Green Dream Jobs https://www.sustainablebusiness.com Green Dream Jobs Senior Director, Sustainability https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-director-sustainability/ Full-time The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet.

From its humble beginnings in 1926, the Association of American Soap and Glycerine Producers recognized the importance of providing science-based approaches in cleaning products to consumers that would keep them healthy, safe, and living fulfilled lives. One year later, the Cleanliness Institute was founded by the Association to teach the value of hygiene.

The name was changed to The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) around 1960 to reflect the evolution of cleaning products from strictly soap-based to include those based on synthetic surface-active agents. SDA relocated to Washington, DC in 2000.

The rapid globalization of business and commerce further enlarged SDA’s scope of operations but in a different way. The international harmonization, environmental and health initiatives involving chemical products threatened the ability of manufacturers to make products in the U.S. that meet consumer needs economically. SDA understood the negative potential of these initiatives and devoted significant intellectual and material resources to promoting the use of scientific concepts and standards that are recognized by both the industry and the U.S. Government as well as by international entities and organizations.

Recognizing the need to rebrand itself in order to better represent all of the products it represented, SDA changed its name to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) in January 2010. The decision was appropriately reflected at the time by Jane Hutterly, EVP of Worldwide Corporate & Environmental Affairs of SC Johnson (former 2010 SDA Board Chair): "Since 1926 SDA has been a leader in demonstrating the safe, proper and beneficial use of cleaning products. SDA’s transformation to the American Cleaning Institute will make our information easier to access, more consumer friendly, and more relevant in the digital age."

Today, ACI remains committed to improving lives through scientific research and education-based results. ACI continues to be uniquely positioned to enhance the reputation of its members as positive contributors to people’s lives as well as to communities worldwide.

Position Overview - Senior Director, Sustainability

ACI sits at a significant moment with increased member engagement and consumer awareness around sustainability, the Senior Director of Sustainability will continue the incredible progress to date and drive ongoing impact and influence in the sustainability area. There is a great opportunity to build on the strong foundation with an invested leadership team, committed resources and staff, and sustainability as a strategic pillar.

This newly elevated position is responsible for leading, developing, and executing all facets of the ACI sustainability programs. The Senior Director, Sustainability will serve as a thought leader, partner to the executive leadership team, and drives the development of ACI’s sustainability strategy in a manner that is relevant for the cleaning industry and maintains the Institute’s leadership in this space.

In addition to driving ACI’s member facing sustainability programs, the Senior Director manages and develops internal programs, contract execution, and expands scientific understanding of sustainability tools and measurement approaches. The Senior Director, Sustainability directs external outreach on sustainability issues, and holds oversight of relevant member committee(s) and corresponding budget(s). 

The Senior Director will have a high degree of both internal and external facing responsibilities. This leader will most immediately work with ACI staff and serve as a sustainability liaison to the Board of Directors to ensure that ACI’s sustainability program aligns with the strategic goals of the Institution. The Senior Director will also provide management to the Sustainability Committee, as well as other advisory committees as needed. Externally, the Senior Director will interact extensively with industry groups, including the Sustainability Consortium, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), retailers and vendors.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Director, Sustainability will lead and execute all facets of sustainability within ACI. Among the chief responsibilities and strategic duties, the Senior Director primary responsibilities will include:

  • Leading comprehensive sustainability efforts and outreach activities throughout ACI to consist of developing ACI’s strategic and tactical sustainability efforts, including:
    1. Develop methodologies to assess the success of ACI sustainability initiatives.
    2. Developing and implementing ACI’s long-term sustainability strategy to execute the priorities established by the Board of Directors and to advance the overall industry impact with demonstrated results.
    3. Managing and updating ACI’s sustainability framework and goals.
    4. Engagement of relevant ACI groups in sustainability programs, including the Board of Directors.
  • Managing ACI’s Sustainability Committee and related work groups and task forces, including:
    1. Planning, managing, and overseeing relevant budgets, as they pertain to assigned work programs, including contracts with vendors.
    2. Managing specific expert groups, as assigned.
  • Identifying, building, and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to help advance ACI’s sustainability strategies and programs. Establishing and leading multi-stakeholder coalitions as needed.
  • Understanding the broader industry landscape to actively contribute to shaping the industry’s strategy.
  • Developing and overseeing programs that showcase the industry’s progress in sustainability.
  • Developing and administering communication plans aimed at expanding visibility of ACI’s sustainability programs both internally and externally utilizing relevant ACI functions and resources.
  • Developing and maintaining programs that aid the industry in implementing sustainability practices.
  • Expanding understanding of sustainability tools and measurement approaches through technical and research projects that influence life cycle models; environmental, social, and economic hotspot assessments; and relevant standards.
  • Integrating sustainable values and practices into the Institute’s strategic planning processes, programs, advocacy positions, meetings, and events.
  • Communicating across all levels of the organization on ACI sustainability programs and progress.
  • Providing scientific sustainability support across ACI programs, as needed
  • Representing ACI at industry, academic, government, and NGO-sponsored meetings and conferences on sustainability.
  • Identifying, building, and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to help advance ACI’s sustainability strategies and programs. Establishing and leading multi-stakeholder coalitions as needed.
  • Supervising the work of ACI staff and student interns related to sustainability.

Contacts Arising From The Position

 A. With Institute Staff:

  • Interacts with all ACI staff.

B. With Institute Members:

  • Interacts with ACI members.
  • Works with Sustainability liaisons from the Board of Directors to ensure that ACI’s sustainability program aligns with strategic goals of the industry.
  • Provides management for the Sustainability Committee, as well as other advisory committees, when needed.

C. Outside Institute:

  • Extensive interaction with industry groups, including The Sustainability Consortium, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), retailers and vendors. 

Qualifications

  • A minimum fifteen years’ leadership experience with demonstrated management and solid business sense with an emphasis on focused planning and procedures, budgeting expertise, and a propensity towards strategic thinking and planning.
  • A strong knowledge of ACI policy issues and strong familiarity with sustainability processes and procedures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, strategic, relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  • Developed project management skills and follow-through which includes assessing a problem, obtaining, and evaluating appropriate facts, and reaching sound and timely solutions.
  • Strategic mindset with a results and solutions-oriented ethos; ability to identify connections and leverage opportunities across an organization.
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic and global sustainability affairs and institutional best practices.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a technical, scientific, or related field required.

Compensation

  • A competitive compensation package will be offered to the finalist candidate. 

Application Process

  • Interested and qualified candidates are welcome to click "Apply" below to email a resume and cover letter. 
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Washington DC Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-director-sustainability/
Chief Finance and Operations Officer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-finance-and-operations-officer/ Full-time Emergent is a non-profit intermediary acting between tropical forest countries and the private sector—creating a new marketplace in large-scale transactions of high-integrity carbon credits at the jurisdictional level.  We have a historic opportunity to bend the climate curve, if we make forests worth more alive.

Location: Barcelona, New York or Miami preferred; other locations within these time zones considered.

Position Overview

Any plausible pathway to the goals of the Paris Agreement includes the preservation of the Earth’s natural carbon sinks. On land, the most important of these sinks are tropical forests, which hold nearly half of terrestrial carbon and biodiversity. Their destruction for unsustainable agriculture and timber creates 10-15% of anthropogenic carbon emissions – more than the entire European Union.

Emergent is a mission-focused non-profit designed to create a pathway to zero tropical deforestation. Emergent acts as an intermediary between forest countries and the private sector, facilitating transactions of high-integrity carbon credits from national-scale forest protection programmes. Backed by a coalition of governments, NGOs and major corporations, Emergent is catalysing a market that will channel billions of dollars of new funding into tropical forest protection and sustainable development.  More information on Emergent and its approach is below.

With credits expected to become available in 2022 and initial transaction volumes in the tens of millions of tons (tCO2e) building to hundreds of millions of tons within a few years, Emergent expects to receive substantial flows of private sector funds underwritten by sovereign guarantees. The Chief Finance & Operations Officer (CFOO) will be an integral member of Emergent’s Executive team and will lead and oversee Emergent’s Finance & Ops team. This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic leader and team player to join an ambitious, mission-focused group working to create a plausible, market-driven pathway to zero deforestation. 

The CFOO will report to Emergent’s Executive Director (ED) and work closely with other members of the team, in particular the Chief Portfolio Officer (CPO). (The CPO is responsible for managing matching supply and demand to initiate Emergent’s transactions, deploying sovereign-backed purchase guarantees, and managing portfolio concentration and counterparty reputational risks.)

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Portfolio team to design and implement the resilient and scalable processes, policies, controls, infrastructure and partnerships Emergent needs to manage multi-million dollar transactions safely and with the confidence of its board, customers, suppliers and philanthropic/donor backers.
  • Administer the flow of funds from credit sales to forest jurisdictions.
  • Manage key external relationships, in particular with Emergent’s global banking partner, legal advisors and auditors.
  • With the ED, lead on the definition and iteration of Emergent’s business model and plan, in order to achieve financial sustainability through transaction fees as quickly as possible.
  • With the Board and Executive Director, source and secure adequate funding to meet Emergent’s operating costs until it becomes financially sustainable through transaction fees. (Emergent has 18 months’ secured funding from a government backer, and a strong fundraising pipeline in place.)
  • Refine operational functions including finance, HR, IT etc, and manage a growing team to build a culture of responsible finance, good governance and supervision, expense discipline and strong ethics.
  • Manage Emergent’s participation in due diligence processes instigated by corporate buyers, donors and others.
  • Work with the ED on broad organisational development matters.
  • Lead on preparation for Board meetings.

Requirements of the Role

Essential experience and attributes:

  • BA/BS and relevant graduate degree (e.g. MBA, MIA, MPA et al) or equivalent experience.
  • Substantial commercial experience, ideally within a corporate environment and including:
    • operations roles, including accountability for financial management;
    • experience managing multiple accounts and cashflows; and
    • exposure to carbon credits.
  • Experience managing relationships across a wide range of stakeholders including as many as possible of the following:
    • Corporate and other buyers.
    • Government agencies at national and sub-national level.
    • Bi- and multi-lateral funding agencies.
    • Banks and other financial intermediaries.
    • Carbon markets actors including credit brokers and standards bodies.
    • Legal advisors.
  • Experience identifying and navigating regulatory and tax issues, particularly in the US.
  • Able to flex across all areas of a business, including business development and sales.
  • Experience preparing, negotiating and executing multi-party contracts.
  • The confidence and ability to play a leading role in defining a new organisation’s business model and strategy in a nascent market.
  • A proven strategic thinker, able to constructively challenge and to focus a team on clear objectives.
  • Passion for the mission of Emergent.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams through complexity and ambiguity, and to act as an ambassador for the organisation.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and administrative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Decisiveness and pragmatism.
  • Willingness and ability to work within a small team, ‘start-up’ and predominantly virtual environment.
  • Consistently high levels of accuracy, efficiency and follow-through.
  • Ability to travel internationally at short notice (allowing for Covid travel restrictions).

Preferred experience and attributes:

  • Experience setting up and overseeing back office functions such as finance, HR and IT would be a significant advantage.
  • Experience across multiple sectors, including non-profits, international development and emerging markets.
  • English fluency required; Spanish, Portuguese, French or Bahasa a bonus
  • Experience working with governments, especially in low/middle-income countries.
  • Experience working with donors and/or multilateral development agencies.

Note: Applicants must have work authorization in the US or Europe.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below and follow the link.
  • Be sure to include your cover letter and resume as a single PDF document when applying.

Emergent 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, local or other applicable laws.

About Emergent

Forests are crucial to all life on Earth. They capture and store carbon and are one of the most promising, large-scale, and cost-effective opportunities to combat climate change. Rainforests also sustain rainfalls, food supply, vital ecosystems, and livelihoods for over a billion people. Protecting them is not just a moral imperative, it is essential for a stable, prosperous, and sustainable future for us all. As the COVID-19 crisis highlights, we live in a fragile and interconnected world where sustainability cannot be taken for granted.

There is increasing recognition of the urgency of climate change. The Paris Agreement in 2015 committed governments to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. 760 major corporations have committed to climate neutrality, and over 40 countries have implemented some form of carbon pricing scheme.  After two decades of putting necessary, effective, high integrity standards and market mechanisms in place, The Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator (“Emergent”) has the historic opportunity to channel this momentum to solving the deforestation crisis.

Emergent helps safeguard the world’s tropical forests by building a global market for forest carbon credits. Countries generate these credits by reducing deforestation and tropical deforestation (called “REDD+”). For forest countries, Emergent provides a guaranteed source of demand by facilitating access to a range of high-volume buyers, backed by a purchase guarantee from donors, giving countries the certainty need-ed to make investments in forest protection and chart a new course. For buyers, Emergent provides access to the highest-quality REDD+ credits, enabling them to meet their climate neutrality goals.

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Remote NY Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/chief-finance-and-operations-officer/
Project Manager, Northeast Land Program https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-manager-northeast-land-program/ Full-time The Open Space Institute, (OSI) protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and sustain community character. OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, loan and grant programs, creative partnerships, and analytical research.

Position Summary

The Project Manager for the Northeast Land Program is a seasoned real estate professional with demonstrated experience in preserving critical open space and environmentally sensitive lands utilizing nonprofit land acquisition techniques. This position develops and advances local program priorities through the successful completion of complex real estate transactions (acquisitions and dispositions) under the supervision of the Senior Director of the Northeast Land program.

The Project Manager will focus on land acquisitions and dispositions in NY State. The position works closely with the Legal Department and he/she also has stewardship responsibilities. The position will work with the Senior Director to identify and implement local strategic planning priorities and will assist with fundraising.

  • Position Title:                     Project Manager, Northeast Land Program
  • Geographic Focus:           New York State
  • Reports To:                        Senior Director, Northeast Land       
  • Department:                       Conservation
  • Location:                            New York City or Albany, New York

Responsibilities & Duties

Project management of real estate acquisitions and dispositions

  • Research, identify, prioritize, and recommend potential acquisition opportunities within existing programmatic areas;
    Manage land acquisition and disposition projects under the direction of the Senior Director, NE Land and in coordination with OSI legal personnel. This includes:
    • negotiate purchase and sale agreements, contract for and review appraisals and environmental assessments
    • manage public review processes
    • complete internal fact sheets and other approval documents/procedures, maps, and photos
  • Write or assist with competitive grant applications and budgets for project funding;
  • Ensure OSI is knowledgeable of most current land conservation techniques and land use issues by reading periodicals and other related documents, attending public forums, and identifying and participating in relevant training opportunities.

Secure Conservation Funding

  • Identify and develop sources of funding for land acquisition capital and OSI operating costs. In addition to traditional government open space funding sources, targets include:
    • Conservation Buyers
    • Landscape‐scale grant funding
    • Natural resource damages and environmental mitigation funds
  •  In partnership with VP of Development, establish, foster, and steward relationships with private donors as needed;
  • Collaborate with External Affairs Staff to raise OSI’s visibility in the region as necessary.

Stewardship

  • Work with OSI Stewardship staff and external partners to develop and implement management plans for acquired properties;
  • Maintain relationships with landowners and address stewardship issues as they arise;
  • Assist in annual easement monitoring as requested.

Manage regional and statewide partner relationships

  • Build and maintain relationships with local governments, regional partners, and state agencies to ensure prioritization of OSI projects and maintain awareness of regional conservation issues and opportunities.

Education/Experience/Attributes 

Required Skills / Core Competencies

  • Sound understanding of real estate principles and economics;
  • Excellent working knowledge of the processes for obtaining public funding for land acquisition;
  • Ability to manage multiple properties, multiple funding sources and processes, develop programs and use resources of the organization to accomplish larger initiatives;
  • Expert knowledge of real estate due diligence process and government real property acquisition review process;
  • High‐level familiarity with public agency land acquisition departments;
  • Highly organized;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, and individually;
  • Superior written and oral communication skills;
  • Highly proficient computer applications skills: MS Office, Internet, databases;
  • Knowledge of New York laws and Article XIV of the NY Constitution.

Qualifications

  • Bachelorʹs degree, advanced degree in related field preferred;
  • 5‐8 years of relevant project experience, preferably in New York;
  • Existing relationships with public agencies and government officials;
  • Existing relationships with philanthropic foundations and individual donor
    prospects;
  • A track record of effective relationship management, both internally and
    externally.

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate to heavy travel: occasional evening and weekend work to be expected;.
  • Frequently sits for long periods of time;
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes, and uses a computer keyboard;
  • May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, bending.

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

Compensation

  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including paid time off and paid holidays.

How To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your cover letter and resume (including salary expectations) with “Project Manager Land Northeast” and where you saw the job posting in the subject line.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 31st, 2021.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • For more information, visit https://www.openspaceinstitute.org/careers. 

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

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NYC New York Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-manager-northeast-land-program/
Member Services Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/member-services-manager-3/ Full-time The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada that unifies program approaches across jurisdictions to increase impact in fragmented markets.

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

Position Overview

Member Services Manager

CEE is seeking a highly talented individual to establish and then manage effective work processes and systems to recruit, retain, and engage eligible organizations for CEE membership. The successful service-oriented candidate will have working experience managing client relationships and associated data and demonstrate the ability to advance CEE’s unique mission and relationships with its membership.

  • Important attributes of a successful candidate include exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrated history of critical thinking, ability to manage a high volume of work efforts under pressure, strong accountability for complete work products, and impeccable attention to detail.
  • Candidates who are supremely organized, have a history of taking initiative and solving problems and possess a desire for continuous improvement are sought.

Note: The position reports to the Executive Director and supports key organizational objectives of member engagement, recruiting and retention.   

Responsibilities

  • Identify key representatives from member and prospective member organizations, characterizing the basis for determination.
  • Secure active, ongoing membership engagement.
  • Specify pertinent information to capture in a contact relationship management (CRM) system and design reports that support CEE management and staff engagement objectives.
  • Maintain the content integrity of the organization’s CRM and related systems that support member engagement.
  • Refine and enact the role of a member “relationship liaison”. Develop a tool to support CEE Directors and Relationship Liaisons to efficiently inform of relevant events and actions to direct their staff engagement.
  • Define and maintain a membership orientation process. Work with program staff and the Manager of Strategic Communications to maintain an updated orientation resource that highlights strategic work areas, projects, resources, tailoring for specific member or prospect circumstances. Schedule and lead orientation calls.
  • Provide member support, including ownership of the member relationship lifecycle, fielding inbound member inquiries related to CEE services, capturing member intelligence, ensuring compelling membership information is updated and available, and enhancing member engagement and satisfaction.
  • Support CEE program staff with actionable recommendations per organizational engagement trends identified through data analysis.
  • Contribute key trends and themes in member intelligence to the development of corporate communications in support of the identification of member personas or profiles.
  • Maintain an active member prospect list and manage the member acquisition process with visibility and reporting available to the Executive Director.
  • Take a proactive approach with advance outreach, routine calls to the “relationship liaison,” and delivery of dedicated communications relevant to the member.
  • Advise/inform F&A on determinants of membership invoicing, and support completion of a timely invoice package in conjunction with the F&A and Communications functions.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (marketing, organizational studies, business administration, library science, communications) and work experience in a professional and service-oriented setting with responsibility for managing client relationships.
  • Experience with client relationship management software (CRM), particularly Salesforce – utilization, data management, system maintenance, etc.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience with client management approaches.
  • Experience with designing and administering customer satisfaction surveys a plus.
  • Ability to manage personal workload across multiple projects.
  • Potential to travel to two domestic meetings per year.

Compensation

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

Application Information

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and a resume via e-mail to Sue Laferriere.
  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States independent of company sponsorship.

CEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Middleton Massachusetts Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/member-services-manager-3/
Climate Action Specialist I/II https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-action-specialist-i-ii/ Full-time Formed in July 2014 as a part of the County Manager’s Office, the Office of Sustainability strives to improve the sustainability of the County’s operations and the greater community through work in areas of climate change, energy and water conservation, waste reduction and making our communities more livable.

The Office of Sustainability identifies with the following values that guide its work: Empowerment, Equity, Collaboration, and Inspiration, and serves the diverse, multi-cultural communities in San Mateo County.

Overview

The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability (OOS) seeks qualified candidates for a Climate Action Specialist I-II Limited Term position. We want "sustainability champions" with experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are looking for candidates with excellent project management, youth engagement, and communication skills to coordinate education and climate action projects. We are focused on building a building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited by this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.

The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills, excellent communication skills, experience working with youth, and a background in climate change or sustainability or environmental science. The Climate Action Specialist position will coordinate two climate change education programs for high school youth, the Youth Climate Ambassadors (YCA) Leadership Program and the Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science (YESS) Program. This position will also coordinate projects to reduce climate change impacts or reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will coordinate volunteers through the Sustainability Academy Program.

Responsibilities

As a Climate Action Specialist, you will:

  • Incorporate racial equity and social justice into all aspects of your work.
  • Develop scopes of work, track deliverables, and implement projects related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing community resilience to heat, sea level rise, wildfire, or other climate change impacts.
  • Teach climate change curricula to grades K-12 in the classroom and field, while making clear connections to environmental justice. 
  • Empower youth to be environmental stewards and take action on climate change.
  • Re-envision the YESS program by adapting curriculum and creating new field trip experiences. 
  • Manage, schedule, and lead field trips with high school youth throughout San Mateo County.
  • Coordinate the Youth Climate Ambassadors (YCA) Leadership Program, including leading education workshops, planning retreats, and providing youth mentorship and guidance for YCA Community Impact Projects. 
  • Coordinate the YCA Alumni Network.
  • Develop and update website content for the YESS and YCA sites.
  • Provide volunteer coordination for a network of over 400 people through the Sustainability Academy.
  • Plan periodic volunteer social events for volunteers. 
  • Increase volunteer engagement through regular communications, providing volunteer opportunities, and other means.
  • Work effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • Incorporate the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a project or initiative. 
  • Assist with meeting facilitation, website updates, social media, Earth Day events, and other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

The IDEAL CANDIDATE has:

  • Experience working with communities that represent diversity in race, ethnicity, income, language, and disability status.
  • Strong understanding of climate change and environmental justice. 
  • Environmental science teaching experience or experience as an environmental educator – demonstrated success in informal or formal education for grades K-12.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to easily connect with people and engage youth.
  • Superb communication skills – able to communicate and distil complex concepts to a variety of audiences and ages.
  • Strong organizational skills – experienced in tracking projects with a high level of organization.
  • Independence – can "hit the ground running" and work with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility – able to change course quickly and effectively.
  • Time management and prioritization skills – able to effectively manage time between multiple projects.
  • Bilingual language skills.

Education:

  • The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Education, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, or a related field. Bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin is a plus.
  • Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is one year of experience in the field of resource conservation which has included program analysis and coordination. 

Note: Currently, we have one full time, limited term Resource Conservation Climate Action Specialist I-II position available.

  • This is a limited term, at-will position for an initial term of 1 year, not to exceed 3 years. Limited Term employees receive full medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a portable 401(a) plan. However, the eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Compensation

  • $36.74 - $50.55 / Hour

To Apply

  • To learn more about the position and to apply online, please click "Apply on Company Website" below to  visit our website and access this job posting. Applications are only accepted online.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application forma resume, and a cover letter. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. 

FINAL FILING DATE:  July 19, 2021

EOE

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Redwood City California Thu, 15 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-action-specialist-i-ii/
Director of Environmental Services and Sustainability https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/city-of-denton-tx-director-of-environmental-services-and-sustainability/ Full-time Please follow this link to review the formal brochure.

The Community

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 Duties and 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. 

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume to: 
    • Affion Public
      PO Box 794
      Hershey, PA 17033
      888.321.4922
      www.affionpublic.com
  • Please type "Reference: DEDS" into the subject line of your email.  
  • **Deadline to receive resumes is August 03, 2021**

The City of Denton is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Denton TX Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/city-of-denton-tx-director-of-environmental-services-and-sustainability/
Policy Analyst https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-analyst-3/ Full-time North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) works to enable clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy options for North Carolinians.

NCSEA works with its members and partners to transform our state and region's energy system through market innovation and policy advocacy primarily in ten clean energy technology sectors: alternative fuel vehicles (primarily electric vehicles), biogas, energy efficiency, energy storage, geothermal, hydropower/marine, smart grid, solar, and wind.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the General Counsel and Director of Policy, the Policy Analyst performs research, analysis, and regulatory drafting to expand and deepen NCSEA’s regulatory, legislative, and overall public policy efforts. 

The Policy Analyst will be responsible for assisting the Policy Team in monitoring renewable energy and energy efficiency legislative and regulatory developments and assisting in developing and asserting NCSEA’s policy positions and priorities at the NC Utilities Commission and other government bodies with jurisdiction over clean and renewable energy, and help ensure internal communication as well as external communication of policy developments and trends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help identify topics for which an NCSEA policy position or action may be warranted
  • General and focused research and analysis in coordination with other NCSEA teams
  • Assist in development of legislative and regulatory strategies
  • Produce policy analysis for use in legislative and regulatory advocacy
  • Help produce materials for use in legislative and regulatory advocacy, such as briefs and legislative fact sheets
  • Collaborate as needed with internal staff, external allies, experts, stakeholders, and members
  • Help identify and implement measures to evaluate policy results, progress, and impacts
  • Share data found in research with other NCSEA teams

Experience & Background:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Understanding of the relationship between energy policy and market development
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to take critical data and perform detailed and meaningful analysis
  • Ability to compile and analyze cost and regulatory compliance data and information
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to develop and foster strong stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to establish credibility within the role
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to think strategically and make decisions appropriately
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple changing priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy or related field required
  • Master’s degree in public policy, government affairs or business management preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience preferred, with at least 1 year experience tracking and influencing electric utility policy and/or renewable energy or energy efficiency policy
  • Ability to analyze information and policies for the purpose of proactive policy initiatives

To Apply

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

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Raleigh NC Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-analyst-3/
Partnership Development Director, Trust in Food https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/partnership-development-director-trust-in-food/ Full-time For over 145 years, Farm Journal has provided generations of farmers, ranchers and growers with the information and practical advice they need. As one of the most trusted voices in agriculture, we have a special responsibility to empower American farmers to thrive by meeting evolving business, market, environmental and social expectations.

Consumer trust in food requires a more sustainable agriculture system, from farmer to consumer and every step in between.

Trust In Food is a social purpose initiative of Farm Journal, working to accelerate the transition toward a more resilient and regenerative ag system across the U.S.

OVERVIEW

The Partnership Development Director, Trust in Food provides creative innovation, leadership and success management that will help shape the future of Farm Journal’s newest division. This position is responsible for developing revenue generating partnerships for Farm Journal’s purpose-driven division focused on sustainable food and regenerative agriculture across the value chain, from farmer to consumer, and everyone in between.

This vital, high-profile role is ideally suited for a self-starter who has a proven track record and established network in sales, fundraising, or business development in sustainable food systems. Join us in creating a new space in the market and delivering on the ground impact.

This position is specifically responsible for leading partnership revenue development for our collective impact programs – currently America’s Conservation Ag Movement and Trust in Beef. These programs represent collaborations across key stakeholders in food retail, CPGs, food service, agribusiness, mission based organizations and government entities against a single, system changing mission.

A successful candidate will be one who has a proven track record working with or for food companies or organizations, and is high energy, self-motivated, flexible, and goal driven. Dynamic communication and presentation skills are a must.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create strategy, recruit and manage a portfolio of partners for TIF collective impact programs: America’s Conservation Ag Movement and Trust in Beef.
  • Establish new business relationships with senior decision makers, identifying prospects, understanding their business sustainability goals, and building relationships to meet TIF revenue targets.
  • Develop strong business relationships with our existing portfolio of clients and partners, identifying and growing revenue opportunities over time.
  • Help us identify, understand, and meet market needs and opportunities as we grow an agile start-up business through insights gathered through participation in meetings and events.
  • Develop client stewardship strategies.
  • Develop and maintain up to date revenue pipeline and projections.

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Minimum of 5 years of strategic business development, sales, or fundraising experience, with demonstrated ability to reach and influence key decision makers
  • Experience in building, selling and pricing sponsorship and/or membership programs
  • Solid working knowledge, and ideally passion for, sustainable food and agriculture
  • Proven success developing and closing strategic, multi-faceted programs.
  • Demonstrated success interacting at the highest levels of companies and organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that translates effectively at all levels with both internal and external shareholders.
  • Superior presentation and business planning skills.

ATTRIBUTES NEEDED

  • A change-agent for both the company and clients.
  • Adaptable, flexible, thrives in ambiguous and evolving environments.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and customer-focused.
  • Innovative & creative. Not afraid to re-image processes or possibilities—or create new ones—that serve clients and meet business goals.
  • Team Player. Belief that communication, collaboration and accountability are keys to be a great teammate.
  • Instinctive ability to lead, motivate and follow through on objectives.
  • Superior problem-solving skills.
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Lenexa, Remote KS Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/partnership-development-director-trust-in-food/
Technical Contracts Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/technical-contracts-specialist/ Full-time

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is a non-profit, a National Estuary Program, and a collection of dedicated scientists, educators, and community members who are passionate about the Columbia River.

We focus on the lower 146 miles of the Columbia River, from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean, including the tidally influenced portions of tributaries in that area. The watershed includes 28 cities, nine counties, and 45 school districts within the states of Oregon and Washington.

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Technical Contracts Specialist to assist with the administration of technical contracts, competitive procurement, and financial tracking for Science Team projects. The Science Team is composed of nine staff who manage multiple complex and large (>$1 million) contracts with funding agencies and subcontractors for habitat restoration, monitoring, and other technical projects. 

This position will support contract development; track contract expenses and reporting requirements and deadlines; facilitate competitive procurement processes; support grant development; and project revenue and expenditures. This position is based in the Estuary Partnership Portland office and is primarily office-based, with a flexible work schedule and work from home opportunities, and occasional meetings or events outside of the office. 

Note: The Estuary Partnership places a priority on applications from candidates who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.  

POSITION SUMMARY

This position works closely with members of the Science Team and other staff within the organization including the Finance & Operations Manager to carry out the goals of the Estuary Partnership and the actions within our Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan. Employees in this position work with a high degree of independence and maintain regular communication with the Chief Scientist and other members of the Science Team.

This position is primarily responsible for assisting with and supporting contract development; tracking contract expenses and reporting requirements and deadlines; facilitating competitive procurement processes; and supporting grant development for the Science Team. The position also assists the Science Team in projecting revenue and expenditures.

All Estuary Partnership employees build and strengthen partnerships and foster collaboration with a variety of viewpoints and diverse interests to serve all communities and give people parity and equal engagement with and in the protection of natural resources.

Employees in this position regularly deal with sensitive issues, including sensitive donor and financial information that require confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.

  • Location: This position is based in the Estuary Partnership Portland office and is primarily office -based, with a flexible work schedule and work from home opportunities, and occasional meetings or events outside of the office.
  • Hours: 30 Hours Per Week
  • Supervisor: Chief Scientist

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Four years tracking and reporting on complex, multiple revenue sources, budgets, timelines, and details, and concurrently administering multiple funding sources of different sizes and scopes and annual budgets in excess of $2,000,000 .
  • A degree or course work in a related field or business administration can be included as experience.
  • Four years’ experience developing scopes of work, negotiating contracts, administering contracts, and procuring technical services through a competitive bid process with experienced on environmental science -based contracts such as habitat restoration preferred.
  • Familiarity with natural sciences such as environmental conservation, biology, hydrology, water quality, or ecology is preferred.
  • Understanding of and working familiarity with Microsoft Excel and other budget tracking software.
  • Working collaboratively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assists with and supporting contract development and contract compliance.
  • Tracks contract expenses and reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Facilitates competitive procurement processes.
  • Supports grant development for the Science Team. Assists Science Team in projecting revenue and expenditures.
  • Assists Science Team with developing specific scopes of work and budgets and timelines for contracts with subcontractors and funders.
  • Coordinates contract-execution process.
  • Works with funders to ensure all contract reporting requirements are met.
  • Prepares status and final reports to funders.
  • Tracks, compiles, and reviews for completeness the deliverables Estuary Partnership subcontractors are required to submit per their contracts.
  • Researches, evaluates, tracks, and reports out potential funding sources for Science Team projects and programs.
  • Partners with Science Team members to assist with or lead the development of scopes of work and budgets for grant applications.
  • Effective June 2021 Keeps Chief Scientist and Team Leads informed of key issues with funders, contracts, and key partners.
  • Adheres to all relevant federal, state, and donor requirements, including those pertaining to contracts/grants tracking and reporting.
  • Assists Chief Scientist and Team Leads to develop and maintain revenue projections.
  • Engages with, and participates with Science Team members to engage with, diverse organizations to develop partnerships to assist the Science Team in using their services to support underserved community goals.
  • Be inclusive and committed to an inclusive workspace.
  • Support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) including Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and diverse world views/other ways of knowing.
  • Be an active participant with the Science Team and the larger organization in exploring ways to better align our work with DEI and TEK and funding/program constraints.

RELATED DUTIES:

  • Assists with recruitment and orientation of Science Team employees.
  • Assists Science Team staff with projects to meet organizational goals and identify resources and administrative needs required to complete projects.
  • Assists Science Team with field data collection, data management, and report writing as needed. Assists the Chief Scientist and Team Leads to identify emerging issues, concerns, and trends.
  • Assists the Chief Scientist and Science Team members to identify opportunities for continuous improvement in program areas to successfully implement day-to-day operations.
  • Participates on the Science Work Group when topics are related to our restoration, stormwater, and monitoring programs.
  • Represents the Estuary Partnership at meetings, conferences, workshops and in other settings.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

ORGANIZATION STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

  • Place the river and public trust at the forefront. S
  • upport and promote the mission and work of the Estuary Partnership.
  • Be familiar with the activities of all Estuary Partnership program areas, the lower Columbia River and the National Estuary Program, natural resource protection and community programming.
  • Include diverse and underserved communities, such as communities of color, Indigenous people, and low-income communities, to improve racial, gender, and cultural responsiveness when working with colleagues and partners and in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.
  • Cultivate a positive work ethic and team environment.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude and high level of professionalism.
  • Support Estuary Partnership employees, Board members, volunteers, and partners.
  • Provide exceptional service, internally and externally.
  • Adapt and continually improve.
  • Attend work regularly and on-time.
  • Exercise discretion and discern and maintain confidentiality.

