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Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Nov 17, 2017
Full time
Manager, Company Network Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. The Ceres Company Network comprises more than 50 leading U.S. companies setting the highest bar for sustainability leadership, committing to robust sustainability goals, and improving resiliency in their operations and supply chains. Ceres enjoys a unique, direct advocacy relationship with Network members, leveraging the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability—our strategic vision and practical framework for sustainable corporations in the 21st century—as well as access to investors and other advocacy organizations to move companies to make environmental, social and governance considerations integral to their core business strategies. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description & Responsibilities Ceres’ Company Network seeks a Manager with strong subject matter foundation and a passion for driving improvement in corporate sustainability performance to help lead our engagements with over a dozen financial services companies, including the world’s largest banks. The successful applicant will have content knowledge encompassing environmental, social, and governance issues, such as those related to company supply chains, products, employees and environmental issues beyond climate and energy, with financial services sector subject matter expertise preferred. The Manager will be part of a 14-person team working with companies to integrate sustainability into core business strategies, using the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office, and will report to a Director of the Company Network. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Manage, or support the management of, relationships involving Company Network member companies, Ceres Non-profit Network organizations, and prospective Network companies or organizations, with a focus on the financial services sector. • Assess performance and provide expert guidance on the sustainable business strategies of member companies and topics including climate and energy, water, labor and human rights, and sustainable supply chains, among others. • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate ongoing dialogues that bring investors and representatives of environmental, social and other public interest groups together with Network member companies for the purpose of advancing company performance relative to the Ceres Roadmap expectations. • Advocate to companies within and beyond the Company Network positions aligned with Ceres’ organizational goals. • Conceptualize, organize and lead, as appropriate, issue-specific projects with defined outcomes that could include the participation of one or more companies from one or more sectors. • Prepare and deliver, either as a written document or in presentation form, comprehensive, well-organized analyses of Network member, as well as non-member, companies’ sustainability performance relative to the Ceres Roadmap expectations. • Contribute to tracking, for internal and external purposes, the impact of the Company Network team’s engagement with member companies. • Design and implement communication strategies to deliver information about Ceres’ programs and sustainability priorities to defined audiences using a variety of platforms (e.g. workshops, webinars, social media). • Develop briefings or presentations for members of the Ceres leadership team in support of their engagement with companies, investors or other external audiences. • In collaboration with the Development team, contribute to the preparation of proposals to fund project work. • Assist in the planning of the annual Ceres Conference program and other events. • Engage with and support other program teams (such as the Investor Network, Communications and Marketing, and Development) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives. Qualifications • Bachelor degree, required. Master degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field preferred. • Five years or more of direct experience working on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues in the corporate, investor, or non-profit sectors. • Strong working knowledge of the environmental and social issues that large corporations face in their boardrooms, operations and supply chains. • Familiarity with corporate disclosure frameworks, the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements in general. • Financial services sector experience (either working in or engaging with) and/or in-depth understanding strongly preferred. • Primary experience in the North American context is strongly preferred, though an understanding of the broader international context of sustainability is a plus. • Demonstrated ability to bring an advocacy perspective to both analysis and corporate engagement and to make clear recommendations for solutions-focused actions. • Demonstrated strong project management skills, including an ability to manage multiple, complex projects that often have competing deadlines, and to deliver projects on time and within budget. • Excellent attention to detail is required. • Strong oral and written communication skills, including an effective presentation style. • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, and excellent interpersonal skills. • Demonstrable initiative and willingness to take on projects that support the success of the team and Ceres. • Experience coordinating or facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues. • Ability to move seamlessly between collaborative, team-driven activities and independent projects. • Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis and to thrive in a fast-paced environment. • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above. • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications. • Familiarity with Salesforce, a plus. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres strives to have a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Nov 17, 2017
