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Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Mar 28, 2017
Full time
Organization The race is on to build a sustainable global economy and competition among companies to thrive in this new business paradigm is fierce. As a nonprofit organization with more than 25 years of experience, Ceres has credibility and expertise in driving sustainability leadership into the economy, by mobilizing business and investor leadership on climate change and other global sustainability challenges.   Sitting at the intersection of investors, business, and NGO advocates, Ceres brings these
critical perspectives together in constructive stakeholder dialogues to identify smart business solutions to today’s greatest economic challenges. Ceres’ Corporate Program engages with 60+ member companies to make sustainability a core part of business decision-making for the short and long-term. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of over 130 institutional investors with collective assets totaling more than $15 trillion. And Ceres-led Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) is an advocacy coalition of more than 30 businesses committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation.   For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).   Description & Responsibilities The Operations Assistant will serve as the receptionist and play a key role in managing the Ceres office, including maintenance of common areas, and monitoring and tracking all office equipment and electronics. This role provides logistics support for any Operations activity and the annual Ceres Conference. Lastly, the role supports the production of the Ceres’ Sustainability Report by tracking and organizing data for the report. The position is located in our Boston office and will work with and report to the Senior Department Director of Human Resources and Operations. This job offers an opportunity for an energetic, friendly, and highly organized individual, early in their professional career, to join a growing organization and engage in a variety of activities. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:   Serve as reception for Ceres providing phone coverage, greeting visitors to the office and accepting and signing for packages Sort and distribute mail, assist staff with shipping packages, coordinate deliveries with staff, and determining appropriate places to receive and store Ceres materials. Serve as liaison with office equipment and supplies vendors Coordinate with CA Team staff on office equipment and supplies purchases Provide support to CA Team staff on office operations and tech needs Organize and keep tidy office supply closet and oversee ordering of new materials as necessary As director, purchase office furniture and technology. Track inventory of Ceres paraphernalia such as letterhead, envelopes, and folders and re-order when necessary. Oversee kitchen purchases of healthy office food and kitchen supplies that are environmentally-conscious while being affordable Ensure common area maintenance by keeping meetings rooms, open office space and the cafe tidy. Coordinate with the building’s cleaning service on specific needs such as bathroom areas and manage relationship with composting service. Serve as liaison with building maintenance and security staff, keeping Ceres staff informed of building activities and policies. Organize and manage the distribution of wi-fi travel devices Coordinate routine repair and maintenance issues for office and serve as liaison with building management Partner with the Senior Department Director with organizing and moving staff when building alarms are sounded Trouble shoot office equipment problems (such as copiers, phones & postage machines) and coordinate with external vendors for repair support Manage the office security card system, including issuing new cards, canceling lost cards, and limiting security access when appropriate. Organize annual cleaning of office space when staff are attending the Ceres Conference Partner with Senior Department Director in managing IT support provider, including scheduling times for service, paying invoices, and trouble shooting tech issues. Track and maintain inventory of office equipment including electronics (laptops and phones) Review invoices and prepare payments for office-wide services such as phone, copier, mail service, electricity and office lease Review invoices and prepare payments for office equipment purchases and repairs In partnership with the Senior Associate, Human Resources, support the arrival of new staff members by coordinating computer, phone business cards, and work space set-up, including setting up e-mail, calendar, conference call and server accounts Maintain staff lists and seating charts and distribute to staff when changes occur Provide administrative support to the production of the Ceres’ Sustainability Report, such as collecting data about staff travel, paper use in the office, or office composting activity. Provide administrative and logistical support as requested for the annual Ceres Conference Provide limited administrative support to the Senior Department Director As directed by Senior Department Director, provide limited administrative support to program teams.   Qualifications   1-2 years of work experience, in an office setting, preferred. Associate degree required or Bachelor degree, preferred. Good oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, required. Familiarity with a database system, preferred. Well-developed organizational and problem solving skills necessary. Ability to look at problems as opportunities. Strong attention to detail and good follow-through on projects. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Strong people skills with the ability to work with a wide range Familiarity with Apple products, a plus. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Understand how to manage staff expectations and provide helpful communication. Remain calm and thoughtful in times of crisis.   How to Apply   We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, to careers@ceres.org .   Please use the words “Operations Assistant” in the subject line of your e-mail message. 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.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Mar 28, 2017
Full time
Organization: Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of nearly 130 leading institutional investors with collective assets of over $15 trillion. Ceres plays a unique role in the national environmental and sustainability movement by bringing the perspective and power of investors to environmental and sustainability issues and specifically to the performance, practices and policies of corporations. Today Ceres is a growing organization with expanding influence in the investment, environmental, corporate and policy arenas. Our program activities seek to foster greater public disclosure and actions on environmental and social impacts by corporations, encourage engagement between companies and their stakeholders, and create opportunities for collaborative dialogue leading to positive change on key sustainability issues. To this end, we are harnessing the influence of the nation’s largest investors to move high-impact companies, the financial and insurance industries, and policymakers toward bold action on climate and sustainability. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).   