Green Job of the Day: Executive Director, Cascade Pacific Resource Conservations & Development (Tangent, OR)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Executive Director
Organization: Cascade Pacific Resource Conservations & Development
Location: Tangent, OR

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of Cascade Pacific Resource Conservations & Development, Inc (CPRCD) as a 501(c)3, including fundraising, organizational growth, providing oversight, direction and management to CPRCD staff and building partnerships and networks to expand CPRCD projects and programs in areas currently underserved. Duties of the Executive Director are separate but complimentary to those of the NRCS Coordinator with whom a strong team leadership partnership is necessary to achieve the goals and success of CPRCD Programs. The Executive Director will also work closely with the Board and Staff to provide support to all operations of CPRCD and to monitor its position in the local and national market. S/He will work to ensure the Board and staff are acting and making decisions according to the strategic directions established with the Board and NRCS strategic plan and will work in partnership with the RC&D Coordinator to ensure that all aspects of the NRCS annual area work plan and strategic plan are met. The Executive Director should provide leadership and support in project development, fundraising, organizational capacity building, and outreach to the community

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Opportunity Knocks Career Conference to Take Place in Atlanta on October 26

The next Opportunity Knocks Career Conference will take place on October 26 in Atlanta.  Highlights of this all-day program include:

  • More than 50 career consultants on hand to provide participants with one-one-one consultations
  • Insights on the the latest nonprofit career development trends
  • Learn best practices and tools for a nonprofit job search and how to transition into the sector

This event will take place from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Loudermilk Conference Center, 40 Courtland Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA.  Registration is $78, but partial scholarships ($20 off) are available (enter code OKSCH upon checkout to apply).  Additional information is available here

Green Job of the Day: Business Manager – Land, Water, and Wildlife Program, Environmental Defense Fund (New York, NY)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Business Manager – Land, Water & Wildlife Program
Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Location: New York, NY

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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Overall Function:

The Business Manager is responsible for systematically managing the business aspects of the Land, Water and Wildlife ("LWW") Program at Environmental Defense Fund. The LWW program is one of seven main business/ program units at EDF. The Business Manger reports to the Vice President, Land, Water and Wildlife.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the operational and fiscal activities of the LWW Program to include: staffing levels, budgets, and financial management. In particular develop the annual budget, reforecast expenses on a monthly basis, monitor program revenue and expenditures, and develop reports as needed.
  • Identify problems related to expenses and revenues and ensure that they are resolved with the appropriate managers.
  • Plan and implement systems and procedures to improve the operations of the LWW program. In particular, develop approaches that ensure that regional and team managers provide accurate and timely financial information and are aware of the status of finances, grants and contracts.
  • Analyze processes and data and provide regional and team managers feedback on their financial performance.
  • Manage the preparation of written and financial materials for periodic reviews of the program by the EDF executive team, funders and Board of Directors. Ensure that the materials are accurate, timely, and appropriately identify challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the LWW Program’s work.
  • Through work with the LWW Program staff and managers, ensure that government and foundation grants and contracts are developed and managed efficiently, effectively and in accordance with Environmental Defense Fund expectations and in adherence with the conditions of the grants or contracts. Play a key role in reporting on government grants in conjunction with EDF staff members in development and finance.
  • Through work with the LWW Program staff and managers, ensure that hiring processes are managed efficiently and in accordance with EDF expectations.
  • Work directly with LWW operational staff to ensure their work is appropriately coordinated across LWW teams.
  • Act as a liaison with finance, development and human resources staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Green Job of the Day: Project Director – Cypress Hills VERDE, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (Brooklyn, NY)

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Job: Project Director – Cypress Hills VERDE
Organization: Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Location: Brooklyn, NY

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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The Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC), a dynamic, non-profit, holistic, community development organization serving the Cypress Hills/East New York neighborhood in Brooklyn seeks an xperienced community development professional, passionate about sustainability, to help create and mplement an innovative community-wide sustainability initiative. Cypress Hills Verde aims to make our neighborhood a greener, healthier, more affordable place to live for all of its residents. The five Verde program areas are Living, Working, Eating, Moving, and Learning and include a model block retrofit program, green affordable housing development, green job training & creation, farmers’ market study & development, transportation planning, brownfield re-development, and environmental justice education – among others.

This is a tremendous opportunity to help create interconnected, community-wide, sustainable change and requires a highly motivated and creative self-starter who welcomes work in a fast-paced environment. The Verde Project Director will report to the Director of Community Development and is responsible for:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage neighborhood-wide retrofit and weatherization program with an emphasis on extensive community outreach, assisted intake, high quality audits & retrofits, green job training and development, & extensive data tracking;
  • Collaborate with other divisions within CHLDC to “green” all aspects of the agency’s operations and
  • programming;
  • Help lead neighborhood-wide food + farming planning group;
  • Research & identify national & international best practices around community-wide and project-specific sustainability initiatives;
  • Spearhead participatory planning process to plan vacant land and brownfield re-development, transportation re-design & re-zoning among other aspects of neighborhood re-envisioning;
  • Work with CD Director, and project partners to develop & implement an environmental justice education & organizing campaign;
  • Help create new projects as neighborhood needs are identified;
  • Work closely with architects, technical assistance providers, contractors and other consultants to ensure timely & high quality completion of tasks;
  • Research, identify & prepare funding proposals & reports for funders;
  • Supervise 1-2 staff members and/or trainees or volunteers as work load and funding dictate;
  • Report to Director of Community Development, and;
  • All other duties as assigned.