Full time
Associate, State Policy  Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit:  www.ceres.org . Description & Responsibilities The Associate, State Policy position supports Ceres’ policy work, with a focus on U.S. Inter-mountain West and Western state-level policy and engagement of business and investor voices in those states. This a full-time position, based in Boston, MA and part of the Policy and BICEP Network team.  This position is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ policy program goals.  The position will report to the Senior Manager, State Policy. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Research, track and write briefs for Ceres staff and partner investors and businesses on key developments related to Western state policy priorities Represent Ceres on state coordination calls and respond to requests from partners and advocates Draft sign-on letters, blogs, and tweets about state policy advocacy efforts Research and track state policymaker targets and identify opportunities to advance clean energy policy in priority states Provide administrative, logistical, and writing support to the Manager and Senior Manager in recruitment of investors and businesses to engage in state level policy advocacy opportunities Provide logistical support for state policy related conference calls, webinars, and events with businesses and investors Coordinate with other program teams (such as Investor Programs, Communications, Development, Electric Power and Transportation) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives. Support organizing and logistical activities related to Ceres’ Annual Conference. Support special projects of Policy team, as necessary. Qualifications Bachelor degree preferred. In absence of Bachelor degree, at least 7 years of relevant work experience or 5 years of relevant work experience, plus an Associate degree. Two to three years of professional experience demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and some project management abilities. Knowledge of environmental and sustainability movements and current issues. Expertise on environmental, energy and/or transportation issues, preferred. Experience working in advocacy settings with private sector entities preferred Strong administrative and organizational skills Ability to organize and track multiple projects and desire to work in a fast-paced environment Strong oral and written communication skills as well as effective presentation style. Able to present a professional and confident demeanor with senior level professionals Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to demonstrate initiative and motivation. Demonstrated initiative and willingness to take on projects that support the success of the team and Ceres. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take a collaborative approach, and to deliver independent projects. Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.  Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, social media and e-mail computer applications. How to Apply  We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.  
San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 17, 2017
Full time
Department Information About BCDC.  The award-winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a State of California government agency located in San Francisco with regulatory and planning responsibilities over San Francisco Bay and within the Bay Area’s nine-county shoreline. BCDC is guided in its actions by state and federal laws, policies, and regulations, including the McAteer-Petris Act and San Francisco Bay Plan, the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act. Job Description and Duties The Position.  The Regulatory Analyst focuses on legal, policy, regulatory, and technical issues of concern to BCDC’s Commissioners and various stakeholders. The Analyst evaluates projects and permit applications to ensure consistency with BCDC’s laws and policies, and develops solutions to complex estuarine and land use management issues. Other responsibilities include: negotiating with project sponsors; writing correspondence, reports, and permits; making verbal presentations; responding to public inquiries; leading and participating in meetings; conducting site visits; researching coastal and estuarine trends and issues; and learning about technical issues on climate change and sea level rise, land use design, wetland restoration, engineering, Geographical Information Systems, transportation, recreation, hydrology, and fish, wildlife, and plant biology. Duties will be commensurate with the level at which the position is filled. Essential Job Functions. Research and analysis of complex development and habitat restoration proposals, in some cases involving enforcement issues, and guiding permit applicants and stakeholders on project issues in relation to BCDC’s laws, policies, and regulations. Write correspondence and reports on matters of relevance to BCDC and its advisory boards on proposed projects, including those proposed by the federal government, private and public sectors, and non-government organizations, and coastal policy and regulatory issues. Negotiate with project proponents and stakeholders. Lead and participate in meetings, planning and policy discussions, site visits, and workshops. Review local, state, and federal planning and regulatory documents, and environmental impact reports, and prepare comments on compliance with BCDC’s laws and policies. Respond to inquiries on general BCDC matters, assist with report mailings and filing, and other related duties. Desirable Qualifications In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate: The Candidate.  