Green Dream Jobs https://www.sustainablebusiness.com Green Dream Jobs Sr. Data Analyst, Sustainability https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sr-data-analyst/ Full-time Overview
 
Department Description:

This position, under the direction of BIDMC Sustainability Program Manager, will provide leadership to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Sustainability Program. This effort will work collaboratively with the Environmental Sustainability Committee and partner organizations to assess the impact of all programs in alignment with the overall vision and goals to lead BIDMC to become a national leader in sustainable healthcare.

This new position will create sustainability databases and maintain records to ensure all data is accurate, timely, and flexible in the areas of water, energy, transportation, responsible procurement, waste, engagement, and healthy building. They will establish data collection methodologies, consolidate, validate, clean, and standardize our sustainability data to track towards sustainability metrics and goals to increase transparency across the facility. They will be responsible for identifying data-driven program opportunities and measuring effectiveness of environmental impact reductions across the health system. They will provide analytics to support grant and award applications to increase funding and recognition as sustainability leaders.

The goal of the Sustainability Department is to minimize the environmental and public health impacts of all hospital activities, including patient care and research, in order to serve our patients compassionately and effectively, and to create a healthy future. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and innovator with the enthusiasm and passion to stay up to date with the latest trends, technology, and opportunities to continue to integrate sustainability into BIDMC’s operations.

Job Summary:
This Sr. Data Analyst position manages multiple complex data projects simultaneously. Serves as primary point of contact for report requests for business unit. Leverages software applications to design solutions, performs detailed data mapping and analysis and reviews all data for accuracy and reasonableness prior to distribution. Produces business, research or clinical intelligence for key stakeholders.
 
  • Job Location: Boston, MA
  • Req ID: 41844BR
Essential Responsibilities
 
  1. Manages one or more complex data projects. Utilizes hospital systems and database applications to update and analyze data. Prepares and distributes various reports to key stakeholders. Meets with departmental leadership to review reports or requests for data.
  2. Maintains integrity and quality of data and assures data conformity meets operational requirements and goals. Acts as a central resource and integral member of data collection team. Assists in planning, establishing and monitoring criteria for data collection. Trains department staff on data acquisition methods. Extracts data from multiple sources. Audits and resolves all issues.
  3. Ensures application access is in compliance with all regulatory and medical center practices. Acts as gatekeeper for application. Sets and defines user access and determines level of access. Reports all security risks to the application.
  4. Collaborates with IS to obtain and maintain applications used for data collection and reporting. Recommends tools, upgrades and alternatives. Assists in the development of application security and back-up plans. Coordinates interface solution with multiple applications.
  5. Designs and develops reporting and analysis tools. Interprets data and refines analysis. Prepares and presents comprehensive reports. Develops forms, tables and other data tools in the applications that capture, report and consolidate data. Provides application data collection, analytics and reporting expertise. Completes analytics in a timely and efficient manner.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
 
  1. Bachelor's degree required in Computer Science, Allied Health, or other related..
  2. 5-8 years related work experience required.
  3. 3-5 years of multiple application maintenance with relational databases.
  4. Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Application Certification for one of the applications used in the department.
Competencies:
  1. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  2. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  3. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  4. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  5. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Physical Nature of the Job
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects.
  • Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally.
Vaccines
  • As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities.
  • BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

EOE Statement / BIDMC is EOE M/F/VET/DISABILITY/GENDER IDENTITY/SEXUAL ORIENTATION

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Boston MA Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sr-data-analyst/
Program Officer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-officer-2/ Full-time About Us

Sequoia Climate Fund is a new philanthropy that seeks to decarbonize the world economy at a speed and scale equal to the challenge.

We support bold strategies and efforts that will have both near-term impact and the greatest probability of long-term success. We believe that solving climate change requires the adoption of ambitious, evidence-based policy solutions that transform markets, advance clean technology, and lead to large‐scale change.

Our focus areas include power, transportation, buildings, industry, land use, agriculture and forestry, finance, communications, movement building and public engagement. Sequoia Climate Fund is active in major emitting geographies, including China, the United States, India, the European Union, among others. We are dedicated to building the political will and powerful coalitions needed to achieve these bold policy solutions.

Location: Our office and staff are based in Irvine, California.

About the Role

Sequoia Climate Fund is seeking collaborative, bold, and innovative thinkers that can help us identify and evaluate ambitious climate strategies capable of driving transformative change in the world. The successful candidate will work with peer networks, government officials, thought leaders, and key stakeholders to assess emerging needs, gaps, and opportunities in the field. They will work with one or more Sequoia Program Directors to both develop and execute strategies responsive to those insights, compiling the research and evidence necessary to assess their potential impact and chances for success, and identifying the organizations best positioned to execute them. This is a great opportunity for a passionate individual with strong initiative towards contributing to a net zero carbon future. The role will provide the Program Officer with the opportunity to make a global impact while contributing to adoption of climate mitigation policies in high emitting countries. As Sequoia Climate Fund is a new, growing organization, this is a dynamic and fluid role. Key responsibilities are likely to include, but are not limited to, the following:

Key Responsibilities

Program development, delivery, and performance

  • Support Sequoia’s efforts to determine strategic priorities and set operational plans by conducting research and analysis on specific programs and climate sector trends.
  • Monitor developments in the field to identify emerging needs, gaps, and opportunities for driving ambitious climate action.
  • Engage peer networks, funders, government officials, and other stakeholders to help develop strategies and identify organizations best positioned to execute those strategies.
  • Present the results of global and regional strategic analysis verbally and in writing, through internal memos, background papers, presentations, graphs, and charts both internally and externally as required.
  • Support all aspects of strategy execution and grant-making, including initial screening of potential grantees, analyzing background information, soliciting, and developing funding proposals, preparing grant recommendations.
  • Serve as the point of contact for select grantees to learn from and steward the relationship, conduct site visits as needed and monitor the impact of grants.

Financial stewardship and administrative responsibilities

  • Support the maintenance of annual administrative budgets for programmatic expenses.
  • Support the forecasting of grant payments and serve as a compliance checkpoint to ensure grantmaking stays within yearly budgets.
  • Maintain grants database, budget spreadsheets and grant calendars, and coordinate grant processes for the team.
  • Assist team with planning and coordinating meetings, travel, workshops and convenings; make logistical arrangements as needed; manage consultant contracts.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum five to seven years’ experience working in climate change or a related field, with at least three years of dedicated experience in at least one specific area within climate mitigation.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and grantees of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Comfort with quantitative information and data, including budgets and financial information.
  • Willingness to learn, take initiative, be resourceful, and flexible.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and collaboratively.
  • A mentality that no task is too small or big, to get what is needed done.
  • Team-oriented with an ability to work in a cross-cultural team environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.
  • Excellent English language writing, synthesizing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Understanding and embodiment of Sequoia Climate Fund values, including humility and teamwork.
  • Willingness to work in our Irvine, CA office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, or equivalent by experience.
  • Understanding of grantmaking.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about how to drive ambitious climate action.

Covid-19 Hiring Update

We have temporarily transitioned to a work-from-home model, and this role is expected to begin as a remote position. To ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency. Once circumstances allow, staff will be required to work full-time from our office in Irvine, California. We are flexible and willing to discuss the logistics and financial considerations raised by relocation, if needed.

Compensation & Location

Sequoia Climate Fund offers a generous benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. Our benefits include payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners, and qualified family members). Sequoia Climate Fund also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment OR college savings assistance for qualified dependents and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.

NOTE: At this time, our preference is that applicants have authorization to work in the United States.

To Apply

  • CEA Recruiting is assisting Sequoia Climate Fund with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates should click "Apply on Company Website" below and follow the link to submit the following:
    • (1) resume, (2) cover letter, (3) two non-published writing samples (no more than 5 pages each) such as a technical paper, memo, or proposal, or other document you believe is relevant to the position, (4) and salary requirements (specifying salary amount or range) through CEA’s job portal.
  • Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting.
  • This position will remain open until filled.

Sequoia Climate Fund’s Institutional Culture of Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion

Sequoia Climate Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcome such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply. We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity, and inclusion that we seek to amplify in the larger world.

Sequoia Climate Fund hires, promotes, and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by Sequoia’s service needs and business requirements. All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law, e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.

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Irvine California Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-officer-2/
Deputy Goal Lead, Food - 22057 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/deputy-goal-lead-food-22057-2/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a strategic, innovative food systems visionary, a dynamic communicator and storyteller, a successful fundraiser, and an empathic, people-focused manager to serve as the Deputy of the Food Goal on the Freshwater and Food team within WWF-US.

Overview

The Freshwater and Food team works to address the two biggest threats to nature: agriculture and infrastructure. The Deputy Goal Lead, Food will serve as a key thought leader and executive manager for the primary Food initiatives and will have a mandate to integrate Food workstreams across Freshwater and Food more broadly. The incumbent will lead and support the implementation of the primary initiatives within WWF-US's Food area including Sustainable Protein/Nutrition Systems, which includes Aquaculture, Livestock Systems, and Healthy Diets and Consumption, and Food Loss and Waste.

The incumbent will work closely with the Food initiative leads, the F&F management team, the SVP, and leadership in other Goal areas and across the WWF network as appropriate, to drive strategic integration, execution, and impact of WWF's Food portfolio across sectors and in our priority landscapes. The incumbent will be a critical member of the F&F management team and will work closely with other F&F managers and the Deputies across the organization in a collaborative, matrixed team environment. The incumbent will support engagement of many of WWF's most significant partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as our largest donors.

The incumbent will also harness the full reach and resources of the WWF Network including cross-cutting initiatives across other Goal teams, convening multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed teams from across WWF's Network of Offices, especially during the project design phase. The incumbent oversees strategy development and implementation at a high level and trouble shoots with WWF Offices and donors as needed.

The incumbent will be responsible with the team for driving WWF's thought leadership, innovation, and resource and partner mobilization in the Food space, which includes nature-positive production, deforestation and conversion-free supply chains, regenerative agriculture, sustainable diets and consumption, and food, loss, and waste. The incumbent will also be accountable for reporting impacting of WWF's Food activities against our high-level goals and objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees Major Food Initiatives and Conservation Impact: Manages and supports the primary initiative leads in the strategic design, planning, and implementation of WWF's primary Food initiatives, including Sustainable Protein/Nutrition and Food Loss and Waste. The incumbent will ensure the Food portfolio and initiatives have a strong conservation case with measurable impacts and a tight financial/resourcing case. Ensures that the Food initiatives are integrated with Freshwater objectives, WWF's landscape priorities including the Northern Great Plains and globally, and other Goal team priorities and workstreams, as appropriate. Quickly forms solutions to difficult challenges arising during implementation and (re)negotiates projects with WWF Offices, external partners (private sector, government, and NGOs) and major donors as needed.

  • Team Building and Management: Directly supervises the leads of the major Food initiatives, specifically Food Loss and Waste and Sustainable Protein/Nutrition. Sets goals and expectations. Tracks and recruits talent as needed, creates opportunities for recognition and professional development, as well as feedback and coaching of team members. Will also work with the F&F Administrative Support team to ensure that each major Food initiative has the required project management and technical staffing and configuration, drawing on technical team members in WWF-US and WWF's global Network. Provides broader management support to the SVP, Freshwater & Food and across the whole team, including short- and long-range planning support, the strategic alignment and placement of talent and financial resources.

  • Thought Leadership, Innovation, and Change Management: Provides expertise on how to identify and shape research strategies that address the key biodiversity and climate threats from the production of food and soft commodities. Identifies global trends, opportunities, and challenges and ensures they are integrated into WWF's thinking and approach. Serves as an innovator and change leader on the Freshwater & Food team, in WWF more generally, and with key WWF partners and appropriate external audiences. Helps to consolidate and share lessons learned and thought leadership across the WWF Food portfolio to influence a wider set of internal and external stakeholders and leverage the biggest impact. Contributes to the development of new, big ideas and strategies through research, project, and proposal development. Helps to build and maintain strategic partnerships.
  • Policy, Advocacy, and OutreachIs a WWF champion for sustainable food systems, especially related to supply chain work and regenerative agriculture. Serves as a public face on food related trends, sustainable food system issues, and supply chain programs. Engages policymakers and institutions to address public policy commitments. Engages the broadest community of individual and institutional partners to drive research agenda and implementation and impact plan by helping create awareness and build consensus about new issues and trends; oversees partnership cultivation and the development of key strategies with others; represents WWF-US on key platforms and at key events. Shares feedback from those interactions with the WWF Network to improve the organization's ability to work with a wide range of partners. Builds a formal community of global experts and practitioners related to food systems.
  • Resource Mobilization: Works closely with SVP and Food team to fundraise for WWF initiatives and landscape priorities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree (Doctorate or MBA preferred) in environmental conservation, ecological science, agriculture value chains, agriculture development, international development economics or public policy.
  • At least 12 years of experience including 8 years developing and managing major, complex projects and partnerships, preferably with a private sector focus, and at least 5 years with executive management and leadership experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required to translate science into practice, including effective public speaking, writing, and one-on-one communications.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills; knowledge, experience and certification using project management tools a plus.
  • Technical capacity and experience in managing a global network of applied technical experts and ability to connect, collaborate, and influence them is required.
  • Ability to translate technical concepts and ideas into actionable recommendations, quantifiable targets, and milestones.
  • Previous experience(s) working with producers, farming systems, supply chain management, and/or corporate engagement are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of current metrics approaches, methodologies, and platforms relevant to the sustainable food, agriculture, beverage, and textile sectors, as well as knowledge and relationships with relevant initiatives and platforms that are developing sustainability indicators to monitor the social and environmental impacts of food and agriculture.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and produce high-quality work under time constraints and excellent organizational and project leadership skills.
  • Excellent professional judgement and personal work ethic, a self-reflective learner who is open to continuous growth and development through giving and receiving constructive feedback, adaptive learning, and mentorship.
  • Ability to operate with grace and good judgment under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Creative, innovative thinker, self-starter, and problem-solver; someone who can spot risks and design and manage work to mitigate and manage them, someone who is not afraid of making mistakes or engaging team members for support.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a matrixed team environment.
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize financial resources for conservation.
  • Fluency in English is required. Additional language skills are a plus including Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and/or Mandarin.
  • National and international travel required (up to 30%, subject to safety and COVID-19 restrictions).
  • Adherence to WWF organization values, policies, and environmental and social safeguards framework
  • Commitment to the Freshwater & Food team's efforts around Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,, Requisition #22057.
  • 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 Dist. Columbia Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/deputy-goal-lead-food-22057-2/
Senior Program Manager: Natural Gas Efficiency https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-program-manager-natural-gas-efficiency-2/ 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

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to lead North American initiatives for natural gas efficiency in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The Senior Program Manager: Natural Gas Efficiency position will be responsible for researching technologies, analyzing market trends, and facilitating engagement between energy efficiency programs and industry in order to support growth of a robust natural gas energy efficiency program industry. The Senior Program Manager of Natural Gas Efficiency will be expected to lead committees of energy efficiency program portfolio managers seeking to achieve more natural gas savings in the market, and support integration of gas efficiency opportunities across CEE Initiatives. They will also be tasked with exploring new super-efficient gas end uses as potential CEE initiatives and managing strategic relationships with key industry trade associations and individual manufacturers.

The successful candidate will work to assess strategies for the most significant energy users and develop long-term market transformation directives for US and Canadian markets. Areas of potential in-depth focus within a whole home or building context include gas heat pumps for both HVAC and water heating, steam system audits, and leveraging products that are increasingly smart and connected to enable automated energy management services, including demand response.

Responsibilities

  • Represent the organization and its work in multiple venues including: trade shows, industry conferences, government or regulatory interactions, conferences or meetings with advocacy groups, and other nongovernment associations meetings.
  • Maintain and enhance the CEE role as a credible source for efficiency program information for members and industry.
  • Under direction of the Deputy Director, support business strategies for advancing the market of connected and efficient equipment as part of a comprehensive strategy for smart homes and buildings.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research on topics such as savings potential for emerging technologies, effective program design delivery approaches, opportunities associated with connected capabilities, unique partnerships across industry stakeholders, and market barriers to product adoption.
  • Construct reports, studies, memoranda, position papers, and other written products in support of organization and member needs.
  • Prepare agendas for and assist the facilitation of member meetings via teleconference, in-person, and online through CEE’s extranet website.
  • Assemble consensus positions to develop recommended strategies for driving the adoption of high performing equipment that deliver energy efficiency, customer engagement, load management, and behavioral change impacts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Outstanding communications (oral and written). Strong public speaking skills with small and large audiences. Networking skills for building relationships with strategically valuable individuals and organizations. Demonstrated ability to work effectively towards consensus, including aptitude to facilitate meetings with diverse stakeholders.
  • A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as economics, business, engineering, information technology, environmental studies, statistics, quantitative assessment, building science, or another subject requiring critical thinking and strong analytical capabilities. Five to ten years of relevant industry experience.
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to balance multiple priorities and project deliverables.
  • Demonstrated research and data analysis skills; ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative information for different audiences.
  • Strong people skills, service orientation, and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Willingness to travel domestically, averaging approximately one trip per quarter.

Compensation

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

Office Location

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

Application Information

Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please submit the following:

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

Contact:

  • Please send application materials, including cover letter and resume, via e-mail to Sue Laferriere at slaferriere@cee1.org, noting the location you found this posting, as well as including the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, “John Smith—Program Manager”.

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

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Middleton MA Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-program-manager-natural-gas-efficiency-2/
Sustainability Specialist (Stormwater) I/II/III https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-specialist-stormwater-i-ii-iii-3/ 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 goal of the Stormwater Program is to protect and enhance environmental water quality in unincorporated San Mateo County. Reducing pollutant runoff, monitoring water quality, conducting community outreach, and improving infrastructure can all help protect water quality in our creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and Pacific Ocean.

The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sustainability Specialist (Stormwater). We are seeking one full-time Sustainability Specialist who can empower our departments, community partners, and community members to plan for and implement projects that protect environmental water quality.

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

As Sustainability Specialist (Stormwater) you will:

  • Provide support for the development of new stormwater infrastructure projects, including grant writing, reviewing project design, and coordinating across multiple agencies.
  • Help the County meet current and future stormwater municipal regional stormwater permit (MRP) and total maximum daily load (TMDL) requirements by working proactively with external agencies and multiple County departments to embed stormwater planning and implementation into department processes.
  • Track and coordinate watershed TMDL compliance efforts at multiple sites with internal and external partners, including new TMDL requirements expected in the next few years.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess these qualifications:

  • Significant understanding of state and local stormwater regulations, and best practices for watershed management and pollution reduction.
  • Extensive knowledge, experience, and expertise in a broad range of topics related to environmental water quality and associated sustainability issues.
  • The ability to track, audit and monitor developments in pertinent state mandates, laws, codes, rules, and regulations, and ensure compliance with regulatory obligations.
  • Experience preparing written materials such as narratives, project summaries, or Board reports, technical charts, presentations, and public outreach materials, and delivering targeted presentations to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders.
  • 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 working with a diverse range of stakeholders and perspectives, with a customer service orientation, to identify and achieve collective goals.
  • Communication skills – a team player with both verbal and written acumen.
  • Strong analytical skills – experience conducting research, audits or analyzing data.
  • Independence – can "hit the ground running" and work with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility – ability to change course quickly and effectively.

Education and Experience:

  • 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: This is a limited term, at-will position, not to exceed 3 years, in the Office of Sustainability.  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. 

Also: This recruitment may be used to fill future term positions.

Compensation

  • $6,368.27 - $9,464.00 Monthly -- $36.74 - $54.60 / Hour 
  •  A competitive benefits package is associated with these positions. For complete information regarding benefits please click here.

To Apply

  • To learn more about the position and to apply online, please click "Apply on Company Website" below 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:  November 15, 2021

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Redwood City CA Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-specialist-stormwater-i-ii-iii-3/
Development Associate https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/development-associate-5/ 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, special loan programs, creative partnerships, and analytical research. 

Position Summary 

The Open Space Institute seeks a Development Associate to provide proactive, responsive and effective support to advance the full range of OSI’s fund-raising outreach, including major donors, annual appeals, grants, and special events. Reporting to the Vice President for Development and supporting the donor outreach efforts of OSI’s executive and program management teams, the Development Associate is responsible for maintaining the donor database, tracking all donors and prospect activities from cultivation plans to incoming donations, gift acknowledgements, and reporting/stewardship plans.

The Development Associate will also craft donor correspondence and assist with the production and implementation of appeal campaigns, grant applications and funder reports, and other fundraising communications. 

  • Reports To:  Vice President, Development
  • Department: External Affairs
  • Location:      New York City-Midtown (working on site is required)

Primary/ Essential Responsibilities & Duties

Donor Management (Individual and Institutional):

  • Update and maintain the Raiser’s Edge database of donors and prospects, ensuring timely execution and entry of activities, including reconciliation with Salsa Engage
  • Process incoming funds and reconcile/coordinate gifts with Finance Department
  • Produce fundraising reports and mailing lists from donor database
  • Craft gift acknowledgements and generate and track tax-receipts in a timely manner
  • Maintain systems to track grants, grant deliverables, and timetables 
  • Send reminders to donors when pledge payments are due
  • Assist with government grant compliance including maintaining pre-qualification status, assembling reimbursement requests, and completing required documentation
  • Manage miscellaneous procedures and registrations (i.e. such as matching gifts)

Writing: 

  • Produce and maintain letter and document templates
  • Assist in the writing and preparation of grant proposals and funder reports
  • Craft correspondence for individual donors and other stakeholders 
  • Create, organize, and assist with assets as needed for donor meetings and major gift asks

Prospect Research:  

  • Undertake prospect research for individuals, foundations, public institutions, and corporations
  • Assist in identifying prospective donors 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Support the VP for Development and the Development team by performing administrative duties as needed including organization of digital and hard copy records, filing, copying, sorting, mailing, etc. 
  • Take the lead on process and operations communications for the Development Team
  • Provide support for event logistics
  • Assist with activities for OSI’s Board of Trustees and Campaign Committees
  • Assist with administration of outgoing grants and contracts

Required Skills / Core Competencies 

  • Possess strong interpersonal skill, common sense, and a warm and outgoing personality. This is extremely important given the diverse nature of the organization and the communication aspects of the position, both internal and external 
  • Ability to think and act strategically. Must be able to take initiative and build and maintain a strong rapport and positive relationships with donors, prospective donors, and staff 
  • Exceptional organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated writing skills, specifically for donor correspondence 
  • Excellent formatting skills and thorough familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work to reasonable deadlines and plan accordingly 
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize numerous ongoing projects 
  • Be able to maintain the confidentiality of privileged information 

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum four years direct experience in fundraising/development role in non-profit sector, plus:
    • An undergraduate degree is required
    • Experience in and successful track record in writing donor reports
    • Some experience crafting grants/requests and with contracts and agreements preferred.
    • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or equivalent CRM/donor database 
    • Familiarity with environmental and/or land conservation issues is desirable 

Physical Requirements:

  • The position is based in OSI’s New York City office
  • Frequently sits for long periods of time
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard 
  • May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, bending, moving files
  • Occasional events outside standard office hours and in other locations where OSI operates

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.

How to Apply

  • Attach a cover letter that includes where you saw the job posting and your salary expectations with your resume. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through November 30, 2021. No phone calls, please.
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including paid time off and paid holidays.  

OSI is an equal opportunity employer and is actively recruiting a diverse workforce. Land conservation benefits all people.  Our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders and gender identities, diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value.

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Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/development-associate-5/
Vice President of Policy https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/vice-president-of-policy/ Full-time The Climate Action Reserve is an environmental nonprofit organization that promotes and fosters the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through credible market-based policies and solutions. A pioneer in carbon accounting, the Reserve serves as an approved Offset Project Registry (OPR) for the State of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and plays an integral role in supporting the issuance and administration of compliance offsets.

The Reserve also establishes high quality standards for offset projects in the North American voluntary carbon market and operates a transparent, publicly accessible registry for carbon credits generated under its standards. The Climate Action Reserve is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with virtual offices around the U.S. For more information, please visit our website.

Position Overview

The Vice President for Policy is a key executive management position at the Climate Action Reserve and is responsible for overseeing the development of new greenhouse gas offset protocols and Climate Forward methodologies, maintaining existing protocols and methodologies to meet changing market conditions, managing the Reserve’s consulting and advisory services program, and providing strategic advice and guidance to support the Reserve’s existing and new initiatives. The position reports directly to the President, manages a staff of professional employees, and regularly presents to the Reserve’s Board of Directors. The Vice President’s main areas of responsibility include the following tasks below. These should be seen as a starting point and may evolve over time.

Location: Remote or Hybrid. The Reserve is based in Los Angeles, California.

Primary Responsibilities

Analytical Team Management

The Vice President of Policy oversees the Reserve’s Analytical Team along with the Vice President of Programs (who is responsible for oversight of the Reserve’s carbon credit registries). Key responsibilities for the Vice President of Policy include developing, maintaining, and updating carbon offset protocols and Climate Forward methodologies; assisting the Analytical Team with offset protocol and Climate Forward methodology implementation and application; and formulating and refining Reserve program rules and policies. The Vice President for Policy is responsible for managing several Analytical Team staff.

Promoting Market-Oriented Climate Policy Development

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

Strategic Initiatives

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

Qualifications

Desired Competencies

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

Candidates for this position must meet the following requirements

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

Compensation

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and skills.
  • The Climate Action Reserve offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply

Interested candidates should click "Apply" below to email a Cover letter and CV/ Resume with the header “VP Policy."

  • The position is opened until filled.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

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

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Los Angeles, Remote or Hybrid CA Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/vice-president-of-policy/
Senior Community Development Specialist https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-community-development-specialist/ Full-time ICF International Strategic does  consulting for a digital world. We work with hundreds of companies and governments to plan, design, and implement transformative projects.
 

Senior Community Development Specialist

The Justice, Workforce & Community Development group works to improve the conditions of America's most at-risk populations—reaching out directly to the populations in need, as well as providing strategic consulting support to human services agencies throughout the United States. If you are enthusiastic about solving social, environmental, and economic issues related to affordable housing, community development, energy efficiency, disaster resilience and sustainability that make a difference in people's lives, this is the place for you!

As a Senior Community Development Specialist, you will be an integral part of the Housing and Community Development team at ICF. You will be a team player able to work in a fast paced environment who will be responsible for supporting a wide range of technical assistance engagements, providing guidance, and developing products and written materials designed to help improve the effectiveness of housing assistance, energy efficiency/ sustainability and other programs designed to assist special needs populations. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting technical assistance engagements on efforts related to housing and community development and/or energy efficiency, renewable energy, disaster resilience, coordination of technical assistance and preparation of reports, guidance, and training materials.
  • Contributing to the development and deployment of communications, outreach, and training resources, including case studies, webinars, in-person events, and other communications
  • Providing day-to-day technical support regarding requirements, regulations and rules, procedures, and practices of Federal programs.
  • Providing financial and project management support on work being performed.
  • Ensuring that all technical work performed is of high quality, on-budget, and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Serving as a direct point of contact and liaison for program participants.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Public Affairs, Public Policy, Government, Environmental Policy, Economics, Urban Planning or other relevant field
  • 2+ years of direct experience working in public or private non-profit organizations
  • Interest in affordable housing, community development and sustainability issues including energy efficiency, renewable energy, disaster resilience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with program participants.
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work limited overtime, as needed
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
  • Team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently
  • Experience with developing and implementing project/team processes
  • Superior attention to detail

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy, Government, Environmental Policy or a related discipline.
  • Direct experience in the field of affordable housing and community development. Experience with energy efficiency, utility benchmarking and renewable energy a plus.
  • Experience supporting technical assistance projects (such as training delivery, direct technical assistance to local government entities or non-profits, and/or resources/tools development)."

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

To Apply

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

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Fairfax Virginia Wed, 03 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-community-development-specialist/
CEO / Executive Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ceo-executive-director/ Full-time The Organic Trade Association (OTA) exists to sustain and promote the organic trade through advocacy, market analysis, international trade, and networking and educational programming. Bringing together organic innovators and pioneers, OTA aims to create a singular voice for its more than 9,500 members across all 50 states. With a commitment to the growth of its members and the organic sector as a whole, OTA aims to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment, and enhance community well-being.

OTA members represent the entire supply chain and the huge diversity of today’s organic sector—small and large organic farmers of all types, local and national organic processors, regional and country-wide organic distributors, mom-and-pop organic stores, and organic retail chains. Organic products represented by OTA’s members include organic foods, raw commodities, ingredients, and beverages as well as organic fibers, personal care products, pet foods, nutritional supplements, household cleaners, and flowers.

OTA is the only trade association working on behalf of the organic sector. As such, it serves as the unifying voice of the U.S. organic trade on Capitol Hill, advancing OTA’s mission to promote and protect organic agriculture and trade through legislative and regulatory advocacy. OTA represents its members to government on sector needs, market development and promotion, and strong organic standards and regulations. Members also benefit from the latest information and quick answers on organic regulations and standards in the U.S. and around the world. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members and is comprised of 17 executives representing the breadth and scale of the organic sector. 

