Development Manager – Active Transportation Alliance

The mission of Active Transportation Alliance is to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. We advocate for transportation that encourages and promotes safety, physical activity, health, recreation, social interaction, equity, environmental stewardship and resource conservation.

Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Development Manager will serve a vital role for the organization: Serving as the primary staff member responsible for both database management and grants as well as working on other, smaller projects. The grants work for this position includes researching and writing new and renewal grants and reports in conjunction with program staff, providing analysis and expertise on new opportunities and serving as the main contact person for foundations. The database portion of the job includes serving as the staff leader and expert on Raiser’s Edge and its corresponding software. Tasks include batch processing, records management, creation of queries, and building NetCommunity and Luminate pages. The Development Manager will also work closely with the IT Manager to ensure quality of data across platforms. Some of the other projects include helping to plan small donor and board events, working with the Director of Development to build the TransFormation Campaign (our 30th anniversary major donor campaign) and working closely with the Development Team on the 30th Anniversary Gala.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, time-management and organizational skills with an interest in working as a strong contributor to a team. Candidates should also possess great interpersonal skills and have a zeal and an excitement for working across departments to grow and expand Active Trans’ funding base.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities:
Database Management – 40%
• Serve as Active Trans’ resident expert and champion of Raiser’s Edge across departments
• Process batches of gifts and event registrations and manage duplicates
• Work with staff to fulfill data, query and list requests
• Help conduct trainings and set data entry standards to ensure consistency of data across Raiser’s Edge, Net Community and Luminate Online
• Work closely with the Events, Development and IT Teams to ensure quality and consistency of online forms, auto-responses and landing pages

Grant Management – 40%
• Write non-programmatic sections of foundation grant proposals and LOIs and provide general oversight and editing to program narratives
• Assist in the research and identify potential foundation funding sources and networking opportunities, along with program staff and development intern
• Create/maintain prospect and funding cycle tracking system
• Submit Program Reports and Dashboard Metrics
• Track/maintain system for grants proposals, LOIs, awards, reporting deadlines and rejections
• Hold quarterly grant update meetings (Senior-staff level)
• Maintain and update supporting documents as needed and manage the preparation of project boilerplates
• Assist program directors in maintaining regular communication with funders/program officers (site visits/emails/phone calls/updates)
• Collect and analyze institutional data to support proposals and demonstrate need for and impact of grants

Other Duties and Responsibilities – 20%
• Work as a part of the team to execute the TransFormation Campaign, a multi-year major donor campaign to celebrate our 30th anniversary
• Assist Director of Development with Major Donor research and creation of donor profiles
• Assist the Development and Events teams with our 30th Anniversary Event in February 2016
• Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
• Participate in Active Trans obligatory organization-wide events and activities such as Bike the Drive
• Undergo Basic Traffic Cycling instruction (according to individual ability)

Qualifying Experience:
• Two to three years’ direct experience (queries, data entry, batch processing) in Raiser’s Edge
• NetCommunity and Luminate Online experience a plus
• One to two years’ experience writing and researching grants
• Ability to manage multiple deadlines and multitask
• Excellent organizational and time management skills; written and verbal communication skills; and outstanding attention to detail
• Ability to work closely with Board Members, Advisory Board Members and program staff and get along with a wide diversity of experience and personalities
• A passion for the transformational nature of bicycling, walking and transit on community livability and sustainability
• A commitment to the Active Transportation Alliance mission, vision and goals

Preferred Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

This is a full-time position. The position will be based at Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago.

Start Date:
As soon as possible.

For Consideration: Please send a resume, cover letter and brief grant-related writing sample to You must include the words “Development Manager” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mailed or faxed submissions will be considered. No phone calls, please.
The Active Transportation Alliance is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age

Principal Regional Attorney for Civil Rights – Department of Health and Human Services

The HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in Region 5 (Chicago) is a collegial office comprised of twenty-six (26) attorneys and five support staff who work independently and as a team with more than 400 OGC colleagues around the nation. OGC Region 5 is seeking a licensed attorney to serve as the principal Civil Rights attorney for the Region. The Civil Rights attorney supports the Regional Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in enforcing privacy rights with respect to protected health information and in enforcing civil rights requirements applicable to recipients of federal funds  under HHS programs.

This position is limited to attorneys with at least 5 years of experience practicing law, and will be filled at the GS-12 to GS-14 level (current salary range is $76,919 to $140,511 annually), depending on experience and qualifications. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. Each applicant must be a licensed attorney who is admitted to practice law in the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, or a federal court.

