Archive for September, 2012

Kenya and Tanzania
The chosen candidate will help manage field activities for a research project aimed at investigating how the common hippopotamus links ecological processes in watersheds to those in terrestrial ecosystems. The project is a collaborative effort between researchers at UC Berkeley and Princeton.
Location: Mpala Research Station, Kenya, various other remote sites in Kenya and Tanzania
Duration: 1 year
Start Date: January/February 2013 preferred
Terms: Volunteer; travel costs and basic living expenses paid; small living stipend provided
Manage project databases
Conduct vegetation surveys
Collect samples for isotopic analysis
Process soils
Process camera trap databases
Assist with animal tracking
Monitor river flow
Water chemistry analysis
Maintain project vehicles and equipment
Manage research staff
BS or higher
Experience working outdoors and in remote settings
Experience with field research is preferred
Background in science with preference given to candidates with training and interest in ecology and biogeochemistry
Candidates on trajectory toward graduate study in ecology or careers in ecological research are preferred
Send CV with GPA, 1 paragraph statement of interest, names of 3 references and their contact infomation to Douglas McCauley:dxm896@gmail.com

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Natick, MA

The Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in MetroWest. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens.
The Foundation is seeking a college intern to build our environmental program. The ideal candidate will work at our office in South Natick to develop new programs to bring together local stakeholders on regional environmental needs and challenges. The intern will work on a project to identify and create a database of all local organizations, municipal staff and community/municipal leaders, and local land protection organizations focused on protecting and advocating for local watersheds, lakes, and ponds. The intern will also help develop programs and strategies to convene local citizens and organizations to share best practices and educate the community on environmental issues.
  • Strong interest in local environmental management
  • Excellent research and database management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative thinking, collaborative spirit, attention to detail and a joy in learning and sharing!
Send cover letter and resume to info@foundationmetrowest.org

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New York City, NY

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. Reporting to the Associate Director – Planned Giving, the Development Coordinator is responsible for administrative, data-related and communications tasks for the Planned Giving and Donor Communications groups within EDF’s Development department.


  • Maintain the Development project space and disseminate Donor Communications information to staff
  • Establish systems and procedures to capture and store relevant information in an easily accessible manner
  • Train Development colleagues in the use of the project space, troubleshooting problems and serve as a resource for staff
  • Create, maintain and improve planned giving project space and donor database information
  • Create, run, and distribute reports to track and manage planned giving goals
  • Coordinate all aspects of hard copy and electronic donor mailings
  • Draft charitable gift annuity proposals, tax letters, acknowledgments and estate letters
  • Create new templates for Planned Giving donor communications
  • Produce twice annual Osprey Watch newsletter, overseeing every aspect including planning/scheduling, engaging freelance writers, reviewing and supervising draft articles and graphic design layouts, pulling mailing lists, and managing distribution
  • Track open estates to ensure timely follow-up with executors and the collection of estate gifts
  • Manage the annual report donor listing process from creation, through review, to final publication


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years work experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; demonstrated expertise in Excel required
  • Experience with fundraising databases and report-writing software strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and pgCalc planned giving software preferred
  • Crackerjack organizational skills and a can-do, self-starter attitude
  • Eagerness to work in a fast-paced work environment — and ability to get up to speed quickly, solve problems independently, and juggle multiple assignments on deadline
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Motivation to develop relationships and work collaboratively across the department and the organization
  • Experience w/ Common Ground a plus

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

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Chicago, IL

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a regional non-profit organization based in Chicago with a mission to advance energy efficiency in the Midwest to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. MEEA is a collective voice for energy efficiency at a national, regional and state level; acts as a clearinghouse to identify, evaluate and create successful programs and market assessments for the region; and fosters communication on effective energy policy. The Program Associate will be responsible for the day to day administration of MEEA’s Lights for Learning, a K-12 energy efficiency education and fundraiser program. In addition to the administration of Lights for Learning, the Program Associate will also be integral in the launch of a new Direct Install program in public schools.


  • Program Administration (50%). Monitor and report on delivery of K-12 fundraiser and education program, including reviewing subcontractor reporting and invoicing, preparing necessary monthly and annual updates and submitting of budgets, outcomes and expenses.
  • Outreach and Coordination (20%). Work on program expansion efforts including: updating program website, engaging in outreach to schools to increase participation and promote the new Direct Install program, expanding programming to other states, presenting at industry or school functions to attract new participants.
  • Provide Budgeting Support (10%). Work with the finance and accounting department to oversee specific aspects of MEEA’s program budget.
  • Program Research (10%). Research other successful K-12 energy efficiency programs and find ways to expand or augment the existing program.
  • Other (10%). Assist in MEEA’s mission through writing and presenting: managing program-related updates for the MEEA website, crafting articles for MEEA’s monthly newsletter and representing or presenting on MEEA’s programs at meetings and conferences.
  • Travel within the region to promote MEEA programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of communications, education, engineering, public administration or environmental science/studies or a related field in addition to at least two (2) years of related work experience in a professional environmentExcellent organizational, writing, communication, and public speaking skills required
  • Passion for energy efficiency and commitment to environmental issues
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of self-sufficiency and initiative while also functioning as a member of a team in a small-office environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to research and solve problems
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software suite
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Experience in K-12 curriculum or programming a plus

