Green Dream Jobs https://www.sustainablebusiness.com Green Dream Jobs Vice President for Policy https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/vice-president-for-policy-2/ Full-time
~ The Climate Action Reserve is an environmental nonprofit organization that promotes and fosters the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through credible market-based policies and solutions.~

A pioneer in carbon accounting, the Reserve serves as an approved Offset Project Registry (OPR) for the State of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and also establishes high quality standards for offset projects in the North American voluntary carbon market and operates a transparent, publicly-accessible registry for carbon credits generated under its standards.

Drawing from its experience and expertise in GHG accounting, the Reserve launched the Climate Impact Score program to quantify and assess the climate impact of projects financed by investments and the Climate Forward program to foster proactive investment in future GHG reduction projects as a means to address emissions that are forecasted to occur. Additionally, the Reserve hosts the annual North American Carbon World conference, the premier event for climate and carbon professionals to learn, discuss, and network. The Reserve is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California with satellite offices around the U.S.

Check out our website for more information.

Position Overview

The Vice President for Policy is a key executive management position at the Reserve and is responsible for overseeing the development of new and the maintenance of existing greenhouse gas reduction methodologies (including offset protocols and ex ante Climate Forward methodologies), managing the Reserve’s consulting and advisory services program, and providing strategic advice and guidance to support the Reserve’s existing and new initiatives.

The position reports directly to the President, manages a staff of professional employees, and regularly presents to the Reserve’s Board of Directors. The Vice President’s main areas of responsibility include the following tasks below. These should be seen as a starting point and may evolve over time.

Primary Responsibilities

Policy Leadership:

  • Lead primary Policy Team activities include developing, maintaining, and updating greenhouse gas reduction methodologies, including carbon offset protocols across North America and ex ante methodologies under the Reserve’s Climate Forward program;
  • Assisting the Program Team with protocol and methodology implementation and application; and, In conjunction with the Programs team, formulating and refining Reserve program rules and policies.
  • The Vice President for Policy is responsible for managing Policy Team staff.

Promoting Market-Oriented Climate Policy Development:

  • Together with the President, the Vice President for Policy will help lead the Reserve’s efforts to engage with policymakers and other external stakeholders to further the Reserve’s mission of promoting greenhouse gas emission reductions through credible market-based policies and solutions.

Strategic Initiatives:

  • With the President and senior management team, the Vice President for Policy actively contributes to the development and implementation of the Reserve’s mission, goals, and strategic planning efforts, as well as fundraising activities.
  • As part of this effort, the Vice President for Policy helps to identify and evaluate opportunities, set priorities and engages in outreach opportunities to promote the Reserve’s strategic growth into new program areas and international markets.

Qualifications

Desired Competencies:

  • A commitment to accelerating climate ambition to avoid dangerous human-induced climate change.
  • Thinks strategically about the Reserve’s goals, promotes them internally and externally, and coordinates ideas and resources to achieve them.
  • Uses good judgment and makes sound decisions. Provides honest, ethical, and positive leadership in the promotion of the Reserve’s mission and goals.
  • Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Manages time, staff, and resources to effectively achieve organizational goals.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Manages and inspires staff in ways that maximize their effectiveness and promote professional development.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively. Builds and sustains trusting internal and external relationships to ensure the Reserve’s mission and goals are achieved. Diplomatically and tactfully handles challenging or tense situations. Positively and effectively represents the Reserve in both formal and informal settings.
  • Takes personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight. Performs tasks with care and checks work for completeness and accuracy. Remains aware and takes care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.
  • Creatively and actively participates in efforts to develop, evaluate, and implement strategic options for the future of the Reserve. Is open to new ideas and perspectives, actively works to identify new opportunities, and provides solutions that help the organization understand and manage risks.

Candidates for this position must meet the following requirements:

  • A graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as environmental science, economics, business, public policy, law, or related field;
  • A minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience in greenhouse gas mitigation, greenhouse gas measurement and verification, climate policy, energy and environmental consulting, environmental policy, environmental or energy finance, or a related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years as a supervisor, successfully managing and overseeing the work of professional staff;
  • Experience and knowledge of climate change policy and program development, especially with regard to market-based regulations, demonstrated experience working with government agencies, companies, expert stakeholder groups, and others, and experience with and understanding of financial markets;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams;
  • Excellent project management and contractor oversight skills;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills as a public speaker;
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities;
  • Strong quantitative, analytical research skills;
  • Excellent writing and computer skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel as needed; and
  • A U.S. citizen or legal resident with the right to work in the U.S.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.
  • The Climate Action Reserve offers a rich and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b), and generous paid time off including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The Reserve offers a commuting stipend and flexible work options.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email the following information to the Search Committee, with the header of  “Vice President for Policy":

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Technical writing sample (maximum of 10 pages)

Note: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be emailed to the following address with the header “Vice President for Policy.” 

The Climate Action Reserve is an equal opportunity employer. The Reserve does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnic origin, or any other classification protected by law, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

The Reserve is committed to an inclusive work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity. It supports fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Reserve staff, and respects and values the talents and contributions of all individuals.

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Los Angeles CA Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/vice-president-for-policy-2/
Paralegal https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/paralegal-2/ Full-time The Open Space Institute (OSI), with a staff of 60, protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and strengthen communities.

OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, loan and grant programs, creative partnerships, and analytical research.

Position Summary

The OSI Legal Department currently consists of two Senior Vice Presidents and General Counsels, Associate General Counsel, Staff Attorney and one paralegal, handling the legal work of OSI, including the acquisition and disposition of conservation lands and conservation easements.

The Paralegal is responsible for assisting lawyers in the Legal Department with tasks related to the above, ensuring the smooth operation on a day-to-day basis, along with assisting the Land, Conservation Capital, Stewardship, and other OSI departments on related legal matters as needed.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with preparation of option agreements, purchase and sale agreements, grant agreements,conservation easements, leases, and escrow instructions;
  • Assists with preparation of all closing documents necessary to close a transaction, coordination with counsel for the landowner; coordination with public agency staff, and other relevant parties; and
  • Assists with the evaluation of title, survey, environmental investigation and other due diligence matters related to the acquisition and disposition of land and conservation easements.
  • Prepares closing volumes for completed acquisitions and dispositions. OSI receives grants for a variety of OSI programs from third parties. Under the terms of the various grant agreements, OSI is either permitted or required to make re-grants.
  • For some of these grant funds, the Paralegal’s responsibilities are as follows:
    • Works with the Grants Administrator and the Conservation Capital Program to track status of property closings;
    • Updates data fields regarding land transactions leading up to the closing date and after the close of the project;
    • Works directly with Conservation Capital Program project managers and grantee organizations to collect and compile relevant documentation of land transactions and compile for OSI Legal Department review;
    • Obtains and reviews due diligence material submitted by Grantees such as title, survey, corporate authorization, environmental investigations, conservation easements; and
    • Prepares initial draft of Grant Agreement and Escrow Instructions. 

Required Skills / Core Competencies

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize among numerous ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent numerical skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Computer mastery in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applications;
  • Ability to work within reasonable deadlines and plan accordingly;
  • Ability to work cordially and professionally with all levels of staff, and across organization; and
  • Detail-oriented self-starter.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of five years’ commercial or residential real estate work experience as a paralegal in New York State, with an emphasis on transactional experience and closing real estate transactions;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Nonprofit work experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently sits for long periods of time;
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard; and
    May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, bending, and moving files.

Note: This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

Compensation

  • Annualized salary range $75-85K, commensurate with experience, with generous benefits package.
  • This is a full-time position.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below and follow instructions to submit cover letter, resume, relevant portfolio, salary expectations, and where you saw this posting, preferably as a single PDF, with “Parlegal" as the subject.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 1, 2020.
  • No phone calls please.

OSI is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by law.

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New York New York Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/paralegal-2/
Visual Design Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/visual-design-manager/ Full-time ~ The Open Space Institute (OSI), with a staff of 60, protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and strengthen communities. ~

OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, loan and grant programs, creative partnerships, and analytical research.

Position Summary

The position of Visual Design Manager will design and publish compelling organization-wide visual communications and marketing materials for internal and external audiences, including publications, donor outreach, and news media, through print and webbased materials; and social media platforms. Manage production of printed materials, including reports, fundraising documents, and signage.

Responsibilities

Creative Direction:

  • Responsible for the design and production of online and web-based communications, from planning stages through final product; manage content and visuals to publish annual report and OSI print newsletter, On the Ground; coordinate with writers, copy editors, photographers, and designers; manage print vendors; ensure quality and consistency of messaging, brand graphics, and editorial standards; develop infographics.
  • Develop department calendars for deadlines and manage budget and contracts; oversee vendors. Maintain organization-wide brand standards.

Website:

  • Help manage content for www.openspaceinstiute.org using various web platforms; produce monthly enewsletter: develop and design content to promote OSI’s work.

Online E-Newsletters, Special Focus E-Newsletters & Online Program Projects:

  • Conceptualize visual content for both monthly e-newsletters and quarterly thematic e-newsletters. Manage and produce organization’s year-end summaries as part of multi-faceted development fundraising campaign.
  • List maintenance: work with program staff to update e-mail list.
  • Coordinate with offline mailing lists; maintain targeted e-mails for more than 50 specialized groups.

Photography:

  • Manage OSI’s visual library.
  • Maintain photography assets; manage arrangements for staff to contract with photographers; maintain organized photo resource library.

Events:

  • Design and production for event collateral, such as the annual luncheon invitations, program, and collateral print materials.
  • Coordinate online ticketing and publicity though the website.
  • Promote and produce collateral for other events such as place-based fundraising and cultivation events.

Qualifications

Required Skills/Core Competencies:

  • Strong computer skills, including a mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Mastery of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator.
  • Website Management: Competent in CRM Website platforms such as Craft, Blackbaud Luminate.
  • Familiarity with basic HTML (formatting for web design).
  • Project Management: ability to prioritizing projects and work to reasonable deadlines and plan accordingly.
  • Experience overseeing the production of print materials.
  • Ability to work cordially and professionally with staff at all levels.
  • Well-organized self-starter who can work independently & as part of a team, is detail oriented, & flexible.
  • Cartography experience is a plus.

Key Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree is required, preferably in related field such as Graphic Design or Communications  Minimum of 5 years of graphic design management.
  • Experience with online communications, social media, and campaigns are highly desirable.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently sits for long periods of time Frequently speaks, reads, writes, and uses a computer keyboard. May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, bending, moving files.
  • This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.
  • There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

Compensation

  • Annualized salary range $75-85K, commensurate with experience, with generous benefits package.
  • This is a full-time position.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below and follow instructions to submit cover letter, resume, relevant portfolio, salary expectations, and where you saw this posting, preferably as a single PDF, with “Visual Design Manager” as the subject.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through April 14, 2020.
  • No phone calls please.

OSI is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by law.

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New York New York Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/visual-design-manager/
Scientist-in-Residence Fellowships https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/scientist-in-residence-fellowships/ Freelance / Limited Contract ~ For over 51 years, the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine has been a leader in marine science education distinguished by our top-notch academic programing and innovative collaborations. ~

The mission of Shoals Marine Laboratory is to provide education and research programs in a supportive environment.

Fellowship Overview

Shoals Scientist-in-Residence Fellowships (SIRF) support early career and postdoctoral scientists for up to three-month residencies at Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island, Maine. This program provides financial support for residential research time that can be used for data analysis, manuscript preparation, experimentation, and collaboration, among others. Priority will be given to Fellows engaged in SML-based science.

Financial support includes: travel allowance, room and board, an honorarium, and research allowance. Fellows will be given lab/office space.  In addition to research, SIRF fellows are expected to assist with mentoring SML's Undergraduate Research Internship Program. The program also seeks to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented groups; however, all qualified scientists are encouraged to apply.

SML is a seasonal field station operated jointly by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. The island campus is located 6 miles offshore in the Isles of Shoals in the Gulf of Maine. SML is the largest marine lab in the U.S. dedicated to undergraduate education and research. SML offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study marine science in the field with exceptional faculty from institutions throughout North America.

Instruction at SML is based on giving participants a truly "hands-on" educational experience. SML courses and internships provide rigorous training in many marine subjects and prepare students for careers in the fields of marine biology, and environmental science and sustainability. SML's ethos of responsible natural resource use and management, valuing scientific and community collaboration, and public service guides all SML programs.

Details

  • Priority given to 1 postdoc & 1 assistant professor each summer who will conduct field work at SML or use SML data sets (to learn more about available data, please see SML’s website and communicate directly with the contact listed below).
  • Operating season at SML: May 1 - September 1. Minimum commitment for 2020 Fellows: June 3 – August 9.
  • $500 travel allowance to support travel to/from SML for the start & end of the program.
  • Honorarium: $3,000/month
  • Benefits include room & board at SML and use of SML facilities.
  • Up to $1,200 research allowance at SML (to pay for research vessel use, research assistance, or supplies that SML will provide or procure for scientists). Durable goods will become the property of SML. These funds are aimed to support active, on-island research while participating in this program.

Requirements & Opportunities

  • Applications are invited for any field-based natural science investigation in the Isles of Shoals. Marine topics are preferred.
  • Fellows will be based on Appledore Island and expected to reside at SML as their primary residence for a minimum of 4 days/week.
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Research plans must be approved by SML and they must adhere to SML research policies.
  • Fellows are asked to give at least one seminar talk to the island community during their fellowship.
  • Fellows are expected to spend 10 hrs/week mentoring 8-12 undergraduate students in SML’s Research Internship Program. Fellows will serve as the secondary mentors, complimenting the guidance of each student's primary research mentor (aka the Principle Investigators). Fellows will attend weekly internship meetings where they may be called on to provide a lecture or expertise on field research methodology or some other aspect of independent research training. Lecture time will count towards the 10 hr/week commitment. Opportunities exist for fellows to have undergraduates work directly on their own research projects (advanced planning is required and is subject to the availability of funding).
  • Opportunities exist for public outreach and additional income via SML’s Adult & Family Programs in August and September.
  • Fellows will be subject to a pre-employment background check and will be required to complete the University of New Hampshire's Protection of Minors training.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email to Dr. Jennifer Seavey, using the subject line “Shoals SIRF Application.”
  • Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on April 20, 2020
  • Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer Seavey

A complete application will be a single PDF file containing, in the order shown:

  • Cover letter describing your interest and availability, including current employment status and eligibility. If you are a postdoc, please include the name and contact information of your supervisor. Please highlight teaching and/or mentoring experience as well as research accomplishments.
  • Curriculum vitae, including 3 professional references.
  • A 1-2 page proposal describing your intended research at SML. Please provide sufficient information regarding facilities needed for your work.
    • Novel media or formats other than PDF deemed essential to an individual’s application may be submitted.
    • Only complete applications will be considered.
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Isles of Shoals in the Gulf of Maine Maine Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/scientist-in-residence-fellowships/
Power Module CAD Drafter https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/power-module-cad-drafter/ Full-time ~ Cree | Wolfspeed is a powerhouse semiconductor company focused on silicon carbide and GaN technologies. ~

After more than thirty years of forging new technology adoption and transformation, our Wolfspeed® power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors and lighting class LEDs are leading the industry through unrivaled expertise and capacity.

We strive to minimize resource use and reduce the environmental impact of our production process. To better inform our customers, we are committed to transparency of our GHG emissions, waste generation, and water and energy consumption.

Position Overview

We presently have a job vacancy for a Power Module CAD Drafter in our Power Packaging Engineering Group located in our Fayetteville, AR technology center. This job opportunity is for an experienced drafter with an understanding of computer-aided design (CAD) tools, dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly drawings, incoming inspection drawings, purchasing drawings, and tolerance stack-up analysis, to name a few.

Note: It is desirable but not required for the applicant to have some knowledge and/or direct experience in electronics, power electronics, or electronics packaging for both industrial and automotive applications.

What can Cree do for you?

  •  Opportunity to develop next generation power packaging technologies that can significantly impact many energy-related applications such as electric vehicles, wind, solar, smart grid, and defense applications
  • Ability to work on challenging multi-discipline engineering problems within a team environment as well as across other teams
  • Opportunity to work with a team to design and develop prototypes using state-of-the-art design and simulation tools that are transitioned to a product and inserted into real world applications
  • Further your professional career by on-site training, attending professional/engineering conferences, external certifications, and by working with the best of the best

What can you do for Cree?

  • Interface with power electronics engineers, electrical engineers, process engineers, quality engineers, supply chain specialists, and production engineers to develop power modules that meet electrical, mechanical, long-term reliability, and cost requirements (concept to production)
  • Perform documentation and productization efforts for transfer-molded power packages and silicone-based encapsulation multi-chip power modules
  • Assist in generating dimensioned and toleranced drawings from design engineers
  • Must be excited to learn new skills

Qualifications

What you need for success:

  • Requires a 2-year degree and 3+ experience in industry
  • 5+ years of CAD experience
  • Knowledge and capability to efficiently use a variety of CAD software programs
  • Knowledge and direct experience in industry standard dimensioning and tolerancing best practices
  • Knowledge and experience working with CAD assemblies
  • Excellent communication skills (i.e., verbal, written, and presentation)
  • Excellent team player

Highly preferred skills and certifications:

  • CAD experience: SolidWorks®, AutoCAD®, ProE, or Creo Parametric
  • Experience in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Experience in incoming inspection drawings
  • Experience in generating CTQ drawings for subcontractors or material vendors
  • Experience in creating assembly drawings
  • Knowledge in tolerance stack-up analysis based on the component and process tolerances
  • Knowledge of power packaging critical requirements

Note: This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Fayetteville NC Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/power-module-cad-drafter/
SCADA Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/scada-manager/ Full-time ~ Orsted Onshore North America is a developer, owner, and operator of clean power projects with a particular focus on wind and solar power in the United States. ~

We have successfully developed projects involving over $2 billion in capital investment in some of the largest electricity markets in the US (including Texas, California, and New Jersey).

We currently operate 1 GW of onshore wind assets in the US and have 670 MW under construction across the states of Texas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. By 2022, we aim to have 2.5 GW of onshore wind, solar and storage capacity across the country – and we're only just getting started.

Position Overview

Join us in the role of SCADA Manager. This position will work from Austin, Texas. This is a full time role with a Monday through Friday work schedule.

Note: This role requires authorization to work in the United States.

Responsibilities

The SCADA Manager is responsible for:

  • Managing overall fleet SCADA/communication systems during all project phases
  • Assisting with defining SCADA/communications execution strategy for each project and at a portfolio level
  • Leading execution of SCADA/communications strategy for each project
  • Oversight of relevant stakeholders supporting
  • Overseeing SCADA/communications design change process to ensure compliance
  • Providing technical support and troubleshooting of plant SCADA/communication systems and related components
  • Leading and supporting SCADA compliance initiatives, both internal and external (NERC, etc)
  • Supporting technical due diligence of M&A activity for development and operational assets

Key Tasks:

  • Manage 3rd party SCADA/communication consultant deliverables and key interface points
  • Provide technical insight into key equipment procurement due diligence related to SCADA and plant communications
  • Lead management of design review process 30%, 60%, 90%, IFC, and As-Built SCADA/communications packages
  • Coordinate/produce technical specification documents where appropriate (e.g. servers, controllers, historians, etc)
  • Review relevant project agreements related to SCADA/communications (RFP, BOP, TSA, IA, PPA, etc.) from a technical perspective
  • Ensure implementation of project specific design requirements from interconnection agreements related to SCADA/communications
  • Coordinate integration of SCADA/communications hardware and software requirements
  • Ensure plant servers/systems/related components are maintained with latest necessary hardware/software

Requirements and Qualifications

Essential:

  • 5+ years leading SCADA engineering in renewable energy or related field
  • A Bachelor’s/Master’s in engineering, computer science, or related technical field
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency with both SCADA and power generation facility communication systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software suite
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Willing and able to travel 10-20%, as needed
  • Position is based in Austin, TX or Charlottesville, VA

Optional:

  • Substation SCADA commissioning experience
  • Technical proficiency with non-SCADA/communication systems in substations e.g. relays, switches, transformers, etc.

Compensation

Benefits Include:

  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
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Austin TX Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/scada-manager/
Wind Technician III, Red Mesa https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-technician-iii-red-mesa/ Full-time NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 among electric and gas utility companies in Fortune® magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies®." Join a team that’s among the very best…at NextEra Energy Resources.

Position Overview

Employees in this role perform maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on wind turbines and other associated equipment. Individuals understand the mechanics, including both electrical and maintenance of hydraulics, of all wind turbine components. The Wind Technician III - Red Mesa position replaces mechanical and electrical components, understands schematics and uses appropriate diagnostic tools. The successful candidate will interpret fault reports, maintain power generation reports, service logs in the computer database, and monitor turbine performance and SCADA systems.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Under direct supervision:

  • Performs regular preventative maintenance and repair on wind turbine power generation equipment
  • Completes electrical, electronic, and mechanical troubleshooting
  • Maintains all company supplied equipment, facilities and tooling
  • Applies basic understanding of the technical and process functions
  • Manages own training schedules and meets all training requirements within designated time frames
  • Able to meet attendance requirements
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Experience: 1+ years in a technical field, OR completion of a technical certificate/degree program
  • Valid Driver's License (NON CDL)
  • Ability to climb a wind turbine up to 300 feet

Preferred:

  • Associate’s Degree
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Seboyeta NM Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-technician-iii-red-mesa/
Research Associate II https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/research-associate-ii-2/ Full-time ~ NMR was founded in 2001 with a mission of providing independent, high-quality evaluation and market assessment services to administrators and regulators of energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs. ~

NMR measures the impacts of energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs and provides strategic guidance for improving program design and delivery. We provide clients with research-based information and insights to help them focus program efforts based on prevailing market structures and conditions.

Position Overview

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate II position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The position is located in NMR’s office in Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning fields providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through Master’s level education or prior work in engineering, environmental science, policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports
  • Conducting energy audits

Note: This position will require individuals to occasionally perform inspections of residential and commercial buildings in order to assess the efficiency of various building components. These inspections may require employees to travel up to 25% of the time. Experience and understanding of the principles and practices of program evaluation is a bonus.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate has completed a Master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, policy, economics, sociology, or another social science field.
  • Successful employees will have opportunities for advancement in this growing company and field.

NMR’s Core Values are environmental stewardship, producing the highest quality work possible, and concern and care for colleagues’ professional and personal welfare. Accordingly, we seek to minimize our greenhouse gas emissions, and purchase offsets for the carbon output resulting from our business operations.

Compensation

  • We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and offer competitive benefits including ESOP shares, health, dental, disability, 401K;
  • T passes for those who commute via public transportation; and
  • Up to six weeks paid vacation after multiple years of employment.

To Apply 

  • Click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter.
  • Please, do not call NMR directly. Due to the high number of applications expected, we will not be able to respond to each submission.
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Somerville MA Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/research-associate-ii-2/
Research Associate I https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/research-associate-i-2/ Full-time ~ NMR was founded in 2001 with a mission of providing independent, high-quality evaluation and market assessment services to administrators and regulators of energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs. ~

NMR measures the impacts of energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs and provides strategic guidance for improving program design and delivery. We provide clients with research-based information and insights to help them focus program efforts based on prevailing market structures and conditions.

Position Overview

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate I position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The position is located in NMR’s office in Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning fields providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through bachelor’s level education or prior work in engineering, environmental science, policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports
  • Conducting energy audits
  • Some general administrative/clerical duties

Note: This position will require individuals to occasionally perform inspections of residential and commercial buildings in order to assess the efficiency of various building components. These inspections may require employees to travel up to 50% of the time. Experience and understanding of the principles and practices of program evaluation is a bonus.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate has completed a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, policy, economics, sociology, or another social science field.
  • Successful employees will have opportunities for advancement in this growing company and field.

NMR’s Core Values are environmental stewardship, producing the highest quality work possible, and concern and care for colleagues’ professional and personal welfare. Accordingly, we seek to minimize our greenhouse gas emissions, and purchase offsets for the carbon output resulting from our business operations.

Compensation

  • We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and offer competitive benefits including ESOP shares, health, dental, disability, 401K;
  • T passes for those who commute via public transportation; and
  • Up to six weeks paid vacation after multiple years of employment.

To Apply 

  • Click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter.
  • Please, do not call NMR directly. Due to the high number of applications expected, we will not be able to respond to each submission.
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Somerville MA Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/research-associate-i-2/
Marketing & Innovation Project Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/322-3/ Full-time ~ Committed to producing the finest quality rice and rice products for your family. Since 1937, the Lundberg family has been growing healthy, great tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth. Today, the third and fourth generations carry on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods that produce wholesome, healthful rice, rice cakes, rice chips and risottos while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come. ~

Position Overview

Purpose and Key Results of the Position:

The Marketing & Innovation Project Coordinator is responsible for management of assigned projects, including new product commercialization projects managed through the Lundberg Stage-Gate process, as well as other Marketing and Innovation projects such as package resizing, material changes, and graphic redesign. The position will also assist the Product Managers and other marketing personnel with their general project and corporate research needs.  In addition, this position will be responsible for managing the Lundberg Stage-Gate process in general, including the implementation of process improvements and ongoing process monitoring.

Work Environment:

Work area is primarily in an inside administrative environment with moderate temperatures and low background noise. At times, this position may enter a manufacturing environment with some exposure to dust, odors, noise, and mosquitoes.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

Project Management:

  • Manage assigned new product projects from initial idea through post-launch review using Lundberg’s Stage-Gate process.
  • Work cross-functionally and with all levels of the company to execute against project initiatives. Understand and educate project teams on project priorities.
  • Create and maintain documentation for assigned projects including, but not limited to, timeline, budget, resource allocation, product definition, and detailed project plans.
  • Maintain key project and product information, documentation, and timelines using various tools including SharePoint, MS Project and Project Server, company ERP system, and other basic MS Office applications.
  • Communicate progress to teams and hold resources accountable for assignments.
  • Proactively identify risks throughout the project. Elevate red flag issues to responsible stakeholders/owners. Understand the potential risk impact and present potential solutions.
  • Monitor progress throughout the project. Capture performance through the documentation of key activities, planned vs. actual budgets, issues and learnings, and decisions through risk registers, issues logs, budget job codes, and other types of documentation.
  • Facilitate project team meetings.  Document and distribute meeting summaries that include details on assignments, decisions, and other key project information.
  • Complete all tasks in preparation for Innovation Gate Meetings including gate packets, team recommendation, and presentation.
  • Be in charge of material preparation for Gate Meetings, Team Meetings, Project Prioritization Meetings, Portfolio Reviews, Metric Reviews, Employee Meetings, etc.
  • Maintain project SharePoint sites, including creating new workspaces, managing documents and templates, adjusting project status and libraries, and creating archives.
  • Facilitate process improvements and creation of new tools or reports.
  • Implement process monitoring and planning through reports including project budgets and project tracking.
  • Assist Product Managers and other marketing personnel with project research as needed.
  • Completion of miscellaneous activities as assigned.

Safety:

  • Adheres to safety programs in order to provide a safe and clean workplace for fellow employees within the regulations of all OSHA local, state and federal regulations.
  • Complete necessary trainings to ensure all Lundberg certifications required for role are maintained as current. Certifications may include, but are not limited to, Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Back Safety, Forklift, Arc Flash, Confined Space, etc.

Other:

  • Performs other assignments from time to time as requested by the Sr. Product Manager to achieve department and company business goals.
  • Maintain regular attendance in accordance with Lundberg Family Farms’ Attendance and Punctuality standards.
  • Complete training required for position and maintain applicable certifications.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills. Strong follow-up skills. Ability to organize incomplete or unorganized information.
  • Excellent project management skills. Working knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards and tools. Ability to meet multiple and competing deadlines.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. Ability to respectfully challenge conventional thinking and provide fresh ideas. Ability to construct a solution to achieve a goal with incomplete information and limited resources.
  • Effective collaboration and teamwork skills. Ability to lead or participate on cross-functional teams, utilizing both strong decision making skills and active listening skills.
  • Effective leadership abilities. Proactive, positive, leads by example, and takes ownership and accountability. Willing learner and open to feedback.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to articulate desired outcome to colleagues, suppliers, vendors, and co-processors.
  • Strong business acumen. Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data and summarize in a succinct manner.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Experience with SharePoint is preferred.
Minimum Qualification:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Project Management or related field.
Preferred Qualifications:
 
  • Related project management experience or certification such as CAPM.

Physical Requirements for Performing Essential Duties

  • Sitting/Standing/Walking: Nearly 100% of the time is spent sitting in an office. However, there may be times where it is necessary to enter a manufacturing environment.
  • Speaking/Hearing: Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Vision: Ability to effectively visualize the computer screen for long periods of time, and read printed materials.
  • Lifting/Carrying: Ability to lift, hold, and carry up to 25 lbs. for a short period of time and distance.
  • Stooping/Kneeling: Ability to stoop/kneel when required.
  • Reaching/Handling: Ability to reach/handle product when required. Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend, and twist.
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Richvale CA Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/322-3/
Commercial and Industrial Program Associate https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/commercial-and-industrial-program-associate/ Full-time ~ Located in the greater Boston area, CEE is a consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada that unifies program approaches across jurisdictions to increase impact in fragmented markets. ~

By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs can partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good. For more information, see our website

Position Overview

The market and policy conditions in which ratepayer funded energy efficiency programs operate are changing along with an emphasis on GHG emissions as a metric of impact instead of just energy savings.

