Tag Archives: climate change

Environmental Analyst, Boston Department of Public Health (Boston, MA)

The project coordinator will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day activities for the Climate Change Adaptation project under a US CDC cooperative agreement. He/she will be responsible for working with the Chief of Air Toxics in the Environmental Toxicology Program in the Bureau of Environmental Health, and others to implement all aspects of the CDC climate change adaptation project. This will include coordination and implementation of CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework to evaluate climate change health impacts of greatest concern in Massachusetts that can be integrated into adaptation plans by local health departments in the Commonwealth. Learn more/apply.

Int’l Forestry and Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank (Phillipines)

Term: 8 months, with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding availability; Experience level: At least 5 years of experience in climate change focusing on REDD+ and sustainable forest management; Special requirement: In-depth knowledge of REDD+ frameworks, programs, policies, and standard. Learn more.

Manager for Forests and Climate Change, World Wildlife Fund (Washington, D.C.)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Manager for Forest & Climate Change. Under the supervision of the Director, the Knowledge Sharing & Learning (KS&L) Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the Forest and Climate Programme’s (FCP) KS&L strategy and work plans, ensuring that these align with and support the FCP’s overarching strategy and learning framework in ways that influence REDD+ policy, finance and implementation. Learn more.

Climate Protection Action Committee (Cambridge, MA)

The City of Cambridge is seeking candidates to fill three vacancies on the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC), the advisory committee to the City Manager on climate change planning and implementation. 

The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the universities, the business community, and community organizations, advises the City on climate change policy and implementation.


Cambridge has been working on climate change action since 1999. A Climate Protection Plan was adopted in 2002 by the City Council with an initial target year of 2010 for greenhouse gas emission reductions. The committee is currently working on implementing new goals and objectives, identifying effective strategies, policies, and programs; and developing metrics. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and and preparing for climate change will require concerted action by the entire community, and the committee is an important element of the effort to help residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations incorporate energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other measures into their homes and work places as well as to prepare for climate change impacts.


The committee generally meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway. Any Cambridge resident or representative of a business, institution, or organization based in Cambridge who would like to work to address climate change is welcome to apply.
To apply, send a letter before October 22, 2013 describing your interest and your background to jbolduc@cambridgema.gov or to John Bolduc, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Environmental Scientist, Center for Enviromental Policy (Bard College)

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy has an opening for a visiting Environmental Scientist to teach an annual fall semester course in climate and climate change science in our MS in Climate Science and Policy Program.

 

Learn more about the program.

 

Apply now.

Nonprofit Leadership (Marin SEL) Fellow – Strategic Energy Innovations (San Rafael, CA)

Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is seeking a dedicated individual, passionate about working in the non-profit sector, to provide a year of service as a full-time, paid fellow for a cutting edge organization focused on designing innovative solutions to address community climate, energy and resource efficiency goals.

SEI’s Nonprofit Leadership Fellow will have the opportunity to work directly with our Executive Director, in addition working in one or more of our primary program areas (Eco-Smart Education, Green Housing, and Sustainable Communities,) depending on candidate background/ interests and our need for project development and support.  This is a full-time (approximately 12-month) paid position, based out of our San Rafael, Marin County Office.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the intended mid-year start date (exact dates to be negotiated.)  This position offers exceptional training and professional development and exposure in the areas of climate/energy sustainability and non-profit fundraising/ management.

Support Areas and Associated Responsibilities

This fellow will work on planning and implementing cutting edge resource efficiency programs, with exposure to key components of program design, promotion/ fundraising, implementation, reporting and evaluation:

  • Marin School of Environmental Leadership – Approximately half of the fellow’s focus will support our work on MarinSEL (www.MarinSEL.org).  This new “school within a school” combines the breadth and diversity of public education with the depth and integrated learning of project-based education.  At MarinSEL, teachers guide students through inquiry-based projects where they apply theories from multiple disciplines to address real world environmental and social issues.  Rigorous academics are united with field-based opportunities and service to community, building leadership skills as students become stewards of their environment.  The fellow will support the Executive Director in overall management of this innovative program, working with teachers, students, and volunteers to ensure success.
  • Climate/ Energy Program Support – Depending on interest and experience, a portion of the fellow’s time will be spent in direct support of one of our many programs in the areas of eco-education and curriculum development, green housing, and sustainable communities.
  • Proposal Support – A portion of the fellow’s focus will entail working across SEI Directors and Managers to write grant applications to fund our work.
  • Special Project Support – Under the direction of SEI’s Executive Director, the fellow will devote the balance of hours to help plan for and implement new and innovative programs that expand our team’s collective body of work and measurable impact.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate is highly skilled working across the Microsoft suite of office automation software (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).  Qualified candidates will also evidence strong quantitative, written and verbal communication skills, in addition to the following:

  • Experience working with children, ideally in a group setting
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and appropriately discipline youth
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Background and familiarity in basic energy efficiency concepts and conservation practices
  • Experience in marketing and/or community outreach
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong creative thinking skills
  • Ability to research, organize, and synthesize information

