JOBS

Tradewater: Associate

Tradewater is an environmental project development firm headquartered in Chicago. We are working to destroy the equivalent of over 3,000,000 tons of carbon pollution annually from phased out refrigerants and methane. Our work will permanently prevent these potent greenhouse gases from being released into the atmosphere.

Tradewater is seeking one full time staff member to join our refrigerant collection program team. Applicant should thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and support our mission of destroying greenhouse gases.

Primary Responsibilities
 Work on a team to meet aggressive goals
 Perform daily phone outreach to likely owners of eligible refrigerant
 Negotiate purchase of refrigerant
 Explore innovative marketing opportunities to increase customer reach
 Maintain records and documentation of transactions
 Organize and execute frequent trips throughout the United States to purchase material
 Research new sources of eligible refrigerant
 Aid in refrigerant aggregation at warehouse facility

Qualifications
 Passion for environmental sustainability and mission of pollution reduction
 Strong communication skills (demonstrated experience in marketing or advertising is a plus)
 Comfort in handling new situations and meeting challenges with enthusiasm
 Confidence in coordinating and executing travel independently and in a timely manner
 Ease in contributing to collaborative projects and working with a team
 Strong references and track record of reliability
 Attention to detail and ability to thoroughly complete tasks
 Ability to quickly build relationships by phone and face to face
 Ability to work with diverse groups of people
 Availability and willingness to travel 2-3 times per month and drive long distances
 Clean driving record
 Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and work in a warehouse environment

In addition to these qualifications, experience in one (or more) of the following areas is a plus:
 Refrigerant recovery from large appliances, chillers, and refrigeration equipment
 Experience operating, maintaining and repairing machinery
 Computer programming, GIS, and/or data analytics
 Search engine optimization

Please submit resume and cover letter to Laurel Stiff at lstiff@tradewater.us by September 2nd.

American Bar Association: Environmental Justice and Citizens’ Rights Short-Term Legal Specialist (pro bono)

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in over 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Short Term Legal Experts: Environmental Justice and Citizens’ Rights

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative seeks Short-Term Legal Experts to assist a newly established Bar organization working group focusing on environmental justice and rights. This working group will provide the initial leadership and training capacity for an Environmental Justice and Rights Initiative.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Legal Specialists’ responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, to following:

  • Conduct workshops for the working group on creating the structural framework for the Initiative;
  • Developing a training of trainers program in support of the Initiative, to include:
    • The development of skills for conducting research on environmental issues,
    • The identification of specific environmental problems,
    • A review of law, regulations, and international norms that may apply,
    • The identification of key stakeholders,
    • The development of environmental justice and rights advocacy skills;
    • The creation of workshop written materials;
  • Developing the criteria for selecting diverse trainers for the Initiative;
  • Create relevant guidelines and assistance tools for long-term use by the bar association in the continuation of the Initiative.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • JD or foreign equivalent or other related advanced degree;
  • A thorough knowledge of substantive environmental norms and environmental justice issues;
  • At least 7 years of experience in developing, managing, and evaluating environmental justice/rights advocacy programs with the involvement of bar associations, lawyers, and/or civil society organizations;
  • Prior experience in working on international technical assistance programs will be a distinct advantage.

 

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date. To apply, please visit: https://www.devex.com/jobs/aba-roli-short-term-legal-expert-environmental-justice-and-citizens-rights-turkey-pro-bono-406279

South Dakota Policy Advocate/Attorney

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a policy advocate or attorney to lead our clean energy and natural resource protection work in South Dakota from our office in Sioux Falls.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders in the field. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, M.B.A. environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, along with eight additional offices in Sioux Falls, other Midwest cities and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has a $7.5 million annual budget. See www.elpc.org for more info.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Lead ELPC’s efforts to develop and implement a successful environmental agenda for South Dakota.  This agenda will include advocating for clean energy policies before the PUC and the state legislature; partnering with conservation and citizen organizations to promote clean water and protect threatened natural resources; nurturing relations with the state’s Congressional Delegation to effectively advocate for clean energy; and direct hands-on fundraising to support ELPC’s South Dakota work.  To succeed, the Advocate/Attorney will develop an effective presence and identity for ELPC in South Dakota, especially in the Sioux Falls area, work closely with ELPC’s South Dakota Advisory Committee and coordinate with ELPC staff across multiple offices.