CEE is seeking a Commercial and Industrial Program Associate to provide cross-cutting support, data management and analysis resource development, serving gas specific and other commercial and industrial energy efficiency and energy management program objectives.

The position will work with Consortium members to capture energy savings and broader values from high efficiency gas equipment and interconnected building systems to help lower energy use and associated emissions, streamline commercial and industrial operations, and influence the market for equipment and services at the intersection of utilities, equipment/service providers, and customers. 

  • Specific work areas for this position may include energy efficiency program efforts related to commercial sector gas and electric HVAC, water heating, and kitchen equipment, and whole building energy management technologies.
  • Applicants should enjoy market and technology research, problem-solving, and data analysis, synthesis, and visualization.
  • Ideal candidates will have experience with building system technologies.

Office Location:

The CEE Office is located at the Ferncroft Corporate Center, 35 Village Rd, Middleton MA. This facility offers many amenities including a full-service cafeteria and a fitness center and is convenient to I-95, Route 1, and Route 128.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research, data collection, analysis, and visualization in support of a variety of energy efficiency program areas.
  • Draft reports, studies, memoranda, position papers, and other professional written products in support of organization and member needs.
  • Support the building of consensus among CEE members and other stakeholders on approaches to accelerate market acceptance of energy efficient products and services.
  • Assist in developing program or member committee resources containing assessments of current market conditions, savings opportunities, recommended strategies for affecting national markets and recommended approaches for inclusion in field implementation plans.
  • Help build alliances with key market players such as manufacturers, distributors, associations, etc., for improved initiative effectiveness.
  • Maintain information relating to energy efficient products and services that meet CEE specified criteria.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and work experience in a professional setting. Graduate degree or experience in a relevant field preferred but not required. Relevant fields include but are not limited to environmental studies and sciences, statistics, engineering, and business.
  • Experience or coursework in the following areas is preferred: energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, utility regulation, energy efficiency programs, statistics.
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to balance competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities, including aptitude to facilitate meetings with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong people skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Experience with coding languages such as R and Python, and data dashboards preferred, or aptitude to learn.
  • Ability to travel to two domestic meetings per year.

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience. CEE offers a competitive benefits package.

To Apply

Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please click "Apply" below to email the following to Laura May:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position, qualifications, and relevant work and research experience
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates research, data analysis, and analytical reasoning skills

Note: Be sure to note the location you found this posting, as well as including the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, “Jane Smith—Program Associate.”  

You must be eligible to work in the United States independent of company sponsorship. CEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/commercial-and-industrial-program-associate/
Organizing and Outreach Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/organizing-and-outreach-coordinator/ Full-time ~ ANWS are anglers dedicated to enhancing and protecting fisheries and their habitats for today and tomorrow. One of the oldest and most-cherished conservation organizations in Oregon, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders was founded in 1960. ~

The Association currently has 1,200 active members and 11 chapters in Oregon and Washington. ANWS is a state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

Position Overview

The ANWS Organizer and Outreach Coordinator will work closely with ANWS board and staff and NWF staff to elevate issues related to salmon populations in the Columbia and Snake Rivers, organize people into advocacy action on these issues, secure media hits in traditional and online media, and communicate with government decision-makers.

Responsibilities

  • Work with ANWS staff and board, NWF, and partner organizations to develop and execute comprehensive, creative and goal-driven campaign plan for Columbia and Snake River salmon restoration campaign
  • Identify, cultivate, and mobilize grasstop and grassroots leaders from diverse constituencies
  • Organize public events and meetings (tabling at expos, film screenings, petition signings, etc.) including the press and communications associated with those events
  • Develop messaging around Columbia and Snake River salmon issues
  • Write, edit, coordinate and publish press releases, media alerts, advisories, op-eds, LTE’s, blogs and social media posts
  • Build relationships and communication pathways with Oregon’s Congressional delegation, Governor Brown, and their staffs
  • Strengthen the ANWS “brand” to elevate the impact and reach of our work
  • Regularly coordinate and communicate with organizational partners to assure a cohesive and efficient campaign
  • Develop, track and report on progress and success metrics for grant work and outreach
  • Build relationships with ANWS and NWF staff, ANWS chapters, and other conservation leaders and partners in the state

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate has led advocacy campaigns including multi-faceted communications and marketing strategies and has a passion for conservation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including strong editing skills and attention to detail) and an ability to convey conservation messages across a range of audiences and across the political spectrum
  • Proven success in pitching and securing media placements across all media platforms and channels: TV, radio, print, online, etc.
  • Prior experience with tools used for constituent management, social media, and the metrics required to measure those effectively
  • Familiarity with issues related to salmon conservation, river ecology, the Snake River dams and Bonneville Power Administration’s role regarding them, and the political landscape in the Northwest is preferable
  • Willing to build relationships and a wide and diverse network of community stakeholders to support Columbia and Snake Rivers salmon recovery
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and travel
  • Energetic, creative self-starter, able to work independently and cooperatively with little supervision
  • Candidate preferably is an avid angler
  • B.A. or B.S. degree and 3+ years relevant work experience in advocacy communications and/or grassroots organizing

Compensation: Salary range is $45-55K/year commensurate with experience.

Note: This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. 

How to Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a letter of interest and resume to Chris Hager.
  • Position will remain open until filled.

The ANWS is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act. The ANWS hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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Milwaukie OR Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/organizing-and-outreach-coordinator/
Wind Turbine Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-turbine-technician-2/ Full-time Terra-Gen Operating Company is an independent power producer operating clean and reliable energy projects located in several western states. Current renewable projects include wind, geothermal and solar. Terra-Gen is currently seeking individuals for the following positions: O&M Technicians for Wind site located in Desert Hot Springs, CA.

Terra-Gen was established in August 2007, led by an experienced executive management team averaging over 25 years of relevant industry experience. The team has contracted or re-contracted over 10,000 MW of power generation facilities and has developed or acquired over $25 billion in assets over their careers.

Position Overview

TGOC is seeking wind turbine technicians with 2-3 years experience.

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

Responsibilities

Individual will be required to perform the following:

  • Follow safety and company policies and procedures, maintaining a safe working environment
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical components on the wind turbine
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Climb up to 300 feet with required safety equipment
  • Read and understand schematics
  • Use electrical test equipment
  • Operate a company vehicle

Experience

  • Wind Turbine: 2 years (Required)

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Compensation

  • Terra-Gen offers competitive salary and benefits. EOE

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
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Desert Hot Springs CA Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-turbine-technician-2/
Member Services Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/member-services-coordinator-2/ Full-time CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada that unifies program approaches across jurisdictions to increase impact in fragmented markets.

By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding and exchange information on successful practices for the public good. For more information visit our website.

Position Overview

CEE is seeking a talented individual to manage the relationships and communications necessary to effectively engage and recruit CEE members and prospective member organizations. The Member Services Coordinator position will also support the work processes and systems needed to manage and share member information. The successful candidate will be service-oriented, a critical thinker, possess strong interpersonal skills and have working experience managing client relationships.

Other desired attributes include impeccable attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to manage a diverse set of duties, accountability to complete work products and be highly organized. Candidates who exhibit initiative and problem-solving skills and possess a desire for continuous improvement are sought. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, this position supports key objectives of the Executive Director in member engagement and recruiting efforts.

Office Location:

The CEE Office is located at the Ferncroft Corporate Center, 35 Village Rd, Middleton MA. This facility offers many amenities including a full-service cafeteria and fitness center, and is convenient to 1-95, Rt.1, and Rt.128.

Responsibilities

  • Identify key representatives from leading member organizations. Secure active, ongoing engagement for priority efforts.
  • Assist with capturing and maintaining data in a customer relationship management (CRM) system.
  • Refine and manage the role of a member “relationship liaison and contribute to developing and refining effective member engagement metrics.
  • Refine and maintain a membership orientation process. Work with program staff and the Manager of Strategic Communications to maintain an updated orientation resource that highlights strategic work areas, projects, and resources. Schedule and lead orientation calls.
  • Provide member support, including ownership of the member relationship lifecycle, fielding inbound member inquiries related to CEE services, capturing member intelligence, and enhancing member engagement and satisfaction.
  • Advise/inform F&A on authorized changes to membership invoicing, and maintain membership categories
  • Support CEE program staff with actionable recommendations identified through member intelligence and engagement analysis.
  • Contribute key member trends and themes in support of corporate communications.
  • Maintain an active member prospect list and support the member acquisition process.
  • Take a proactive approach with advance outreach, routine calls to the “relationship liaison,” and delivery of dedicated communications relevant to the member.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (i.e. organizational studies, business administration, library science, communications).
  • 2 – 5 years working experience in a professional setting servicing or managing client relationships.
  • Experience with customer relationship management software (CRM), particularly Salesforce – utilization, data management, system maintenance, a plus.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience with client management approaches.
  • Experience with designing and administering customer satisfaction surveys a plus.
  • Ability to manage personal workload across multiple projects.
  • Potential to travel to three domestic meetings per year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Compensation 

  • CEE offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and a resume via e-mail to Sue Laferriere, noting the location that you found this posting
  • Be sure to note the location that you found this posting.
  • Type  the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, “John Smith - Member Services Manager Application”.
  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States independent of company sponsorship.

CEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Middleton MA Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/member-services-coordinator-2/
Program Services Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-services-coordinator/ Full-time The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada that unifies program approaches across jurisdictions to increase impact in fragmented markets.

By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding and exchange information on successful practices for the public good. For more information visit our website.

Position Overview

CEE is seeking a Program Services Coordinator who would oversee the organization's in-person meeting logistics and support the strategic programs of the organization. CEE's external events serve the needs of the organization by enabling collaboration and networking among electric and natural gas utilities, nonprofit program administrators, environmental advocacy organizations, national research laboratories, federal government agencies, and industry stakeholders who produce and sell high efficiency products and services.

Internal events supported by this position include trainings, retreats, and senior staff meetings. This individual will be responsible for all stages of planning, onsite execution, and follow-up that enables the organization to meet the goals set for in-person meetings, including regular liaising with the Sector Leads for each CEE work area. The Program Services Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director and will also provide administrative support to develop strategic agendas for these events.

Office Location:

The CEE Office is located at the Ferncroft Corporate Center, 35 Village Rd, Middleton MA. This facility offers many amenities including a full-service cafeteria and fitness center, and is convenient to 1-95, Rt.1, and Rt.128.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all logistics to execute seamless meetings, including food and beverage menus, event space setups, audio visual specifications, social events, delegation of staff responsibilities, development of print materials, shipping of all materials, room blocks, and onsite coordination with hotel event staff.
  • Perform all tasks related to the sourcing of CEE event locations, including RFP preparation, hotel bid comparison, risk analysis, and facilitating contract negotiation.
  • Coordinate topic development, timelines, copyedit, and publish final event agendas in cooperation with the Deputy Director.
  • Establish timelines, create content, manage lists, and monitor results for event marketing campaigns in cooperation with the Manager of Strategic Communications.
  • Build and manage all pages hosted in CEE's member-only extranet to communicate necessary event information and facilitate registration.
  • Provide regular reports to keep staff informed of registration trends, the success of promotional campaigns, and attendee survey responses.
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration to execute events onbudget. Review, reconcile, and process invoices following each event.
  • Coordinate logistics and agendas for internal events, including all-staff meetings, weekly managers meetings, and staff retreats.
  • Support internal CRM, marketing, and IT solutions.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned, including note taking, and responding to external inquiries.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of relevant experience, ideally including the administrative support of mission-driven nonprofits and their events.
  • Strong project management, organization, and time management skills - ability to balance multiple priorities as meeting deliverables evolve.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities, including the ability to address the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders simultaneously.
  • Strong people skills, service orientation, and the capacity to delegate and manage event deliverables across teams.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Aptitude or experience with building and managing web content.
  • Willingness to travel for at least three domestic meetings per year.
  • Experience with integrated CRM, Marketing, and CMS solutions a plus.

Compensation

  • CEE offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position, qualifications, and relevant work experience to Sue Laferriere.
  • Be sure to note the location that you found this posting.
  • Type  the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, “John Smith - Member Services Manager Application”.
  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States independent of company sponsorship.

CEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Middleton MA Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-services-coordinator/
Renewables Developer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewables-developer/ Full-time ~ ACES is a Nationwide Energy Management Company. We Help Our Clients Buy, Sell, and Manage Energy More Efficiently, With Less Risk. ~

Do you want a career that gives you a sense of purpose? Then ACES may be the right place for you. Our culture is grounded in doing the right thing, and we help our Members and Customers fulfill their mission to provide affordable and reliable power to their customers.

Position Overview

ACES seeks a Renewables Developer. Requisition ID: 1445. This position will be responsible for the development, project structuring, financial valuation, risk assessment, deal negotiation and origination of renewables projects for joint participation by the members of the National Renewables Cooperative Organization, Inc., (NRCO). This will entail pre-development and development stages in conjunction with NRCO member cooperatives.

The candidate will be required to assess renewables technologies for viability, renewables market conditions, legislative and regulatory developments and mandates, identifying renewables project candidates for NRCO members’ subscription or ownership and relationship development with renewables related companies for the benefit of the NRCO membership. The role requires routine interaction with NRCO Members and 3rd Party contractors, and strategic relationship building that will benefit the renewable portfolios of the NRCO membership.

Note: ACES Provides Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll Services to NRCO.

Responsibilities

Position will be responsible for the development of renewable energy projects and include management of activities such as:

  • Site Evaluations – Critical Issues Analysis, Desktop studies for Wetlands Survey, Endangered Species, Geotechnical, Etc.
  • Landowner Communication (level of interest, negotiations).
  • Siting (federal, state and local permitting) – Initial study, Phase I ESA, ALTA Survey, Wetlands Delineation, Consulting with regulatory agencies, EIR/EIS, Phase IIs, Remediation, etc.
  • Construction, Operations and Maintenance – Multi-phase construction management, NPDES and SWPPP monitoring and implementation.
  • Position may be responsible for the implementation of commercial and industrial corporate renewable energy buying program in conjunction with NRCO member cooperatives.
  • Position manages and directs NRCO services and provides strategic recommendations to NRCO member executive staff regarding new and emerging technologies, supports the development or acquisition of renewable energy projects (utility scale, distributed, and community solar) that align with member strategic goals.
  • Position will be responsible for joint origination of renewable energy deals with third party developers for members that wish to enter into purchase power agreements.
  • Interface and collaborate with various support departments of the Energy Management Company providing renewables projects development services for NRCO.
  • Facilitate the negotiation and execution of deals on behalf of the NRCO Members with all necessary developers, contractors, and service companies.
  • Develop appropriate data, market intelligence and analysis to support NRCO and Member data requirements.
  • Provide reports, presentations, and responses to information requests from the NRCO Board, Members, and the NRCO CEO.
  • Will adhere to all NRCO (ACES) corporate policies and comply with all NRCO (ACES) regulatory requirements, including but not limited to NERC, FERC, and relevant state regulations, as applicable to this position.

Note: Any additional responsibilities assigned by management.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management of wind and solar projects during pre-development and development stages on a regional or national level. Experience working with commercial and industrial customers or experience in a sustainability role is a plus.
  • At minimum, a candidate must possess a technical or business undergraduate degree (e.g., economics, science, math, engineering and/or finance preferred).
  • Demonstrated competence in negotiation of various renewables development project structures.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply project financing alternatives for renewable projects.
  • Demonstrated competence with the use of structured product-pricing tools.
  • Knowledge of joint venture partnerships and alternative business structures.
  • Knowledge of the electric utility industry infrastructure and business operations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team for multiple members’ books with differing renewable portfolio needs and risk tolerances.
  • High degree of analytical and computer skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work as a leading individual contributor in context of a larger commercial team of quantitative analysts, credit analysts, legal staff, contract staff, structuring and regulatory analysts.
  • Ability to travel throughout the US, potentially extensively, to meet developers, contractors and members.
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Carmel IN Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewables-developer/
Food Team - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/food-team-greenhouse-gas-emissions-intern-2/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

The Food Team - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intern will work in the Boston Office. 

The Food team is seeking an intern to support Ceres’ work advancing corporate disclosure and commitments on greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural supply chains.

Responsibilities

Specific opportunities to support this work include:

  • Updating current database of research on the top 50 food & beverage companies in the US and their current disclosure of scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions; 
  • Compiling and presenting trends and leading practices found in this analysis; 
  • Assessing the state of disclosure platforms and tools available for these companies to utilize in their disclosures and goal setting.   

Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with solid research skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and familiarity reviewing corporate sustainability reports.
  • A strong familiarity with key environmental and social sustainability issues that influence, and are influenced by, the private sector is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize responsibilities, and work independently while being part of a team is also important.
  • Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered. 

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 

We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25
th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).

  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 
  • Please note: Only the Program Teams listed on the website are seeking an intern for Summer 2020. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/food-team-greenhouse-gas-emissions-intern-2/
Solar Array  Installer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-installer-5/ Full-time StraightUp Solar is Missouri’s longest-running and largest solar installer. St Louis-founded and owned, we are a fully-licensed and insured electrical contractor, a BBB A+ business, and B-Corps Certified.

We are a turn-key solar PV design & installation firm with 4 in-house installation crews. Our 85 employees in Missouri and Illinois are dedicated exclusively to PV design, installation, operations, and maintenance.

StraightUp Solar has installed more than 1,100 solar projects at businesses, homes, schools, farms, churches, & government buildings throughout Missouri and Illinois and has offices in St. Louis, MO, Metro East, IL, and Bloomington, IL. Our team of 85 + includes around 20 NABCEP Certified and Associate-level credential solar professionals.

Position Overview

StraightUp Solar is seeking candidates for a full-time Solar Array  Installer position in Saint Louis, MO. This position will complete residential and commercial PV projects. Join the StraightUp Solar team and be on the front lines of the Midwest’s transition to a clean energy economy!

StraightUp Solar Culture:

  • StraightUp Solar is a values-based company committed to a cleaner, safer, and more secure energy future — one solar panel at a time.
  • We provide a supportive team environment which allows everyone the opportunity to collaborate on ideas to improve the company.
  • StraightUp Solar is committed to ongoing training and professional development, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Responsibilities

  • Adhere to StraightUp Solar and OSHA safety standards
  • Install quality PV installation to system design specifications
  • Ensure that layout, roof attachment, racking and module assembly, combiner box installation, home run wiring, and voltage testing meets expected quality standards
  • Complete electrical wiring of solar array (AC and DC)
  • Problem solve system layouts when design specifications require adjustment

Essential Functions:

  • Stage materials and tools and load vans
  • Perform quality roof penetrations
  • Assemble racking, mounting systems and modules per specification
  • Ground and wire the modules and combiner box
  • Perform voltage testing
  • Assist with general ground support
  • Assist with general site preparation and clean up
  • Deliver a high level of customer service

Qualifications

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of grid-tied PV system design, electrical wire sizing, and conduit connections
  • Understanding tool use and basic familiarity with construction practices
  • Must be organized and self-motivated
  • Comfortably able to lift 75 lbs, climb ladders, work with power tools, and work on roofs in varying temperatures
  • Must have excellent teamwork and communication skills including the ability to foster a positive team environment through collaborative decision-making
  • Must have a clean driving record and access to transportation to job site
  • Preferred but not required: NABCEP certification, OSHA-10 safety certification, and previous experience installing solar PV on the DC side of the system

What we offer:

  • Competitive hourly rate and advancement opportunities
  • 3% Employer Matching 401(k)/100% vested
  • Monthly medical insurance stipend for employee
  • Paid Life Insurance $50,000
  • Additional voluntary insurance includes: Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Accident and Critical Illness, Life and Legal.
  • Wellness Program with Headspace App Stipend
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, Holidays, and Bereavement
  • Per Diem and paid travel
  • Ongoing solar education and training classes

We provide a supportive team environment which allows everyone the opportunity to collaborate on ideas to improve the company. StraightUp Solar is committed to ongoing training and professional development. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer celebrating our employees’ differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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St Louis MO Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-installer-5/
Environmental Summer Steward https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-summer-steward/ Part-time Green Iowa AmeriCorps operates through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE) in Cedar Falls. 

Our mission is empowering Iowa's communities and school districts to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements through direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities and volunteer engagement.

Position Overview

The program is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for a three-month service experience in one of our service locations throughout Iowa. As a member of our new and existing programs sites, you will have the opportunity to create plans in conjunction with city officials, nonprofit leaders, school districts, and execute projects that will greatly impact the communities we serve. The leadership and empowerment experienced as part of our program will be like no other! 

Our program hopes to train the next generation of ‘green-collar’ workers through a combination of field trips, presentations, and hands-on learning. Members have the opportunity to build leadership abilities through the program, which allows each member to contribute unique skills to the program. Members have access to free training, hands-on skill development, and extensive community engagement. 

Service Areas:

  • Neighborhood Revitalization, Habitat Restoration, Housing, Community Engagement, Storm-water Management, Outreach Education, Community and Economic Development, Environment, and Capacity Building.

Green Iowa AmeriCorps consists of three branches: Energy & Community, Sustainable Schools and Land & Water Stewards.

Each branch of our program will provide AmeriCorps members with the unique opportunity to enhance their professional development goals, cultivate community-wide relationships, and work toward making Iowa a more sustainable, eco-nomic state. 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Program Benefits: Federal Loan Deferment, Training and Certification, Segal Education Award upon successful completion, Monthly Living stipend, Leadership experience, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualification, Interest Accrual Repayment
  • Terms: Position based on completion of 300 hours of service in a part-time work schedule (25-30 hours/week); flexible vacation and sick leave. Outside employment available during the off hours, school attendance available during off hours
  • Living Allowance: $2,750.00 (TOTAL FOR 3 MONTHS). Living allowances are distributed evenly in monthly installments over the course of the service term from the University of Northern Iowa.
  • Segal Education Award: $1,289.95.  Education Awards are contingent upon successful completion of the program.  Members must exit the program with at least 300 hours to ensure a successful exit.
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IA Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-summer-steward/
Solar and Battery Storage Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-and-battery-storage-specialist/ Full-time

GDS Associates, Inc. is a Multi-Service Consulting & Engineering Firm. Formed in 1986, GDS now employs a staff of more than 175 people in locations across U.S. Our expertise includes electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities. 

Solar and Battery Storage Specialist Job Description

GDS has an opportunity for an experienced professional with specialized experience in Renewable Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to join our renewable consulting team. The ideal candidate would have at least seven years of experience in the industry and be familiar with both utility-scale and commercial project assessments, procurements, and implementations. 

This individual will provide consulting services to clients and should advise them based on familiarity and expertise in various areas, including evaluation of system use cases, solar and storage system design, system siting and output, system Operations & Maintenance (O&M) plans. Familiarity with the following areas is a plus, including solar and storage construction oversight, system safety considerations, system commissioning, performance monitoring and testing as well as solar and storage asset management. 

The Power Supply Department works with publicly owned and privately-owned utilities, cooperatives, industrial and large commercial companies, municipalities, government agencies and solar and storage development companies on a variety of unique and challenging renewable supply planning and clean energy resource plans.? In addition, our team is involved from coast-to-coast in structured and unstructured power markets creating sustainable planning solutions. 

Location:

  • Preference for Marietta, GA, Kirkland, WA, Portland, OR, or Austin, TX or Remote in CA.

Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Evaluating utility-scale solar and storage site options to identify “best fit” locations. 
  • Creating of solar system layouts for fixed tilt, single-axis tracking, rooftop and parking canopy systems. 
  • Estimating solar energy system output based on various module, inverter and racking types, Inverter Loading Ratios (ILR), Ground Coverage Ratios (GCR), and other standard design aspects. 
  • Developing storage system designs based on specific client use cases. 
  • Reviewing and/or developing requirements for solar and battery storage interconnection to utility distribution systems or residential/commercial/industrial applications. 
  • Assisting in evaluating solar and storage proposals made to client base. 
  • Assisting in negotiating key contractual requirements for solar and storage systems. 
  • Assisting in development of utility clean energy “Integrated Resource Plans”. 
  • Monitoring market developments on matters related to solar and battery storage integration, including emerging technologies, market design, resource adequacy, and regulation/frequency control. 
  • Business development opportunities in our consulting practice for renewable solar and storage development companies and utilities. 

Qualifications

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Statistics, Accounting, Finance, or similar energy industry-related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • 5-7 years directly related work experience in the electric renewable power industry. 
  • Experience in regional transmission organizations (PJM, MISO, SPP, ERCOT, CAISO) and knowledge of power market regulation affecting solar and storage is a plus. 
  • Experience in solar energy generation modeling software (such as PVSyst), mapping tools, and solar layout design software tools (such as Helioscope). 
  • Solid problem-solving, judgment and decision-making skills. 
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Software (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Advanced Excel skills preferred.

GDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GDS does not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position. 

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Marietta GA Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-and-battery-storage-specialist/
Senior Project Manager, Renewable Energy https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-project-manager-renewable-energy-2/ Full-time At Underwriters Laboratories, we know why we come to work!

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence.

UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

Our comprehensive portfolio of renewable energy solutions help stakeholders plan, design, finance, build, invest, operate, maintain, and manage wind both on land and offshore, and solar throughout the project lifecycle and across the value chain. Working at UL means you will be part of a team delivering proven science, expert engineering, and innovative solutions that address the unique challenges of these industries.

What you'l learn & achieve:

As a member of the Due Diligence team, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing and executing independent engineering (IE) and technical advisory (TA) services to support the financing, sale, or acquisition of wind and solar plants and portfolios.

The position is high profile, and requires a mature and experienced candidate with effective communication, project management, and technical skills. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with a can-do spirit and willingness to work hard in a team environment to achieve shared success.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage high profile Independent Engineering and Technical Advisory projects for project financing, tax equity, sales and acquisitions of wind and solar projects and portfolios, including overseeing turbine technology review, civil and electrical design review, review of commercial and technical contracts, project schedule, project financial model, CAPEX and OPEX costs, environmental and permitting review, site visits and construction monitoring.
  • Compile and complete IE and TA reports and summarize key results and conclusions. Ensure a quality of work that meets and exceeds client expectations. Integrate all review sections from UL’s multi-disciplinary team and ensure that UL’s technical and commercial analysis is consistent throughout sections.
  • Prepare proposals detailing scope of work, team, budget and schedule for completion.
  • Review of project contracts and financial models.
  • Perform site visits during construction and operation and perform monthly construction monitoring site visits to review progress against technical specifications, budget and milestone schedule. Compile and review site visit reports and monthly construction monitoring reports.
  • Guide the business strategy and development for the due diligence team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What makes you a great fit:

  • 5+ years of experience as a project manager in wind and/or solar energy due diligence, project development, construction, equipment supply, operation or mergers and acquisitions.
  • 5 years of experience in renewable energy.
  • Bachelors degree in mechanical, civil or electrical engineering, construction management, operations and maintenance, commercial, legal, finance.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environmental and successfully manage multiple complicated projects.

What you'l experience working at UL

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

Total Rewards: 

  • In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families.
  • From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing.

Learn More:

  • Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.
    • Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com and aws-dewi.ul.com/

UL is committed to hiring and retaining a qualified diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Albany NY Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-project-manager-renewable-energy-2/
Sales Representative https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sales-representative-5/ Full-time ~ Transformer Services Inc. (TSI) is a recognized leader in the field of power transformers providing a full range of services and support for electrical substations for utilities, industrial plants, and wind and solar power plants across the United States. ~

With a management team with more than 55 years of collective experience, TSI has the experienced staff to provide the best service, maintenance, repair and installation over a broad range of equipment in the field of substations and electric transformers. TSI is headquartered in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.

Position Description

We are looking for an energetic self-starter to join our company as a Sales Representative. The individual taking on this position will be expected to lead the Company’s sales efforts through the generation of leads, making sales calls, continuously updating the Company’s CRM database, and setting and meeting sales targets. The position will require close coordination with the management team to ensure pricing targets are maintained, smooth delivery of service, and close coordination with the customer to ensure satisfaction with the service provided.

Responsibilities

Position Objectives:

  • Design and implement a strategic business plan that expands the Company’s customer base and total revenue.
  • Establish sales objectives by developing and forecasting annual sales quotas for products by region and customer focus.
  • Thoroughly understand the Company’s range of services and how they are needed.
  • Thoroughly understand the service needs of the Company’s target customers of large and small utilities, industrial plants, and government and military facilities.
  • Build a robust customer base in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the states of Oregon and Washington.
  • Proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close.
  • Excellent people management skills and ability to work seamlessly across the functional areas of the organization.