The Role & Responsibilities

In alignment with the Organic Trade Association’s foundational values and core beliefs, the CEO/Executive Director will work collaboratively with its Board, staff, stakeholders, government bodies, and with the wider organic community. The aim is to both preserve the history and to promote and advance the mission to ensure continued growth and greater impact within the organic sector. There is a critical continued need for focus on innovation, scaling strategy, new revenue opportunities, and strengthening and expanding the existing and new member engagement. 

The CEO/ED leads the Association to carry out its mission, vision, and strategy in a passionate and committed way. Together with the Board, the CEO/ED provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and oversight of the organization and serves as the face of OTA. This executive will be responsible for defining the association’s mission and establishing shared objectives for OTA’s member companies.

The CEO/ED must lead in a visionary and inclusive style with the Board, staff, and members and must be skilled in relationship management across a range of stakeholders and professional constituents. The ideal candidate—who will lead as proficiently from a strategic standpoint as they do from an administrative and community standpoint— will harness consumer insights while maintaining strong governmental relationships. The leader must have a keen awareness of the organic landscape from a shifting trends perspective.

This leader will be looked to fully optimize Board member engagement and utilization in order to provide proactive vision and direction to ensure organizational and financial strength, operating efficiency, proper reporting procedures and people systems, all while preserving and facilitating OTA’s legacy.

The CEO/ED has overall responsibility for the implementation of all activities and operations of the organization including staffing, financial solvency, government affairs, marketing, communications, public relations, education, data initiatives, the Annual Fund, and Board of Directors meetings. The CEO/ED is also responsible for fostering positive relationships with external organizations—such as the Organic Political Action Committee (PAC) and The Organic Center—and for assisting in the execution of annual events such as OTA's signature Policy Conference, Awards Gala, and its exhibits at domestic and international trade shows. 

In addition to consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives, the CEO/ED provides for the growth of OTA while maintaining and expanding its image as the acknowledged leader of the organic community. The CEO/ED represents both the Association and the organic trade in an official capacity when interfacing with members of Congress, USDA, FDA, other trade associations, media, stakeholders, and strategic allies. Functioning as a creative leader of OTA’s team, the CEO/ED communicates information effectively to assist others in doing OTA’s work, while building strong relationships with OTA staff, Board members, and allied organizations.

Executive Leadership & Board Relations

OTA seeks a deeply passionate and progressive executive leader who can guide the Association at this critical inflection point employing strategy and innovation while acknowledging and incorporating the foundational values of the organic community. With a deep respect for the legacy of the organic trade, the CEO/ED will have a keen awareness of emerging organic trends and new opportunities for the ultimate benefit of the Association and the wider organic community. They will lead by example, leveraging their people and relationship management skills and experiences in meaningful and impactful ways. 

The CEO/ED will maintain a productive relationship with the Board and work with the Board members to set strategic direction enabling the Association to adapt to a constantly changing external environment. Professional qualifications to accomplish these tasks include the following:

Member Relationship Management:

  • Act as the organization’s brand ambassador with all stakeholders—effectively communicating the benefits and obligations of membership.
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration among all member companies.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • Maximize financial support for OTA while maintaining awareness of the overall funding needs and strategies of the organization.
  • Plan and carry out several member and member-prospect visits annually to drive membership satisfaction and growth.
  • Hold a permanent standing seat on The Organic Center Board of Trustees.
  • Support member relations as appropriate.

Board Management:

  • Provide direction and leadership in developing programming, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
  • Listen to the Board’s thoughts regarding the condition of the organization and all-important factors influencing it.
  • Brief the Board of Directors and the membership on key initiatives and issues to maintain full visibility on Association activity. 

Operations and Financial Management:

  • Assure that the organization makes consistent and timely progress on its long-range strategy to achieve its mission, vision, and goals.
  • Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals, and administering fundraising records and documentation.
  • Partner with the EVP and COO for annual planning and budget cycle.
  • Work with the staff, finance personnel, and the Board to prepare a budget and ultimately ensure the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Maintain responsibility for OTA umbrella organization, The Organic Center, including responsibility for staff administration, guidance and assistance with fundraising, The Organic Center's Annual fundraising dinner, and for support of The Organic Center Board of Trustees and their initiatives.
  • Provide oversight for OTA’s international activities including market promotion, trade barrier reduction, and market intelligence.

External Relations and Advocacy:

  • Provide oversight for OTA’s government relations activities including- legislative, regulatory (National Organic Program and National Organic Standards Board), and member task forces.
  • Lobby on behalf of OTA, its members, and partner organizations; and testify at Congressional and regulatory hearings as needed.
  • Lend strategic support to OTA member companies and sectors by representing their point of view/position on issues to the public.
  • Along with key staff, serve as an external face of OTA at sector events, conferences, government meetings, and with allied organizations.
  • Assure that the organization and its mission, programs, products, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate as a speaker at key organic trade functions and events and serve as the media spokesperson on organic sector and community issues.
  • Oversee the Organic PAC, including the planning of fundraising events and disbursement of funds. 

Talent Management:

  • Review team resources and workstreams to ensure proper allocation of personnel.
  • Encourage staff development and education and assess and align staff competences to optimize organizational effectiveness and retention.
  • Assist program staff with their specialized work to best serve OTA’s membership and propel the mission of the organization.
  • Manage the recruitment, employment, and development of all personnel.
  • Ensure an effective management team is in place with appropriate provision for succession.

Qualifications & Characteristics

  • A minimum of 10 years’ leadership experience with demonstrated management and solid business sense.
  • Extensive understanding and experience in organic food, agriculture, manufacturing, and retailing and trade association management.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the organic sector and a demonstrated familiarity with the regulatory and compliance elements governing the sector.
  • Ability to establish and communicate a clear vision that is compelling, accessible, and achievable.
  • An established background in policy analysis and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated strategic mindset with a results and solutions-oriented ethos.
  • Experience in strategic planning and budget management.
  • A track record of promoting a culture of integrity, high performance, collaboration, and professional development.
  • Ability to identify connections and leverage opportunities across an organization.
  • Grounding in project and program management, grants management, planning, and performance evaluation.
  • Experience in international trade.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and inspire through public speaking and strategic communications.
  • Cultivated media savvy.
  • Staff management: goal setting, work plan development, performance review and program delivery experience.
  • A reputation of excellence in working with an active Board and membership.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably within a related field such as agriculture, nutrition, or business.

Compensation

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

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are welcome to submit a resume and cover letter. Please click "Apply" below.

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Washington DC Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/ceo-executive-director/
Project Manager, Sustainable Organizations https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-manager-sustainable-organizations/ Full-time About Brightworks Sustainability

One of the first sustainability consulting firms in the United States, Brightworks Sustainability has enjoyed a position of leadership and innovation in sustainability since its founding in 2001. We help our clients establish and implement operational sustainability programs that reduce their environmental footprints, advance their sustainability journeys, and increase their operational performance.

Brightworks’ creative and multi-disciplinary staff offer expertise in the following areas:

  • Sustainable and Healthy Buildings
  • Sustainable and Healthy Materials
  • Energy Analysis and Optimization
  • Building Performance, Operations, and Maintenance
  • Corporate Sustainability and ESG Programs

Leaders in their industries, our major clients include Apple, Bank of America, Brookfield, Facebook, The Green Cities Company (Formerly Gerding Edlen), GUCCI, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Uber, and UCLA, among others.

Your Experience As A Member of Brightworks’ Team

Our team members routinely cite the following aspects of their experience at Brightworks as most valuable to them:

  • Making a difference
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Learning and growth
  • Amazing colleagues
  • Great clients and projects
  • Recognition for performance
  • Competitive compensation

You will be treated as an important strategic contributor, and you will be expected to make important contributions to the business while growing professionally, intellectually, personally, socially, and financially.

A certified B Corp since 2010, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers.  From 2012-2017, Brightworks received B Corp’s “Best for the Environment” honor.  From 2018 to the present, Brightworks has received B Corp’s “Best for Workers” honor.

Compensation / Total Rewards

Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.  Additionally, we provide generous employee benefits that include:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life and short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • A funded professional development budget
  • 401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options
  • Company 401(k) match
  • Sustainable commuting subsidy
  • Employee Fitness Benefit

Equal Employment

We are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. This is demonstrated by the representation of women in leadership roles, as well as a workforce that is strengthened by the significant contributions of our many employees from a variety of backgrounds, including our Latinx, LGBTQI+ and AAPI communities. We remain dedicated to enhancing our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging (IDEB) strategy that fosters connections and creates a welcoming environment for all. 

We invite and encourage ALL diverse candidates to apply to join our team.

About This Position

Brightworks Sustainability is seeking an experienced, qualified Project Manager to join our team. A Project Manager at Brightworks Sustainability supporting our Sustainable Organizations practice has experience managing and consulting in the sustainable design and construction, maintenance, and operations of green buildings. Projects include evaluations of corporate material impacts, stakeholder engagement, carbon neutrality roadmaps, as well as exposure and practice with other sustainability frameworks related to the management and reporting of institutional organizations and corporate real estate portfolios (GRI, CDP, TCFD, SASB, UN SDGs, GRESB, LEED, and BREEAM). Experience with environmental reporting, public speaking and corporate communications is a plus.

The employee filling this position will work closely with client project teams. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated capabilities to meet client expectations, manage sustainability projects, coordinate with internal resources and external partners, and participate in the ongoing refinement and expansion of a sustainability consulting practice. This position reports to a Brightworks Sustainability Principals and will be working closely with Brightworks Sustainability Senior Project Managers to support project needs.

Responsibilities

  1. Manage multiple projects including developing schedules, tracking milestones, and overseeing compliance of applicable third-party program guidelines (e.g., GRI, CDP, TCFD, GRESB, LEED, and BREEAM).
  2. Review documentation by others for completeness, clarity, and quality.
  3. Interact with project team members during all project phases. Document and communicate discussions and resolutions with project team members to align deliverables with project scope.
  4. Directing and overseeing the work of junior staff, taking responsibility for all aspects of a project to deliver high quality results on schedule and within the budgeted project cost.
  5. Work on corporate accounts and maintain a positive client relationship.
  6. Keep abreast of the latest advancements and strategies in areas of specialty such as social equity, renewable energy, carbon reduction and offset programs, regulatory and voluntary reporting programs, and data analytics and management platforms.
  7. Keep abreast of the latest in environmental, social, governance, and economic sustainability trends.
  8. Follow company quality processes to deliver projects that exceed our client expectations resulting in long term relationships beneficial to the client and company.
  9. Perform analyses for evaluating project performance against third-party standard sustainability metrics.
  10. Provide input to the senior staff to help win projects and meet the company’s profitability criteria.
  11. Support the senior staff in drafting proposals to help win projects and meet the company’s profitability criteria.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • This person will have the ability to evaluate complex projects for compliance with sustainability program goals and performance thresholds and communicate results in clear and convincing presentations.
  • Must retain a credential designation/certification related to a third-party sustainability framework such as GRI, TCFD, SASB, LEED, and BREEAM.

Note: The best candidate will be familiar with multiple sustainability frameworks/rating systems and strategies, as well as online data management portals such as LEED Online, GRESB Portfolio, Measurabl, and Energy Start Portfolio Manager.

Key Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with the design, construction, and/or operations of buildings seeking improved sustainability performance AND a minimum of 3 years of experience with supporting reporting of environmental, social and governance impacts.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture, engineering, management, and work experience and specialized training in building systems design and operation.
  • Proven project management experience in sustainability consulting, architecture, engineering, construction, real estate operations, or environmental reporting with demonstrated abilities to manage multiple complex projects with various stakeholders and technical detail.
  • Clear, diplomatic communication and presentation skills – written, spoken, and by phone.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint) 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialized training or advanced degree in sustainability reporting, business, communications, policy, asset management, construction management, architecture, engineering, or building operations.
  • Familiarity with other graphic or analysis programs such as InDesign, Sketch-up or Photoshop.

Note: This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Location

  • This position will be located in one of Brightworks Sustainability’s offices.
  • Note: All Brightworks employees are currently working remotely until further notice. All onboarding and training will be conducted remotely. 
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Portland OR Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-manager-sustainable-organizations/
Climate Action Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-action-coordinator/ Full-time KieranTimberlake transforms the built and natural environments through artistry, integrity, innovation, and performance. The firm’s culture of inquiry allows it to deliver exceptional social, ethical, and environmental outcomes to its clients.

Position Overview

KieranTimberlake is currently seeking a Climate Action Coordinator to join our team. Our design practice includes over 90 professionals with diverse backgrounds and is recognized worldwide as a sustainable design leader. We are a signatory of the AIA 2030 Commitment and US Architects Declare.

Responsibilities

The Climate Action Coordinator will work alongside the KieranTimberlake's Partners, 2030 Leadership Team, and Research Director to advance the firm’s pursuit of resilient design solutions for buildings and cities. Coordination duties are split between internally supporting our work on selected initiatives, and externally supporting our work on  industry-wide committees. Overall, the coordinator will help implement the firm’s Sustainability Action Plan, and primary responsibilities will encompass the following:

  • Working with the 2030 Leadership Team to track the progress on workstreams associated with the firm’s Sustainability Action Plan
  • Aggregating and organizing goals, benchmarks, and performance metrics across the firm’s architectural projects
  • Planning and implementing the annual in-house lecture program on topics in sustainability
  • Identifying and connecting staff to sustainability-focused education opportunities, certifications, and resources
  • Working with the firm’s research director to coordinate national and international sustainability committee work
  • Preparing committee meeting materials, and tracking workstreams as needed  
  • Identifying new topics in sustainability as needed
  • Learning existing or evaluating new sustainability frameworks or certification programs as needed
  • Identifying opportunities for advocacy on environmental policy
  • Identifying opportunities to publish climate-focused writing with the firm’s Communications Group

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a thoughtful, curious individual who wants to be part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team and can demonstrate:

  • Capacity to plan effective education programming
  • Persuasive written, verbal, and graphic communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Engagement with climate action and environmental justice
  • Interest in architecture, urbanism, and the built environment
  • Eagerness to learn new skills

Submission Requirements 

  • Interested applicants with 1 – 4 years of professional experience and/or coursework in sustainability, climate activism, and education should submit the following:
  • Cover letter indicating your interest in the position
  • Current resume including three references
  • Three project examples or a design portfolio
  • Persuasive writing sample or research paper

Candidates should also list any professional experience or relevant coursework in any of the following areas:

  • Education program planning, design, and implementation
  • Communication and media studies
  • Environmental leadership and advocacy
  • Community or stakeholder engagement
  • Principles of architectural design
  • Principles of sustainability science
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Carbon, energy and water literacy
  • Resilient design strategies
  • Environmental planning and management
  • Environmental and health equity
  • Environmental policy

Note: The position reports to the Research Director. Salary is commensurate with professional experience, education level, and demonstrated knowledge.

More About KieranTimberlake

Founded in 1984, KieranTimberlake brings together the experience and talents of diverse professionals in a practice that is recognized worldwide. With equal emphasis on research, ecology, history, and aesthetics, its interdisciplinary process inspires creativity and encourages sharing ideas, knowledge, and technique. The firm’s work includes programming, planning, and design of new buildings, adaptive reuse, and urban and campus planning, as well as developing performance analysis and prediction tools; building and environmental monitoring; and novel building technologies.

KieranTimberlake is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Philadelphia PA Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-action-coordinator/
Communications & Marketing Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/communications-marketing-manager/ Full-time OVERVIEW

Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is seeking a  Communications & Marketing Manager to support SEI and our sustainability-focused K through Workforce programs. This is a full-time position based out of our main office in San Rafael, CA. Typical working hours are Monday-Friday, include occasional travel and field support, and require flexibility for occasional evening and weekend work. The Communications & Marketing Manager reports to and supports the activities of SEI’s Executive Director and other program directors in addition to leading communications and marketing strategy for the organization as a whole.

IMPACT

In this position, you will play an integral role across our organization, working closely with its leadership and program teams, shining a light on our critical work building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. You will lead a small team with allocation to support communications initiatives and, together, work to advance our communications, branding and messaging to the next level. By applying your creativity, compassion, and climate knowledge to communications at SEI, our leading-edge education and workforce models will be more accessible, fundable, further-reaching, and impactful.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Receive a competitive starting salary for this position of $75,000 plus company-paid medical, sick time, vacation time, 13 paid holidays per year, in-house dental/vision/chiropractic plan, Comp time, participation in a 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan (with matching after one year of employment), and a flexible work schedule (telecommuting 2 days/week).

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

We seek candidates that share SEI’s commitment to equity and environmental justice, who share a commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.  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.  

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 4 or more years of experience in a communications & marketing role.
  • Access to reliable transportation for work related commitments.
  • Demonstrated mastery in project management & work organization.
  • Track record of expanding your role, responsibilities & associated outcomes. 
  • Genuine commitment to centering equity & diversity in the work.
  • Foundational knowledge of: educational, workforce, & climate/environmental concepts & constructs. 
  • Basic understanding of the nature of & players within local public agencies, nonprofits, businesses & educational institutions. 
  • Clear ability & passion to lead & oversee marketing & communications for SEI & our programs.
  • Brand management experience to ensure brand guidelines are adhered to across all channels. 
  • Experience designing graphics & collateral.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating with & across a diverse set of stakeholders (colleagues, partners, clients & funders, etc) towards stated goals. 
  • Strong writing ability, including interviewing, editing, & publishing for diverse audiences across websites, newsletters, partnership development, SEI’s blog, reporting, & proposals.
  • Ability to manage SEI’s social media presence, strategically planning & executing based on metrics & SEO to improve our marketing impact.
  • Capacity to develop, maintain, & update our suite of websites. Lead SEI’s strategic storytelling initiative. Manage content & design of quarterly SEI newsletters & SEI’s Strategic Plan & Annual Impact Report
  • Actively collaborate with SEI’s development team on fundraising strategies, including individual giving stewardship materials, fundraising events, & advocacy campaigns.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEI requires all employees be vaccinated for COVID with exceptions for health & religious reasons. 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.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume and cover letter describing how your interest, qualifications, and experience are a perfect match for this position.
  • Include “Comms + Marketing Manager” and the platform you are applying from in the subject line of your email. 
  • Target start date is as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. 

ABOUT SEI

SEI is a teams-based, non-profit organization based in San Rafael in the Bay Area, CA, with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Seattle, Sitka (Alaska), and the greater New York area, dedicated to building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 24 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, workers and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities.

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San Rafael California Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/communications-marketing-manager/
Regional Outreach Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/regional-outreach-coordinator/ Full-time  

The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization, is seeking a Regional Outreach Coordinator in the greater Farmington region. This newly created position is an exciting opportunity to join NRCM’s outreach team and be a part of a new initiative to build lasting relationships and community connections that support NRCM’s mission to protect and conserve Maine’s environment.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Building lasting relationships in the greater Farmington area, with an emphasis on values-based organizing and leadership development.
  • Deepening NRCM’s engagement in the region by supporting local partner organizations and the communities they represent.
  • Working within the region’s political landscape to build long-term support of NRCM’s mission to help conserve Maine’s woods, waters, and wildlife, promote clean energy and actions to address climate change, and make our communities more sustainable.
  • Helping develop and manage an initiative to build relationships with hunters, anglers, guides, and other traditional outdoor recreation organizations and businesses.

The Regional Outreach Coordinator works closely with other members of NRCM’s outreach team and coordinates with staff across the organization to implement an organization-wide strategy for increasing NRCM’s engagement in the greater Farmington region. This is a full-time, mostly remote position based in or near Farmington, Maine.

 

Application Process:  Learn more & apply by Friday, December 31 by clicking Apply on Company Website. Applicants who need an alternative way to submit materials may email them as attachments to jobs@nrcm.org or mail them to NRCM, Attention HR, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

 

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Farmington ME Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/regional-outreach-coordinator/
 Senior Research Associate  https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-research-associate-2/ Full-time Public Wise Research and Education Fund is a 501c3 formed at the end of 2019 with the mission to create a government that reflects the will of the people.

We believe this is best achieved through expanded democracy access. In 2020, we conducted research focused on voters across multiple battleground states, and our sister organization, Public Wise (501c4), distributed $3+ million to over 30 partner organizations 

Position Overview

We are looking to hire a Senior Research Associate to help us enact a bold research agenda focused on better understanding current and historical barriers to democratic access and best practices for eliminating those barriers. They will participate in the daily research activities of the organization with encouragement and opportunity to participate in shaping the direction of future research. This role reports directly to the Deputy Director of Research under the leadership of the Director of Research

Scope of Work

  • Data cleaning, coding, and analysis for ongoing research projects.
  • Create clear data visualizations and presentations.
  • Aid in drafting papers and memos for public and scholarly consumption.
  • Manage the day-to-day logistics of ongoing research projects.
  • Propose ideas for new research.
  • There will be opportunities for pursuing a personal research agenda insofar as it furthers the mission of the organization.
  • Opportunity for co-authoring scholarly work for submission to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Other duties as directed by the Deputy Director of Research.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Skilled in the use of R and Stata for data cleaning, coding, and analysis.
  • Proven experience with quantitative data analysis, including the ability to create and run models and interpret results.
  • Proficient in data visualization. 
  • GIS/mapping skills are a plus, but not required.
  • A demonstrated ability to learn on the job and a desire to deepen research skills.
  • Previous experience working as part of a research team.
  • Previous experience managing a research project is a plus.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate research in writing to a general audience.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills are a plus.
  • Familiarity with intersectional political and cultural issues.
  • Master’s, or higher, degree in Sociology, Public Policy, Political Science, Data Science, Social Psychology, or other related research field is required.

Salary & Benefits

  • The salary for this role is $75,000. This full-time position is completely remote. Benefits include health care, vision, dental, and 401k. We strongly encourage people of color, people with dis/abilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, or members of other marginalized communities to apply.
  • Public Wise offers a stipend for home office setup. Staff is offered 20 PTO days per calendar year and a student loan repayment benefit.

How to Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your cover letter, CV, a list of up to 3 references, and a writing sample that demonstrates research and analytic abilities (with examples of data visualization, if possible).
  • Your cover letter should detail your previous research experience.
  • Use Subject Line: “Senior Research Associate Applicant”
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Remote Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-research-associate-2/
Carnivore Coexistence Advocate https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/carnivore-coexistence-advocate/ Full-time Project Coyote is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet.

Position Overview

  • Title: Carnivore Coexistence Advocate (F/T)
  • Reports to: Dr. Michelle Lute, National Carnivore Conservation Manager, Project Coyote; Dave Parsons, Science Advisor, Project Coyote and The Rewilding Institute
  • Location: Remote (works from home).
  • Start date: Open until filled.

Job Description:

The Carnivore Coexistence Advocate is responsible for providing programmatic and campaign support to Project Coyote (projectcoyote.org) and The Rewilding Institute (TRI; rewilding.org) core national efforts and leading campaign initiatives with a particular focus on activities that support the shared mission and goals of both organizations. The Advocate will also work in close concert with two Big River Connectivity positions who co-lead Midwest initiatives for the two closely-affiliated organizations as part of their BeWildReWild collaboration with Half-Earth (half-earthproject.org).

We are looking for an ambitious team player to join highly effective and exciting organizations undergoing strategic expansion. As national organizations working to promote conservation of and coexistence with wildlife and wild nature through rewilding and science-driven advocacy and education, Project Coyote and TRI are consciously and thoughtfully cultivating our networks across the US and especially in the West and Midwest. By leveraging these personal and professional connections, Project Coyote and TRI aim to grow capacity, raise public awareness and fill critical knowledge gaps in best practices for communicating and promoting rewilding and compassionate coexistence in strategically critical regions of the country.

This position will support these efforts through science-based advocacy, public education, proactive conflict prevention, and close collaboration with local allies and partners. The ideal candidate has been an integral member of high-performing teams, is deeply committed to wildlife conservation, and fully supports the Project Coyote and TRI shared mission.

About Project Coyote:

Project Coyote promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science, and advocacy. Read more here.

About TRI:

TRI’s mission is to develop and promote the ideas and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation in North America, particularly the need for large carnivores and a permeable landscape for their movement, and to offer a bold, scientifically credible, practically achievable, and hopeful vision for the future of wild Nature and human civilization in North America. Read more here.

Responsibilities

  • Help implement a diverse suite of program and campaign activities in coordination with staff, state representatives, advisors, and volunteers.
  • Conduct research to better understand human-wildlife interactions, identify hotspots that need community assistance through implementation of the Coyote Friendly Communities program, and develop best methods for promoting coexistence in these contexts.
  • Develop strategic alliances with agencies, public officials and with outside organizations to advance Project Coyote and TRI policy goals.
  • Prepare fact sheets, testimony, action alerts, and other materials relevant to communications with lawmakers, wildlife agencies, and supporters.
  • Liaise and coordinate with Big River Connectivity staff to advance shared goals in the Mississippi Watershed.
  • Represent Project Coyote and TRI at meetings, conferences, hearings, tabling venues, and other events, and with national and state advocacy coalitions.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Project Coyote and TRI by engaging and speaking knowledgeably about programs and advocacy initiatives with existing and potential supporters, allies and partners.
  • Contribute to communications, including quarterly e‐newsletters (Coyote Chronicles), Notes from the Field blogs, social media platforms, petition sites, relevant commentaries for online publications, e‐alerts, press releases, supporter appeals, etc.
  • Participate in interviews on behalf of TRI and Project Coyote for, e.g., Rewilding Earth’s and other podcast series, and for external organizations’ news stories on carnivores and related issues.
  • Provide reviews and comments on proposed carnivore management rules, regulations, agency land use plans and other policies affecting carnivores at both federal and state levels.
  • Help develop and implement public outreach strategies for recruiting and motivating allies and advocates for carnivore conservation, especially across diverse social and ethnic groups and age classes.
  • Draft blogs for TRI’s Rewilding Earth and Project Coyote’s online publications and other media outlets, op-eds, letters-to-the-editor, and press releases.
  • Assist protected area initiatives, particularly for large core reserves and wildlife corridors.
  • Assist with state wildlife agency governance reform initiatives as well as assisting with relevant legislative and rulemaking comments.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong belief in the mission and values of Project Coyote and TRI
  • Demonstrated commitment to wildlife conservation
  • Minimum of three years’ experience of demonstrated management and leadership skills in the nonprofit sector, ideally with at least two years’ experience in wildlife conservation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state policymaking processes and laws/regulations relevant to the oversight and treatment of wildlife and their habitats
  • Successful track record of program management from conception through implementation
  • Nimble and exceptional (written and oral) communication skills that inspire and call to action various audiences, including ranchers, legislators, wildlife agency personnel, public officials, community residents, educators, and donors
  • Team player but also able to work independently and achieve results with minimal supervision
  • Project- and team-management skills
  • Ability to successfully manage key internal and external stakeholders and relationships
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask efficiently
  • Proven ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment
  • Graduate degree in related field preferred

Compensation

  • Competitive salary based on experience; comprehensive benefits package through fiscal sponsor Earth Island Institute, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 11 paid holidays per year, paid vacation, and sick leave.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a letter of interest, CV/resume, and at least two relevant writing samples by email.
  • Please type “Carnivore Coexistence Advocate” in the subject line.

EII provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Anywhere - Remote Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/carnivore-coexistence-advocate/
Manager, Program Development https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/manager-program-development/ Full-time

ClimeCo is a leader in the management and development of environmental commodities. We develop, finance, and operate projects to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and produce renewable energy, and design, manage, and transact portfolios of environmental-related financial commodities. From policy advisory to Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) strategy, offsets sourcing to project development, we provide comprehensive, vertically- integrated solutions to help enhance our customers’ sustainability impact—whether they are responding to emissions regulations or satisfying voluntary sustainability goals.

We are currently seeking a full-time Manager, Program Development for our Project Development Business Unit. This position will be remotely employed with the option to work in-person, if desired and when it is safe to do so, in Denver CO, State College PA, or other company co-working locations.

ClimeCo embraces diversity and welcomes candidates who contribute to a climate that supports our staff of all identities and backgrounds. We further commit ourselves to an inclusive workplace where we value the perspectives of all employees by recognizing and appreciating their unique skills and talents. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Position Description

The Manager, Program Development will have responsibilities related to the analysis, design, and development of ClimeCo’s portfolio of project-based environmental solutions that create value through the mitigation or abatement of GHG emissions and related environmental impacts. These projects conform to rigorous and broadly accepted standards for verifiable quantification of environmental and social benefits.

The Manager, Program Development will interface with diverse clients, project partners, and technical and policy experts across multiple industry sectors to creatively address unique environmental challenges and business needs. This role will specifically deal with the evaluation and drafting of new carbon offset methodologies, which will, in turn, enable new opportunities to monetize GHG emission reductions. The carbon offset methodology outlines the rules and requirements for creating a credible carbon offset project and includes qualitative (e.g., eligibility criterion and additionality evaluations) and quantitative components (e.g., financial analyses and emissions calculations).

