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Solar Ambassador Program

Fellowship Description

Are you a college student passionate about renewable energy? Are you interested in taking action to put up solar in your community? If the opportunity to install a solar energy system on a nonprofit or cooperative near you sounds exciting, then RE-volv wants to help you make it happen.

The Solar Ambassador Program is a fellowship for one academic year that gives college students the opportunity to spearhead a solar project in their community using RE-volv’s innovative solar financing model. We are looking for creative, passionate, and resourceful college students who are eager to spread solar across the country.

 Deadline: February  17th, 2017


Requirements

•The team is comprised of at least 3 college students who will still be enrolled the following year
•The team completes a Team Application
•The team identifies a local nonprofit organization or worker-owned cooperative that wants to go solar through RE-volv

•The organization completes a Project Application

The teams and organizations who are most poised for success will be formally welcomed into the fellowship.


Benefits

During the academic year, RE-volv will help teams bring their solar projects to fruition. To facilitate this, each team will select one Project Lead who will be invited to an all-expense-paid Solar Ambassador Leadership Summit held in July or August in the San Francisco Bay Area. This summit will train Project Leads on solar finance and policy, crowdfunding, event planning, communications, and community engagement – all the skills needed to complete their proposed project! Every Solar Ambassador will also be provided with exclusive resources and campaign materials.

During the academic year, all team members will participate in biweekly webinars with RE-volv staff and special guests from leading environmental organizations and solar companies. Topics range from renewable energy to environmental justice, and these webinars will serve as discussion rooms for fellow Solar Ambassadors to share ideas. All Solar Ambassadors will also receive close mentoring and guidance from RE-volv staff.


Application Materials

1.  2017 Solar Ambassador Program Guidelines  – Read First

2.  2017 Solar Ambassador Application for College Students

3.  2017 Project Application for Community-Serving Organizations

Program Assistant (Boston, MA)

Organization:

Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.  Our mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Ceres is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the business, investment and advocacy communities. To advance our mission and vision, we leverage the power of our partners—leading investors, Fortune 500 companies, thought leaders and policymakers—to positively influence change. To accomplish our mission, Ceres relies on the power and expertise of the companies we engage with, the investors we bring together and the public interest groups we work with.

Program:

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value. For many companies and other water users, their water bills are so small that it hardly seems worthwhile to conserve. The result is unsustainable water use across much of our economy—from industry to agriculture to homeowners.

Ceres brings unique capital market solutions to these challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their investment decisions. By reshaping how key economic actors value water, we can turn smart water management into a business fundamental and water stewardship into an economic imperative.

We focus on three key sectors with enormous responsibility for protecting our nation’s water security— water utilities, oil and gas, and agriculture. Taken together, these sectors are responsible for more than 90% of the nation’s water consumption. By improving their water management, we can build an economy that protects freshwater for the future.

Position:

The Water Program is hiring a Program Assistant to support this thriving and growing team.  This job is an opportunity for an organized, detail-oriented, and mission-driven individual.  This is a full-time position based in Boston, MA.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide event and scheduling support to team & Program Director, including booking travel and managing calendars
  • Organize team meetings and work with Program Director on developing agendas, facilitating meetings logistics and taking notes
  • Support Ceres’ green bond initiative, including coordinating internal and external meetings and events, organizing webinars and related outreach
  • Support projects related to water infrastructure and hydraulic fracturing, specifically coordinating meetings and events, taking notes, and organizing webinars and report distribution
  • Assist with coordinating and organizing Water Program activities at Ceres Annual Conference
  • Serve as database point person for team, including updating information as directed by senior program staff
  • Perform duties such as filing, photocopying, mailing correspondence, and organizing and shipping materials
  • Process reimbursement documents for Program Director and 2 other senior staff
  • On an as needed basis, provide research and writing support to team
  • Support Program Director on planning team retreats, specifically overseeing logistics
  • Work with team and Communications to develop Water Program newsletter and update webpages
  • Support team with fundraising meetings or proposals and track deliverable activity for grant reporting

 Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferred.  Associate degree, required.
  • 1 – 3 years of work experience, required.
  • Demonstrated interested in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred.
  • Prior office experience, preferred
  • Data entry experience and familiarity with database systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and word processing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects
  • Experience managing calendars and scheduling for senior staff
  • Solid writing and research skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Able to work well independently and as a team member
  • Comfortable working with different personalities and people
  • Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment

Application Instructions:

Candidates are asked to visit the Ceres website www.ceres.org to make themselves familiar with our organization.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to careers[at]ceres.org to be considered for this position.

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

C2C Fellowship Workshops

 

Are you an undergrad or recent grad? Do you aspire to be a leader in sustainability in business and/or politics?

Bard Center for Environmental Politics   trains C2C fellows to become exactly that. They have upcoming weekend training sessions, including one close to home, at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

Students can apply now. Applications are due two weeks prior to each workshop. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Bard C2C Fellow here. Cost for the weekend trainings, including food (and lodging for those traveling more than an hour), is $30. Registration scholarships are available, and students can often apply to their student governments for travel support as well.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build your skills as a sustainability leader and build your network of others who are passionate about changing the world.

Not at Tufts? Here’s the full list of dates and locations for the training sessions across the country:

MA (Bentley University) | October 25–27, 2013
CA   (Bay Area) | November 8–10, 2013
NY   (Bard College) | February 14-16, 2014
FL    (University of Florida) | March, 2014
IL     (Moraine Valley Community College) | April, 2014

 

 

Jul 21-22: National Wildlife Federation Environmental Leadership Summit

If you’re between the ages of 16 and 28 and want to change the world so that everyone has the chance to go outside, then we have the experience for you! If you are new to Outdoor Nation and want to learn more about us, then you should register for one of the Outdoor Nation Signature Summits. If you are an Outdoor Nation alum or ready to take your leadership skills to the next level, then you should register for one of the ON-IT Summits.

Economy got you down? Bank account feeling light? No worries, we got it covered! Summits are free thanks to our sponsors. Food and lodging are totally paid for. All you have to do is register and get there!

Still not sure? Want more general information about the Summits? Check out Summit FAQs or scope out the 2011 Summits and 2010 Summit pages to get a feel for what the Summits are all about. Still have questions? Email us.

Feb 10-12: C2C Fellows Southeast Workshop (Athens, GA)

C2C Fellows is a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to sustainability leadership in politics and business. C2C Fellows engages 300 students each year in intensive, weekend leadership trainings.

Southeast Workshop
February 10th – 12th, 2012
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

APPLY NOW
The registration fee for the weekend is $30, and includes food and lodging. Students can often apply for funding to their student governments or activity boards. Scholarships are also available.

Deadline for Southeast Workshop at University of Georgia: February 1st

Upon graduation from the workshops, students join the C2C Fellows Network. The network, based at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, provides C2C Fellows with an ongoing community: updates, web-based events, career counseling, a social network of like-minded leaders, and ongoing “second-stage” educational opportunities. C2C Fellows are also eligible to apply to become C2C Scholars—funded graduate school students in our M.S. in climate science and policy, in Bard’s M.B.A. in Sustainability; or the dual degree program M.S./M.B.A.

C2C stands for Campus to Congress, to Capitol, to City Hall, and also for Campus to Corporation. C2C stands for young people gaining control of their future. C2C Fellows is the power network for young people with the wisdom, ambition, talent, and grace to change the future.

Read about C2C Fellows and leading for a sustainable future in Grist!

$1,000 C2C Follow-On Scholarships
We are pleased to announce that two graduates of our 2011-12 workshops will receive $1,000 scholarships to attend follow-on, multi-day leadership trainings. The first, through Starting Bloc, is focused on how to start a green business. The second, through Wellstone Action, walks you through how to run your own political campaign.

In April 2012, C2C will establish an application process for these two incredible opportunities!

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