Example of Daily Tasks:

  • Researching prospects and conducting a SWOT analysis.
    Initiating sales calls and managing prospective customers throughout the entire sales process, including post-sales follow up and service.
  • Follow up on sales leads through phone calls, emails, text messaging, scheduling in-person meetings, etc.
  • Occasional overnight travel to customer locations for in-person meetings and presentations.
  • Maintain CRM software to ensure accurate record-keeping of all customer and prospects.
  • Report to Management Team on a weekly basis on all sales-related activities (sales funnel) designed to drive sales volume.
  • Work with Operations Group and Finance Group to ensure smooth delivery of products and services and on a collection of invoices.

Qualifications

Qualifications & Background Sought:

  • Experience and proven track record selling B2B industrial services are strongly preferred
  • Experience in developing and managing a proactive sales management program is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in developing a sales plan and establishing sales goals is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, CRM, and sales management software programs is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working in the electrical industry is preferred but not required.
  • A 4-year college degree is preferred but not required.

Compensation

Base Salary: 

Negotiable based on qualifications and prior experience.
Commissions will be based on a negotiated percentage of the sales price on services that have attained a minimum profit margin and paid when the deal is closed and paid.
Goals will be set for the number of sales that the Sale Representative will be responsible for, and if attained, anything above this set level will be paid at a higher commission rate.

Benefits:

We provide employee training and opportunities for career advancement by promoting from within. Benefits include the following:

  • Excellent compensation, including bonuses
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Medical and Vision insurance coverage

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and a cover letter. 

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Hillsboro Oregon Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sales-representative-5/
Human Resources Generalist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/human-resources-generalist-2/ Full-time “One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.
 

It’s an exciting time to be at the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)! GLWA employs hundreds of technical and administrative staff, all working to ensure effective wastewater treatment and to provide our award-winning drinking water to more than 80 wholesale customers in Michigan.

  • When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community. 

Position Overview

We are looking for an Human Resources Generalist that provides Human Resources support to all employee levels of organization; facilitates labor relations, makes recommendations on disciplinary actions; instructs on best Human Resources practices; collaborates on organizational projects, develops and monitors policies and staff compliance. Work is performed in a team environment under the direction of a Team Leader or team members performing in a lead role. 

Responsibilities (not all inclusive)

  • Track progress of Human Resource activities including but not limited to grievances, employee attendance, FMLA, seniority, and related personnel information. 
  • Coordinate and manage the recruitment and selection process, through needs analysis, projections, recommendations and close communication with management.
  • Ensure compliance with organization policy, federal and state workplace laws, regulations, guidelines, work rules and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Instruct and train staff on including but not limited to policies, procedures and best practices for provision of HR services.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports; provide input and correspondence for the organization's performance evaluation programs. 
  • Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties.

Related Job Functions:

  • Research, assemble, and disseminate HR related materials and documentation as required. Contact appropriate parties to elicit information for projects, investigations, discrepancies or operational support.
  • Support any and all GLWA operations.
  • Develop and recommend changes in general administrative policies.
  • Address complaints and inquiries of an administrative nature.
  • Enforce established disciplinary procedures.
  • Direct specific project activities or work as a team member.
  • Perform related work duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised:

  • The Human Resources Generalist may be required to perform team coordination activities within the functional unit.

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, organizational development, labor relations, psychology or a related discipline of study
  • A minimum of three (3) years of recent human resources experience with increasing levels of responsibility and authority in a combination of the following areas: recruitment and selection, labor relations, HR consulting, examinations and test development, classification compensation, succession planning, coaching, job design, HR records, training with some experience as a team or project leader

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of administration relating to human resources
  • Employee and management advising
  • Information systems usage
  • Report and spreadsheet creation
  • Confidentiality Policies and Procedures
  • Labor Relations, to include the grievance and corrective action processes
  • Payroll / Time Collection Systems and Recruiting Software
  • Statutory and regulatory requirements affecting HR programs
  • Labor Utilization Techniques and Job Design
  • Human resources, safety and training Best Practices

Skill To:

  • Build relationships within and outside of GLWA
  • Conduct comprehensive unbiased investigation and formulate reasonable and effective conclusions
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying current and potential issues as well as evaluating and implementing solutions including training
  • Act as a proactive trusted advisor and leader
  • Operate specialized hardware devices or software programs relating to HR and GLWA performance management systems
  • Communicate effectively with different audience types
  • Create reports and track progression
  • Speak in public settings
  • Instruct on policy enforcement and best practices
  • Manage negotiations in stressful, complex environments
  • Lead continuous improvement HR projects
  • Use advanced technology

Ability To:

  • Effectively utilize appropriate safety equipment and procedures
  • Work effectively in a team-based, flexible workforce with minimal supervision
  • Protect the organization’s values by keeping information confidential
  • Resolve conflict, apply policies, and distribute information
  • Negotiate with employees, unions, and management
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the Organization about process, equipment or potential problems
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Manage a multidisciplinary staff including employee relation issues
  • Direct team activities or to work as a team member 

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License
  • Ability to work irregular hours, to commute to GLWA facilities and work sites, and respond to after hour emergencies and on-call responses

Additional Information

  • We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.
     
  • We are dedicated to expertly delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your proven hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated.
     
  • We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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Detroit MI Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/human-resources-generalist-2/
Houston Midlevel Energy Associate https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/houston-midlevel-energy-associate/ Full-time At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us. Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

Overview

We are seeking to hire a 3rd-5th year Associate to join the Energy, Infrastructure and Resources practice in our Houston office. The ideal candidate will have:

  • General experience representing investors and developers in wide-range of real property development transactions; drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, development agreements, construction contracts, crossing agreements, mineral interest waivers, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with energy projects is ideal; exposure to renewables and conventional energy project development transactions.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial, mineral, wind, and solar leases.
  • Strong title and survey experience.
  • Some background negotiating JV and operating agreements; general corporate related experience.
  • Land use and entitlements regulatory experience.
  • Cross-border and international experience a plus.

Skills Sought:

  • A drafter first and foremost.
  • Solid work ethic and personal ownership of work product.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently manage high volumes of work.

Any candidate will be given significant transactional responsibilities and will have the opportunity to join a team of attorneys that are ramping up their transactional practice that spans North and South America and involves several firm offices.

Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. We require strong academic credentials, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service. Candidates will work closely with experienced lawyers who will provide active mentoring and opportunities to assume increasing levels of responsibility and client contact.

About the Firm

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world. We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

  • To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”
  • If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

Benefits: We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.

Notice: We participate in E-Verify in certain Firm locations for purposes of verifying employment eligibility.

The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/houston-midlevel-energy-associate/
Energy Storage Engineer (FT) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/energy-storage-engineer-ft/ Full-time ~ sPower, an AES and AIMCo company, is the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States. ~

sPower owns and operates a portfolio of solar and wind assets greater than 1.5 GW and has a development pipeline of more than 10 GW. sPower is owned by a joint venture partnership between The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a worldwide energy company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers.

Position Overview

sPower is an established and rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT with additional offices in San Francisco, Long Beach, Richmond, VA and New York. sPower’s Engineering team is responsible for the company’s evaluation and development of energy storage technologies that are technically sound and represent state of the art, the development of cost estimations for both construction and O&M operation and the development of specifications, designs, and integration of energy storage to both new and existing projects.

Energy Storage Engineer (FT)
 
  • sPower is developing and building stand-alone storage assets as well as combined solar and storage assets.
The right person is expected to play a critical role at the center of a rapidly growing renewable energy company. Recent significant and direct engineering experience with energy storage assets is a requirement. You should enjoy working independently and creatively, as well as with the engineering, project origination, and procurement teams.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The initial focus is on the development of utility scale (typically 50-500 MW) battery energy storage systems, either as stand-alone projects or integrated with solar/wind projects.
 
  • Subject matter expertise in battery energy storage technologies and associated applications, with knowledge of critical issues to be addressed for design and operations
  • Design and configure battery energy storage systems including component selection, site layout, cable schedule, auxiliary load estimation and HVAC system sizing
  • Manage integration, deployment, and commissioning process, both on-site and remotely
  • Review technical documentation required to support project evaluation and deployments
  • Review and specify SACADA controls capabilities of the BESS for integration with onsite PV and utility operations
  • Subject matter expertise in integration with renewable and dispatchable energy sources, sizing and operational optimization, augmentation strategies, operating system software, SCADA and grid/market integration controls (end-to-end network architecture), asset commissioning, and operations and maintenance
  • Develop a corporate-wide hardware and execution strategy, including development of project/equipment specifications for project level cost construction / operations estimates, and vendor due diligence supporting RFP for EPC contractors and equipment vendors
  • Development of project layouts and storage designs
  • Substantial interaction with the many different groups that are critical for a project (strategic development, land, origination, operations, structured finance, etc.)
  • Evaluate energy storage market leaders with respect to near term and 2nd/3rd generation technology to support the technical design and implementation of sPower projects, pricing, and schedules
  • Ensure QA/QC of energy storage projects design, construction, and operations
  • Estimate project costs
Qualifications
 
Desired Skills, Expertise and Competencies:
 
  • 4 - 6 years proven electrical engineering design experience in the battery energy storage industry
  • Prior engineering experience with utility scale energy storage projects, not
  • Business Development
  • Advanced knowledge of battery technologies for utility scale energy storage projects
  • Subject matter expertise in all codes and standards applicable to battery energy storage projects
  • Knowledge of the DC system design for energy storage and solar energy systems
  • Knowledge of SCADA and integrated solar/energy storage control software systems
  • Knowledge of NFPA 70 and NFPA 855 standards
  • Knowledge of various Energy Storage applications such as Load Leveling, Peak
  • Shaving, Frequency Regulation and Power Quality
  • Willingness to travel (10 to 20% of time)
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Motivated by team accomplishments and advancement in the industry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Education:
 
  • BS degree in engineering required, EE / MS preferred

To Apply

  • Please email your resume, cover letter, professional references and salary requirements or use the form on this page.
sPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation and gender identity. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Salt Lake City Utah Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/energy-storage-engineer-ft/
Climate and Energy Program Analyst https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-and-energy-program-analyst/ Full-time
The Robertson Foundation is a private, family-led foundation established in 1996 by Julian Robertson and his wife Josie. By taking a targeted yet creative approach to philanthropy, Mr. Robertson, the Chairman of Tiger Management LLC., and his family seek to have a positive social impact and create a legacy that reflects the family’s values.

The Robertson Foundation looks to maximize the impact of its efforts and drive superior results by making large, transformative grants that leverage the Foundation’s resources beyond the immediate funds committed, thereby reorienting the thinking, policies, and approaches of governmental entities and other philanthropic initiatives.

  • Do you have a track record of intellectual rigor and academic achievement?
  • Do you have deep knowledge of fields related to the environment?
  • Do you daydream about ways to encourage a transition to a low-carbon economy?
  • Do you believe philanthropy has the capacity to move the needle on climate change?
  • Are you able to check your bias at the door and open yourself up to inquiry, challenge, and change?

If you answered YES to all of the above, we invite you to apply to the Robertson Foundation for a full-time position on our Environment Team. 

Position Overview

Climate and Energy Program Analyst:

We seek a bright, dynamic, and intellectually curious colleague to work with us in our NYC office. The program analyst will support the management of multiple grants, research new areas for possible funding, and help identify high-leverage philanthropic opportunities to combat climate change. In addition to climate and energy, the Program Analyst may be asked to work on other topics within the Environment Portfolio.

The successful candidate will have impressive attention to detail, excellent analytical and writing skills, and an ability to manage multiple priorities and projects. The Foundation’s core values include integrity, humility, transparency, and accuracy, and we seek a team member who embodies these values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the management of multiple grants, working with external advisors and colleagues and reporting to the Environment Program director;
  • Research and analyze strategies to combat climate change, as well as the landscape of non-profits active in the space, to ensure the implementation of the highest-leverage funding opportunities;
  • Monitor and evaluate grant progress, budgets, and metrics through site visits and written reports;
  • Prepare presentations and written materials for internal and external audiences;
  • Draft and prepare written materials with quick turnaround such as Power Point presentations, Excel spreadsheets, briefing papers, one-pagers, or talking points;
  • Ensure team leaders are prepared for presentations, meetings, and other key activities; and
  • Assist on other projects as assigned.

Qualifications

We seek responses from a range of dedicated, curious individuals with outstanding analytic, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Qualifications include:

  • An undergraduate and advanced degree in relevant field;
  • 2-3 years relevant career experience;
  • Deep knowledge of climate change and energy policy, as well as familiarity with other environmental problems;
  • Excellent writing and research skills;
  • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills with an openness to contesting ideas and recommendations and the flexibility to change course as needed;
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of information and distill into relevant analysis;
  • A strong understanding of quantitative research methods (e.g. ability to interpret statistical analyses, financial metrics, etc.);
  • Experience working with the electricity sector a plus, including knowledge of utility reform;
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of the philanthropic sector;
  • Adaptability to a variety of work styles, from fast-paced to quiet and serious;
  • A creative, proactive, and entrepreneurial mindset;
  • A sense of humor;
  • Acute attention to detail; and
  • Commitment to a collegial, team-oriented workplace.

Compensation

  • The position is full-time; compensation includes salary and full benefits package.
  • Please note that, depending on level of experience, candidates may be hired at a level other than program analyst.

To Apply

  • If interested, please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume to Ruth Brenner.
  • Please submit all electronic materials in PDF format.

Note: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The Robertson Foundation values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of diverse backgrounds, sex, race, religion, age, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation.

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New York Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-and-energy-program-analyst/
Sales Business Development Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sales-business-development-manager/ Full-time Ok, hang on for the ride - nothing at Phin is conventional, so here comes the job description. Are you that person at a networking event that loves to walk up to strangers and introduce yourself? Is building empathetic relationships a core component of your life? Are you familiar with BCorps?  Read on! 

Position Overview

We are seeking an energetic person who loves building relationships with people, brainstorming solutions with prospects and customers and is passionate about advocating for people, wildlife and the planet. Traditionally this position is called Business Development and Sales Manager, so let’s stick with the boring title for now, we can invent a better title when you come on board.

We are a 1 year old startup BCorp, so expect to be challenged in many ways. Sales, Biz Dev and Marketing go hand in hand so you can expect to be a part of many different initiatives on a given day. However, this position is primarily about establishing new relationships in all their different forms.

Phin is a social impact marketing platform that marries corporate philanthropy, marketing and customer engagement. Our platform and services enables companies to pay for donations and invite their customers to choose a cause that is important to them. You will help establish new relationships with clients and help develop the business through partnerships with other platforms - a key component of the Phin strategy. 

This is a full-time position, working remotely, with travel as needed. We expect the candidate to fully commit to the mission of Phin. This is not a freelance position. Expect salary, health insurance, paid time off and other benefits. Travel will be an important part of the job, but the payback is working remotely most of the time, in your pajamas or hoodie, if you so desire.  

What We’re Looking For

The Business Development and Sales Manager is responsible for bringing in new business for the Phin social good SAAS marketing platform and related services primarily through annual and monthly service fees. You will work in collaboration with the founder to strategically bring value and opportunity to our customers, who are primarily middle-market companies interested in proving their purpose. You will travel to conferences, attend networking events, and will also be responsible for visiting prospects and customers and cultivating relationships. You are extremely diligent in relationship management and you bring heart and personality to the work you do.

The Manager will also be responsible for researching and establishing relationships with partners to incorporate Phin into external platforms through API’s and other integration tools. As this is a critical part of the strategy, it will be as equally important as direct sales.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver annualized sales between US$300K - $1.5MM depending on experience, position and tenure, through the creation and ongoing management of a Sales Pipeline that is both self-generated as well as generated by partners, inbound marketing and other business development activities. 
  • Seek to engage with companies horizontally and vertically, finding the decision maker and crafting solutions that enhance their relationships with the customers and prove their purpose.
  • Actively seek partners to incorporate Phin natively in their platforms, turning their customers into our customers.
  • Love Phin and our Mission - actively contribute to Phin’s mission and growth opportunities, regardless of the defined position description.
  • Contribute and participate in Phin Marketing activities including marketing strategy, events, product/market fit, inbound marketing, content strategy and creation.

Who We’re Looking For

  • Requirement #1: You are passionate about social impact. 
  • Requirement #2: You embrace the mission of Phin: it is our mission to generate $100 million in sponsored donations and using business as a force for good. We really mean it. But we also recognize that peak performance and creativity requires balance in life, so our approach will be unconventional.
  • Requirement #3: You are energized by the daunting courage it takes to build something new. In this case, we are building a for good, for profit social enterprise called Phin. Seriously, this will be a wild ride not for the faint of heart. Stable desk job, this is not!  But,holy smokes, it is a ton of fun and rewarding in so many unexpected ways.

Still interested? Here are the more traditional requirements:

  • 7-10 years’ experience in strategic-level business development and sales
  • Demonstrated track record of solid sales performance driving revenue growth
  • Results driven & customer centric
  • Team player, collaborative in nature
  • Accountable in all actions and displaying unquestionable integrity and trust
  • Proactive, engaged & innovative thought leader and subject matter expert in sustainability
  • Comfortable presenting to Senior Executives, CEOs, CMOs & CSOs. Comfortable speaking at events and engaging with strangers
  • Expert client service experience.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, both written and verbal
  • Proven track record of cultivating relationships & developing proposals
  • MBA welcome
  • Knowledge of Hubspot, Salesforce or similar CRM is required
  • US Residents Only

Location, Compensation and Benefits

  • Location is flexible - work remotely - US residents only
  • Phin is based in Blue Point, NY on the south shore of Long Island. Expect occasional in-person work sessions on Long Island or NYC. 
  • Travel for events or client meetings should be expected (Travel expenses reimbursed)
  • This is a full-time employment position.
  • Competitive compensation based on experience and portfolio.
  • Will discuss a complete compensation package including health coverage, equity, wellness allowance, paid time off.

More About Phin

Phin is a marketing start-up with a philanthropic mission. We help brands reward consumer engagement with PhinPoints, which are redeemed for micro-charitable donations. At Phin, we believe that everyone has the power to make an impact, and that marketing can be harnessed for good.

We create real business value for brands and partners by incentivizing audience engagement and improving digital advertising ROI. Most importantly, we are on a mission to build a thriving company that generates $100,000,000 in donations to worthy causes.

We are a well-funded start-up working in an exciting and important space. Our team is small, nimble and passionate. Each of our team members have the opportunity to shape the future of the company. 

Phin is a Certified B Corp - Pending.  We are incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation. In the Certified B Corporation community, the common interest is using business as a force for good to benefit all stakeholders rather than only shareholders’ pocketbooks. By expanding a company’s mission beyond the bottom line, B Corp certification also expands opportunities for workers, customers and business partners and helps them create a more prosperous community for all.

How To Apply

  • For serious candidates, we strongly recommend you listen to this podcast from founder Doug Lessing. It will take 30 minutes of your life (or 15 minutes at 2x speed). 
  • In the podcast, listen for the link that will grant you a sponsored donation on Phin. We pay the donation, you choose the cause. This will give you first hand knowledge of using Phin and allow you to do some good, without spending a dime.
  • Have a look at Our Mission
  • Feel free to connect with founder Doug Lessing on LinkedIn. 

All done with that and not appalled at our founder’s terrible podcast voice? 

  • Please click "Apply" below to email you application materials, with your name and “Business Dev Sales Manager” in the subject line.
  • Please attach your resume and a link to any content you want to share.
  • Perhaps you have a video of you speaking at an event, or, if not, a funny video of your dog in the snow. That will get our attention.

Final Thoughts

Phin is a For-Profit, For-Good company that exists to transform the cultural and economic power of our modern lives into a positive force for doing good in the real world. ‘How can we enrich the world by converting the enormous economic wealth, value and power of business into a force for good?’

We are a public benefit company. As such, we balance the priorities of employees, clients, members, investors and society at large. We need smart, ambitious, entrepreneurial individuals to join our team at this early stage…people who not only want to help Phin succeed today, but who want to help build the vision for tomorrow.

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Blue Point Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sales-business-development-manager/
Renewable Energy Policy Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-energy-policy-director/ Full-time More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives. 

Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way - affordable, reliable and clean. 

We are the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida - and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. 

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Position Summary

The Renewable Energy Policy Director, as a member of the Federal Government & Corporate Affairs function, is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the development of strategy for Duke Energy’s renewable businesses, including consistent policy and message development, outreach and relationship building, public affairs and other activities.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with relevant business partners to identify and develop pragmatic/ambitious federal public policy solutions, which accelerate Duke Energy’s goals in the renewables sector.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key external stakeholders to effectively shape federal policy as it relates to Duke’s renewable generation strategy and goals.
  • Working with business partners and federal government affairs to establish and help deliver Duke Energy’s public policy goals regarding energy policy with a particular focus on renewable generation and related matters.
  • Provide necessary support to business operations in negotiating renewable policy matters with a focus on value.
    Work with federal government affairs, corporate communications and other internal/external entities to assist in developing advocacy plans to deliver policy/business priorities and ensure successful policy outcomes.
    Identify and proactively address public policy trends, which would help/hamper Duke’s business strategy.
  • Serve as public policy advisor to Vice President, Public Policy and senior management as required.
  • Develop and maintain regular communication channels and messages and engaging in strategic planning to identify creative solutions to company challenges and opportunities.
  • Represent Duke Energy at congressional/regulatory hearings, public policy forums, press, etc. in coordination with FGCA teammates.
  • Develop concise, relevant information/background for federal policymakers and federal affairs team with a particular focus on renewable policy.
  • Collaborate and build relationships with the broader Duke Energy corporate team.
  • Partner across internal business units to including, corporate communications, electric utilities, natural gas, renewables, legal, operations and finance.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key external partners/stakeholders that share Duke Energy’s goals with respect to renewable energy policy with a particular focus on wind and solar.

Qualifications

Required/Basic:

  • Bachelor’s degree – area of specialization: engineering, energy, physical sciences, legal, government/political science or other related field.
  • Eight (8) or more years of related work experience in environmental, federal/state policy or stakeholder management.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • Experience with, or working knowledge of, utility sector, renewable energy policy trends and issues
  • Working knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory processes, particularly as they affect the utility sector
  • Prior experience working in a state or federal government policy related role
  • Prior experience in regulated utility operations
  • Exhibits a high level of critical/strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve high impact, complex and/or cross-functional problems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of self-awareness
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Possesses excellent writing skills and ability to develop clear and concise written communications
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain composure and clarity of purpose in stressful situations
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Washington D.C. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-energy-policy-director/
Communications and Engagement Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/communications-and-engagement-coordinator/ Full-time Mount Grace is an accredited regional land trust serving 23 communities in north central Massachusetts.

Headquartered in Athol, MA, we’ve been working to conserve and steward land since 1986. Our work is rooted in our collaborative, innovative approach to conservation. We are looking to add a dynamic, enthusiastic member to our team to boost our community outreach and communications. Mount Grace is a proud equal opportunity employer and strives to be an inclusive and diverse organization.

Position Overview

The core responsibilities of the Communications and Engagement Coordinator position will be split between organizing the membership and community outreach program and driving all aspects of Mount Grace media and communications materials and strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communications and Marketing: Implement a communications and marketing plan that tells the Mount Grace story effectively through events, traditional media, newsletters, eNews, graphics, brochures, video, and social media. Coordinate our website redesign program including interfacing between the design team and the Mount Grace staff and overseeing all content.
  • Outreach Events: Create and coordinate a calendar of outreach events that deepen connections with our members, our volunteers, and the public, that grow membership and volunteer numbers, and that speak to our core audiences. These events may include nature walks, tabling at festivals, pub science, lectures on natural and cultural history, movie showings, etc.
  • Fundraising: Work with the Development Team to secure necessary funds for the organization including participation in the Major Donor program.
  • Membership Program: Create and implement membership recruitment and retention goals, strategies, and plans with the Development and Engagement Teams and Board Committees, including Spring and Annual Appeal material, membership renewal material, newsletter, eNews, press, website, and events
  • Annual Meeting: Facilitate team of staff, board, and volunteers to create an annual special event that inspires Mount Grace members and volunteers to continue to support Mount Grace while fulfilling the obligations of the organizations non-profit bylaws
  • Volunteer Management: Recruit and retain volunteers and facilitate the Engagement Committee to implement engagement and membership goals, supports event planning, development, and communications
  • Youth Education Supervision: Supervise a full-time AmeriCorps member providing youth education in partnership with area schools and community events hosted at Mount Grace conservation areas.

Qualifications

  • Communications experience
  • Demonstrated writing ability and design capacity
  • Event planning
  • Desire to share creativity, event planning, and communication skills to support Mount Grace’s mission to protect land for the benefit of people and the environment

Essential Job Functions:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, positive, and responsive approach to interacting with colleagues and community members
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Appreciation for accuracy in details
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

Compensation

  • Salary is commensurate with experience. .
  • Mount Grace offers a competitive benefits package and collaborative work environment in Athol, MA.
  • This is a full-time position

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a letter of interest and resume to Emma Ellsworth.. 
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Athol MA Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/communications-and-engagement-coordinator/
Sales Consultant, Solar Pool Heating https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sales-consultant-solar-pool-heating/ Full-time SolarCraft has been acknowledged as one of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay”. Voted the “Best of Marin” for the past 5 consecutive years, SolarCraft is well regarded for our high-quality solar installations, professional and reliable service, and client-focused approach. We pride ourselves on exemplary customer service to our discerning clientele.

Position Overview

SolarCraft is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Solar Pool Heating Sales Consultant to join our team. The position will be Full-time, based in our Novato, CA Headquarters, and will be an integral part of our Solar Pool Heating Sales team. We are seeking intelligent, self-motivated sales professionals who want to work at the intersection of the energy industry, the environmental sector, the pool and recreation industry and community engagement.

SolarCraft’s Solar Pool Heating division (Thermal Dept) has been the leading solar pool heating provider in Marin and Sonoma for more than 35 years and this is unique opportunity for the right individual to be the primary sales leader.

Our team works in a collaborative manner to help homeowners and businesses use solar to save money, increase the value of their properties and demonstrate commitment to sustainability. It is an exciting time in the local solar and clean energy industry.

Responsibilities

The Solar Consultant responsibilities include:

  • Know your “Why”
  • Educate and inspire potential customers on the many benefits of solar and alternative energy technologies to heat their pools.
  • While maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical sales practices, Sales Consultants must differentiate themselves and SolarCraft.
  • Pursue leads (company provided and self-generated) for solar pool heating systems.
  • Network, attend events, generate referrals and build references to support your ongoing business
  • Using satellite imaging programs and onsite home survey and inspections, Solar Pool Heating Sales consultants evaluate and perform site feasibility studies, calculate project estimates and energy savings models, create preliminary designs and proposals and present solutions in a compelling manner via in-home visits, phone and email.
  • Consistently utilize CRM (Salesforce) and proficiently log all activities throughout the entire sales process
  • Prepare weekly feedback and forecast reports

Qualifications

Desired:

  • A positive attitude and self-driven competitiveness
  • Prior residential solar, pool, or home improvement sales experience preferred
  • A belief in the power of renewable energy to transform our society and deliver value to home and business owners
  • Proven sales professional with strong technical and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of basic construction knowledge, pool or solar system knowledge, and energy rates
  • General knowledge of plumbing, electrical and construction methods and codes
  • Computer Skills-MS Office, CAD, Salesforce/CRM

Competitive Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive income potential through good performance-based commission structure
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off
  • Health insurance with company subsidy.
  • ESOP participation and 401(k).
  • On-the-job training and education in solar energy.
  • Opportunities to build and grow your own business within a business
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Novato CA Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sales-consultant-solar-pool-heating/
Solar Electrician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-electrician-2/ Full-time ~ Greenskies, A Clean Focus Company, develops, constructs, operates, and maintains renewable-energy projects throughout the United States. ~

We deliver high-quality solar projects to provide our clients with clean, reliable electricity. Since 2008, we’ve built the largest commercial, industrial and municipal portfolio in the U.S., across 19 states, operating over 170 MW at 320 +/- site throughout the U.S.

Position Overview

Solar Electricians are the technical experts that connect the business to the construction and maintenance of our fleet of solar assets from groundbreaking to decommissioning. They oversee the subcontractors during the construction phase of solar energy sites and maintain the systems throughout their contracted life – usually 15 or 20 years.

This “life-cycle technical management” allows Greenskies to build career-long relationships with our Solar Technicians who in turn help the business retain the critical lessons learned over the years. Solar Technicians have a portfolio of projects near their home for which they are responsible, but may also be asked to lead the charge into new markets while the company identifies new local Solar Technicians for a permanent role.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily travel to regional solar projects that are under construction and operational
  • Leading and educating subcontractors from site mobilization through project commissioning
  • Tracking project installation schedules and installation sequences and providing data back to the associated Project Management Group (“PMG”)
  • Examine the work of the subcontractors to make sure they are meeting Greenskies’ standard of quality and safety.
  • Orchestrating site mobilization, grid shutdowns, interconnections, witness tests and inspections
  • Perform head-to-tail project commissioning at the end of the construction phase
  • Ongoing preventative maintenance visits to each system which will include inspections of wiring and connections, mechanical repairs, torque verification, thermal scans, string tests, inverter inspections, etc.
  • DC and AC testing included but not limited to polarity, open circuit voltage, grounding continuity, insulation resistance testing
  • Responding to scheduled and urgent maintenance cases
  • Completing operations and maintenance reports following every site visit
  • System monitoring start-up
  • Communicating with O&M and PMG groups in Connecticut for task prioritization
  • Representing Greenskies to clients on site in a professional manner
  • These duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the positions role within the business.

