Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.
The Senior Associate role is focused on writing proposals to national and regional foundations, as well as interim and final reports that describe the impact achieved with these awards. The Senior Associate will work closely with the Senior Manager, Foundations and program staff across the organization to translate programmatic plans into compelling funding proposals and reports that evaluate and document successes and progress towards long-term goals and objectives. The Senior Associate will report directly to the Senior Manager, Foundation Development, and will work as a member of the Development team.
This position is located in the Department of Energy and Environment’s Urban Sustainability Administration. This position will support coordination within the agency, among sister agencies, and with the private sector to advance green building and climate change programs and policies. Responsibilities will include analysis of and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and green building performance, outreach to the private sector, policy research, and support for the District’s Green Building Fund grant program and related projects.
CDP North America is seeking an individual to manage relationships with approximately 200 North American energy and utilities companies. This person will also be responsible for ensuring that company disclosures are aligned with CDP’s guidance and scoring methodologies. Excellent engagement and communication skills, as well as attention to detail, are paramount—as is the ability to understand company needs, identify opportunities, and act on this information. This individual must understand the business implications represented by climate change, and have at least some experience working in or with companies in the energy or utilities sector. Knowledge of, or interest in learning about, water-related risks specific to these companies is also important. This is not a research, analysis or writing role, although there might be limited opportunities to explore these skills in an ad hoc manner.
The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of over 570 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development during the Fellowship year and beyond.
MIT’s Climate CoLab (www.climatecolab.org) is a quickly-growing online platform where 50,000 people from around the world work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals for what to do about climate change. In 2016, the Climate CoLab is running a suite of contests on topics such as energy efficiency, transportation, adaptation, and engaging the public, as well as on specific regions around the world.
Contest Fellows are graduate students, PhD candidates or professionals with expertise in topics related to climate change; and are eager to support a diverse online community in developing new, creative solutions. They work with senior experts, explore deeply issues of interest to them, connect with relevant organizations and interested citizens internationally, and take a leadership position in this fast-growing and innovative project. This role requires a strong and ongoing commitment for the duration of the contest (a minimum of 2 hours/week between Jan – July 2016). Fellowships can be completed virtually and are unpaid.
Impact Assessment Fellows
take a leadership role in analyzing and certifying the climate impact of proposals submitted to the platform. We seek graduate students or professionals with experience in computer-based modeling and an interest in mentoring others, who can devote 5 hours per week from March to June. All Fellows will receive training. Positions can be completed virtually and are unpaid. Learn more.
| Application deadline: December 10th, 2015