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Little Village Environmental Justice Organization: Organizing Director

Position Summary:

The Organizing Director is responsible for preparing LVEJO organizers and youth leaders to plan and execute successful grassroots campaigns for environmental justice. She/he/they will ensure that LVEJO’s EJ 2020 campaigns are well organized and accountable to organizational goals and community needs. The Organizing Director will lead workshops, develop popular education curriculum, and work closely with staff, youth, and volunteers to advance environmental justice leadership development in the organization. The Organizing Director will also collaborate with the Executive Director to strategize programs that promote green infrastructure projects, a renewable energy economy, affordable housing, anti-violence/anti-criminalization, and living-wage jobs in Little Village.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director. This Director position will be part of a four-person Leadership Team that includes: 1) the Executive Director; 2) the Policy Director; and 3) the Finance Director. The Organizing Director will also work with the Finance Director regarding finance and fundraising. The Organizing Director also coordinates with the Policy Director regarding policies and strategic direction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Organizing:

Lead LVEJO’s organizing campaigns & projects

Provide consistent oversight of campaigns and programs to ensure that goals are achieved, correct strategies and tactics are used, and environmental justice principles are adhered to.
Ensure that campaigns and programs prioritize the inclusion of local youth and adults and grow LVEJO’s community base.
Build and strengthen strategic relationships and coalitions that advance Little Village EJ 2020 Plan.
Lead Trainer
Supervise and train organizers and youth leaders to accurately assess, evaluate, and document campaign work.
Assist campaign and youth organizers with work plans, monthly goals/objectives, monthly reports, campaign strategy/tactics, and program budgets.
Hold weekly Organizers meeting and one- on-one check-ins to support organizers and ensure best practices are followed.
Develop workshops and curriculum to train staff and youth leaders in LVEJO’s model of community organizing.
Identify opportunities for staff development and youth leadership development.
Report back to Executive Director on leadership development and campaign progress
Documentation
Provide documentation of youth leader, community organizer, and community engagement.
Conduct assessments and evaluations of youth and community leadership development programs and campaigns.
Review work plans, weekly and monthly goals/objectives, monthly reports.
Contribute to Social Media documentation of LVEJO activities.
Communications and Fundraising
Accompany Executive Director to presentations with funders and individual donors.
Attend and represent LVEJO at conferences, meetings, and public speaking engagements to represent LVEJO’s programs and values
Assist Executive Director with feedback on grant proposals and make recommendations on securing new sources of revenue to fund campaigns and programs
Assist with LVEJO Toxic Tours
Participate in organizational fundraisers
Conduct additional tasks as assigned by the Executive Director

Job Requirements:

Must have at least two years of community organizing experience organizing, preferably with Latinx and/ or other ethnic communities
Must have at least two years of supervisory experience managing a staff of four or more
Must be able to speak/ and or write in English and in Spanish
Must have good writing and public speaking skills
Must be able to travel locally, with occasional travel nationally; have access to car preferred
Must be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends as needed
Must be able to work well with others
Be able to work with multiple commitments and deadlines
Must have commitment to environmental and social justice and have an acute racial and equity lens, and
Demonstrate critical analysis and be able to connect to Intersectionality and holistic community development

Benefits
Compensation/Salary: Depending on experience. This position is a full-time exempt position
Duration: This position will be maintained through the designated time period for a period of 12 months at which point LVEJO may exercise to continue the period of employment

Application Deadline: 

Tues, April 25, 2017

To Apply: 

Send the following information to LVEJO (office@lvejo.org)

One-page cover letter

Resume

Names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references

The LVEJO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, People of Color, LGBTQIA, Transgender, and/or Low-income people, as well as people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Active Transportation Alliance: Advocacy Manager

Summary

Active Transportation Alliance is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our fight for healthy, sustainable and equitable communities.

Under the direct supervision of the Government Relations Director, the Advocacy Manager’s primary responsibilities are to lead targeted outreach that advances advocacy campaign goals and provide communications support to the advocacy team. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with individuals and groups throughout Chicagoland’s diverse communities, coordinating online advocacy communications and producing editorial content on campaign news and achievements.