Qualifications

Mandatory:

  • Electrical License
  • Desire to be part of a team that works unusually hard to achieve its goals
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to travel often, including overnight trips as necessary

Preferred:

  • A strong background in electricity, circuits and electronics
  • Experience in the solar industry
  • Experience in construction management
  • Experience troubleshooting electrical and mechanical challenges

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your cover letter and resume with salary requirements.
  • Type "Solar Electrician" indicated in the subject line.
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Middletown CT Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-electrician-2/
Solar Performance Diagnostic Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-performance-diagnostic-technician/ Full-time ~ Vivint Solar is the brighter and more affordable way to power your home. ~

We believe people should have a choice in how to produce the energy they use to live every day. This is why we’re making it easy for people nationwide to choose to go solar. We’re proud to be a leader in the renewable energy industry.

Position Overview

Vivint Solar is in search of a Solar Performance Diagnostic Technician to provide desktop troubleshooting support to our field service professionals. They will use their expertise to detect problems with systems using provider portals to prevent unnecessary truck rolls. They utilize extensive understanding of the technologies used by VSLR in order to provide assistance to our field team. The Solar Performance Diagnostic Technician will be instrumental in maximizing the efficiency of our field service professionals, ensuring a great customer experience.

Note: Must Have Solar Experience! 

Responsibilities

Key Job Duties:

  • Maximizing Field Service Professional Efficiency
  • Understand and execute on Vivint Solar’s best practices
  • Remotely diagnose PV system issues including non-operation and underperformance
  • Improving the customer experience by helping to eliminate future unnecessary service visits
  • Optimizing dispatches utilizing your solar and electrical expertise
  • Meeting performance goals set forth by management
  • Understanding corporate policies, the Field Operations Manual, manufacturer's specifications and requirements

Qualifications

Necessary Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (B.S. preferred but not required)
  • Minimum 1+ years experience in electrical or solar industries
  • Knowledge of current NEC and local AHJ regulations
  • Solar installation/design experience (preferred)
  • IT proficiency (required)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Industry experience in the solar
  • Proficient with MS office & Google Apps
  • Strong interpersonal communications
  • Self-sufficient and highly motivated
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Lehi Utah Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-performance-diagnostic-technician/
Forester https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/forester-5/ Full-time The mission of the Forestry Division is to protect Arkansas’s forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development and conservation for all generations of Arkansans.

Position Summary

The Forester is responsible for supervising staff and managing and protecting the forests of assigned counties or multi-county areas. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

  • This is a full time position (Position No.: 22088634) located with residency requirements outlined in Preferred Qualifications. Grade: GS07
  • Please visit our website to find out more about us.  

Responsibilities

Typical Functions:

  • Supervises multi-county staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, training, assigning job duties, and evaluating subordinate performance.
  • Examines and evaluates landowners property and prepares timber management plans with recommendations for enhancing timber production, soil conservation, disease and insect control, and landowner objectives.
  • Approves invoices and expenditures within assigned areas and maintains multi-county budget. Maintains forestry accomplishment data required for federal reimbursement.
  • Provides advice and technical assistance to landowners enrolled in state and federal forestry cost share and grant programs.
  • Ensures that silviculture practices are completed in compliance with program standards and scientific forestry practices.
  • Plans and supervises forestry projects, such as determining the type, number, and placement of trees to be planted, managing tree nurseries, thinning forests, and monitoring growth of new seedlings.
  • Analyzes effects of forest conditions on tree growth rates and tree species prevalence and determines the yield, duration, seed production, growth viability, and germination of different species.
  • Directs or performs mapping, measuring, and marking timber in the area specified and computes volume for harvest.
  • Directs and coordinates fire suppression efforts by assigning fire crews and coordinates efforts with other organizations and with agency personnel.
  • Prepares scientific burn plans and works as burn boss on prescribed fires.
  • Coordinates fire prevention and suppression efforts with volunteer fire departments and attends fire association meetings or training classes as required.
  • Makes presentations and supplies information to schools, civic organizations, landowners, and others regarding services available through the Forestry Commission and other state and federal organizations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions:

  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions, rough terrain, and potentially hazardous and/or dangerous conditions is required.
  • May be required to work under extended subject-to-call status and extended work hours.
  • Must reside within assigned area as a condition of employment.
  • May be required to fulfill overhead positions in the Incident Command System.
  • Occasional in-state or within assigned area travel is required.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Knowledge of forest management practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of fire prevention and fire suppression theories and methods.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting fire control and forest management.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal and state forestry programs available for forest landowners, communities and fire departments.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate work activities and monitor performance of subordinates.
  • Ability to prepare and make public presentations and conduct forestry training.
  • Ability to collect data, analyze needs assessments, and prepare written forest management recommendations for private and public forest landowners.

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in forestry from a university accredited by the Society of American Foresters;
  • plus two years of experience in forest management or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Other requirements include must reside within the county of their work station/counties of responsibility, or reside within a distance that will allow for the employees to arrive at the work station and be in route to the emergency within a thirty minute time period;
  • Must meet physical fitness standards annually; 
  • Frequent twenty-four hour on-call duty and frequent exposure to hazardous conditions while fighting fires and marking timber is required;
  • A commercial drivers license is required within 90 days of hire;
  • Only applicants that meet and/or exceed the minimum education and experience requirements should apply. Those applicants that do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must be licensed as a Registered Forester by the State Board of Registration for Foresters in accordance with ACA 17-31-302 or able to obtain registration within one year of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license.
  • Must pass an annual physical standard as a condition of employment.
  • Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

Note: Other job-related education and /or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval of the Qualifications Review Committee.

Compensation

  • Salary Range is $40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below.
  • Please be sure to complete the Work History section of the application even if you are attaching a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

Contact Information:

Thank you for your interest in the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

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Fouke  AR Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/forester-5/
Program Manager, Food Loss & Waste-20046 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-food-loss-waste-20046-6/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Manager, Food Loss & Waste, for the Administrative Assistant for the Northern Great Plains (NGP) region.

Position Overview

The Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Program Manager will lead efforts across the full spectrum of food loss and waste projects currently established within WWF's global program. WWF has established a project portfolio that spans FLW from farm to fork.

This position will work directly with both the public and private sectors within 5 key industry segments including retail, restaurants, hospitality, school systems and on farms to set and deliver science based and data driven goals, focused on preventing food waste and realizing ambitious landfill diversion targets. This position will require someone with proven experience handling multi-stakeholder programs and multiple parallel projects.

The position will work directly with the current Food Waste Program Director and will oversee domestic and international partnership efforts. In addition to managing grant reporting and consulting deliverables, this position will support the data collection and analysis efforts from pilot interventions with private & public-sector partners that attempt to find food waste prevention best practices.

Responsibilities

  • Lead work streams for FLW program and projects - primary project manager across all domestic and international workstreams;
  • Responsible for managing all grant proposals and grant reporting cycles;
  • Analyze data from multiple sources including food costs, sales data (POS), waste disposal composting, anaerobic digestion, and weights & measures from food waste pilot programs;
  • Organize and coordinate data collection with demonstration projects in the field with private sector partnerships and/or industry association groups;
  • Capable of creating presentations and synthesize results for multiple audiences including internal WWF senior leadership and with external stakeholders; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred;
  • 8+ years of relevant experience as a project manager;
  • Proven experience leading teams and managing large multi-stakeholder projects;
  • Experience managing grant proposals and grant reporting cycles;
  • Must have strong proficiency in leading data analysis projects using MS Excel, data management best practices, and data visualization tools;
  • Proactive problem-solving and excellent communication skills (written and verbal); and
  • Ability to work productively on independent research, data collection and analysis assignments and as part of a team.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to visit our Careers Page,  job#20046, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Washington D.C. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-food-loss-waste-20046-6/
Senior Associate, Carbon Markets and Corporate Sustainability https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-associate-carbon-markets-and-corporate-sustainability/ Full-time  

~ For two decades, Forest Trends has pioneered the idea that creating economic value in our forests and natural ecosystems is one of the most powerful incentives for sustaining them. ~

  • Traditional markets and financial systems fail to fully value all of the ways we benefit from a healthy planet. Forests and other ecosystems clean our air, provide natural protection against floods, and enrich the soil. When we fail to value these benefits, we waste and degrade critical natural assets.
  • Our mission is to work with communities, governments, and businesses to more fully embed conservation into economic activity and prevent the destruction that comes from badly planned, unsustainable resource allocation and development.
  • Through our work, Forest Trends has demonstrated that the preservation of natural assets yields much greater long-term economic and societal benefits than the economic activities that damage these natural assets for short-term profit.

Position Summary:

The Senior Associate, Carbon Markets, Ecosystem Marketplace (EM) will implement and grow our range of activities, products, readership, and profile across ecosystem research areas of carbon, forestry, water, biodiversity, agriculture. The Senior Associate will have strong writing skills and provide technical expertise in carbon and forestry markets, as well as non-market mechanisms for forest conservation. They will support strategic partnerships that enhance EM’s reputation and recognition and will represent EM and report on findings to external audiences.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Support Management: Directly provide account management and support requests from EM’s Strategic Supporters, including participation in calls/meetings, relationship development, generation of EM data-based analytical reports, and respond to general incoming inquiries. Assist in preparation of reports to partners, supporters, and donors.
  • EM’s Annual Carbon Survey Market Engagement: Engage and build relationships with hundreds of carbon offset project developers, traders, and other actors by phone calls, emails, and face-to-face meetings to encourage and support their survey response. This includes the development of engagement / marketing materials, and supporting EM’s annual planning, engagement protocols, procedures, and tools. May also include external representation at conferences and events.
  • Network Development: Build relationships with relevant stakeholders to support all activities related to EM’s Carbon Survey, presence externally at relevant meetings and events, collaborative research and insights generation, among others.
  • EM Insights and ‘State of’ Research and Writing: Serve as thought leader, author and/or co-author, and as part of a team, contribute to all aspects of report production. Develop other EM content and project dissemination mediums, including webinars, newsletters, and social media.
  • EM News Intelligence Support: Offer intelligence and information to EM News writers, and under the discretion of Director and Senior Program Manager may also author articles.
  • Records Management: Maintenance and use of EM’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, and of EM data and use of EM’s Database Management System (DBMS).
  • New Opportunities: Support Director in identifying and engaging with new opportunities for partnerships, collaborations, program expansion. This may include, contributing to research, analysis, writing and management of the production of RFPs in support of new funding.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Committed to the mission of Forest Trends, and of the Ecosystem Marketplace initiative;
  • Advanced degree required (preferably of related content);
  • Relevant experience or expertise in climate and environmental markets and policy, impact investing, payments for ecosystem services and other environmental market and non-market-based approaches to conservation;
  • Excellent research, organizational, and communications skills required; research and/or journalistic writing experience desired;
  • Ability to analyze complex data sets, express data in graphic forms, and synthesize data for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Fluency with Database Management Systems (DBMS), survey / data collection platforms, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and advanced knowledge of Excel and complex formulas desired;
  • Demonstrates high level of initiative and a desire to work in a fast paced and entrepreneurial environment;
  • Ability to work independently, and collaboratively with other Ecosystem Marketplace staff on team projects and with other Forest Trends initiatives on joint projects:
  • Prior experience with project and personnel management desired;
  • Capacity to work with collaborators based outside of US, and develop strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with work experience.
  • In addition, Forest Trends offers a generous benefits package that includes a 7% (of gross pay) employer-paid contribution to a 401K account;  subsidized health and dental care insurance for self and family; employer-paid life, short- and long-term disability insurance; and paid sick and annual leave.

To Apply:

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume, with the subject line “EM Senior Associate”.
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020.

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Washington DC Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-associate-carbon-markets-and-corporate-sustainability/
Development Engineering Technician I https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/development-engineering-technician-i/ Full-time First Solar is a leading global manufacturer and provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) systems using advanced thin film module and system technology. 

With more than 20 gigawatts (GW) shipped worldwide, First Solar has a demonstrated history of financial stability and manufacturing success. First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and operated some of the world’s largest and most successful PV power plants in existence.

We believe that clean affordable solar electricity is an essential part of the worldwide energy mix. Through determined innovation and a focus on large-scale development, we deliver solar energy that is an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuel-sourced electricity to fulfill our vision of leading the world’s sustainable energy future.

Position Overview

Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century.

We are seeking candidates to fill the position of Development Engineering Technician I. This position works from our Perrysburg, Ohio facility. 

Primary Job Functions:

Will conduct developmental tests, including sample fabrication and testing, laser beam alignment, and other functions as required. May compile and analyze test data from performed testing and review results with engineering personnel to improve efficiency and stability of solar modules.

Shift:  Split (11am – 7:30pm)

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Applies basic skills and may develop advanced skills using tools and equipment appropriate for the position or specialization.
  • Duties and tasks are standardized. Resolves routine questions and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher levels.
  • Works under daily supervision and follows standard procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Associates degree in, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or materials science required with 1-2 years of experience in a similar role OR
  • Bachelors degree in physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or materials science required with 0-1 years’ experience in a similar role

Required Skills:

  • Proven experience in sample testing, semiconductor device fabrication and/or electrical or optical measurement. Ability to learn the operation, calibration, and preventative maintenance of lab and process equipment and systems. Familiarity with electrical components – capacitors, diodes, resistors, relays, transistors, etc.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access)
  • Ability to use analytical skills to read charts and graphs to find trends
  • Ability to apply statistical methods to analyze data desired
  • Ability to communicate on a regular basis with all levels of associates.
  • Problem solver, can do attitude, willingness to push tasks forward and demonstrate ownership – go above and beyond consistently.
  • This position requires someone with high degree of motivation.
  • Position may require occasional weekend coverage (need based).

Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for  up to 12 hours per day.
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis.
  • Will exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push or pull on a seldom basis.
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects repetitively on a frequent basis
  • 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards)
  • All associates working on the production floor may be required to wear a respirator at any given time and thus, the ability to wear a respirator is a condition of employment and continued employment (requires little or no facial hair)      

Please note: potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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Perrysburg Ohio Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/development-engineering-technician-i/
ACE Conservation Corps/AmeriCorps, Pacific Crest Trail https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ace-conservation-corps-americorps-member-pacific-crest-trail-pct-association-trail-crew-march-22-2020/ Internship ~ American Conservation Experience Pacific West Region ~

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit conservation corps currently seeking energetic, ambitious participants to enroll as AmeriCorps members in a 26-week outdoor skills training program.

Our mission is to introduce and prepare our corps members for careers in public land and resource management with ACE and our industry partners. Field skills and career development skills earned with ACE can be worthwhile to gain further professional opportunities in the conservation corps industry, with public agencies such as the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA), or adjacent land management agencies to this legendary trail including the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management, among others.

ACE is currently seeking trail crew members for an AmeriCorps 900-hour term in 2020:

  • Arrival Date: March 22, 2020                     
  • End Date: September 19, 2020

Note: A 900-hour, 26-week commitment is required. There may be opportunities available to continue with ACE after the 26-week period for the best performing crew members. Extensions to service are dependent on available projects in the field and seasonal constraints.

Position Description  

AmeriCorps Members in the ACE Conservation Corps program will spend approximately 8 months learning techniques of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trail building and maintenance, implementing many of the Universal Principles of Trail Building. Members can expect to be working alongside the Pacific Crest Trail Association staff and under the guidance of ACE's most highly skilled staff members. 

The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful trail improvement and fortification of the Pacific Crest Trail and to benefit the public that will interact with this legendary trail for years to come. We intend to train the future trail builders, planners, engineers, and land managers of this country via this unique opportunity. Concepts such as Leave No Trace Principles, Backcountry camping and hygiene, and technical rockwork/masonry will be expected. 

AmeriCorps Members of ACE will also gain leadership skills while representing AmeriCorps on project days and days-off. A core value will be to implement field safety principles in a team environment, interact with various other Corps members currently serving or who join later in the season, and the general public. Leadership, responsibility, and professionalism are encouraged and expected on off-days and at ACE housing and at public camp grounds.  You will be required to complete two, three-hour Volunteer Service Projects during the span of your term.  

All ACE field work along the Pacific Crest Trail will be physically demanding, often requiring stints in the backcountry and/or extended stays in the field.   This position requires hiking, backpacking, camping and cooking outdoors while at front country and wilderness camps.         

Location 

  • This crew will be a roving crew, and will travel between southern and northern California
  • Housing for off days may fall at the Dulzura, Ridgecrest, or South Lake Tahoe housing locations, depending on project location
  • Some days-off will be spent 'on-site' in the field whenever most efficient, such as remote backcountry locations for extended periods
  • Projects are expected to be within a several hour driving radius of housing, with transportation to and from the project site provided
  • Projects may take place in the desert and mountains where temperatures vary from very cold to very hot! You can expect to experience a combination of conditions from snow or rain, to extremely dry conditions. Do not underestimate California's ability to get cold!
  • All participants must be flexible and willing to be assigned to a variety of locations at the direction of the PCTA and ACE, wherever community need is the highest, and section of trail needs our input. 
  • You may be serving in backcountry scenarios, high elevations, and/or remote locations in the summer months as the climate becomes more favorable to camp and work in these locations.
  • Crew members' project schedule is comprised of multiple short-term 'hitches' on average 8-11 days long, 10 hour work days, and up to 4 weeks in the backcountry.
  • Flexibility is necessary in this role, time off is not built into the term. Time-off requests are not guaranteed. ACE provides a schedule to active members clearly detailing your service days, days off, location, and more.

Financial Benefits

  • Members receive a $280 bi-weekly living stipend.
  • 3 meals per day while on project (approximately 16 days per month).
  • Free housing accommodation and use of a tent throughout your term.
  • Trainings, including Leave No Trace (LNT), diverse restoration management, and terrain-specific trail work. Members should expect to be trained in all the tools and techniques needed to successfully complete their scheduled projects. Membership spanning several seasons allows for additional training opportunities.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, members receive a part time Segal Education Award of $3,047.50 (PT 900 hours) to be used to pay future tuition or existing federal student loans. More information regarding amount and eligibility, see the AmeriCorps website.  
  • Food is provided on project days, and housing (volunteer houses, tents, limited facilities) is included both on and off projects. 

Qualifications

  • Provide a safe, strong, and proactive work ethic.
  • Possess a team-first and positive mindset.
  • Comfortable using hand tools, power tools, and herbicide application equipment: all day, every day; and enthusiasm for rugged work.
  • Capacity to complete ACE AmeriCorps term of service and follow all ACE rules and code of conduct.
  • Perform duties in inclement weather on steep terrain without access to restrooms or developed sanitation facilities.
  • Professionally represent ACE while serving on all projects and local community events.
  • Attend additional community volunteer events during project off-days.
  • Must be physically fit, capable of physically and mentally challenging outdoor work for up to 10 hours/day in all types of weather and hiking long distances over rugged terrain.
  • Bend at the waist for long periods and spend the entire workday standing or walking.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30+ lbs.

Other Requirements: 

  • This position is available to US Citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Must be 18 - 35 years of age.
  • Due to fire hazard conditions in ACE (specifically in California), smoking is not permitted at any work site. Smoking may be permitted at ACE housing, but will be restricted to designated areas.
  • Members must possess their own personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE.
  • ACE will provide tents but members will be required to provide other outdoor gear including but not limited to: full leather boots (no mesh, fabric, or suede), sleeping bags, backpacks, and durable rain gear.
  • Upon hire, all members must consent to a Criminal History Check. Their service with ACE will be considered probationary until all results are returned and have been reviewed.
  • ACE maintains a zero-tolerance policy for drugs. Any evidence of drug use or violating ACE's alcohol policy will result in immediate release from the program.
  • Alcohol use is strictly prohibited on ACE projects and on ACE property. Any evidence of drug use or violating ACE's alcohol policy will result in immediate release from the program.

Training  

  • Beyond an intensive orientation at onset, trainings will continue throughout and may include a variety of technical project and outdoor skills and trail building techniques such as retaining wall construction, rock step construction, rock drilling, splitting and shaping, setting up rigging systems, tread and switchback construction, installing water bars, check dams and other erosion control devices.
  • Certification-style training such as CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), and Leave No Trace (LNT) Training will be included, dependent on project scheduling, available classes, and training staff.
  • Saw (Chainsaw/X-cut) work will not be expected as part of our PCT trail crew's focus.  Practical work and environmental training abound, we encourage the growth of our corps members to continue and develop to eventually be present for future opportunities that become available with further service.

Positions open until filled, but are in high demand.  Apply now!

To Apply

  • Click "Apply on Company Website" below and then follow prompts.
  • You'll upload all requested documents including your motivation statement, resume, and 3 professional references.
  • Rather than a traditional cover letter, please include a motivation statement which sincerely describes your interests, skills, professional goals, and any other relevant information in regards to this opportunity. This is your opportunity to stand out and express why you are a great fit for our program, in your own words.

Note: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time, and is open until filled. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Member Service Coordinator, Erin Heimburge at 619-623-5695 or eheimburge@usaconservation.org.

  • Also, consider checking out our Facebook page and social media for more details about ACE!

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Dulzura CA Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ace-conservation-corps-americorps-member-pacific-crest-trail-pct-association-trail-crew-march-22-2020/
ACE Conservation Corps/AmeriCorps, Pacific West, Southern California, 4/19/20 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ace-conservation-corps-americorps-member-pacific-west-southern-california-april-19-2020/ Internship ~ American Conservation Experience Pacific-West Southern California ~

 American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit conservation corps currently seeking energetic, ambitious individuals to engage in national service as AmeriCorps members in a 14 or 26-week outdoor skill-training opportunity. ACE intends to provide a meaningful service to regional communities by taking direct action through conservation of our valuable natural resources. Our mission is to introduce and prepare corps members for careers in resource management with ACE, other conservation corps, or public agencies such as the National Park Service, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, CA State Parks, or the Bureau of Land Management, among other regional land managers.

ACE is currently seeking corps members for an AmeriCorps 450 or 900-hour term in 2020, in our Southern Regional Headquarters of the ACE Pacific West division.

  • Arrival Date:  April 19, 2020*  --  End Date: July 25, 2020
  • Arrival Date:  April 19, 2020*  --  End Date: October 18, 2020

*A 450-hour (14-week) or 900-hour (26-week) commitment is required once enrolled. There may be opportunities available to continue with ACE after the term is complete for the best performing crew members, depending on available projects in the field and seasonal constraints.

Position Description

AmeriCorps Members in the ACE Conservation Corps program will spend several weeks learning techniques of conservation and land management while training on trail construction, forestry, and environmental restoration projects under the guidance of ACE's most highly skilled staff members. The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful project work for a variety of public land management agencies while becoming proficient in advanced field techniques.

This position may entail the following:

  • Working 10 hours per day for 4-8 consecutive days on a crew comprised of 6-12 young professionals in outdoor locations.
  • Working and camping in a variety of weather conditions including temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds, intense sunshine, rain, and snow.
  • Serving on environmental stewardship projects including (but not limited to): Trail Construction/Maintenance; Dry Stone Masonry, Harmful Plant Mitigation, Forest Fuels Reduction, Fence Installation/Repair; Habitat Restoration; and Historical Preservation.
  • Hiking extended distances on steep and rough terrain with a 40-pound backpack.
  • Professionally serving on numerous volunteer events and projects in the local community.

Location

  • Housing for off days may fall at any of the Pacific West housing locations in southern California, depending on project location.
  • Projects are expected to be within a several hour driving radius of housing, with transportation to and from the project site provided.
  • Projects may take place in the desert and mountains where temperatures vary from very cold to very hot! You can expect to experience a combination of conditions from snow or rain, to extremely dry conditions. Do not underestimate southern CA's ability to get cold!

Benefits

  • Members receive a $280 bi-weekly living stipend.
  • 3 meals per day while on project (approximately 16 days per month).
  • Free housing accommodation and use of a tent throughout your term.
  • Trainings, including Leave No Trace (LNT), diverse restoration management, and terrain-specific trail work. Members should expect to be trained in all the tools and techniques needed to successfully complete their scheduled projects. Membership spanning several seasons allows for additional training opportunities.
  • Upon completion of the program, members receive a Segal Education Award of $1,612.43 (450 hours) or $3,047.50 (900 hours). More information regarding amount and eligibility, see the AmeriCorps website
  • Members are eligible for preferential hiring status following their term of service. Corps Members who have served a minimum of 640 hours on appropriate public land projects may qualify for Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring status!

Qualifications

  • Provide a safe, strong, and proactive work ethic.
  • Possess a team-first and positive mindset.
  • Comfortable using hand tools, power tools, and herbicide application. equipment: all day, every day; and enthusiasm for rugged work.
  • Capacity to complete ACE AmeriCorps term of service and follow all ACE rules and code of conduct.
  • Perform duties in inclement weather on steep terrain without access to restrooms or developed sanitation facilities.
  • Professionally represent ACE while serving on all projects and local community events.
  • Attend additional community volunteer events during project off-days.
  • Must be physically fit, capable of physically and mentally challenging outdoor work for up to 10 hours/day in all types of weather and hiking long distances over rugged terrain.
  • Bend at the waist for long periods and spend the entire workday standing or walking.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30+ lbs.

Other Requirements: 

  • This position is available to US Citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Must be 18 - 35 years of age.
  • Due to fire hazard conditions in ACE (specifically in California), smoking is not permitted at any work site. Smoking may be permitted at ACE housing, but will be restricted to designated areas.
  • Members must possess their own personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE.
  • ACE will provide tents but members will be required to provide other outdoor gear including but not limited to: full leather boots (no mesh, fabric, or suede), sleeping bags, backpacks, and durable rain gear.
  • Upon hire, all members must consent to a Criminal History Check. Their service with ACE will be considered probationary until all results are returned and have been reviewed.
  • ACE maintains a zero-tolerance policy for drugs. Any evidence of drug use or violating ACE's alcohol policy will result in immediate release from the program.
  • Alcohol use is strictly prohibited on ACE projects and on ACE property. Any evidence of drug use or violating ACE's alcohol policy will result in immediate release from the program.

Positions open until filled, but are in high demand.  Apply now!

To Apply

  • Click "Apply on Company Website" below and then follow prompts.
  • You'll upload all requested documents including your motivation statement, resume, and 3 professional references.
  • Rather than a traditional cover letter, please include a motivation statement which sincerely describes your interests, skills, professional goals, and any other relevant information in regards to this opportunity. This is your opportunity to stand out and express why you are a great fit for our program, in your own words.

Note: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time, and is open until filled. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Member Service Coordinator, Erin Heimburge at 619-623-5695 or eheimburge@usaconservation.org.

  • Also, consider checking out our Facebook page and social media for more details about ACE!

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Dulzura CA Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ace-conservation-corps-americorps-member-pacific-west-southern-california-april-19-2020/
Summer 2020 Internship, Governance and Sustainability Disclosures https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/summer-2020-internships/ Full-time ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

The Governance and Sustainability Disclosures Intern will work in the Boston Office. 

Ceres’ Capital Markets Systems Program works with companies, investors, regulators, policymakers and other stakeholders on levers that will facilitate improved integration of material sustainability factors into decision-making.

This includes Ceres’ work on enhancing sustainability disclosures (covering our engagements in this regard with stock exchanges, financial regulators, standard setters and others) and integrating sustainability into corporate governance systems (covering our work with corporate boards).

Responsibilities

The Capital Market Systems Program is seeking a graduate student researcher to help support key projects on how companies and investors are integrating sustainability into their governance and disclosure practices.

While providing some administrative support, this research intern will primarily work in the following areas using skills ranging from research, quantitative analysis and writing (short memos, case studies, etc.) on:

  • Conduct research on the use of ESG metrics in executive compensation plans and collect data on the percentage of US companies that link executive compensation to sustainability. 
  • Collect data on the governance, disclosure and lobbying practices of the world's largest fossil fuel emitters. 
  • Conduct research on the board governance practices of major US companies and analyze the progress in board oversight of sustainability from 2019-2020.
  • Research leading practice examples of corporate disclosure on climate change.

Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with strong organizational, research, and writing skills;
  • An ability to work independently; and
  • Some familiarity with environmental and sustainability policies.

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 

We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25
th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).

  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 
  • Please note: Only the Program Teams listed on the website are seeking an intern for Summer 2020. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/summer-2020-internships/
Plastic and Waste SPO - 20062 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/plastic-and-waste-spo-20062/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Plastic and Waste Senior Program Officer at our Washington, DC office.

Position Overview

Sr. Program Officer, Plastic and Waste

'The Sr. Program Officer serves as part of Private Sector Engagement's (PSE) Sustainability Research and Development (SR&D) team. Responsible for activities related to developing and managing projects that support WWF's work with companies, especially on topics related to material science and plastic. Manages the development of research, materials, projects, consultants and communications related that support WWF's goals with the private sector, and supports relationship management of corporate plastic platforms. Acts as a key technical resource for WWF's No Plastic in Nature initiative.

