deadline for applications is 15 January each year.
At the end of the calendar year of support, a non-solicited report of one paragraph should be sent by the award recipient to the Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee. Recipients of awards should consider publishing results of the research in the Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.
2013. Ms. Angelica Patterson of Columbia University for her project Temperature tolerance of the physiological processes controlling carbon gain in northeastern forests ($1000), and Ms. Sarah Whorley of Fordham University for her project Algal biodiversity and function used to assess stream restoration in Delaware County, New York ($1000).
2011. Mr. David Waring of Fordham University for his project Population Dynamics of Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard) along an Urban-to-rural Gradient ($1000).
2010. Elena Tartaglia of Rutgers University for her project Mutualistic interactions in the urban landscape: can we restore specialized plant-pollinator interactions? ($1000).
Organization: Alaska Center for the Environment
Position Title: Mobilization Center Manager
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Hours and Compensation: full time, salary to be negotiated
Application Deadline: start date, January 6
Alaska’s world-class ecosystems and incredible natural resources sustain our families, communities, and cultures. By building and empowering an engaged conservation constituency, we ACE seeks to conserve the resources that support our unique quality of life for current and future generations. To accomplish this ACE cultivates future environmental leaders; educates Alaskans about key environmental issues; and mobilizes partners and supporters to advocate for sensible conservation and policies.
This position oversees and participates in day-to-day operations of a mobilization center in Anchorage that supports salmon and conservation related campaigns. The mobilization center hosts a phone banking operation that operates 4 to 5 days a week during evening hours, a seasonal field canvass operations, and various volunteer events and trainings. Operations include but are not limited to: opening and closing mobilization center; scheduling phone banks for various campaigns; recruiting, hiring/firing and managing phone canvassers; ensuring technology and databases needed for phone banks are operational; participating in nightly phone banks; producing daily and weekly reports on activity; and maintaining an orderly and welcoming environment.
Mobilization Center Overview:The mobilization center is part of Alaska Center for the Environment/Alaska Conservation Voters and is the main location for phone banking, field canvassing, and volunteer meetings and trainings. The center will function as a typical field office in any campaign, but there may often be 3-5 different issue campaigns operating (and
calling) on any given night. Most campaigns will use the same central database for mobilization.
- Open and close Mobilization Center;
- Schedule all phone banks and volunteer trainings/meetings occurring in Mobilization Center with campaign leadership;
- Ensure technology (laptops, phones, internet) is set up and functioning properly for scheduled phone banks;
- Set up databases for nightly calls as needed;
- Maintain neat, orderly and welcoming space;
- Order and maintain necessary supplies for basic functions (office supplies, volunteer snacks, etc)
- Managing Phone Canvassers:
- With support from ACE and other campaign staff, recruit paid phone canvassers;
- Hire/fire and oversee phone canvassers to ensure nightly goals are met;
- Provide training on basic phone canvassing techniques and technology to staff and volunteers;
- Participate in phone banks (ie, make calls) with paid staff and volunteers to lead by example, trouble-shoot scripts, and help boost numbers;
- Maintain accurate employee records and campaign-by-campaign accounting of hours;
- Provide motivational goals to incentivize performance of phone canvassers;
- Schedule appropriate number of callers each night based on campaign needs;
- Welcome, orient and support volunteer callers each night as needed.
- Provide accurate and timely reports on Mobilization Center activity, including but not limited to:
nightly call results,
campaign-by-campaign accounting of hours,
weekly and monthly activity reports;
- Manage and track Mobilization Center budget;
- Ability to display multiple data sets in an effective and simple manner.
5. . Evaluation and Innovation
- Work with your supervisor to create an annual workplan for your position, and ensure that your job description accurately reflects the work you are doing
- Provide monthly and six month reports to your supervisor
- Develop evaluation metrics for your position with your supervisor and regularly evaluate the impact of the Leadership program
- Provide suggestions and recommendations for innovative ways to increase the impact of leadership development within the organization
- Develop professional development goals for yourself, work with the Executive Director to seek out relevant opportunities
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; etc.
- Excellent verbal communication skills;
- Excellent listening and retention skills,
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently;
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to adjust in the moment;
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and changing priorities;
- Experience tracking or managing a budget;
- Experience managing staff with proven ability to provide constructive feedback to staff members;
- Experience using excel, google calendars, and other basic office software;
- Ability to provide motivational support for team members and volunteers;
- Comfort working with technology.
- BA or BS degree in related field- or equivalent work experience;
- Previous staff management experience;
- Ability to work evening hours a must;
- Ability to adapt and adjust quickly a must;
- Previous experience with political campaigns a plus;
- Experience with VAN a plus;
- Experience with Door and Phone Canvasses a major plus;
- Knowledge of Alaska politics a plus;
- Outgoing, gregarious and fun personality required.