This full-time, salaried position is available immediately.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities

  •  Build diverse, regional coalitions of support for advocacy campaign goals, with support of Active Trans staff, partners and volunteers
  • Work with advocacy directors to coordinate communications across campaigns
  • Maintain and update advocacy outreach database for individuals, and community and civic organizations
  • Serve as point of contact for Active Trans partners and community supporters, helping filter and direct incoming requests to appropriate team members
  • Assist with media advocacy and other advocacy communications such as blogs, letters to the editor, press releases, action alerts, web content, etc.
  • Develop materials and tools to empower local partners
  • Frequent travel throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs via biking, walking, public transportation or car share
  • Occasional evening and weekend work hours required for community meetings, events, etc.
  • Participation in obligatory Active Trans organizational events and activities as assigned

Qualififying Experience

  • Participation in obligatory Active Trans organizational events and activities as assigned
  • A passion for and understanding of the transformational nature of walking, bicycling and transit on health, equity, and sustainability.
  • A commitment to Active Transportation Alliance mission, vision and goals
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated organizing, communications or outreach experience
  • Experience in advocacy, community engagement and coalition building, particularly within Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and populations
  • Superior communication skills, including written, presentational and media-related
  • Ability to work with online media platforms, including social media and web content management systems
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with Chicago and suburban communities and units of government
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs.

For consideration:

Send a resume and cover letter to Kyle Whitehead at Kyle@activetrans.org. You must include the words ‘Advocacy Manger’ in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mailed or faxed submissions will be accepted. No phone calls, please.

Michigan Civil Service Commission: Administrative Law Specialist

An experienced-level Administrative Law Specialist is responsible for drafting very complex proposed opinions and orders after detailed analysis of the record, policy and law with minimal supervision.  Responsible for complex opinions related to the regulatory authority, rules and procedures of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).  Opinions are based on findings of fact and/or legal interpretations and conclusions.  This position is responsible for performing legal research and analysis relative to a broad variety of laws and legal issues and regulation affecting MPSC.

Position description here

Required Education and Experience

Education
Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience

Administrative Law Specialist 13
No specific type or amount is required.

Administrative Law Specialist 14
One year of professional experience in legal work equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 13 or Administrative Law Examiner 13, or as an attorney.

Administrative Law Specialist P15
Two years of professional experience in legal work, including one year equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 14 or Administrative Law Examiner 14; or, two years of experience as an attorney.

Additional Requirements and Information

Two years of experience in legal work, preferably in the public utility realm and including one year at the equivalent to the ALS 14 level. Two years of professional experience in legal work, including one year equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 14 or Administrative Law Examiner 14; or, two years of experience as an attorney.

Knowledge of:  Administrative Procedures Act; legal writing techniques; legal research procedures.  Ability to: present ideas clearly and concisely; write and speak effectively; analyze facts and draw logical conclusions; prepare and draft logical and concise written decisions, opinions and orders of law; make presentations to support recommendations; input and retrieve data using a computer, with experience using Microsoft Word.  Knowledge of public utility or motor carrier regulation is a preference, but not required.

 

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy advocacy backed by strong public engagement campaigns through effective communications and marketing are essential for protecting our core environmental values.  The Director of Marketing will join ELPC’s first-rate team of legal and policy advocates working to: accelerate clean solar energy, storage, wind power and energy efficiency solutions; advance climate change solutions; protect clean air, safe drinking water, and communities against toxic threats; and protect the Midwest’s Wild and Natural Places.

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 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, along with offices in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Grand Rapids, MI, Duluth, MN, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Jamestown, ND, Minneapolis, MN, Madison, WI, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has an annual budget of about $7.0 million. Please see www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Marketing will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Director of Development and the Director of Media Relations.  She/He is responsible for strengthening and raising ELPC’s profile, visibility and reputation among targeted groups of policymakers and influential opinion leaders, supporting ELPC’s public advocacy campaigns, and advancing ELPC’s overall organizational effectiveness and prominence.  Specific responsibilities include:

(1) Organizational communications and ELPC’s organizational presence in social media and “traditional” media. Work with the Director of Media Relations to generate stories and positive attention about the overall organization.  Oversee organizational communications across platforms, including overall “look” of ELPC websites, publications and electronic communications.

(2) Events.  Develop, plan, and execute various events designed to market ELPC to key targeted audiences.

(3) Networking with a purpose.  Use networking events strategically to expand ELPC’s circle of influence by attending events directly and/or coordinating participation among ELPC staff members.

