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
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 email@example.com . 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.
Eureka, Truckee, Sacramento, Bay Area, Fresno, SLO, LA/SoCal, San Diego, and other locations through California
CivicSpark—a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change, water, and land-use needs—is currently recruiting 70 motivated recent college graduates who are interested in gaining professional experience and developing technical skills while creating a meaningful and lasting impact. During the 11-month service year (September 2017 – August 2018), CivicSpark Fellows will complete research, planning, or implementation projects that provide local government agencies with the support they need to advance their water and sustainability initiatives.
The program offers two fellowship tracks: CivicSpark Climate (50 Fellows) and CivicSpark Water (20 Fellows). Climate Fellows, organized into eight regional teams (San Diego, Greater Los Angeles Area, San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Central Coast, Sacramento, Sierra Nevada, and North Coast) with a Regional Coordinator, work on mitigation and adaptation projects on a range of topics including sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, implementation of climate action plans, and GHG inventories and benchmarks, among others. Water Fellows focus specifically on local government challenges related to water and land-use, and serve with local leaders responding to statewide priorities in water resources, such as implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the California Water Action Plan.
While projects vary, Fellows can expect to work on a range of tasks including meeting facilitation, community outreach, data collection and analysis, and report writing. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work on volunteer engagement projects, as well as attend regular trainings to build professional and technical skills. Fellows will complete their service year with a strong understanding of working with local governments as well as experience in using key climate change mitigation and adaptation or water management tools.
Learn more about the program by visiting our website at http://civicspark.lgc.org/ . You can also check out our Fellow FAQ page if you have any questions.
AmeriCorps was created to address community needs through service. AmeriCorps Members have the opportunity to make an impact in their community while gaining valuable career and life experience. In exchange for their service, each fellow receives the following benefits:
A living allowance of approximately $16,000+ (before taxes) spread evenly over 11 months
Segal Education Award of $5,815 at the completion of service
Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service
SNAP (CalFresh/Food Stamps) benefits to those who qualify
Childcare assistance to qualifying fellows, paid to an eligible provider of your choice
Significant professional development training
Valuable experience in the sustainability field and the local government sector
Network development with regional and statewide contacts in the climate and water fields
Applicants must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S., and must complete Department of Justice (DOJ), State, and NSOPR background checks prior to service. Applicants must also have:
A 4-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s) from an accredited college or university.
Climate Fellows: A degree in an environmentally related field and one year of relevant experience is preferred.
Water Fellows: A background knowledge of water policy, water management, or water-related sciences (coursework or project/professional experience) is preferred.
Strong communication (both verbal and written) and teamwork skills; some experience with outreach, facilitation, and/or grassroots organizing is preferred.
The capability to work in a professional office setting up to 40 hours a week .
Commitment to the full term of service (11 months).
This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the community being served.
Please do not send any resumes or cover letters via email; we will only accept applications submitted via our website. Our first priority deadline is set for May 26th, and a second priority deadline set for June 30th.
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Boston, MA, United States
Manager, Disclosure, Capital Market Systems
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.
For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).
Description & Responsibilities
Ceres’ newly created Capital Markets Systems Program consolidates Ceres’ work on critical market levers that will help scale the transition to sustainable capital markets. The program works to (1) promote sustainable governance by corporate boards, and (2) press stock exchanges, securities regulators and other supranational bodies to mandate or otherwise encourage sustainability disclosure.
The CMS Program is seeking a Manager of Disclosure to support the sustainability disclosure work streams. The Manager will work with the Director, Disclosure and other team members to drive and implement projects, manage critical relationships with investors and other stakeholders, contribute to strategy development and thought leadership in this space, and help coordinate related efforts internally.
We’re seeking applicants who demonstrate a passion for accelerating and expanding the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. The Manager needs to be a savvy project and relationship manager, effective communicator and strategic thinker who can help develop and further Ceres’s strategies to increase sustainability disclosures that are both ‘decision friendly’ to global investors and useful management tools for the companies that produce them.
This full-time position will be based in Boston or San Francisco. It reports to the Director, Disclosure, Capital Market Systems. The Capital Market Systems team is based in Boston.
Responsibilities include the following:
Work with the Director, Disclosure to drive the Investor Initiative on Sustainable Exchanges, a Ceres program focused on leveraging the power of stock exchanges to drive sustainability disclosure as well as other sustainability disclosure efforts.
Run a global campaign to get stock exchanges engaged on sustainability performance and disclosure, including advocacy with key parties and critical stakeholders
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including stock exchanges, investors and other partners
Manage/support key initiatives for the implementation of program goals, including organizing investor sign-on initiatives, webinars, speaking engagements and events
Manage/support the development of research, benchmarking and thought leadership on corporate sustainability disclosure
Coordinate with the Capital Markets team on other disclosure-related program areas, including engaging securities regulators on sustainability disclosure
Contribute to the Disclosure team’s reports, monthly newsletter, and op-eds and other publications as needed
Track ongoing developments in the stock exchange space
Manage interns/intern projects
Help organize bi-weekly cross organizational meetings on disclosure
Support foundation fundraising for Ceres’ disclosure initiatives, including providing writing and logistical support, tracking impact, developing talking points
Support the CMS team efforts broadly as needed, including support for the annual Ceres conference, Ceres Investor Network meetings, and others as necessary
Master degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field preferred, with five (5) years of related work experience. Bachelor degree, with over five (5) years of relevant work experience, acceptable.
Three (3) years or more of direct experience working on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues in the corporate, investor and/or non-profit sectors.
Experience working with stock exchanges and/ or investors, is a plus.
Sophisticated knowledge and understanding of corporate sustainability frameworks. Knowledge of sustainability disclosure frameworks and/ or corporate governance systems is a plus.
Experience in North American context is required, coupled with an understanding of the broader international context for sustainability
Project management experience, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills for both internal and external audiences
Team player who likes working in a collaborative and fast paced environment
Effective facilitation skills with the ability to bring divergent ideas to a productive conclusion
Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation
Proven leadership and people skills, including a demonstrated ability to mentor the skills and effectiveness of other team members
Demonstrated advocacy skills
Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above
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 to this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. 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.