A methodology development process requires a deep understanding of industry standard documents and history, including existing methodologies and programmatic rules at the Climate Action Reserve, Verra, the American Carbon Registry, and the Gold Standard. Familiarity with associated accounting standards including the GHG Protocol and ISO 14064, part 2 would also be an asset. Candidates without direct experience in the aforementioned standards but with experience in standards organizations or GHG accounting are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluating existing and new carbon offset methodologies for usability
  • As necessary, researching and proposing methodology updates or changes
  • Coordinating and directing team discussions on the merits or obstacles of a new carbon offset project type
  • Leading a team in drafting quantification methodologies to generate carbon offsets. This long-term effort often spans a year or more
  • Producing client-facing evaluations of the merits of a new carbon offset idea
  • Screening incoming project opportunities for financial and technical viability, including developing project-level discounted cashflow models
  • Providing recommendations to senior leadership for new project opportunities

Candidates should possess excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and be highly organized with fine attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have excellent problem-solving skills, an intense curiosity about environmental solutions for diverse industries and organizations, and thrive in direct or remote team settings working collaboratively on program and project development.

The Manager, Program Development is a full-time, salaried, and exempt position, which is ineligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Minimum BA/BS in environmental sciences, policy, business, or related fields with preference given to candidates with a Master’s degree in relevant fields
  • Two or more years of professional experience in fields such as project development & finance or program evaluation, with consideration given to those with experience with standard organizations.
  • Comfort with frequent client interaction, including developing and delivering presentations and written deliverables
  • Ability to persistently complete a long-term, multi-phased effort
  • Curiosity and interest in helping reduce GHG emissions across all sectors, including through nature-based solutions or with industrial/energy development sectors
  • Rigorous planning and proactive communication, comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously and balancing shifting priorities
  • Critical thinking and fast learning, comfortable with qualitative and quantitative problems, spreadsheets, approximations, and assumptions
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members and ClimeCo partners
  • Willing to travel on occasion (approximately 5-10%, depending on prevailing safety conditions) and once quarterly for team meetings

Desired Skills:

  • Experience drafting or evaluating carbon offset methodologies
  • Direct experience with environmental commodity programs and/or markets (e.g., carbon offsets, renewable energy certificates, low carbon fuels, etc.)
  • Experience developing project cashflow models

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for a well-qualified Manager, Program Development is $65,000 to $80,000 annually.
  • ClimeCo offers a competitive salary and bonus structure with benefits including 401(k) with employer match, medical/dental/vision benefits, EAP program, parental leave, paid time off, holidays, and more.

Application

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume to hr@climeco.com with the subject header “Manager, Program Development”.
  • 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 form upon hire.

ClimeCo is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Denver Colorado Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/manager-program-development/
Program Manager, Residential Sector https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-residential-sector-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

CEE is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the residential sector and support advancement of efficient and smart home objectives. The Program Manager, Residential Sector position involves focus on key opportunities for high performing equipment and connected devices to contribute to decarbonization and climate change objectives. The successful candidate will work primarily within the residential team to assess strategies for advancing the portfolio of domestic loads and develop long-term binational market transformation directives. Areas of potential in-depth focus include large end-uses – primarily heating and cooling systems (HVAC), water heating, and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) – connected capabilities, integrated systems, and small and medium business solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Residential Sector Lead, support program initiatives for advancing the market of connected and efficient equipment, including HVAC, water heating, and EVSE, as part of a comprehensive smart home strategy.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research on topics such as savings potential for emerging technologies, effective program design delivery approaches, opportunities associated with connected capabilities, whole home energy management solutions, unique partnerships across industry stakeholders, and market barriers to product adoption.
  • Draft reports, studies, memoranda, position papers and other professional written products in support of organization and member needs.
  • Prepare agendas for and facilitate member meetings via teleconference, in-person, and online through CEE’s extranet website.
  • Assemble consensus positions to develop recommended strategies for driving the uptake of high performing equipment that deliver energy efficiency, load management, and behavioral change impacts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications

  • A master’s degree or bachelor’s and equivalent experience in a relevant field, such as economics, business, engineering, information technology, environmental studies, statistics, quantitative assessment, building science, or another subject requiring critical thinking and strong analytical capabilities
  • Experience with smart home products, demand response functionality residential end uses, or integrated demand side management
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to balance multiple priorities and evolve project deliverables and priorities develop
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities, including aptitude to facilitate meetings with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated research and data analysis skills; ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative information for different audiences
  • Strong people skills, service orientation, and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat, and Excel); preferably comfort with HTML as well
  • Willingness to travel domestically, averaging approximately one trip per quarter

Compensation

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

Office Location

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

Application Information

Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please submit the following:

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

Contact:

  • Please send application materials via e-mail to Alice Rosenberg at arosenberg@cee1.org, noting the location you found this posting, as well as including the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, “John Smith—Program Manager, Residential Sector”.

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

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Middleton MA Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-residential-sector-3/
Director, Employee Giving and Engagement - 22047 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-employee-giving-and-engagement-22047/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Employee Giving and Engagement.

Overview

Major Function:

The Director, Employee Giving and Engagement, leads WWF's employee engagement and giving efforts. This position will focus on the continued growth and development of the employee giving program, elevating key corporate sustainability issues to build momentum within companies around ambitious sustainability goals. This role will build relationships with executives at major corporations, leading to the execution of major new employee engagement and giving campaigns. Successful efforts will deliver conservation impact for WWF by energizing employees to drive sustainability forward in their workplace, while growing employee giving to WWF to further its conservation mission.

Responsibilities

  • Shapes strategy to grow WWF's employee engagement and giving efforts to become a partner of choice for a priority set of high-impact, highly-motivated firms.
  • Outlines annual goals and targets for the program for specific industries and companies.
  • Priority objectives include, driving conservation impact by building future sustainability leaders within strategic industries, bringing WWF's conservation perspective and priorities into company conversations through employee engagement, and raising seven-to-eight figures in annual funding via employee giving and engagement campaigns.
  • Directs employee engagement efforts, elevating employee interest and energy around key corporate sustainability issues to build momentum within companies around ambitious sustainability goals.
  • Oversees the ongoing development and optimization of engaging WWF content and materials for employee education, engagement and giving efforts, tracking key performance indicators to measure and optimize programmatic effectiveness.
  • Develops successful stewardship strategies to drive seven-to-eight figure employee giving campaigns, focusing on priority sectors like technology and finance-industry.
  • Identifies major corporate employee giving prospects and key individuals within those companies. Successfully develops executive relationships with select corporate partners and facilitates those relationships with WWF executive leadership, including Board and National Council members to secure significant employee giving programs benefiting WWF.
  • Oversees WWF Employee Engagement Manager and additional WWF staff and interns as appropriate to successfully deliver employee engagement and giving campaigns with key companies and other stakeholders like EarthShare, The CFC, Benevity and others.
  • Serves as an external thought leader for WWF's employee engagement program, working to build and maintain high-level relationships with key external stakeholders, driving greater awareness and utilization of WWF employee giving and engagement offerings, leveraging a variety of communications channels.
  • Engages WWF legal counsel and business services staff to oversee the successful use and tracking of contracts, agreements, NDAs and other documents of engagement related to WWF employee giving and engagement activities.
  • Interacts daily with a variety of diverse WWF stakeholders including organizational leadership, programmatic issue experts, legal counsel, operations personnel, marketing & communication specialists, development officers and policy personnel.
  • Identifies successful workplace engagement and giving trends and works to improve and evolve offerings over time to drive greater impact for WWF.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of ten years of experience (or an advanced degree and seven years of experience) is required, including deep experience in the cultivation and solicitation of corporate donors, or relevant experience with the private sector in sales / business development, fundraising is required.
  • Able to engage and influence corporate leaders around timely and relevant environmental sustainability issues like climate change, corporate water stewardship, responsible sourcing among other topics.
  • Demonstrated successful track record of program/project leadership, including strategy development, execution, measurement and optimization is required.
  • Comfort or experience in working in a complex, global, matrix-based organization, interacting with corporate personnel at all levels.
  • Knowledge of employee giving and engagement campaigns is a plus.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and make informed strategic decisions.
  • Proven experience in seven-figure fundraising and/or business development.
  • Experience building successful internal and external relationships with senior executives.
  • Previous management experience a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of standard development practices and techniques, proposal writing, and prospect research.
  • Ability to effectively influence and lead others, both inside and outside of WWF.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22047.
  • 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 Dist. Columbia Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-employee-giving-and-engagement-22047/
Instrumentation & Controls Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/instrumentation-controls-technician/ 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.

Join us in creating a sustainable future and becoming a protector of tomorrow!

Position Overview

Covanta Niagara, located in Niagara Falls, NY, seeks a dedicated Instrumentation & Controls Technician who will be responsible for managing all phases of electrical and control equipment throughout the plant.

This includes preventive, corrective, emergency, warranty service, etc. throughout the facility. Identifies, repairs, and documents electrical equipment malfunctions. Familiar with and have skills to troubleshoot DCS systems, PLC's, VFD, motor control circuits, transmitters, flow meters, level controls and burner management systems. Calibrates mechanical and electrical instrumentation, installs and tests new equipment in accordance with safety standards, conducts predictive analysis of electrical and instrumentation systems and equipment and update Preventive Maintenance System and work orders. Willing to perform other duties as assigned to assist the maintenance department. Must be willing to be on-call and work variety of shifts to meet plant needs.

  • Competitive Hourly Pay Rate will be offered to well-qualified candidates for this opportunity.
    Annual Bonus Pay and Comprehensive Company Benefits are included.
  • Medical Insurance & other Benefits begin DAY ONE of Employment.
  • Start with 3 weeks of vacation a year!

Responsibilities

Some responsibilities will include:

  • Operating and maintaining the instrument and control test, calibration and repair areas and all equipment and tolls assigned.
  • Helping to redesign instrumentation, control and electrical systems, as required.
  • Monitors burning, as appropriate.
  • Performs general work or other assignments necessary to ensure the safe, clean and efficient operation of the facility.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Position Requirements

  • To be considered for this position, 5 years or more of hands-on experience is preferred with electronic/electrical and pneumatic systems and equipment in an industrial environment. 
  • Energy from Waste experience or Power Plant experience desired. 
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent and/or formal technical training.
  • Familiarity with Programmable Logic Controllers and Distributive Control Systems are also required.

Other expectations of the position would include:

  • Vacation relief.
  • Act as crane spotter when necessary for the maintenance group.
  • Assist in developing and executing the pit plan.
  • Calculating and reporting bunker inventory on Mondays.
  • General house keeping.
  • Other items deemed appropriate by Supervision and / or Operations Manager.

Note: You must be legally authorized to work in the country where this job is located and not require any sponsorship assistance from Covanta.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability / 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.

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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Niagara Falls NY Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/instrumentation-controls-technician/
Executive Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-64/ Full-time Applications due October 23, 2021

Position Summary

The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM) seeks an experienced and collaborative Executive Director to lead the organization during the next significant stage of sustainable growth and development.

CLAM’s new Executive Director joins the organization at an exciting time. In addition to CLAM’s ongoing projects, the Executive Director will oversee the completion of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create 51 units of affordable housing at a former Coast Guard housing site in Point Reyes Station. The Executive Director will also help the organization continue to address the growing need for local affordable housing while ensuring that CLAM has a strong foundation and resources to be responsive to opportunities as they arise in a constantly changing housing market.

CLAM is deeply embedded in the West Marin community. The organization’s leader will balance collaborative and community-based work that expands local opportunities for affordable housing with a commitment to creating a sustainable and inspiring work environment for the team.

About CLAM

CLAM's mission is to provide stable and permanently affordable homes in an environmentally responsible way in the communities surrounding Tomales Bay. As a community land trust, CLAM removes land and housing from the speculative real estate market, holding it “in trust” to serve as a long-term community asset for housing. In historically segregated Marin County, with one of the country’s most expensive housing markets, CLAM works to advance racial and economic equity by enabling families to purchase and rent homes affordably, thereby preventing displacement and empowering families and individuals to advance economically and thrive within their communities.

Founded in 2001, and powered by a dedicated, talented, and knowledgeable team of staff, Board, and other community volunteers, CLAM has grown to provide housing to 34 current renters in 18 rental units and has sold two Community Land Trust homes to young families. In addition, CLAM's Real Community Rentals (RCR) program has facilitated the creation and/or occupancy of 24 affordable second units in privately owned homes. CLAM and RCR units house 63 people who work throughout the community, including library and nonprofit staff, food service workers, teachers, and retail workers, as well as seniors and children. These homes only begin to meet the need for local affordable housing, and many who work in health care, agriculture, and the hospitality and service sectors commute 30-60 minutes to their jobs here. The lack of affordable local housing makes it difficult for local businesses and services to recruit and keep employees.

Presently, CLAM has an annual budget of nearly $850K and significant property assets. CLAM’s office is located off Highway 1 in Point Reyes Station in West Marin. We offer a collaborative and supportive work environment with competitive pay and benefits, including personal time off, health insurance, and a family-friendly approach. Our team of committed professionals and Board of Directors bring their passion and talents together to support CLAM’s mission.

Executive Director Key Duties and Responsibilities

INTERNAL MANAGEMENT (30%)  Leads, coordinates, and motivates the team, including nurturing the professional development and collegiality of staff. Ensures full compliance with nonprofit business, legal, and HR regulations. Oversees sound Human Resources policies and practices.

  1. Nurtures staff development and education.
  2. Maintains a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff.
  3. Oversees organizational development that adapts programming and the infrastructure that supports it.
  4. With the President and Secretary of the Board of Directors, conducts official correspondence of the organization, and with designated officers, executes legal documents.
  5. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

FUNDRAISING and SPOKESPERSON (25%)  Shares the vision of the organization, and represents the organization to the community, donors, and funders.

  1. Actively participates in maintaining and expanding diversified revenue streams from individual donors as well as from private foundations and government sources. 
  2. Represents CLAM’s mission and vision with partners, funders, and community members.
  3. Ensures the community is informed on the activities, programs, and goals of the organization.

STRATEGY, PROGRAMS, AND PARTNERSHIPS (15%)  Works with Board and staff to ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy that ensures the mission is fulfilled through programs, business development, and community outreach.

  1. Supports the Board’s development of a strategic plan.
  2. Leads and executes the strategic plan.
  3. Evaluates outcomes to ensure effective programs.
  4. Works with Board and staff to build strategic partnerships.
  5. Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (15%)  Leads the development of the budget and oversees fiscal planning and management to ensure a healthy balance of income, expenses, and operating reserve.

  1. Develops and maintains sound financial practices.
  2. Ensures long-term fiscal planning of the organization and its assets.

BOARD GOVERNANCE (15%)  Works with the CLAM board to ensure the organization’s viability and adherence to the mission.

  1. Partners with the Board and Committees to utilize the knowledge, skills, and experience of board members to help fulfill the organization’s mission.
  2. Ensures the Board of Directors are fully informed about the organization’s accomplishments and challenges.
  3. Serves as primary communication link between Board and staff.

Required Skills, Experience, and Qualities

The successful candidate is a person of high integrity and commitment to CLAM’s mission, with proven leadership experience, including strategic thinking, clear communication, and a collaborative style. In addition, we require:

  • Internal Management experience, particularly: Team-Building; Financial oversight; Oversight or management of the business operations, including compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice
  • Ability to build relationships with individuals and the broader community and to work with multiple stakeholders in a small, tight-knit semi-rural community
  • Direct experience raising funds from individual donors and overseeing institutional fundraising
  • Ability to be a regular presence in the West Marin community

Preferred Skills, Experience, and Qualities

  • CLT and/or affordable housing experience
  • Experience in West Marin or working in rural communities
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Community development experience
  • Spanish bilingual
  • Experience building bridges and engaging multicultural and under-represented communities
  • Experience managing a budget of at least $2 million, and assets greater than $5 million

Staff and Reporting Structure

The Executive Director reports to the 14-member Board of Directors. The staff consists of six full-time and part-time members. Direct reports include Deputy Director, Director of Development and Communications, and the Office Manager. The Executive Director also works closely with a contracted bookkeeper and CPA.

Work Environment

Pre-COVID, this position operated in a professional office environment using current technologies. Currently, staff primarily work remotely; we limit the number of people who can work in the office at a time.

When we return to full-time office work, partial remote work may be possible; however, regular presence at the office and in the community are required.

Compensation

​The salary range is $115,000 to $120,000. Benefits include medical insurance, holidays, and personal time off.

How to Apply

This search is being supported by Carrie Blanding Consulting on behalf of CLAM. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file including both your resume and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to CLAMsearch@carrieblanding.com.
Applications will be accepted through October 23, 2021. Early submissions are encouraged.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CLAM is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBTQI communities. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

As part of a community of nonprofit organizations of West Marin, CLAM has signed on to the following joint statement:

We acknowledge the systemic racism at play in our country and county, and commit to facilitate change and foster the inclusivity that this moment in history demands. We recognize that this is the work we must do to truly live out our values of equity and inclusion.

Together we agree to:

  • Carry out our own internal work within our respective organizations to address bias and racism, while advancing equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Share our learning with each other for more effective action; and
  • Collaborate as West Marin nonprofits to work with our communities in confronting systemic racism.
  • We draw our inspiration from courageous leaders who over the centuries have challenged exploitation, racism and violence.
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Point Reyes Station CA Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-64/
Policy Advisor for Nuclear Power https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-advisor-for-nuclear-power/ Full-time Third Way is seeking a Policy Advisor who can work as part of our team on national advocacy work supporting advanced and existing nuclear power as a key tool to address climate change and provide well-paying jobs to American workers. 

The ideal candidate would work with our Senior Resident Fellow, Senior Vice President, and other colleagues in educating policymakers on Capitol Hill, the Department of Energy, and White House, as well as allied NGOs and partner organizations on domestic nuclear policy as a key climate and clean energy strategy. This would include researching and drafting high-impact written materials to persuade policymakers and those who influence them that nuclear power is critical to put the United States on the fastest, fairest path to net-zero emissions by 2050—and analyze, propose, and publicly advocate for policy ideas that will support these vital technologies.

As the Policy Advisor for Nuclear Power, a typical day might include…

  • Analyzing proposed policy ideas; determining their ability to promote nuclear innovation and deployment goals, and assessing the policies’ impact on emissions and economic and jobs outcomes;
  • Working with the Climate team to develop communication with and outreach to the Hill and relevant federal and international agencies to advocate for policy ideas that would advance Third Way’s nuclear-related goals;
  • Acting as a liaison to leaders in the climate and clean energy communities, and supporting our Senior Resident Fellow in engagement with the security and non-proliferation communities, industry, and academics, to promote Third Way’s climate and energy agenda;
  • Conducting original-source research and analysis to better understand and explain the importance of nuclear energy as a tool to reduce emissions, and actions that are needed to innovate, commercialize, deploy, and export emerging advanced nuclear technologies;
  • Authoring high-impact reports, memos, and other products that persuasively illuminate the opportunities for, and obstacles to, commercializing advanced nuclear in the US, issues facing the existing nuclear fleet in the US, and nuclear power’s role in eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in the power and industrial sectors;
  • Speaking at events to disseminate Third Way’s work and perspective;
  • Working with Third Way’s fellows, consultants, coalitions, and councils to maximize the impact of products, events, and communications from our staff and our allies; and
  • Fulfilling, with the Senior Resident Fellow, all of the nuclear-related grant obligations, including reporting requirements.

Please note: All duties and events will be completed virtually until Third Way reopens its office which is currently scheduled for Monday January 10, 2022, at which point this position will be located in Washington, D.C.

This might be the job for you, if you have…

  • have a degree in a relevant public policy or science field
  • have a minimum of three years experience in national public policy engaging on clean energy issues, including nuclear power
  • want to contribute towards Third Way’s mission.
  • take pride in and ownership of your work.
  • are curious and eager for professional development.
  • think on your feet and adapt to changes effortlessly.
  • communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally.
  • are motivated and driven by your passion for opportunity, freedom, and security.
  • want to make a difference and an imprint as Third Way’s newest Policy Advisor for Nuclear.

In the Third Way Culture, we are looking for…

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

WITHIN 1 MONTH, YOU'LL...

  • Participate in Third Way’s comprehensive onboarding program. You’ll learn about all aspects of Business Operations, which includes benefits, IT, finance, and office operations.
  • Meet your Third Way Buddy, be introduced to the entire staff, and start to learn the TW’s culture.
  • Learn our current processes for payroll, compliance, and labor tracking, and how you will partner with Finance and the rest of the Business Operations team on these processes.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-ones with your manager to ensure you fully understand the expectations of the job.
  • Attend your departmental weekly meetings. You’ll learn about the key goals of your program, how they’re doing, what challenges they face, and how you will contribute.
  • Share coffee with the COO and learn about the history and growth of Third Way.

WITHIN 2 MONTHS, YOU'LL...

  • Gain an understanding each employee’s role and their contribution to the organization.
  • Attend program overview sessions to learn more about each team’s contribution to TW’s mission.
  • Sit in on a riveting story about Third Way’s history with one of the original founders of Third Way. You will learn about our successes, as well as our failures. This will also afore you the opportunity to learn about future direction.
  • Incorporate TW’s Style Guide and Production process into your work products.
  • Participate in, at least, one of our internal Professional Development trainings or a Center for Fun activity.
  • Learn and experience TW’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and respect in the workplace.
  • Establish relationships with our key allies and expert advisors.
  • Engage with policymakers and advocates on U.S. nuclear energy policy.
  • Engage with partner organizations to assess potential global demand for U.S. advanced nuclear reactors and analyze the policy implications of this demand.

WITHIN 3 MONTHS, YOU'LL…

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

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

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Washington D.C. Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-advisor-for-nuclear-power/
LEED Reviewer/Sustainability Project Manager(s) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/337-2/ Full-time The nonprofit Leonardo Academy helps organizations and corporations quantify their current environmental impacts and develop sustainability practices to enhance their environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.

  • We develop new tools for sustainability.
  • We strive to make sustainability practical for everyone.
  • We support the entire sustainability cycle: plan, implement, track achievements, and repeat for continuous improvement.

General Description

Leonardo Academy is currently seeking Sustainability Project Managers. The main focus will be on conducting LEED Certification Reviewers. Leonardo Academy is a sub contractor of the Green Building Certification Institute's (GBCI) providing LEED certification reviews for the GBCI of LEED certification applications.

We are seeking candidates with conducting LEED certification reviews and/or LEED certification application experience. Review experience may include but not limited: LEED EB and/or LEED NC reviews.

  • Location: These positions may be performed in Madison, WI or remotely.
  • Type of Position: Full time and part time candidates will be considered

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct LEED applications reviews or perform quality control (QC) review of work done by other LEO LEED Certification Reviewers (2/3 time):
    • Review project applications for compliance with LEED requirements
    • Provide comments and technical guidance o Complete appropriate review forms · Work collaboratively with other members of the LEED application review team

Secondary Responsibilities:

Leonardo Academy has a flat agile organizational structure and our staff have the opportunity to work on projects touching many aspects of sustainability in addition to working in their primary areas of responsibility (1/3 time):

  • Green buildings – LEED EB and LEED NC applications
  • WELL and FitWel
  • Building and organizational emissions/carbon footprint
  • Waste management
  • B-Corp Certification
  • Sustainability project outreach

Qualifications

Experience Required:

  • LEED EB O+M Accredited professional - Required
  • Desired experience conducing LEED EB O+M Certification Application reviews for:
    • Rating systems v3, v4 and v4.1
    • All General and Energy Credits
    • § Initial reviews and final reviews
    • Review Application
    • Quality Control (QC) of reviews
  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in one of the following:
    • Preferred: Architecture, (architecture landscape architecture, interior design), Engineering (mechanical, civil, structural), Planning (urban/transportation/environmental planning, urban design), Building Operations (facility management, property management), Environmental Science (ecology, biology, environmental management)
    • LEED Certification Reviewer Training/certified - Desired

Additional Skills and Qualifications:

  • Passion and commitment to the Leonardo Academy mission of advancing sustainability
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Energetic
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Experience serving in technical consultative role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing
  • Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues in manner that is easily understood
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work within a limited time
  • Ability to work well both independently and on teams
  • Willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite and LEED Online
  • Additional language fluency a plus

Compensation

  • Commensurate with experience and expertise
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Madison Wisconsin Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/337-2/
Class B Service Technician https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/class-b-service-technician/ Full-time

We’re SeQuential. We collect used cooking oil, refine it into biodiesel and bioproducts, and then refuel our communities. We are the longest-running commercial biodiesel producer on the West Coast, and thanks to relationships with great partners we’ve become what we are today– an innovative, conscientious maker of local, responsible, bioproducts that’s helping build a better energy model for the future.

Our corporate headquarters is in Portland, Oregon, and we have 11 locations from as far north as Seattle, Washington, to as far south as San Jose, California. Geographically we span a large footprint, but our clear sense of mission and values allows us to operate cohesively.

Current Opening

  • Portland, OR – Monday-Thursday OR Tuesday-Friday , 2am-12pm
  • Sign on bonus of $2,500 paid in two equal installments at the 3rd and 6th month.

Position Description

Our drivers travel among and service up to 20 customers per day–either to collect oil or to clean grease traps. The materials we collect are natural, non-toxic, and they are often smelly, but one can feel good in that they allow us to make our locally sourced bioproducts at our processing plant in Salem, Oregon. Almost all our nearly 100 drivers are home every night and consistently work right around 40 hours; we firmly value work-life balance for all employees.

Compensation and Benefits

We know how important it is to have predictability in your earnings and that’s why we have dedicated company resources to ensuring your compensation as a driver is fair and transparent. We work hard to make sure our pay is in line with industry standards in each of our geographic regions so that you will be paid fairly for your work.

Class B – $22.50/hr plus a monthly incentive bonus! 

  • When you come onboard with us you’ll also get 9 paid holidays per year, and you will start out accruing PTO at a rate of 3 weeks per year.

Specific Requirements

We are looking for our next great team member to join us in our mission to build a better energy model. If you’re the kind of person that isn’t afraid of a little grease, grime and hard work and wants to find your next work home please send us your resume and tell us a little about yourself.

You don’t need to know much about cooking oil, grease traps or biodiesel, but you do have to be able to do the job, which means having the certifications listed below:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Tanker Endorsement for commercial licenses
  • DOT Medical Card
  • Clean MVR for the past 3 years

We want you to be able to succeed in this position, so we expect you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Pass an in person drive test with one of our managers
  • Interact effectively with customers
  • Use a tablet comfortably to complete your logs and get routes
  • Stand, sit, walk, push, pull, work in splayed positions and carry materials up to 100lbs daily

Experience & License Requirements:

  • 1 Year Driving Experience
  • Clean Driving Record- 3 year (optional)
  • CDL License (optional)
  • DOT Med Card
  • Tanker Endorsement
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Portland OR Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/class-b-service-technician/
Executive Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-63/ Full-time The mission of PTMSC is to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. Its strategic plan is founded on three key values, underscoring that PTMSC relies on the process and findings of science, integrates diverse viewpoints and interests toward creating a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future, and is committed to a culture of accountability with measurable impact.

PTMSC at a critical inflection point. The organization currently operates two sites: a marine science museum and a public aquarium. Recognizing an opportunity for growth, in 2021 PTMSC acquired a new property. The organization’s future calls for development of this property as a new marine science museum and aquarium. 

Position Overview

PTMSC seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial leader who can engage with the board, staff, and community to create a world class organization, thus ensuring the long-term health of the Salish Sea.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) implements the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s strategic plan by leading people, leading change, exercising business acumen, and building coalitions.

Lead People:

  • Work in collaboration with the Board of Directors to continually develop PTMSC’s organizational capacity, competence, and community inclusion.
  • Articulate and refine the PTMSC vision, mission, strategic plan, budget, and policies with the Board of Directors; within those agreed-upon directions, the ED has considerable discretion in the use of human, fiscal, and other organizational resources to advance the PTMSC mission.
  • Oversee the staff on all aspects of day-to-day operations, developing an efficient staff structure and optimizing staff diversity and talent to deliver relevant lifelong learning, engaging community science opportunities, and an inspiring visitor experience.
  • Work particularly closely with Directors of Programs, Development, and Finance to optimize effectiveness in each focus area and create a cohesive leadership team.
  • Engage, invite to invest, and steward both existing and new donors to PTMSC, particularly in preparation for and implementation of a capital campaign.

Lead Change:

  • Lead the transformation of PTMSC from its current stage to a more mature organization capable of delivering on its long-term vision.
  • Work closely with the Board to lead PTMSC into the future¾anticipating change, determining solutions, and embracing opportunities that arise from fiscal, programmatic, or marine science developments.
  • Focus particularly on optimization of PTMSC’s new property of Flagship Landing and its potential to enhance the organization’s core competencies. This includes the launch and successful completion of a capital campaign to provide necessary resources.
  • Advance PTMSC’s commitment to diversity and equity in all areas of the operation, making the organization authentically welcoming and inclusive, and embracing diverse viewpoints as valuable to current and future success.
  • Enhance PTMSC’s use of technology to reach more people more creatively, enrich community science projects, and engage with multiple audiences to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and rigorous program evaluation.

Exercise Business Acumen:

  • Ensure the financial health and resiliency of the organization by building earned income and philanthropic contributions, with a commitment to both minimizing expenses and identifying strategic investments for future growth.
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short-range financial plans, developing an annual budget in partnership with the board, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place; setting financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of programs and staff.
  • Oversee Flagship Landing’s facility management, increasing the organization’s capacity for its new role as building owner and landlord.
  • Engage contractors, vendors, and financial institutions with ethical and effective selection practices, contract negotiations, and work oversight to ensure wise deployment of PTMSC resources and a commitment to community investment.

