City of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA, United States
SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR (ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM MANAGER - GS 24)
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington, and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Sustainability Coordinator position.
What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:
Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship
Under general direction from the Deputy Director of Infrastructure and Environmental Quality in the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, the Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for providing the vision, leadership, and strategies necessary to achieve the City's long-term vision of becoming an environmentally conscious city. The Sustainability Coordinator works closely with the Office of Environmental Quality's Environmental Program Manager and key staff from other City departments to unite the Alexandria's environmental and sustainability initiatives under the Eco-City Alexandria brand. These initiatives include the Environmental Action Plan (EAP) and Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory, as well as programs and policies involving renewable-energy, energy efficiency and conservation, climate planning and policies, environmental conservation and protection, development guidelines and Small Area Plans (SAP), and green business operations. Furthermore, as the City's key advisor on environmental sustainability matters, this position also develops and participates in city-wide sustainability initiatives and projects, which require coordinating or working with interacting with regional organizations and surrounding communities.
What You Should Bring Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and spearheading effective environmental sustainability programs for small to mid- size jurisdictions. Strong record of implementing complex sustainability programs; demonstrated project management skills, particularly in relation to environmental and energy-conservation initiatives. Ability to analyze complex technical data, interpret the results, and develop feasible recommendations for presentation to department heads, the City Manager's Office, and City Council. Working knowledge of applicable federal, state and city environmental and sustainability-related programs, laws, rules, regulations, and regulatory processes. Ability to participate effectively on multi-disciplinary committees, serve as a team leader when appropriate, and achieve goals through teamwork; ability to be tactful and diplomatic when addressing sensitive, complex and confidential situations; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the staff and leadership of other City departments, City Council, City partners, consultants, local businesses, and residents. Possess strong communication skills (written and verbal) and excellent aptitude to customer service. Good team player who focuses on organization goals.
Serve as the City's primary advocate and representative of Eco-City Alexandria; monitor and provide annual progress report on all environmental and sustainability-related programming.
Administer the Environmental Action Plan 2030 (EAP); complete immediate update of EAP performance metrics and revise every five years in response to program and policy changes; coordinate and track the annual collection of data for EAP metrics by establishing a strong working relationships with City departments, the City Manager's Office, the Environmental Policy Commission (EPC), ad hoc committees, and community members.
Organize and coordinate activities of the executive-level Eco-City Steering Committee and the inter-departmental Eco-City Work Group.
Collaborate with other City departments on projects involving sustainability and environmental issues; represent T&ES and the Eco-City brand, provide input as a subject matter expert, track the progress of projects, research and develop innovative solutions for sustainability-related conflicts.
Collaborate with the City Energy Manager to develop implementation strategies to achieve City's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, and initiate and promote city-wide energy related projects and initiatives.
Participate in interdepartmental meetings developing and amending SAPs; lead production of sustainability chapters for all plans; establish and introduce the appropriate standard sustainability conditions for development projects.
Researches and identifies potential sources for, secures and administers grants; prepares grant applications; ensures compliance with reporting requirements; serve as liaison with granting agency.
Research and keep abreast of best practices and innovations in environmental sustainability; analyze and determine their short and long term benefits; assess their applicability in Alexandria.
Monitor and report on local, state, and federal policy proposals and legislative mandates related to sustainability and the environment; prepare recommendations based on the potential impacts and/or opportunities presented; brief department and City leadership on findings.
Develop and implement strategies to enhance ongoing outreach programs aimed at promoting Eco-City Alexandria to all City residents; collaborate with communications department to develop content for distribution; coordinate and/or participate in public educational opportunities and community-wide sustainability projects.
About the Department The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. The T&ES team contributes to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria by providing programs and services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering; environmental quality; traffic control; transit; construction and inspection; surveying; street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance; and, resource and recovery collection. T&ES keeps Alexandria moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
Four-year college degree in environmental science, engineering, or the equivalent; at least 5 years of progressively-responsible experience working on environmental, sustainability, and/or green infrastructure issues; at least 3 years of program management experience; substantial knowledge of and experience working with a variety of environmental programs; well-versed in green building certification programs and standards, as well as the application and implementation of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies; strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex topics to technical and program staff, city administrators, politicians, and the public alike. Incumbent must maintain valid driver's license while employed for the City of Alexandria.
