Green Dream Jobs https://www.sustainablebusiness.com Green Dream Jobs Assistant Manager, Sustainable Livestock Farm https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/assistant-manager-for-sustainable-livestock-farm/ Full-time ~ Smith Meadows is a diversified, sustainable grass-based livestock farm in the Shenandoah Valley, serving our local community and the Washington DC area. ~

  • We are a year-round, ecologically and humanely-focused farm, but also profitable.
  • At Smith Meadows, we take great pride in our mission to create a healthy farm environment, thereby producing healthy and contented animals.

Position Overview

We are seeking candidates for the open position of Assistant Manager for Sustainable Livestock Farm

  • Synopsis: Established and profitable farm seeking experienced farm worker as an assistant manager, with future advancement possibilities.
  • Description: For more than two decades, we’ve practiced rotational and mob-grazing of our stocker cattle (150 head) and sheep (200 head), and rotational grazing of our pigs (300) and laying hens (1200). We are a year-round, ecologically and humanely-focused farm.

Qualifications

Preferences:

  • Our preferred candidate will have some knowledge of automotive and/or tractor maintenance, carpentry skills, and experience with pasture-based livestock systems.
  • Additionally, they will want to establish their own future enterprise on the farm, one that will synergistically accentuate existing systems.

General Requirements:

  • Two years minimum experience with livestock is mandatory
  • Able to lift fifty pounds (feed bags, hay bales, etc.)
  • Able to work one weekend day per week (Tuesday through Saturday, or Sunday through Thursday is a typical five day week)
  • Driver’s license
  • Positive, ‘can-do’, team-centered attitude

Compensation

  • 37k salary to start, with pay increase to 40k after one year
  • One paid week of vacation every six months
  • Modern, comfortable, in-town (approx. 5 miles away) one-bedroom apartment at 50% local rent rate, utilities included
  • Continued educational opportunities by attending conferences and workshops, paid by farm
  • 15% employee discount on all farm products

Conclusion

We are a positive, profitable, and fun place to work. Our staff gets to be creative and lend input, while working within an established, successful system. There is no “I” at our farm, only “we”. The farm offers satisfying work and competitive pay, with chance of career advancement. 

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email resume and three references, as well as a mission statement as to your personal farming goals.
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Berryville VA Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/assistant-manager-for-sustainable-livestock-farm/
Advocacy Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/advocacy-coordinator-2/ Full-time ~Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), a nonprofit organization with more than 160,000 members and supporters, is the nation's largest trails organization dedicated to building a nation connected by trails.

  • We reimagine public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors. Founded in 1986, RTC’s national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Position Overview

RTC is hiring an Advocacy Coordinator to help us unite our movement to take advantage of an unprecedented convergence of cultural and political opportunities to elevate trails and other walking and biking infrastructure as essential public investments.

The Advocacy Coordinator will support RTC’s federal, state and local advocacy efforts for policies and public funding sources that will create trail and active transportation networks to connect the nation. The Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for a broad array of outreach, research, writing and logistical duties in support of our agenda to supplement and grow federal transportation programs such as Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails; improve federal and state implementation of active transportation programs; and advance a variety of state laws that aid trails, walking and biking.

  • Job Location: This position is located in RTC’s national office in downtown Washington, D.C., and is easily accessible from Metro’s red, orange, silver and blue lines. However, due to COVID-19 staff are telecommuting.

Job Duties

The Advocacy Coordinator will be an integral contributor to the full array of RTC policy activities and will work closely with our policy team and colleagues in other departments. Tasks will vary over time based on organizational needs, requiring the successful candidate to demonstrate a broad skillset and an ability to juggle a variety of functions at any given time. Key duties include: 

  • Recruiting, organizing and engaging organizational partners: RTC has a variety of local, state and national partner organizations. The Advocacy Coordinator will have direct contact with these partners to build closer working relationships and engage them in RTC advocacy activities such as sign-on drives, online actions, media initiatives, meetings and events.
    • The Coordinator also will maintain accessible records of partnerships, correlated to political opportunities, to enable RTC to maximize benefits to the organization and movement from these relationships.
  • Research: Engage in time-sensitive, practical research tasks such as gathering political intelligence about key decision-makers, analyzing policy threats and opportunities, documenting trends related to trails and active transportation, and updating or relating the ‘case’ for investing in trails to specific decision-making contexts.
  • Write: Prepare internal memos and draft external communications such as fact sheets, news and grassroots alerts.
  • Meetings and events: Play a central role in organizing and executing meetings and events, and coordinating coalition activities, virtual and in-person, including taking a lead responsibility for scheduling and logistics.
  • Legislative support: Prepare materials for federal and state advocacy visits. Broadly disseminate information to Congressional offices. Attend hearings on behalf of RTC.

Desired Background & Personal Attributes

Ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • BA in a relevant field, or comparable relevant experience in policy, politics or organizing
  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze multifaceted political and policy information and present it in an understandable manner
  • Technology skills to organize and convey information in a variety of contexts and formats
  • Experience engaging organizations and/or the public to act in a coordinated fashion a plus
  • Political or advocacy campaign experience and/or work for an elected official a plus

Work Environment

  • Normal office setting with low to moderate noise level. 
  • We will work with successful applicants to solve technology needs to ensure a positive remote work experience.

Employer's Rights

  • RTC reserves the right to revise, change or reclassify this job description at any time in accordance with RTC’s business needs.
  • This job description is by no means an implied contract.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email with the following:
  • The position you are applying for in the subject line
  • A résumé (as a separate attachment)
  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement about your personal background or experiences that demonstrate your potential to contribute to RTC’s commitment to create an inclusive and diverse workplace.​

Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy seeks diverse, passionate and qualified individuals who want to make a difference in the world. RTC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics.

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail careers@railstotrails.org and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Washington D.C. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/advocacy-coordinator-2/
Climate Change Policy Advisor https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-policy-advisor/ Full-time ~ EarthRights International is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, which we define as “earth rights.” We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. ~

Through these strategies, EarthRights seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work.

Position Overview

EarthRights International seeks an experienced Policy Advisor to help build and carry out EarthRights’ global and US advocacy agenda on climate justice and accountability. The position will work closely with EarthRights’ teams in the US, Mekong, and Amazon to carry out advocacy activities vis-à-vis governments, corporations, and international institutions in support of climate-related goals and objectives within the organization’s 2020-24 Strategic Plan. 

  • Location: Washington, DC  (travel required) 
  • Reports To: Director of Strategy and Campaigns
  • Application Deadline: January 22, 2021

The Policy Advisor will be responsible for promoting the integration and coordination of EarthRights’ climate work across the organization and furthering efforts to promote a unique and value-adding voice to global civil society advocacy work on climate justice and accountability. In particular, the Policy Advisor will connect the organization’s climate work with earth rights defenders and corporate accountability. The Policy Advisor will be a key member of the EarthRights’ US-based Campaigns and Communications Team, and will serve as an advisor to EarthRights legal and regional teams. The Policy Advisor will engage directly with US-based and global organizations involved in climate change policy decision-making, and will represent EarthRights in US and global climate coalitions.

Roles & Responsibilities

Advocacy strategy 

  • Lead the development of climate advocacy initiatives in support of the climate justice and accountability goals set out in EarthRights 2020-24 strategic plan.
  • Engage with policy-makers and climate activists in the US and global institutions pursuant to EarthRights goals and objectives.
  • Manage the development of high-quality climate research reports and campaign publications.
  • Represent EarthRights in climate-focused NGO coalitions and related initiatives.
  • Support coordination of EarthRights’ climate-focused strategies across the organization. 
  • Advise and co-strategize on climate-related advocacy, campaigns and legal cases with EarthRights US-based and regional staff.
  • Write and edit materials for EarthRights’ website, blog, social media and fundraising initiatives. 
  • Monitor and inform the organization about climate-related policy debates and influencing opportunities in the US and globally.
  • Serve as media spokesperson on climate-related issues.  Support development of media messaging on EarthRights’ climate work. 

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Support the Development Team in developing fundraising proposals and reporting to funders.
  • Work with regional programs and Global Training Director to strengthen climate components of EarthRights’ training programs.
  • Coordinate internal thematic working group on climate justice and accountability. 
  • Help lead the climate component of annual planning and subsequent implementation monitoring. 

Qualifications

Experience

  • 5-10 years experience working on climate justice and accountability initiatives
  • Experience with designing and executing advocacy strategies relating to environmental, human rights, and social justice issues
  • Experience engaging with US Congress, US federal and state governments, multinational corporations and international organizations
  • Experience developing and managing research to support advocacy
  • Experience linking local advocacy initiatives and campaigns with US-based and global institution influencing opportunities
  • Experience writing materials for campaigns and advocacy; experience writing about technical issues for general and nonexpert audiences  
  • Experience working on transnational campaign teams
  • Experience living or working outside the US
  • Experience engaging with traditional and social media on climate-related issues

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise on climate justice and accountability policy relating to the US government, multinational corporations, and global institutions
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and generate viable ideas for campaigns, research, and communications
  • Knowledge of global threats facing environmental and land defenders
  • Knowledge of climate and corporate accountability
  • Commitment to environmental and human rights, and to the vision, mission and values of EarthRights International
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism, and to handle sensitive and proprietary financial information
  • Anticipatory and strategic thinker
  • Systematic approach to tasks and overall development operation
  • Excellent time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel at least quarterly
  • A sense of humor, humility, and collegiality with understanding of the NGO world
  • Fluency in Spanish, French or Portuguese desirable

Work Authorization

  • United States (Required)

Benefits

  • Employer-sponsored medical insurance (dependent coverage available)
  • 100% employer paid dental and vision insurance coverage (dependent coverage available)
  • 14 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave for eligible employees
  • 15 days of vacation & 9 sick days per year
  • 12 paid federal holidays; office closed from December 24 – January 1
  • Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
  • Generous employer non elective retirement contribution
  • Employee wellness benefits and transportation benefits
  • A casual and fun work environment

To Apply

  • Interested candidates should click "Apply" below to email their cover letter and resume by January 22, 2021.
  • Be sure to use “Climate Change Policy Advisor” as your subject line when submitting application materials.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

EarthRights International is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices, and actively encourages people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQI people to apply.

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Washington DC Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-policy-advisor/
Farm Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/farm-technician/ Full-time ~ It’s all connected. We know that healthy animals and a healthy environment are good for our health too. We breed chickens to be healthy, as nature intended. They can graze and forage on pastures every day. ~

Cooks Venture is a group of farmers, cooks, and food professionals who couldn’t find what we wanted in the food system, so we are building it ourselves from the ground up, animal-by-animal, plant-by-plant, meal-by-meal. Our vision is a truly transparent, regenerative supply chain for the future.

Position Overview

Cooks Venture is seeking a Farm Associate Level 2 to join us in our mission to change the world through food! As part of our start-up team, you'll be a key player in ensuring Cooks Venture fulfills our promise to deliver only the best in quality products to our customers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure birds have access to food and water by continuously checking the feed and water lines to make sure they are running correctly and there aren’t any leaks
  • Ensure birds have access to the correct amount of food by hand-weighing it in various chicken houses
  • Manage the fleshing of birds to make sure the breasts and thighs have the proper fat to muscle ratio and the level of meat is in line with age
  • Track birds by catching, grading, and using a bander to apply tags and record the birds
  • Input bird numbers into the computer and to track the different lines of poultry
  • Determine the amount of feed needed per week based off of the number of birds and the age of the birds
  • Conduct maintenance on poultry houses, including but not limited to, repairing fan belts and checking and repairing lighting and feed timers
  • Keep poultry houses clean and assist in cleanouts including removing slats, sweeping, dusting, removing litter and cleaning equipment
  • Assist in set ups which includes power-washing equipment and poultry houses as needed
  • Utilize proper biosecurity standards and identify sick or injured birds and understand how to properly handle these birds
  • Troubleshoot, repair and replace feed and water systems, augers, ventilation equipment, etc.
  • Maintain electrical and propane heaters to ensure they are running correctly
  • Comply with Cooks Venture policies and regulations regarding safety, food safety, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, ingredients and any related item
  • Follow Cooks Venture values to develop and maintain a favorable working relationship with all employees
  • Perform other projects, initiatives, and tasks as directed by leadership with the understanding that as a hands-on job, taking initiative is noted and rewarded

Qualifications

Physical Activities:

  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • May bend, stoop and be on feet for extended periods of time; will move between environments
  • Work around live animals
  • Handling production equipment like hoppers, augers, power washers, etc.

Minimum Education & Experience::

  • Bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science, Animal Science, Agriculture, or another related field preferred
  • 2+ years of experience with poultry, livestock, or farm operations required
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Decatur Arkansas Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/farm-technician/
Class of 2021-2022 EcoFellowship https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/class-of-2021-2022-ecofellowship/ Full-time ~ The Center for EcoTechnology has been helping people and businesses save energy and reduce waste for almost 45 years. Working with partners throughout the region, we’re helping transform the way we live and work for a better community and economy with practical solutions that have a positive impact on our environment. ~

  • We serve residents, businesses and communities in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction and through our retail store, EcoBuilding Bargains. We make green make sense!

Fellowship Overview

The Center for EcoTechnology is seeking qualified college graduate candidates for an 11-month full-time paid fellowship position working with our staff on a range of activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts.

The EcoFellows support CET’s initiatives to assist residents, institutions and businesses across the region with ongoing programs in energy efficiency and waste reduction, and also have an active role in community outreach and education, communications, and the promotion of our store, EcoBuilding Bargains.

The EcoFellowship begins with a two-week orientation and in-depth trainings by CET professionals in subjects related to our programs and services, and receive professional development exploring a variety of relevant topics throughout the fellowship. EcoFellows also receive bi-weekly mentoring sessions and in-depth career development support during the fellowship.

  • The EcoFellowship is a remote position, with the opportunity for optional in-person work depending on safety guidelines. 

Qualifications

  • We are looking for creative and energetic college graduates (bachelor degree required) with an interest in energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, climate change, recycling and resource conservation. Previous experience through volunteering, internships and/or professional work is required.
  • Commitment to the entire Fellowship program, from August 9, 2021 to June 30, 2022, is required.
  • Fellows work a flexible schedule (40 hours/week) that requires some evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Computer skills required, experience in creative uses of social media and/or graphic design preferred.
  • Background checks and drug testing will be required for all positions.

Compensation

  • Salary: Pays $15/hour, with an additional $2,000 bonus upon completion of the program. 
  • Benefits: Health Insurance; paid sick, holiday and vacation; 403(b), supplies and mileage reimbursement
  • Professional Development: Two-week orientation; monthly professional development opportunities, opportunity to attend conferences, networking and career development

Physical Requirements

Must be able to work effectively from a home office including a workspace free from distractions with a suitable ergonomic work station. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and use a computer keyboard. Must have a mobile or landline phone.

Timeline

  • We begin accepting applications in January. Applications are accepted directly through our careers page.
  • Candidates submit a cover letter, resume, and a 200-word writing sample.
  • Selected candidates will be scheduled for a brief informational interview and overview, followed by an interview with the hiring committee.
    • Offers:  Position placements will be offered by early April.
    • Placement:  August 9, 2021 to June 30, 2022

CET is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis.

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Remote MA Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/class-of-2021-2022-ecofellowship/
Communications Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/communications-director-7/ Full-time ~ Ocean Visions is a science and innovation organization whose mission is to identify, develop, demonstrate and ultimately deploy equitable, durable, and scalable solutions to the ocean’s most pressing environmental challenges. ~

  • The Ocean Visions Network brings together some of the US’ leading ocean academic and research institutions with a diverse set of private sector actors, all with a shared interest in ocean solutions. 

The Role

We seek a Communications Director to join our small, virtual team and help us move practicable ocean solutions out of labs and research facilities and into settings where they can help reverse the dangerous deterioration of the oceans. 

The Director will lead planning and implementation of internal and external OV communications.  This includes design and execution of communications to advance the various and specific programmatic initiatives of Ocean Visions; communications that help to build, strengthen and activate the greater Ocean Visions network; and efforts to increase understanding and awareness of ocean challenges and viable solutions with target audiences. 

The Communications Director will work collaboratively on these tasks with Ocean Visions’ Executive Director and Science Director, as well as with a wide range of Ocean Visions partners and key external parties.

Core Duties 

  • Work with the ED to develop and execute communications strategies to raise the profile of Ocean Visions and its work and expand OV’s reach as a leader in the ocean solutions space.
  • Develop, lead and support communication strategies and actions that advance key OV programmatic initiatives.
  • Develop and deliver OV’s core messaging around its strategic priorities and programmatic initiatives. Ensure those messages reach OV’s target audiences.
  • Conduct media outreach across multiple platforms and secure key media placements that advance OV objectives.
  • Develop a wide array of written and visual communications products and content, including PowerPoint presentations, stories, all web content and social media.
  • Develop and manage the OV e-newsletter profiling about the work of OV and ocean solutions to our network.
  • Build and maintain relationships with OV Network partners and external collaborators.
  • Manage relationships and projects with vendors including graphic designers, videographers and CRM providers.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field. Preference given to those with a master’s degree in communications, environmental policy, or another related field
  • At least six years of relevant professional experience in communications. Preference will be given to candidates with more experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent and demonstrated writing ability
  • Excellent and demonstrated oral communication ability
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of people
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritize, and organize a varied workload, while being able to adjust to changes in priorities
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Capacity to synthesize complex scientific subjects and materials and communicate in a manner easily understood by non-scientists

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with ocean, environmental, and climate issues strongly preferred
  • Solid knowledge of communicating scientific concepts to non-scientific audiences
  • Website development and management
  • Fluency with social media platforms
  • Familiarity with customer relations management software (e.g. Mailchimp, Salesforce, etc)
  • Strong media relations background
  • Familiarity supporting donor relations

Hours, Location & Compensation

  • This is a full-time exempt professional position. 
  • This position is remote and location is flexible, but the Communications Director must be able to work within the business hours of the continental US. 
  • The salary range for this position is $80-100k/yr. dependent on experience and salary history.
  • Health and other benefits are included as part of the compensation package.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below.
  • Interested candidates must provide a cover letter and resume.
  • Applicants selected for interviews will be required to provide contact information for three references. 
  • Note: A background check and writing test will be required for all final candidates.
  • Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 25, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Our Values

  • Ocean Visions strives to cultivate a diverse, equitable, just, and inclusive community of researchers and practitioners around the world focused on solutions for a healthy and sustainable ocean.

Ocean Visions is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage women, minorities, veterans, those with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups to apply.

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flexible Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/communications-director-7/
Project Coordinator, Healthy Buildings Specialty https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-healthy-buildings-specialty/ Full-time ~ Recognized for subject matter expertise, wide-ranging technical resources, and creative problem-solving, Brightworks Sustainability is one of the most trusted sustainability consulting firms in the United States. ~

  • Founded in 2001, Brightworks helps clients in over 25 industries establish and implement sustainability programs that increase their operational performance and reduce their environmental footprints.
  • A certified B Corp, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers. 

Position Overview

Brightworks Sustainability is seeking an experienced, qualified Project Coordinator, Healthy Buildings Specialty to join our team.

The Project Coordinator position performs important analysis, documentation and coordination tasks for sustainability and green building certification programs and consulting projects. Projects include implementation and certification under the sustainable design and construction of green buildings, as well as the sustainable maintenance and operations of existing facilities.

Candidates should have experience in building wellness frameworks (WELL, Fitwel, IAQ, etc.), multiple versions of LEED, and exposure or practice with other green building and sustainability programs.

The employee filling this position will work closely with client project teams. This position reports to a Brightworks Sustainability Senior Project Manager and will be working closely with Brightworks Sustainability Project Managers to support project needs.

Responsibilities

  1. Prepare, maintain and submit LEED and other sustainability certification documentation.
  2. Review documentation by others for completeness, clarity and quality.
  3. Interact with project team members during all project phases. Document and communicate discussions and resolutions with project team members to align deliverables with project scope.
  4. Track ongoing documentation by others to meet scheduled milestones and deadlines for submittal.
  5. Work on corporate accounts and maintain a positive client relationship.
  6. Keep abreast of the latest advancements and strategies in areas of specialty such as Healthy Materials, Sustainable Sites, Transportation, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Quality, Resource Conservation, Health and Wellness, Social Equity, and share knowledge with the rest of the staff.
  7. Keep abreast of the latest in environmental, social, governance, and economic sustainability trends.
  8. Follow company quality processes to deliver projects that exceed our client expectations resulting in long term relationships beneficial to the client and company.
  9. Perform analyses for evaluating project performance against third-party standard sustainability metrics.
  10. Provide input to the senior staff to help win projects and meet the company’s profitability criteria.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with the design, construction, and/or operations of buildings seeking improved sustainability performance.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
  • Bachelor's degree or specialized training in sustainability, construction management, architecture, engineering, or other building design or construction-related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Basic knowledge level of building systems design or operation.

Requirements:

  • This person will have the ability to evaluate complex projects for compliance with sustainability program goals and performance thresholds and communicate results in clear and convincing presentations.
  • Must retain an Accredited Professional designation under a third-party sustainability framework/rating system such as LEED, WELL and Fitwel.
  • The best candidate will be familiar with multiple sustainability frameworks/rating systems and strategies, as well as online data management portals such as LEED Online, GRESB Portfolio, Measurabl, and Energy Star Portfolio Manager.

Preferred:

  • Experience coordinating or managing projects seeking WELL, Fitwel, or LEED certification.
  • Specialized training or advanced degree in sustainability, construction management, architecture, engineering, or building operations.
  • Familiarity with other graphic or analysis programs such as InDesign, Sketch-up or Photoshop.

Location

  • This position may be filled in any of our Brightworks Sustainability office locations.
  • Please indicate your desired office location in your cover letter.

Note: All Brightworks employees are currently working remotely until further notice. All onboarding and training will be conducted remotely.

Compensation

  • Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • We provide generous employee benefits.
    • Our comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term & long-term disability insurance, as well as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We offer a 401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options and a company match.
    • We subsidize sustainable commuting options and offer an Employee Wellness Benefit.
    • Other benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and flexible schedules.

Brightworks Sustainability is an equal opportunity employer.

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Any Brightworks Sustainability Office Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-healthy-buildings-specialty/
Project Coordinator, Corporate & Operational Sustainability https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-corporate-operational-sustainability/ Full-time ~ Recognized for subject matter expertise, wide-ranging technical resources, and creative problem-solving, Brightworks Sustainability is one of the most trusted sustainability consulting firms in the United States. ~

  • Founded in 2001, Brightworks helps clients in over 25 industries establish and implement sustainability programs that increase their operational performance and reduce their environmental footprints.
  • A certified B Corp, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers. 

Position Overview

Brightworks Sustainability is seeking an experienced, qualified Project Coordinator, Corporate & Operational Sustainability to join our team. The Project Coordinator position performs important analysis, documentation and coordination tasks for sustainability and green building certification programs and consulting projects.

Projects include implementation and certification under the sustainable design and construction of green buildings, as well as the sustainable maintenance and operations of existing facilities. Candidates should have experience in multiple versions of LEED, particularly LEED EBOM, as well as exposure and practice with other sustainability frameworks related to the management and reporting of institutional organizations and corporate real estate portfolios (GRESB, GRI, CDP, UN SDGs, Green Globes, and BREEAM).

The employee filling this position will work closely with client project teams. This position reports to a Brightworks Sustainability Senior Project Manager and will be working closely with Brightworks Sustainability Project Managers to support project needs.

Responsibilities

  1. Prepare, maintain and submit LEED and other sustainability certification documentation.
  2. Review documentation by others for completeness, clarity and quality.
  3. Interact with project team members during all project phases. Document and communicate discussions and resolutions with project team members to align deliverables with project scope.
  4. Track ongoing documentation by others to meet scheduled milestones and deadlines for submittal.
  5. Work on corporate accounts and maintain a positive client relationship.
  6. Keep abreast of the latest advancements and strategies in areas of specialty such as Sustainable Sites, Transportation, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Quality, Healthy Materials, Resource Conservation, Health and Wellness, Social Equity, and share knowledge with the rest of the staff.
  7. Keep abreast of the latest in environmental, social, governance, and economic sustainability trends.
  8. Follow company quality processes to deliver projects that exceed our client expectations resulting in long term relationships beneficial to the client and company.
  9. Perform analyses for evaluating project performance against third-party standard sustainability metrics.
  10. Provide input to the senior staff to help win projects and meet the company’s profitability criteria.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with the design, construction, and/or operations of buildings seeking improved sustainability performance OR a minimum of 2 years of experience with supporting reporting of environmental, social and governance impacts.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Bachelor's degree or specialized training in sustainability, construction management, architecture, engineering, or other building design or construction-related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Basic knowledge level of building systems design or operation.

Requirements:

  • This person will have the ability to evaluate complex projects for compliance with sustainability program goals and performance thresholds and communicate results in clear and convincing presentations.
  • Must retain an Accredited Professional designation under a third-party sustainability framework/rating system such as LEED, Green Globes, GRI, BREEAM, WELL and Fitwel.
  • The best candidate will be familiar with multiple sustainability frameworks/rating systems and strategies, as well as online data management portals such as LEED Online, GRESB Portfolio, Measurabl, and Energy Star Portfolio Manager.

Preferred:

  • Specialized training or advanced degree in business, communications, policy, asset management, construction management, architecture, engineering, or building operations.
  • Familiarity with other graphic or analysis programs such as InDesign, Sketch-up or Photoshop.
  • Experience with public speaking and corporate communications is a plus.

Location

  • This position may be filled in any of our Brightworks Sustainability office locations.
  • Please indicate your desired office location in your cover letter.

Note: All Brightworks employees are currently working remotely until further notice. All onboarding and training will be conducted remotely.

Compensation

  • Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • We provide generous employee benefits.
    • Our comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term & long-term disability insurance, as well as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We offer a 401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options and a company match.
    • We subsidize sustainable commuting options and offer an Employee Wellness Benefit.
    • Other benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and flexible schedules.

Brightworks Sustainability is an equal opportunity employer.

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Any Brightworks Sustainability Office Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-corporate-operational-sustainability/
Project Coordinator, Building Materials Specialty https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-building-materials-specialty/ Full-time ~ Recognized for subject matter expertise, wide-ranging technical resources, and creative problem-solving, Brightworks Sustainability is one of the most trusted sustainability consulting firms in the United States. ~

  • Founded in 2001, Brightworks helps clients in over 25 industries establish and implement sustainability programs that increase their operational performance and reduce their environmental footprints.
  • A certified B Corp, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers. 

Position Overview

Brightworks Sustainability is seeking an experienced, qualified Project Coordinator, Building Materials Specialty to join our team.

The Project Coordinator position performs important analysis, documentation and coordination tasks for sustainability and green building certification programs and consulting projects.

Projects include implementation and certification under the sustainable design and construction of green buildings, as well as the sustainable maintenance and operations of existing facilities. Candidates should have experience in multiple versions of LEED, as well as exposure and practice with other sustainability frameworks related to the management and reporting of institutional organizations and corporate real estate portfolios (GRESB, GRI, CDP, UN SDGs, Green Globes, and BREEAM).

The employee filling this position will work closely with client project teams. This position reports to a Brightworks Sustainability Senior Project Manager and will be working closely with Brightworks Sustainability Project Managers to support project needs.

Responsibilities

  1. Prepare, maintain and submit LEED and other sustainability certification documentation.
  2. Review documentation by others for completeness, clarity and quality.
  3. Interact with project team members during all project phases. Document and communicate discussions and resolutions with project team members to align deliverables with project scope.
  4. Track ongoing documentation by others to meet scheduled milestones and deadlines for submittal.
  5. Work on corporate accounts and maintain a positive client relationship.
  6. Keep abreast of the latest advancements and strategies in areas of specialty such as Healthy Materials, Sustainable Sites, Transportation, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Quality, Resource Conservation, Health and Wellness, Social Equity, and share knowledge with the rest of the staff.
  7. Keep abreast of the latest in environmental, social, governance, and economic sustainability trends.
  8. Follow company quality processes to deliver projects that exceed our client expectations resulting in long term relationships beneficial to the client and company.
  9. Perform analyses for evaluating project performance against third-party standard sustainability metrics.
  10. Provide input to the senior staff to help win projects and meet the company’s profitability criteria.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with the design, construction, and/or operations of buildings seeking improved sustainability performance OR a minimum of 2 years of experience supporting projects related to sustainable building materials (embodied carbon, materials specification, architecture, etc.)
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Bachelor's degree or specialized training in sustainability, construction management, architecture, engineering, or other building design or construction-related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Basic knowledge level of building systems design or operation.

Requirements:

  • This person will have the ability to evaluate complex projects for compliance with sustainability program goals and performance thresholds and communicate results in clear and convincing presentations.
  • Must retain an Accredited Professional designation under a third-party sustainability framework/rating system such as LEED, Green Globes, GRI, BREEAM, WELL and Fitwel.
  • The best candidate will be familiar with multiple sustainability frameworks/rating systems and strategies, as well as online data management portals such as LEED Online, GRESB Portfolio, Measurabl, and Energy Star Portfolio Manager.

Preferred:

  • Basic understanding of healthy and sustainability building product documentation (such as HPDs, EPDs, Declare Labels, CDPH Emissions Testing, FSC certification, etc.).
  • Experience with design, construction and/or green building certification of data centers.
  • Specialized training or advanced degree in sustainability, construction management, architecture, engineering, or building operations.
  • Familiarity with other graphic or analysis programs such as InDesign, Sketch-up or Photoshop.

Location

  • This position may be filled in any of our Brightworks Sustainability office locations.
  • Please indicate your desired office location in your cover letter.

Note: All Brightworks employees are currently working remotely until further notice. All onboarding and training will be conducted remotely.

Compensation

  • Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • We provide generous employee benefits.
    • Our comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term & long-term disability insurance, as well as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We offer a 401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options and a company match.
    • We subsidize sustainable commuting options and offer an Employee Wellness Benefit.
    • Other benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and flexible schedules.

Brightworks Sustainability is an equal opportunity employer.

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Any Brightworks Sustainability Office Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-building-materials-specialty/
Director of Environmental Services and Sustainability https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-environmental-services-and-sustainability/ Full-time ~ The City of Denton is a vibrant community and is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. With an estimated population of 141,541, Denton is strategically positioned within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where the eastern and western segments of I-35 join 40 miles north of Fort Worth and Dallas. ~

The City of Denton was recently listed #2 among U.S. cities for economic and population growth. Denton was also at the top of the list for population change, low unemployment, and growth in business. 

Denton has been known as a university town, home to two state universities, the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University. With a combined enrollment of over 50,000 students, the universities bring in a variety of cultural, sports, and entertainment amenities to the Denton community. In downtown Denton and just south of Denton is a campus for North Central Texas College, the oldest continuously operating two-year college in Texas. Public education is also important in Denton, with Denton Independent School District serving more than 27,000 students and 17 cities in a 180 square-mile district. 

Denton is known for its friendly, small-town feel paired with big-city amenities. Across Denton, there is a pulsating entertainment culture, featuring live performing arts venues, music and film festivals, museums, and historical sites. Additionally, Denton is home to 30 parks, featuring 300 acres of open space, 3 recreation centers, a water park and community swimming pools, and hike and bike trails throughout the city. Nearby lakes, hiking trails, and state parks also to contribute to exciting outdoor recreation opportunities. 

Government

The City of Denton operates under a Council-Manager form government and is governed by a mayor and six city council members. The Mayor and two council members are elected at-large, and four council members are elected from single districts. Terms are two years in length and each of the seven members of the council can serve up to a maximum of three consecutive terms. 

The City Manager is responsible for the implementation of Council policies and priorities. The City Manager’s Office provides leadership and direction to all departments of the City, coordinates the official business of the City Council, submits and administers the annual budget and capital improvement programs, and acts as liaisons among the City Council, citizens, and the City organization. 

The Department

Environmental Services and Sustainability oversees regulatory compliance for solid waste, water, and wastewater departments. This service includes Watershed Protection, Industrial Pretreatment, Municipal Laboratory, Gas Wells Inspections, and Solid Waste Compliance. Other responsibilities include the protection of environmentally sensitive areas, managing the mosquito surveillance program and managing and implementing the City’s sustainability plan and programs. 

The Position

The Director of Environmental Services and Sustainability reports to the Executive Manager of Utilities and is responsible for ensuring the City of Denton complies with all Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements for environmental issues related to air quality, water, wastewater, storm water, solid waste, electric, tree preservation, and environmentally sensitive areas.  The Department is also responsible for administering the City’s Sustainability Program, environmental grants, brownfields program, mosquito control program, air quality initiatives, and gas well inspections. The Director is responsible for managing activities in the Industrial Pretreatment Division, Water and Wastewater Laboratory, Storm Water Division, and Solid Waste Compliance.           

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provides management level expertise for Water and Wastewater Laboratory, Industrial Pretreatment Division, Watershed Protection and Storm Water Divisions, Brownfield Program, Mosquito Control Program, and Air Quality Initiatives
  • Provides management level expertise for industrial pretreatment and municipal storm water regulatory compliance issues, including storm water permit compliance for municipally operated industrial sectors (MSGPs), storm water compliance for municipal construction projects, and compliance for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit
  • Develops research, competes effectively for grants, and provides management level advice, expertise, and technical assistance to other municipal departments and elected / appointed officials regarding all municipal environmental issues
  • Provides management level expertise, technical assistance, and direction to all municipal departments concerning environmental and sustainability issues
  • Manages the Gas Well Inspections Division and related programs, and provides expertise for drafting city policies regarding gas well exploration and production
  • Serves as a liaison between citizens, municipal staff, elected officials, and other stakeholders concerning environmental and sustainability issues
  • Responsible for overseeing the City’s Sustainability Plan, implementation of a detailed work plan, and providing quarterly and annual reports
  • Serves as the primary contact and City representative for environmental and sustainability issues which may entail appearances on television, radio, or interviews by newspapers; provides expertise and oversight for public information concerning environmental and sustainability issues
  • Represents the City of Denton at various meetings, through participation in various boards, and through presentations to the public, governmental agencies, and professional groups
  • Works with elected and appointed officials to facilitate understanding of local, state, and federal environmental issues and regulations; Work can involve controversial issues in a public forum, and can encompasses a wide variety of topics, including air quality, water quality, land uses decisions, and public health
  • Actively maintains partnerships between the City of Denton and other entities such as the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, the United States Geological Survey, consulting firms, and other similar research groups in order to maximize the resources that can be brought to bear on Denton's environmental and sustainability concerns
  • Designated staff liaison and coordinator of regular meetings for the Denton City Council Committee on the Environment and any other related committees that may be created from time-to-time, performing research as necessary to facilitate understanding of topics
  • Develops and presents agenda items for the Public Utilities Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, and City Council, and attends all Public Utilities Board meetings.
  • Provides management level expertise for the City of Denton mosquito control program, including management decisions involving mosquito surveillance and treatment methods on a municipal scale; serves as the main point of contact for public health concerns involving vector control
  • Work with Development Services Department and developers to ensure proper management of environmental issues during the development process. Responsibilities include providing expertise and technical assistance concerning Environmentally Sensitive Areas regulations, Erosion and Sediment control, and Gas Well exploration / production
  • Develops, recommends, and operates within broad regulations and general policies governing the operation of the Environmental Services Department 

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to conduct extensive research in short time frames, write technical documents, publish materials in scientific journal, summarize large amounts of technical information, and speak publicly about complex, potentially controversial environmental issues in a manner that can be understood by the general public
  • Extensive knowledge of regional, state and federal environmental regulations, including regulations concerning water, wastewater, storm water, and air quality
  • Broad understanding of multiple scientific/environmental disciplines
  • Knowledge of sustainability actions / objectives within a municipal or similar environment, particularly those dealing with electricity, water, wastewater, and transportation
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and policies within a municipal framework, including development code, code of ordinances, development review, and inspection / enforcement
  • Knowledge of environmental sampling and monitoring for various environmental media (air, water, soil) including sampling design, sample collection, statistical data analyses, and interpretation of results
  • Knowledge of laboratory operations and industrial pretreatment programs
  • Knowledge of municipal and industrial storm water regulations.
  • Knowledge of gas well operations, including state regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of environmental sampling, electronic monitoring equipment, and experimental design.
  • Knowledge of statistics and statistical software, especially as related to environmental data
  • Advanced knowledge of environmental issues related to water, storm water, groundwater, air, soils, and sustainability issues 

Education and Experience

Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Biology, Sustainability or other closely related field of study with strong business skills and training, and at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience dealing with environmental regulations, municipal compliance, and similar issues; a Master’s degree is preferred.  A combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses will be considered. 

Certifications

  • Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and/ or Certified Floodplain Manager is desired. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • The ideal candidate should be passionate about environmental sustainability efforts, and have extensive knowledge of regional, state and federal environmental regulations concerning water, wastewater, storm water, and air quality. 
  • The ideal candidate must exhibit strong coordination and relationship-building skills in working with the entire organization and set a positive example of competence, professionalism, energy, and work ethic to the organization and community. 
  • The ideal candidate will be a professional leader who inspires the staff to achieve excellence. Effective communication along with strong collaboration and team building skills will be necessary for this individual to be successful.  Advanced written and oral communication skills are imperative. 

Salary

  • The City of Denton is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Relocation assistance will be available for the successful out of area candidate.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume. 
  • Reference: DEDS 
  • Deadline to receive resumes is December 18, 2020

Affion Public
PO Box 794
Hershey, PA 17033
888.321.4922
www.affionpublic.com

The City of Denton is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Denton TX Mon, 21 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-environmental-services-and-sustainability/
IT Business Systems Analyst Senior https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/it-business-systems-analyst-senior/ Full-time ~ Located on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, Austin is the capital of Texas and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Hailed as one of the most livable cities in the country, Austin’s nearly 951,000 residents enjoy unparalleled amenities, unique recreational offerings & exceptional educational opportunities. ~

Position Overview

The IT Business Systems Analyst Senioris the central coordination point for sustainability information at the City of Austin. 

The position is responsible for calculating the annual Municipal and Community-wide Greenhouse Gas emissions inventory and reporting to various local, national and international stakeholders. In addition, this position collects, analyzes and communicates a departmental monthly utility dashboard (water, energy, vehicle fuel) data within the organization.

The position supports the Climate Team to analyze climate actions, cost/benefit analysis and assists with tracking implementation of the Austin Climate Equity Plan. In addition, the position supports the Food and Green Infrastructure teams with data collection, analysis, and visualization of information to support their initiatives. The position also assists with tracking and data analysis of additional initiatives such as green schools grants and green business outreach and climate actions. The key focus of this position is to take large data sets and turn them it into timely and actionable information in visually powerful ways, using the most advanced on line tools.

Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Partner with decision makers, system owners and end users to define business, financial and operations requirements and systems goals
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions to elicit requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to potential IT solutions
  • Create more complex models, use cases, process flows, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide direction to developers, designers, and vendors
  • Develop statement of work for use in requests for proposals
  • Evaluate compatibility and interoperability of commercial off-the-shelf or in-house technology systems
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems  
  • Perform cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses to aid in making IT business decisions
  • Conduct research on software and hardware products and technology services to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts
  • Write and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in IT applications across the organization 
  • Coordinate and perform tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems, training and other post-implementation support

Qualifications

Strong applicants will possess the following:

  • Advanced experience with Excel
  • Advanced experience with Database management
  • Advanced experience with Data visualization
  • Advanced experience with Tableau and/or Power BI

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed:

  • Knowledge of concepts and principles of application programming, database and system design including Internet and network architectures
  • Knowledge of legacy and web-based systems interfaces
  • Knowledge of importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs and flow charts
  • Knowledge of cost-benefit analysis and total cost of ownership modeling
  • Skill in performing requirements development, process modeling, reporting and project management tools
  • Skill in developing process models and data flow diagrams using industry-standard modeling techniques
  • Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs
  • Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals
  • Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency and reliability
  • Ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspective, and data to create shared understanding
  • Ability to define, analyze, and find solutions for difficult or complex problems
  • Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts
  • Ability to view the big picture 
  • Ability to quickly become familiar with emerging technologies
  • Ability to identify trends as well as isolated events
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Austin TX Thu, 17 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/it-business-systems-analyst-senior/
Global Program Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/global-program-manager-2/ Full-time ~ Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project US is a team of experienced change-makers, researchers and communications professionals with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. ~

About Us

The Sunrise Project US is a fiscally sponsored project of the Windward Fund, and works in close coalition with The Sunrise Project, headquartered in Australia, and its affiliates in Europe. We have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organizations to drive powerful change towards our mission.

The Sunrise Project US has a dynamic and nimble organizational culture and we’re serious about supporting our people to thrive. We move fast and lean into the urgency of the climate challenge.We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage First Nations people, people of color, people living outside of cities, and people with all kinds of bodies and talents to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone.

About the role

The Global Program Manager position is an exciting new role to co-design and lead a new program to build the capacity of the global movement shifting the finance sector out of fossil fuels. Reporting to, and supported by, the Director of Global Climate Strategy, the SunFund Director will have high level responsibility for developing a grantmaking strategy to strengthen the global movement ecosystem, including mapping that movement, tracking funding levels, and working closely with a network of leading global foundations and civil society organizations to build movement capacity.

Location: This work is global with a location in the US preferable but location is flexible for the right candidate.

About you

You’re a passionate changemaker with a track record of leading campaigns that achieve real world change. You’re a big picture systems thinker who understands power and how a wide range of different organizations and strategies can combine to achieve large scale system change. 

You don’t need to be an expert in finance but you’ve got a top level understanding of how the finance system works, how corporate policy change happens, and the role civil society can play in driving that change - from grassroots organizing and pressure campaigns to sophisticated policy analysis and elite engagement strategies. 

  • You’re a strong facilitator, have a collaborative mindset and know what it takes to recruit and lead high performing teams.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Co-create strategic direction for the program in close partnership with the Director for Global Climate Strategy;
  • Develop and manage annual budgets;
  • Create and oversee systems for coordination between this program and other affiliated Sunrise programs;
  • Create a methodology and knowledge management system to track and evaluate the capacity and health of the movement ecosystem;
  • Develop a framework, and strategic approach to capacity building for grantees and partners;
  • Convene regular meetings of donors, NGO partners and other key stakeholders to align our strategies;
  • Coordinate monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program results in coordination with Global Climate Strategy Director and Strategic Partnerships Director;
  • Recruit and manage a small team to manage grantmaking for the program;
  • Actively nurture a creative, dynamic and supportive culture within your program team; and
  • Actively contribute to a culture of continual learning and experimentation across the whole organization.  

Qualifications

Required skills and experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience leading successful campaigns that have achieved real world change;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage programs and budgets;
  • Ability to craft engaging and insightful donor reports and communications;
  • A sophisticated understanding of power and campaign strategy, and the ability to articulate strategies in a clear and compelling way;
  • A strong understanding of social movement dynamics and how to build the capacity of both movements and organizations;
  • Global perspective informed by experience living or working internationally; 
  • Excellent people management skills including a track record of leading high performing teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and group facilitation skills; and
  • A collaborative mindset and a track record of working effectively in alliance with diverse stakeholders.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • A detailed understanding of the key drivers of financial markets and institutional investors would be highly beneficial but is not a strict requirement of the role.  

Note: If you meet some but not all of the criteria for this position, are unsure, but you’re keen on the role - please get in touch. We value and recognize experience that has been unpaid, from the grassroots or is lived experience.Location

Remuneration

  • Depending on experience (including unpaid and other experiences) and capacity to take on responsibility, the salary range for a US-based position is $113,900 – $125,700.
  • Windward Fund’s Excellent benefits package includes 401(k) employer match; 100% employer paid health, vision and dental coverage; and generous vacation policy. 

How Sunrise Supports its Staff:

The Sunrise Project is committed to creating a workplace that supports our staff to do their best work and develop professionally. We have the following in place to help us achieve that:

  • 401(k) & employer match
  • 100% employer paid health, vision and dental coverage
  • Four weeks of vacation leave
  • Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)
  • Cultural leave
  • 12 weeks parental leave after 12 months of service
  • Commitment to supporting to your professional development
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings
  • Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow
  • A co-developed initial 3 month work plan to help you hit the ground running and have clarity on your role and responsibilities
  • Flexible work policy

About Applying

  • Applications close January 17th, 2021 at 11:59 pst. Please apply via the link provided, just click on "Apply on Company Website" below to get the process started!
  • You can start your application now and come to finish it later.
  • In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. The Applied system reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias in allowing for anonymised reviews of responses to work sample questions. This means we assess candidates on how well they strategise and communicate on relevant work. You will be asked several questions that will be related to the role you are applying for. There is no requirement to submit a cover letter.

Statement from our US Fiscal Sponsor Windward Fund:

Sunrise US is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential.

Windward Fund ‘s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/global-program-manager-2/
Seasonal Environmental Educator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/seasonal-environmental-educator-2/ Full-time ~ Beautiful Kachemak Bay is home for the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Our mission is to foster responsible interaction with our natural surroundings and to generate knowledge of the unique marine and coastal ecosystems of Kachemak Bay through science-based environmental education and stewardship. ~

As a 501-c-3 non-profit organization in Homer, Alaska, we offer many opportunities for people of all ages to connect with the outdoors through guided walks, tours, educational programs, overnights, school programs and more. 

We deliver educational programs and guided tours to over 12,000 students and visitors every year. Our grassroots organization, started in 1982, enjoys the support of over 350 members, 100 volunteers and a variety of businesses in Homer that assist us in fulfilling our mission.

Since 1984, CACS has held the annual Kachemak Bay CoastWalk event that involves more than 200 volunteers who adopt a section of the Kachemak Bay shoreline and walk it annually, surveying changes, collecting data on marine life and human impacts, and cleaning up beach litter and marine debris.

Position Overview

Do you enjoy getting people excited about our natural world? As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist or Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska.

Our seasonal staff are employed at five locations in the Homer/Kachemak Bay area: the  Wynn Nature Center (a 145-acre boreal forest preserve), the Inspiration Ridge Preserve, the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station, the Yurt on the Spit, and the CACS Headquarters Building in downtown Homer. Responsibilities vary by position.

Note: Click here to view full job descriptions for each location and information on applying.  

Qualifications

  • Qualified applicants are energetic and flexible, possess curiosity and enthusiasm about the natural world and human communities, have experience or a desire to develop skills in place-based environmental education or natural history interpretation, and demonstrate the maturity needed to live in group situations. 

Compensation

  • Benefits include compensation of $1,800 - $2,225 per month depending on experience and responsibilities, plus housing. 

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, resume.
  • Deadline for applications is January 18, 2021. 
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Homer Alaska Fri, 04 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/seasonal-environmental-educator-2/
Director of Development https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-development-8/ Full-time ~ Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. ~

TNC is tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters, and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water responsible and helping make cities more sustainable. One of the organization’s core values is their commitment to diversity. Therefore, TNC strives for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.

From western Maryland's Central Appalachian forests to our nation's capital and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay, TNC is working on the ground to deliver large-scale, science-based conservation projects that will help people and nature adapt to a changing climate.

Position Overview

The Nature Conservancy seeks a Director of Development to lead the fundraising team and develop, implement, and manage effective multi-year strategies and plans for the cultivation and solicitation of gift prospects from all constituencies.

The Director will cultivate donors from annual giving to major or planned gifts and be responsible for direct asks to both global and local priorities to meet funding needs. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this position will be based out of the DC metropolitan area and will work with an energetic, collaborative team that celebrates a strong workplace culture.

Specific Responsibilities and Scope of Work include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as major donors and corporations.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $75,000 or more, including planned gifts.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving.
  • Management experience, to include management of direct reports, ability to create a plan to see projects through to completion, and ability to set the team’s strategy is highly desirable.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for The Nature Conservancy. All of DRi's searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to search@driconsulting.com.

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Bethesda Maryland Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-development-8/
Recycling and Sustainability Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/recycling-and-sustainability-manager/ Full-time ~ Digimarc was founded with a very simple, but very big idea – that the objects all around us have stories to tell, and by giving them identities we enable them to tell their stories. In this quest we became a pioneer and world leader in the automatic identification of nearly every form of media type or physical object, ranging from packaging and printed materials, to identity and security documents, manufactured parts and even audio/video. You likely ‘experience’ Digimarc every day to improve your life. ~

This same technology has exciting new applications in the identification of plastics and other consumer waste to improve sortation in recycling facilities, while reducing the impact to landfills, oceans and the environment[1]. If you’re ready to be a catalyst for change and steward for sustainability[2], making the circular economy a reality, we have a position for you.

Digimarc is seeking a North American Recycling and Sustainability Manager to oversee the company’s technology and solutions for recycling and sustainability globally and to help manage the relationships, projects and resources for a global deployment of our technology. This person will be advancing the development efforts and success the company has achieved with the HolyGrail[3] 1.0 and 2.0[4] initiatives in Europe for sortation technology. A key goal of the company is to advance use of the technology with an initial focus in the EU and NA. This will involve relationship management, documentation of contracts and projects, project management, funding opportunities, and similar activities.

The Manager will use their industry relationships and credibility to seek foster excellent customer relations and timely delivery of projects. They will also learn and advise the company’s Recycling Core team on recycling industry practices, business models for plastics recovery, value propositions based on resins used for plastics in fast-moving consumer goods and assist the company in preparing documents and proposals. As a representative of the company, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, with the ability to communicate technical and business information directly and clearly to the recycling community and executive staff within the company.

  • This is a full-time position, and flexibility will be required with respect to matching availability with industry events or video meetings.

Responsibilities

  • Run US projects and initiatives with brands and retailers and their supply chain providers for enhancements, and interface between their senior executives/managers and Digimarc personnel
  • Coordinate with the EU Program Manager and EU Sustainability Manager the US-side of
  • AIM/HolyGrail trials and Golden Thread initiatives
  • Coordinating with engineering, the Professional Services Group, marketing and product management on enhancement, embossing, mold development and other recycling customer needs and projects
  • Understand the nuance of the relationship and exercise good judgment in communications and commitments
  • Provide modeling and mapping of the recycling ecosystem and the players and providers, understanding and modeling the markets and economics for the recycling industry
  • Drafting of grant proposals and other fundraising initiatives
  • Manage presentation schedule and materials creation and distribution
  • Interface with the trade associations on messaging
  • Monitoring progress and milestones, and coordinate billing with Finance
  • Coordinate business development and initial inquiry requests and gather responsive information
  • Support sales efforts

Qualifications

Below are the skills and specifications required:

  • Passionate about understanding customers’ needs and driving towards customer success
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of individuals, groups, partners, and departments
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and initiatives, requiring outstanding time management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication, including presentation skills and ability to translate technical jargon
  • Customer orientation and ability to present complex information to diverse audiences
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail and result oriented
  • Experience in recycling and sustainability is a plus
    Ability to quickly absorb new technologies
    Ability to work extended hours and travel when required
    Alignment with the core Digimarc values of Innovation, Caring, Loyalty, Integrity, Commitment, and Knowledge in a dynamic working environment

Education & Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience desired
  • Requires a minimum of 2-5 years of related experience (or demonstrated alternative experience)
  • Substantial understanding of the job, and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks
  • As a skilled professional, completes tasks in creative and effective ways
  • Works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative in resolving issues or in making recommendations
  • Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions
  • Self-motivated and works well with limited daily instruction or task management
  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments

Note: This job posting 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.

Digimarc is seeking diverse applicants. We are an equal opportunity employer who considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected factor. We want the best people who share our values.

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Beaverton OR Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/recycling-and-sustainability-manager/
Sustainability Project Manager, Nike Explore Team https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-project-manager-nike-explore-team/ Full-time

~ NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game. ~

Innovation is oxygen for NIKE, Inc., and the company depends on its talented, global workforce to breathe originality and curiosity into everything they do. The Nike Advanced Innovation team strives for lighter, faster, bigger, smarter, smaller, more efficient, more sustainable and more personal. They imagine, research, analyze and invent the next industry-changing technology to advance athletic performance. In roles that span research, design, materials and manufacturing, the Advanced Innovation team looks to the future and focuses on making the seemingly impossible, possible.

Who We Are Looking For 

We are seeking an effective project manager who will play a meaningful role in crafting a more sustainable future. The Sustainability Project Manager, Nike Explore Team will choreograph a constellation of early-stage innovation projects, with priorities including new polymer and material development, advanced manufacturing technologies, and circular economy initiatives.

You will be responsible for planning, development, and execution of new programs from conceptualization to proof of concept and lead their transition to downstream Nike partners. Successful project delivery will include demonstration of technical viability and integration, cradle-to-grave environmental impact assessment, and a compelling business case. Successful project execution will require teambuilding and partner management across multidisciplinary Nike teams, as well as the initiation and development of new external partnerships.

You will handle resource allocation and planning across multiple projects, negotiate partnership agreements and craft statements of work, and prioritize and execute delivery of breakthroughs spanning a broad portfolio. You will be encouraged to effectively communicate both technical details and high-level strategy with a range of audiences, including senior leadership.

The NXT Sustainability Project Manager will be committed to creating a better world and a proven eagerness for taking on sophisticated challenges without clear solutions. You will need to draw on your experience in technological innovation, core project management, communication, and creative problem-solving skills to drive and deliver breakthrough solutions. A successful project manager will toggle between a carefully organized detail orientation and big-picture critical thinking.

You are an entrepreneurial utility player – understanding what success requires and creating solutions when none exist yet. Internal coalition building and stakeholder management will be critical. You will also need to cultivate and formalize new partnerships with the world’s top external solvers. You excel in operational organization, time management, and decision-making in an ambiguous environment. You have a consistent track record of delivering results through teamwork.

What You Will Work On

In this role, you will:

  • Develop new, low-impact materials, methods of make, and advanced recycling solutions for a more sustainable Nike.
  • Partner internally and externally to co-create breakthrough technical solutions and products.
    Work closely with NXT Sustainability leadership to develop and inform program goals and expectations.
  • Plan and execute pilot programs to prove viability of technological innovation, including running project scope, requirements and success metrics.
  • Build and lead cross-functional teams across the business, and manage multiple projects at varying stages of development.
  • Develop and clearly communicate project plans, technical achievements, accountabilities, dependencies, budget and other resource requirements, and progress updates.
  • Negotiate and execute new partnership agreements
  • Assess environmental impact of new technologies with incomplete data
  • Develop and communicate strong business case recommendation 

What You Bring

Requirements:

  • A deep passion for sustainability
  • Demonstrated capacity and eagerness for delivering novel solutions for complex challenges
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant technical field is required, with a Master's degree or PhD being a plus
  • At least 5 years of solid experience executing project management
  • Innovation experience in materials and manufacturing
  • Experience in leading cross-functional collaborations
  • Experience in new partnership negotiation and execution
  • Proven capacity for communicating technical project essentials with a variety of audiences.
  • Experience in Life Cycle Assessment or similar environmental impact assessment methodologies a plus
  • Self-directed, entrepreneurial approach to delivering results

Compensation

  • NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development.
  • No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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Beaverton OR Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-project-manager-nike-explore-team/
Senior Business Development Manager - Renewable Energy https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-business-development-manager-renewable-energy/ Full-time ~ IBT Group, a Eurofinsa Group subsidiary, is a leading business group in the execution of infrastructure projects, turnkey engineering procurement and construction (EPC) projects, and concessions. With more than 40 years of experience in the construction sector, IBT Group has been able to adapt its competitive advantages to different areas of work, in all the phases that a project may require. ~

With its global experience in the construction sector, its technical knowledge and international financial support, it takes on projects based on an integrated service. Thus, Eurofinsa is able to cover all phases and areas of a project, from engineering, studies, design and construction of civil works; to its sale, delivery and equipment installation, with its consequent training, maintenance and operation.

Position Overview

IBT is currently seeking an experience Senior Business Development Manager for our Renewable Energy Group to partner with business unit market leaders in developing and supporting positioning strategies with existing and potential customers to win project work.

All work should be performed with initiative, productivity, and a positive attitude. Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills are vital as this position will be interacting with staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment.

The ability to remain flexible, inventive, dedicated, and efficient with a significant amount of integrity and confidentiality is also required.

Position Profile

Lead the positioning activities of the business development team for IBT’s Renewable Energy Group with an emphasis on Solar Energy and Wind Energy:

  • Participate in strategic business planning; developing strategic positioning plan for company and project pursuits to win work
  • Develop and produce internal and external communications, marketing/branding/advertising materials and presentations
  • Coordinate pre-qualification efforts with targeted customers and partners
  • Initiate customer feedback on proposals and presentations
  • Function as the liaison between business development, pre-construction, and marketing
  • Provide insight into market sectors; perform market trends analysis

Establish and cultivate strategic business partnerships and customer relationships:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential partners including, but not limited to targeted customers, design professionals, partner companies, community leaders, utilities, equipment manufacturers, and engineering firms
  • Identify new market sector opportunities and potential future customers and convert them to contacts for market sector leaders
  • Familiarize yourself with customer’s project estimates to facilitate discussion with customer
  • Complete Request for Proposals with 100% accuracy and compliance with the owner’s specifications

Play an integral role with the development team:

  • Take work direction, utilize training, and complete performance reviews
  • Use appropriate level of forethought and planning in decision- making to assure project success

Compensation

  • $100,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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Remote Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-business-development-manager-renewable-energy/
Meteorological Tower Field Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/334-10/ Full-time ~ Harness Energy is a leading provider of meteorological measurement field services. We install and maintain equipment that wind and solar energy developers depend on for their feasibility studies and operations. ~

Since the early 2000's, we have experienced first hand how the resource assessment segment of the renewable energy industry has matured and improved. Specializing in met tower, remote sensing, and solar station installations, we have established data collection sites throughout the US, including both Hawaii and Alaska, as well as internationally in places as varied as Haiti, Ethiopia, Belize and Bangladesh.

Our years of experience and commitment to continual improvement ensure we offer our clients the most dependable tools available and utilize industry best practices. We understand quality data is the foundation of every successful renewable energy project and this data begins with accurately configured and documented meteorological equipment. We are a key element in the success of any renewable energy project and take pride in our work.

Position

Harness Energy is looking for new talented crew members to join our team as Meteorological tower field technicians. The Meteorological Tower Field Technician is a traveling position that requires manual labor, technical aptitude, a logistical mindset, and a detail oriented approach.

Harness Energy promotes from within and is motivated to develop new hires in an efficient manner. This is the perfect job for someone who is excited to be involved in the renewable energy industry, enjoys travel, working outdoors, and wants to be a part of a fast-growing small company.

Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibility is setting up wind resource assessment/monitoring towers throughout the country.
  • Technicians work with a variety of tools, assemble and erect 200-300 foot towers, configure meteorological sensors, program data loggers, and deploy wireless modems.
  • Technicians interface with local project stakeholders from developers to landowners. 

Qualifications

Requirements & Expectations:

  • Accommodate frequent travel (75% of the year) and adapt to variable scheduling
  • Exhibit a commitment to working safely
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of individuals via phone and email
  • Work as a member of a small team, as well as independently in the field
  • Follow direction, often with minimal oversight
  • Effectively use hand and power tools
  • Effectively use a laptop and a variety of programs/applications
  • Learn and understand basic low voltage electrical systems
  • Operate machinery/equipment such as skid steers, mini-excavators, backhoes, rock drills, jack hammers, compressors, generators, winches
  • Troubleshoot technological issues
  • Clean, maintain, and inventory company owned tools/equipment
  • Contribute during the planning phase of the project by performing regional research and outreach
  • Act professionally in remote areas, on active construction sites, or in the office
  • Think creatively and encourage open-mindedness
  • Maintain a positive attitude especially during challenging moments
  • Continually improve self and help drive others to excellence
  • Work within and ensure strict adherence to all safety and environmental procedures
  • Maintain a valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body
  • Work in various positions, including, but not limited to: standing, stooping, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time
  • Lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks
  • Lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday
  • Sustain prolonged exposure to extreme weather and environmental conditions
  • Drive long distances in heavy work trucks, often with trailers in tow

Compensation

  • Competitive Hourly Wage

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company matched retirement plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Continual training
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Niwot (traveling position) CO Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/334-10/
Sustainability Commission Member https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-commission-member/ Internship In 2016, the Bloomington City Council completed a strategic planning exercise and selected environmental sustainability as a strategic priority for the City of Bloomington. 

The Sustainability Commission advises the Bloomington City Council, City staff, and the community on policies, practices, procedures and proposals that relate to the sustainable use and management of environmental resources that include air, water, energy, land and ecological resources, and waste. For more information, visit blm.mn/boards.

Internship Overview

Sample duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Collaborate with city staff to review, evaluate, develop, and advise the City Council on policies and practices regarding the sustainable use and management of environmental resources that include air, water, energy, land and ecological resources, and waste. Example: Reviewing and providing feedback on the City’s Water Supply Plan
  2. Act as change agent, coordinator and educator for policies, procedures and proposals that relate to environmental sustainability. Example: Working on Bloomington’s Electric Vehicle Charging Ordinance
  3. Engage with the Bloomington community and serve as a community liaison for issues, ideas, and proposals and provide appropriate feedback. Example: Tabling at community events such as Bloomington’s Home Improvement Fair
  4. Cultivate relationships with residents, community groups, businesses, institutions of higher learning, faith based organizations, outside government bodies, and non-governmental institutions. Example: Putting on community events such as the Bloomington Businesses Energy Best Practice Tours and 2020 Earth Day Celebration in collaboration with the League of Women Voters.
  5. Serve as a resource for other Bloomington commissions, boards, committees, and task forces on any issues related to sustainability. Example: Attending Bloomington Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission meetings to discuss City parks and natural resources.
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Bloomington MN Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-commission-member/
Program Assistant https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-assistant-5/ Part-time ~ Maine Audubon is the state’s oldest and largest wildlife conservation organization. ~

Since 1843, we have been connecting people to nature through a science-based approach to conservation, education, and advocacy. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight wildlife sanctuaries, 10,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, and serves over 50,000 people annually.

Position Overview

The Fields Pond Audubon Center is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Program Assistant who loves working with elementary students. This position will assist with the development and delivery of grant-funded community and afterschool environmental education programs, with a major emphasis on school children in grades K-5.

These programs are designed to instill fascination, understanding, and responsibility for the natural world and focus on natural history, sustainability, and human impacts. Candidates should have experience and strong skills with elementary-age students; group management; hybrid learning models; program development and delivery. This position may also assist with other sanctuary projects as time allows, including environmental research, land stewardship, and maintenance.

  • Appointment: This position will be limited to 16 hours per week in winter. Additional hours and seasonal extensions may be possible as projects, funding, and seasonal workloads expand.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Teach and administer grant-funded outreach and afterschool programs for area youth
  • Facilitate online learning experiences as needed
  • Support teachers, students and families through excellent communication
  • Model safe and responsible behavior during outdoor activities
  • Assist with the implementation of nature camp programs and special events
  • Collaborate with other Maine Audubon staff to achieve outreach and education goals

Qualifications

  • Background in education, nature programs, biology, or environmental studies
  • Knowledge of Maine’s natural history and ecology
  • Skilled with computer software applications and online meeting/teaching platforms
  • Have (or able to work towards) current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about environmental education
  • Able to multi-task and manage a variety of responsibilities
  • Able to pass a criminal background check

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds when setting up for programs or working on the property.
  • Able to hike all trails on Fields Pond property as part of programing and stewardship.
  • Able to use hands/fingers to operate computer and other program equipment.
  • Able to work outdoors in challenging environmental conditions.

Compensation

  • Hourly rate: $17/hour.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email (or mail) a letter of intent and resume to Maine Audubon, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, Maine 04429.
  • We will begin reviewing application immediately.
  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Please mention how you learned of this opening. 

Maine Audubon is and Equal Opportunity Employer. Any job offers are contingent on a successful criminal background check.

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Holden ME Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-assistant-5/
Marketing Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/marketing-manager-3/ Full-time ~ Sol Organica, S.A. (Sol Organica) is a Nicaraguan food processing company that sources, manufactures, and markets all natural and organic certified solar dried fruit and tropical fruit purees and juices for export to North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. ~

We’re committed to providing for the socioeconomic advancement of smallholder farmers, single mothers, and their respective producing areas by way of technical assistance, organic input distribution, credit programs, and long-term contracts through our partner, Burke Agro de Nicaragua, S.A. 

Through socially responsible and environmentally friendly business practices, our goal is to not only provide customers with high quality products, but to inspire consumers to become agents of change and rethink where their food comes from. 

  • Sol Organica is seeking candidates for the position of Marketing Manager.

Responsibilities

Content and Video Creation:

  • Creation of concepts and design lines.
  • Design of banners, infographics, images, animations, videos, gifs for websites and their social networks.
  • Video editing for strengthening campaigns.
  • Support the team in the creation of reports, portals and other platforms with the content generated.
  • Copywriting for email and website.

Management and control of Performance Marketing:

  • Campaign implementation and budget control for different sites.
  • Daily control of campaigns: investment, traffic, cost per session, cost per conversion, investment / billing.
  • Daily analysis of main sources of traffic and sales, attribution model values.
  • Content coordination with design: order banners for all channels.

Management and coordination of Email Marketing:

  • Planning and loading content for Email.
  • Commercial monitoring of the main points to be communicated: actions, promotions, news, launches, products in stock.
  • Content definition and scheduling: distribution of information in daily shipments to subscribers and customers.
  • Uploading content to the design team.
  • Review and programming of the finished campaign: Aesthetic descent and alignment to the proposal in a home and all communication.

Content Creation for Social Networks:

  • Content planning and loading for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.
  • Frequency analysis and publication interactions.
  • Analysis of the number and growth of followers in the networks.

Qualifications

Education:

  • B.A./ B.A. or Higher Degree in Marketing or Advertising, Public Relations or related majors.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Creative, with a proactive attitude, according to your position.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and under pressure.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Results Oriented.
  • Skilled in the use of social networks and online marketing strategies.
  • Bilingual Spanish / English.
  • Office Package Management (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Adobe Package Management (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop).

Experience:

  • Graduates or advanced students of Business Administration, Marketing / Marketing, or related careers.
  • Knowledge in Digital Marketing, Advertising Creativity, Digital, Media, Copywriting, Social Media, CMS, Web Analytics.
  • 5-10 years of experience in online marketing oriented to e-commerce (performance marketing / email marketing).
  • Experience in e-mail marketing and / or digital marketing.
  • Intermediate / advanced Excel handling.
  • Experience in e-commerce.
  • Experience in mass consumption or food companies.
  • Management of digital marketing KPIs.
  • Excellent disposition for teamwork.
  • Advanced English language.
  • Interest in the mission of the organization.
  • Full time availability.
  • Knowledge of adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, dreamweaver).
  • Mailchimp.
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San Marcos Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/marketing-manager-3/
Teacher/Naturalist  https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/teacher-naturalist-3/ Freelance / Limited Contract ~ Echo Hill Outdoor School is a community that thrives on education and stresses genuine concern for others, cooperation, integrity, and enthusiasm for life. ~

Position Overview

Residential teaching positions are available for individuals with initiative, motivation, energy, creativity, and commitment. We welcome applications for Teacher/Naturalist roles year-round. Our primary employment start dates are March and late August.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and teach a variety of classes from all curriculum areas
  • Create and implement new course and curriculum ideas
  • Supervise all aspects of student residential life including overnights in platform tents or cabins, table heading family-style meals, supervising free time and recreational activities
  • Active involvement in the end of week staff program assessment of visiting groups and general operation
  • Minimal maintenance duties (upkeep of the campus and facilities)

Qualifications

Background in:

  • Education, recreation, environmental/outdoor education, challenge course learning, psychology, human service professions, natural sciences, marine biology or related fields; and
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the environment and students of all ages
  • Must work effectively with fellow staff, be able to take initiative, and problem solve

Requirements:

  • Current certifications in American Red Cross First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR are required
  • All program staff must participate in a Maryland and FBI Criminal History check and USCG and Department of Transportation employee drug-testing program

Compensation

  • The starting salary for an entry level Teacher/Naturalist is $260 - $275 per week depending on additional certifications.
  • School-owned housing and full board are a condition of this residential teaching position.
  • Ten month contracts are available for interested, committed individuals.
  • A staff medical policy is available.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email (or mail) a cover letter, resume, two phone reference contacts, and two written references to: Betsy McCown, Associate Director, Echo Hill Outdoor School, 13655 Bloomingneck Rd., Worton, MD 21678
  • Deadline: Applications are welcome year-round. Primary start dates are in March and late August.
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Worton MD Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/teacher-naturalist-3/
Solar Operations Manager (On-Site) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-operations-manager-on-site/ Full-time ~ Longroad Energy is a Boston, MA-headquartered renewable energy developer focused on the development and operation of wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. ~

Position Overview

The Solar Operations Manager (On-Site) position will oversee and manage all operations and maintenance activities in accordance with applicable O&M agreements. The right candidate will lead a team of internal technicians, joining them in the field as needed. This includes providing operational readiness support from construction to commercial operations as well as managing the day-to-day operation, maintenance, fiscal and administrative functions in line with corporate strategies and objectives while ensuring and nurturing safety of all personnel and equipment after project turnover to operations.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with regional and department management, providing on-site and remote oversight and supervision of the assets.
  • Maintain compliance with all EHS plans and regulatory standards to ensure a strong on-site safety culture including the administration, application, and monitoring of safety programs.
  • This includes the safety requirement for all contractors, subcontractors, owner’s personnel, and any other visitors.
  • Ensure (and develop) best practices and controls in coordination with internal and external resources up to and including the O&M Provider and the Inverter, Tracker and Module OEMs.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations in all concerns, including but not limited to; environmental, NERC/FERC, local laws and regulations.
    Interact with local utilities, regulatory agencies, local government/community, and landowners.
  • Provide monitoring and oversight of all on-site and remote contractors including the O&M Provider and any/all BOP contractors. For BOP contractors this includes hiring, managing, and coordinating BOP O&M functions in a manner to minimize plant downtime and losses, maximize availability and work to maximize generation/revenue.
  • Develop and/or assist with development of procedures and policies.
  • Responsible for ensuring a smooth transition of projects to operations (where applicable), up to and including involvement in projects during the development and construction phases.
  • Partner with Procurement to source and manage on-site spare parts and consumables.
  • Maintain all onsite records and documentation in an accurate and up to date manner, including but not limited to records for maintenance and site permit compliance.
  • Provide support with monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting needed for Management.
  • Manage site level budget and P&Ls, work to reduce costs and increase production as to be reasonably expected. This includes developing and tracking the monthly, quarterly and annual budgets.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all vendors and OEMs.
  • Maintain and ensure teams are maintaining accurate site records of all events and day to day activities.
  • Aid in the development of new business opportunities for the company.
  • Attend meetings as a company representative as required.
  • Prepare and present reports and presentations as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned by management.
  • Travel as required.

Qualifications

Minimum: 

  • Technical college degree or comparable industry training and certificates strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years’ experience in wind or solar energy operations. Traditional generation experience considered.
  • Demonstrated ability managing a large team.
  • Experience managing distributed generation with legacy equipment/OEMs.
  • 3 + experience with planning and implementing routine O&M plans as well as minor and major corrective work.
  • Ability to work proactively and productively with limited supervision.
  • Disciplined in following protocols and procedures.
  • Prior contract negotiation, execution and management experience.
  • Experience with environmental and governmental compliance.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 24/7 on call availability.
  • Hands on experience working on solar with a desire to perform in field work as needed.
  • Must be commutable to Mendota, CA.

Desired & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within Work Order management systems.
  • Experience reporting to senior management the performance of assets.
  • NABCEP, OSHA 10 and/or NFPA 70e certification preferred.
  • Training from solar inverter manufacturers for troubleshooting and repair.

Characteristics Necessary for Success:

  • Personal accountability and integrity.
  • Ability to make informed decisions in a quick and nimble fashion.
  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly.
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive attitude.
  • Enthusiastic about the renewable energy industry.
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Mendota CA Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-operations-manager-on-site/
Schaefer Research Internship https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/schaefer-research-internship-2/ Internship ~ The Mohonk Preserve helps to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world. ~

  • The Preserve manages ~8,000 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, NY through four integrated programs – Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection.

Internship Overview

Dr. Vincent and Lois Schaefer established the Schaefer Internship “to introduce students to the fascination and almost infinite variety of the natural world by providing the setting, exposure to dedicated scientists, and opportunity to sample a wide variety of nature study.” This internship is based out of the Conservation Science department, operating in the Daniel Smiley Research Center located near Mohonk Lake.

Conservation Science staff carry out a broad program of ecological research projects including long-term studies on: 

  • Climate
  • Natural history of plants and animals
  • Water quality and limnology
  • Phenology

Activities / Responsibilities

The 2021 Schaefer Research Internship at the Daniel Smiley Research Center provides an opportunity to work with Preserve research staff, scientists, and land managers on:

  • Forest vegetation diversity
  • Vegetation impact from white-tailed deer browse
  • Long-term changes in natural history of the region
  • Recreational impact assessment
  • Detailed data collection & management

Note: The selected intern will develop an individualized research project, complete a written report, and present their findings in an oral presentation at the end of the summer.

Compensation

  • $14.00/hour for a maximum of 350 hours; housing may be available; Preserve membership for duration of the internship

Application Process

Who may apply:

Students currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior years of college (or equivalent credit hours) who are majoring in biology, ecology, geology, environmental studies/science, or related natural science majors. Must be able to provide personal gear for the day (rain gear, appropriate clothing, hiking boots). Mohonk Preserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates. Interns who excel may be invited to return a second year if applicable.

How to Apply:

Applications accepted via e-mail only. Please click "Apply" below to email the following as a single pdf by email to Conservation Science staff.

  • 1. A cover letter that clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain toward achieving your career goals
  • 2.Your current resume
  • 3.Your current transcript (unofficial is OK)
    • Include the applicant’s last name in the file name of your application. Please include “Schaefer Research Internship” in the subject line of your email. 
    • In addition, arrange to have two letters of recommendation emailed to research@mohonkpreserve.org by the application deadline. Only on-time, complete applications, which includes recommendation letters, will be considered.
  • No phone calls, please
  • Application Deadline: February 12, 2021
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New Paltz NY Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/schaefer-research-internship-2/
Environmental Media Communications Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-media-communications-specialist/ Full-time ~ At Burness, veteran communications, media and policy experts work with digital strategists, designers, writers and producers to create and execute communication strategies that move issues and elevate organizations. ~

From messaging, branding and research translation to advocacy and public engagement campaigns, we approach our work holistically. We build diverse teams to ensure we engage the right audiences with the right messages at the right time and place, whether that’s through the news, an event, a face-to-face meeting, a digital advertisement or a Facebook video.

Position Overview

Burness, a mission-driven communications firm committed to helping nonprofits and foundations advance social change worldwide, seeks a media relations expert. The Environmental Media Communications Specialist will need 3-5 years of experience in the environmental field.

We’re looking for a high-energy, organized person with the ability to land media placements for a fast-paced, global environmental campaign on biodiversity and media promotions on deforestation, climate change and more.

Must provide examples of media placements and associated press materials, short-form writing samples (statements, pitches, press releases) and list of journalists with whom you are regularly working. You will work within a team of colleagues playing different roles in each promotion and with multiple partners outside of Burness.

Basic job requirements include the demonstrated ability to:

  • Determine news value of stories, possible news angles and strategies using your own media analysis and based on your experience in the field;
  • Lead, organize and execute on media relations promotions--assessing stories, writing or editing statements, selecting target journalist list, processing media materials with client and then rolling out pitches by email, phone and digital channels;
  • Develop or build on strong contacts with environmental journalists;
  • Write short-form media-related products clearly and concisely (statements, pitches, press releases, talking points);
  • Be flexible and able to move quickly on fast-breaking assignments;
  • Be a strong verbal communicator, able to convey complex ideas and thinking clearly and concisely; 
  • Provide strategies for and execute broader communications strategies -- including writing communications plans, development of key messages, audience research -- for nonprofits, foundations and international agencies; and
  • Familiarity with our work platforms is a plus: Slack, Asana, Microsoft Office/Sharepoint, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and public relations-specific resources such as Muckrack.

Location: Strong preference for Washington, DC area-based employee.

Compensation: Burness offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and a cover letter.
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Berhesda MD Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-media-communications-specialist/
Climate Corps Fellow https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/somah-climate-corps-fellow/ Full-time ~ If you are passionate about addressing climate change, committed to making a difference at the community level, and want an exceptional opportunity to develop real-world skills to build a career in the environmental sustainability field, SEI's Climate Corps Fellowship Program may be for you. ~

Rising Sun is searching for an individual to support its clean economy initiatives. There are multiple exciting projects that fall under Rising Sun's Clean Economy Initiatives that each exist to promote access to training and support to open up new pathways for entry into careers related to building a cleaner, greener, more sustainable built environment for individuals from disadvantaged communities.

Fellowship Overview

The SOMAH Climate Corps Fellow in this role will have the opportunity to support each of these and be part of crafting a program that truly has positive impact on the environment and supports individuals to find careers with a good wages and benefits. The primary role of the fellow will be supporting Rising Sun's work with the California Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program.

The California Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program is a statewide program that provides incentives for owners of multi-family, affordable housing to install solar photovoltaic systems on their properties. The installation is done by contractors that work with property owners to bid projects through an open market process. The SOMAH program has job training and workforce development goals baked into its design, and each SOMAH project is required to hire at least one worker that is currently enrolled in, or has recently completed a SOMAH eligible job training program. Rising Sun is primarily engaged in this portion of the program.

