Company/Organization: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is seeking a Climate and Energy Program Officer for the Environment Program.
About the Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation focuses on education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, philanthropy, and issues that disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2011, the Foundation’s assets were approximately $7 billion, with annual grants totaling about $320 million. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit the website at http://www.hewlett.org/.
Program Officer – Climate and Energy
The Environment Program typically makes grants of $50 million per year focused on three issue areas:
- Climate change and energy policy;
- Western conservation policy; and
- Environmental issues affecting poor communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to this grantmaking, the Hewlett Foundation helped launch and continues to fund the ClimateWorks Foundation, which is working to reduce the risk of climate change by advancing policies in nations with the highest greenhouse gas emissions. The Foundation’s annual grant to the ClimateWorks Foundation is approximately $100 million.
The Climate and Energy Program Officer will report to the Environment Program Director and be based in Menlo Park, California. The Program Officer must have experience in climate and energy policy development and advocacy and be able to apply his or her experience domestically and internationally. Moreover, the Program Officer must have a proven ability to think strategically and understand how policy advocacy creates policy change.
In addition to developing and implementing climate and energy grantmaking strategy, the Program Officer will serve as a catalyst and convener—bringing together environmental leaders and other public and private sector stakeholders. Consequently, the Program Officer must have a demonstrated record of success working with a diverse array of partners to achieve specific policy and programmatic outcomes.
The Program Officer must thrive in a work environment filled with the exploration of new ideas and approaches to addressing complex problems. Joining a team of ten professionals, the new Program Officer will be challenged to meet the following broad goals and responsibilities:
- Developing, testing, refining, and implementing climate and energy grantmaking strategies.
Communicating strategies to grantees, staff, and partner funders and making other presentations as needed to a wide array of audiences.
- Assessing the organizational development needs of grantee nonprofit organizations and helping to develop organizational development plans to strengthen the ability of grantees to achieve their goals.
- Developing and tracking effective measures of progress toward achievement of the Foundation’s climate and energy goals and leading evaluations of climate and energy grants and initiatives.
*Making site visits, attending conferences, and representing Foundation programs to the public and to climate and energy leaders.
- Reviewing and assessing climate and energy grant proposals.
- Contributing to the Foundation’s interest in and practice of strategic philanthropy including due diligence, goal-setting and review of business plans, knowledge building, and evaluation.
- Maintaining knowledge of trends, practices, laws, and other related aspects of the field.
- Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse groups of professionals and professional organizations, foundations, and funding sources.
The Program Officer should possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
- Extensive experience and broad recognition as a climate and energy policy leader with a proven track record of success working on policy issues at state, federal, and/or international levels.
- An understanding of the key climate and energy issues in the United States and ideally, other high greenhouse gas emitting nations such as China, the European Union, and India.
- A sophisticated knowledge of policymaking and a demonstrated ability to navigate these issues diplomatically.
- Experience with strategy development, implementation, and evaluation.
- Strong ability to manage multiple high priority projects simultaneously and to consistently meet deadlines.
- Graduate degree in the sciences, public policy, or related fields.
- Proven talent in staff management and budgeting.
- The ability and flexibility to travel extensively.
- Articulate, with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively.
- Superlative interpersonal skills, including a willingness to listen to internal and external constituents and learn from their best ideas.
- Highly motivated with intellectual curiosity, approachability, and openness to input from all levels of staff.
- Personable, diplomatic, and possessing impeccable integrity.
- Exceptional analytical, strategic, and tactical abilities.
- Proven team player and leader able to motivate and inspire staff as well as colleagues to work well as a team.
- Good sense of humor.
Compensation and Benefits
The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with experience and education. This position is exempt and full-time.
Please email your resume and cover letter to Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company, at email@example.com. Refer to the Hewlett Foundation Climate and Energy Program Officer position. No phone inquiries please.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search. The Foundation uses an outside firm to check the accuracy of information supplied by applicants.
Department: Plant Sciences (Horticulture and CRSP)
Company/Organization: UC Davis
Location: Davis, CA
UC Davis Horticulture CRSP is seeking a Communications Coordinator
Under general direction of the Horticulture CRSP Director (HCD) and Associate Director (AD), facilitate communications, reports, and outreach activities. Provide professional level writing, research, and editorial support for the program, and manage program reporting requirements to USAID.
Responsible for managing and generating website design and content; creative development, writing, and generation of program publications; synthesizing information and reports generated from scientific projects for stakeholders, policymakers, and other audiences.
Provide general program support for the Director and Associate Director.