For additional information, full position description, and application submission instructions, click here.

Web Application Developer – National Center for Appropriate Technology

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), a private non-profit organization helps people by championing small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources. NCAT is seeking a Web Application Developer to join our team in Butte, Montana. The position will work extensively with database design, programming, maintenance, and server administration.

Responsibilities: Position is responsible for extensive web application design, programming and maintenance of multiple websites. Performs routine maintenance, updates, troubleshooting and management of regular backups for all current databases. Develops reporting capabilities for all web applications and provides web application assistance to users. Responsible for server upgrades, backups, and hardware and software troubleshooting for both onsite and offsite servers. Administers the NCAT mail server providing current updates and backups as well as any technical maintenance required to keep domain mail flowing.

Minimum requirements include the equivalency of a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field, and experience working on and developing user-friendly, interactive web applications. Degree requirements may be waived for significant experience and expertise. The position is responsible for developing and testing the effectiveness of databases; modifying and adjusting database performance and queries as needed; preparing concise database development documentation; and resolving database problems. Ensures the security of databases, especially when databases are connected to the internet. Must be familiar with web browsers and web development applications. Successful candidate must be knowledgeable of PHP, MySQL, HTML5 and JavaScript. Drupal and WordPress knowledge would be beneficial.

Must possess experience with Microsoft and Linux server platforms for developing and editing of web applications. Applicant should have a strong working knowledge of IT practices, including networking infrastructure; systems and security; reliable backup procedures for data recovery. A working knowledge of mail servers and firewalls is desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a variety of project oriented groups in both local and regional offices.

This position is an hourly position. The starting range is $12.00 to $17.00 depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, a health insurance plan, a cafeteria plan, a 401(k) plan and a pleasant office environment in which to work.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications will be accepted through August 2, 2015 or until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application form. Requests and inquiries about the application process should be directed to Jerrid Burk. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants can visit the NCAT home page for a gateway to web sites and projects developed by NCAT staff. Send completed application materials to:

Jerrid Burk
NCAT Human Resource Specialist
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702

ND-ECI Managing Director – University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is searching for a Managing Director for its Environmental Change Initiative (ND‐ECI) directed by David Lodge and interim director Jennifer Tank (until August 2015). The Managing Director (MD) functions as the Chief Operating Officer of the Initiative, and assists the Director in developing and implementing the Initiative’s intellectual and programmatic vision. ND‐ECI has been an influential presence on campus for over our years, drawing together researchers from several ND colleges to stimulate translational research on urgent challenges at the intersection of environmental sustainability and human welfare. ND‐ECI also facilitates partnerships with the private sector, civil society, and government agencies—partnerships that are key mechanisms to provide sustainability solutions. Current research themes of ND‐ECI focus on the interactions of invasive species, land use, climate change, and water resources. The MD will have exciting opportunities to help shape and drive programs of significant innovation at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research to better understand human‐nature interactions and help design solutions to issues of global importance. In consultation with the Director, the MD will have the following specific duties and responsibilities.

Administration, operations, and finances: The MD must possess excellent organizational skills, requisite to working closely with the ND‐ECI Business and Program Manager to administer internal research seed grant programs, and on the daily management of the operational activities involving 40+ faculty, in addition to junior researchers and support staff spread over multiple Notre Dame departments and colleges. The MD will work closely with the leadership of: the ND Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (NDLEEF) in managing this new globally unique research facility, and planning for its growth; and with the leadership of ND‐GAIN on strategic direction and growth, including fundraising support, outreach, partner engagement, media and planning of major events. Fostering a multidisciplinary intellectual community: The MD will work with faculty, other research personnel, and ND‐ECI staff to continue and expand events at ND that foster existing and new multidisciplinary research, relationships with partner organizations, and the influence of NDECI research on the broader academic community and the public. These include ND‐ECI’s regular topical presentations, a vibrant seminar series, informal research‐focused discussions, workshops that convene ND researchers as well as outside researchers and partners, and other activities that serve the faculty.

Development and fundraising: The MD will continue and expand the strong strategic relationships with colleagues in ND’s Office of Development to create and implement fundraising strategies that support ND‐ECI activities including specific research projects, infrastructure development at ND‐LEEF, and endowments in support of ND‐ECI faculty and staff.

Strategic planning, implementation, and reporting: The MD will establish strategies to maximize the effectiveness of ND‐ECI’s programs, and play a central role in the planning and evaluation of priorities. The MD will monitor internal benchmarks, and lead regular communication with ND Research, including quarterly budgetary analysis and the preparation of an annual report.