Responsibilities

  • Represents WWF's technical positions in key forums, including with corporate collaborators, universities and academic institutions, and NGOs representatives. Manages related projects and relationships, and positions WWF as a trusted partner and expert on packaging and material science sustainability issues.
  • Advances WWF's mission by engaging in multi-stakeholder initiatives, in order to influence decision makers and outcomes, and positively advance the dialogue surrounding the issues under discussion in order to address problems at a scale that is meaningful to achieving WWF's goals.
  • Collaborates with WWF offices globally in order to advance WWF's goals as related to packaging, material science, biomaterials, responsible materials management, and related subjects; by providing technical expertise and support, building relationships with network colleagues, and connecting complimentary efforts in order to address global issues across geographies.
  • Manages the development of materials, analyses, reports, presentations, etc. for WWF private sector engagements.
  • Serves as PSE R&D team technical expert on WWF private sector engagements. Works with PSE relationship manager to ensure compliance with deadlines and serves as key content lead for No Plastic in Nature topics.
  • Manages interns, program associates or other staff as needed.
  • Represents WWF at relevant events and meetings related to sustainable business partnerships. Participates in stakeholder and partner group meetings and helps build consensus among diverse groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and 6 to 8 years of relevant work experience on packaging sustainability, material science, solid waste flows, environmental science, or similar is required. Or, a graduate degree in a relevant field with at least 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of current best practices to evaluate environmental impacts of packaging and materials preferred. Familiarity with solid waste management challenges is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Lifecycle Assessment and/or other decision-making tools for packaging sustainability is a plus, as is experience working with environmental trade-offs and uncertainty in decision making.
  • Excellent research, analytical, communications and project management skills required.
  • Proven ability to operate with independence and collaboratively, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Intellectual curiosity and well-developed systems thinking, interpretive, and critical thinking skills.
  • Proactive problem-solving and ability to build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, are obligatory. Ability to present technical topics to non-experts strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required, advanced Excel skills preferred. Experience with database and/or other business information technology and Tableau or other data visualization software is a plus.
  • Fluency in English is required; international experience and additional language skills are a plus.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #20062.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Washington Dist. Columbia Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/plastic-and-waste-spo-20062/
Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting-20054 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/pomonitoring-evaluation-report-20054/ Full-time

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting (M&E Officer) at our Washington, DC office. 

Position Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting (M&E Officer) at our Washington, DC office. Under the supervision of a Deputy Director, the M&E Officer assists with the planning, coordination, communication, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program priorities and activities in areas of assignment. The M&E Officer will work in close collaboration with the project teams and implementing partners in multiple countries, as well as external data collecting and data sharing organizations.

The M&E Officer is responsible for tracking and reporting project implementation against project work plans, which are implemented by WWF and a diverse group of partner organizations. Projects within the M&E Officer's scope of work include the GEF “Generating Responsible Demand for Reduced Deforestation Commodities” project and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation “Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture” and “Conservation and Financial Markets Initiative.”

The M&E Officer will be responsible for collecting and analyzing different data in relation to the project activities, outputs, and outcomes; maintaining the M&E results frameworks of the projects; and assisting the Deputy Director in preparing regular reports on project progress. Through the collection and analysis of high quality and timely data inputs, the M&E Officer is responsible for ensuring that the projects maintain their strategic vision and that their activities result in the achievement of their intended outputs and outcomes in a cost effective and timely manner, as well as for identifying and informing the project teams of potential opportunities for adaptive management.

  • Job Location: Washington, DC.
  • Job Type: Limited term (12 months), benefits eligible position, with possible extension for up to 6 additional months.

Responsibilities

  • Monitors project implementation progress and impact by tracking indicators, analyzing data, maintaining M&E frameworks and database, and producing quarterly, semiannual, and annual reports.
  •  Responsible for acquiring and gathering data relevant to specific conservation projects from conservation peers, governmental agencies, and universities.
  • Facilitates and coordinates the preparation of short- and long-term project plans. Drafts, reviews and edits written program materials. Drafts, and with appropriate approval, finalizes department overviews and reports.
  • Develops, plans and implements oversight of new and ongoing field projects and grants. Works with project personnel, grantees, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
  • Works with field teams and implementation partners to ensure they are using effective monitoring systems for the implementation of the projects according to approved logic models and work plans.
  • Manages M&E database to ensure data is accurate and updated, with guidance to ensure consistency of measurement methodologies over time. Monitors for data inaccuracies or inconsistencies and seeks clarifications when needed. Troubleshoots data collection challenges, and when necessary redesigns methodology for the collection of relevant data in close collaboration with technical specialists.
  • Proactively monitors and analyzes new technical information, policy development issues, data collection and monitoring initiatives, and trends relevant to the program and advises others accordingly. Keeps abreast of issues in areas in which WWF has an ongoing interest.
  • Reviews the performance outcomes and status of all activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for corrective action.
  • Provides logistical and coordination support to facilitate project evaluations (by WWF-GEF Agency and external evaluators).
  • Week-long, international travel may be expected on a quarterly to semiannual basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  •  A Bachelor's degree is required. A graduate degree in a related field, such as environmental management, sustainable business, agricultural economics, or program evaluation, is preferred.
  • Position requires two years of experience in environmental issues and understanding of international conservation issues.
  • Strong analytical skills and expertise in analyzing data are required.
  • Excellent research and writing skills are required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required.
  • Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments is required.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with people of different backgrounds and cultures are required. This position requires flexibility to work some irregular hours to accommodate meetings with colleagues in other time zones.
  • Experience in designing and implementing tools and strategies for quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and production of reports is preferred.
  • Expertise using database software is preferred.
  • Strong project management skills are preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Bahasa Indonesia is preferred.
  • International, developing country field experience is preferred, especially in a monitoring and evaluation role in a development, conservation, or sustainable agriculture context.

To Apply

  • Please visit our Careers Page, job#20054, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

 

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Washington D.C. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/pomonitoring-evaluation-report-20054/
Climate Action Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-action-specialist/ Full-time Are you passionate about sustainability and environmental issues, being part of a team of enthusiastic and creative professionals, and being part of the changing ways in which local governments can develop and implement programs to address sustainability and environmental issues and serve the San Mateo County community?

The San Mateo County Office of Sustainability (OOS) has four working groups:

  • Waste Reduction;
  • Energy and Water;
  • Livable Communities; and
  • Climate Change.

Note: Click here to learn more about each of the OOS workgroups. 

Overview of Position

The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability seeks well qualified applicants for one full-time Climate Action Specialist position for the Climate Change and Adaptation Program, who can empower our employees and our community members to embrace sustainability more fully, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prepare for climate change impacts, and use natural resources more efficiently. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workplace. 

The Climate Change and Adaptation Program aims to address climate change through adaptation and mitigation efforts, and works in partnership with County departments, cities, community groups, businesses and others. The program incorporates a focus on race and social justice into programs and projects.

Responsibilities

  • As part of our team, the Climate Action Specialist is responsible for coordination and implementation of the County's Government Operations Climate Action Plan, which includes spearheading and coordinating projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at County facilities.
  • This position is also responsible for efforts to ensure County facilities are prepared for climate change impacts and will lead the County's Sustainable Purchasing Initiative and other climate change initiatives.
  • The Climate Action Specialist will effectively engage community members in sustainability efforts and initiatives, build partnerships and collaborate with County and city officials, government staff, and community stakeholders to achieve measurable progress toward the County's climate and sustainability goals.
  • The candidate will ensure programs and projects are equitable and accessible to all community members.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A strong interest in sustainability, climate change, and environmental issues. 
  • Experience in the field and a college degree in Environmental Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy, Engineering, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred. 
  • A strong interest and experience in integrating race, equity, and social and environmental justice into programs and projects. 
  • Experience completing greenhouse gas emissions inventories, developing Climate Action Plans, and tracking progress on plans is preferred. 
  • Experience preparing written materials such as narratives, project summaries, or Board reports, technical charts, presentations, and public outreach materials. 
  • Experience delivering targeted presentations to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders.  
  • Experience working to coordinate projects across multiple departments or organizations.
  • Experience organizing community events and educational programs, or facilitating or managing public processes or projects with an active, highly engaged community.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – a natural marketer and team player that easily connects with people and can act as a liaison with local and state agencies, as well as the public. 
  • Clear communication skills – both verbally and in writing. 
  • Strong analytical skills – experienced in conducting research and analyzing data. 
  • Independence – can "hit the ground running" and work with minimal supervision, while also being a team player. 
  • Flexibility – able to change course quickly and effectively.
  • A desire to learn more about a career in local government.  

Note: A typical way to qualify is three years of program coordination experience in the field of sustainability and/or resource conservation, with some specialization in climate change or sustainability initiatives. 

Compensation

  • $39.27 - $53.01 / Hour is the range of hourly wage for this position.  
  • A competitive benefits package is associated with these position. For complete information regarding benefits please click here.

To Apply

  • To learn more about the position and to apply online, please click "Apply on Company Website" below.
  • Applications are only accepted online.

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Redwood City CA Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-action-specialist/
IT Developer, Senior https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/it-developer-senior/ Full-time ~The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.1 million residents. ~
 

It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

Position Overview

The IT Developer, Senior is responsible for computer programming to automate workflows and business processes by coding, testing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting software applications according to specified requirements and designs. Applies technical and business knowledge to complete complex to highly complex assignments. Must demonstrate knowledge and experience for multiple technology platforms, frameworks and languages such as: Java, C#, Pega PRPC, RDBMS, Angular, APIs, Mobile Application Development, Service Oriented Architecture, Object Oriented Analysis & Design, JavaScript and Git.
 
Pega System Architect or Pega Senior System Architect certification would be considered a plus. Mobile Application Development would be considered a plus.
 
The successful candidate will be highly energetic, self-motivated, technology loving individual who enjoys working as team to develop software to solve business problems. This individual will have skills in the Pega PRPC, Java technology stack, API development, Mobile Application Development and modern web application technologies. Candidate strives to write the simplest code possible to solve complex problems and is comfortable working under supervision, possess excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), strong interpersonal skills that thrives in a creative and energetic environment, and be able to multi-task and meet strict deadlines. Minimum 5 years Application Development experience required.

Location: West Palm Beach Administrative Headquarters. 
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:
 
  • Design and develop computer software code that is readable, maintainable and understandable by peers.
  • Develop a working relationship with the customer to understand their needs and expectations.
  • Provide excellent customer service in direct and indirect manner, and exceed customer expectations.
  • Actively participate in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Converts high level and detail level designs into code that meet business requirements.
  • Participates with other team members by providing input into the design of software, offering advice, thoughts, and feedback, while understanding their skill level.
  • Estimate the time and materials required to complete a project.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of approaches, techniques and tools by working with teams in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Demonstrate a logical and structured approach to time management and task prioritization.
  • Ensure new developments go through appropriate code reviews, testing processes, and solid release plans.
  • Ensure source control is maintained and is kept up to date.
  • Provide support and troubleshoot all issues related to functional processes that are not working to customer requirements.
  • Ensure that all development efforts follow the District’s standards/best practices and make process improvement recommendations.
  • Conduct after-hours production product releases.
  • Provide after-hours and weekend on-call support. 
Note: Position may be filled at the IT Developer – Specialist level.
 
Employment Guidelines
 
IT Developer - Senior: Typically has a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 8+ years' experience that demonstrates measurable career and technical progression that can be applied to support both the IT Department's Annual Work Plan and the District's strategic goals and objectives. 
 
Typically, total experience includes 3 years focusing on any technical area within IT and 5+ years focusing on one specialty within the Development Job Family.  Disciplines for IT education and experience requirements include but are not limited to: Computer Science, Computer/ Systems Technology, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, and Systems Engineering.
 
IT Developer - Specialist:  Typically has a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 5+ years' experience that demonstrates measurable career and technical progression that can be applied to support both the IT Department's Annual Work Plan and the District's strategic goals and objectives.  Disciplines for IT education and experience requirements include but are not limited to: Computer Science, Computer/ Systems Technology, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, and Systems Engineering.
 

Licenses:
 
  • Valid State of Florida Driver's License is required. 
Physical Requirements/ Working Environment:

  • Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.
  • Mostly sedentary in an office environment sitting at a desk and operating a personal computer to produce work products.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
 
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West Palm Beach Florida Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/it-developer-senior/
Resource Conservation Specialist I/II/III - multiple positions! https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/resource-conservation-specialist-i-ii-iii-3/ Full-time Are you passionate about sustainability and environmental issues, being part of a team of enthusiastic and creative professionals, and being part of the changing ways in which local governments can develop and implement programs to address sustainability and environmental issues and serve the San Mateo County community?

Overview of Positions

The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Resource Conservation Specialist. We want "sustainability professionals " to act as a liaison to empower our County departments and its employees, and the community to take meaningful actions on sustainable issues and environmental regulatory compliance.

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) has four working groups: Waste Reduction, Energy and Water, Livable Communities, and Climate Change. Each working group is seeking candidates to support the programs and projects in their respective work groups.

  • To learn more about each of the OOS workgroups, please click here

Responsibilities

Examples of responsibilities for the positions in the different working groups will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Waste Reduction Working Group (two positions):

  • Conduct, monitor, and evaluate outreach, public education, and garbage and recycling regulatory compliance programs' activities
  • Support the planning and implementation of local and State legislation including SB 1383 for the unincorporated County areas, and the new disposable food service ware ordinance
  • Support the implementation and transition to a new cloud-based database and tracking system for programs in the Waste Reduction working group
  • Process waste management plans for construction and demolition projects located in the unincorporated county areas
  • Answer questions and inquiries from the public on the Sustainability hotline

Energy (one position):

  • Find decision makers at municipal buildings, K-12 public schools, and small businesses to educate them about energy efficiency and energy management project opportunities, utility bill savings strategies, and financing options
  • "Drive" project opportunities to qualified contractors for audits and retrofits
  • Track energy efficient installation progress via site managers and contractors

Stormwater (one position):

  • Help the County meet current and future stormwater municipal regional permit (MRP) requirements
  • Track and coordinate watershed total maximum daily load (TMDL) reduction efforts at multiple sites with internal and external partners, including new TMDL requirements expected in the next few years
  • Work proactively with external agencies and multiple County departments to imbed planning and processes to meet expected new MRP requirements

Employee Commute Program (one position):

  • Provide marketing and outreach guidance and assistance for Shift, the County's employee commute program, through implementing the Shift marketing strategy and developing new marketing materials
  • Launch technology grants for departments to encourage teleworking for employees
  • Increase Shift participation by conducting onsite outreach events at the individual County office locations
  • Attend County Department staff meetings to promote the Shift program and recruit new users
  • Analyze program effectiveness and design and research transportation demand management best practices for employee commute programs

Home for All San Mateo County Initiative (one position):

  • Provide technical expertise on housing development and affordable housing funding and to Home for All task forces
  • Research innovative strategies and solutions to producing and preserving housing at all income levels
  • Assist in the development of a messaging platform, marketing strategy and outreach materials for the Home for All initiative
  • Serve as a liaison to cities and school districts on Home for All community engagement projects
  • Collaborate with decision makers, community partners and city staff on designing resources and implementing strategies to remove barriers to producing more housing

Climate Change Working Group (one position):

  • Provide technical expertise and insight for the Climate Change team when working with local governments and non-profits, to include reviewing and communicating about climate modeling data for sea level rise, flooding, heat, landslides and wildfire
  • Research and evaluate vulnerability to climate hazards and develop adaptation strategies, including the South Coast Sea Level Rise Risk and Solutions Study currently underway
  • Coordinate development of a policy toolkit and model ordinances for climate impacts
  • Support Lead efforts to incorporate climate change into planning documents, including General Plans, Capital Improvement Plans, Climate Action Plans, and Local Hazard Mitigation Plans for the County and cities
  • Work with County Departments to evaluate vulnerability of facilities to climate change and develop guidelines and recommendations for addressing climate risks
  • Support community engagement efforts related to climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Support development of climate mitigation projects and work related to Climate Action Plans, including helping to coordinate mitigation and adaptation efforts
  • Provide support to the San Mateo County Green Business Program

Qualifications

In addition, and related to programs or projects implemented by one or more of the working groups, the ideal candidate will possess: 

  • A general knowledge of best practices for environmental and sustainability activities, issues and regulations
  • The ability to track, audit and monitor developments in pertinent state mandates, laws, codes, rules, and regulations
  • Experience preparing written materials such as narratives, project summaries, Board reports, technical charts, presentations, and public outreach materials
  • Experience delivering targeted presentations to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders
  • An interest in integrating race, equity, and social and environmental justice into Office of Sustainability programs and projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills – a natural marketer that easily connects with people and can act as a liaison with local, state agencies as well as the public
  • Communication skills – a team player with both verbal and written acumen
  • Strong analytical skills – experienced in conducting research, audits or analyzing data
  • Independence – can "hit the ground running" and work with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility – able to change course quickly and effectively
  • Responsible – for appropriately tracking and evaluating to ensure regulatory compliance obligations and activities

Note: A typical way to qualify is one or more years of program coordination experience in the field of sustainability and/or resource conservation, with some specialization in one or more of the four working group initiatives.

Compensation

  • $35.67-$53.01 is the range of hourly wage for these positions.  
  • A competitive benefits package is associated with these positions. For complete information regarding benefits please click here.

To Apply

  • To learn more about the position and to apply online, please click "Apply on Company Website" below.
  • Applications are only accepted online.
  • Final Filing Date: March 2, 2020

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Redwood City California Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/resource-conservation-specialist-i-ii-iii-3/
Chief of Staff https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-of-staff-2/ Full-time ~ Carbon180, formerly the Center for Carbon Removal, is a new breed of climate-focused NGO on a mission to fundamentally rethink carbon. ~

We partner with policymakers, scientists and businesses around the globe to develop policy, promote research, and advance solutions that transform carbon from a liability to an asset and foster a prosperous, carbon-conscious economy that removes more from the atmosphere than we emit. Our offices are headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Position Overview

Carbon180 is seeking a Chief of Staff to serve as a strategic partner to the Executive Director and liaison between staff and outside stakeholders regarding organizational culture, planning, and program management. This role reports to the Executive Director and is based in Oakland, CA (strongly preferred) or Washington, D.C.

You will be responsible for supporting strategy development, budgeting and finance, project management, and communications activities. Travel up to 30% is required. At Carbon180 comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees and/or direct experience when appropriate. All Carbon180 full-time employees receive health, vision, dental, and life insurance, along with retirement matching, paid parental leave, a generous tech stipend, and other benefits. We can only accept candidates to this position who are legally authorized to work in the U.S.

What you’ll do

  • Support the Executive Director with project management and budgeting across strategies
    • Coordinate across the programs and operations teams to ensure lessons are shared across the organization and programs are collaborating strategically and effectively
    • Assist and communicate with the founders and board of directors in decision making, program management, and initiative implementation
    • Help oversee the Carbon180 annual budget, finances, and overall accounting methods
    • Help develop annual and long-term strategy documents
      • Clear, effective strategy includes documentation for capturing annual and quarterly objectives and assigns key responsibilities to leads and helps monitor at the individual employee level.
      • Perform ongoing management and measurement towards annual goals.
  • Help strengthen Carbon180 culture and operations
    • Coordinate with Operations Manager to Improve current processes and coordinate organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and productivity
    • Lead team-building and professional development activities
    • Develop leaders by building and implementing systems that cultivate and encourage passionate, motivated, and skilled employees throughout the organization
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, handle inquiries and develop action plans to address them, and assist with the preparation and dissemination of communications
    • Research key scientific, business, and policy questions related to carbon removal
    • Represent the organization at conferences and workshops
    • Work with the communications team on writing and presentation development

What you’ll bring

  • Passion for our mission to build an economy that sequesters more carbon than it emits and interest in becoming a leader at a startup nonprofit looking to change the world
  • Desire to help a startup nonprofit execute current strategy and grow its team and impact
  • Prior experience in management consulting and/or strategy in the nonprofit or private sector with 2+ years experience in project management roles
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience with carbon management solutions in the energy, heavy industry, agriculture, and/or forestry sectors
  • Passion for organizing and directing high-performing teams and helping to make Carbon180 the best place to work on climate solutions. You thrive when:
    • Working hyper-collaboratively
    • Engaging with colleagues to identify and solve problems they are facing
    • Striving to shape and solidify organizational culture

To Apply

  • If this sounds like you, please follow the link to submit your information and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Carbon180 is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to enrich its staff and office environment. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely different backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities.

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Oakland (strongly preferred) CA Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-of-staff-2/
Human Rights & Equitable Workplaces Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/human-rights-equitable-workplaces-intern/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

Company Network - Human Rights & Equitable Workplaces (In Boston Office)

The Company Network is seeking an intern to support Ceres’ work advancing corporate human rights disclosure to drive improved performance, including by engaging companies on the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights and scaling implementation of the UNGP Reporting Framework.

Specific opportunities to support this work include:

  • Researching and analyzing current corporate reporting on human rights, including investor expectations on human rights disclosure;
  • Researching and analyzing specific issues within the realm of corporate human rights management, such as forced labor, supplier engagement, and remediation systems; 
  • Researching and identifying potential funding and/or project opportunities; and
  • Preparing summary briefing documents and presentations for key project milestones.

Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with solid research skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and familiarity with key labor and human rights frameworks, including the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize responsibilities, and work independently while being part of a team is also important.
  • Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered. 

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Note: For more information see Ceres’ Company Network.

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/human-rights-equitable-workplaces-intern/
Corporate Sustainability Research & Analysis Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/corporate-sustainability-research-analysis-intern/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

Company Network - Corporate Sustainability Research & Analysis Intern (In Boston Office)

The Company Network team engages with the 40+ members of the Ceres Company Network to help them develop sustainable business strategies that address key challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses throughout the value chain. Ceres’ advocacy is rooted in the expectations for corporate sustainability outlined in The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability.

These expectations address four critical dimensions of a company’s approach to sustainability: governance, stakeholder engagement, disclosure, and performance as it relates to company operations, supply chains and products. The Company Network seeks an intern who will support our corporate engagement work by:

  • Using publicly available information to research and analyze the sustainability performance of individual companies and sectors through the lens of the Ceres Roadmap expectations;
  • Providing in-depth research support for ad hoc projects on key topics such as the link between sustainability performance and executive compensation, sustainable supply chains, or modes of stakeholder engagement;
  • Researching, compiling and presenting industry trends and leading practices;
  • Developing research briefs for potential member companies, including analyzing performance against the Ceres Roadmap expectations and identifying opportunities for engagement.

Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with solid research skills (preferably with experience reviewing corporate sustainability reports), an ability to work independently, excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with key environmental and social sustainability issues that influence, and are influenced by, the private sector.
  • Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered.

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Note: For more information see Ceres’ Company Network.

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/corporate-sustainability-research-analysis-intern/
Executive Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-29/ Full-time ~ Established 20 years ago, the Washington Water Trust (WWT) is the pioneering and premiere water conservation group in the state of Washington, with offices in Seattle and Ellensburg. WWT uses market-based strategies, technical expertise and collaborative partnerships to restore freshwater flows and aquatic ecosystems both east and west of the Cascades. ~

Over the last two decades, the WWT has restored flows of fresh, cool water to dozens of streams and tributaries in major watersheds across the entire state of Washington to help people and fish. 

Our team of creative and experienced individuals works with Tribes, farmers and local communities to improve stream flows and aquatic health for future generations, to meet the challenges of regional population growth and a rapidly changing climate.   

WWT is committed to environmental justice and social equity in its operations and programs, cognizant that water scarcity disproportionately impacts communities of lower income and color. We also recognize that Tribal fishing rights require sufficient streamflow to support fish populations, and endeavor to protect and restore those rights while addressing competing demands on water.  

Position Summary

WWT is seeking to hire a new Executive Director (ED) to guide the organization’s dynamic statewide water conservation mission and strategies. The ED will be part of Washington’s active environmental community, working in partnership with federal, state and tribal governments, as well as local governments, conservation groups and community members. 

The ED reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for guiding and implementing WWT’s mission, its programs and operations, and its funding strategies. The ED manages a team of 10 full-time professionals and contractors while maintaining and growing an approximately $1.2 million annual budget.   

The Board, ED and staff work together as a teamThe ED will work in collaboration with the Board and staff to refine and finalize WWT’s strategic plan; oversee the plan’s execution; provide leadership and direction to staff on programs and specific projects; and ensure excellent communication with staff and Board.  

The ED will support WWT’s continued expertise and experience in water transactions and conservation, strengthen collaboration and partnerships, and pursue new opportunities as appropriate to restore freshwater environments and resources. The ED will implement funding strategies and pursue these opportunities by building relationships with current donors; expanding WWT’s support where feasible; and invigorating fundraising events. The ED will continue WWT’s efforts to incorporate racial and social justice into all aspects of its work and operations.   

Duties and Responsibilities  

Leadership:  

  • Act as a key spokesperson for WWT, communicating regularly with stakeholders, regional authorities and partners to keep them informed of WWT’s work and raise WWT’s presence; 
  • Work with the Board and staff to finalize the revised WWT strategic plan and lead its implementation; 
  • Oversee development and execution of WWT’s programs and initiatives; 
  • Foster effective teamwork and empowerment within the staff, and between the Board of Directors and staff; and 
  • Initiate further integration of racial equity and social justice into WWT’s programs and operations.  

Operational Planning and Management:  

  • Lead and manage staff resourcing and execution of project work throughout the state, including performing annual staff reviews; 
  • Monitor and evaluate program and project delivery, with special focus on refining metrics and improving program execution; 
  • Manage WWT’s overall finances and operations, including monthly and annual financial reports to Board; 
  • Assist and empower staff in engaging and managing consultants and contractors and in exploring innovative strategies for advancing the WWT mission; 
  • Ensure that WWT adheres to sound financial management practices; and 
  • Prepare WWT’s annual budget with the Board Treasurer, and administer WWT’s finances in accordance with the adopted budget. 

Fundraising and Marketing:  

  • Develop and execute an annual communications plan to energize WWT’s donors and raise WWT’s profile; 
  • Assist with development and execution of fundraising plan, including grants, personal solicitations and fundraising events; and 
  • Work with fundraising staff to identify, execute and manage grant proposals from foundations and government sources. 

Qualifications/Skills 

  • Education, training and experience in water or natural resource policy, law or transactions: graduate degree a plus; 
  • At least 10 years of professional experience working as an effective leader in the private, public or nonprofit sectors; 
  • Solid experience in financial management, and administration of staff and operations; 
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including contract negotiation, budgets, metrics, and execution;  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, marked by professionalism and discretion; 
  • Readiness to identify and pursue new opportunities and to adapt to shifting circumstances and priorities; 
  • Willingness to manage through conflict while maintaining professional relations;
  • Passion for sustainable and equitable solutions to water conservation or other environmental issues; and 
  • Must be willing to travel frequently (several times a month) throughout Washington State.  

Salary and Benefits 

  • This full-time salaried position is currently based in Seattle (although Ellensburg could be an option). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience but is expected to be in the range of $95,000-110,000.
  • The generous benefits package includes:100 % paid coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance; 12 days of paid holidays; and three weeks paid vacation, sick leave and WWT retirement contributions. 

To Apply 

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in WWT, a resume, and three or more references in PDF format to Suzanne Skinner.
  • Please make the subject of your email: “Your last name-Executive Director Application”. Please address the cover letter to William Stelle, WWT Board President. 
  • Please label each page of all submitted materials with your last name. 
  • No phone calls please.  

Note: Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2020 by 4 pm or until filled . 

WWT is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in its operations and programs.  WWT provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, marital status, physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable employment discrimination law. 

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Seattle WA Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-29/
Restoration Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/restoration-technician-7/ Full-time ~ At the Forest Preserve District of Kane County our mission is to acquire, hold and maintain lands in Kane County that contribute to the preservation of natural  and historic resources, flora and fauna; and to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the education and pleasure of all its citizens. ~ 

Position Summary

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Natural Resources Management Department is accepting applications for one (1) Restoration Technician.

Under direct supervision of the Restoration Ecologist and Senior Restoration Technicians, the Restoration Technician performs a wide variety of assigned tasks and projects designed to improve the ecological health of District lands. May assist or mentor seasonals, interns and volunteers on day-to-day operational tasks.

Worksite Location: Millcreek Greenway Forest Preserve, Elburn, Illinois - approximately 60 miles west of Chicago. 

Hours/Schedule: Limited to 40 hour workweek, includes weekends, nights & holidays. 