For further information regarding this position, please visit the job listing:
position is open until filled
Department: Environmental Sciences Policy and Management, Kremen Lab
Company/Organization: UC Berkeley
Location: various in Northern California
1 permanent lab manager position and 5 temporary research assistant positions are available working on pollination services in agroecosystems are available in the Kremen lab at UC Berkeley. Note that applicants need to apply through the UC Employment website (rather that sending materials to the PI), http://jobs.berkeley.edu
The permanent lab manager will start March 1, 2012. Duties will include managing laboratory equipment, organizing lab activities, overseeing summer field experiments, hiring, training and supervising field and laboratory assistants, landowner relations, field data collection, specimen processing, data entry, and database management. Required qualifications
include a bachelors degree in biology or related field, field data collection experience, experience processing insect specimens, experience entering data and managing large datasets, ability to supervise assistants, an interest and experience in conservation and/or restoration ecology, physically fit, plant identification, ability to work in hot, dry conditions.
Desired additional qualifications include any of: experience collecting and/or curation of bee specimens, field project managment, supervisory experience, restoration ecology experience, GIS, Masters degree in biology or related field, experience identifying California plants.
The summer positions will start mid-April 2011 until August 2011. The successful candidates will be working on one of three main projects (or may work on more than one project). Responsibilities will include: collecting insects and surveying vegetation using established protocols, processing insect specimens, seed counting, data entry, working in hot, dry conditions. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.
The three projects are:
1. Effects of native plant hedgerow restoration on pollinator communities and pollination services
2. Effects of native plant hedgerow restoration on nesting frequency of ground-nesting bees
3. Local and landscape vegetative diversity effects on strawberry pollination by native bees
Applicants need to apply through the UC Employment website:
To view the job descriptions, click link under “Apply Now!” and look for Job ID #13440 (Permanent lab manager; Laboratory assistant II #13440)
OR Job ID #13436 (Summer assistants; Laboratory assistant I #13436), posted Jan 25, 2012.
To apply, you must post your application through the jobs/berkeley website (after you create an account). Applications will be screened as they come in, beginning February 8.
The positions will be based out of Berkeley, Davis, and Santa Cruz and will require the successful applicants to live in Berkeley, Davis, OR Santa Cruz depending on which of the 5 positions they are hired for. See below for full description of the temporary summer positions.
LABORATORY ASSISTANT II: PERMANENT LABORATORY MANAGER
The project organizers are assessing how re-diversifying farming landscapes through hedgerow restoration can bring back pollinator communities and pollination services into intensively farmed landscapes. They will hire someone to lead the field component, specimen processing, data management, and assistant supervision.
After initial training, the successful candidate will lead field collection in hedgerow restorations and control sites in an agricultural setting. They will help to locate field sites and will maintain landowner relations throughout the summer. They will work independently and help to supervise entry level assistant in field collection of insects. They will organize the data collection schedule and be responsible for maintaining high quality field work. They will organize and process specimens and manage data entry and databases.
During the fall and winter months, the laboratory technician will be responsible for general laboratory managerial tasks such as taking care of equipment, organizing the lab space, and preparing the lab for safety inspections.
-Collecting and monitoring bees and other insects in hot, dry conditions during the summer in Yolo County
-Vegetation and habitat surveys in restoration and control sites
-Processing insect and plant specimens in the lab, data entry, digitization in arcgis
-Locating and driving among field sites, maintaining landowner relations, supervising entry level assistant, managing field equipment
-Laboratory management duties such as chemical storage and safety inspections
Degree in biology or related field, entomology and/or plant sciences courses, conservation courses, previous field work experience
Ability to work in hot, dry conditions, physically fit, attention to detail, experience in conservation biology, knowledge of Microsoft word
and excel, field data collection, previous plant and insect identification experience, ability to work as a team and independently, problem solving ability, creative thinker, ability to supervise assistants.
Previous lab manager experience, research development and implementation, arcgis experience.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Annual: $30708 – 34548
LABORATORY ASSISTANT I: SUMMER FIELD POSITIONS
The project organizers are assessing if hedgerow restoration in intense agricultural landscapes enhances beneficial insect populations and services. Specifically they are interested in assessing pollinator and natural enemy insects in restored hedgerow and control sites and pollination and pest control into adjacent agricultural fields. This is a summer position to assist with field work and laboratory processing of field-collected insect specimens.
Field monitoring and collection of pollinators, pests, and natural enemy insects
Processing insect specimens including separating insects and vegetation from sweep samples, pinning bees, labeling samples
Data entry into excel spreadsheets
Field pollination experiments
Interest in botany, entomology, conservation biology and field ecology
Previous experience growing plants
Attention to detail (will be collecting and working with original data)
Highly motivated and able to work independently
Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
Ability to work in field under hot sunny conditions for long hours
Previous experience with pollinators, especially native bees and/ormonitoring other insect populations
An interest in, or experience with, habitat restoration
Previous field or lab experience or coursework related to botany and/or entomology, experience in California highly desirable
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Hourly: 13.15 – 15.24
Monthly: 2288 – 2651
apply to to manage the Salad Bowl Garden located at the entrance to the PES building. The deadline to apply is next Friday, February 12. Check out our website for more information: http://saladbowlgarden [dot] ucdavis [dot] edu/
t’s an incredibly creative, rewarding and dynamic experience.
Summer Botany job near Redding, CA, see link below for more information
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