Build Coalitions:

  • Cultivate strong working relationships with PTMSC marine resource stewardship stakeholders, including but not limited to peer organizational leaders, tribes, local authorities, state, and federal entities.
  • Maintain and strengthen working relationships with marine resource managers and the science community in the Salish Sea region, as a source of opportunities for PTMSC to contribute to conservation efforts, create new and enhanced community science projects, and provide an outlet to inform the public about regional research.
  • Engage actively with local tribes, recognizing their relationship with the Salish Sea and incorporating indigenous practices of living in balance with marine ecosystems in PTMSC programs.
  • Maintain visibility as a Port Townsend leader, particularly downtown as a fellow member of the business community.
  • Cultivate philanthropic, business, and political support, looking for opportunities to collaborate on initiatives, policies, and funding that result in mutual benefit.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

  • Demonstrated evidence of visionary, creative, and strategic thinking, complemented by a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Working knowledge, professional credibility, and high literacy in science of the coastal ocean habitat and the near-shore environment through a combination of professional experience and academic training.
  • Experience facilitating the science of the coastal ocean and engaging the public to participate as community scientists.
  • Competence in delivering an exemplary visitor experience through exhibitions, public programs, and/or online offerings.
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in nonprofit management and program implementation, informed by lived experience and/or personal study and reflection.
  • Excellent communication skills in both formal/informal speaking and writing; ability to be an active listener; charismatic and compelling in representing the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in and comprehensive understanding of nonprofit organizational leadership including strategic planning, financial management, fundraising, board relations, human resources, and marketing.
  • Experience in coaching, managing, and developing high-performing teams that demonstrate commitment and accountability.
  • Proven fundraising success and enthusiasm for a new capital campaign.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email:

  • A cover letter (maximum three pages) that describes why you are interested in becoming the ED of PTMSC and how your experience relates to our three core competencies: lifelong learning, community science, and the visitor experience.
  • A resume, including contact information for three professional references.
    (Other materials submitted will not be considered.)
    • Additional information can be found at https://ptmsc.org/exec_director_2021
    • Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 31 and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
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Port Townsend WA Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-63/
Sr Program Officer, Bezos Earth Fund - 22042 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-program-officer-bezos-earth-fund-22042/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO), Bezos Earth Fund.

The SPO will support project management, planning, coordination, communication, and aid in the implementation of all programs supported by the Bezos Earth Fund $100 million gift to WWF. Under the direction of the Senior Director, Climate Communications and working closely with the Senior Vice President, Climate Change, and Deputy Director, Foundation Relations, the project manager is responsible for developing tools, workflows and processes that enable WWF's programmatic teams to deliver on grant objectives -- including developing systems to monitor progress, keeping stakeholders informed, supporting reporting and communications. This position can be based within the US in a remote location.

Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains processes and systems to track WWF's progress on grant milestones, budget, leverage, and communications – including detailed project schedule and workplans.
  • Works with project personnel, other goal team staff, and consultants as needed to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting for current projects -- for both internal and external audiences. Prepares and/or finalizes scopes of work and administrative information for contracts and reporting and to ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Liaise with Program Operation to review and design reports on grant spending, budgets allocation, and contract updates for internal and external audiences.
  • Regularly provides project updates to various internal and external stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress, including at meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Facilitates programmatic meetings to help advance grant implementation.
  • Supports WWF's communications team in strategy development and implementation, compiling assets for use on WWF's channels, and donor reporting; also facilitates review of WWF mentions in external communications.
  • Interacts daily with other program staff and departments (including WWF-International and Network) to advise and coordinate project activities or to obtain and disseminate information.
  • Interacts regularly with representatives of WWF-International, other WWF offices and associate organizations, and consultants as appropriate. Communicates with representatives of conservation organizations, universities, NGOs, corporations, and/or government agencies.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 to 8 years professional experience or 3 to 5 years with an advanced degree in project management, conservation and/or comparable relevant experience.
  • Experience managing complex teams and projects on a deadline is required, as is experience with project management tools and software that enable disparate teams to meet deadlines and track progress, strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of conservation and/or international development issues is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, including effective public speaking and the ability to communicate complex issues both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage a multitude of details simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, and work effectively solo and in a matrixed team environment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and other project management tools (AirTable).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills requiring knowing when to use courtesy, tact and/or diplomacy to effectively communicate with all constituents.
  • Comfort with complex budgets and logical frameworks.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22042.
  • 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, 29 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/senior-program-officer-bezos-earth-fund-22042/
Climate Change: Climate Commitment Act Cap and Invest Policy Section Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-climate-commitment-act-cap-and-invest-policy-section-manager/ Full-time An image without description
Washington has adopted ground-breaking legislation to address climate change by sharply reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. We're keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen! 
 
  • Do you care passionately about climate change?  
  • Are you seeking a challenging and rewarding job in which you will be directly addressing the climate crisis?  

Then join us as we implement this historic legislation.

Position Overview 

 
The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill the Climate Commitment Act Cap and Invest Policy Section Manager (WMS Band 2) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
   
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations. Washington is in the process of building only the second economy-wide cap and invest program in the United States, and Air Quality’s newly created Climate Commitment Act Implementation Group is leading the design and implementation of this program.  As part of the cap and invest program, businesses and entities will be required to obtain allowances tied to their emissions, which can be bought, sold, and traded.  This market will begin in January 2023, and the proceeds will be invested in initiatives to decarbonize transportation and other sectors of the economy, promote clean energy, and advance equity and environmental justice.  
 
As the Climate Commitment Act Cap and Invest Policy Section Manager, you will take a key leadership role in ensuring the success of this program. We are looking for someone who has the experience and commitment to build and lead the team of experts responsible for developing and implementing statewide policy in the areas of carbon offsets, utilities, emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries, and related areas.  For more details on job duties and qualifications, please see below.  

About Covid:

  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), Washington State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021.
  •  As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hiring process.
  • Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered. If you have questions, please contact Careers@ecy.wa.gov with “COVID-19 Vaccination” in the subject line. 
Our culture and DEIR: 
 
We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embrace the value of people. Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
 
  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities. 
  • A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work:

We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations. 

  • Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
  • Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
  • Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement. 
  • We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued. 
  • During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding building occupancy, mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. 
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of December 20, 2021. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 19, 2021. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.  

Duties

What you will do:

As the Climate Commitment Act Cap and Invest Policy Section Manager, you will lead the Cap and Invest Policy Section, with approximately 14 staff with expertise in the cap and invest program, carbon offsets, utilities, emissions intensive industries, and other areas.  

Under your direction, the Section staff will provide policy and technical support for rule-making and proposed legislation; analyze and develop proposed improvements to the program; and produce reports and analyses.  

You will not only be responsible for leading the work performed by the section, but you will also provide policy advice and recommendations to senior agency management, and represent the agency before other bodies.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Option 1: 

Nine (9) years of education and/or experience

  • Education in physical or natural science; planning; public policy or administration; environmental law, science, or policy; or other related field 
  • Experience in:
    • Areas including the environment, project management, regulation or planning, and policy development and implementation, or other related field, AND
    • Supervisory or management experience that includes applying principles of management, budget planning, strategic or policy planning, and/or personnel administration.

Option 2:

  • A bachelor's degree in physical or natural science; planning; public policy or administration; environmental law, science, or policy; or other related field
  • Five (5) years of relevant professional experience in:
    • Areas including the environment, project management, regulation or planning, and policy development and implementation, or other related field, AND
    • Supervisory or management experience that includes applying principles of management, budget planning, strategic or policy planning, and/or personnel administration.

All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:

Possible Combinations College credit hours or degree Years of required experience
Combination 1 No college credit hours or degree 9 years of experience
Combination 2 30-59 semester or 45-89 quarter credits. 8 years of experience
Combination 3 60-89 semester or 90-134 quarter credits (AA degree). 7 years of experience
Combination 4 90-119 semester or 135-179 quarter credits. 6 years of experience
Combination 5  A Bachelor's Degree or above 5 years of experience

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 

  • Must have a valid driver's license.  

Desired Qualifications: 

  • We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below. 
  • Subject matter experience in the design, development, and implementation of laws, rules, or policies relevant to climate change and/or cap and invest programs.  

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

Supplemental Information


Ecology seeks diverse applicants: 

We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.  

Application Instructions:

It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
  • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
  • Three professional references.

Application Timeline: 

  • This position will remain open until filled, the next screening date will be October 25, 2021. In order to be considered for the next screening, please submit an application on or before October 24, 2021.
  • The agency reserves the right to make an appointment at any time after the initial screening date and we encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as they can.  

For Your Privacy:

When attaching documents to your application (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):

  • Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc. 
  • Do not attach documents that are password protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. 

Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees: 

  • Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service.
  • Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3.
  • If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

Application Attestation: 

  • The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful.
  • The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. 

Other Information:

  • If you have specific questions about the position, please email Luke Martland at: luke.martland@ecy.wa.gov.
  • Please do not contact Luke to inquire about the status of your application.
  • To request the full position description: email careers@ecy.wa.gov

Why work for Ecology?

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth 

Student debt - how working for Ecology can help:

Collective Bargaining:

  • This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative. 

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days. 

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency.

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Lacey WA Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-climate-commitment-act-cap-and-invest-policy-section-manager/
Climate Change: Environmental Planner, Cap and Invest Program and Offsets https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-environmental-planner-cap-and-invest-program-and-offsets/ Full-time An image without description

Washington has adopted ground-breaking legislation to address climate change by sharply reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.
 
We're keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen! 
 
  • Do you care passionately about climate change?  
  • Are you seeking a challenging and rewarding job in which you will be directly addressing the climate crisis?  

Then join us as we implement this historic legislation.

About Covid:

  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), Washington State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021.
  •  As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hiring process.
  • Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered. If you have questions, please contact Careers@ecy.wa.gov with “COVID-19 Vaccination” in the subject line.  


Position Overview 

In this role, you will be an important member of the team working to ensure the success of this program.  We are looking for someone who will be an expert on carbon offsets and how offsets can be integrated into the cap and invest program.  For more details on job duties and qualifications, please see below.  
   
The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill the Climate Change: Environmental Planner, Cap and Invest Program and Offsets (Environmental Planner 5) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations.  Washington is in the process of building an economy-wide cap and invest program, and Air Quality’s newly created Climate Commitment Act Implementation Group is leading the design and implementation of this program.  As part of the cap and invest program, businesses and entities will be required to obtain allowances tied to their emissions, which can be bought, sold, and traded.  This market will begin in 2023, and the proceeds will be invested in initiatives to decarbonize transportation and other sectors of the economy, promote clean energy, and advance equity and environmental justice.  
 
Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until June 30, 2027. The Funding for this position has a high probability of being renewed for the next bi-annual budget.

Our culture and DEIR

At Ecology, we are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embrace the value of people. Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering: 

  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions. 
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns. 
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities.  
  • A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings. 
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work. 

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work:

We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.

  • Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
  • Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
  • Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
  • We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.
  • During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding building occupancy, mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. 

Duties

What you will do: 

  • Serve as the expert on offsets and how they can be verified and integrated into a cap and invest program. 
  • Assist in the design and implementation of offset protocols and policies. 
  • Work as part of a collaborative team on rulemaking relevant to offsets and the cap and invest program.
  • Analyze offset protocols and projects from other jurisdictions and apply that analysis to Washington’s program.
  • Consult with regulated entities, state and local agencies, stakeholders, tribes, and environmental justice groups regarding offset protocols and projects.  
  • Provide information and assistance to entities developing and managing offset projects.   

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.

  • A Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; economics, finance, or business; or other subjects or areas applicable to offsets, auctions, and/or markets, or closely allied fields.

AND

  • Seven years of professional experience, which may include some or all of the following:
    • Experience in environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; economics, finance, or business; or other areas applicable to offsets, auctions, and/or markets.

OR 

  • A Master’s degree or above with major emphasis in environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; economics, finance, or business; or other subjects or areas applicable to offsets, auctions, and/or markets, or closely allied fields.

AND

  • Five years of professional experience, which may include some or all of the following:
    • Experience in environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; economics, finance, or business; or other areas applicable to offsets, auctions, and/or markets.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid state drivers license.

Desired Qualifications: 

We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.

  • Experience working to address climate change in some capacity. 
  • Previous experience in GHG cap and invest markets, GHG reduction programs and policies, and/or offsets.
  • Quantitative skills, including statistical and/or mathematical course work or programing and modeling course work, degrees, and/or experience that may be relevant to offsets and GHG reduction programs and policies. 

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

Supplemental Information

Ecology seeks diverse applicants: 

We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

Application Instructions:

  • On the bottom of this form, click "Apply on Company Website."
  • It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
    • A cover letter that explains how you meet the required qualifications for this position.
    • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
    • A professional writing sample that reflects your work as a communications professional, such as a press release, public statement, blog story, web content, or social media post. Please also briefly explain why you selected the writing sample. 
    • Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Application Timeline: 

  • This position will remain open until filled, the next screening date will be November 4, 2021. In order to be considered for the next screening, please submit an application on or before November 3, 2021.
  • The agency reserves the right to make an appointment at any time after the initial screening date and we encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as they can.  

For Your Privacy:

When attaching documents to your application (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):

  • Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc. 
  • Do not attach documents that are password protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. 

Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees: 

  • Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service.
  • Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3.
  • If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

Application Attestation: 

  • The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful.
  • The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. 

Other Information:

  • If you have specific questions about the position, please email Luke Martland at: luke.martland@ecy.wa.gov.
  • Please do not contact Luke to inquire about the status of your application.
  • To request the full position description: email careers@ecy.wa.gov

Why work for Ecology?

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth 

Student debt - how working for Ecology can help:

Collective Bargaining:

  • This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative. 

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days. 

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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Lacey WA Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-environmental-planner-cap-and-invest-program-and-offsets/
Climate Change: GHG Auction & Market Unit Supervisor https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-ghg-auction-market-unit-supervisor/ Full-time
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Washington has adopted ground-breaking legislation to address climate change by sharply reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. We're keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen! 
 
  • Do you care passionately about climate change?  
  • Are you seeking a challenging and rewarding job in which you will be directly addressing the climate crisis?  

Then join us as we implement this historic legislation.

Position Overview 

The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill the Climate Change: GHG Auction and Market Unit Supervisor (Environmental Planner 5) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

Note: This position is being re-posted. If you have already applied you do not need to re-apply.  
   
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations. Washington is in the process of building only the second economy-wide cap and invest program in the United States, and Air Quality’s newly created Climate Commitment Act Implementation Group is leading the design and implementation of this program.  As part of the cap and invest program, businesses and entities will be required to obtain allowances tied to their emissions, which can be bought, sold, and traded.  This market program will begin in January, 2023, and the proceeds will be invested in initiatives to decarbonize transportation and other sectors of the economy, promote clean energy, and advance equity and environmental justice.  
   
As the GHG Auction and Market Unit Supervisor you will be central to the success of this program. We are looking for someone who will be the subject matter expert on GHG auctions and markets, take a leadership role in the design, implementation, and oversight of the auctions and markets, and who can help hire and supervise the staff of the Auction and Market Unit. This will be a demanding job, but one that offers a unique role in building a cutting-edge cap and invest program to address climate change.  For more details on job duties and qualifications, please see below.  

About Covid:

  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), Washington State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021.
  •  As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hiring process.
  • Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered. If you have questions, please contact Careers@ecy.wa.gov with “COVID-19 Vaccination” in the subject line.    

Our culture and DEIR

At Ecology, we are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embrace the value of people. Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering: 

  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions. 
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns. 
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities.  
  • A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings. 
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work. 

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work:

We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.

  • Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
  • Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
  • Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
  • We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.
  • During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding building occupancy, mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. 

Duties

What you will do:
 
As the Climate Change: GHG Auction and Market Unit Supervisor you will be an expert in the design and implementation of GHG allowance auctions and markets and will also be in charge of the team that designs, implements, and oversees the auction and market system. You will:

  • Assemble, organize, and supervise the Auction and Market Unit.
  • Take a leadership role in designing and implementing the auction and market program.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert in issues relating to GHG auctions, auction design, implementation, and compliance. 
  • Analyze market behavior, apply analytical tools to market design and monitoring, and understand interactions between the auction market, related markets, and the economy. 
  • Consult with regulated entities, state and local agencies, stakeholders, tribes, and interested parties.  
  • Provide advice and support to the leadership of the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) Implementation Group, Air Quality Program, and the Agency. 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Option 1: A Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in economics, finance, or business or other subjects applicable to auctions and markets; environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy;  or closely allied fields.
 
AND
 
Seven years of professional experience which can include some or all of the following:  Economics, finance, or business or other subjects applicable to auctions and markets; environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; or closely allied fields.

Option 2: A Master’s degree or above with major emphasis in economics, finance, or business or other subjects applicable to auctions and markets; environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy;  or closely allied fields.
 
AND
 
Five years of professional experience which can include some or all of the following:  Economics, finance, or business or other subjects applicable to auctions and markets; environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; or closely allied fields. 

Desired Qualifications: We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.

  • Experience in GHG cap and invest markets and GHG reduction programs and policies.
  • Experience in management, supervision, or leading teams to meet common goals and agreed upon milestones.

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 

  • Able to maintain a valid driver’s license

Supplemental Information

Ecology seeks diverse applicants: 

We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

Application Instructions:

  • On the bottom of this form, click "Apply on Company Website."
  • It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
    • A cover letter that explains how you meet the required qualifications for this position.
    • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
    • A professional writing sample that reflects your work as a communications professional, such as a press release, public statement, blog story, web content, or social media post. Please also briefly explain why you selected the writing sample. 
    • Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Application Timeline: 

  • This position will remain open until filled, the next screening date will be October 25, 2021. In order to be considered for the next screening, please submit an application on or before October 24, 2021.
  • The agency reserves the right to make an appointment at any time after the initial screening date and we encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as they can.  

For Your Privacy:

When attaching documents to your application (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):

  • Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc. 
  • Do not attach documents that are password protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. 

Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees: 

  • Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service.
  • Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3.
  • If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

Application Attestation: 

  • The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful.
  • The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. 

Other Information:

  • If you have specific questions about the position, please email Luke Martland at: luke.martland@ecy.wa.gov.
  • Please do not contact Luke to inquire about the status of your application.
  • To request the full position description: email careers@ecy.wa.gov

Why work for Ecology?

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth 

Student debt - how working for Ecology can help:

Collective Bargaining:

  • This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative. 

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days. 

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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Lacey WA Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-ghg-auction-market-unit-supervisor/
Program Manager I (Climate Engagement) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-i-climate-engagement/ Full-time The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County's air, water, and land in a sustainable, innovative, inclusive, and industry-leading way while fostering smart growth, a thriving more sustainable economy and healthy communities.

Position Overview

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has unveiled the Climate Action Plan (CAP) that will guide the County toward its goals of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2027 and by 100 percent by 2035 compared to 2005 levels. The CAP, which will increase resilience in the face of climate hazards, is one of the most ambitious climate plans in the nation for a local government.

DEP is seeking a Program Manager I to join the Office of Energy and Climate to engage the community as partners in climate action. This position will lead a range of climate-related engagement and communication activities, with a particular focus on efforts to involve underserved community members who are likely to feel the impacts of climate change most acutely.

The Program Manager will have considerable knowledge of, and experience in, community engagement, particularly participatory approaches that integrate climate resilience, health and racial equity. The individual will serve as a thought leader, catalyzing a paradigm shift from conventional, non-inclusive outreach to a community engagement process that centers Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and frontline leaders in the co-creation of solutions to climate change. The individual must be a systems thinker who sees, and helps to forge, integrated solutions that cut across departments and sectors.    

The primary responsibility of this position will be to help shape a new community engagement process -- one that is premised on community empowerment, amplifies under-represented voices, and cultivates community-driven civic leadership. The Program Manager will help the County create and implement a process in which program development is centered on the needs, desires, wisdom, and insights of County residents, tailored to meet their specific needs, and co-created through authentic collaboration. Such a model is premised on a “participatory action research framework” in which solutions are devised through the participation by, and lived experiences of, stakeholders so that interventions are fully “owned” by the community.

One possible institutional outcome of this process is the creation of a Community Justice Academy in which graduating Community Ambassadors serve as information and advocacy bridges representing their communities to build resilience; advance racial equity, health and quality of life; encourage carbon-reducing behavior; and identify and co-create solutions in partnership with the County. Note: the creation of a Community Justice Academy is not predetermined. It is currently a conceptual model and the outcome will be shaped through conversations with community members and civic organizations, possibly taking an entirely different form.

Regardless of the institutional structure flowing from the community engagement process, the Program Manager will likely be involved in meeting facilitation; partnership building; training and program design; “appreciative inquiry” in which community-based assets and strengths are identified and leveraged; community decision-making; outreach and communications; and accessing resources and funding to support initiatives conceived and generated by community members.

Location: The Montgomery County Government's Department of Environmental Protection is located at 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead process to identify equitable community collaboration and engagement focused on frontline and BIPOC residents most impacted by climate change to develop community-based resilience, mitigation, health and quality-of-life solutions.
  • In partnership with community-based organizations, help identify, co-create and manage the County’s Community Justice Academy (or other outcome based on community input) to address climate priorities identified in the CAP.
  • Build internal and external support and identify funding for program(s) flowing from community-based conversations; help institutionalize these programs including building on existing assets and programs; convening community-based organizations, networks, and County departments to facilitate strategic planning sessions; help determine program structure, governance, funding needs, outreach strategies, etc.
  • Administer contracts with community-based organizations with whom the County partners.
  • Conduct trainings, workshops, and communication/outreach campaigns.
  • Support other actions in the CAP that advance the priorities and needs of BIPOC, frontline, and other communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Note: Effective August 30, 2021, all new hires will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to their first date of employment. Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated should contact OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov to discuss possible accommodations.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Experience: Considerable (3 years) of professional experience in program development and management focusing on community-based climate change and/or sustainability initiatives and stakeholder engagement.  
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria:

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated "Qualified," placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for interview. Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following:

  • Expertise in community engagement, including participatory approaches based on decentralized decision-making and collaboration, including the co-creation of program initiatives.
  • Experience working directly with low income, immigrant and/or BIPOC communities.
  • Expertise integrating and promoting principles of health, racial equity and environmental sustainability into community engagement processes and project design.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English or advanced proficiency in Spanish. **Please indicate on your resume**
  • Familiarity with climate change, particularly building community resiliency to climate hazards.
  • Experience in coalition building across sectors and between local government and community-based organizations and networks.
  • Strong communication skills including experience with social media campaigns and designing fact sheets, posters, infographics, blogs, etc.

Note: The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in program development and management, community engagement, and working with low income, under-represented and BIPOC communities. The successful candidate will be culturally competent, empathetic, and collegial.

Bilingual applicants in the Spanish/English languages are encouraged to apply:

  • If the candidate selected for this position possesses multilingual skills, they will be required to successfully pass an examination assessing oral communication, reading comprehension, and interpreting skills.
  • For Advanced proficiency, the candidate must also pass an examination requiring translating text from Spanish to English and vice versa.

Additionally:

  • This position requires the ability to attend meetings, engagement events, and perform work at locations outside the office, which includes traveling to various locations throughout Montgomery County.
  • To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory trainings within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.

Compensation 

  • Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. 
  • Salary Range for Program Manager I (Climate Engagement) Grade 23: $61,189 to $101,350.

To Apply

  • To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please click "Apply on Company Website" below and click on the “Search for Jobs at MCG" tab.
  • Read the full job description under the “General Professional" Job Category.
  • The requisition number is IRC51083.
  • Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.
    • All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.
    • Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips listed under the “Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.

This Recruitment Closes October 27, 2021.

EOE. M/F/H.

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Wheaton MD Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-i-climate-engagement/
Manager, Food & Freshwater Advocacy - 22035 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/manager-government-affairs-advocacy-22035/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading international conservation organizations, seeks a skilled policy advocate and government relations manager to join its Policy and Government Affairs team to help advance WWF policy and funding priorities with the United States government.

Overview / Manager, Food & Freshwater Advocacy - 22035

The individual will be responsible for developing and implementing lobbying and advocacy strategies around several assigned WWF priority issues, working as part of a dynamic and transparent team environment and in close collaboration with relevant WWF substance experts from across the organization. The individual will also be responsible for building and managing strong and positive relationships with U.S. government stakeholders in both Congress and the Administration and for positively promoting WWF's brand and reputation as well as its access to key decisionmakers and its ability to advance its overall priorities and policy objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Creates, implements, and manages outreach and advocacy strategies to influence U.S. government stakeholders and their actions around one or more WWF priorities. Priorities will include domestic and international freshwater access and ecosystem connectivity, food commodities and supply chains, domestic infrastructure, and US conservation and humanitarian connections with Latin America. Priorities may shift, expand, and/or refine over time, depending on organizational priorities, political dynamics, and the needs of the team.
  • Performs all necessary lobbying and U.S. government advocacy functions, housed within the Policy and Government Affairs (PGA) team, to achieve WWF objectives through US government policy and funding. Responsibilities may include setting overall strategies, devising compelling communications to influence U.S. government audiences, creating opportunities to highlight WWF projects and experts, representing WWF on advocacy coalitions with external partners (including leading these at times), and representing WWF and the Policy and Government Affairs team with the full range of external and internal contacts, including via public speaking opportunities on occasion.
  • Acts as a WWF representative, advocate, and key point of contact with government partners in the administrative and legislative branches on portfolio issues and priorities. Cultivates and manages strong relationships with U.S. government stakeholders to build and maintain WWF's access and influence and its ability to advance its full range of federal policy priorities.
  • Tracks legislation, appropriations, regulatory action, political processes and trends, and individual policymakers and their priorities to identify and capitalize on opportunities for WWF to advance objectives.
  • Composes or contributes to memos, fact sheets, case studies, testimony, public comments, policy briefs, presentation materials, and speeches or other verbal remarks to be delivered by WWF representatives, including senior staff and leadership at times. Works with relevant WWF experts and staff, analyzes, redlines, and/or drafts U.S. government policy documents, including legislation, amendments, executive orders, presidential memos, regulations, agency guidance, etc.
  • Actively promotes coordination, collaboration, and information sharing within and across teams to maximize results across WWF's full set of priority issues and ensure its capacities and expertise are deployed efficiently and effectively in pursuit of the organization's objectives. Collaborates closely with other Policy and Government Affairs staff, particularly where portfolios and responsibilities overlap or are cross-cutting.
  • Manages consultants, budgets, and projects, as necessary, and helps to manage and mentor junior staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree with 8 to 10 years of experience in conservation, policy, or advocacy. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Strong existing working relationships preferred, including with relevant coalition players and Congressional, including Committee, and Executive branch staff. In particular, Agriculture Committees and USDA.
  • Must be willing to register as a federal lobbyist.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including effective public speaking and the ability to communicate complex issues both verbally and in written form.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with all constituents.
  • Excellent organizational skills and commitment to drive toward results.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage several tasks and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, and work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22035.
  • 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. Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/manager-government-affairs-advocacy-22035/
Manager, International Climate & Finance Advocacy - 22028 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/manager-international-climate-finance-advocacy-22028/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading international conservation organizations, seeks askilled policy advocate and government relations manager to join its Policy and Government Affairs team to help advance WWF policy and funding priorities with the United States government.

