Archive for September, 2011

Title: Community Energy Associate

Location: Rockland, ME

Closing date: October 7, 2011

Reports to: Suzanne Pude, Community Energy Director

The Island Institute’s Community Energy Program undertakes projects that address island and remote coastal communities’ priorities related to their energy challenges and opportunities, including energy efficiency, the evaluation of ocean renewable energy and community-owned renewable energy projects, and energy education.

The Community Energy Associate will provide technical, community outreach and administrative support to assist the Island Institute’s community partners to better understand and confront their unique energy challenges.  Through working closely with the Community Energy Director, the Community Energy Associate will implement projects in areas such as: outreach and education with coastal stakeholders on the potential impacts and benefits of offshore wind development in Maine.

Responsibilities will include: outreach and education, including developing materials and building strong working relationships with both community and energy industry partners; research, including data analysis and translation related to the evaluation of renewable energy projects; organizing, attending and reporting out on meetings; providing administrative support for internal and external initiatives; and advocacy at the state and federal level in collaboration with other staff.

The successful candidate should have a degree in environmental studies, public policy, planning, economics or a related field. Candidates should have excellent communication skills including the ability to assist with meeting facilitation, listen, write, and speak effectively, as well as the ability to process and analyze energy data. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with an excellent work ethic and time management skills. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and accessing web- based information is required.  GIS and WindPRO skills are a plus.

The Community Energy Associate will be a full-time position starting on or before November 1, 2011 with competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. Electronic application preferred. Please submit a letter of application including a resume, a writing sample, and three professional references by October 7, 2011 to:

Attn: Suzanne Pude

Community Energy Director, Island Institute

P.O. Box 648, Rockland, ME 04841


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Events of the past year have starkly revealed the limits of an outside lobbying strategy to impact climate policy in Washington. Given the changed political landscape, and with climate change impacts accelerating, we need new strategies.

C2C Fellows is a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to sustainability leadership in politics and business.

C2C Fellows will engage 300 students each year in intensive leadership training. We will challenge young people to consider: What skills and experiences are needed to become people of power, people with the ability to affect the future, within five to ten years? C2C will then support the Fellows to gain these skills. The US Constitution empowers citizens at age 25 to become members of Congress. Yet few young people even imagine pursuing this opportunity. More students have been inspired by young business entrepreneurs. Yet few develop the leadership skills needed to launch a green business.

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Switzer Grantees: Driving Positive Environmental Change

The Switzer Leadership Grant Program provides up to $40,000 in funding to selected organizations that work with a Switzer Fellow on a project aimed at improving environmental quality. Leadership Grants are designed to advance the professional leadership development of Fellows and to increase the capacity of organizations to address a critical environmental issue.

Eight Leadership Grants totaling $212,000 were awarded this past spring. The latest grantees include the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy, Global Diversity Foundation, American Rivers, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, Pinchot Institute for Conservation, USDA Forest Service, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition.

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Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.

In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2012-2013. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit http://www.greencorps.org/apply to submit your application to join the 2012-2013 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2012 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit http://www.greencorps.org or contact Aaron Myran, Green Corps Field Organizer, at aaron@greencorps.org or (617) 747-4302.

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Synopsis of Program:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 12, 2011 4:00 PM ET for receipt of paper applications, and December 12, 2011, at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding, and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships by July 30, 2012. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per academic year of support and $9,500 of support for a three-month summer internship.

Full details found here: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_gro_undergrad.html

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Corporate Accountability International is hiring for our fall internship program! We have several internships available for students who are interested in working in a campaign-oriented organization to protect the environment, public health and human rights from corporate abuse. All interns will play a key role in advancing our campaigns, including Think Outside the Bottle, Value [the] Meal, and Challenging Big Tobacco.

The Campaigns/Organizing Intern will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission by organizing activists, participating in campaign actions and providing administrative support for campaigns staff.

The Development & Membership Outreach Intern will work with our team of fundraisers and membership outreach staff as they organize and engage our members across the country in support of our campaigns.

The Online Intern will be supporting the Communications Team in updating the websites, sending online communications to members and activists. The Online Intern will also be supporting the Communications Team in implementing strategic online plans to raise public awareness for Corporate Accountability International’s campaign work.

The Recruitment Intern will assist in implementing an outreach program to identify and hire top-notch organizers, fundraisers, researchers, and administrators, from entry-level to senior staff positions. The Recruitment Intern will play a key role in the program by ensuring that all new job openings are publicized on websites and listservs to reach the best potential candidates, and by acknowledging, evaluating, and tracking all incoming job applications.

The Research Intern will support our organizers and researchers in conducting research and analysis needed to develop and implement our campaigns, particularly our Campaign Challenging Corporate Control of Water and our Campaign Challenging the Corporate Abuse of Our Food.

Complete job descriptions are at http://StopCorporateAbuse.org/Jobs

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Warren Pinnacle Consulting, Inc. is seeking an individual to assist in the running of a small environmental consulting business.  Warren Pinnacle Consulting, Inc. creates and applies environmental computer models for a variety of government and non-government environmental organizations.  Primary clients include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Wildlife Federation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, and Weston Solutions, Inc.  Areas of modeling expertise include the AQUATOX and SLAMM models.

Title:  Research Associate, (job title may be flexible depending on qualifications)

Salary Range:  $35,000 – $65,000 depending on experienceAdditional benefits include annual profit sharing, health insurance, pension plan, paid holidays, and vacation time.

Required experience:  Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or other related field is required; a master’s degree is highly desirable (or equivalent years of experience in the environmental consulting field).  Experience with computer models will be helpful.  A strong scientific background is mandatory, experience with mathematics and statistics is useful.  Technical writing skills are critical.

Job Duties:  Research associate will assist in environmental model application and results reporting.  Additional tasks include researching model parameters and model constructs.  Associate may also assist in equation formulation and coding.  Other tasks include sensitivity and uncertainty analyses, model testing, and proposal management. 

Location:  Applicant must be willing to locate in or near the Mad River Valley in Vermont for at least nine months at which point telecommuting from an off-site office may become an option depending on circumstances.

Bottom line:  This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing organization.  As such, this position has significant potential for creativity and innovative entrepreneurship.

To Apply:  Send resume and cover-letter highlighting key areas of experience via email to HYPERLINK “mailto:jobs@warrenpinnacle.com”jobs@warrenpinnacle.com

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