The candidate should be an effective and analytical problem solver with excellent writing and public speaking skills and the capacity to become a strong negotiator. The person should be dedicated, motivated, mature, collaborative, and independent. The candidate should be able to manage multiple complex tasks and projects. The person should have knowledge of California land use and environmental law, be familiar with relevant trends in coastal and land use planning and policy, possess a background in or familiarity with resource conservation, urban and natural resource project design, and the social, natural and political sciences.  Lastly, the candidate should appreciate BCDC’s mandate to balance conservation and development of the Bay’s diverse resources. Special Requirements Eligibility.   Individuals on the Coastal Program Analyst I or Coastal Program Analyst II eligible lists may apply.  Current State employees or former State employees with transfer or reinstatement rights at the CPA I/II level may also apply. To be eligible for transfer or reinstatement, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications of the CPAI/II classifications. Appointment is subject to the State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) provisions. Applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility, including SROA, surplus, transfer, reinstatement status, or list eligibility in the Examination or Job Title section on the State Application Form #678. If you are not a current or past State employee and have not successfully participated in an appropriate civil service examination, you cannot be considered for this position. For more information on the State hiring process, please visit the CalHR website at  www.jobs.ca.gov . NOTE:  Also see COASTAL PROGRAM ANALYST II vacancy announcement Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Dinosaur State Park, West Street, Rocky Hill, CT, United States
Nov 17, 2017
Temporary
INTRODUCTION Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, CT. If you like dinosaurs, you'll love our 200 million-year-old fossil trackway, interactive exhibits and the chance to cast your own dinosaur footprint to take home. Dinosaur State Park will be hiring 1-2 Environmental Protection (EP) Seasonal Resource Assistants for winter 2018. These specific EP Seasonal Resource Assistants will provide support in a naturalist environment. The primary duty of these positions is to assist with guided programs for school groups and informal programs for family groups including nature walks, track talks and animal demonstrations. Other duties include working the front desk, answering the phone, taking questions from the public and assisting with reports. These individuals may write articles for the Friends newsletter, create temporary displays and care for a small animal collection of reptiles.  Selected candidates must be at least 18 years of age. Pay rates vary from $10.10 to $12 per hour depending on education and experience.  There are no benefits or paid holidays.  Hours per week are 9:00 to 4:30 pm.  Weekly hours will range from 21-35 per week.   Anticipated Length of Positions:  January 1 – August 31, 2018. The position does require working some holidays and weekends. We are looking for individuals who can continue working through the summer. SELECTION PLAN This is a non-competitive position. Open to the public. PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK) In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Loads and unloads supplies; collects and disposes of waste material; assists employees of higher grade; plants, transplants, cuts or trims trees; drives a motor vehicle or other power equipment; maintains campsites and grounds; assists in the maintenance of farm plots; performs first aid duties; performs landscaping and snow removal duties; sells tickets and collects money; performs fire fighting duties; works as a deckhand on a boat; acts as a special patrol person or watch person; works as a seasonal supervisor of a recreational unit; performs a full range of lifeguard services at agency swimming areas; performs technical duties in connection with a pollution control program; performs duties under the direction of a research assistant in the field or laboratory; assists in fish culture and stocking activities; assists in conducting surveys and experiments in the field and forests; performs a variety of entry level clerical duties; performs lower level/general maintenance duties; performs related duties as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY Ability to follow instructions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Incumbents in these classes who are assigned as patrol persons or supervisors of small recreational units will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate. 2. Incumbents in these classes may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following: a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license. b. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides. c. College training in a specific field. d. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities. 3. Incumbents performing patrol officer functions must currently possess Police Officer Standard Training (POST) certification or be eligible for POST recertification without completing the Basic Training program again (i.e. must be current or retired within two (2) years of last POST certified required employment) or Connecticut State Police (CSP) Academy certification (must be current or retired within two (2) years of last CSP certified required employment). Must pass a seasonal patroller training course as approved by the Connecticut State Police. 4. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must have and retain an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Certification (includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid). An EMT or MRT certification may be substituted for the CPR and First Aid requirements. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class. 2. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills. CONCLUSION AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Close Date12/1/2017 11:59:00 PM Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com