COMPENSATION

  • Technical Contracts Specialist Salary Range: $44,300 – $64,300
  • Full Time Equivalent Job Classification: Regular, Exempt
  • Benefits: Competitive Benefits Package Offered Minimum

APPLICATION DETAILS

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Portland OR Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/technical-contracts-specialist/
Legal Assistant https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/legal-assistant-3/ Full-time The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that empowers communities and protects public health and the environment by investigating polluters, holding them accountable under the law, and strengthening public policy.

Comprised of former EPA enforcement attorneys, public interest lawyers, analysts, investigators, and community organizers, EIP has three goals:

  1. To illustrate through objective facts and figures how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and harms public health;
  2. To hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and
  3. To help local communities obtain the protections of environmental laws.

Position Overview

The EIP is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant to advance environmental protections under federal and state environmental laws in its Washington, DC office. The Legal Assistant will support EIP’s attorneys with case development, administrative filings, and litigation. EIP advocates for environmental protection and public health through legal, research, and communication strategies. The Legal Assistant will work with our attorneys on both litigation tasks (for example court filings) and also on non-litigation tasks (for example, research and data analysis).

Responsibilities

The Legal Assistant will be expected to:

  • Proofread, edit, check facts and legal citations
  • Format legal filings, including preparation of tables of authority, tables of contents, and exhibits, ensuring all court rules are met
  • Compile, organize, and track discovery, docket filings, and other relevant case documents
  • File and serve legal documents as required, whether electronically, by mail, or in person
  • Help prepare for and assist attorneys during depositions, hearings, trials, oral arguments, and presentations, as needed
  • Calculate and track court deadlines
  • Assist with case development, including but not limited to: drafting, submitting, and tracking public information requests; reviewing documents; gathering, compiling, and analyzing facility-level data; and conducting compliance audits
  • Assist in the preparation of public reports and whitepapers
  • Travel as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • Work in the DC area; ability to head into the DC office and travel to local DC and Maryland courthouses to handle any necessary mailing, printing, and filing tasks as they arise.
  • Detail-oriented, exceptionally well-organized, able to multitask and manage competing priorities with internal and external deadlines, proactive, and a quick and independent learner.
  • Well-versed in using Windows PCs, the internet and web browsers, Microsoft Office programs (Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Excel).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work well under pressure.
  • A four-year undergraduate degree in political science, public policy, pre-law, environmental studies, English, history, sociology, or a related field is preferred.
  • Previous legal support or paralegal experience is a plus but not required. Previous nonprofit or government experience is also a plus.

Note: The ideal addition to our team will be driven, inquisitive, and passionate about environmental protection.

Compensation/Hours: This position is for full-time employment. Pay commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health insurance, 401K eligibility, a competitive nonprofit salary, a generous vacation and sick leave policy, and a friendly, supportive work environment.

To Apply:

Please click "Apply" below to email PDF copies of the following materials to Sylvia Lam, and include your last name and “Legal Assistant Application” in the email subject line:

  1. a cover letter
  2. resume
  3. a list of three references
  4. school transcript (unofficial is sufficient) for those with less than two years of relevant post-college work experience

Note: If you are selected for an interview, our hiring team may ask you to submit a short writing sample or complete a brief editing or written exercise.

Supporting environmental and racial justice, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, rooted in openness and collaboration.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, age, or disability. Come join us!

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Washington DC Tue, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/legal-assistant-3/
Retail/Admissions Supervisor https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/retail-admissions-supervisor/ Full-time  ~ Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse. ~

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website

Position Overview

Phipps is seeking a full-time Retail/Admissions Supervisor to provide an excellent level of guest service in Admissions and the Gift Shop at Phipps. 

Essential duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening and closing Admissions and the Gift Shop
  • Training new employees
  • Assisting the Guest Service and Retail Managers with staff supervision, daily operations, and administrative tasks
  • Providing guests with information concerning Conservatory happenings and ensuring a platinum level guest experience

Qualifications

  • The qualified candidate must have exceptional guest service skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Availability for all shifts, including evenings, holidays and weekends, is required. 
  • Associate's degree and supervisory experience is preferred. 

Compensation

  • Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and a beautiful, unique atmosphere.

To Apply

  • Qualified candidates should please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, résumé and salary history, or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. 

Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/retail-admissions-supervisor/
Project Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-10/ Full-time Why Work for Brightworks Sustainability?

Brightworks Sustainability is one of the most established independent sustainability consulting companies in the United States. Our clients are some of the leading organizations in their industries, if not the world.  Our origins are in the real estate industry and with the LEED rating system for green building, and our ideal candidate will be well versed in green building. At the same time, the field of sustainability evolves rapidly, and we are continually innovating to serve new client requests and to lead and support the market with new service offerings in our areas of expertise, including corporate sustainability services outside of real estate, such as supporting the selection of corporate reporting frameworks, and other services that do not relate specifically to buildings.

Brightworks’ culture is passionate and truly engaged in sustainability, and in the robust technical resources required to help our clients achieve advanced outcomes. We are a team-oriented, collaborative organization that believes that our best ideas combine the insights of many perspectives. Continual learning and development are central to our work, both for Consulting Team staff navigating an evolving landscape of client needs, and for our Corporate Team members to support the evolving needs of the business. Brightworks team members receive an annual budget for professional development expenses.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our qualified candidate pool, and have a committee dedicated to Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Belonging (IDEB) that helps program staff meetings and informs operational decision-making, and we heartily encourage diverse applicants to apply.

Brightworks is a certified B Corporation, and has won numerous honors from the BCorp organization, including “Best for the Environment” and “Best for Workers”.

About this Position

Brightworks Sustainability is seeking an experienced, qualified Project Coordinator 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 U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems and 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.

This position is located in Brightworks Sustainability’s Los Angeles office to serve clients in Southern California, but also nationally and internationally as necessary.

Responsibilities

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

About You

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 be a LEED Accredited Professional or LEED Green Associate.
  • The best candidate will be familiar with multiple LEED rating systems and credits, as well as LEED Online.

Qualifications:

  • LEED Green Associate (GA) or Accredited Professional (AP)
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with the design and construction of buildings seeking LEED certification.
  • Familiarity with LEED Online documentation website.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Familiarity with other graphic or analysis programs such as InDesign, Sketch-up or Photoshop.
  • Basic knowledge level of building systems design.
  • Bachelor’s degree or specialized training & experience in construction management, architecture, engineering, or other building design or construction-related field.

Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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 Fitness Benefit.
    • Other benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and flexible schedules.

Brightworks Sustainability is an equal opportunity employer.

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Los Angeles California Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-10/
President https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/president-9/ Full-time For more than 50 years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has fought vigilantly for healthy rivers, clean streams, and a restored Chesapeake Bay.

For this vital organization, it is not just about clean water. Taking action to reduce pollution supports local businesses, creates jobs, and provides significant environmental and public health benefits. With a strong focus on equity, the Foundation deeply believes that all watershed communities deserve no less, including those that have long faced systemic barriers to clean water, air, and a safe environment.

Even through the pandemic, the Foundation has continued its critical work, accomplishing major improvements for the Bay. Over the past year, across the 64,000-square-mile watershed, devoted employees planted trees, restored oyster reefs, improved farming practices, engaged in strategic partnerships, won legislative victories, provided environmental education to students, helped communities clean up rivers and streams, and reached ever closer to the goal of a vibrant Chesapeake Bay—successes that will stand for generations as a testament to what can be achieved together.

This year will also mark a critical moment for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as the President, Will Baker, prepares for retirement. Baker joined the organization as an intern and has dedicated 40 years to building and growing the organization. As the Board of Trustees celebrates Baker’s great legacy, they will be appointing a dynamic leader to build on this rich history and position the Foundation for incredible impact ahead.

Mission:

Save the Bay®, and keep it saved, as defined by reaching a score of 70 on CBF's Health Index.

Vision:

The Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, broadly recognized as a national treasure, will be highly productive and in good health as measured by established water quality standards. The result will be clear water, free of impacts from toxic contaminants, and with healthy oxygen levels. Natural filters on both the land and in the water will provide resilience to the entire Chesapeake Bay system and serve as valuable habitat for both terrestrial and aquatic life.

THE OPPORTUNITY 

The President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will provide visionary leadership and strategic direction to a very committed and highly productive staff towards goals crafted through a dynamic partnership with the Board of Trustees. The President will play a significant role as a regional and national thought-leader on conservation issues.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities of the President include:

  • Drive measurable progress toward achieving goals laid out by the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for CBF and its mission. Cultivate positive relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders, including donors, members, governmental entities, media and the scientific community. Provide industry leadership among related organizations.
  • Advance the Foundation’s brand and reputation throughout the local community, region, and the world as a trusted conservation advocate, convener, and facilitator on important and emerging environmental issues.
  • Fundraising performance by cultivating strong relationships and securing gifts from individuals, governments, foundations, and corporations. CBF has an annual fundraising goal of 20 million dollars.
  • In coordination with the Nominating Committee of the Board, assist in recruiting and proposing a slate of Officers, Regular and Honorary Board Trustees on an annual basis with a membership representative of all communities in the CBF watershed region.
  • Oversee the financial policies and goals that maintain the fiscal integrity of the organization. Ensure transparency and regular communication with the Board regarding budget planning, oversight, and financial decision-making.
  • Develop and retain an outstanding and diverse professional staff that is committed to teamwork, mutual respect, collaboration and fulfillment of CBF’s mission.
  • Lead the development of innovative initiatives, advocacy, educational programs, litigation, conservation science and research, and public awareness and engagement.
  • Champion and integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and justice throughout CBF initiatives, communications, hiring, and organizational culture/management.
  • Connect with the scientific community to coordinate and promote the CBF’s mission- based programs, initiatives and strategic partnerships. Oversee engagement with elected officials to create and / or influence legislative and regulatory policies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will bring strong leadership experience, which may include executive leadership within a nonprofit organization, scientific organization, research organization, think- tank, institution of higher learning or business enterprise. Passion for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s mission, and the gravitas to inspire a diverse array of stakeholders is a must.

Additionally, candidates ideally will possess the following qualifications:

  • Significant experience in a leadership role in a setting of similar size and complexity.
  • Exceptional leadership, strategic visioning, fundraising and programming skills with a demonstrated ability to achieve financial results through a transparent, collaborative, and innovative style.
  • Excellent communication skills and high EQ, and the ability to communicate CBF’s vision and work in ways that engage and compel the communities the organization serves and with which it partners.
  • Possess or be able to gain a thorough understanding of the local, regional and federal political landscape and serve as an effective advocate, community liaison, and negotiator.
  • Outstanding interpersonal acumen across all cultures and positions, and a clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong domain knowledge of the latest science, technology, policy developments, and news on environmental conservation.
  • Ability to engage with an extensive network of scientists and other relevant scholars and practitioners in the non-profit, governmental, and industry worlds.
  • Proven financial acumen and ability to plan strategically for an organization’s success and growth.
  • Demonstrated success leading internal change management processes.

Education:

  • An undergraduate degree is required.

MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

Serving as a watchdog, CBF fights for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. CBF’s motto, "Save the Bay," is a regional rallying cry for pollution reduction throughout the Chesapeake's six-state, 64,000- square-mile watershed, which is home to more than 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals.

And, just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the Bay. Success depends on people from widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, identities, and races taking collective action. Clean water, clean air, and a safe environment are rights we all share.

With environmental award-winning offices in Maryland and Virginia, as well as offices in Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia and 15 field centers, CBF continues to lead the way in restoring the Bay and its rivers and streams. For more than 50 years, the organization has created broad understanding of the Bay's poor health, engaged public leaders in making commitments to restore the Chesapeake, and fought successfully to create a new approach to cleanup that features real accountability—the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

But the Bay is still a system dangerously out of balance. CBF continues to engage in education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration to turn the tide and leave a legacy of clean water for future generations.

TO APPLY

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

KORN FERRY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

John Elkerton
Managing Associate
KORN FERRY
john.elkerton@kornferry.com

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Annapolis MD Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/president-9/
Sustainability Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-coordinator-11/ Full-time Triton College, a comprehensive two year institution located in a near western suburb of Chicago, is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator to join our team.

Essential Function

The Sustainability Coordinator works collaboratively with administration, faculty, staff, and students to develop, coordinate, and promote effective sustainability initiatives to reduce the College's impact on the environment. Responsibilities include educating the College community about sustainability and coordinating campus programming and activities related to sustainability, performing research about sustainability, and annual reporting.

  • Location: River Grove, IL

Duties:

  1. Works with all aspects of academic campus community, including students, faculty, and staff to promote an understanding and awareness of sustainability issues.
  2. Serves a liaison between various campus entities to assure communication and resource coordination for Sustainability programs and projects.
  3. Implements and maintains internal sustainability training and programming.
  4. Creates educational materials by writing and editing for the campus newsletters pertaining to sustainability guidelines and progress.
  5. Assists in defining sustainability goals and tracks performance to assess program effectiveness.
  6. Works with the Student Government Association (SGA) leadership focused on sustainability by facilitating and coordinating student sustainability initiatives and related funding and serving as a member of the SGA Sustainability Commission.
  7. Attends the Sustainability Advisory Committee and related subcommittee meetings and implements recommendations.
  8. Serves on campus committees as assigned and attends meetings with external organizations to represent the College on sustainability issues.
  9. Supports Facilities Management and other departments as appropriate in relation to implementing energy conservation and sustainability programs.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in an environmentally-related discipline, such as physical, biological, or health sciences, engineering, sustainability or an appropriately related field is preferred.

Experience:

  • Two to three years of experience developing, maintaining, and/or managing sustainability-based initiatives, processes or programs involving the collection, analysis, and reporting of program data is required.
  • Experience working with sustainability or environmental programs in higher education is preferred.

Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. The ability to show initiative and work both independently and collaboratively with high attention to detail is required.
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office Suite to prepare Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and reports is required.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" to visit our website and apply.

Triton College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

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River Grove IL Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-coordinator-11/
Operations Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/operations-manager-5/ Full-time

~ At Natel Energy, we're an international water + energy innovation company based in Alameda, CA. ~


Our mission is to redraw the map of where and how hydropower is developed. We are driven by a vision of climate resilient hydropower that solves the problems inhibiting traditional hydropower: capital intensive to develop, negative environmental and community impacts, and inflexible in the face of climate uncertainty.

We are launching a new hydropower product which enables cost-effective production of low impact, distributed baseload energy while maintaining the health of watershed ecosystems and the communities who surround them.

Position Overview

Operations (Turbine Team)

As the Operations Manager for Natel Energy’s Turbine team, you will be responsible for ensuring our product and processes are consistent, effective, and aligned with customer, market, and regulatory needs. You will use your organizational and communication skills to continuously assess, document, and improve a variety of activities related to product development and production.

As a hub of critical information and process control you will be comfortable collaborating with a broad range of technical experts within and without the team: mechanical, electrical, and controls design; manufacturing and assembly; factory and field testing / operations. Your role will also require interfacing with Natel’s leadership and back office teams as well as customers and industry stakeholders. You are comfortable managing information and direction from a wealth of sources simultaneously – from chats and emails, to collaborative documents and spreadsheets, to contracts and published standards.

Note: This position will report to Natel’s Director of Engineering.

Responsibilities

Your role will cover the following areas of responsibility:

  • Quality and Environmental Management: You will oversee Natel’s newly implemented ISO 9001 + 14001 management system, working closely with key engineering and manufacturing process owners. You will conduct internal audits of our processes, follow through on non-conformances and opportunities for improvement, and keep documentation up to date.
  • Regulatory and Certification Compliance: As a family of electromechanical products, Natel’s turbine systems are subject to a variety of national and international standards. You will oversee our ongoing compliance by developing and maintaining familiarity with these standards, managing the creation and upkeep of required documentation and associated schedules, and organizing 3rd party evaluations.
  • Product Documentation: Our range of turbine products, markets, and customer requirements creates an ongoing need for the development and maintenance of installation and operation manuals. You will drive these efforts, ensuring that a wide range of material from internal and 3rd party sources is developed and compiled clearly, consistently, and comprehensively. You will also ensure local regulations regarding machine safety and environmental protection are properly followed in product documentation and signage.
  • Operational Safety: Natel Energy has a health and safety culture that is important for us to maintain as we grow. You will combine a knowledge of state and federal safety and environmental regulations with a familiarity of Natel’s day-to-day to promote safety, ensure compliance, and follow through on policy and procedure upkeep, training, and incident reporting. 
  • Reporting: Natel’s activities require compilation of engineering and operational activities into reports for stakeholders, including our board members, existing and potential customers, and funding sources such as grants from the Department of Energy. You will guide the team on the timely completion of these reports, creating and updating content independently as much as possible.
  • Scheduling: Natel’s development and production plans are driven by a range of R&D, commercial, and market factors. You will collaborate with engineering, sales, and leadership team members to ensure our top level plans are complete and up to date.
  • Budgeting: You will be responsible for the recurring development and updating of R&D and operations budgets. In this role you will work closely with team leads and our back office group to assess and analyze past planned vs. actual spend, identify gaps and opportunities for improvement, and translate upcoming work into each budgeting cycle.
  • Logistics, Contracts: You will act as the point person between the manufacturing and back office teams to arrange expedited, overseas, and/or oversize transport of product and components. You will work with our field operations personnel to organize required facilities, lodging, equipment, and contractors. You will also assist in the development and oversight of consulting and external engineering contracts.

Qualifications

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • At least a bachelors’ degree in a relevant area of study (Business Administration, Operations or Project Management, Manufacturing, Engineering or similar – we encourage individuals with applicable experience to apply even if your degree is not precisely aligned with the role. Your ability to work independently and effectively is what is crucial)
  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant industry / role
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • An interest in, and ability to understand and convey, a wide range of technical and industrial process subject matter
  • Ability to work with ease on collaborative digital documentation, spreadsheets, etc

The following specific skillsets are pluses:

  • Familiarity with Siemens Teamcenter or other PLM software
  • Familiarity with Oracle Netsuite or other ERP tools
  • ASQ and/or Six Sigma certifications
  • Familiarity with German and/or French languages

Note: Natel will consider excellent candidates for remote employment, though your role will require at least occasional onsite presence at Natel’s Alameda, CA facility as well as potential travel to customer locations.

To Apply

  • Interested applicants should click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume in PDF format.
  • Please reference “Operations (Turbine Team)” in the subject.
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Alameda CA Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/operations-manager-5/
Campus Organizer  https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/campus-organizer-2/ Full-time Job Description

Campus Organizer 

Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and have a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for 50 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. By recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that get results, our organizers are helping to build a greener and healthier future. And as the nation has struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made sure that our crucial organizing work can happen digitally — and launched campaigns to advocate for policies that will keep people healthy and safe during the crisis. Our chapters on campuses across the country provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy by helping students register and turnout to the polls, feed the hungry and more.

What you’ll do

Our organizers provide students the training and resources needed to become movement leaders by recruiting volunteers, training potential leaders to take on more responsibility and doing campaign work themselves.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues.
  • Building a coalition — Campus Organizers work with student volunteers and interns to build a diverse, invested coalition of organizations and people to boost our campaign goals.
  • Training students to be effective social change leaders, using skills such as generating grassroots support and coordinating (virtual) lobby days and news conferences.
  • Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus and building our brand.
  • Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public.
  • Using a variety of digital tools to conduct this work virtually while in-person gathering is restricted by COVID-19.
  • Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest and/or student issues as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work.

Pay and benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000-$35,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Locations

We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, North Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Washington state. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply

To apply, visit our online application. We are hiring for positions starting in August 2021. Immediate positions are also available. 

The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Please visit our core values page to learn more.

Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer.

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Amherst MA & multiple states Mon, 07 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/campus-organizer-2/
Canvass Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/canvass-director-2-5/ Full-time Attention Job Seekers: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that the Fund for the Public Interest is actively hiring for this position, and we welcome your applications. Although at the moment all staff are working from home remotely, we plan to relaunch our in-person operation as soon as it is safe to do so.

As a Field Office Director, you will run your own canvass office and work on campaigns with groups like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. You’ll recruit supporters, raise money and mobilize thousands of people to take action. Being a director requires that you work independently, exercise good judgment and work hard to meet the office’s staffing, campaign, and fieldwork goals. You’ll build the people power it takes to create positive change. You could work on issues like tackling climate change, stopping throw-away plastics from polluting our oceans, powering more of our cities and states with clean energy like wind and solar power, and more. We are hiring for immediate positions as well as positions beginning February 2021. At this time due to the pandemic, we are engaging the public and advancing these campaigns through virtual methods.

You should apply to work with us if you want to:

Canvass and Raise Money

  • Directors canvass three to four times a week
  • Train new staff in the field
  • Raise money
  • Identify and activate members
  • Educate the public on the issues

Run the Office

  • Oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management
  • Ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations
  • Complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion

Recruit, Train and Manage Staff

  • Recruit, hire and manage a campaign staff of 10 to 40 canvassers
  • Train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques
  • Run staff meetings and skills trainings
  • Evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback
  • Identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills and promote from within

Meet the Goals for Your Campaign

Reach or exceed your office’s fundraising and membership goals. Most offices have goals of educating 100,000 people, gathering 35,000 political actions, raising $250,000 and identifying 5,000 members each year.

Qualifications

We are looking for college graduates who have leadership experience and excellent communication skills, and who are willing to work hard to make lasting, positive change on important issues.

Training

We have an excellent training program—it’s one of the things for which we’re most widely recognized. All positions have a month-long initial training, most of which is spent working in an existing field office and getting hands-on training. After that, we follow up with a classroom-style training.

Throughout the year, new and experienced canvass directors will participate in advanced trainings on staff management, canvassing, campaign strategy, media and public speaking.

Locations

We work on the campaigns and the issues that we think are the most pressing and set up our ground operations where we think we can make the biggest difference. Currently, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we will continue running campaigns in CA, CO, MA, NJ, OR, PA, TX, WA and Washington D.C., and hope to be working in person in those locations as soon as it is safe to do so.

Pay and Benefits

The target annual compensation for Field Office Directors is $28,000-$35,000 in the first year, depending on the position. The Fund offers a competitive benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, commuter benefit program, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Things To Know When You Apply

Fund for the Public Interest has a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to social change. Visit our core values page for things you should know about our organization when you apply.

Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer. 

Los Angeles-based positions: Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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D.C., CA, CO & multiple states Mon, 07 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/canvass-director-2-5/
Executive Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-53/ Full-time Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy was founded in 2012 by social justice activist and scholar Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, actor Mayim Biyalik, and recording artist Matisyahu, stemming from their shared commitments to advancing Judaism's emphasis on the compassionate treatment of all animals. 

Since its inception, Shamayim has been putting the Jewish mandate to prevent the unnecessary suffering of animals on the Jewish Agenda. Shamayim serves as an educational resource and community builder, training leaders and creating spaces for Jews to explore and strengthen their understanding of animal welfare issues and veganism. Additionally, Shamayim collaborates and partners with other Jewish and animal advocacy organizations that share the goal of reducing the suffering of all animals.

Today, Shamayim distinguishes itself in the field with a unique focus on Jewish ethics and scholarship, nuanced strategies for change, and inspiring the Jewish world to think more deeply about its relationship to animals.

Among Shamayim's core programs have been: The Synagogue Vegan Challenge that provides funding for Jewish communities who commit to offering vegan programming for a full year, a Campus Fellowship Program that trains Jewish college students to speak compellingly about the relationship between Judaism and veganism and animal welfare, and its signature event, an annual Jewish Vegan Retreat, which provides an inspiring weekend led by leaders from different corners of the Jewish and animal advocacy worlds.

  • Click here for more information about Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy.  

Position Overview

Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy seeks a visionary Executive Director who is passionate about its mission and excited to lead the organization through its next stage of development, growth, and impact. Reporting to and working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead efforts to define strategic priorities and set a course for the future.

As Shamayim’s sole full-time employee, the Executive Director will serve as the public face of and spokesperson for Shamayim and will be a critical voice in refining, setting the tone for, and advancing the organization’s public messaging. The Executive Director will lead all operations, including oversight of the organization’s programs, finances, the development of policies and procedures, and fundraising. 

This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial non-profit leader and enthusiastic fundraiser to put their stamp on a growing organization and make a lasting impact.

The successful candidate will be committed to, or on the journey towards, compassionate eating and living, and has a desire to lead and/or promote deep thinking around animal welfare, justice-based activism, Jewish veganism, and Jewish spirituality.

Location & Schedule: The role allows for a flexible work schedule and is fully remote. While some travel will be required, the Executive Director can be based anywhere in the United States. 

Responsibilities 

Among other priorities, the Executive Director will be charged with diversifying the fundraising base, raising the public visibility of the organization among constituents, in the media, and in academic circles, and ensuring all organizational offerings align with Shamayim’s focus on the intellectual aspects of the ethical treatment of animals from a Jewish perspective.

In addition, the successful Executive Director will:

Strategic Leadership

  • Provide strategic vision for Shamayim in service of its mission; engage in a strategic planning process aimed at building Shamayim’s capacity to develop programs and campaigns that engage more stakeholders and promote positive, systemic change in the wider Jewish community
  • Ensure that the programs, budget, and priorities are aligned with Shamayim’s core mission and values
  • Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for Shamayim, raising the public visibility of the organization and its mission, attracting potential donors and talent, and deepening Shamayim’s impact
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the CEO/Founder and Board; promote board engagement in strategic planning and resource development; keep the board informed of all organizational matters 

Development & Communications

  • Act as the primary driver of fundraising efforts, including grant applications and donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Serve as a “face” of Shamayim with donors
  • Develop and maintain partner and donor relationships, including developing and attracting new funding and deepening connections with current donors 
  • Develop and coordinate public relations and media efforts that include coalition building and collaboration with other community organizations, businesses, and partners
  • Keep apprised of developments and trends in vegan, Jewish, and animal welfare fields

Operations

  • Design and manage the day-to-day operations, including organizing/overseeing all events and programs, grant reporting and compliance, and the hiring and/or development of any staff
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization, monitor the budget, and ensure sound financial planning and controls are in place 
  • Create systems and processes that facilitate donor tracking, data collection, and promote consistency throughout the organization

Qualifications 

This position requires a leader who can work collaboratively with individuals across various ideological spectrums, successfully communicate with many distinct audiences, navigate unexpected challenges, and embrace the mission-driven focus of an organization committed to having the Jewish community think about and, in some ways, reconsider its relationship with animals.

The successful Executive Director will also possess the following:

  • Commitment to the ethical treatment of animals; desire and ability to cultivate spaces for deep thinking around animals and the Jewish approach to their welfare
  • Experience with and a demonstrated understanding of nonprofit management, operations, and growth; ability to build an internal infrastructure to support a mission
  • Fundraising skills: experience with grant applications and management, and the cultivation, stewardship, and securing of gifts from individual donors and/or foundations; understanding of how to employ expeditiously Shamayim’s founders and board members in the process
  • Experience operationalizing a vision; ability to map, operationalize and implement short and long-term organizational plans
  • Equity mindset that welcomes and encourages a diversity of opinions and viewpoints; ability to interact and engage comfortably with a wide variety of constituents, board members, donors, and community partners
  • Excellent public speaking, written and verbal communication skills; extrovert who enjoys getting out in the community and generating excitement; ability to create on-mission messaging that strikes a positive, persuasive tone 
  • Financial acumen: able to design and prepare budgets and set financial priorities
  • Open and collaborative management and leadership style. Comfort with soliciting input from others while still being decisive and independent in the decision-making process
  • Comfort utilizing technology to track and collect data, work and meet remotely, and promote the organization on a variety of online platforms

This position description is based upon material provided by Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy, an equal opportunity employer.

Debbie Katz, Search Specialist

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Remote Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-53/
Farm Certification Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/farm-certification-specialist-2/ Full-time SALMON-SAFE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE NATION’S LEADING ECOLABELS WITH MORE THAN 95,000 ACRES OF FARM AND URBAN LANDS CERTIFIED IN OREGON, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Through our peer-reviewed certification and accreditation program, we are leading the movement to implement farming practices and developments that protect water quality, maintain watershed health and restore habitat.

Position Overview

Salmon-Safe, a leading regional environmental certification nonprofit, seeks a full-time Farm Certification Specialist for ongoing management of Salmon-Safe certification program delivery across the West Coast. Skills relating to ecologically sustainable agricultural, environmental science, and/or market-based conservation are required in this position. This position requires regional travel and can be based in Seattle, Portland or remotely in the interior Columbia Basin.

Duties & Responsibilities

Farm Certification Program Management (30%)

  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for Salmon-Safe farm assessors in coordinating program delivery.
  • Coordinate delivery of Salmon-Safe specific technical training to Salmon-Safe inspectors.
  • Manage individual farm verification of conditions and ensure project performance throughout certification cycle.
  • Administer Salmon-Safe’s web-based certification management system, including database updates, report generation, quantification of results, and workflow tracking.
  • Manage application of Salmon-Safe “High Hazard” pesticide list including expert review and application of related quantitative pesticide risk evaluation tools.
  • Serve as resource for partner organization staff and contractors regarding farm program-related standards questions/issues.

Market Connection (30%)

  • Conduct direct outreach to the craft brewing industry to build market for certified hops/malts.
  • Conduct market connection outreach to other agricultural sectors to build value of certification for landowners.
  • Coordinate with regional place-based partners to create marketing opportunities for certified growers (such as retail promotion) and coordinate with urban certification program to build relationships between growers and certified urban institutions.
  • Co-manage development of farm program outreach tools and develop web-based mapping and related content to connect buyers to certified suppliers and communicate market presence.

Grower Outreach & Recruitment (20%)

  • Conduct targeted direct grower outreach & recruitment across the Pacific Northwest based on sector-based and grant priorities.

Fundraising & grant management (20%)

  • Conduct targeted research and fundraising for agricultural program expansion including cultivation of foundation and/or individual donors.
  • Provide grant management support including reporting and development of performance metrics and quantification of outcomes.

Education, Training Requirements & Skills

Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to one or more of the following specialties:

  • Agriculture (ecological focus)
  • Environmental Science (ecology, biology, environmental management)
  • Business (sustainability focus)
  • Minimum 2 years progressively successful business development or program delivery experience
  • Proficiency in web-based project management tools
  • Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed, entrepreneurial environment
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to Salmon-Safe mission

Compensation

  • $46,000-$60,000 based on qualifications and experience.
  • Benefits include generous paid  time off, healthcare and dental, and retirement contribution.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter with resume as a single PDF (maximum three pages), with “Farm Certification Specialist” in the subject line.
  • Please, email inquiries only about this position.
  • Application due: August 6, 2021.
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Remote Pacific Northwest Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/farm-certification-specialist-2/
Director of Digital Marketing https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-digital-marketing/ Full-time CleanChoice Energy is a renewable energy company empowering utility customers to cut emissions and support clean energy through 100 percent renewable electricity. The company buys electricity from local wind and solar farms in wholesale competitive energy markets and sells it to homes and businesses through their existing utilities instead of fossil fuel-based power.

CleanChoice Energy devotes a percentage of its sales to support environmental causes, is a Certified B Corporation, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is certified through Green-e Energy – the nation’s leading independent consumer protection program for renewable energy sales in retail markets.

Position Scope

CleanChoice Energy seeks a dynamic and driven Director of Digital Marketing to connect more consumers to clean energy solutions. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to help build a different kind of energy company — one that believes in renewable energy and shares the values of our customers.

The right candidate has experience in crafting a compelling digital presence and leveraging digital marketing channels to achieve business objectives. The Director of Digital Marketing will lead in defining the organization’s digital marketing strategy and manage the Digital Marketing Team, as well as work across the company to ensure digital marketing campaigns and experiences are empowering consumers to make clean choices.

This position will report to the Chief Marketing Officer. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Define and manage the company’s digital marketing strategy in line with a broader marketing strategy
  • Oversee the company’s digital presence, including overseeing the company’s digital advertising, social media, content marketing, and website branding and optimization
  • Manage and oversee the professional development of members of the Digital Marketing Team

Responsibilities

  • Create and execute digital marketing strategy to achieve business goals across all product lines
  • Optimize website and digital experiences for consumers and business objectives
  • Provide creative direction and signoff for digital assets, working across the organization to ensure alignment
  • Manage digital team to monthly, quarterly, and annual digital goals across business lines
  • Design and guide implementation of a digital acquisition marketing efforts aimed at increasing email leads, website traffic and conversions
  • Launch new digital marketing programs, set objectives, establish metrics, and interpret results in support of acquiring customers and leads
  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing Technology and Automation to optimize and align programs
  • As appropriate, act as liaison to the Product, Business Intelligence, Data Science, and Development teams
  • Work toward building a better marketing attribution model across direct mail, web and within web
  • Work to increase website traffic and oversee website conversion rate optimization strategy
  • Develop, execute and analyze in-market tests to inform digital marketing strategy
  • Identify and work with outside partners and agencies to develop campaigns and campaign collateral
  • Manage budgets and take appropriate action based on program results or any other identified trends or issues
  • Identify and obtain stakeholder buy-in and successfully implement programs aligned with the organization’s vision and departmental goals
  • Measure and report out weekly on program results. Use results to inform and improve programs. Communicate these results to the team and upper level management.
  • Understand and conduct competitive analysis of the energy market
  • Develop strong, productive relationships with coworkers and vendors
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 8-10 years experience in digital marketing, with experience planning and executing digital strategy and marketing campaigns
  • Excellent time and project management skills, able to manage multiple projects with varying schedules simultaneously
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing marketing and advertising plans that have generated results
  • Knowledge of events and trends that affect purchase attitudes, needs, behaviors and brand relationships
  • Experience developing positive and productive agency and vendor relationships
  • Experience executing, producing, measuring and improving marketing programs
  • Ability to oversee, interpret and effectively utilize market research and program results data
  • Prior experience managing search, display and remarketing campaigns in Google Adwords and Facebook Advertising Manager
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Salesforce
  • Knowledge of social advertising platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Excellent presentation as well as written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Utility category experience helpful but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Location

  • This position has the potential to be remote. We are located in a sunny office in Washington, DC overlooking the C&O Canal National Park. We’re one block from the Georgetown waterfront.

