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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Company/Organization: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
Location: Stockton, CA and Central Valley locations
Catholic Charities has an immediate opening for a half-time bilingual Spanish speaking outreach coordinator for the Environmental Justice Project.
The Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Environmental Justice Director to promote the work of the E.J. Project and provide education and training in Spanish on environmental justice issues from a Catholic perspective.
The successful candidate will be fluent in Spanish and English, demonstrate success in grassroots organizing, and be familiar with current environmental issues.
To view the job description, go to http://ccstockton.org/main/ and click on the Environmental Justice tab.
Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com or via fax to 209-444-5929.
Company/Organization: California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Location: Sacramento, CA and area
Deadline for Application: December 9, 2011
If you’re looking for career fulfillment, a supportive work environment and excellent benefits, the Research Division of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) may be the place for you. CARB is the state government agency responsible for attaining California’s air quality and climate change goals. See http://www.arb.ca.gov for more information on the breadth of our programs.
CARB’s Research Division has four job openings for creative and motivated scientists and engineers to research, design and implement emission reduction strategies for air pollutants and greenhouse gases:
- Atmospheric science – info.cfm?recno=471500″ href=”http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more%3Cem%3Einfo.cfm?recno=471500″>http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/moreinfo.cfm?recno=471500
- Research planning – info.cfm?recno=469624″ href=”http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more%3Cem%3Einfo.cfm?recno=469624″>http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/moreinfo.cfm?recno=469624
The minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, but an advanced degree is highly desirable. Only one application http://www.spb.ca.gov/jobs/stateapp.htm is necessary to apply for the four openings and a résumé is optional, but helpful.
Please submit to Shana Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org and call her at 916-323-1511 if you have any questions. The deadline for applications is December 9, 2011 or until filled.
Paid Internship Openings
CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Conference Coordinator Internship(s)
With specializations in: marketing, fundraising, and event management
Position: Student Assistant II
Supervising Agency: UC Davis Administrative and Resource Management (ARM)
The University of California, Davis is hosting the 10th Annual CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference and is looking for motivated students to help organize, market, and fundraise for this event. This year we are expecting approximately 1,000 attendees representing California Community Colleges, California State Universities, University of California campuses, and private colleges and universities. The conference is committed to modeling the changes which are discussed at the event. Conference topics include best practices in the area of energy, food systems, green building (new construction and operations maintenance and renovations), building and operating green healthcare facilities, institutionalizing sustainability and climate action planning, procurement and business services, research and curriculum, social equity, student affairs, transportation, waste reduction and recycling, water and more.
Benefits of becoming a conference intern:
- Network with professionals in green building and sustainability throughout the internship;
- Gain professional experience in fundraising, event coordination, marketing, and professional writing;
- Learn how to assess and reduce the environmental impact of an event;
- Receive weekly mentoring by a sustainability professional;
- Attend regular trainings on sustainability and event management; and
- Collaborate with professionals and student activists throughout the state.
Responsibilities of Interns:
The interns hired for the conference will work as a team in coordination with full-time sustainability and event management staff to implement the conference. All interns will do some fundraising, marketing, and event coordination (including green event planning); and will assist CHESC Event Manager and UC Davis Host Campus Project Manager in implementing the event.
Interns will also have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following areas:
- Event Planning
Interns are not expected to have prior experience in the tasks listed below. Our team is excited to train students in their role(s). Please see requirements at the end of the posting for prior experience and skills that we expect the interns to come to the internship with.
