Green Job of the Day: Vice President – Conservation, The Pacific Forest Trust (San Francisco, CA)

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

Job: Vice President – Conservation
Organization: The Pacific Forest Trust
Location: San Francisco, CA

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

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About the Organization
About the Organization Since 1993, the Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) has been dedicated to conserving and sustaining America’s private, working forests and safeguarding their myriad public benefits. Working cooperatively with landowners, government agencies, and the public, PFT advances forest conservation through a three-pronged strategy: retain (through conservation practices), sustain (through stewardship forestry), and gain (through market andpolitical incentives). To date, PFT has established conservation easements on 45,000 acres, supervised forest management on 15,000 acres, and provided conservation advice and services to owners of more than 8 million acres. PFT also leads regional and national policy efforts, promoting climate change legislation and designing market-based incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information visit www.pacificforest.org

Vice President – Conservation
The Vice President  Conservation will play a key leadership role in managing PFT’s forest conservation and stewardship program. This position will oversee the acquisition and stewardship of conservation easements inCalifornia, Oregon, and Washington states. The Vice President will organize large�]scale, creative conservation and stewardship projects utilizing public and private funding sources while incorporating novel revenue sources from ecosystem service markets. Projects will integrate new approaches to regulatory compliance and will helpadvance other policy initiatives in concert with the PFT policy team. Management responsibilities encompathe full conservation project lifecycle, including outreach, pipeline development, project negotiation/deal structuring, due diligence, fundraising, co

Based in PFT’s main office in San Francisco, the Vice President will supervise all conservation staff, covering bothacquisitions and stewardship, and will collaborate with policy staff on cross-cutting projects to advance PFT policy initiatives.  The Vice President reports to the president of the organization.

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October 6 is Final Deadline for Employer Registration for Stanford University Energy & Environmental Career Fair

This Wednesday, October 6th, is the final deadline for employer registration for the Stanford University Energy and Environmental Career Fair.  This program is presented by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and the Stanford Career Development Center and will take place on Monday, October 11 from 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Earth Sciences Building (map).

This career fair will feature organizations that are pursuing sustainability, with a particular focus on clean technology. This event will provide employers an opportunity to speak with students and graduates about their organization, career fields, internships, and full time positions. For additional registration information, send an e-mail to events <at> greenjobs.net

Green Job of the Day: Program Officer, Skoll 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 Officer
Organization: Skoll Foundation
Location: Palo Alto, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  The deadline for submitting resumes is September 17, 2010.

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Background
The Skoll Foundation was established in 1999 by eBay’s first president, Jeff Skoll, who serves as the founder and chairman. The Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose innovative approaches and solutions to social and environmental problems are helping to better the lives and circumstances of countless underserved or disadvantaged individuals and society overall. By identifying the people and their organizations already bringing positive change around the world, the Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally transform society.

Position Description
The Program and Impact team seeks a Program Officer who brings a combination of intellectual curiosity, a passion for social change, a focus on tangible results, a “can do” attitude and a desire to work within a team that practices continuous learning and improvement. The Program and Impact Team manages the Skoll Foundation’s “invest” programs (grants, investments in and loans to social entrepreneurs and other innovators). Like the foundation itself, the invest programs are continuously evolving as the foundation seeks to maximize its impact. The Program Officer will be an integral member of a team responsible for: (1) working with a select group of partners to take advantage of opportunities that drive greater impact; and (2) advancing opportunities for significant progress towards targeted foundation goals within specific issue areas. The Program Officer will be engaged in primary relationships throughout the foundation’s programs, but will play a key role in identifying and catalyzing investment opportunities for greater impact. Program Officers are expected to accept a high degree of individual responsibility for anticipating and meeting deadlines, analyzing and managing opportunities and risk, producing high-quality documents and graphic materials, maintaining records and welcoming feedback with the aim of continuous improvement and contribution to team performance.

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Employer Registration Now Open for Stanford University Energy & Environmental Career Fair

Employer registration is now open for the Stanford University Energy and Environmental Career Fair.  This program is presented by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and the Stanford Career Development Center and will take place on Monday, October 11 from 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. at the Huang Engineering Building.