Master's Degree; additional training in urban planning, public administration, law, or a closely related field; at least 7 years of direct experience managing sustainability programs for a public agency, at least 5 years of which were in a managerial role; experience in a public agency, preferably local government; Conflict Resolution credentials; Project Management Professional credentials; US Green Building Council LEED AP credentials; experience using ICLEI software for conducting gas inventories.
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA, United States
The Environmental Law Program (Program) at Harvard Law School seeks a Communications and Outreach Manager to increase the Program’s visibility in the policy community and maximize the impact of staff and faculty research. The C&O Manager will work primarily with the Program’s Environmental Policy Initiative, but will also partner with ELP faculty and Clinic staff for discrete projects, to help the team reach intended policy audiences and develop new policy partnerships. The C&O Manager will take some direction on the content of the communications and outreach, but will enjoy considerable freedom identifying the most effective and appropriate channels of communication, format, and timing of outreach and to execute the Program’s communications strategy. The work is a combination of substantive policy writing and outreach to and engagement with key stakeholders. The right candidate will be able to communicate complex legal content and its relevance to federal, state, and local environmental and energy policymakers. The Manager will be responsible for creating targeted policy products from academic pieces generated by ELP faculty and staff, to make that work more accessible to policy audiences; and fielding rapid response questions from policymakers or stakeholders on targeted issue areas. The C&O Manager will also be responsible for identifying critical audiences in Program issue areas; developing relationships with state and federal decision-makers and Hill offices; organizing issue briefings on selected topics; identifying policy outlets and distribution lists for Program products; and maintaining issue-specific key stakeholder contact lists. The C&O Manager will play an important role in the Program’s social media and online presence, developing content for the Program’s website and Twitter account. Based on the changing needs of the Program, the C&O Manager may be called upon for other tasks, including outreach for Program events. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. The C&O Manager will report to the Director of the Environmental Policy Initiative. The right candidate can operate independently and balance multiple priorities; and, at the same time, work well on a team. The candidate can anticipate and resolve problems, communicating with the supervisor when appropriate and seeking assistance. A sense of humor is a plus.
Basic Qualifications A bachelor’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience, preferably in communications, or as a program assistant, legislative correspondent, or policy staff. A law degree or Master’s in environmental policy or public policy can take the place of 2 years of professional experience.
Additional Qualifications Superior research, writing, editing and proofreading skills are required, as are excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Preference will be given to candidates with environmental law or policy experience, and/or to state or federal legislative experience. Candidate would thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, self-motivated environment.
Additional Information This is a term appointment currently expected to extend one year from date of hire, subject to funding and departmental need. All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Elverson, PA, United States
Looking for a project manager doer-seller with an existing client network in the northeast region of the United States, preferably in state, federal and private environmental markets.
Collaborate with Operations and Business Development to support all Stell business lines, regions, and sectors.
Participate in business development through project leads and referrals from your network of professional relationships.
Meet with clients regularly to monitor and assist all phases of the sales cycle.
Target and position activities within assigned regions or customers.
Profile clients with successful project generation.
Assist with development of marketing strategies for targeted projects and clients within sector/region.
Be a strong technical leader with established agency and industry relationships in sector.
Be willing to travel.
Train, coach, and mentor staff on client development best practices and motivate staff to achieve business growth goals.
Prepare technical approaches and support costing for proposals under multiple award and A-E contracts.
8+ years of relevant experience
BA/BS required; MA/MS preferred
Professional registration or certification such as PMP, PE, PG, PWS, CEM, or AICP, preferred
In depth knowledge of federal and state regulations
Experience managing multiple projects or programs in the $500K to $2M range
Demonstrated capability to build backlog of work through client management and development
Military veterans preferred
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Please submit a cover letter, indicating salary requirements and availability, along with your CV/resume as a PDF or Word file to email@example.com . No phone calls please.