QUALIFICATIONS:  This is a one-person office requiring a disciplined and resourceful self-starter with deep roots in the community.   At least five years of experience desired, with a proven track record developing and executing strategies to influence policy makers, the media and the general public.  Strong writing and persuasive oral advocacy abilities required.  An inspired and demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and the ability to work productively with a fast-paced team of skilled professionals are required.  J.D. or M.P.P. helpful but not required.

SALARYCommensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure, which is competitive with other major public interest environmental law organizations.  Excellent benefits provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please send a cover letter, resume and professional references by email to:  Kevin Brubaker, Deputy Director, kbrubaker@elpc.org with “South Dakota Advocate” in the subject line.  Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

National Park Conservation Association: Midwest Program Manager

 

Primary Purpose of the Position: The Midwest Program Manager is primarily responsible for developing and implementing NPCA’s work in the Calumet Region – an area along the Lake Michigan shoreline that encompasses Pullman National Monument and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This work currently involves advocacy and grassroots organizing around the NPCA-sponsored masterplan for Pullman (Positioning Pullman) and several park protection campaigns, including shoreline restoration efforts and development-related impacts at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In addition, the Program Manager will have an active role in policy and protection issues for other Great Lakes national parks. The Program Manager will play a critical role in engaging, educating, and influencing many audiences, including members of Congress, other elected officials, community members, and donors to meet NPCA’s program goals and policy agenda.

Essential Functions:

Develop and manage issues campaigns to support NPCA’s goals to protect and enhance Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Pullman National Monument.
Work with others, including federal and state agencies in the Calumet Land Conservation Partnership to advance policy measure that improve land management, acquisition and stewardship.
Develop and assist with NPCA’s park protection and funding work in other Great Lakes national parks, including Sleeping Bear and Cuyahoga
Assist NPCA’s Development staff and Regional Director in fundraising activities, which may include donor cultivation, correspondence, grant proposal writing and reporting.
Administrative, media interaction, support of NPCA organizational campaigns, and other duties as assigned.

Other:

Respects employees regardless of their position or background. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. Participates in administrative staff meetings, organization-wide meetings, staff committee meetings, training programs, and attends other meetings and seminars as designated by the supervisor. Willingness to travel, with occasional overnight travel. Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position.

Minimum Work Schedule: Five days a week (37.5 hrs/week), 9 a.m.—5:30 p.m. or as agreed to by supervisor.

Minimum Scope of Position: Interacts with members of the public, allies in other organizations, government agency personnel, technical contractors and NPCA staff.

Minimum Qualifications, Competencies, Skills, Education, and Traits:

Four years of experience in issues campaign development and management, with experience in federal policy and advocating at a state or federal level a plus. Strong strategic and analytical skills essential as is the ability to convene and catalyze others in support of shared goals. Knowledge of how urban landscapes function is necessary. Strong communication and public speaking/presentation skills. Knowledge of the Calumet Region and Great Lakes policy is a plus. Must work well independently and as a member of a team.

Core Values: NPCA employees have pledged to live, honor, and own the organization’s Core Values. These are:

Commitment: We are passionate about NPCA and dedicated to achieving excellence through our work and mission. We seek to improve our performance by taking opportunities for professional and personal development, and encouraging reasonable risk-taking and innovation.
Inclusion: We value diversity of thought, background, experience, and opinion. We create a culture of empowerment by welcoming and encouraging meaningful participation from all people and promoting an environment that embraces different perspectives.
Integrity: We hold ourselves accountable to each other, our members and partners, and our mission. We evaluate the impact of our work and strive for honesty and transparency across the organization. We operate ethically in the organization’s best interests.
Respect: We collaborate in results-oriented teams based on trust and consideration for each other. We promote harmony between our work and our personal lives. We foster a healthy and positive workplace culture and work collaboratively with external partners.

Physical Effort and Dexterity: While performing the duties of this job, an employee is typically required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NPCA is committed to diversity and inclusion among its employees and hiring practices. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Physical Environment: Office setting; travel to and participation in meetings, with some of those in evening or other non-office hours.

Employer’s Rights: NPCA reserves the right to revise this position description at any time. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the NPCA and employee and is subject to change by the NPCA as the needs of the NPCA and requirements of the job change. The above is in no way an exhaustive list of the requirements for the position.