Rising Sun supports the SOMAH Program Administration (SOMAH PA) Team (A collaborative of four other organizations) as a subcontractor in four main ways:

  1. Support the execution of the local/targeted hiring plan;
  2. Conduct outreach to job training organizations (JTOs) to ensure participation of disadvantaged workers and engagement of JTOs representing regions across California;
  3. Manage and facilitate the SOMAH regional JTO Task Force; and
  4. Creating content and resources to facilitate SOMAH job training goals.

Responsibilities

As a key member of Rising Sun’s SOMAH team, and in support of these four goal, the SOMAH Climate Corps Fellow will have responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

Local/targeted hiring plan support:

  • As needed, promote SOMAH job training position vacancies across California.
  • Facilitate connections between SOMAH eligible job seekers and hiring managers throughout California.
  • Provide remote support to job seekers in understanding the SOMAH program and the application process and overcoming challenges in navigating it. This may include initial outreach to individuals when they first sign up for the SOMAH job portal to orient them to the process.
  • Build and maintain relationships with job training organizations and community-based organizations (CBOs) to support connections to job seekers, particularly tenants of affordable housing properties participating in SOMAH.
  • Collaborate with SOMAH contracted CBOs to support the development of resources and best practices for overcoming employment barriers to support job seekers in accessing SOMAH job training opportunities. This may include developing a localized resource guide for job seekers to help identify resources for overcoming barriers to employment.

JTO Outreach and Engagement:

  • Conduct research to identify JTOs and pre-screen them for SOMAH eligibility.
  • Reach out to and engage Job Training Organizations to inform them of the SOMAH program, verify eligibility and secure their participation.
  • Work with verified SOMAH eligible JTOs to have them a complete organization and program profile to be listed on the SOMAH Job Training Organization Directory.
  • Update database and tracking tools to monitor outreach activities and JTO engagement.
  • Support the continued engagement of verified SOMAH eligible JTOs by promoting webinars, resources, and providing periodic updates regarding the SOMAH program and the related job training opportunities. These may include resources for JTOs to work more effectively with solar contractors and other employers.
  • Support the maintenance and updating of information on the SOMAH JTO Directory, JTO profiles, and the underlying database.
  • Support the implementation of an annual survey of JTOs to determine the satisfaction with and effectiveness of SOMAH job training opportunities and the SOMAH PA’s support of JTOs and their students.

Regional JTO Task Force Facilitation and Support:

  • Support the planning, preparations and facilitation of Quarterly JTO Task Force meetings. This may include communications with task force members, logistics planning, scheduling, and notes/minutes taking.
  • Lead the planning and facilitation of one to two task force work groups related to priority focus areas of the task force.
  • Beginning in April 2021, support RFA development, outreach planning, and application evaluation design related to recruiting and selecting JTO Task Force for the second term beginning in 2022.

Creating content and resources to facilitate SOMAH job training goals:

  • Support the identification of job seeker, JTO, and solar employer needs related to the SOMAH programs workforce development goals.
  • Collaborate with Rising Sun staff, SOMAH PA, and other partners to develop content and resources to support job trainee success in both accessing SOMAH opportunities and subsequently leveraging them into career advancement opportunities. This may include workshops, guidance, tips, or other tools to support job seeker success.

Note: If you are a creative thinker with a passion for, or interest in, participatory engagement, meeting facilitation, collaborative problem-solving, and driving continuous program improvement for maximizing positive impact, this is the opportunity for you!

Additional Information

Climate Corps is a program facilitated by Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI), which is a non-profit organization based in San Rafael, Marin County. SEI is committed to actions that sustain our planet. We achieve this goal by partnering with community groups that are integral to local climate and energy solutions, such as housing providers, schools, colleges and universities, and municipal governments through funding from diverse federal, state, municipal, and foundation sources.

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Marin County CA Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/somah-climate-corps-fellow/
Systems Engineering Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/334-8/ Full-time
 

~ EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. ~

We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

Job Purpose

We are seeking a Systems Engineering Manager to join our Energy Storage Systems group. This position is based in Reading, PA and will report to the director of Engineering Energy Storage Systems. We are looking for an industry expert to play a leading role in further developing and growing this business, with particular product focus on energy storage systems for forklifts and commercial and industrial customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of engineers and technicians to design energy storage systems in accordance with market and standards requirements
  • Evaluate customer requests vs. existing and planned designs
  • Lead the testing, evaluation and certification strategy for energy storage systems
  • Define project goals and objectives for engineers and technicians, evaluate progress and make adjustments to achieve project success
  • Coach, guide, evaluate and mentor engineers and technicians and actively participate in their career development
  • Provide updates on execution and strategy for key projects to executive leadership

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering or other relevant field with at least 10 years of experience as a team technical leader in energy storage, solar or wind energy conversion systems
  • Experience developing and testing hardware for energy storage, solar or wind energy conversion systems
  • Experience with field deployment of energy storage, solar or wind energy conversion systems
  • Experience with lithium ion energy storage systems
  • Skilled oral and written communicator
  • Effectively collaborates in a team environment
  • Knowledgeable in renewable energy and electrical safety and performance standards, such as UL1741 and UL9540

General Job Requirements:

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.

EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Reading PA Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/334-8/
Residential Solar Installer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/residential-solar-installer-2/ Full-time ~ Blue Raven Solar is a national leader in residential solar, and we are ranked #1 nationwide in customer satisfaction by SolarReviews.com. ~

When Blue Raven Solar first started in 2014, there were 3 of us working out of a basement. Today, just 4 short years later, there are more than 400 members of the Blue Raven family nationwide.

Our mission is to make homeowners' lives better by saving them money, while increasing their reliance on clean and abundant renewable energy. We accomplish this by providing a world class customer experience through an innovative, reliable process and a speedy, high-quality installation.

Position Overview

We are currently hiring Rooftop / Residential Solar Installers to join our energetic team. We are looking for problem solvers, self-motivators and action oriented thinkers who take pride in their work and desire to make a difference. Solar, roofing, or general construction experience is required. You will be working in a fast paced, fun, challenging work environment. We offer fantastic pay and are looking for the best and most motivated people who want to make a difference. There is never a shortage of opportunity for career growth.

Responsibilities

In this position, you will:

  • Layout and perform the structural mounting of racking, modules and electrical equipment
  • Support the Crew Lead and Electrician to assure the successful completion of the solar system
  • Take safety seriously and perform safe working practices at all times
  • Provide a world-class customer experience
  • Document completion of the quality installation
  • Perform other needed job tasks as requested by leadership

Qualifications

  • Full-Time Position
  • Prior roofing/roofer experience or residential construction work a plus
  • 5-day work week
  • 1 year solar installation experience is preferred but not required
  • Must be able to consistently carry up to 50 pounds
  • Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, work on rooftops and able to work on your feet for long periods of time
  • Professional attitude
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Benefits

  • Team building events like BBQ’s and fun outings
  • Full benefits including pet insurance
  • Company shirts, hat and jacket
  • Opportunity for advancement into leadership roles
  • Employee and customer referral programs with cash rewards!

Be part of the revolution and join a winning team! We would love to talk to you about the incredible opportunities available.

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Charleston SC Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/residential-solar-installer-2/
Staff Scientist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/staff-scientist-2/ Full-time ~ Los Angeles Waterkeeper safeguards LA’s inland and coastal waters by enforcing laws and empowering communities. We envision the region as an international leader on integrated, sustainable and equitable water management; a region that is water self-sufficient, and where all waterways throughout the county are safe, healthy and accessible to the public. ~

Position Overview

Los Angeles Waterkeeper, a dynamic environmental nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to fight for the health of the region’s waterways, is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as Staff Scientist.  The Staff Scientist will serve as LAW’s in-house water quality science expert, overseeing Waterkeeper’s efforts to promote multi-benefit, nature-based stormwater projects as part of the Safe Clean Water Program, and support the organization’s advocacy and enforcement work.

Candidates ​should have experience in watershed protection planning, water quality and/or watershed assessments, environmental regulatory frameworks, and project management. This position will work closely with our legal and program staff, and Executive Director to advance LAW’s Pollution Prevention, Healthy Habitats, and Systems Change programs.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize technical expertise to support LAW’s efforts to promote multi-benefit, nature-based stormwater projects as part of LA County’s Safe Clean Water Program.
  • Manage field investigation and water quality sampling related to ongoing and potential enforcement actions (particularly around LAW’s industrial enforcement program), including.
  • Work with, and provide technical support to, LAW’s legal and marine staff to support the organization’s regulatory/legal advocacy campaigns, including.
  • Respond to Pollution Hotline reports and track responses to ensure compliance, and help update policies and procedures to respond to community pollution reports and significant pollution events
  • Update all water quality monitoring organizational documents and equipment.
  • Support Waterkeeper outreach efforts, being a spokesperson to the media, decision-makers and the general public.
  • Engage in meaningful partnerships with an array of partner organizations, including environmental, environmental health and justice, community-based organizations, tribes, and organized labor, to name some.   
  • Support development of reports and other collateral materials that highlight our efforts.
  • Participate in grant-writing and reporting where relevant to program activities.

Note: For a complete listing of position responsibilities, please click here

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to clean water, healthy ecosystems, resilient communities and environmental health and justice.
  • Capable of successfully working in diverse communities throughout LA County.
  • Advanced degree (M.S. or PhD) in environmental sciences, hydrology, or related field is strongly preferred, but we encourage candidates with equivalent professional experience otherwise meeting qualifications to apply. Applicants should have at least two years’ experience in environmental monitoring and assessment including field and laboratory work.
    Must have experience/be familiar with State and EPA approved sampling protocols/standard operating procedures for collecting surface water, stormwater, and sediment samples.
  • Familiarity with Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and implementation of Best Management Practices/compliance.
  • Experience with project management, including demonstrated ability to oversee campaign timelines, tasklists and budgets.
  • Hard working, self-motivated, and a deep commitment and passion for improving water quality and building healthy communities.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills; experience distilling complex science concepts for a variety of audiences.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Familiarity with GIS, Excel, Microsoft Office Suite. Some experience with CA SMART’s database and Salesforce a plus.
  • Strong organizational and data management skills.

Compensation

  • Salary – $65,000 - $70,000 based on experience.
  • Benefits – We offer paid health, vision, and dental insurance, as well as access to a 403(b)-retirement plan with the goal of providing a match within the next two years.
    • Flexibility to work remotely.
    • Generous paid time off policy.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references.
  • Start Date – As soon as possible, with a target date of February 1.
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Santa Monica CA Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/staff-scientist-2/
Foundation Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/l-a-d-foundation-manager/ Full-time ~ The L-A-D Foundation is a Missouri private operating foundation dedicated to exemplary stewardship of Pioneer Forest and other natural and cultural areas and to scientific research, education, public recreation, and encouragement for projects and policies that have   positive influence on the Missouri Ozark region and beyond. General Description. ~

The L-A-D Foundation was established by Leo A. Drey in 1962 to preserve lands of natural and cultural significance and undertake related scientific, educational, and charitable activities. Its holdings grew to nearly 4,000 acres in fourteen units, seven of them state-designated natural areas leased to the Missouri Department of Conservation, two areas and a trail system leased to Missouri Department of Natural Resources for management by Missouri State Parks, and nearly 1,000 acres of riparian land under scenic easement to NPS-Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

In 2004, Leo Drey and his wife Kay, donated to the foundation their Pioneer Forest, now about 144,000 acres in seven counties in the southeastern Missouri Ozarks, to be managed as a demonstration working forest in the public interest.

Position Overview

This new Foundation Manager position, headquartered at our downtown St. Louis office, is responsible for managing and supervising the business, ecological stewardship, policy, outreach, communication, and land consolidation functions of the L-A-D Foundation. The position is parallel to and requires continual communication and collaboration with our Forest Manager, headquartered at our Pioneer Forest office in Salem; both positions report directly to the L-A-D board of directors.

This is a leadership and executive position involving significant collaboration with professionals in partner organizations and agencies on policies, programs, and land management; development of materials and recommendations for consideration by the board and its committees; and leading special initiatives of the board and staff. The foundation engaged in a strategic planning effort in 2019 that identified a number of initiatives involving state and national outreach to be undertaken by the position.

The L-A-D Foundation and Pioneer Forest have an organizational culture of mutual respect and teamwork among our staff, directors, and many partners. For this position, we seek someone who is able to work collaboratively and who will further that culture. This position directly supervises the St. Louis office and stewardship program staff, maintains constant communication with the Pioneer Forest Manager, and works with the Board of Directors and its Executive, Finance and Stewardship Committees and with certain partners and contractors as needed.

  • Hours: 40 hours/week, salaried exempt
  • Salary: Based on experience; submit any salary requirements.
  • Benefits: 401(k), health and dental insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave.

Responsibilities

Specific Duties:

  • Provide leadership on matters of public policy relevant to the foundation, such as stewardship of national, state, and private parks and forests, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and wild and natural areas; work with various agencies, organizations, and the board to achieve foundation goals.
  • Develop mission-driven initiatives for consideration by the board and staff such as forest certification, collaborative research, new markets for wood products, and programs to encourage better management of private woodlands.
  • Supervise and provide support for the stewardship program for Pioneer Forest and other foundation-owned lands, including fire and ecological management, seasonal stewardship crew, recreation, and research.
  • Convey the successful efforts of the foundation in publications, outreach, and conferences.
  • Provide staff support for the foundation’s Executive and Stewardship committees; develop agendas, schedule meetings with partners, and prepare reports and minutes.
  • Execute and update the foundation’s land consolidation plan along with Pioneer Forest and stewardship staff.
  • Work with senior business, stewardship, and forest staff and board on development, execution, and oversight of the annual budget.
  • Develop and assist in a variety of management planning activities for Pioneer Forest and other L-A-D Foundation land.
  • Support and encourage other staff to prepare and submit grant applications; oversee the reporting and fulfillment process.
  • Conceptualize, edit, and publish the foundation's Annual Report and other outreach materials.
  • Oversee contractors and consultants, including legal advisors, working on foundation matters.
  • Oversee the coordinated efforts for a successful annual dinner at the Pioneer Forest campus in Salem.
  • Attend to and archive agendas, reports, minutes, and correspondence for the board; arrange for calls, meetings, and conferences as needed.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree and training or experience in natural resources, land stewardship, or biology preferred. Proven executive skills in a nonprofit, academic, government, or business organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and willingness to work collegially and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Strong inclination to communicate regularly and openly.
  • Experience with preparing and implementing or overseeing plans, budgets, policies, and grants.
  • Passion for natural resource conservation.

Desired Attributes:

  • Strength and experience in building effective partnerships and working collaboratively.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and enthusiasm to learn.
  • Willingness to travel, within Missouri and beyond, as needed to meet with people and understand issues.
  • Personally flexible and administratively nimble, exhibiting a positive attitude, not easily discouraged.
  • Familiarity with the Ozark region and an understanding of Ozark and Missouri culture a strong plus.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume.
  • Include "L-A-D Foundation Manager" in the subject line.
  • Please note, hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis.

The L-A-D Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, country of origin, or gender.

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St Louis MO Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/l-a-d-foundation-manager/
Executive Director, Volunteer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-volunteer-remote/ Part-time ~ Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is an international nonprofit network of students & professionals united by their shared passion for technical sustainability. We believe that young engineers & scientists are critical to solving the biggest sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. ~

Position Overview

The Executive Director (ED) serves as Engineers for a Sustainable World’s (ESW) most significant fundraiser and prominent external spokesperson. The ideal candidate will be passionate about sustainability and dedicated to embedding it within engineering. Candidates should be able to articulate a vision for ESW’s role in a rapidly changing world to stakeholders including members, potential and current donors, corporations, and foundations.

As an equal member of the Executive Committee, the Executive Director is responsible for helping to grow the organization’s resources to more effectively tackle large problems, supporting a large decentralized team of staff and mostly volunteers in the implementation of our strategic plan, and developing a stronger network of business, nonprofit, and academic partners. This position offers the opportunity to help put sustainability into the education and practice of the next generation of technical students and professionals.

  • Reports to:  Board of Directors
  • Team:           Executive Committee
  • Time:            Up to 10 hours/week
  • Salary:         $0, but opportunities for a paid position are possible depending on fundraising
  • Location:     Flexible within United States or Canada
  • Travel:         Occasional (5% of time); paid by organization. Travel currently suspended due                         to coronavirus

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead fundraising strategy and obtain dedicated and secure resources for successful operation and program management (50% of time)
    • Work with the Development Team to collectively design and execute fundraising activities
    • Identify and help secure funding from corporations and philanthropists for programs and operating expenses
    • Guide the planning and implementation of individual fundraising campaigns
    • Assist with proposal writing to governmental agencies or foundations to fund programs
    • Develop partnerships for shared resources in the form of in-kind donations and professional expertise 
  • Build the ESW brand in the form of public and organizational recognition and key partnerships (30%) 
    • Provide representation for ESW at public events and in the media
    • Identify potential for collaboration and develop connections between ESW and: faculty and staff at institutions of higher education in order to build ESW’s presence on college campuses; engineering and or sustainability-related companies; and existing non-profit networks
    • Coordinate creation of an Annual Report for public distribution
  • Support Internal Coordination and Achievement of the Strategic Plan (20%) 
    • Oversee reporting and tracking of metrics in the strategic plan, monitoring success of current programs and identifying potential adjustments
    • Support communication and coordination between leadership, the Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board
    • Identify areas for new programs and impact and targets for expansion, prioritizing between stakeholder groups as necessary
    • Work with the Board of Directors and Leadership Team on strategic planning for both short and long term horizons
    • Help develop annual budgets which make efficient use of resources and grow the organization’s overall impact

Qualifications

Desired skills and ideal qualifications:

  • Experience with nonprofit administration
  • Knowledge or experience in engineering or sustainability is a plus.
  • Superb verbal and excellent written communication skills and confidence communicating to a wide variety of audiences 
  • Demonstrated experience meeting funding goals from government and foundation sources and individual fundraising
  • Experience dealing with a range of organizational stakeholders, including university faculty, non-profit leaders, and businesses
  • Demonstrated ability to help create, share, and act on a large-scale vision
  • Management experience, especially in a non-hierarchical and shared decision making environment
  • Experience creating and/or managing multi-stakeholder projects and programs
  • Experience working with and engaging a diverse group of volunteer staff located around the country that primarily collaborates virtually
  • Project management

ESW does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or economic background. Further, we strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented identities to apply, including identities not explicitly named above. If there are any considerations or qualifications not acknowledged in our job description that you feel are important and relevant to this position, we encourage you to bring them to light in your application.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-volunteer-remote/
Renewable Civil/Structural Engineer III/IV https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-civil-structural-engineer-iii-iv/ Full-time KiloNewton LLC was formed in 2017 in Albuquerque, NM, by John Williamson to provide professional technical services for the renewables and manufacturing industries. 

  • KiloNewton is a dynamic technical consulting and software development company, focusing on engineering, renewable energy, manufacturing, and strategic business/technology decision management. 
  • An example of our work is how, commissioned by Agenda, LLC and RePower New Mexico, KiloNewton conducted a comparison of wind and solar energy costs to enable companies to make more informed location decisions based on renewable energy needs.

Position Overview

We are seeking candidates to fill the position of Renewable Cvil/Structural Engineer III/IVIf you are a self-motivated, crazy smart professional who is looking for a company that will allow you to be your best, while making the world a cleaner, better, happier place, then KiloNewton is for you! We are a small, growing firm, and so we are looking for someone to wear many hats.

KiloNewton is searching for an ambitious individual who is an experienced civil or structural engineering leader that enjoys working outside their comfort zone. The ideal candidate will leverage their professional skills, in analysis, design and leadership to prepare calculations, drawings, reports, etc. for project deliverables on renewable energy civil site layout and design, surveystructural analysis, and other projects.

The candidate will be skilled in using computer analysis and drafting software, including AutoCAD and AutoDesk analysis packages, ArcGIS software, Flo3D and/or other G&D/hydrology software. The ideal candidate will also have experience with steel driven foundation design, interpreting geotechnical reports, and hold a current valid PE license for stamping submittals. Designs/models must be created and analyzed with accurate detail that incorporates permitting ordinances, design inputs, sketches, field/customer notes, and must be able to comprehend, interpret, and render verbal inputs from the engineering supervisor and others as required.

We seek someone who has a passion for what they do and being part of something special. Our ideal candidate will be innovative and flexible, yet extremely process oriented. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to hard work, driven by excellence, and motivated to win!

Our Company Culture is:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

COVID-19 considerations:

  • We are adhering to the governors recommendations and are working remotely for the time being whenever possible. We are planning to return to the office as soon as it is safe.

Responsibilities

Renewable Civil/Structural Engineer III/IV Job Description: 

  • Assess project and its requirements
  • Assess the impact and feasibility of site due diligence, preliminary layout and up to the final engineering design
  • Working with other technical staff to create, test, validate, and use innovative new automated processes for engineering design and analysis
  • Prepare drawings and schematic designs based on project requirements
  • Study and assess drawings, plans, specifications and other documents relating to construction projects
  • Create, review, and approve civil and structural plans, calculations, and permitting documents for submittals to customers, AHJs, and site owners
  • Experience with creation and review of typical civil submittals, such as SWPPP, and other state/federal permitting requirements
  • Determine budget, project schedules and scope of work and deploy appropriate staff
  • Preparing bids for prospective clients
  • Supervising project teams, including the direction, lead and support other engineering and skilled personnel in managing and executing multiple tasks and projects
  • Lead and direct onsite and offsite teams as necessary
  • Collaborate, manage, and interact with construction teams, surveyors, architects and outside project developers and consultants
  • Manage deliverables on time and within the budget
  • Initiate and ensure standard civil engineering discipline in drawings and plans including surveying, grading, geotechnical, wind, seismic, snow and hydrology analyses
  • Working closely on construction plans with clients, architects, and other professionals
  • Developing design ideas using CAD, FEA, and GIS software
  • Using computer simulations to predict how various site designs, and structures will react under different conditions
  • Making sure that projects meet legal guidelines, environmental directives, and health and safety requirements
  • Giving progress reports to clients and senior managers
  • Adhere to the best practices, standards and procedures of the company
  • Other duties as defined

Qualifications

Civil Engineer Skills and Requirements:

  • Expertise in field of study to independently design and analyze civil and/or structural projects
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods related to FEA/CAD
  • Working knowledge of GIS techniques such as map production, editing, and geocoding
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, MS Project
  • Proficiency in other civil/structural programs such as Flo3D, LPILE, and other related programs
  • Knowledge of solar design software and processes a plus
  • Demonstrated customer relationship and people skills
  • Demonstrated excellent communications skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical discipline or related experience
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years experience in solar/renewable energy engineering highly preferred
  • The ideal candidate should have 5-10 years of experience in civil/structural engineering, in a variety of specializations

Compensation 

  • Salary is $70,000.00 - $100,500.00 per year
  • Benefits:
    • Dental insurance
    • Flexible schedule
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume/CV, and a cover letter that outlines your job interest and includes with your contact information.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
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Albuquerque NM Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-civil-structural-engineer-iii-iv/
Associate Analyst https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-analyst-5/ Full-time ~ RRS isn’t your average consulting firm. We have a vision. We strive to create a world where resources are managed to maximize economic and social benefit while minimizing environmental harm. A world where abundance keeps pace with societal needs. ~

We’ve assembled a cutting-edge team of professionals, engineers, economists and communications specialists who share this vision and possess core strengths in materials and recovery, coupled with expertise in life cycle management and applied sustainable design. These experts operate confidently across the supply chain, identifying the most leveraged opportunities to effect change, and developing pathways to long-term value.

RRS has been driving and delivering results since 1986. Our clients are leaders in materials management, and together we have achieved results in which we are very proud. We stay nimble and responsive, providing informed, innovative, actionable solutions to the sustainability challenges of our time.

Position Overview

RRS is seeking applications for a full-time, temporary Associate Analyst position in our Ann Arbor, MI  office to assist staff consultants and engineers on a variety of projects including research, data entry, solid waste planning, collection system management, and program best practices. The position is for 12-months with potential for full time hire

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on project subject matter, data for models, marketplace and market sectors, and emerging technologies
  • Assist with client projects while providing innovative and environmentally responsible solutions;
  • Assist with memo, report and PowerPoint generation;
  • Provide assistance with waste and recycling data analysis, assessment, data entry and management;
  • Assist with updating data in company databases; and
  • Database and spreadsheet design and data input. 

Key Qualifications

  • Organized, self-motivated, ability to set work priorities and complete work with minimal supervision;
  • Creative problem analysis abilities to solve client multi-dimensional problems and projects;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven research experience;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and
  • Experience in ArcGIS and AutoCad preferred, but not necessary. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A completed two-year or four year degree in education, economics, natural resources, environmental sciences, environmental policy, engineering, business administration or related field completed is required.
  • Four-year degree in education, economics, natural resources, environmental sciences, environmental policy, engineering, business administration or related field is preferred; and
  • Two years working experience in an environmentally related field is preferred, but not necessary.

Compensation

  • $18 - $22 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Relocation assistance may apply. RRS is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, resume and list of references.
  • Cover letters should address the candidate’s professional goals and interests, ability to meet key and minimal qualifications (as described above) as well as their experience and interest in this position. 
  • Please submit all materials to Elizabeth Hughes Bowden. 

Attn: Elizabeth Hughes Bowden, Team Resource Director, 416 Longshore Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

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Ann Arbor MI Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-analyst-5/
Vice President for Conservation and Stewardship https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/vice-president-for-conservation-and-stewardship/ Full-time ~ We sustain America's forests for all their public benefits of wood, water, wildlife, and people's well-being in cooperation with landowners and communities. ~

Position Overview

Pacific Forest Trust seeks a detail-oriented, collaborative, and experienced leader to direct and manage our robust conservation and stewardship program. This includes the acquisition of new working forest conservation easements and fee lands, and the stewardship of PFT’s portfolio of conservation easements. PFT’s projects are large-scale and sophisticated and involve collaboration with multiple public and private partners.

The VP for Conservation and Stewardship will lead and facilitate these conservation projects from inception to closing and oversee their perpetual stewardship. Reporting to the President and Co-Founder, they will manage the Conservation and Stewardship team: a senior project manager and two stewardship associates. This position offers a tremendous career opportunity for an energetic and accomplished conservation professional, building on 27 years of successful, innovative conservation.

Responsibilities include:

Leading landowner outreach and constituency building for conservation projects; conservation easement and fee title negotiation and oversight of all phases of acquisition; agency representation; advancing successful conservation funding/financing strategies utilizing multiple public and private sources; building collaborative partnerships; appraisal oversight; budgeting and financial reporting; and providing overall project-management leadership consistent with PFT’s policies and our commitment to the highest ethical standards. They will also play a leading role in PFT’s Management Team, engage with PFT’s Board and contribute to our policy initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of annual Conservation and Stewardship Plan and strategies.
  • Negotiate and manage conservation easement and fee title acquisitions, including all financial aspects. This includes: overseeing development of property conservation assessments; supervising property due diligence, including title investigation; negotiating easements; negotiating option/ purchase agreements; overseeing appraisals.
  • Lead, manage, and develop the Conservation & Stewardship staff.
  • Develop and implement acquisition-specific conservation financing/funding strategies, including all public and private capital sources at the national and state levels.
  • Identify and cultivate partnerships through outreach to private forestland owners, foresters, public agencies, elected officials, tribes, other resource managers, and multiple forest stakeholders.
  • Actively source and develop conservation easements and fee title projects in priority areas, consistent with PFT’s acquisition policies and procedures.
  • Represent PFT in many public fora.
  • Ensure regular monitoring and compliance of previously acquired interests, consistent with PFT’s stewardship policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and improve conservation and stewardship policies and procedures, and supervise detailed record keeping, in compliance with standards for National Land Trust Accreditation.
  • Participate in PFT’s Management Team and PFT Board meetings.
  • Provide input to PFT’s Policy and Incentives program.
  • Support PFT’s overall fundraising through engaging in events, field trips and other cultivation.

Qualifications

  • Significant experience in conservation easement and fee title projects with a track record of negotiating, financing and managing acquisitions.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively articulate the benefits of working forest conservation to engage PFT’s potential and existing partners, including forest owners, government agencies and community stakeholders.
  • Experience building partnerships with stakeholders to develop successful conservation projects.
  • Expertise and success obtaining funds from public and private sources for conservation acquisitions; with fulfillment of funding requirements, including reporting.
  • Experience in developing, managing and leading staff.
  • A commitment to high standards and personal accountability and a passion for excellence.
  • Strong commitment to Pacific Forest Trust’s mission and passion to ensure the permanence of conservation easement stewardship.
  • Desire to make an enduring contribution to conservation and sustainable forestry.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent professional training in natural resource management (especially forestry), conservation real estate, and/or law.
  • Commitment to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture.

Benefits and Compensation

  • This is a full-time position offering an excellent salary and benefits package.
  • PFT is a collegial environment filled with bright minds that generate groundbreaking ideas and work hard to implement them. We also understand the value of work/life balance.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity..
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Please reference where you saw this post.
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San Francisco CA Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/vice-president-for-conservation-and-stewardship/
Grant Writer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/grant-writer-3/ Full-time ~ Northern Plains is a grassroots organization of people from the plains and mountains, cities and towns. We are everyday Montanans who love where we live. We stand up, shoulder-to-shoulder, to protect this place we all call home. ~

  • “We all love this place we call Montana. We believe that land and water and air are not ours to despoil, but ours to steward for future generations.” - Paul Hawks (rancher, Melville, MT)

We believe that true prosperity begins with healthy land, water, and air. We believe that our families, farms, ranches, schools, businesses, governments, and communities thrive when we are good stewards of these resources. We believe that if we look beyond our fences, listen to one another, and keep our minds open, we will find creative solutions to secure a clean, healthful environment for all.

We are working toward a future where we live in harmony with nature, where our economy serves the people rather than the people serving the economy, where neighbors work side-by-side to build a world that lives up to our ideals of fairness, inclusion, and justice.

For 48 years, Northern Plains Resource Council has helped Montanans organize to protect water quality, family farms and ranches, and our unique quality of life.

  • “This thriving citizens organization exemplifies the ideal of public involvement in public processes.” – Billings Gazette

Job Description

Our Grant Writer is primarily responsible for raising money from external sources such as foundations, churches, and other granting institutions – private foundations being by far the biggest source of our external fundraising. 

This means maintaining effective relationships, producing quality written materials, conducting research, and meeting deadlines.  The Grant Writer also has responsibilities in other aspects of our fundraising and our overall organizational work. 

  • The position of Grant Writer is a full-time (35-40 hours/week, negotiable) hourly position.
  • While each employee at Northern Plains has individual work assignments, the entire staff works together as a team to accomplish the goals set by the Board of Directors. 
    • Job location: Billings, Montana (location first 3 months negotiable)
    • For more information about Northern Plains, visit our website.

Primary Duties

  • Preparing and submitting grant proposals and reports – to targeted foundations and other granting organizations;
  • Researching and prioritizing prospective funders of Northern Plains’ work;
  • Maintaining a calendar of proposal and report deadlines;
  • Developing relationships as appropriate with key foundation program officers;
  • Maintaining supporting materials that are needed for proposals and reports;
  • Maintaining organized records of grant and foundation materials;
  • Maintaining and updating Northern Plains’ presence on websites like GuideStar and Charity Navigator;
  • Developing thorough knowledge of Northern Plains’ issue campaigns to communicate our work effectively.

Other Duties:

  • Drafting fundraising letters and thank-you letters;
  • Participating in Northern Plains’ Grassroots Donor Campaign;
  • Helping with Northern Plains’ bequest program;
  • Updating the staff and board on grant progress;
  • Administrative tasks as assigned (e.g. reconciling bank statements);
  • Participating in staff team meetings and collaborating with other staff as needed to advance our work.

Qualifications We’re Looking For:

  • Commitment to Northern Plains’ issues and values;
  • Background in foundation fundraising;
  • Strong writing skills, comfortable with being edited;
  • Strong proofreading skills;
  • Ability to develop and interpret budgets;
  • Ability to get along well with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Sense of humor, even when puns are involved;
  • Well-organized, ability to prioritize, and detail-oriented;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to travel on occasion;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

Also Helpful:

  • Experience with a nonprofit organization working for social change or on environmental issues.
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically, and practically.

Compensation

  • Wage range: $18-$20/hour, depending on experience.

To Apply

  • This position is open until filled, but we encourage applications as soon as possible.
  • Please click "Apply" below to email Maggie Gordon:
    • Cover letter (tell us why you want this job)
    • Resume
    • Writing sample
    • 3 professional references

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 Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/grant-writer-3/
Policy Advisor, Carbon Capture and Industrial Emissions https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-advisor-carbon-capture-and-industrial-emissions/ Full-time ~Third Way is a national think tank that champions modern center-left ideas. ~

Our work is grounded in the mainstream American values of opportunity, freedom, and security. But we identify as center-left, because we see that space in U.S. politics as offering the only real path for advancing those ideals in the century ahead.

Our agenda is ambitious, aspirational, and actionable. It is built on the bedrock belief that for political movements to succeed in our political system, they must relentlessly re-imagine their policies, strategies, and coalitions.

Third Way’s Climate and Energy Program designs and advocates for policies to put the United States on the fastest, fairest path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

  • Analysis from leading climate and energy authorities is clear that achieving this goal will require carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) technologies, as well as direct air capture (DAC).

Position Overview 

We are seeking candidates for the position of Policy Advisor, Carbon Capture and Industrial Emissions. This policy advisor will lead our team’s research, education, and advocacy work in these fields to ensure the federal policy community is aware of opportunities to support these technologies and the benefits that will come as a result. This policy advisor will also contribute to our team’s work on tools and policy solutions to address tricky emissions from the industrial sector.

As the Policy Advisor for Carbon Capture and Industrial Emissions, a typical day might include…

  • Conducting in-depth research and quantitative analysis to better understand and explain the economic and climate benefits that could be created by deploying CCUS and DAC and by taking certain policy steps to eliminate emissions from industry;
  • Drafting high-impact written reports, memos, and op-eds that persuasively illuminate the methods and benefits of federal investment in CCUS and DAC;
  • Engaging with congressional offices, federal agency officials, industry, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders and potential partners in this education and advocacy work;
  • Analyzing policy ideas and assessing their impact on the development and deployment of CCUS and DAC technologies; and,
  • Working with other members of Third Way’s climate and energy, communications, and outreach teams to help plan and execute events and digital collateral that advance policy education and advocacy efforts.

Requirements

This might be the job for you, if you…

  • Have a graduate degree in a related field and at least one year of work experience or have an undergraduate degree and 2+ years of highly relevant work experience;
  • Possess a solid understanding of federal climate and clean energy policy, particularly as it pertains to carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS), and direct air capture (DAC);
  • Want to contribute towards Third Way’s mission;
  • Take pride in and ownership of your work;
  • Are curious and eager for professional development;
  • Think on your feet and adapt to changes effortlessly;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally; and
  • Want to make a difference and an imprint as Third Way’s newest Policy Advisor for Carbon Capture and Industrial Emissions.

In the Third Way Culture, we are looking for…

  • Self-starters: People who see and seize opportunities, take risks, learn from failure, and will bring a sustained passion for our mission.
  • Collaborators: People who work in teams—sharing ideas, brainstorming, co-authoring products, and advancing its shared priorities.
  • Creators: People who fosters divergent thinking; that aren’t afraid to take on the orthodoxies of the left or the right. Team members come up with original insights, find unique ways to look at data, and challenge their preconceptions.
  • Results-oriented: People who function with an organizational commitment to clear objectives, ambitious timelines, accountability for results, and a focus on impact.
  • Respectful: People who embrace the diverse perspectives of everyone and fosters the values of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness at all times.

Within 1 Month You'll...

  • Participate in Third Way’s comprehensive onboarding program. You’ll learn about all aspects of Business Operations, which includes benefits, IT, finance, and office operations.
  • Meet your Third Way “buddy”, be introduced to the entire staff, and start to learn the TW culture.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-ones with your manager to ensure you fully understand the expectations of the job.
  • Attend your departmental weekly meetings. You’ll learn about the key goals of your program, how they’re doing, what challenges they face, and how you will contribute.
  • Be given a set of background materials on your issue portfolio, an overview of active projects you will be taking over management of, and some initial assignments.

Within 2 Months You'll...

  • Gain an understanding each employee’s role and their contribution to the organization.
  • Incorporate TW’s Style Guide and Production process into your work products.
  • Learn and experience TW’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and respect in the workplace.
  • Engage with coalitions and other external partners working on your issue areas.
  • Contribute to public-facing fact sheets and outreach to congressional offices on the needs and opportunities for supporting CCUS and DAC in the appropriations process.

Within 3 Months You'll...

  • Feel a sense of comfort and familiarity with the staff, your team, and your work.
  • Continue to attend weekly departmental meetings with a stronger understanding of your team’s strategic goal.
  • Bring new ideas and suggestions to your weekly one-on-ones with your manager.
  • Complete your 90 day self-evaluation and performance review with your manager.
  • Partner with your manager to establish your long-term goals for the remainder of the year.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to visit this website to submit your application.

Third Way is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates, supports and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable laws.

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Washington, DC Flexible/Remote until further notice Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-advisor-carbon-capture-and-industrial-emissions/
Director of Policy Analysis for Global Initiatives, Climate Imperative Project https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-policy-analysis-for-global-initiatives-climate-imperative-project/ Full-time Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC (Energy Innovation) was established in 2012 as a clean energy and environmental policy firm to provide timely research and analysis on low-carbon energy policy options to policy makers, thought leaders, and members of the media. The EI team has expertise in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable urban development, technological innovation, and energy policy design.

Energy Innovation seeks a Director of Policy Analysis for Global Initiatives, Climate Imperative Project to play an instrumental role in supporting domestic and international grant-making efforts. This position requires a strong technical and policy background, superb quantitative and communication skills, and a keen sense of how data and analyses can be used to support and ensure the success of international and domestic grantmaking efforts. The Director of Policy Analysis for Global Initiatives will report to the Executive Director of Initiatives and in close partnership with other teams and senior staff.

Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/EI_CI_DPAGI_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

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Flexible Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-policy-analysis-for-global-initiatives-climate-imperative-project/
Market Access Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/market-access-coordinator/ Full-time ~ Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a 41-year-old member-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate, educate, and build connections to create sustainable food systems in the Carolinas centered on local and organic agriculture. ~

Job Summary

The Market Access Coordinator is a full-time (40 hrs/week) position with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and is responsible for strengthening the local food system by providing technical assistance to small, diversified, sustainable farms, food hubs, and farmer cooperatives by helping them meet market and consumer demands.

COVID-19 has had a massive economic impact on market conditions for North and South Carolina’s farmers. It has tested the resiliency of our food system, exposing the shortfalls of the globalized food system. However, it has also elevated the importance of the local food economy, making now, more than ever, the time to increase our investment in and support of our local food economy.

