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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.
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Want to fight big corporations, hold elected officials accountable and protect the pocketbooks and health of Hooisers?

The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most effective grassroots environmental organization, seeks an organizer for our ground-breaking, history-making Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. This key position will help build winning campaigns to move Indiana off coal and transition to a clean energy future. The ideal candidate is creative, flexible, and has willingness to travel. In additional to shaping the grassroots organizing strategy and tactics, this person will train volunteer leaders, build relationships with allied organizations and elected officials, and design cutting edge actions. Candidates should have 1-2 years of organizing experience, and a passion for environmental, social change,corporate accountability and public health. This position is based in Indianapolis.

For more details and to apply please send a cover letter to allison.fisher@sierraclub.org.

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Central Park Conservancy Community Programs Manager
Reports to: Director of Public Programs & Visitor Services
Department: Visitor Services
Status: Exempt
Schedule: Regular weekend and evening work required as per program schedules. Schedule varies seasonally based on specific program needs.
Location: 1 East 104th Street between 5th and Madison Avenue

The Community Programs Manager, in collaboration with colleagues throughout the organization, leads the outreach, facilitation and evaluation of family and community programs in venues throughout the Park. Acting as a representative of the Conservancy to program facilitators, program partners, and the public audience, the Community Programs Manager is responsible for presenting relevant content to a variety of external audiences, cultivating relationships that support our mission and programmatic goals, and helping to build our membership base. 

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and coordinate program content, curricula, and material resources
  • Coordinate scheduling/booking of workshop leaders/artists, including managing contracts and payments
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of outreach/marketing materials, including seasonal program brochures, flyers and online promotion / listings
  • Introduction of workshop leaders / artists to program participants and ongoing assistance to facilitators throughout each program as needed, including hands-on facilitation of programs as needed
  • Evaluation of program effectiveness, tracking of participant information and program statistics, and long-term planning of public offerings that help the Conservancy reach our goals
  • Administrative tasks related to the programs, including the preparation of written material for reports and proposals to funders

Minimum Requirements

  • Understanding of Central Park’s cultural + historical significance, and a strong interest in promoting the role of the Central Park Conservancy as its caretakers
  • Is organized, motivated, a team player, and has the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • 3-5 years experience working with the public and/or in program development, facilitation and evaluation, including staff/volunteer supervision;
  • Strong desire to work with public audiences and very comfortable with public speaking;
  • Strong skills with Microsoft applications, database use, and website CMS
  • Ability to transport, set-up and break-down program materials/resources as needed (some lifting of moderately-heavy materials at times);
  • Ability to work and lead outdoor programs in variable weather conditions;
  • Ability to flex a work schedule around programs and events as needed; and
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to safely navigate busy Park paths.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external contacts in a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to transport, set-up and break-down program materials/resources as needed (some lifting of moderately-heavy materials at times)
  • Ability to work and lead outdoor programs in variable weather conditions
  • Ability to flex a work schedule around programs and events as needed

Apply on our websitehttp://www.centralparknyc.org/about/job-opportunities/

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This is an incredible opportunity to run a new Summer of Solutions or Local Initiative with Grand Aspirations next year.  If the deadline snuck up on you, you are in luck, because it has been extended to Monday, November 12th!  If you are busy organizing for the election, you’ll still have a week to get your application together after the big day.  Please see below for details on how to apply!

Also, Grand Aspirations has free one-on-one support available to young people in the Midwest working on green economy projects. I have personally worked a lot with their Midwest Regional Coordinator, Ruby Levine, and she is an amazing resource!  Learn more here: http://grandaspirations.org/midwest-support/
Here’s what running a program means:

Summer of Solutions
is a leadership development experience for young people ages 14-30 to build justicecommunitysustainability, andprosperity.

  1. Summer of Solutions programs take on a variety of projects, including but not limited to founding businesses, launching farms, running summer camps, conducting listening projects, and partnering with local residents, nonprofits, and governments.
  2. Realms of work for programs in the past have included energy efficiency, clean energy, local food, sustainable transit, green manufacturing, community empowerment, alternative education, and economic justice.
  3. All Summer of Solutions programs share a focus on empowering young people to be leaders in a just, green economy.
  4. Summer of Solutions programs take place between June and August and are usually between 7-10 weeks long. The planning process begins in late October.

Local Initiatives of Grand Aspirations are new this year.The structure of Local Initiatives is designed to provide the same support and network to year-round green economy work that Summer of Solutions get for summer-focused work.
Local Initiatives may include an element of leadership development, but do not have to.
There is a ton of room for creativity and innovation in what Local Initiatives look like! We are testing Local Initiatives as a pilot this year and we want you to join us.
More information can be found on our blog here.
To run a Summer of Solutions program or Local Initiative in the coming year, please apply by November 12th. You can apply here to run a new Summer of Solutions, join an existing Summer of Solutions, or start a new Local Initiative. There is limited funding available to pay stipends to program leaders of both Local Initiatives and Summer of Solutions programs. Contact Ruby Levine (ruby.levine@gmail.com) (or me!) with any questions.

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350.org is looking for a New Hampshire Field Organizer.   A cover letter and resume can be send to at: vanessa@betterfutureproject.org.This position runs through July 15.

350.org is taking a national leadership role to put climate and energy at the center of the political debate in 2012 through grassroots organizing, earned media and visibility actions in key states throughout the US. Concurrently, we will help build, train and resource an insurgent grassroots army of climate and energy volunteers, helping to make the growing climate movement a powerful, sustained political constituency.

 Here is what Field Organizer will be responsible for:

*Researching, developing, and implementing a grassroots climate visibility plan from now through July 15, 2012.

* Developing teams of 350.org and other climate activists and organizers throughout the state.

* Organizing regular grassroots bird-dogging, public education, accountability and media events on climate and clean energy.

* Liaising and supporting other progressive grassroots movements, and representing 350.org in partner and coalition work with them.

* Working closely with high-level partners to ensure buy-in and coordination for visibility events.

* Organizing at least one state-level grassroots leadership workshop with at least 25 attendees.

* Communicating regularly with 350.org central staff, and drafting brief weekly reports outlining that week’s activities.

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