Overview

The individual will be responsible for developing and implementing lobbying and advocacy strategies around several assigned WWF priority issues, working as part of a dynamic and transparent team environment and in close collaboration with relevant WWF substance experts from across the organization. The individual will also be responsible for building and managing strong and positive relationships with U.S. government stakeholders in both Congress and the Administration and for positively promoting WWF's brand and reputation as well as its access to key decisionmakers and its ability to advance its overall priorities and policy objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Creates, implements, and manages outreach and advocacy strategies to influence U.S. government stakeholders and their actions around one or more WWF priorities. Assigned portfolio to include international climate change policy and finance, including congressional appropriations for bilateral and multilateral climate change programs, including the Green Climate Fund, and U.S. foreign policy and foreign assistance with respect to climate resilience/adaptation and Nature-based Solutions. The individual will also support the team's overall advocacy on congressional appropriations and WWF engagement with U.S. government stakeholders around horizon events such as the G7, G20, and the UN General Assembly. Portfolio issues and responsibilities may shift, expand, and/or refine over time, depending on organizational priorities, political dynamics, and the needs of the team.
  • Performs all necessary lobbying and U.S. government advocacy functions, housed within the Policy and Government Affairs (PGA) team, to achieve WWF objectives for US government policy and funding. Responsibilities may include setting overall strategies, devising compelling communications to influence U.S. government audiences, creating opportunities to highlight WWF projects and experts, representing WWF on advocacy coalitions with external partners (including leading these at times), and representing WWF and the Policy and Government Affairs team with the full range of external and internal contacts, including via public speaking opportunities on occasion.
  • Acts as a WWF representative, advocate, and key point of contact with government partners in the administrative and legislative branches on portfolio issues and priorities. Cultivates and manages strong relationships with U.S. government stakeholders to build and maintain WWF's access and influence and its ability to advance its full range of federal policy priorities.
  • Tracks legislation, federal budget and appropriations, regulatory action, political processes and trends, and individual policymakers and their priorities to identify and capitalize on opportunities for WWF to advance its policy agenda.
  • Composes or contributes to memos, fact sheets, case studies, testimony, public comments, policy briefs, presentation materials, and speeches or other verbal remarks to be delivered by WWF representatives, including senior staff and leadership at times. Works with relevant WWF experts and staff, analyzes, redlines, and/or drafts U.S. government policy documents, including legislation, amendments, executive orders, presidential memos, regulations, agency guidance, etc.
  • Actively promotes coordination, collaboration, and information sharing within and across teams to maximize results across WWF's full set of priority issues and ensure its capacities and expertise are deployed efficiently and effectively in pursuit of the organization's objectives. Collaborate closely with other Policy and Government Affairs staff, particularly where portfolios and responsibilities overlap or are cross-cutting, and building strong cross-team collaborations, particularly in portfolio issue areas. This position will require particularly close collaboration with counterparts on the Climate team and Public Sector Finance team, as well as with the Senior Policy Advocate on the Policy and Government Affairs team responsible for domestic climate and energy priorities.
  • Manages consultants, budgets, and projects, as necessary, and helps to manage junior staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must have at least 8 years of relevant work experience in areas such as US government policy or advocacy, climate change, conservation, environment, and/or international development.
  • Bachelors degree required. An advanced degree is preferred and could substitute for some years of experience
  • Experience working on Capitol Hill or in a federal agency preferred.
  • Strong working relationships with Members and staff of congressional Appropriations committees, the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees, and staff and leadership of agencies such as USAID, the State Department, and the Department of Treasury will be particularly relevant.
  • Must be willing to register as a federal lobbyist.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including effective public speaking and the ability to communicate complex issues both verbally and in written form.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with all constituents.
  • Excellent organizational skills and commitment to drive toward results.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage several tasks and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, and work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Must be willing and able to travel as needed, nationally and internationally, up to 3 trips per year.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22028.
  • 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. Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/manager-international-climate-finance-advocacy-22028/
Sr Program Officer, Forest Carbon Accounting - 22044 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sr-program-officer-forest-carbon-accounting-22044/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer, Forest Carbon Accounting.

Overview

This position will be based in Washington, DC; other remote work locations can be considered. Works closely with the Senior Director - Forest Carbon Science and the WWF-US Forest team in the elaboration and delivery of forest carbon accounting guidance and products as needed for WWF-US forests and partner's programmatic work. Works with WWF-US Forest team members as well as with country teams and partners in the design, evaluation, elaboration and incorporation of ex-ante and ex-post forest carbon estimates as needed for programmatic work planning, proposal elaboration, and impact assessment. Contributes to building WWF-US, WWF Network country team, and partners capacities for delivery and improvement of estimates of forest-based contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Contributes to inform WWF's positions on climate change policy, carbon accounting, carbon markets, standards, and participation in international negotiations (e.g., UNFCCC - Paris Agreement articles 5&6 and the transparency framework, multilaterals engagement – GCF, GEF, etc.) and private initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise in carbon accounting design, implementation, and assessment for key projects and partnerships.
  • Deliver ex-ante and ex-post emissions and removal estimates as required for WWF programmatic work; including production/use of input data towards generation of activity data and emissions factors as needed (includes GIS and Remote sensing data processing as well as carbon data production and use).
  • Keep up to date and be able to deliver critical assessment of proposed state of the art approaches to carbon accounting, data and analysis approaches that can be used for emissions and removal estimates.
  • Keep up to date with relevant context elements as these relate to implications for use and delivery of estimates (e.g., academic research, standard development, relevant reporting frameworks and their application)
  • Identify, contact and/or work in collaboration with potential partners to access/produce and deliver relevant datasets and capacities (e.g., academia, other NGOs, support agencies, national teams, etc).
  • Collaborate with WWF Network teams and partners in defining/developing (research) methodological approaches to be used in forest related accounting.
  • Contribute to build the capacities of WWF staff to replicate/apply the methods used.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Forestry, Ecology, Biology, Remote Sensing, Computer Science, or any forest carbon accounting relevant field and a minimum of 6 years of professional experience required; OR an advanced degree in the afore-mentioned fields and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience required.
  • Requires at least 2 years of experience in forest carbon accounting related work streams for national or project level estimates.
  • Relevant experience in elaboration and delivery of carbon estimates for mitigation action design and implementation at either national, subnational (ideal) or project scales.
  • General knowledge and understanding of carbon accounting frameworks and standards/guidelines: UNFCCC, IPCC 2006 guidelines (refined 2019), GFOI methodological guidance, FCPF methodological framework, ART-TREES, Gold Standard, Verra-VCS, CORSIA, etc. Including the relevance of legal and political context.
  • Solid bases of statistics.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary/multicultural environment.
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills.
  • Solid capacity in processing, use and interpretation of remote sensing data for the estimation of emissions, including coding in relevant languages/statistical packages and platforms such as Google Earth Engine-Java Script, AWS, Python, R, etc. Ideally with both active (e.g., SAR, LiDAR) and passive optical data use and processing.
  • Use of geospatial data processing software and online platforms and code repositories: e.g., Google Earth Engine, Amazon Web Services, Jupiter Notebooks, QGIS, ArcGIS, GitHub, Jupiter, GDAL, ERDAS, ENVI, IDL, etc.
  • Understanding of use of field data: Permanent plots, forest mensuration, allometric models, forest inventory techniques.
  • The candidate will need to be willing to/be able to learn from colleagues and partners, be very pro-active and self-motivated and able to design and implement solutions to problems.
  • Experience in field data collection and processing, preferred.
  • Fluency in at least one additional language: Spanish, French for country interactions, preferred.
  • International work/research experience, preferred.
  • Experience in delivery/facilitation of technical training to others, preferred.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22044.
  • 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 Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sr-program-officer-forest-carbon-accounting-22044/
Director of Planning https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-planning/ Full-time ClimateWorks Foundation (ClimateWorks) 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

Job Summary

The Director of Planning (Director) is responsible for leading planning, evaluation and learning for ClimateWorks which includes:

  • leading the process for setting annual organizational priorities, and the learning and evaluation processes for goal setting, reporting and measuring progress which align with our mission, goals, and values.
  • supporting organizational health and learning, including external evaluation on behalf of the Foundation, and
  • leading the processes that align organization priorities, plans, and resource allocation to the strategic plan.

ClimateWorks is part of a community ecosystem of funders, regrantors and NGOs supporting climate philanthropy in unprecedented scale and impact with the shared goal of reducing carbon emissions in the most efficient manner possible.  The Director works closely with partner organi-zations to collaborate on joint projects and bring best practices to the community.  The Director should possess a proven ability to think strategically, a demonstrated record of success building integrated planning and measurement systems, and the ability to work with a diverse group of staff, contractors, funders and stakeholders.

The Director collaborates with the Executive Team and senior managers to deliver outstanding results across the organization and reports to the Vice President of Operations and Planning.

Essential Tasks 

Organization planning and goal setting

  • Collaborate with the Executive Office, Finance & Administration, and Human Resources, to develop and manage an integrated planning, priority setting and resource allocation process across departments.
    • Work with Executive Team and department leaders to adopt and use approaches in alignment with ClimateWorks’ values, expectations, and mission.
    • Identify and implement tools and processes to connect integrated planning with budgeting, resource allocation, department priorities, and individual goal setting.
    • Support a practice of resource allocation that aligns resources to the highest priorities.
    • Recommend extensions to business model and financial analyses that aid decision making.
    • Develop and maintain organizational processes; right-size process with staff capacity.
    • Recommend and implement tools and systems to support and streamline processes and improve user experience
  • Work with Global Programs, Global Services, and other departments to utilize and improve the ClimateWorks Results Framework to become a important componet for organization-wide planning and decision making.
    • Recommend and improve measures, streamline data collection and reporting on organization impact and results.
    • Maintain and regularly update the ClimateWorks programs and services framework; implement a change management approach that ensures clarity and communication, understanding impact on systems, processes and practices.
  • Prepare materials to effectively communicate internally and externally, about planning, decision-making, evaluation processes, and approach to measuring success and impact.

Monitoring, evaluation, reporting, measuring progress, and learning

  • Support team in development of innovative approaches to incorporating evaluation and learning into programs and services to improve delivery and strengthen impact.
  • Support dynamic and fast-paced learning to scale impact with right-sized approaches.
  • Collaborate with department leaders and other internal stakeholders to steward a vision and support implementation to strengthen ClimateWorks as a learning organization.
  • Manages ClimateWorks’ Evaluation and Learning function to actively create and support opportunities to turn learning into collective knowledge.
  • Ensure that evaluation is connected to strategy and used by leadership as a learning and management tool.
  • Guide the planning and tracking the effectiveness of processes, products and services, including development of metrics and success indicators.
  • Network and collaborate with partners, experts, and stakeholders to integrate best practices and improve monitoring, evaluation, and learning internally and with our ecosystem partners.

Build a high-performing, collaborative team

  • Coach, mentor, onboard, and supervise the Planning and Evaluation team.
  • Support staff through transitions and in seeking professional development opportunities in alignment with personal and professional goals.
  • Build a supportive, service-oriented working relationship with internal and external partners.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years’ work experience in a similar role; masters or other advanced degree preferred
  • An understanding of the key issues in the climate change field, and a demonstrated ability to navigate these issues diplomatically
  • Experience leading priority setting and planning processes for complex organizations or issues
  • Experience building internal communications and tracking systems
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Managerial talent in budgeting, staffing, and workload management
  • Proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively in English
  • Superlative interpersonal skills, including a willingness to listen to, and learn from, internal and external constituents
  • Intellectual curiosity, approachability, and openness to input from all levels of staff
  • High energy level, personable, trustworthy, and diplomatic
  • Exceptional managerial, analytical, strategic, and tactical ability
  • Proven team player and leader able to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues
  • Ability and flexibility to travel throughout the United States and internationally approximately four times per year
  • A deep commitment to solving the challenge of global climate change
  • Commitment to ClimateWorks’ mission and values

Compensation

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary (starting range of $220-240,000 per annum negotiable and subject to experience). Geographic differential applied based on location.

Location

ClimateWorks is based in the Financial District of San Francisco, CA. Our offices are closed due to Covid-19, and employees are currently working from home. This role is open to being based anywhere in the United States, though candidates must be able to reliably work within the normal working hours of the Pacific Time Zone.

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

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

ClimateWorks Foundation has enlisted the recruiting team at CEA Consulting to assist with this search. Questions should be directed to: info@cearecruiting.com

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.

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Remote Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-planning/
Renewable Energy Civil Site Designer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-energy-civil-site-designer/ Full-time WSB is a design and consulting firm specializing in engineering, community planning, environmental, and construction services. We provide solutions for the places, spaces and systems that support our lives. We offer services in more than 30 complementary areas across the nation.

Forge ahead with WSB. WSB was founded on the understanding that culture drives results and we’ve dedicated ourselves to the value of strong relationships, collaboration and forward-thinking ideas. We’ve inspired each other to discover thoughtful and creative solutions that look beyond the needs of today to the opportunities of tomorrow. We invite you to forge ahead with us.

Position Overview

WSB is seeking a Renewable Energy Civil Site Designer with 5+ years’ experience in the Wind and/or Solar industry. Applicants may have a professional engineering or technical design background. Applicants with less experience may be considered based on number of prior work examples that align with the Renewable Energy market.

Location: This position can be based out of any of our offices in MN, CO, TX, or ND.

What You Will Do:

  • Work with a team to develop and deliver construction documents for renewable energy projects utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D (2020 or newer).
  • Collaborate with other groups / disciplines within the company to deliver top quality renewable projects and unparalleled service to our clients.
  • Your experience level will determine the amount of independent judgment granted, the complexity of tasks performed, and direct supervision received.
  • Professional Engineering applicants will have the opportunity to advance into a Civil Site
  • Design lead position for renewable projects, and work in parallel with the Civil Site Design
  • Manager on the design approach, delivery, and coordination/oversight of design staff.
  • Opportunities to apply design skills to Land Development projects.

Qualifications

What You Will Bring - the successful candidate will:

  • 5+ years of land development and/or renewable energy (wind and/or solar) design experience with increasingly progressive responsibilities.

Our Preferred Candidate will:

  • Be an Advanced Civil 3D designer, utilizing alignments, profiles, assemblies, corridors, and feature lines to develop 3D models.
  • Demonstrate Technical Excellence through prior work examples, professional references, and/or the interview process.
  • Be a self-starter with positive attitude, as well as a willingness to learn.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Professional candidates will obtain their Professional Engineer (PE) license within one year in their state of residence and have an active NCEES record to obtain additional multi-state licensure as required.

Additional valuable skill sets to highlight may include:

  • Experienced user in HydroCAD, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, and/or similar Hydrology & Hydraulics software.
  • Experienced user in Arc-GIS Pro.
  • Experienced user in InfraWorks 360.
  • Advanced user in Microsoft Office Excel.

Note: WSB does not accept resumes from third parties.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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Can be based out of any of our offices: MN, CO, TX, or ND Colorado Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/renewable-energy-civil-site-designer/
Climate Change: Climate Commitment Act Communications Consultant https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-climate-commitment-act-communications-consultant/ Full-time
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Washington has adopted ground-breaking legislation to address climate change by sharply reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. We're keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen! 
 
  • Do you care passionately about climate change?  
  • Are you seeking a challenging and rewarding job in which you will be directly addressing the climate crisis?  

Then join us as we implement this historic legislation.

Position Overview 

Washington has adopted ground-breaking legislation to address climate change by sharply reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.  Do you care passionately about climate change?  Are you seeking a challenging and rewarding job in which you will be directly addressing the climate crisis?  Then join us as we implement this historic legislation.
   
The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill the Climate Change: Climate Commitment Act Communications Consultant (Communications Consultant 4) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
   
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations. Washington is in the process of building only the second economy-wide cap and invest program in the United States, and Air Quality’s newly created Climate Commitment Act Implementation Group is leading the design and implementation of this program.  As part of the cap and invest program, businesses and entities will be required to obtain allowances tied to their emissions, which can be bought, sold, and traded.  This market will begin on January 1, 2023, and the proceeds will be invested in initiatives to decarbonize transportation and other sectors of the economy, promote clean energy, and advance equity and environmental justice.  

As the Climate Change: Climate Commitment Act Communications Consultantyou will be an important member of the team working to ensure the success of this program. We are looking for someone who can serve as the spokesperson and public liaison for the Climate Commitment Act, which may include preparing testimony for the Legislature, dealing with the media, coordinating communications with other agencies, organizing and overseeing public meetings, and developing educational materials.  For more details on job duties and qualifications, please see below.  

About Covid:

  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), Washington State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021.
  •  As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hiring process.
  • Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered. If you have questions, please contact Careers@ecy.wa.gov with “COVID-19 Vaccination” in the subject line.    

Our culture and DEIR

At Ecology, we are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embrace the value of people. Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering: 

  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions. 
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns. 
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities.  
  • A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings. 
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work. 

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work:

We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.

  • Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
  • Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
  • Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
  • We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.
  • During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding building occupancy, mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. 

Duties

As the Climate Change: Climate Commitment Act Communications Consultant, you will:

  • Create and manage web content. 
  • Write, edit, and produce news content, including news releases, blogs, and social media. 
  • Prepare testimony, focus sheets, presentations and other materials. 
  • Interface with the news media and serve as their point of contact to answer questions and provide information and materials. 
  • Setup and run public meetings, outreach meetings, and other meetings with individuals and groups of stakeholders, interested parties, and governmental entities.  
  • Serve as a spokesperson and public liaison for the Climate Commitment Act, which may include making public presentations and conducting interviews. 
  • Research, write, edit, and update written materials such as focus sheets, prevention bulletins, program brochures, conference displays, posters, and other publications for public distribution. 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational, and volunteer experience.
  • See below for how you may qualify.
  • Seven (7) years of experience and/ or education: 

Professional Level Experience: May include writing, editing, translating experience or a combination of the following:

  • Writing and editing.   
  • Developing web content strategy, writing/editing and managing web content. 
  • Working with the media.
  • Strategic communications.
  • Using project management tools to prioritize work and meet deadlines. 
  • Working effectively both as part of a team and independently.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Adobe products, such as Photoshop, Acrobat Pro and InDesign.

Education: 

  • Involving major study that demonstrates relative experience.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below:
    • Experience with a content management system. Experience with InDesign or similar graphic production software.
    • Experience with video recording and editing.

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

Supplemental Information

Ecology seeks diverse applicants: 

We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

Application Instructions:

  • On the bottom of this form, click "Apply on Company Website."
  • It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
    • A cover letter that explains how you meet the required qualifications for this position.
    • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
    • A professional writing sample that reflects your work as a communications professional, such as a press release, public statement, blog story, web content, or social media post. Please also briefly explain why you selected the writing sample. 
    • Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Application Timeline: 

  • This position will remain open until filled, the next screening date will be October 19, 2021. In order to be considered for the next screening, please submit an application on or before October 18, 2021.
  • The agency reserves the right to make an appointment at any time after the initial screening date and we encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as they can.  

For Your Privacy:

When attaching documents to your application (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):

  • Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc. 
  • Do not attach documents that are password protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. 

Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees: 

  • Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service.
  • Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3.
  • If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

Application Attestation: 

  • The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful.
  • The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. 

Other Information:

  • If you have specific questions about the position, please email Luke Martland at: luke.martland@ecy.wa.gov.
  • Please do not contact Luke to inquire about the status of your application.
  • To request the full position description: email careers@ecy.wa.gov

Why work for Ecology?

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth 

Student debt - how working for Ecology can help:

Collective Bargaining:

  • This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.   

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days. 

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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Lacey WA Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-change-climate-commitment-act-communications-consultant/
Executive Director https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-65/ Full-time ~ Founded in 1990, Valley Conservation Council (VCC) is a land trust and growing nonprofit committed to protecting open space and natural resources in 11 counties within the greater Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia.  Throughout its history, VCC has helped to protect tens of thousands of acres of farmland, forests, open spaces, and historic landmarks, implementing conservation easements and other land conservation tools. ~

Passionate about conservation? Eager to be a part of an organization where every team member has a tangible impact on the organization’s success? Valley Conservation Council offers competitive salaries, retirement and healthcare benefits, generous paid leave, and funding for professional development, along with the opportunity to meaningfully impact the conservation landscape throughout our region. Learn about open positions below!

Position Overview

Valley Conservation Council (VCC), a rapidly growing accredited land trust, seeks an ambitious, experienced, and passionate Executive Director to lead the next chapter of our organization’s history. As a nonprofit land trust serving an 11-county region in and around Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, VCC is proud to celebrate 30+ years of conservation success. Throughout its history, VCC has helped to protect tens of thousands of acres of farmland, forests, wetlands, open spaces, and historic battlefields and landmarks. Headquartered in the charming city of Staunton, Valley Conservation Council’s offices are located in a thriving coworking space that is host to other nonprofits and small businesses.

  • Type: Paid Permanent
  • Salary: $70,000+ (commensurate with experience) & competitive benefits
  • Deadline: Application review begins November 29 (open until filled)

In the past three years, VCC has:

  • Received accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
  • More than quadrupled the amount of land the organization is directly responsible for stewarding (over 6,000 acres on 61 properties)
  • More than doubled our annual budget from $150k to over $350k (and growing)
  • Expanded our staff from 2.25 to 4.25 FTE (and growing)
  • Broadened our board of directors to include 13 individuals with backgrounds in conservation, education, fundraising, law, and business management.
  • Begun educational programming on our 400-acre farm, which the organization will use to host events and educational programs, while simultaneously protecting its ecological resources.
  • Cultivated and expanded relationships and collaborative projects with other nonprofits and state entities.

VCC’s new Executive Director will build upon this momentum and help accelerate the pace of land protection, foster relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, and develop innovative programs to inspire the next generation of land stewards.

Our Region

VCC’s service area includes the spectacular Shenandoah Valley, the headwaters of both the James and Potomac Rivers, and the incomparable Allegheny Highlands.

The Shenandoah Valley has a vibrant agricultural and recreational economy and an abundance of public lands. Four of Virginia’s most productive agricultural counties are located in the valley. Surrounded by Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, and Monongahela National Forest, the region also offers abundant opportunities for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strong organizational leadership that values the roles of staff, volunteers, board members, and community partners to achieve VCC’s mission.
  • Lead short-term and long-term strategic planning to ensure stability and growth.
  • Cultivate relationships with members and donors and foster a culture of philanthropy, as well as support from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and civic organizations.
  • Be a public face of the organization, and work with diverse stakeholders to communicate goals and successes through in-person meetings, events, and print, electronic and social media.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to achieve strategic landscape-level conservation.
  • Manage VCC’s operations and staff.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Passion for conservation
  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree will receive additional consideration)
  • Demonstrated success managing an organization or large project
  • Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers with diplomacy and mutual trust
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in fundraising, marketing, or sales

Desired:

  • Experience working for a land trust or conservation organization
  • Experience working on or with a Board of Directors
  • Familiarity with the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices
  • Familiarity with donor development databases such as Little Green Light
  • Experience preparing grant proposals and managing grant funds
  • Experience managing a fundraising drive

Compensation & Benefits

  • Minimum salary of $70,000/year, commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Simple IRA retirement plan with employer match of up to 3%
  • $3,000 annual contribution toward health insurance expenses
  • 24 days/year of paid leave, plus Virginia state holidays
  • Opportunity to conduct some work remotely as appropriate 

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, resumé, and three references.

Valley Conservation Council values diversity in all its forms. Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Staunton Virginia Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/executive-director-36-65/
Volunteers and Interns needed! https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/volunteers-and-interns-needed/ Internship We are the bridge between culture and sustainability - the full-time dedicated resource for solving problems, building partnerships and creating a better future. We are cultural professionals who believe in sustainability and see culture's potential to inspire the rest of the world to create meaningful change.

Ki Culture Internship Overview

We're a dynamic group of professionals, students, and interns from around the world working together to bring sustainability to the cultural sector and we are looking for you to join our team!

Volunteer and internship positions are available:

  • Social Media
  • UX Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Operations and Administration
  • Project Management
  • Fundraising

Applicants from all over the world are welcome and all work is done remotely:

  • This is an incredible opportunity to gain experience and develop marketable skills while working with an energizing and engaging team.
  • No minimum commitment for hours required and we have flexible schedules.
  • If you would like to gain invaluable knowledge and help to save the planet, then we want you!

Application link here:

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Remote NC Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/volunteers-and-interns-needed/
Volunteer or Intern https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/thorne-nature-experience-volunteer-or-intern/ Full-time Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization that is committed to building Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. 

Founded in Boulder, CO in 1954, Thorne has a rich history and has reached more than 300,000 children and adults through its programs. We are looking for help getting youth outside and connecting to the wild landscapes of Colorado! 

Internship Overview

  • Start Date - Depending on time of year:
    • January 3th – May 31st
    • May 31st-August 17th

All Volunteers and Interns work closely with Thorne staff with the goal of connecting youth to nature. 

  • Physical Address: 1466 N. 63rd St., Boulder, CO 80303

We are seeking:

  • Field Trip Teaching Volunteers: A four-hour commitment each week facilitating 2nd grade field trips in Boulder and Longmont.
  • After School Teaching Volunteers: Spend 2 hours each week co-teach after school programs. We have program locations at nine schools in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, and Broomfield.
  • Nature Preschool Teaching Volunteers: Start your mornings off right with 4 & 5 years old, facilitating deep place-based, nature connection.
  • Summer Camp Teaching Assistant Volunteers: Spend 2 weeks of the summer supporting Instructors and school age children explore the natural areas around them.
  • Administrative and Marketing Volunteers: Support our Administrative and Marketing teams complete fundamental organizational projects.

Note: Full position descriptions are on Thorne's website. Please complete our online Volunteer and Intern Application to get started at Thorne!

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Must be 16 or older
  • A love of Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, Geology, Education, or related field preferred
  • An interest or strong desire to work with children
  • Some knowledge of Colorado ecology, natural science, or natural resources
  • Desired skills: Bilingual Spanish/English

To Apply

  • Applicants must only apply through Thorne’s website. Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to access that site.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 303.499.3647 or volunteer@thornenature.org.
    • Expiration Date: Open until filled
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1466 N. 63rd St, Boulder Colorado Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/thorne-nature-experience-volunteer-or-intern/
Vice President of Conservation https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/337/ Full-time Vice President of Conservation

Wild Salmon Center is an international organization with programmatic activities in the Russian Far East, Japan, Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. The home office is located in Portland, Oregon in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, with satellite offices in Alaska and Washington state. 

Our talented staff labor behind the scenes on behalf of coalitions and local communities, always putting fish first. And their origin stories, as well as those of thousands of others across this vast salmon region, serve as inspiration for our daily conservation work. 

Position Summary

The Vice President (VP) of Conservation will lead the WSC’s efforts to secure the long-term conservation of a series of large salmon watersheds across the northern Pacific Rim.  The VP of Conservation will work across the organization and collaborate closely with and supervise the Conservation and Science programs, oversee key policy initiatives, and serve as a member of WSC’s Executive Management Team. This position is based out of WSC’s home office in Portland, Oregon.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Science and Conservation programs in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Russia.  
  • Lead implementation of emerging conservation initiatives and/or programs including efforts related to sustainable fisheries practices and population management, establishment of protected areas, grassroot campaigns, Indigenous and regional partnerships, and other international conservation efforts. 
  • Manage the organization’s Federal Affairs efforts.

Key Qualifications

  • A master’s or PhD in a related field preferred.
  • A deep understanding and knowledge of US and/or international environmental conservation policy, and the issues and dynamics related to conservation biodiversity, climate change impacts, freshwater and marine conservation, public lands preservation, and salmonid science and restoration.
  • A strong understanding of how US environmental policy is crafted and passed into law, and familiarity with the federal, state, and regional political landscape, especially in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. (British Columbia and/or Russia a plus.)
  • Strong operational and leadership experience: ideally has worked in a senior management role for 10+ years in a natural resource conservation organization, with experience leading for  5+ years in senior operational/administrative management.
  • Strong skills in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource analysis and oversight, and strategic planning; demonstrated success managing conservation initiatives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing demands while ensuring high quality and timely work.
  • Comfortable working in the MS Office suite and cloud-based platforms including Google Workspace.

Note: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Compensation

The compensation package includes a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including retirement plan match, medical and dental plan, flexible medical and dependent care spending accounts, life insurance and disability coverage. The salary offered will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email cover letter and resume.
  • Be sure to include “Vice President of Conservation” in the subject line.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

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Portland OR Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/337/
Wind Site O&M Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-site-om-manager/ Full-time THE COMPANY  

Onward Energy is an independent power platform that owns and operates over 4,000 MW of utility-scale wind, solar and natural gas generation projects across the U.S. Our Vision is to reliably power a sustainable future. Our Mission is that as North America’s premier independent power generator, we will deliver renewable and reliable power to our customers, opportunities to our associates, sustainable returns to the families who invest in us, and a better world to the next generation.

  • Based in New York, Denver, and Charlotte, Onward Energy is a company where people and power are always on. We are where renewable meets reliable. See www.onwardenergy.com for more information.

Bingham is a 185 MW Wind Farm located in Somerset and Piscataquis counties in Maine. The site commercial operation was 2016. The site has 56 Vestas V112 wind turbines rated at 3.3 MW. Oakfield is a 148 MW Wind Farm located in Aroostook County, ME and went into commercial operation in 2016. The site has 48 Vestas V112 wind turbines rated at 3.1MW. Hancock is a 51 MW Wind Farm located in Hancock County, ME and went into commercial operation in 2012.  The site has 17 Vestas V117 wind turbines rated at 3.0 MW. On tower turbine maintenance is contracted to Vestas under a long-term contract.  

THE CHALLENGE  

The Wind Site O&M Manager is responsible for the management of the overall balance of plant Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of Bingham, Oakfield, and Hancock Wind projects. This position reports to the Wind Site Plant Manager. The O&M Manager represents Onward Energy through contractor management, liaison with landowners and other government officials. Position manages contractors to ensure the safe and timely completion of projects to support reliable operations.  

THE RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Ensure the highest level of health and safety practices on the assigned wind farm(s).
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate substation maintenance events. Respond to site outages as required, perform HV switching operations in order to safely return site to production in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities, including those performed during scheduled outages and overhauls, are accurately recorded, and documented to identify the failure history, mean time between failures and root causes.
  • Prepare and update multiple monthly reports (i.e.-Monthly Flash Report; Monthly Man-hour Report; Daily Report etc.), and informational spreadsheets to track site performance.
  • Assure operations performance targets (availability, dispatch, power vs. wind performance, budgets, etc.) are achieved for the assigned wind farm(s).
  • Supervise the activities of the O&M Contractor Vestas and ensure operation and maintenance of the wind farm is in compliance with contracted requirements and performance targets.
  • Train and motivate personnel assigned to his/her wind farm.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual site O&M budget and recommend capital improvements and enhancements.
  • Manage the spare part inventory for the assigned wind farm.
  • Ensure daily, weekly, and monthly operations reports are prepared and submitted on time.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Interface with landowners, local and state authorities, and the general public, where required.
  • Provide back-up support for work on other wind farms, including required nights and weekend operations coverage on a rotating basis as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

THE PROFILE TO SUCCEED

Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Power preferred. Applicable years of experience may substitute for degree.