ACE is an at-will employer. Employment is a voluntary and is subject to termination by
the employee or ACE at will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any
time. The job description of position title outlines duties at the time of hire, but ACE
reserves the right to change these duties as necessary.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: Regional Plan Association
Position Title: Director of Energy and Environmental Programs
Location: New York, NY
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: December 27, 2013
RPA conducts research, advocacy and planning on regional and national priorities including open space and environmental sustainability, transportation, economic development and governance. Our team of talented professionals is passionate about developing and sharing ideas that improve the quality of life in our cities and communities.
We are an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in New York City, with offices in Stamford, Conn., and Princeton, N.J. We encourage a challenging, collaborative and fun work environment. We also believe in work-life balance.
RPA, a nonprofit urban-planning organization, focuses on the strategic government and business decisions that shape the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region’s overall well-being. In April 2013, RPA launched an initiative to create a Fourth Regional Plan for the metropolitan area – a blueprint for the region’s growth, sustainability, good governance and economic opportunity for the next 25 years. The director will have the lead responsibility for shaping the climate, energy and environmental recommendations of the plan, and will help to build a network of constituents who will help carry out these recommendations.
Regional Plan Association is seeking a creative and dynamic professional to direct the organization’s energy and environment initiatives, including climate mitigation and adaptation, open space conservation and park development, and water resource management. We offer a unique opportunity to help address the enormous environmental challenges of one of the world’s most complex metropolises and ecosystems, working for one of the nation’s most influential urban research, planning and advocacy organizations.
Working with RPA’s senior management and reporting to the vice president for research, the director of energy and environmental programs will manage and develop a comprehensive program of projects and policies to improve public health, quality of life, sustainable development and climate resilience in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area. The director will work closely with other RPA staff to integrate these objectives with RPA’s economic, transportation, land use, design and community development initiatives.
- Project development and management, including identification of funding opportunities;
- Staff supervision;
- Research and analysis of complex data;
- Creation of plans, policy reports and other documents;
- Public speaking and leading coalitions and advocacy campaigns.
Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in energy and environmental policy or programs, management experience, and a master’s degree in planning, environmental economics, natural resource management, policy or related field. The position requires initiative and the ability to balance multiple priorities. Excellent interpersonal and writing skills are essential, including the ability to convey complex or technical ideas to the general public. Preferred areas of expertise include land use and natural resource management, energy policy and economics, modeling and cost-benefit analysis, and environmental policy. Knowledge of research and policy in the tri-state area is also preferred
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing samples and any other relevant information here by December 27 and note in the comments section that you are interested in the Director of Energy and Environmental Programs position. Applications without all attachments won’t be considered.
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
Position Title: Publications Editor
Location: New York, NY
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: unknown
NRDC uses law, science, and the support of more than one million members and online activists nationwide to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places, and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. In addition to our New York headquarters, we have offices in Washington, San Francisco, and Santa Monica.
We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life–air, land and water–and to defend endangered natural places. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.
We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.
NRDC seeks a Publications Editor to work as a part of its dynamic Communications Department. The position is responsible for working with staff authors to produce policy briefs, research reports, issue papers, and educational materials. Responsibilities include heavy project management, substantive editing, and quality control, production/design oversight, freelancer and vendor supervision, and managing a busy project calendar. The Publications Editor reports to the Policy Publications Director.
As the Publications Editor, you will assist in the development of NRDC’s policy communications portfolio, covering issues ranging from climate change to protecting our oceans. You’ll work with staff authors to produce research and policy reports, white papers, and other policy-related materials in print and online. This position requires a keen editor, a strong project manager, an energetic team player, and someone who can deftly juggle many needs and priorities. Specific responsibilities include:
- Shaping content of NRDC policy publications with authority, including providing various levels of editing from “heavy lifting” of early drafts to professional-level copy editing. Other editorial responsibilities include writing narrative when necessary, advising on structure, enhancing visual display of data, checking facts, and ensuring message and findings of reports are clear, compelling, and appealing to the press and public.
- Managing production of online presentation of policy materials, including drafting online copy and overseeing production specialists and web designers.
- Coordinating with NRDC’s Science Center to ensure that all public releases are accurate, error-free, and peer reviewed.
- Working with other writers on the content team to ensure that there is consistent top-line messaging across our major programmatic communications.
- Working with the Policy Publications Director to manage the editorial calendar and workflow of a busy editorial department.
- Working with staff across all of NRDC and acting as the Communications Department liaison to key programmatic work areas.
- Managing (and growing) a network of freelance editors, writers, and designers.
- Maintaining and evolving strong style guidelines for policy publications.
At least five years’ experience writing/editing research reports is required, particularly experience with policy, science, and/or environmental issues, or equivalent professional or academic background. Strong organizational skills and project management capacities are essential. Both print and online content experience is highly desirable, or the interest and ability to learn these skills. Candidates must have a proven ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize effectively, and meet strict deadlines simultaneously. Candidates should also be proactive, resourceful, and not only work independently but also be a good team player. Tight production deadlines may occasionally require working evening and/or weekend hours.
NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit our website at www.nrdc.org/jobs, create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-866-803-9663.
For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org
Organization: Local Governments for sustainability!
Position Title: Event Internship, Resilient Cities
Location: Bonn, Germany
Hours and Compensation: 40/wk, 2 days of paid leave per month, ICLEI offers interns a cost compensation of Euro 880 before tax and social insurance fees (around Euro 700 after tax and social insurance fees).
*The internship position is available from mid February 2014 at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. A later start can be negotiated up to latest end of February. The duration is planned for 6 months. The intern reports to the Resilient Cities Program Manager in close cooperation with the Resilient Cities congress team.
Application Deadline: 15 January, 2014; position begins in mid February
ICLEI is the world’s largest association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities, 450 large cities and urban regions as well as 650 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries.
ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim is to achieve healthy and happy communities.
In May 2010, ICLEI World Secretariat launched Resilient Cities, a series of annual global forums on urban resilience and adaptation. After three successful editions, the Resilient Cities team is now preparing Resilient Cities 2014, to be held in Bonn, Germany from 29 to 31 May 2014. For more information please check www.iclei.org/resilient-cities.
Support the team of Resilient Cities 2014 (5th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change) to be held from 29 to 31 May 2014 in Bonn, Germany; in particular:
- Communicate with partners, funders, sponsors and participants
- Assist in the event logistics including communication with the venue and local service providers
- Support the registration process
- Manage partners and participants by also using databases
- Edit congress web pages
- Be involved in the post congress follow up
- Support the general congress implementation
- Degree in a relevant subject such as either Communications, Events Management, International Relations, Urban Planning & Management or similar
- Interest in the areas of cities and local government is an asset;
- Interest in event organization
- Organizing skills, organized working style, creative and pro-active attitude
- Good communication style, writing and orally
- Confident user of Microsoft Office. Some databases, web editing experience (Typo3 or other CMS), desktop publishing software (preferably InDesign); social media experience is an asset;
- Excellent command of English language (written and spoken), additional languages (German in particular) are an asset
How to Apply
By email (email@example.com) or fax (+49-228 / 97 62 99 01). Please include “Event internship, Resilient Cities” in the subject line.
- letter of motivation
- CV (max 3 pages)
- indication of citizenship (and if non-EU, whether holder of a work permit for Germany)
- indication of availability date
Deadline for application: 15 January 2014
Be aware that applications are reviewed continuously upon arrival, therefore submitting your application as soon as possible is advisable. The ICLEI World Secretariat shall only contact those applicants shortlisted for this position.
Organization: Waterkeeper Alliance
Position Title: Database Support Intern Opportunity
Location: New York, NY
Hours and Compensation: unpaid
Application Deadline: unknown
Waterkeeper Alliance is a global environmental organization uniting more than 200 Waterkeeper organizations around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on the issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers patrol more than 1.5 million square miles of watersheds in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Waterkeeper Alliance ensures that the world’s Waterkeeper Organizations are as connected to each other as they are to their local waters, organizing the fight for clean water into a coordinated global movement. For more information, please visit our website at www.waterkeeper.org, read our magazine, WATERKEEPER, or The Riverkeepers by John Cronin and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The primary responsibilities of the Database Support Intern are to enter and maintain records in our donor database, DonorPerfect.
The database of the organization houses the relationships and support history of our organization, the source for recording and maximizing collected information to increase support, awareness, and education outreach efforts. With a donor database supported by SofterWare and a growing initiative unfolding in our development goals, we are looking for an intern interested in creative partnership around database maintenance, who is capable of handling detail oriented assignments.
- Database entry, and maintenance of records.
- Follow-up, and partnership, with our Development Team to ensure accurate recordkeeping.
- Report analysis and cross-referencing multiple reports.
- Additional projects will allow for creative partnership, to include donor relations as it relates to Direct Mail, Events Planning, Major Gifts, Foundations, Donor Development, and support with Education and Outreach efforts.
Waterkeeper Alliance has actively developed and implemented advocacy efforts at the state and federal level, and continues expanding internationally to combat adverse water quality issues. The opportunity will allow the right candidate a unique access to the back-office functionality of a movement with more than a decade invested in environmental advocacy.
If you’re ready to interface with a challenging database, enjoy problem solving, creative troubleshooting, and connect with the vision of Waterkeeper Alliance, this is an opportunity for you!
Graduate or current student with attention to detail, moderate experience with MS Excel, DonorPerfect (preferred, but not mandatory), and familiarity with importing, exporting, and filtering large amounts of data.
How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterkeeper Alliance is a registered trademark of Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.
