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Public Interest Economic Policy Associate

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire an entry-level Economic Policy Associate at our Chicago headquarters. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy advocacy – backed by strong analysis and public engagement – are essential for protecting our core environmental values. The Economic Policy Associate will perform research, modeling, and analysis as part of a first-rate team working to: accelerate clean solar energy and 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.

ORGANIZATIONELPC’s 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 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. Our headquarters is in downtown Chicago, with additional offices across the Midwest and in Washington, DC. ELPC was founded in 1993 and has an annual budget of $7 million. Please visit www.ELPC.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  ELPC’s Economic Policy Associate will work on mission-aligned projects to advance clean energy, transportation, air, and/or water initiatives.  Primary activities include researching and analyzing economic and environmental data to create compelling analysis and presentations (including spreadsheets, databases, data visualizations, reports, and other communications). This will involve data modeling, mapping, and developing deep subject matter expertise, in collaboration with highly-motivated attorneys, MBAs, and policy advocates on some of the most important and challenging environmental protection issues of our times.

QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek a highly-capable, committed graduate of a well-respected educational program with a strong academic record in economics, business, social science, informatics, or related analytical fields. Specific requirements include: exceptional research, analytical, and modeling skills (advanced MS Excel required; additional experience in statistical analysis, database management, data visualization, and/or GIS mapping preferred) and demonstrated passion for Midwest environmental issues.  Promising candidates will complete an analytical case study during the interview process.

SALARY: $37,500 annual salary. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Analyst@ELPC.org.

ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify our team.

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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.

The Public Interest Network: Environment Ohio Director

Coordinate advocacy, field organizing and media communications for Environment Ohio, driving campaigns to restore Ohio’s beautiful rivers, bring more clean energy to Ohio, curb global warming pollution and protect Ohio’s open spaces.

Environment Ohio seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Ohio 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 Ohio—something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the majestic waterfalls at Hocking Hills State Park, the beauty of the sand dunes along Lake Erie, or our countless parks and forests, Ohio’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

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

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 Ohio and in the region.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Ohio offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Columbus, OH

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 Ohio 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.

 

The Public Interest Network: Environment Michigan Director

Environment Michigan seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Michigan 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 Michigan — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the sand dunes along Lake Michigan, the wild beauty of Isle Royale, or our countless parks and forests, Michigan’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

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

Environment Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Ann Arbor, MI

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 Michigan 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.

Respiratory Health Association: Senior Director of Operations

Overview: Respiratory Health Association (RHA) is seeking a Senior Director of Operations. The Senior Director of Operations will play an important role in managing the Association’s ongoing operations and work strategically with the President and Chief Executive Officer and RHA senior staff  to fulfill the Association’s vision of healthy lungs and clean air for all. This is a hands-on position in which the successful candidate will both execute his/her own operations responsibilities and collaborate with other members of senior management on organization-wide activities.

Reports To: President and Chief Executive Officer

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations of the Association (Office Administration, Information Technology, Facilities Management, Finance, Human Resources, etc.);
  • Collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer on issues of organizational management and strategic planning;
  • Identify best practices and improve internal standard operating procedures;
  • Supervise staff and consultants;
  • Manage budgets;
  • Develop and manage relationships with partners/vendors; and
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MHA, MBA or other advanced degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience required
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Technology, Finance, etc.
  • Working knowledge of customer relationship management platforms, data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Proven track record in project management
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks amidst multiple priorities
  • Exceptional writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding work ethic, including ability to take direction, but also to take initiative and solve problems creatively

Please note: Respiratory Health Association’s mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change. The Association is fully committed to equal opportunity in employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Association is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The Association does not hire persons who smoke, and forbids smoking in the workplace.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and three writing samples to: operations@lungchicago.org.  Please include the job title and your name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Audubon: Climate Communications Field Manager

Position Summary:

The Climate Field Communications Manager will be responsible for amplifying local visibility related to Audubon’s climate initiative program. S/he Manager will oversee and implement Audubon’s climate field communications strategy throughout the Audubon network with an emphasis on priority states. Reporting to the Climate Campaigns Director, be an instrumental member of the Climate Initiative’s core team. The Field Communications Manager will also ensure that the Audubon network receives the communications support it needs to address climate change action at the local, state and national level while creating safe political space and a greater demand for change for climate solutions.

