JOBS

Science and Policy Internships

The Environmental Law & Policy Center offers several policy and science internships for undergraduate and graduate students.  Environmental Policy and Science Internships are available throughout the year and are open to undergraduate and graduate students studying politics/government, environmental sciences, business/economics or related fields.  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.

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Policy and Science Interns assist ELPC’s Senior Policy Advocates, Policy Associates, Communications Staff and Economists/Financial Analysts with a variety of tasks, including: work on clean energy projects across the Midwest and Great Plains, clean energy business development, promoting environmentally sustainable transportation policies and projects, preserving our natural resources and protecting our national forests, advancing global warming solutions, grass roots advocacy work, and special projects. Interns may also attend meetings with state and federal agencies, legislators, and concerned citizens.

Job tasks include: researching energy and environmental topics; preparing memos, summaries, and annotated bibliographies; researching organizations, companies, and individuals in key regions; researching and tracking events; reviewing reports and preparing summary memos; updating and managing Access databases; performing analysis of grant data for use by Congressional offices and others; and assisting with web site content and writing.

ELPC generally offers one fall, one spring, and three summer policy/science internships in the Chicago office with additional opportunities in our Madison, Wisconsin; Des Moines, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Jamestown, North Dakota offices.  This is an unpaid, volunteer position requiring a minimum of 15 hours per week.  ELPC encourages students to seek outside funding and fellowships.

To apply for Chicago office internships, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references via email to Intern Manager at policyinternships@elpc.org.  Applications are accepted on the below timeline.  Only applications received during these times will be considered.

Spring 2016 Internship Application Deadline: November 15

Summer 2016 Internship Application Deadline: March 15

Fall 2016 Internship Application Deadline: July 15

To apply for Des Moines, Madison, Sioux Falls or Jamestown office internships, please contact the appropriate staff member for each office, as listed below. Applications are accepted on a rolling schedule.

Des Moines: Steve Falck sfalck@elpc.org
Sioux Falls: Matt McLarty mmclarty@elpc.org
Jamestown: Mindi Schmitz mschmitz@elpc.org

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The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Legal Internships

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire law student interns for Summer 2016. 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. ELPC also accepts applications through the Chicago-based Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). Please review PILI’s application requirements at www.pili-law.org.  Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2015.

Energy Policy Specialist – Michigan Land Use Institute

The Michigan Land Use Institute is seeking a Policy Specialist with strong outreach, organizing, and communication skills, who is eager to help accelerate the Grand Traverse region’s transition to a clean energy economy, initially by advancing distributed and centralized solar power projects.

The ideal candidate is a flexible, innovative, and engaging individual who is at home in business, community, and governmental settings; understands the economic, technical, and policy basics of energy efficiency and clean energy; and has a strong passion for using the power of efficiency and clean energy to transform our local economy, protect our environment, and build resilient communities.

The Policy Specialist will initially concentrate on collaborative approaches to designing, popularizing and marketing local solar power development models, including community/utility solar, crowd-funded solar, co-op solar, and home- and business-based solar systems in northwest Michigan communities.

The candidate should have a good understanding of basic utility generation, distribution, and economics; home/business solar energy systems; current trends in solar manufacturing and installation; third-party solar development models; and policy-based obstacles and opportunities for accelerating the region’s move to clean energy.

The candidate must have the skills necessary to communicate effectively with and motivate not only the community at large, but also groups of highly engaged citizens, businesspeople, government officials, and policy experts.

This position offers a superb opportunity to a proven self-starter to literally help change how this region generates, uses, profits from, and saves energy. By acting as a well-informed resource and excellent networker and organizer, the successful candidate will be at the center of a profound economic transformation that produces resilient, prosperous, and sustainable communities.

About the Institute

The Michigan Land Use Institute was founded in 1995 to establish a new approach to economic development that strengthens communities, enhances opportunity, and protects the state’s unmatched natural resources. We focus our work in northwest Michigan because the region’s spirit of social innovation and culture of collaboration make it the perfect place to advance our programs and demonstrate models of resilience. People have a special passion for this place and we are proud to call it home. We are equally passionate – and very optimistic – about what’s possible for the state of Michigan. Our goal is to achieve on-the-ground results in northwest Michigan and leverage them to support other communities and improvements to state policy.