  • Two (2) years of work experience in operations and/or maintenance in power generation, transmission and/or distribution, including at least 2 years in the wind industry, and including at least 1 year in a lead or supervisor position.
  • Extensive knowledge of all systems, DVAR units, substations, and transmission lines
  • Self-starter with ability to make decisions and take necessary actions without specific direction.
  • Analyze conditions and issues; take appropriate actions to achieve results when necessary.
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Effective time management and organizational skill; keen multi-tasking capabilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Valid U.S. Driver license with acceptable MVR history.

Must be able to accomplish physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation. 

  • Hazardous conditions include working at height up to 300', working in confined spaces, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, exposure to energized electrical equipment, exposure to rotating equipment, and working in extreme hot and cold conditions.
  • The work requires climber pass a physical fitness test upon hiring and every 2 years. The work also requires flexibility and full range of movement in confined spaces.
  • The work may require providing first aid/CPR. This requires maintenance of First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
  • The work will require irregular work hours depending upon the required response of site operations to address the unpredictable needs of the wind farm.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

THE TEAM  

The Onward Energy team is comprised of industry professionals who embrace our values of accountability, adaptability, collaboration, and excellence. At Onward Energy, we seek to find solutions rather than assign blame. 

THE WORK ENVIRONMENT  

The position functions in a smoke and vaping free professional office environment. The role routinely utilizes standard office equipment such as laptop computer, phone, and scanner/photocopier.

THE TOTAL REWARDS  

Onward Energy total rewards philosophy is motivated by a key tenet of People First, and offers associates a comprehensive total rewards package which includes market competitive compensation, health, life insurance, and retirement savings benefits.

Note: If you require an accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a disability to HR@onwardenergy.com.

EEO STATEMENT:

Onward Energy is an Affirmative Action Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Somerset & Piscataquis Counties Maine Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/wind-site-om-manager/
Financial Analyst https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/financial-analyst-3/ Full-time SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
 
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 2,000 in North America and the Philippines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.

We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is: 

Summary of Role

SunPower is seeking a Financial Analyst to join SunPower’s Financial Services team in Austin, TX. This role will perform day-to-day funding functions of collating, analyzing, updating and validating data models to be submitted to investors / internal teams, perform validation and reconciliation of data from multiple data sources using Microsoft excel, ensures compliance and accuracy of all the data processing.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • This role requires strong analytical skills, keen attention to detail and willingness to learn and adapt. This role also has regular interaction with cross-functional teams in the organization and requires clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work with business leaders and senior members of the finance team to develop regular and ad-hoc reporting including informal and formal internal and reports, graphs, charts and presentations.
  • Identify opportunities to build efficiencies of current processes and streamline collection, preparation, and distribution of data.
  • Develop and maintain financial models in support of the quarterly and annual forecasting process – including “what-if” scenario analysis.
  • Practical knowledge in problem-solving through mathematical/statistical analysis with large data sets across multiple data sets.
  • Perform functions/tasks assigned by leaders from time to time.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, statistics, mathematics or related area of study.
  • 0-3 years of working experience in finance
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced Excel modeling skills
  • Proficiency in all other Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic with the ability to proactively manage diverse relationships and multiple, complex projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable to contribute in a fast-paced, growing global company
  • Detail-oriented and capable of driving multiple activities/tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of renewable energy technologies, solar markets and related regulatory issues is a plus, but is not required
  • Based in Austin, Texas

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Austin TX Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/financial-analyst-3/
Sustainability Facilitator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-facilitator/ Full-time Reduction In Motion is a sustainability consulting firm that specializes in waste minimization and waste flow strategies for large corporations and organizations. Let’s be honest, you’re thinking “So what does that mean?” Plainly speaking, we know a lot about trash, so we can help corporations and organizations who generate a lot of it.

Trash is like water, and it follows the path of least resistance, so if you don’t control it at the beginning it will go wherever it wants and will almost always create problems. Trash has a large cost associated with it in regards to labor, material handling and disposal. By establishing waste streams custom to your facility to help it flow easily and educating the waste generators at your organizations, we can help you divert material to the right place.

Job Purpose

The Sustainability Facilitator will serve as primary facilitator to implement Reduction In Motion's sustainability programs at one or more of our client facilities. The selected candidate will ensure our programs are running smoothly and efficiently, and make sure our clients are satisfied with the level of service they are receiving.

The Sustainability Facilitator will spend most of their time at client facilities to accurately monitor the sustainability programs in place, and to be on hand to mitigate any issues that may arise from the client.

Duties

  • Design and implementation of cost saving waste management and sustainability programs
  • Develop task and project budgets
  • Coordinate implementation of new accounts
  • Public Speaking: Conduct In-Servicing of up to 70 people on a regular basis
  • Deploy new sustainability programs at client facilities
  • Investigate waste stream processes
  • Respond to client requests and issues as needed
  • Ability to perform tasks as necessary outside of job description when called upon

Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) preferred. Three or more years experience in waste /sustainability management may be substituted for degree.
  • Strong customer service skills required
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, highly organized and have the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and public speaking skills
  • Proven ability to be a creative and innovative thinker
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Willingness to work off hours and weekends on occasion (25% of the time)
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Ability to walk up to six (6) miles per day
  • Abides by a Green lifestyle
  • Residing in close proximity to the Baltimore Metro Area (no relocation compensation)
  • Must be willing to work in the healthcare environment (many of our clients are hospitals)
  • Requires mandatory immunizations and credentialing based on healthcare customer requirements

Compensation

  • Salary is  41K to 53K Annually

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to submit a cover letter, resume and references.
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Baltimore Metro Region Maryland Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-facilitator/
Impact & Sustainability Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/impact-sustainability-manager/ Full-time Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world.

Etsy, Inc.'s 'house of brands' portfolio has expanded to now include four individually distinct ecommerce brands – Etsy, fashion resale marketplace Depop, musical instrument marketplace Reverb, and Brazil-based handmade goods marketplace Elo7. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.

Job Description

We are looking for an Impact & Sustainability Manager who has experience working across corporate environmental, social, and governance topics. This role will support our public impact commitments, with focus areas including our evolving diversity, equity, and inclusion goal for our marketplace, ESG and climate risk assessment, and operational sustainability.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Director of Impact and Sustainability. We are considering remote candidates based in the United States for this position. Etsy offers three different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team: Flex mode for candidates comfortable traveling to an office location 2+ times per week, Remote mode, and Office-based mode. Learn more about our flexible work modes and vaccination policy here.

Qualifications

About the Role

In this role you will:

  • Lead our Marketplace DEI goal to ensure that Etsy.com is a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive place to sell and shop. This will include working with partners to refine our strategy, undertake research and analysis, and build programs that will enable us to meet our goal. (Note that our employee DEI goals and programming are not within the scope of this role.)
  • Drive our work to analyze risks and opportunities related to climate and other ESG issues, develop new tools and training for internal partners, and seek out opportunities for continual improvement in our processes.
  • Deepen operational sustainability across all Etsy brands, from collaborating with our workplace teams to introducing sustainability tools for remote workers.
  • Serve as a subject matter authority on issues related to the “G” in ESG, including ethical decision-making, stakeholder engagement, and the practices that make a business truly sustainable.
  • Run our carbon neutrality program and build a long-term strategy for carbon offset procurement.
  • Refine our impact strategy by being immersed in industry trends, providing research support on a wide variety of Impact topics, and listening to the needs of teams across the company.
  • Represent Etsy in industry coalitions. Lead engagements with partners.
  • Explore emerging areas and support the team in chasing new challenges, all while keeping a keen sense of prioritization that will allow us to deliver on our commitments.
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.

About You:

Ideally you'll bring:

  • Proven experience implementing impact programs from ideation to execution and enthusiasm for growing your areas of expertise.
  • Love for research, diving into data and analysis, and benchmarking! And you know how to use this information to craft impactful pitches and seek alignment from diverse partners.
  • Comfort in uncertainty and adept at forging new and innovative paths because you can see the vision before we get there.
  • Master collaboration skills with the ability to influence outcomes and people without reporting lines.
  • An agility in leading strategic conversations, as well as rolling up your sleeves to get work done.
  • A ‘work out loud’ approach that enables the team to arrive at solutions iteratively.
  • Experience building decks and composing compelling content.
  • A palpable passion for racial justice and combating the climate crisis.
  • A trust in and commitment to Etsy’s vision, mission and values.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you've hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else -- we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you're all about.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.

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Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/impact-sustainability-manager/
Western Regional Representative https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/western-regional-representative/ Full-time Do you want to be part of an energetic, inspired, and creative team that is making a huge difference in our world?

Are you deeply moved by our current environmental crises? Do you follow the movement of climate advocates who are calling for a dramatic increase in nature based solutions to climate change? Are you well versed in the language of ESG and want to devote your time to something that is making a measurable impact in the world?  

Do you have a love for humanity and care about ending poverty? Are you fulfilled by working as a team to support people in discovering their purpose and living into their aspirations? Are you a bold, strategic thinker? What if you could bridge people's deepest passions with the world’s greatest needs? 

If this sounds like you, this position might be just what you are looking for. As part of a team of fundraisers, a Regional Representative at Plant With Purpose is someone who views fundraising as a partnership with donors and supporters, approaching them from the perspective of building mutually beneficial relationships.

ABOUT US

Plant with Purpose is a global Christian organization that addresses issues of deforestation and climate change, while empowering people to lift their communities out of rural poverty. For more than 30 years, Plant With Purpose has been a leader in operating at the nexus of Environmental Restoration, Economic Development, and Spiritual Impact. We believe that we honor God when we honor people and our planet. Come join our growing team and make a difference at this critical time in human history.

Plant With Purpose THRIVE 25 Strategy Statement: Inspired by the impact of our work in service to rural communities around the world, we are driven to grow our programs to help address the rising need. By 2025, we plan to work in 10 countries, over 80 watersheds, and directly serve nearly 900,000 people. Our revenue will exceed $19 million as we seek to become the premier organization operating at the nexus of environmental restoration and poverty alleviation.

OUR NEED

On July 1, 2020 we launched a new strategic period where we plan to ambitiously grow 80% over the next 5 years, and this position is a significant part of achieving this goal. Plant With Purpose needs a Regional Representative who will care for key strategic donors on the West Coast and focuses 50% on growing our key geographical hubs in the western U.S. (Seattle, Portland, the California Bay Area, etc.) and 50% on actively seeking out new partnerships specifically focused on environment foundations, reforestation partnerships, and/or nature based climate solutions based anywhere within the United States. Experience and relevance in these areas is a must. We are looking for someone who is diligent, highly responsible, and empathetic. 

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

As a Regional Representative, you are the critical link in initiating and cultivating relationships with potential donors who have the capability of making significant financial contributions to the mission of Plant With Purpose. As a fundraiser, you work collaboratively with the development team to build an effective fundraising strategy, including but not limited to: identifying new prospective donors; building and maintaining strong relationships with existing major donors, foundations, and churches; and professionally and effectively asking for financial gifts to further the mission and program of Plant With Purpose. 

A successful Regional Representative is someone who can work both independently and collaboratively to create and execute plans for donor cultivation. This role requires creativity, persistence, and a desire to help people, foundations, and companies use their resources to help transform the lives of the rural poor around the world. Paramount to Regional Rep’s effectiveness is the ability to listen to a donor, ask key questions seeking to understand their unspoken values, and translate our work into a meaningful and mutually beneficial opportunity for partnership.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of the fundraising team, you will report to the Director of Development. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Donor cultivation and stewardship
    • Cultivate and steward a portfolio of 120 major donors. 
    • Hold at least 18 significant donor meetings a month (usually face-to-face, but adapted for current situations).
    • Use best practices in donor care to retain 80%+ of major donors and 65% of other relationships in region.
    • Maintain and increase giving in the region, raising an additional $250,000 in the first three years. 
    • Record donor information, relevant interactions, and track all relationships using Bloomerang CRM.
    • Ensure gifts from major donors are properly designated, thanked, and followed up on with timely information and updates on the impact each gift has accomplished.
    • Prepare written proposals, with the help of the Major Gifts Team, which effectively and compellingly describe the work of Plant With Purpose and the “return on investment” that speaks to each unique audience. 
  • Lead donor Vision Trips to our international programs.* As a part of cultivating donor relationships and church partnerships, you will be expected to lead up to 2-3 international trips per year to our projects sites. On these trips, you will need to interpret cross cultural differences and help donor trip participants build a vision for how they can uniquely impact communities by partnering with Plant With Purpose.  
  • Build the Plant With Purpose reputation within your region, and among environment and climate circles
    • Compellingly articulate the mission, vision, and ministry of Plant With Purpose.
    • Represent voices of faith within the climate conversation. Climate advocates desperately want the church to stand up and join. Help make this possible. 
    • Leverage the network of Plant With Purpose donors to be effective ambassadors for Plant With Purpose.
    • Articulate your personal walk with Jesus Christ and relate it to the ministry of Plant With Purpose in conversations with individual donors and churches.  
    • Partner with the Plant With Purpose marketing and development teams to generate speaking opportunities, implement marketing strategies, and execute outreach strategies.  
    • Host events as needed.
  • Cultivate new donors 
    • Work with the Plant With Purpose Senior Leadership Team to leverage acquisition and retention strategies.
    • Build and leverage a professional network to strategically open doors for new opportunities.  
    • Conduct research on prospect individuals, business partners, and foundations in partnership with the grants team and the broader development team. 

WHAT WE'LL LOVE ABOUT YOU

Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • At least 2 years of experience in fundraising and development
  • Relevant experience in ESG, CSR, and/or environmental grantmaking or fundraising

Skillset

  • You are diplomatic and respectful of others, which is seen in your ability to build effective working relationships with donors, board members, and US and foreign colleagues.
  • You must be an active listener, listening from a place of care and curiosity, seeking first and foremost to understand rather than respond.
  • You maintain persistence and sensitivity in building donor relationships that lead to major gifts.
  • You have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have a keen ability to adapt communication techniques to different audiences.
  • You are able to listen, synthesize, and develop ideas and information.
  • You have an acute attention to detail and organization, which is visible in your ability to meet deadlines.
  • You have the ability to initiate, self start, work independently, and seek out solutions.
  • You are innovative and willing to take risks.
  • You approach team-based work as a servant leader.
  • You recognize the multidimensional nature of poverty, and embrace the complexity required to address it.
  • You are enthusiastic about traveling domestically and internationally, and willing to occasionally work overtime and at events on weekends, as needed.
  • You are eligible to work legally in the United States without employer sponsorship.
  • You are fluent in the use of Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and Google Suite products (GDrive, GDocs, GSheets). 

Bonus Points

  • You have experience living or working in a developing country or cross-cultural setting.
  • You are competent in using Bloomerang or other donor database systems (CRMs).
  • You have demonstrated experience in seeking and securing major gifts. 

COMPETENCIES & ATTRIBUTES

We are a collaborative, interdependent team that relies on relating and supporting each other to achieve our goals. Through the way we live within and shape our culture, we seek to build community and a sense of belonging in our local, national, and global families. Being a member of the Plant With Purpose team as the Regional Representative, Western U.S. will require you to be a relator, a learner, a servant leader, and an includer in the following ways:

  • You deeply resonate with the holistic mission of Plant With Purpose and the diverse communities we seek to empower.
  • You have a personal alignment with our organizational core values of faith, collaboration, empowerment, innovation, stewardship, and sustainability.
  • You have a love for humanity, including those who live in poverty, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or culture.
  • You intentionally build community and a team mentality by pursuing the "we" over the "me.”
  • You understand the priority of relationships in getting work done.
  • You feel most successful as a team member when each person on the team succeeds.
  • You reflexively express gratitude and growth-oriented feedback.
  • You accept feedback with a growth mindset.
  • You listen with an intent to understand and ask clarifying questions. 
  • You seek out learning and development opportunities for yourself.
  • You strive to be an inclusive person by being aware of the existence and impact of your unconscious biases, and working daily to check them.

COMPENSATION

  • Dependent on geographical location, experience, and skillset. Range is available upon request.

BENEFITS

  • Health, dental, and vision insurances
  • Group life insurance
  • 401k match, up to 8%. Eligibility begins after 6 months of employment
  • 15 paid vacation days
  • 8 paid sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • $75/month home office stipend

LOCATION

This is a remote-based position. We are willing to be flexible on location for someone who can open key, strategic opportunities. Plant With Purpose needs a Regional Representative who will care for key strategic donors on the West Coast and focuses 50% on growing our key geographical hubs in Seattle, Portland, and the California Bay Area and 50% on actively seeking out new partnerships specifically focused on environment foundations, reforestation partnerships, and/or nature based climate solutions based anywhere within the United States. 

Travel Requirements:  Approximately 25% travel time, domestically and internationally*.

  • On the average workday, you will be based out of your home office. We will require you to visit the San Diego office at least two times per year. This job requires in-person visits with donors on the West Coast and occasionally elsewhere domestically. 
  • Travel may be higher or lower depending on your location and networks. This role will also require moderate international travel to lead strategic donor trips to program sites, which at times may be in difficult and physically arduous conditions.

*Please note that due to COVID-19, international travel has been cancelled for the time being. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • OPEN UNTIL FILLED:  We are processing and interviewing as applications are received. We are hoping to fill this position as soon as possible. The start date will begin as soon as we find the most qualified candidate.
  • All interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
  • Does this sound like you? If so, please click "Apply on Company Website" below to apply on our website at plantwithpurpose.org/careers.  Please include a Cover Letter with your application that shows us how you are a great fit and add for this position, the organization, and our culture.

Note: If you need reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application, please email Human Resources at careers@plantwithpurpose.org. No phone calls please.

Plant With Purpose is an EEO/AA employer by choice. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment for all employees.

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Anywhere Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/western-regional-representative/
Life Cycle Programs Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/life-cycle-programs-manager-principal-executive-manager-e/ Full-time Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon’s environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

About the Opportunity

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has a full-time opportunity for a Lifecycle Programs Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E) in Portland, Oregon. Please consider joining an innovative headquarters’ team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality.

  • Application Deadline: 10/24/2021
  • Salary Range: $6,132 - $9,485

About the Agency:

At DEQ, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land, and water. Here is a video about DEQ: https://youtu.be/iP3K7JoLe1k. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.

The Land Quality Division supports the agency's mission by managing environmental cleanups, assessing cleanup sites, promoting manufacturing and recycling of non-toxic commercial products, safely managing the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, overseeing the state's underground storage tank and heating oil tank programs, ensuring timely response and cleanup of spills of oil and hazardous materials, and regulating safe discharge of ballast water to state waters.

The Materials Management program takes a holistic approach, both regulatory and non-regulatory, to protecting the environment and conserving resources while working to enhance the well-being of people and communities. The program works with partners statewide and beyond to reduce the impacts of materials and products during their extraction, production, use, and end-of-life. Integral to these efforts is a focus on equity and environmental justice. Program work is based on rigorous, often original, research. This research is complemented by engagement with many voices across the state that bring their lived experience and expertise to work areas like the built environment, food waste, safe and accessible solid waste recycling and disposal, and efforts to support the take back and recycling of products like electronics, paint, and pharmaceuticals. Materials Management also awards grants to help communities and organizations reach their goals which align with Oregon’s 2050 Vision for Sustainable Materials Management.

The Life Cycle Programs section performs non-regulatory, innovative, and research based work in areas such as built environment, food waste, business initiatives, and grants. This work aims to be place-based and people-centered while moving towards more equitable outcomes.

What you will do!

  • You will direct the Life Cycle Programs section within the Headquarters Materials Management Program by developing and implementing strategies and activities to reduce the impacts of materials and products in prioritized areas in order to make progress towards the 2050 Vision.
  • You will manage staff responsible for data collection, analysis, and reporting strategies for upstream activities; analyze legislative, administrative rule, policy, procedures, and guidance development and implementation; oversee contract and task order administration; and manage staff and contractors designing and implementing statewide research studies.
  • You will be responsible for strategic planning, training, and supervision of program staff, as well as other program development and administrative support functions.
  • In addition, you will ensure continuous, effective, and high quality cross program coordination as part of the Materials Management statewide management team and the Land Quality Headquarters management team.

What’s in it for you!

The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! We offer a competitive benefits package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members, as well as paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. In addition, we offer membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and you have the opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). If you are passionate about Oregon's environment, apply today! 

  • This is a full-time, management service supervisory position.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the following: development of program rules and policies, development of long and short-range goals and plans, program evaluation, and budget preparation.

Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • Public policy and program development experience in leading agency responsibilities to protect human health and the environment, preferably in the sustainable materials management subject area defined above.
  • Supervisory management experience in a government agency or organization; management experience with a union represented employer.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise executives and other decision-makers; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be resourceful and pay attention to detail; ability to switch priorities or projects seamlessly.
  • Experience in strategic planning, plan implementation, and change management.
  • Demonstrated experience and personal commitment to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture where all team members feel empowered to contribute.
  • Ability and experience managing human, financial, and informational resources in a manner that instills employee and public trust, and accomplishes the organization's mission.
  • Proven experience fostering teamwork among subordinates; experience coaching, mentoring, and motivating subordinates.
  • Skill and experience in communication and outreach to underrepresented communities.
  • Ability to build partnerships across diverse community and stakeholder groups and interests.

Compensation

Salary Range:

  • $6,132 - $9,485

Pay Equity:

  • As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005, the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation.
  • Please visit http://www.oregon.gov/das/hr/pages/equity.aspx for more information. Please note: the salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95% (6% goes to PERS and .95% covers payroll taxes). Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.

How to Apply

  • Please click on "Apply on Company Website" below and when on the DEQ site: External Applicants Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. Click this link for the External Candidate job aid, and view this video for additional information.
  • Internal Applicants (current State of Oregon employees): Apply through your employee Workday account.  View this job aid for assistance.
  • Application Deadline: 10/24/2021

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Help Your Application Rise to the Top!

Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase your amazing skills and experience. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position, and who attach all necessary documents, will be eligible for an interview. 

Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.). DEQ will use the desired attributes and minimum qualifications under the “What are we looking for?” section to determine whom to interview. Please make sure your attributes and the minimum qualifications are clearly demonstrated in your application materials

Additional Information

Working Conditions:

  • Most work is performed in a professional office setting.
  • This position requires occasional travel on official State business for meeting, conferences, or public hearing that may include overnight stays.
  • Meetings and public hearings are often held in the evenings requiring occasional irregular work hours. Extended work hours may be required during legislative sessions or emergencies.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information:

  • The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception.
  • New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Veterans Information:

  • DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information on veterans’ preference, please visit Veterans Resources, or call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666.
  • For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.

Work Authorization:

  • DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. On the first day of employment, all hires will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
  • In addition, hires will have three business days from their first day of employment to present documents that establish employment authorization and identity.

Questions/Need Help?

  • If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Maddy Ouye, Human Resources Analyst, at madeline.ouye@deq.state.or.us or (503) 347-5759.
  • TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality strives to build and sustain an inclusive environment that embraces and values diversity. Employees at all levels of the agency work together to foster fairness, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or physical or mental disability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed preferred qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualification. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application.

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Portland Oregon Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/life-cycle-programs-manager-principal-executive-manager-e/
Lead Specialist, Sustainable Feed Innovation - 22068 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/lead-specialist-sustainable-feed-innovation-22068/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Lead Specialist, Sustainable Feed Innovation with in-depth knowledge of the animal protein and feed industry.

Overview

Major Function:

The incumbent will support and leverage the collective work of WWF's Freshwater & Food and Markets teams to develop and implement strategies that will reduce the environmental footprint of livestock and aquaculture production systems through innovation in feed ingredients and sourcing. The candidate will be required to build a program of work around the reduction in environmental impacts associated with raw material production for feed ingredients. The Lead Specialist is expected to provide thought leadership on approaches to engage industry, build successful platforms to foster pre-competitive commitments to reduce the key impacts of feed and feed ingredient production. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to manage and analyze scientific literature, large data sets, spot trends and forecast trajectories of the animal feed and animal nutrition sector. The incumbent will foster a shared understanding of the fundamental challenges and impacts of feed production and work across the various corporate and commodity experts within the WWF network to build consensus.

Responsibilities

  • With a cross-cutting team, facilitate the development and implementation of a sustainable animal feed strategy incorporating the main environmental and land use impacts of WWF's focal commodities constituting animals consuming feed and the raw materials that comprise feed.
  • Provide leadership, vision and coordination among the relevant commodity focal areas of the Freshwater and Food, Markets and other teams within WWF, enabling alignment in strategy, methodology, evaluation and communication of the impacts of animal feed within WWF and with external partners.
  • Provide thought leadership to identify trends in animal feed production, utilization and innovations that reduce their environmental impacts.
  • Track the latest scientific development and engage with relevant researchers regarding the relationship of key feed ingredients and animal nutrition, production efficiency and sustainability.
  • Generate practical and implementable tactics that can be incorporated into focal commodity work to leverage collective gains in conservation related to feeds.
  • Assess and develop interventions to enhance transparency and traceability in feed raw material procurement, distribution and utilization of feed throughout the supply chain.
  • Support commodity leads in technical aspects of feed ingredient sourcing, feed production, utilization and supply chain management.
  • Provide technical support to foster and enhance corporate engagement and partnerships with the private sector;
  • Engage and communicate with the WWF Network to provide thought leadership on feed-related issues.
  • Maintain awareness of and inform the Food and Markets team of feed-related initiatives within and outside the WWF Network.
  • Other duties assigned by manager.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree in animal nutrition, marketing, supply chains and/or an MBA a plus.
  • Must have 8 years of experience in animal nutrition with preference for experience in feed ingredient sourcing and research & development in corporate environments
  • Experience in procurement of raw materials for feed production and applicability and context for livestock supply chains, as well as traceability and accountability systems for suppliers is a plus
  • Must have strong strategic and analytical skills
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in a second language, ideally in Spanish, Mandarin, or Thai, is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to span industry and non-profit sectors to generate consensus and collective vision is required.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and produce high-quality work under time constraints is a must.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team is required.
  • Excellent organizational and project leadership skills.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% of the time, nationally as well as internationally
  • Please Note: this is a 2-year Limited Term position.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,, Requisition #22068.
  • 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 Dist. Columbia Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/lead-specialist-sustainable-feed-innovation-22068/
Deputy Goal Lead, Food - 22057 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/deputy-goal-lead-food-22057/ Full-time World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a strategic, innovative food systems visionary, a dynamic communicator and storyteller, a successful fundraiser, and an empathic, people-focused manager to serve as the Deputy of the Food Goal on the Freshwater and Food team within WWF-US.

Overview

The Freshwater and Food team works to address the two biggest threats to nature: agriculture and infrastructure. The Deputy Goal Lead, Food will serve as a key thought leader and executive manager for the primary Food initiatives and will have a mandate to integrate Food workstreams across Freshwater and Food more broadly. The incumbent will lead and support the implementation of the primary initiatives within WWF-US's Food area including Sustainable Protein/Nutrition Systems, which includes Aquaculture, Livestock Systems, and Healthy Diets and Consumption, and Food Loss and Waste. The incumbent will work closely with the Food initiative leads, the F&F management team, the SVP, and leadership in other Goal areas and across the WWF network as appropriate, to drive strategic integration, execution, and impact of WWF's Food portfolio across sectors and in our priority landscapes.

The incumbent will be a critical member of the F&F management team and will work closely with other F&F managers and the Deputies across the organization in a collaborative, matrixed team environment. The incumbent will support engagement of many of WWF's most significant partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as our largest donors. The incumbent will also harness the full reach and resources of the WWF Network including cross-cutting initiatives across other Goal teams, convening multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed teams from across WWF's Network of Offices, especially during the project design phase.