The Market Access Coordinator is based out of Pittsboro, NC, and will require extensive travel throughout the Carolinas. Candidates working remotely in the Carolinas will be considered. The position reports to the Local Food System Manager and does not supervise staff members.          

Job Responsibilities

General Administration (20%)

  • Work with the Local Food System Manager and Associate Executive Director for Programs to develop annual work plans that support CFSA's mission, goals, and strategic plan.
  • Assist with programmatic monitoring to ensure compliance, progress towards objectives and expected results, and work plan and budget adherence.
  • Assist with programmatic planning, grant writing, and reporting to support and expand the Market Access Initiative.
  • Evaluate and document program impacts including market expansion, knowledge gained, and intent to change or adopt new practices.
  • Increase recognition of and engagement with our mission, programs, and impact by engaging current members, recruiting new members, and increasing our understanding of farm member needs.

Training & Direct Technical Assistance (80%)

  • Provide technical assistance to farmers through workshops, one-on-one direct assistance, and online resources on:
    • financial recordkeeping and benchmarking;
    • best practices in succession planting, postharvest handling, washing, packing, storage, and transportation necessary to meet market specifications;
    • developing specific crop budgets, conducting feasibility studies, and developing and implementing a business plan for scaling up production in order to expand sales through a diversity of local markets; and
    • online marketing and social media.
  • Provide technical assistance to food hubs on business and financial planning, efficiency of operations, and access to capital.
  • Identify existing and new market outlets for farmers and develop resources for farmers looking to expand markets.
  • Network with food system professionals to enhance small farms’ access to food distribution systems in the Carolinas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years relevant experience, such as farm management, business management, or farm financial plan
  • Experience in business development including feasibility assessments, business and financial planning, sourcing, and marketing.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with various local food marketing channels including wholesale, intermediate, and direct to consumer markets.
  • Familiarity with best management practices in postharvest handling, washing, packing, storage, and transportation.
  • Familiarity with industry-driven, on-farm food safety, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) buyer requirements.
  • Familiarity with website design and setting up online sales platforms.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including experience interacting and working with diverse communities, neighborhoods, and populations.
  • A Bachelor's degree or coursework in Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Economics, or Business Administration, or related field.

Compensation

  • The salary range for this position is $38,000 - $46,000, commensurate with experience.
  • In addition, CFSA offers generous vacation, retirement, and health insurance benefits.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume, list of professional references, and a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience will enable you to be successful in this position.
  • Applications should be submitted as a single .pdf saved as your first and last name, with “Market Access Coordinator” in the subject line.
  • You will receive an electronic confirmation of your email submission.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • The position will remain open until filled.

CFSA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse staff that honors the agricultural contributions of many cultures. People of color, LGBTQ+ people, and other individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. CFSA is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CFSA are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. CFSA does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, marital status, or military or veteran status.

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Pittsboro North Carolina Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/market-access-coordinator/
Local Food Distribution Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/local-food-distribution-coordinator/ Full-time ~ Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a 41-year-old member-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate, educate, and build connections to create sustainable food systems in the Carolinas centered on local and organic agriculture. ~

Job Summary

The Local Food Distribution Coordinator is a full-time (40 hrs/week) position with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and is responsible for coordinating Farms Serving Hospitality and Restaurant Employees (FarmsSHARE) an emergency food assistance program launched by CFSA in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FarmsSHARE program provides a free box of locally-grown produce and protein sourced from small, sustainable farms to households in need. The long term goal is to transition FarmsSHARE into a food distribution program that addresses persistent food insecurity and chronic health issues while prioritizing the use of locally-raised agricultural products sourced from food hubs working with small farms. 

The position is based in Pittsboro, NC, and will require travel throughout North Carolina. Candidates working remotely in North Carolina will be considered. The position reports to the Local Food System Manager and does not supervise staff members.

Job Responsibilities

General Administration (20%)

  • Work with the Local Food System Manager and Associate Executive Director for Programs to develop annual work plans that support CFSA's mission, goals, and strategic plan.
  • Assist with programmatic monitoring to ensure compliance, progress towards objectives and expected results, and work plan and budget adherence.
  • Assist with programmatic planning, grant writing, and reporting to support and expand the program.
  • Evaluate and document program impacts on farmers, food hubs, and food box recipients.
  • Increase recognition of and engagement with our mission, programs, and impact by engaging current members, recruiting new members, and increasing our understanding of farm member needs.

 Program Coordination (50%)

  • Coordinate logistics of food box distribution, invoicing, payment, and record keeping.
  • Coordinate the continuation and transition of FarmsSHARE into a financially sustainable local food distribution program.
  • Work with program partners and food hubs to ensure local produce is included in food box programs.
  • Represent CFSA at partner meetings, including the Food Hub Network, hosted by Resourceful Communities to provide food hubs opportunities to collaborate and assist each other.

Training & Direct Technical Assistance (30%)

  • Work with food hubs and the farmers they work with to increase organization and production capacity to meet food box distribution & community needs.
  • Provide technical assistance to food hubs and farmer cooperatives on how to implement best management practices specific to their operations.
  • Launch a coordinated system for food safety management for the farmers and food hubs participating in the food box distribution program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years relevant experience working in public health, food relief programs, or local food distribution.
  • Familiarity with public health issues and the impact nutrition has on persistent health issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including experience interacting and working with diverse communities, neighborhoods, and populations.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with intermediate markets, particularly food hubs and farmer cooperatives.
  • Familiarity with best management practices in postharvest handling, washing, packing, storage, and transportation.
  • Familiarity with industry-driven, on-farm food safety, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) buyer requirements.
  • Understanding of basic farming practices and organic/sustainable production.
  • Experience developing and implementing standard operating procedures and quality management systems.
  • A Bachelor's degree or coursework in public health, or related field.

Compensation

  • The salary range for this position is $38,000 - $46,000, commensurate with experience.
  • In addition, CFSA offers generous vacation, retirement, and health insurance benefits.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume, list of professional references, and a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience will enable you to be successful in this position.
  • Applications should be submitted as a single .pdf saved as your first and last name, with “Local Food Distribution Coordinator” in the subject line.
  • You will receive an electronic confirmation of your email submission.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • The position will remain open until filled.

CFSA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse staff that honors the agricultural contributions of many cultures. People of color, LGBTQ+ people, and other individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. CFSA is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CFSA are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. CFSA does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, marital status, or military or veteran status.

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Pittsboro North Carolina Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/local-food-distribution-coordinator/
Water and Natural Resources Attorney https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/water-and-natural-resources-attorney/ Full-time Founded in 1963, Jordan Ramis PC is a law firm dedicated to the businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs building and defining the future of the Pacific Northwest. Our attorneys concentrate on representation and advocacy in these areas:

  • Government Law
  • Dirt Law®
  • Business Law
  • Litigation

More than 30 attorneys work from our offices in Lake Oswego and Bend, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.

Position Overview

Jordan Ramis PC, a Northwest regional law firm, is seeking a Water and Natural Resources Lawyer who would be based out of the firm’s Bend office. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic environmental and natural resources law practice group from a location considered one of the most desirable places to live in the county.

  • We are looking for a lawyer with at least seven years of water law and natural resources law experience and a portable book of business.
  • This is an opportunity to work with lawyers who are routinely recognized by their peers as some of the top lawyers in their fields.

Jordan Ramis offers a mid-sized firm environment with large-firm advantages such as full remote work capabilities, dedicated marketing staff to help lawyers grow their client base, flexible hours and work arrangements, and locations in Portland, southwest Washington, and Bend.

If you are interested in a change of scenery, a change of weather, and an opportunity to join one of the top environmental and natural resources law groups in the Northwest, we invite you to send your cover letter and resume. 

  • Please reference where you saw this post.
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Bend OR Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/water-and-natural-resources-attorney/
Chief Executive Officer, VEIC https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-executive-officer-veic/ Full-time ~ VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years. ~

  • VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean-energy services that provide immediate and lasting change.

Position Overview

VEIC seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization and expand the reach of its operations. VEIC administers three major sustainable energy programs as well as providing full-service consulting and engineering capabilities. VEIC is nationally recognized for originating pilots and programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advancing emerging technologies and innovative program models.

  • Its work to date will produce lifetime customer energy savings of over 42 million MMBTUs and fossil fuel consumption cost savings of over $4.2 billion.

VEIC administers Efficiency Vermont, the nation’s first “efficiency utility”. In 2000, VEIC entered into a contract with the Vermont Public Service Board to implement a major, multimillion-dollar program that transformed the organization and catapulted it to a new level of scale, impact, and visibility. From the outset, Efficiency Vermont exceeded expectations as measured by energy and dollar savings to Vermont ratepayers. Its initial success resulted in VEIC winning multiple contract renewals and rebids, including its formal appointment in 2009 as the statewide energy efficiency utility.

Beginning in 2008, VEIC expanded its operations to become the implementer of new efficiency programs for the District of Columbia, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility. There VEIC has reduced DC’s per capita energy consumption, increased its renewable energy capacity, reduced its peak electricity demand, improved energy efficiency of low-income housing, reduced the growth of energy demand among the largest users, and increased the number of green- jobs.

VEIC’s launched a third major contract in 2011 with Efficiency Smart in Columbus, Ohio (where a nonprofit corporation, American Municipal Power (AMP), services a member group of municipally owned electric utilities in Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.)

VEIC also has a consulting arm that has successfully expanded the reach of VEIC to federal, state, and local government agencies; electric and gas utilities; consumer advocate and environmental groups; for-profit and non-profit organizations and businesses; and international agencies and organizations.

Together these VEIC on-the-ground energy efficiency and green energy measures have prevented the release into the atmosphere of over 22 million metric tons of CO2. As the energy industry evolves, VEIC continues to find new ways to address market needs. Grounded in its mission and set of core values and building upon its 30+ year track record, VEIC is expanding into high-performance, efficient products, transportation electrification, decarbonizing buildings, and ensuring clean and efficient energy solutions reach all people, including low-income and disenfranchised communities.

Headquartered in Winooski, Vermont, VEIC also has significant operations and staff in Washington, DC and Columbus, Ohio. With an operating budget of approximately $88 million and 279 staff members, VEIC is overseen by an 11-member Board of Directors comprised of industry, community, and business leaders deeply committed to VEIC’s mission. Since July 2020, VEIC has been led by Interim CEO, Rebecca Foster, who served as the Director of Efficiency Vermont.

Opportunity Going Forward

The CEO will have the opportunity to lead this unique, forward-looking, entrepreneurial, and mission-driven organization to be a national leader in energy decarbonization. In addition, to managing effectively and efficiently the ongoing operations of a mission-driven, nonprofit with a $88 million annual operating budget and close to 300 geographically dispersed staff members.

High priorities for the CEO include:

  • Working collaboratively with the Board of Directors and senior leadership to establish a clear, concise, and compelling vision and strategy for VEIC, one that takes advantages of anticipated growth in the clean energy sector, while recognizing market challenges and increased competition.
  • Leading and empowering a team of highly skilled, experienced, and educated professionals, while creating and implementing practices and systems to raise institution-wide accountability.
  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for VEIC in order to increase its name recognition, reputation, and business opportunities nationally and to advance public policy.
  • Leveraging VEIC’s unique positioning as a mission-driven nonprofit to demonstrate how progressive values can effectively compete with and outperform more traditional corporate business models in the decarbonization field.
  • Integrating equity and social justice policies and principles into VEICs organizational DNA and strategy.
  • Codifying and implementing an aggressive business development strategy and function to expand VEIC’s programmatic reach and to improve its overall financial health and sustainability.
  • Nurturing and sustaining a positive, warm, welcoming, and collaborative work culture and climate that creates unity through diversity.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to promote VEIC’s organization-wide cohesiveness across significant cultural, economic, and geographic differences.
  • Working collaboratively with a relatively new Board of Directors to ensure their contributions are maximized and board participation is mutually rewarding.

Qualifications

Desired Credentials/Profile of the Ideal Candidate

  • A minimum of seven years of senior leadership, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of, passion for and commitment to decarbonization
  • Champion of progressive values in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors 

Skills and Experience

Visionary and Strategic Executive

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a strategic organizational vision and plan
  • Understand decarbonization industry trends and build the organizational capacity and structure to capitalize on those trends
  • Skilled at selling, communicating, and championing a common vision that creates downstream clarity
  • Decisive, with the ability to pinpoint smart business and operational opportunities and move them forward across a large, complex, and dispersed organization
  • Able to align and effectively operationalize strategy in a large, complex, and dispersed organization
  • Demonstrated commitment to and success in integrating social justice and equity principles into overall business strategy
  • Highly developed risk management capabilities
  • Proven financial, budgetary, and governance leadership at an organization of VEIC’s complexity and scale

Mission-Driven, Passionate, and Committed Industry Leader

  • Passion and personal commitment to energy decarbonization
  • Authentic mission-focused and -driven leadership
  • Credibility, knowledge, and respect within the energy efficiency and climate industries and communities to build relationships and expand opportunities
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with utility operations, customer relationships, regulations, and policy development
  • Has the industry knowledge and networks necessary to attract, hire, motivate, and manage subject matter experts

Creative and Entrepreneurial Business Developer

  • Skilled at developing and considering entrepreneurial and creative solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrated business development skills to expand VEIC’s external book of work
  • Ability to develop an institution-wide business development strategy and the supporting infrastructure and staffing model for implementation
  • Capacity to engage senior leaders of potential clients to win business in both traditional and new markets
  • Ability to capitalize on VEIC’s unique positioning as a nonprofit in the energy efficiency and utility industry
  • Knowledge of mergers, acquisitions, and business risks

Empowering and Transparent Leader of Culture, Staff, and the Board

  • Present, accessible, inspirational, and emotionally intelligent leader of staff
  • Empathetic leader who motivates, appreciates, and respects staff
  • Committed to developing a positive, warm, welcoming, collaborative, and diverse work culture and climate
  • Skilled at creating a culture of high performance and consistent accountability, while taking personal responsibility and ownership
  • Proactive problem solver and proficient crisis manager
  • Committed to integrating equity and social justice policies and principles and creating unity through diversity
  • Champion of transparency
  • Able to develop and implement a broad-based, national talent management strategy
  • Partner to the Board of Directors to expand its impact on the organization

Networker, Relationship Builder, and Communicator

  • Proven, consummate, and highly skilled networker, ideally with a personal network in the energy sector
  • Exceptional public spokesperson with strong communication skills and ability to sell VEIC’s vision
  • Ability to translate and leverage local projects and successes with a larger national audience
  • Political skills at the state and federal levels with an understanding of how government and policy development works
  • Deep commitment to engaging and empowering communities, with the ability to get others to yes

Compensation

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget. 

Application Guidelines

  • Candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of VEIC, along with salary requirements.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Send required documents to: https://eostransitions.applicantpool.com/jobs/

Note: This executive search is being conducted by Eos Transition Partners consultant John Tarvin. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions must be submitted to John at jtarvin (at) eostransitions (dot) com.

VEIC is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer which encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, particularly candidates of color and/or candidates who know and/or represent the communities VEIC serves.

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Winsooki Vermont Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-executive-officer-veic/
Initiative Strategy Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/initiative-strategy-director/ Full-time ~ Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC (Energy Innovation) was established in 2012 as a clean energy and environmental policy firm to provide timely research and analysis on low-carbon energy policy options to policy makers, thought leaders, and members of the media. The EI team has expertise in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable urban development, technological innovation, and energy policy design. ~

The Energy Innovation team has expertise in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable urban development, technological innovation, and energy policy design. In addition to conducting policy research, Energy Innovation also works with clients to facilitate philanthropic investments into technology and advocacy that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Innovation also staffs the Climate Imperative project.

  • Click here to learn more about Energy Innovation.

Climate Imperative, a new flagship project of Energy Innovation, is driving to win the most important climate policy decisions.

Each Climate Imperative policy initiative aims to save at least three billion tons of CO2e cumulatively by 2050. For each initiative, Climate Imperative is building and strengthening a talented, proven team, and backing it up with whatever is needed to win: world-class technical advice, direct support for decision-makers, targeted communications, and/or public support. The decisions targeted by Climate Imperative represent the largest near-term carbon abatement opportunities around the world.

Climate change is governed by inexorable, physical facts—about carbon sources, accumulation, impacts, and timing, and then, symmetrically, about solutions that work. These facts must inform strategy: they show that avoiding dangerous climate change is only possible by strong policy to cut carbon, promptly, in the biggest countries.

Position Overview

Energy Innovation seeks a smart, highly motivated Initiative Strategy Director to serve on the Climate Imperative leadership team and develop, and in some cases manage, new initiatives across the major emitting geographies, working in concert with other members of the Climate Imperative team. The Initiative Strategy Director will report to the Executive Director of Climate Imperative. 

  • Start Timeframe: We seek to have someone in place in early Spring 2021.

Responsibilities

The Initiative Strategy Director will serve on the Climate Imperative leadership team and develop, and in some cases manage, new initiatives across the major emitting geographies, working in concert with other members of the Climate Imperative team. The Initiative Strategy Director will report to the Executive Director of Climate Imperative.

Specifically, the Initiative Strategy Director will:

  • Help identify top policy targets that fit the mission of Climate Imperative
  • Develop a deep understanding of the decision-making venues and the intervention points, and share that understanding with Climate Imperative’s partners
  • For each proposed initiative consult with relevant experts to build a clear, concise, and metric-driven campaign strategy to drive success
  • Identify the key NGOs and partner organizations who can run the strategy
  • Develop packages of grants to implement the strategy
  • Ensure that social justice and equity are reflected in the design, implementation, and partners of the initiative
  • Track progress, repair problems, expand or contract or shut down as necessary
  • Keep partners (NGOs, funders, regranters, key officials, top experts) happy and connected to and supportive of the project
  • Report, without coloration, on progress and stalls
  • Launch new initiatives, including identifying potential Initiative Director candidates as needed
  • Serve as the primary manager for one or more initiatives where the Initiative Director is located within a grantee organization
  • Serve as a sounding board and resource for other Initiative Directors
  • Understand the social, economic, institutional, and other forces that could drive or inhibit smart climate and energy policy
  • Possess, and continually enhance, a keen understanding of which policies, worldwide, can deliver the most carbon abatement; this will include partnering with a small analytics team to ensure substantiated data and trends drive the work
  • Track progress, and submit quarterly reports on progress, obstacles, and strategies
  • Present this information to the leadership of Energy Innovation
  • Meet with funders to present the strategy, work, and results

Qualifications

Profile of the Successful Candidate Energy Innovation seeks a skilled, creative and innovative climate change professional with well-honed strategic campaign skills to serve as Initiative Strategy Director. The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, effective writing abilities, and a disposition toward finding and driving solutions in a complicated arena.

More specifically, Energy Innovation seeks a professional with the following attributes:

  • Undergraduate degree in one or more environmental policy-related fields, including public policy, environmental management, environmental science, international relations, sustainability, law, or sustainable finance; graduate degree strongly preferred
  • Seven or more years of work experience leading successful campaigns to achieve policy change
  • Keen sense of what it takes to make change in various venues
  • Deep interest, passion, and commitment to reducing climate change; solid understanding of what is at stake combined with the boldness to tackle some of the most complex challenges facing humanity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial, but able to work well on a team
  •  Eager to take on a wide variety of tasks
  • Willingness and ability to travel

The selected candidate will also demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Team player, with a commitment to working in a diverse team, respecting cultural sensitivity and differences
  • Promptly resolves problems through timely consultation in an environment of mutual respect
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced, constantly evolving and collaborative environment
  • Collegial approach, excellent interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor
  • Innate collaborator; open to input
  • Ability to understand the intersections of climate change, social justice, and policy
  • Lifelong learner with a great sense of humor, action-oriented and politically savvy

Compensation

  • This position offers a competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
  • We actively welcome all candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who have the skills to fulfill this role – regardless of compensation history.

To Apply

  • All applications are held in strict confidence.
  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to submit your credentials and a letter of interest through our private applicant portal to The 360 Group. All applications are held in strict confidence.
  • Applications should be directed to the attention of Maureen Capitolo, Principal, or
    Vincent Robinson, Managing Partner.
    • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration.
    • To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly, via the confidential applicant portal linked above.

At The 360 Group, we know that a richly diverse mix of professionals makes organizations more effective. Using that principle as our “North Star,” we make diversity a hallmark of our firm, and all of our search engagements. Learn more about The 360 Group at the360group.us.

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San Francisco, location flexible CA Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/initiative-strategy-director/
Policy Analyst https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-analyst-2/ Full-time ~ Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC (EI) was established in 2012 as a clean energy and environmental policy firm to provide timely research and analysis on low-carbon energy policy options to policy makers, thought leaders, and members of the media. The EI team has expertise in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable urban development, technological innovation, and energy policy design. ~

  • Energy Innovation is a mission-driven organization that has the look and feel of a start-up, the ambition of a non-profit, and the professionalism of a top-notch consultancy.
    • Click here to learn more about Energy Innovation.  

Position Overview

EI seeks a smart, highly motivated analyst with an understanding of electric or gas utility regulation, and strong quantitative and communications skills to join its team. The Policy Analyst will report to the Director of Electricity Policy. 

  • Start Timeframe We seek to have someone in place in early Spring 2021.

Position Responsibilities

Energy Innovation seeks a smart, highly motivated analyst with an understanding of electric or gas utility regulation, and strong quantitative and communications skills to join its team. The Policy Analyst will report to the Director of Electricity Policy. Specifically, the Policy Analyst, Power Sector Transformation will be responsible for:

  • Quantitative analysis related to electricity market design, utility finance, and technology costs, as well as support on modeling efforts
  • Drafting, editing, and sharpening written materials, including policy papers, communications with policy makers, thought leaders, and members of the media, blog entries, press releases, and op-eds
  • Supporting policy analysis through production of quality information, including written summaries, graphs, charts, and infographics, on tight deadlines
  • Obtaining information from diverse sources, such as reports, data hunting, regulatory dockets, academic journal articles, and by attending presentations and conducting interviews
  • Answering key questions in a focused, succinct manner, backed up by solid data
  • Sensitivity to the political implications of research and the way it is presented
  • Keeping a keen eye to ensure that social justice and equity are reflected in policy analysis; ensuring that issues facing low-income populations and those of color are reflected accurately and appropriately

Profile of the Successful Candidate

Energy Innovation seeks a skilled, creative professional with well-honed analytical skills to serve as a Policy Analyst. The successful candidate will have strong research skills, effective writing abilities and a disposition toward finding solutions in a complicated arena. More specifically, Energy Innovation seeks a professional who demonstrates the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in energy- or environment-related field with superior academic record; graduate degree or equivalent additional work experience in law, economics, electrical engineering, or finance preferred
  • Two or more years of work experience in any of the following areas (highly relevant advanced academic research or work will also be considered):
    • Climate, energy, or environmental policy or advocacy, e.g. at a nonprofit, a member of a political staff, etc.
    • Energy systems modeling and analysis
    • Utility regulation
    • Wholesale electricity market transactions, regulation, or analysis.
    • Financial analysis in the energy industry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Top notch quantitative analytical skills
  • Interest in and familiarity with U.S. electricity and energy policy
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of electricity regulation, electricity project finance, or utility finance
  • Experience with electricity system modeling
  • Deep interest, passion, and commitment to rationalizing toward progressive energy policy to reduce climate change

The selected candidate will also demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Team player, with a commitment to working in a diverse team, respecting cultural sensitivity and differences
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial, but able to work well with others
  • Eager to take on a wide variety of tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced, constantly evolving and collaborative environment
  • Collegial approach, excellent interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor
  • Innate collaborator; open to input
  • Ability to understand the intersections of climate change, social justice, and power/energy policy

Compensation

  • This position offers a competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
  • We actively welcome all candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who have the skills to fulfill this role – regardless of compensation history.

To Apply

  • All applications are held in strict confidence.
  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to submit your credentials and a letter of interest through our private applicant portal to The 360 Group. At this 360 Group portal you  you can review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions.
    • Note: Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search.
    • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration.
    • To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

At The 360 Group, we know that a richly diverse mix of professionals makes organizations more effective. Using that principle as our “North Star,” we make diversity a hallmark of our firm, and all of our search engagements. Learn more about The 360 Group at the360group.us.

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San Francisco CA Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-analyst-2/
Information Systems Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/information-systems-manager-2/ Full-time ~ Sustainable design is our responsibility. As architects, our work has a significant impact on the well-being of both people and the planet. Therefore, at Kirksey, we make it our responsibility to strive for high performance in our design. ~

Our goal is to meet the highest standards of our industry in terms of resource efficiency, limiting emissions, and enhancing human health. We create spaces that are inspiring, healthy, resilient, and profitable. 

Kirksey is an adopter of the 2030 Challenge, which targets carbon-neutrality for all new buildings and major renovations by the year 2030. As part of our efforts to meet this goal, we developed our Basic Green imperative, a set of internal standards that prescribes a minimum standard of sustainability for all Kirksey projects, regardless of whether they are pursuing any green building certification.

Position Overview

In the Information Systems Manager role, your typical workday involves desktop and software application support, backup maintenance, SAN maintenance, server support, infrastructure support, disaster recovery preparation and IT planning.

Our typical environment includes Windows Server OS (cloud and on-prem), Windows desktop OS, Mac OS, Synology NAS Devices, ISCI, HP servers, Smartphones, iPads, Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk and Architect related software packages.

We value employees that can troubleshoot effectively, communicate clearly, learn quickly, think outside of the box and foster relationships.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor and remediate all System backups
  • Build new servers and move attached storage around as necessary
  • Set up and configure new laptop and desktop standard images
  • Manage all internal IT helpdesk requests and ensure they are actioned
  • Escalate IT issues to the Director of IT where necessary
  • Create purchase requisitions for IT hardware
  • Exchange server mailbox maintenance including archiving mailboxes
  • Set up new users and disable expired accounts in Active Directory
  • Performing system administrative support duties, as required
  • Manage and report progress of IT projects as assigned by the IT Director

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should possess:
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Substantial technical capacity.
  • Good communication proficiency.
  • And quality time management
  • Bachelors degree in Information Systems or related field plus 5-7 years of experience in a virtual machine, PC/local area network environment.
  • Strong technical knowledge of PCs, laptops, servers, automation, networking, and peripheral hardware devices.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve onsite and remote server related computing and hardware problems.
  • Strong working knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy, ISCI, Network cabling, Office 365, Veeam, virus protection, and diagnostic software.
  • Should be proficient in a scripting language Knowledge of Visual Basic is a big plus.
  • Working knowledge of Revit and other Autodesk products is a plus.

To Apply

If qualified, please click "Apply" below to email your résumé. 

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Houston TX Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/information-systems-manager-2/
Senior Renewable Energy Analyst https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-renewable-energy-analyst/ Full-time
 

~ Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now. ~

Job Description

PSE's Generation & Transmission Development team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Senior Renewable Energy Analyst position!

This position: 

  • Analyzes asset performance data, develops tracking functions, generates financial forecasts and develops insights and makes recommendations for improved reporting tools and processes. Prepares periodic update reports, graphs and presentations to support financial, compliance, budgetary and/or resource leveling. Develops, streamlines and maintains computerized maintenance/planning systems for respective responsibility area. 
  • Represents ERG and articulates status of pending projects/processes to officer group. Assesses current practices and develops new tools and processes with a good understanding of the business, accounting, compliance and/or asset maintenance implications of all issues. Conducts financial, statistical, engineering, and/or economic studies related to the planning function and information needs of the department.
  • Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.
Job Responsibilities
 
  • Directs, coordinates, and leads the Energy Resource Group in developing and maintaining financial planning models. Analyzes plant performance data, prepares budgets, and generates financial forecasts.
  • Works with managers, engineers, directors, and other department leads to ensure corporate goals, targets, and results are understood.
  • May develop, analyze, forecast, and track capital and O&M budget performance for ERG.
  • Implements and manages computerized maintenance planning systems for plant facilities.
  • Coordinates and schedules daily and long-term preventative and corrective maintenance work for crews, creates work packages, streamlines inventory management systems.
  • Leads process improvement efforts and budget training for ERG.
  • Recommends changes to existing methods as appropriate to meet department and/or company requirements.
  • Leads the support for other departmental and administrative activities, initiatives and projects.
  • Coordinates and assists in completing data requests as part of rate case testimony.
  • Provides and develops ad-hoc performance and variance analysis as needed.
  • Prepares schedules, periodic update reports and graphs for resource leveling and cost analysis.
  • Provides updates as to status of ERG projects and communicates impacts of changes to budget committee.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • BA/BS degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics and/or minimum five years plant O&M experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Extensive working knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and presentation applications.
  • Proven practical experience in the financial analysis and/or plant operations and maintenance field.
  • Experience using SAP and/or project scheduling software.
  • Experience with financial models, applied decision-modeling techniques, trend analysis and various analytical projects.
Desired Qualifications:
 
  • Familiarity with energy industry and its regulatory aspects and understanding of FERC accounting.
  • Proven experience in budget tracking and forecasting in the utility sector.
  • Masters degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics.
Additional Information
 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

Compensation

  • At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel.
  • We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and a cover letter.
  • Indicate "Job ID: 1058 / Senior Renewable Energy Analyst" in the subject line.
  • Be sure to indicate where you saw this job posting.

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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Bellevue WA Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-renewable-energy-analyst/
Wetland Botanist, Vegetation Ecologist, or Soil Scientist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wetland-botanist-vegetation-ecologist-or-soil-scientist/ Full-time ~ Four Peaks Environmental Science & Data Solutions, LLC (Four Peaks) is a growing environmental science and engineering firm serving public and private entities nationwide. We help clients solve challenges in the aquatic environment requiring expertise in aquatic research, water resource management, data science, and regulatory compliance. ~

Our work environment is fast-paced and dynamic with opportunities for career growth. Our mission is to provide data-driven, cost-effective solutions, while providing the highest level of customer service to our clients. People are who we are and collaboration, trust, and personal and professional growth are core values that the Four Peaks team shares.

The Opportunity

Four Peaks has an opening for a Wetland Botanist to support their growing wetland, riparian, and aquatic habitat practices. The position will be field-based in 2021 with trainings to occur in Wenatchee or North Bonneville (near Portland), Washington.

The wetland botanist will support environmental data collection and analyses around wetlands, floodplain physical habitat, hydrologic monitoring, and fish and aquatic ecology, and environmental compliance tasks on projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and U.S. This role will support vegetation data collection for the National Wetland Condition Assessment for Oregon, Idaho, and northern California (2021). The wetland botanist will work within a four-person crew to identify plants to the species level using dichotomous keys.

We expect to fill this vacancy initially as a project scientist who operates under the direction of project managers and principal scientists, but exhibits a high degree of independence and self-direction while working in a team. We will prioritize candidates with sound field skills, experience identifying plants in diverse wetland and floodplain monitoring projects, and an enthusiasm for taking on new challenges. This position will be field based (80%) with a modest office component (20%) that reflects seasonal project needs around the EPA National Wetland Condition Assessment. 

Responsibilities

Summary of Duties:

  • Successfully implement field campaigns as a part of the Environmental Protection Agency's National Wetland Condition Assessment for Idaho, Oregon, and northern California in 2021
  • Lead botanical (75%) surveys and participate in wetland soils, hydrology, and water quality monitoring and evaluations
  • Perform wetland delineations using standardized sampling techniques including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineation methods and Washington State Department of Ecology wetland rating methods
  • Plan botanical aspects of field campaigns, including staffing, equipment, access, logistics, landowner coordination, vehicles, and accommodations
  • Provide field data quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) on vegetation data
  • Work with a peer colleague and Senior Scientist to coordinate field season logistics across multiple field sites

Qualifications

Required:

  • B.S./B.A. degree or higher in a natural science related to natural resources, ecology, environmental science, fisheries, or a related field  -AND-
  • 3 years of experience performing botanical surveys in wetland environments across Washington, Oregon, or Idaho
  • Familiarity with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineations and the Arid West and Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coasts regional supplements
  • Experience with botanical or forestry survey protocols
  • Capacity to work with fellow botanical crew in plant identification using dichotomous keys
  • Familiarity with the regional flora of at least one of Oregon, Idaho, or northern California
  • Experience performing soil classification and using Munsell color charts for identification of hydric soil types in the field
  • Knowledge of wetland types of the Pacific Northwest ecoregion
  • Safe driving record, ability to trailer a boat or ATV, and ability to operate watercraft in lake and river environments

Desired Experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding of wetland plant ecology (e.g., course work in plant ecology and systematic botany (taxonomy) and experience with plant ecological field work gained through completion of a pertinent B.S. or higher degree, or through professional experience in wetland systems totaling 2 years or more).
  • Familiarity with the flora in regions they are assigned to sample and proficiency in identifying wetland plant species common in that region:
    • capable of sight recognition of common dominant species to the level of genus and species, provided plants are at the proper phenological stage; or
    • capable of sight recognition of most species at least to family, and strong proficiency using dichotomous botanical keys and field guides to identify a taxon to the level of genus and species.
  • Proficiency in keying many unknown plants to species using regionally appropriate floras and diagnostic keys, particularly for difficult taxonomic groups (e.g., graminoids (grass-like plants), forb taxa in families such as the Asteraceae, or shrub taxa such as willows (Salix species), etc.).
  • Ability to distinguish difficult graminoid taxa as Poaceae (grasses), Juncaceae (rushes), and Cyperaceae (sedges, bulrushes, spikerushes), and to distinguish unknown species within these families or genera from one another.
  • College or graduate level coursework in botany, plant taxonomy, systematics or equivalent that included field identification of plant species; and/or excellent references regarding proficiency in botanical identification of plants.
  • Previous experience conducting botanical or ecological field work, including the collection and preservation of plant specimens.
  • Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications and willingness to maintain/renew
  • Training in the principles of swiftwater safety

Compensation

  • The salary for this position is $20-$25/hour, but experienced candidates may be considered at higher salary levels.
  • Successful performance on the National Wetland Condition Assessment and availability of ongoing work opportunities may result in this role transitioning into a staff scientist.

Summary of Employee Benefits:

  • Performance-based incentive compensation
  • 8 paid holidays and a generous paid time off program

To Apply

  • If you are interested in joining our dynamic, growing team please consider applying today. Please click "Apply" below to email  by submitting your resume and one-page cover letter.
  • We will begin conducting interviews in December or early January 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.

Four Peaks is committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Through this commitment we hope to positively impact our local, regional, national, and global communities—those same communities in which we operate. We live our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Four Peaks as core values through how we hire, promote, and develop our team. We are determined to pursue these values to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive day-to-day workplace and company culture.

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Wenatchee WA Tue, 05 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wetland-botanist-vegetation-ecologist-or-soil-scientist/
Education Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/education-intern-2/ Internship ~ Farm Sanctuary fights the disastrous effects of animal agriculture on animals, the environment, social justice, and public health through rescue, education, and advocacy. ~

Summary: 

The Education Department at Farm Sanctuary works to educate youth and adults about the lives of farmed animals and interrelated issues of oppression in our food system and to inspire and support transitional steps toward vegan living.  

This is accomplished through community learning programs and education at our sanctuaries, online, and in the classroom. This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain skills and experience in the animal protection field and to contribute to a dynamic team working toward a more just and sustainable food system.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and writing to support education programs including curriculum resources for teachers, youth advocacy, in-classroom humane education presentations, and our community learning program
  • School, summer camp, and teacher outreach projects
  • Administrative support for education program

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to Farm Sanctuary’s goals and programs
  • Commitment to equity and social justice
  • Knowledgeable about the lives of farm animals, interrelated issues of our food system, and/or veganism
  • Great communication and outreach skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer and internet research skills
  • Hard-working and dependable
  • Able to work well independently

Specifications:

  • Volunteer commitment of 40 hours per week
  • One- to three-month commitment required, three-month internships preferred
  • Personal laptop required for internship

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn non-profit education functions
  • Opportunity to learn about Farm Sanctuary programs
  • Working with individuals who have a shared passion for animal rights
  • Gain valuable experience to support interest in future non-profit employment, especially within vegan, animal advocacy, and sanctuary organizations
  • Further the goals and mission of Farm Sanctuary to benefit farm animals
  • Opportunity to virtually participate in weekly educational presentations offered to all Farm Sanctuary interns 

Farm Sanctuary is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or age.

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Watkins Glen, Remote NY Tue, 05 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/education-intern-2/
Shelter Project Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/shelter-project-intern/ Internship ~ Farm Sanctuary fights the disastrous effects of animal agriculture on animals, the environment, social justice, and public health through rescue, education, and advocacy. ~

Summary: 

The Shelter Department is responsible for animal rescue and care. Interns in this department are crucial to the daily functioning of the sanctuary. Whether they are cleaning barns, doing laundry, or supporting shelter staff, interns assist our animal care team in providing lifesaving care for the hundreds of animals we shelter.

This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain experience with farm animals and an understanding of the day-to-day operations of an animal sanctuary. While intern responsibilities may vary depending on the time of year and shelter needs, below is what one can typically expect from the internship. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Cleaning cages, food and water bowls, medical supplies, and floors in the animal hospital
  • Feeding animals in the animal hospital
  • Mucking out barns and putting down fresh bedding for the animals
  • Assisting with grounds maintenance projects, as needed, including but not limited to repairing fences, painting, and raking 
  • Washing scrubs, towels, and blankets used in the animal hospital
  • Supporting staff during animal health checks
  • Monitoring wellness of animals in the animal hospital
  • Assisting with farm errands including supply runs and vet transports 

Qualifications:

  • Adaptability and willingness to perform a variety of tasks 
  • Ability to maintain an enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • Ability to work in harsh/all weather conditions
  • Capacity to perform strenuous physical labor and consistently lifting 50 pounds
  • Commitment to Farm Sanctuary’s mission, goals, and values
  • Commitment to equity and social justice
  • No previous animal experience necessary

Specifications:

  • Volunteer commitment of 40 hours per week
  • Minimum one-month commitment, two- to three-month commitment preferred 
  • Shared housing on sanctuary premises provided, but not required
  • Position is available in Watkins Glen, NY

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn from shelter staff and interact with our nonhuman residents
  • Live and work with individuals who share a passion for animal rights
  • Opportunity to participate in weekly Farm Sanctuary educational presentations
  • Gain valuable experience to support interest in future nonprofit employment, especially within vegan, animal rights, and sanctuary organizations

Farm Sanctuary is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or age.  

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Watkins Glen New York Tue, 05 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/shelter-project-intern/
Corporate Counsel https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/334-7/ Full-time ~ EnergyHub is a growing enterprise software company that works with the most forward-thinking companies in smart energy. ~

Our platform lets consumers turn their smart thermostats, electric cars, water heaters, and other products into virtual power plants that keep the grid stable and enable higher penetration of solar and wind power. We work on technology that already provides energy and cost savings to millions of people through partnerships with the leading companies in the Internet of Things.

Position Overview

We're seeking an adaptable, self-directed individual to join our team as Corporate Counsel. This is a unique opportunity for an attorney with experience in corporate and commercial matters and an interest in the intersection of technology and energy management.