How to Apply: Click Here

Legal Internships

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire law student interns for Summer 2017. Legal interns support ELPC’s state and federal litigation and policy work throughout the Midwest. ELPC plans to hire 4 to 5 law students to work in the Chicago, IL office. A summer at ELPC will give students a broad-based experience working in the Midwest on energy and transportation policy, farmland protection, and preservation of freshwater resources.

About ELPC: The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, public policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our Midwestern communities.

Responsibilities: Our summer law student interns work with ELPC attorneys and other professional staff on ELPC policy, legislative and general advocacy issues, and on federal and state court litigation. Job activities may include legal and legislative research, litigation and pre-litigation support, developing case strategies, legislative drafting, clean energy business development, grass roots advocacy work, and special projects. Interns also may attend meetings with state and federal agencies, legislators and concerned citizens, and participate in depositions and other litigation activities. Our interns assume a significant level of responsibility commensurate with their interests and abilities.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong academic record, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public interest and environmental advocacy. ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. Although interns receive a stipend, ELPC encourages interns to obtain additional funding from law school public interest fellowships and other outside sources.

Application Process: Interested law students should send a cover letter and resume via email to lawinternships@elpc.org. Applications from 2Ls are accepted on an ongoing basis and applications from 1Ls will be accepted beginning December 1, 2016. ELPC also accepts applications through the Chicago-based Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). Please review PILI’s application requirements at www.pili-law.org.

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation- Program Director, Great Lakes

Summary
This position will manage strategic development and implementation of the Foundation’s Great Lakes programs including Sustain Our Great Lakes. S/he is responsible for developing strategies and programs, securing funding opportunities, managing applicable funding sources, managing advisory committees, interacting with existing and potential grant/contract recipients, coordinating proposal reviews, providing technical assistance to grantees, coordinating with the project administration team to assure the effective implementation of the Foundation’s grant administration policies, drafting recommendations for staff and Board action, and closely coordinating program efforts with the Director, Central Partnership Office (Director) and other Foundation staff. S/he is also responsible for other duties as assigned by the Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Expand and strengthen the NFWF presence/reputation as an essential leader in Great Lakes conservation and restoration issues.
  • Create conservation strategies for NFWF in the Great Lakes. Design and implement the Foundation’s Great Lakes programs including Sustain Our Great Lakes in coordination with the Director, various advisory committees, Foundation Program and Science staff, GREAT, contractors, agency liaisons and the Board.
  • Establish program priorities; work with program advisory committee to solicit, review and approve grant awards; negotiate strategies and milestones with grantees; and establish systems to monitor progress of each grantee (using Foundation technical and financial tracking databases).
  • Manage applicable funding source(s) as appropriate, including preparation of grant applications and amendments, preparation and submission of financial and programmatic reports and coordination with agency project officers.
  • Actively and diligently seek and secure additional funding for Great Lakes programs (including subgrants) and the operations of the Foundation.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the Foundation with regard to this program, its conservation objectives and accomplishments. Coordinate the Great Lakes program activities with others involved or affected by project decisions.
  • Establish and maintain networks with the myriad of organizations and interests engaged in Great Lakes work.
  • Keep abreast of scientific and policy developments that may impact Great Lakes restoration efforts.
  • Seek opportunities for information-sharing among grantees and with policy makers about lessons learned and accomplishments of grant-funded projects.
  • Assure compliance with all requirements of cooperative agreements and assure that all activities are communicated and coordinated with the Director, other Foundation staff as appropriate and Foundation agency liaisons.
  • Track and monitor proposals and active grants/contracts in coordination with the project administration team.
  • Coordinate the program’s external technical review of proposals in accordance with Foundation policy.
  • Prepare briefing materials and recommendations to support decision making by the Foundation’s staff and Board.
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of various descriptive and evaluative reports as directed.
  • Subject to programmatic objectives and budgetary considerations, propose and conduct site visits in accordance with Foundation policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recommend new processes where needed to improve existing processes.
  • Recommend and lead efforts to improve existing processes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS)

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience with concentration in ecology, conservation science or biology preferred.
  • Professionalism and leadership qualities.
  • Thrives in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong listening and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Experience in building coalitions.
  • Three years experience in program management.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising or program development.
  • Experience working with federal resource agencies, with experience managing cooperative agreements preferred.
  • Grants management and administration experience preferred.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Computer proficiency.