The incumbent oversees strategy development and implementation at a high level and trouble shoots with WWF Offices and donors as needed. The incumbent will be responsible with the team for driving WWF's thought leadership, innovation, and resource and partner mobilization in the Food space, which includes nature-positive production, deforestation and conversion-free supply chains, regenerative agriculture, sustainable diets and consumption, and food, loss, and waste. The incumbent will also be accountable for reporting impacting of WWF's Food activities against our high-level goals and objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees Major Food Initiatives and Conservation Impact: Manages and supports the primary initiative leads in the strategic design, planning, and implementation of WWF's primary Food initiatives, including Sustainable Protein/Nutrition and Food Loss and Waste. The incumbent will ensure the Food portfolio and initiatives have a strong conservation case with measurable impacts and a tight financial/resourcing case. Ensures that the Food initiatives are integrated with Freshwater objectives, WWF's landscape priorities including the Northern Great Plains and globally, and other Goal team priorities and workstreams, as appropriate. Quickly forms solutions to difficult challenges arising during implementation and (re)negotiates projects with WWF Offices, external partners (private sector, government, and NGOs) and major donors as needed.
  • Team Building and Management: Directly supervises the leads of the major Food initiatives, specifically Food Loss and Waste and Sustainable Protein/Nutrition. Sets goals and expectations. Tracks and recruits talent as needed, creates opportunities for recognition and professional development, as well as feedback and coaching of team members. Will also work with the F&F Administrative Support team to ensure that each major Food initiative has the required project management and technical staffing and configuration, drawing on technical team members in WWF-US and WWF's global Network. Provides broader management support to the SVP, Freshwater & Food and across the whole team, including short- and long-range planning support, the strategic alignment and placement of talent and financial resources.
  • Thought Leadership, Innovation, and Change Management: Provides expertise on how to identify and shape research strategies that address the key biodiversity and climate threats from the production of food and soft commodities. Identifies global trends, opportunities, and challenges and ensures they are integrated into WWF's thinking and approach. Serves as an innovator and change leader on the Freshwater & Food team, in WWF more generally, and with key WWF partners and appropriate external audiences. Helps to consolidate and share lessons learned and thought leadership across the WWF Food portfolio to influence a wider set of internal and external stakeholders and leverage the biggest impact. Contributes to the development of new, big ideas and strategies through research, project, and proposal development. Helps to build and maintain strategic partnerships.
  • Policy, Advocacy, and Outreach: Is a WWF champion for sustainable food systems, especially related to supply chain work and regenerative agriculture. Serves as a public face on food related trends, sustainable food system issues, and supply chain programs. Engages policymakers and institutions to address public policy commitments. Engages the broadest community of individual and institutional partners to drive research agenda and implementation and impact plan by helping create awareness and build consensus about new issues and trends; oversees partnership cultivation and the development of key strategies with others; represents WWF-US on key platforms and at key events. Shares feedback from those interactions with the WWF Network to improve the organization's ability to work with a wide range of partners. Builds a formal community of global experts and practitioners related to food systems.
  • Resource Mobilization: Works closely with SVP and Food team to fundraise for WWF initiatives and landscape priorities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree (Doctorate or MBA preferred) in environmental conservation, ecological science, agriculture value chains, agriculture development, international development economics or public policy.
  • At least 12 years of experience including 8 years developing and managing major, complex projects and partnerships, preferably with a private sector focus, and at least 5 years with executive management and leadership experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required to translate science into practice, including effective public speaking, writing, and one-on-one communications.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills; knowledge, experience and certification using project management tools a plus.
  • Technical capacity and experience in managing a global network of applied technical experts and ability to connect, collaborate, and influence them is required.
  • Ability to translate technical concepts and ideas into actionable recommendations, quantifiable targets, and milestones.
  • Previous experience(s) working with producers, farming systems, supply chain management, and/or corporate engagement are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of current metrics approaches, methodologies, and platforms relevant to the sustainable food, agriculture, beverage, and textile sectors, as well as knowledge and relationships with relevant initiatives and platforms that are developing sustainability indicators to monitor the social and environmental impacts of food and agriculture.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and produce high-quality work under time constraints and excellent organizational and project leadership skills.
  • Excellent professional judgement and personal work ethic, a self-reflective learner who is open to continuous growth and development through giving and receiving constructive feedback, adaptive learning, and mentorship.
  • Ability to operate with grace and good judgment under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Creative, innovative thinker, self-starter, and problem-solver; someone who can spot risks and design and manage work to mitigate and manage them, someone who is not afraid of making mistakes or engaging team members for support.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a matrixed team environment.
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize financial resources for conservation.
  • Fluency in English is required. Additional language skills are a plus including Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and/or Mandarin.
  • National and international travel required (up to 30%, subject to safety and COVID-19 restrictions).
  • Adherence to WWF organization values, policies, and environmental and social safeguards framework.
  • Commitment to the Freshwater & Food team's efforts around Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI).

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22057.
  • 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 Dist. Columbi Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/deputy-goal-lead-food-22057/
Sustainability Consultant https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-consultant-4/ Full-time The Green Engineer, Inc. is a sustainable design consulting firm located in Concord, MA with expertise in cost effective, high-performance design.  We work with architects, builders, commercial owners, non-profits and the government sector to provide consulting services around sustainable building design, LEED certification, energy modeling, WELL and Fitwel certification, Passive House certification, and more. In our 16 years of operation, we have completed over 200 LEED Certified projects, and have a strong reputation with our clients.

We’re a little bit different than your average firm. We are a for-profit company with a focus on the triple bottom line: people, profit, and the planet. We are an employee-owned company, a Certified B Corp, recognized as “Best for the World” by BLab, and a Massachusetts Benefit Corporation.  Our office is located near the West Concord Commuter Rail.

Position Overview

seeking a Sustainability Consultant to serve as project lead for all aspects of sustainable design consulting and the LEED /WELL/Fitwel certification process on projects ranging from small commercial tenant fit-outs to multi-million dollar new construction projects. Also provide cost effective and high-performance design consulting services to clients for sustainable building design, LEED/ WELL/Fitwel certification, and other related services as needed. $70-75K base salary.

Responsibilities

The Sustainability Consultant will:

  • Manage internal project team to meet project budgets and schedules
  • Develop and maintain long term client relationships
  • Manage client and external teams throughout the project
  • Develop final LEED/CHPS/WELL documentation and submit applications to third party review bodies
  • Provide detailed milestone document reviews with respect to project sustainable design and certification goals/targets
  • Work with building owners to develop programs and policies, including educational materials, to support sustainable building operations
  • Prepare, facilitate, and manage Sustainable Design workshops/charrettes and client meetings
  • Coordinate project work with assigned Building Performance Analysts (technical staff)
  • Participate in monthly invoice reviews and recommend budget revisions, based on project progress, when necessary 
  • Act as subject matter expert for project team, field personnel, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Provide leadership, training, and education to external project team members
  • Represent TGE at industry and public events.
  • Research green building technologies, trends and materials; assist with in-house tool and resource development

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Planning, Policy, or similar
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in related field
  • LEED Accredited Professional with experience in LEED projects
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience with “Green Building” and/or “Health and Wellness” practices, policies, technologies, etc.
  • Strong time and project management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Self- starter with the ability to work autonomously and as a team player
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Experience presenting information to all levels of internal and external constituents. Has ease and full ability to present information to clients and lead project meetings and conference calls with multiple parties.
  • Demonstrated success managing client relationships, staff and projects
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat, Revit, Sketchup and Microsoft Office Suite

Compensation

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience.
  • The Green Engineer, Inc. is a Certified B Corporation and provides excellent benefits including 100% employer paid health care, paid professional development, flex-time, unlimited PTO, bonuses, 401K plan, profit sharing and more!

To Apply

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

The Green Engineer is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/sustainability-consultant-4/
Staff Attorney https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/staff-attorney-6/ Full-time Eastern Environmental Law Center (EELC) is New Jersey’s sole, nonprofit public interest environmental law firm. Based in Newark, EELC provides legal assistance to community groups and environmental advocacy organizations working to achieve environmental justice, defend open space and implement clean-energy solutions. EELC has been doing this work since 1995.

Position Overview

Eastern Environmental Law Center (EELC) is hiring a Staff Attorney whose docket will include working in partnership with community groups and environmental justice organizations advocating for overburdened communities in New Jersey.

Our environmental justice work is at the center of EELC’s mission to protect communities from pollution and promote public health. This includes advocating for clean air and clean water in overburdened communities, assuring that contaminated sites are cleaned up and reducing impacts from polluting facilities. The attorney in this position will also focus on community engagement, state and local governmental proceedings and other legal advocacy as guided by EELC’s clients and partners.

EELC strives to provide high-quality legal services in a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.

Responsibilities

  • Help develop and expand EELC’s outreach to, and partnerships with, community groups and environmental justice organizations in New Jersey and the region
  • Assist with development and management of relationships with clients and partners
  • Engage in team problem-solving and legal-strategy development
  • Work with clients, experts and partners to develop legal strategies
  • Participate in litigation tasks, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, brief drafting, witness preparation and oral advocacy
  • Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable, inclusive and team-oriented work culture

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree and admission to the New Jersey bar.
  • Experience partnering with community, environmental justice or other grassroots groups
  • Excellent communication, research and writing skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture
  • Commitment to public-interest law and a passion for EELC’s mission
  • Experience in community lawyering or community organizing preferred
  • Spanish fluency preferred

To Apply

If interested, please click "Apply" below to email the following application materials to Amy Koehler with the subject line “[Candidate’s Last Name] EJ Staff Attorney Application”:

  • Resume
  • One or two page cover letter addressing (1) how EELC’s mission aligns with your goals; and/or (2) any experience you have working with communities or individuals who have been impacted by environmental injustice or other injustice
  • Legal writing sample that primarily reflects your work
  • List of two references

Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Newark New Jersey Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/staff-attorney-6/
Program Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-12/ Full-time The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (“RGGI, Inc.”) is a non-profit corporation created to provide technical and administrative services to the states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Overview

RGGI seeks to hire a Program Manager to be based in New York City. RGGI is the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. RGGI is a cooperative effort among the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia to cap and reduce CO2 emissions from the power sector.

Core Responsibilities

  • Serve as the program lead for the RGGI CO2 Allowance Tracking System (RGGI COATS) and RGGI CO2 budget source compliance, including:
    • Develop work plans for quarterly RGGI COATS registry system updates and releases, in coordination with the RGGI COATS System Administrator.
    • Perform registry system testing and coordinate on security improvements.
    • Coordinate among RGGI states, as well as the relevant contractors, involved in the maintenance and development of RGGI COATS.
    • Facilitate state review of sensitive compliance data, processes, and reports.
    • Facilitate relevant notifications and transactions related to compliance processing.
    • Coordinate the release of compliance data and reporting to the public.
    • Manage budget and workflow of contractor serving as the RGGI COATS System Administrator.
  • Independently coordinate and facilitate calls with state agency representatives.
  • Serve as the program lead on tracking of CO2 emissions and CO2 allowance data.
  • Serve as the program lead and/or support on specific projects related to the regional process of program evaluation (RGGI Program Review), including technical modeling, analyses, and public meetings.
  • Provide support for the RGGI offsets program.
  • Provide support on other technical and/or administrative support across program areas as needed.

Qualifications

  • Academic record including, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience successfully facilitating or coordinating multiple projects, working with a diverse group of clients, and engaging with the public.
  • Interest in climate change and energy policy and understanding of the technical/policy aspects of achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the power sector.
  • Strong project management, communications, organizational, and analytic skills.
  • Ability to:
    • Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively with state agency representatives and external parties.
    • Prepare clear and effective written agendas, memos, reports, and presentations (including visuals).
    • Approach projects with ownership from conception through planning and execution.
    • Effectively prioritize when managing multiple projects or deadlines within one project.
    • Problem-solve, think critically, and suggest process and system improvements.
    • Work effectively and collaboratively in a small office, including the flexibility to take on ad-hoc projects and new responsibilities as needed.
    • Work effectively in both remote environments and in-person, as circumstances allow.

Compensation

  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will include a benefits package.

To Apply

  • Interested applicants should click "Apply" below to email a resumé, cover letter, and a 1-3 page writing sample (e.g., a memo, brief, or other concise informational document) addressed to Andrew J. McKeon, Executive Director, under the subject line “Program Manager Application.”
  • Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
  • No telephone inquiries, please.

RGGI, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity employment.

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NYC NY Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/program-manager-12/
Preserve and Ranch Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/preserve-and-ranch-manager/ Full-time Since 1992, the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) has been working to protect the prairie for people and wildlife while there is still time. We are a nationally accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Houston, Texas, and a trusted leader in local land conservation.

We are also the largest local land conservation organization, by acreage, in southeast Texas. Over 24,000 acres of the coastal prairie are now protected. Conservation efforts by the Katy Prairie Conservancy keep land in agriculture for local farmers and ranchers and provide one of the last strongholds for wildlife in the region.

KPC’s groundbreaking community-based conservation programs afford a place for families to have naturebased adventures, and have earned KPC local, statewide, and national awards. And timelier than ever, these protected lands aid with flood control, contribute to the protection of our watersheds, and create a resilient landscape from the prairie to the Gulf Coast.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

On the Katy Prairie in Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties, KPC owns nearly 13,500 acres and protects over 4,200 acres through conservation agreements with private landowners. The protected lands include its majority ownership interest in the Warren Ranch, a 6,004-acre working cattle ranch that is owned jointly with two other co-owners who are members of the original family who founded the ranch.

The Preserve and Ranch Manager will have responsibility of the day-to-day management of the preserves and the ranch; the Preserve Manager is expected to work as part of a team to achieve the goals established for the preserve and ranch and will keep all owners informed of progress.

RESPONSIBILITIES

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

  • Implement and update short- and long-term property management plans
  • Define needs and budgets for property management and maintenance
  • Coordinate all aspects of construction or improvement projects, including oversight of contractors, suppliers, etc.
  • Control access to properties; monitor fences, deal with trespass issues
  • Maintain structures, tools, and equipment

PRAIRIE AND WETLAND RESTORATION

  • Learn and implement practices for restoration of native tallgrass prairie and wetlands, including prescribed burns, brush and invasive species control, grazing management
  • Apply for and manage C-GRIP, EQIP, and other programs for funding

PROPERTY MONITORING

  • Document property conditions of all preserve properties at least annually, with assistance from the stewardship committee and as assigned by KPC’s Conservation Director
  • Review recommendations for addressing issues

WARREN RANCH PASTURE HEALTH

  • Implement sustainable grazing plan on Warren Ranch as developed internally or with outside consultant Improve and maintain pasture health

WARREN RANCH CATTLE OPERATIONS

  • Review the current ranch practices and manage a healthy and profitable cattle operation
  • Supervise Cattle Manager to buy and sell cattle within budgets to optimize herd size and composition
  • Supervise Cattle Manager regarding haying, feed needs, and veterinary care
  • Supervise and train contractors or ranch hands to assist with ranch operations

WARREN RANCH AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS

  • Participate in Federal Farm Programs, including compliance with current Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) requirements

WARREN RANCH FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Work with Warren Ranch accountant to ensure proper recordkeeping and reporting
  • Maintain communications with Warren family members

OTHER

  • Assist with research groups and others requiring access, under the supervision of the Conservation Director
  • Maintain Warren Lake Viewing Platform
  • Cooperate with Conservation Director regarding practices such as disking and plowing to improve habitat for hunting
  • Manage water well usage and relationship with Harris County Subsidence District
  • Assist Conservation Director regarding oil and gas and other mineral activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicant must be willing to work in physically demanding conditions, after hours and on weekends, as necessary, in all weather conditions to perform essential job duties.
  • These include the health and welfare of the livestock along with other production and management activities such as hay production and wildlife management activities in addition to helping improve on-the-ground conditions of soil and grassland health.
  • The ideal candidate will understand the balance between having a profitable preserve and ranch operation while ensuring the health of the natural resources found on the preserve.
  • The ideal candidate will be willing to attend classes and workshops to learn new practices, work with others in the agricultural, conservation and ranching community, and explore new ideas and programs that will make the preserve and ranch a model enterprise.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Range Management, Agricultural Science, Agribusiness Management, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources Management, or similar field of study desired. Knowledge of or willingness to learn cattle health software, Microsoft Office, Landscape, and other software.
  • Knowledge and ability to use GIS preferred but not required.

SALARY

  • Commensurate with experience.
  • Other benefits include Health Insurance for Employee and participation in the institutional retirement plan.
  • A truck will be provided.
  • Applicant must have a current driver’s license.

Note: As an exempt, salaried employee, the Preserve and Ranch Manager is not eligible for overtime.

TO APPLY

  • If interested, please click "Apply" below to  email cover letter and resume or statement of qualifications to Elisa Donovan. 
  • Candidate will be required to pass background check and provide references upon request.

The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) is a 501(c)(3) land trust accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. As an equal employment opportunity employer, KPC is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. KPC is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, and innovation.

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/preserve-and-ranch-manager/
Field Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/field-coordinator-2/ Full-time The mission of Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is to accomplish conservation projects that inspire individuals and enhance communities.  As an AmeriCorps program MCC, is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing education, and building self-esteem, leadership, and skill sets to strengthen the future opportunities of members.

Location:

  • MCC Office: 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Field work is conducted throughout Maine.

Time Requirement:

  • February 7 – October 28, 2022 (38 Weeks)
  • 40+ hours a week
  • Monday-Friday during training and orientation weeks
  • Flex schedule possible during the field season (e.g. four 10-hour days); overnights and some weekends required; flexibility required to meet the needs of MCC members

General Description

The Field Coordinator will provide support and training to field teams as assigned by the Field Team Program Manager.  Field Teams are engaged in trail construction and maintenance and other conservation projects.  Members contribute their service, earn AmeriCorps education awards, and receive relevant job experience.  The Field Coordinator’s primary role is to provide field support, training, and leadership, monitor a portion of the field teams, assist with maintaining the vehicle fleet, tools, and equipment, and assist with office operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the recruitment, screening, interviewing, and selection of Members.
  • Coordinate and lead training projects during Team Leader Training and Assistant Team Leader Training.
  • Collaborate with Team Leaders and the Program Manager to facilitate a 4-day member orientation
  • Provide support, training, and supervision to a region of MCC Field Teams (up to 4 teams)
  • Assist leaders with project logistics including pre-service site visits, tool and gear sign-out, required paperwork, and effective time management to meet project goals.
  • Help facilitate and maintain communications and coordination between the MCC office, partners, and teams.
  • Train members in all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation.
  • Assist with maintenance and inventory of MCC leased vehicles, chainsaws, power equipment, rigging equipment, hand tools, safety gear and camping equipment before, during and after the field season.
  • Help collect, monitor, and report on paperwork & assignments from Field Teams including but not limited to evaluating Emergency Response Plans, monitoring daily project reports, reviewing and approving timesheets, and tracking the progress of multiple member surveys.
  • Co-lead MCC teams with less experienced leaders until they become more competent at their assigned task.
  • Assume a leadership role when a Team Leader unexpectedly leaves the program.
  • Maintain a personal cell phone for communications with the office.
  • Camp in tents and live cooperatively with members of the team during service sessions and training.
  • Monitor residential sites
  • Document incidents and behaviors related to policy violations.
  • Follow and uphold all safety, and sanitation policies and procedures, including heightened COVID-19 protocols.

During training and the field season MCC Field Coordinators will be assigned 4-5 teams each to monitor and provide training and support.  Assignments will be made based on skills and experience.  The anticipated 2022 Field Team projects are as follows:

  • Backcountry Stonework on the Appalachian Trail: up to 2 teams will focus on Appalachian Trail rehabilitation projects in the backcountry. These projects will involve carrying food, tools, and gear between 1 and 4 miles to a backcountry basecamp. Projects include construction of stone staircases, stepping stones, and other erosion control structures.  The Field Coordinator assigned these teams must have previous backcountry leadership experience and stonework and rigging experience
  • Traveling Stonework Team:  This team will focus on stonework projects and other trail projects in both front and backcountry settings across Maine.  The Field Coordinator assigned this team must have previous stonework and rigging experience.  Previous backcountry leadership experience is preferred
  • Sustainable Community Trail Building:  Up to 2 teams will travel to communities throughout Maine focusing on a variety of trail building and maintenance task including bridge construction and new trail construction as well as other conservation projects.  The Field Coordinator assigned these teams must have previous chainsaw experiences.  Previous carpentry experience is preferred
  • Public Lands Maintenance Team: Up to 2 teams will focus on general maintenance of Maine’s public land units in both front country and backcountry settings.  Projects include, corridor maintenance, blowdown removal, bog bridge construction, and more.  The Field Coordinator assigned these teams must have previous chainsaw experiences. 
  • Mini-Team:  MCC anticipates having one Mini Team consisting of 1 leader and 2 members focusing on a variety of trail and conservation projects including stonework, bridge construction, and general trail maintenance and construction.  The Field Coordinator assigned this team must have previous chainsaw experience.  Stonework experience is preferred

Working 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Interest in serving with and mentoring a diverse group of people
  • Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work outdoors under challenging conditions
  • Ability to travel and camp on a weekly basis
  • Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often carrying heavy gear and tools
  • 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 perform tasks as part of a cooperative team and independently
  • Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
  • Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations
  • Ability to teach trail skills
  • Possesses motivation and initiative 
  • Excellent communication skills and organization skills
  • High level of comfort in the outdoors
  • Willingness to follow and uphold heightened health and safety protocols due to COVID-19 during service sessions and during time off.
  • Excellent work ethic

Qualifications 

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must submit to criminal history check
  • Must be approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division (clean driving record)
  • Minimum of 5 months of experience in a leadership role with a Conservation Corps or similar program
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of hand tools, power tools, chainsaws, and rigging equipment

Preferred qualification:

  • Knowledge of sustainable trail layout and design
  • Experience with group facilitation and training
  • Experience with ArcGIS applications

Benefits

  • Stipend of $600-$680 per week based on number of years as Field Coordinator (less taxes)
  • Health Insurance, including dental and vision
  • Maine State Park Pass
  • Paid training (i.e. Chainsaw safety training, AmeriCorps Conferences, WFA)
  • Paid vacation and leave time
  • A wide range of networking and professional development opportunities

To Apply

Please apply by December 6, 2021.

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Augusta ME Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/field-coordinator-2/
Training Coordinator https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/training-coordinator-2/ Full-time The mission of Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is to accomplish conservation projects that inspire individuals and enhance communities.  As an AmeriCorps program, MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing education, and building self-esteem, leadership, and skill sets to strengthen the future opportunities of members.

Location:

  • MCC Office: 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Field work is conducted throughout Maine.

Time Requirement:

  • January 3, 2022 – December 30, 2022 (start date negotiable)
  • 40+ hours a week
  • Monday-Friday during training and orientation weeks
  • Flex schedule possible during the field season (e.g. four 10-hour days); overnights and some weekends required; flexibility required to meet the needs of MCC members

General Description

The MCC Training Coordinator is responsible for creating, coordinating, and teaching a wide range of curriculum for a total of 16 weeks to approximately 90 AmeriCorps members annually, including MCC Environmental Stewards, Team Leaders, Assistant Team Leaders and Field Team Members. Training environments include classrooms, online, outdoor workshops, and collaborative opportunities.

Topics may change depending on need, compliance with AmeriCorps, and grants specifications. Past topics have included:

  • Soft Skill Development (diversity, leadership, professionalism, nonviolent communication)
  • Job Readiness Objectives (career exploration, interview skills, goal setting, resume and cover letter writing)
  • Certification Programs (Chainsaw Training, Advanced First Aid, National Incident Management Systems, Mental Health First Aid)
  • Outdoor Skills (Leave No Trace, Backcountry Skills/Camp Life, Hygiene and Sanitation)
  • Technical Skills (Sustainable Trail Design and Construction, Erosion and Sediment Control, Griphoist/Rigging Operations, Carpentry, Stonework, Safety and PPE Standards)
  • Volunteer Engagement (Essential Practices of Volunteer Management, Recruitment, Reporting)
  • Reporting Requirements (timesheets, project reports – utilizing ArcGIS and Survey123, quarterly reports)

Beyond the intensive training periods, the role of Training Coordinator becomes multi-faceted.

  • Investigating training resources; understanding AmeriCorps requirements and compliance; collecting high quality data; planning AmeriCorps and program events (9/11 Day of Service, MLK Jr. Day of Service, Life After AmeriCorps, Recognition); building relationships with host sites and partners; recruiting members and host sites; providing field supervision and ongoing training throughout the primary field season (late June to mid-November); and supporting the growth of the Environmental Steward and Field Team programs.
  • Occasionally, this position may also participate in tool maintenance, trail assessment, and other operational support.

Note: The Training Coordinator reports directly to the MCC Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create, conduct, and coordinate wide variety of training for AmeriCorps members both personally, and in collaboration with MCC staff, partners, and external contractors.
  • Teach principles and best practices of trail construction and maintenance
  • Teach job readiness skills such as resume writing, career exploration, and interview skills
  • Spearhead DEI initiatives for the corps to enhance recruitment, outreach, programming, and training practices
  • Collect and record high quality data related to training effectiveness, volunteerism, job readiness initiatives, program evaluation, and AmeriCorps compliance
  • Draft and execute contracts and lodging agreements for training and facilities delivered from outside sources
  • Effectively communicate with outside instructors to schedule workshops, manage logistics, and procure necessary training resources
  • Coordinate housing, project sites, and logistics for a successful training period – includes weekly reporting, food procurement, and ongoing monitor of facilities, and communication with partners
  • Assist AmeriCorps members and staff with recruitment, events and projects, such as:
    • Assist in the screening, interviewing and selection of AmeriCorps members
    • Engage in recruitment initiatives, including building connections with a variety of individuals, particularly underserved/underrepresented populations
    • Attend outreach events and give presentations for promoting the MCC
    • Lead MCC recruitment efforts through career fairs, school, and community presentations
    • Plan and execute annual AmeriCorps and MCC service events
    • Provide ongoing support, training, and monitoring to members and partners during the field season
  • Collaborate with MCC Director and Program Managers to achieve programmatic goals and continually improve MCC operations
  • Act as an emergency contact for members, which will involve being on-call during nights/weekends on a rotational basis with other staff
  • Document incidents and behaviors related to policy violations in accordance with MCC policies.
  • Follow and uphold all policies, protocols, safety requirements, including heightened COVID-19 protocols, among members.

Working Conditions:

This position will involve a mixture of working in an office and field setting and will involve travel, sometimes overnight. Training and fieldwork require time outside in all weather conditions, including cold, rain, heat and humidity, exposure to biting and stinging insects, hiking with all tools and gear over difficult terrain, and occasionally sleeping in tents. Office duties will involve regular use of a computer, electronic and telephonic communication.

Essential Functions

  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Interest in serving with and mentoring a diverse group of people
  • Ability to teach trail construction, as well as outdoor and environmental skills and workshops
  • Periodic heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • High level of comfort in living and working outdoors in all weather conditions, including the potential for long distance hiking
  • Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team and independently
  • Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations
  • Possesses motivation and initiative 
  • Excellent communication skills and organization skills
  • Willingness to follow and uphold heightened health and safety protocols due to COVID-19 during service sessions and during time off
  • Excellent work ethic

Qualifications 

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must submit to criminal history check
  • Must be approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division (clean driving record)
  • Three seasons of experience in a leadership role or key staff position with a Conservation Corps and/or AmeriCorps program
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Experience with group facilitation and training
  • Experience with volunteer management practices
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of power tools, chainsaws, and rigging equipment
  • Background in trail construction and maintenance
  • Experience with ArcGIS applications

Benefits

  • Stipend of $640-$720/week based on number of years in the Training Coordinator position (less taxes)
  • Health Insurance, including dental and vision
  • Maine State Park Pass
  • Paid training (i.e. Chainsaw safety training, AmeriCorps Conferences, WFA)
  • Paid vacation and leave time
  • A wide range of networking and professional development opportunities

To Apply

Please apply by December 6, 2021.

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Augusta ME Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/training-coordinator-2/
Visual Design Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/visual-design-manager-2/ Full-time The Open Space Institute, with a staff of 60, (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 Visual Design Manager will design and publish compelling organization-wide visual communications and marketing materials for internal and external audiences, including publications, donor outreach, and news media, through print and web-based materials; and social media platforms. Manage production of printed materials, including reports, fundraising documents and signage. 

  • Position Title:     Visual Design Manager                                
  • Reports To :         Vice President of Communications
  • Department:        External Affairs/Communications
  • Location:               Albany, New York

RESPONSIBILITIES

CREATIVE DIRECTION

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

WEBSITE

Help manage content for www.openspaceinstitute.org using various web platforms; produce monthly e-newsletter: develop and design content to promote OSI’s work. 

ONLINE E-NEWSLETTERS, SPECIAL FOCUS E-NEWSLETTERS, AND ONLINE PROGRAM PROJECTS

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

EVENTS

Design and production for event collateral, such as the Annual Luncheon invitations, program, and collateral print materials; coordinate online ticketing and publicity though the website; Promote and produce collateral for other events such as place-based fundraising and cultivation events.

REQUIRED SKILLS/CORE COMPETENCIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 5 years of marketing/communications experience 
  • Experience with online communications, social media, and campaigns is highly desirable
  • Undergraduate degree is required, preferably in related field such as Design, Communications, or Marketing 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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.  

HOW TO APPLY 

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below.  
  • Attach a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job posting and your salary expectations along with your resume. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered. 
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through November 30, 2021. You will receive an acknowledgement once your application has been submitted. 
  •  Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including paid time off and paid holidays.  

OSI is an equal opportunity employer and is actively recruiting a diverse workforce. Land conservation benefits all people.  Our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. 

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Albany New York Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/visual-design-manager-2/
Parks and Trails Design & Construction Project Manager https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/parks-and-trails-design-construction-project-manager/ Full-time The Open Space Institute (OSI) protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and sustain community character.  With a staff of 60, OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, special loan programs, creative partnerships, and analytical research.   

Position Summary  

The Open Space Institute seeks a qualified individual to aid in managing the Open Space Institute’s (OSI’s) growing portfolio of park and trail design and capital construction projects throughout our legacy landscapes.  Under general supervision of the Vice President for Parks & Stewardship, the Design & Capital Project Manager  will perform a broad and dynamic range of trails, parks, interpretive & land planning, design, project development, and construction oversight functions, and related duties as assigned.  