  • Support Executive Director’s ongoing marketing activities and take on particular marketing assignments and opportunities.
  • Identify and seize other opportunities to effectively market ELPC.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a proven track record raising the profile of nonprofit organizations through savvy marketing and communications.  Strong public speaking, verbal and written communications skills are required.  Adept at social media and a good eye for graphic layout.  Demonstrated commitment to ELPC’s mission and environmental protection and progress. Applicants should have at least 10 years of successful professional experience in marketing, ideally including some with nonprofit advocacy organizations.  Some travel and evening work required.

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

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

Administrative Assistant

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant to work full-time in our Chicago office.

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 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. For more information, please see www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide administrative support, including data input, word processing, research, and scheduling to members of ELPC’s policy staff. Greet visitors, answer and direct incoming telephone calls, coordinate incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries; oversee operation, scheduling, set-up and maintenance of office equipment, conference rooms, production area and kitchens.  Order office and kitchen supplies, coordinate food service for meetings and conferences.  Other duties as assigned.  This position has occasional early morning and late evening work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, excellent verbal, written and communication skills and enjoy working with others. Great opportunity for a self-starter who is passionate about ELPC’s mission, comfortable in a fast-paced office, and proficient in Microsoft Office.

SALARY: Commensurate 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: Libby Prakel (lprakel@elpc.org) with “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line.  Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged.

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

Renew Missouri: Executive Director

We are seeking a driven, visionary leader to direct the transformation of Missouri into a top 20 state in renewables and efficiency by 2020.

Renew Missouri is a 501(c)3 non-profit efficiency and clean energy advocacy organization; our mission is to develop and advocate for cost-effective clean energy policies for the health and prosperity of all Missourians. Founded in 2006, Renew Missouri has created many of Missouri’s flagship energy policies, including the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act, the Renewable Energy Standard (passed by ballot initiative in 2008), the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) law, and a state tax deduction for energy efficiency investments. The impact of these policies has led to hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in renewables and efficiency.

Renew Missouri promotes new clean energy policies, and implements and defends our existing clean energy policies. We also advance pro-efficiency and pro-renewable policy through legal and regulatory channels, such as negotiating utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs, ensuring compliance with state renewable energy laws, and watchdogging regulatory agencies.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Executive Director will assume day-to-day management of Renew Missouri and ensure the financial sustainability of the organization through successful private fundraising and grant outreach. The Executive Director will motivate and develop the organization’s employees, interns and consultants to produce steady victories towards the implementation of Renew Missouri’s mission. The Executive Director is the primary public relations contact of Renew Missouri and will determine Renew Missouri’s policy priorities in coordination with the wind, solar and efficiency industries. The Executive Director will engage with the Board of Directors to ensure that the organization is effective and sustainable. The overarching goal of the Executive Director is to steadily deepen the impacts and networks of the organization while increasing financial strength.

As Executive Director, you’ll be playing a significant role in shaping energy policy in Missouri and beyond!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fundraising: Raise substantial funds through grant acquisition, donor programs (major, mid-level, and small) and other collaborative opportunities & events (current annual budget is $600,000).
  • Staff Management: Keep the team motivated, productive, and goal-oriented; assist in employee hiring, orientation and ongoing training.
  • Strategic Planning: Implement long-term planning for the organization in consultation with the Board of Directors.
  • Building Coalitions: Build support within energy stakeholder organizations, such as clean technology businesses, consumer groups and environmental protection organizations.
  • Fiscal Management: Ensure ongoing expenses and income are processed timely and accurately, and that Renew Missouri remains financially strong.
  • Policy Development and Promotion: Represent policy priorities and positions to decision-makers, (i.e. legislators, regulators, and business leaders); plan and execute campaigns in regulatory and legislative venues; advance our policy priorities by leveraging our supporters, media assets and other key influencers; preserve existing clean energy policy through offensive and defensive measures as necessary; identify policy opportunities within the state.
  • Media: Utilize traditional and social media coverage as an advocacy tool to support our policy objectives; be the primary liaison to the press and chief media strategist.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least five years of experience in management of a 501c3 nonprofit strongly preferred; some 501c4 nonprofit management a plus.
  • Strong passion for and background in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Track record of major donor and major foundation fundraising. Familiarity with Missouri energy policy; relationships with state energy and environmental stakeholders preferred.
  • Experience with employee recruitment, retention and management.
  • Experience in state-level advocacy, with municipal and/or federal advocacy experience a plus.
  • Successful campaign management experience.
  • An affinity for meaningful clean energy advocacy work including the building and leading of diverse coalitions.
  • Robust analytical, problem solving, communication, leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Positive attitude, professional workmanship, detail oriented self-starter with results-driven work ethic.