Compensation

  • This position offers compensation commensurate with experience and skills and a robust benefits package.

CleanChoice Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our staff's diverse, multidisciplinary background drives our success, and we are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Washington D.C. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-digital-marketing/
Account Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-power-resources-specialist/ Full-time At PanelClaw, a leading manufacturer of Solar PV Mounting Systems, we have assembled a team of exceptional individuals working as engineers, sales, designers, marketers, supply chain specialists, and business leaders. What makes PanelClaw great are the people behind the titles. We feed off each other's energy and direct our passion toward the goal of accelerating the adoption of PV worldwide.

Working closely together to share ideas and challenge ideas-- enables us to routinely come up with the best ideas. We value the mutual respect of being passionate about what we do and for being easy to do business with.

Job Description

PanelClaw is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, passionate customer service professional to join our Operations team. The Account Coordinator (AC) handles sales-related tasks through close collaboration with field sales team members. The AC is responsible for executing administrative and operational tasks tied to the sales process.

In addition, the AC handles customer inquiries by responding directly to product related questions, requests for quotations and/or by forwarding the inquiries to the appropriate sales VP or Regional Account Manager. The AC is regionally assigned but works closely with other AC’s to deliver world class service to our partners. The AC is responsible for all aspects of order management from inception through delivery. A team player who can communicate and work with our operations team is a must.

  • Account Coordinator Direct Report: Director, Operations
  • Work Location: North Andover, MA
  • Type: Permanent, Full Time, Exempt Opening: Immediate PanelClaw

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Deliver world class customer service through timely and professional response to customer inquiries via phone and email
  • Provide product information and advice to customers
  • Record customer contact information, opportunity details, and other information as necessary. Track sales-related tasks, leads, and opportunities using ERP software
  • Generate cost estimates, sales orders and communicate lead times
  • Work with existing customers and prospects to field inquiries and resolve issues
  • Interface cross functionally and with customers for shipment delivery
  • Deliver technical documents, marketing material, and commercial data to customers
  • Document customer and competitive feedback
  • Work with other departments to ensure streamlined operations and efficient processes
  • Maintain expert knowledge of competitors’ product lines
  • Be the first line of defense with inbound sales inquiries through the PanelClaw primary contact channels

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 or more years of experience in sales and customer service
  • Manufacturing, sales operations, sales support, logistics and vendor relations experience helpful
  • Understanding of CRM tools
  • ERP experience a plus
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office products; comfortable with technology
  • Knowledge of solar photovoltaic mounting systems and/or work experience in the solar energy or other renewable energy industry will be a plus

Ideal Personal Characteristics:

  • Superior verbal and clear written communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to ask clarifying questions
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Customer focus
  • Patience, flexibility and the ability to “read” customers
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Ability to use "positive language"
  • Self-Control, positivity and assertiveness
  • Ability to take responsibility
  • Motivated self-starter and fast learner, ability to multi-task professionally under pressure
  • Team player who works well across departments

Compensation

  • Competitive salary based on relevant professional experience
  • Fringe benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid vacation
  • Numerous opportunities for professional development and career advancement

To Apply

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

Submission Application Requirements:

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

PanelClaw is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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North Andover MA Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-power-resources-specialist/
Facility Safety Program Manager I https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/facility-safety-program-manager-i/ Full-time At Covanta, the work we do is more than just a job. It’s a commitment to environmental problem-solving and sustainable progress. We do all that we can to safeguard the future of our people, our planet and our shared prosperity. We are a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions.

Our modern Waste-to-Energy and material processing facilities provide municipalities and businesses sustainable alternatives to landfill disposal that help build a circular economy and use waste to generate clean, renewable electricity. Building a safer, smarter world is no simple task, but it is something we can achieve together. Join us in protecting tomorrow.

Position Overview 

It is not often that a role comes along that provides you the opportunity to play a pivotal role in Safety and Health transformation with a leading company in its industry.

Covanta is seeking an energetic, dedicated, versatile, self-motivated Safety and Health professional with a solid track record of leading implementation of safety and health programs in an operating environment.We are looking for innovative and successful safety and health candidates who are forward-thinking and progressive in their approach to S&H Management Systems. Experience with Leading Indicators is highly desired.

Note: Two positions: one in Conshohocken; one in Delaware Valley. 

Now to the specifics of the role:

Reporting to the Facility Manager and the Area or Regional Safety Manager, the Facility Safety Program Manager I (FSPM) will have a varying range of responsibilities depending on the size and complexity of the plant, number of employees and projects assigned. The FSPM role will span strategic, tactical, and transformational safety and health management activities. As the FSPM, you will be responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance, training and implementation of Covanta’s safety policies, accident investigation and documentation, OSHA VPP efforts, and management of the other safety program initiatives (and Transfer Station’s DOT Driver’s Program, where it applies).

In addition to managing the facility’s safety program, the FSPM will oversee the employee training program, and assist with the daily execution of the facility safety and health activities (Transfer Station, Public Unloading Facility and Upper Lot Recycle operation, when it applies).

The Facility Safety Program Manager I will also be called upon to contribute to the broader facility management team and provide leadership to process improvement and best practice deployment, demonstrating the right values and behaviors with high emotional intelligence in working with a disbursed stakeholder base, often on critical schedule projects. You may be asked to help mentor or assist other FSPMs at other locations or to help develop and implement corporate initiatives.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities

What you will do:

  • Actively lead in the management of the facility’s health and safety programs, processes and policies.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safety and health excellence.
  • Monitor regulatory compliance, compliance with Covanta safety program requirements, accident investigation and documentation, OSHA VPP efforts, and safety training.
  • Implement, motivate, educate and enforce Covanta’s safety and health policies.
  • Manage the safety training program and ensure training is completed on applicable safety bulletins, memos, Safety Alerts, safety and health procedures/programs, etc.
  • With facility management, oversee contractor safety and health performance.  Ensure contractors are properly trained, use appropriate tools and equipment and protect all employees from injury. 
  • Continually monitor the performance and effectiveness of the facility safety program and implement adjustments and improvement as needed.
  • Manage all aspects of our safety reporting and maintain the facility safety and health records.
  • Actively monitor work safety in the field on a very frequent basis.  Conduct formal and informal safety reviews and follow-up reporting.  When necessary, stop potential unsafe behaviors in the field when observed and coach employees on the proper method.  Also provide positive recognition for safe behaviors.
  • Work with plant personnel to secure accident scenes when appropriate, ensure the medical treatment of affected employee and/or contract employee, and investigate near miss, first aid, recordable injuries, on site vehicle incidents or incidents related to plant vehicles, and general safety concerns.  Assist/Coordinate recommendations for corrective actions and track to completion.  Manage accident investigations, root cause analyses, and related reporting.
  • Manage the Department of Transportation (DOT) Program for Site and Over-the-Road drivers if applicable.
  • Work with plant personnel and contractors to assure fire system inspection, testing, and functionality.
  • Primary contact with the plant’s health clinic.  Schedule annual physical exams, hearing tests, and/or respirator evaluations.
  • Contribute to improvements in lean, Six Sigma and other quantitative and qualitative approaches to drive workplace process improvements.

Qualifications

Critical Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-directed, action-oriented, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards.
  • Dynamic leader with a record of achieving results individually and through others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to provide constructive feedback in a positive way.
  • Strong analytical ability, good judgment and strong safety and health/operational focus.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with peers and other company leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently, and build consensus.
  • Organized, team player who is an effective influencer.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change in the face of adversity; to challenge the status quo constructively.
  • Articulate, strong communicator, verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends on a non-routine basis if needed to support facility operations.
  • Able to stand or sit for sustained periods of time. Able to climb stairs and ladders; able to lift equipment that can weigh up to 25 pounds on an infrequent basis. May need to wear personal protective equipment including respiratory protection, fall protection, safety boots, protective clothing, hearing protection, and gloves.

Position Requirements / Education and Experience:

  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree (ideally in a Safety and Health or Science-related area) coupled with 3 years or more of Industrial Health & Safety experience in the field.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA 1910 and 1926, or related state safety and health regulations.
  • In addition to Occupational Health and Safety, desired experience to include knowledge of operations and maintenance in Power/Steam Generation, Waste Processing, or Industrial environments/plants.

Other Requirements / The following functional competency levels are required for this position:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Coaching & Influencing
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Accident investigation and corrective action development
  • Experience in an operating environment
  • Technical and skills training
  • Safety and Health Audits / Assessments
  • Contractor Safety and Health Management
  • Written and oral communication

Note: This position description is intended to describe the duties most frequently performed by an individual in this position. It is not intended to be a complete list of assigned duties but to describe a position level. Furthermore, the essential functions are listed above and reasonable accommodations will be made if feasible to meet the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act.

Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf). Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at careers@covanta.com.

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Conshohocken PA Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/facility-safety-program-manager-i/
Associate Director, Sustainability in Infrastructure https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-director-sustainability-in-infrastructure/ Full-time Organization

BSR™ is a team of sustainable business experts that works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From our offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR™ provides insight, advice, and collaborative initiatives to help you see a changing world more clearly, create long-term business value, and scale impact. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability. We are proud to say that we have a team of some of the most talented and motivated people in the industry working in our global offices in Copenhagen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo. 

Position Overview

BSR’s sustainability consulting work with multinational corporations covers a range of strategic topics and approaches to manage social and environmental issues that are material to business, such as materiality analysis, sustainability strategy development, supply chain engagement, stakeholder and community engagement, climate change mitigation and resilience, assessing human rights impacts/risks, and impact management plans.

The Associate Director will work collaboratively across BSR’s industry and practice teams on a range of consulting, grant-funded projects, and collaborative initiatives, primarily focused on clients in the industrial manufacturing, transportation, energy, extractives, and other infrastructure industries, but may do some work in other industries as well. The Associate Director’s role is to ensure exceptional project execution and high-quality engagement with BSR member companies and other partners. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Project Management and Implementation: Lead projects either as project managers or project directors, depending on team needs and expertise. In the Project Manager role, Associate Directors assume responsibility for delivering consulting and grant-funded projects, which includes overseeing project scope, timeline, deliverable quality, and budget; managing clients and project teams; providing subject matter expertise; conducting primary research, including leading stakeholder interviews; utilizing tools; developing insights and recommendations; and presenting at and facilitating client meetings. In the Project Director role, Associate Directors deliver consulting services to members or funders in their cluster—often directing several projects simultaneously.
  • Business Development: Build deep relationships with senior executives and business leaders within BSR’s member base, and develop new business opportunities across their cluster portfolio. Associate Directors may have additional responsibilities to develop business with private foundations, public-sector funders, and other partners.
  • Member and Client Management: Manage several key member relationships and provide member support to drive recruitment and retention for their clusters.
  • Team management: Lead project teams to effectively achieve project objectives, outcomes, and impacts; establish the standards by which the project will be guided, including managing senior
  • team members; and support team members’ learning and skills development.
  • Thought Leadership and External Representation: Represent BSR to external audiences by presenting at conferences, writing publications, forming external partnerships, and creating other opportunities to raise BSR’s profile more broadly.
  • Industrials, Transportation, Energy & Extractives: BSR works with numerous member companies in the industrial, transportation, energy, and extractives industries. The Associate Director will contribute to the overall leadership and management of group of industry clusters by working closely with cluster leadership, facilitating cluster meetings, and leading talent reviews. 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with 7-10 years of experience or equivalent education and experience.
  • Significant experience in the private sector or other relevant institutions required, including the ability to generate business opportunities, to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines, and to deliver for internal or external clients.
  • Proven track record in developing financial support from business, private foundations, and other funders to enable project implementation.
  • Proven leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to mentor other team members.
  • Collaborative mindset and the intellectual agility to work with companies in various industries.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical skills. Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills.
  • High degree of fluency in English, with fluency in a second language a plus.
  • Self-motivated with a capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to undertake up to 20% business travel post COVID.
  • High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect and integrity.
  • Any offer of employment may be conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. 

Diversity

BSR is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As a global organization, BSR strives to represent a culmination of different perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and ideas. BSR encourages employees to be themselves and share their unique stories, as these initiatives foster a global environment of creativity, forward thinking, and open-mindedness. These values drive the innovative work of our staff and support BSR’s overarching mission to build a just and sustainable world.

At BSR, discrimination because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression,  sexual  orientation,  military  or  veteran status, or any other status protected by regional laws, is not condoned. BSR strives to maintain a fair and inclusive working environment. Thus, these factors do not influence recruitment, performance management processes, and project assignments. BSR aims to support necessary accommodations and has a zero-tolerance policy for discriminatory behavior and retaliation in response to the needs of our employees.

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NYC or remote NY Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/associate-director-sustainability-in-infrastructure/
Sales Team Lead https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sales-team-lead/ Full-time At NRG (which owns Green Mountain Energy), we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands.

A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary 

Green Mountain Energy is seeking a charismatic and goal driven individual to lead a team of sales agents to success in the Eastern Pennsylvania market. The Sales Team Lead position balances administrative and field duties to ensure communication between Area Manager and field level activity.

Team Leads experience atypical working schedules, as most sales activity happens during non-office hours; Some weekend availability is critical.

Availability and willingness to answer some texts or short phone calls during employee shifts is expected. Candidates should possess strong salesmanship skills along with the ability to relay those skills to new sales agents during field shifts and trainings. The Team Lead will be cooperatively working alongside one direct counterpart, with some sharing of duties and responsibilities as necessary and fit. Team Leads are expected to work constructively alongside a Recruiter and Partnership Coordinator while reporting to the Area Manager.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work diligently to assure safety for all sales team members.
  • Achieve signup, flow, and product sales goals while seeking to improve sales metrics, agent performance, and sales processes.
  • Regularly lead by example in the field through selling/closing prospects for Green Mountain Energy® Pollution Free® Electricity and other products/services.
  • Manage agent tenure through facilitating employee growth.
  • Maintain effective reporting and communication with sales agents to ensure all are properly informed of expectations, policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Manage your team to meet all quality standards through ensuring accuracy of messaging and that appropriate sales tactics are performed.
  • Produce and maintain a schedule for agents to ensure all opportunities are staffed appropriately.
  • Track inventory in possession of sales agents to ensure they are properly equipped and collect materials from agents when necessary.
  • Attend and participate during required meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with the approved commission and bonus plans.
  • Verify and approve payroll hours and expense reports.
  • Regularly update agent profiles on salesforce to track agent growth.
  • Provide field level feedback such as encounters with competitors, agent satisfaction, and location productivity.
  • Timely submit required reports with an emphasis on quality and accuracy.
  • Work with stakeholders across departments to support sales efforts, including HR, accounting, marketing, legal, public relations, peers in other markets, sales analysts, quality assurance, and others.
  • Occasionally perform event setup duties as needed.

Working Conditions:

  • Remote administrative duties.
  • Required travel to shifts at various venues both indoor and outdoor.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Three years of direct sales experience required.
  • Proven ability to work within a team.
  • Ability to travel to field locations throughout the market.
  • Internal drive to make a positive impact on the environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, or related field.
  • Prior sales team management experience.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience in Salesforce.com.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based web portals.
  • Possess the drive to achieve targeted goals.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to respond via text/phone to emergencies during atypical hours.
  • Ability to continuously engage prospects and employees at various venues for several hours.

Note: Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability -- EEO is the Law Poster 

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Philadelphia PA Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sales-team-lead/
Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Associate https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/responsible-sourcing-and-sustainability-associate/ Full-time

Brilliant Earth is one of the fastest growing e-commerce jewelers in the world, and the global leader in ethically sourced fine jewelry. Founded in 2005, we have been featured in Time, The Knot, Forbes, and Refinery29, among many other media outlets. We are a group of dedicated team members with a common goal of creating a more sustainable, transparent, and compassionate jewelry industry.

We are searching for bright and passionate people who are excited to make an impact from day one and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time. We are hard-working team players that welcome challenges and rise to any occasion. Our community of collaboration, respect and encouragement is fostered by frequent team events, cross-departmental meetings and celebrating our wins, big and small. Brilliant Earth team members bring a top-notch attitude and a willingness to help each other grow. For more insight into our work environment and culture, and to hear from our employees, check out our profile on the Muse!   

Everyone at Brilliant Earth has a voice – we want to hear yours! If you are interested in growing with Brilliant Earth, send us a resume and cover letter letting us know why you are interested in joining our mission and our team. Please include a sentence about your favorite shape of diamond. 

Position Overview 

Brilliant Earth’s Vendor Compliance team is responsible for overseeing all vendor compliance and give back programs, ensuring adherence to responsible sourcing standards, and communicating best practices across the organization.

The ideal candidate for this Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Associate position will be familiar with various supply chains and sourcing models, have a strong track record of making process improvements, exceptional attention to details and organization, and can be effective in a fast-paced, high-growth environment with finite resources. We have a social and environmental mission at the core of our company and are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about helping us achieve our social goals, as well as our business goals.  

What you’ll do:  

Responsible Sourcing and Compliance:

  • Work with Head of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability and key internal stakeholders to ensure that vendor compliance information is received and maintained in accordance with Company standards 
  • Coordinate with Company employees, vendors and partners to communicate Company compliance requirements, to request necessary documentation, ensure that documentation is received in a timely fashion, and to answer questions regarding company compliance requirements 
  • Review documents received to ensure that documents are correctly filled out in accordance with Company standards 
  • Maintain up-to-date records of vendor compliance documents on file, including document versions, deadlines for document completion and renewal, follow-up actions required 
  • Drive improvements in workflows for review, approval and tracking of vendor compliance and legal documents 

Sustainability:

  • Assist in developing processes to monitor, track ongoing progress against Company’s overall ESG goals related to environmental and sustainability
  • Broad knowledge of ESG in a business context including ESG reporting, life cycle assessment, Science Based Targets
  • Assist in developing annual ESG reporting contents to GRI Report and SASB disclosure
  • Monitor relevant changes to ESG laws and updates to reporting frameworks
  • Collaboratively develop goals, objectives and targets for driving more sustainable facilities
  • Develop processes, tools and resources to monitor, track ongoing progress against the company's overall ESG goals related to environmental and sustainability.
  • Research and analyze industry data to support the development of strategy, policies, and programs.
  • Build thoughtful reporting and presentations which demonstrate results and earn executive buy-in and alignment around near and long-term projects and initiatives.
  • Prepare training materials as needed.

Qualifications

You’re a great candidate if you have: 

  • 3-5 years of professional work experience in a detail-oriented role involving compliance, sustainability, or supply chains
  • Demonstrated examples in establishing or monitoring UNSDG’s
  • Familiarity and interest in climate and energy strategy and goals including carbon neutrality, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and Net Zero
  • Ability to conceptualize and explain the flow of materials and goods through a supply chain
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Organizational, time management and project management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and multitask to meet deadlines.
  • Robust research skills, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, rapidly growing organization 
  • Flexible availability for international calls outside of normal office hours  
  • Knowledge and interest in energy and sustainability issues in supply chains, and sustainable operations preferred.
  • Ability to work independently; must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in teams and to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills for internal and external audiences.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • BA degree or equivalent required 

Compensation

  • The targeted budget for this position is $60 - $70k. This compensation budget range may be adjusted at any time at the discretion of the company.
  • Brilliant Earth offers a competitive, robust benefits package. As a full-time Brilliant Earth employee, you can choose to enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance plans, 401(k) plan with matching contribution, and commuter benefits. We offer paid parental leave, an open PTO policy, and an employee discount on our products. Employees of Brilliant Earth have access to an Employee Assistance Program which includes mental health counseling, and can participate in regular wellness events led by the culture team. 

Brilliant Earth recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion on our team, as we work together to reinvent fine jewelry in a thoughtful and modern way. At Brilliant Earth, we celebrate each other – our successes, the lessons along the way, and the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. It is our intent to maintain a work environment and hiring process which is free of harassment or discrimination because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. 

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Denver CO Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/responsible-sourcing-and-sustainability-associate/
Product and Marketing Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/product-and-marketing-manager/ Full-time Overview

BuildingGreen is a B Corp-certified company that exists to foster a thriving and equitable world by helping to develop a regenerative and resilient built environment. We seek to do this by facilitating trust, collaboration and learning to accelerate the transformation of the building industry into a force for positive change. Established in 1985, we have played a long and pivotal role in supporting the evolution of the green building movement through a range of innovative resources and offerings designed to support the needs of the champions at the forefront of shaping this industry.

Now, as we look to the future, we are rethinking and sharpening the way we talk about our work and offerings in the marketplace in order to drive even greater value for our customers. To support and help spearhead these efforts, we are looking for an experienced and passionate marketer to join our team. This role will be responsible for shepherding strategy and outreach for our overarching corporate brand strategy as well as our specific products - editorial content,  peer networks and consulting. To be successful, this person will need to have both demonstrated experience in corporate and product marketing as well as a creativity and commitment to help us shape our business to drive even greater impact in the world.

Product and Marketing Manager 

The BuildingGreen Product and Marketing Manager is responsible for marketing and brand management for the company as a whole. In addition, they manage product development and continuous improvement for the company’s industry-leading information resources, including two web-based products and an array of associated courses and reports. In this Product Manager role they collaborate closely with the Editorial Director on content and with the Web Development team on user experience and functionality. The Marketing Manager role encompasses these information resources along with BuildingGreen’s two other profit centers: Sustainability Leader Peer Networks and sustainable design consulting.  

Responsibilities 

Core tasks include:

  • Develop, govern and implement our annual marketing plan for all BuildingGreen profit centers to support the acquisition of new customers, with special focus on the opportunities for cross-selling between the profit centers. 
  • Execute and continually improve existing email and social media marketing programs. 
  • Develop and refine product positioning and messaging that resonate with our target buyers
  • Design and execute market research to understand our customers and potential customers: who they are, how they buy and their key buying criteria.
  • Research and understand the competitive landscape.
  • Analyze existing data and develop new sources of data to understand customer satisfaction and areas for improvement to enhance customer retention.
  • Establish and use metrics to track customer acquisition, engagement, and retention.

Qualifications 

With approximately 5-7 years of experience, the Product and Marketing Manager should be well-versed in both product management and marketing and should have a combination of hard and soft skills to do their job effectively.

Key skills include:

  • Product management skills
  • Marketing expertise
  • Mailchimp and Google Analytics proficiency
  • Decision-making skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Interpersonal communication skills

Compensation & Location

  • This position can be on-site or remote.
  • Salary is dependent on experience: $50,000-65,000.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter with your resume. (Must include cover letter.)
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Brattleboro Vermont Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/product-and-marketing-manager/
Corporate Operations Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/corporate-operations-manager/ Full-time  

Amshore Renewable Energy specializes in developing sustainable energy solutions for utility companies and independent power producers looking to expand their renewable energy projects throughout North America. Amshore™ has originated and developed solar and wind energy facilities generating 2.7 gigawatts of power covering over a half a million acres, and the company offers advanced energy management control and novel energy storage systems.

Position Overview

Amshore is looking for a Corporate Operations Manager to provide a variety of management and professional support across the organization with an emphasis on planning, performance management, operational efficiency and effectiveness and organizational development.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the day-to-day activities of Amshore operations
  • Bookkeeping and banking
  • Payroll, benefits and expense management
  • Tax preparation, reporting and withholding
  • Maintaining corporate records, including contracts, financial statements, agreements
  • Human resources support including onboarding
  • Financial reporting
  • Company insurance
  • Implements company policies, procedures, and initiatives
  • Evaluates and enhances current operational systems
  • Monitors performance against operational goals and develops reporting and auditing processes used to analyze operational effectiveness
  • Coordinates operations with other functions
  • Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets
  • Other duties as required

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in corporate operations
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, Microsoft 365, Windows

Benefits

  • Company-sponsored healthcare insurance plans and upgrade opportunities
  • Retirement plans: 401K (Traditional and Roth) with company contribution
  • Paid vacation and company holidays
  • Flexible/remote working
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Fully Remote TX Tue, 20 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/corporate-operations-manager/
Media Associate https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/media-associate/ Full-time Climate Power is an independent strategic communications and paid media operation focused on building the political will and public support for bold climate action. Founded by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club, Climate Power integrates hard-hitting research, polling, state and national earned media, digital and paid media to influence the national conversation, embolden leaders to take immediate, bold climate action, and expose climate deniers and their oil and gas lobby allies.

Climate Power has an immediate opening for a Media Associate to play an integral role in building and executing Climate Power’s national media strategy. 

Responsibilities

  • Earned media: Develop and execute earned media strategy and drive coverage in the daily national media conversation to elevate the positive impacts of climate action as well as the consequences of climate change if we don’t act 
  • Engage with national and political press along with the climate, labor, and progressive leaders who cover them. Manage incoming requests from issue, political, and any other national reporters; build relationships with key reporters to generate positive stories about our work and goals while conducting frequent and consistent outreach to reporters and columnists at the national level.  
  • Events: In conjunction with other Climate Power teams organize and support large scale events while preparing local organizations, surrogates, and ordinary Americans who will be participants. 
  • Booking: Be a one stop booking shop for Climate Power’s advisory board on TV, Radio, & online platforms to ensure that the organization’s surrogates are getting opportunities to deliver Climate Power’s message to new audiences. 
  • Develop materials: Write press releases, talking points, opinion pieces, and pitches.
  • Track and monitor climate coverage: Track and flag daily news and social content to insert Climate Power narratives and create press opportunities, constantly be on the lookout for stories we should be pitching to other outlets to further our narratives. 
  • Rapid response: Identify opportunities to respond to developing news stories that are gaining attention across the country. Work closely with the director of national media and the deputy managing director to develop plans responding to particular moments while carrying out engagement with reporters.  

Requirements & Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of work experience, including at least a year of political communications experience. A track record of engagement with national media outlets is preferred along with experience working with producers and bookers. 
  • Experience working directly with the press, including successfully pitching and placing stories. On the record experience is a plus.
  • Deep interest in the economic impact of climate change, clean energy jobs, environmental justice, and how these issues impact different communities across the country.
  • Experience working with storytellers or climate advocacy groups is a plus.
  • Must be a fast and precise writer familiar with writing for press purposes.

Compensation

Pay and title for this position is commensurate with experience and responsibilities. The salary range for this position starts at $56,000 We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, student loan repayment assistance, and generous paid time off. 

Note: This full time exempt position reports to Climate Power’s Advisor & Director of National Media.  

Climate Power is a fiscally sponsored project of Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) and Fund for a Better Future (FBF). RLF and FBF are equal opportunity employers and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation. 

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Washington / Remote D.C. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/media-associate/
Human Resources Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/human-resources-manager-2/ Full-time About Stand.earth

Stand.earth is a nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us — and the environment and climate upon which we depend. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we’ve secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted by environmental pollution and climate change, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions.

Pollution, climate change, and corporations’ bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ people. To develop transformative solutions, these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. 

If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth. 

The Position

We are hiring a Human Resources (HR) Manager to take on a key role providing support and guidance to our 50+ member international team. This position is crucial to Stand’s organizational health and our ability to deliver on our mission and vision.

Reporting to the Director of HR and Operations, the HR Manager plays a key role  in  Stand.earth’s HR department. The HR Manager will coordinate and implement organization-wide hiring and benefits that align with best practices in the field and fully support the organizational culture of Stand for our team members in the United States, Canada and other international locations. This is a full-time, exempt position. The starting salary range for this position is $60,000-$67,000 USD or $70,000-$85,000 CAD. Stand offers an excellent package of employee and health benefits. The location for this position is for the time being fully remote. Later on this role may shift to one of our hub offices.

If you are passionate about Stand’s mission and would find purpose and fulfillment in stewarding a culture that promotes clarity and care for a team of innovative, powerful change makers, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

  • We encourage applicants to apply by August 9, 2021. This position is open until filled.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and track Stand.earth’s HR policies and procedures (handbook, bereavement, compensation, hiring, etc). Implement updates and changes as requested by the Director and ensure alignment across international locations
  • Conduct and manage very active recruitment, hiring, payroll and benefits
  • Analyze and monitor all payroll and employee benefits programs in partnership with the Director and our professional employment organizations, TriNet and Globalization Partners, to ensure that we are providing a suite of benefits and compensation for our employees that represent organizational values and principles
  • Maintain complete, accurate, and up-to-date personnel files for all employees
  • Prepare hire letters for new employees for review and approval by the Director
  • Collaborate closely with Director on compensation philosophy adherence, maintenance and updates
  • Partner with the Director to coordinate and deliver benefits programs, including FSA, health plans, COBRA, and PTO accrual programs
  • Process and submit workers compensation and unemployment claims in close partnership with the Director and Trinet
  • Prepare employee separation notices and employee status change documentation for review and approval by the Director
  • Other HR projects and duties as assigned by the Director

Qualifications

Required:

  • Three to five years experience in nonprofit Human Resources or similar applicable professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) especially in a global setting (Trinet and/or Globalization Partners experience a plus)
  • Very high level interpersonal skills and the ability to navigate conflict skillfully
  • Demonstrated ability to manage highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Participation in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) trainings or direct experience with JEDI programs in a nonprofit setting
  • Experience managing HR needs for remote employees and/or international staff
  • Intermediate math skills as demonstrated by the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages; and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Strong reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents; ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • High degree of organization and time management
  • Proven ability to think strategically and tactically while also managing details
  • Ability and willingness to operate across a continuum of activities, from the strategic to the routine
  • Computer proficiency in basic computer applications, including spreadsheet, word processing, internet and payroll software
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

Desirable, but not required:

  • Trained in conflict resolution and/or feedback & inquiry processes
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Advanced skills with Powerpoint and/or Excel
  • Basic understanding of information technology including networking, tech support coordination, phone and email systems, as well as familiarity with PC and Mac software

Personal Characteristics

  • Commitment to and/or strong interest in the mission of Stand
  • Confidence and creativity
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management team members, staff members, and peer organizations
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and inclusiveness
  • A sense of humor and ability to find fulfillment and purpose in supporting a dynamic team

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a 1-page cover letter and resume with your name in the subject line and on each attachment.
  • In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply, what skills or expertise you have that will be most important in this role, and which of the “desired, but not required” qualifications you possess (of course, we don’t expect you to have them all).
  • Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position.
  • The recruitment and interview process includes a time-bound skills assessment and two rounds of interviews.
  • No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.
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Seattle WA Tue, 20 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/human-resources-manager-2/
Data Analyst (Remote) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/data-analyst-remote/ Full-time Gridium is looking for a Data Analyst to help us manage the next generation of energy and operations software tools for buildings. This is an entry level position focused mostly on data entry. You’ll be responsible for working to make sure the data we provide our customers is accurate and timely.

  • We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, a fast starter and comfortable with working in a rapidly changing startup environment. Intermediate or better competency with Microsoft Excel is a must.
  • Prior experience with data entry and analysis preferred.

About Gridium

Gridium is a venture-backed SaaS application provider with a mission to bring cost-effective energy savings to commercial real estate. We have been delivering deep energy savings to our customers for 10 years and we are now growing faster than ever due to increasing demand for real energy solutions.

We have been an all-remote company since our founding, and we love the fact that remote work gives us flexibility to balance our roles as employees, parents, family members, or however else we round out our time. Remote work allows us to find great people wherever they happen to be, and it allows you to structure your day with minimal interruption so that you can work in the style that makes most sense for you.

Of course, spending time face-to-face is important, so once a quarter we pick a city and meet up for several days of highly productive and highly fun planning and doing. Past trips include Palm Springs, Breckenridge, Chicago, Austin, and more. We’re excited to resume our quarterly in-person meetings soon.

We have a casual, collaborative work environment where everyone’s ideas matter. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are the basis for our success, we take great care and pride in how we attract, hire, and support our employees.

Position Requirements: 

We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, a fast starter and comfortable with working in a rapidly changing startup environment. Intermediate or better competency with Microsoft Excel is a must. Prior experience with data entry and analysis preferred. You must currently live in and have the legal right to work in the United States.

Compensation:

  • The position comes with an annual salary of $40,000, a 401(k) with 4% match, a great health plan, vision, dental, generous parental leave, and a flexible vacation policy.

Read more about the position and apply at:

  • https://apply.workable.com/gridium/j/A9514025E9/
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Remote Tue, 20 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/data-analyst-remote/
Senior Policy Advisor, Agriculture https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-policy-advisor-agriculture-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 is based in Washington, DC.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Overview:

Carbon180 is seeking a Senior Policy Advisor, Agriculture to support our growing policy and legislative work on agriculture approaches to carbon removal in Washington, DC. While Carbon180 works on the full range of land and tech based carbon removal solutions, this position will focus on approaches to carbon storage in the agriculture sector (eg. soil carbon storage, agroforestry).

The person who takes this position should be passionate about the role the federal government can play in creating thriving agricultural communities that can both adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change and be a part of the solution.

This position is responsible for executing the organization's federal policy strategy, researching existing policies and helping to produce new ones, managing outreach to target policy audiences, and supporting policy-related communications and events.