Organization: Center for EcoTechnology
Position Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Location: Northampton, MA
Hours and Compensation: This is a full-time hourly position with benefits located in our Northampton office. CET offers competitive pay rates and a comprehensive health plan which pays approximately 60% of the individual’s health insurance costs. New employees are eligible for dental insurance; accrue 10 days of paid vacation leave per year, 9 sick days and CET offers 12 paid holidays. CET is an equal opportunity employer.
At the Center for EcoTechnology, we educate people to inspire actions that result in lasting impacts. This position is responsible for increasing CET’s effectiveness to “make green make sense” through community organizing, outreach and education specifically in the Go Green Initiative: Energy efficiency, renewable energy and waste reduction through home composting, recycling and reuse. The position reports to Marin Goldstein, Outreach and Education Manager in the Outreach and Education Department.
Go Green Community Outreach and Assistance:
Conduct public outreach and education to achieve various program and mission impact goals:
• Serve as a residential Energy Coach, to facilitate people to take action in their homes and workplaces, with knowledge of behavior choice opportunities and structural home efficiency incentives, providing technical assistance and guidance on resources available in our region;
• Promote, coordinate and deliver residential educational presentations and hands-on workshops that inspire participants to take Go Green actions, specifically:
o Inspire people to make behavior choices to take action in their homes/ workplaces
o Generate referrals for energy efficiency programs for residents,
e.g. Mass Save and Community Action Weatherization programs
o Generate enrollments in green power and clean energy choices for residents,
e.g. Mass Energy’s New England Green Start/New England Wind Fund
• Target a variety of audiences, established and new groups, including but not limited to: municipal leadership, business employers, faith based congregations, neighborhood collectives, youth groups, seniors, community gatherings and much more;
• Track data results of events and outreach activities, including household data and contacts;
• Work on a team to develop marketing materials tailored to specific community events;
• Work on a team to develop and generate community engagement through a multi-media strategy by utilizing CET web site, press events and social media outlets
Work regionally with grassroots groups and municipal committees to achieve campaign goals:
• Serve as resource for objective information about energy efficiency (e.g. Mass Save & Weatherization home energy programs), renewable energy options (e.g. Solarize campaigns), home composting and recycling and reuse opportunities
• Cultivate a network of partnerships and collaboration within the region working on similar campaign goals throughout the region to achieve the Go Green goals
• Support Annual or special CET events (e.g. Household Hazardous Waste and building materials collections, renewable energy seminars, and Green Buildings Open House) by coordinating with vendors and partners, including CET staff, recruit and manage volunteers, advertise, solicit donations, and work within a budget as needed
Program Development, and Grant Reporting and Evaluation
• Assist in the development of outreach strategies and documentation of best practices
• Assist in communicating outreach results through telling the story of the people we guide to lasting impacts in a variety of mediums, e.g. digital content and written testimonials, to be used in our outreach efforts and in funder reports to demonstrate achievements
• Assist in the development of grants and proposals to provide funding for the programs of the Go Green Initiative as needed
Supervisory role for the EcoFellowship program:
• Supervise one or more EcoFellow(s), young professionals hired for one year of training, skill development and project implementation, supporting the development of their outreach skill set by providing them with opportunities to learn the role of community organizing
• Supervise one or more EcoFellow(s) daily work, guide and develop a work plan as appropriate, approve timesheets and other administrative tasks as needed
• Participate in the EcoFellow leadership group to review opportunities and challenges that arise during the program and develop best practices in mentoring these young professionals
Other duties: CET projects and workload vary and responsibilities will change when necessary. Some weekend and evening work will be required on a regular basis, but flexible work scheduling allows maintenance of work load and hours.
• College degree in related field
• Minimum of 3 years community organizing and/or outreach experience, including customer service and public education/speaking experience
• Minimum of 2 years of computer experience working in databases and Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of project implementation in one or more of the following areas:
o Residential energy efficiency and building science, and/or
o Residential solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems, and/or
o Residential and school based food composting and recycling
• Experience in public education with an innovative, hands-on and creative approach
• Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation
• Excellent professional communication skills (written, phone, email, in-person) with the ability to convey information in a straight forward unbiased way and adept at helping implement incremental change
• Excellent computer skills with preference given to the use and knowledge of Salesforce
• Interest in interacting with various populations: residents, businesses, community volunteers, public officials, students, teachers, media
• Experience working with and supervising young staff, interns and volunteers
• Strong commitment to non-profit community mission of CET
• Work-style – flexible, self-directed, professional, hard-work ethic, patient, problem-solving, works well independently and as a part of a team
• Attention to detail, good problem solving skills and observational skills and results oriented
• Ability to accomplish tasks within timelines
• Maintain strict privacy of any confidential personnel, fiscal, customer and internal organizational information for which access is required in order to perform assigned duties.