Please include a cover letter when submitting your resume to this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Secure high quality media coverage at local levels across all types of earned media ‐digital, print, broadcast.
  • Develop strategic media relations plans and campaigns, in collaboration with other staff and partners.
  • Develop, edit and distribute press materials and messaging points specifically for network‐based climate efforts
  • Generate and edit templates for letters to the editor, op‐eds and other tools for the field
  • Respond to local media requests from the network, specifically from field organizers in their climate efforts
  • Coordinate and lead editorial board visits
  • Maintain relationships with reporters and news outlets
  • Training and supporting network spokespeople to communicate about Audubon’s climate efforts
  • Ongoing coordination and integration with Network and climate and energy advocacy strategies
  • Manage projects and campaigns on time and on budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, or related field; t equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • 5+ of professional experience working in public relations, marketing, or communications‐related field; 2 years experience managing people/teams and logistics preferred.
  • Proven track record of high quality media placements
  • Exceptional organizational and project management capacity with demonstrated ability to manage complex campaigns
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including writing for press release and talking points
  • Meticulous attention to detail, resourceful, with a can‐do attitude
  • Understanding of and interest in how grassroots and advocacy strategies works with media
  • Experience leading media trainings and coaching spokespeople
  • Familiarity and experience utilizing both paid and earned media strategies
  • A self‐starter, one who is motivated, able to work in a decentralized work environment with minimal supervision, and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Background in issue advocacy and energy/conservation issues a plus
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be a strong team player
  • Experience conducting editorial board visits
  • Demonstrated aptitude for clear message development and message discipline
  • Ability to balance eye for detail with compelling overarching vision
  • Ability to improvise and problem‐solve with clarity and steadiness
  • Comfort working in a fast‐paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Established base of contacts in high‐profile national media outlets
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key Microsoft Office and web‐based products
  • Spanish speaking and writing skills preferred
  • Travel required

Apply Here

Audubon: Climate Campaigns Director

Position Summary:

The Climate Campaigns Director will be responsible for the development and execution of Audubon’s public engagement campaigns around climate change. Working in a highly matrixed organization and with a team of dedicated professionals the Climate Campaign Director will bring successful campaign experience and skills to help Audubon deliver on its ambitious goal of engaging one million new people around the issue of global warming to create a greater demand for change.

The Climate Campaigns Director will manage the development and implementation of various public engagement campaigns focused on strategies and tactics that will engage bird‐loving conservationists concerned about climate change throughout the network with an emphasis on Audubon’s key states.

Reporting to the Vice President, Climate, s/he will work closely with the Director for Climate Communications and Strategy and will manage the Climate Field Program Manager and Climate Field Communications Manager. S/he will be an instrumental member of the Climate Initiative’s leadership team. The Campaigns Director will support the Vice President, Climate with fundraising efforts as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, support implementation and ensure delivery of Audubon’s climate campaigns (Climate Watch, Clean Energy for a Healthy Climate, Plants for Birds, and Because Birds Can’t Vote) to build a greater demand for solutions on climate change
  • Develop strategies and campaign plans for climate, adaptation, and policy efforts within Audubon’s key states and to support similar efforts throughout the network as appropriate
  • Work with Audubon’s VP for Climate and Director of Communications and Strategy to shape, refine, and adapt the strategies for executing Audubon’s climate initiative
  • Coordinate between Audubon’s Climate Initiative and the national policy office and state offices
  • Effectively communicate essential tactical and field goals to key internal and external audiences
  • Develop and deliver training on advocacy, organizing, and mobilization tactics as needed
  • Represent Audubon and the Climate Initiative with key stakeholders, within Audubon, and throughout the Audubon network
  • Work closely with Climate team to track and analyze performance of campaigns and implement plans to maximize results.
  • Manage and develop key program staff including the Field Communications Manager and the Program Manager
  • Support the VP for Climate and Audubon’s development team with fundraising efforts as necessary