Our SPA, Ag will serve on Carbon180’s policy team, and will report to the Deputy Director of Policy. Compensation. Carbon180 is deeply committed to providing competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to our team. The salary range for this position is $80,000-$100,000, commensurate with candidate experience + adjusted for cost of living in the location of the position.

MAJOR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In partnership with the policy team, develop and own execution of key components of Carbon180’s policy strategy related to agricultural solutions
  • Execute policy campaigns around key agriculture issue areas, including:
    • Help manage coalition-building and stakeholder outreach activities to galvanize support for sound policy on agriculture-based carbon removal
    • Carry out congressional outreach to educate policymakers and encourage them to introduce and pass legislation
    • Coordinate with our communications team to support relevant content creation, media engagement, social media planning, and other communications tasks
    • Help plan policy-related events including briefings for staffers and/or media, ENGO workshops, etc.
    • Develop and publish new and novel policy ideas
  • Perform policy analysis, including:
    • Translating technical information on carbon removal solutions to support policy development
    • Developing, submitting, and sharing appropriations requests
    • Working with key stakeholders to develop new policies that are rooted in science, business, and environmental justice

WHO YOU ARE

Our ideal Senior Policy Advisor believes deeply in our mission. Beyond that:

  • 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, prioritize fiercely, 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 build trust and 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 are both warm AND demanding. You do the things you say you will do, hold others to account, and support the people you engage in the pursuit of our shared goals.
  • You excel on a small, nimble team, and are happy wearing lots of hats. Working on a small, fast-paced, and quickly growing team feels not only familiar to you - you love it. You are flexible, comfortable with ambiguity, know how to roll with the punches, have a quick bounce-back time after a setback, and get energy from building the plane as you fly it.
  • You’re a driver of results. You've demonstrated the ability to drive results in the pursuit of ambitious goals. You combine your exceptional strategic, analytical, and critical thinking skills with your penchant for data to drive decision-making to ultimately achieve impressive outcomes.
  • You are sponge-y in your constant quest for knowledge. When the work feels ambiguous and the path forward unclear, you’re quick to dive into the research to soak up everything you can re: what’s already been done, what’s working, and what the science says. You’re able to distill complex information into a synthesized set of findings and recommendations, and get feedback from your team to make them stronger. You’re constantly looking to learn, grow, and expand your skills and expertise.

Beyond that, you will need:

  • Proven track record (3+ years) working on federal policy, on or off the Hill
  • Strong knowledge of climate and agriculture issues, including:
    • Technical knowledge related to the carbon cycle, natural ecosystems, and soil carbon storage ○ Policy knowledge on legislation and agency action related to agriculture and climate change
    • At a high level, industry knowledge related to how agriculture operations function across the US
  • Familiarity with the state of the field, with a strong intuition for where policy will be most impactful in advancing equitable climate change solutions
  • Connections to key stakeholders within the agriculture policy space, including environmental NGOs, agriculture nonprofits, ag industry associations, and academics working on soil carbon storage (or a hunger to actively build this network)

OUR VALUES At C180

  • We believe in living by an internal set of core values, which we strive to embody and celebrate in moments big and small.
  • One Boat. We work hard to ensure that we are rowing in one direction as a team, aligning our work and resources to shared goals..
  • Pencil to Pen. We think critically, do our research, and weigh multiple options. Then, we commit to move to action.
  • Win + Lose Together. When one of us succeeds, we all win. When we encounter challenges, we determine how best to redirect the energy and resources of the team to solve them.
  • Person in the Professional. Our team is composed of real people with real passions, interests, and needs, within and outside of our work. To be our best and most productive selves at work, we believe we need to care for ourselves and others.
  • Make Space, Share Space. We believe in making space for all voices to be heard, within our team and our broader work - particularly and especially voices historically disenfranchised and disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
  • Be a Window, Not a Door. We’re committed to transparency, and to shining light on how and why decisions are made. We are honest with one another, ask for clarity, and operate with integrity to build a culture of trust.
  • Grow the Braintrust. We are committed to constantly learning, and to staying up to speed on the science of our field. We work to grow our knowledge, sharpen our skills, and to bring great minds to the field of carbon removal.

TO APPLY

  • To apply for the Senior Policy Advisor, Agriculture role, please click "Apply on Company Website" below to submit an application.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in.
  • On the application, you’ll be asked to answer some basic questions about your background / experiences, upload your most recent resume, and, in place of a cover letter, answer a few written reflection questions to help us learn more about your interest in joining our team, and in this role specifically.

Note: If you have any questions or issues submitting an application, please email us at: hello@carbon180.org

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. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-policy-advisor-agriculture-2/
Program Manager, Industry https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-industry-2/ Full-time About the Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1 billion in grants to more than 500 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.

  • Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.
  • Guiding and supporting funders: We provide Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world. 
  • Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensures that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit www.climateworks.org 

About our Industry Program

ClimateWorks Foundation Industry program focuses on the reduction and eventual elimination of the one-third of greenhouse gases that come from manufacturing, mining, construction, and waste processing. We focus on the most GHG-intensive industries, like steel, cement, and chemicals. We promote social, governmental, and technology pathways that will meet people’s material needs, support employment and equitable economic development, and safeguard the climate. Our funding supports a coalition of advocates, researchers, policymakers, consumers, businesses, and other stakeholders who are working together to transform the material economy.

Job Summary

The Program Manager, Industry role provides high-level program management and support to the Industry Program Director and the Programs Vice Presidents. The Program Manager will have specific responsibilities for overseeing the portfolio of activities on public procurement of greenhouse-gas-intensive industrial commodities, like steel and cement. This portfolio—called Buy Clean—fosters markets for climate safe commodities in the United States, Europe, and China.

The Program Manager will develop strategies in cooperation with the Program Director, identify potential partner and grantee organizations, facilitate and manage communication between internal and external groups, and build internal and external relevant capacities. The Program Manager will define and evaluate metrics for program performance. In addition to executing on the work in the Buy Clean portfolio, the Program Manager will support the overall industry program through strategy development, coordination with other funders, and communications.

Essential Tasks 

The Program Manager is responsible for the following duties:

  • Developing Buy Clean portfolio strategy in coordination with the Program Director.
  • Identifying and developing potential grantees.
  • Aligning overall program budget with portfolio strategy and ensuring timely disbursement of grants.
  • Coordinating activities and knowledge exchange among coalition partners through written communications and organizing online and in-person events.
  • Developing and evaluating metrics of the Buy Clean portfolio.
  • Ensuring the Buy Clean portfolio remains aligned with the broader strategies of the industry program and other funders in industry and climate.
  • Prepare grant reports and other communications materials.
  • Function as a point of contact and representative of the Buy Clean portfolio.
  • Provide research, planning, and general support to the program as needed.

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Strong program and project management skills.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • 6-8 years’ experience in a program or project management with at least 3 years of experience in public procurement in the United States, Europe, or China. Procurement experience could be either on the government side or on the vendor side. Local, state, or national government experience are all acceptable.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of ClimateWorks Foundation.
  • Resourcefulness, good judgement, and a commitment to excellence and integrity.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision.
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, policy, or another relevant field is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, likely at least one trip per quarter once Covid travel restrictions are lifted.
  • Professional experience in China or continental Europe.

Compensation

This position is funded for two years, with the possibility for extending it based on funding and performance. ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).

Location

ClimateWorks Foundation is based in the San Francisco Financial District. Our offices are closed due to Covid-19, and employees are working from home. We anticipate transitioning back to in-person work in our office in line with health and safety guidelines sometime in the second half of 2021.

Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

At the ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. At the center of this vision are people who are currently marginalized, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leaders are crucial to winning the climate fight. Simply put, the future we strive for will be impossible to realize so long as systemic racism and anti-Blackness persist.

To this end, we have made a set of commitments across all dimensions of our work to further our mission and realize our vision. For more information, please visit: Fostering Racial and Social Justice in Pursuit of our Mission

To Apply

ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender/gender identity, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below (click on "Apply on Company Website") to submit a resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled. 

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Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-industry-2/
President https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/president-8/ Full-time Founded in 1990, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) is a 501(c)(3) organization, the mission of ESLC is to sustain the Eastern Shore's rich landscapes through strategic land conservation and sound land use planning.

ESLC serves the Upper and Mid-Shore area of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a region which encompasses beautiful waterfronts on the Chesapeake Bay and its many rivers and creeks, productive grain, vegetable and horse farms, national and state parks. The area served must be viewed in another context as well—it is an integral part of the Delmarva Peninsula, which comprises Delaware, Virginia, as well as the Upper and Mid-Shore.

Over the past 30 years, ESLC has been a regional conservation leader and innovator. The Board of Directors comprise members from Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester counties and offer expertise in law, finance, agriculture, science, government, business, management, and education. ESLC’s 16-member staff work out of the headquarters in Easton in a building that once housed an industrial laundry. ESLC’s annual budget is approximately $1.8 million and the endowment totals more than $6 million. ESLC has a revolving loan fund which totals nearly $6.3 million. An invaluable volunteer force comprises more than 100 members with a current donor base of an additional 600-850 households and businesses.

  • For more information about ESLC, please visit the website at: www.eslc.org.

About the Position: President

Working with a dedicated Board of Directors, the President will lead ESLC in continuing to advance the organizations strategic goals. The new President will serve both as the organization’s primary spokesperson and champion the strategic vision of the overall enterprise. Moreover, the new President will be a skilled leader in guiding the staff in addressing key programmatic and organizational outcomes. Because so much of what the President will do involves building and maintaining trust with individual donors, community leaders, federal and state agency leaders, the President must have the presence, judgment, and personal capabilities to operate with a cross section of leaders and individuals from all segments of society.

Responsibilities

What began with a focus on preserving land has expanded to become a regional resource for town planning, coastal and watershed resiliency, and cultural, environmental, and economic sustainability.

The new President will be challenged to meet the following broad goals and responsibilities:

  • To provide leadership in evolving and implementing ESLC organizational vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
  • To support the development of a vibrant future by continuing to cultivate, expand and make the best use of ESLC’s board, advisory committee, volunteer leaders, staff, and members.
  • To continue to broaden and grow the financial base of ESLC, pursuing philanthropic funding sources and other creative sources of revenue for the organization.
  • To support the Board in insuring ESLC’s workforce and Board is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible.
  • To continue to explore the viability and ideal structure of the Delmarva Oasis Initiative.
  • To work with key state and Federal regulatory agencies to support strategic ESLC policies and initiatives.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes

The President will be a leader who inspires the organization and its partners. The President will possess the skills to lead the organization’s strategic direction and to enhance ESLC’s sources of revenue. The President should be skilled in managing an entrepreneurial enterprise which relies upon its volunteer leaders and science-based communication strategies to advance critical policy and programmatic objectives.

The President is a person who thrives in developing innovative partnerships with nonprofits, corporations, foundations, public policy leaders and individual donors. The new President will project a visionary and strategic mindset and possess a demonstrated capacity to build a highly motivated and empowered staff. The position calls for knowledge about land conservation, farmland and wildlife habitat and experience working with state and Federal regulatory agency leadership.

The President ideally should possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

Professional Qualifications:

  • A capacity to lead, inspire and mobilize people -- particularly leaders, volunteers, and other supporters -- in advancing the vision of a vibrant, science-based conservation enterprise.
  • A management style that is goal oriented, but flexible; that respects the capabilities and independence of volunteers and staff alike but provides them with a clear sense of direction.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program including individual donor, corporate and foundation solicitation, capital campaign activities, and other revenue generating programs.
  • Solid experience working with finance in managing budgets, planning for contingencies, and identifying revenue streams.
  • Possessing the highest level of personal and professional integrity, quality standards and a strong work ethic often requiring weekend and evening engagements.
  • Demonstrated experience working on a bipartisan basis in shaping legislation and policy goals which build science-based solutions to complex and often competing political imperatives.

Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate commitment to the values and mission of ESLC and a demonstrated conservation/land ethic.
  • Ability to inspire trust, lead and facilitate with strong interpersonal skills and move from ideas to action to results.
  • An engaging personal presence, trustworthy and possessing the highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
  • Personal creativity and strategic vision, coupled with an ability to listen to others and learn from their best ideas.
  • Ability to think strategically, tactically, and creatively.

Compensation

  • Compensation for the President includes a base salary and a package of health and employee benefits.

To Apply

  • To be considered please click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter responding specifically to the experience and qualifications being sought to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company.  
  • Refer to ESLC/President in the subject line.
  • No phone inquiries please.

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and invites individuals
who bring a diversity of culture, experience, and ideas to apply.

All correspondence will remain confidential.

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Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/president-8/
Green Markets Program Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/green-markets-program-manager/ Freelance / Limited Contract Sustainable Northwest brings entrepreneurial solutions to natural resources challenges to keep lands healthy and provide economic and community benefits. We believe a healthy economy, environment, and community are indivisible, and that all are strengthened by wise partnerships, policies, and investments.

Founded in 1994, our work focuses on forests, farms, and ranches; clean energy; water; and green markets throughout the Greater Northwest. Through this broad spectrum of work, we help to ensure both rural communities and urban centers have healthy landscapes, resilient economies, and engaged communities. We work on the ground in communities, collaborating to create long-term benefits.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Green Markets Program Manager is a full-time one-year contract, with the opportunity to convert into a permanent position pending anticipated funding, growth and individual preference. The Green Markets program has existed for 10 years and maintained steady growth with diversified revenue that includes fee-for-service, foundation, state, and federal contracts.

This role will build markets for wood products that advance community, equity, and conservation objectives in partnership with the sustainable building community, wood products companies, private, public, and tribally owned forestlands. Travel is required for forest work, visits to manufacturing facilities, FSC member site audits, and partner meetings.

Led by the Green Markets Program Director, the three-person Green Markets program affords the flexibility of a small team with organizational support and network of the full Sustainable Northwest team. Roles within the program overlap; we do not expect applicants to be experts in all named areas of the job description. Annual work plans are built mindful of each persons’ strengths and personal interests.This position reports to Director of Green Markets.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Green Markets Program Manager must have entrepreneurial qualities, the ability to work independently, and balance a set of competing external and internal requests. The role is a non-supervisory team member, expected to engage with, collaborate, and provide technical assistance across multiple projects, with diverse clients and partners.

Lead the following initiatives:

  1. Represent Sustainable Northwest on the Climatesmart Wood Group
  2. Represent Sustainable Northwest on the Sustainable Buildings 4 All coalition
  3. Lead wood product mapping and market development for wood sourcing from PNW tribal communities
  4. Lead forest management impacts measurement for: water, habitat, fire risk, jobs, and community values

Support the following initiatives:

  1. Cultivate fee-for-service, government, and foundation revenue for continued work
  2. Support SNW’s FSC group certification for small businesses
  3. Support restoration wood market development and documentation
  4. Support restoration wood and tribal wood storytelling

CONTRACT DUTIES:

  • Support existing and initiate new work to increase market awareness, access, and use of wood that delivers community, equity, and conservation outcomes.
  • Develop relationships with and provide assistance and market access to organizations, Pacific Northwest tribes, and businesses to support and grow the market for wood sourced from Pacific Northwest tribally owned and managed forestlands.
  • Identify, cultivate, and secure new funding opportunities to support and expand the program.
  • Work with the team to apply for grants and contracts.
  • Support the collection and use of impact data related to wood procurement and forest management related to fire risk, habitat, water, jobs, and carbon.
  • Develop and maintain strong, trusting, and effective relationships with a broad diversity of SNW partners, including conservation organizations, wood products distributors, fabricators, mills, logging and forestry contractors, Indian Tribes Natural Resources Departments, private landowners, and state and federal agencies.
  • Support management and growth of SNW’s FSC Group Chain of Custody certificate program in both the US and Canada.
  • Actively engage in organizational and program-specific work to advance equitable outcomes and emphasize inclusive and diverse partnerships, including growth and outreach to BIPOC owned wood products businesses.
  • Work with the Program Director and team on individual and program wide work plans, and associated strategic planning documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, forestry, business, wood products, or equivalent.
  • 3+ years’ work experience in sustainable business, natural resource management, forest restoration, wood products, or similar.
  • Graduate work, Master of Science (MS) or similar, may qualify for 2 yrs of experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skill.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment,
  • Self-awareness and willingness to seek advice and input from others (board, staff, outside specialists, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Grant writing and reporting experience.

PREFERRED:

  • Understanding of the ecological, social, cultural, and institutional landscape of forest ecology and management in Oregon.
  • Experience working with coalitions of private nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Understanding of watershed councils, land trusts, and/or community-based organizations.
  • Knowledge of ecological forest restoration, forest management practices, Forest Service and other state and federal agencies’ land policies and regulations, science-based decision making, program and project management, and collaborative processes.
  • Knowledge of PNW Indian Tribes (federally and non-federally recognized), treaty rights, reserved rights, government-to-government relationships, and trust responsibilities.

PLEASE NOTE:

The required skills and experience listed above are what we believe is necessary to succeed in this position. That being said, we encourage all interested applicants to apply and underscore applicable skills unique to you in your cover letter.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

The contract is based on 1,820 hours of work at $35-$50/hour. The hourly rate is based on experience and equity with existing SNW contracts and staff and is comparable to a $50-$70K salary and benefits package.

TO APPLY

Please click "Apply" below to email cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to Hannah Meganck, with ‘Green Markets Program Manager’ in the subject line. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone calls or email inquiries, please. Position will remain open until filled. Interview questions will be provided 24 hours in advance. References will be requested of finalist candidates.

Sustainable Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and individuals from historically underrepresented groups, whose experience will strengthen our organization and innovations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, national origin; gender, gender identity or sexual orientation; age, ability, or other legally protected status. We offer reimbursements for necessary and reasonable travel expenses incurred during the final in-person interview.

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Portland Oregon Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/green-markets-program-manager/
Climate Corps Education Outside, Garden Educator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-corps-education-outside-garden-educator-3/ Full-time ~ Climate Corps Education Outside (CCEO) is an 11.5-month AmeriCorps Fellowship. ~

The Climate Corps Education Outside (CCEO) program serves public elementary schools and garden-based education providers in San Francisco, San Mateo County, Alameda County, and Santa Cruz. As a CCEO Fellow, you will lead garden-based science and environmental literacy education at an elementary school, serving
a high percentage of low-income children and many English-language learners. CCEO fellows must be committed to social justice and have cultivated or be willing to cultivate cultural competence and humility. 

Overview

Are you passionate about teaching and using school gardens as a learning laboratory for elementary-aged students?

  • We’re looking for emerging education professionals who share this passion to join our AmeriCorps cohort.
  • We’re looking for skillful, energetic folks with a resilient mindset and a commitment to equity and social justice.
  • We’re looking for independent problem-solvers who also value collaboration and teamwork.
  • Most of all, we’re looking for dynamic, bright people who are ready to dedicate one to two years of their lives to advancing science and environmental education in public schools.

Time-frame & Hours:

  • The position will begin in late August 2021. While this is a one-year commitment, we strive to maintain consistency for our school sites and prioritize applicants who can make a 2-year commitment to their schools.
  • During the school year, Mondays through Thursdays are dedicated to teaching in the outdoor classroom at your school site and guiding science, sustainability, and other efforts with the community. Two Fridays a month are designated for professional development.

The position will begin in late August 2021. While this is a one-year commitment, we strive to maintain consistency for our school sites and prioritize applicants who can make a 2-year commitment to their schools. During the school year, Mondays through Thursdays are dedicated to teaching in the outdoor classroom at your school site and guiding science, sustainability, and other efforts with the community. Two Fridays a month are designated for professional development.

Responsibilities

As a Climate Corps Education Outside Fellow you will:

  • Prepare for and teach multiple lessons per day to various grade levels
  • Build, maintain, and grow an effective, inviting, and productive garden classroom
  • Create a safe and positive outdoor classroom culture
  • Apply equity and anti-racist lenses to all teaching and learning with students
  • Coordinate harvesting, cooking, and eating in the garden with students
  • Facilitate sustainability projects and learning opportunities on campus and in their community
  • Build strong relationships with community members in order to serve the needs of the school and students
  • Engage in grant writing and fundraising to support garden infrastructure improvements and purchase garden and instructional materials and supplies

Basic Eligibility

AmeriCorps members must:

  • Have ability to work in the US
  • Have a high school diploma/GED
  • Be 17 years old or older
  • Pass state criminal and FBI background checks
  • Be negative for tuberculosis
  • Be able and willing to commit to the 11.5-month service term

Additional Qualifications:

  • A commitment to Climate Corps Education Outside’s mission and vision
  • A commitment to social justice
  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching and working with groups of students (especially ages 5-12) outdoors
  • Experience working with children and adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience with gardening or farming
  • Experience prioritizing and managing projects
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in and the drive to address racism and create race equity with the team members and programmatically
  • Competency in Spanish or Chinese is a plus, but not required

Compensation

You will receive a living allowance stipend of $2,255 per month and a projected AmeriCorps end of program education award of $10,000, subject to final budget appropriation.

LifeLab Opportunity

For the 2021-22 school year, we are excited to partner with LifeLab to expand our program to 7 elementary schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District. Life Lab seeks energetic, skilled and dedicated educators who have a passion for engaging elementary-age children, and a devotion to teaching experiential Garden Science and Classroom Cooking. The ideal candidate will help shape Life Lab’s programs for sustainability and future growth. If you are interested in this special position, working in partnership with LifeLab, please indicate this in your application and on your initial call with our staff. 

Keywords: environmental education, community outreach, climate change resiliency, gardening, outdoor education, science education, environmental literacy, garden educator, nonprofit, school garden

To Apply

  • To become a CCEO Fellow, please click "Apply on Company Website" below and follw instructions to  submit an online application and resume.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. 
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San Francisco California Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-corps-education-outside-garden-educator-3/
Entry Level Tower Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/entry-level-tower-technician/ Full-time Wagoner Wind is a local company that has been in the industry since 2007 with decades of combined experience in Met Tower Installation and Maintenance. We specialize in the construction of test sites for Wind and Solar Energy Development. Locally owned and operated, we are tight knit organization and maintain a positive and healthy work environment.


Position Overview / Entry Level Tower Technician 

We have an immediate opening for a reliable and responsible field technician. If you are someone who does not mind spending time away from home, taking on challenges, and learning new skills in an outdoor environment, you may be a good fit.

You will primarily work with an experienced team on a variety of renewable resource assessment projects performing general tasks, including loading and unloading parts and materials as well as assembling and servicing assessment towers (ground-level). Additional work hours are available at our warehouse in Omaha. While we focus on work in the Midwest, we take on projects nationwide. No experience necessary but, some construction and mechanical skills are always helpful. We prefer to train our crew from the ground up and have only promoted from within the company.

  • This position is all about travel and we work all over the country. Crews of 4 to 6 people, working outdoors year round in diverse conditions and locations.

  • No working at heights, towers are built on the ground and tilted up.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain tools and materials for deployment
  • Follow instructions and use tools and materials to complete tasks
  • Complete assigned tasks in an efficient and timely manner
  • Provide support and assistance as needed
  • Follow Job site safety regulations.

Job Skills and Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of hand tools
  • Some construction experience preferred but not required
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Communicate effectively with management and crew members.
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Omaha Nebraska Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/entry-level-tower-technician/
Energy Engineer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/energy-engineer-4/ Full-time ~ Verdani is a mission driven organization to advance sustainability in the build environment on a global scale. Our international team of experts believes in living and working with sound environmental and economic values. We specialize in greening new and existing large building portfolios and support corporate sustainability needs. ~

Position Overview

Verdani Partners is seeking a highly motivated Energy Engineer to join our growing technical services team. This position requires a self-motivated individual with strong skills in data analysis, interpersonal communication, and time management. The successful candidate will work directly with corporate sustainability team members to develop and implement environment, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and initiatives to support global commercial real estate clients.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Performing ENERGY STAR benchmarking, environmental performance data analysis (energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions, waste), and support with various sustainability reports.
  • Additional duties for this position include conducting energy audits (ASHRAE Level I & II), ENERGY STAR labels, indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments, and green building certifications (LEED, Fitwel, WELL, etc.).

Note: This position requires coordination directly with our clients; therefore, they must have superior communication, writing, and presentation skills. The position also involves producing high-quality reports such as graphs, tables, and presentations to present to our clients.

Location & Travel:

  • Applicant must either be local to Carlsbad, CA USA or willing to relocate/commute there (once safe to return to the office)
  • This position can also be full-time remote and located anywhere in the United States for the right candidate.
  • Site visits might be expected in the future; therefore, this position requires the ability to travel (when it is safe to do so).

Compensation:

  • Salary range from $55,000-$70,000 a year. 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Engineering, Environmental Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Technology, other related fields

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Field other related fields
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE)
  • LEED Green Associate or LEED Accredited Professional – EBOM
  • Certified Energy Manager or Certified Energy Auditor

Skills & Experience

Required:

  • Passion for sustainability and green buildings
  • A self-motivator with a strong work ethic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work with a team
  • Detail-oriented mindset

Preferred:

  • Experience using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
  • Knowledge of sustainability reporting initiatives such as GRESB, CDP, UNPRI, etc.
  • Knowledge of green building certifications such as LEED, Fitwel, WELL, IREM
  • Experience conducting energy audits (ASHRAE Level I,II,III)

Languages:

  • Fluent in English
  • Exceptional written and communication skills

More About Verdani Partners

Verdani Partners maintains a high level of technical and practical knowledge in real estate, building operations, energy analysis, sustainability reporting, codes, and green building certifications. Some of our key services are corporate sustainability, GRESB & GRI reporting, LEED Certifications, Energy Star Benchmarking, ASHRAE Audits, Commissioning and Education. Our approach is to identify and prioritize effective solutions that can be sustained over the life of the building, adding economic, social and environmental value along the way. Our talented team of experts rock the sustainability world with expertise, passion and an above-and-beyond commitment. We work hard to deliver 200% for our clients while striking a balance between work and family needs.

Our office is located in beautiful Carlsbad, California with walking distance to the train, the 5 freeway, and the beach with great weather all year long. Verdani is a fast-growing organization that is community and employee focused. We have great employee benefits including standing desks, daylight and views, home cooked organic meals, snacks, yoga classes, paint nights, beach runs, massages, health care subsidies, life insurance and an annual education stipend. 

Being part of the Verdani team is like being part of something bigger – we are a group of diverse and dedicated individuals who act more like a family with the same goal in mind: trying to make a difference in the world now and for future generations.

We are laid back and very talented, professional and most of all, we like to make our work fun!

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to submit an online application.
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.

Thank you for your interest in this position at Verdani Partners!

Verdani is an equal opportunity employer.

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Carlsbad - Remote CA Thu, 15 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/energy-engineer-4/
Operations Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-11/ Full-time PCI Media is an award-winning, nonprofit with over 35 years of experience in using the power of storytelling, technology, and  community to create a healthier, more sustainable, and just world. We produce culturally resonant television, radio programs, and communication campaigns to achieve national, regional, and global impact.

We celebrate the positive and reflect our “Love Not Loss” approach to tackling difficult issues. Grounded in social science and communication theory, we employ a systematic, participatory process. With our partners around the world, we have produced television and radio productions, reaching more than one billion people in over 70 countries. For more information, please visit www.pcimedia.org.

Position Overview

PCI Media Impact’s Operations Manager will support our administrative and finance team. The Operations Manager will report to the President and work closely with members of the program, finance, and administration teams to provide operational, contracting, and financial support. 

Responsibilities

Operational Oversight:

  • Maintain PCI Media organizational systems and work with the team to improve as needed
  • Regularly communicate financial and operational information to the controller to support
    financial forecasting and reporting
  • Regularly communicate financial and operational information to the VP of Programs and
  • Program Leads to support effective program management
  • Review grant proposal budgets and complete/approve administration/finance forms
  • Manage mail receipt and check deposits
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and standard operating procedures

Contracting and Reporting:

  • Ensure contract language meets legal requirements and organizational standards, in consultation with PCI attorneys as necessary
  • Manage contracting process with partners, vendors, and consultants
  • Prepare and secure signature for PCI contracts with regional consultants, vendors, partners, clients, and service providers
  • Prepare and/or supervise preparation of all client-facing financial reporting, including but not limited to program audits, payment reports, and annual reports
  • Ensuring compliance with and completion of the terms of signed contracts, including tracking program budgets, burn rate, monthly spending, and P&L

Financial Management:

  • Bookkeeping in Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge for all PCI revenue and expenses, including both program and corporate accounts
  • Revenue tracking
  • Ensuring timely invoicing and collection
  • Ensuring timely payment for vendors
  • Liaise with client procurement and financial teams as necessary
  • Oversee and approve funding of and financial reporting from regional offices

Qualifications

  • Experience building and managing operational systems in non-profit settings
  • Strong bookkeeping and administrative skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and contractors
  • Experience with contracting and legal documents
  • Ability to facilitate and manage teams
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • BA or BS from an accredited institution

Other required capabilities:

  • English fluency required
  • Ability to also speak other UN official languages preferred
  • Must have existing US work authorization

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter.
  • Type “Operations Manager” in the subject line.
  • The position will remain open until filled, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Remote  Thu, 15 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-11/
Contractor, Regenerative Ag Investing https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/contractor-regenerative-ag-investing/ Full-time ~ The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Contractor, Regenerative Ag Investing ~

Background

The Nature Conservancy has an organizational objective to Provide Food and Water Sustainably for all people without sacrificing the environment. Accelerating the transition to regenerative forms of food production is a strategic focal area for the Conservancy’s food programs. Regenerative agriculture practices and supporting technologies can provide food, fiber and fuel for a growing population while enhancing biodiversity, adapting to climate change, and providing for the long-term viability of global food systems. NatureVest, TNC’s impact investment division, believes private investment and corporate procurement standards are an essential component to this transition and as such, we are seeking to better understand how we might increase private investors and corporate buyers’ interest in regenerative systems.

Overview

Contract Opportunity Request for Proposals:

  • Strategic Assessment of Investment Opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture

Project Objective:

The Nature Conservancy seeks to assess the potential role of investment capital to further TNC’s priority goals in the regenerative agriculture space. As part of this analysis, TNC would like to better understand the current state of private and corporate investment in regenerative agriculture systems, including problems that limit capital providers participation in the sector. For the purposes of this contract, “regenerative systems” will be scoped to certain on-farm practices such as cover cropping, no or reduced tillage, or intensified crop rotation.

The assessment should identify barriers and market failures that may have historically limited flows of capital along with trends and tailwinds that support investment. Specifically, TNC is interested in assessing opportunities where TNC’s may develop investment solutions to (i) meet investor needs or requirements or (ii) deliver additional value vs. existing products already available in the agricultural investment market – with the ultimate goal of prioritizing a suite of investment areas or opportunities that meet both market demand and can directly deliver TNC’s target conservation outcomes.

Contract Duration:

  • 5 months, beginning July-August, 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

Task 1: Develop assessment of private investors’ current approach to regenerative ag investing.

  • Develop interview methodologies to qualitatively and quantitatively assess private investors interest in regenerative agriculture. Interviews should seek to understand:
    • Current exposure to agriculture investments
    • Awareness and depth of knowledge of regenerative systems vs conventional or organic approaches
    • Perspective on value creation potential of regenerative ag
    • Perspective on risks of regenerative ag
    • Perspective on non-financial incentives to invest in regenerative ag
    • Perspective on preference for regenerative practices vs other sustainable approaches (organic, water-smart etc)
    • Other factors that encourage or discourage investment in regenerative ag
    • Perspective on where organizations like TNC may add the most value in advancing investment in regenerative ag
  • Conduct interviews with [10-20] private investors including existing funds, family offices, HNWI, and institutional investors. TNC will provide a lists of priority interviews with the expectation that qualified candidates will supplement that list with their own network.
  • Provide summary of findings and recommendations as well as raw notes or interview records in a TNC-provided data room.

Task 2: Develop assessment of corporate procurement interest in regenerative agriculture.

  • Develop interview methodologies to assess corporate procurement sourcing standards for agriculture commodities. Interviews should seek to understand:
    • Current sourcing standards for for food, fiber, and fuel commodities (corn, soy, wheat, cotton)
    • Awareness and depth of knowledge of regenerative systems vs conventional or organic approaches
    • Perspective on preference for regenerative practices vs other sustainable approaches (organic, water-smart etc)
    • Current approach to managing scope-three emissions from ag-commodity supply chain
    • Perspective on non-financial incentives for regenerative sourcing, such as risk mitigation or consumer demands
    • Current or planned sourcing standards that incentivize or require regenerative ag practices
  • Conduct interviews with [5-7] commodity purchasers. TNC will provide a priority list of interviews.
  • Provide summary of findings and recommendations as well as raw notes or interview records in a TNC-provided data room.

Task 3: Assess current TNC regenerative agriculture initiatives and identify opportunities where there is the highest level of overlap between TNC’s priorities and investor interest.

  • With TNC staff, review existing regenerative ag programs that are relevant to investment or business-oriented initiatives.
  • Based on results of interviews, additional research and conclusions drawn in the report deliverable (see below), recommend which existing TNC programs NatureVest should focus on to accelerate private investment in regenerative agriculture.
  • Recommend other approaches TNC has not yet considered.

Essential Deliverables

  • Brief report summarizing interview responses and insights derived from those responses, focused on opportunities and barriers for private investment in regenerative ag and adopting procurement standards that incentive regenerative ag practices.
  • Recommend prioritization of existing TNC initiatives, along with recommendations of new initiatives TNC should consider, to accelerate private investment in regenerative agriculture

Desired Qualifications

The successful respondent firms or individuals will demonstrate their expertise in the field, will describe a work plan that achieves the desired outcomes and demonstrates a clear plan for communication and collaboration towards desired outcomes with TNC partners.