Position: The Associate position on Ceres’ Foundation Team is a strong fit for a highly motivated candidate interested in working in a mission-driven, dynamic and fast-moving organization that has been recognized as one of the most effective environmental NGOs in the world. The position has significant growth potential with opportunities for increasing responsibility over time. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, writing and personal communication skills, be a fast learner, and able to manage challenging and competing deadlines. The Associate will be an integral part of a five-person team that manages a large portfolio of foundation funders and prospective funders.   The Associate will report to the Senior Manager of Foundation Development. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following. Provide support to senior members of the Foundation Team including; Assist Foundation Team members and program staff in preparing and submitting letters of inquiry and proposals across select program areas; Research potential foundation funders and evaluate fit with Ceres’ programs. Support communication of breaking news, key successes, and timely invitations to events to advance foundation relationships: Schedule internal meetings with program staff and external meetings with foundations; Participate in internal and external meetings to capture key points and next steps through writing and distributing notes. Provide project management and writing support to ensure timely development of foundation reports that clearly articulate the activities, outcomes and impact of select Ceres’ programs (Climate & Energy, others TBD) achieved with the foundation grant award: Work closely with senior foundation staff and staff of select programs to track, assess and document progress towards programmatic goals; Process grant agreements and draft thank you letters, and update Salesforce with reporting deadlines; Track, manage and meet foundation reporting deadlines to assure compliance with funder reporting requirements; Provide program and finance team staff with appropriate advance notice of proposal and reporting deadlines and follow up to ensure requested materials are produced in a timely manner; Coordinate implementation of email blasts to funders with direction from senior members of the foundation team, using Salesforce. Manage the Foundation Team’s contact records in Salesforce database, running reports and analyzing results (e.g., for foundation email blasts and foundation RSVP’s to events). Work with colleagues on Foundation, Communications and Water/CA teams to develop and implement system for capturing “best press” and other evidence of Ceres’ impact. Coordinate support for Ceres’ senior directors and executive’s development efforts, including: Track travel schedules of senior directors and executives to identify opportunities for donor visits; Join calls with Ceres senior program and executive staff to take notes and assist with timely follow up; Coordinate preparation of briefing materials for meetings with foundation funders and prospects. Serve as the Foundation Team’s liaison to CA office on coordination of development efforts. Participate in the creation of the Foundation Team’s annual workplan, critical to Ceres’ growth; Assist with planning and logistics for the Ceres annual conference program and other events Oversee special projects as assigned by the Senior Manager, Foundation Development   Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree required; 2 - 3 years of work experience; One or more years of experience in a relevant field such as foundation fundraising/development desired; Excellent organizational abilities; demonstrated capacity to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, take precise notes, and work well in a fast-paced environment; Strong writing skills with demonstrated interest and aptitude in persuasive writing; Knowledge of standard development practices and techniques, proposal writing, and prospect research. Experience in writing grant proposals is a strong plus; Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively; Proficiency with database applications and MS Office Suite; Passion for climate change, environmental and/or sustainability issues.   Application Instructions: Candidates are asked to visit the Ceres website www.ceres.org to make themselves familiar with our organization. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to careers@ceres.org to be considered for this position. Please list “Development Associate, Foundations” in the subject line of your e-mail message. 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.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Mar 28, 2017
Full time
Organization Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres also Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of 40 consumer brands advocating for progressive climate and energy policy on the state and federal level. Along with BICEP, Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 130 leading institutional investors with collective assets of over $15 trillion.   Ceres plays a unique role in the national environmental and sustainability movement by bringing the perspective and power of investors to environmental and sustainability issues and specifically to the performance, practices and policies of corporations. Today Ceres is a growing organization with expanding influence in the investment, environmental, corporate and policy arenas. Our program activities seek to foster greater public disclosure of environmental and social impacts by corporations, encourage engagement between companies and their stakeholders, and create opportunities for collaborative dialogue leading to positive change on key sustainability issues. To this end, we are harnessing the influence of the nation’s largest investors to move high-impact companies, the financial and insurance industries, and policymakers toward bold action on climate and sustainability. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).   Description & Responsibilities   Ceres is looking to hire a Program Assistant for our Investor Program. This position will provide support and coordination of program work, events, and internal and external communications. The Assistant will assist the team in their work with investors on sustainability issues; such as seeking to improve corporate and investment practices on climate change, water, resource scarcity, clean energy and related environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The investors are part of Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 130 investors managing over $15 trillion of assets. Members include asset managers, state treasurers, pension funds, foundations, endowments, and religious institutional investors, among others. INCR is a project of Ceres. For more information, please visit ( www.incr.com ). This is a full-time staff position that will report to the Senior Program Director, Investor Program.   Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:   Assist the Investor Program team with coordination of investor outreach, events and communications, specifically focusing on logistics for various in-person and virtual meetings and conference calls throughout the year and meeting follow-up communications. Provide support through research, writing and organizing, emails and telephone calls, to investors who are seeking information about INCR programs and activities. Assist the Investor Program staff with researching and writing memos on various topics, and preparing PowerPoint presentations and materials for meetings and events. Provide logistical, materials and tracking assistance in INCR recruitment and member engagement efforts. Support the Senior Program Director in coordination and organization of the Investor Program team activities, weekly team meetings, and other internal meetings; including developing agendas, taking meeting minutes. Assist the Investor Program team on campaign activities such as drafting letters to investors and enlisting investor support for various initiatives Track INCR membership and invoicing Develop content and draft weekly INCR newsletter; assist in developing and writing content for the INCR website Serve as the team’s database point person, including database support to team members and some data entry Assist with planning and coordination for Ceres annual conference and Investor Programs events. Provide administrative support including processing Visa statements and reimbursements, scheduling meetings and travel, coordinating calls collecting success stories, taking notes in meetings, assisting with fundraising, and tracking results. Support Director on Ceres’ Board Investor Committee meetings, including scheduling calls, preparing materials, taking minutes, and following up on action items Coordinate with Communications Team on INCR social media (e.g. Twitter) Serve as liaison for Investor team to other Ceres teams and programs Manage special projects, as necessary   Qualifications   Minimum of one year of relevant work experience and bachelor degree required. Knowledge or experience with energy, climate change or sustainability issues – understanding of the role of business, the investment community, or NGOs a plus. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation, and a positive can-do attitude. Strong organizational and time management skills Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus. Successful record of organizing and advancing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent research capabilities Strong verbal communciation skills Highly developed writing skills Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, 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 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three references. Please use the words “Program Assistant, Investor Program” in the subject line of your e-mail message.   Address all correspondence to:   Careers at Ceres ATTN: Program Assistant, Investor Program Email (preferred): careers@ceres.org 99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02111   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.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2295 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33902
Mar 28, 2017
Full time
Position Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering, plus at least two years of professional experience in drinking water. A valid Florida Driver’s License  Summary of Duties: This is an advanced level position in the District’s Program and Citizen Support Services program.  In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department’s Standards of Conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.   This position serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Drinking Water program. Training, Learning and Safety Serves as the Subject Matter Expert and Division liaison for District and regulated community. Provides program specific training events for staff and for regulated community at the frequency established by the supervisor.  Attends trainings and maintains expertise in rule and law, permitting and compliance matters, industry advances and issues, and regulatory impact on community. Conducts compliance evaluation inspections for the purpose of achieving environmental goals with reduction of regulatory burden and to provide training to the staff.  Trains staff in complaint investigation.  Evaluates program database reports to monitor and ascertain trends and to ensure that data entry methods are appropriate.  Serves as a member of District Safety Team, makes recommendations for appropriate safety equipment for inspectors, and provides discipline-specific safety information and training.   Permitting and Compliance Conducts timely reviews of non-compliance issues brought forward by inspection staff or supervisors in subject matter area.  Makes recommendations for facilities to achieve compliance or to staff supervisor to proceed with further compliance actions.  Participates in pre-application meetings and assists in permit review process when necessary.  Serves as Subject Matter Expert and liaison with the Division/ Bureau and OGC.  Advises permitting and compliance staff on recent applicable rule or policy changes. Prepares staff and serves as expert for enforcement and permitting actions. Serves as the District Quality Assurance Officer for drinking water.  Outreach and Assistance Assists regulated community through targeted outreach to achieve overall compliance rate consistent with South District Business Plan goals. Implements opportunities for regulated community to achieve consistent and legal environmental compliance with reduced burden. Works with the Division/Bureau and OGC for interpretation/modification of rules to maintain/enhance environmental protection and public health while reducing the regulatory burden.  Performs other related duties as assigned and travel as required, including overnight stay as needed.   Assists the Permitting and Compliance Assurance programs to meet their program goals.  Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position : 1.         Knowledge of the terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences. 2.         Knowledge of the engineering aspects of drinking water treatment plants and components, raw water sources, water mains, and water distribution systems. 3.         Knowledge of the Federal and Florida Safe Drinking Water Acts and associated rules and policies. 4.         Knowledge of drinking water and DEP SOP data collection and analysis principles and procedures. 5.         Knowledge of Chapters 62-4, 62-521, 62-550, 62-552, 62-555, 62-560, 62-602, and 62-699, F.A.C., and 40 CFR 141, 142, and 143, and underlying statutes. 6.         Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, including technical reporting and interpreting scientific data. 7.         Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments, whether working in a team or independently. 8.         Ability to perform field inspections, including climbing ladders and stairs and walking on slopes, working outdoors for extended periods of time in temperatures and weather conditions typical of    South  Florida, while lifting 40 pounds over a distance of 100 yards. 9.         Ability to use standard industry safety equipment and complete HAZWOPER courses. 10.       Ability to maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and travel overnight when required. 11.       Skilled in dealing with people (external public and internal) in a respectful and courteous manner, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. 12.       Skilled in the use of personal computers, computer programs (business and scientific), and miscellaneous other electronic devices. 13.       Skilled in public speaking, presentation preparation, technology transfer, and training of others. 14.       Skilled in conducting sanitary surveys and compliance inspections of drinking water treatment plants and components, raw water sources, water mains, and water distribution systems, including drinking water and DEP SOP data collection and analysis principles and procedures. 15.       Skilled in continuous process improvement techniques, problem solving, and decision making.          Advertisement Closing Date:     April 11 , 2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
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