Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings within the Meridian Institute Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Meridian Institute has two offices (Washington DC and Dillon, CO). We currently anticipate the 2013 Fellows to be based in the Washington DC office, but will consider applicants for either location.

An announcement about the position and instructions for how to apply is attached and available here. The deadline to submit applications is 10 pm EST on February 15, 2013

Meridian Institute professionals combine extensive experience in collaborative process design, deep substantive knowledge, and proven mediation skills to help people engaged in society’s toughest issues solve problems and make informed decisions. At Meridian, we design collaborative approaches that bring together people who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution.

Meridian selects new Fellows for the program on an annual basis and offers significant personal and professional development opportunities.  Fellows will provide research, writing, logistical and other types of support for projects focusing on a wide variety of challenging substantive issue areas, such as agriculture and food security; climate change and energy; environment and natural resources; global stability and security; health; sustainability and resilience; and science and technology. 

Questions about the Fellowship or application process can be sent to apply@merid.org. For more information about the Meridian Institute, please visit www.merid.org.

Equal Opportunity Meridian Institute welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, or ancestry.


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The National Wildlife Foundation is currently seeking a Climate and Energy Coordinator to educate and mobilize the public and policy makers to transition Maryland to a clean energy economy in order to combat the threats of climate change to human health, the environment, wildlife, and our economy. This position will be responsible for coordinating campaign activities on multiple levels with numerous individuals in various organizations and locations.


  • Develop a broad understanding of the activities and accomplishments of the Coalition with the goal of enhancing collaboration among members and raising awareness of activities throughout the state.
  • Coordinate activities within the Coalition including setting agendas, organizing logistics, managing listservs, and ensuring cross-organization collaboration.
  • Convene and facilitate Coalition calls and meetings.
  • Work with the Steering Committee to develop and implement policy priorities, campaign plan(s), and tactics.
  • Support the work of the Coalition to educate, engage and organize key constituencies around priority energy and climate issues and positions.
  • Assist with the planning of and participate in Coalition events.
  • Ensure the Coalition navigates an efficient, productive strategic planning process that outlines near-term and long-term planning.
  • Track progress toward grant deliverables and develop/monitor reporting and accountability systems as needed within the coalition.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting, budget management/maintaining financial records, and execution of contracts.
  • Manage the Coalition’s web outreach including monitoring and producing content to keep the Coalition’s website(s) up to date, writing blogs, and promoting our work via Facebook, Twitter and other social media systems.
  • Collaborate with communications staff to ensure consistent Coalition messaging and to package campaign stories/ information into effective media and outreach materials as needed.
  • Compile and provide a ‘library’ of information/ materials/ links readily accessible to the Coalition.
  • Support the policy and grassroots subcommittees of the Coalition by conducting research/analysis, writing, and policy document review on energy and climate policy topics as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural or environmental resources or other related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience.
  • Experience in organizing a network or coalition around a specific campaign.
  • Experienced in facilitation of various job duties.
  • Experience with clean energy and/or climate policy a plus.
  • Work history that reflects advancement in responsibility as well as experience in developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, media outreach, and environmental advocacy desirable.
  • Familiarity with Maryland and knowledge of regional demographics and politics desirable.


  • Excellent written and verbal as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining focus on the “big picture.”
  • Extremely well organized with great attention to detail.
  • Must be a self starter with a high degree of initiative.
  • Must be adept and comfortable with managing diverse group dynamics.
  • Ability to coordinate various levels of staff activities to meet program goals.
  • Proficiency in social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and skilled in html code preferred.
  • National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF offers an excellent benefits package. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter to: http://www.nwf.org/About/Jobs-at-NWF.aspx

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Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is dedicated to the promotion of energy efficiency, green building and environmental protection in the United States and abroad. Our activities include technical and market research, educational outreach, and the crafting of building codes and other policy and program initiatives. Much of IMT’s work addresses market failures that inhibit investment in efficiency and green buildings. IMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Washington, DC. IMT is seeking a Program Associate to work on various policy and technical projects with IMT’s Program Directors and Managers.


