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Campaign Organizer, Impact (Multiple Locations)

Impact is a campaign team that works in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future. Our mission is to create timely, focused citizen action, energy and power – the kind it takes to make an impact on important issues – through campaigns run in targeted cities and states. We partner with Environment America, the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) and Fair Share – well-established groups with solid track records on the issues. We currently employ campaign organizers in 25 states, working on national campaigns to reduce global warming pollution, restore Clean Water Act protections to America’s streams, expand solar power in 12 states from Georgia to Maryland to Texas, and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

We’re expanding our campaign organizer team, so we’re hiring graduating seniors and recent college graduates for two-year commitments beginning in the fall of 2015. So far, Impact’s Class of 2017 is nearly full. We’ve hired more than 35 organizers in nearly 25 states to protect clean water, stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, move forward with solar energy and work on other critical issues. Because of the success of the program, we are expanding Impact next year to make an even bigger difference on some of the most critical issues our country faces.

Application Deadline:  June 28th

Apply Online

Sustainability Intern, Office of the Mayor (Newton, MA)

Newton, Massachusetts is developing a sustainability program in order to improve environmental, social and economic outcomes throughout the city. The Sustainability Department, which is in the Mayor’s Office, is offering several internships – this summer and throughout the year – to qualified graduate students who are enrolled in sustainability or environmental programs. This is an opportunity to help design and implement sustainability strategies that will have measurable results, and to get “hands- on” experience with the interplay of policy and politics at the local level.

Duties will include:

  • Identification, research, and analysis of environmental, social and economic data in order to establish key performance indicators and baselines
  • Developing data bases, information sets and other methods of storing, sorting, retrieving and analyzing relevant information
  • Creating reports, presentations, graphics and other means of conveying information to, and working with, city officials, residents, businesses, advocates and other important constituencies
  • Planning and logistics for, and participation in, workshops and meetings
  • Developing social media and other methods for communicating and engaging with stakeholders

The City seeks highly motivated candidates who have distinguished themselves by their educational achievements and experience through outstanding academic performance and leadership in a variety of extracurricular and/or community service activities.  Candidates must possess a good work ethic, be able to think creatively, solve problems as they arise, work collaboratively, take initiative, attend to details, and take responsibility for task completion. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

The internships are unpaid, however the Director will sign off on course credit or other requests of that nature.

Application Deadline:  n/a

How to apply:  Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information to Andrew Savitz, Director of Sustainability, at asavitz[at]newtonma.gov. Please also include: any experience you have had related to the list of duties, as described above; the skills experience you are interested in developing during the internship with the City of Newton; the dates and times that you are available.

The SunShot Initiative, Multiple Positions (District of Columbia, DC)

The SunShot Initiative is seeking a program manager and several technology managers in the area of systems integration of solar energy technologies into the electric power grid. SunShot’s Systems Integration team seeks to develop technologies and solutions for cost-effective, reliable, and safe integration of hundreds of gigawatts of solar energy into the U.S. electricity grid. The program manager will serve as part of the leadership team within SunShot and provide visionary leadership of the Systems Integration program, establish strategic direction and goals, provide technical, budgetary and market stewardship, and supervise a team of technical, financial, and support professionals within the program. Technology managers help guide the Systems Integration vision and provide direct input into solar energy research and development efforts.

Application Deadline:  Rolling on a bi-weekly basis

Apply Online: Program Manager | Technology Manager

Sustainability Communications Coordinator, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

The Sustainability Communications Coordinator will serve in the leadership role for communications and associated outreach activities for Appalachian’s Office of Sustainability. Position promotes Sustainability on our campus through communication of and participation in various programs that connect to our Faculty, Staff, Students, Outside Partners and the Community. Duties include serving as communications lead, program/project manager, providing consultation, counseling, performing program/project administration, conducting information research and analysis, and marketing Sustainability programs; and supervising student workers as needed.

Application Deadline:  07/06/2015

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Environmental Justice Manager, Coalition of Communities of Color (Portland, OR)

The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) seeks a new member of its team to lead its Environmental & Climate Justice Program. The program supports policies that price carbon in Oregon and provide economic and social benefit to communities of color. Specific near-term program objectives include building capacity in communities of color to advance climate solutions; reforming policy practices; shifting discourses that centralize the voices of those most impacted by environmental injustice and climate change; and strengthening relationships between environmental organizations and organizations of color. The successful candidate will be able to support the CCC’s vision of built power in communities of color to act and lead on environmental issues, and the presence of a strong social movement in Oregon for environmental and climate justice.

Application Deadline: Rolling applications

Apply by: Email  info[@]coalitioncommunitiescolor.org with a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. See here for more information.

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