We’re a fast-paced, quickly-growing software company in the energy space, working closely with leading technology, IoT and utility companies. You'll partner with all of our internal teams -- including business development, client success, engineering & product, and more -- to provide advice on a wide range of strategic and legal matters and contribute to the growth of the company, enabling us to keep our forward momentum as a leader in our industry.

In this role, you will...

  • Advise and provide guidance to all internal teams at EnergyHub, including executive team, on corporate, commercial, risk management, and other legal matters
  • Help shape our corporate strategy by providing legal perspective on all aspects of our business, working closely with the executive team to develop and implement policies and procedures designed to enhance business operations and compliance in support of our business goals
  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of agreements, including software, technology, services, vendor, supplier, and other commercial contracts
  • Provide legal guidance and support to internal business teams, including engineering, product, and client success teams, in reviewing terms and conditions and negotiating agreements with our various hardware partners, utility service providers, utility clients, and more
  • Work with our parent company’s (Alarm.com) in-house legal team and outside counsel on strategic and risk management issues, regulatory compliance, and corporate legal matters
  • Regularly evaluate and conduct risk assessments of EnergyHub’s full contract portfolio and recommend strategies for managing risk and compliance processes

Requirements

  • JD from a leading law school
  • Member in good standing or eligible for admission to the New York Bar
  • 4+ years of work experience in one of the following: a) the corporate or technology practice group of a leading law firm, b) an in-house counsel role with a similarly-sized technology / SaaS organization, c) a combination of both
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following areas a plus: commercial contracts, software and technology law, public utilities, intellectual property, data privacy or other regulatory frameworks
  • Outstanding judgement and the ability to work and make decisions thoughtfully in collaboration with a larger in-house legal team
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to develop relationships across multiple internal teams at EnergyHub and with our parent company business teams
  • Experience with, and enthusiasm for, process improvement, and problem solving
  • A high degree of personal integrity and the ability to manage sensitive or confidential information
  • Strong organizational skills, paired with the ability to multitask and deliver assignments on time in a quickly-changing environment

Company Benefits

EnergyHub offers a generous benefits package including:

  • 100% paid medical for employees and a 401(k) with employer match.
  • We offer a casual environment, the flexibility to set your own schedule, a fully stocked fridge and pantry, free Citi Bike membership, secure bike rack, gym subsidy, paid parental leave, and an education assistance program.

EnergyHub is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Brooklyn NY Tue, 05 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/334-7/
Operations Manager & Data Analyst https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/operations-manager-data-analyst/ Full-time ~ Green Seal® is the leading U.S. ecolabel, symbolizing transparency, integrity, and proven environmental leadership. We develop life-cycle-based standards and certify products and services that meet strict criteria for human health, reduced environmental impacts, and effective performance. ~

Operating as a nonprofit since its founding in 1989, Green Seal has certified thousands of products and services in over 450 categories, and is specified by countless schools, government agencies, businesses and institutions.

Position Overview

Green Seal® is seeking a driven, creative and analytical Operations Manager & Data Analyst who will report to the VP of Finance, Operations and Strategy. Primary responsibilities will include supporting business systems optimization, operations management, and financial analysis.  

In addition, responsibilities involve performing proactive data analysis, identifying trends, and implementing systems and processes that enable a deeper understanding of business performance and foster data-driven-decision-making across the organization. This position will also partner internally across all business functions. This is a unique opportunity to be at the center of a dynamic, mission driven organization that has been a leader in sustainability for 30 years.  

  • Reports To: Vice President of Finance, Operations & Strategy
  • Full-Time Salaried and Exempt Position
  • Location: Washington, DC or Remote (US Based)
    • Travel Required: None/minimal
    • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

About You:

We seek a talented, motivated, and passionate professional who is eager to join an outstanding team of individuals that are committed to Green Seal’s mission as well as delivering excellent service to Green Seal’s customers. You are:

  • An agile, disciplined, and critical thinker
  • An independent worker who can deliver outstanding results with limited oversight and direction 
  • Persistent and talented at pursuing and seeking opportunities
  • A life-long learner that uses best practices and innovation to connect and align with others
  • Someone who can provide strategic execution and implementation for new initiatives, turning ideas into reality

What You’ll Do:            

Business Systems Optimization

  • Configure and optimize the front-end of the organization’s business management platform to support new and evolving business processes and growing business needs. (Note: Green Seal uses Zoho One, which is an integrated set of business applications including CRM, Financials, Project Management, Customer Service, Email Marketing, People Management, Analytics and more).
  • Provide administrative support to Green Seal’s Zoho One platform to ensure optimal ongoing utilization of the platform.       

Business Intelligence & Data Analytics

  • Help to define key metrics to measure management performance and business growth.
  • Collaborate with various business teams to gather reporting/analysis requirements and to drive a data-driven culture.
  • Create complex and high-value analytical insights and reports that can inform and influence strategic business decisions. 

Certification Team & Enterprise-Wide Operations Management

  • Oversee the certification team operations, which includes:
    • Establishing and tracking KPIs for certification project reviews around timeliness and quality.
    • Tracking and managing resource utilization and project assignments for both staff reviewers and 3rd party consultant reviewers.
    • Identifying areas to improve the certification review workflow, and then implementing those changes per this role’s responsibilities related to business systems optimization.
    • Working with the Director of Customer Success to ensure all customer communications related to certification are delivered and tracked per established best practice guidelines.
  • Conduct in-depth business process analysis for all departments and functions in support of continuous organizational improvement at all levels.
  • Assist in vendor management for the organization including contracts, agreements and leases.
  • Assist in other business operations including space/facility planning and general office administration.   

Business Strategy, Financial Analysis & Accounting

In support of the VP of Finance, Operations & Strategy:

  • Proactively assess and communicate opportunities and risks to senior management.
  • Assist with day-to-day accounting and financial transactions.
  • Assist in developing accurate, clear and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reports.
  • Assist in developing updates on finance and operations for Green Seal’s Board of Directors. 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree required; graduate degree preferred. A business management major with an additional minor/degree/training in information systems and/or data analytics preferred.
  • Additional training and/or coursework in program/project/process management, strategic management, business intelligence, data/business analytics, advanced (predictive/prescriptive) analytics, financial analysis, accounting. 
  • 3-7+ years’ work experience in roles related to operations management, data analytics, business intelligence, business process optimization and/or business application management.
  • Supervision experience required.
  • Technical skills:
    • SQL: Must have intermediate or better SQL knowledge.  Database management is not required but must be able to set up complex queries to enable reporting and analysis.
    • Business Intelligence: Must have some experience with a Business Intelligence or data visualization platform (e.g. Zoho Analytics, Tableau, Power BI).
    • CRM: Some experience administering and configuring a CRM is strongly preferred (Salesforce, Zoho or any other major CRM).
    • Other Business Applications: Experience configuring/managing other business applications (such as Financials, Project Management, Customer Service, Email Marketing) is strongly preferred.
  • Advanced Analytics: Some knowledge of a scripting language such as R or Python is useful, but not required.  Experience with other analytic tools like Alteryx is also useful, but not required.
  • Excel: Advanced skills required.
  • MS Suite (Word, PPT, Visio): Intermediate or better skills required.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Cutting-edge work in a growing field with talented colleagues
  • Group health, dental and vision insurance, 100% of premiums paid by Green Seal for employees and their dependents
  • Term life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • A tax-deferred annuity program (403(b)), Green Seal matches 100% of contributions up to 5%
  • Generous Paid Time Off, inclusive of vacation, holidays, and sick leave

To Apply

Please click on "Apply on Company Website" below and then click on "Operations Manager & Data Analyst" position.

Green Seal, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by federal law.

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Washington, DC or Remote Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/operations-manager-data-analyst/
Business Development Manager - Education Sector https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/334-9/ Full-time

~ The International Living Future Institute (ILFI)’s mission is to catalyze the transformation toward communities that are culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative. The organization believes providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. ~

More than a decade ago, the International Living Future Institute issued a challenge: use the built environment to create a revolutionary transformation towards true sustainability. Since then, ILFI has continued to grow our visionary programs, challenging architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers, contractors, and communities to change the course of climate change and share in building a living future through educating, setting standards, research and creating innovative tools.

The International Living Future Institute is a dynamic, growing organization aspiring to be a leader with a formidable reputation for integrity, action and measurable results. ILFI offers a collaborative, team-oriented and mission-driven workplace. ILFI has offices in Seattle, WA and Pittsburgh, PA as well as additional remote staff across the country and in Canada. ILFI also operates globally with affiliate entities in Australia and Europe. 

Overview 

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) seeks an experienced Business Development Manager - Education Sector to serve as the education sector lead; to head up efforts to grow the use and adoption of ILFI programs at universities, colleges, and pre K-12 schools. 

  • The Business Development Manager - Education Sector will cultivate strategic relationships, focused on creating long-term value for ILFI’s clients, sponsors, and partners, and ensure sustainable business growth and sales opportunities for ILFI’s products and services.
  • The Business Development Manager - Education Sector will be able to write and speak in public persuasively about ILFI’s mission, vision, and programs, and will be responsible for generating sales and partnership opportunities by developing and qualifying leads, representing ILFI at public-facing conferences and events, and presenting directly to potential customers, consultants, and stakeholders.
  • The Business Development Manager - Education Sector will coordinate with the Director of Business Development, and collaborate closely with Sales, and Program teams at ILFI. 

Note: A successful candidate will have significant experience in business development in the architecture / engineering / construction industries or related field, with an emphasis on green building, campus planning, design and construction or operations for higher education, K-12 and other education providers. 

Responsibilities

Business Development:

Grow Leads and Opportunities:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Business Development to create a strategy, goals and objectives for lead generation, assessment, and formation of key relationships and opportunities in the education sector
  • Identify new client prospects for ILFI support services (fee for service contracts), and scope projects with the support of the technical Support Services Department and close those contracts 
  • Develop and cultivate a pipeline of ILFI prospects, managing the process from developing presentations and decks to initial and follow-up meetings to creating proposals to negotiating and closing agreements.
  • Maintain records of conversations, meetings, leads, opportunities, and partnerships using Salesforce CRM platform, and generate monthly reports to keep senior leadership up to date
  • Prepare and collaborate on creation of materials to be presented to prospects, including proposals and appropriate correspondence
  • Contact prospects by telephone, letter, email and networking events; make cold calls as necessary. Follow up with face-to-face meetings, when appropriate 
  • Make formal presentations to senior managers at organizations about the use of ILFI programs, and partnership opportunities.

Grow Sector Specific Relationships and Awareness:

  • Identify and manage opportunities to present ILFI’s programs at leading events and conferences unique to planning, design, and construction within the education sector
  • Write and develop content to highlight ILFI’s programs in ILFI media channels, and 3rd party education sector specific media channels.
  • Develop and maintain organizational relationships within the education sector
  • Develop the strategy for ILFI led education sector stakeholder cohort(s) in collaboration with the Director of Business Development
  • Manage, convene, and facilitate sector specific stakeholder meetings to increase ILFI product and service leads and opportunities.

Professional Leadership:

  • Familiarize yourself with ILFI’s programs, goals and events. 
  • Adhere to ILFI’s Vision and Mission, and maintain proficient knowledge of its strategy and programs. 
  • Collaborate with the Events, Education, Communications, Sales, and Program teams to scope and deliver on partnership agreements, and fee for service contracts.
  • Develop internal relationships with ILFI Events, Education, Communications, Sales, and Program teams. 
  • Develop and maintain external relationships with existing ILFI stakeholders in the sector.
  • Follow and assess sector trends, needs, and developments, and make recommendations to the Marketing Division to increase ILFI program awareness and adoption

Professional Development:

  • Earn and maintain Living Future Accreditation, and be able to communicate the value proposition of ILFI products and services
  • Develop and maintain deep knowledge of the Living Building Challenge, Living Community Challenge, Zero Energy, Zero Carbon, and Core Green Building programs, and develop and maintain familiarity with all other ILFI programs
  • Join a professional development organization focused on education sector planning, design, and construction

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of professional experience in business development, marketing and sales, sustainability, architecture or planning
  • Comfortable managing deadlines, prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment, and producing quality results with great attention to detail. 
  • Excellent negotiation, writing, organizational, and communication skills. 
  • Strong people skills 
  • Deep understanding of the sales process and a strong general sales acumen, as well as superior relationship development and account management skills.
  • Affinity for basic office computer programs with the ability to learn new software applications (hardware and software will be Mac based and experience with Apple products is preferred)

Desired: 

  • Understanding of ILFI programs, green building, campus planning, design and construction, or operations for higher education, k-12, and other education providers
  • A strong passion for, and commitment to ILFI’s mission as a whole

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume and cover letter.
  • Please use the subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Education Sector Manager“.

THE INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

We believe that our staff should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we live in order to achieve a living future that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. We are committed to hiring and advancing staff that represent voices from traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Seattle, Or Remote WA Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/334-9/
Farm Assistant https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/farm-assistant/ Part-time ~ For more than 60 years, the Accokeek Foundation has been a steward of the land. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Accokeek Foundation interprets the past, present, and future of agriculture and environmental stewardship on 200 acres in Piscataway Park. ~

The park is open daily to visitors of all ages who enjoy a quiet landscape for recreation and reflection. Annually, thousands of students visit for farm-based education, learning about environmental stewardship through a historical lens.

Position Overview

The Farm Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Heritage Breed Livestock Program and to Site Facilities and Grounds maintenance on the two hundred acres of Piscataway Park managed by Accokeek Foundation. 

Responsibilities

Support the Livestock Manager with:

  • Animal care to include daily feeding and watering of Heritage Breed cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens and turkeys and cleaning of livestock enclosures
  • Livestock movements to include setting up and taking down temporary fences in pastures and assisting with moving animals as directed
  • Assistance with keeping the Livestock Barn and surrounding area organized and clean

Support the Facilities Coordinator with:

  • Daily and weekly janitorial duties to ensure office and public spaces remain clean and disinfected
  • Set up buildings for daily operations to include set up and take down of furniture and facilities for meetings and special events
  • Maintain clean and tidy condition of entire site to include removal of trash and debris
  • Support Groundskeeper with maintenance of open park areas and trails

Additional Duties:

  • Ensure safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff by monitoring and assessing any hazardous or unsafe situations across the site and reporting observations to Site Manager
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal skills, be a hard worker, be enthusiastic, be a team player, be flexible and be willing to work independently. This individual is able to follow directions, is quick to learn and is detail-oriented. Specific application requirements include:

  • English-Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Comfort around large and small animals
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of good safety and risk management practices
  • Excellent understanding of good work place practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability and willingness to take initiative
  • Experience with use and maintenance of large power lawn mowers and other equipment and tools associated with grounds maintenance and landscaping activities
  • Proficient with use of computers and telecommunication devices and applications
  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a good driving record

Work 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.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work outdoors in all weather conditions, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
    • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position of up to 20-30 hours per week. The starting range is $13-$15 per hour.
  • The Accokeek Foundation provides employees a comprehensive benefits package including a flexible work schedule, paid time off, and health insurance.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume and cover letter by email with the subject line “Farm Assistant.”
  • Or  mail to: Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607.

EOE

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Accokeek Maryland Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/farm-assistant/
Senior Energy Engineer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-energy-engineer-2/ Full-time ~ Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) is a non-profit energy services and training organization dedicated to achieving energy efficiency in buildings in order to foster and maintain affordable and healthy housing and communities. ~

Energy consulting services are completed through AEA’s participation in a variety of federal, state, and local energy efficiency initiatives to improve existing buildings and support high performance new construction projects.

AEA is a national organization, with over 25 years of industry experience. For more information about AEA, check out our website

Position Summary

AEA is seeking a Senior Energy Engineer to join our diverse, talented team of energy professionals. The Senior Energy Engineer will provide a wide range of energy technical services to AEA customers for both new and existing buildings. In addition, the individual will provide technical oversight and support to staff and clients.

This is a leadership position requiring at least five years of energy efficiency engineering experience. If you are a hardworking and productive professional, passionate about energy conservation and renewable energy, you love buildings, and want to work with an experienced organization in a multi-faceted, hands-on environment, this is the place for you.

Responsibilities

Energy Efficiency Technical Services

  • Conducting energy audits, and in-field energy assessments, on-site diagnostics, analyses and reports.
  • Performing energy modeling and building simulations.
  • Preparing energy assessment reports based on analytic findings which include detailed work scopes and cost savings analyses.
  • Developing specifications for heating and mechanical system upgrades.
  • Performing energy consulting services for Enterprise Green Communities, Passive House, LEED, or NYSERDA new construction projects.
  • Performing commissioning and retro-commissioning studies for high performance new construction projects or existing buildings (LL87).
  • Performing renewable energy feasibility assessments.
  • Conducting training for staff and external customers on energy efficiency technologies, energy auditing principles, and energy efficient building operations.
  • Working on research and demonstration projects to advance strategic electrification or other initiatives.
  • Working on national projects to help develop industry standards and guidelines.

Other Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, support, and training, as assigned, to advance the professional growth and development of AEA energy engineers and energy technicians/analysts, and strengthen the capacity of AEA partners and clients to benefit from energy efficiency services we provide.
  • Maintain contact with AEA clients and perform quality assurance activities to ensure the consistent high quality of AEA work products and services, to assess and increase customer satisfaction, and to expand our business opportunities with existing clients.
  • Contribute to achievement of AEA revenue targets by leading or supporting assigned projects, ensuring they are appropriately staffed, by personally maintaining a high level of productivity and billable hours, and supporting high performance expectations of technical staff.
  • Participate in AEA initiatives to acquire and engage new customers by making presentations at energy efficiency educational events, developing and delivering technical sales presentations and proposals to customers, identifying new business opportunities, participating in long-range planning for new or existing lines of business, developing relationships with new clients and strategic market actors, and contributing to special projects as required.

Note: These job responsibilities may be revised over time to ensure the functional responsiveness of the Senior Energy Engineer to AEA and requirements of programs we implement or support.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • A Master’s degree or professional license in engineering, energy management, architecture,
    environmental science, construction management or other sustainability-related focus, with a
    demonstrated interest in energy conservation and knowledge of building science. (A Bachelor’s degree in one of these fields with extensive, documented, relevant technical experience may substitute for this requirement).
  • Advanced engineering, building commissioning, or energy efficiency related credentials (e.g., P.E., CPHC/D, EBCP, CBCP, MFBA, CEM, LEED AP, or similar).
  • Knowledge of multifamily building systems including lighting technologies, building envelope, mechanical systems and combustion science.
  • 5+ years’ experience performing energy audits and energy modeling, preparing energy efficiency reports, developing heating and ventilation system upgrade specifications, and assisting property owners through complex retrofit and new construction projects.
  • Working knowledge of eQUEST, Ea-Quip, TREAT, PHPP, and/or similar software.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce required analysis, Energy Efficiency and Retro-Commissioning reports for compliance with NYC’ Local Laws related to energy efficiency.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of New York building codes and energy-related ASHRAE
    standards.
  • Ability to perform cost savings analyses and fuel data analyses.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, including technical report and specification writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with both customers and co-workers.
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills working with staff at a variety of expertise levels.
  • Proven track record attracting, serving and retaining high-level clients.
  • Ability to present in front of a group of people.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation and lifelong learning.
  • Travel required, primarily in the greater New York City area.

Additional Qualifications Desired:

  • Familiarity with local, state and federal government and utility incentive and rebate programs.

Compensation

  •  Projected salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email resume with cover letter, Attn: Amy Beresford. 

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age,
national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or
partnership status, disability, military status, veteran status, or predisposing genetic characteristics.
AEA does not discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability where the essential
functions of the job can be reasonably accommodated. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For more information on the physical
requirements of this position and/or if you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process, please notify the agency at 212-279-3902 Ext-8265 or
aberesford@aea.us.org.

  • Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. 
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New York City (Bronx, NY office) Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-energy-engineer-2/
Executive Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-42/ Full-time ~ North Cascades Institute is a regional conservation organization with a national reputation focused on “transformative learning experiences in nature,” including place-based environmental education, outdoor recreation, health and wellness, conservation, environmental justice, and community engagement. ~

The Institute was established in 1986 to connect people, nature, and community in the Pacific Northwest. We do this through science, art, literature, storytelling, and direct engagement with the natural and cultural history of the region. Many of our programs are conducted at the world class North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, a green-built residential facility that opened in 2005, which we operate in partnership with the National Park Service and Seattle City Light.

We share a deep love of nature, especially for the North Cascades ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest. We approach our work with an entrepreneurial spirit and an enduring belief that all people have a fundamental right to learn, recreate, explore, connect, celebrate, and heal through direct relationships with natural places. As a learning institute, we are committed to cultivating a community of belonging that is welcoming and accessible to everyone so that people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people, and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

Position Overview

North Cascades Institute seeks their next Executive Director to lead the organization in inspiring environmental stewardship and a community of belonging through transformative learning experiences in nature.

The Executive Director must be equally an educational visionary, entrepreneurial fundraiser, and an organizational leader. North Cascades Institute utilizes a strong endowment, a committed group of donors and customers, and a high-quality group of dedicated staff and educational, agency and school partners to deepen its ties to its region and grow the breadth of its impact. The Executive Director oversees the organization’s annual operating budget of approximately $4 million, oversees 60 staff, and reports to a 16-member board of directors. The Executive Director is also responsible for advancing North Cascades Institute’s vision, mission, and goals and for upholding the beliefs and values that form its organizational culture.

We are looking for a leader who brings a whole-hearted approach to work and strives to create a sense of kinship, inclusion, and stewardship that encourages all to care for and protect this special place.

North Cascades Institute utilizes a strong endowment, a committed group of donors and customers, and a high-quality group of dedicated staff and educational, agency and school partners to deepen its ties to its region and grow the breadth of its impact. The Executive Director oversees the organization’s annual operating budget of approximately $4 million, oversees 60 staff, and reports to a 16-member board of directors. The Executive Director is also responsible for advancing North Cascades Institute’s vision, mission, and goals and for upholding the beliefs and values that form our organizational culture.

  • Location: The Executive Director will be based out of the Institute’s main office in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, with frequent travel to the Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park. Remote leadership is expected until it is safe to resume working in an office setting.
  • Note: To view the entire position specification, click here.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate may come from a variety of career pathways. Critical to success will be a passion for the mission of the organization and a capacity to lead an established, successful organization through changing times while continuing to deliver on that mission. Executive leadership skills, paired with a creative, collaborative, and often entrepreneurial approach, are essential.

The following are desired qualities:

  • Passion for the organizational mission and deep experience working in nature with people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • A practical idealist, curious listener, provocative question asker, and creative problem solver with a demonstrated ability to think strategically and make decisions efficiently
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate others, offer a steady hand through adversity and uncertainty, and present an inspiring and imaginative vision for the future
  • Humble, empathetic, and inclusive of various perspectives; able to resolve conflicts and find common ground
  • Extensive management experience in positions of increasing responsibility and authority that showcase an ability to develop the strengths of staff, board, and partners as well as acknowledge one’s own areas for potential growth
  • Previous experience in building internal capacities and creating more access for historically marginalized peoples/groups
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience and success, including private philanthropy, corporate donations, and government grants
  • Experience managing a complex budget with multiple funding sources
  • Able to maintain a wide network of stakeholders, including local, state, federal, and/or tribal government agencies and other organizational partners, delivering clear communication and working to build cohesion
  • Skilled in organizational development, administration, and personnel management, with attention to detail, flexibility, integrity, confidence, and a sense of humor
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and comfort with public speaking

Compensation

This is a regular, full-time, exempt position with an anticipated salary between $120,000-$150,000 with a competitive compensation package; benefits include paid time off, medical/dental insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, tax-deferred annuity and contribution retirement plan, and a yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs. Relocation assistance will be offered if necessary.

To Apply

  • Interested candidates should click "Apply" below to email a cover letter describing their qualifications that match the position criteria and what they will bring to the role, along with a resume, to Cleveland Justis, with the subject line “North Cascades Institute, Executive Director Search.”
    • Start Date: Applicant should be available to start no later than May 1, 2021 to allow overlap with current and founding executive director, Saul Weisberg, who will be retiring in June.

North Cascades Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our effectiveness is enhanced when equity and inclusiveness are practiced and protected throughout our organizational governance, culture, and staffing. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship, or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies, programs or operations.

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Sedro-Woolley WA Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-42/
Policy & Advocacy Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/watershed-policy-director/ Full-time ~ Founded in 1979, the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Michigan’s lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water. ~

Based in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan, the Watershed Council works on local issues in the watersheds of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties, as well as state, federal, and binational policy. Hallmarks of the Council’s work include respected advocacy, watershed planning, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, thorough research, collaboration, and empowering others. For more background information, check out our website

Position Summary

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is seeking a passionate and collaborative Policy and Advocacy Specialist who will support and build our local policy portfolio. The Watershed Council works with local government officials and staff to address and improve local development proposals, master plans, zoning, and other ordinances/initiatives regarding water resource protection and restoration. The policy and advocacy specialist will focus on local policy efforts and support the policy director in state and federal water resources advocacy.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Act as lead for water resource protection ordinances and initiatives
  • Review and comment on development proposals and permit public notices
  • In coordination with policy director, prepare response on local policy threats/initiatives
  • Provide assistance to individuals and organizations working on local issues
  • Conduct educational programs to further improve policies
  • Conduct research important to policy initiatives
  • Grant/project management and implementation
  • Conduct communications including development of publications, presentations, press releases, newsletter articles, and website
  • Develop positive working relationships with agency staff, local governments, members of the regulated community, fellow organizations, and citizens
  • In coordination with policy director, assist with state, federal, and binational water resource policy development and advocacy
  • Assist with development of fundraising projects and participate in fundraising activities
  • Attend staff and board meetings, participate in organizational planning and development, and supervise interns and other volunteers
  • Respond to inquiries and phone calls from members and the public, attend to office visitors, and serve as an ambassador of the Watershed Council
  • Keep coworkers informed of projects and issues and maintain open channels of communication to facilitate collaborative project development
  • Perform other field work associated with water resource policy implementation
  • Perform other duties as requested

Requirements

  • Dedicated to protecting Northern Michigan’s lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater
  • Keen understanding of water resources and the policies to protect them
  • Experience with or strong knowledge of local government policy-making process
  • Ability to work independently with strong initiative and put in long hours when necessary, including nights and weekends
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and public speaking skills, including ability to translate complex regulations and policies into public-friendly materials and presentations
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a wide, diverse range of partners and colleagues
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Master’s degree in environmental science, natural resources, political science or related field with at least two years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of experience
  • A proven commitment and passion to making a positive change for the environment is required

Salary and Hours

  • Full-time, many evening meetings, some travel and weekend work required.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.  Full benefits provided.
  • Please state any salary requirements.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume and cover letter to Gail Gruenwald, Executive Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770.
  • Applications are due January 1, 2021.
  • Start date is July 1, 2021.

Recruitment, employment and promotion shall be solely on the basis of qualifications for a specific position. There shall be no discrimination for employment because of race, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, handicap, creed, national origin, or other factors in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1977, prohibiting discriminatory practices, policies, and customs.

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Petoskey MI Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/watershed-policy-director/
Energy Center Program Director/Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/energy-center-ec-program-director-or-manager/ Full-time  Energy Storage Systems (ESS Inc) is a fast-growing, venture-backed, multi patented, clean technology start-up, located in Wilsonville, OR. ESS has developed an extremely cost-effective energy management system that combines an environmentally safe, abundant and non-toxic iron electrolyte with our patented flow cell design. Our advanced flow battery technology combines high performance with low cost, renewable integration designed for commercial, industrial, and utility applications. ~

Our team boasts decades of experience in distributed power generation and energy storage technologies. We are team building a disruptive, cutting edge technology. We are looking for motivated, hard-working, like-minded people to join our team of individuals who have a passion for sustainability, the environment, and who thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial setting. This position involves close interaction with numerous engineering disciplines. Applicant must be comfortable working in a team environment that is fast paced and dynamic. A strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement is required.

Position Overview

The Energy Center (EC) Program Director (or Manager) will be responsible for defining and owning the execution of product strategy. This person will work closely with the entire senior leadership team (SLT) to integrate all near and long term technical and product development initiatives into a cohesive product strategy and go-to-market plan for sustainable growth.

This position will be responsible for coordinating all relevant parts of the organization including engineering, quality, supply chain, operations, sales, and finance to ensure a seamless production, delivery, installation, and support of our EC product. The position reports directly to the CEO with a focus on transitioning the company from being an organization that develops technology into one that executes on delivering compelling product solutions for well-defined market segments in order to achieve revenue growth and margin objectives for the Company.

  • Please Note: Position may be filled at Manager level depending on candidate experience.

Responsibilities

  • Driven to obtain top results for the organization. Focus people on actions that result in meeting business goals.
  • Able to quickly integrate complex information for either problem solving or defining new product solutions. Effectively probe for information critical to the decision at hand.
  • Develop product strategies that will yield desired business results.
  • Ensure that strategies are operationalized with the involvement of the SLT.
  • Actively support customer engagement and sales cycles with the Sales team
  • Deliver persistent concentration on quality and results with a customer-satisfaction driven approach.
  • Strategic and robust planning for opportunities and threats.
  • Ensure accountabilities and expectations are clear.
  • Develop follow up processes to ensure quality implementation.
  • Develop deep knowledge of issues, and perspective key decisions with the executive team.
  • Plan and lead execution of product and solution launches.
  • Operate detailed program management to avoid mis-steps or mis-alignment with business plans.
  • Be responsible for full product line P&L, executing revenue/margin targets, approved by CEO.
  • Own migrating product roadmap within approved timelines using approved strategies (e.g. sales channel development, manufacturing plans, EPC support, after sales support).

Other Duties:

  • Please 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.

Qualifications / Key Behaviors and Traits

Leading

  • Inspiring and motivating: Gets the best performance from the team. Taps into people’s needs, interests and goals to motivate them to achieve. Inspires commitment from people to the organization and its goals. Mobilize people toward high performance and goal achievement.
  • Influencing: Has the ability to influence people at all levels and in all parts of the organization. Very persuasive; able to sell ideas inside and outside the organization with supporting data to back up claims. Gains support and cooperation from others. Exhibits both diplomacy and toughness during negotiations.

Relating:

  • Build trust: Contribute to a culture that fosters trust. Inspires confidence and loyalty from others. Demonstrates the highest integrity. Is consistently fair and respectful with people, regardless of the situation. Base decisions on ethics and principles, as well as business needs.
  • Collaboration: Works to create “win-win” solutions. Resolves conflicts in a constructive manner. Works for the good of the total organization, not just a portion of it. Develops networks and alliances across the organization.
  • Encourage open communication: Encourages a dialogue of issues. Listens attentively. Allows and even encourages people to push back when they disagree. Communicates knowledge in a timely and open manner.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Has insight into the motives and needs of others. Displays interpersonal sensitivity. Demonstrates perceptiveness in dealing with others.

Additional Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized, U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency. 
  • Ability to follow job required Standards and Safety Protocols, per pre-defined processes.
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protection Equipment according to OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with dynamic daily priorities.
  • Experience in new-product introduction and scale to manufacturing.
  • Ability to fluently read and write English, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Intermediate to advanced shop math. Knowledge of English/Metric system measurement.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong strategic thinker with at least 10 years of proven product management level experience leading the full range of product development activities with a highly technical company and industry.
  • Known for the ability to develop strategy and will have a successful track record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an 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.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Warehouse/ manufacturing environment.

Benefits

  • In addition to the value of working with and helping grow a global reaching clean technology, headquartered in the middle of the beautiful Pacific Northwest valley, ESS offers a competitive benefits package: Company assisted Health insurance, Approved PPE Reimbursement, Medical & Dental; FLEX spending account; 6 paid holidays; 401K, a generous PTO accrual; and public transportation assistance.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are open to considering every qualified candidate who is eligible and legally authorized to work in the United States on a full or part-time basis, and who does not require a visa sponsorship or who is of H1B1 status.

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Wilsonville OR Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/energy-center-ec-program-director-or-manager/
Sustainability Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-manager-6/ Full-time JD Ross Energy is seeking a Sustainability Manager in New York. 

  • Work for one of the most exciting energy consultancies in the New York area
  • Be a part of ab established and growing team with the same mission of helping their clients set and meet aggressive sustainability goals 
  • Competitive salary and benefits structure

Responsibilities

  • Your main focus will be to work with and manage the relationship of large key accounts.
  • Strategizing with clients to understand what their sustainability goals are, how they will meet them and then overseeing the delivery to create long term sustainability.
  • You will collaborate with multiple business function to identify and drive awareness in sustainability.
  • Being the leading expert you will be responsible for setting and achieving sustainability targets therefore you will need to be technical and have an in-depth knowledge of carbon zero strategies, building science, building operations, energy conservation and project management.

Qualifications

We are looking for someone with at least 10 years in Sustainability either working for an owner operator or for a consultancy. Managing of client and stakeholder relationships is required and the drive and ambition to lead the charge on creating a greener more sustainable world for clients.

  • 10 + years working in sustainability and energy
  • BA,BS or MA in Climate, Energy and Sustainability (or similar)
  • Experience in reporting functions such as corporate sustainability
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and clients simultaneously
  • Ability to build and lead teams, coach, mentor and hire
  • High levels of understanding of industry trends, industry methods and new technologies being used in the industry 

To Apply

  • If you have the experience and are interested in this position then please click "Apply" below to reach out to reach out to Jack Burns and send a full resume and a note expressing your interest. 
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NYC NY Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-manager-6/
Director of Green, Healthy & Sustainable Products https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-green-healthy-sustainable-products/ Full-time Housing Partnership Network (HPN) is an award-winning business collaborative of 100 of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community development nonprofits. Though we are a member driven network at our core, HPN is not a typical trade organization. We’re inventors, doers, and social entrepreneurs.

HPN facilitates peer-to-peer learning and promotes policy and practice that is based on the proven experience of some of the nation’s most successful nonprofits. Through our unique networked approach, organizations and leaders accelerate and scale innovation to more rapidly respond to changing market challenges and opportunities. Together, we have created and operate a family of social enterprises that strengthen the business performance and social impact of our members.  

Primary Job Function

We are looking for a Director of Green, Healthy & Sustainable Products to help improve the lives of the folks who call our members’ properties home. This role will help to lead HPN/HPN Select’s efforts to dramatically expand the use of healthy, green and sustainable products in the affordable housing industry.

You will inherit an incredible emerging platform called Select EcoGuide to help guide our members and other sector users to the high-performing, economical products that meet a variety of green, healthy and/or sustainable standards. This is an opportunity to cultivate a large and motivated network of mission-driven housing professionals and influence practice that can uncover and respond to developing and growing needs, and influence and shape our members’ practices, policies and purchasing behavior.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

You will provide program leadership and manage a network of relationships that will:

  • Expand the knowledge base of HPN/HPN Select members/customers as it relates to high-performing green, healthy and sustainable products used in the building, operations and maintenance of affordable multifamily and single-family homes
  • Help develop new product relationships to be part of HPN Select’s portfolio of group-purchase options
  • Manage, expand and update the Select EcoGuide
  • Work with key vendors on expanding their offerings of green, healthy and sustainable products represented on Select EcoGuide and purchased by HPN Select members/customers
  • Lead peer exchange on the subject of green, healthy and sustainable projects among HPN members
  • Develop product information and sales tools that can be used by HPN Select Account Managers in their interactions with members/customers
  • As a person who thinks holistically and systematically, you’ll design, implement, and refine processes that empower our customers to achieve their goals
  • Evangelize through the use of positive persuasion, data collection/sharing, product performance and economy
  • Represent HPN/HPN Select in a variety of venues as our leading expert in this field
  • Identify and promote funding models that leverage HPN’s and our members’ existing support to increase the sustainability, scale and impact of local efforts
  • Support the President HPN Select and the COO of HPN in all tasks related to member engagement, education, and board support around this important work
  • Manage program budget and report out on KPIs
  • Implement policies, track ongoing progress, and conduct educational webinars and presentations

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in a related field of study, such as sustainability, architecture, engineering, landscape design, building management, environmental education, etc.
  • Knowledge about, experience and/or training in any of the following a plus: LEED, USGBC, Enterprise Green Communities, Energy Star, GRESB, GRI, CDP
  • Committed to continuous education through workshops, seminars and conferences
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence effectively at all levels within an organization
  • Strong business sense and industry expertise
  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience developing reports, publications and presentations to promote new ideas and share best practices
  • Real Estate Development and/or Operations Experience a real plus
  • Self-starter, committed to creating a more sustainable world, and the desire to make big-picture visions actionable in the day-to-day
  • 5-10 years of professional experience in a field related to healthy, green and sustainable products,  education, and/or green design, consulting, construction, operations and maintenance

Other:

  • HQ is based in Boston, but remote locations will be given strong consideration
  • Some travel required (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Potential to elevate position to Vice President level based on candidate experience

HPN is committed to creating a diverse and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. HPN recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We aspire to build a diverse team, one that better reflects the people and communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Boston MA Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-green-healthy-sustainable-products/
Sustainable Fisheries Campaigner https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainable-fisheries-campaigner-2/ Full-time ~ The Ecology Action Centre is a dynamic and vibrant environmental charity based in Nova Scotia. Since 1971, we have proudly served in a leadership role, tackling critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. Grounded in community, we are a strong voice and watchdog for our environment, taking a holistic approach to the environment, our economy, and the creation of a just and sustainable society. ~

We strive to promote a diverse and inclusive organizational culture that emphasizes strong values, collaboration, quality work, and real impact. We value our members, volunteers, staff, and partners. We have a team of incredible people who share ideas, friendships, and a contagious level of inspiration and determination to make the world a better place

The Ecology Action Centre’s Marine team works locally, nationally and internationally towards protecting the marine ecosystem and maintaining sustainable fisheries, which support vibrant coastal communities.

We are seeking a new Sustainable Fisheries Campaigner to join our team. This position will be responsible for co-developing and leading EAC fisheries campaign efforts, reporting to the Senior Marine Program Coordinator and collaborating with marine program team.

About You

You are an experienced campaigner, with at least 3 years' experience in fisheries, oceans, or community advocacy campaigning, who is looking for a dynamic and challenging opportunity to make change in the world’s oceans. You have a specific interest in and knowledge of sustainable fisheries management, policy, and science along with ocean conservation and sustainable livelihoods more broadly.

With your background, you know what fishing means in Atlantic Canada and internationally and you are comfortable developing and maintaining relationships of trust across a diverse range of contacts including industry, Indigenous representatives, government officials, NGO partners and coalitions. You are passionate about our campaign areas - equitable access to marine resources, Indigenous fishing rights, increasing community based and ecosystem management options, bycatch reduction, recovery of depleted species, habitat protection, and climate change impacts on fishing communities and ecosystems.