External and internal communication and social media: The MD will lead all aspects of communication, working closely with ND’s office of Public Affairs and Communication to stimulate and promote external communication. Additionally, the MD will work with ECI staff to maintain a vibrant web, video and social media presence that increases the translational potential of ND‐ECI research. External relations: The MD must be able to communicate the excitement of the research being pursued to internal and external audiences. The MD will manage all the external relationships of the ND‐ECI, and, with the Director, be the public face of ND‐ECI. The MD will meet regularly with partner organizations including policy makers, natural resource managers, representatives of industry, and NGOs to enhance translational opportunities including commercialization and improved management and policy. The MD will forge a constructive working relationship with the ND Federal Relations team and the ND Washington, DC office as well as key ND‐ECI partners, including The Nature Conservancy and Shedd Aquarium.

The MD will have a master’s degree (doctorate preferred), other terminal degree, or equivalent experience; demonstrated organizational, management, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated written and verbal communication skills appropriate to both non‐specialist and expert audiences; and a vision for how academic research can be conducted and communicated to increase its influence outside the academy. The MD will also have experience and skills that add to and complement expertise currently present within ND‐ECI. Experience in natural resource management or policy, ideally at the national level, would be especially valuable, as would experience in government or funding organizations. Candidates with 5+ years of experience managing people, strategic development, and administration of an interdisciplinary academic program or a natural resource management or policy group is highly desirable.

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. With 1,250 acres containing two lakes, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus. See how you can enjoy the advantages of life in a livable, affordable environment accessible to a multitude of amenities sure to match your preferences. Enjoy them with a University community where a sense of belonging and engagement may be the most cherished feature of all. With many affordable neighborhoods, award winning school systems and of course world‐class sporting and cultural entertainment options, there is something for everyone here.

For inquiries, please contact David Lodge at For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Director, Incident Management And Preparedness Policy – Department Of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Vacancy Announcement: CG-SES-15-02

Open Period: 01 July 2015 through 30 July 2015

Salary Range:  $121,956 – $183,300

Position Location:  Washington, DC

The USCG is announcing a challenging Senior Executive Service career opportunity to serve as Director, Incident Management and Preparedness Policy responsible for establishing, developing and implementing policies, strategies and goals to meet U. S. Coast Guard’s incident response mission. The Director, Incident Management and Preparedness Policy: Establishes agency-wide policy, goals, objectives and procedures to implement the U. S. Coast Guard incident management activities. Initiates and provides agency direction, strategy, and guidance on the Coast Guard initiatives required to meet Congressional mandate and intent to effect a successful program. Provides strategic programmatic oversight for the “Maritime Response” Future Year Homeland Security Program, responsible for establishing, developing, and implementing all hazards incident management goals, strategies, policies, regulations, standards and doctrine to meet Coast Guard responsibilities and to achieve program outcomes. Provides strategic programmatic oversight for the Offices of Search and Rescue Policy, Crisis and Contingency Planning and Exercise Policy, Environmental Response Policy and National Response Center. Establishes agency-wide strategic goals and leads the implementation of the national strategy for Search and Rescue (SAR). In addition, leads a coordinated federal, regional, state, industry and private sector SAR research and development, technology initiatives, and SAR activities. Provides strategic programmatic oversight of the Maritime Environmental Response (MER) for oil and hazardous substance response and implements the national MER strategy. Coordinates federal, regional, state, industry and private sector oil and hazardous substances spill research and development, technology initiatives, and response initiatives. Coordinates Coast Guard participation in the National Exercise Program (NEP), including inter-departmental, and inter-agency and DOD sponsored exercises. Implements the national strategic review of risks (threats, hazards, vulnerabilities and operational risks), and agency input to the national five-year schedule of NEP tiered exercises.

The selectee must attain a Top Secret clearance, and undergo pre/post-appointment random drug testing.  U.S. Citizenship required.

To review basic job requirements and to apply to this vacancy please visit: and enter CG-SES-15-02 in the keyword search.

Development Specialist

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a Development Specialist to work in our Chicago office.  This full-time 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 $7.5 million. Please see

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Development Specialist 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 specialist 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 at least three years of nonprofit fund-raising experience (with demonstrated success in raising money from corporations, foundations and/or major donors), and a history of active engagement in environmental issues (prior jobs, education, training, etc.).  The successful candidate will have a high-energy approach to fundraising, excellent interpersonal and writing 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.