Essential Position Duties & Functions

Operations:

  • Assists with day-to-day restoration and enhancement tasks, including but not limited to: brush removal (utilizing power equipment such as chainsaws, mowers & brush cutters), prescribed burns, management of invasive plants, heavy equipment operation (including tracked skid-steers and tractors), application of pesticides, and harvest and installation of native seed.
  • Assists department staff in the collection of biological data, including tree surveys, floristic inventories and the monitoring of various wildlife species.
  • Conducts routine equipment inspections and performs maintenance and repair of equipment, vehicles and tools.
  • Operates vehicles of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and material. Operates light and medium-sized construction and power equipment.
  • Oversees intern projects, perform data entry and vegetation inventory and monitoring, occasionally.
  • Assists with general maintenance and upkeep of department buildings.
  • Participates in native plant propagation efforts (greenhouse, hoophouse, and garden).
  • Oversees work performed by contractors, occasionally.
  • Represents a positive and professional image to the public and assists the public as needed.
  • Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier.
  • Works irregular hours, including weekends and evenings, occasionally.
  • Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications.
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook.

Administration:

  • Establishes positive relationships with community, volunteers and preserve users.
  • Provides input during the annual planning and budget preparation process.
  • Maintains required logs and work lists, provides progress reports, etc. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years old.
  • Education: Associate’s degree in ecology, botany, natural resource management, land management, or closely related field; Bachelor’s degree a plus.
  • Experience: One (1) year in natural resources, recreation, or closely related field; previous experience operating required equipment (see below); or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training.
  • Certifications/Licenses:      
    • CPR/1st AID/AED, CDL Class A, Pesticide Applicator; S-130/S-190 basic wildland firefighting training or equivalent.
    • All licenses/certifications must be obtained and maintained within one year of employment.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below.
  • All candidates must apply online. 
  • Application Deadline: March 27, 2020.
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Elburn Illinois Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/restoration-technician-7/
Ranger Assistant https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ranger-assistant-2/ Full-time ~ At the Forest Preserve District of Kane County our mission is to acquire, hold and maintain lands in Kane County that contribute to the preservation of natural  and historic resources, flora and fauna; and to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the education and pleasure of all its citizens. ~ 

Position Summary

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Planning & Operations Department is accepting applications for one (1) Ranger Assistant with the Operations/Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve Division.

Under direction of the Operations Manager or Operations Senior Staff, performs a wide variety of assigned work required to protect, preserve, interpret, operate and maintain District property. Emphasis is placed on carrying out preserve operations and maintenance for active open space and structural facilities, natural resource management projects, and providing visitor services such as: emergency response, ordinance interpretation, preserve information, and maintaining safe, clean, functional facilities. Acts as a crew leader for summer seasonal staff.

Worksite Location: Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve - approximately 60 miles west of Chicago. 

Hours/Schedule: Limited to 40 hour workweek, includes weekends, nights & holidays. 

Essential Position Duties & Functions.

Operations:

  • Mows and maintains District open space areas, bike trails, multi-use trails and roadways; removes fallen trees/branches caused by storm damage or other natural events.
  • Insures proper maintenance of equipment and tools; performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Assists Ranger staff as required and assigned: cleans and sanitizes restrooms and rental buildings, replenishes supplies; cleans up spills and picnic shelters.
  • Collects and disposes of solid waste and litter from buildings and grounds.
  • Performs semi-skilled building and structural maintenance.
  • Operates trucks of various sizes and weights; loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and material.
  • Assists the public as needed.
  • Operates light to heavy construction and power equipment.
  • Performs general and preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles.
  • Installs preserve boundary, directional and informational signs.
  • Provides assistance with the preparation and maintenance of District garden areas.
  • Provides assistance with the campground operation and collection of fees.
  • Performs room setup for District events.
  • Prepares site and provides assistance with District special events as well as special use permits obtained by the public.
  • Opens and closes preserve gates as needed.
  • Responds to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour, 7-days a week basis.
  • Works irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois driver’s license free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District's fleet insurance carrier.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a CDL Class A license, and operate vehicles/trailers requiring such license.
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook.

Administration:

  • Establishes positive relationships with community and preserve users.
  • Provides input during the budget preparation process.

Staff Supervision:

  • Acts as a crew leader to Summer Seasonals; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Note: Additional duties and functions may be essential.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old.
  • Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Experience: One (1) year in landscaping, natural resources, recreation, or closely related field a plus; previous experience operating required equipment (see below); or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training.
  • Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED, CDL Class A, Pesticide Operator; S-130 and S-190 Prescribe Burn or equivalent; all licenses/certifications must be obtained and maintained within one year of employment.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below.
  • All candidates must apply online. 
  • Application Deadline: March 27, 2020.
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Hampshire Illinois Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ranger-assistant-2/
Senior Campaign Representative https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-campaign-representative/ Full-time The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our 3.8 million members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.

Position Overview

The Senior Campaign Representative has program responsibility for the planning, coordination and implementation of the Beyond Coal campaign electric sector strategies and activities with particular attention to coal plant retirements, stopping new gas plant proposals, increasing clean energy, utility policy, and advancing a just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. In consultation with volunteers, partners, and staff, the Senior Campaign Representative coordinates and guides the team of staff and volunteers in the assigned states/region, ensuring successful implementation of campaign strategies to achieve campaign outcomes, alignment with regional and national goals, and robust collaboration across teams, campaigns, and assigned Chapters.

Produces educational materials and reports, does research, testifies, lobbies and serves as a technical resource. Manages day-to-day operation of the campaign. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media and other organizations. Represents the Campaign in negotiations and settlements in the assigned area. Supports fundraising efforts when appropriate. Takes appropriate action to ensure that program goals and objectives are met.

Note: This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union.

Responsibilities

Job Activities:

  1. Within a collaborative framework and in consultation with key stakeholders, leads and facilitates the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives, for the Sierra Club’s efforts to equitably move the electricity and transportation sectors to 100% clean energy. Develops, executes, and manages a strategic campaign in collaboration with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapter, Communications Department, Organizing and On-line Organizing capacities, Sierra Club’s programs, and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a campaign to win measurable yearly progress in transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy and equitably scale clean energy solutions.
  2. Engages with key strategic partners in frontline communities and within labor impacted by regional power generation and committed to a just and equitable transition to clean energy, elected and appointed decision makers, executives in the clean energy industry and other large industrial electricity users including manufacturing and technology companies to advance Sierra Club’s priorities.
  3. In collaboration with the team and external partners, develops campaign policy positions and advocates before local, regional, and state decision-makers.  Cultivates productive relationships with key policy-makers and their staff.
  4. Supports and provides senior level professional expertise to staff and volunteers.  Provides electric sector training and motivation to staff and volunteers. Works to develop and ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.
  5. Works with Communications department staff on media outreach activities related to the campaign/program.  Serves as Sierra Club spokesperson to media outlets and promotes volunteer and partner organization media exposure.
  6. Implements Sierra Club best practices regarding the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing, justice, equity, and inclusion.  Works to ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.
  7. Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
  8. Provides analysis and support for campaign budget and quarterly forecasts.
  9. In cooperation with Advancement, participates in donor and foundation solicitation and cultivation, including meeting with funders and preparation of funder presentations, proposals, and reports.
  10. Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies.
  11. Builds, maintains and leads or participates in strategically aligned coalitions and coalition efforts.
  12. Introduces creative ideas and new approaches for team consideration.
  13. Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.

Seasonal Activities:

  • Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines and during peak activity periods.
  • Frequent weekend and/or evening work may be required.

Qualifications

Knowledge & Skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a campaigner in issue advocacy as a senior representative, or in a comparable position in another organization which includes substantial experience planning and managing a state or regional level legislative campaign, including developing strategy, organizing, lobbying, media relations, fundraising, program/employee management, budget planning and management, and working with senior level political and business leaders.
  • Expert knowledge of states/region energy policy and regulatory landscape. Knowledge of clean energy industry and technology a plus.
  • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated ability in public speaking and media presentation.
  • Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to incorporating principles of justice, equity, and inclusion into campaign process and outcomes. Demonstrated cultural competence.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience working within a team structure.
  • Sense of humor, patience, strong emotional intelligence, and demonstrated ability to create rapport and inspire trust a plus.
  • Self-starter with project management and facilitation skills.
  • Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. A background check will be required upon job acceptance.

Note: Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) organization. Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.

Compensation

  • The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
  • This is a category 3 exempt position.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

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Salt Lake City Utah Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-campaign-representative/
Events Planning Assistant – Spring 2020 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/events-planning-assistant-spring-2020/ Internship ~ Connecticut River Conservancy is the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies. ~

Position Overview

Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) seeks a qualified individual to work alongside our team who can commit to the following tasks. The Events Planning Assistant – Spring 2020 position is based out of our HQ office in Greenfield, MA. 

Highlights:

  • Work within a dynamic and growing environmental organization.
  • Help bring CRC’s river-themed programming to the community and bring the community to our rivers.
  • Put your organizing skills and creativity to work.
  • Expand your knowledge of river issues and how to tackle them.

Responsibilities

  • Post events on our digital channels, to include: Eventbrite, social media and website calendar.
  • Create flyers.
  • Write press releases.
  • Table for CRC at partner events.
  • Options to photograph and videotape at events.
  • Order supplies and pack up for events.
  • Assist with procuring in-kind donations.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Experience with social media, spreadsheets
  • Excellent writing skills, attention to detail
  • Interest in river ecology, stewardship and advocacy
  • Ability to work in office environment—collaborative, hard-working, sense of humor

Hours and Compensation

  • 6-8 hours/week, $12.75/hour.
  • Spring 2020 position with option to continue in summer and fall.

Application Info

  • Contact: Stacey Lennard, Events & Special Projects Coordinator, 413, 772-2020 x211.
  • Deadline to apply: Until position filled.
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Greenfield MA Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/events-planning-assistant-spring-2020/
Reforestation Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/reforestation-manager/ Full-time ~ American Forests has deep roots in reforestation, dating back to our founding in 1875. Over our 145-year history we have advanced tree planting as a leading strategy to strengthen forests here in America and around the world. ~

Since 1990, our ReLeaf program has already planted more than 60 million trees with a large network of partners and worked with over 200 corporate partners. Through this work we have gained uniquely strong expertise in the science of “right tree, right place” planting. To address new stress on forests from climate change, we have developed field-leading expertise on adapting our planting approach to create resilient forests for the future.

As the global movement to harness the power of trees to sequester carbon, conserve water, sustain habitat and provide jobs grows, American Forests is expanding its work to facilitate the development of large-scale reforestation initiatives with a diversity of partners.

Position Summary

The Reforestation Manager will support American Forests’ efforts to scale up reforestation throughout North America. This includes managing key partnerships with governments, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.

  • Working Conditions: Less than 20% travel outside of Washington, DC to engage with partners and assess projects. Most work will be in a general office environment in Washington, DC.
  • Reports To:  Vice President of Forest Restoration.

Specific Responsibilities

Manage Reforestation Partnerships (45%)

  • Serve as point of contact for a growing set of reforestation partnerships with governments, corporations and non-governmental organizations.
  • Provide guidance to potential partners seeking to set reforestation goals.
  • Help partners track success towards meeting goals.

Administer American ReLeaf Grants (45%)

  • Assist in developing reforestation strategies.
  • Manage the reforestation grant solicitation, selection, payment, and award process.
  • Manage review of project reports and reporting process and communication with grantees.
  • Help develop and track annual budgets.
  • Maintain the internal database on reforestation projects.
  • Coordinate closely with the Senior Manager of Forest Restoration in efforts to assess project outcomes.
  • Coordinate closely with Finance Department in collecting information and maintaining records on projects.
  • Represent American Forests at reforestation projects and events.
  • Travel to reforestation projects to work with local partners and to gather information.

Collaborate with other departments in developing information from our ReLeaf programs (10%)

  • Collaborate with the Communications and the Development departments in developing communication and outreach.
  • Maintain open and cooperative relationships with other department staff and a willingness to assist where needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Requisite Experience & Education:

  • American Forests seeks a natural resources professional who is extremely detail oriented and has excellent verbal and written communication skills to help manage our growing set of reforestation partnerships.
  • Must be comfortable engaging professionals from a variety of sectors and at all levels, and be self-motivated with a high-degree of professionalism.
  • Experience managing natural resource partnerships and knowledge of reforestation strategies is required.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, natural resources, forest science or management, or public policy.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume.

American Forests is an equal opportunity employer.

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Washington D.C. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/reforestation-manager/
Communications Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/communications-manager-6/ Full-time ~ Founded in 1971, Save Mount Diablo, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, California nonprofit corporation, acquires and preserves land on and around Mount Diablo. ~

Position Overview

Reporting to the Development Director, the Communications Manager will work to guide the communications strategy and implement all external communications, website, public relations messages, and collateral to consistently articulate and support Save Mount Diablo’s mission.

  • This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Development Director.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned): 

  • Develop a multi-year plan to advance the organization’s mission, programs, and fundraising through the effective use of communications and marketing strategies.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications and marketing plan.
  • Create content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate in order to maximize and grow the engagement of SMD supporters and other targeted constituent groups.
  • Design and manage the distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, Save Mount Diablo’s website, and social media accounts.
  • Curate webpage content—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly. Coordinate and manage administration, performance, and future development of website.
  • Manage digital marketing channels including social media and email platforms.
  • Track and measure the level of engagement within constituent networks over time.
  • Prepare press releases and manage all media contacts.
  • Respond to media requests and participate in public events as needed and always in support of the mission.
  • Serve as one of the official spokespersons for the organization.
  • Conduct event marketing by creating collateral and promotional support in order to drive participation.
  • Ensure consistent use of branding by reviewing all materials containing the SMD logo/brand. Provide art direction to internal and external “clients” as needed.
  • Manage relationships with vendors to ensure SMD standards, priorities, and project budgets are met.
  • Represent Save Mount Diablo at external events for networking and relationship-building opportunities as appropriate.
  • Engage and supervise volunteers to help with communications efforts.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Not applicable. May oversee communications interns and volunteers in the office and at events.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of best practices and effective strategies related to the marketing and communication activities of a mission-driven organization
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Solid graphic and web design experience
  • Advanced competency in Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Illustrator, Acrobat, Spark, and Premiere
  • Experienced with social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn) and channel management through Hootsuite or similar
  • Basic photography and photo editing skills
  • Ability to shoot and edit video using a basic camera and video editing software
  • Advanced experience with managing complex WordPress CMS platforms highly desired
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS required; general understanding of Javascript, PHP, etc. is a plus
  • Experience with email marketing platforms and email database management (Constant Contact and Mailchimp)
  • Knowledge of SEO and SEM strategies and implementation (Google Ads, Facebook Ads, SEO Yoast)
  • Familiarity with implementation of digital marketing tools for optimization and analysis with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Optimize, Google Data Studio a plus
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet firm deadlines

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Digital Media, or similar field in addition to formal graphic arts training
  • Passion for nature and outdoor recreational activities
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in communications and/or marketing, demonstrating a progression of increased responsibility

Essential Requirements:

  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Daily access to a motor vehicle

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is frequently required to sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Employee must be able to travel to external meetings and provide occasional physical setup and breakdown of meetings/events.
  • Employee must also be able to hike, occasionally in steep and/or rugged terrain and in inclement weather.

Compensation

  • Salary is dependent upon experience.

Benefits Include:

  • Health, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email (with your name in the subject line):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of references
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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/communications-manager-6/
Staff Accountant https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/staff-accountant-2/ Full-time The Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust community. As the national leader in policy, standards and education, we work passionately to support land trusts across America so they can save more land and better serve their communities.

Our natural places and working lands are a lifeline to clean air, water, food and good health. These lands also bring us together, inspire us and provide opportunities to recreate and recharge. The land trust community is a crucial component in this equation. With important places under continual threat, land trusts need access to the best tools, information and policy advocates.

Armed with a diverse network and valuable resources, the Alliance is the land trust community’s source for the knowledge and capabilities they need to reach their goals. From tax and funding policies on Capitol Hill to innovative ideas, partnerships and initiatives, we ensure our land trust members can always be heard and achieve more.

Summary Description

Under the direction of the Controller, the Staff Accountant is responsible for supporting a range of accounting processes to include accounts payable, payroll, cash receipts and disbursements, and general ledger and account reconciliation. Additionally, the Staff Accountant will perform financial operating duties in support of a timely and accurate month-end close, with a focus on adhering to best practices and effective internal controls in the financial accounting for The Alliance and its two affiliate organizations.  

Specific Responsibilities

Accounts Payable:

  • Process timely and accurate vendor invoice payments for The Alliance and affiliates using automated accounts payable system
  • Maintain vendor files including paid invoices, automated vendor database and Form W-9’s
  • File timely and accurate annual Forms 1099 and 1096 with the IRS
  • Ensure compliance with state sales tax regulations and file timely sales tax returns for various states

Payroll:

  • Process semi-monthly payroll timely and accurately for the Alliance and Commission
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure personnel actions (new hires, terminations, and benefit information) are all timely reflected in the payroll system
  • Ensure tax, employee deductions, leave and overtime payments and other compensation are calculated and processed correctly
  • Investigate and resolve payroll issues and process special/off-cycle payrolls when necessary
  • Generate and post semi-monthly payroll journal entries
  • Reconcile payroll liability accounts monthly and generate required journal entry adjustments
  • Maintain program and grant codes in the payroll automated system

Cash Receipts and Disbursements:

  • Prepare and reconcile daily batch report of cash and checks received via mail, and incoming wires per daily bank activity report; provide report of all receipts to Development staff
  • Reconcile daily batch reports of credit card receipts made via The Alliance’s website, to the PayPal account activity daily report
  • Post all deposit activity daily to accounts receivable system and financial accounting system, and reconcile the two systems daily
  • Post all electronic withdrawal activity (ACH, wires) daily, as reflected on bank activity reports
  • Reconcile bank accounts using financial accounting system monthly.
  • Review budget and grant codes on charges submitted by staff credit cardholders monthly; generate journal entry to record credit card activity to expense and/or asset accounts
  • Maintain program and grant codes in the credit card banking automated system

General Ledger and Account Reconciliations:

  • Reconcile intercompany accounts between the Alliance and affiliates. Generate required journal entry adjustments
  • Prepare monthly invoices for intercompany activity; post invoices to accounts receivable system
  • Prepare monthly recurring journal entries including: fixed asset acquisition and depreciation expensing prepaid transactions, and recording expense accruals

Additional Duties:

  • Assist with the preparation of schedules, research, and transaction explanations for the annual audit of the Alliance.
  • Train new Alliance employees on financial operations policies and procedures, including corporate credit cards, cash disbursement and cash receipt processes
  • Provide recommendations for implementing process improvements, creating workflow efficiencies, and cost savings techniques
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 1-3 years of financial or accounting experience in nonprofit organizations
  • 1-3 years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics  Great Plains
  • Knowledge of GAAP and not-for-profit accounting principles, practices and regulations
  • Experience preparing and processing payroll preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish effective relationships
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential payroll issues
  • Ability to employ critical thinking, good judgment, and maintain confidentiality of information
  • Personal and professional integrity and high level of accountability
  • Strong Excel skills including V Lookups and Pivot tables

Compensation

  • Competitive salary and benefits provided.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email resume and cover letter.
  • If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to Human Resources Director, Land Trust Alliance, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005.

The Land Trust Alliance’s mission is to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.  The Land Trust Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status.

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Washington D.C. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/staff-accountant-2/
Staff Air Quality Scientist / Engineer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/staff-air-quality-scientist-engineer/ Full-time ~ LT Environmental, Inc (LTE) is a full service, environmental and engineering firm located in Arvada, Colorado. ~

LTE was established in 1992 with the corporate mission of safely providing high-quality, cost-effective engineering and environmental services to our clients. LTE is a recognized consultant in engineering, environmental, health and safety, and construction management for a wide variety of projects in the oil and gas industry, transportation, commercial development, and various other private and public sector entities. LTE is a small business enterprise.

LTE has a Client Centered Philosophy which dedicates an experienced Client Manager to facilitate client projects--start to finish. Each LTE client manager sits at company meetings so there is a representative at the table who speaks for the client’s interests. When each client has a single point of contact, it makes your job, and our job easier

Position Overview

LT Environmental Inc. is seeking a Staff Air Quality Scientist / Engineer.This position will primarily be responsible for air permitting applications, emission calculations, and preparing regulatory and technical analyses.

Responsibilities

Your Day-to-Day Job Duties:

  • Perform detailed calculations in developing air pollutant emission rate estimates
  • Track, prepare, and review air quality permit applications
  • Recordkeeping and compliance reporting, emission inventories, compliance plan preparation, and air quality due diligence support
  • Partner with project managers to provide technical support to complete deliverables in a timely and accurate manner
  • Summarize air quality permit requirements, writing reports, and interpreting large datasets
  • Evaluate requirements under Clean Air Act programs for oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) and/or midstream operations and additional industries.
  • Other duties may include data entry and analysis, report writing, QA/QC documentation and processes, emission inventories, completing due diligence assessments.

Position Requirements

What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Environmental Science or Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in air quality emissions permitting
  • Experience with oil & gas operations is a plus
  • Knowledgeable of air quality emission software is a plus, such as E&P Tanks and ProMax
  • Familiar with state air quality regulations
  • Familiar with CO air quality regulations is a plus
  • Familiar with Federal regulations
  • Must be detail oriented, team player and self-motivated person with a high standard for quality of work
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues (written and oral) and time management skills
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Suite.
  • Current OSHA HAZWOPER is preferred
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Arvada CO Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/staff-air-quality-scientist-engineer/
Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/interpretation-and-exhibits-coordinator/ Internship ~ Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, on 295 spectacular shorefront acres in the midcoast town of Boothbay, is one of the nation’s newest, loveliest, and most dynamic public gardens. ~

The Gardens officially opened to the public in 2007. In 2018, we welcomed over 225,000 guests. TripAdvisor named Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens the #1 public garden in the United States.  Our mission is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research. 

Position Overview

Internship Mission:

This internship prepares college students to enter the field of environmental or museum education by providing hands-on experience with classes, demonstrations, interpretation, and informal education in a public garden setting. In particular, the intern in this position will immerse themselves in our Butterfly House, taking care of the gardens and butterflies, interacting with visitors, and providing hands-on informal education to the public.

This internship allows students to learn how the Education Department leverages the incredible resource that is our landscape and gardens for a wide variety of learning modes and settings to serve our diverse customer and visitor base.

Position Summary:

The Adult Education and Interpretive Exhibits Intern plays a major role in providing horticulture assistance and staffing the Gardens’ Butterfly House exhibit, working with the Education Department and volunteers in providing live interpretation for visitors.

In addition, this position provides hands-on experience managing and implementing a wide variety of adult education programming at the Gardens, including helping with adult classes, assisting with our Therapeutic Horticulture program, and supporting written and live interpretive exhibits in the Gardens, all under the supervision and mentorship of the Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator.

Work schedule:

  • 40 hours/week, including Saturdays, from approximately mid-May to late August.  Flexible start and end date.
  • All candidates must have their own reliable transportation.

Academic/Experiential-Learning Nexus: 

  • Public programming in relation to horticulture, botany, and natural history.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions: 

(This job requires the performance of the following tasks, with or without accommodation.  Incumbents may be regularly or occasionally required to assume additional responsibilities or perform additional tasks.)  

  • Learn the art and science of live interpretation while supporting the development of the Butterfly House interpretation.
  • Support volunteer docents in the Butterfly House by assisting with volunteer training, development, and schedule management as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining the gardens around the Butterfly House and other gardens as needed.
  • Interact with students and visitors by providing informal educational experiences in both structured and unstructured settings.
  • Support additional interpretive experiences such as our Discovery Cart, Back Woods nature-based play area, and docent training and support.
  • Support our Adult Education programming, including our Certificate in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture, by assisting with course registration and student management; corresponding with students and instructors; and supporting the evaluation of our programs.
  • Carry out daily informal educational activities in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.
  • Gain experience in all aspects of coordinating a busy education center.
  • Learn and deliver best practices in customer service.

Qualifications 

  • The successful candidate must enjoy and be comfortable with interacting with the public. 
  • They should have solid organizational skills, an interest in plants, nature, and the outdoors, and a desire to learn more about the role of education in a public garden and museum setting.
  • Some coursework/experience in the field of education or the natural sciences is also required.
  • Experience using databases and spreadsheets is preferred.

Physical and environmental factors:

  • This is an active job, requiring walking, standing, kneeling, squatting, bending, and reaching, up to eight hours at a time. 
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, often in inclement weather (hot, cold, wet).  
  • The work requires standard visual acuity.

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Gardens reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances dictate (such as emergencies, changes in personnel, seasonality, work load, rush jobs, or technological developments).

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Boothbay ME Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/interpretation-and-exhibits-coordinator/
Engineer I https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/engineer-i-2/ Full-time ~ NMR was founded in 2001 with a mission of providing independent, high-quality evaluation and market assessment services to administrators and regulators of energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs. ~

NMR measures the impacts of energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs and provides strategic guidance for improving program design and delivery. We provide clients with research-based information and insights to help them focus program efforts based on prevailing market structures and conditions.

NMR’s Core Values are environmental stewardship, producing the highest quality work possible, and concern and care for colleagues’ professional and personal welfare. Accordingly, we seek to minimize our greenhouse gas emissions, and purchase offsets for the carbon output resulting from our business operations.

Position Overview

NMR is currently seeking candidates for an Engineer I position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The position is located in NMR’s office in Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning fields providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Conducting energy audits
  • Technical analyses of energy usage
  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing surveys
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Conducting other types of research as needed
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

Qualification

  • NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through bachelor’s level education or prior work in engineering
  • This position will require individuals to occasionally perform inspections of residential and commercial buildings in order to assess the efficiency of various building components;
    • These inspections may require employees to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Experience and understanding of the principles and practices of program evaluation is a bonus
  • The ideal candidate has completed a Bachelor’s degree in engineering

Note: Successful employees will have opportunities for advancement in this growing company and field.

Compensation

  • We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and offer competitive benefits including ESOP shares, health, dental, disability, 401K;
  • T passes for those who commute via public transportation; and
  • Up to six weeks paid vacation after multiple years of employment.

To Apply 

  • Click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter.
  • Please, do not call NMR directly. Due to the high number of applications expected, we will not be able to respond to each submission.
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Somerville MA Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/engineer-i-2/
Field Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/field-intern-2/ Full-time ~ Three Sisters Garden Project is a non-profit organization and community farm with a mission to increase access to local, fresh, and healthy food for everyone in our community. We use organic farming practices (but are not certified) to grow a wide variety of vegetables on 4 acres for our 150-member CSA, restaurant sales and our food access program, which includes subsidized shares and donations to local food pantries. For more information visit our website. ~ 

Internship Overview

We are currently seeking a Part or Full time Field Intern to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants looking to delve into the work of diversified vegetable production and gain hands-on farming experience while working toward a degree related to agriculture or sustainability. This position will work under the direction of and in cooperation with the Farm Manager and alongside amazing staff and volunteers on a beautiful piece of land.

This seasonal position will be from April through September (start and end time flexible). Full-time interns will typically work 30-40 hrs/week. Part-time interns must be able to work 1-4 days/week, between Monday and Friday. Hours are generally 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, with mid-morning break and an hour lunch break. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in all aspects of crop production, including but not limited to: seeding; transplanting, irrigating, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, and harvesting;
  • Washing and packing produce for CSA and deliveries; and
  • Greenhouse propagation and watering.

Desired Qualifications

  • No experience required, but a strong interest in sustainable agriculture is needed;
  • Commitment to learning about organic and sustainable farming methods;
  • Experience working long days in all types of weather in some capacity;
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and perform manual labor safely and efficiently;
  • Positive attitude and willingness to receive constructive feedback; and
  • Reliable transportation.

Compensation

  • This is an unpaid internship position which may be counted toward school credit, depending on the program. We highly encourage those who can be paid through their school/college/university to apply.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email resume and cover letter. 

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Ipswich MA Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/field-intern-2/
Helicopter Coordinator, Alaska https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/helicopter-coordinator-alaska/ Freelance / Limited Contract  
Polar Field is a leader in Expedition Design & Consultation, Frontier Logistics and Extreme Climate Operations.
 
Position Overview
 

The Alaska Helicopter Coordinator will plan, organize, and direct the daily operations of the Toolik based helicopters during the summer season. This is a SEASONAL position, working approximately July 1 - September 15, 2020.

Organizational Relationships:

This position reports to the Alaska Science Support Manager and the associated Science Project Manager.

Work environment:

  • This position requires travel and deployment to remote field sites.
  • When on travel and at field sites, employees will sleep in hotels, tents, dorms or other types of community housing.
  • Food variety is limited remotely – special diets are challenging and may not be able to be accommodated.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge or abilities associated with this position, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.

  • Coordinate with researchers to plan daily & weekly scheduled flight times, based on a pre-planned schedule.
  • Maintain a daily flight log of all passengers and track each group’s helicopter use.
  • Track helicopter use in air support database.
  • Submit weekly reports to PFS office, documenting helicopter use and other camp events.
  • Allocate and track PFS-issued communications gear to researchers using helicopter resources
  • Maintain batteries for PFS-issued communications gear.
  • Coordinate between groups to prioritize helicopter use.
  • Assist researchers with preparation of hazardous material forms and packaging.
  • Educate users on helicopter use, safety issues and survival bag contents and use.
  • Maintain clear and open communications at Toolik Field Station.
  • Issue, maintain, and re-supply survival bags.
  • Assist with packing and loading helicopter and with preparing sling loads following pilot instruction and guidance.
  • Assist researchers with cargo and personnel movement to/from the aircraft.
  • Coordinate movement of cargo to and from field locations.
  • Complete end of season tasking including Toolik Field Station office close out and inventory; return of communications equipment; and complete End of Season Report.
  • Report all incidents and work related injuries on the day of occurrence to Supervisor.
  • Adhere to PFS and Toolik Field Station Safety Environment and Health policies.
    Other duties as assigned and/or required.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Any combination of education, experience, and/or training equivalent to a college degree and/or five years of relevant work experience that includes experience with aircraft operations, and/or coordinating resources. Intermediate computer skills are required.