POSITION DETAILS:

This is a full-time, salaried position located in Columbia, Missouri. This position reports to the Board of Directors of Renew Missouri, and oversees 5 full-time and 3 part-time staff.

This position will require some travel throughout the state of Missouri and to other locations, and will sometimes require working outside of normal business hours. Renew Missouri provides excellent benefits including a flexible, positive and supportive work environment, paid time off, health benefits including vision and dental, and continuing education opportunities.

SALARY:

Starting salary range: $65,000-$80,000, depending on experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please email a PDF copy of your resume, cover letter, and examples of relevant work product to apply@renewmo.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Renew Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Development and Communications Writer

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a skilled Writer to work in our Chicago headquarters office.  This position jointly reports to ELPC’s Director of Development and ELPC’s Director of Media Relations and is responsible for: (1) writing compelling and persuasive grant proposals and reports; and (2)  writing content for ELPC’s websites, reports, projects and marketing materials.   This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy advocacy backed by  strong public engagement campaigns through social media are essential for protecting our core environmental values.  The Development and Communications Writer will join ELPC’s first-rate team of legal and policy advocates working to accelerate solar and wind power; advance climate change solutions; protect clean air, safe drinking water, and communities against toxics contamination; and protect the Midwest’s Wild and Natural Places.

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, Grand Rapids, MI, Duluth, MN, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Jamestown, ND, Minneapolis, MN, 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 and Communications Writer will:  (1) draft and edit grant proposals and reports to funders in order to strategically market ELPC’s mix of policy and legal advocacy projects to national  local foundations and individual major donors; (2)  Write content and update ELPC’s a mix of websites, and work with ELPC’s program and communications team on major environmental and clean energy reports and marketing efforts.  Crafting high-quality development and communications products for ELPC will engage the writer in learning interesting and important legal, policy and economic  information on a range of environmental protection, clean energy development, climate change solutions and natural resources protection issues.  This will tap the writer’s skills to develop variations of core content so that it can be persuasive to audiences with different backgrounds, interests and priorities.  Firm deadlines often apply.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, at least three years of experience writing about public policy development (e.g., journalism); prior work in the environmental sector is a plus.  The successful candidate will have excellent writing and proof-reading skills, a demonstrated record of being able to complete work on schedule, and a passion for environmental, clean energy and climate change solutions issues.  Candidates with experience using Adobe Creative Cloud are preferred.  Background on clean energy, clean transportation and natural resource protection policy issues is valued.  The Writer will work with a team of skilled professionals in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment where attention to details and follow-through is critical.

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:  Applicants should send a: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) contact information for two professional references; (4) salary history; and (5) two writing samples to: Linda Lipton – Llipton@elpc.org.  Telephone inquiries are discouraged.  ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

 

Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow for a two-year commitment at our Chicago headquarters, beginning in summer / fall 2017.  The Sustainable Business Fellow will conduct critical research, modeling, analysis and advocacy in the fields of clean energy, mobility and/or environmental quality, with a focus on innovative technologies, partnerships and market opportunities. This individual will participate as a member of multidisciplinary ELPC teams that draw upon expertise in business, law, policy and planning to protect natural resources and build a sustainable regional economy.  This role offers an exceptional opportunity to have a direct positive impact on some of the most important issues facing Midwest communities, institutions, and the planet at-large.

ORGANIZATIONELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. Our nationally-recognized work includes strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in inspired collaborations with diverse stakeholders 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, along with eight more offices in the Midwest and Washington D.C. ELPC was founded in 1993 and has a $7 million annual budget. Please visit www.ELPC.org for additional information.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The ELPC Sustainable Business Fellow will work on mission-aligned projects to advance clean energy, mobility, air and/or water initiatives.  Primary activities will include researching and analyzing economic and environmental data to create compelling analysis and presentations (including data visualizations, reports and other communications).  This will involve modeling, mapping and developing deep subject matter expertise.  The role may also include stakeholder outreach as well as project design and management.  Specific tasks will be determined by the successful applicant’s experience, education and interests, as well as urgent environmental opportunities.  All ELPC staff members can expect meaningful, impact-driven engagement with diverse colleagues and stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek a highly-capable and committed graduate of a respected MBA, BA, or BS program with a strong academic record in business, social science, computer science, or related analytical fields.  Specific requirements include: exceptional analytical, research and writing skills; expertise in quantitative analysis and data modeling (advanced ability in MS Excel is required; additional experience in database management, data visualization, and GIS mapping preferred); and demonstrated passion for Midwest environmental issues.  ELPC values personal initiative, intellectual curiosity, optimism, flexibility, professionalism, and a spirit of public service.