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applications should be submitted by July 24, 2015 and must include a: (1) cover letter, (2) resume; (3) contact information from two – three references; (4) salary history; and (5) fundraising writing sample to.  Send to:  ELPC’s Director of Development, Linda Lipton, at   ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is actively seeking to diversify its staff.

Executive Director – Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC or the Council)

Overall Purpose and Main Objectives:

  • Manages and administers the Council’s operations on a daily basis to ensure the organization fulfills its statutory purpose of pursuing nutrient research and providing educational programs to ensure the adoption and implementation of practices that optimize nutrient use efficiency, ensure soil fertility, and address environmental concerns with regard to fertilizer use.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative/Management Duties:

  • Responsible for management and administration of the Council’s day-to-day operations.
  • Works closely with the Council in scheduling and coordinating Council and committee meetings.
  • Prepares meeting agendas for review by Chair and distribution to all Council members and committee members in a timely manner.
  • Assure Council materials and Notice of Meetings complies with the Open Meetings Act.
  • Record minutes of the meetings for approval by the Secretary.
  • Oversees and maintains all NREC corporation documents, by-laws, policies and procedures, research proposal templates, research contracts, NREC correspondence, insurance policies, etc.
  • Works closely with the Council to develop and assure adherence to policies and procedures for the Council and committees.
  • Coordinates with the entity responsible for managing NREC’s finances to assure timely preparation of financial reports, payment of accounts receivable and contractual payment obligations, and assures annual filing of tax return.
  • Assures compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, when applicable.
  • When necessary, consults with legal counsel to assure the Counsel’s compliance with all state and federal laws.


  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the Council; this includes interaction with government organizations, non-governmental organizations, agricultural and environmental organizations, universities, individual researchers and project managers, the media and the general public.
  • Responsible for frequent written and verbal communications regarding NREC activities including but not limited to outreach to farmers, the agribusiness industry and other nutrient stakeholders to ensure awareness, support and implementation of NREC objectives.
  • Maintains the NREC website and timely posting of information on the website.
  • Organizes events to bring attention to NREC research and demonstration projects and facilitates interaction between the ag industry, media and public with NREC project leaders.
  • Communicates NREC’s priorities for needed research to the research community and other stakeholders.
  • Assists the NREC Research Coordinator with the compilation and distribution of annual NREC report and other tasks associated with the communication of project proposals, the peer review process, and the collection and dissemination of required project reports.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with the Council’s member organizations. Performs other duties as assigned by the Council.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five years of agricultural organization, environmental/natural resources, or business experience.
  • Previous experience managing an organization including working with independent contractors, preparing budgets, financial management and business related requirements of a not for profit organization.


  • Strong working knowledge regarding the use and purpose of agricultural nutrients and the fate of nutrients in the environment.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership ability to successfully carry out the objectives of the organization and assure positive working relationships among nutrient stakeholders and research/education providers.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in dealing with the public, organizations and staff, and news media.
  • Possesses general computer and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Ability to work effectively without direct supervision.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work may extend beyond normal business hours as business needs dictate.
  • Able to work from home and travel. Must have valid State of Illinois driver’s license, and be willing to use personal vehicle for business travel (reimbursement will be at prevailing IRS mileage rate).
  • Some overnight travel in-state and out-of-state as needed.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master of Science or M.B.A. degree and ten years of agricultural organization, environmental/natural resources, or business experience.


  • $75,000 – $100,000 commensurate with experience and abilities.
  • Benefits are negotiable

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required of the individual in this position. Hiring is subject to review of credit, criminal and driving records.

Summer Positions – The Fund for the Public Interest

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for non-profit organizations across the country. They run campaigns for U.S. PIRG, Environment America, and the Human Rights Campaign.

Read more and apply online for offices in Chicago.

They’re hiring summer staff to fundraise, build membership for their partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues.

This summer, the Fund is working on campaigns to:

  • Stop the overuse of antibiotics in factory farms with Illinois PIRG
  • Protect our rivers, lakes, and streams with Environment Illinois
  • Fight Global Warming with Environment Illinois
  • And many more campaigns!

For more information visit our website or apply online.

Program Officer – Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

Created in late 2007, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation’s mission is to nurture environmentally healthy and culturally vibrant communities in metro Detroit, consistent with sustainable business models, and support initiatives to restore the Great Lakes Ecosystem. The foundation is particularly focused on improving water quality, especially in the watersheds impacting metro Detroit and Bayfield, Ontario; promoting environmental health, justice and equitable development; and supporting the arts as a means to revitalize the metropolitan Detroit region.