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Location
Bloomington, Minnesota

How to Apply

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Driftless Area Land Conservancy (DALC): Community Organizer

Background:

Driftless Area Land Conservancy (DALC) is seeking a Community Organizer to develop strategies, messages, and programs aimed at unifying and strengthening opposition to the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line project.

DALC is a regional, nonprofit conservation organization that serves the Driftless Area of Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland counties, as well as portions of Sauk, Dane, Green and Grant counties.

Our mission is to maintain and enhance the health, diversity and beauty of Southwest Wisconsin’s natural and agricultural landscape through permanent land protection and restoration, and improve people’s lives by connecting them to the land and to each other.

Essential Functions of this Position:

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of engaging grassroots volunteers through community outreach and have a genuine interest in developing individuals’ and communities’ leadership. They will demonstrate an ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment, work well in a team, and manage their own time effectively.

Key responsibilities and functions are as follows:

Community Organizing: We’re seeking a candidate who possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills, is results-focused, highly driven, and are thoughtful and strategic. The Organizer is responsible for the following:

  • Developing relationships with community members and establishing active volunteer teams who can effectively advocate for environmental and community issues;
  • Recruiting and engaging volunteers, conduct trainings that identify and develop volunteer leaders and ensure consistent turn out and active participation of volunteers in campaign activities;
  • Working collaboratively with team members to organize events such as: neighborhood meetings, press conferences and forums on a frequent basis and ensure volunteer participation;
  • Engaging in intensive outreach including phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, street outreach and other outreach tactics with the organizing team;
  • Participating in achieving other organizational priorities as the need arises

Professional Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in related field required.
  • Commitment to environmental, social, and political issues.
  • Commitment to working with diverse segments of the community.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor
  • Preferred:
    • A track record of cultivating strong relationships with and generating respect and trust from individuals and organizations, preferably in the region;
    • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles;
    • Enthusiasm and commitment to conservation.

Personal Characteristics:

Candidate must be energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive, and possess excellent communication and people skills, be a self-starter and strategic thinker, and perform as a team player.

Attention to detail and ability to organize and manage diverse and multiple activities, set priorities, and remain flexible under pressure. An ability to travel throughout Southwest Wisconsin and work some weekend and evenings is necessary. Must provide current drivers license and own vehicle.

Additional Information:

Salary: Competitive starting salary for this full-time position. No benefits, but generous leave policy, including up to three weeks paid vacation in the first year, as well as parenting, sick, special and compassionate leave.

Location: Driftless Area Land Conservancy office is in Dodgeville, WI. Some flexibility with regard to telecommuting and working off-site is possible.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Natasha Rank, Office Manager, at natasha@driftlessconservancy.org. NOTE: Please put the words “Community Organizer” in the subject line of your email. Deadline for submission is August 3rd.

Wildlife Conservation Society: Law & Policy Advisor

Position title: Law & Policy Advisor

Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam with regular travel to Indonesia and other Asian Countries as required

Scope of work:

The Law & Policy Advisor will work with WCS staff and consultants to provide technical inputs and coordination to projects and activities working on law and policy in the Asia region with an initial focus on Viet Nam and Indonesia and counter-wildlife trafficking.

Detailed description of tasks:

  • Lead the process of reviewing the current legal and policy framework, consolidates previous analyses, findings, and recommendations and proposes a roadmap for supporting Viet Nam to address CWT
  • Facilitate a working group of representatives in Viet Nam from the private sector, civil society organizations, and other programs to share knowledge and prioritize legal challenges and advocacy needs relating to the wildlife trafficking
  • Provide direct technical support to Vietnam government partners on drafting legal revisions
  • Compile and analyse existing Indonesian Wildlife Crime Unit data on the current trends and impacts of the trade in non-native species within Indonesia, and from Indonesia to mainland Asia, with particular focus on African ivory.
  • Assist the Indonesian Wildlife Crimes Unit and the Policy Unit with the on-going production of reports and analysis from Indonesian i2 data to push for specific policy outcomes within Indonesia. E.g. CITES submissions, new ministerial decrees, and amendments to the quota system.
  • Draft policy analyses and briefing papers on key issues relating to CWT efforts in Asia

Reporting to:

Regional Coordinator – Wildlife Trafficking with in-country reporting to Regional Advisor – Southeast Asian Archipelago for Indonesia and Law Enforcement Assistance Coordinator for Viet Nam.