Your Focus

As Sustainable Fisheries Campaigner you will lead the strategic development and implementation of the EAC marine program’s sustainable fisheries policy campaigns ensuring their integration into our broader program goals. You will work with the Senior Marine Program Coordinator and team to develop positions and campaign strategies.

What You Will Bring

  • Working knowledge of Atlantic Canada/Mi 'maki fishing, governance, and policy development A degree or equivalent experience-based learning connected to fisheries and marine conservation, knowledge of cultural, political and social economic related issues and a strong ability to understand fisheries science
  • Demonstrated capability to synthesize and distill large amounts of detailed information over a broad range of research related to fisheries and marine conservation
  • Ability to monitor evolving policy opportunities at the national and international level and ensure timely analysis, recommendations, and commentary on identified priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, self-directed and a team player
  • Commitment to environmental justice

What You Will Do

  • Lead and develop the next phases of our Forage Fish (mackerel and herring) campaign as well as our work on other priority fisheries such as redfish and groundfish and key national fisheries, Blue Economy, and seafood policies
  • Represent EAC at relevant fisheries management and science meetings / participating in other fisheries advisory committees in both the Gulf and Maritimes regions
  • Assist in generating campaign related media coverage, producing online content as requested, including blogs, press releases and social media, acting as the spokesperson for the campaign where relevant
  • Produce and support production of high-quality campaign materials, such as reports, briefings and videos
  • Carry out detailed research into scientific and technical aspects of the sustainable fisheries campaigns
  • Assist with campaign fundraising, including the production of reports and proposals for donors as requested
  • Supervise interns and volunteers

Terms of Employment

  • Start date: January 2021
  • 37.5 hours/week with renumeration competitive with the nonprofit sector and negotiable based on experience
  • 1-year contract with the possibility of extension funding dependent
  • Cost-shared benefits plan and 4 weeks paid vacation per year
  • Work can be completed in our office space or done remotely with periodic work in from our office space in Halifax’s North End.
    • Please note: Temporary remote work from outside the Maritime provinces will be considered, provided there is a willingness to move to within the Maritime provinces within 6 months to 1 year when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.
    • The position requires occasional evening and weekend work and involves limited travel.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your cover letter and resume.
  • Type "Sustainable Fisheries Campaigner" and your name in the subject line.
  • Due Date: January 4, 2021.

Note: We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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Halifax Nova Scotia Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainable-fisheries-campaigner-2/
Programs Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/programs-coordinator-2/ Full-time ~ The Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is a rapidly growing leader in wildlife conservation, working in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. WCN uses its collaborative, entrepreneurial, innovative, and philanthropically generous approach to wildlife conservation to reverse crises facing threatened species. In support of WCN’s mission to protect endangered wildlife by supporting conservationists who ensure wildlife and people coexist and thrive. ~

WCN has two main conservation strategies:

  1. Conservation Partner Support: Develop and support a strong network of highly effective conservationists worldwide to maximize conservation impacts across a diverse set of species. WCN identifies and supports these entrepreneurial leaders with access to donors and a range of resources and tools they need to be successful, including financial and technical investments.
  2. Wildlife Funds: Implement Wildlife Funds to enhance range-wide impact for select species, through catalytic project level investments in the best ideas.

Position Overview

WCN’s dedicated and diverse team values the people and relationships behind conservation as much as the science and strategy to save wildlife. We are looking for a highly organized individual that can provide administrative and coordination support across the WCN Conservation Programs Team. Their attention to detail and management of critical processes will enhance the institutional and technical capacity of each organization in the WCN Network.

At the highest level, this Programs Coordinator position provides critical functional and coordination support to WCN’s Conservation Programs Team. The person in this position will be responsible for project management and administrative tasks to keep the CPT organized and efficient, and help improve integration across WCN departments. They will provide critical backfill for unanticipated CPT needs, including support for upcoming programmatic expansions. They will be accountable for the compliance-related aspects of WCN’s network of field conservation programs, and responsible for liaising between such programs and WCN’s Finance Team to ensure timeliness and accuracy across granting activities. They will also be responsible for managing internal systems to track the onboarding, fundraising status, and reporting requirements across the WCN network.

  • Note: Like all staff, the position will engage with WCN leadership in broadening and deepening our donor support for WCN Partners, Wildlife Funds, as well as broader WCN needs.

Responsibilities

Conservation Program Team (CPT) Administration (35%)

Coordination and Support:

  • Administrative and coordination support for upcoming programmatic expansions across Partner, Fund, and other grantmaking initiatives
  • Coordination across CPT and broader WCN team as needed, including design and logistics of CPT meetings and determining team coverage for donor communications during critical fundraising periods
  • Provide critical backfill for unanticipated CPT-related needs through ad hoc projects, especially during periods of high need (e.g., events, campaigns, program launches)

Organizational Back-End Administration:

  • Support Program-related data input into Salesforce, in coordination with Conservation Network Manager and Salesforce Systems Administrator
  • Manage WCN Partner Resource website, in coordination with Conservation Network Manager and WCN Communications Team
  • Manage existing internal system for onboarding of fiscally-sponsored organizations in coordination across Finance, Donor Engagement, and Communications Teams

Compliance and Financial Services (30%)

Agreements and Reporting:

  • Manage agreements and compliance documentation supporting WCN’s conservation network, including Memoranda of Understanding, Fiscal Sponsorship Agreements, Key Persons Lists, Non-Profit Equivalency Forms
  • Collect programmatic and financial reporting from Partners, non-partners, fiscally sponsored organizations, and grantees, including the development and management of a reporting schedule to support the schedules and timelines of network organizations

Financial Services:

  • Liaise with WCN Finance Department on all incoming and outgoing grant and payment requests for Partner and non-Partner funds transfers and grants, including invoicing of relevant payees and the collection of relevant banking information
  • Provide customer-driven support to WCN’s network of fiscally-sponsored organizations and grantees in all interactions, including financial services support, reporting management, and discretionary grant payments

Capacity Building and Network Services (25%)

WCN Wildlife Expo:

  • Logistical support on the planning, scheduling, and execution of annual training workshops
  • Logistical support across Expo-related activities, including liaising with Partner, Grantee, and Guest Speaker participants, and other event-related support tasks

Network:

  • Manage the deployment of funds from WCN’s Conservation Acceleration Fund (CAF), Emergency Relief Fund (ERF), and other grant-making mechanisms as relevant, including streamlining the application, reporting, and tracking of CAF/ERF requests, expenditures, and balances
  • Manage network-related subscription services, including coordination with Finance Team for payments and renewals
  • Serve as Program Manager for at least 1-2 WCN Partners or Programs (e.g., liaising and advocacy between WCN and field projects)

Fundraising and Communications (10%)

Fundraising:

  • Monitor up-to-date funds balances for Partners and relevant initiatives to support and inform fundraising recommendations and donor communications
  • Support Conservation Program Team directors in the stewardship and development of institutional and conservation partnerships
  • As with all WCN staff, support fundraising efforts for Conservation Partners, Wildlife Funds, Network organizations, and other WCN initiatives, including personal interactions with supporters, support for institutional fundraising efforts, and the delivery of information, stories, and reports that compel deeper and continued support by donors

Communications:

  • Coordinate between WCN Conservation Programs and Communication Teams, including liaising with Communications Team to manage conservation-related collateral, participation in Communication Team meetings, and copy drafting/editing as needed
  • Assist Conservation Network Manager and Conservation Funds Manager in gathering information for Partner Impact Pages, Fund websites, and other communications (e.g., Annual Report, website, newsletters)

Qualifications

Experience & Skills:

  • A minimum of 2 years of administrative or project management experience
  • Strong communication skills, highly organized, with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in databases such as Salesforce, Airtable, and Google Sheets
  • Ability to absorb and process large amounts of information (e.g., reports) and distill the most relevant points for consumption
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial and self-directed
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills across different cultures, with a strong client-driven and donor-driven ethic
  • Capacity to operate in and enjoy a collaborative, team-oriented culture, and flexibility to work with shifting priorities and dynamic needs
  • Strong natural alignment with WCN’s Core Values and integrity beyond reproach
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Passion for conservation a must

Benefits

  • This is a full-time position that will include health and retirement benefits.
  • Candidates local to the San Francisco Bay Area preferred, but remote candidates will be considered within a 3-hour time zone difference from San Francisco.
  • This position reports to the Director of Conservation Partnerships.
  • Depending on a successful candidate’s skills and interests, there is the opportunity to expand this position into other substantive programmatic and communication-related responsibilities.
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San Francisco  CA Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/programs-coordinator-2/
Sustainability Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-coordinator-10/ Full-time Today, Polychem manufactures and offers the broadest line of polyester, polypropylene and cord strapping in the industry. In addition, Polychem offers a full suite of complementary equipment, tools, accessories and fully integrated equipment.

  • Polychem's polyester strapping is made from 100% recycled polyester (RPET), with 60% or more post-consumer content.
  • Strap cores are made from a minimum of 92% recycle content and are reusable and fully recyclable.

Overview

The Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring company environmental strategies as well as carrying out and maintaining existing sustainability programs. This role also be responsible for communicating plans, formulating budgets and marketing green strategies to vendors, customers and colleagues to encourage participation in company focused efforts and programs. This role will be responsible for reviewing bottom line performance data and producing reporting to the leadership team. This role is one that enables one to help make a difference in the way businesses, large or small, impact the environment.

This individual must be extremely intelligent, personable, dynamic and innovative, with exceptional analytical skills, and one who deploys an energetic day-to-day roll-up-your-sleeves attitude.

Required Travel:

  • Extensive travel will be required.

Position Profile

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the charge on company sustainability initiatives, along with managers and departments, by coordinating current sustainability programs, plans and initiatives.
  • Develop new policies and procedures to enhance environmental responsibility across all operations and departments, within regulatory compliance, by gathering feedback, evaluating programs for improvement, and implementing changes.
  • Demonstrate how proposed policies and procedures benefit the overall bottom line (people, planet, profit) and create net positive impacts, articulating expected results and costs
  • Use data/economic analyses, background research, and case studies to create reports and presentations.
  • Coordinate efforts to set goals and adopt new programs, track the impacts of changes in operations, lead internal and external audits (waste and recycling separation, energy and water use etc.) and celebrate successes.
  • Work with Marketing and Sales to conduct outreach about sustainability programs.
  • Develop ways to build on success and set bolder goals and initiatives going forward.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure ongoing success of sustainability initiatives:
    • Provide daily hands on support to Marketing and Sales to ensure sustainability initiatives are successfully being implemented
    • Monitor all sustainability practices for compliance and collect list of areas that require improvements.
    • Work with various teams internally and externally to understand emerging sustainability issues.
    • Communicate regularly with colleagues regarding sustainability initiatives and efforts through formal trainings and regular workplace interactions.
  • Monthly data collection and tracking – internally and externally:
    • Update key data metrics on a monthly basis into sustainability database.
    • Plan and lead regular waste audits to measure waste stream mix.
    • Prepare tables, graphs, and other visual reporting tools for monthly and annual reporting.
  • Provide project assistance.
  • Conduct sustainability research:
    • Conduct initial research on various sustainability topics that impact the business.
    • Prepare brief summaries of findings to leadership team.
    • Track various sustainability and related websites for new sustainability opportunities.
    • Track, report, and chart on all key opportunities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in environmental sciences, sustainable business, operations, engineering, or business with sustainable practices focus
  • Work Experience - minimum of 2 years of experience in an area of sustainable practices.
  • Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Demonstrated experience working in sustainability, environmental sciences, or renewable resources for at least one year. Demonstrated experience in program coordination or development.
  • Knowledge of and passion for sustainability.
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Cleveland Ohio Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-coordinator-10/
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Environmental Studies https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship-environmental-studies/ Part-time The Environmental Studies Department at Wellesley College, in conjunction with the Frost Center for the Environment and the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, is seeking outstanding candidates for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities.

Fellowship Overview

  • The Fellow will teach two courses per year (both upper level and lower level).
  • The candidate’s research area and approach are open, but might include critical race theory, ecofeminism, environmental history, ecocriticism, decolonial theory, etc.
  • We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching engage with Indigenous, non-Western, and/or African Diasporic perspectives in the environmental humanities. Preparation and interest in teaching a course on humanistic approaches to Environmental Justice is desirable.

Requirements

  • The position is open to candidates who have been awarded a doctorate in Environmental Studies or a relevant field in the humanities or humanistic social sciences in the five year period preceding the appointment.
  • PhD completed by July 1, 2021 preferred, ABD candidates expecting completion by October 1, 2021 will be considered.

Application Instructions

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to upload your application materials. 
  • Applications should include:a cover letter that explains how the candidate would contribute to and diversify the department’s curriculum, a curriculum vitae, a graduate school transcript, a writing sample, a teaching statement, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and email addresses of three references. (Note: the online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.)
  • We will begin reviewing applications on January 15th, 2021 and will continue accepting applications after that date.

Note: If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on-line application system, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

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Wellesley MA Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship-environmental-studies/
Chief Advancement Officer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-advancement-officer/ Full-time ~ Lowcountry Land Trust is a regional land conservation organization and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on protecting ecologically, agriculturally, and historically significant Lowcountry lands – and the way of life they make possible. ~

Lowcountry Land Trust works in 17 counties within the Coastal Plain of South Carolina and has protected 149,000 acres of land. Six Coastal Focus Areas developed by The Atlantic Coast Joint Venture guide prioritization of the work and collaborations with many of the region’s agencies, conservation organizations, and landowners.

  • Lowcountry Land Trust, a premier conservation organization seeks development, communications, and marketing professional to lead innovative team.

Position Overview

Lowcountry Land Trust seeks an experienced, self-driven philanthropy professional with a passion for non-profit excellence. The Chief Advancement Officer works closely with the President & CEO and Board of Trustees to chart the strategic direction of the Advancement department and advancement initiatives.

Responsibilities

Duties include:

  • Designing and implementing the annual and long-term comprehensive fundraising plans,
  • Creating and implementing the Land Trust’s strategic communications and marketing plan;
  • Managing the Advancement department operations and staff and serving as a member of the Senior Leadership Team; and
  • The Chief Advancement Officer develops and maintains significant relationships with corporate and foundation partners and creates and manages a portfolio of individual major donor prospects, purposefully guiding them to deeper engagement in Land Trust activities.

Note: This position plays a key role in the Land Trust’s long-term success by enabling the organization to build, nurture, and maintain strong relationships with the Land Trust’s constituent base and supporters.

Qualifications

Specific qualifications include:

  • 10 years of experience in non-profit fundraising with a thorough knowledge of fundraising principles. Additional experience in fundraising, donor relations, and marketing is preferred.
  • Experience working in the conservation and / or public agency space is preferred.
  • Ability to motivate and manage a small staff of Lowcountry employees and external consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a culture of philanthropy within an organization, teaching fellow staff members the importance of fundraising to organizational success.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build effective internal and external relationships.
  • Proficiency in organizing and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment; manage toward clarity and find appropriate solutions.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education required; additional higher education of professional certification is preferred.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email send a cover letter and resume.
  • Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Lowcountry Land Trust. All of DRi's searches can be viewed by clicking here.  
  • Please mention how you learned of this opening.
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Charleston SC Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-advancement-officer/
Director of Commercial Operations https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-commercial-operations/ Full-time ~ Namaste Solar is a 2013-2019 Outside Magazine "Best Places to Work" award winner and a BCorp's Best for the World: Best for Workers recipient 2012  2019 and Best for Environment 2016-2019. Since 2005, Namaste Solar has been a trusted designer and installer of PV solar systems for both residential and commercial customers nationwide. ~

We do business differently. We pride ourselves on transparency (even salaries are disclosed) and giving back (company-sponsored volunteer days and donations to local charities). We are committed to positive social change and prioritize "doing the right thing" for our stakeholders. Namaste Solar is a Certified B-Corp and a WorldBlu certified democratic workplace. 

Position Overview 

Namaste Solar is seeking a Director of Commercial Operations. This team installs commercial solar systems ranging from less than 100kW to utility scale ground mount solar PV projects (up to 10MW) from start to finish. The successful candidate will bring people support and management experience along with Solar Industry experience to ensure the successful, high-quality execution of commercial solar projects on budget. The candidate for this role will be a collaborative team player with exceptional communication skills and can work autonomously and self-directed.  

Office Location: 

  • Currently a primarily work from home/remote role due to COVID-19, with eventual home office in Denver or Boulder   

Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage and support Namaste Solar Commercial Project Managers, Procurement Specialist and Construction Managers 
  • Manage and publish commercial project installation schedule 
  • Coordinate and communicate needs and required delivery of designs (incl. IFP, IFC dates) to internal Commercial Design Team 
  • Direct the hiring/firing, performance review and compensation recommendations for the Commercial Operations Team (final determinations for compensation to be made by Senior Director of Commercial and General Manager)   
  • Communicate regularly with and provide updates to the Senior Director of Commercial regarding installation capacity, schedule, project progress, human resource needs, project financial performance 
  • Pre-execution contract review with Senior Director of Commercial and Commercial Sales Team 
  • Collaborating with Estimator and Procurement Specialist, identify and qualify potential subcontractor and vendor partners in the region, whose scopes include but are not limited to: full site management, full project construction, electrical, civil, structural, landscaping, etc.  
  • Develop, refine, and maintain internal and external project management and contract management processes and procedures 

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Undergraduate Degree in engineering, project management, construction management or relevant work equivalent 
  • Minimum of three (3) years of direct relevant solar work experience 
  • Proven track record of successfully managing commercial solar PV projects 
  • Fluent in construction contract terms and experience with contract risk mitigation and contract negotiations 
  • Extensive knowledge of solar project interconnection, permitting, contracting 
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  
  • Self-starter and self-reliant. Capable of operating effectively with minimum supervision 
  • Willingness and ability to travel (0 to 10%) as needed  

Success factors:  

  • Tenacious problem solver that can accurately assess, solve, implement, and communicate outcomes of complex challenges 
  • A strong applicant will be smart, articulate, motivated, creative, and organized, with the ability to learn the details of our business quickly 
  • Successful track record in a complex business environment 
  • Commitment to integrity, transparency and long-term thinking 
  • Drive to win 
  • Sense of humor 
  • Collaborative mindset 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Supportive management style 

You don't need to have these, but you'll be even more prepared for the job if you have: 

  • PMP Certification 
  • NABCEP Certification 

Physical demands & Work Environment: 

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Driving required to site locations 
  • Work environment: The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate. Work environment changes can be expected and may take place in the office and work outdoors on the ground and on roofs.  On our project sites, occasional exposure to dangerous electrical gear and wiring is possible.  The daily temperature outside varies from hot to cold depending on the season. 

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Compensation range is $85,000 - $115,000, depending on experience 
  • We offer CIGNA health insurance and dental insurance within the first 30 days 
  • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability 
  • 401k plan 
  • Voluntary life insurance 
  • Paid volunteer time 
  • Flexible paid time off 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • EcoPass to ride RTD 
  • Discount to put solar on your home 
  • Discount on e-bikes 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law. 

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Boulder/Denver CO Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-commercial-operations/
Renewables Specialist (Crescent Wind, Michigan) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewables-specialist-crescent-wind-michigan/ Full-time Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  

Responsibilities 

Under general supervision, the Renewables Specialist is responsible for site maintenance and site support functions required at the wind farm(s), solar installations, or battery storage installations, and, in addition perform duties such as:

  • Lead and perform maintenance activities including coordination and oversight of not more than three (3) Renewables Specialists and/or Renewable Apprentices, and external contractors including but not limited to wind turbine, solar or battery storage maintenance.  This is also inclusive to oversight of repair companies and suppliers.
  • Perform turbine transformer switching and maintenance as needed.
  • Troubleshoot, calibrate, install and repair components and instrumentation such as, but not limited to:
    • Change out printed circuit board components.
    • Analyze circuits and systems (both AC and DC sides of power conversion electronics).
    • Malfunction diagnosis.
    • Torqueing and tensioning: hydraulic torque and impact wrench.
    • Conduct replacement of solar and/or battery storage components such as photovoltaic modules (PV module) and inverter assemblies.
    • Ability to assess PV module and battery performance utilizing specialized diagnostic tools, such as current-voltage curve tracing equipment, etc.\
  • Troubleshoot, install, and repair cabling in turbine transformers and junction boxes.
  • Perform associated administrative duties such as but not limited to:
    • Basic Systematic Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control system operation.
    • Document control and record maintenance (electronic).
    • Revise and edit documents in conjunction with plant and/or systems engineering (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, schematics, etc.).
  • In conjunction with management, monitor and utilize site computer hardware/software systems including maintenance and work asset management systems. 
  • In conjunction with management, update and maintain procedures, site policies and work practices to assure the safe and efficient operation of the wind farm, solar site or battery storage installation.

Qualifications

Must have all of the qualifications of a Renewables Apprentice listed below:

  • Must pass an appropriate aptitude test and physical assessments (climb test and self-rescue test).
  • Be able to work at heights and be able to climb turbine towers up to 350 feet or greater.
  • Be able to work any shifts, overtime, and travel to other Renewable Generation assets as needed.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have general knowledge of software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Must have one of the following:

  • A two-year degree in Wind Energy Technology or Renewable Energy Technology.
  • Completed an approved Renewable Energy Technology Apprenticeship.
  • 2 years of related experience or wind industry training.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience in power generation and electrical systems, with at least one year in wind.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Performed maintenance on and demonstrated proficiency in at least one wind platform utilized at Consumers Energy. 
  • Be able to travel to other Renewable Generation assets as needed.  
  • Ability to operate motorized equipment for facility maintenance and have a working knowledge of crane, powered hoist, and rigging requirements.
  • Familiarity with mechanical and electronic testing equipment, such as voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, signal tracers, specialized diagnostic tools, and various hand and power tools.
  • Must have a working knowledge of software programs for word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.
 
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
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Jonesville MI Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewables-specialist-crescent-wind-michigan/
Account Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/account-manager-3/ Full-time
 

~ Sunnova is a leader in residential solar, battery storage and system protection services, with customers across the U.S. and its territories. We are your source for clean, affordable, and reliable energy, with a simple mission: to power energy independence so our customers have the freedom to live life uninterrupted™. ~

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, we work to attract and retain only the best people who have the potential to make us better than we are today. We are always looking for talented and motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, continuous improvement environment and want to change the world of energy.

The Position

Sunnova Energy Corporation is looking for an Account Manager to cover the Hawaiian Islands. The Account Manager (AM) leads our team to have successful relationships with our dealers. As the primary point of contact for assigned dealers, the AM drives revenue for our business by growing our use of Sunnova products with our dealers, helping them to resolve issues from the sale origination through getting the system in service, and participating in the joint development of marketing and sales strategies.

The position requires excellent communication skills and a “customer first” attitude. In addition to these “farming” activities, the successful candidate will also develop new partners in solar and energy storage. This includes developing and executing a prospecting strategy to identify, contact and land as a Sunnova dealers that are capable of installing residential solar and energy storage solutions. Sunnova is a dynamic company, looking for motivated people to impact results as part of our team.

Responsibilities

  • Drive our dealers to meet or exceed business goals as agreed in contract arrangements. 
  • Help define dealer’s quarterly and annual sales goals and insure performance toward the goals. 
  • Identify, research, and resolve dealer issues using analytical skills and Salesforce Client Relationship Management. 
  • Identify new dealers that can sell effectively sell and install residential PV+Storage solutions 
  • Deliver training and effective coaching to Dealers Sales, Operations and Executive leadership. 
  • Advise dealers on sound business practices such as maintaining financial statements, working capital management, and SG&A planning. 
  • Monitor progression on systems, troubleshoot issues, intervene and drive results through influencing dealer behaviors. 

Qualifications

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with some quantitative studies Business, Marketing, or Finance preferred. 
  • 5+ years of experience in sales, account management, or related role. 
  • 2+ years of routine use of Excel for analysis, and graphically communicating insights regarding data. 
  • Salesforce software experience preferred. 
  • Proven use of analytical skills with understanding of financial concepts (IRR, ROI, etc.) 
  • Dynamic communicator who easily creates relationships with outside partners to effectively influence behavior. 
  • Experience in residential solar sales ideal. Open to similar roles in financing products such as insurance sales or home improvement sales highly desirable. 
  • Ability to make insightful and relevant recommendations based on findings from data analytics; capable to gain command of data regarding assigned partners and workflow. 
  • Team player that behaves ethically, with highest degree of integrity at all times. 
  • Very strong organizational and communication (both verbal and written) skills. 
  • Strong computer skills; including Microsoft, Office Suite. 
  • Ability to adapt and work in an open, fast-paced, collaborative environment. 
  • Highly positive energy and can-do personality  

Compensation

  • Excellent compensation & Annual bonus

Benefits: 

  • Sunnova offers a generous employee reward package that includes: omprehensive benefits including Health/Dental/Vision Care, 401k, and other benefits. 

Note: If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process

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

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Honolulu/Home-based HI Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/account-manager-3/
Senior Climate Policy Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-climate-policy-manager/ Part-time ~ The CLEO Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization exclusively dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy. Founded in 2010 in Miami, Florida, we work with front-line communities and their leaders to build climate literacy. We highlight the urgency of climate action and impact policy while championing solutions for a resilient future. ~

Position Overview

The Senior Climate Policy Manager will play a lead role in helping to shape The CLEO Institute’s vision in local, state, and federal climate policy while advocating for a resilient sustainable future for all. This position can be based in Miami, Orlando, or Tallahassee and reports to the Executive Director while working in close collaboration with the entire CLEO Team.

Responsibilities

  • Play a lead role in formulating climate policy objectives and advocacy positions for The CLEO Institute
  • Oversee and conduct analysis related to a range of local, state, and U.S. federal climate and energy policy proposals
  • Develop timely, comprehensible, politically salient materials for policymakers, media outlets, and other stakeholders (including analyses, fact sheets, answers to specific queries, and other information as needed), in close coordination with CLEO staff
  • Develop and deploy analytical tools designed to educate external stakeholders (e.g., Congressional staff) and inform internal thinking on policy design
  • Develop recommendations to help advance climate & resilience policy
  • Present analysis and findings through clear and compelling oral presentations to both internal and external audiences
  • Write and prepare white papers, technical reports, policy briefs, and communications materials aimed at external audiences
  • Draft internal decision memos, policy documents, testimony, talking points, etc.
  • Represent CLEO in external settings (e.g., meetings with policymakers, Congressional staff, other environmental organizations, research institutions, or corporations) and build partnerships with key organizations focused on climate, resilience, and clean energy innovation policy
  • Contribute to fundraising strategies, proposals, and reports

Qualifications

  • We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated expertise in the area of climate and/or energy policy. Candidates must have exceptional problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability to ensure consistency and quality of research products.
  • You should also have:
    • Graduate degree in economics, environmental science, or public policy with more than 5 years’ experience working on climate and/or energy policy issues, including relevant research or analytical work
    • A deep understanding of climate change, mitigation and adaptation solutions to the climate crisis, as well as broad knowledge of climate policy
    • Strong ability to effectively synthesize and communicate technical and policy findings in a clear and concise manner to colleagues internally and to external non-technical audiences through both written and oral communication
    • Strong ability to prioritize and execute in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and critical deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to lead small teams and complex projects and to work collaboratively in different coalitions and stakeholder groups

Compensation

  • This is a part-time position with a salary range $30,000 – $35,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email resume and cover letter.
  • Please mention how you learned of this opening. 
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Miami, Orlando or Tallahassee FL Mon, 21 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-climate-policy-manager/
Strategic Communications Senior Associate on Energy https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/strategic-communications-manager-2/ Full-time ~ The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level. ~

We support over 350 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

The foundation works through several sectoral, cross-cutting and regional initiatives and collaborates with a wide network of partners to advance progress towards this shared goal. The ECF team is a highly dynamic group of individuals, combining ambition and passion with a rigorous, results-oriented and analytic approach to the work. The ECF’s culture is one of intensity, enthusiasm and mutual support.

Position Overview

As the Strategic Communications Senior Associate on Energy, you will be part of the ECF’s Strategic Communications Team, which is the outreach unit of the Foundation. The team acts as a centre of expertise on climate communications and seeks to help create more political, media and public endorsement for action on climate change at an international, European and sectoral level.

This role will support the ECF program on Energy Systems with the development of strategic communications plans seeking to incentivize a wide range of actors to embark on a transformational shift towards the transition to clean energy and to shape the public debate around new energy sources such as gas and hydrogen.

We are looking for a smart, dynamic and insightful person who can bring together a wide variety of partners around a common strategy aimed to shift the narrative around the future of energy as well as to promote targeted demands relating to complex issues and mechanisms at national and European levels.

You’ll need to be a self-starter, with a proven interest in climate and energy narratives, an excellent understanding of how to place good stories to create political impact and experience in using strategic communications to support advocacy campaigns. You'll be working as part of a fast-paced, European team that operates in multiple media markets and multiple platforms.

Location: Brussels preferred or any other ECF location (Paris, London, Berlin and The Hague).

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing European climate communications strategies covering key institutions and sectors, with a view to influence and shift public debates at the EU level and in EU Member States, seeking to influence energy policies and industry transformation from fossil fuels towards renewables, as well as to raise public awareness and demand for coal phase-out and clean energy;
  • Collaborating with the ECF’s portfolio of grantees and strategic partners to deliver the materials, stories, voices and messaging to support this strategy;
  • Tracking political, public and media debates around energy investments and policies, and spotting opportunities to influence and shift these debates;
  • Developing and implementing communications campaigns and activities that advance narratives and promote climate action, targeting key audiences to influence the political and policy agenda;
  • Accompanying the work of the ECF’s Energy program and initiatives to ensure a communications perspective is injected across all stages of strategic decision-making;
  • Engaging with country teams to involve them in landing the clean energy debate at the national level;
  • Working with a wide spectrum of internal and external partners to turn strategy into workable campaigns and develop effective communications plans around report releases and political moments;
  • Developing and maintaining a diverse network of partners and contacts across sectors (academia, corporate, non-profit, politics, including spokespeople);
  • Developing structures and approaches that can react quickly to emerging opportunities and changes in the external context;
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with key correspondents and editors in mainstream and specialist media for pro-active promotion of stories, outreach on emerging issues and reactive media management;
  • Making full use of new and innovative methods of digital communications work to disseminate messages and raise awareness of ECF-supported initiatives and outputs; and
  • Working hand-in-hand with an international network of communications experts who seek to advance the momentum of the low carbon transition.

Requirements

Experience & Competencies

  • A genuine interest in the mission and values of the organization;
  • At least 8 years’ experience in public relations, journalism or a related field, with proven track record of successful media relations and digital communications;
  • Knowledge of the energy sector and energy policies;
  • A strong understanding of the processes and dynamics of EU policymaking;
  • Detailed understanding of the media landscape and values, and experience of strategic story placement, messaging, etc.
  • Strong experience of development and deployment of major communications initiatives;
  • Far-reaching and active networks (media in European markets; energy/ finance/climate community);
  • Strong diplomatic skills and interpersonal relations, ability to quickly build trust with partners and colleagues;
  • Outstanding English skills, with proven skills to produce engaging and impactful written materials;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with minimum guidance;
  • Gravitas sufficient to work directly with high profile individuals and partners from diverse backgrounds at all levels;
  • Strong time and priority management, high level of independence and can-do mentality, good team-player with a passion for excellence;
  • High levels of self-motivation, used to working at a high pace in remote settings, as part of international teams;
  • A commitment to the values of the organization; and
  • A commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach to facing climate change.

Other Information

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with ambition and a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself; and
  • A full-time position with a permanent employment contract.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to upload (in English) your CV and a Cover letter.
  • Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.
  • Start date: As soon as possible.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.

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Brussels preferred, or Paris, London, Berlin, The Hague Mon, 21 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/strategic-communications-manager-2/
Youth Conservation Corps Supervisor https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/youth-conservation-corps-supervisor/ Full-time ~ Serving a diverse commonwealth rich in nature and culture, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)is the state’s lead conservation agency and it takes a diverse agency to work for a diverse commonwealth. DCR protects what people care about – access to the outdoors, natural habitats, open spaces, clean water and safe infrastructure. ~

As the state's lead conservation agency, DCR protects what Virginians care about - open space, clean water, natural habitats, safe infrastructure and access to the outdoors.

Position Overview

If you’re someone who wants to love what you do, and make a difference, DCR is the place for you! We are seeking candidates for the position of Youth Conservation Corps Supervisor which works from multiple locations in Virginia.

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a three-week residential program that provides youth with the opportunity to work in Virginia State Parks on field-based projects. Crew leaders have many roles and are key to the success of YCC. This position is demanding but provides many rewards. Successful applicants demonstrate high standards, creative problem-solving, excellent judgment, and compassion for Virginia’s natural resources and young people. A crew leader’s primary responsibilities center on helping crewmembers in the field while ensuring their emotional and physical safety.

Leaders are responsible for organizing crew schedules, a budget, equipment, required forms and evaluations. Leader must submit receipts and documentation for the budget and submit them along with forms, evaluations, and all other documents and files to the program coordinator at the end of each session.

Service Dates: 

  • Mandatory Training: June 14- June 17, 2021 (Leaders report to park assignment the Thursday before the session start)
  • Session 1: June 20th-July 10th
  • Session 2: July 18th-August 7th

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Leadership experience with youths and young adults, not simply a peer-group setting
  • Ability to work as a team member and mentor, and to be a direct, fair and clear crew leader
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Experience performing physical outdoor work
  • Physically fit and able to work long days in less-than-ideal conditions (heat, rain, etc.)
  • Enrolling into junior year of college in fall 2019 (or equivalent post-high school education/experience)
  • Must pass a background check
  • Good driving record and must possess a current, valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a youth corps or conservation corps
  • Experience working long days in less-than-ideal conditions and on difficult and hazardous terrain (steep slopes, wetlands,)
  • Experience teaching, facilitating and team-building with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Familiarity with basic conservation skills including the use of tools
  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure and desire to make a positive difference

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs unassisted and work in outdoor conditions
  • Ability to drive maintenance vehicles, have valid driver’s license
  • Ability to operate landscaping equipment such as mowers, weed eaters, and tractors.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate basic tools

Compensation: $1,800 stipend plus a $350 travel stipend.

Note: Employment in all positions within the Virginia State Parks is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

The Department of Conservation & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Multiple Locations VA Mon, 21 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/youth-conservation-corps-supervisor/
Territory Sales Representative https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/territory-sales-representative-2/ Full-time ~ GoodWinds Trading represents the finest in natural health and skin care in Oregon, Washington, Northern California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana & Alaska. ~

Position Overview

Goodwinds Trading is seeking a professional outside salesperson with exceptional skills and abilities required to serve, support and grow territory sales. Qualified candidates for the Territory Sales Representative should have a depth of sales experience in the natural products industry, be detail oriented and demonstrate top notch organizational and communication skills.

Responsibilities

Territory Sales Representative are responsible for the following:

  • Handle customer inquiries and follow up in person, via email and by phone
  • Provide store staff and customers product training & information
  • Place new items in assigned account base
  • Achieve line extensions in existing accounts for all brands
  • Support store merchandising and category resets
  • Work with buyers to manage and grow sales
  • Anticipate buyer needs, provide lead time and follow up
  • Generate sales by utilizing promotional sales tools provided
  • Support vendor education & market tours
  • Provide excellence in customer service to exceed expectations

Qualifications

Territory Sales Representative Requirements:

  • Must be a great listener and demonstrate positive “can do” attitude
  • Reliable transportation and willing to drive daily to assure account coverage
  • Possess laptop, cell phone, ipad
  • Proficient with Excel, Dropbox, Aps, Portals
  • Ability to organize and prioritize, communicate and follow up
  • Demonstrate strong territory and time management skills
  • Have space and ability to receive and manage car stock shipments
  • Willingness to engage in ongoing product training
  • Current relationships with existing retailers in the territory a plus

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia Western States Mon, 21 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/territory-sales-representative-2/
Vice President of Programs https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/vice-president-of-programs/ Full-time Leader in sustainability innovation seeks entrepreneurial programs professional to work with diverse audiences in ensuring the future of our planet (Boston, MA)

Ceres is a sustainability non-profit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces. Ceres is transforming the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet.

In response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, Ceres was founded by a group of forward-looking investors and environmentalists who had a vision for a better way of doing business. Led by Joan Bavaria, they began to re-evaluate the role and responsibility of companies as stewards of the environment and agents of economic and social change.

Position Overview

Ceres is seeking an innovative and entrepreneurial professional to lead as Vice President of Programs, an important role within the organization that ensures the success of Ceres’ Climate and Energy, Water, and Food and Forests programs.

This individual will recognize the urgency with which people need to act to ensure a safe future for our planet and will have knowledge and understanding of the environmental space, systemic racism, and how to work with diverse constituents to solve critical environmental problems.

The successful candidate will have the ability to evaluate existing programs to measure effectiveness while working proactively and collaboratively with program staff to design and implement new programs that meaningfully advance Ceres’ mission and values.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following background and experience:

  • 15 years of relevant work experience in roles of progressive responsibility. 
  • Experience as a senior leader and manager in a fast-paced, non-profit organization. Experience with environmental or sustainability issues required. 
  • Demonstrated record of supervising senior staff to achieve organizational programmatic and fundraising goals.
  • Proven track record of results-driven strategic program management is required.
  • Demonstrated success on both sides of resource development—cultivating and closing revenue prospects and managing and deploying staff and budgets.
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing diverse teams, including gender identity, people of color, and people from various socio-economic backgrounds, and supporting an inclusive workplace where everyone has an opportunity for advancement.
  • Ability to both build strong, stable programs and to innovate to take advantage of strategic opportunities.
  • Bachelor degree required. Graduate degree in relevant area preferred.

To Apply

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Ceres. By clicking on "Apply on Company Website" below, you can apply for this position and also all of DRi's searches.  Applications can also be submitted via email to search@driconsulting.com.

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Boston MA Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/vice-president-of-programs/
Solar AutoCAD Designer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-autocad-designer/ Full-time ~ Vision Solar is one of the fastest growing solar energy companies in the United States. Our full-service renewable energy company manufactures and installs solar services for residential homes in Pennsylvania, Arizona, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Florida. ~

Our rapid expansion has allowed us to be recognized as one of the top solar companies on the East Coast, with a clear path of more rapid growth to come.