Progress towards sustainability is rooted in the actions and decisions by individuals, nonprofit and profit enterprises and local communities, and a special focus on the role of business to help transition to sustainability is a key approach to be encouraged.

This past year, our endowment grew from $100 million to $280 million due the passing of our founders, Fred and Barbara Erb. We recently concluded a strategic planning process setting priorities, and are in the process of developing an implementation plan of action.


The Program Officer will report to the Vice President of Programs and work closely with the Foundation’s President, Chief Financial Officer, Program Officer and Grants Manager. The Program Officer will assist the Vice President of Programs in administering the Foundation grants program including: cultivating new grants; preparing recommendations for the board; monitoring existing grants; keeping abreast of knowledge in the field through research, seminars, meetings with experts and community leaders; developing and maintaining community relations.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred, and have a minimum of five years of experience in a grant making organization and/or related nonprofit professional experience. He or she also will have an interest in and passion for the multiple issues addressed by our mission.


• Position reports to Vice President of Programs and works closely with all other Foundations staff.

• Responsible for grant solicitation, analytic review and recommendation for board action.

• Works with grant seekers to develop high quality proposals and with existing grantees to monitor and evaluate existing Foundation grants.

• Writes concise proposal summaries, board presentations and evaluations.

• Attends all Foundation Board meetings.

• Represents Foundation on appropriate task forces and committees.

• Attends relevant community meetings and events in order to maintain good community relations, gain a deeper understanding of community issues and identify quality grant opportunities.

• Identifies innovative and collaborative funding opportunities within the Foundation’s defined areas of interest.

• Conducts research on issues of interest to the Foundation and best practices in nonprofit and foundation management.


• Contemporary knowledge of Metropolitan Detroit’s needs and opportunities, especially in the foundation’s issue areas. Understanding of sustainable business models a plus.

• Ability to understand nonprofit financial statements, audits, and tax returns.

• Excellent analytical training.

• Excellent writing skills.

• Excellent people skills.

• Strong computer skills.

• Strong time management skills and attention to detail. Ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload.

• Intelligent with broad interests; passionately curious.

• Innovative and flexible.

• Ability to work equally well independently and as part of a team.

• Ability to move beyond disappointments.

• Must possess the highest ethical standards.


Three professional references from previous employers will be requested at a later date. These should include direct reports.


To apply for this position, register with NPPN online ( and upload your resume and a cover letter (addressed to the Erb Family Foundation and include the position title). Please do not contact the Foundation directly. For more information on the foundation, visit

Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Solutions Policy Advocate/Analyst (M.P.P.)

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an experienced Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Policy Advocate/Analyst for a full-time position in our Chicago headquarters office. Candidates should have an M.P.P. with strong quantification skills or an M.B.A. This policy advocate/ analyst will principally work with ELPC’s experienced clean energy legal, business and policy advocacy team to: (1) Advance renewable energy and clean energy development to meet electricity needs in the transforming regional power markets and promote climate change solutions; (2) Design and implement innovative strategies, including ELPC’s Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields approach, to help accelerate market penetration of solar energy and new battery technologies in the Midwest and nationally; and (3) Analyze and advocate sustainable business and other policy initiatives for Great Lakes protection.

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 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 offices are in Chicago (HQ), six other Midwest cities and Washington D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Advocacy and analysis of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, develop climate change solutions, and assess economic, job creation, environmental impacts of energy policies.  Engage in advancing ELPC’s innovative Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields Initiative and ELPC’s Great Lakes protection and sustainable business policy initiatives.  Present expert testimony in public decisionmaking forums.  The position includes a wide range of responsibilities including economic growth analysis, drafting and publishing reports, and submitting expert testimony in administrative proceedings and legislative forums.  Participate in stakeholder working groups.  Engage with ELPC’s multidisciplinary Energy Project and Clean Water teams.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.P.P. (quantitative), M.B.A. or Masters in Economics, and policy-technical knowledge in the energy and sustainable business fields.  At least five years of post-graduate experience preferred.  Strong background in policy, financial and economic analysis.  Substantive knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and energy economics. Strong academic record and excellent speaking, writing, and analytical skills. Able to be effective in multiparty coalitions and stakeholder processes. An inspired commitment to public interest advocacy and ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals.  Please see

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 professional references to:  Telephone inquiries discouraged.  The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

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