In its 20-year history, the Institute has achieved striking accomplishments by joining innovative policy analysis and development with grassroots organizing and first-rate communications. The Institute’s 13-member staff works interdependently out of an office in Traverse City to advance policies that foster thriving cities, prosperous farms, transportation choices, and clean energy solutions that protect the environment, strengthen the economy, and build community.

The Institute rewards achievement, prizes collegiality, and respects individuality. Flexible hours, competitive wages and benefits, and a compelling mission make the Institute a premier place to work.

Professional Requirements

Candidates for this position must have a bachelor’s degree or higher level of educational attainment. The candidate must demonstrate:

  • Experience with and/or deep knowledge of clean energy and energy efficiency principles, systems, strategies, and economics.
  • Ability to write persuasive opinion pieces, marketing materials, and reports.
  • Organizing skills that motivate, guide, and engage citizens, businesspeople, and officials around local energy development issues.
  • Capacity to raise donor and grant funds.
  • Excellent relationship building, outreach, and self-organizing skills.

Personal Qualifications

The Policy Specialist works closely with a highly qualified team of policy analysts, advocates, and communicators. Among the qualities we seek in successful candidates are:

  • Strong commitment to the Michigan Land Use Institute’s mission and programs.
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for clean energy and resiliency principles.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to organize projects, with keen attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and objectives.
  • Self-directed working approach and initiatives
  • Familiarity with community-based planning processes, energy use, and related state policies.
  • The spirit of an engaged advocate, rather than a detached analyst.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Professional and pleasant demeanor.
  • Excellent sense of humor.

Compensation, Benefits, and Application Procedure

This is a fulltime position with a competitive salary range, depending on experience. Full-time employees and their families qualify for the Institute’s full health insurance coverage. They also receive retirement benefits, ample vacation, and schedules flexible enough to enjoy the wondrous forests, clean rivers, and the magnificent Great Lakes shoreline that distinguish our region.

Send a one-page cover letter, resume and references to jim@mlui.org  with the subject line: Clean Energy Policy Specialist. The application deadline is May 15, 2015.  We expect to have the Policy Specialist hired and in place by June 20, 2015.

Transportation Program – Senior Policy Advocate or Senior Attorney

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a full-time Senior Policy Advocate or Senior Attorney in its Chicago headquarters to lead its transportation project. The Senior Policy Advocate will have program leadership responsibilities and work to promote environmentally sustainable transportation policies and projects, including developing the  Midwest High-Speed Rail Network, advancing transit and smart growth planning policies, and opposing costly, sprawl-inducing new highways.  Overall transportation program management and  building strong coalitions to undertake strategic advocacy campaigns and projects will be key responsibilities.  The ELPC Senior Attorney or Senior Policy Advocate will have a lead role in communication and fundraising for the program, working in conjunction with ELPC’s Executive Director  and staff leadership.  He/she will be a member of ELPC’s senior program team, participating in a collegial setting to marshaling diverse staff skills to successfully execute ELPC’s key strategies.

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 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 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings an effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago with additional offices and professional staff in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Jamestown, ND, Madison, WI, Duluth, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C.  ELPC has an annual budget of $6.75 million and started in 1993.  See www.elpc.org and www.highspeedrailworks.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Senior Attorney or Senior Policy Advocate will be charged with developing an effective program of work to promote and extend environmentally sustainable transportation policies and projects around the Midwest. Responsibilities include public education and outreach, policy research and development, policy advocacy and organizing in support of a Midwest High-Speed Rail Network, transit and smart growth planning policies, and opposing costly, sprawl-inducing outlying new highways.  Working closely with ELPC’s Executive Director, Deputy Director and Development Director, this transportation program manager  will be a “front person”  in fundraising and working with foundations and major donors to gain project support.  He/she  will  engage on statewide, regional, and national transportation reform issues, cases and projects. This position requires  travel throughout the Midwest and occasionally to Washington DC.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should have at least ten years of experience in strategic advocacy campaigns and policy advocacy.  An advanced degree (J.D., M.B.A., M.P.P.) is strongly preferred. Transportation  program and policy knowledge and/or  legal background is required.  Candidates should understand and enjoy strategic advocacy that involves legal, legislative, coalition-building, policy and economic analysis, media outreach and public engagement. Strategic communications experience revealing an ability to inspire others is valued.  Candidates should have a strong record of success, including program management skills and experience leading coalitions.  Must show the ability to engage in program and project fundraising with foundations and major donors. A demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and the ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals is required. The position is open to both talented attorneys and public policy advocates.

SALARYCommensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other large public interest environmental organizations. Excellent benefits provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and 3-5 professional references to consultant John Ayers at  jayers@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

Public Interest Environmental and Clean Energy Litigation Attorney

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is seeking to hire a new public interest attorney advocate with 4 – 10 years of hands-on federal court and administrative litigation experience for a full-time position in our Chicago office.  This Staff Attorney will principally work on: (1) Litigation before courts and administrative agencies aimed at removing regulatory barriers to accelerating solar energy development; (2) Great Lakes protection litigation and policy issues; and (3) Clean Air Act enforcement actions and other litigation to clean up highly-polluting aging coal plants and to advance climate change solutions through EPA Clean Power Plan implementation.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC 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, OH, Des Moines, IA, Jamestown, ND, Madison, WI, Duluth, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C.  ELPC has an annual budget of $6.75 million. Please see www.elpc.org for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Key litigation role in innovative and successful environmental program activities focusing on public interest clean energy – climate change solutions and Great Lakes protection issues.  Work with ELPC’s Executive Director and Senior Attorneys on major litigation before federal courts and state energy and environmental agencies to accelerate solar energy development, advance climate change solutions and protect the Great Lakes from pollution.  Cutting-edge legal work with ELPC’s strategic advocacy campaigns across the Midwest and nationally.

QUALIFICATIONS:  4 – 10 years of skilled and effective trial and/or appellate litigation experience with substantive knowledge of key clean energy and clean air, climate change and natural resources protection statutes and policies preferred. The ideal background would be at a public interest litigation organization, USDOJ or strong state AG’s office, or high-powered litigation law firm with hands-on trial and/or appellate experience.  Strong writing and oral advocacy persuasive abilities required.  Strong academic background.  An inspired and demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and the ability to work productively with a fast-paced team of skilled professionals is required.  Enjoy and thrive engaging with multidisciplinary project teams including public interest attorneys, public policy advocates, M.B.A.s, scientists and communications specialists.

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references by email to:  Libby Prakel, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, LPrakel@elpc.org.  Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Communications Officer – Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Communications Officer

Position Description

Reporting to the Vice President — Communications in the Flint office, the Communications Officer will develop and implement communications strategies to advance the goals of the Foundation and its grantees, with a particular focus on Mott’s Environment Program.

Responsibilities

  • Identify strategic communications opportunities in concert with the Environment Program team.
  • Lead the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of communications activities.
  • Assist the Foundation in monitoring and, when appropriate, responding to issues of potential public, government, and media interest and impact.
  • Assist the Foundation’s grantees, when appropriate, in communicating about their Mott-funded programs and initiatives.
  • Lead the development of compelling content in various formats — text, photos, video, graphics, etc. — for multiple audiences and uses, including the Foundation’s website and social media tools.
  • Assist in the development of materials presented to external and internal audiences, including the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
  • Identify and respond to other program team communication needs.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of freelance writers, videographers and other vendors working on communications projects for the Foundation.
  • Regularly share knowledge, strategies and results of communications efforts with colleagues in the Communications Department.
  • Collaborate on cross-cutting, team-specific and Foundation-wide projects led by the Communications Department, such as a redesign of the Foundation’s website and the development and production of the annual report.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is required — master’s preferred — in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in communications, with experience in philanthropic and/or social-change communications preferred.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in environmental communications.

Attributes

You may be the ideal candidate if you have the following attributes:

  • You are able to think strategically and execute on strategy.
  • You have outstanding written and verbal communications skills, and are comfortable interacting with and presenting to internal and external audiences at all levels.
  • You work collaboratively, building relationships, trust and credibility along the way.
  • You are a self-starter, capable of working on multiple tasks on deadline and under pressure.
  • You work well in a fluid environment where priorities may change quickly.
  • You would welcome feedback as a way to improve the effectiveness of your work and that of the Communications Department, and to strengthen the Mott Foundation’s overall impact.

How to Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as your salary requirements. Please include your resume, three references, and up to five samples of work that demonstrate your ability to succeed in this position.

Submissions to: hr@mott.org

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Mott Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity of thinking, background and perspective among its staff. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

About the Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, established in 1926 in Flint, Michigan, by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the United States and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways to Opportunity. In addition to Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg and London. With year-end assets of more than $2.7 billion in 2014, the Foundation made 400 grants totaling more than $101 million.

