Boston, MA, United States
Senior Manager, Clean Vehicles
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with 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
The Senior Manager, Clean Vehicles will play a key role in building utility and company support for clean vehicles as well as working with influential investors and companies to advance clean transportation policies at the state and federal levels. The Senior Manager will focus on encouraging companies to increase the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in their fleet, promote employee EV purchases and installation of workplace charging stations; support policies that advance clean transportation; and produce analytical materials that make the business case for clean transportation. This position will support coordination efforts to engage investors with companies, especially electric power companies, in accelerating their commitment to clean vehicles. The Senior Manager will work closely with investors in the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability. The network comprises more than 130 institutional investors, collectively managing more than $17 trillion in assets, advancing leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies and policy solutions. This is a full-time position based in our Boston office and will report to the Director, Transportation.
Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Design and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector deployment of clean vehicles – with a particular focus on EVs – working in close coordination with the director of transportation and in collaboration with the Ceres Investor, Company and Policy Networks, and the California team.
Collaborate with Ceres Investor Network to support investors on engagement with utilities and other companies, and to unleash investor support for clean transportation
Support Ceres transportation team and the Ceres Company Network with regard to engaging companies to build support for, and enable, clean transportation goals and investments
Collaborate with Policy and California teams on state and federal clean transportation incentives and policies
Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings and events regarding clean transportation
Conduct research on clean transportation, with a particular focus on the business case, opportunities, and public policy context for investors and companies
Partner with Ceres’ Director of Shareholder Engagement, drafting memoranda, letters and other resources making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on clean transportation as a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change
Work with the Ceres communications team to draft online reports and other content including press releases and statements, op-eds and blogs, and social media.
Coordinate with Ceres’ Development team to develop fundraising proposals to support Ceres’ clean transportation work
Co-supervise consultants and interns, including hiring, training, conducting reviews and supporting professional development
Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements, collecting success stories, tracking corporate commitments, and preparing minutes for meetings and conference calls.
Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related field - experience in transportation and clean vehicles preferred;
Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred;
Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, clean transportation, EVs and corporate sustainability issues;
Understanding of the role of business and the financial sector/investment community;
Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation;
Successful record of organizing and executing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
Strong advocacy or campaign experience preferred;
Excellent research and online report and media writing skills;
Experience supervising staff members or external consultants;
Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills;
Experience working with the media and reporters and producing online content (statements, blogs, op-eds) a plus;
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, Google Docs, 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 . 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 seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facilities Project Coordinator
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse.
Phipps is seeking a full-time Facilities Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will assist the Director of Facilities and Sustainability with projects related to facilities and operations, coordinating project resources to ensure quality standards and completion dates are met. The Facilities Project Coordinator will oversee project teams, maintaining timelines and budgets with vendors and other departments within Phipps. The Project Coordinator will also be responsible for the day to day administrative support of the Facilities and Studio Phipps departments, including maintaining paperwork, ordering materials and managing correspondence and reporting for the department.
The qualified candidate must have exceptional project management experience in a construction and maintenance environment and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere. Familiarity with sustainability principles, including the Living Building Challenge, LEED, WELL, and SITES is required, along with exceptional administrative and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience in a related field with office experience is preferred; a valid driver’s license is required.
Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to email@example.com or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please. Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org .
Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.
University of Nevada, Reno
Las Vegas, NV, United States
The Nevada Business Environmental Program (BEP), part of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC), based in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is seeking a Hazardous Waste Pollution Prevention Specialist. The Specialist will provide hazardous waste regulatory compliance and pollution prevention technical assistance to Nevada small and medium sized businesses through phone and email assistance, providing on-site assessments, developing and presenting training seminars, and developing informational materials for distribution to businesses.
This position will be located in the Las Vegas office of BEP. The position supports the University’s statewide community outreach efforts and NSBDC’s mission to serve small businesses throughout Nevada. Assistance provided by the position helps improve the economic competitiveness of Nevada businesses by reducing environmental impacts, improving business efficiencies, and improving compliance with hazardous waste regulations.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience in environmental management or with an environmental regulatory agency.
Must apply for and qualify for Nevada Certification as a Certified Environmental Manager or Hazardous Waste Management Specialist within specified time period.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
Note to All Applicants
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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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