How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume via email (email@example.com) to:
Amanda Bates, HR Assistant
Center for EcoTechnology
112 Elm Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Organization: The Scrap Exchange
Position Title: Development Director
Location: Durham, NC
Hours and Compensation: 35-40 hrs/wk, commensurate with experience and internal pay scales, plus benefits (health and dental) and generous time off/leave policy.
Application Deadline: January 6, 2014
The Scrap Exchange is a nonprofit creative reuse arts center in Durham, North Carolina whose mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse.
The Scrap Exchange is a national model creative reuse center serving over 250,000 constituent’s annually throughout the southeast. The creative reuse center’s mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness and community through reuse. The Scrap Exchange is in an exciting time of growth and transition as we purchase a permanent location, advocate locally and nationally for resource recovery, and offer consulting opportunities, all in addition to our regular programming.
The Development Director position will provide a vital leadership role for fundraising including strategic planning, grants and foundation support, Capital Campaign management- working with volunteers and consultants, major donor cultivation, Friends club membership management, special events support, and community giving program. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will work to develop strategies and implement programs to raise funds in support of the revenue and program goals of The Scrap Exchange.
Donor Development and Community Relations
- Work with the Fundraising Committee and Executive Director to develop a comprehensive multi-year development strategy for The Scrap Exchange to support achievement of fundraising goals, including identification and cultivation of new individual donors, corporations, and foundation. Develop detailed plans for implementing the strategy.
- Provide support for the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee on strategies and priorities for major gift solicitation.
- Provide oversight to the Annual Fund Drive, donor stewardship, and solicitation events.
- Lead the research, development and preparation of grant proposals, reports and any licensing.
- Oversee the development of marketing and communications materials to support fundraising efforts and track contributions.
- Coordinate the solicitation and acceptance of in-kind donations, ensuring that The Scrap Exchange is a good steward of and displays an appropriate attitude of gratitude.
- Develop relationships and collaborations to build a strong awareness of The Scrap Exchange success rate and accomplishments.
- Ongoing fundraising activities include individual asks, Friends Club management, donor engagement, data mining, and event planning.
- Develop action plan for campaign considering unique circumstances and resources of the area
- reDefine goals, re-Identify stages, milestones and timeframe, Guide redevelopment/editing of inspiring case for support and other supporting documents
- Guide cultivation efforts of identified prospective donors, Work with consultants
Friends Club and Donation Tracking
- Manage and help grow the Friends Club program.
- Track Friends contributions, in-kind contributions, and all other donations in the donor/supporter (ScrapCRM) database.
- Work with Retail Store Assistant Manager to send thank you notes and follow-up with donors.
Charitable Giving Program
- Manage Charitable Giving Program for donations of materials and programming to community organizations seeking support from The Scrap Exchange.
- Create Charitable Giving annual report.
Annual Fund Development
- Implement the annual fund development plan to support the organization’s strategic plan, including but not limited to: Annual Giving, Major Giving, Planned Giving
Other duties/ Shared Responsibilities
- Monitor website and social media to make sure information is current
- Provide additional administrative support to Executive Director
- General office support: answering phones, purchasing supplies and equipment, maintaining files of current and historical records in accordance with official document retention policy
- Must have experience with annual fund drives, grant writing, donor stewardship, auctions, special events, foundation relationship building, capital campaign etc.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience with individual donor research and management
- Familiarity with office computer systems including email (Outlook/Thunderbird), Microsoft Office, Excel, Filemaker Pro, and QuickBooks
- Knowledge of office procedures, including filing, office equipment, typing, and policy development
- Able to juggle multiple tasks and work in an active office environment
- Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field OR 2 years comparable experience
How to Apply
Mail, fax, or email the following: A one-page cover letter, resume, three references, and salary requirements.
Ann May Woodward
The Scrap Exchange
923 Franklin Street, Bay 1
Durham, NC 27701
Position Title: Community Coordinator (Program Manager)
Location: Tenino, WA
Hours and Compensation: 25 hrs/wk, $15-18/hr
Application Deadline: December 14, 2013
TOGETHER! engages and mobilizes families, schools and the community to advance the health, safety and success of our youth.
We work to increase knowledge and awareness to encourage healthy decision-making; we promote policies and systems that support positive youth development; and we cultivate youth leadership and collaborate with others to create vibrant communities.
We hold a vision that all young people in Thurston and Mason Counties are supported, healthy, safe and valued.
Support the efforts of a community-based substance abuse prevention coalition in the Tenino, Bucoda and Rainier, Washington region; aid in coalition planning, evaluation and reporting; and implement strategies consistent with the coalition’s plans and goals.
- Work with coalition members and leaders, community groups, business leaders, media representatives and others in professional settings locally and beyond to help the coalitiona itelopment ofify the summary. Does this accurately capture what I replaced?icheer a writing sample). I found these samples inc recruit and maintain a diverse coalition membership, build community awareness and support, meet and exceed program goals, and maximize local impact.