Senior Counsel II Environmental – Freeport -McMoRan

Senior Counsel II Environmental Phoenix AZ

Job Description:

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resource company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. The Company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

Provides legal advice and policy guidance, both directly and through the use of outside counsel, to the Corporation. Independently performs projects vital to company operations. Routinely handles or supervises specialized, complex matters. As a member of the Legal Department, this position will provide support to a diverse, global client group and advocate on behalf of the Company with multiple outside stakeholders, focusing on those specific areas of environmental law as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Provide, directly and/or through the use of outside counsel, legal advice and policy guidance in those specific areas of environmental law as assigned
  • Draft and/or review legal or other documents in support of providing legal services within the assigned areas of responsibility
  • Perform legal and other research (or direct and review the performance of such research) in support of providing legal advice to clients
  • Manage outside counsel to ensure high quality, cost effective legal representation
  • Provide Legal Department management and clients with risk analyses, project updates and periodic reports as may be required
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • JD degree or international equivalent, with exceptional academic credentials and ten (10) years’ experience practicing law required
  • Significant and specialized knowledge of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and equivalent state remediation programs, including evaluation and implementation of remediation, along with potentially responsible party allocation and related litigation issues
  • Sufficient technical background to be able to work with a broad range of technical consultants having various areas of expertise, including hydrology, chemistry, toxicology, air modeling, fate and transport, biology, etc.
  • Familiarity with environmental laws across all media preferred, including air, water, soils and sediments, waste and endangered species issues
  • Familiarity with environmentally-based toxic tort and class action litigation issues
  • Member of a state bar association (admitted to practice) or international equivalent
  • Ability to simultaneously manage complex environmental matters
  • Ability to analyze complex legal and factual situations
  • Excellent problem solving skills: ability to identify relevant issues, evaluate options, weigh pros/cons, and recommend solutions based on all relevant factors
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with and, where appropriate, lead diverse groups of stakeholders (i.e., management, environmental professionals, accountants, outside counsel, regulators, potentially responsible parties, consultants, community activists, government and media relations specialists, and elected public officials)
  • Ability to coordinate and handle a large number of complex environmental matters simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the desire and capability to collaborate with an existing team of in-house and external environmental and litigation lawyers

Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience working on complex remediation sites preferred

Additional Comments

  • Significant travel is required for this position, likely two-thirds or more of the work-year
  • Willing to be available outside normal business hours as needed
Criteria/Conditions
  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Position is in a busy, non-smoking office located in Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator
  • Occasionally work will be performed at a mine site or manufacturing plant setting
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws
Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs include tasks or duties that could affect the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:
  • Positions within Freeport-McMoRan which are held by employees who receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
  • Positions within Freeport-McMoRan which are held by employees who operate equipment or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing their Freeport-McMoRan job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions within Freeport-McMoRan which the Company has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description.

Equal Opportunity Employer– All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

Nearest Major City:
Phoenix
Job:
Senior Counsel II – Environmental
Primary Location:
United States-Arizona-Phoenix Corporate Office
Job Posting:
2015-03-04
Requisition ID:
1500724

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Program Assistant – Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Program Assistant — Environment Program

Position Description

The program assistant will assist program officers with grant processing and administrative functions related to the Environment program’s Advancing Climate Change Solutions (ACCS) grantmaking. The ACCS program area aims to promote the deployment of clean energy technologies at the community level in Michigan and internationally. The program assistant will support the Foundation’s interests in both geographic settings and work with all members of the Environment program team.

The program assistant position should be seen as a stepping stone to a more ambitious professional role outside of the Foundation; therefore, this full-time, exempt position has a limited-term employment offer of two years.

Responsibilities

  • Become conversant about program funding interests, evaluation and communication efforts.
  • Participate in team discussions concerning grantmaking strategies, program management and evaluation.
  • Conduct research to contribute to program planning, which may include attending conferences, workshops and grantee site visits.
  • Assist in the preparation of team documents for senior management and Foundation Trustees.
  • Respond to letters, e-mails and telephone calls requesting general information about the Foundation’s grantmaking and/or the status of a proposal’s review.
  • Draft responses to letters of inquiry and proposals that describe projects outside of the Foundation’s interests.
  • Contact grant seekers to obtain additional information required to complete processing of their grant requests.
  • Contact grantees to resolve routine reporting problems and administrative issues.
  • Assist with the preparation of internal memorandums and other paperwork that are part of routine grant processing activities.
  • Review and summarize selected grantee reports.
  • Respond to requests for information from other Foundation departments, such as Grants Administration and Communications.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest in environmental and/or sustainable development issues and a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum two years of experience and/or a master’s degree in a related field.
  • Knowledge of clean energy issues and/or foreign language skills, particularly Spanish or Portuguese, is desirable, but not required.