Requirements

5 years experience in a relevant position
Masters degree in Law/Policy
Experience in Environmental policy or law analyses
Experience in Viet Nam and/or Indonesia
Fluency in English language

How to Apply

Please submit cover letters and CV’s/resumes to asiaprogram@wcs.org.

Associate Attorney — Public Interest Environmental Law Fellowship

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (“ELPC”) seeks to hire a public interest attorney advocate who is a recent law school graduate for an Associate Attorney position in our Chicago, Columbus, Des Moines or Grand Rapids offices starting in Fall 2017.  This is a two-year fellowship position.  The Associate Attorney will work on ELPC’s cutting-edge public interest clean energy and environmental litigation and innovative policy advocacy.

ORGANIZATIONELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business dealmaking with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, combined with offices in Columbus, Des Moines, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Jamestown, Madison, Sioux Falls and Washington D.C.  See www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Work with ELPC’s Executive Director and Senior Attorneys on “hot” litigation and innovative eco-business policy initiatives for ELPC’s Clean Energy, Clean Air and Climate Change Solutions Projects, Transportation and Land Use Reform Project, and Wild and Natural Places Preservation Project activities.  Assist on special projects. Engage with multidisciplinary project teams.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Recent law school graduate, including attorneys who are completing judicial clerkships or have no more than one year of other legal practice.  Strong academic record and excellent writing, speaking and analytical skills.  Interest in and substantive law and policy knowledge in at least one of the following fields: energy, environmental, transportation, air quality, land use and/or natural resources law. The attorney should understand and enjoy multifaceted public policy strategic advocacy that involves media, legislative, economic and policy analysis and organizing approaches coordinated with strong and effective legal advocacy. An inspired and demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and an ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals is required.

SALARYAbout $60,000 annual salary for new law school graduates depending on the particular ELPC office, plus excellent benefits.  ELPC encourages applicants to seek funding that will help to support their salary in full or part from sources such as Equal Justice Works, law schools’ public interest grants, etc.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:  LawFellowship@elpc.org.   Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Friends of the Forest Preserve- Field Organizer

Friends of the Forest Preserves (Friends) seeks a “Field Organizer” to organize volunteer ecological stewardship groups at four forest preserves in the south suburbs of Chicago.The end goal is the creation of grassroots groups of volunteers who collectively have the skills, passion, and leadership to restore their adopted forest preserve to good ecological health. As these stewardship groups grow and mature the Field Representative’s role diminishes to the point of obsolescence.

The Field Organizer is responsible for:
● Recruiting volunteers (ideally from directly adjoining communities) to engage in hands-on
ecological stewardship activities (brush cutting and burning, seed collecting and planting, weed
control).
● Identification and subsequent mentoring of individuals up the “ladder of leadership” culminating
in the certification of an official Site Steward(s) through the Forest Preserve District of Cook
County.
● Rapidly becoming a certified Stewardship Workday Leader.
● Closely collaborating with partner organizations: Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Friends
of the Chicago River, The Field Museum, and others.
● Maintaining existing relationships with volunteer stewardship leaders.
● Generating social media, newspaper articles, and other publicity materials that enhance new
volunteer recruitment and/or promote existing volunteer leadership.
● Organizing other ecological stewardship related activities (flower identification, bird walks,
nature hikes, paddling, plant or animal population monitoring, public presentations).

Required Skills:
● Strong background in community organizing and empowering volunteers.
● Ability to work in partnership with large institutional organizations and local grassroots groups.
● Basic plant identification skills.
● Strong ability to work across diverse communities encompassing race, income, educational level,
and age to achieve a goal.
● A driver’s license and vehicle.
● Availability on nights and weekends.

Beneficial Skills:
● Bilingual (English and Spanish) is strongly encouraged.
● Knowledge of the practice of restoration ecology for prairie, savanna, and woodlands.
● Knowledge of native wildlife and their habitat needs.
● Knowledge of and experience in the south suburbs of Chicago and Calumet region is highly
desired.

This grant funded position is full time (37.5 hours/week) with benefits and lasts until at least December
of 2017. Friends will make every effort to seamlessly renew the position. Salary is dependent on
experience. To accommodate working with volunteers, nights, weekends, some holidays, and a vehicle
are required.

How to Apply

Apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and three references to: josh@fotfp.org

Expect a response within three weeks.

No phone calls please.

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