  • MBA in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in private equity, venture capital, or M&A finance
  • Specific experience with, knowledge of, and network within the agriculture sector
  • Demonstrated experience with human centered design approaches to gathering insights a plus

Compensation

  • Compensation will be determined by a competitive bidding process to determine a fixed price for the contract.
  • Payment schedules will be tied to completion of deliverables.

Application/Submission Requirements

Consultants are required to submit one electronic project package (PDF format preferred) including the following:

  • Statement of Qualifications and relevant previous experience.
  • A breakdown of the scope of services and summary of costs, including individual costs for each task provided.
  • A workplan that achieves the desired outcomes of investable transaction structures, and plan for communication and collaboration towards the desired outcomes.
  • If applicable, an organizational chart showing team members and any applicable subcontractors.

Note: Proposals should be received by TNC no later than 23 July 2021, at 5:00pm and sent directly to Jacob Davis, at jacob.davis@tnc.org. Final selection is expected by the first week of August, 2021.

Anticipated Timeline:

  • RFP released: 7/14/2021
  • Proposals Due: 7/23/2021
  • Consultants Selected: 8/4/2021
  • Fall: Mid-point review: 10/21/2021
  • Winter: Deliverables completed: 1/8/2022

About the Nature Conservancy

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries and territories, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

About NatureVest

NatureVest is the in-house impact investing team at The Nature Conservancy, working with our colleagues and conservation collaborators around the world to source and structure investment products that support TNC’s mission at scale. Our team has helped TNC and its partners originate, structure, fund and close investment vehicles representing more than $1.3 billion of committed capital.

Contact: Jake Davis, Director, Investment Origination, Jacob.davis@tnc.org

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Remote CO Thu, 15 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/contractor-regenerative-ag-investing/
Weatherization Technicians, Housing Resources of Western Colorado https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/weatherization-technicians-housing-resources-of-western-colorado/ Internship It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. 

Program Overview 

The Weatherization Department of Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC) works with the Colorado Energy Office’s (CEO) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to help qualified Coloradoans save money, increase comfort, and better their home an environment through proven energy conservation solutions.

HRWC’s Weatherization crews help the low-income households to reduce their energy burden so they have more money for other necessities. The work also benefits the environment by reducing green house gas emissions.

These individuals will be completing high-quality energy efficiency and health and safety upgrades to homes; to ensure maximum long-lasting benefits. The upgrades include but are not limited to insulation, air sealing, furnace replacement, storm windows, refrigerator replacement, LED lighting, ventilation, ground moisture barrier, and installation of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. HRWC will be weatherizing 200 homes in the 12 counties that they serve during the 2021-2022 program year. These individuals will learn all aspects of the program by shadowing Energy Auditors, Weatherization Techs, and Quality Control Inspectors. Individuals will receive online and on-the-job training.

Title: 

Housing Resources of Western Colorado – Weatherization Tech (6 positions)

  • Start/End Date:  August 2nd, 2021 – June 10th, 2022
  • Stipend:  $600/week (+Education Award) 
  • Term:  45 weeks 
  • Reports To:  Housing Resource of Western Colorado
  • Location: 2 individuals will be place in each of the following locations: Durango, Colorado 81301; Montrose, Colorado 81401; or Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 Please list your preferred location on your resume.
  • Status:  1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 
  • Benefits:  AmeriCorps Education Award $6,195.00 after successful completion, Health Insurance eligible, Professional Certifications will be received with the cost of travel and training covered.

Responsibilities

Essential functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operate and maintain various testing equipment, power tools, and other hand tools
      • Learn how to operate and maintain insulation blowing machine
      • Learn how to operate and maintain computerized testing equipment, such as the blower door and combustion analyzer
      • Utilize common power and hand tools in a safe manner
  • Gain proficiency in weatherization and insulation measures
      • Work with Crew Leader to properly install general energy conservation and insulation measures in client homes, per program standard work specifications
      • Learn how to utilize blower door technology to direct air sealing work and verify infiltration reduction targets are met
      • Document labor and materials used and testing results in client files
  • Conduct client education on energy related matters
      • Communicate well with low income, handicapped, and elderly clients
      • Explain technical matters in simple, understandable ways
      • Manage client expectation of work being done.

Note: Individuals will gain on-the-job training as well as official certifications and Certificates of Knowledge throughout their term. 

Training and Certifications:

  • Santa Fe Community College, Building Performance Institute (BPI) bpi.org
      • Building Science Principles (Certificate of Knowledge)
      • Retrofit Installer
  • Additional certification training will be offered online and in person
      • Lead Safe Weatherization
      • Asbestos Awareness
      • OSHA 10

General Qualifications 

  • Fluent in Spanish is preferred but not required
  • The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period.
  • The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.  

Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • U. S. Citizenship
    • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
    • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
    • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s license and good driving record

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2807
  • Contact Cait at cpayne@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

Apply Now! 

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Durango Colorado Thu, 15 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/weatherization-technicians-housing-resources-of-western-colorado/
Farmland & Stewardship Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/farmland-stewardship-specialist/ Full-time Founded in 1984, the mission of the Adirondack Land Trust is to forever conserve the forests, farmlands, waters and wild places that advance the quality of life of our communities and the ecological integrity of the Adirondacks.

Through private initiative, community cooperation and a deep connection to the land, the Adirondack Land Trust has protected 26,710 acres since 1984. We currently oversee 16,134 acres under conservation easement, and we own 1,565 acres in fee. ALT received Land Trust Alliance (LTA) accreditation in 2019.

POSITION SUMMARY

Adirondack Land Trust (ALT) seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced individual to implement farmland conservation programs, manage stewardship of farmland easements, and work with other ALT staff to further ALT’s goals of ensuring the sustainability of the agricultural systems of the Adirondacks.

The Farmland & Stewardship Specialist will be responsible for providing overall farmland conservation and stewardship expertise for ALT throughout our service area. The majority of this work will be centered in NY’s Champlain Valley, where they will work with producers, landowners and partners to achieve lasting conservation results for the land and the communities there.

In addition, the Farmland & Stewardship Specialist will work closely with the conservation team to complete stewardship responsibilities, engage in landowner outreach, serve as ALT’s farmland conservation lead, represent ALT to key constituencies, help identify and evaluate project opportunities, and build collaborative partnerships. They will work from ALT’s main office in Keene.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                                              

Farmland Conservation Expertise:

  • Serve as ALT’s lead staff person for farmland conservation; apply skills and knowledge of agricultural programs and practices to conservation easement stewardship, land protection project development, and community conservation.
  • Provide expertise in farmland conservation and best management practices and develop a program to assist landowners, inform ALT conservation activities, and collaborate with partners.

Conservation Easement Stewardship:

  • Responsible for annual monitoring of conservation easements, including farmland easements, primarily in   NY’s Champlain Valley; ensuring annual compliance consistent with the easement’s terms, ALT policies and Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.
  • Maintain regular contact with landowners, producers, land managers, and partners of conservation easement  properties to maintain positive relationships, promote conservation practices, and avoid potential easement conflicts.
  • Maintain and update ALT’s conservation easement digital and paper records, following ALT policies and Land Trust  Alliance Standards and Practices in the Keene office files, off-site archives, and on LANDSCAPE software.

Partner and Community Outreach:

  • Strengthen existing and develop new partnerships to further ALT’s farmland conservation programs with organizations such as Essex County Farm Bureau, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Essex Farm Institute, Miner Institute, NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets, Natural Resource Conservation Service and County Soil and Water Districts.
  • Work with ALT communications staff in community and public outreach around farmland conservation.
  • Work with ALT staff to expand field trips, education and outreach programs throughout the Adirondacks to serve communities and engage diverse audiences.

Conservation Program Support:

  • Assist the conservation team to identify and evaluate ALT’s conservation priorities in the Champlain Valley through strategic prioritization, proactive outreach, and responsive landowner communications.
  • Assist in implementing a variety of agricultural land protection tools such as conservation easements, ground leases, preemptive purchase rights, and lease to own.
  • Assist in site visits, GIS mapping, baseline documentation reports, and project due diligence.
  • Coordinate with local partners, governments, and stakeholders to ensure project success.
  • Assist development staff in identifying funding sources, including government grants, as well as writing proposals and reports. Assist in managing grants as appropriate.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passion for conservation and commitment to the mission, values, and vision of the Adirondack Land Trust.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience working effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Working knowledge of sustainable farmland conservation practices.
  • Experience with conservation easement drafting, monitoring and enforcement.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail to manage project information files, contractor contracts, grant compliance, etc.
  • Strong commitment to high standards and personal accountability.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional training with 3-5 years’ experience in natural resource management, agriculture, farmland conservation, community conservation or a related field.
  • Ability to travel throughout northern New York and occasionally within/outside of NYS, including some evening and weekend work.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable, all-season transportation.
  • Ability to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather, and navigate by foot over rough terrain.
  • Ability to work in an office setting and interact with supporters, volunteers, and board members.
  • Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS and ability to learn ALT’s land conservation database software LANDSCAPE.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION                                                                                                                               

  • Reports to: Conservation Program Director
  • Supervises: May supervise seasonal staff, interns, volunteers and contractors
  • Salary: Full-time, competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Paid vacation and holidays; matching contribution to 403b; health, vision and dental
  • Admin support: Must be prepared to handle own correspondence, filing and record keeping

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                                                                           

  • Please click "Apply" below to email resume and cover letter by July 19, 2021
  • Or, by mail to Office Manager, Adirondack Land Trust, PO Box 130, Keene, NY 12942

ORGANIZATIONAL STATEMENT                                                                                                                  

Data show that some types of candidates more frequently do not apply for a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. As a small and growing organization, we appreciate a diverse set of skills and candidates eager and willing to grow and learn with our organization. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you.

We strive for a collegial environment of people who generate innovative ideas and work hard to implement them. We value diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to all aspects of conservation work, and to ensuring that the Adirondack Park welcomes and provides benefits for all people. We also understand the value of work/life balance.

ALT affirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all individuals. Decisions about recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, and all similar employment matters are made in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ethnic or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, military status or any other classification protected by federal or state law. Any discrimination in the workplace against persons protected by equal employment opportunity laws is illegal and against policy.

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Keene New York Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/farmland-stewardship-specialist/
Roofing Installer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-roofing-installer/ Full-time ~ Rising Sun is Hawaii's Number One Ranked Solar Company ~

Position Overview

Rising Sun is looking to hire employees interested in renewable energy. If you have some construction or roofing experience or you're already skilled in PV, Rising Sun has opportunities for you to continue to grow and learn from.

The Roofing Installer will assist in the successful installation, repair, and removal of various roofing projects. They will be willing to be crosstrained in PV installation. Accuracy and safety are important to Rising Sun. It is important that the Roofing Installers follow and promote all company protocols ensuring overall efficiency and safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safely load and unload roofing materials from the vehicle to the roof
  • Ensuring there are adequate materials and equipment to safely and efficiently complete projects
  • Safely remove and clear existing roofing from home
  • Install new roofing-composition, tile, and single-ply roofing according to manufacturer specifications
  • Repair and/or replace damaged sheathing, starter, fascia, and rafters
  • Locate and repair cracked tiles; filling in missing tiles; clearing out gutters and drains; locating and fixing leaks; repair damage caused by storms and high winds
  • Assist the Foreman with completing projects within established guidelines and timeframes by: Ensuring attention to detail with an emphasis on safety, quality, customer service, and productivity
  • Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA standards related to roofing procedures and enforce safety practices and standards
  • Perform service calls and assist with new PV installs when necessary
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance and communicates with co-workers in a positive manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year of roofing experience, including concrete tile, clay tile, and/or composition shingle
  • Knowledge of standard roofing procedures, methods, materials, systems, and buildings codes as they relate to the roofing process
  • Basic carpentry skills as they relate to roofing; plywood and shiplap replacement
  • Ability to follow instructions, learn quickly, and know when to ask questions
  • Ability to carry materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50 pounds)
  • Work well in a small team environment
  • Follow all OSHA and company safety requirements without question
  • Follow all company operations standards and processes
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Clean driving abstract, no DUI within 5 years
  • Must pass drug screen and background check

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, climb, bend, kneel, balance, stoop, walk and reach.
  • The employee will frequently be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Compensation

  • Pay is $18.00 - $25.00 per hour

In addition to career development, Rising Sun offers the following benefits:

  • Health Care, Dental, Vision and Aflac
  • Quarterly performance bonuses up to 10% of gross earnings
  • 401k
  • Performance review upon completion of 3 month introductory period
  • *HIRING BONUS for applicants with 5 years verifiable roof experience
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Lihue HI Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-roofing-installer/
Ranger Technician (Intern) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ranger-technician-intern-2/ Full-time ~ The mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County is to acquire, hold and maintain lands within Kane County that contribute to the preservation of natural and historic resources, habitats, flora, and fauna; and to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the education, recreation, and pleasure of all its citizens. Our goal is to preserve and restore the nature of Kane County. ~

Position Overview

The Planning and Operations Department has Ranger Technician intern/seasonal positions available.

  • Location: Grunwald Farms Forest Preserve, South Operations, Elburn, Illinois & Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve, North Operations, Hampshire, Illinois
  • Hours: Limited to a 2440 hour workweek, which may include shift work, weekends and holidays.    
  • Application deadline: Open until filled.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities

  • Mows and maintains picnic areas, trails, parking lots, and roadways.
  • Performs custodial work as required and assigned, including: cleaning & sanitizing rest rooms and replenishing supplies; cleaning spills; ground litter pick up and dumping garbage.
  • Assists with semi-skilled maintenance and repairs of buildings and structures.
  • Drives trucks and trailers to deliver equipment and materials to job sites.
  • Operates various hand and power landscape and construction equipment.
  • Insures proper maintenance of equipment and tools; performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Assist with reservation room setup and take down for rental facilities.
  • Maintains necessary records of work completed; maintains equipment log.
  • Assists the public as needed.
  • General labor.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
  • Enthusiastic, courteous, positive attitude and team spirit.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Current and valid Illinois driver’s license that is free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet carrier.
  • Employment is subject to successful results of a criminal history background investigation and satisfactory completion of a physical and drug screen.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to apply online. (All candidates must apply online.)
  • Contact: 
    • Betsy Scaletta, Human Resources Generalist, 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva IL 60134
    • Tel: (630) 208-8662;
    • Email: hrforest@kaneforest.com; Web: www.kaneforest.com 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Elburn Illinois Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ranger-technician-intern-2/
Project Coordinator - Sustainability Workforce https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-sustainability-workforce/ Full-time Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI)  is seeking a Project Coordinator to support our green workforce and higher education sectors. This position requires a multitasker who is excited to lead and support a variety of our team’s workforce education and training programs, partnerships, and training of emerging professionals.

This full-time regular position will be based in San Rafael (initially temporarily working remotely out of your home), and later when it is safe to do so, will work onsite in our main office in San Rafael, CA, as well as future intermittent travel and field support (eventually when it’s safe to travel), and requires flexibility for occasional evening and weekend work.

    • Typical working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
    • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 
    • Target start date is as soon as possible.

ABOUT SEI

SEI is a non-profit organization based in San Rafael in the Bay Area, CA, dedicated to building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. Our flagship programs educate and empower students and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities. Our staff works within teams to support each other on projects and to creatively develop new and effective models. 

We're looking for a resourceful individual to join our team who enjoys leading and supporting multiple concurrent projects, and as SEI promotes from within, has the ambition for growth with our organization. More details on our programs and services can be found at:  

PROJECT COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Project Coordinator supports the cross-programmatic activities of SEI’s higher education and workforce development programs under the direction of the Executive Director as well as other program directors and managers. We are looking for candidates who can work comfortably and professionally with a diverse set of colleagues, partners, clients and program participants, that include: college faculty and students, young professionals, individuals who experience systemic and/or individual barriers to employment, federal, state and local government department staff, policy makers, community stakeholders, financial and technical service providers, and funders.  

The Project Coordinator will be involved in all phases of projects, from design and fundraising, to planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. This team member will manage staff and external partners contributing to their programs, providing appropriate direction, support, mentoring and supervision.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Lead and/or assist on programs focused primarily on our efforts within our workforce and education sectors - Energize Colleges, Energize Careers, and Climate Corps. 
  • Supervise and mentor higher education students and professionals working on climate protection projects in schools, on campuses, local governments, non-profits, and private companies.
  • Establish and expand strategic contacts and our organization’s reputation as an innovator, expert and thought partner by representing SEI and our programs externally at select conferences, workshops, meetings, and events.
  • Assist with all aspects of our workforce development programs, including participant recruiting, supervision and oversight, training and professional development, and maintaining the administrative structures that enable fluid program delivery, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Assist with all aspects of our higher education projects and programs, including curriculum development, faculty training, instructional planning, direct instruction, staff supervision and mentorship, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Support our team with various fundraising activities, including partnership development, proposal and grant writing efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced coursework a plus) in a quantitative discipline, environmental studies, or related field or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree welcome.
  • Broad and deep understanding of sustainability, climate change, energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green infrastructure, and building science concepts and topics, evidenced by experience teaching these subjects, working in the field, and/or pursuit of additional coursework, seminars and professional certifications.
  • 3+ years of experience in workforce development and/or career coaching.
  • Experience engaging underserved communities, preferably around jobs related programs or services.
  • Knowledge, experience, and skill with networking, partnership development, public speaking, group presentations.
  • Understanding of the organizational mechanisms of city governments, non-profit and for-profit organizations, workforce development organizations, and colleges is highly desired.
  • Experience and ease developing relationships and skillfully working with colleagues, partners, clients, and constituents.
  • Prior people management, mentoring, career coaching, and supervision experience and aptitude, including ability to convey direction in a positive, constructive, and succinct manner. 
  • Coaching and mentoring experience working with individuals who experience systemic and/or individual barriers to employment.
  • Experience networking and developing relationships with workforce development organizations including training institutions, colleges, apprenticeship programs, Workforce Investment Boards, and wrap-around service providers.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision, collaboratively in teams/ partners, or independently.
  • Experience in and the drive to address racism and create race equity with the team members and programmatically.
  • Aptitude for interpersonal rapport building and working collaboratively with others.
  • Track record of successful task prioritization and execution, and deft management of a growing body of work with timely fulfillment of associated tasks & deliverables.
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills and ability to self-manage and follow through to ably and reliably meet multiple, concurrent deadlines.
  • Strong experience with and interest in various information technologies along with competency across the Google and Microsoft suites of office software (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.). Aptitude to quickly learn industry- or project-specific software.
  • Evidence of strong verbal and written communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • SEI asks that their employees be vaccinated for COVID with exception made for health and religious reasons. As such, we may ask for proof of vaccination during the hiring process.

COMPENSATION

SEI offers a competitive starting salary for this position of $61K per year plus company-paid medical, sick, vacation, 13 paid holidays per year, in-house dental reimbursement plan, comp time, and participation in 403(b) retirement savings plan (company matching commences after one year of employment).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires applicants to perform the following tasks: Read/comprehend, write, perform calculations, communicate orally, reason and analyze, use fine finger movements, use a computer and mouse, sit, stand, walk, drive a motorized vehicle, carry and/or lift up to 40 pounds, reach above shoulder level, bend, squat, crouch, kneel, push/pull, grasp.

APPLY TO

  • Qualified applicants should click "Apply" below to email a resume and cover letter to us describing how their interest, qualifications, and experience are a perfect match for this position.
  • Please include Project Coordinator - Workforcein the subject line of your email, as well as which platform you saw our post on.
  • No phone calls please.  

SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creative climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. A commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework is required. https://www.seiinc.org/dei.html

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San Rafael California Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-coordinator-sustainability-workforce/
Renewable Energy Sales Agent https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-energy-sales-agent/ Full-time Genesis Acqusitions is one of the nation's leading competitive dealer of CLEAN ENERGY. We are looking for motivated Sales Associates to help drive our 100% CLEAN ENERGY marketing/promotions campaign in the Greater Harrisburg area.

Overview

The Renewable Energy Sales Agent role involves working in a comfortable retail environment promoting our client's product. You are not just selling renewable energy - you are helping SAVE the environment and educating consumers about the importance of renewable energy and the NEED for its GROWTH.

  • Multiple locations

Position Responsibilities

  • Have an honest desire to help protect the environment and build the clean energy movement in the area.
  • Accurately and positively present clients benefits to customers
  • Effectively negotiate with customers to choose pollution-free electricity for their homes
  • Approach customers with energy, drive, and enthusiasm to explain the benefits of green energy from wind and solar.
  • Motivate and assist other team members with selling/closing techniques

Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • Sincere desire to help change the way power is made and desire to help combat climate change, creating a greener planet for future generations.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Experience:

  • Sales Experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Compensation

  • Pay: $500.00 - $900.00 per week
  • Benefits Include:
    • Paid training
    • Flexible hours
    • Evening/weekend opportunities
    • PAID MENTAL HEALTH DAY AFTER TRAINING

**This is NOT door to door sales, telephone sales, or multi-level marketing

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Greater Harrisburg area PA Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-energy-sales-agent/
MI2 Senior Associate https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/mi2-senior-associate/ Full-time

Environmental Incentives’ mission is to enhance the natural systems that sustain resilient and healthy communities. We design performance-driven approaches to conservation that empower public and private sector leaders to multiply their impact.

We are environmental thought leaders pioneering a new wave of conservation, helping people get the most from their investments in the environment. Since our establishment in 2004, we have become a leading advisor on natural resource programs and policies across the country and internationally.

Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation operating four offices across the U.S. and supporting field staff in multiple countries:  

  • Western Office (headquarters) - South Lake Tahoe, CA  
  • Southern California Office – San Diego, CA  
  • Eastern Office - Washington, DC   
  • Mountain Office - Denver, CO 
  • Kenya Field Office - Nairobi, Kenya 

OPPORTUNITY

Environmental Incentives (EI) is seeking a highly productive person to fill the position of MI2 Senior Associate. This position is based in Washington DC and will primarily support the Measuring Impact II (MI2) project, which is an initiative of USAID Biodiversity Division in the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation, implemented by Environmental Incentives, Foundations of Success, and ICF. MI2 is designed to enhance the impact of USAID biodiversity and forestry programs through improved project design, evidence-based programming, and adaptive management. MI2 works directly with USAID Agency staff and USAID Missions globally. 

EI provides USAID with technical services in the areas of adaptive management, learning, monitoring, evaluation, communications and knowledge management, and organizational development. 

EI and its partners are supporting USAID thought leaders, Mission staff, and Washington Bureaus to apply evidence-based adaptive management across USAID’s $265 million annual biodiversity portfolio. EI also helps to integrate conservation with other development sectors such as health, food security, democracy and governance, and global climate change. 

The successful candidate will provide technical and facilitation support to implement the Direct Field Support Program across various USAID Missions. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with clients and key stakeholders to ensure high-quality and impactful technical products and services.  The candidate will also be able to quickly grasp complex facilitation needs and set clear paths for team members and clients alike, managing adaptively in response to emerging priorities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Design and deliver technical assistance to support conservation and integrated design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (60%)

  • Lead scoping processes with clients to define technical support objectives, modality of technical support delivery, roles and responsibilities, timing, and process.
  • Design and facilitate workshops that engage multiple stakeholders, including USAID clients and implementing partners. These workshops will commonly focus on designing activities and designing and implementing adaptive management learning initiatives, aligned with USAID’s Program Cycle as well as EI’s approach to design and the Conservation Standards (Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation).
  • Develop and execute a plan for data collection and visualization that will be needed to achieve workshop objectives. Use stakeholder consultations or other tools, such as systems mapping, to identify knowledge gaps and strengthen evidence-based- decision-making.
  • Lead staff teams in producing high-quality workshop outputs such as situation models, results chains and theories of change, monitoring plans, monitoring data “stoplight” assessments, learning plans, and/or other reporting.
  • Facilitate after-action reviews for internal and client process learning and improvement on the design and delivery of technical support.
  • Coach EI and subcontractor staff in workshop facilitation process and techniques.

Support capacity building and application of best practices for evidence, learning, and adapting at project and program levels (25%)

  • Support capacity-building initiatives for monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) for biodiversity and integrated programs.
  • Guide project and program teams to incorporate evidence best practices for access, use, and generation during design and implementation. 
  • Lead or contribute to scoping and implementation of assessments or evaluations of biodiversity and integrated programs.
  • Synthesize lessons and develop learning products to inform Agency level learning on marine and coastal fisheries, wildlife trade, climate, conservation crime, conservation enterprises, and/or private sector engagement.  
  • Contribute to internal and external learning initiatives, products, and events. Produce brief communication products to share insights and learning.

Manage client relationships through management, coordination, and communications (15%)

  • Understand the clients’ needs and oversee the delivery of high-quality services to meet those needs.
  • Develop strong working relationships with individuals on client teams, tailoring communication, and management approaches to meet their management needs and styles.
  • Actively anticipate problems and proactively and transparently address them with the client.

QUALIFICATIONS

Environmental Incentives seeks talented, creative, and inspired professionals who can provide technical leadership in a growing practice while being flexible enough to fit into a strong culture. We carefully differentiate our minimum qualifications, preferred skills, and necessary characteristics for success.

Minimum Qualifications:

A narrow set of specific qualifications are essential for consideration in the open positions. These qualifications are considered the minimum necessary and we expect successful candidates will bring more than the minimum listed.

  • Demonstrated experience leading and facilitating conservation planning processes. 
  • Experience in workshop or training facilitation both in-person and virtual.
  • Expertise in adult learning practices and development of context-appropriate facilitation techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with multicultural and interdisciplinary teams of development practitioners and researchers.
  • Willingness to travel outside of the US post-COVID to support technical work as client needs require. EI is working remotely at this time and anticipates working remotely until at least the summer of 2021.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience with international development and biodiversity conservation programs.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience facilitating Conservation Standards (Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation) processes.
  • Training, coaching, and/or mentoring to teams or individuals to build capacity for Conservation Standards practices and tools.
  • Demonstrated field experience planning and implementing conservation programs.
  • Experience working with USAID and familiarity with the USAID Program Cycle.
  • Subject matter expertise in one or multiple environmental technical areas: coastal, fisheries and marine management, wildlife trade, and/or climate.
  • Fluent in Spanish or French is a plus.
  • Master’s Degree in international development or environment-related field.
  • Experience in communications and knowledge management.

COMPENSATION

Environmental Incentives also offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous annual leave, holiday and sick time, retirement plan options, professional development opportunities and health coverage. Salaries depend on qualifications and location.

HOW TO APPLY

  • To apply, please click "Apply on Company Website' below to submit a cover letter and resume on our careers page with “MI2 Senior Associate” as the position title.
  • Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received and the position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is identified. 

What Happens next? 

While resumes and cover letters allow us to screen for certain characteristics, they do not always let us know who you are and the qualities and skills you possess. Therefore, after you apply, if we think you align with Environmental Incentives principles, we will ask you to complete writing and spreadsheet exercises to allow you to better showcase your clarity of thought, verbal and written communication, and ability to create new and innovative ideas. Then we will welcome qualified candidates to interview with the Environmental Incentives team. 

ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

We are committed to developing an inclusive work environment for all employees, where diversity of thought, style, culture, and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or and other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants with disabilities may contact Environmental Incentives coordinators via telephone, e-mail, and other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request accommodation at any time. Please contact Human Resources:

Brenda Ables, Director of Human Resources, Phone: (202) 525-2450, E:mail: hr@enviroincentives.com

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District of Columbia Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/mi2-senior-associate/
Senior Manager, Urban Resilience https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-manager-urban-resilience/ Full-time The Urban Land Institute's (ULI) 'Urban Resilience' program is focused on how cities, buildings, and communities can be more prepared for the impacts of climate change. The program works with ULI members to provide technical assistance, advance knowledge through research, and catalyze the adoption of transformative practices for real estate and land use policy. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Manager, Urban Resilience, is responsible for research, technical assistance, outreach projects, and other initiatives within the Urban Resilience program. The Senior Manager reports to the Vice President, Urban Resilience, and is a core part of the Urban Resilience team, also collaborating with district council staff, the Advisory Services program, the Greenprint Center for Building Performance, and Building Healthy Places.

The Senior Manager position requires interest in and expertise on climate resilience, land use, and built environment/real estate topics. This could include extreme heat, wildfire resilience, drought resilience, or other climate adaptation topics. The position may have also gained knowledge of the real estate/built environment industries through a past role at a nonprofit, planning, or design firm or local government or through academic study.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a lead research author for at least one report per year, managing research and coordination with staff to create and write reports and other publications. Conduct interviews with ULI members, develop findings and recommendations, write up project profiles, share findings and coordinate with member reviewers, guide the report through the publication and outreach/marketing process, etc.
  • Manage and support technical assistance workshops and projects by identifying expert panelists, facilitating discussions, preparing reports and summaries, supporting impact evaluations, etc.
  • Manage and support local-level resilience activities, coordinating closely with ULI district council staff to create strategies for events, locally led publications, and technical assistance projects.
  • Present work to audiences such as ULI district councils and partner organizations.
  • Participate in external partnerships as needed, representing ULI to fellow nonprofit organizations and other partners.
  • Support business development for the Urban Resilience program as needed by contributing to grant and sponsorship proposals and contributing to reporting.
  • Manage limited administrative responsibilities, such as submitting invoices for payment, scheduling meetings, and the like.

TRAVEL:

  • Regular travel to ULI convenings and technical assistance projects. A reasonable expectation would be four to six trips per year.

QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least five years of relevant private-sector and/or nonprofit experience.
  • Strong research and writing skills—ready to be a lead author of ULI research reports, case studies, and toolkits.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills—ready to manage projects that require interdepartmental coordination and coordination with leaders in ULI membership.
  • Strong facilitation and partnership skills—easily fosters relationships and partnerships with stakeholders to ensure their buy-in and follow-through program successes.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of climate resilience, with extreme heat resilience and wildfire resilience being two particular areas of interest.
  • Knowledge of climate and environmental justice.
  • Knowledge of real estate, land use, and the built environment industries.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, WordPress, and Zoom.
  • Graphic design or Adobe skills a plus.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a dynamic work environment.
  • Self-driven, can determine work methods and processes to follow in carrying out work assignments.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, urban planning, real estate, business, public policy, and/or a related field.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • To apply, please click "Apply on Company Website" below and follow the link, where you'll then submit a résumé and a letter of interest.

ULI is an equal opportunity employer. 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.  No relocation reimbursement is offered at this time.

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Washington DC Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-manager-urban-resilience/
Senior Manager, Greenprint https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-manager-greenprint/ Full-time The Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance is a research center and a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing, and implementation of best practices, Greenprint and its members strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and achieve net-zero-carbon operations by 2050.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance (Greenprint) is seeking a Senior Manager to lead the implementation of a new Net Zero initiative—a multiyear program providing research and technical assistance to public and private-sector leaders to accelerate decarbonization in the built environment.  This position will report to the Senior Vice President, Greenprint.

Core areas of focus for the Greenprint Center include reducing carbon emissions and increasing building value across the built environment. This includes development of research reports and resources on the business case for high-performance green buildings, convening of market leaders to advance sustainability in real estate, developing and analyzing the benchmark performance of ULI Greenprint members, and the promotion of Greenprint member progress to the broader ULI membership and real estate market at large. Long-term focus areas include city climate goals and policies as well as tenant sustainability opportunities.

The Net Zero advisory initiative is a new five-year program launching in July 2021 to benefit, support, and advance the sustainability mission of ULI through the arrangement and management of technical assistance panels (TAPs) and other advisory services designed to help owners, cities, and other relevant constituents reduce or eliminate carbon emissions associated with buildings, communities, and cities. The goal of the effort is to provide concrete ideas and strategies to the beneficiaries of the TAPs and the general public to eliminate carbon emissions from the built environment. The Net Zero advisory initiative will also foster a long-term cohort of participants to collaborate over time and learn from each other as they work to implement the recommendations from the panels.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the implementation of Net Zero climate mitigation advisory activities, workshops, and convenings by identifying expert panelists, conducting pre-event research and developing panel briefing books, facilitating discussions, and supporting the development of panel recommendation presentations and summary reports.
  • Coordinate program timeline and manage toward key milestones in each city, collaborating with public partners at the city level, engaging with local private-sector member partners, and working with ULI staff at the district council level to advance decarbonization efforts post-panel.
  • Run the Net Zero advisory “cohort” convenings for long-term engagement of participants across the cities and provide and source ad-hoc technical assistance needs.
  • Serve as a lead research author for one report per year, managing research and report staff to develop reports and other publications.
  • Present on Greenprint research and programs to the broader real estate market—webinars, conference panels, media interviews, etc.
  • Develop relationships and engage with ULI Greenprint real estate members to ensure that sufficient value-add and thought leadership is being provided to this group.
  • Support business development for Greenprint member recruitment and external-sponsored Greenprint research reports, as well as for Net Zero initiative sponsor recruitment and associated follow-on activities.
  • Limited administrative responsibilities, such as submitting invoices for payment, tracking budgets, scheduling meetings, etc.

TRAVEL:

  • Travel mostly within the United States and once globally per year as required.
  • A reasonable expectation would be four trips a year, each with a duration of two to three days.

QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least five years of relevant private-sector and/or nonprofit experience.
  • A strategic thinker, a strong writer, a problem solver, and an excellent communicator.
  • Experience with and comfort in engaging with senior leaders in real estate and land use.
  • Expert working knowledge on sustainability, climate change, green buildings, real estate, local climate policy, and related topics.
  • Able to maintain keen attention to details, timelines, and various moving project pieces.
  • Strong facilitation and partnership skills—easily fosters relationships and partnerships with stakeholders to ensure their buy-in and follow-through program successes.
  • Strong research and writing skills—ready to be a lead author of ULI research reports, case studies, and toolkits.
  • Strong presentation skills—capable of presenting Greenprint content to the broader market.
  • Self-driven, can determine work methods and processes to follow in carrying out work assignments.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, urban planning, real estate, business, public policy, and/or a related field.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • To apply, please click "Apply on Company Website" below and follow the link, where you'll then submit a résumé and a letter of interest.