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Green Job of the Day: Deputy Director, Earth Day New York (New York, NY)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Deputy Director
Organization: Earth Day New York
Location: New York, NY

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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Small organization celebrating its 20th anniversary, seeks talented organizer/fundraiser for demanding but rewarding position, located in midtown Manhattan penthouse with great views. Duties include sponsorship solicitation, program management, events coordination and more.

Deputy Director works closely with the Executive Director to raise money, organize Earth Day events and activities in April and manage programs year round. Position requires detail orientation and good people skills. Must be able to think creatively, problem-solve, take responsibility and work well in high-pressure situations.

Duties include:
1. Organizing annual Earth Day activities with a small team including volunteers
a. Soliciting sponsorship and managing sponsor deliverables
b. Recruiting exhibitors for participation in Earth Day events
c. Logistics including events, forms, maps, permits, rentals (tables, tents, etc), volunteers, etc.

2. Management and further development of Earth Day programs including Count Down Your Carbon, Nurturing Nature and the Earth Day Education Program.

3. Extensive phone work �selling� sponsorships, exhibit space, advertising in annual publications on Green Buildings, etc.

4. Management of databases and responsibility for writing letters and other documents

5. General office work and back-up for the Executive Director.

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Green Job of the Day: Partnership Manager, Chicago Gateway Green (Chicago, IL)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Partnership Manager
Organization: Chicago Gateway Green

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  The application deadline is Friday, June 4 @ 5:00 pm.

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Chicago Gateway Green, a long-established and well-known not-for-profit, seeks an outstanding and motivated Partnership Manager. The right person will have all of the necessary abilities to be able to grow and nurture relationships with our partners and have a proven track record of success in sales and retention, client management, as well as be aligned with the organization’s mission.

About Chicago Gateway Green:
Chicago Gateway Green is dedicated to greening and beautifying the expressways, gateways, and neighborhoods of Chicago. Our work improves the environment and quality of life for millions of residents and visitors. At Chicago Gateway Green, we believe that beauty and sustainability go hand in hand. With this ethos, we work with corporate partners and local communities to help make Chicago the outstanding livable city that it is.

Position Summary:
The Partnership Manager is responsible for all aspects of Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnerships. This involves securing new partners but as importantly, maintaining existing partnerships by continuously demonstrating and delivering value. Working in conjunction with the Executive Director, the Partnership Manager will also be expected to develop and execute alternative funding strategies.

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Green Job of the Day: Program Finance Associate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Palo Alto, CA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Program Finance Associate
Organization: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Location: Palo Alto, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (www.moore.org) is dedicated to creating positive outcomes for future generations. The Foundation forms and invests in partnerships to achieve significant, lasting and measurable results in environmental conservation, science and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Program Finance Department supports the mission of the Foundation by providing informed, high-quality, data-driven analysis and solutions. The department functions independently of the Foundation’s program areas, working with program and other colleagues in a solutions-oriented environment. The department carefully evaluates potential grantees and associated proposals to:

  • Determine the appropriate level of funding necessary to achieve the grant outcomes defined by the program team.
  • Assess organizational capacity and growth constraints.
  • Assess financial sustainability of the grantee organization and the project outcomes
  • Analyze and mitigate risks to attaining grant outcomes.

Our ideal Program Finance Associate candidate is a well-rounded top performer with demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data effectively, work independently and collaboratively, and contribute to team and Foundation goals.

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UCLA Social Justice Nonprofit Career Fair to Take Place on April 13, 2010

The UCLA Social Justice Nonprofit Career Fair will take place on April 13.  This program is co-sponsored by the Office of the President – Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC), UCLA Labor Center, UCLA School of Public Affairs, UCLA Community Programs Office, UCLA Center for Civil Society, UCLA Career Center, LANonprofitCareers.com, and Idealist.org.

This event will provide job seekers with an opportunity to speak with non-profit recruiters about current and future employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities. It will also feature free information sessions that will provide career advice for nonprofit job seekers.

This program will take place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the UCLA William C. Ackerman Building, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor, 308 Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 (campus map).

This event is free for individuals to attend (and you do not need to be a UCLA student), but you need to register here. For more information:

Green Job of the Day: Program Associate – Andes Amazon Initiative, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Palo Alto, CA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Program Associate, Andes Amazon Initiative
Organization: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Location: Palo Alto, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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Summary Job Description
The Program Associate position will provide program and administrative support for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Andes Amazon Initiative. This position has a term limit of four years.

Initiative Overview
The Andes-Amazon is the world’s largest river basin and is the source of one-fifth of Earth’s fresh water. It is also the most abundant wilderness on the planet, supporting the world’s highest diversity of birds and concentration of primate diversity, one-third of all freshwater fish species, and more than 60,000 plant species, half of which are endemic varieties not found elsewhere. Today, nearly 20 percent of the intact forest in the Amazon Basin has been lost to logging, cattle ranching, mining, agriculture, and infrastructure development. Current statistics suggest that up to 9,000 square miles of forest are lost every year.

The Andes-Amazon Initiative’s goal is to conserve the Amazonian forests, which provide habitat for biodiversity and regulate the regional climate cycle. To achieve this goal, through the Foundation’s funds and the work of its Grantees, the Initiative must effectively manage 370 million hectares of forested landscapes. Protecting these areas will lead to the:

  • Maintenance of the climatologic function of the Amazon Basin, as measured by forest cover distributed among the six climate zones
  • Protection of Amazonian biodiversity, as measured by the distribution of forested habitat among the eight major ecoregions and 13 major watersheds

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