- Facilitate the development and implementation of the coalition’s strategic plan using approved frameworks and models.
- Support coalition’s efforts to plan and conduct educational and training activities. Support coalition workgroups, including with needs and resource assessments, data collection and analysis, interpreting data, and more, to ensure project/s success.
- Work with TOGETHER! and coalition leaders to develop the program budget.
- Make presentations and communicate to the public the goals and strategies of the coalition.
- Pursue professional development opportunities and remain competent and knowledgeable in the fields of prevention, community organizing, evaluation, and public health education.
- Ensure implementation of policies and procedures adopted by TOGETHER! Board of Directors and Executive Director. Ensure sound health and safety measures are practiced.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Human Services or related field required.
- Minimum of two years required of professional or volunteer experience in project development and management, organizing people to create community change. Experience in public health, health education, administration, policy/planning, or community mobilization preferred.
- Possess and maintain current public health knowledge. Have Associate or Certified Prevention Professional or Certified Health Education Specialist certification, or be willing to obtain such within first year of employment.
- Understand and apply “environmental prevention” and the Strategic Prevention Framework.
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
- Display proficiency with Microsoft Office and general computer skills.
- Self-starter and proven ability to work both independently and as a member of a team; solve problems creatively, and work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to multitask.
- Commitment to working with children, youth and adults with a variety of needs and from diverse populations, and commitment to the prevention philosophy of TOGETHER!.
- Reliable transportation, valid Washington state driver’s license and liability insurance.
- Willing to work occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
How to Apply
Submit a letter of application and a resume specific to this position to Danielle Koenig, Communications & Admin Director, at dkoenig@ThurstonTOGETHER.org. A background check is required for final candidates. Application review begins December 13, 2013. Position is open until filled.
Organization: Climate Action Liaison Coalition
Position Title: Climate Action Liaison Development Program
Location: South Boston
Hours and Compensation: unknown
Application Deadline: start date January 6, 2014
CALC Values & Theory of change
As we progress into the 21st century, it is hard to ignore the stark view of the future due to climate change. As global carbon emissions grow, rising sea levels, debilitating super storms and extreme heat waves are becoming the norm.
To address this problem we will need a new generation of leaders. Climate change is an urgent problem. This new generation of leaders will have to be passionate, nimble, and prepared to work in a fast moving ever-connected world.
Businesses, including small businesses, have a unique advantage to influence the outcome by virtue of having a broader sphere of influence and access to greater financial resources than most individuals. By acting as community leaders we can harness this potential to create effective solutions. By bringing the voice of business to the world of advocacy, we will be able to reach our goal of enacting meaningful climate legislation, possibly in time to stem the worst effects of climate change.
What is the Coalition Action Liaison Coalition?
The Climate Action Liaison Coalition (CALC) is a program designed for environmentally concerned business owners. It helps them to take direct, targeted action to mitigate the climate crisis by asking them to hire a Climate Action Liaison (CAL) from our network. The CAL works within the company to help the business identify the risks and benefits associate with the climate crisis. Our Liaisons support the business in bold internal sustainability projects, develop a clear understanding of the political landscape, and connects the business to a network of like-minded leaders with the similar mission of addressing the climate crisis.
As a CALC employee you will be at both the fore-front and behind-the-scenes of a program designed to help private sector leaders develop community based solutions to the climate crisis. CALs are expected to help with a lot of different things. You will be depended upon to assist in administrative tasks however there is huge potential for growth as we are a small team. A CAL is also responsible for maintaining CALC prospects by facilitating communication between the member businesses and the organization. A volunteer also assists with business recruiting and outreach. You will also help organize and promote events and discussions. In addition to these events you will also help prep for and attend policy meetings and some of our events. You will also contribute to our social media presence and assist with website communication. Volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in municipal, state, and federal policy activities.
As things develop we will expand into other areas where we will require extra hands.
What’s In it for you?
Depending on what you are looking for we can help you with many things. If your goal is to eventually become a CAL we can provide you with the training and the mentorship to work effectively with businesses in the field.
With a wide network of local businesses and organizations we are constantly talking with and meeting new people. If you are interested in networking with businesses and activists, we can provide many contacts and resources.
As a CAL who has been working with us for a while we can provide the direct experience and references for future employment. and professional train And of course you can get a sense that you are helping your neighbors, your city, and your environment by actively joining the climate change conversation.
- Professional training on climate activism and policy work
- Direct experience and references for future employment
- Network With leaders in government, the private sector, and climate policy advocates
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to Michael.Green@climateactioncoalition.org
Organization: Environmental Law and Policy Center
Position Title: Kubert Public Interest Sustainable Business Internship
Location: 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL, 60601, US
Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week, $7500
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014
The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, public policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our Midwestern communities.