Columbia, MO, United States
We are seeking a driven, visionary leader to direct the transformation of Missouri into a top 20 state in renewables and efficiency by 2020.
Renew Missouri is a 501(c)3 non-profit efficiency and clean energy advocacy organization; our mission is to develop and advocate for cost-effective clean energy policies for the health and prosperity of all Missourians. Founded in 2006, Renew Missouri has created many of Missouri’s flagship energy policies, including the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act, the Renewable Energy Standard (passed by ballot initiative in 2008), the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) law, and a state tax deduction for energy efficiency investments. The impact of these policies has led to hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in renewables and efficiency.
Renew Missouri promotes new clean energy policies, and implements and defends our existing clean energy policies. We also advance pro-efficiency and pro-renewable policy through legal and regulatory channels, such as negotiating utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs, ensuring compliance with state renewable energy laws, and watchdogging regulatory agencies.
POSITION DESCRIPTION :
The Executive Director will assume day-to-day management of Renew Missouri and ensure the financial sustainability of the organization through successful private fundraising and grant outreach. The Executive Director will motivate and develop the organization’s employees, interns and consultants to produce steady victories towards the implementation of Renew Missouri’s mission. The Executive Director is the primary public relations contact of Renew Missouri and will determine Renew Missouri’s policy priorities in coordination with the wind, solar and efficiency industries. The Executive Director will engage with the Board of Directors to ensure that the organization is effective and sustainable. The overarching goal of the Executive Director is to steadily deepen the impacts and networks of the organization while increasing financial strength. As Executive Director, you’ll be playing a significant role in shaping energy policy in Missouri and beyond!
Fundraising: Raise substantial funds through grant acquisition, donor programs (major, mid-level, and small) and other collaborative opportunities & events (current annual budget is $600,000).
Staff Management: Keep the team motivated, productive, and goal-oriented; assist in employee hiring, orientation and ongoing training.
Strategic Planning: Implement long-term planning for the organization in consultation with the Board of Directors.
Building Coalitions: Build support within energy stakeholder organizations, such as clean technology businesses, consumer groups and environmental protection organizations.
Fiscal Management: Ensure ongoing expenses and income are processed timely and accurately, and that Renew Missouri remains financially strong.
Policy Development and Promotion: Represent policy priorities and positions to decision-makers, (i.e. legislators, regulators, and business leaders); plan and execute campaigns in regulatory and legislative venues; advance our policy priorities by leveraging our supporters, media assets and other key influencers; preserve existing clean energy policy through offensive and defensive measures as necessary; identify policy opportunities within the state.
Media: Utilize traditional and social media coverage as an advocacy tool to support our policy objectives; be the primary liaison to the press and chief media strategist.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE :
At least five years of experience in management of a 501c3 nonprofit strongly preferred; some 501c4 nonprofit management a plus.
Strong passion for and background in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Track record of major donor and major foundation fundraising. Familiarity with Missouri energy policy; relationships with state energy and environmental stakeholders preferred.
Experience with employee recruitment, retention and management.
Experience in state-level advocacy, with municipal and/or federal advocacy experience a plus.
Successful campaign management experience.
An affinity for meaningful clean energy advocacy work including the building and leading of diverse coalitions.
Robust analytical, problem solving, communication, leadership and collaboration skills.
Positive attitude, professional workmanship, detail oriented self-starter with results-driven work ethic.
This is a full-time, salaried position located in Columbia, Missouri. This position reports to the Board of Directors of Renew Missouri, and oversees 5 full-time and 3 part-time staff.
This position will require some travel throughout the state of Missouri and to other locations, and will sometimes require working outside of normal business hours. Renew Missouri provides excellent benefits including a flexible, positive and supportive work environment, paid time off, health benefits including vision and dental, and continuing education opportunities.
Starting salary range: $65,000-$80,000, depending on experience.
Please email a PDF copy of your resume, cover letter, and examples of relevant work product to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Renew Missouri is an equal opportunity employer commited to diversity in the workplace.