Archive for the ‘Non-Profit’ Category

Work for a green future:
APPLY NOW to be an Environment America fellow
Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates across the country with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values.
Work on critical issues:
• Clean Energy
• Global Warming
• Clean Water
• Wilderness and Wildlife Protection
• Healthy Food and Sustainable Agriculture
You can find out more about us and apply to be an Environment America fellow by visiting https://jobs.environmentamerica.org. This year, our early application deadline is February 15th.
Environment America fellows
Fellows participate in a two-year training program in environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can create long-term systemic change to protect the environment. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists, allies and affiliates in 29 states, we build environmental campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Learn by doing
• Plan and run grassroots campaigns
• Research and prepare reports to release to the public
• Coordinate and attend media events
• Attend lobby meetings with lawmakers and other decision makers
• Work with coalition partners like public health groups and other environmental groups
• Generate public support for our campaigns, such as by collecting petitions and using social media
• Organize activist events and town hall meetings
• Run citizen outreach offices by managing a team of staff and volunteers
Our early application deadline is February 15th.
Contact Alison Giest with any questions at 813-215-3604 and agiest@environmentamerica.org, who is also available to conduct informational interviews before the application deadline.
p.s. Save the Date for the February 17th Global Warming Rally in D.C. with Environment America, the Sierra Club, 350.org and many others.

Read Full Post »

Founded in 1996, Amazon Watch is a dynamic nonprofit organization that protects the rainforest and advances the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems. Amazon Watch has successfully led the way in a number of groundbreaking victories for indigenous peoples’ rights and the environment through effective campaigning, educating corporations and the public, and strengthening the capacities of indigenous committees.

We are looking for an experienced development associate who excels in database administration to join our fun-loving, hard-working and kind-hearted team. We are looking for someone who can jump right in and provide support to the staff of 14 full time persons. Attention to detail, ability to create and maintain organized and efficient systems and priority management are critical for this position. This Development Associate will be responsible for providing the strong administrative backbone needed for the organization to run effectively and achieve its goals. The successful candidate will be excited to be part of a team working towards Amazon Watch’s mission, and will be personally committed to working for environmental justice and human rights. Fluent Spanish-speakers and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Maintain a comprehensive fundraising database and files that includes accurate donor information
  • Efficiently track all communications, actions, events, and fundraising commitments for each donor in the portfolio
  • Process gifts as well as writing, managing, and tracking gift acknowledgements
  • Work closely with the rest of the development team to manage the calendar of all development activities and maximize opportunities that span multiple funding streams
  • Assist in the coordination of fundraising events
  • Assist with event logistics for house parties and our annual fall fundraising event
  • Assist with other administrative, programmatic, and development work on an as-needed basis

Required skills and experience:

  • Database management
  • Self-motivated and very organized
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Highly organized with strong time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and complete work efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in Spanish/Portuguese is a plus
  • Strong commitment to Amazon Watch’s mission

Salary: Commensurate with experience plus health, dental, chiropractic, and matching retirement plan option.

Please send resume, three references, and cover letter about why you would like to join our team and why you are the best candidate for the job to:

Paul Paz y Miño, Managing director

Amazon Watch

221 Pine St. Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94104


By email to applications@amazonwatch.org. When you submit your application via email, please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as: “Ana_Martinez_Cover_Letter.doc” and “Ana_Martinez_Resume.doc”

Read Full Post »

Herbarium Database Assistant- One year, Full-time

Job Summary: Assist with all digitization activities in the herbarium especially those associated with Digitization TCN: Collaborative: The Macrofungi Collection Consortium. Key tasks include specimen data entry, editing records, geo-referencing and digital imaging of fungal and plant specimens.

 Starting date for this position will be January 2013.

Qualifications: Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school (BA preferred); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in relational database systems (Access, MySQL, symbiota or other relational database). Experience related to museum collections preferred. Knowledge of digital photography, digital photo editing software and GIS software a plus. Must be able to work independently, possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational abilities and be detail-oriented. Proficiency with standard office equipment – Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and data entry required. Basic knowledge of scientific nomenclature and museum collections including handling specimens preferred.