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, political science, or related field; equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • 7+ years of campaigning or organizing experience; grassroots advocacy experience preferred; with at least 3‐5 years at the senior level directing work of others.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners.
  • A well‐organized thinker with excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability build consensus amongst a wide range of individuals. Comfort with presenting and engaging in public speaking events also necessary.
  • Ability to exercise extreme diplomacy, balance and flexibility when dealing with various personalities and sensitive situations to develop cohesive solutions and negotiate successful outcomes.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire a team
  • Strong problem solving skills, including ability to respond quickly and effectively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Proven legislative campaign or issue/non‐profit advocacy experience.
  • Relentless commitment to meeting goals and deadlines, and demonstrated ability to motivate others to do the same.
  • Comfort working with politically diverse constituents.
  • Thorough understanding of how lobbying, communications and grassroots advocacy components effectively work together.
  • Experience developing diversified approaches to engage and influence the broader public to champion an issue or cause.
  • Open to learning/trying new methods for organizing or advocacy.
  • Willing to complete mundane as well as exciting tasks with equal enthusiasm.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key Microsoft Office and web‐based products.

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National Wildlife Federation: Communications and Development Coordinator-Ann Arbor, MI

The National Wildlife Federation, one of America’s largest wildlife conservation and education non-profit organizations, is seeking a Communications and Development Coordinator to work out of our Great Lakes Regional Center.  Reporting to the Policy Director and Regional Philanthropy Officer, the ideal candidate for this job is personable, proactive, and possesses strong communication skills. Applicants should be well-organized and experienced in communications, advocacy and/or fundraising. Applicants should be comfortable working independently, reaching out to colleagues across NWF and its state affiliates as well as engaging with media and donors alike. Strong alliance with NWF’s mission is required.

The Communications and Development Coordinator will drive a range of communications and fundraising activities in support of the National Wildlife Federation’s mission to protect wildlife and wild places, with a particular emphasis on our upcoming campaign on Asian carp and other invasive species. The Communications and Development Coordinator will collaborate closely with regional program staff; regional philanthropy staff; as well as national marketing, communications and philanthropy staff at NWF Headquarters in Reston, VA and across the organization. The position will support strategic communications and outreach (50%), reporting to the Policy Director, and philanthropy and development (50%), reporting to the Regional Philanthropy Officer.

The Communications and Development Coordinator will participate in fundraising and communications strategy planning and implementation for activities across the region; building relationships and forging collaborations; securing major gifts, grants, sponsorships, and other philanthropic revenue; identifying and qualifying prospective funders; crafting messaging and communications; managing social media accounts; and support special events.

This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity at NWF, and this role is ideal for an entrepreneurial self-starter seeking to contribute meaningfully toward the goal of protecting fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes, and achieving substantial increases in philanthropic support in the years ahead.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and assist in executing comprehensive, creative and goal-driven communications campaigns for programmatic and policy initiatives, with an initial focus on NWF’s campaign to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
  • Coordinate donor and media relations, including engagement and stewardship of existing relationships and reaching out to build new relationships with donors, partners, and media contacts.
  • Generate timely written content including press releases & media alerts, advisories, op-eds, fact sheets, donor briefings, donor support materials, newsletters, proposals and other collateral.
  • Track media and donor contact information and update records in NWF’s centralized database
  • Coordinate and collaborate with program staff to create website, blog and social media content for various programs and initiatives.
  • Assist in coalition management of NWF’s communications campaigns and other policy initiatives.
  • Assist with scheduling media, donor meetings, event logistics, and other detail oriented tasks to support senior staff.
  • Assist in the organization and staffing of donor events, press conferences, media tours and other special events.
  • Cultivate relationships with NWF supporters, the media and NWF staff, affiliates, and coalition partners
  • Work with senior staff to conduct ongoing campaign and fundraising analysis and reporting to increase effectiveness of NWF programs and revenue generating activities.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in nonprofit communications or fundraising
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Impeccable copywriting skills and attention to detail. Ability to convey conservation and donor cultivation messages across the political spectrum and to a range of audiences, from Congressional staff to sportsmen and women.
  • Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities, communications and political savvy, ability to manage high profile relationships, and excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Energetic, creative self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent prioritization, multi-tasking abilities and time management skills/ability to meet deadlines.
  • Some experience in developing and executing creative advocacy communications or social media campaigns and willingness to pitch and secure media placements across various media platforms: TV, radio, print, online, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Basic graphic design skills, database experience, or a willingness to learn and take advantage of technology and new media platforms to increase engagement and improve external communication.
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Passion for natural resource conservation and protection of wildlife and wild places.
  • Ability to travel domestically and work occasional evenings/weekends.
  • Ability to meet unanticipated needs, effective problem solving skills, and willing to roll-up his/her sleeves and do all levels of work as needed with a positive attitude.
  • A shared commitment to NWF’s ongoing efforts to create a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
  • There may be some late night or weekend work involved, along with occasional business travel (<10%) required.