Attributes

You may be the ideal candidate if you have the following attributes:

  • You are an excellent writer.
  • You have outstanding verbal communications skills.
  • You are a solid analytical thinker.
  • You pay close attention to detail.
  • You have the desire and ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • You are able to manage a diverse workload.
  • You welcome feedback from interested parties as a way to improve the effectiveness of your work.
  • You have a good sense of humor.
  • You want to use this opportunity as a stepping stone to a larger career beyond the Foundation.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in this position should apply by April 17 with a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to:

Julie Flynn, Manager, Human Resources 
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 
503 S. Saginaw St., Suite 1200 
Flint, MI 48502-1855 
Email: 
hr@mott.org

The Mott Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity of thinking, background and perspective among its staff. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

About the Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, established in 1926 in Flint, Michigan, by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the United States and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways to Opportunity. In addition to Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg and London. With year-end assets of more than $2.7 billion in 2014, the Foundation made 400 grants totaling more than $101 million.

Field Organizer – Iowa

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

FIELD ORGANIZERS – ENGAGE IN IOWA 2016 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire full-time Field Organizers to recruit, cultivate, train and engage Republican volunteers to participate in reaching out to Republican Presidential candidates on clean energy and climate change solutions during the 2015 Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus campaign process. This is an important opportunity to help advance the political debate on climate change solutions.

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 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 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 has offices in Chicago, Des Moines and six other cities.  See www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The organizers will recruit, cultivate, train and organize volunteers to meet with and raise questions and suggestions on clean energy and climate change solutions with the Republican Presidential candidates leading up to the Iowa Caucuses.  They will develop and implement grassroots, digital and media strategies to support our public education and candidate intercepts and use databases and on-line reporting tools.  Travel to key areas of Iowa to motivate local organizations and individuals through public speaking, media appearances, tabling, strategic planning and training.  Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek energetic, enthusiastic field organizers with strong interpersonal skills who can recruit and motivate diverse, Republican volunteers who are interested in advancing positive clean energy and climate change solutions opportunities.  Experience in advocacy on public policy issues and/or grassroots and field organizing is highly preferred, as is knowledge of online activism.   Candidates should be able to think creatively and respond quickly to campaign developments; work well with a wide variety of people and coordinate diverse tasks; and have a can-do attitude.  A driver’s license and access to a vehicle is also necessary. College degree or equivalent experience required.

SALARY: $3,250 per month.  These are temporary staff positions ending in late 2015.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to Steve Falck at sfalck@elpc.org. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Development Officer

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a Development Officer to work in our Chicago office.  This position reports to ELPC’s Director of Development and is focused on growing and broadening the organization’s financial support. This person will have responsibility for pitching current and prospective donors and family foundations to gain their financial support.  This will involve both writing persuasive proposals and having in-person meetings with donors.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC 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 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 45 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, along with offices in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Duluth, MN, Jamestown, ND, Madison, WI, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has an annual budget of $6.5 million. Please see www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Development Officer works closely with ELPC’s Development Team and Executive Director to grow and broaden ELPC’s financial support. This job places high priority on making “asks” and the development officer will: (1) Directly solicit donations and grants; (2) Assess funder/donor potential capacity; (3) Create and implement individualized strategies to deepen relationships between ELPC and current/prospective major funders/donors resulting in higher level contributions; and (4) Coordinate small and larger events for donor cultivation and current donor stewardship. The position requires some evening work and travel.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Candidates should have experience in the non-profit fundraising sector, excellent writing skills, and demonstrated commitment to  environmental progress.  The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for ELPC’s mission and vision.   He or she must be able to work productively with a team of skilled professionals in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment where attention to details and follow-through is important. Full-time employment is preferred.

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should send a: (1) cover letter, (2) resume; (3) contact information from two – three employers; (4) salary history; and (5) fundraising writing sample to:  ELPC’s Director of Development, Linda Lipton, at Llipton@elpc.org.  Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

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