The Environmental Law and Policy Center (“ELPC”) seeks to hire two M.B.A. students for Sustainable Business Internship positions in our Chicago office starting in June 2014. The full-time M.B.A. interns will work with ELPC multidisciplinary project teams of senior attorney, M.B.A., public policy and scientist professionals on sustainability projects developing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency, advancing innovative transportation strategies and preserving vital natural resources. One of ELPC’s core principles is that job creation, economic growth and environmental progress can be achieved together through smart public policies and sustainability initiatives.
Work with ELPC’s senior staff on sustainability projects involving clean energy development, innovative transportation strategies and natural resources preservation. Economic analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, and program development of forward-looking federal and state environmental policies that can achieve job creation, economic growth and environmental progress together. Engage with ELPC multidisciplinary project teams of public interest attorneys, M.B.A.s, policy advocates, communications specialists and scientists.
M.B.A. students with at least three years of prior professional experience preferably in sustainability, finance, environmental or energy sectors. Strong academic record and excellent analytical and writing skills. Strong background in financial and economic analysis. Knowledge of clean energy policy and technologies, and energy economics is valued. An inspired commitment to sustainability principles and an ability to work well with a team of skilled professionals. SALARY: $7,500 for the 10-week internship program, starting in May/June 2014.
How to Apply
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested M.B.A. student applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to Sara Billings at: KubertBusinessInternship@elpc.org. The deadline is January 31, 2014. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.
Charlie Kubert was a businessperson and dedicated environmentalist who worked at ELPC on sustainable business opportunities to advance environmental progress and economic growth.
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Two bedroom 1840 cottage to rent for furnished short term, or long term. Cottage style kitchen with porcelain sink, living room with working fireplace, dining room with lots of light and bathroom with old tub. Very charming and unique. One larger bedroom (master) with small side porch, and second bedroom has attic charm. Utility room with washer and dryer. Outdoor shed used as artist studio or workshop.
10 minutes from Taconic Parkway and center of Red Hook and Rhinebeck.
Asking $1,200 a month, but negotiable depending on situation.
One month rent deposit.
Organization: Defenders of Wildlife
Position Title: Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst
Location: 1130 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, US
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Not listed
Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
At Defenders of Wildlife, we focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction. We work to protect and restore America’s native wildlife, safeguard habitat, resolve conflicts, work across international borders and educate and mobilize the public. We stand out in our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them.
We seek talented individuals dedicated to the conservation of our nation’s wildlife and natural resources, and we offer our staff competitive salary and exceptional benefits.
The endangered species science and policy analyst will work in the Washington, D.C. headquarters, helping the Endangered Species Policy Program implement its policy and field-based conservation initiatives. The program focuses on making implementation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) more effective and efficient at preventing extinctions and accelerating the recovery of listed species. This work covers nearly every aspect of the ESA, including recovery planning, listings, permitting, candidate species conservation, and state-federal partnerships and relationships. We seek an energetic, self-starter driven by opportunities to help apply science and policy to the design and implementation of creative but practical solutions to conserve endangered species within North America. Experience overseeing, contributing to, or implementing key components of endangered species programs in a state or federal wildlife agency, federal departments, other offices within the Executive Branch, or Congress is especially useful.
- Help bring policy and science together to create and implement a multi-year work plan to accelerate the recovery of over 200 ESA-listed species that have been identified as part of Defenders’ strategic planning goal for the Endangered Species Act. This work will include: collaborating with federal and state wildlife agencies, federal departments, other Executive Branch offices including the Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality, key Congressional staff members, and other environmental organizations to pursue conservation initiatives and agreements for targeted species; helping to secure federal and state funding to implement recovery actions; evaluating the biological status of species and the policy implications of wildlife agency proposals and actions; and tracking species status to ensure progress toward recovery. Work will also include analyzing and preparing white papers on proactive and innovative ideas for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the ESA.
- Help implement campaigns to improve ESA implementation nationally. Campaigns include designing science-based systems to identify listed species for accelerated recovery assistance, improving recovery planning, creating incentives for state wildlife agencies and private landowners to help recover species, and increasing the transparency and accountability of ESA incidental take permitting and consultations. This work will involve the use of technological advances in information management and communication to help decision-makers better understand how conservation actions impact species.
- Track and analyze state and federal funding and spending patterns for ESA implementation. Use results to advance Defenders’ legislative and administrative advocacy goals.
- Provide scientific and policy research and analysis to support Defenders’ field conservation projects.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
- Education: Advanced degree or equivalent in conservation biology, environmental science, or environmental policy.
- Experience: 5+ years of experience in wildlife conservation or environmental policy. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have worked on science and policy matters involving endangered species conservation at a state wildlife or federal natural resource agency or department. Applicants should highlight any experience in applying scientific or policy analysis to the drafting and/or implementation of wildlife policies or regulations.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
- Excellent research and writing skills. Proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze environmental policies and communicate your assessments clearly and concisely for non-technical audiences.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Self-starter with a flexible nature who knows when to seek direction.