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@mwalliance.org with Subject: “Program Associate” by Monday, October 15, 2012. Candidates who do not submit all three items will not be considered. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples and three references. No phone calls please.

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Boston, MA

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional for a full-time position as Communications Manager. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position plans, directs and implements the Greenway Conservancy’s public relations strategies, media relations, and communications initiatives.

Taking a proactive, educational approach, this position will work with the board and senior staff to: clarify and market the role and activities of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Greenway Conservancy through unpaid media; manage all crisis communications; and, maintain positive media relations.


  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in public relations/marketing/communications field
  • BA/BS in communication, journalism, marketing or related field
  • Outstanding communication, writing, project management, analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Writing samples required for final candidates
  • Team orientated, with proven ability to collaborate to achieve defined goals
  • Experience in developing Internet-based marketing plans
  • Direct experience in managing press relations on behalf of a Massachusetts nonprofit organization, public or quasi- public agency preferred
  • Thrives in highly visible and demanding position
  • Results-oriented
  • Likes variety and frequent change
  • Interest in and familiarity with Boston civic life, politics, and history desirable
Please email a one-page cover letter and a resume to jobs@rosekennedygreenway.org with subject line “Communications Manager Application.” Each file name should include applicant’s last name.
No phone calls, please.


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Arlington, VA

At Rare(the company) we believe that people are our most important resource. Conservation ultimately comes down to people and their behaviors toward nature. For nearly four decades Rare has designed programs that benefit both people and the planet. We have been successful because of the talent that makes it all possible. We are committed to providing our employees with a unique and inspirational professional culture. We invite you to search through our open positions and join us in our quest for continued impact.

Rare is currently seeking candidates for the position of Special Events Coordinator. Rare hosts 15-20 donor cultivation and marketing events (including one to three international field visits) each year. The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for working with internal staff, volunteers, Rare donors, and external vendors to plan and conduct these events and trips. The Coordinator reports to the Individual Giving Associate of Rare’s development team.

Serve as project and on-site manager for 10-15 fundraising and marketing events of varying scope and size (10-200 guests) each year throughout the country. This includes leading all meetings, creating and managing the production calendar, and working with other Rare staff and vendors so that that deadlines for deliverables are met. Events will vary in their focus and will be variously targeted at major (Individual) donors, foundation consortiums, international conservation conferences, and promoting/marketing Rare.


  • A college degree and a minimum of two years of work experience in event planning
  • Strong record of success in current position
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized and attentive to detail; able to manage, prioritize and bring to completion multiple projects
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities and competing deadlines to ensure accuracy and high quality standards
  • Solid computer and analytical skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Results-oriented; solid work ethic
  • Strong project management skills
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus


Please include your resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Please mention how you learned of this opportunity, note your historical salary levels and you must include your expected salary for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been a visionary not-for-profit organization in the Greater Philadelphia Region since its founding in 1827. PHS organizes the annual Philadelphia International Flower, the world’s largest and longest-running indoor flower show, which brings 270,000 visitors and creates a $61 million economic impact to the city. PHS’s Philadelphia Green helps transform lives through innovative programs like City Harvest, which has grown and donated 160,000 lbs of fresh produce in four years—helping to feed 1,000 families each week of the growing season. PHS also leads Plant One Million, an ambitious program to plant one million trees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The Project Coordinator for Community Greening Stewardship Initiatives supports the stewardship and implementation of neighborhood greening projects with a heavy emphasis on engaging community in design, construction and on-going maintenance. She/he reports to the Program Manager for Community Greening and Stewardship Initiatives.


  • Strong history in community engagement with diverse populations
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in related field.
  • Degree in environmental studies, horticulture, sustainable landscape management, or related field preferred. Equivalent work experience required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
  • Excellent written, graphic, and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team player willing to help other team members when needed
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, Razor’s Edge, internet, social media and technology
  • Knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia Region is preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Send a cover letter and resume to:
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
c/o Human Resources
100 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Email: hrphs@pennhort.org

To learn more about us, visit www.phsonline.org
Please no telephone or walk-in inquires. EOE. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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