ULI is an equal opportunity employer. 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.  No relocation reimbursement is offered at this time.

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Washington DC Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-manager-greenprint/
Field Team Member (Trails) - 300-Hour https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/300-hour-field-team-member-trails/ Full-time Live, serve, and explore Maine’s wilderness, coast and mountains with Maine Conservation Corps (MCC). You’ll make a difference in local communities, while connecting to nature, peers and yourself. Build a path, while finding yours.   

Members serve in teams of three to six, using traditional construction and maintenance skills to enhance hiking, biking, skiing, and other types of recreational trails throughout the state. 

Learn how to highline a 500-pound boulder to construct a stone staircase, build timber structures, or open access to treasured natural areas. 

General Description

Team Members will attend a member orientation to MCC and AmeriCorps.  Topics may include:  backcountry wellness, Leave No Trace ethics, diversity and inclusivity, and an introduction to trail tools and safety standards. During the Field Season members will participate in ongoing job readiness training including job searches, resume and cover letter writing, and goal setting.

Field Team Members will complete conservation projects as part of a team primarily focused on rehabilitation and construction of recreational trails across Maine.  You can expect to serve on physically challenging projects in any kind of weather, gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship.  The Team Member position requires a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, the ability to live and serve collaboratively in a team setting, and the physical ability to carry out the essential functions of the position.

Location:

  • 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Training typically takes place in the Augusta area; field projects are conducted throughout Maine.

Time Requirement:

  • Full time, 40 hours a week, 7:00am – 4:30pm, for 9 days (Monday – Tuesday), followed by 5 days off OR Monday – Friday with weekends off. It is typical to have a mixed schedule, and each team has a unique project and travel schedule.
  • Overnights and weekends required. Field Team Members are 300 hour AmeriCorps members.
    • Start Date:  August 9, 2021
    • End Date:  October 1, 2021

Service Conditions:

  • This position requires serving in adverse weather conditions, including cold, rain, heat, and humidity, exposure to biting and stinging insects, hiking with all tools and gear over difficult terrain, and sleeping in tents.
  • This position should be viewed not as a traditional job, but as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in remote locations, are to be expected.

Training:

  • Attend training, such as: orientation to the MCC and AmeriCorps, Leave No Trace, diversity and inclusivity, introduction to trail tools and safety standards.
  • Participate in ongoing training such as: resume writing, job search components, and interview skills

Responsibilities

Duties:

  • Learn all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation.
  • Participate in job readiness training
  • Adhere to the MCC safety rules and guidelines including heightened COVID-19 protocols
  • Follow the MCC Code of Conduct, and all guidelines set forth in member agreement and MCC Handbook.
  • Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy.
  • Submit paperwork in a timely manner. Paperwork includes timesheets, job readiness assignments, and other forms required by the MCC.
  • Represent the MCC in a professional and supportive manner, to the public and media.
  • Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions.  Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene (Not to be counted as direct service hours).
  • Build new trails, rehabilitate existing trails, and complete other conservation projects
    • Build bridges, wooden ladders, retaining walls, etc.
    • Construct rock staircases, retaining walls, stepping stones, etc.
    • Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.)
    • Other treadway maintenance and construction (crush rock, haul gravel)
    • Invasive species removal

Essential Functions:

  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Willingness and physical ability to serve on a variety of conservation projects, which will include using power and hand tools
  • Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Serving on trails across steep or uneven terrain
  • Serving in extremes of heat or cold, as well as being exposed to biting and stinging insects
  • Serving, eating, and camping outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often carrying heavy gear and tools
  • Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
  • Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
  • Interest in serving with a diverse group of people
  • Willingness to follow heightened health and safety protocols due to COVID-19 during service sessions and during time off, including restricted travel outside of Maine.

Marginal Functions:

  • The ability to operate an MCC vehicle to transport members and gear to and from project sites

Qualifications

  • Must be eligible for AmeriCorps
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 17 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must agree to criminal history checks

Compensation & Benefits

  • Team Members are AmeriCorps members who will receive a weekly living stipend of $270 (less taxes). Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, pro-deals, a Maine State Park Pass, and an education award of $1,311.11. 
  • Some members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.

To Apply

  • Submit an MCC Application prior to the deadline of Wednesday, July 21st and send a copy of your resume to Corps.Conservation@maine.gov
  • You will be contacted with further instructions. 
  • You may direct questions to the same email above.
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Augusta Maine Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/300-hour-field-team-member-trails/
Nonprofit Leadership Fellow – Sustainability Education and Workforce https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/nonprofit-leadership-fellow-sustainability-education-and-workforce-4/ Full-time One Year Term. Please see 'Apply To' section at the bottom of this description for steps to apply.

  • Are you passionate about sustainability issues and how they connect to education?
  • Are you a highly organized self-starter with strong technical and writing background? 

SEI is seeking a dedicated individual, passionate about working in the non-profit sector, to provide a year of service as a full-time, paid Fellow for a cutting-edge organization focused on designing innovative solutions to address community climate and sustainability goals. Working within SEI’s Non-profit Leadership Fellowship, this candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with our Program Staff. 

The Nonprofit Leadership Fellow – Sustainability Education and Workforce role is a full-time paid position, based remotely out of your home (until it is safe to return to the San Rafael office in person). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with an intended start date of as soon as possible. This position offers exceptional training and professional development and exposure in the areas of climate/energy sustainability and non-profit fundraising/management.

ABOUT SEI

Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) 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.

Our staff works closely in a team-oriented environment supporting each other on projects and creatively developing new models and approaches. We're looking for a resourceful individual to join our team who enjoys leading and supporting multiple concurrent projects and has the ambition to grow with our organization. More details on our programs and services can be found at: 

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS

  • Hands-on experience in innovative K-12 and college/university sustainability education and conservation projects, agency-wide and program-specific communications tasks, along with other climate/sustainable energy projects as candidate interests & schedule permits
  • Work on special projects under direction of SEI’s management team
  • Experience in team-based grant writing and proposal development
  • Commitment to regular (one day per month on average) professional training
  • Career coaching throughout the year and end-of-fellowship career search support
  • Formal goal setting and periodic performance reviews/feedback 

SUPPORT AREAS AND ASSOCIATED RESPONSIBILITIES

The Fellow may support the agency’s implementation of activities across a variety of our flagship cutting-edge resource efficiency programs, with exposure to key components of program design, promotion/fundraising, implementation, reporting, and evaluation:  

  • K-12 School Program Support – The focus of this aspect is to support SEI’s conservation and education programs in K-12 schools. This will include participation in project-based curriculum development, teacher trainings, student instruction, and support for district and school conservation campaigns. Work may include hands-on support for The School of Environmental Leadership (The SEL).
  • Higher Education Program Support - The Fellow may support with assisting in a variety of coordination roles in our effort to provide for student applied learning and energy curriculum integration with community colleges and 4-year degree schools.
  • Climate/Energy Program Support – A portion of the Fellow’s time may be spent in direct support of one of our many programs in the sustainable communities and workforce development sectors.
  • Proposal Support – A portion of the Fellow’s focus could entail working across SEI Directors and Managers to write grant applications to fund our work. 
  • Special Project Support – Under the direction of SEI’s Executive Director, the Fellow may assist in helping plan for and implement new and innovative programs that expand our team’s collective body of work and measurable impact.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate is highly skilled working across the Microsoft suite of office automation software (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), G-Suite, and ability to learn additional software quickly as needed. Qualified candidates will also evidence strong quantitative, written and verbal communication skills, in addition to the following:

  • Experience/strong interest working in education with K-12 and/or higher education stakeholders (students, teachers, and/or staff) 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills that include case study development and leading small group trainings and/or presentations;
  • Background or experience in curriculum and grant development, and/or leading group trainings and/or presentations
  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced coursework a plus) in a quantitative discipline, environmental studies, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • A commitment to anti-racism and willingness to work within racial equity frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience with efficient web research and information synthesis 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage varied projects and tasks at any time
  • Ability to work full-time out of our San Rafael office (once Shelter-in-Place is lifted), and willingness to engage in recurring overnight travel in the California region and/or beyond (once Shelter-in-Place is lifted).
  • Basic knowledge of core energy efficiency and building science concepts
  • SEI asks that their employees be vaccinated for COVID with exception made for health and religious reasons. As such, we may ask for proof of vaccination during the hiring process.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Environmental Education 
  • Background working on campus-based student outreach/campaigns and projects 
  • Experience in energy auditing and/or solar analysis
  • Strong analytic skills, experience with Excel (building spreadsheets, formulas, and data manipulation) and math or science background
  • Basic knowledge of core energy efficiency and building science concepts
  • Prior energy, climate change work experience
  • Working knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions related activities and current policies and programs
  • Understanding of financial analysis or modeling
  • Marketing/community outreach experience
  • Web/Video Experience

COMPENSATION

This position offers an hourly rate of $20.00 per hour, medical benefits, paid vacation and sick time.  Beyond monetary compensation, this fellowship affords the candidate significant technical skill and non-profit leadership skills development, fieldwork and networking opportunities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires the ability to: Read/comprehend, write, perform calculations, communicate orally, reason and analyse, use fine finger movements, use a computer and mouse, sit, stand, walk, drive a motorized vehicle, carry and/or lift up to 25 pounds, reach above shoulder level, bend, squat, crouch, kneel, push/pull, grasp.

TO APPLY

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter AND resume to us.
  • Please put NPLF Sustainability Education/Workforce in the subject line, as well as which platform you saw our post on.  
  • Please indicate in your cover letter your availability to start.
  • No phone calls, please.  

SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creative climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. A commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework is required.

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San Rafael California Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/nonprofit-leadership-fellow-sustainability-education-and-workforce-4/
Project Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-manager-13/ Full-time The Deschutes River Conservancy seeks a Project Manager to join our dynamic team in restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes Basin.

  • Title:  Project Manager
  • Reports To:  Program Director
  • Salary Range: Negotiable; starting at $60,000
  • Location: Bend, Oregon 

WHO WE ARE

The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC), based in Bend, Oregon, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1996 to restore streamflows and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin. We bring together tribal, irrigation, environmental, hydropower, and federal, state and local government interests to accomplish our mission through financing and implementation of voluntary ecosystem restoration projects.

Three major program areas provide focus to our work:

  • Irrigation Infrastructure Improvements: The DRC facilitates water conservation projects that restore streamflows and improve water quality.
  • Voluntary Market-Based Transactions: The DRC integrates technical support, innovation, program design, financing and project execution to implement voluntary market- based transactions to restore streamflows.
  • Basin-wide Water Management Planning.

NOTE: We are governed by a 15-person board of directors and managed by a full-time Executive Director with seven employees. The DRC has a $2.1 million annual budget.

WHAT WE VALUE

We are an innovative, consensus-based, and highly collaborative organization. We proactively seek new solutions for solving old problems. We don’t engage in litigation, preferring instead to leverage partners’ strengths to get the watershed-scale outcomes we seek. We live the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Click here to read about our full Mission, Vision and Values.

We honor the native people who have called this region home for thousands of years.  We join them in stewardship of our rivers for the next seven generations.  

WHO YOU ARE

You are someone who can:

  • Build relationships.
  • Think creatively.
  • Find common ground with diverse interests.
  • Manage complex projects.
  • Be flexible and adaptive.
  • Be passionate about conservation.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Negotiate agreements with landowners, irrigation districts and contractors to implement streamflow restoration projects and water quality projects including the McKay Creek Water Rights Switch, on-farm efficiency programs, and new projects as they come online;
  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with landowners, irrigation districts, government agencies, and other conservation organizations;
  • Coordinate the work of project teams, including in-house resources, subcontractors, and agency partners to complete projects;
  • Manage contracts with engineers, GIS consultants, and other subcontractors;
  • Assist in research tasks associated with water rights analysis;
  • Monitor and report on project status, and ensure that projects meet grant objectives;
  • Develop and submit grant applications in support of projects;
  • Manage the grant tracking and fiscal administration of projects in coordination with accounting staff;
  • Review and approve invoices submitted under project budgets.
  • Assist in communication and marketing efforts of the DRC as needed; and
  • Work with DRC staff and Board to strengthen DRC’s institutional capacity, including advancing internal and external work on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.

COMPENSATION 

  • This is a full-time, exempt position with a negotiable salary range; starting at $60,000.
    • Benefits include a group medical and dental insurance policy, access to a retirement plan with an employer contribution, and a competitive personal paid-time-off policy.
    • The DRC supports continuing education opportunities for all staff. 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter. 
  • Position is open until filled with an ideal start date of June 21st.

DRC is committed to equal employment opportunities and encourages applications from people of all races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, beliefs, national origins, or abilities.

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Bend OR Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-manager-13/
Mechanical Engineer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/mechanical-engineer-2/ Full-time Saildrone designs and manufactures wind and solar powered autonomous surface vehicles called Saildrones, which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale.

We are working with governments, civic agencies, foundations, universities and private companies around the globe to drive better information about our oceans and seas - be it in mapping out the ocean floor, collecting new CO2 data in hard-to-reach areas, counting bio-mass to establish fishing quotas, or detecting and stopping illegal fishing and drug trafficking.

We believe that better inputs in planetary models in turn yield better outputs and that the new insights gained in weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing and climate change will have tremendous impact on humanity.

We are based in Alameda, CA and are backed by Social Capital, The Capricorn Investment Group, Lux Capital, Horizons Venture and The Schmidt Family Foundation.

The Role

We are seeking a hands-on Mechanical Engineer to help develop new components, mechanisms and assemblies for our existing and under development vehicles. Mechanical Engineers are responsible for deriving requirements, creating concepts, performing required hand calcs or testing, creating CAD models/ assemblies, making drawings and designing any tooling or fixturing needed to ensure parts are consistently made as the design intended.

Our small, close-knit team offers leadership visibility and the chance to have a direct impact on the hardware we sail around the world to collect first-in-class data. You will be a part of a team of talented individuals who are just as passionate about supporting one another as they are about our planetary mission. Honesty and the ability to accept feedback are critical, as are a sense of humor and the general ability to have fun!

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the design and development of mechanical systems and any required tooling.
  • Perform basic hand calculations on designs and create component validation tests if necessary.
  • Be responsible for project completion from early conception through design and production.
  • Exemplify technical excellence and be accountable for your work.

Qualifications

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (preferably mechanically focused).
  • Experience with CAD software packages and excellent fundamentals of mechanical design concepts (Solidworks is used at Saildrone).
  • Experience designing for a variety of manufacturing processes including welding, composite layups, CNC machining, 3d printing and structural bonding.
  • Comfortable with/ willing to learn manual fabrication tools (Mill, lathe, basic shop tools).
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience driving the design and development of mechanical components or systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Involvement with a demanding engineering or project team (FSAE, BAJA, Design-Build-Fly etc.)
  • Experience with GD&T and creating complete drawing packages.
  • Experience designing production level tooling and weld fixtures.
  • Strong ability to make fast decisions using available data.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in a fast-paced R&D and manufacturing setting.

Location

This position is in Alameda, CA. Only candidates with proper permits to work in the United States can be considered.  Our waterfront office offers beautiful views of San Francisco Bay in always sunny Alameda. Even our walls have good karma, our offices mix software development with a hardware production line in the former airplane hangar used to film 'The Matrix'.

Benefits

  • Medical, dental and vision plans for you and your dependents
  • Active sailing classes: become a certified skipper on boats up to 35ft!  (once COVID safety allows)
  • Short and relaxing ferry ride from the Ferry Building for SF residents
  • Enhanced paternity / maternity programs
  • Competitive benefits including excellent medical, discounted gym, life insurance, 401k plan

More about Saildrone

This is an exciting opportunity with a fast-growing post series-B startup at the cutting-edge intersection of big data services and autonomous hardware. You will be an integral part of a high-performing multi-disciplinary delivering high impact for humanity and future generations.

You can read the latest about us:

Saildrone is an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

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Alameda CA Thu, 08 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/mechanical-engineer-2/
Director, Product Development - Solar or Wind https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-product-development-solar-or-wind/ Full-time At Pangea, we believe that effective resourcing is about more than placements—it’s about making the most of human potential. That’s why we’re positioned to offer both foundational support and intelligent solutions to international businesses and professionals alike. That’s why we are an agile, people-centric business, driven by our values of: Fostering Collaborative Communities, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Growth Mindset and Inspiring Expertise. 

We empower society by enabling leading talent to secure the world’s energy future!

Our achievements and ambitions are reflected in our track record, awards and industry recognition, but are best summarised by our company vision. Every day, we strive to surpass our own potential and empower society by enabling leading talent to secure the world’s energy future.

Overview

We are partnered with a leading renewables company in the north east! They are looking to add a Project Developer at the Director level. The successful candidate will play a leading and active role in the project management, execution, and development of prospective greenfield generation projects. Candidate must be self-motivated and be willing to take initiative to complete project elements on time and on budget and have a deep understanding of and track record in the successful development of large utility or energy projects.

Qualifications

Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8-12 years of relevant energy project development
  • Plan and execute the development program for identified projects
  • Negotiate necessary development agreements
  • Manage the permitting process, anticipate and resolve other project development activities as required
  • Develop local community support for the project
  • Manage relationships and develop commercial agreements with potential project output off-takers

Experience:

  • Solar or Wind project development: 8 years (Preferred)
  • PPA agreements: 8 years (Preferred)
  • Interconnections: 8 years (Preferred)

Compensation

  • $140,000.00 - $160,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Silver Spring MD Thu, 08 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-product-development-solar-or-wind/
Marketing & Communication Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/marketing-communication-director/ Full-time Michigan’s environmental movement depends on the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) to keep it strong, vibrant and connected. Together we focus energy and attention on the policies and cultural systems that are essential to make Michigan a more sustainable and equitable place.

We are a coalition of more than 70 organizations with offices in Lansing and Detroit. Created in 1980 to lead Michigan’s environmental movement, MEC combines deep environmental policy expertise, close connections to state and federal decisionmakers, and relationships with broad alliances to achieve positive public policy solutions to our most challenging environmental issues.

Our team – member organizations, board leadership and professional staff – are among the most passionate, visionary and hard-working advocates you’ll ever work with. If you want to devote yourself to the most meaningful work protecting Michigan’s natural resources and public health, consider joining us at the Michigan Environmental Council.

Michiganders love our two peninsulas and the Great Lakes that define them. We share a pride in our state’s natural splendor and a devotion to protecting it as the cornerstone of Michigan’s long-term prosperity and our world-class quality of life. That ethos transcends political boundaries, and it’s stronger today than ever. You see it on T-shirts and bumper stickers. You feel it downtown, along the trail, at the farmers market, on the beach.

There it is, this beautiful, precious place: Michigan.

It is our job to protect it.

Position Overview

This is an exciting time at MEC for communications. This position is open due to the retirement of our current Director who has been with the organization for 17 years. She leaves her successor a solid foundation: a talented staff, top notch publications and an organization deeply respected by the fourth estate. Over the next two years, the Marketing & Communications Director (MCD) will lead the development of a fresh brand strategy and help guide the development of our next organizational four-year strategic plan.

The Marketing & Communications Director leads MEC’s content marketing and organization branding; manages online and print publications and products; oversees media relations and social media, collaborates with policy staff on advocacy and education campaigns; collaborates with our development team on strategic fundraising initiatives; and oversees integration of website and email marketing tools with MEC’s CRM system.

MEC seeks an expert brand manager with concrete experience in advocacy and communications. The successful candidate will be able to showcase rich strategic leadership of organizational and campaign communications. They will also have the ability to dig in directly on the work by writing and editing content, managing staff and contractors, and engaging with the wide array of Michigan environmental activists. This is a senior level position in the organization, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning:

The Marketing & Communications Director sets the overall organizational strategy for communications, finding the nexus between what the organization wants to communicate (such as internal goals, core topics) and what the community is most interested in. By identifying trends, overseeing public opinion research and message development, and monitoring current events and influencers the MCD anticipates opportunities to engage in and define the discourse on Michigan environmental matters.

Brand Management:

The MCD ensures the strength and integrity of the MEC brand across all of its programs and communications channels. By establishing positive associations and a strong awareness of the brand, the MCD builds supporter loyalty and discourages opposition to the organization’s policy priorities. The MCD also ensures the brand is consistently applied through production management and by training staff on communication essentials and brand awareness.

Public Relations:

MEC’s success is highly dependent on others amplifying its messages, so it is essential that the MCD maintain a strong understanding of the communities we serve and the structures we work within through consistent listening and feedback loops, including public opinion research and social media. The MCD builds and maintains long-term relationships with influential voices in the advocacy world and the media to ensure MEC’s message cuts through. They design and manage the organization’s segmentation and targeting strategy, conduct press outreach (including media releases, interview preparation, and responses to media requests) and prepare materials for broader coalition use in elevating MEC’s messages. 

Digital Communications:

MEC looks to ramp up its digital marketing efforts, and the MCD will lead that effort, tracking and analyzing relevant metrics and performance data to inform the strategy. Working with the development, engagement and policy teams in the organization, they will optimize our digital advocacy and increase campaign impact, funds raised, and list growth through online marketing, organizing and acquisition strategies. The MCD stays informed on emerging online technologies through relevant resources, trainings, and conferences; implements best practices for online programs; and manages contractors to adopt new technologies and troubleshoot technical problems as they arise.

Production Management & Oversight:

The MCD ensures that MEC’s communications are ripe with fresh content and delivered in a timely manner to the key audiences. This includes editing and overseeing production of print and online content, publications and products for development and program functions. In addition to managing the communications staff, vendors and contractors, the MCD supports the operations team by maintaining Salesforce, our customer relationship management tool, and ensuring its integration with our email broadcast, social media and web communications.

Base Qualifications

  • Five years of relevant professional experience, preferably in marketing or advertising.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as journalism, public relations or communications
  • Demonstrable experience in marketing strategy execution across diverse communications channels and media
  • Exceptional communication skills in writing, editing, listening and presenting
  • Excellent organizational skills and experience with project management
  • Highly collaborative and resourceful team player
  • A markedly strong work ethic evidencing conscientiousness and attentiveness
  • Experience with website design and maintenance, email marketing tools and CRMs (preferably Salesforce)
  • Experience in publication production (annual reports, research reports, newsletters, fact sheets)
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace with an aptitude to learn new applications
  • Passion for MEC's mission, members and partners

Other Position Notes

  • This position requires regular work outside normal hours, including evenings and weekends.

Compensation Package

  • MEC provides staff with an industry-leading compensation package.
  • The Marketing & Communications Director position includes a salary of $58,000 - $74,000 commensurate with experience; full medical, dental and vision benefits; organizational matching to a 403(b) retirement program and a flexible schedule with unlimited paid time off.

Application Process

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a single PDF with 1) a strong, detailed cover letter, 2) a resume and 3) at least three references (minimum two professional)
  • Type “Marketing & Comms Director” in the subject line.
  • You may include up to five (5) portfolio materials in your submission at your discretion.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
  • Please direct questions about the job description to CEO Conan Smith at conan@environmentalcouncil.org.
  • Application review will begin now and continue until the position is filled.
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Lansing MI Thu, 08 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/marketing-communication-director/
Policy Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-specialist-4/ Full-time Created in 1980 to lead Michigan’s environmental movement, the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) is a coalition of more than 70 organizations with offices in Lansing and Detroit.

MEC combines deep environmental policy expertise, close connection to state and federal decision-makers and relationships with broad alliances to achieve positive public policy solutions to our most challenging environmental issues. 

Position Overview

Michigan Environmental Council seeks a Policy Specialist to coordinate and support MEC efforts to defend Michigan’s environment by shaping policy decisions made in the State Capitol. The position will have a primary focus on policy related to the City of Detroit. In addition this position will serve to cover new issues areas that arise from time to time. 

This position conducts research; analyzes policy proposals; educates decision makers on policy priorities and organizational positions; develops and executes issue strategy campaigns; and advocates for MEC’s water priority policies in the legislature and with the administration and executive agencies. An ideal candidate will utilize a range of skills and relationships to strengthen Michigan’s environmental resilience in the face of weakened environmental standards, unsustainable land use practices and a changing climate. The position requires regular work in MEC’s Lansing headquarters and in the city of Detroit. A significant portion of this position involves directly interfacing with elected officials and government staff.

This is an entry level position where the employee will work collaboratively with the Policy staff and reports to the Policy Director.

Responsibilities

General Duties:

  • Provide written and oral advocacy to further MEC’s public health, climate, mobility, appropriations, and land use priorities at the Michigan Legislature, the executive branch, and state agencies. 
  • Analyze environmental policy proposals (both legislative and executive branch) and monitor their progress through state decision-making processes.
  • Educate policymakers and staff about environmental concerns and priorities.
  • Work with external consultants and partners to align strategies and goals.
  • Represent MEC at various workgroup and stakeholder tables
  • Generate research and advocacy reports.
  • Strengthen, develop and nurture relationships with state decision makers and elected officials, and sustain durable partnerships with a network of allies 

Detroit Program:

  • Actively support the Detroit Environmental Agenda in collaboration with Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, including:
    • Recruiting and supporting members
    • Supporting an effective coalition committee structure
    • Tracking and focusing attention on the DEA strategic plan
  • Ensure synergy between MEC’s policy agenda and Detroiter priorities, including:
    • Reviewing and reporting on state and local policy proposals  
    • Tracking bills in Lansing
    • Evaluating MEC policy priorities for environmental justice implications
    • Identifying, recruiting and supporting Detroit leaders of color for state-level appointments and nonprofit environmental and conservation boards
    • Creating opportunities for Detroiters to engage and comment on state policy issues
  • Strengthen MEC’s authentic presence in Detroit by:
    • Hosting quarterly state policy briefings with Detroit neighborhood and issue leaders
    • Ensuring MEC’s participation and representation on key city organizations and coalitions
  • Advise MEC’s development staff on opportunities with foundations and donors 

  • Attend and support various coalitions, including:
    • Michigan  Environmental Justice Coalition
    • Center for Urban Responses to  Environmental Stressors
    • WECR (Policy Link water table)
    • Motion Coalition
    • Asthma Alliance

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Familiarity with the principles of environmental justice and the impact and relevance of race in environmental policy and projects 
  • Comfort advocating to public officials and coalition partners to advance key environmental issues
  • Strong written and oral communications advocacy, interpersonal relationship and teamwork skills
  • A proven strong work-ethic and willingness to go the extra mile
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google (GSuite)
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines and balance multiple tasks
  • Experience or aptitude working in diverse coalitions, alliances or other groups 

Preferred: 

  • One to three years’ experience in legislative analysis, policy or political advocacy or other nonprofit work 
  • Experience with and understanding of city of Detroit environmental issues and organizations
  • Understanding and familiarity with Michigan state appropriations process
  • Aptitude for and interest in politics and environmental public policy
  • Professional demeanor, sense of humor and positive attitude
  • Solid grasp of current issues related to agriculture and water policy and familiarity with environmental issues and expertise in one or more of MEC’s core program areas 

Other Position Notes

  • The successful candidate for this position will be required to register as a lobbyist.
  • This position works in both Lansing and Detroit. Due to COVID-19, the position will be remote until such time as it is safe to resume in-office work. 
  • This position requires occasional work outside of normal hours including evenings and weekends.

Compensation Package

  • MEC provides staff with an industry-leading compensation package. T
  • he Policy Specialist position includes a salary of $30,000 to $42,000 commensurate with experience, full medical, dental, and vision benefits: organizational matching to a 403(b) retirement program and unlimited paid time off.

Application Process

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a single PDF with 1) a strong, detailed cover letter, 2) a resume, and #) at least three references.
  • Type “Policy Specialist” in the subject line.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
  • Please direct questions about the job description to Policy Director Sean Hammond (sean@environmentalcouncil.org).
  • Application review will begin now and continue until the position is filled.
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Lansing MI Thu, 08 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-specialist-4/
Head of Marketing https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/head-of-marketing/ Full-time Forests are crucial to all life on Earth. Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator, Inc. helps safeguard the world’s tropical forests by building a global market for forest carbon credits. Countries generate these credits by reducing deforestation and tropical deforestation. 

Position Overview

The Head of Marketing will design, implement, and monitor effective integrated marketing strategies that align with Emergent’s mission and commercial goals. Emergent’s mission, is, in part, ensuring the confidence of the public and private sector in results-based finance to protect tropical forests. The Head of Marketing will play a crucial role in establishing that, and thus, in shaping the future of tropical forest conservation.

The ideal candidate has 7+ years of B2B and B2C innovative marketing delivery experience managing a variety of thought leadership, promotional and targeted outreach programs end-to-end, including earned/owned/paid advertising campaigns, events/webinars and account-based marketing. To be successful in this role, the candidate should know how to map audiences, generate insights, create messaging hierarchies, generate omni-channel/omni-medium assets, deploy channel-relevant campaigns, and be driven by commercial metrics (e.g., pipeline strength/velocity to conversion). 

Location: New York or Miami preferred; other locations in the US EST/CST or UK time zones will be  considered. 

Emergent sits at the heart of a vibrant ecosystem of partners, including Fortune 500 companies, UN agencies and leading NGOs, and a crucial part of the Head of Marketing’s role will be in activating and harnessing those organisations’ resources. The Head of Marketing will play a significant role in shaping Emergent’s strategic planning and the realization of its flagship initiatives, including the public and private LEAF Coalition and the NGO- and civil society-led Green Gigaton Challenge.

Our Head of Marketing will report directly to the Chief Commercial Officer and will oversee several agency relationships and internal support staff. The Head of Marketing will be responsible for both high-level strategy as well as the day-to-day implementation of related activities within a start-up environment that is global in nature and accustomed to working the hours required to bring about true change for the remaining tropical forests. 

Responsibilities

Marketing strategy

  • Drive customer-centricity across the organization leveraging research-driven customer insights and a diverse suite of marketing assets deployable across a range of audiences, channels, and languages;
  • Develop and implement an integrated marketing plan that drives awareness through to consideration within the private (corporate) and public sectors (e.g., forest governments);
  • Participate in the quarterly and annual planning of the company’s objectives;
  • Benchmark Emergent’s marketing performance versus its closest competitors;
  • Scanning the market for inputs that will inform route-to-market assessments for high integrity carbon emissions reductions in B2B2B and B2B2C environments;
  • Preparing and reviewing monthly, quarterly, and yearly KPIs and budgets; and
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations on marketing metrics for the executive team.

Stakeholder and agency management

  • Develop marketing narratives and assets that aid customer-facing staff in creating awareness and consideration in corporate and forest country government populations;
  • Design and implement processes and associated assets to aid corporate and government clients in favourably positioning their involvement with Emergent to their stakeholders;
  • Drive clear and timely deliverables from agency partners according to budget and SOWs;
  • Set the communications calendar for demand and supply teams ensuring rigorous KPIs in place; and
  • Build relationships with media and stakeholders through creative PR strategies.

Event planning and implementation

  • Scan the corporate and jurisdictional landscape for events to sponsor and/or participate in;
  • Coordinating with partners and Emergent team to plan and execute events, both live and digital; and
  • Design event themes, curate event content, enlist influential guest speakers and maximize event attendance through targeted invitation.

Campaign management

  • Monitor all marketing campaigns against targets and make iterative adjustments autonomously;
  • Prioritize marketing projects and allocate resources accordingly;
  • Conduct market analysis to identify challenges and opportunities for growth; and
  • Scan the corporate and jurisdictional landscape for events to sponsor and/or participate in.

Requirements of the Role

Essential attributes:

  • Proven B2B delivery and leadership track record as a VP of Marketing or Marketing Director (B2C a plus);
  • Deep knowledge of and experience in visualizing buyers’ journeys including decision-maker mapping, sales cycle influence points, and personas crafting;
  • Mastery of designing and implementing successful integrated marketing campaigns;
  • Mastery of digital and in-person events planning and delivery;
  • Mastery of digital marketing (paid/earned/owned), events delivery, and lead generation;
  • Mastery of CRM software and digital marketing tools and channels (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter);
  • Formidable experience curating and boosting thought leadership campaigns including the development and leveraging of influencer partnerships;
  • Experience selecting and managing agency relationships;
  • Experience managing 1-2 direct reports; and
  • Strong analytical and project management skills and strategic mindset, with ability to make difficult decisions.

Education and Experience:

  • Msc or MBA degree in relevant field;
  • Experience having worked in a creative agency and client-side preferable; NGO/civil society interactions and/or start up involvement a plus;
  • Experience in carbon markets and carbon solutions highly desired;
  • Experience with web design and CMS (Wordpress, HTML, CSS) favourable;
  • Experience with graphic design and animations a bonus;
  • English fluency required; Spanish, Portuguese, French or Bahasa a bonus; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Adobe Acrobat (or equivalent).

More About Emergent

Again, forests are crucial to all life on Earth. They capture and store carbon and are one of the most promising, large-scale, and cost-effective opportunities to combat climate change. Rainforests also sustain rainfalls, food supply, vital ecosystems, and livelihoods for over a billion people. Protecting them is not just a moral imperative, it is essential for a stable, prosperous, and sustainable future for us all. As the COVID-19 crisis highlights, we live in a fragile and interconnected world where sustainability cannot be taken for granted.

There is increasing recognition of the urgency of climate change. The Paris Agreement in 2015 committed governments to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. 760 major corporations have committed to climate neutrality, and over 40 countries have implemented some form of carbon pricing scheme.  After two decades of putting necessary, effective, high integrity standards and market mechanisms in place, The Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator (“Emergent”) has the historic opportunity to channel this momentum to solving the deforestation crisis.