  • Conduct research and analysis in support of IMT programs
  • Model the economic and energy impact of building energy performance policies
  • Co-author documents, including research papers, articles, letters, proposals, and fact sheets

Required education, experience and skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, economics, finance, business or related field preferred
  • 1-5 years of post-college work experience
  • Experience with policy analysis and/or economic forecasting
  • Familiarity with energy data such as EIA data sets
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work on a diverse range of projects with diverse teams of policymakers, architects, engineers, economists, attorneys and industry professionals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Interest in energy efficiency, green buildings, and related policy issues.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements tojobs@imt.org by 12/21/12. Please write “Program Associate” in the subject line.

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The program, based at Johns Hopkins University’s Washington, DC Center, prepares the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable energy systems. Students must complete nine courses and a capstone project for the degree. Core coursework includes: Energy Production Technologies; Science of Climate Change and Its Impacts; Climate Change Policy Analysis; and Carbon Management and Finance. Students also choose five electives from a variety of energy and climate topics that give them the technical and management skills needed to become highly competent and ethical professionals capable of leading societal responses to the challenges of a changing climate.

For more information, visit http://energy.jhu.edu or contact the Associate Direct, Will Burns at wburns@jhu.edu or 202-663-5976.

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Facilities Management, an organization that employs over 800 employees including service, maintenance, skilled crafts, administrative, and professional staff, seeks to hire an Analyst to work in the Energy & Utilities Department. This is an entry level position with potential opportunities for advancement. Incumbent facilitates the timely review, analysis, payment, and entry into the campus’s Energy Management Software of most third party utility invoices. Runs various reports to identify account inconsistencies and abnormal utility usage patterns and troubleshoots issues with the appropriate departments to resolve. Reviews data in the State of Maryland’s EnergyCAP database to ensure accuracy and consistency with UMCP’s energy database. Works with the campus Office of Sustainability to provide annual consumption data for GHG Inventory collection. Runs other analysis reports as requested by supervisor. Serves as main liaison between departments regarding inquiries and resolving billing discrepancies with utility vendors. Provides training and support to auxiliary departments for viewing their utility bills, running usage reports in the energy database, and understanding usage patterns.

Full job details can be found here: https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=168696

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The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) is now seeking applications for the 2012 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (C2B2/NSF REU)! Spend your summer researching renewable fuels, chemicals, and products in Colorado.

 Please see the C2B2/NSF REU Brochure for details and visit www.C2B2web.org for application requirements.

Completed applications must be received as of February 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

Questions? E-mail C2B2@colorado.edu or call 303.735.2503.

C2B2 is a collaboration among the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  We expect another great summer for bioenergy research in Colorado this summer 2012! Please contact me directly if you would prefer to recommend another point of contact at your university for future C2B2 communications.

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By locally building wind turbines, WINDAID provide clean and affordable electricity for communities in Peru who have no access to electricity.  They are based in Trujillo, North Peru, and together with volunteers build 2.5 kW wind turbines for small communities that are part of some 7 million people living in Peru with no access to electricity. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the life and cultures in Peru and get to fully manufacture, assemble and install a wind turbine that is then given to a community or school which needs it most.

Participants do not need any pre-requisite skills or knowledge of wind turbines.  Practical experience with resin composites, carbon fiber, steel structure, electrical systems, aerodynamics, and many other disciplines are involved in the program.

The dates for upcoming projects are:

2011 (5 week program)

7th November – 9th December (limited space)


2012 (Please note that there are now 1, 2, and 4 week programs.)

1st Jan – 13th Jan (limited space)

25th Jan – 17th Feb (limited space)

18th Mar – 24th Mar (limited space)

25th Mar – 31st Mar (limited space)

9th Apr – 4th May (open)

21st May – 15th June (limited space)

30th Jul – 24th Aug (limited space)

4th Sep – 28th Sep (open)

8th Oct – 2nd Nov (open)

12th Nov – 7th Dec (open)

Our website is www.windaid.org, or please visit our Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/windaid.org) and take a look at photos of our past projects.



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