TerraCorps (Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust)
Massachusetts, United States
The 2017 TerraCorps program will support thirty-six full-time AmeriCorps members, serving in one of four positions: Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC), Regional Conservation Coordinator (RCC), Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC), and Youth Education Coordinator (YEC). The positions differ in their focus on community engagement and organization, land access, conservation and stewardship, and youth or adult education. All members will carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in land access and conservation opportunities. The specific responsibilities and goals of members differ by position as well as host site organization.
Land Stewardship Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands.
Community Engagement Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programming, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CECs demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline.
Regional Conservation Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host sites by assessing community needs related to land conservation and land access and then organizing collaborative community projects to help meet these needs. They convene and coordinate community organizations to build regional networks, and organize collaborative cross-sector working groups to initiate new projects around community needs.
Youth Education Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles.
These are full-time AmeriCorps positions requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours of service over 11 months. The 2017-18 TerraCorps program will run from August 28, 2017 – July 27, 2018. Members receive a living allowance ($12,530), education award ($5,815) as well as additional AmeriCorps benefits.
Nineteen organizations, located across the state, will host TerraCorps members this year: Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Backyard Growers, Buzzards Bay Coalition and Wareham Land Trust, GreenRoots, Groundwork Lawrence, Groundwork Somerville, Groundwork Southcoast, Grow Food Northampton, Growing Places, Healthy Chelsea, Hilltown Land Trust, Just Roots, Kestrel Land Trust, Mill City Grows, North County Land Trust, South Eastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Wildlands Trust.
Member applications, position descriptions, and information about TerraCorps and the organizations hosting members for the 2017-2018 program can be found on our website ( terracorps.org ). Interested individuals should send a complete application (cover letter, resume, and application form) to firstname.lastname@example.org . Interviews begin mid-April and we hope to fill all positions by the end of June. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to class, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps grant program contingent on federal funding through the Corporation of National and Community Service.
Chicago, IL, United States
The role of this position is to provide environmental management support for the fly ash product line as well as manage ongoing remediation obligations. This includes the development, optimization and implementation of an effective and sustainable environmental performance program in these areas. The person in this role is expected to lead and a build a cooperative work environment with all levels of management for all environmental related issues through interaction with other company functions. The Senior Manager must participate in a positive team environment and motivate personnel toward achieving the company’s environmental/business objectives while acting as a role model on all safety behaviour and policy compliance.
Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
Provide leadership and manage the environmental activities covered by this role.
Lead and coordinate with business unit managers to set and prioritize environmental goals and objectives, resolve issues and identify environmental improvement opportunities for the company.
Manage the implementation of environmental policies and practices at the assigned facilities to ensure full regulatory compliance. This includes compliance with the local permit requirements (sampling, inspections, reporting, and renewals) that may include contractor compliance and pollution prevention activities.
Develop, assess and communicate environmental related risk assessments through various risk management tools.
In collaboration with the Senior Compliance Manger, identify and assess the financial or operational impact of environmental laws and regulation on LafargeHolcim´s business for senior management including recommended policies and risk mitigation strategies.
Facilitate environmental auditing processes and ensure effective implementation of the findings related to this activity.
Coordinate and ensure that all environmental monitoring and recordkeeping occurs at each of the assigned locations
Provide environmental training to on-site employees and contractors of the assigned facilities to ensure that they recognize their own contribution to improved environmental performance.
Ensure that environmental documentation for approval and license/permit applications for new or existing operations are completed accurately, completely and on time.
Participate in negotiations with state agency heads, regulatory attorneys, planning councils, and federal staff on matters of environmental compliance, permitting and enforcement in the applicable subject areas as well as provide expert witness testimony in court cases brought against the company in environmental areas.
.Assist in inspections of assigned facilities by any regulating entity and work with sites to demonstrate compliance.
Assist operations in identifying and managing capital projects for site environmental upgrades, and develop a detailed risk analysis to manage environmental liability on acquisition and divestment.
Assist the government affairs team in state and national trade association engagement (environmental scope) with two-way communication, lead with respect to environmental visibility and emerging issues, coordinating site/terminal business development opportunities with government affairs team. Provide leadership as a team member in the implementation of government affairs, safety and CSR related programs.