Specific tasks will include:
- Identify new potential exhibitors and sponsors through internet searches and contacting committee members for their recommendations;
- Recruit companies to exhibit at the event and/or to sponsor (via phone and email);
- Solicit in-kind donations;
- Support students attending the event to fundraise on their campuses;
- Act as a point of communication for conference speakers;
- Staff committees (facilitation, scheduling, taking meeting minutes, managing the committee timeline and ensuring the committee stays on task);
- Collect and organize presentation materials from speakers and committees;
- Collaborate with workshop hosts to organize pre and post conference events (opportunity to lead event management for half to full day event);
- Collaborate with students around the state to develop a full day-student focused networking and skill sharing event (post-conference student convergence);
- Coordinate volunteers;
- Develop a waste management plan for the conference;
- Promote carpooling and the use of alternative transportation;
- Estimate Greenhouse Gas Impact of event and ways to reduce GHG emissions;
- Review greening goals; update and establish metrics for tracking greening goals; and
- Research best practices that other events are using to be more sustainable.
- Develop targeted outreach lists of key stakeholders throughout the state;
- Build coalitions with key organizations and campuses;
- Create and maintain social media sites related to the conference (blog, twitter, facebook, myspace, flikkr, etc.)
- Update website through Adobe Contribute content management system (easy to learn for non-tech folks)
Student interns will have the opportunity to have their work reviewed and edited through peer review and staff mentors and will become a reviewer themselves.
- Draft content for conference website, invitation letters, fundraising requests, and scripts for phone pitches;
- Draft and edit conference program; and
- Document successes and lessons learned for future event organizers to learn from.
- Strong communication skills and a professional demeanor;
- Creativity and confidence in approaching new tasks that are unfamiliar to the candidate;
- Curiosity and willingness to learn on the job;
- Strong writing and editing skills;
- Ability to work independently as well as in groups;
- Dedicated to the ideals of Sustainability;
- Experience with detail-oriented work and multi-tasking;
- Must be available during interview dates (see schedule below);
- Must be available to fulfill internship position from November 1st, 2011 through June 29th, 2012 (we prefer applicants that are available through July 13th, 2012);
- Must be a registered UC Davis student from Fall 2011through Spring 2012 and not going abroad;
- Must be available to work at least 10hrs/wk throughout internship tenure; and
- Must be available to work approximately 8hrs/day from June 18th, 2012 through June 21st, 2012 (the conference dates).
Preferred, but not required
- Experience with marketing (especially through social media), fundraising, or event coordination; and
- Knowledge of sustainability from coursework or experience.
October 14th, 2011 at 5:00pm: Last day to apply for internship.
October 26th-28th, 2011:
October 30th, 2011:
October 31st and Nov. 4th, 2011: Tentative dates for first intern training (Trainings will be scheduling around your class schedule)
October 31st, 2011 – June 29th, 2012: Internship Tenure
June 18th-22nd, 2012
June 29th-July 13th, 2012:
For more information on our event, please visit our past conference websites:
For more information on statewide sustainability initiatives, please visit:
California State University: http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/
University of California: http://www.
California Community Colleges: http://tinyurl.com/2vpjo7f
UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership: http://www.uccsuiouee.org/
CCC/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership: http://cccutilitypartnership.
Instructions to Apply
Please read and follow the below instructions carefully.
1) Review the internship posting;
2) Review the links listed above to give you a sense of the background on the event and organizing partners; and
3) Send the following documents to Conference Event Manager, Katie Maynard at email@example.com by Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 5:00pm. The subject line of your email should read “CHESC2012 – Internship Application – Your Last Name”. Applications will only be accepted in electronic form.
b) Cover Letter
c) A list of your availabilities for October 26th-November 4th, 2011.
Questions may also be directed to Ms. Maynard. Please make sure all emails include a clear subject line.
- Composting is a great way to recycle resources back to the earth
- Composting is easy whether you live in a house, apartment, or dorm. A small bin will do for most composters using worms (vermicomposting) and it is the easiest
- City of Davis Worm Composting Guide
- Project Compost is a student organization on campus that collects compost from several locations on campus including the MU and the Silo. They hold vermicomposting workshops every quarter and hand out free worm bins that can be kept in a dorm or apartment. Check them out on facebook!
- Composting food scraps and yard clippings greatly reduces the amount of waste that goes to the landfill.
- With mature compost, you can start a garden or grow potted plants
- Compostable materials can also be dumped at specified bins in the MU
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