Position Overview

The Solar AutoCAD Designer is responsible for ensuring drawings and designs are completed on time and adhere to the established specifications and standards. They may prepare project plan sets while using site surveys and project information in order to complete PV design plan sets. The PV design plan sets will consist of structural and layout design work that follows building codes as well as township requirements for permitting.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with townships to assure that our proposals and designs meet their requirements
  • Handle escalated projects and installations within an expedited timeline
  • Design and review construction documents for PV system
  • Perform engineering calculations per the NEC and building codes to properly size equipment
  • Communicate with operations staff about preliminary and final system design
  • Drafting system layouts, one-line diagrams, and plan sets.
  • Self-proofing work to ensure accuracy before allowing any project to continue through the Pipeline
  • Follow standard operating procedures and protocol to ensure accuracy of design layouts
  • Maintain department design standards and work with management to improve process and design requirements.
  • Other Duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements

  • Solar experience required
  • 3+ years of experience as an AutoCAD Designer
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Aurora, Sketch Up, Eagle View and outlook
  • Exceptional creative problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with electrical or mechanical design
  • Knowledge of the National Electric Code
  • Knowledge of current Building Codes
  • Ability to understand, read, and comprehends contract documents, plans and specifications
  • Ability to stay organized and maintains project records
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Must work well unsupervised and be self-motivated
  • Strong good computer skills
  • Frequently work in on projects that require deadlines

Additional Information

  • Salary: Starting at $18.50 an hour (Additional pay for Solar Experience)
  • Schedule: Typically Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Life, Disability, Paid Time Off
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Blackwood NJ Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-autocad-designer/
Director, Policy & Land Conservation  https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-policy-land-conservation/ Full-time ~ Casey Trees is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation's capital. For more information visit our website. ~ 

Position Overview

The Director of Policy and Land Conservation (“Director”) manages the personnel, functions, activities, and internal and external relationships of the Policy and Land Conservation Department. The incumbent is responsible for promoting sound urban tree protection and preservation strategies, ensuring productive relationships with council members, their staff, and a host of like-missioned organizations, and; the preservation of lands through easements, tax sales and the like. As part of Casey Trees’ senior management team, the Director also ensures the effective and efficient delivery of all Casey Trees programs organization-wide, works to ensure collaboration and communications among departments, and; serves as a spokesperson for Casey Trees’ mission, motto and tree canopy goal.

Essential Functions

The following functions are representative of the Director’s responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Program Management:

  • Participates in organizational planning and execution, and serves as project lead for specific initiatives as assigned
  • Develops, executes, monitors, and evaluates work plans, workflows, and cash outlays to achieve department objectives tied to organizational plans and strategies in an efficient and effective manner
  • Actively communicates and collaborates with senior management team, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Executive Director (ED) to ensure the smooth execution of multi-departmental activities and tasks
  • Keeps the ED & COO regularly informed on the execution, effectiveness and development of the programs, activities and tasks
  • Manages and ensures the successful completion of Casey Trees’ annual Tree Report Card evaluating progress toward attainment of the District’s tree canopy goal
  • Coordinates and manages the organization’s land conservation efforts. Serves as the primary staff person on the Land Conservation Committee, organizing and coordinating committee members and meetings as required
  • Effectively shepherds Casey Tree’s Advocacy efforts including analyzing legislative proposals, strategizing legislative maneuvering, and deploying and rallying relevant stakeholders and partners
  • Manages both internal and externally generated data to ensure organizational policy positions are based on sound and relevant information
  • Coordinates and project manage research and data collection efforts
  • Creates, maintains and strengthens strategic partnerships with a wide array of stakeholders including but limited to: DC government agency officials and councilmembers, National Park Service officials, nonprofit partners, businesses, volunteers and others
  • Represents Casey Trees at meetings, conferences, symposia, etc.

Supervision & Personnel Management:

  • Ensures annual work plan targets and objectives of subordinate staff are met
  • Guides, mentors and ensures adherence to training for direct reports
  • Ensures departmental adherence to organizational policies, including but not limited to attendance, timeliness, conduct, citizen engagement, etc.
  • Regularly collaborates with Human Resources to ensure continual process improvement in personnel management and supervision
  • Conducts periodic performance appraisals of subordinate staff
  • Actively searches, creatively designs, and implements effective training initiatives/solutions to educate, enhance performance, and recognize performance
  • Keeps current on managerial concepts, subordinate interaction, and training

Qualifications

Technical Skills:

  • Maintains the knowledge base required to successfully implement and manage the department’s key focus areas in urban forestry, land conservation, environmental policy, public advocacy, etc.
  • Remains current on industry information regarding the ecological, economic, social, health and related benefits of urban trees and forests
  • Maintains proficiency with various software packages required for the position
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to balance differing viewpoints and perspectives to achieve collective success

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Urban Forestry or related discipline, and; 3 years related experience
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental policy and/or land conservation
  • Experience supervising, managing, and inspiring a staff of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Professional demeanor, superior written and oral communications skills, and the ability to interact and work with a variety of audiences
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and experience and ability to safely drive work vehicles
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment; both internally and externally
  • Experience formulating and adhering to budgets
  • Can manage multiple activities simultaneously, establish, track, and meet deadlines, often under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Able to learn Salesforce, ArcGIS Enterprise, and other computer programs

Working Conditions

  • Work is conducted primarily in an office setting, but the incumbent is occasionally required to work outside year-round in the heat, cold and inclement weather.
  • Equipment:
    • Computers, smart phones, etc.
    • Printer, copier, and telephone
    • Automobiles, pickup trucks, vans
    • Field measuring devices, rakes, saws, ladders, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • While this is primarily a desk job, all CT employees may engage in tree planting/related activities in outdoor environments, year-round in the heat, cold and inclement weather and must have suitable clothing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to talk, hear, stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25lbs, lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand on a stool, etc.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is an exempt position, 40 hours a week.
  • The incumbent must be able and willing to work evenings, weekends, and extended hours when needed.

Travel:

  • Travel is primarily local, although some out of the area travel and overnights may be expected.

Casey Trees is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Casey Trees does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

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Washington D.C. Thu, 17 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-policy-land-conservation/
Sustainability Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-manager-5/ Full-time ~ In 2006, our CEO Matt Thomas founded Townshend’s Tea Company with the idea to bring the various ways in which tea is prepared all under one roof. Two years later, he started Brew Dr. Kombucha in the kitchen of the teahouse. Today, Brew Dr. operates from a 50,000 sq ft brewery in Tualatin, Oregon and our products are sold in all 50 states and across Canada. ~

  • Mission Statement: Explore tea, thoughtfully. Craft quality, tasty tea beverages with thoughtful care for our people, ingredients, and the planet.
  • Proud to be a B Corp: Brew Dr. is proud to be the first national kombucha company to become a Certified B Corporation, joining the growing number of companies using business as a force for good.
    • Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance purpose and profit. Of the 40,000+ companies who have taken the assessment, only 5% passed in order to become B Corps. We’re proud to be in that 5%!

Position Summary

The Sustainability Manager leads the development and implementation of sustainability improvements in company operations. The position’s responsibilities include cross-functional engagement throughout the manufacturing environment, administration, and the company’s vendors. The Sustainability Manager is responsible for maintaining Brew Dr.’s certification as a B Corp, which it has held since 2018. This role also partners with other corporate functions on community-focused efforts.

  • Department: Operations
  • Location: Tualatin Brewery/Remote
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: No
  • Reports to: VP of Business Improvement

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement short and immediate term waste reduction strategies, with a goal of reducing costs as a result
  • Build a network within the community of companies and organizations focused on sustainability, B Corp and community engagement
  • Develop and manage our BeeHives (3 cross-functional groups of employees that collaborate to help the company constantly improve as a certified B Corp); work with team leaders and employees to drive the adoption of B Corp action items
  • Manage and continuously improve systems and platforms that track and report on BDK’s sustainability strategies and initiatives, including B Corp
  • Lead the compilation and delivery of quarterly and annual Sustainability Reports. These are used both internally and externally
  • Provide support to and consult with the operations team on the development of strategies to improve the sustainability, COGS, and social impact of BDK’s supply chain
  • Conduct building audits for cost-saving measures
  • Work with the sales and marketing teams to analyze data and build recommendations to further BDK’s commitment to sustainability; identify trends
  • Steward our 1% for the Planet relationship, and work to update the vision and strategy of this relationship annually
  • Design and implement a Sustainability & Transparency employee survey to track employee data as it relates to sustainability and B Corp initiatives
  • Conduct B Corp recertification process

Qualifications and Experience

  • Environmental Engineering and/or B Corp background a plus
  • 2+ years of progressive work-related experience in sustainability and social impact with demonstrated proficiency in program management, implementation leadership and results delivery
  • Knowledge of best practices and current innovation trends in sustainability and social impact
    Superior verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to
  • and influencing the activities of various internal and external stakeholders
  • Familiarity with and demonstrated ability to contribute to positive outcomes from third-party certifications, audits, rankings and awards
  • Demonstrated project management and executional experience in organizing, planning, and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation

Other duties:

  • Please 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.
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Tualatin OR Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-manager-5/
Global Manager, Data Engineering https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/global-manager-data-engineering/ Full-time ~ TrailStone is a global energy trader and risk manager. Our mission is to play a leading role in facilitating the worldwide transition to renewable power. ~

Our primary business is real-time management of electricity generation assets. Our team of traders, meteorologists, software engineers, risk managers, and data scientists aim to increase the stability of electric grids while minimizing risk for generators of intermittent electricity from wind and solar investments. TrailStone leverages its energy market experience and predictive modelling platform to take and manage financial trading risk in energy markets.

TrailStone operates and develops a platform to trade renewable electricity assets like wind and solar power plants in Europe and North America. Today our Robotic, AI & ML-driven real-time order execution manages thousands of renewable electricity assets.

At TrailStone we believe in shared success for our investors and our employees. Success is driven by exceptional people working together as a team with a passion for the mission and common values.

What is the role?

The Global Manager, Data Engineering is a leadership role in TrailStone. You will be responsible for evolving our Data Engineering strategy towards the frontier, incorporating modern practices. Additionally, you will be responsible for growing and leading a team with a diverse skillset. You are also expected to work alongside your team, we are all “player-coaches” at TrailStone.

You must have strong, hands-on technical expertise in a variety of technologies including Python, SQL Server, AWS Aurora, Docker as well as the proven ability to fashion robust, scalable solutions for our clients.

What will you do?

  • Lead large scale projects that integrate our data and machine learning applications into trading applications
  • Act as a player/coach hiring for and leading a team of data engineers as well as providing thought leadership and leading best practice solutions for the team.
  • Take lead in driving a culture of high quality, innovation, and incremental experimentation.
  • Has a knack of using flexible and scalable methodologies that can be applied to a broad set of problems across the Data Engineering organization.
  • Provide strong thought leadership and set processes that lead to good implementation architecture.
  • Continuously improve and further enhance existing ETL and streaming systems

What do you need?

  • Significant experience working in formal engineering environments and deep experience working on and leading large-scale data projects
  • Significant team management experience
  • Knowledge about how to automate ETL with scheduling systems, e.g., Airflow, etc.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Python
  • Expert level knowledge of SQL, including performance tuning for large datasets
  • Deep understanding about technical debt in data systems
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing large scale data projects from basic requirements
  • Extensive experience in maintaining key data systems over long periods of time
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics or a related technical field
  • Commodities, Fixed Income, or Equities Trading experience, a plus
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Austin TX Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/global-manager-data-engineering/
Senior Developer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-developer/ Full-time ~ National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. ~

As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

The Role:

The Senior Developer’s mission is to ensure that Geronimo is developing opportunities consistent with Geronimo’s return expectations and corporate direction. The role will be critical in directing the company towards the right markets, project types and offtake targets. This role will be responsible for leading Geronimo’s development efforts in WECC.

What You are Actually Doing: 

  • Directly manage and lead project development, including site acquisition and negotiation.
  • Lead the company in targeting; and evaluating markets to identify greenfield developments, M&A; and partnership opportunities in WECC.
  • Provide direction towards priority markets and opportunities.
  • Work with the commercial and finance teams to prepare financial models, evaluate new technologies, and prepare compelling solutions for customers.
  • Represent Geronimo Energy with federal, state and local officials, regulators, utilities, RTOs, and other stakeholders throughout the project development process.
  • Work with the permitting department to manage state, federal, and local permitting efforts and approval processes for utility-scale electric generation projects.
  • Be a professional company representative and face of Geronimo’s projects.
  • Interface with the engineering and construction teams to ensure that projects are deliverable, considerate of site characteristics, and on-budget.
  • Interpret technical engineering and environmental reports and studies to determine project impact and pertinence towards application requirements.
  • Provide reports to management including updates on project status and changes to regulations.
  • Develop engineering estimates, scopes, and project schedules as well as coordinate or oversee the negotiation of service agreements.
  • Interface with the engineering and construction teams to ensure that the project remains within budget and on schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Bring to the Table: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 5+ years of project development experience in renewable energy.
  • Willingness to work with and manage relationships with landowners and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of energy markets.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on large scale utility energy development projects.
  • Experience with contract management and negotiation.
  • Exposure to project financing.
  • Ability to work remotely and build Geronimo’s presence in the West.
  • Attributes:
    • Self-starter
    • Achievement-driven
    • Creative thinker
    • Problem-solver
    • Loyal and committed to the organization
    • Growth-seeking
    • Team-driven

Geronimo Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. Geronimo Energy is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the Geronimo Energy team.

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Boulder CO Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-developer/
Office Manager/Fiscal Clerk https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/office-manager-fiscal-clerk/ Full-time The mission of San Juan County is to provide public services that are vital for the health, safety, and general well-being of our citizens.  

We strive to environmentally and culturally preserve the heritage of the individual islands that make up our beautiful county.  Public programs are managed effectively and prudently to serve our residents.  We recognize that county employees and volunteers are the foundation for providing these services.  Therefore, government activities are thoughtfully conducted in a way that is ethical, fair, just, and impartial.

Position Overview

The Office Manager/Fiscal Clerk performs complex professional accounting, administrative and financial management work and provides the necessary financial reporting information of Land Bank operations to the Land Bank Commission, the Land Bank Director, the Land Bank Stewardship staff, the SJC Treasurer and the SJC Auditor.  Assists with planning and implementation of investment and real estate transactions related to the Land Bank governing legislation. The position requires independent judgment, discretion, and confidentiality in dealing with landowners and members of the public.  Work is performed independently under the Land Bank Director’s general direction. 

Note: As a public employee, will adhere to the highest standard of ethics in accordance with RCW 42.52.

Responsibilities

Principal Duties:

  • This position plans organizes and performs financial reporting functions for the San Juan County Land Bank.  Prepares and maintains Balance Sheets, Financial Statements and required supplemental schedules to reflect assets, liabilities, operations and fund balances of all Land Bank Funds (Conservation Area Fund and Stewardship & Management Fund).  
  • Prepares annual department budgets in collaboration with Land Bank staff and under the direction of the Land Bank Director and the SJC Auditor.  
  • Participates in investment planning for Land Bank Stewardship Endowment Fund and the Conservation Area Fund. Plans and prepares inter-fund transfers for investments.
  • Serves as grants accountant for the SJC Land Bank.  Assists staff with grant reporting in the EDEN accounting system to comply with grant and contract provisions.  Serves as financial officer for State and Federal grants.                                                       
  • Serves as contract manager for the SJC Land Bank. Prepares contracts for public works, consultants, and appraisers under the direction of the SJC Prosecutor and the Risk Manager.
  • Prepares and records deeds, real estate excise tax affidavits, and other documents necessary when escrow companies are not used for Land Bank real property acquisitions.
  • Coordinates payments to escrow companies and sellers of real properties with the SJC Treasurer and Auditor, complying with County and State laws.
  • Works with attorneys, title companies, and escrow agents in the process of real estate transactions involving the Land Bank.                                                                        
  • Serves as primary liaison between the SJC Land Bank and the Auditor’s Office and the  Treasurer’s Office.  Reviews accounting entries made by the SJC Treasurer and SJC Auditor and suggests adjustments when appropriate.                                         
  • Plans, organizes and performs all accounts payable and receivable functions.
  • Performs other administrative duties including preparing staff meeting agendas, assisting with Land Bank Commission meeting agendas, meeting schedule, legal notices and finalizing materials to be provided to the Land Bank Commission prior to each regular meeting.  
  • Other duties as assigned by the Land Bank Director. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in accounting plus at least four years of progressively responsible experience in accounting/administrative work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to qualify as a bonded Washington Notary Public.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize and set schedules in a multi-task environment. Must have proficiency in numerous computer software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, GIS, desktop publishing, and databases, experience developing and maintaining computer files and storage, a working knowledge of basic accounting principles, experience developing public information materials and displays, excellent organizational skills, and ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.

Physical and Mental Requirements: 

  • Extended periods of sitting while inputting financial data.
  • Requires continuous hand and finger movement, including 10-key and use of mouse to navigate through financial programs.
  • Requires ability to calculate basic and complex math problems.
  • Frequent walking to/from various other County buildings.
  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to meet and deal with the public, County employees, other governmental and private entities in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Must be able to receive and understand written and oral communication and give written and oral instruction.
  • Requires visual acuity at 20 inches or less.

Working Conditions

  •  Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • Occasionally requires driving to/from public meetings held at various places in San Juan County or out of county travel for training or meetings.

Equipment Usage:

  • Computer, calculator, copy machine, telephone, fax.

 San Juan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Friday Harbor WA Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/office-manager-fiscal-clerk/
Conservation Compliance Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/conservation-compliance-coordinator/ Full-time ~ The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe. The only Tribe in America who never signed a peace treaty. ~

Position Overview

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is seeking a Conservation Compliance Coordinator. T
he incumbent in this position is responsible for performing duties which assist the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. in developing and carrying out a coordinated natural resources conservation program tailored to tribal needs while meeting USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) requirements through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

Responsibilities

  • The individual provides technical and administrative assistance to tribal land operators;
  • the STOF Environmental Resources Management Department (ERMD);
  • the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (TPHO); and
  • the STOFI Brighton Cattle and Range office to:
    • apply and maintain several conservation practices, review of financial assistance requests under the provision of USDA NRCS, and Tribal agricultural and forestry programs. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource discipline such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering, or other related field is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of direct experience with soil and water conservation and related sciences such as biology, agronomy, and forestry, in identifying conservation related problems is required.
  • An equivalent combination of relevant education / training and experience will be considered.
  • Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License is required.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency utilizing Microsoft software packages.
  • Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Compensation

  • The Seminole Tribe of Florida provides a comprehensive benefits package.

Note: The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a drug free workplace, drug screening is a requirement of employment. We exercise Native American preference.

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Big Cypress FL Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/conservation-compliance-coordinator/
Handler Certification Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/handler-certification-specialist-2/ Full-time ~ CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of organic through education and grants, and provide organic certification that is personal and accessible. ~

CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today our roots span the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm.

Position Summary

The CCOF Handler Certification Specialist reviews inspection reports, mid-year updates, and/or applications of prospective and currently certified organic food processor and handler operations, including manufacturers, co-packers, private label owners, brokers, and other post-harvest handlers involved in the production or handling of organic products. This includes review of labels, product formulations, ingredient suppliers, food additives, production methods, equipment sanitation procedures, facility pest control plans, and audit trail documentation for compliance to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) regulations and other organic standards.

This position does not include on-site inspections of certified organic operations and will not include field work in the future. There may be occasional opportunities to represent CCOF at trade shows and conferences, depending on interest and availability to travel.

Position Responsibilities 

Essential Duties:

  • Provides technical services to certified organic processor/handler clients, including review and communication with certified operations about mid-year updates such as new labels, product formulations, ingredient suppliers, food additives, production methods, equipment sanitation procedures, facility pest control plans, audit trail documentation, etc.
  • Ensures timely review of client updates and inspection reports and completes a quantity of work on par with other Handler Certification Specialists.
  • Makes autonomous or semi-autonomous decisions about client compliance with USDA NOP and other organic standards and communicates those decisions to clients.
  • Provides written and verbal instructions to CCOF clients regarding compliance to all applicable standards via email, letter, phone, and occasional in-person meetings.
  • Works daily with a complex, proprietary database to perform the regular tasks of the job. Ensures that database records are consistent and current.
  • Ensures that the CCOF quality system is implemented to required standards.
  • Works on special projects as deemed necessary by Handler Certification Leadership (Team Leader, Supervisor, Manager, or Director of Handler Certification) or the Chief Certification Officer. 

Qualifications

Required Skills & Experience:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree or higher in applicable field, such as food science or food technology. Commensurate and relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of degree requirement.
  • One or more years’ experience in a professional office environment.
  • Computer competency in word processing, formatting, databases, and email. Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Comfort using a computer for multiple hours at a time.
  • Excellent communication skills in writing, on the phone, and in person.
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and sentence structure.
  • Ability to organize, monitor, and track numerous activities with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work with various groups and demographics of people.
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy environment with a high workload.
  • Ability to logically and autonomously solve problems under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Spanish language skills sufficient to communicate in writing and on the phone with Spanish-speaking clients.
  • Experience in working with environmental or food safety regulatory programs.
  • Experience working in a food processing facility.
  • Experience with organic regulations or organic industry.
  • IOIA Organic Handler Inspector training or equivalent experience.
  • Auditor training for food quality production systems or similar field.

Compensation & Location

  • The Handler Certification Specialist’s starting compensation will depend on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, exempt status position.
  • CCOF takes pride in offering competitive pay and excellent benefits. Competitive benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and 401k retirement plan with company match.
  • Candidates who will work from the Santa Cruz, CA office are preferred but we may consider remote work for candidates with previous organic certification experience. Remote staff must travel to the Santa Cruz, CA office for an initial 2-week training period unless travel is unsafe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Apply

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Please click "Apply" below to email the following documents, with “Handler Certification Specialist” in the subject line:
    • Cover letter summarizing your interest in CCOF and the position, and qualifications
    • Current resume
    • List of three professional references

Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest.

CCOF is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

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Santa Cruz CA Sat, 12 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/handler-certification-specialist-2/
Marketing Supervisor https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/marketing-supervisor/ Full-time ~ CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of organic through education and grants, and provide organic certification that is personal and accessible. ~

CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today our roots span the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm.

Position Summary

The Marketing Communications Supervisor leads the Marketing Communications team and provides communications leadership to each branch of CCOF. This position requires creativity, passion, and a high level of organization. Much of the Supervisor’s time will be spent spearheading communications campaigns, providing oversight to projects and project managers, and ensuring all CCOF programs and services are effectively communicated to our varied audiences. This is a full-time, exempt status position that reports to the Director of Marketing and Sales.

Position Responsibilities

Content Management:

  • Lead CCOF’s social media strategy and work with staff contributors.
  • Source inspiring and pertinent content for all CCOF channels including: website, digital promotions, social media, and print publications
  • Manage key vendors
  • Oversight of editorial and promotions calendars
  • Provide leadership to content authors through training, brainstorming, and regular meetings. Filter suggestions from staff and provide direction and generate new ideas.
  • Provide oversight for all mass communications efforts including weekly e-newsletter, digital promotions, and publications
  • Participate in content creation with Marketing Communications staff around special campaigns and services
  • Conduct trend-analysis and ongoing trainings to ensure CCOF communications strategies are in-line with best practices. 

Project Management & Supervision:

  • Lead regular department meetings to ensure goals and deliverables are met.
  • Participate in and provide marketing expertise in cross-organizational meetings, support various projects, programs, and campaigns.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to 3 Marketing Communications staff members.
  • Lead Marketing projects as necessary and meet with project teams.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required; AA/AS degree in any field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the communications/marketing field.
  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Should be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications:

  • AA/AS degree in marketing or communications.
  • 5 years of experience in social media and/or digital communications.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Agricultural and/or food industry knowledge, background and/or experience a plus.
  • Candidates who will work from the Santa Cruz, CA office are preferred. Note: CCOF Santa Cruz is office closed until July 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compensation

  • The Marketing Supervisor’s starting compensation will depend on qualifications and experience.  
  • CCOF takes pride in offering competitive pay and excellent benefits.

To Apply

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Please click "Apply" below to email the following documents, with “Marketing Supervisor” in the subject line:
    • Cover letter summarizing your interest in CCOF and the position, and qualifications
    • Current resume
    • List of three professional references

Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest.

CCOF is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

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Santa Cruz CA Sat, 12 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/marketing-supervisor/
Wind Turbine Technicians, All Levels https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-turbine-technicians-all-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

Our Certified Wind Technicians carry out daily tasks such as cleaning, organizing, minor assembly, minor service, and/or repairs to wind turbine generators and related equipment and facilities. They are required to climb vertically at least 300 feet. Must maintain certifications in all areas required by position. The position is considered a local job and is not eligible to earn regular per diem. MUST LIVE WITHIN 90 MILES OF SNYDER, TX.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Employees in the wind turbine technician position should expect to:
  • Conduct maintenance of equipment (changing blades, fueling, lubrication, etc.)
  • Climb a wind turbine vertically at least 300 feet. Lift and move equipment as needed (up to 50 pounds)
  • Follow specific verbal and written instructions to perform wind turbine generator (WTG) and associated equipment assembly, repair, and maintenance.
  • Complete and maintain required company and client documentation and records.
  • Clean and organize tools, equipment, and work area including sweeping, mopping, wiping oil, grease, solvent spills.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely and legally per the WWS Employee Handbook and insurance requirements
  • Perform other daily work requirements as directed by supervisor with general supervision.
  • Be exposed to ambient temperatures while working outdoors.
  • Maintain required training certifications for position held. These include at a minimum: OSHA 10, NFPA 70E, CPR/AED - First Aid
  • For safety compliance, wind technicians must weigh between 120 and 280 pounds, including clothing and boots.

Qualifications

Standards, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Tower Rescue/Tractel and SRK 11 Certifications preferred.
  • Twelve (12) months related or mechanical experience preferred.
  • Work meets customer and company standards required of position and job, including following project schedules.
  • Comply with corporate OSHA and WWS policies at all times.
  • Appear well-groomed, present a positive company image, and treat others with courtesy and respect.
  • Work cooperatively or independently and inspires a team effort with all tasks. Communicate pro-actively.
  • Service reporting, work order documents, and records will be written neatly, legibly and completed correctly.
  • Ability to work in a high volume, multi-priority environment and to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Has knowledge of various hand and power tools.
  • Work in an indoor or outdoor environment in adverse weather conditions with blowing pollen, dust, and grasses.

Competencies:

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

Core Values:

  • 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.

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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Synder TX Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-turbine-technicians-all-levels/
Senior Communications Associate (Policy) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-communications-associate-policy-2/ Full-time ~ Carbon180 is a new breed of climate-focused NGO on a mission to fundamentally rethink carbon. We know that our climate goals can only be met by rapidly reducing emissions and removing the carbon that already exists in our atmosphere. ~

The good news? Carbon is much more than mere waste. We work at the intersection of science, business, and policy to champion solutions that transform carbon from a liability to an asset and foster a prosperous, carbon-conscious economy. Our team has offices in Oakland, CA and Washington, D.C., with a few teammates that work remotely from other cities.

The Opportunity

Overview:

Carbon180 is seeking a Senior Communications Associate (Policy) to support our growing policy and legislative work in Washington, D.C. This role bridges Carbon180’s policy and communications teams to help enact meaningful, just, and durable climate policy. You will be responsible for tracking and sourcing high-quality media coverage, crafting messages that resonate with policymakers and partners, and developing and distributing original content and thought leadership. This position will work closely with the Managing Director, the policy team, and another Senior Communications Associate who focuses on the organization’s core communications channels.

Whereas our Senior Communications Associate (another position C180 has posted) focuses on overarching branding and messaging strategy + the translation of this strategy across internal and external channels, our Senior Communications Associate (Policy) will focus on specifically supporting the communications efforts of the policy team. In this role, you will build campaigns that target policymakers, ENGOs, and reporters in order to make sure we pass durable policies and build impactful coalitions in this space.

Major Roles + Responsibilities

  • Work alongside Carbon180’s Managing Director, Director of Policy, and communications team to set strategy, vision, and goals for the way in which we elevate the extraordinary work of C180’s policy team to continue to establish our voice as a leader in the CDR field
  • Build and lead communications and publicity campaigns around key policy initiatives to ensure that our work both reaches and resonates with target audiences who have the power to enact change (policymakers, other ENGOs, and media outlets)
  • Execute these communications campaigns, including developing our core messaging around policy initiatives, planning and leading events to spread awareness, conducting media outreach and securing media placements, collateral creation, and supporting our policy team’s congressional outreach
  • Drive the creation and maintenance of a quarterly C180 policy-centered newsletter, and write and publish blog posts and op-eds that highlight Carbon180’s policy positions
  • Broadly across program areas, design and execute Carbon180’s media engagement strategy
  • Provide story and copy-editing support for Carbon180 policy and non-policy related publications

Who You Are

Our ideal Senior Policy Communications Associate believes deeply in our mission. Beyond that, you are:

  • You like to write, and you’re good at it. People go to you to help them convey complex ideas in a compelling manner and in the right format.
  • You move fluidly from strategy to execution. You appreciate the big picture and feel inspired to set a bold vision, but you know it's all in the details. You manage projects fluidly, fiercely prioritize, and track timelines, data, and information in an organized and systematic fashion.
  • You don't drop balls, miss deadlines, or forget to respond to someone's inquiry - and you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves to do the work.
  • You inspire and motivate others to action. You build relationships quickly and deftly, and people trust you. You leverage your storytelling skills to elevate the impact of our work in a way that inspires others to action.
  • You leverage meaningful relationships to get things done. A relationship-builder at heart, the people you work with trust that you leverage relationships to get things done in a mutually beneficial, non-transactional way. You hold others to account, challenge assumptions, and support the people you engage in the pursuit of our shared goals.
  • You excel on a small, nimble team. You are flexible, comfortable with ambiguity, have a quick bounce-back time after a setback, and get energy from building the plane as you fly it. You’re willing and excited to pitch in to support wherever needed to help the team achieve its goals, even if it means stepping outside of your “lane.”
  • You have an eagle eye for detail. Typos and grammatical errors are no match for you. Clear branding guidelines make your heart sing.
  • You’re comfortable getting into the weeds, but don’t stay there. You can quickly research, understand, and translate technical subjects. Your storytelling skills to elevate our work in a way that inspires action.
  • You’re high impact, low-ego, maintain a sense of humor and optimism, and are kind to yourself and others. You take a collaborative, consistent approach to work. You know that the way you show up each day impacts the people around you, and you're committed to being someone who brings up the “positivity quotient” of the team.

Beyond that, you will need:

  • Proven track record (3+ years) in communications, PR, or a related field
  • Media relations proficiency. Media pitching experience preferred
  • Passion for consuming the news and following media trends; interest in climate is a plus
  • An excellent communicator with proven writing, editing, and proofreading ability
  • Track-record of sustained, high-quality work in fast-paced environments
  • Experienced project manager with a knack for staying organized and working across multiple competing projects and timelines
  • A healthy dose of climate rage and the determination to do something about it

Compensation

  • Carbon180 is deeply committed to providing competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to our employees. The salary range for this position will be between $80,000 and $100,000, commensurate with candidate experience and adjusted for cost of living in the location of the position.
  • Note: We will mostly likely consider candidates with less than 3 years of professional experience for an Associate-level role, with the opportunity to grow into a Senior Associate-level role based on performance within the first year of joining the team.
    • The salary range for the Associate-level role would be between $65,000 and $85,000, informed by the same guidelines as above.

Carbon180 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Carbon180 continually seeks to enrich its staff and team culture. 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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Washington D.C. Wed, 09 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-communications-associate-policy-2/
Senior PV Systems Designer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-pv-systems-designer-2/ Full-time ~ Louth Callan Renewables (LCR) is an experienced solar construction and investment firm headquartered in New England. LCR builds optimized renewable energy projects including Solar PV, and battery storage and provides quality pre-construction and O&M services. ~

Position Overview

Growing, fast paced start-up seeks a Senior PV Systems Designer. The Senior PV Systems Designer will work with LCRs Engineers, Project Managers, and Engineering Consultants to design commercial, government, and utility solar PV projects. The Senior PV Systems Designer will also develop and design preliminary and detailed layouts to assist with proposal preparation, client presentations, and basis for detailed engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create solar photovoltaic system layouts in AutoCAD to be used for interconnection, permitting, and construction
  • Design commercial and utility scale PV systems that are compliant with all applicable codes and company guidelines, including roof mounts, parking canopies, and ground mounts, using Aurora Solar and AutoCad
  • Design 3D models for client presentations and proposals
  • Develop PV system layouts and renderings to support the project development and engineering teams
  • Manage the development of full project plan sets, scope of work revisions, line type, electrical equipment, wire/conduit sizing & Solar install details
  • Communicate with structural engineers, electrical engineers and electricians to ensure drawings accurately represent system design requirements
  • Revise drawings as needed throughout the development and construction phases
  • Provide technical support to business development and project management teams when required
  • Have knowledge of PV system operation and troubleshooting
  • Ensure system drawings meet NEC and local jurisdiction requirements

Qualifications & Requirements

  • AutoCAD expert
  • 2+ years of CAD Drafting in a professional environment
  • PVSyst and Aurora Solar expert
  • Demonstrated ability to perform spreadsheet analysis using Excel, showing high attention to detail, converting raw data accurate and useful conclusions
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, schematics and specifications
  • Capability of navigating, interpreting and applying code requirements when necessary
  • Prior Drafting experience in AutoCAD
  • Ability to read measurements and plans
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Exceptional attention to detail & to work independently
  • Strong AutoCAD skills with experience utilizing layers, blocks, coordinate systems, and associative dimensioning while abiding by company and industry drafting standards
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Sommers CT Fri, 04 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-pv-systems-designer-2/
Land Agent/Land Acquisition Specialist, Renewables https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/land-agent-land-acquisition-specialist-renewables/ Full-time ~ Join the Canacre team in an exciting role working on leading edge infrastructure projects. ~

We are technical experts in land, energy, and transportation development delivering accurate, innovative, and agile solutions to our partners. We provide land acquisition, geospatial mapping, data management, web-based GIS, community relations, land feasibility studies, and permitting services.

  • Canacre’s clients include developers, large scale service providers, and government entities that are involved in the planning and development of energy projects, rights of way, resources, and infrastructure across Canada and the United States.
  • Canacre works on large-scale wind and solar power projects, high-voltage transmission lines, pipeline projects, municipal roads projects, and groupings of cellular towers and rooftop antennas.
  • At Canacre, we act with honesty and integrity within a culture where trust, collaboration, and teamwork flourish. We commit to diversity, inclusivity and the celebration of successes. Our vision is to foster an environment that promotes inspired and empowered team members who make an impact.

Position Overview

As a member of the Canacre Land Services team, the Land Agent/Land Acquisition Specialist, Renewables will be primarily responsible for negotiating and acquiring agreements for site acquisition in the right of way and renewable energy industries. Your responsibilities will also include ongoing communication with key stakeholders throughout the duration of the project (including clients, landowners and project managers) and to continuously deliver top quality communications and results.

Responsibilities

In addition, your role will be to:

  • Provide site acquisition expertise to clients and/or engineering/construction personnel
  • Negotiate various types of land-use agreements with private landowners and special interest groups
  • Communicate and deliver project information to landowners, special interest groups and the community as a whole
  • Represent clients and Canacre in community/stakeholder meetings
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Review and understand legal agreements, site plans and large-scale project layouts

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Post-secondary education, ideally in geography, GIS, land acquisition/real estate, or a business related discipline
  • Land acquisition, real estate experience or familiarity with large-scale commercial construction
  • Professional experience working on solar projects
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of self-motivation
  • A committed team player with excellent communication skills
  • Strong reporting and project management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Extensive travel is required

Note: Given the volume of applications we typically receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants, however, you will be contacted if your experience is a suitable match with one of our upcoming projects.

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Topeka KS Fri, 04 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/land-agent-land-acquisition-specialist-renewables/
Research Associate https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/research-associate-2/ Full-time ~ The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., is a leading center of environmental research, policy analysis, and training in the United States. ~

Founded at the beginning of the modern environmental era five decades ago, ELI has played a pivotal role in the evolution of environmental law. Today, ELI is an internationally recognized independent research and education organization whose interdisciplinary staff of lawyers and scientists works to develop creative solutions to critical problems in environmental law, policy, and management worldwide. Support for the Institute's research comes from a mix of private foundations and government agencies.

Position Overview

ELI periodically hires recent college graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15–20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration.

The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and conducts a variety of training courses and workshops. Specific subject areas include air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, environmental health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

  • In addition to researching and writing for some of these studies, Research Associates help coordinate and plan various events at ELI, including seminars, conferences, training courses, and workshops.
  • Other administrative work may include creating and updating ELI web pages (no previous experience required), communications, and managing interns.

ELI is accepting applications for Research Associate positions that begin in the summer of 2021. The Institute is also accepting applications for other positions throughout its departments. Please see our website (www.eli.org) for more information.

Given the Covid-19 public health emergency and ELI’s commitment to prioritizing the health and wellness of its employees, this position may initially be teleworking only. However, once ELI resumes a normal in-office staff presence, this position will be based in our Washington, DC office.

Qualifications

  • Superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, and
  • Strong desire to gain knowledge in the environmental field. A background in environmental issues is preferred but not required.

Note: Research Associates are asked to stay for two years.This entry-level position is designed for recent college graduates. Previous Research Associates have gone on to law school, graduate school, and other positions in the environmental field.

Compensation

  • $40,000 annual salary, with excellent benefits including:
    • Health/Dental/Vision insurance
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Employer paid life insurance & disability insurance
    • Long Term Care insurance
    • Pre-tax transportation benefit
    • Fitness Incentive
    • 403(b) Retirement Savings Account with employer match
    • Paid time off

To Apply

Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to apply online through ELI’s application portal. Applications must include the following as separate PDF documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (must include overall undergraduate GPA)
  • Analytical writing sample of 3-5 pages in length
    • We will notify you before contacting any references.
    • Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
    • You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery.
    • No phone calls, please.
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Washington  D.C. Thu, 03 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/research-associate-2/
Chief Financial Officer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-financial-officer-3/ Full-time

~ Nuvve Corp. is a San Diego based company, whose mission is to lower the cost of electrical vehicle (EV) ownership while supporting the integration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.  ~

Our Grid Integrated Vehicle platform GIVe™ transforms EVs into grid assets when charging while guaranteeing the expected level of charge when the vehicle owner needs it. The aggregation of thousands of electric vehicles into a virtual power plant using the GIVe platform, allows Nuvve to participate in electricity markets with a power capacity comparable to traditional generators.

Based on “Vehicle To Grid” technology or “v2g” the GIVe platform gives benefits to public organizations, businesses and homes by reducing the cost of electric infrastructure and reducing CO2 emissions.

Position Overview

Nuvve is looking for an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based in our San Diego headquarters office. The CFO is responsible for defining, leading and managing the financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, tax and regulatory requirements and payroll systems, processes and controls. The incumbent will also be responsible for executive level strategic planning, financial modeling and annual business planning and budgeting. As a member of the Executive team, she/he will provide leadership and direction to the department, company, CEO and Board of Directors. This is a full-time position with 100% company paid benefits.

Note: The health and safety of our employees is our top priority. While our San Diego office is currently closed to the public, and we moved toward our new norm of conducting business, please rest assured that we are taking all necessary precautions including practicing social distancing and sanitation. As a result, we have made changes to our workplace and hiring guidelines to conform with CDC requirements.