The selected applicant’s workplace actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.

We aspire to be an inclusive multi-cultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your qualifications and interest in the position, please respond to the following question: What does diversity mean to you?

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife and wild places. We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a flexible work environment. NWF is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages all qualified professionals to apply.

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Bureau of Asset Management: Energy Manager

Job SummaryUnder the guidance of the Director of Capital Planning, directs the research, development and implementation of energy programs to provide a County-wide standard for energy-related activities/functions utilizing federal, state and other energy grants.  Assists County leadership to set and achieve ambitious energy reduction targets through existing and new programs.  Provides strategic direction via organizational management to develop long-range plans for the implementation/innovation of energy policies as mandated by federal and state laws.  Assists local units of government, businesses and residents to increase energy efficiency and utilize renewable energy programs.  Directs professional staff and consultants in conducting technical planning and feasibility models.  Represents the County in the coordination and negotiation with utility companies to analyze, review and document the performance of non-county professional service consultants.  Responsible for compiling, maintaining and filing all energy reports, billings and other documents.  Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree is required.  

(Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*

  • Five (5) years’ full-time work experience as an Energy Manager or in an energy management position is required.
  • Experience in the execution of utility rate analysis, energy audits or energy project development with a portfolio of over five (5) million square feet in corporate, institutional or governmental space is required.
  • Valid drivers’ license and proof of automobile insurance is required (Must provide proof at time of interview).

Preferred

  • Accredited professional in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Institute of Architects (AIA); Certified Construction Manager (CM); Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Building Operator Certification (BOC); or Certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with managing and reporting on federal grants is preferred.
  • Experience managing staff engaged in planning, estimating, designing, inspecting and managing construction projects is preferred.

*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).  Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of funding opportunities in the energy and energy efficiency from federal, state as well as other public and private sources.   Experience utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.  Technical skills with the ability to explain complex issues and requirements.  Thorough knowledge of energy and environmental management policies and practices.  Ability to develop and implement effective energy management/conservation policies and programs.  Skill in planning, implementing and evaluating energy policies.  Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats with senior-level employees and private/public sector personnel.  Ability to create and manage new projects and project budgets.  This position may require various types of physical exertion including, but not limited to climbing stairs, lifting, pulling, pushing and moving objects of moderate to heavy weight.  This position occasionally requires moderate to extensive travel to work assignments throughout Cook County for which the employee must provide his/her own means of transportation.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE

When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time.   To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

  • MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
  • IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION “Are you a military veteran?”
  • ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.  IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER  THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).

VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

This position is Actively Recruited and is At Will

COOK COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Active Transportation Alliance: Trail 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 supervision of the Advocacy Director, the Trail Advocacy Manager will lead Active Trans’ advocacy on priority trail projects in the region, with a focus on the development of a continuous Chicago River Trail. Primary responsibilities will include developing and implementing advocacy strategies to engage grassroots supporters, community partner organizations, and decision makers in driving trail development. Activities will include, but are not limited to, community outreach, coalition building, and strategic communications.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities

  • Lead development and implementation of campaign plans related to priority trail projects throughout the region
  • Build diverse coalition of individuals, organizations and other stakeholders to coordinate trail advocacy efforts
  • Develop communications content to support trail advocacy initiatives, including webpages, blogs, social media, factsheets, and reports
  • Serve as spokesperson and main point of contact for Active Trans trail advocacy
  • 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

Qualifying Experience

  • 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 PowerPoint

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 Jim Merrell at jim@activetrans.org.  You must include the words ‘Trail Advocacy Manager’ in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mailed or faxed submissions will be accepted. No phone calls, please.

This position is open until filled. For priority consideration, please submit application no later than December 16, 2016.

We are also recruiting candidates for an Advocacy Manager position. Both positions require similar skills and experience. If you’re interested in both positions, please note that in your application. No need to apply separately.

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