  • Position Title Design & Capital Project Manager   
  • Reports To Vice President for Parks & Stewardship  
  • Department:  Parks & Stewardship  
  • Location:  Hudson Valley, NY   

Primary / Essential Responsibilities & Duties 

  • Acts in a client capacity to procure and develop OSI’s parks related design and capital improvement projects including development and review of consultant-prepared concepts, design documents, construction plans, specifications, legal documents, contract documents, technical reports, project schedules, and cost estimates. 
  • Prepares and manages project budgets, reviews progress of, and payments to, consultants and contractors. 
  • Oversees project compliance with applicable codes, laws, regulation, rules, standards, policies and procedures, and safety procedures. 
  • Coordinates with other organizations/agencies/partners toward the timely completion of projects. 
  • Coordinates process for bidding and contracting of services, prepares Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for design, engineering, construction, and other related services, prepares bid packages; conducts pre-bid and pre-construction meetings as necessary, field requests for information and issue addendums to clarify questionable issues; participates in negotiation of scope of services and fees for professional services agreements, makes recommendations regarding selection of vendors and awarding of contracts, and compiles contract language. 
  • Ensures that all service, fixture, and equipment procurement is performed in accordance with guidelines and regulations of governmental and private grant programs, as applicable. 
  • Manages and reviews the quality and completeness of the work performed by professional consultants (landscape architects, engineers, planners, and others) as it relates to capital improvement projects.  
  • Conducts regular field checks of proposed and ongoing projects, conducts inspections, monitors work to ensure compliance to plans, and interprets specifications and contracts.
  • Prepares written and oral reports on OSI’s project portfolio issues including presentations to board committees, staff, and external stakeholders.  

Required Skills / Core Competencies  

Knowledge of and/or experience with the following: 

  • Land design and project management processes.  
  • Plan, direct, coordinate and supervise professional and sub-professional construction management work. 
  • Interpret and apply related laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, and policies. 
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, and communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing. 
  • Exercise initiative, use sound judgment, and make recommendations to management. 
  • Communicate effectively with individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic, and culturally diverse backgrounds. 
  • Establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  

Desirable Skills / Competencies (not necessarily required, but preferable) 

Knowledge of and/or experience with the following: 

  • Landscape architectural and engineering principles and practices related to recreation, parks, trails, and other open space infrastructure. 
  • Park programming and operations, maintenance, and land management/stewardship. 
  • Governmental grants, public sector budgeting practices, and federal and NYS labor law. 
  • NYS laws, ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations as applied to land disturbance and site development. 
  • Non-profit and/or land conservation organizational structure. 
  • Act in a client capacity to drive the design of individual projects.  

Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in landscape architecture, civil engineering, construction management, or closely related field. 
  • Minimum five (5) years of professional level design and/or construction management experience having responsibility for coordinating phases of design and construction OR an equivalent combination of closely related training and experience. 
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, schedule, and manage multiple projects efficiently and cost-effectively.    

Work Environment 

  • Work will generally be divided equally between home office and project work sites with bi-weekly visits to OSI’s New Paltz field office and Albany NY program office locations.  
  • Job requires access to a vehicle as work will require travel throughout the State of New York (primarily the mid-Hudson Valley, mileage reimbursed) to attend meetings, inspect sites, manage projects, and generally perform job duties.   

Physical Requirements 

  • Frequently sits for long periods of time. 
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes, and uses a computer keyboard.  
  • Frequent travel within New York State, mostly same-day trips.
  • Frequently requires walking and/or hiking on and off trail and in remote areas. 
  • Occasional events outside standard office hours and in other locations where OSI operates. 

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.  

How to Apply 

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below.  
  • Attach a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job posting and your salary expectations along with your resume. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered. 
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through December 15, 2021. You will receive an acknowledgement once your application has been submitted. 
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including paid time off and paid holidays.  

OSI is an equal opportunity employer and is actively recruiting a diverse workforce. Land conservation benefits all people.  Our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. 

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New York NY Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/parks-and-trails-design-construction-project-manager/
Assistant Team Leader (Trails) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/assistant-team-leader-trails/ Full-time Live, serve, and explore Maine’s wilderness, coast, and mountains with Maine Conservation Corps (MCC). Get paid for 6 weeks of leadership and technical skills training and then practice those skills while serving and supporting a team leader in managing a crew to enhance hiking, biking, skiing, and other types of recreational trails throughout the state. 

Gain experience in leadership while learning how to highline a 500-pound boulder to construct a stone staircase, build timber structures, or open access to treasured natural areas.  You’ll make a difference in the lives of your team and local communities, while connecting to nature, peers, and yourself.

Trail Training Period & Location: April 25th – June 10th, 2022; Training typically takes place in the Augusta area; field projects occur throughout Maine.

Start Date:  April 25, 2022

End Date:  October 7, 2022

Member Orientation and Field Season: June 13th – October 7th, 2022  

Location: MCC Office: 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Time requirements: Full time, 40+ hours a week.  It is typical to have a varied schedule.  Overnights, weekends, training and service days required.  Assistant Team Leaders are 900 hour AmeriCorps members.

General Description

The first 6 weeks of training will cover hard and soft skills of Field Team leadership.  Members will complete conservation projects as part of a team of fellow Assistant Team Leaders and Team Leader Trainees. 

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Wilderness First Aid, sustainable trail building, camp life, Leave No Trace ethics, diversity and inclusivity, project management, job readiness training, and other technical trail building topics related to your assigned projects.       

You can expect to serve on physically challenging conservation projects gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship.  MCC Assistant Team Leaders provide logistical and technical support and play a key role in team cohesion.  The ATL position requires a desire to grow as a leader, 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.  The position is multi-faceted with many opportunities for growth as a leader and conservationist.

Duties

  1. Training: ATLs attend an orientation to the MCC and AmeriCorps and participate in 6 weeks of on the ground training developing technical trail skills, project management skills, and leadership skills.  ATLs will assist with and participate in a regional member orientation in June.  Topics will include backcountry wellness, Leave No Trace ethics, diversity and inclusivity, and an introduction to trail tools and safety standards. During the field season ATLs will participate in and help facilitate job readiness training.
  2. Safety: Assistant Team leaders will promote a culture of safety by modeling appropriate safety practices and PPE, assisting members with packing appropriate gear for project conditions, and upholding all safety and sanitation policies and procedures, including heightened COVID-19 protocols.
  3. Project Support: ATLs and Leaders collaborate throughout the season to meet project goals.  ATLs provide logistical support to leaders and technical support to members; and they perform ongoing tool maintenance and inventory. 
  4. Leadership: ATLs are role models.  They provide support, guidance, and training to members of the team.  They promote a positive team environment by listening and respecting all perspectives, maintaining a positive attitude in challenging conditions, and taking part in all joint living tasks, such as cooking, cleaning and maintaining a healthy basecamp. Joint living tasks are not countable towards AmeriCorps service hours. ATLs will take on a leadership role in the absence of the Team Leader or when the team breaks up into small groups to complete multiple tasks. 

Anticipated 2022 Field Team Projects include:

  • Backcountry Stonework on the Appalachian Trail: Up to 2 teams will focus on Appalachian Trail rehabilitation projects in the backcountry.  These projects will involve carrying food, tools, and gear between 1 and 4 miles to a backcountry basecamp. Projects include construction of stone staircases, stepping stones, and other erosion control structures.  Previous backcountry living experience is preferred.
  • Public Lands Stonework:  Up to 2 teams will focus on stonework projects and other trail projects in both front and backcountry settings across Maine.  Previous backcountry living experience is preferred
  • Public Lands Maintenance: One team will focus on general maintenance of Maine’s public land units in both front country and backcountry settings.  Projects include, corridor maintenance, blowdown removal, bog bridge construction, and more. 
  • Sustainable Trail Building:  2 to 3 teams will travel to communities throughout Maine focusing on a variety of trail building and maintenance task including bridge construction and new trail construction as well as other conservation projects including invasive plant removal. 
  • Mini-Team:  MCC anticipates having one Mini Team consisting of 1 leader and 2 members focusing on a variety of trail and conservation projects including stonework, bridge construction, and general trail maintenance and construction. 

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.

Essential Functions

  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Desire to grow as a leader
  • 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 self-motivate, take initiative, and act cooperatively in a group
  • 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 a 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 18 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must agree to criminal history checks
  • Committed to MCC through the duration of the term of service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Corps experience
  • Outdoor living experience
  • Experience working as a part of a team

Benefits

Assistant Team Leaders are 900 hour AmeriCorps members who will receive a weekly living stipend of $325 (less taxes). Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, housing during training, a Maine State Park Pass, and an education award of $3,247.50. Some members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.

To Apply

Please apply by January 4, 2022.

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Augusta ME Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/assistant-team-leader-trails/
Team Leader (Trails) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/team-leader-trails/ Full-time Are you ready to take the next step in outdoor leadership? Would you like to dig into the nuances of technical trail work?  If the answer is yes, then a Team Leader position is for you!  

Get paid to develop your skills during 12 weeks of leadership and technical skills training. Then, put your skills to the test leading a field team to accomplish conservation projects and network with environmental professionals across Maine. Be a teacher and mentor for those new to the challenges and rewards of living and serving in the outdoors, while making a positive impact in local communities. 

Location: MCC Office: 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Training: Training typically takes place in the Augusta area; field work is conducted throughout Maine.

Start Date:  The Team Leader Position has two different start dates.

  • March 7th:  For Team Leaders interested in our longer, more extensive training program. During this 12-week program, trainees are 450-hour AmeriCorps members. If you have already served 4 AmeriCorps terms, you are not eligible to participate in this MCC Team Leader Training program.
  • April 11th:  For highly qualified Team Leaders who are interested in a shorter, hard skills-based training. This program is not an AmeriCorps position, although you will be working alongside AmeriCorps members during the 7-week training program. 

End Date:  October 7, 2022

Time requirements: Full time, 40+ hours a week.  It is typical to have a varied schedule.  Overnights, weekends, training and service days required.

General Description

The first 7-12 weeks of training will cover essential hard and soft skills of field team leadership.  Members will complete conservation projects as part of a team of fellow Team Leader trainees.  The following topics will be covered: 

Chainsaw safety training, Wilderness First Aid, sustainable trail building, camp life, diversity and inclusivity training, project management, job readiness training, and other technical trail building topics related to your assigned projects.        

A successful member of Team Leader Training will assume the key responsibilities of a MCC Field Team Leader:

This role provides direct leadership, mentorship, and training for a MCC field team during the field seasons. You can expect to work on physically challenging conservation projects in any kind of weather. MCC Team Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success.  The position is multi-faceted and demanding but has the opportunity for enormous rewards.

Anticipated 2022 Field Team Leadership positions:

  • Backcountry Stonework on the Appalachian Trail: Up to 2 teams will focus on Appalachian Trail rehabilitation projects in the backcountry. These projects will involve carrying food, tools, and gear between 1 and 4 miles to a backcountry basecamp. Projects include construction of stone staircases, stepping stones, and other erosion control structures.  Previous backcountry living experience is required, and stonework and rigging experience preferred.
  • Public Lands Stonework:  Up to 2 teams will focus on stonework projects and other trail projects in both front and backcountry settings across Maine.  Previous stonework experience and backcountry living experience preferred.
  • Public Lands Maintenance: One team will focus on general maintenance of Maine’s public land units in both front country and backcountry settings.  Projects include, corridor maintenance, blowdown removal, bog bridge construction, and more.  Previous chainsaw experience preferred.
  • Sustainable Trail Building:  2 to 3 teams will travel to communities throughout Maine focusing on a variety of trail building and maintenance task including bridge construction and new trail construction as well as other conservation projects including invasive plant removal.  Previous carpentry experience and trail building experience preferred.
  • Mini-Team:  MCC anticipates having one Mini Team consisting of 1 leader and 2 members focusing on a variety of trail and conservation projects including stonework, bridge construction, and general trail maintenance and construction.  Previous trail construction and chainsaw experience preferred.

Duties Include:

  1. Safety: Team leaders will promote a ‘culture of safety’ and ensure that the crew is adequately equipped and prepared for projects and living conditions, including serving in inclement weather and serving and living in backcountry settings.  Team leaders will follow and uphold all safety, and sanitation policies and procedures, including heightened COVID-19 protocols.
  2. Conservation Project Management: Leaders will conduct a pre-service site visit at each project site.  Leader will be responsible for preparing and packing appropriate tools and gear for each project, developing an emergency response plan, communicating regularly with project partners, and effectively managing the team to meet project goals. 
  3. Documentation and Reporting: Leaders must complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including daily project reports, submission and approval of timesheets, vehicle mileage logs, and other forms required by the MCC.  Leaders are expected to proactively communicate with field staff about crew dynamics and are responsible for documenting crew member incidents and behaviors related to policy violations and disciplinary action.
  4. Crew Member Mentorship: MCC Team Leaders are teachers and mentors.  They train members in all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation, and guide and support the team to ensure safety, and wellbeing.  Leaders will participate in and facilitate job readiness training workshops and promote crew member development.  Leaders provide written and verbal feedback to members throughout the term.

Working 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.

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 with 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
  • High level of comfort in the outdoors
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
  • Interest in serving with and mentoring 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 a MCC vehicle to transport members and gear to and from project sites

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must agree to criminal history checks
  • Previous outdoor leadership or project management experience
  • Committed to MCC through the duration of the term of service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Previous trail construction experience
  • Backcountry living experience
  • Experience with GPS/GIS
  • Experience with power tools and hand tools including chainsaws, and rigging equipment

Benefits

  • Team Leaders starting in March are 450-hour AmeriCorps members during the 12-week training period and will receive an education award of $1,678.57 upon successful completion.
  • AmeriCorps members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.
  • All leaders will receive a weekly living allowance of $325 (less taxes) during training.
  • Upon successful completion of training living allowances increase to $480 per week, and Leaders will be eligible for health insurance.
  • Other benefits include a Maine State Park Pass, paid training, and a wide range of networking opportunities.

Housing:  Will be provided during the training period.  Housing varies from rustic cabins to tent camping.  Expect to move locations throughout training.  During the field season, teams will camp at a base camp near their project site and will return to an assigned basecamp during off time.  Basecamps will vary from rustic cabins, to tent sites. 

To Apply

Please apply by January 4, 2022:

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Augusta ME Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/team-leader-trails/
Intern, Climate Change Tech https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/intern-3/ Internship NEEDED: INTERNS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TECH STARTUP

Planet Cents, is a world-scale solution to get millions of people in action to end our global climate crisis via a one-stop online marketplace of marketplaces and companies. 

Flexible, virtual, project-based, and UNPAID. No time commitment for the internship length. Must give a minimum of 10 hrs./week, though a preference for 20+ is desired. Must be available to start immediately. Gain experience and maybe benefit from business and personal development coaching.

Must Haves:

  • Interest and/or experience/education in the environmental space
  • Utmost integrity and work ethic!
  • Accountability, conscientiousness, initiative, self-discipline/management and motivation
  • Proficiency in English - written, verbal, listening - Critical!
  • STRONG ATTENTION TO DETAIL!
  • Adherence to deadlines
  • RESPONSIVENESS & SENSE OF URGENCY!
  • COMMITMENT to the internship – NO FLAKES!
  • Minimum: H.S. grad or GED: Preferred: in college or beyond

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ABOVE, DO NOT APPLY!!

Skills needed vary. Below are some, though others pop up too:

Most Needed:

  • General research
  • Market research – mostly online; some offline
  • Sales
  • Social media marketing
  • Graphic design
  • Technology – AI, eCommerce prototyping, Machine Learning, Shopify, UI, UX
  • Video production and editing
  • Project Management
  • Management

Sometimes Needed:

  • Legal - Specifically corporate finance
  • Finance – Pricing research, analysis, modeling, and projections

To Apply:

If interested, message Leslie Sheridan on Linkedin, with the word “Intern” at the top of your message, your KEY SKILLS, (from above,) where you saw this post, and attach your resume. DO NOT send paragraphs!

If you're not on LinkedIn, apply here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1VeZu3UGUShSigL9ax_wsJ_xbzzYfT4B4thikn0H72g6gw/viewform 

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Anywhere Anywhere Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/intern-3/
Lead PV Installer https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/lead-pv-installer-2/ Full-time

Founded in 2009, Ideal Energy is Iowa’s pioneering solar company. Our significant installation experience, comprehensive portfolio, and innovative financing have made us a qualified leader in the Midwest. Ideal Energy’s in-house design, construction and service teams manage all aspects of our solar installations with professional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services.

Our expertise is demonstrated in the quality of our system design and construction, verified solar production, optimized system integration, and satisfied customers. Our company is committed to providing forward-thinking solar solutions, outstanding service, and the highest quality of construction available in the solar industry today.

Position Overview

The Lead PV Installer is responsible to provide leadership and supervision to the field installation crews, communicate the daily job status data to the Project & Operations Managers, and ensure successful completion of solar arrays/systems installation. The Lead PV Installer completes daily project logs using designated software, notes any changes or deviations to construction drawings, and is responsible for overseeing inventory for each installation.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced solar PV technician and leads efforts in practicing safe working practices for the crews. The Lead PV installer ensures adequate progress of work, offers training and instruction to installation team crewmembers, and notifies the Project Manager or Operations Manager of any issues that may arise.

Note: This position requires travel.

Responsibilities
 
  • Oversees inventory for each installation job
  • Oversees layout and assembly of solar modules/array and mounting hardware
  • Oversees daily check-offs from job folders for all equipment, components, and tools to be loaded on vehicles or trailers
  • Supervises crew members and installs arrays within established timelines
  • Assembles solar array racking, mounting hardware, properly seal all roof penetrations, and installs all relative equipment
  • Document completion of installation
  • Completes daily logs of job status and reports updates the Operations Manager
  • Notes any deviations in construction for updated As-Built documents
  • Oversees daily clean-up of jobsite
  • Oversees best construction practices, safety and OSHA compliance on job site at all times
  • Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology and safety
  • Additional duties required as needed
Qualifications
 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with solar PV required
  • Arrive at shop early ready to start work, weather dependent at 7am or 8am. Weather permitting, some works days last 10-12 hrs
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to work in extreme environments (example: hot sun, cold, crawl spaces, etc)
  • Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, work on rooftops and able to work on your feet for long periods of time
  • Basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • Basic tablet and smartphone skills
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Thrive in a team environment, display leadership qualities
  • Provide instruction and training to installers
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license
  • Must have a clean driving record (example- no DUI in the last 5 years)
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen

Compensation

  • $45,000+-$TBD depending on skills and experience
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Fairfield Iowa Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/lead-pv-installer-2/
Urban Waters Ambassador, Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/urban-waters-ambassador-bronx-harlem-river-watersheds-urban-waters-federal-partnership/ Full-time The Hudson River Foundation (HRF) is committed to serving the diverse communities of the Hudson River and to facilitating an ongoing and inclusive dialogue with scientists, managers, policy makers, other stakeholders, and the general public to address the environmental and societal challenges facing the community of the Hudson River and Watershed.

We seek to enhance this work by supporting researchers, students and a Foundation staff with the unique and varied backgrounds, circumstances, needs, and perspectives of the community we serve, to achieve a workplace that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just.

Position Overview

The Urban Waters Ambassador, Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership position will help the residents of the New York and New Jersey realize the benefits of the Clean Water Act requires skilled and innovative professionals. Diverse interests, public health concerns, complex ecologies, and changing climate are just some of the challenges of this unique urban environment. 

The HRF has an opening for an Urban Waters Ambassador to work with the Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership and the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) to address these challenges.

The Ambassador will be responsible for connecting federal agencies, local government, scientific/technical expertise, and financial and other resources with the needs of local communities; working with these interests to identify priorities for watershed revitalization and environmental justice; and supporting planning and data collection to achieve those priorities.

Responsibilities

  • Specific duties include scheduling regular meetings and conference calls among the partners;
  • Undertaking research and planning projects with partners;
  • Tracking/reporting progress; pursuing a communications and engagement strategy; and
  • Building relationships and capacity to lay a foundation of continued success.

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in natural resources, environmental science, urban planning, public policy, or a related field and at least two years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Individual must have experience with urban community organizing, environmental science/management, or public engagement, as well as excellent organizational, communication, writing, and research skills.

Compensation & Location

  • This is a full-time position of one to two years, with a possibility of renewal subject to funding.
  • Position based in lower Manhattan and the Bronx.
  • The salary is $45,000 – $55,000 annually with excellent health and other benefits.

To Apply

  • Interested candidates should click "Apply" below to email a letter describing your specific interest and goals for the position and your resume as a single PDF document by November 12, 2021, with the following subject line: Bronx & Harlem River Ambassador.
  • No phone calls please.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. The Foundation will consider qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” law.

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/urban-waters-ambassador-bronx-harlem-river-watersheds-urban-waters-federal-partnership/
Director of Sales https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-sales-2/ Full-time At the Center for Sustainable Energy our vision is a future with sustainable, equitable and resilient transportation, buildings and communities. Transforming markets to clean energy requires wide-ranging program leadership layered with initiatives that advance individual behaviors – and we’re skilled at both.

Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or someone who’s always wanted to be part of a greater movement for a sustainable future, you’ll be in good company at CSE. From project managers to energy efficiency gurus, EV enthusiasts to data nerds, we’re each doing our little part to make a big impact.

We move at the speed of business and operate with the heart of a nonprofit. This means we have a strong corporate infrastructure that includes finance, information technology, human resources and marketing functions that work together with our program administration teams to achieve our mission.

Join our team of passionate professionals forging the path to decarbonization!

Position Overview:

The Sales Director will be responsible for reviewing, revising, supplementing, and executing the plan to capture program planning and administration contracts flowing from the multibillion-dollar EV and EVI investment currently being planned by the federal government.  

Responsibilities:

  • Review and, as necessary, supplement/revise the federal and 50 state go-to-market strategy for CSE’s Caret software platform and program-related services, including software-enabled program design and administration, marketing, and quantitative and qualitative program evaluation and analysis.
  • Expand and nurture senior-level relationships with entities in the EV/EVi ecosystem, including EV charging companies, OEMs, dealerships, utilities, trade associations, potential resellers and partners, other private sector stakeholders seeking to participate in the EV/EVi markets, and state and local government funding entities.
  • Achieve budgeted revenue and surplus objectives.
  • Integrate sales effort with existing business development and marketing functions.
  • Work in a fast-paced, results-oriented mission-driven environment.
  • Lead go/no go evaluation process for RFPs and, as appropriate, proposal response teams.
  • Collaborate with the general counsel’s office to lead the negotiation of major contracts.
  • Oversee management of CRM and required executive and board-level sales process reporting.
  • Engage as appropriate in public-facing presentations that drive brand, establish leadership and deepen market penetration.
  • Remain current and knowledgeable on EV and EVi market trends, changes and policies.
  • Oversee internal cross-departmental collaboration required to create and deliver compelling, domain and operating experience-infused selling initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or related field.
  • 5+ years of sales experience, preferably in related industries/fields with a proven track record of meeting sales targets for new customers and existing customer expansion.
  • 2+ years of experience in managing a sales team.
  • EV and EVi project-related experience is a plus.
  • Software sales experience is a significant plus.
  • Software-enable service sales experience is a significant plus.
  • Salesforce CRM experience preferred.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written presentation skills in both face-to-face and virtual settings.
  • Comfort with, and communication and management skills for executing in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines and active internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of EVs and EVi technology and the competitive landscape preferred.
  • Willingness/eagerness to travel for face-to-face engagement with prospects and clients.

Affirmative Action - CSE’s policy is to recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels, employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religious grooming or dress practices, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

E-Verify - CSE participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with Form I-9 information to confirm U.S. work authorization.

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San Diego, Remote CA Thu, 07 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/director-of-sales-2/
Project Manager(s) https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-managers-2/ Full-time Washington Water Trust Washington Water Trust (WWT) is a nonprofit leader in river and stream flow protection. Our mission is to protect and restore healthy rivers and streams across Washington so that fish, farms and communities can thrive for generations. We craft smart, collaborative and durable solutions to our freshwater challenges.

The WWT project team has decades of collective experience in water resource management in Washington state. WWT is a leader in water rights and water law, stream flow restoration, multi-stakeholder engagement, implementation of instream flow projects, water banking and large-scale water conservation projects.

Our project team is in a period of dynamic growth as we respond to worsening water resource shortages in watersheds across the state that are being amplified by climate change. Looking forward, WWT is seeking to grow our impact through scaled up use of traditional water transactions as well as strategic initiatives to restore flows through natural systems storage, managed aquifer recharge and use of new water sources such as recycled water. WWT values a collaborative team environment, built on respect for each other as well as the people, colleagues and communities with whom we work.

The Positions

WWT seeks a team-oriented, motivated and resilient Project Managers with a passion for rivers and streams. The Project Managers will partner with landowners, tribes, conservation districts, land trusts, as well as local, state and federal agencies to implement and fund innovative programs/projects with lasting benefits to endangered fish, streams and local economies.

We are seeking candidates who embrace a collaborative approach and hold a technical and social skill set to deliver high quality outcomes. Candidates should have an interest and enthusiasm for living and/or working in rural communities. WWT has three levels of project positions (Project Associate, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager) that are based on levels of prior work experience, education and highly specialized or unique skill sets.

While this job announcement is for Project Manager, we will consider those candidates who possess the qualifications for a Senior Project Manager. Senior Project Manager candidates will hold at least 10 years of combined professional and graduate level experience and be responsible for: independent management of a project portfolio, programmatic fund development, budget management and coordination of project teams.

Location: There are two Project Manager positions available, one each out of our Ellensburg, WA and Seattle, WA offices. Other locations within the state may be considered. The positions are full-time exempt, located in Washington state and supervised by a Program Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project Management: Manage multiple projects with attention to time management, grant/contract requirements, budget development, project metrics, team communication and timely provision of deliverables.
  • Project Development: Research water rights, local hydrology and ecological needs to strategically direct efforts, prioritize stream restoration opportunities and develop flow restoration projects.
  • Coalition/Team-building: Develop effective working relationships to build projects with water rights holders, public agencies, tribes, local governments, conservation districts, irrigation districts and salmon recovery funders in WWT’s targeted basins.
  • Outreach: Develop and implement outreach strategies based on instream flow needs.
  • Communications: Provide effective written and oral communications to diverse audiences, from highly technical to the general public.
  • Negotiation: Negotiate contracts, agreements and water transactions.
  • Monitoring: Participate in WWT compliance monitoring duties; analyze, report and track project and program outcome metrics; and coordinate with staff to maintain project database.
  • Fundraising: Work with our fundraising staff to identify and pursue new funding for projects/programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn o western water rights laws o environmental regulatory permitting o conservation markets and or easements o ArcGIS or equivalent GIS software, digital cartography, and spatial analysis o Microsoft Suite and ability to learn and use project management software (i.e. SmartSheets).
  • Demonstrated experience managing conservation projects.
  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, interpersonal.
  • Self-directed, entrepreneurial and a critical thinker, with the ability to identify and develop new opportunities for the organization with creative problem solving.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: fisheries science, watershed science, western water management, watershed-based flow restoration techniques and/or agricultural practices.

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in natural resources, or a related field is required; graduate degree or equivalent experience in natural resources or a related field is a plus.
  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a natural resource management or related field, or equivalent combination of graduate school and professional experience.

Working Conditions

  • Employees may be asked to work occasional non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends. Staff must hold a valid, insurable driver’s license/record and be willing to travel throughout Washington.
  • Currently and during this public health pandemic, our offices are open on a limited basis to those who have been fully vaccinated. For the foreseeable future, we are primarily operating from remote home offices.
  • This job requires frequent use of computers. For remote work, employees must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work during scheduled work hours.
  • We are a completely COVID-19 vaccinated staff team and would require proof of vaccination for any new hire, in order to protect the health of our WWT Team, our families and communities.

Salary and Benefits

  • WWT offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for these positions is $55-$80,000, depending on experience.
  • We also offer a generous benefits package which includes:
    • 100% paid health, vision, and dental insurance; 12 paid holidays; 3 weeks paid vacation (4 weeks after two years employment), paid sick leave and retirement contributions.
    • As allowed by the needs of WWT work responsibilities, flexibility in scheduling may be available.

To Apply

Washington Water Trust encourages people of color, those from under-resourced communities, LGBTQ+, and others with diverse perspectives and experiences to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume which addresses the skills and attributes needed for this job. Please also provide a brief technical writing sample as well as an example of a communication to a non-technical audience. Total of both examples is not to exceed 4 pages. Please note in your cover letter which office-Ellensburg or Seattle you prefer or if you are open to either location (BOTH).  

Email cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample as PDF with WWT Project Manager Application-Your Full Name-Office Location in subject line, to: 

Raquel Espinosa, Administrative and Financial Director 

Washington Water Trust 

1500 Westlake Ave N, Suite 202 

Seattle, WA 98109 

jobs@washingtonwatertrust.org 

 

Applications review to begin October 12th.  Positions are open until filled. 

We are utilizing a blind recruitment process.  All applications will have the following information redacted prior to review and selection of interview candidates: photos, applicant name, gender identity, email, address, phone number, social media/links, University or College names, school names, locations, race or ethnicity, sexuality, religion, marital status or hobbies & interests. After candidates are selected for interview, applications without redaction, will be provided to the hiring team.

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Ellensburg WA Mon, 04 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/project-managers-2/
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/