Responsibilities & Duties
 

Strategy & Executive Leadership:

  • Develop tools and systems to provide financial and operational information to the CEO and make recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Lead long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with company strategic plans.
  • Participate on the board Finance and Audit committees.
  • Participate in identifying and securing external funding and funding sources, participate in fundraising meetings with potential investors.
  • Perform financial analysis of proposed collaborations, merger and acquisition and business development deals with external organizations.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Make recommendations and implement accounting/financial ERP systems as necessary.

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Assess organizational performance against both the annual budget, periodic forecast updates. and the company’s long-term strategy.
  • Establish yearly financial objectives and targets.
  • Select and engage outside consultants for the purposes of audit and investment guidance.

Accounting:

  • Establish and maintain the organization's accounting principles, practices, and procedures; ensure development and maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Work with Accounting Manager on the hands-on responsibilities for day-to-day accounting operations and financial statement preparation and reporting.
  • Establish and manage the day-to-day relationship with banks as well as managing existing and future debt and compliance with debt reporting requirements and covenants, if any. Lead discussions with current and potential lenders; make recommendations related to relationships with financial partners.
  • Oversee weekly cash management, approve weekly payables and check signing.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.

Other:

  • Manage the Stock Option Plan in coordination with outside counsel.

Requirements

Qualifications / Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required in a business or finance discipline; an advanced degree, (e.g., MBA, MS) or certification (e.g., CPA, CFA) is preferred.
  • 15 or more years of relevant work experience with a minimum of 10 years in a leadership role, preferred.
  • CFO experience in a public company and or IPO required.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, hands-on entrepreneurial environment.
  • Effective at planning, organizing, and prioritizing.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and deliver high quality results under tight timelines.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Adept at building strong relationships and collaborating with colleagues at all levels.
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, and team-oriented.
  • Effective communicator in both oral and written form.
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San Diego CA Thu, 03 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-financial-officer-3/
Lead Renewable Energy Engineer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-renewable-energy-engineer/ Full-time ~ Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. ~

Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

  • Quality – We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.
  • Accountability – Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.
  • Our People – We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.
  • Our Clients – We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.
  • Innovation – Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.
  • Meaningful Impact – We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.

Responsibilities

This position offers you the opportunity to work in a project team environment with other engineers and designers involved in the detailed electrical design and project management of utility-scale renewable energy projects. As a Lead Renewable Energy Engineer in our Electric Grid Infrastructure Services business unit you will:

  • Interact with renewable energy developers during the development or project conception phase and support the execution of engineering and design project work.
  • As a Lead Renewable Energy Engineer, you will take an active role in all aspects of the project, from project conceptualization, work planning, project design and project execution.
  • You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and problem solving a wide variety of challenges related to renewable energy facility designs and integration of new assets with existing infrastructure.
  • You will be responsible for client relationships, mentoring team members, overseeing projects, prepare reports that present technical and project information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements and S&L formats, support interconnection applications and actively support the growth of our renewable energy group.
  • Develop your career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced engineers by way of S&L’s systems of process and associated “Communities of Practice.”
  • In addition, you may have the opportunity to travel to client sites as needed.

Note: Dependent upon your location, this opportunity offers a generous relocation package. S&L is actively expanding our renewable energy teams to our Glendale, AZ and Denver, CO offices. We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Qualifications

Essential skills and experience:

  • This position requires a BSEE degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
  • A Master’s degree in a business (e.g., MBA) or engineering discipline is a plus.
  • 10 or more years of experience in the renewable energy industry.
  • Experience with electrical collection system designs.
  • Experience with renewable energy technologies (i.e., wind, solar, battery energy storage, etc.).
  • Experience in electrical grid interconnections (i.e. single line design, permit application, compliance with electrical codes and utility standards, etc.).
  • Experience with detailed design activities associated with renewable energy projects.
  • Experience with owner’s engineering activities during renewable energy project execution is a plus.
  • Experience with battery energy storage system designs and/or energy management system designs is a plus. 

Also extremely important:

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Experience writing technical reports and proposals.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to work with and guide others.
  • Project planning and leadership skills.

COVID-19 Precaution: Virtual Interviews

  • Our commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we will be conducting our hiring process virtually and conducting interviews via phone or video until further notice. We will provide candidates selected for interviews with all the required instructions. Thank you for your interest in Sargent & Lundy.

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

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Walnut Creek CA Thu, 03 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-renewable-energy-engineer/
Associate Attorneys https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-attorneys-2/ Full-time ~ Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo has an exceptional reputation in California as a law firm providing an extensive range of experience in environmental, natural resources, energy, utility, land use, local government, building and construction and labor law. ~

With offices in South San Francisco and Sacramento, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo represents labor organizations, trade associations, public agencies, environmental, consumer and community groups and other non-profit associations.

Position Overview

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo is now accepting applications for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Associate Attorneys with 2-5 years of experience and 6-8 years of experience in California.

We're seeking ambitious and diligent associate attorneys with 2-5 years of experience and with 6-8 years of experience to join our team of exceptional attorneys.

  • The positions are open in our South San Francisco or Sacramento office, combined with remote work.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must have substantive experience practicing land use and environmental law, including CEQA and California Planning and Zoning Law.
  • Experience practicing energy and utility law and experience practicing before the California Public Utilities Commission is desirable.
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and excellent analytical, research, writing and speaking skills.
  • Candidates should also share the firm’s commitment to public interest work.

Additional Requirements for 6-8 Year Candidates:

  • Candidates with 6-8 years of experience must also demonstrate that they have performed all aspects of legal advocacy in a case – from the beginning of the administrative process through the end of litigation.
  • Candidates must have experience managing a litigation docket effectively and the ability to supervise other attorneys.

More About the Law Firm

The firm pioneered the representation of workers and labor organizations in the enforcement of public health and safety laws, in the environmental review of projects with environmental, worker and community impacts, and in building, energy and utility industry regulation and policy. For 40 years, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo has developed a remarkable track record of success in advocating for sustainable development that avoids or mitigates environmental harm and public service impacts while maximizing community benefits.

The firm has a particular expertise in assessing the full scope of legal and regulatory issues associated with the permitting and approval of large scale industrial, electric utility, residential and commercial projects. Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo attorneys regularly participate in permitting proceedings for major development projects across the state. The firm is also involved in the cutting-edge green building, energy and utility issues in California.

The firm’s attorneys represent clients before federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies and before municipalities and other local governmental agencies. The firm also frequently participates in general rulemaking and regulatory proceedings as well as state and local legislative hearings.

To Apply 

  • Interested candidates with the required qualifications should click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, résumé and two substantive writing samples.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any applicant’s race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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San Francisco CA Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-attorneys-2/
Digital Marketing Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/digital-marketing-manager-2/ Full-time ~ Forterra’s mission is to secure places - urban, rural, and wild - that are keystones of a sustainable future for all. From wildlands and working farms and forests, to places in the city for affordable housing, parks and the arts, we work simultaneously across all landscapes because they are interconnected. And ultimately people and lands must all thrive together. ~

To achieve this mission, Forterra works with regional partners and stakeholders to engage in community visioning, planning, policy work, economic development, recreation initiatives, and conservation—all with the aim of making land conservation work for our communities. Forterra also draws on its real estate expertise to help urban communities accommodate new growth while maintaining a high quality of life for all residents.

Position Summary

The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and executing Forterra’s digital marketing strategies in support of overall Communications & Marketing initiatives and goals. As the digital marketing lead, they collaborate with team members to deliver effective website, social, email, and ad content.

The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for maintaining and optimizing Forterra’s website, designing and implementing digital advertising, optimizing email marketing communications, and maximizing community engagement on social media platforms. They provide digital strategy support for special projects with internal and external partners, and as a member of a small but dynamic Communications & Marketing team, they are able to think strategically—accounting for long-term goals and key-performance-indicators—while being able to manage day-to-day activities including social media community management.

As the lead for Forterra’s brand and mission online, they are highly sensitive to the importance of how Forterra communicates. They are committed to making sure that all online content is of the highest quality and all communications represent the values of Forterra.

Note: Job responsibilities and tasks listed below are stated in broad terms and are not intended to be a comprehensive listing. 

Essential Functions 

Digital Channel Management (40%):

  • Take a disciplined approach in the management of Forterra’s digital channels including multiple websites, applications, email communications, and social media pages.
  • Manage Forterra’s email communications calendar, including subscription lists and campaigns for multiple projects and stakeholders.
  • Develop, test, and refine email marketing communications to increase desired actions.
  • Manage social media pages—their content and virtual communities—to increase brand awareness, engagement, and desired actions.
  • Support the maintenance of Forterra’s websites with new content and managing website vendor relationships.
  • Support with creating, deploying, and refining digital ads—social media, publications, and search—to increase desired website traffic.
  • Monitor and analyze website traffic for improvement opportunities regarding search engine optimization, traffic, audience engagement, and conversions.

Strategic Planning and Implementation (30%):

  • Support the Senior Marketing Manager in developing and implementing measurable digital marketing goal-based plans for Forterra and subsequent programs and projects.
  • Identify and target current and potential audiences and how to best engage them.
  • Research and recommend opportunities for brand and supporter growth based on industry trends and tools, the cultural and socioeconomic climate, and internal stakeholder requirements.
  • Develop, present, and optimize solutions based on goals, budget, stakeholder feedback, results, and team capacity.

Content Creation (30%):

  • Support the creation and management of engaging marketing content—copy, images, videos, and multimedia graphics—for websites, emails, social, and ads while taking into consideration the sensitivity around specific topics and brand guidelines.
  • Support the development of unique messaging and copy that fosters engagement.
  • Support the creation and editing of images, templates, presentations, videos, and multimedia .graphics to better suit marketing goals.
  • Coordinate with creative services lead to create, track, and deliver marketing content on schedule.
  • Deploy approved content in a timely manner to appropriate digital marketing channels.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may supervise Marketing Intern(s).

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field; or equivalent job experience.
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress (or other content management systems), MailChimp, Google Analytics and Ads.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in digital marketing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to provide direct, timely, thoughtful communications.
  • Experience developing and implementing campaigns.
  • Ability to develop a positive working relationship with a variety of stakeholders across political, social, and cultural spectrums.
  • Must be able to work independently and excel as part of a team balancing multiple priorities.
  • Creative and curious person interested in bringing innovative ideas into play.

Preferred:

  • Experience working on sophisticated and innovative methods of digital content delivery.
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS a plus.
  • Nonprofit experience. Helpful to know and understand our region’s business, philanthropic, nonprofit, tribal, grassroots, and political communities.
  • Strong interest in issues related to sustainability, conservation, and community development.

Competencies

Required:

  • Knowledge of digital marketing trends and tools
  • Intermediate website management skills, including search engine optimization
  • Intermediate digital ad placement management skills, including Facebook Ads
  • Intermediate content creation skills, including copywriting and photo editing
  • Able to source and analyze results from Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, and other databases and reporting applications
  • Able to effectively communicate marketing solutions and results to stakeholders
  • Able to manage multi-faceted projects to completion and on schedule

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of nonprofit marketing
  • Knowledge of regional conservation and environmental topics
  • Advanced Adobe Suite skills, including Illustrator, PhotoShop, and InDesign
  • Able to effectively lead and inspire a team as challenges arise

Compensation

  • Salary Target: $48,800 to $58,000

Benefits:

  • Forterra’s benefits include ten paid holidays per year and paid time off (PTO) leave.
  • You will be eligible to enroll in the employer-sponsored medical, vision dental, and flexible spending account (FSA) plans.
  • You will also be able to enroll in Forterra’s 401(k) program.

Note: Because this position involves access to confidential/sensitive information and physical assets, a criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment.

Travel, Working Conditions & Physical Environment

  • Forterra is currently requiring all employees to work from home due to COVID-19 precautions. This position will be based in the home office and field for the foreseeable future. This position is subject to indoor environmental conditions typical to a professional office setting. Forterra will provide reasonable accommodation for people who are differently abled. The essential physical requirements of this position include:
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to sit, stand or otherwise remain in a stationary position at a computer workstation for the majority of the work day.
  • Ability to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Ability to constantly operate a computer and other office equipment such as calculators, copy machines and printers.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and persuasively with co-workers, clients and members of the public about Forterra’s work.
  • Ability to lead and participate in outdoor project/site tours. This may require navigating uneven terrain in inclement weather.
  • Frequent travel in the Greater Puget Sound and Central Cascade regions, mostly in the form of day trips from Seattle.
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Seattle WA Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/digital-marketing-manager-2/
Climate Campaigner https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-campaigner-2/ Full-time ~ Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. ~

To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment.

The Climate and Energy Program is focused on laying the groundwork for ambitious federal climate policy driven by science, justice, and climate equity. We build political power for climate action from the ground up and promote new models of renewable energy production that support energy democracy. Our intersectional program of work seeks to advance economic and racial justice, and includes campaigns at the national level as well as in North Carolina and Memphis, Tennessee. Our approach is rooted in a position of solidarity domestically and internationally.

Our climate and energy work strives to: (1) ground our advocacy in the need for a rapid managed decline of the supply of fossil fuels to hold global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius; (2) center environmental justice, climate equity, and human and civil rights and protections of Black, Brown, Indigenous, low-wealth, immigrant, and other marginalized communities; and (3) support the right to dignified livelihoods for workers and their families, including a fossil fuel-free Just Transition for workers and communities currently dependent on the fossil fuel economy.

Position Summary

The urgency of the climate crisis demands a wholesale reorganization of our economy along the principles of equity and justice. But that urgency cannot become an excuse to funnel public resources to dubious corporate schemes that threaten communities and the environment.

The Climate Campaigner (Remote) will help to design and implement strategic campaigns at the federal level to oppose subsidies and other forms of government support for false solutions to the climate crisis, amplify voices of affected communities, and increase local and democratic control of our energy system. False solutions include biomass, biogas, carbon trading, nuclear energy, carbon capture and sequestration, and geoengineering.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Support the development and implementation of strategic campaign plans to stop federal public subsidies for false climate solutions, such as biomass, biogas, nuclear, carbon capture and sequestration, and geoengineering.
  • Conduct research and analysis to develop reports and articles, factsheets, and other campaign materials to educate decision makers, allies, opinion leaders, the press, and the public.
  • Effectively communicate and engage with the staff of Members of Congress and federal agencies and departments.
  • Participate in and play a large role within coalitions.
  • Assist project-affected communities to amplify their voices.
  • Represent Friends of the Earth before policymakers, in media interviews, and at public events to support campaign objectives.
  • Assist the Climate and Energy Program Manager to support fundraising responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of work experience with a minimum of three years of demonstrated success in campaigning or policy advocacy in progressive policy settings or equivalent experience and bachelor’s degree.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or the environment.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of legislative and executive branch processes.
  • Excellent written communication skills and comfort with presenting material to a wide range of audiences, including the public, the press, businesses, and government officials.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and effectively complete a wide range of campaign activities, including policy analysis, advocacy, organizing, public speaking, research, and communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well within coalitions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once in a self-directed manner.
  • Collaboratively engage as part of a fast-moving and results-oriented team, work in coordination with a diverse group of coalition partners from different backgrounds, and work effectively in a changing environment.
  • Excellent time management, professional initiative, prioritization, and networking skills, demonstrated initiative, and flexibility.

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of our staff.

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Remote Washington D.C. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-campaigner-2/
Solar Installer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-installer-7/ Part-time ~  At Global Ace Solar, we strive to provide the best services and products at the best price. We have our own brand of products that have longer warranty and generally provide more features.  Also we carry a lot of very known brand name solar products. Installation is provided for On and also Off grid systems.  We also have several products for off grid camping,  RV’s, mobile homes etc. ~

Position Overview

We are seeking candidates for the position of Part-time Solar Installer for installing solar systems. Will train. Some experience in electrical and construction will help. We also install solar water heating and wind turbines. Most of the installations is off grid alternative energy systems.

  • Pay: $20.00 - $35.00 per hour
  • Schedule: On call

This Job Is:

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
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Sparks NV Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-installer-7/
Director of Conservation Science https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-conservation-science-3/ Full-time ~ The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the Pinelands of New Jersey. ~

We use advocacy and education to involve the public and persuade government to protect the natural and cultural resources of this extraordinary region. We support the Pinelands Protection Act and Comprehensive Management Plan, and we seek to improve these and other environmental laws to better protect the Pinelands' natural and historic resources.

We serve as the public's watch-dog over government, going to meetings and analyzing the actions and documents that most citizens cannot monitor on their own. Drawing on the energy and creativity of staff and volunteers, we focus on protecting the water, wetlands and forests that make the Pine Barrens a globally unique ecosystem.

We take people out into the Pine Barrens to show them first-hand how beautiful and fascinating this landscape is. We work with teachers and students to bring the Pinelands into school curricula. And we work with citizens to hold government accountable for saving the Pinelands. More information about PPA is available at our website.

Position Overview

The PPA seeks an individual with substantial scientific training to serve as Director of Conservation Science. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to work with colleagues and volunteers to save an extraordinary and threatened ecosystem.

The Director of Conservation Science will:

  • Conduct research and make presentations to public agencies on science, policy and development issues; work with other scientists, environmental groups and agencies;
  • Help plan and carry out restoration projects; conduct scientific tests and surveys; and
  • Help educate the public about the unique values of the Pine Barrens ecosystem by leading field programs, giving talks and representing PPA at meetings and conferences.
  • PPA operates a 72-acre chemical-free farm, Rancocas Creek Farm, where the Director of Conservation Science will take a leading role in planning for sustainable land management, the stewardship of grassland and other habitats, and scientific monitoring of soil health.

Qualifications

  • Candidates for this position must have an advanced degree in a relevant scientific field, such as biology, botany or ecology.
  • It will be necessary to have or to develop expertise in Pinelands ecology, botany and wildlife, to enjoy working outdoors.

To Apply

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

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Southampton  NJ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-conservation-science-3/
Program Assistant https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/c-2/ Part-time ~ The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts represents the thirteen conservation districts of the Commonwealth, stretching from the tip of Cape Cod in the east to the purple mountains of the Berkshires in the west. ~

Districts are led by dedicated local citizens charged with protecting our most precious natural resources.  For more than half a century, districts have saved wildlife, stopped soil erosion, restored habitats, improved water quality, reversed pollution, enriched the environment, all the while increasing productivity and ensuring sustainable viability of our lands, forests, waters and coastal ecosystems.

Position Overview

The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) is seeking NRCS Program Assistant candidates who demonstrate strong organizational, communication, and computer skills. The position is part-time (15-20hrs/wk) and temporary (6-8 months) and is offered on a contractual basis, not salaried. The Amherst MA location is the State Office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Background investigation and USDA identification card will be required.   

  • Hourly Rate: $20 to $25/hr

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive and distribute mail for the NRCS State Office. Prepare documents for shipment via USPS or UPS. Serve as the primary mail contact for the state and assist NRCS Field Offices as needed.
  • Assist the Vehicle Fleet manager with tracking vehicle reservations, maintenance, and records management.
  • Assist program managers in preparing grants/agreements forms, submitting documentation through ticket portal system, and tracking status changes.
  • Distribute office supplies and special-order items, reconcile purchases within the appropriate database in a timely manner.
  • Requisition office supplies, equipment, forms, printing services, maintenance services, etc. as required.
  • Receive visitors and handle calls of a routine nature, such as locations of key personnel.
  • Enter data into existing or newly developed databases using work center software systems.
  • Review outgoing correspondence for grammatical accuracy and conformance with policy.
  • Assist program manager by examining documents and data for completeness, discrepancies, and other special program requirements.
  • Other program-related duties and activities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experienced with MS Office applications. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel skills are required.
  • Ability to use Adobe Acrobat to create and design forms, letters, and templates.
  • Experienced with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox.
  • Ability to use multi-line office phone.
  • Organized, ability to maintain multiple calendars/appointments.
  • Ability to review draft correspondence in Word and format to Adobe.
  • Professional communication skills – oral and written.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well with others, individually and in groups.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email a Letter of Interest and resume by email to the MACD Executive Director by 5:00pm, Monday, December 7, 2020.

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Amherst MA Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/c-2/
Renewable Energy Lead Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-energy-lead-technician-2/ Full-time ~ Spark Power Group Inc., (“Spark Power”) is committed to becoming the Trusted Partner in Power and the leading independent and integrated power solutions provider to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility markets across North America. Spark delivers cost-effective, customer-centric solutions that address cost, quality, reliability, and power sustainability to integrate new technologies and help transition our customers to the grid of the future. ~

Position Overview

Site Lead technicians are Renewable Energy Technicians who carry the same responsibilities as renewable energy technicians but also are specifically assigned a group of (utility) assets. They hold extensive familiarity with their designated sites and are considered the subject matter expert on all things relating to those facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Perform all duties of a Renewable Energy Technician in an exemplary fashion
  • Conducts self in a professional manner with internal team members and customers
  • Provide up to date information to the Regional Supervisor and Portfolio Managers with regards to their sites
  • Maintain facility buildings in a well-kept and organized manner
  • Manage site inventory and procurement
  • Provide site safety training, orientation, and tours for clients where necessary
  • Lead/assist in PMs, maintaining schedule and keeping up to date on PM status
  • Managing jobs, material procurement, and third-party contractors
  • Participation in weekend on-call and various hours of work resulting in overtime throughout peak production season (May – August)
  • Complete general reporting and documentation of all work performed daily, provide detailed summaries of large jobs to Regional supervisors and Portfolio Managers
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Site Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ownership/accountability of your sites
  • Keep the sites looking clean and tidy – buildings, vegetation, fences, gates, roads, etc.
  • Ensure spare parts inventory is organized, up to date, and able to pull from quickly
  • Ownership of site health and safety including signs, PPE, and documentation
  • Able to tour around owners/guests as necessary and able to speak to any on-going issues or concerns
  • Detailed understanding of the technical aspects
  • Energization/de-energization procedures
  • Lock-out, tag out plans
  • Operations of site-specific PLCs and controls
  • Understanding and access to latest drawings
  • Support troubleshooting on all equipment and push to maximize performance/production
  • Management of all preventive maintenance activities
  • Bi-weekly / monthly inspections to be completed by you such that you can ensure small jobs are cleaned up over time / can pick up where you left off
  • Involved in all major PMs i.e. inverters, combiners, helio, substation shutdowns
  • Aware of all correctives (you may not always be available to fix everything, but you should request to be brought up to speed and have access to the report)

Qualifications

Skills & Abilities:

  • Communication  Excellent written, verbal, telephonic and digital communication with superb customer service skills
  • Critical Thinking – Methodically and strategically approaching problems and tasks and making quick decisions to solve challenges
  • Problem Solving – The ability to notice problems and the root causes early, produce a plan to correct the issue found. Efficient use of time and resources to implement the pre thought out plan. 
  • Attention to Detail  The ability to spot details at close and far range, noticing settings, operations, and site conditions that are different than the norm and adjust accordingly
  • Repairing — Repairing all integral components of Solar Renewable systems using the appropriate tools, experience with power tools and other equipment used in construction as necessary
  • Troubleshooting — Determining root causes of operating errors and device failures, reasoning a corrective action and implementing a plan to accomplish the goal. 
  • Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, understanding diagrams, drawings, manuals, and device instructions
  • Digital literacy — Proficiency with computers in general i.e.; Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, applying firmware updates, writing reports, proficient in mobile application usage in either Apple or Android, accessing devices via ethernet or Modbus

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Post secondary education with an electrical or mechanical base is an asset
  • ABET/EAC certification will be considered an asset
  • State certified journeyman license
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record 
  • Must be able to lift 34kg (75lb)
  • Work may take place on ladders, platforms, and cramped spaces with constant standing and kneeling. Proper ergonomics as well as hand and body dexterity must be applied when working under these conditions
  • Use of all necessary PPE. Hard hat, safety glasses, green tag safety boots. Cal rated gear, lifeline and harness, and hearing protection when needed. 
  • Technicians work indoors and outdoors, in businesses, schools, institutions, factories, and construction sites. There may be extremes in temperatures when working, both cold and hot
  • Able to determine color codes
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Albany NY Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-energy-lead-technician-2/
Youth Programs Instructor https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/moab-ut-youth-programs-instructor-3/ Full-time ~ The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization located in the red rock country of Moab, UT. Our mission is to cultivate healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. ~

Internship Description

We are looking for individuals interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of our elementary educational programs. In the spring, we host two After-School Programs, lead Garden Classroom Field Trips, and run a weeklong Spring Break Camp—all of which will be facilitated primarily by two instructors. During the summer, four instructors collaborate to implement our nine-week Summer Camp program.

  • Internship Dates: February 24th, 2021 — August 27th, 2021

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Spring

  • Plan and lead activities for two After-School Programs.
  • Develop and facilitate garden-based activities for Spring Break Camp.
  • Teach Garden Classroom Field Trips for all Grand County students (Preschool-6th grades) using YGP’s curriculum.
  • Co-facilitate any Middle and High School workshops or class visits with the rest of the Youth Programs team, as needed.

Summer

  • Four interns will work as a cohesive team to run YGP’s nine-week Summer Camp program.
  • Interns will receive an in-depth training prior to leading the Summer Camp program; including behavior management techniques, discipline policies, and more.
  • All interns will plan, organize, and lead the Summer Camp program with guidance and support from the Youth Programs Director. Daily Summer Camp responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensure overall smoothness of the Summer Camp day including safety of campers; enforce YGP discipline policies with campers; prepare materials for activities & snacks; manage groups of children while building relationships/rapport with them; teach two-three 45 minute activities per day with co-instructors; encourage campers to learn, have fun, & connect with the garden; communicate with parents/guardians regarding campers’ behavior, etc.
  • Each intern will play a role in the instruction and development of Summer Camp weeks. This includes, but is not limited to: creating experiential, fun, & educational activities related to assigned Summer Camp theme; submitting detailed activity plans for review; sharing & coaching co-instructors in regards to your activities; providing positive & constructive feedback to co-workers, etc.

Other Expectations

  • Interns will work 35 hours per week on average during the spring (schedule varies) and 45 hours per week on average during the summer (M-F, 8am-5pm).
  • Interns should expect to be outside the majority of the day.
  • YGP is involved in a series of local community events and fundraisers that interns will be required to work or attend beyond normal work hours.
  • Interns will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified.
  • Interns should be a positive and enthusiastic team member throughout the duration of the internship.

Educational Opportunities

  • Gain experience teaching elementary-aged students • Build your teaching skill set by leading hands-on science & nutrition lessons • Learn about how a garden can be used as a teaching tool • Make relationships with students, teachers, summer campers, & families • Write and implement creative lessons & activities • Have opportunities to connect children with gardens, food, & community • Community event/workshop involvement • And more!

Qualifications

Desired Skills: applicants must be 21 or older

  • Responsible and reliable
  • Works well independently and in a team setting
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic, while also maintaining enthusiasm
  • Interest in experiential education
  • Problem solver who is flexible and able to improvise
  • Has an open mind and willingness to be involved with YGP beyond its youth programs working either hands-on in the garden or at special events.

Compensation

  • Each intern will receive a stipend of $500/month. First and last month’s stipend will be pro-rated based on days worked. Interns are allotted 3 days of paid vacation. 
  • YGP will provide free in-town housing which includes a washer/dryer, furniture, beds, and kitchen utensils.
  • The intern household will receive a weekly CSA share and farm fresh eggs (on a rotating basis).

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Youth Programs Director, Julie Zender.
  • Application is open until filled.
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Moab Utah Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/moab-ut-youth-programs-instructor-3/
Chispa Communications Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chispa-communications-intern/ Internship ~ League of Conservation Voters (LCV)believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. ~

Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.

In 2014, LCV launched Chispa (“chispa” translates to “spark” in English), a program that relies on community organizing to build the voice and power of Latino families to influence the environmental policies and decisions that affect their lives. Through our programs in five states, our members have taken leadership in the fights to keep rooftop solar affordable and accessible and convert dirty diesel school buses to clean electric fleets, developed Latino and other people of color policymakers as champions on environmental issues, demonstrated to Spanish-language media that the environment is a priority issue for Latinx families, and built strong relationships with social justice and environmental groups alike.

Internship Overview

LCV is seeking a Chispa Communications Intern who will support the Chispa National Communications Director in implementing communications strategies for the multi-state Chispa program. The internship will include all facets of the Communications department’s work, including producing press and online materials and interacting with reporters.

The Chispa Communications Intern will produce a diverse writing portfolio by the end of their internship, which they will be able to present to potential employers. They will also have a comprehensive understanding of how a communications team runs and the tools we use to communicate with the press. The ideal candidate is bilingual in English and Spanish, creative, culturally competent and an excellent communicator.

Responsibilities

The Chispa Communication Intern will:

  • Assist in writing blog posts that center racial justice and equity in the fight for environmental protections.
  • Draft press releases and emails, and other communication materials for outreach to media and Chispa members that are culturally competent and reflect the environmental justice priorities of the program.
  • Participate in local pitching opportunities with local and national media, including Spanish-language and Latinx-focused outlets.
  • Help create and maintain press list for Chispa and state-specific Chispa programs.
  • Write opinion-editorials, incorporating storytelling where appropriate.
  • Help coordinate press events and conferences as needed.
  • Help craft social media posts as needed under supervision of the Chispa Digital Campaigns Manager.
  • Participate actively in centering racial justice and equity in all Chispa communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Work Experience: Six months administrative support work, including internship experience preferred.
  • Skills: 
    • Required - Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. 
    • Preferred - Spanish language proficiency with the ability to write effectively in Spanish. Interest in political news, including coverage of the 2020 presidential, grassroots organizing, and storytelling. 
  • Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV. Interest in politics, media, communications and/or social media.
  • Conditions: The location of this position is flexible. Please note that all LCV staff and interns are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Chispa Communications Intern” in the subject line no later than December 8, 2020. No phone calls please. 

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.

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Flexible Flexible Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chispa-communications-intern/
Global Sustainability Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/global-sustainability-manager/ Full-time ~ At Dura-Line, we aspire to create a more connected world, because we believe every company, every community, every person deserves the chance to advance their lives through better access to high-speed broadband. ~

We take pride in our state-of-the-art quality products and being recognized a key partner with all of the major telecommunications companies across the world. In one year, Dura-Line produced over 1.4 billion feet of digital network infrastructure. Dura-Line creates what connects us. Every time you pick up your cell phone, log into the internet, or use your i-anything, it’s because our HDPE pathways protect that delicate string of glass called a fiber optic cable that carries everything from precious pictures of your puppy to the latest sports scores. Your safety, health, family, work, entertainment…your whole life; that’s our connection.

At Dura-Line, we are committed to advancing life around the world. As a leading global manufacturer and distributor, we are transforming the structure of communication. We rely on our passionate, empowered, and committed teams to “Create What Connects Us."

  • Passionate about Sustainability initiatives and Environmental project?
  • Join Dura-Line, Make an Impact, Create your Legacy

Position Overview

Dura-Line is recruiting for an experienced and enthusiastic Global Sustainability Manager to join our team. In this new and remote role, you will partner with global teams to develop and execute sustainability and environmental projects like Zero Waste to Landfill, Carbon/Waste/Utility Reduction and ensure a positive social and environmental impact.

You will get a chance to cultivate a sustainability and environmental mindset in our facilities and local community while working with regional and national authorities, chambers of commerce, and non-profits organizations to help Dura-Line become the best in class.

In this role, you will need excellent interpersonal skills, project management, and the discipline to strategize and track outreach efforts. You will need to bring your passion and firsthand experience creating sustainability programs and bring your high-strategic thinking, knowledge of trends and laws governing our business, and experience working with multi-site and cross-functional teams.

Qualifications

  • To be able to influence others without authority, you will need to be a great public speaker, impeccable writer, and outstanding collaborator.
  • Your technical expertise in Environmental law, International agreements, Eco-efficiency, NGO ecosystem, Climate expertise, Water management understanding, environmental Impact Assessments, and Environmental management systems (ISO 140001) will help you gather and analyze data and present it concisely for different groups to understand and help implement and execute the strategy.

What else is needed to be successful in this role?

  • We need a subject-matter expert in developing and leading EHS&S initiatives and projects in a private sector, corporate, or manufacturing environment in addition to having a degree or background in EHS/ Sustainability/Natural Sciences/Engineering.
  • Teamwork Is Key! We truly believe that no one person is an island nor a lone wolf. We are looking for customer-centric individuals who want to go the extra mile to engage key stakeholders, build a positive relationship, and execute a plan.
  • You will have the platform and support to influence others by working together with the operations team to implement and develop a strong Safety and Environmental Culture globally. We are a highly collaborative team that will support and inspire you to be and do your best. We will rely on your industry and technical experience.

Perks We Offer

  • Empowered to map your own success, a competitive salary, vacation, work and life balance, excellent benefits package including 401K, and fantastic career development opportunities!

Join Our Team:

  • Discover how Dura-Line creates what connects us. Every day, in the little ways and the big ones, our lives depend on clear, consistent, reliable communication.
  • Develop… Upgrade… Resolve… Analyze… Lead…Interact…Negotiate…Engage…
  • Dura-Line offers all its employees an exciting work environment and provides career opportunities in a continuously growing company.
  • We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce that represents our global customer base. Check out our products, history, and testimonials at www.Dura-Line.com

More About Dura Line

Dura-Line is part of a community of companies, known as Orbia, bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia’s business groups have a collective focus on insuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with advanced materials. The business groups include Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluor, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications, which collectively pursue human centric solutions to global challenges.

Dura-Line is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the federal E-Verify program to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.

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Knowville, Remote Position TN Tue, 17 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/global-sustainability-manager/
Solar Journeyman Electrician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-journeyman-electrician/ Full-time ~ Louth Callan Renewables (LCR) is an experienced solar construction and investment firm headquartered in New England. LCR builds optimized renewable energy projects including Solar PV, and battery storage and provides quality pre-construction and O&M services. ~

Position Overview

Journeyman Electricians are well-organized, motivated team leaders who are responsible for installing high-quality electrical field work by taking measures to increase the company’s effectiveness and efficiency. The Louth Callan TEAM has a common mission – to provide the highest quality workmanship that goes above and beyond client expectation so that Louth Callan Renewables will earn more projects!

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Responsibilities

  • Insuring installations comply with the NEC and (AHJ) authority having jurisdiction.
  • Properly reading blueprints, schematics and specifications.
  • Ordering materials for daily tasks.
  • Supervision of project workforce.
  • Insuring Safety protocols are in use and enforced.
  • Maintaining OSHA documentation on the project.
  • Daily layout/safety (JSA) meetings with the project workforce. Weekly toolbox talks.
  • Installing electrical raceways.
  • Proper use of equipment for bending, cutting, pulling and installation of conduit and wire.
  • Providing power/interfaces from alternate power sources, i.e. generators solar/wind, battery (UPS systems)
  • Properly mounting switchboards, switchgear, panelboards, circuit breakers/fuses, meters, transformers, generators, rectifiers, transfer switches and various other equipment.
  • Adapting to the various types and forms of construction, i.e. lumber, concrete, concrete block, metal, tilt-up, poured in place, underground and above ground, single story to high-rise.
  • Working with various voltages, i.e., 12-24 volt, 48-volt DC, 120/240-volt, 120/208-volt, 277/480 volt.
  • Insuring the proper installation of the various building grounding systems.
  • Coordination with the other trades involved on the project.
  • Coordination with the General Contractor, Engineers and Owner or Owner’s Representative.
  • Troubleshooting the various systems and components.
  • Replacing faulty equipment, wiring or controls.
  • Coordination with the (AHJ), electrical inspectors, fire alarm inspectors, elevator inspectors, and various other entities performing required inspections.

Safety Tasks:

  • Perform preventive maintenance on tools and equipment.
  • Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
  • Ensure that equipment is in safe operating condition.
  • Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
  • Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
  • Competency in Excavations, Fall Protection and Electrical Hazards.
  • Conduct daily Job Safety Analysis and hold crew safety meetings.
  • Identify and be able to remedy on the job hazards.
  • OSHA 10 or 30 Hour.
  • Must be able to see, read, listen and comprehend, and speak English.

Qualifications

  • Valid active CT or MA Journeyman Electricians License (more the better)
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Verification of US Citizen or approved to work in the US
  • High School Diploma or GED required with emphasis on good mathematical skills.
  • Punctual, motivated, detail oriented and uphold the passion to be the best in the field.
  • Possess excellent communication and supervisory skills when leading your team to excellence.
  • Possess self-motivation and team spirit and be able to work closely with other teams on the sites.
  • Arrive ready to work on time and be ready to do overtime or a versatile work schedule based on project needs.
  • Work with colored wiring and must be able to identify them by sight.
  • Assist and mentor apprentices daily and follow a neat and process-oriented work style.
  • Be efficient with your time and materials while ensuring top quality electrical installation to meet the NEC.
  • Carry your own small tools and state certification card during all ADK work hours.
  • Diagnose the root cause of issues and think logically about solutions.
  • Perform duties as assigned by foreman/lead. Follow instructions and ask questions.
  • Must be able to accommodate your schedule to workdays, evenings, or through the night as our clients are the ones who dictate our schedule.
  • Must be able to drive-in all-weather conditions, day or night.

Experience:

  • Electrician: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Solar: 3 years (Preferred)

Compensation

  • Pay: $35.00 - $39.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
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Maine ME Tue, 17 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-journeyman-electrician/
Civil Project Engineer II or III https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/civil-project-engineer-ii-or-iii/ Full-time ~ Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With more than a dozen offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. ~

As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and helping our clients achieve their vision resulting in shared success. For more information, visit www.timmons.com.

Job Description

We are currently seeking an experienced Civil Project Engineer II or III to join our Renewable Energy practice in our Richmond, VA office. Projects in this group focus on land development for utility scale wind and solar farm projects around the country. A typical scope on a project includes road design, crane path design, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and design, mass grading, erosion and sediment control design and field reconnaissance.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Design portions of a project using relevant office software, modeling and AutoCAD Civil 3D technology.
  • Complete calculations using engineering formulas and skills and/or utilizes computers in order to solve problems.
  • Prepare specifications materials through the use of research and manufacturing catalogs to specify materials, installation, inspection and payment of items specific to a project.
  • Work to complete design details and plan sets.
  • Perform research and writes objective summary reports which are used in the completion of the project work or inspection.
  • Assist in the preparation of engineering and construction cost estimates.
  • Complete field observation, inspection and data collection duties as directed by senior engineering staff.
  • Communicate with client staff and internal design team as directed by senior engineering staff.

Qualifications

Skills/Requirements of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • A bachelors or master's degree in civil engineering or a closely related degree.
  • Ideal candidates would have 2+ of experience in Land Development site planning civil engineering. EIT preferred.
  • Working knowledge AutoCAD Civil 3D strongly preferred
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the Unites States without sponsorship now and in the future.
  • The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace.
  • Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission, and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Richmond VA Tue, 17 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/civil-project-engineer-ii-or-iii/
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/