Emergent helps safeguard the world’s tropical forests by building a global market for forest carbon credits. Countries generate these credits by reducing deforestation and tropical deforestation (called “REDD+”). For forest countries, Emergent provides a guaranteed source of demand by facilitating access to a range of high-volume buyers, backed by a purchase guarantee from donors, giving countries the certainty need-ed to make investments in forest protection and chart a new course. For buyers, Emergent provides access to the highest-quality REDD+ credits, enabling them to meet their climate neutrality goals.

Applications Instructions and Requirements

  • Please apply at the following URL: https://smrtr.io/5LDF_
  • Applicants must have work authorization in the US, UK, or Europe.
  • Please include your cover letter and resume as a single PDF document when applying.

Emergent 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, local or other applicable laws.

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NYC NY Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/head-of-marketing/
Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/invasive-species-outreach-educator/ Full-time The Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), is hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. The PRISM is financially supported through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation via the Environmental Protection Fund.

We are a not for profit quasi-government agency that is built on partnerships made up of representatives from state and local agencies, not for profit organizations, and citizen scientists. ​​

The Capital Region PRISM provides services in eleven counties in the New York State Capital Region:  Albany, Columbia, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and parts of Fulton, Herkimer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington.

PRISM is in year four of administering a five-year contract (2018-2022) on behalf of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Financial support is provided through the Department of Environmental Conservation through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund. Come and join our team today and help protect our natural resources.
 
Position Summary

PRISM is seeking a qualified Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator on a full-time basis.

Working as part of the Capital Region PRISM Invasive Species Management team, the Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, planning, and delivering invasive species prevention, management, and restoration programs designed to protect the environment from the negative impacts of invasive species. 

The coordinator will work throughout the eleven counties of the Capital Region while advancing conservation programs. Work will be based out of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County office in Ballston Spa New York.
 
Additional duties include (but are not limited to)

  • Conducting early detection searches for emerging and high threat species within priority conservation areas
  • Scheduling field activities and invasive species control work
  • Obtaining property access and permitting for invasive species management
  • Coordinating high impact, ecologically sound removal and restoration efforts that result in site climate adaptation and/or resiliency
  • Providing technical leadership and support to the community at large
  • Achieving community support for management of high priority terrestrial invasive species infestations
  • Delivering informal and formal education and outreach programs 
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Saratoga County NY Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/invasive-species-outreach-educator/
Executive Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-52/ Full-time Georgia ForestWatch's mission is to enhance the health of Georgia’s Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (CONF) by protecting our forests and streams, advocating for natural processes and identifying opportunities to improve forest management.

GAFW works to encourage ecologically appropriate forest and recreation management practices in one of the most exceptionally biodiverse regions of the country.

Position Overview

Georgia ForestWatch is looking for an Executive Director.

We protect the headwaters of rivers that Georgians rely on, wildlife habitat, and old-growth forests. These efforts benefit the 2.9 million annual visitors to the CONF and help protect drinking water sources for millions of others. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to grow GAFW to the next level.

With a recently updated strategic plan, 750 loyal members/donors, long-term foundation funders, stable financial footing, and highly engaged volunteers, we are poised to grow as an organization. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about environmental protection and education, forest management/ecology and nonprofit management.

Qualifications / Eligibility

  • Minimum of 3 years serving in a leadership role. (Environmental background preferred).
  • B.S. or higher degree, preferably in a related field: environmental science, non-profit management, ecology, environmental education, etc.

Required Competencies and Skills:

  • Leadership Skills: Project management skills, including the ability to determine strategies, set agendas and timelines, delegate tasks and assess progress.
  • Soft skills: Listening, strategizing, creative problem solving, critical thinking, promoting teamwork and adaptability.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills. Technical Writing Skills: Ability to review and assist with technical writing, as needed.
  • Experience supervising staff/contractors -- including hiring, training, negotiating contracts and evaluating performance/corrective action.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

Preferred Competencies and Skills:

  • Background or degree in forest ecology or related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of U.S. Forest Service processes for decision-making and public interaction.
  • Experience interacting with government agencies on natural resource policies and planning.
  • Previous experience as an Executive Director for a nonprofit, including strategic planning, budget processes, financial management and risk management.
  • Experience creating and leading a successful fundraising campaign.
  • Demonstrated success securing grant funding.
  • Demonstrated success planning and implementing an advocacy campaign in the environmental arena.
  • Experience working with a board to implement a strategic plan, board development, board expansion and succession planning.
  • Experience with volunteer management.

Compensation

  • Salary - Employee compensation is $60,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience, skills, best practices and market rate.
  • Benefits - Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Ability to work remotely, with the expectation that commuting to the Dahlonega office will be required in order to attend staff meetings or other organizational duties. Estimated commuter travel is one to two days per week.

To Apply

To view the complete job description and instructions on submitting an application, please click "Apply on Company Website" below.  

Georgia ForestWatch is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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Dahlonega  GA Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-52/
New England Program Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/new-england-program-manager/ Full-time The National Forest Foundation is the leading organization inspiring personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests, the centerpiece of America’s public lands.

Working on behalf of the American public, the NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation. We believe these lands, and all they provide, are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities.

Position Overview 

National conservation organization seeks a regular, full-time New England Program Manager. Position is responsible for reporting to the Eastern Field Program Director and works closely with the USDA Forest Service and other local partners to implement key projects across New England’s National Forests.

  • Location: This position location is flexible, but a community near the White Mountains National Forest is preferred, travel is required, and you must have reliable Internet access. 
  • Click here to view the full Position Description.

Responsibilities

  • The Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing conservation programs with the USDA Forest Service, local communities, conservation organizations, and private sector partners to support NFF strategic initiatives and long-term goals across these National Forests; and
  • Is expected to build strong relationships with local government and community leaders, develop new partnerships; and
  • Work with contractors and partners to support all aspects of project planning and implementation.  

Qualifications

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in natural resources conservation or related field (or equivalent experience); a minimum of 5 years’ experience with proven results in conservation project management, facilitation, and partnership development;
  • Have a strong knowledge and experience in USDA Forest Service land management policies, procedures, and regulations, and a strong understanding of natural resource issues in New England; Ability to work independently with minimum oversight; ability to serve as a neutral, third-party facilitator; and
  • Excellent oral written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Compensation

  • Salary range $48,000-$68,000 range. 
  • Excellent compensation package. 

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume in .pdf format by July 30, 2021
  • Type “Application for New England Program Manager” into the subject line.
  • No phone inquiries.  
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near White Mountains National Forest NH Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/new-england-program-manager/
Habitat Assessment & Monitoring Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/habitat-assessment-monitoring-coordinator/ Full-time Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds.

We are a part of the EPA’s National Estuary Program and rely upon a broad partnership of staff, volunteers, and organizations representing numerous stakeholders to implement our action agenda:  water quality, habitat enhancement, and community education and engagement.

    • To learn more about TEP, please visit our website at www.tbnep.org.

Position Overview

The Habitat Assessment & Monitoring Coordinator is a regular full-time position that serves under the supervision of the Executive Director. Duties and responsibilities align with TEP’s habitat restoration overarching goal:   

  • Conserve and restore ecological functions of Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds to benefit native aquatic and terrestrial species and the communities that depend on them. 

The objectives of this position include the following:

  • Enhance Health of Salmonid, Shellfish, Other Aquatic Species, and Non-Aquatic Species Stocks
  • Assess, Conserve, and Restore Watershed Habitats including Estuarine, Non-Estuarine Wetland, In-Stream, Riparian, and Upland Habitats

Responsibilities

Key actions for this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support the Implementation of the habitat restoration goal within TEP’s Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP)
  • Support the development of TEP’s monitoring program and lead implementation
  • Manage all aspects of habitat assessment and monitoring projects including landowner contacts, partnership building, project development, permitting, budgets, workplans, data management, reporting,  equipment maintenance, and volunteer training and coordination
  • Develop grant applications and manage awarded grants to fund assessment and monitoring projects
  • Develop subcontractor scopes of services and requests for proposals for assessment and monitoring projects; conduct reviews and selections of proposals; and manage awarded contracts
  • Lead habitat assessment teams (e.g. Coho Strategic Action Plan (SAP)) and project monitoring teams (e.g. Southern Flow Corridor (SFC), nurdle patrol);  implement prioritized projects
  • Lead the Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program (VWQMP) including sample collection and processing, data entry, supply inventory management
  • Track TEP and partner restoration project milestones in order to prepare and submit the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) and leveraging reports. Map results using GIS
  • Support, and potentially oversee, the BackYard Planting Program (BYPP) and contractors
  • Work with TEP staff and partners to develop and implement TEP’s CCMP and annual work plans
  • Support TEP staff and Board of Directors in the development and implementation of habitat enhancement, financial, communication, and organizational strategic plans
  • Act as TEP’s Safety Officer

Qualifications

In order to contribute to the success of TEP as an organization, the Habitat Assessment & Monitoring Coordinator will have the following general responsibilities:

  • Maintain close working relationships with local, state, and federal partners, scientists, and special interest groups
  • Represent TEP at meetings, committees, conferences, workshops, and events as needed
  • Support TEP- and partner-led water quality, restoration, education, and engagement programs
  • Communicate TEP’s achievements through press releases, reports, quarterly newsletters, website content, social media postings, and radio recordings
  • Write reports and give presentations that meet audience expectations, display information clearly and with high impact, and reflect professionally on TEP
  • Participate in TEP fundraising efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in environmental/biological sciences or related discipline (e.g. botany, restoration engineering)
  • Minimum of two years of experience related to habitat assessment, monitoring, restoration, or research projects (Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience)
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Adobe or other similar software
  • Proof of valid driver’s license and current auto liability insurance at time of appointment (and maintained throughout employment with TEP)

Attributes and Requirements for Consideration:

  • Work harmoniously with others and effectively complete tasks in an open office environment
  • Interact with staff, Board Members, and public with a high level of professionalism
  • Demonstrate a concern for accuracy (e.g. regularly produce accurate, thorough, professional work)
  • Demonstrate a concern for effectiveness (e.g. proactively analyze current procedures and offer suggestions for possible improvements)
  • Effective communications (e.g. respectful and courteous in all verbal and non-verbal communications)
  • Creative and self-motivated
  • Willing to carry out tasks and respond to situations as they arise with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to manage multiple projects, adapting as needed to changing priorities, deadlines, and instructions
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior
  • Works in an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable manner
  • Displays a positive attitude toward and enthusiasm for functioning as a part of a high-performance team
  • Experience working with diverse populations, rural communities, and private landowners
  • Understanding of a broad range of issues related to habitat restoration, living resources, and water quality and be able to condense that knowledge into forms that are easily understood by partners and the general public
  • Familiarity with GIS software and statistics

Work Environment

  • Work shall be performed in both an office environment and in the field. TEP full time staff work four 10-hour days each week. Our office is open Mondays through Thursdays. Evening and weekend work may be required occasionally to support TEP.
  • Work assignments may require bending, climbing, crawling, kneeling, lifting up to 30 pounds, pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, stooping, walking in rough terrain, in-water work, and occasionally contending with adverse weather conditions requiring special clothing and safety precautions. 
  • Some work assignments may require working independently in a remote field setting. The HA&M Coordinator shall be expected to follow field safety protocols and covid-19 safety protocols.
  • Travel (>100 miles per month), mostly local, is often required. The HA&M Coordinator shall need to have a personal vehicle, show proof of a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance, and maintain a valid license and insurance for the duration of employment with TEP.  TEP reimburses its employees for their personal vehicle usage during company-related travel, excluding commuting to and from work, at the IRS standard mileage rate.
  • This position is subject to the Employee Handbook, Safety Policies, Fiscal Policy, and all other TEP policies. This position is subject to periodic background checks.
  • Project work may be required at TEP’s Native Plant Nursery, which is located adjacent to a minimum security youth detention facility. The HA&M Coordinator may engage with at-risk, incarcerated youth who are under guarded supervision by the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA).

Compensation

The salary range for this position is $37,000 - $50,000. Actual offer of compensation shall be dependent upon experience.This position is eligible for enrollment in TEP’s retirement program, health insurance, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email the following to Dr. Kristi Foster, Executive Director. (TEP’s office is currently closed due to covid-19 restrictions so mailed paper applications will not be accepted.)

  • A resume,
  • A statement of qualifications and interest, and
  • Three professional references.

The statement of qualifications should describe the applicant’s relevant experience and interest in the position and should not exceed two full, single-spaced pages. Applicant contact information must include mailing address, phone number, and email address. Professional references must include names, email addresses, and phone numbers.

  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the close of business, 5:00pm (Pacific Time), Monday, June 7, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
    • TEP will contact all applicants in by June 30, 2021 to advise the status of your application.  The preferred start date for this position is August 2, 2021 or sooner.

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.

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Garibaldi  OR Fri, 02 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/habitat-assessment-monitoring-coordinator/
Sustainability Specialist (Housing) I/II/III https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-specialist-housing-i-ii-iii-2/ Full-time Formed in July 2014 as a part of the County Manager’s Office, the Office of Sustainability strives to improve the sustainability of the County’s operations and the greater community through work in areas of climate change, energy and water conservation, waste reduction and making our communities more livable.

The Office of Sustainability identifies with the following values that guide its work: Empowerment, Equity, Collaboration, and Inspiration, and serves the diverse, multi-cultural communities in San Mateo County.

    • Are you passionate about sustainability, housing, and transportation issues?
    • Do you want to contribute to a team of enthusiastic professionals, and be part of the changing ways in which local governments can develop and implement programs to address these issues and serve the San Mateo County community?

Position Overview

The County's Office of Sustainability seeks well qualified applicants for the position of Sustainability Specialist (Housing) I/II/III for the Livable Communities program, Home for All. We are seeking one full-time Sustainability Specialist who can empower our community members to embrace producing and preserving housing at all income levels and for all ages. We want "sustainability champions" with experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

We are looking for candidates with excellent project management and communication skills to lead initiatives and empower our employees, community partners, and community members to take meaningful actions on sustainability. OOS is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages candidates from varied backgrounds to apply.

Responsibilities

The Sustainability Specialist will be tasked with the following initiatives:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation in the County's Home for All San Mateo County Initiative (homeforallsmc.org), a community collaborative aimed at promoting innovative solutions to produce housing at all income levels. 
  • Inspiring community action by convening all residents, community partners and decision makers to engage each other collaboratively to develop and promote innovative solutions to address the housing challenge in San Mateo County.
  • Researching creative solutions for our community to promote the closure of the County's 11:1 jobs-housing gap.

The Sustainability Specialist will enhance coordination of Home for All San Mateo County by organizing Home for All events and meetings, conducting outreach, and supporting a variety of ongoing projects and task forces. The Sustainability Specialist will provide input in the design of Home for All convenings and administer the Home for All and Second Unit Center websites and social media accounts.

The Sustainability Specialist will also support the Home for All community engagement program. The program facilitates community conversations in select communities within San Mateo County with the goal of increasing the overall amount and diversity of available housing. The Sustainability Specialist will assist in the management of various meetings, events and tools developed for the community engagement program in each city, provide technical and administrative support, and ensure that project goals and benchmarks are met.

The selected candidate will enhance multi-departmental coordination for housing initiatives throughout the county and the cities of San Mateo County through the Home for All San Mateo County Initiative.

In brief, the Sustainability Specialist:

  • Is a full-time member of the Office of Sustainability and reports directly to the Livable Communities Program Manager.
  • Contributes to the coordination and implementation of the County's Home for All Initiative.
  • Works in effective collaboration with County and city officials, community stakeholders, multiple county departments, and local jurisdictions.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess these qualifications:

  • Experience with housing and community engagement planning, policy development, and program implementation.
  • Extensive knowledge, experience, and expertise in a broad range of topics related to housing, community engagement and associated sustainability issues.
  • Ability to engage with County residents and stakeholders to inspire and build excitement about housing solutions and programs and sustainable growth.
  • Experience working with diverse range of stakeholders and perspectives, with a customer service orientation, to identify and achieve collective goals.
  • Work effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • Incorporate the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a project or initiative. 
  • Apply an understanding of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities to improve project design and implementation.
  • Experience in community problem resolution, policy development, and facilitating or managing large public processes or projects with an active, highly engaged community.
  • Experience in developing and managing project budgets.
  • Experience or training in conflict management and conflict resolution.
  • One or more years of experience in housing policy development and community engagement.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

  • I Level: Bachelor's degree in environmental science, public policy, biology, natural resource management, ecology, or a related field.
  • II Level: One year of experience in the field of resource conservation which has included program analysis and coordination.
  • III Level: Two or more years of journey level program coordination experience, including coordination of resource conservation or sustainability program(s) that comprise broad range of area.

Compensation

  • $36.74 - $54.60 / Hour

To Apply

  • To learn more about the position and to apply online, please click "Apply on Company Website" below to  visit our website and access this job posting. Applications are only accepted online.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application forma resume, and a cover letter. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. 

FINAL FILING DATE:  July 27, 2021

EOE

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Redwood City California Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-specialist-housing-i-ii-iii-2/
Director of Conservation Partnerships, Mid-Atlantic https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-conservation-partnerships-mid-atlantic/ Full-time About the Role:

The Director of Conservation Partnerships for the Mid-Atlantic fosters enduring collaborations with the National Wildlife Federation state affiliate organizations and other partners, both individually and collectively, to create a more inclusive and impactful conservation movement. The Director also develops and implements conservation and education programs and advocacy campaigns in the Mid-Atlantic with affiliates and other partner organizations in furtherance of the National Wildlife Federation's strategic plan (A Common Agenda for Wildlife) and our Equity and Justice Strategic Plan

The Director of Conservation Partnerships reports to the Regional Executive Director and works closely with the regional staff, the national Partnerships Team, and colleagues in other teams/departments in our highly matrixed organization.

Location: The location of this position is flexible within the region, with a strong preference for close proximity to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center office in Annapolis, MD. Due to COVID-19 employees are working remotely until we make return to office decisions. 

Travel: Once safe travel resumes, extensive travel throughout the region and to national meetings will be required. Anticipate 5-8 days every month, 30-60 nights per year.

About the National Wildlife Federation:

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America's largest and most trusted environmental conservation organization with more than six million members and supporters and 53 state and territorial affiliates—autonomous, nonprofit organizations that take the lead in state and local conservation efforts and collaborate with NWF to conduct advocacy activities on national issues. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. In order to save wildlife and ourselves, the National Wildlife Federation believes that we need to ensure that everyone in the United States of America has clean air and water, safe communities, easy and equitable access to the daily benefits of nature, and protection from the ravages of climate change. These basic needs, equally necessary and urgent for all people, are foundational to bringing the conservation movement and ethos into the 21st century.

Principal Duties:

In this role you will serve as the primary liaison with the National Wildlife Federation’s state affiliates in the region, contribute to national efforts to advance Federation conservation and organizational strategies, and build authentic partnerships with a diversity of individuals and organizations in furtherance of shared goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading strategic growth with key Mid-Atlantic affiliates as determined by regional priorities, candidate interest, and location
  • Ensuring consistent engagement of affiliates with NWF governance and leadership processes such as our annual governance meeting and affiliate leadership conferences
  • Developing relationships with regional board member(s) and cultivating a diverse board recruitment pipeline
  • Working with the Regional Executive Director and program leads to more strategically implement existing programs and advocacy/policy campaigns and to develop new initiatives with affiliates and partners
  • Collaborating with regional and national staff to identify and implement innovative and sustainable ways to raise funds to support joint programs of NWF, affiliates, and partners
  • Providing guidance to refine and re-invent norms at NWF for cross-organizational collaboration to advance programmatic work, transparent communication, equity and justice priorities, and authentic relationships
  • Working with the national Partnerships team to continue the development of a cohesive and aligned Federation that supports the further capacity development and evolution of affiliates to create a force-multiplier effect at the state, regional and national levels

Required Qualifications:

Strong candidates for this position will have demonstrated proficiency in building and maintaining authentic partnerships with a diversity of individuals and organizations. Additionally, candidates are required to have:

  • a strong foundation in environmental, sustainability, environmental justice, and/or conservation principles and practices through their educational background and/or professional experience in conservation, science, public policy or a related field
  • significant experience working with nonprofit organizations and depth of understanding of nonprofit governance, operations, and fundraising principles
  • well-developed strategic thinking and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously
  • excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Note: These proficiencies are typically consistent with at least five years of professional experience.

Required Competencies:

The individual selected for this role is expected to exemplify the National Wildlife Federation’s core values (collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus) and demonstrate leadership competencies including:

Self-Awareness & Learning

  • Dedicated to deepening understanding of cultural and systemic racism and the intersectionality of multiple forms of social inequality
  • Demonstrates awareness of positional power and privilege (both personally and professionally) and its attendant impacts
  • Consistently brings a high level of empathy, emotional intelligence, and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions

Authentic Relationships & Community Partnerships

  • Maintains a sophisticated understanding of how group dynamics impact organizational culture, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work
  • Demonstrates capacity to maintain relationships across difference
  • Openly holds space, and invites others into conversations during sensitive engagements, exhibiting a responsible and respectful demeanor with colleagues and partners

Direct Communication

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal skills rooted in teamwork, diplomacy, and respect
  • Strives to match intent and impact in all interactions
  • Acknowledges when mistakes are made and harm is done; works to repair breaches in relationships

Power Sharing 

  • Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members
  • Keeps colleagues and partners informed of decisions that impact them
  • Works to implement collaborative decision-making processes and structures that include voices from different programs and different levels of the organization so that decisions do not belong to a single person but can be collectively owned

Innovation

  • Actively seeks new solutions to persistent problems by engaging a diversity of perspectives and experiences
  • Practices both/and thinking and the ability to accept ambiguity

Equity Analysis & Action

  • Motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized
  • Committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development and partner engagement
  • Demonstrates awareness of the attributes associated with a white dominant culture and takes actions to dismantle hierarchies of oppression within that culture
  • Dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work

Note: The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules, and if you have 75% of the qualifications listed we encourage you to apply. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered. 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The starting salary for this position is $80,000 and is based upon a wage analysis across the organization.
  • The National Wildlife Federation values work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere. Our paid time-off includes 3 weeks of vacation leave, open wellbeing leave, 10 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays, a week-long winter break, and additional leave options. 
  • In addition, our benefits package includes:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance, AD&D, short and long-term disability, 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, 403b retirement plan with employer matching and annual contribution, adoption benefits, and flexible work options including telecommuting, non-traditional work hours, and compressed work weeks.
    • Click here to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below. 
  • Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted through July 31.
  • If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244.
  • If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.

The National Wildlife Federation is committed to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity

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Annapolis, preferred MD Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-conservation-partnerships-mid-atlantic/
Director of Conservation Partnerships, Northeast Region https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-conservation-partnerships-northeast-region/ Full-time About the Role:

The Director of Conservation Partnerships for the Northeast Region fosters enduring collaborations with the National Wildlife Federation state affiliate organizations and other partners, both individually and collectively, to create a more inclusive and impactful conservation movement. The Director also develops and implements conservation and education programs and advocacy campaigns in the Northeast with affiliates and other partner organizations in furtherance of the National Wildlife Federation's strategic plan (A Common Agenda for Wildlife) and our Equity and Justice Strategic Plan

The Director of Conservation Partnerships reports to the Regional Executive Director and works closely with the other Northeast Director of Conservation Partnerships, regional staff, the national Partnerships Team, and colleagues in other teams/departments in our highly matrixed organization.

Location: The location of this position is flexible within New York, New Jersey and New England, with a strong preference for close proximity to the New York City metropolitan area. Due to COVID-19 employees are working remotely until we make return to office decisions. 

Travel: Once safe travel resumes, periodic travel throughout the region and to national HQ and/or meetings may occur. Anticipate 5-8 days every month, 30-60 nights per year.

About the National Wildlife Federation:

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America's largest and most trusted environmental conservation organization with more than six million members and supporters and 53 state and territorial affiliates—autonomous, nonprofit organizations that take the lead in state and local conservation efforts and collaborate with NWF to conduct advocacy activities on national issues. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. In order to save wildlife and ourselves, the National Wildlife Federation believes that we need to ensure that everyone in the United States of America has clean air and water, safe communities, easy and equitable access to the daily benefits of nature, and protection from the ravages of climate change. These basic needs, equally necessary and urgent for all people, are foundational to bringing the conservation movement and ethos into the 21st century.

About the Northeast Region:

The National Wildlife Federation’s Northeast Region includes the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, a region which traverses remote forests, densely populated cities and coastal communities of people and wildlife. Our program focuses include:

  • A multi-year effort to support the responsible development of offshore wind energy
  • Resilient coastlines and communities, restoring and protecting natural infrastructure to protect habitat and people from the effects of sea-level rise.
  • A New York City education program which engages students in the country’s largest school system in environmental curriculum, skills and conservation.
  • A growing marine fisheries and conservation program to restore fish and wildlife in the Atlantic Ocean and nearshore habitats.

The Northeast Region has identified the New York City metropolitan area as a strategic focus to grow all of our programs, with an emphasis on building authentic relationships in environmental justice communities.

Principal Duties:

In this role you will serve as the primary liaison with the National Wildlife Federation’s state affiliates, contribute to national efforts to advance Federation conservation and organizational strategies, and build authentic partnerships with a diversity of individuals and organizations in furtherance of shared goals. Responsibilities include:

Serve as the primary liaison with NWF’s regional affiliates and partners.

  • Lead strategic growth with NWF’s affiliates and partners in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and potentially one other New England state, as determined by candidate interest, location and strategy.
  • Work with the Regional Executive Director and regional program leads to more strategically implement existing programs and to develop new programs with affiliates to meet regional conservation outcomes.
  • Collaborate with regional and national staff to identify and implement innovative and sustainable ways to raise funds to support joint affiliate/NWF programs.
  • Develop regional partnerships that benefit NWF and affiliates alike.
  • Ensure consistent engagement of affiliates with NWF governance and leadership process such as our annual governance meeting and affiliate leaders conferences.
  • Develop relationships with regional board member(s) and cultivate a diverse board recruitment pipeline.
  • Work with the national Partnerships team to continue the development of a cohesive and aligned Federation that supports the further development and evolution of higher-capacity affiliates to create a force-multiplier effect at the state, regional and national levels.

Contribute national leadership on affiliate growth and strategy. In addition to regional duties, the Director will lead or support national efforts to improve Federation strategies such as:

  • Providing guidance to refine and re-invent norms at NWF for cross-organizational collaboration to advance programmatic work, transparent communication, equity and justice priorities, and authentic relationships
  • Supporting annual meeting design and implementation
  • Planning affiliate leadership meetings
  • Skills-building training for affiliates
  • Other opportunities based on candidate skills, interest and strategic need

Required Qualifications:

Strong candidates for this position will have demonstrated proficiency in building and maintaining authentic partnerships with a diversity of individuals and organizations. Additionally, candidates are required to have:

  • a strong foundation in environmental, sustainability, environmental justice, and/or conservation principles and practices through their educational background and/or professional experience in conservation, science, public policy or a related field
  • experience working with nonprofit organizations and depth of understanding of nonprofit governance, operations, and fundraising principles
  • well-developed strategic thinking and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously
  • excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Note: These proficiencies are typically consistent with at least five years of professional experience.

Required Competencies:

The individual selected for this role is expected to exemplify the National Wildlife Federation’s core values (collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus) and demonstrate leadership competencies including:

Self-Awareness & Learning

  • Dedicated to deepening understanding of cultural and systemic racism and the intersectionality of multiple forms of social inequality
  • Demonstrates awareness of positional power and privilege (both personally and professionally) and its attendant impacts
  • Consistently brings a high level of empathy, emotional intelligence, and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions

Authentic Relationships & Community Partnerships

  • Maintains a sophisticated understanding of how group dynamics impact organizational culture, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work
  • Demonstrates capacity to maintain relationships across difference
  • Openly holds space, and invites others into conversations during sensitive engagements, exhibiting a responsible and respectful demeanor with colleagues and partners

Direct Communication

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal skills rooted in teamwork, diplomacy, and respect
  • Strives to match intent and impact in all interactions
  • Acknowledges when mistakes are made and harm is done; works to repair breaches in relationships

Power Sharing 

  • Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members
  • Keeps colleagues and partners informed of decisions that impact them
  • Works to implement collaborative decision-making processes and structures that include voices from different programs and different levels of the organization so that decisions do not belong to a single person but can be collectively owned

Innovation

  • Actively seeks new solutions to persistent problems by engaging a diversity of perspectives and experiences
  • Practices both/and thinking and the ability to accept ambiguity

Equity Analysis & Action

  • Motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized
  • Committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development and partner engagement
  • Demonstrates awareness of the attributes associated with a white dominant culture and takes actions to dismantle hierarchies of oppression within that culture
  • Dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work

Note: The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules, and if you have 75% of the qualifications listed we encourage you to apply. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered. 

Travel: Once safe travel resumes, periodic travel throughout the region and to national HQ and/or meetings may occur. Anticipate 5-8 days every month, 30-60 nights per year.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The starting salary for this position is $80,000 and is based upon a wage analysis across the organization.
  • The National Wildlife Federation values work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere. Our paid time-off includes 3 weeks of vacation leave, open wellbeing leave, 10 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays, a week-long winter break, and additional leave options. 
  • In addition, our benefits package includes:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance, AD&D, short and long-term disability, 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, 403b retirement plan with employer matching and annual contribution, adoption benefits, and flexible work options including telecommuting, non-traditional work hours, and compressed work weeks.
    • Click here to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package.  

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below. 
  • Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted through July 31.
  • If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244.
  • If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.

The National Wildlife Federation is committed to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity

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NYC area is preferred location NY Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-conservation-partnerships-northeast-region/
Program Director/Principal https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-director-principal-exploring-new-horizons-outdoor-schools/ Full-time WHAT IS EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS?

Exploring New Horizons (ENH) engages 3rd-8th grade students in residential outdoor education programs at our Loma Mar, Pigeon Point and Sempervirens sites (includes Redwoods) south of San Francisco, CA. Founded as a non-profit in 1979, ENH partners with over 80 Northern California schools.

The Sempervirens program consists of 4 and 5-day residential programs for 160-230 5th and 6th grade students and their classroom teacher, utilizing either high school student or parent cabin leaders. Staff training starts January 3 and the program begins January 18, 2022.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Program Director/Principal is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, budget, and management of the Sempervirens site of Exploring New Horizons. The Program Director communicates with the participating teachers before and throughout the week to make sure their classes are ready to attend, that they have enough parent or high school cabin leaders for the week, and that their needs are taken care of. They also are the point of contact with the facility staff at the Salvation Army Redwood Glen to ensure the program is running smoothly and all parties are happy with the partnership.

The Program Director also assists in administrative duties in the office, including interacting with parents and teachers, preparing program paperwork for the week, and scheduling future schools. The Program Director will also perform essential roles during the program and handle discipline issues, coordinating with the teachers, parents, and other staff as needed. They also ensure that the staff adheres to all ENH policies and procedures.

ENH is a place that encourages a “speak up” environment at all levels and encourages staff to communicate with ENH leadership and participate on projects and committees with the ENH Board. Many of our staff stay on year after year becoming an integral part of the ENH community.

  • POSITION: Program Director/Principal
  • STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
  • LOCATION: Exploring New Horizons at Sempervirens, Scotts Valley, CA
  • SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
  • STAFF MANAGED: 10 Naturalists, Health Supervisors, Assistant Director
  • SALARY & BENEFITS: $50,000 salary; paid vacation leave; holiday pay; sick leave; HSA Account with employer contribution; housing not provided
  • START & END DATE: August 16, 2021 - June 18, 2022, Full-time; some weekend/evening/overnight work may be required

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

General Administration:

  1. Manage staff of 13 (listed above) 
  2. Recruit, maintain, and schedule schools
  3. Conduct weekly staff meetings
  4. Foster and maintain a positive relationship with Salvation Army Redwood Glen staff
  5. Analyze program optimization and efficiency to determine what changes need to be made each year
  6. Act as a liaison between the program and classroom teachers, including defining their responsibilities and providing them with support before, during and following their students visit
  7. Provide conflict resolution and maintain outdoor school discipline system
  8. Submit required documentation regarding personnel to the Finance Manager in a timely manner
  9. Develop and empower staff to do their job and progressively expand their level of responsibility
  10. On call one night a week, sleeping on site at the site in Scotts Valley

Financial:

  1. Ensure that the Finance Manager and Executive Director have all necessary data to process school contracts in a timely fashion
  2. Oversee and authorize the Sempervirens operating budget and petty cash
  3. Approve credit card purchases and invoices

Program Development:

  1. Oversee the development and documentation of program curriculum that fits within the California Science Framework, Common Core, Social Emotional Learning & Next Generation Science Standards
  2. Oversee the development of pertinent program materials for the teachers, naturalists, and other staff
  3. Develop appropriate presentation materials for schools and other marketing opportunities
  4. Work with the participating classroom teachers on cabin leader recruitment and overall teacher/high school contact communication and with the timing of communication to high schools and/or parents
  5. Plan and conduct in-service trainings on selected topics as part of continued naturalist education
  6. Ensure that all safety and health guidelines are posted, adhered to, and monitored regularly

Personnel:

  1. Hire, train, supervise, and support staff 
  2. Ensure that all required documentation and screening has been completed by all contract and regular employees and volunteers and remains up to date during the school year
  3. Foster a healthy teamwork environment
  4. Conduct and document performance evaluations and set written annual objectives for staff
  5. Review personnel procedures and policies with staff

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity of residential outdoor school programming
  • Experience managing staff 
  • At least 2 years experience as a naturalist with an Outdoor School program
  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree
  • Significant passion and experience providing dynamic lessons for youth in the outdoors
  • Ability to physically navigate over rocky terrain, work in a variety of inclement weather, and lift 40 lbs. 
  • Willingness to work a flexible work week on an annual basis
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Capability to assess and manage crisis situations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.) 
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record

Note: We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply as we are actively working to increase the diversity of experience and perspectives on our team. No one comes with the entire complement of skills, so please don’t let a lack of experience/skill in one specific area deter you from applying.