Where applicable, coordinate with Communication and Legal departments, and i nteract with community members regarding the plant’s environmental aspects and ensure that an effective local Community Advisory Committee is in place.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS
The Senior Manager – Fly Ash & Remediation will work closely with peers in the Environmental and Public Affairs organization and in close coordination with Operational Managers – Corporate and facility – in manufacturing and logistics.
The Senior Manager – Fly Ash & Remediation will work closely with the Sustainability and Government Affairs Director and assist with government affairs and CSR efforts at the corporate level and provide coaching/leadership with respect to the PAC and government affairs and CSR priorities.
The Senior Manager – Fly Ash & Remediation will liaise with the Legal department on environmental related matters that may require legal counsel.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Required Education: Bachelor's/University Degree
Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree
Preferred field of study: Engineering or related technical discipline.
Required Work Experience: 7-10 years
Travel Requirements : 60%
Computer and Software Skills : Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of software.
Other: Project Management software
Excellent written and verbal (formal and informal; negotiation; coaching) communication skills and presentation skills
Ability to interact effectively and work in a cooperative manner with a range of individuals at all levels and within all functions and to effectively build strong teams
Excellent people-development skills
Effective and demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills
High energy level and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills, and the ability to balance multiple tasks with close attention to detail
Clinton River Watershed Council
115 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI, United States
1. Promote watershed-based land use planning and sound watershed management practices through watershed planning activities, community meetings, presentations and requests for assistance.
• Serve as CRWC's primary liaison to 62+ member governments, including both formal and informal interaction with government officials and staff on a regular basis
• Provide administrative oversight of CRWC's stormwater education program
• Provide administrative and technical support to the Clinton River Area of Concern Public Advisory Council.
• Serve on a variety of other local, regional, and statewide committees.
• Respond to requests for assistance from individual residents and businesses on watershed management issues, including permit applications and site development plans.
2. Oversee the development and coordination of CRWC's education and stewardship programs, including Adopt-A-Stream, Stream Leaders, River Day, Keeping It Clean, Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project, publications, and other public forums, workshops, conferences and presentations.
• Provide administrative oversight to the staff on the development and implementation of CRWC's major programs.
• Provide administrative oversight to the staff and participate in major events, such as Stream Leaders, Student Congress, River Day, Keeping It Clean and CRCCP River Rally.
• Participate and lead the design, edit, and update of CRWC's website and newsletter.
• Develop and deliver presentations on a variety of watershed topics as requested.
3. Promote CRWC as a watershed management service provider & advocate. Serve as the primary spokesperson for CRWC, respond to requests for information, and seek opportunities to promote CRWC's services and core values. Coordinate CRWC's Annual Meeting each spring.
4. Uphold the strategic plan in cooperation with and approved by the Board of Directors. Coordinate annual staff and board strategic planning sessions, update the strategic plan as needed and track staff progress throughout the year.
5. Develop and administer an annual budget and other fiduciary responsibility. Works closely with the accountant and the Finance Committee to develop and administer the annual budget starting in July. Prepare financial reports for board meetings and oversees, administers and provides support for grants.
6. Oversee the development and implementation of CRWC's fundraising strategy. Work closely with the Development Director on the fundraising plan, grant/foundation requests, membership appeals and renewals, donor lists, planned giving and annual fundraisers.
7. Oversee the development and implementation of CRWC's marketing and communications strategy. Work closely with the Development Director and other staff on development of press releases, interaction with the media, and design of promotional materials. CRWC will be collaborating on a brand audit for 2017.
8. Promote efficient operation of the workplace. Oversee staff in handling day-to-day office functions, supply ordering, and technology improvements.
9. Facilitate staff support to the Board of Directors. Prepare board packets, including agendas, staff reports, and financial reports. Serve as an ex officio member of the Executive, Finance, Governance and Development committees.
10. Hire and manage staff, including establishing performance criteria, conducting annual reviews and facilitating professional development. Provide the leadership responsible for motivating staff and keeping them on task. Assist staff in identifying appropriate professional development opportunities. Coordinate the personnel/human resources for CRWC including benefits, reviews and benefit accrual tracking.