Send resume and/or application to *Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your resume to hr@botanicgardens.org*. We are a nonprofit, EOE.

Read Full Post »

 The MCC has exciting news!
We now have a few new programs for 2013 and want to share these with you along with our other 2013 opportunities.
Here is a listing on what’s in store for 2013:

Training Coordinator (17 weeks)
Training Coordinator (45 weeks)
Environmental Educators (as more sites get locked it, they will then get posted on our website)
Veteran Community Leaders (an exciting new program for Maine Veterans!)
Trail Training Program
Field Team Leaders
Field Team Members
Environmental Stewards

As you know if you are interested in applying for any of the above position(s), just complete the MCC application and send it in! I will get your other documents from your previous MCC files and let you know if I need anything else!

I look forward to hearing from you!
Brenda L. Webber

Read Full Post »

Department:  Conservation, Beyond Coal Campaign
Reports To: Regional Campaign Director, Eastern Region
Context: Plans and implements the strategies and activities of the Beyond Coal Campaign at the state level in the assigned state(s).

Scope: The Campaign Representative is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of the Beyond Coal Campaign strategies and activities in New England and as assigned. Collaborates with and coordinates the Campaign’s activities with the state Chapter(s), volunteers and appropriate staffing resources. Develops strategies, implements state level work plans, communicates priorities and benchmarks, provides leadership, promotes participation and reports on campaign effectiveness. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public.
Job Activities:
1.  Plans and carries out activities for the Beyond Coal campaign. Participates in the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives, for New England. Implements the state level aspects of a strategic campaign. Collaborates with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapters, Communications Department, Organizing and Online Organizing Capacities, Political Team, Sierra Student Coalition, Sierra Club’s programs (including but not limited to Environmental Justice, Labor, Partnerships), and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a state-based campaign to move the state(s) off of coal to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
2.  Provides professional expertise, guides and supports staff and volunteers. Provides conservation training and motivation to staff and volunteers.
3.  Works to develop and ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.
4.  Coordinates media outreach activities related to the campaign/program. Serves as Sierra Club spokesperson to media outlets and promotes volunteer media exposure.
5.  Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
6.  Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies.
7.  Assists with donor communications, cultivation and solicitation under the direction of senior Coal Campaign and Advancement staff.
8.  Reports on progress toward established goals and the effectiveness of campaign strategies.
9.  Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.
10.  Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills:
– B.A./B.S. degree in an environmental or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
– At least 3 years experience in the planning and implementation of campaigns, which includes strategy, organizing, media relations and contacts with political and business leaders.
– Expert knowledge of energy solution issues. Knowledge of renewable energy industry and economics.
– Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
– Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers.
– Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and John Muir Local.
The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 6 non-exempt position.
Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
*If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the ‘Attachments’ section.
Apply Here!

Read Full Post »

Positions of interest include:
Communications Assistant, Latin America in Costa Rica
Associate, Sustainable Agriculture Network Unit, Sustainable Agriculture Division in Ghana
Certification Services Associate in Ghana
Associate, Sustainable Agriculture Network Unit, Sustainable Agriculture Division in Honduras
Associate, Sustainable Agriculture Network Unit, Sustainable Agriculture Division in Bali
Agriculture Auditing Services Associate in Bali
Project Administrator, M-REDD- Climate Program in Mexico
Productivity Associate, Coffee & Cocoa in Peru
IT Support Assistant in New York, NY
Financial Analyst in New York, NY
Systems Analyst, Evaluation & Research in New York, NY
Junior Accountant in New York, NY
Systems Analyst, RA-Cert in Richmond, VT

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. We envision a world where people and the environment prosper together.

Click here for more information and the full list of job opportunities

Read Full Post »

Various Positions, Audubon

The Audubon Society has a long list of job openings and internship opportunities located throughout the United States.
Positions of interest include:
Community Outreach fellow in Evanston, IL
Development Associate in Fort Collins, CO
Education Intern in New York, NY and Washington D.C.
Event Assistant in Audubon, PA
Farm Stewardship Intern in Dayton, OH
Naturalist Intern in Dayton, OH
Audubon’s mission is “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it. A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all- in the U.S. and Across the Americas.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »