Environmental Services

River Network

Job Opportunity: 
Vice President of National Operations
Summary: 
The Vice President of National Operations will have broad leadership responsibilities and will serve as a strategic partner to a talented team of program directors and the larger staff. This is both a financial management position and an internal leadership position to allow the President/CEO to focus on longer range planning and external duties.
Responsibilities Include: 

Financial planning and management
  • Serve as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the financial affairs of the organization.
  • Interpret our financial situation and help board and staff make effective and insightful decisions about how to best allocate resources and preserve financial strength.
  • Develop and maintain the annual budget, cash flow forecast, and financial statements.
  • Lead continuous improvement in grants management and accounting systems.
  • Manage financial reporting to a wide array of foundation, corporate and government funders.
  • Ensure work with Congress and agencies complies with all applicable laws and policies.
  • Oversee the annual audit and maintain thorough knowledge of GAAP as it applies to nonprofit organizations.
  • Deploy as needed expertise of financial consultants for duties described above.
Human Resources
  • Help staff manage workload, develop rewarding careers, and find joy in the workplace.
  • Supervise staff recruitment, orientation and retention, annual performance evaluations, compensation and fringe benefits issues, and staff development.
Program Strategy
  • Work as part of a team as a facilitator, architect and strategist to develop and oversee the annual organization-wide work plan to achieve ambitious five-year goals for building grassroots strength, protecting habitat, ensuring public health, and addressing climate change.
  • Supervise and support the directors of the National Education & Outreach Program and Field Mobilization Program to serve and grow our constituency, promote learning throughout the network, build organizational capacity and mobilize campaigns.
Information Technology
  • Oversee strategies to optimize information technology to best serve the River Network board, staff, Partners and larger network.
Management
  • Serve as a key member of the River Network Senior Management Team.
  • Interact regularly in cross-organizational teams and special projects.
  • Recruit, manage and mentor a team of specialists to support the development and execution of the program strategy.
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish and monitor priorities, and conduct annual performance appraisals.
  • Promote a culture of respect, performance, continuous learning and a commitment to the individual.
Board
  • Attend all board meetings.
  • Staff the board Finance Committee and liaison to Program Committee
  • Act as backup for President/CEO as needed.
Qualifications Include: 
  • Seasoned leader with a passion for environmental protection and proven record of results.
  • At least 10 years’ progressive leadership experience with solid grounding in accounting and financial management.
  • Deep understanding of the financial and legal issues facing 501c3 and 501c4 organizations.
  • Solid experience in grant administration.
  • Experienced in social change and advocacy organizations.
  • High level of integrity and responsibility; commitment to values of mutual respect and collaboration, team work, diversity and support for the individual.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and management skills.
  • Program design experience highly desirable.
  • Human resources management and Information Technology experience highly desirable.
  • MBA or equivalent experience.
Salary Notes: 
Not Specified
Deadline: 
01/15/2010 (All day)
Deadline Notes: 
Search will remain open until the position is filled.
To Apply: 
To apply, please submit your resume and a letter showing your passion for the mission of River Network to River Network, Att: VP Search, 520 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1130, Portland, OR 97204 or application@rivernetwork.org.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Job Opportunity: 
Climate Adaptation Coordinator
Summary: 
The Climate Adaptation Coordinator is a full time position based at the Bronx Zoo, the New York headquarters of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). WCS, an international conservation organization, seeks candidates interested in applying their analytical and strategic skills to advancing the cause of conservation of wildlife and wild places.
Responsibilities Include: 

Climate Change Adaptation Technical Direction
  • Help WCS field staff assess the likely future impacts of climate change on WCS priority conservation sites and species using best available climate models and other data.
  • Work with science and conservation staff from global and field programs to identify and gather information, data and other relevant resources, to help field programs build the changing global climate into program planning and development, and integrate climate change adaptation strategies into their activities.
Climate Change and Policy
  • Work with WCS field staff to evaluate and document the role of protected areas and other conservation measures as a climate change adaptation strategy for humans and wildlife (for example, in terms of reducing vulnerability of natural-resource dependent communities, enhancing water availability, supporting agricultural resilience).
  • Work with WCS policy staff to assess lessons learned from WCS field projects and disseminate results to policy makers.
  • Represent WCS as needed in climate change adaptation discussions at UNFCCC, CBD, World Bank and with other partners to reinforce policy and financial support for climate adaptation for wildlife and ecosystem-based adaptation.
Program Development
  • Help raise funds for WCS climate adaptation programs and ecosystem-based adaptation strategies.
  • Develop and guide WCS priorities for future climate adaptation activities and strategies.
  • Communities to inform the Suburbs Alliance agenda;
Qualifications Include: 
Advanced degree in landscape ecology, climate change ecology, modeling climate impacts on natural systems, conservation biology or related field Familiarity with Geographic Information skills (spatial analysis, environmental remote sensing). Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Experience implementing strategic initiatives across a global organization. Demonstrated ability to thrive in an organization characterized by a highly educated and mission-driven workforce. Demonstrated ability to produce concise written summaries of analytical findings.
Salary Notes: 
Not Specified
Deadline: 
01/31/2010 (All day)
Deadline Notes: 
Not Specified (Posted January 2010)
To Apply: 
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply by sending an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three referees to recruitment@wcs.org, and Pamela Watim (pwatim@wcs.org).

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund

Job Opportunity: 
Western MI Program Director
Summary: 
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking n experienced campaign organizer to direct our Grand Rapids MI office and engage citizens in Western Michigan in support of our programs and priorities. Clean Water Action is a national citizens' organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work.
Responsibilities Include: 
  • Coordinate multiple public education and political campaigns
  • Develop relationships with community leaders and key funders
  • Recruit, sustain and manage volunteers and interns, with a focus primarily on field work and non-partisan voter engagement and education.
  • Plan and implement winning grassroots strategies
  • Build and strengthen progressive networks and coalitions
  • Effectively initiate earned media, internet and other communications
  • Raise funds from foundations and individual donors.
Qualifications Include: 
  • Successful professional or volunteer experience organizing on progressive issues
  • Fundraising experience
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and experience working with computers and doing online communications
  • Commitment to working with diverse people
  • Commitment to non-partisan field work
  • Ability to successfully network with individuals and organizations
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently on multiple projects
  • Ability to develop and implement earned media strategies
  • Willingness to travel within Michigan
  • Willingness to work weekday evenings and weekends as needed
Salary Notes: 
Not Specified
Deadline: 
01/31/2010 (All day)
Deadline Notes: 
Or until position is filled
To Apply: 
Email your resume to Cyndi Roper at croper@cleanwater.org. Internal candidates please apply through your supervisor.

Faith in Place

Job Opportunity: 
Assistant Director
Summary: 
The Assistant Director at Faith in Place works closely with the Executive Director on all matters of business of the organization. S/he will have significant but not exclusive responsibility for development, including cultivation of individual and foundation support, organization of development events, and grant writing and reporting. S/he will also have supervisory responsibility for some staff, and will support the Executive Director in the overall operation of outreach, service to congregations, staff supervision, organizational management and board relations. We are looking for a creative, experienced non-profit executive and who has a strong interest in the links between the teachings of faith and caring for the Earth, and a genuine enthusiasm for development.
Responsibilities Include: 
  • Understand the programs of Faith in Place fully, and provide some ongoing direct program service to congregations, to insure a complete understanding of that work;
  • Cultivate individual donors on an ongoing basis, including an average of one individual donor contact per week;
  • Continually prospect for new corporate and foundation support and incorporate new relationships onto the development calendar;
  • Oversee the Harvest Celebration, our annual fundraiser, and an additional individual donor event each year;
  • Track each active foundation grant, and create lively and accurate proposals and reports for foundation support;
  • Prepare annual appeal letters (one to individuals and one to congregations) with compelling case statements from existing donors and program participants, and incorporate sound development content into newsletters and other promotional material;
  • Work with the Executive Director with the Development Committee and Board, attending both quarterly meetings;
  • Serve as a media contact and respond to press inquiries on environmental issues;
  • Supervise some staff.
Qualifications Include: 
  • Strong connections and knowledge of a particular faith tradition;
  • Openness to people of all faiths (familiarity with different faith traditions a plus)
  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in religious studies, environmental studies, or related field required, Master’s Degree or Seminary education preferred
  • Five years experience in organizing, education, and development with faith-based organizations or other non-profit organization
  • A gift for educating and inspiring people to make changes for the good of others
  • Interest in all aspects of environmental stewardship for religious congregations
  • A valid Illinois driver’s license and safe driving record
Salary Range:  
$54,000
 - 
$58,000
Deadline: 
01/25/2010 (All day)
To Apply: 
Send resume and cover letter via email to clare@faithinplace.org

Faith in Place

Job Opportunity: 
Assistant Director
Summary: 
The Assistant Director at Faith in Place works closely with the Executive Director on all matters of business of the organization. S/he will have significant but not exclusive responsibility for development, including cultivation of individual and foundation support, organization of development events, and grant writing and reporting. S/he will also have supervisory responsibility for some staff, and will support the Executive Director in the overall operation of outreach, service to congregations, staff supervision, organizational management and board relations. We are looking for a creative, experienced non-profit executive and who has a strong interest in the links between the teachings of faith and caring for the Earth, and a genuine enthusiasm for development.
Responsibilities Include: 
  • Understand the programs of Faith in Place fully, and provide some ongoing direct program service to congregations, to insure a complete understanding of that work;
  • Cultivate individual donors on an ongoing basis, including an average of one individual donor contact per week;
  • Continually prospect for new corporate and foundation support and incorporate new relationships onto the development calendar;
  • Oversee the Harvest Celebration, our annual fundraiser, and an additional individual donor event each year;
  • Track each active foundation grant, and create lively and accurate proposals and reports for foundation support;
  • Prepare annual appeal letters (one to individuals and one to congregations) with compelling case statements from existing donors and program participants, and incorporate sound development content into newsletters and other promotional material;
  • Work with the Executive Director with the Development Committee and Board, attending both quarterly meetings;
  • Serve as a media contact and respond to press inquiries on environmental issues;
  • Supervise some staff.
Qualifications Include: 
  • Strong connections and knowledge of a particular faith tradition;
  • Openness to people of all faiths (familiarity with different faith traditions a plus)
  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in religious studies, environmental studies, or related field required, Master’s Degree or Seminary education preferred
  • Five years experience in organizing, education, and development with faith-based organizations or other non-profit organization
  • A gift for educating and inspiring people to make changes for the good of others
  • Interest in all aspects of environmental stewardship for religious congregations
  • A valid Illinois driver’s license and safe driving record
Salary Range:  
$54,000
 - 
$58,000
Deadline: 
01/25/2010 (All day)
To Apply: 
Send resume and cover letter via email to: clare@faithinplace.org

ACRT Inc.

Job Opportunity: 
Work Planner
Summary: 
ACRT Inc. is currently seeking energetic entry-level and experienced professionals who enjoy working outdoors. Our field positions are ideal for entry-level professionals with an educational background in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, conservation or related disciplines and seasoned professionals with experience in these fields and line of work.
Responsibilities Include: 
Our Foresters perform tree identification, inspection, and evaluation along utility transmission right-of-ways; Submit inspection results to clients with recommendations; Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned tree clearance crews; Identify hazard trees, assign herbicide applications, estimate growth rates; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues; Provide notification to client customers of scheduled tree/brush removal and resolve customer issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers; Educate customers on the importance and benefits of line clearance operations.
Qualifications Include: 
Degree or experience in Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Natural Resources, or related; Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rates; ISA Certification and vegetation management experience a plus, but not required; Ability to work independently; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Valid Driver License
Salary Notes: 
Not Specified
Deadline: 
02/28/2010 (All day)
Deadline Notes: 
Not Specified (Posted January 2010)
To Apply: 
Please go to the website http://www.acrtinc.com/hr_careers.php! And apply on-line.
Disclosure: 
ACRT Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Employee Owned

ACRT Inc.

Job Opportunity: 
Forester-Utility Vegetation Manager
Summary: 
ACRT Inc. is currently seeking energetic entry-level and experienced professionals who enjoy working outdoors. Our field positions are ideal for entry-level professionals with an educational background in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, conservation or related disciplines and seasoned professionals with experience in these fields and line of work.
Responsibilities Include: 
Our Foresters perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines; Submit inspection results to clients with recommendations; Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned tree clearance crews; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers.
Qualifications Include: 
2-4 Degree or experience in Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Natural Resources, or related fields; Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rates; ISA Certification and vegetation management experience a plus, but not required; Ability to work independently; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Valid Driver License
Salary Notes: 
Not Specified
Deadline: 
02/28/2010 (All day)
Deadline Notes: 
Not Specified (Posted January 2010)
To Apply: 
Please go to the website http://www.acrtinc.com/hr_careers.php! And apply on-line.
Disclosure: 
ACRT Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Employee Owned

Earthscapes, Inc.