HSE:

  • Adheres to Health, Safety and Environment policies in planning and execution of activities.

General:

  • Plan and organize daily tasking
  • Read, write, and speak English
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Attend training classes as required
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with others during and after working hours
  • Read, apply and explain rules regulations, policies and procedures

Required training:

  • General Safety Awareness (provided)
  • Completion of a certified OSHA 10 Hour course (provided)
  • Hazardous Materials for Transportation certification, online course (provided)
  • OAS A-100 Basic Aviation Safety online course (provided)

Physical requirements:

  • Standing: remaining on one’s feet in an upright position.
  • Walking: moving about on foot.
  • Sitting: remaining in the normal seated position.
  • Carrying: transporting an object, usually by hand, arm, or shoulder.
  • Climbing: ascending or descending objects usually with hands/feet.
  • Balancing: maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling over.
  • Crouching: bending body downward and forward by bending legs.
  • Pulling: exerting force on an object so that it is moving to the person.
  • Stooping: bending the body by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling: bending legs to come to rest on one or both knees.
  • Reaching: extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Handling: seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with hands.
  • Fingering: picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers.
  • Feeling: perceiving attributes of objects by means of skin receptors.
  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words.
  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds by the ear.
  • Repetitive motions: Making frequent movements with a part of the body.
  • Eye/hand/foot coordination: performing work through using two or more.
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object 50 pounds.
  • Far acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more.
  • Near acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less.
  • Depth Perception: ability to judge distance and space relationships.
  • Field of Vision: ability to see peripherally.
  • Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
  • Color Vision: ability to distinguish and identify different colors.
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Memorization
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Written Comprehension
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Fairbanks Ak Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/helicopter-coordinator-alaska/
Solar Technician, Various Levels https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-turbine-technician-various-levels/ Full-time World Wind & Solar (WWS) is a leader in the renewable energy sector. As one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, we have built a stellar reputation based on our consistent delivery of exceptional services and solutions for our clients.

Position Overview

The Solar Technician in the WWS Solar Division performs tasks involving physical labor at solar energy projects.

  • This is a full-time position. Employees in this position are expected to work 40 hours per week. Specific work schedule to be determined based on WWS needs.

Responsibilities

Employees in the solar technician position should expect to:

  • Be exposed to ambient temperatures while working outdoors.
  • Conduct maintenance of equipment (changing mower blades, fueling, lubrication, etc.)
  • Lift and move equipment as needed (more than 50 pounds)
  • Perform preventative maintenance and other technical services on commercial PV systems.
  • Work with construction departments to commission and maintain all commercial PV systems.
  • Respond to reactive maintenance events, potentially in emergency situations.
  • Communicate activities to clients, vendors, and other internal staff.
  • Collect data and create reports for customers.
  • Create estimate of time and materials to perform corrective maintenance.
  • Maintain company assigned tools, safety gear and other resources.
  • Attend training sessions from internal and external resources (Inverter and monitoring manufacturers, etc.)
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely and legally per the WWS Employee Handbook and insurance requirements. Maintain WWS company vehicle so that it is always clean, presentable, functional.
  • Out-of-area and overnight travel will be expected

Note: For safety compliance, wind technicians must weigh between 120 and 280 pounds, including clothing and boots.

Qualifications

Competencies:

    • Mechanical and Electrical skills
    • Situational awareness
    • Communication proficiency
    • Customer/client focus
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Results driven
    • Stress management/composure
    • Teamwork orientation

Possesses a strong understanding and belief in the WWS Core Values:

  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Excellence in Service
  • Shares our company vision: World Wind & Solar will be the industry standard for safety and excellence in service by training, equipping and deploying an elite workforce who are “Here to Serve.”
  • Willingness and ability to work with a “Here to Serve” attitude toward internal and external customers.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver license prior to employment.
  • An employee may not have been convicted of Driving Under the Influence within the last five years or have more than 5 points on his or her driving record.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at project sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The position lifts heavy objects, walks and stands for long periods of time and performs strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
  • The employee lifts, pushes, pulls or carries objects; uses abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue.
  • The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination.
  • The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina and the ability to move and manipulate up to 100 pounds and to lift 50 pounds.

Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

WWS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Portland OR Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-turbine-technician-various-levels/
Climate Defender, Ames, Iowa City, or Cedar Falls https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-defender-ames-ia/ Full-time Environment America and Environment Iowa are part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done.

Click here to learn more about things you should know about our network when you apply.

The Campaign

Iowa has suffered from the effects of climate change with flooding, rising humidity, habitat changes, and increased air pollution.

The good news is that Environment Iowa has been working to cut global warming pollution for decades and we’ve made progress from cleaner cars on the road to boosting solar and wind power. Unfortunately, crucial victories have come under attack from the Trump administration.

We won’t let that hold us back in Iowa or across the country. We’re drawing a line in the sand to stop the Trump administration from rolling back climate and clean air protections from the Clean Power Plan to clean cars.

If we are going to be successful in fundamentally changing the way that we power our country, we are going to need every elected official who believes in the science of climate change and who wants to see us take it on to be vocal in their support and call on other elected leaders to do the same. And we need them to make this stand as loudly as possible—to make it clear that supporting climate action is good policy and good politics.

The Job Description

Environment Iowa’s Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of concerned Iowans to become climate volunteers in critical communities and on college campuses across the state.

As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas and on college campuses to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. Whether it’s educational events, rallies, or bringing Iowans to meet one-on-one with their elected officials, you and your volunteers will push decision-makers to lead on climate change.

You’ll coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response media to highlight climate impacts and hold public officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions and personal letters on climate change.

By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for Iowa’s environment for years to come.

Location(s)

  • Iowa City
  • Ames
  • Cedar Falls

Training

  • There will be a week-long training in Denver, CO at the beginning of the campaign.
  • We will also hold periodic training on advanced skills for organizers.

Qualifications

We’re seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and recruiting new leaders to protect the environment. We look for smarts, organizing experience and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.

Pay & Benefits

  • The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year.
  • Each of the groups that partner with Impact offers a competitive benefits package.
  • We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

To Apply

  • Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.
  • Organizers will start as early as Nov 1. The position requires a commitment through the end of June 2020.
  • Organizers may have an opportunity to be placed on election projects with one of our partner groups at the end of the campaign.

Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.

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Iowa City, Ames or Cedar Falls Iowa Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-defender-ames-ia/
Wind Turbine Superintendent https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-turbine-superintendent/ Full-time Kiewit Power Delivery (KPD) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Delivery services utilizing organized open and closed shop labor force. Kiewit Power Delivery throughout North America currently consists of Transmission & Distribution, Wind and Solar Projects. All of Kiewit Power is committed to Kiewit’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” and “Do it Right the first time” philosophies.

Position Overview

As a Wind Turbine Superintendent you will play a significant role in the success of Kiewit's, Kiewit Power Delivery district. You will function as a field supervisor and may have responsibility for multiple Foreman, and/or laborers/craft workers. You with be responsible for the organization, work methods, scheduling, cost control, conformity with drawings and specification, workmanship, and assignment of work to accomplish the execution of the work, either directly or through General Foreman or Foreman. You will also work to maintain positive working relationships with clients, architect/engineer, suppliers, subcontractors, and jobsite staff.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

Location:

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.

Responsibilities

  • Mentor and help to grow Jr. Superintendents
  • Review and approve the balance of Foremen, journeymen and laborer’s composite labor rates
  • Manage contract administration (subcontractor/field management meeting for communication)
  • Develop a program to maintain good client relations involving staff on site
  • Initiate and attend supplementary and regular meeting with client for problem resolution and planning
  • Oversee and approve the monthly job cost updates and quarterly cash flow projections
  • Review, approve and negotiate change orders
  • Develop and implement a plan for project completion and turnover
  • Maintain daily diary for record keeping purposes
  • Ensure that all performance evaluations and completed in a timely fashion for direct reports
  • Recommend, where appropriate, organizational, policy and procedural or staff changes
  • Review and approve or reject promotions up to General Foremen.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years' construction experience with 3+ years being in a Superintendent/Leadership capacity (preferably working on renewables.)
  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand various processes regarding Kiewit’s policies, procedures and software programs.
  • Ability to identify and resolve any problems that may arise.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong experience in Leadership, safety, negotiations, planning, and contract administration.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Lenexa KS Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-turbine-superintendent/
Campaign Representative https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/campaign-representative-2/ Full-time The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our 3.8 million members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.

Position Overview

Context: 

The Campaign Representative plans and implements campaigning strategies and activities of the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign to challenge the oil and gas industry, specifically focused on fighting the expanding markets and infrastructure as a means to build a movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground, combat climate change, and support the U.S. transition to clean energy.

Scope: 

The Campaign Representative has overall program responsibility to challenge the rapidly expanding oil and gas industry and infrastructure in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.

They will collaborate with internal departments and programs, strategic external partners, and volunteer leadership to ensure execution of strategic coordinated community, state, and regional campaigns. They will ensure strategic alignment of campaigns with regional and national goals and objectives. They will represent the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and to the public.

Job Activities

  1. Within a collaborative framework and in consultation with key stakeholders, leads and facilitates the development and implementation of strategic campaign plans, goals and objectives for the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign. Coordinates the campaign and appropriate national staff (including communications, digital, organizing, legal, advancement, federal policy and other staff), regional and Chapter staff, allies and volunteer entities to plan and implement campaigns to achieve results.
  2. In collaboration with the Sierra Club stakeholders listed above, engages key players in the fossil fuel and climate movements, elected and appointed decision makers and their influencers to assure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities.
  3. Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates policies, initiatives and new developments around gas pipeline issues at the community, state and national levels.
  4. Supports and provides senior level professional expertise to staff and volunteers, and partners.
  5. Works to develop and ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the campaign.
  6. Helps the Beyond Dirty Fuels and Our Wild America Campaigns embody a culture of justice, equity and inclusion by designing and implementing campaign plans and standard practices with these values at their core.
  7. In coordination with Communications Department, serves as Sierra Club spokesperson to media outlets and promotes media exposure for front-line communities and volunteers. Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
  8. Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies.
  9. In coordination with Advancement Department, assists with donor communications, cultivation, and solicitation.
  10. Reports on progress toward established goals and the effectiveness of campaign strategies.
  11. Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.
  12. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Qualifications

Knowledge & Skills:          

  • A./B.S. degree in an environmental, political, legal, or related field.  A college degree is not required if the candidate has applicable experience in a relevant field.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in the planning and implementation of campaigns, including:
  • planning and managing a state or regional level legislative campaign;
  • working with attorneys and utilizing legal advocacy;
  • lobbying/media relations and strategic communications;
  • working with community, political, labor, and business leaders;
  • Proficient knowledge of the oil and gas industry, its impacts on water, air, climate and communities, and the associated regulatory framework.  Experience in the climate movement a plus.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to incorporating principles of equity, inclusion, and justice into campaign process and outcomes. Demonstrated cultural competence, particularly related to Gulf Coast. Experience with racial justice work a plus.
  • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, working within a team structure, and ability to effectively convene multiple stakeholders and impartially mediate competing priorities in service to a collective vision and goals.
  • Sense of humor, patience, strong emotional intelligence and demonstrated ability to create rapport and inspire trust.
  • Takes initiative to identify and act on new opportunities and provide creative, timely problem-solving.
  • Project management and facilitation skills.
  • Able to travel as needed; excellent computer skills.
  • Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. A background check will be required upon job acceptance.

Compensation

  • The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
  • This is a category 2 exempt position.
  • Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.  Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Note: If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the 'Attachments' section.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/campaign-representative-2/
Deputy Chief of Communications - 2 positions! https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/deputy-chief-of-communications-two-positions/ Full-time ~ The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our 3.8 million members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. ~

Position Overview

The Sierra Club is seeking to fill two (2) Deputy Chief of Communications positions. Both of these roles, fall within the Communications Department and report to the Chief of Communications.

  • Position 1 Supervises: National Press Secretary, Senior Polling & Research Strategist, Communications Manager
  • Position 2 Supervises: Director of Entertainment Partnerships, Internal Communications Manager, Communications Manager, Associate Director of Communications, Latino Media.

Location: 

Both positions are preferred to be based in either Oakland, California or Washington, D.C.; thus actual location for each position will depend on the successful candidates' preferences.

Context: 

Develops and implements Communications strategies for the Sierra Club and supervises national Communications staff.

Scope: 

The Deputy Chief(s) of Communications is a key adviser to the Chief of Communications and a senior leader and representative of the Sierra Club.These positions will collaborate with direct reports, the Chief of Communications, and other departmental counterparts and organizational leaders to develop and implement national communications strategies for the Sierra Club, and manage the implementation of that strategy.

Job Activities

  1. Supervises and supports Communications team staff.
  2. Advises Chief of Communications and other Sierra Club leaders on media strategy, tactics, and opportunities, as well as internal personnel matters.
  3. Represents Communications Department and Sierra Club as a senior leader.
  4. Works with colleagues and Chief of Communications on crisis management messaging and strategies.
  5. Provides technical guidance to staff and volunteers on media relations strategies and tactics.
  6. Contributes to decisions about budget, staffing and the allocation of department resources.
  7. Supervises, directs, develops, and provides general and technical guidance to staff. Includes the following supervisory responsibilities:
    1.  assigns work and establishes standards and work priorities;
    2. ensures staff training and development of employee skills;
    3. provides ongoing performance feedback, prepares and conducts formal performance planning and evaluation;
    4. recommends salary, hiring, and promotion decisions
  8. Works to cultivate national media contacts.
  9. Assures preparation of timely and effective communications materials, working with writer/editor and policy staff.
  10. Develops media materials, including writing news releases, statements, letters to the editor, op-eds and other materials as required for field work and national media on selected campaigns and legislative issues.
  11. Performs miscellaneous duties as required.

Qualifications

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in media relations, with some background in grassroots organizing and staff supervision.
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Political Science or related field, or combination of education and experience.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of how the media works, the needs of journalists, and how to get stories placed.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships, and work well with volunteers.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, juggle competing demands and maintain good working relations with staff and media. Able to work effectively as a team player.

Compensation

  • The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
  • This is a category 2 exempt position.
  • Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Note: If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the 'Attachments' section.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

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Washington DC Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/deputy-chief-of-communications-two-positions/
Associate Curator of Wildlife https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-curator-of-wildlife/ Full-time ~ Since opening in 1982, The High Desert Museum brings together wildlife, culture, art and natural resources to promote an understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of North America's High Desert country. ~

We do so through indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife in natural habitats, living history demonstrations and dynamic programs on a beautiful, 135-acre campus in the pine forest. The Museum is a nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, was a 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Sciences finalist and is a Smithsonian Affiliate. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, 195,000 visitors enjoyed the Museum.

The Museum is located in Bend, Oregon, a fast-growing, charismatic city nestled against the Cascade Range at the edge of the High Desert. We strive to be inclusive, culturally humble, relevant, curious and mindful. As a team, we work together to wildly excite and responsibly teach, creating connection to and dialogue about the High Desert.

Job Summary 

We are seeking a dynamic individual to provide programs and exhibit support as part of the Wildlife Team at the High Desert Museum. The Assistant Curator of Wildlife is responsible for the safety, well-being and exhibition of assigned animals. Experience with wildlife husbandry, training and handling is essential. The Associate Curator of Wildlife conducts public programs with and without live animals, and must have excellent interpersonal, presentation and written skills.

A positive demeanor, high level of professionalism and the ability to learn new skills quickly are necessary traits. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  1. Conducts daily care for mammals and other wildlife, including but not limited to, cleaning, feeding, watering, observing, training, records-keeping, enclosure/exhibit maintenance and facility opening and closing duties.
  2. Develops and implements training plans for assigned animals to accomplish goals related to welfare, husbandry and responsible presentation of wildlife under supervision of the Curator of Wildlife.
  3. Participates in the development of wildlife and education programs under the guidance of the Curator of Wildlife, Curator of Education and the Director of Programs.
  4. Presents educational programs with and without live animals utilizing a balanced perspective in alignment with the Museum’s mission.
  5. Collaborates with curators on researching, planning, renovating and/or constructing of permanent and changing exhibits related to wildlife.
  6. Maintains wildlife exhibits with an emphasis on the health, welfare and safety of the animals that live there.
  7. Conducts basic maintenance inside and outside of exhibits including but not limited to clearing brush, trimming trees, watering, raking, shoveling, and snow and leaf removal.
  8. Purchases and inventories feed and supplies as necessary.
  9. Works with Curator of Wildlife and contract veterinarians to provide appropriate level of veterinary care for animals.
  10. Assists with training of seasonal employees, interns, and teen and adult volunteers under the guidance of the Curator of Wildlife.
  11. Optimizes the use of volunteers in various areas of the department (husbandry, enrichment, programs, etc.) by identifying appropriate and engaging ways to involve, train, motivate and retain volunteers.
  12. Assists with planning and coordination of animal acquisitions and dispositions under the Curator of Wildlife.
  13. Leads off-site wildlife field trips for the public.
  14. Embraces, supports and helps implement the Museum’s continued learning and commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion.
  15. Executes other duties as assigned as needed to help abide by the Museum’s values, drive our vision and fulfill our mission.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related discipline.
  • Two years of experience in the animal field or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Scholarship and interest in maintaining a detailed and current knowledge of the ecology, conservation and management of wildlife species in the High Desert region.
  • Ability to interpret wildlife biology and natural history for the public with a dynamic and engaging presence.
  • Knowledge of husbandry, care and associated standards for managing mammals.
  • Understanding of basic animal training theory, with emphasis on operant learning and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Preferred experience working with mammals, birds of prey, reptiles, amphibians and/or fish. Familiarity with mustelids, canids, felids and rodents is desirable (wild and/or captive populations).
  • Willingness to participate in AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums), USFWS (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) standards in a Museum setting.
  • Desire to work with a variety of taxa including but not limited to reptiles, fish, invertebrates, birds and mammals.
  • Familiarity with basic tools for groundskeeping, construction of exhibit elements and use of equipment associated with the safe handling of trained wildlife.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a positive team environment.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks including but not limited to, lifting 50 pounds, carrying, stooping, bending, extensive walking, crawling, climbing and working outside in the extreme weather conditions typical of Central Oregon.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and days, including weekends and holidays, as necessary.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter to the High Desert Museum.

The Museum provides an equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Bend OR Mon, 09 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-curator-of-wildlife/
Food Team, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/food-team-greenhouse-gas-emissions-intern/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

Food Team - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intern (Boston Office):  

The Food team is seeking an intern to support Ceres’ work advancing corporate disclosure and commitments on greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural supply chains.

Intern Responsibilities & Activities

Specific opportunities to support this work include:

  • Updating current database of research on the top 50 food & beverage companies in the US and their current disclosure of scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions; 
  • Compiling and presenting trends and leading practices found in this analysis; 
  • Assessing the state of disclosure platforms and tools available for these companies to utilize in their disclosures and goal setting.   

Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with solid research skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and familiarity reviewing corporate sustainability reports.
  • A strong familiarity with key environmental and social sustainability issues that influence, and are influenced by, the private sector is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize responsibilities, and work independently while being part of a team is also important.
  • Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered. 

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Mon, 09 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/food-team-greenhouse-gas-emissions-intern/
Tree Equity Specialist, TreeVitalize https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/tree-equity-specialist-treevitalize/ Full-time  ~ The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy protects and restores exceptional places to provide our region with Clean Waters and healthy forests, wildlife and Natural Areas for the benefit of present and future generations. ~

Careers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. Whether working for the conservation of Pennsylvania’s natural resources or preserving and showcasing Fallingwater, one of the world’s architectural masterpieces, you’ll experience a deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.

Position Overview

Western PA Conservancy, in cooperation with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry, seeks a highly motivated, driven, and well-organized individual to help promote urban and community forestry efforts in Pennsylvania. 

The purpose of the Tree Equity Specialist, TreeVitalize position is to further the goals of the Bureau of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Program, also known as TreeVitalize.  The TreeVitalize Program seeks to educate citizens and increase quality of life for Pennsylvanians in urban/suburban settings through tree planting and tree care work.  TreeVitalize helps citizens understand the myriad benefits of planting trees, the importance of keeping existing trees in the community healthy, and the value of sufficient tree canopy.  The program also encourages and provides outlets for citizens and municipalities to take action to improve their urban and community forest.

Responsibilities

Specifically, the Tree Equity Specialist will:

  • Empower TreeVitalize partners and communities to apply the principles of equity and environmental justice in urban and community forestry work across the Commonwealth
  • Communicate the success of the TreeVitalize partnership and the shared story of urban and community forestry in Pennsylvania
  • Provide strategic input and direction, assistance, and information to the State Forester's office, Divisions, and field offices of the Bureau by conducting support activities for the Bureau's Tree Equity program and related activities

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, exhibit outstanding planning skills, and demonstrate the ability to build trusting relationships with cross-sector partners. 
  • Knowledge of urban and community forestry, tree identification, and PA natural resources is desirable. 
  • Competencies in equitable community development and environmental justice are highly valuable. 
  • A four-year degree in natural resources, or a related degree and equivalent experience are required. 
  • Must be willing to travel around PA for site visits and meetings on a regular basis.

Compensation: This is a full time position, offering a very competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package. 

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" and email your resume and cover letter - the sooner the better!
  • Type "Tree Equity Specialist" in the subject line.
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Harrisburg PA Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/tree-equity-specialist-treevitalize/
Transportation Team Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/transportation-team-intern/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

The Ceres Transportation Team intern will work in our Boston office directly with both the Senior Director of Transportation and the Senior Manager of Clean Vehicles at Ceres.

A clean and efficient transportation system is critical to a strong U.S. economy, with benefits including saving consumers and businesses money as well as reducing our dependence on oil. Transportation is also a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) and other criteria air pollutant emissions. In fact, in 2016, the transportation sector surpassed the electric power sector as the largest emitter of GHG emissions in the United States, accounting for 28% of GHG emissions – more emissions than any other nation's entire economy, with the exception of China.

To expediently reduce harmful emissions coming out of the U.S. transportation sector and improve air quality and human health, we must focus on three components: vehicles, fuels and infrastructure. In 2020, the Ceres Transportation Program's primary focus is to advocate for clean transportation policies, including clean vehicle and fuels policies, accelerate corporate uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and associated EV infrastructure; and encourage market growth of EVs and infrastructure.

Intern Responsibilities & Activities

Summer 2020 internship projects will include:

  • Advocating for strong passenger vehicle and truck fuel economy standards, and promoting low- to zero-emission vehicles as well as clean aviation;
  • Supporting Ceres’ groundbreaking new Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, including preparation for corporate and industry engagements on fleet electrification;
  • Performing research on various transportation issues, drafting supporting resources and performing some administrative tasks. 
  • Note: Please refer to the Ceres Transportation Initiative page for additional information. Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered.

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/transportation-team-intern/
Agricultural Water Risk Program Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/agricultural-water-risk-program-intern/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

Agricultural Water Risk Program Intern:

Ceres is working with companies, investors, water providers, farmers, policymakers, environmental organizations and other stakeholders to improve water management and increase reporting on water issues that pose risks to businesses, communities and the environment.

The Agricultural Water Risk Program is seeking a graduate student this summer to help us advance our work on analyzing and addressing water risks related to the food and beverage sector. While providing some administrative support, the intern will primarily work across various topic areas using skills ranging in research, marketing, quantitative analysis and writing (short memos, case studies, data narratives etc.).

The intern will support the Agriculture and Water Risk initiative, with a focus on the continued rollout of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty, the Ceres/WWF AgWater Challenge, investor engagements pertaining to water and agriculture, and dissemination of the findings of a report on corporate sustainable sourcing commitments.

Responsibilities 

  • Leading daily tracking of news flow and earnings impacts related to agricultural water risk and produce a synthesis of findings for distribution
  • Analyzing financial disclosures of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty companies and other food and beverage companies to track and capture references to water-related risks and financial impacts
  • Researching and analyzing sustainable sourcing commitments made by food and beverage companies and financial incentives provided by these companies to encourage sustainable agriculture practices amongst their suppliers
  • Conducting research on food and beverage companies to support investor engagement including sign-on letters, dialogues, and shareholder resolutions
  • Conducting research on food and beverage companies to support dialogues with companies pertaining to the AgWater Challenge, as needed
  • Supporting the continued execution of the communications and marketing strategy for the recent Feeding Ourselves Thirsty analysis

Program areas of work include:

  • Providing support to the Agriculture and Water Risk initiative, with a focus on the ongoing rollout of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty and the AgWater Challenge.
  • This includes conducting research and analysis on food companies, supporting the team with tracking news flow and pulling examples of risk, building out power points for external presentations, and doing company/investor research on the Bloomberg terminal. 
  • Conduct research on new areas of overlap with water risk and opportunities in other industries including textiles and apparel, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and more. 

For more information, see Ceres’ Water Program.

Qualifications

Desired Background:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in agriculture, water issues, sustainability, finance, and responsible investing
  • Knowledge of digital marketing strategies a plus
  • Comfortable with the Google Suite and knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Knowledge of investment analysis methods or desire to learn how to use the Bloomberg Terminal a plus

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Please note: Only the Program Teams listed on the website are seeking an intern for Summer 2020. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/agricultural-water-risk-program-intern/
IT Service Desk Analyst II https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/it-service-desk-analyst-ii/ Full-time Come join the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero-carbon energy. Being part of the Renewable Energy Systems (RES) team means shaping the world’s energy future.

Position Overview

The Service Desk Analyst is responsible for delivering end-to-end support in accordance with IT service level agreements. By partnering with end-users and technology groups, the analyst ensures all incidents are analyzed, resolved, and reported back within the promised timeframes.

This Americas IT function forms part of the wider Global Services function. The successful candidate will work closely with the regional and Group IT as well as business functions to support the Service Desk environment as required.

Responsibilities

Specific duties:

  • Provide a high level of customer service and professionalism in all interactions and delivery of job functions
  • Contributes to the development of service strategy to mitigate software, hardware, and networking issues
  • Contributes to the development of business support standards, processes and procedures, and guidelines for incident management
  • Troubleshoots and resolves IT issues via phone, web, and in-person channels
  • Ensures all incidents are resolved against SLAs
  • Reports on the help desk and support using uptime and ticket-related performance metrics
  • Partners with IT and business personnel to discuss the impact of incidents on products and services
  • Tracks and reports all open and closed incidents to leadership teams
  • Proactively learns new product and service technologies

Qualifications

Required Knowledge:

  • Experience using help desk ticketing software
  • Experience with incident troubleshooting and escalation
  • Familiarity with ITILv3 or related service delivery frameworks
  • Familiarity with Project Management, as a team member and SME

Required Skills:

  • Business acumen
  • Strong customer service mind-set
  • Ability to prioritize and quickly resolve issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective prioritization and project management skills
  • Demonstrated informal leadership of larger work activities or project areas

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to take the initiative and think creatively
  • Ability to interact successfully with people in a customer-facing role
  • Software Packaging, preferably with MECM/SCCM

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in a service delivery role providing customer service
  • Project management familiarity (as a team member)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of common operating systems (especially Windows)
  • Curiosity, a desire to solve technical problems
  • A desire to help people work more efficiently and effectively
  • 3+ years in a service delivery / Service Desk role
  • MS SCCM/MECM
  • 3+ years of experience and demonstrated understanding and troubleshooting of common desktop applications (MS Office suite, mobile device OS as well as MDM platforms and features)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ITILv3

Physical requirements and environment:

  • The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Performs primarily sedentary office duties with occasional travel to other Company offices or construction sites.  Incumbent may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and may be required to sit, stand, walk and use a computer.
  • Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

Note: We maintain a drug-free workplace.  

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Broomfield CO Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/it-service-desk-analyst-ii/
Internships in Organic Agriculture, Environmental Education, and Wildlife Rehabilitation https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/internships-in-organic-agriculture-environmental-education-and-wildlife-rehabilitation/ Internship Fox Run Environmental Education Center is a 501c3 nonprofit on a 16 acre sustainable farm in Falmouth, Ky. Our mission is to provide environmental education opportunities in alternative energy, organic gardening, green building, Native American spirituality, and wildlife conservation.

  • We sell organic produce and plants off the farm and at other local markets. In addition, we raise a variety of poultry, honey bees, dairy goats and have a rescue horse.
  • As a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility we take in 75 – 100 mammals and reptiles per year.
  • We teach classes onsite, online and do outreach programs as well as hosting scout and church groups looking for community volunteer opportunities.