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong analytic skills, experience with Excel (building spreadsheets, formulas and data manipulation,) math or science background
  • Basic knowledge of core energy efficiency and building science concepts
  • Prior energy, climate change work experience
  • Working knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions related activities and current policies and programs
  • Understanding of financial analysis or modeling
  • Marketing/community outreach experience
  • Web/Video Experience

Compensation

This position offers a stipend at a rate equivalent to the range of $17,500 – $21,000 over a 12-month period, based on candidate qualifications and prorated based on availability.   Beyond monetary compensation, this fellowship affords the candidate significant technical skill and non-profit leadership skills development, fieldwork and networking opportunities.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Community and Partnership Manager – Climate CoLab (Cambridge, MA)

The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. The Community and Partnership Manager will build and sustain the on-line community as a key enabler of the project’s overall research mission; establish relationships with partner organizations and maintain existing relationships; work closely with multiple Climate CoLab contests and volunteers who run them; monitor and evaluate community growth and assess which community approaches lead to development of more effective solutions; coordinate with and contribute to social science experiments which will be a key part of the project; create and implement community engagement and partnership development plan; manage existing network of partners/volunteers and the online community; undertake initial web and email outreach to prospective partners/new members; collaborate with other key groups; and coordinate with and contribute to the research team undertaking social science observation and experimentation.

REQUIREMENTS: an undergraduate degree (advanced degree preferred) and experience building successful on-line communities and/or successful organizational relationships. Five years of experience in marketing, management of on-line communities, or social media is preferred. Enthusiasm for and commitment to addressing climate change is highly desirable, as is knowledge of or experience with collective intelligence/crowdsourcing initiatives. Must possess outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently as part of a cross-disciplinary team that includes faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to work virtually across geographic distances.

This is a one year appointment with possibility of extension. Flexible hours/part-time appointment possible. For more information, click here.

National Climate Seminar – Bard CEP

Join the Bard Center for Environmental Policy the first and third Wednesday of each month at noon eastern to hear climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest climate change issues.

Climate Seminar calls are held via conference call (Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385) and professors can assign the half-hour calls to their students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Have questions for the speakers? Email them beforehand or during the call to climate@bard.edu. All calls are available as podcasts, 24 hours after the event.

In case you haven’t seen it, a new World Bank study confirms that we are on track for 750 ppm by 2100– or sooner– and a 4° C hotter world. Next Wednesday, February 6, at noon eastern, NRDC’s Daniel Lashof will talk about how to address the issue, focusing in particular on “Using the Clean Air act to Sharply Reduce Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants”. One of Dan’s key messages is that this won’t happen without pressure from climate activists.

Other speakers this semester will include Mike Tidwell on Cutting Carbon at Power Plants, Brenda Ekwurzel on After Sandy, What Next?, Mark Reynolds on Lobbyists for Climate Action, Katharine Wilkinson on Between God and Green, Bill McKibben on Corruption, Democracy, Climate, and Manuel Pastor and James Boyce on Co-benefits and Climate Justice.

For more information, click here.

Clinton Global Initiative University (April 5 – 7) – St. Louis, MO

The application deadline is today, January 30.

The sixth annual meeting of CGI U will take place from April 5 – 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, bringing together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting will bring together student leaders, NGO representatives, topic experts, and celebrities to brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and develop their action plans for the months ahead. Join President Clinton, Jack Dorsey, Salman Khan, and many other to-be-announced innovators and entrepreneurs.

More than $400,000 in funding for select attendees is now available. The Resolution Project will provide $100,000 total to the winners of a social venture competition on-site. The CGI University Network will provide more than $300,000 total to student attendees from member universities. To be eligible for funding, students must first apply online to attend CGI U.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Sustainability Capacity-Building Internship – Second Nature (Boston, MA)

Apply at: careers@secondnature.org by January 25, 2013

Second Nature is seeking applications for an intern to join the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Program Team to assist on projects that aim to advance climate leadership and sustainability education initiatives at colleges and universities across the country.  The Sustainability Capacity-Building Intern will work on a variety of activities to advance the goals of the ACUPCC and other Second Nature initiatives related to education, green building, greenhouse gas reporting, and climate action planning.  These program activities may include analysis of energy and climate data, outreach support to signatory institutions, blogging, social media management, and webinar development. The Intern will also focus on supporting special programs with minority-serving institutions, climate adaptation and resiliency, and select fundraising activities.

Position Details: This position requires a 6-month working presence in the Second Nature office in downtown Boston during working hours (9am-5pm), beginning late January or early February 2013. Candidates will work 20-30 hours/week with flexibility around holidays and academic calendars. This is a competitively paid internship.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position and qualifications to careers@secondnature.org. Applicants should include the names and contact information of two references in their resume and explain their work availability (see position details).

For more information, click here.