Job Opportunity: 
Commercial Landscape Superintendent
Summary: 
Earthscapes, Inc. is looking for a Commercial Landscape Superintendent & Foreman.
Qualifications Include: 
Must have experience with irrigation troubleshooting & maintenance, will oversee multiple maintenance crews and ability to obtain irrigation auditor cert. Foreman must have experience installing commercial landscape irrigation & plant material, read blue prints and lead crews of all sizes.
Salary Notes: 
We offer competitive wages, a benefit program that includes health insurance, paid holidays and a paid vacation plan.
Deadline: 
02/28/2010 (All day)
Deadline Notes: 
Not Specified (Posted January 2010)
To Apply: 

Apply at 4640 E. Cotton Gin Loop
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(Office/Fax) 602-244-9452
or send your resume to info@haydonbc.com
Disclosure: 
Earthscapes, Inc. Drug Free Workplace & EOE

Forms+Surfaces

Job Opportunity: 
Director of Sustainability
Summary: 
The Director of Sustainability plays a key role within the company’s management team, providing both strategic leadership and hands-on, tactical direction to the company’s global sustainability efforts
Responsibilities Include: 
Possessing the knowledge, skills, and motivation to manage sustainability as a core value of the F+S community, the Director of Sustainability 1) works closely with employees and management teams to ensure that environmental stewardship is integrated and aligned with the company’s business objectives; 2) develops programs to help employees, work groups and vendors reduce the company’s environmental impact; 3) leads company-wide efforts to position F+S as a sustainability leader in the global A&D community; and 4) oversees development and execution of sustainability-related initiatives to fully leverage the company’s successes in sustainable design and social responsibility.
Qualifications Include: 
  • BS degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Industrial Ecology, Engineering or a related field
  • LEED AP certification preferred
  • Five or more years' professional experience in corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility, supply chain management, project management with a sustainability focus, and/or green building.
  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing operations, environmental health and safety, and environmental regulatory compliance.
  • In-depth experience in at least one environmental sub-field such as carbon accounting, life cycle assessment, or sustainable materials and waste minimization/management programs.
  • Familiarity with domestic and international regulations and guidelines pertaining to climate change, air quality, waste management, water conservation, energy efficiency and green building.
  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills. Able to work with complexity and ambiguity, synthesize information rapidly, and balance shifting and competing priorities in a dynamic, entrepreneurial business environment.
  • Superior presentation and written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to readily adapt communications to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Collaborative team-player. Able to accommodate multiple perspectives and work with others to create innovative solutions to challenging problems.
  • Highly motivated self-starter. Demonstrated history of taking initiative and conscientiously following through on all areas of responsibility.
  • Strong aptitude for qualitative and analytical thinking.
  • Ability to travel.
Salary Notes: 
Not Specified
Deadline: 
01/31/2010 (All day)
Deadline Notes: 
Not Specified (Posted December 2009)
To Apply: 
Email your resume to resumes@forms-surfaces.com; no phone calls, please. For more information about the company, visit the Web site at www.forms-surfaces.com

ACRT Inc.

Job Opportunity: 
Transmission Work Planner
Summary: 
ACRT Inc. is currently seeking energetic entry-level and experienced professionals who enjoy working outdoors to predetermine vegetation maintenance on assigned electric utility circuits. Our field positions are ideal for professionals with an educational background in forestry and seasoned professionals with experience in these fields and line of work. Employees become owners and receive company stock after 1 yr.
Responsibilities Include: 
Our Foresters perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines; Submit inspection results to clients with recommendations; Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned tree clearance crews; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers.
Qualifications Include: 
  • Two or four year degree in Forestry or related field experience
  • Electric utility experience
  • Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rates
  • ISA Arborist Certification required within one year
  • Ability to work in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Ability to read and follow maps
  • Valid Driver License and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle
  • Ability to work independently, strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced oral communication skills with the ability to deal with difficult customers in person
  • Computer skills are required
Salary Notes: 
ACRT, Inc. offers competitive wages and excellent benefits
Deadline: 
01/31/2010 (All day)
Deadline Notes: 
Not Specified (Posted December 2009)
To Apply: 
Visit the following web site - http://www.acrtinc.com/hr_careers.php
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