Organic Agriculture, Environmental Education & Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships

Make sure you go to our website to read the full description for f each type of Internship! 

  • Our internships provide hands-on, practical learning experiences. 
  • All interns are expected to have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and a desire to learn.
  • Internships are unpaid. Interns work 25 hours per week. Two-week minimum commitment required.
  • We do provide room and board for interns coming over 50 miles away. 

Nuts & Bolts of Internships:

Interns work a minimum of 25 hours per week from Sunday to Saturday. Advanced garden interns work a 40 hour week and a full season. Times and days will vary according to our schedule and what your school expectations may be.

  • Two-week minimum commitment required. Internships can take place anytime between April 15, 2020 and October 15, 2020.
  • If you are receiving credit hours you will need to consider that requirement. If your professor has any certain requirements than I need to know these BEFORE you begin.
  • Not completing those hours are cause for dismissal.
  • That said – I will work with you to make the hours good for both of us. If you are working another part time job then we will work together to plan your Fox Run hours accordingly.

Field Trips & Learning Experiences:

Interns vary on their day to day activities depending on their focus, curriculum requirements, and the needs of Fox Run EEC. Summer schedules typically start early, take an afternoon break and come back for evening feedings.

Interns will have opportunities to meet other interns and visit other farms or rehabs. Some of the things we have done in the past are visiting other sustainable farms in our area, observe/assist with our veterinarian, gone to bee school, visited a shrimp farm, and met with local agriculture and wildlife conservation agents. 

  • We don’t guarantee any particular visits – its just a when and where that I arrange with the host. Field trips do not count towards your 25 hours. They are considered extracurricular for your learning experience.
  • Interns can come to classes that we teach and farm meetings/classes that owner attends. If I ask you to help with a presentation then that counts towards your hours.
  • In addition, interns interact with individual volunteers that come once a week or so. We have volunteers that come from a variety of professions. Some of these are other agriculture or animal jobs such as animal control officer, health store worker and pet store manager. Others are teachers, social workers, artist, … We also occasionally host Dr. Glaza’s veterinary interns who wish to get more experience with wildlife.
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Falmouth Kentucky Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/internships-in-organic-agriculture-environmental-education-and-wildlife-rehabilitation/
Investor Water Risk Program Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/investor-water-risk-program-intern/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

Investor Water Risk Program:

Ceres is working with companies, investors, water providers, farmers, policymakers, environmental organizations and other stakeholders to improve water management and increase reporting on water issues that pose risks to businesses, communities and the environment.

The Investor Water Risk Program is seeking an intern this summer to help us advance our work on analyzing and addressing water risks related to the investment community. While providing some administrative support, the intern will primarily work across various topic areas using skills ranging in research, marketing, quantitative analysis, and writing (short memos, case studies, data narratives, etc.).

Responsibilities

Program areas of work include:

  • Interviewing and engaging with water metrics and data analytics providers to improve select sections of the Investor Water Toolkit.
  • Lead daily tracking of news flow and earnings impacts related to water (storm events, water management, etc.) and produce a synthesis of findings from for distribution to Investor Water Hub members.
  • Assist in the tracking of key performance indicators (KPIs) on maturity of water expertise and integration among investors.
  • Work with 5 Investor Water Hub members to populate a Water Solutions Tracker.
  • Conduct research on new areas of overlap with water risk and opportunities in other industries including textiles and apparel, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and more. 

Qualifications

Desired Background:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Interest in water issues, sustainability, finance, and responsible investing.
  • Comfortable with the Google Suite and knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
  • Knowledge of investment analysis methods or desire to learn how to use the Bloomberg Terminal a plus.

For more information, see Ceres’ Water Program.

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Please note: Only the Program Teams listed on the website are seeking an intern for Summer 2020. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/investor-water-risk-program-intern/
Summer 2020 Internship, Water Industry Research https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/summer-2020-internship-water-industry-research-boston/ Internship ~ The origin of Bluefield came about for several reasons. Our research is focused on identifying greenfield opportunities in water: water + greenfield = bluefield. Our team of water experts is focused on identifying new opportunities and advancing strategies going forward. ~

We are an independent advisory firm founded to help companies and organizations address the regulatory, technology, business, and competitive trends impacting water.

Our demonstrated research methodology and analytical framework, coupled with the team’s experience across a range of industries, enables Bluefield Research to deliver unparalleled intelligence into critical factors shaping industrial and municipal water markets.

Internship Overview

The Summer 2020 Internship, Water Industry Research Intern position supports the Bluefield’s insight services by collecting and analyzing data trends, drafting reports and presentations.This opportunity is ideal for candidates seeking to build their knowledge and experience in the global water markets. It is also a valuable resume builder and entry-point into full-time employment.

Click here to learn more about Bluefield Research. 

Responsibilities

Demonstrate your capabilities to the world:

  • Build-out and maintain project and company databases
  • Interact with industry players and government agencies to identify key data inputs and market perspectives to support strategy discussions
  • Initiate and produce PowerPoint presentations for C-level executives
  • Collaborate with research team members and share your growing knowledge and expertise of the water sector, water technology, and market opportunities
  • Build an understanding of the regulatory, technology and competitive landscape of the water industry and the development market
  • Learn how to build a clear and transparent research methodology that is applicable to any industry

Qualifications

Highlight your experience and skills:

  • Required Education – Undergraduate or Graduate degree. Candidates accepted, including part-time.
  • Experience: Preferred 1-2 years experience in written research and analysis in the water, energy, or other infrastructure sector.
  • The position will be located in our Boston office. We do not transfer candidates and have a strong preference for those already located in the Boston area.
  • Valid work visa.
  • Fluent English. Other major language a plus.
  • The position will be located in our Boston office. We do not transfer candidates and have a strong preference for those already located in Massachusetts.
  • Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to forward your resume and cover letter for consideration.
  • Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.
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Boston MA Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/summer-2020-internship-water-industry-research-boston/
ACE Conservation Corps (AmeriCorps) Pacific West, Southern Cali, 3/22/20 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ace-conservation-corps-americorps-member-pacific-west-southern-california-march-22-2020/ Internship ~ American Conservation Experience Pacific-West Southern California ~

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit conservation corps currently seeking energetic, ambitious individuals to engage in national service as AmeriCorps members in a 14 or 26-week outdoor skill-training opportunity. ACE intends to provide a meaningful service to regional communities by taking direct action through conservation of our valuable natural resources. Our mission is to introduce and prepare corps members for careers in resource management with ACE, other conservation corps, or public agencies such as the National Park Service, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, CA State Parks, or the Bureau of Land Management, among other regional land managers.

ACE is currently seeking corps members for an AmeriCorps 450 or 900-hour term in 2020, in our Southern Regional Headquarters of the ACE Pacific West division.

  • Arrival Date:  March 22, 2020*  --   End Date: June 27, 2020
  • Arrival Date:  March 22, 2020*  --  End Date: September 19, 2020

*A 450-hour (14-week) or 900-hour (26-week) commitment is required once enrolled. There may be opportunities available to continue with ACE after the term is complete for the best performing crew members, depending on available projects in the field and seasonal constraints.

Position Description

AmeriCorps Members in the ACE Conservation Corps program will spend several weeks learning techniques of conservation and land management while training on trail construction, forestry, and environmental restoration projects under the guidance of ACE's most highly skilled staff members. The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful project work for a variety of public land management agencies while becoming proficient in advanced field techniques.

This position may entail the following:

  • Working 10 hours per day for 4-8 consecutive days on a crew comprised of 6-12 young professionals in outdoor locations.
  • Working and camping in a variety of weather conditions including temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds, intense sunshine, rain, and snow.
  • Serving on environmental stewardship projects including (but not limited to): Trail Construction/Maintenance; Dry Stone Masonry, Harmful Plant Mitigation, Forest Fuels Reduction, Fence Installation/Repair; Habitat Restoration; and Historical Preservation.
  • Hiking extended distances on steep and rough terrain with a 40-pound backpack.
  • Professionally serving on numerous volunteer events and projects in the local community.

Location

  • Housing for off days may fall at any of the Pacific West housing locations in southern California, depending on project location.
  • Projects are expected to be within a several hour driving radius of housing, with transportation to and from the project site provided.
  • Projects may take place in the desert and mountains where temperatures vary from very cold to very hot! You can expect to experience a combination of conditions from snow or rain, to extremely dry conditions. Do not underestimate southern CA's ability to get cold!

Benefits

  • Members receive a $280 bi-weekly living stipend.
  • 3 meals per day while on project (approximately 16 days per month).
  • Free housing accommodation and use of a tent throughout your term.
  • Trainings, including Leave No Trace (LNT), diverse restoration management, and terrain-specific trail work. Members should expect to be trained in all the tools and techniques needed to successfully complete their scheduled projects. Membership spanning several seasons allows for additional training opportunities.
  • Upon completion of the program, members receive a Segal Education Award of $1,612.43 (450 hours) or $3,047.50 (900 hours). More information regarding amount and eligibility, see the AmeriCorps website
  • Members are eligible for preferential hiring status following their term of service. Corps Members who have served a minimum of 640 hours on appropriate public land projects may qualify for Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring status!

Qualifications

  • Provide a safe, strong, and proactive work ethic.
  • Possess a team-first and positive mindset.
  • Comfortable using hand tools, power tools, and herbicide application equipment: all day, every day; and enthusiasm for rugged work.
  • Capacity to complete ACE AmeriCorps term of service and follow all ACE rules and code of conduct.
  • Perform duties in inclement weather on steep terrain without access to restrooms or developed sanitation facilities.
  • Professionally represent ACE while serving on all projects and local community events.
  • Attend additional community volunteer events during project off-days.
  • Must be physically fit, capable of physically and mentally challenging outdoor work for up to 10 hours/day in all types of weather and hiking long distances over rugged terrain.
  • Bend at the waist for long periods and spend the entire workday standing or walking.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30+ lbs.

Other Requirements: 

  • This position is available to US Citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Must be 18 - 35 years of age.
  • Due to fire hazard conditions in ACE (specifically in California), smoking is not permitted at any work site. Smoking may be permitted at ACE housing, but will be restricted to designated areas.
  • Members must possess their own personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE.
  • ACE will provide tents but members will be required to provide other outdoor gear including but not limited to: full leather boots (no mesh, fabric, or suede), sleeping bags, backpacks, and durable rain gear.
  • Upon hire, all members must consent to a Criminal History Check. Their service with ACE will be considered probationary until all results are returned and have been reviewed.
  • ACE maintains a zero-tolerance policy for drugs. Any evidence of drug use or violating ACE's alcohol policy will result in immediate release from the program.
  • Alcohol use is strictly prohibited on ACE projects and on ACE property. Any evidence of drug use or violating ACE's alcohol policy will result in immediate release from the program.

Positions open until filled, but are in high demand.  Apply now!

To Apply

  • Click "Apply on Company Website" below and then follow prompts.
  • You'll upload all requested documents including your motivation statement, resume, and 3 professional references.
  • Rather than a traditional cover letter, please include a motivation statement which sincerely describes your interests, skills, professional goals, and any other relevant information in regards to this opportunity. This is your opportunity to stand out and express why you are a great fit for our program, in your own words.

Note: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time, and is open until filled. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Member Service Coordinator, Erin Heimburge at 619-623-5695 or eheimburge@usaconservation.org.

  • Also, consider checking out our Facebook page and social media for more details about ACE!

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Dulzura CA Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ace-conservation-corps-americorps-member-pacific-west-southern-california-march-22-2020/
'Commit to Climate Change Initiative' Intern (Boston Office)  https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/commit-to-climate-change-initiative-intern-boston-office/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

'Commit to Climate Change Initiative' Intern (Boston Office) 

The Ceres Commit to Climate (CTC) Initiative aims to build private sector leadership on climate action, including supporting climate, clean energy, and clean transportation policies as well as securing strong corporate commitments that advance the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

Responsibilities

The CTC intern will work directly with the Vice President for Climate and Energy and Director for Corporate Clean Energy Leadership on: 

  • Research and writing projects focused on analyzing the climate and clean energy performance of individual companies, sectors, and investors. 
  • Identifying, compiling and presenting updates on climate and clean energy policy, corporate commitments, industry trends, and the latest cutting-edge research and science. 
  • Support for ongoing CTC campaigns and assistance with special and ad hoc projects.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a strong interest in climate and clean energy topics and a focus in climate policy, financial markets, and corporate sustainability. We are looking for candidates with solid research skills, an ability to work independently, and some familiarity with how climate issues apply to businesses and investors.

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Please note: Only the Program Teams listed on the website are seeking an intern for Summer 2020. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/commit-to-climate-change-initiative-intern-boston-office/
Research & Evaluation Support Intern (Boston Office) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/research-evaluation-support-intern-boston-office/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overview

Research & Evaluation Support Intern (Boston Office)

This is a unique opportunity to learn about nonprofit evaluation, fundraising, and research efforts. The intern will work with both the Ceres Individual Giving Team and the Innovation & Evaluation Team. The Innovation & Evaluation Team works to scale the impact of Ceres work by measuring and evaluating progress towards achieving programmatic objectives, as well as supporting the incubation and vetting of new project ideas.

This includes working to strengthen the planning, evaluation and asset management functions within the organization that need to be implemented to effectively achieve Ceres’ mission. The Individual Giving team raises money to support Ceres work. The intern will gain exposure to many aspects of this work ranging from annual fundraising programs to special events to donor stewardship.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an intern to: 

  • Research and document Ceres impact related to Corporate and Investor sustainability commitments and actions:
    • Utilizing internal resources, including grant proposals, reports and press releases, research and compile multi-year data on corporate and investor actions on clean-energy, water, and capital markets.
  • Collaborate with other interns and programs across the organization to improve internal alignment on:
    • Impact tracking 
    • Research and documentation of the sustainability performance of individual companies and investors, 
  • Conduct research and fact-checking to contribute to the development and prioritization of targets for corporate and investor engagement in the coming year.
  • Research and map supporters.
  • Assist with donor database maintenance and donor stewardship.
  • Assist with special projects on an ad-hoc basis, as needed 

Qualifications

  • We are seeking a highly organized and motivated undergraduate student with a desire to gain hands-on experience.
  • Ideal applicants will have exposure to Customer relationship management systems (CRMs), solid research skills, an ability to work independently, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Preference is for applicants with curiosity about fundraising and familiarity with environmental and social sustainability issues. 
  • This position will co-report to the Directors on the Planning and Evaluation team and the Individual Giving team.

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Please note: Only the Program Teams listed on the website are seeking an intern for Summer 2020. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/research-evaluation-support-intern-boston-office/
Summer 2020, Policy Internships (3) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/summer-2020-policy-internships-3/ Internship ~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overviews

Federal Policy Intern 

The Policy Program at Ceres works with companies through Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) and investors in our Investor Network on Climate Risk to advance climate and clean energy policies on the state and federal levels. 

  • The Policy Program is looking for an intern to assist in its work with companies and investors on energy and climate policies – focused on federal work.
  • This position will support the Policy Team primarily through research and writing projects focused on key federal policies, participation and note-taking in strategy meetings, legislative analysis, and other tasks, possibly including data collection and organization. 

State Policy Intern

The Policy Team at Ceres works with companies through the BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) Network and investors in our Investor Network to advance climate and clean energy policies at the state and federal level. The Policy Team is looking for an intern to assist in its work with companies and investors on energy and climate policies – focused on state policy work. This position will support the Policy Team primarily through:

  • Research and writing focused on Ceres’ priority states, including specific state or regional policies and political dynamics,
  • Tracking and analysis of corporate sustainability initiatives and operational footprint
  • Assistance in scoping potential new priority states, including analyzing political landscapes and state policy progress on climate, clean energy, and clean transportation
  • Participation and note-taking in strategy meetings,
  • Additional tasks as needed (possibly including data collection, organization and help with event planning).

Note: This position will report to the Manager, State Policy.

Policy & Communications Intern 

The Policy Team at Ceres works with companies through Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) and investors in our Investor Network to advance climate and clean energy policies at the federal and state levels. 

  • The Policy Team is looking for an intern to assist in its work with members, prospective members, partners and media.
  • This position will support the Director of Stewardship and Partnerships and the Policy Communications Manager primarily through research, participation and note-taking in strategy meetings, data collection and organization.
  • Projects will include researching prospective members, partners, updating press lists, and assisting with the management of the organization's database.

Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with strong organizational, research, and writing skills;
  • An ability to work independently; and
  • Some familiarity with environmental and sustainability policies.

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Please note: Only the Program Teams listed on the website are seeking an intern for Summer 2020. 

Compensation

  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Boston MA Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/summer-2020-policy-internships-3/
2020 Summer Internship, Rural Community Organizing https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/2020-summer-internship-rural-community-organizing/ Internship ~ Our mission is to protect Montana’s greatest assets: the quality of our natural resources and the ability of citizens to shape the public policies that affect our land and water, family farming and ranching, and our quality of life so that we may pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations. ~

Position Summary

Northern Plains Resource Council is accepting internship applications for Summer 2020. This 12-week internship is geared toward providing the selected candidate with training and hands-on experience in rural community organizing. 

The 2020 Summer Rural Community Organizing Intern will gain experience in one-on-one meetings and relationship building, canvassing and canvass data management and entry, phone-banking, advocacy research and action, event organizing, as they help advance Northern Plains’ work on clean energy and other campaigns.

  • This position is a mix of office and field work.
  • This role mainly works from Billings, Montana with travel and potential assignments working from our Helena and Missoula offices.

Starting Date:

  • Position runs from approximately mid-May through mid-August, 2020, start and end dates dependent on applicant’s availability. 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Northern Plains’ issues and values, ability to get along well with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong research and organization skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using common word processing and spreadsheet programs (e.g. Word, Google Docs, Excel, Google Sheets, etc.) and comfort in using social media and navigating database programs.
  • Preferred: some experience working or volunteering on a political campaign.
  • Preferred: completion of two or more years of college in a related field.

Compensation

Salary and Hours:

  • $15/hour.
  • 40 hours a week between approximately 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. except when travel or tasks (e.g. canvassing, evening meetings, etc.) require earlier or later start/end times.

To Apply

  • Before close of business on March 13, 2020, please click "Apply" below to email the following to Sydney Ausen, Lead Organizer:
    • Cover letter (tell us why you want the job);
    • Resume;
    • Short writing sample; 
    • Contact information for 2 references.
  • Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Position open until filled.
  • Early applications encouraged to apply.

Northern Plains does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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Billings Montana Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/2020-summer-internship-rural-community-organizing/
2020 Borneo Conservation Field Construction Program https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/2020-borneo-conservation-field-construction-program/ Internship Come to Borneo and be part of our 2020 Conservation Field Construction Program!

Orangutan Foundation International has volunteer opportunities available for active individuals who are willing to get their hands dirty and help save one of the earth's most bio-diverse island in the world!

OFI has several missions:

  1. To promote awareness of orangutans as endangered species
  2. To actively protect and help conserve wild orangutans and their tropical rainforest habitat
  3. To rescue and care for ex-captive orangutans, rehabilitating and releasing them to secure and safe sites in the forest
  4. Conduct observational research on orangutans and their ecology

Journey with us to Borneo, the world's oldest rainforest and help build much needed structures! It can be a bridge, an animal enclosure, an infant orangutan jungle gym, or another type of structure to help OFI continue our important work of saving orangutans and their rainforest habitat.

Logistics

Dates:

  • TEAM 1 - July 12th - July 25th, 2020
  • TEAM 2 - August 23rd - September 5th, 2020

Cost:

  • US$1,275 per Project

This Program Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Materials for the completion of the project
  • Local Assistance
  • Travel to and from the program site from the town airport

This Program Does Not Include:

  • International and internal travel
  • You may purchase to and from the closest airport which is located near the town of Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan Tengah (Central Borneo, Indonesia)
  • Snacks, Postage, Activities outside the team experience
  • The cost of entry into Tanjung Puting National Park

To Apply

  • Fill out the online application @ ConservationBorneo.com
  •  Email your Resume & Cover Letter @ ofi.volunteerteams@gmail.com
  • If your written application is successful, you will be contacted by one of our volunteer coordinators and interviewed by Phone or Skype. You will receive a letter of acceptance and will need to pay the deposit of $275 in order to reserve your spot. 

Note: Volunteers don't need experience in the field, just a desire to help, a sincere interest in forest conservation and orangutan survival, a willingness to work hard and be part of OFI’s mission and work!

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Borneo Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/2020-borneo-conservation-field-construction-program/
Environmental Education Teaching Volunteer or Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-education-teaching-volunteer-or-intern/ Part-time ~ Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization that is committed to building Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. ~

Founded in Boulder, CO in 1954, Thorne has a rich history and has reached more than 200,000 children and adults through its programs. We are looking for help getting youth outside and connecting to the wild landscapes of Colorado! 

Volunteer and Intern opportunities vary by season, time commitment, and location.  Opportunities include: assisting with outdoor Nature Preschool exploration, leading 2nd Grade Field Trip Programs in Boulder and Longmont, co-facilitating After School Programs in Boulder County schools, and assisting with Summer Camp Programs across Boulder County’s open spaces. Volunteers and Interns work closely with Thorne staff to mentor youth along their journey of nature connection, and will get more connected to nature themselves.

Additional Info for Teaching Volunteer Postings 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Must be 16 or older
  • A love of Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, Geology, Education, or related field preferred
  • An interest or strong desire to work with children
  • Some knowledge of Colorado ecology, natural science, or natural resources

Category:

  • Education, Teaching;
  • Environment, Natural Resources

Application Information

  • Full position descriptions are on Thorne's website. Please complete our online Volunteer and Intern Application to get started at Thorne!
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gwen at 303.499.3647 x103.
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1466 N. 63rd St, Boulder Colorado Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-education-teaching-volunteer-or-intern/
Director of Development https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-development-7/ Full-time

~ Our mission is protecting natural, scenic, and farm lands – and advancing stewardship – now and for future generations. ~

For nearly 25 years, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy has protected and cared for the region’s natural, scenic, farm and forest lands.

With the support of individual donors, foundations and volunteers, and the partnership of local, state, and federal agencies, we have protected more than 40,000 acres of land and 124 miles of shoreline along the region’s exceptional rivers, lakes and streams.

Fully accredited by the Land Trust Alliance, the Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with our own by-laws, policies, board, budget and staff. Our service area includes Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Manistee Counties.

Context of the Role

The Director of Development provides organized, innovative, and thoughtful leadership during a uniquely important time in our 29-year history. We will complete our $71.4 million Campaign for Generations in June 2021, having increased our portfolio of protected lands by nearly 10,000 acres. As the Grand Traverse region continues to attract more and more people who want to live, work, and play here, new opportunities for conservation, enhanced access to nature, and connecting with innovative funding models and sources are on the horizon.

The Director of Development will join a nationally recognized, fully accredited land trust and work closely with the founding Executive Director. They will be supported by a team of professionals, excellent systems and resources, a dedicated Board of Directors, and thousands of individuals who are passionate about our mission, the beauty of our region, and the protection of its natural resources.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving on GTRLC’s Management Team, the Director of Development is responsible for leading and overseeing the Conservancy’s fundraising strategies. This position requires a strong understanding of the Conservancy’s Strategic Direction, mission, vision, and values, excellent written and oral communication, managerial skills, a sense of humor, plus comfort and effectiveness working in a highly collaborative environment.

Position Objective:

The Director of Development is responsible for developing and managing innovative fund development strategies to meet the short and long-term funding needs of the organization. The Director must effectively communicate and solicit funding from partners, including the necessary funding to complete active projects, fund ongoing operations, and as well develop the long-term endowment of the Conservancy.

It is also critical that the Director of Development cultivate and maintain deep relationships with supporters to advance the mission of the Conservancy and promote the Conservancy brand to all stakeholders and the broader community. The Director of Development participates in public and private fundraising efforts and supports outreach efforts through public speaking and community engagement. The Director of Development works with the Management Team to identify opportunities that advance the mission of the Conservancy.

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Assume leadership responsibility for achievement of the GTRLC strategic plan elements regarding fundraising and development, including:
    • Develop and implement fund development goals, strategies, work plans and activities, subject to review and approval of the Executive Director.
    • Report on progress and outcomes. Draft reports to the board as needed.
  • Work with Executive Director on approaches to developing and managing relationships with individual donors, including development of strategies and individual responsibilities for best collaborative approach for prospects.
  • Organize, supervise, and manage the efforts and outcomes of the development team, including the capacity to lead project and comprehensive fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop and support fund development team members so that they may contribute at a high level and grow professionally.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts ($100,000 and above); monitor prospects to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations. Maintain a schedule of contacts.
  • Identify potential major gift grant opportunities and complete or supervise the completion of grant proposals.
  • Initiate, develop, implement, and evaluate assigned fundraising campaigns, including feasibility studies for private fundraising projects.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit planned giving prospects in coordination with fund development staff.
  • Analyze fundraising data to identify necessary modifications and opportunities for fund development strategies.
  • Work with support staff to maintain contact records in a timely and effective manner.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Finance and Administration to anticipate funding streams that impact short and long-term budget planning.
  • Serve as a member of the Management Team to provide overall guidance to the organization. Keep members of the Management Team informed on matters affecting their work. Solicit their feedback and advice as appropriate.
  • Support the efforts of the Fund Development Committee of the Board.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Collaborative Management:

The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy operates with a very collaborative management style. The purpose of the GTRLC Management Team is to provide a forum for Department Directors and the Executive Director to:

  • Consider issues, opportunities, and strategies that impact the organization; discuss and recommend solutions for the final approval of the Executive Director;
  • Communicate and collaborate on administrative matters affecting multiple areas of the organization, such as policy changes, budget increases and cuts, and personnel matters;
  • Consider new project and program proposals, significant changes to existing projects or programs, and grant initiatives, determining appropriate organizational capacity and connection to strategic plan goals;
  • Inform other staff members of issues that will impact their work and provide the opportunity to discuss, explain, and gather ideas;
  • Review progress on the strategic plan and staff work plan; and recommend changes or updates as necessary.

Compensation

  • This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package and a board-approved salary range of $81,000 – $113,435.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Drew Broadway,  with Director of Development in the subject line.
  • Preference will be given to applications received by February 21, but the position will remain open until filled.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Please mention how you learned of this opening.
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Traverse City Michigan Thu, 06 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-development-7/
Program Manager, PlayCleanGo® Program https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-7/ Part-time ~ North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA), nonprofit organization, is a network of professionals challenged by invasive species: land managers, water resource managers, state, regional, and federal agency directors and staff, and nonprofit organizations. ~

  • Our mission is to support, promote, and empower invasive species prevention and management in North America.
  • Our vision is to have North America’s lands and waters protected from invasive species.
  • NAISMA's programs aim to provide the support, training, and standards needed by the professional invasive species management community.

Position Overview

NAISMA announces an employment opportunity for a 3⁄4 time Program Manager position to administer the PlayCleanGo® Program.

PlayCleanGo is an international education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationists developed to promote awareness, understanding, and cooperation by providing a clear call to action to be informed, attentive, and accountable for stopping the spread of invasive species. The PlayCleanGo program needs a Program Manager with creative ideas for program growth and who thrives in a fast-paced and creative team.

While NAISMA’s office is in Milwaukee,Wisconsin, this position can be executed via telecommuting from anywhere if the successful candidate has demonstrated capacity to do so. This is a 1-year, non-salaried contractor position, renewable depending on the successful candidate’s performance and the organization’s fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate grant projects and partners to meet deliverables and deadlines;
  • Conduct outreach to recruit new partners, especially from Eastern US states;
  • Write content and solicit content for internal and external PlayCleanGo communications;
  • Manage PlayCleanGo social media including creating and scheduling content
  • Facilitate committee meetings and work with NAISMA committee chairs and the Board of Directors to achieve program goals;
  • 2019 PlayCleanGo Summit Coordination: facilitate sessions, posters, communications and logistics;
  • Travel to annual meeting and additional travel to present and / or exhibit program;
  • Develop and control project and program deadlines;
  • Lead and evaluate program activities including outreach, media and graphic design development;
  • Identify new outreach and partner opportunities; evaluate outreach and partnership success and make recommendations for improvements;
  • Prepare grant reports and contribute to new grant proposals.

Requirements

  • Experience managing an invasive species education and outreach program or related environmental outreach program;
  • Some knowledge of invasive species, their causes, and ways of prevention;
  • Thorough understanding of project and program management techniques and methods;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, AdobePro, and Google software;
  • Working knowledge of online project management or related platforms;
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities

Qualifications:

  • MA / MS in management, biology, environmental studies, or a related field and / or experience managing invasive species programs; BA / BS ok with several years related experience;
  • Preferred 3-year minimum experience as a Program Manager or comparable position;
  • Experience with invasive species prevention or management or related field is a plus.

Compensation

  • Estimated 1-year contract will be in the range of $32,000 - $42,000 depending on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.

To Apply

  • Interested candidates, please click "Apply" below to email a single pdf file with a resume or CV and cover letter with 2-3 references by COB Tuesday, July 30, 2019 with the email subject: “PlayCleanGo Program Manager Application”.
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Milwaukee WI Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-7/