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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.

Sweet Water – Executive Director

SWEET is looking for an Executive Director. For more information follow the link here.

Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. (Sweet Water) was incorporated in 2009 with a
mission to achieve healthy and sustainable water resources throughout the five Greater Milwaukee watersheds (the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, Milwaukee and Root Rivers and Oak Creek). The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a $700K + annual operating budget and whose work is informed by a broadly-based, diverse board of directors representing both the geographical region and the sectors within it. Sweet Water is a collaborative network of nonprofit organizations, supported by key grants from the Joyce Foundation, The Brico Fund, the Fund for Lake Michigan, the WI DNR and other generous donors. The organization’s office is based at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science facility on Milwaukee’s inner harbor. Sweet Water’s partners include local governments, special purpose districts, other nonprofits, representatives of business, agriculture and academia, and watershed residents.

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.

Director- Environmental Law Clinic, UC Berkeley

Recruitment Period

Open Feb 5, 2015 through Mar 9, 2015

 

Description

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Acting Clinical Professor of Law to serve as the Director of a new Environmental Law Clinic. Expected start date is July 1, 2015.

The Environmental Law Clinic at Berkeley Law will engage a diverse range of students in a variety of legal activities such as administrative practice, litigation and policy analysis to address pressing environmental challenges, including in underserved communities. The focus of the clinic’s work will depend on the interest and expertise of the Director, but in order to maximize synergies with other faculty and school resources it could include issues such as climate change, water resources, biodiversity conservation, natural resources, air quality, and environmental justice, on a domestic to global scale. The clinic will build upon UC Berkeley’s signature strengths as a top-ranked environmental law program, a leading environmental research center, a nationally-recognized clinical program, and a world-class public university.

As a member of the full-time law faculty, the Director will plan, build, and manage the clinic’s teaching, service, and research mission. The Director is responsible for developing a docket of cases and projects and supervising second and third year law students. The Director will teach a companion seminar to accompany the clinical fieldwork, and will supervise other clinic staff (e.g., fellows). The Director will perform service to the clinical program, the law school, the profession, and the public.

The Director will join the Berkeley Law faculty as a full-time Acting Clinical Professor of Law with the potential for promotion to Clinical Professor of Law. If not currently a member, admission to the State Bar of California will be required before the end of the first year of appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Basic/Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or its equivalent at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous practice experience in environmental law; previous experience teaching, training and supervising law students; published research or creative work on law, policy or the profession; demonstrated administrative ability.

Candidates who advance in the search process may be asked to furnish reference letters, which will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Finalists may also be asked to furnish samples of their written work.

The final deadline for applications is March 9, 2015.

If you have questions about the position, please contact: academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

More information about the clinical program can be found at: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics/index.html; more information about the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment and the Environmental Law Program can be found at: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/clee.htm.

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, service and research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/

Requirements

Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

References

3 references required (contact information only)

How to apply

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  2. Provide required information and documents
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Manager of Operations, Great Lakes Regional Center

The National Wildlife Federation is seeking a Manager of Operations to join our team in Ann Arbor, MI. In this role you will provide operational support to the Great Lakes Regional Center (GLRC) and will responsible for managing NWF activities conducted at the Center. This includes oversight of Center operations and internal communications, budget and fiscal management, fundraising and grants support, and assisting program staff.

Your tasking will include the following:

Financial Management:

  • Ensures sound financial management including tracking expenses and revenues; manages the development and monitoring of Great Lakes Regional Center’s budget reporting systems (directly responsible for managing budget of approximately $2.5m)
  • Develops and implements budgets through projections, cost classifications, transfers and year-end carryovers; prepares and monitors Center budgets consistent with NWF’s financial reporting system
  • Oversee and approve all expenses, including salary allocations, travel, office operations and special events

Operations Management:

  • Serves as main point of contact with the NWF headquarters office to ensure best practices in the Center
  • Organizes and assists with scheduling events, internal meetings, visits and special projects
  • Ensures systems and procedures are current and functional; keeps office equipment updated and in working order; oversees and negotiates office lease and contract agreements
  • Expands Center’s relationship and collaboration with other NWF departments and staff (this includes senior management)
  • Administers volunteer and intern programs

Personnel Management:

  • In coordination with the Regional Executive Director, provides day-to-day management of staff including direct supervision of the Senior Program Assistant, work-study students and interns
  • Communicates policies and procedures to office staff; assists program staff with hiring and recruitment of new staff
  • Arrange regular staff meetings and develop agendas

 Candidates should have the following:

  • College degree required. Formal training in financial administration and accounting required
  • Five years of relevant experience in a budget preparation and/or management, operations or administration capacity
  • Supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proven skills in financial management and budgeting are essential, including grant management
  • Professional demeanor, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive matters
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to work with limited supervision
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented; ability to juggle simultaneous work demands
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, internet and database management

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

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Kubert Sustainable Business Internship

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (“ELPC”) seeks to hire an M.B.A. student for a Sustainable Business Internship position in our Chicago office starting in June 2015. The full-time intern will work with ELPC multidisciplinary project teams of senior attorney, M.B.A., and public policy professionals on sustainability projects promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency, advancing innovative transportation strategies and preserving vital natural resources. One of ELPC’s core principles is that job creation, economic growth and environmental progress can be achieved together through smart public policies and sustainability initiatives.

ORGANIZATION:  ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and sustainable 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 more than forty 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 six additional offices in the Midwest and Washington D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with ELPC’s senior staff on sustainability projects involving clean energy development, innovative transportation strategies and natural resource preservation.
  • Economic analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, and program development of forward-looking federal, state, and local environmental policies that can achieve job creation, economic growth and environmental progress.
  • Engage with ELPC multidisciplinary project teams of public interest attorneys, finance specialists, policy advocates, and communications specialists.

QUALIFICATIONS:  M.B.A. student with at least three years of prior professional experience preferably in sustainability, finance, environmental or energy sectors. Strong academic record and excellent analytical and writing skills. Strong background in financial and economic analysis. Knowledge of clean energy policy,  energy technologies, and energy economics. An inspired commitment to sustainability principles and an ability to work well with a team of skilled professionals.

SALARY: $7,500 for the 10-week internship program, starting in May/June 2015.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested M.B.A. student applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and three professional references by email to Libby Prakel at: KubertBusinessInternship@elpc.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. (Posted 12/18/2014)

Charlie Kubert was a businessperson and dedicated environmentalist who worked at ELPC on sustainable business opportunities to advance environmental progress and economic growth.

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