COMPENSATIONSalary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please email a cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirement to:  BusinessFellowship@ELPC.org.  ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify our team.

Clean Wisconsin: Science & Policy Interns

Clean Wisconsin has a number of science and policy internships available throughout the year for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, environmental sciences, political/governmental, public health, or other related fields. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong analytic and technical abilities, excellent writing skills, and an interest in and commitment to addressing environmental issues facing Wisconsin.

SUMMER 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15

Positions
Science associate interns will assist the organization’s science team in a variety of tasks to provide support for Clean Wisconsin’s clean air, clean energy and clean water work.

Clean Wisconsin generally offers the following positions:

  • 1-2 Research Interns (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • 1 Policy & Research Fellowships (Summer)

General responsibilities for the Research Internships may include analyzing permits, applications, and other technical documents; composing technical briefings and factsheets; gathering data needed to support campaign program positions; and synthesizing information related to campaigns for internal use.

Additional responsibilities for the Science and Policy Fellowship may include performing independent secondary research and analysis relevant to campaigns; responding to information inquiries by staff, members, and others; and writing scientific whitepapers and reports.

Salary
Clean Wisconsin strongly encourages students to seek outside funding and fellowships. Subject to organizational constraints, small stipends may be available to help partially offset costs of participating in internships.

Research Internships: For 2017, Research Interns will receive stipends of $1,300 for spring and fall periods, and $2,400 for the summer period.

Science and Policy Internships: For 2017, the Science and Policy Fellowship will be a stipend of $4,500 for the summer period.

Focus Areas
The specific areas of work for 2017 will be determined based on interest, expertise, and necessity, but may include:

  • Energy policy analysis
  • Environmental determinants of health outcomes
  • Groundwater quality & contamination
  • ­Nutrient water pollution
  • Pharmaceutical and personal care waste in waterbodies
  • Potential environmental impacts of mining operations
  • ­Public health consequences of air pollution
  • ­Regional and national climate change policy modeling
  • Urban runoff effects on water and aquatic ecosystems
  • ­Website content and development

Requirements

Research Interns are expected to possess the following:

  • Completed coursework and some background knowledge in environmental sciences, public health, engineering, political/governmental or other related fields
  • Strong analytic and technical abilities
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Interest in, and commitment to, addressing environmental issues facing Wisconsin
  • Ability to commit 15 (fall/ spring), 24 (summer), or more hours a week for 12 weeks

Policy and Research Fellows are additionally expected to possess the following:

  • DESIRED: Completed undergraduate degree in engineering, environmental sciences, political/governmental, public health, or other related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize scientific information and compose whitepapers/ reports
  • Ability to commit 40 hours a week for 12 weeks

Additional information
To apply for the Research Internship positions, please submit a brief cover letter, resume and list of references to Tyson Cook at tcook@cleanwisconsin.org. Applications will be considered until January 15 (spring), March 15 (summer), or August 1 (fall), or until positions are filled. Please be sure to include “RESEARCH INTERN” in the subject line, and note the time period during which you are seeking an internship.

To apply for the Science and Policy Fellowship, please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and list of references to Tyson Cook at tcook@cleanwisconsin.org. Applications will be considered until March 15 or position is filled. Please be sure to include “SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP” in the subject line.

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The Public Interest Network: Environment Minnesota Director

Environment Minnesota seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Minnesota is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future, and do what it takes to win. We believe there’s something special about Minnesota — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the light shimmering off Lake Superior, the wild beauty of the Boundary Waters, or our countless parks and forests, Minnesota’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

The Director would be driving campaigns to bring clean energy to Minnesota, to fight global warming pollution, protect Minnesota’s beautiful state parks, and save Minnesota’s waterways.

Environment Minnesota is part of a national federation of environmental groups with offices in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Campaign Coordination: Develop and execute plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing and media outreach.
  • Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the Governor’s staff, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Minnesota and in the region.
  • Coalition Building: Cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expand the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences.
  • Media Outreach: Serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and demonstrating support for our positions.
  • Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we’re running to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
  • Recruitment: Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.

Qualifications:

Minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment Minnesota offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html. Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

Environment Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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