11. Comply with the bylaws of the Clinton River Watershed Council.
• A team leader, able to motivate staff and the public and coordinate collaborative partnerships among diverse stakeholders, including but not limited to NGOs, local, state and federal agencies.
• Passion for serving our communities and protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair.
• Minimum Bachelor's degree, Master's degree strongly preferred in environmental science, public policy and/or public sector management and with experience in management, environmental resources/planning and field work preferred.
• Thorough understanding of basic ecological principles, particularly related to water quality and non-point source pollution.
• Extremely strong public speaking, interpersonal, and negotiating skills.
• Excellent relationship skills, including tact, sense of humor, and assertiveness.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work both independently and as a team player.
• Demonstrated word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, and database skills; website development experience a plus (the office uses Microsoft and Adobe products on a PC platform).
• Reliable personal transportation, as this position requires substantial travel, and a willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary and must be willing to work in the field.
The Nature Conservancy
The Water Scarcity and Markets Strategy Director oversees the development and implementation of strategies designed to address widespread water scarcity that is threatening nature and people. S/he provides strategic leadership and support for development of an organizational-wide strategy to focus action at multiple scales, and establishes strategic priorities and leadership within the Global Water team.
The Water Scarcity and Markets Strategy Director sits within The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Global Water Team. S/he develops global strategies to address water scarcity and leads the team to oversee those strategies’ implementation. The Director serves as the principal contact with government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations, and the academic community for issues pertaining to water scarcity. S/he establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within this area of responsibility, defines conservation priorities, leads and manages a team which supports and improves conservation efforts, and builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. S/he engages global community support to scale innovation, negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, agriculture sector leaders, cities, and corporations, and scales these partnerships to advance policy and practice changes that can measurably alleviate water scarcity. This includes encouraging changes in policy and cultural norms to better value water, and encouraging new mechanisms for financing conservation. The initial focus is on developing and testing a coherent strategy for the development of water markets, identifying the specific barriers to valuing water appropriately for the benefit of nature and people, and devising ways to scale and improve the functionality of water markets. The Water Scarcity and Markets Strategy Director will work closely with field teams already engaged in developing mechanisms to value and flexibly manage water in the face of scarcity, and explore new geographies with field leadership. The Water Scarcity and Markets Director will work closely with the NatureVest team in executing impact investment water market deals, by setting priorities for the portfolio of projects that supports the market strategy, and by ensuring maximum value to conservation and the markets strategy during project design. The Water Scarcity and Markets Strategy Director develops a community of practice for the Conservancy around water markets in collaboration with field teams, disseminates best practices, provides training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and develops key partnerships with public & private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions, innovative scientific methods, analysis, tools and frameworks to address freshwater ecosystem needs. The Director will work closely with the other TNC global, regional and system teams working in agriculture, cities and climate adaptation to explore ways to further promote the efficient use of water and its allocation to the environment. S/he may play a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. This position reports to the Managing Director for Water Security.
Responsibilities & Scope:
Geographic/programmatic size and scope is global, though the direct reporting relationships is limited to a small team.
Responsible for leading efforts to define TNC-wide strategies to address water scarcity, focusing on water markets. Develops long-term strategies and ensures strategic goals and objectives are met in support of TNC global goals
May be responsible for leading or co-leading organization-wide programs or projects, and organizing cross-functional support.
Recruit, retain and manage high quality and effective multi-disciplinary staff with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
Responsible for program budgeting and financial management of grants
Represents TNC externally with donors, corporate sector and government leaders.
Responsible for building a community of practice around market-based approaches. Broad management and leadership responsibility for 10+ practitioners, both internal and external to the organization.
Supports development of TNC’s water markets thought leadership platform, including speaking at conferences/seminars
Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience and judgment.
May require frequent travel domestically and/or internationally and evening and weekend hours. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
BA/BS degree and 10 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience and success developing conservation and/or policy strategies
Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
Experience directing a major program or project of strategic importance, including management/supervision of multi-disciplinary teams and meeting deadlines.
Experience working with current trends and practices in freshwater conservation.
Experience developing partnerships (NGO, academic, community, government)
Experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the state or country level based on an understanding of social and economic drivers.
Experience with financial management of a large program.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID#45431 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST June 12, 2017. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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