- High aptitude for solving complex environmental problems and creative thinking. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to follow through on tasks and meet deadlines.
- Substantial knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related regulations and policies. Familiarity with other federal and state natural resource and administrative procedure laws, as well as with the environmental policy development process within the Executive Branch of the federal government.
- Familiarity with the principles of conservation biology.
- High level of computer literacy. Strong interest in using emerging software and other technology to improve implementation of endangered species conservation.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so.
- General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
- This position requires occasional travel.
How to Apply
Interested applicants please reference Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume, salary history, and self-edited writing sample (up to 15 pages) to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org
It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.
Organization: Washington Internship Institute
Position Title: Adjunct Faculty Position, Environmental Law & Policy Studies
Location: 1015 18th St., NW, Suite 1101, Washington, DC, 20036, US
Hours and Compensation: $2500
Application Deadline: December 9, 2013
The Washington Internship Institute (WII), an educational nonprofit organization in Washington, DC offering academically rigorous courses and internships for students from around the nation and world, announces a search to fill an adjunct faculty position for the spring semester of 2014. Learn more about WII at www.wiidc.org.
The Environmental Law and Policy Studies (ELPS) course examines how US environmental and sustainability policies are made, who and what influences their creation, and the scope and breadth of the field. ELPS introduces students to the players and institutions that shape environmental decision-making on the major issues of our time including climate change, energy sustainability, manufacturing, architecture, urban planning, endangered species, the oceans, and many others. ELPS also critically analyzes the convergence of US environmental policy with the challenges and realities of geopolitics. This course enables students to see firsthand the intersection between environmental decision-making and the rapidly changing world of scientific discovery and domestic and international politics.
This intensive core course combined with a substantive, hands-on internship prepares students for active citizenship, public service, and leadership in this growing and vital field.
This is a seminar style class which will meet once a week for 3 hours at the offices of the Washington Internship Institute. Classes begin the week of January 20 and run through the week of April 28.
Preferred qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or Environmental Law or equivalent experience in environmental policy and/or advocacy. Experience working with undergraduate students is required.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of interest to Dr. Mark Dalhouse at email@example.com with “Environmental Law and Policy Studies” in the subject line. The closing date is Monday, December 9, 2013.
Organization: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Position Title: Manager, Federal Relations
Location: 1133 15th St. NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Full time
Application Deadline: not listed
Since our creation by Congress in 1984, NFWF has become one of the world’s largest conservation grant-makers. We work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats.
NFWF supports conservation efforts in all 50 states, U.S. territories and abroad. Our grants – more than 12,100 since our founding – are made through a competitive process and awarded to some of the nation’s largest environmental organizations, as well as some of the smallest. We neither advocate nor litigate. Instead, NFWF focuses on using the best science to get results and build a better future for our world. Financial commitments to our conservation mission since our founding now top $2.1 billion.
The Manager, Federal Relations responsibilities include; coordinating and tracking Foundation cooperative agreements with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Marine Mammal Commission (MMC); manage event oriented and national cooperative agreements, tracking and quality control over periodic and final reports for cooperative agreement reports to federal partners; development of agency-level partnership reports and assisting with other Government Relations activities.
- Support federal cooperative agreements and partnerships including providing supporting material about Foundation programs and projects.
- Coordination and tracking of Federal cooperative agreements with NOAA, EPA, MMC, and other federal agencies.
- Manage the NOAA DARRP partnership including cooperative agreement development, management of agreements, coordination of Foundation programs, tracking of grants and interim and final reporting.
- Serve as the Government Relations lead for the urban waters federal partnership including working with agencies (NOAA, EPA, HUD, and DOT) to grow funding for the program.
- Work with agency partners to develop new cooperative agreements and partnerships for the Foundation.
- Notify staff of Federal partner interests and inquiries as they arise.
- Provide assistance and input to the Vice President, Government Relations for securing the Foundation’s Congressional Authorization every five years.
- Assist Foundation staff on the coordination, management, and support of Congressional and federal agency partnerships.
- Research agency partner policy documents, budget details, and other information as needed.
- Work with Foundation staff to educate federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other outside organizations on Foundation programs.
- Manage “event” oriented funding sources such as the NOAA Fish Fry, the Coastal Zone Conference, and other events.
- Work with the Science and Evaluation Team on the development of agency specific annual conservation outcome reports that can be provided to our federal funding partners.
- Assist the Government Relations staff with other duties as assigned.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Recommend new processes where needed to improve existing processes.
- Recommend and lead efforts to improve existing processes.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education or experience. Degree program focused on natural resources, environmental science, or related fields preferred.
- Experience working directly with a federal agency, particularly a natural resources agency, is preferred.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills.
- Flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
- Computer proficiency.
How to Apply
To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, three professional references and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, at HR5@nfwf.org. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.