TO APPLY

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume.
  • For more information please visit our website.
  • Position is open until filled.

Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age in any of its policies, procedures or practices.

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Santa Cruz CA Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-director-principal-exploring-new-horizons-outdoor-schools/
Seed to Table Educator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/seed-to-table-educator/ Full-time The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization located in the breathtaking red rock scenery 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.

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Youth Programs Director, the Seed to Table Educator will collaborate with Youth Garden Project (YGP) staff, community partners, and Grand County High School to lead young adults in a variety of youth programs at YGP. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the garden and process of growing food to teach academic and life lessons to youth of all ages and backgrounds. 

  • Term of Service Dates: August 2nd 2021 -August 1st 2022

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Seed to Table Educator is responsible for the development, scheduling, leading, and assessment of youth program activities in the following areas:  

Grand County High School Programs 

  • Collaborate with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director to partner and meet department agriculture education needs 
  • Build on and teach two trimester-long agricultural/garden education-based high school courses, during which students will come to the garden five days a week for class
  • Design and implement possible internship experiences through the CTE Work-Based Learning program 
  • Work with SPED teacher(s) to create and facilitate lesson plans on a regular basis 
  • Act as liaison for any and all interested teachers to incorporate garden-based education with their curricula including, but not limited to: Foods & Nutrition, Food Sciences, Natural Resources, Plant & Soil Science, etc. 

Seed Crew (Summer Youth Development & Job-Training Program for 14-18 year olds)

  • Improve and continue development of the overall structure of Seed Crew in its’ fourth year!
  • Help recruit applicants, conduct interviews, and hire at least two Seed Crew members.
  • Co-train, manage, and mentor participants throughout the duration of the summer (9 weeks)

Nibble Garden & Sensory/Snack Garden Spaces 

  • Collaborate with YGP staff to amend garden rows & raised beds, direct sow or transplant, harvest, and generally maintain these production spaces; incorporating youth involvement as much as possible. 

Other Youth Program Duties

  • Build relationships with the schools and teachers in addition to families of program attendees
  • Help the Youth Programs Crew implement middle school programs as needed
  • Develop & administer program evaluations and interpret data with Youth Programs Director 
  • Track numbers and compile other data for reporting & grant writing purposes

General YGP Responsibilities

  • Assist with YGP community and fundraising events occasionally beyond normal work hours  
  • AmeriCorps members are expected to work 40 hours per week; all YGP staff are required to work some weekend and evening hours in order to participate in special events, fundraisers, and garden chores.

Benefits:

  • End of service award ($6,196 education award) 
  • Annual stipend of: $15,100
  • AmeriCorps members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Hands-on agricultural experience and general knowledge preferred 
  • Experience working directly with youth in school and/or school-garden settings, designing curriculum, and/or working in non-traditional education spaces 
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing and delegating tasks, multi-tasking, general ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced work environment 
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations and ability to communicate effectively with YGP staff and community members
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection, participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results

To Apply

  1. E-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Julie Zender. 
  2. Applicants will also have to apply through the AmeriCorps State website upon hire - starting a profile on the AmeriCorps State website will help expedite the process. 
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Moab Utah Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/seed-to-table-educator/
Business Development Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/business-development-manager-4/ Full-time Who we are: The Freshwater Trust (TFT) is a non-profit leader in watershed analysis, restoration/conservation program design, and implementation. Our team members are building tools and creating and testing new solutions that will help to create resiliency in our rivers. With a mission of preserving and restoring freshwater ecosystems, our approach is driven by science, data and results (see our Core Values). 

With headquarters in Portland, OR, TFT employs 45+ team members across Oregon, Idaho, Washington and California. We currently have three physical offices in Portland, Ashland, OR and Sacramento, CA. Our team members range in background and skillset; teams include a philanthropy and fundraising team, communications team, science and analytics team, restoration team, legal team, finance team, and administrative and systems support.

Who you are: We are seeking an experienced business development professional to support the development of new freshwater restoration programs. These programs are a key part of achieving The Freshwater Trust’s mission to increase the pace and scale of watershed conservation, and to ensure a future where clean, abundant freshwater resources support our environment, economy, and society.

With support from other staff at TFT, the Business Development Manager will interact directly with regulated entities, regulatory agency personnel, regional stakeholders, agribusinesses, agricultural producers, and conservation groups to develop conservation and river restoration programs that measure and track ecological outcomes. The Business Development Manager will provide leadership and support in the development of outreach and marketing strategy and materials, communication systems, client development and management, Scopes of Work, internal work plans and operations. This position reports directly to the VP of Water, and will interface often with all departments at the organization.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Drive the efforts in prospecting for new program development opportunities, cultivating new prospective clients and developing sales strategy.
  • Partner with communications and marketing teams to develop outreach and sales assets for a variety of stakeholder groups and potential clients.
  • Development and research for the preparation of informational documents relating to new opportunities, potential market sectors, and regions. Discover new leads and undertake/direct analysis of the viability and priority of new business opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients throughout sales and active implementation of Scopes of Work.
  • Create and manage systems that support work product development to ensure work product quality and client satisfaction.
  • Collaborate as required in work product development, preparation, quality control, and delivery. 
  • Deliver public presentations and interact with clients and stakeholders while representing The Freshwater Trust at relevant conferences and events.
  • Travel required for this position could be extensive, and at times travel may be expected on short notice.  Travel and other work-related assignments may include weekends. Travel in 2021 has not yet begun as client offices slowly begin to open. It is expected that travel requirements would be light in 2021.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of experience in business development, sales, program development or other related positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage proposal development, engage diverse stakeholders in an outcome-oriented process, and work well remotely.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory structures and permitting environment associated with wastewater, stormwater, groundwater, and agricultural lands management.
  • Demonstrated experience securing new clients and winning contracts.
  • Strong general knowledge of water quantity, quality, and conservation actions and regional agricultural practices.
  • Capacity to proactively juggle multiple tasks and competing priorities within a high energy environment.
  • Strong passion for The Freshwater Trust’s mission and vision.
  • Dynamic and highly self-motivated.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to learn and use new systems and concepts.
  • Minimum of a BA/BS in conservation, business or related field; advanced degree desirable.

Seeking Perseverant, Creative and Energetic Candidates Who:

  • Exhibit professionalism, confidence, intellectual curiosity and resilience.
  • Are simultaneously team-oriented and strong individual contributors.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Hold legal authority to work permanently in the US.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Generous benefits package, including full health and dental coverage, five weeks paid time off (PTO), and retirement contributions. 

Application Instructions:

Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to submit a cover letter and resume (including references).

The Freshwater Trust is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection of candidates for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, military service, family medical history, legal source of income, gender identity, political affiliation, or family leave obligations. 

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Portland OR Tue, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/business-development-manager-4/
Project Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-manager-14/ Full-time With 2,000 employees in 18 countries, wpd is an international leader in renewable energies. Our track record during the last 20 years includes more than 4,400 MW of successfully realized wind and PV projects.

Our team constantly strives for excellence in the development, finance, construction and operation of renewable power plants. We are always looking for brilliant employees who are excited by the perspectives offered by renewables and who support our company in this growing and inspiring market.

Job Purpose

The Project Manager will be responsible for advancing all aspects of development of assigned wind energy projects. You will coordinate with a team of seasoned experts during development of your projects. You will lead local, state and federal permitting processes and represent the company with government agencies, landowners and other stakeholders. You will identify and screen new project pipeline opportunities.

Location: Portland, Oregon.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead projects through development, engineering and construction by close coordination with wpd experts and external consultants.
  • Participate in due diligence for prospective wind asset acquisitions.
  • Maintain project development plans and manage projects according to time, quality and budget.
  • Negotiate favorable vendor relationships, contracts and monitor progress.
  • Participate in and prepare responses to tenders and RFPs (Requests for Proposals).
  • Familiarity and participation with pro forma financial modeling of wind and solar projects.
  • Negotiate site control contracts and title curative documents while establishing rapport and successful relationships with project landowners.
  • Identify project risks and solutions for coordination with other staff and with management.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Achievement of development targets in MW evaluated and acquired.
  • Profitability and cost control of development activities.
  • Successful fit within wpd team.
  • Reporting to wpd’s US Director.

Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years’ professional experience in renewable energy project development and management.
  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s or certification preferred; Certification in project management preferred.
  • Strong network of industry contacts from which to generate investment or development opportunities.
  • Knowledge of wholesale energy markets.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
  • Self-starter with strong inter-cultural communication skills, organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Critical and creative problem solver.

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with ESRI ARCGIS preferred, MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint). 
  • Experience with Windpro preferred.

Our Offer

A unique opportunity to support the expansion of a top global player in renewable energies into the US market.  An attractive workplace and exciting tasks in an international work environment. A long-term career perspective at a privately owned company.  An attractive compensation commensurate with experience.

Interested?  We look forward to receiving your application to join our team!

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, CV professional references and salary requirements.

wpd wind projects, Inc.
205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97202
USA

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Portland OR Tue, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-manager-14/
Hydropower Environmental Planner https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/hydropower-environmental-planner/ Full-time Mead & Hunt is a nationally recognized professional services consulting firm, that has been serving markets nationwide for well over a century. We’ve demonstrated our technical, design and planning expertise.

Overview

We have full-time positions available for a Hydropower Environmental Planner to join our water resources group in one of our Mead & Hunt offices. We’re looking for individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience, especially those who believe the culture here makes this a good place to call home.

  • Career openings are available at locations across the country!
  • We offer dynamic opportunities for professionals seeking everything from entry-level to management. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with FERC hydropower licensing and compliance projects including writing licensing documents; completing permit applications;
  • Consulting with stakeholders and resource agencies;
  • Scheduling and participating in stakeholder meetings;
  • Writing technical reports, compliance plans, and documents;
  • Creating and filing annual compliance reports;
  • Completing field surveys and site visits;
  • Assisting with business development through client relationships; and
  • Proposal writing.

Note: A valid driver’s license and some travel will be required.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have all of the following:

  • bachelor’s degree (or higher) in environmental sciences, biology, ecology, or a related field
  • at least two years of relevant work experience

The ideal candidate will have experience with any/all of the following:

  • NEPA-type environmental reviews
  • developing client relationships
  • writing technical reports
  • compliance filings related to permitting requirements
  • managing components of environmental compliance and permitting projects
  • working on hydropower projects 

Application Information

  • If you have strong communication and organizational skills, are self-motivated, and can work well both independently and as part of a team, complete the online application process for this job posting at www.meadhunt.com/careers OR submit your cover letter and resume (and the pdf application if possible) to: MEAD & HUNT, Inc. Attn: Req. #2021-3975, 2440 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
  • The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, June 18, 2021.
  • Interviews are awarded on our review of your ability to meet the qualifications in the paragraphs describing the “successful” candidate and “ideal” candidate, so be sure to explain where indicated in the online application (or in your COVER LETTER, not just in your resume, if you are applying by mail) how you meet each qualification listed in the paragraphs above. 
  • Mead & Hunt will not sponsor a visa (H-1B, etc.) for this position.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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Sacramento CA Mon, 28 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/hydropower-environmental-planner/
Wildlife Communications & Strategy Senior Director - 21062 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wildlife-communications-strategy-senior-director-21062/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Wildlife Communications & Strategy Senior Director.

Position Overview

The Director will lead the development and execution of short- and long-term external communications strategies that advance WWF-US Wildlife priority projects, landscapes and goals, support resource mobilization, and link to the broader communications and outreach strategy of the organization. This position serves as the point of contact on internal and external communications engagement related to the WWF-US Wildlife team and is a key contributor to strategy development and implementation.

Responsibilities

Rooted in communications expertise and quickly building a deep understanding of WWF-US Wildlife and other program priorities, the position bridges conservation, communications, and fundraising needs. Provides the vision, thought leadership, and co-creates and articulates communications deliverables that advance conservation strategies and programs. Develops and leads on communications strategies that deliver conservation outcomes and raise brand awareness among key stakeholders and the general public. Identifies content opportunities that can be leveraged to reach diverse audiences (e.g., general public, policy, corporate, donors, etc.). In addition, they have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead strategic and creative communications for the Wildlife Team
  • Develop, set, and adapt communications priorities for WWF's Wildlife Conservation portfolio, coordinating with and convening other WWF-US and Network teams to carry out priority communication strategies.
  • Partner with Wildlife senior leadership, other goal leads and subject matter experts to develop, refine, package, and represent Wildlife conservation programs and strategies.
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with WWF-US Marketing and Communications, Development, and Private Sector Engagement teams for fundraising communication needs.
  • Translate conservation programs and map out milestones/key moments for donor, corporate, public, advocacy, and other stakeholder communications
  • Act in an advisory role to develop communications capacity at field offices globally to ensure success of WWF-US Wildlife Conservation and related priorities.
  • Ensure consistent messaging on programmatic issues and reactive communications for key audiences (external and internal)
  • Serve as primary Wildlife team liaison to WWF-US media and social media teams and help identify proactive media opportunities for Wildlife and related WWF priorities
  • Manage expectations and resources to maximize communications outputs/return on investment
  • Provide strategic expertise and share knowledge of industry outlets to support media outreach and other external communications
  • Create, edit and review compelling storytelling efforts, press releases and programmatic communications channels (e.g., podcasts, websites, social media channels, etc), including advising on communications strategies related to internal and external alliances, partnerships, and coalitions
  • Adapt and translate research produced by scientists on the Wildlife team for internal and external audiences to ensure that conservation impact is maximized
  • Track, share, and make recommendations regarding activities and priorities across WWF-US and Network communications teams and other internal and external communities
  • Collaborate with WWF-US Media & External Affairs team to monitor news, primarily around crisis communications related to the Wildlife Conservation program at WWF-US.
  • Supervise Wildlife communications staff and interns
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent in communications, environmental issues, wildlife or conservation science, or international relations required. Post-graduate degree preferred.
  • At least ten years of professional communications experience related to conservation
  • Experience with mission-oriented strategic communications, diverse audiences and geographies, and translating scientific or technical information to a lay audience preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and managing communications strategies that support an entity's strategic goals across a wide range of diverse stakeholders and audiences.
  • Experience working in an international environment and understanding of cultural differences and can communicate and operate with nuance and diplomacy on complicated and controversial issues.
  • Creative and innovative thinker who has experience utilizing diverse channels, outlets, and opportunities to craft and deliver messages to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to position wildlife and habitat conservation issues in such a way as to influence and leverage change well beyond WWF.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Anticipates communications conflicts, reputation, and brand risks, and works to mitigate them.
  • Strong commitment to mission, goals, and values.
  • Attention to detail, discrete, and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Experience and exceptional ability to manage teams and staff preferred
  • Strong commitment to supporting WWF's efforts at diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #21062
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

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

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Washington D.C. Mon, 28 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wildlife-communications-strategy-senior-director-21062/
Sustainability Analyst https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-analyst-4/ Full-time Lake Oswego is a city located about 8 miles south of Portland and surrounds the 405-acre Oswego Lake. Primarily in Clackamas County, the city also has small portions extending into neighboring Multnomah and Washington counties.

Position Overview

Under general direction of the City Manager, the Sustainability Analyst is the key staff position leading and coordinating the City’s efforts to become more environmentally sustainable, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and strengthen the community’s resilience to climate impact.

Guided by the 2019 a Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, the Sustainability Analyst works with people throughout the City and community to develop and implement policies, programs and practices to reduce the City’s environmental footprint, to conserve and enhance natural resources, and to prevent and adapt to climate change.  

  • Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakeoswego/default.cfm
  • Salary range: $32.46 - $41.42 / hourly
  • Applications close: Friday, July 9, 2021

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The list of duties is a representative sample of the work appropriate to this class and does not include all the duties that may be assigned to a particular position. The incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties: 

  • Perform research, analysis and administrative studies related to  implementing sustainability goals city‐wide. 
  • Develop policy around climate action goals, regional and statewide waste, energy, and  sustainability plans to management, council, and the public.  
  • Manage solid waste franchise and administer contractual obligations.   
  • Implement the City’s sustainability program, sustainability projects, and inter‐departmental collaboration to support the City’s sustainability efforts and goals.  
  • Oversee implementation of the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. 
  • Provide staff support to the Sustainability Advisory Board. 
  • Prepare and present plans, plan updates, and reports.   
  • Represent the City with outside agencies and the community groups regarding sustainability programs, waste prevention and related initiatives.  
  • Manage projects, monitor progress, and coordinate activities with staff, stakeholders, and outside agencies.
  • Participate in the development of staff training.
  • Coordinate the work of interns or temporary staff as needed.  
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. 

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge of: 

  • Current issues, trends, practices, and principles of sustainability and climate action. Public policy development processes and practices. 
  • Practices and principles of local government management. 
  • Local government laws, policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Research and forecasting.
  • Collaborative decision making. 
  • Organization and management analysis, work measurement, and continuous process improvement.  Sustainability indicators and life-cycle analysis methodology including measuring Green House Gas emissions, and familiarity with energy and waste usage calculations. 
  • Project management principles and techniques.  
  • Principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially as applied to sustainability and climate action  efforts. 
  • Personal computers and related software applications. 

NOTE: For a complete list of the essential duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, and physical and mental demands please review the complete job description.

Application Process

  • You may visit our web site at www.ci.oswego.or.us to access the online application process.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application.
  • The City application must be submitted to by: 5:00 P.M., Friday July 9, 2021
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Lake Oswego OR Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-analyst-4/
Land Agent/Land Acquisition Specialist, Renewables (Solar) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/land-agent-land-acquisition-specialist-renewables-solar/ 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 (Solar) will be primarily responsible for negotiating and acquiring agreements for site acquisition in the renewable energy industries.

Responsibilities

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.   

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 utility scale 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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Virginia Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/land-agent-land-acquisition-specialist-renewables-solar/
Environmental Law Attorney https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-law-attorney-2/ Full-time The Firm

Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 39 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

The Position

Wilson Elser's Florham Park, NJ office is currently seeking an Environmental Law Attorney for their environmental practice.

This is an excellent opportunity for newly admitted attorneys, or those looking to gain experience in environmental and toxic tort law who are interested in joining a growing, dynamic team as part of a national law firm.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a defense litigation caseload
  • Represent clients in a wide range of civil defense litigation claims
  • Work closely with other attorneys and Partners on legal projects
  • Regularly handle presentations and client relations

Qualifications

  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in NJ (NY bar a plus)
  • 4+ years of litigation experience preferred
  • Experience with insurance defense, toxic tort, or environmental law required
  • Environmental regulatory experience a plus
  • Strong communication, writing, and research skills
  • Legal project management experience is helpful

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent Benefits
  • Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Corporate Discount Plans

To Apply

  • Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you!
  • Please consider joining our team by clicking "Apply" below to email your credentials.
  • Type "New Jersey Environmental Law Attorney" in the subject line.

We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.

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Florham Park NJ Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-law-attorney-2/
Director, Freshwater & Food Transformation - 21059 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-freshwater-food-transformation-21059/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Freshwater & Food Transformation.

Overview

The Freshwater and Food Transformation team is a cross-cutting team within the Freshwater & Food goal that focuses on transforming the way companies create and act on sustainability programs and thereby transforming the kind of impact corporates can have in WWF’s priority landscapes and key river basins. The FFT team seeks to leverage both bilateral engagement with companies as well as collective action corporate platforms to shift market drivers and demand signals by corporates for sustainable commodities as well as identify opportunities for corporate action in priority conservation landscapes. The incumbent will lead, manage, and support a portfolio of engagements and the FFT team of to carry out the overall mission of the Freshwater and Food team.

The Director, Freshwater & Food Transformation will provide strategic and project management leadership for WWF’s corporate engagement, with a particular focus on connecting water stewardship and improved food systems, agriculture, and livestock commodities. Working closely with the corporate lead for water stewardship and the rest of the FFT team, the Director will focus especially on developing the corporate strategy and execution plan to implement the sustainable protein agenda for WWF and will engage closely with the leadership of major initiatives in Freshwater and Food as well as other Goal teams including Markets, Forests, Oceans, and Climate. The incumbent will co-lead the development of integrated strategies to transform the way businesses stewards water and agriculture within their operations, supply chains and landscapes.

The incumbent will be working hand in hand with partnership leads in WWF’s Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team, WWF global network colleagues and other key internal and external stakeholders to help manage and grow and ensure impact from our private sector partnerships. This includes oversight of Freshwater and Food’s corporate partnerships, platforms, and projects, internal budget, internal review of documents of engagement, managing staff and aligning and implementing department strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Freshwater & Food Transformation corporate engagement strategy for Food goal.
  • Leads corporate engagement for the Freshwater & Food teams and ensures corporate strategies have a clear theory of change to support WWF’s conservation objectives and are aligned across freshwater and food goals, with the Private Sector Engagement team, and across multiple corporate partnerships.
  • Leads the development of strategy for individual companies and for corporate platforms across sectors integral to meeting Freshwater and Food goal objectives, e.g., specific commodities like soy, beef, and others, and works closely with the team to develop proposals and plans for specific private sector engagements.
  • Manages members of the team that will include technical and operations staff, ensuring good communications, clear goals, continual feedback, and cooperation.
  • Represents WWF at relevant internal and external events and meetings on food issues related to Corporate Engagement on Freshwater & Food.
  • Leads and organizes stakeholder and partner group meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree in a related technical field such as Environmental Studies, International Development, and/or an MBA is preferred.
  • 10+ years’ leadership experience developing corporate sustainability strategy at a food or beverage company, conservation nonprofit strategy, trade association, or other relevant organization.
  • At least 6+ years leading or managing teams, portfolios, budgets, and performance metrics at a global scale across commodities and geographies, preferably within a corporate setting.
  • Demonstrated experience developing sustainability strategy for specific commodities or sector areas especially across a matrixed and decentralized team and organizational structure, and the track record of success in driving implementation of sustainability practices within a corporate setting and across supply chains
  • Strong understanding of commodity markets and supply chains, corporate procurement practices, business drivers, risks, challenges and constraints, and sustainable agricultural production practices.
  • Strong technical expertise and knowledge of regenerative agriculture, livestock production, row crop production and/or tropical agriculture is preferred.
  • Excellent people, team management, and time management skills. Ability to work well in matrixed environment with cross-functional teams and competing priorities.
  • Strong, proactive, and transparent communications and collaboration skills required. Ability to develop strategies, actions, and priorities that translate corporate objectives to WWF’s conservation agenda, and vice versa.
  • Ability to operate independently and with across teams, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments and to proactively seek guidance, feedback and support when needed.
  • Experience both domestically in the United States and international with livestock, row crop, and priority commodities desirable.
  • Knowledge of English required. Knowledge of additional languages including Spanish, French, Chinese, or other language is highly desirable.
  • Committed to the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) principles of the Freshwater and Food team.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration.
  • This position is based in Washington, DC and is for a three year term.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #21059
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

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

Apply Here:   https://www.click2apply.net/1wE2JJt4RxGrFgk7c8K5Z

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Washington D.C. Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-freshwater-food-transformation-21059/
Naturalist and Residential Programs Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/naturalist-and-residential-programs-coordinator/ Full-time ~ The Discovery Center is a dynamic and expanding Environmental Education Center located in the heart of Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods celebrating 25 years of service and opportunity. ~

Overview: 

The full-time Naturalist and Residential Programs Coordinator serves as one of the core members of our award-winning environmental education programming. This individual will deliver high-quality, engaging programming to adult, youth, and family groups, and will recruit and coordinate mission-related residential groups to the facility.

This position reports to the Executive Director. This position assists managing youth mentors, seasonal staff, interns and adult volunteers for the program. They will help develop and lead on-site and off-site programs, and assist in the operation of the Nature Nook. This position will help develop displays and content in the new Nature Center. This position will also oversee and develop various Citizen Science Monitoring projects. In addition, duties include leading/co-leading weekly hikes, explorations & trips, and being a liaison to the Discovery Center Bird Club.

Hours: Salaried full time position with a minimum of 40 hours/ week. Typical Monday to Friday schedule that includes a good deal of flexibility.  Some evenings and weekends are required.

Compensation: Full-time salaried plus full employee benefit package including health insurance, paid leave, and a 401K Retirement Plan.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Requirements:

  • General:  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Strong organizational skills. A cheerful, positive attitude.  Sense of humor a plus.  Reliability and the ability to self-motivate and work independently.  Basic office and computer skills, data entry, and record keeping. Capable of leading at times strenuous physical hikes and paddle trips.  Must be able to load canoes onto a trailer and drive vehicle with a trailer.   CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained within 6 months. (Lifeguard, Canoe and Water Safety Certification, Wilderness First Aid preferred). Valid driver’s license.
  • Environmental Education: A BA or BS degree in environmental education, education, environmental science, outdoor recreation, natural resources, wildlife biology, or a closely related field. M.S. in similar field preferred.  Experience developing programs and coordinating, leading and/or teaching groups of children and families. Understanding of the ecology and natural history of the Northern Wisconsin environment, geology, plants and animals.

Expectations and Opportunities: 

This position is responsible for the following areas:

 1. Delivering high-quality, engaging programming to youth and family groups.

Develop and deliver curricula and plans for programs and activities.  Manage Discovery Guides volunteer involvement. Ensure excellent records of attendance. Provide supervision and guidance to EE Interns with Eco-Series programing. Assistance with community program events setup and facilitation (Master Naturalist, Play Days, etc.)

2. Residential Programs. Develop, recruit, grow and coordinate residential environmental programs including schools, youth groups, adult eco-tourism groups, and others.

3. Sharing your passion and knowledge of Wisconsin’s natural history. Greet and educate visitors to the site.  Lead hikes, paddling trips, and exemplary, exploratory outdoor adventures.

4. Participate as part of the dedicated Program Team at the Discovery Center. Assist with special events and fundraisers, and community outreach. Communicate needs and be willing to help other staff members as needed.  Work in coordination with NLDC Board and Committees.  Assist as part of the team with storytelling initiatives through social media posts, newsletter pieces, picture-taking, and member-board-staff presentations.

5. Oversight and Development of various EE and Citizen Science Projects. Examples include Trail-Cam project, Bird Feeder maintenance in Coordination with NLDC Bird Club, E-Bird, Wolf Howl programs and surveys, NEON, NRF, and WHIP partnerships.

 6. Other duties as assigned including (but not limited to): Primary coordination of “Bird and Wildlife Festival”, Curriculum Development, Program planning, Program Delivery, Verbal/Written Communications and Interpretation for visitors and groups, Visitor Services, Record Keeping, Data Entry, Citizen Science, obtaining Program related grants and funding, Grant writing and management.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email or mail cover letter, full resume, application, and three reference contacts to: John Heusinkveld, Executive Director, North Lakeland Discovery Center, (715) 543-2085
  • Note: Read the full position description and download our application on our website
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Manitowish Waters WI Wed, 02 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/naturalist-and-residential-programs-coordinator/
Environmental Education Instructor https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-education-instructor-6/ Full-time At Camp McDowell we share our 1,140 acres of forests, streams, waterfalls, and canyons in northwest Alabama with groups of students from all over the Southeast. Our mission of Camp McDowell is to show the way the world could be through worship, learning, rest, and play in the beauty of God's Backyard.

Job Description

Environmental Education Instructors will work with the students to foster a sense of community as well as an appreciation, understanding, and responsibility for the environment. The students, mostly in grades 3 - 8, come from a variety of backgrounds and visit our Center for one, two, or three-day programs.

  • We're hiring for our Fall Season, August 20-December 15!

Teach engaging, hands-on classes in the great outdoors, i.e., forest ecology, earth science, aquatic ecology, Native American history, canoeing, team building, and high ropes. Adapt the established lesson plans to match your teaching style and strengths. Assist with program development. Have to opportunity to work and teach with our animal ambassador in live animal programs.

Work with a team of passionate and friendly individuals from all across the country. Work week is Monday-Friday with all weekends off. Building a strong and cohesive team is a cornerstone of our program. Two weeks of paid staff training provided! 

Employment Details:

  • Benefits include meals and on-site housing.
  • All instructors have private bedrooms, a shared bathroom, a community kitchen, a living room, laundry machines, and large porches with rocking chairs.

General Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a demonstrated respect and affinity for children and a desire to help them learn and grow in an outdoor environment.
  • Have the following characteristics: enthusiasm, maturity, initiative, sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit.
  • Be familiar with the outdoors and environmental issues.
  • Possess/obtain current certifications in CPR and First Aid.
  • Be 21 years or older.

Note: All employees will undergo a background check once hired.

Compensation Information  

  • Payment starts at $300 per week with seasonal raises. 
  • Fully furnished private rooms provided at no cost. 
  • Community houses have free laundry, full kitchen, and shared living room space. 
  • Meals provided when groups are in session, food staples and farm produce provided as well. 

To Apply

  • If interested, please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, resume, and references to Beth Dille. 
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Nauvoo AL Wed, 02 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/environmental-education-instructor-6/
Program Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-surveyor/ Full-time WHO WE ARE

The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC), based in Bend, Oregon, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1996 to restore streamflows and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin.

We bring together tribal, irrigation, environmental, hydropower, and federal, state and local government interests to accomplish our mission through financing and implementation of voluntary ecosystem restoration projects. 

Three major program areas provide focus to our work:

  • Irrigation Infrastructure Improvements: The DRC facilitates water conservation projects that restore streamflows and improve water quality.
  • Voluntary Market-Based Transactions: The DRC integrates technical support, innovation, program design, financing, and project execution to implement voluntary market- based transactions to restore streamflows.
  • Basin-wide Water Management Planning.

We are governed by a 15-person board of directors and managed by a full-time Executive Director with seven employees. The DRC has a $2.1 million annual budget.

The Deschutes River Conservancy seeks a Program Director to join our dynamic team in restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes Basin. 

More information: https://www.deschutesriver.org/how-to-help/employment-opportunities/

WHAT WE VALUE

We are an innovative, consensus-based, and highly collaborative organization. We proactively seek new solutions for solving old problems. We don’t engage in litigation, preferring instead to leverage partners’ strengths to get the watershed-scale outcomes we seek. And we live the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our full Mission, Vision and Values can be found here: (https://www.deschutesriver.org/about-us/mission-and-vision/).

We honor the native people who have called this region home for thousands of years.  We join them in stewardship of our rivers for the next seven generations.  

WHO YOU ARE

You are someone who can:

  • Inspire innovation with internal teams and partners.
  • Lead in a dynamic and evolving context.
  • Think creatively around complex problems.
  • Foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Leverage the strengths of a talented Program staff to accomplish our mission.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

Program Direction (~40%)

  • Develop streamflow restoration strategies to meet multiple water needs in the Deschutes Basin;
  • Provide leadership capacity and technical support to the Deschutes Basin Water Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder basin water management group;
  • Develop new programs to meet DRC’s mission of restoring streamflow and water quality, including an emerging water quality program;
  • Represent instream and fish and wildlife needs in state policymaking;
  • Supervise two full-time staff and contracts with consultants in a variety of fields; 
  • Create key initiatives related to strengthening DRC’s institutional capacity, including advancing internal and external work on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity; 
  • Participate as a key member of the DRC’s Leadership Team;
  • Drive strategy for DRC’s Water Conservation and Water Marketing Programs;
  • Negotiate streamflow restoration agreements with landowners, irrigation districts, and other parties;
  • Coordinate the work of project teams, including other staff, subcontractors, and agency partners; and
  • Support the Executive Director in organizational strategy development.

Partnerships/Relationship Building (~35%)

  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including landowners, irrigation districts, government agencies, and other conservation organizations;
  • Convene and facilitate stakeholder processes in priority stream reaches; and
  • Represent the DRC in strategic partnerships including the Deschutes Partnership, the Upper Deschutes Partnership and the Deschutes Basin Water Collaborative; and
  • Cultivate shared vision among stakeholders.

Communications (~10%)

  • Represent the DRC through presentations for public outreach, key stakeholder meetings, professional conferences and policy forums;
  • Work closely with Executive Director and Communications Director on strategic communication issues; and
  • In coordination with Executive Director, develop board agendas and materials.

Fundraising/Development (~15%)

  • In partnership with program staff, raise, manage and grow an annual program budget of $2.1M through grants and partnerships; and
  • Support the Executive Director in growing financial resources to support DRC’s work.

COMPENSATION

  • Salary Range: Negotiable; starting at $85,000
  • This is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include a group medical and dental insurance policy, access to a retirement plan with an employer contribution, and a competitive personal paid-time-off policy.
  • The DRC supports continuing education opportunities for all staff. 

TO APPLY

  • Please click "Apply" below to email resume and cover letter.
  • Position is open until filled with an ideal start date of June 21. 

DRC is committed to equal employment opportunities and encourages applications from people of all races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, beliefs, national origins, or abilities.

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Bend OR Fri, 28 May 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/solar-surveyor/
Legislative Assistantm Environment https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/legislative-assistantm-environment/ Full-time Capitol Hill  Legislative Assistant, Environment  

Position Overview

Senator Chris Van Hollen seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle climate change, Chesapeake Bay, energy, environment, and agriculture issues. 
 
  • Qualified candidates should have knowledge of the issues and demonstrate an ability to take initiative. Must be a team player, strong writer, and able to work under time pressure in a fast-paced environment, while still maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Responsibilities include writing legislation, coalition building with advocacy and stakeholder groups, and staffing the Senator on matters that coincide with the issue portfolio.
    • Hill experience is preferred.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email a writing sample and resume to  senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. (Legislative Assistant 226372)

This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

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Washington D.C. Wed, 26 May 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/legislative-assistantm-environment/
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/