This career fair will feature organizations that are pursuing sustainability, with a particular focus on clean technology. This event will provide employers an opportunity to speak informally with students about their organization, career fields, internships, and full time positions. Space is limited and there is a fee to participate in this event. For additional registration information, send an e-mail to events <at> greenjobs.net

[cross-posted from Green Collar Blog]

Green Job of the Day: Managing Director, Environmental Business Cluster (San Jose, 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: Managing Director
Organization: Environmental Business Cluster
Location: San Jose, CA

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

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The Managing Director reports to the CEO, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the Managing Director will:

* Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
* Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the CEO and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the CEO.
* Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
* See that the CEO is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
* Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
* Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
* Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
* Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
* See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
* Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
* Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
* Work with the staff and CEO in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
* Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
* Creation and management of strategic business plan and operational plan.
* P&L Management
* Team Management
* Sponsorship revenue generation and management
* Grant and contract revenue generation and management
* Client assessment, coaching, and assistance
* Interface with all respective stakeholders
* Management of the Board of Advisors

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Swords to Plowshares Offers Veterans Free Green Job Training in Pleasant Hill, California

Swords to Plowshares

Swords to Plowshares, a not-for-profit organization that serves military veterans, is currently accepting applications for a number of free green job training classes for veterans that will be held at the Pleasant Hill campus of Diablo Valley College. A list of the classes, eligibility criteria, and application instructions are listed below.

Course: Water Use and Conservation

54 hours, 3 units of credit for 25 students
Curriculum to include AWWA exam and certification
Dates: August 2 through August 27, 2010
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Hours: 9:00AM-1:30PM

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-123


Course: Solar Thermal Systems

108 hours, 4 units of credit with lab for 25 students
Class will include NABCEP prep. Course and Exam
Dates: August 16 through September 17, 2010
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM (1/2 hour lunch break)

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-105

Recommended: Math competency at the level of Intermediate Algebra and familiarity with construction/electricity skills


Course: Solar Photovoltaic and Thermal Installation Techniques

108 hours, 2 units of credit with lab for 25 students
Class will include NABCEP prep. Course and exam
Dates: September 21 through November 23, 2010
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Hours: 9:00AM-3:30PM (1/2 hour lunch break)

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-105

Recommended: Math competency at the level of Intermediate Algebra and familiarity with construction/electricity skills


Qualifying Career fields desired but not required

Civilian experience

  • General/ Electrical Contractors
  • Business professionals and/or consultants
  • Plumbers,
  • HVAC
  • Water Managers
  • Landscapers
  • Construction field
  • Roofers
  • Tilers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians

Military experience

  • Seabees
  • Radioman
  • Civil Engineers
  • Communications
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic
  • Combat Engineer
  • Electricians Mate

Eligibility criteria

*SPACE IS LIMITED, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED*
*MUST HAVE SEPARATED FROM THE MILITARY AFTER AUGUST 1991*
• Possess a DD-214 (states served after August 1991)
• Possess a current, valid state issued driver's license and personal owned vehicle
• Possess a social security card
• Are physically able to install solar panels
• Can pass a basic Math and Reading assessment test
• Can pass a background check

*FEMALE VETERANS WITH APPROPRIATE EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY*


Application instructions

Please contact with resume (If available):
Anthony Chandler
Veterans Green Career Pathways
415-558-8870 ext: 202
Achandler [at] stp-sf.org
http://www.stp-sf.org

Green Job of the Day: Lead Power Electronics Engineer, Motiv Power Systems (San Mateo, 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: Lead Power Electronics Engineer
Organization: Motiv Power Systems

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

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Motiv is looking for a Lead Power Electronics Engineer. This person would join Motiv's core technical team and be the principle designer of power electronics hardware and gate drive circuitry, as well as low-power circuit design. Responsibilities include designing power converters from a few kW up to hundreds of kW that are key components of our vehicular power control system.

Motiv is an early-stage startup, so we are looking for candidates that are ready and excited to be in an entrepreneurial role where they wear many hats. They should be able to exercise leadership and enthusiastic contribution across a wide range of technical and non-technical activities. Candidate must be very self-motivated and willing to receive a portion of their pay in equity. This position is full time, but may include a beginning trial consulting period of 1-2 months

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Solyndra Technical Career Fair to Take Place on May 25

SolyndraSolyndra, Fremont, California-based solar company, will hold a Technical Career Fair on May 25th from 4-8 pm.  The company will be bringing their new factory online and are looking for team members with technical experience in any of the following areas:

  • Vacuum
  • Electrical/Mechanical
  • Laser/Optics
  • Thin Films
  • Wet Bench
  • Automation/Robotics
  • PLC
  • Factory MES Software

The event will be an informal place to meet Solyndra managers and learn more about the company's technology and the requirements for these technical positions. Those interested should go to www.solyndra.com/technician and submit their resume. Qualified applicants will receive an invitation with the location of the event. A flyer about this event can be downloaded here.

Green Job of the Day: Program Director – Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, Ag Innovations Network (Sebastopol, 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 Director, Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops
Organization: Ag Innovations Network (AIN)
Location: Sebastopol, CA

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

The position location is flexible, with preference for proximity to AIN’s offices in Sebastopol, CA (i.e. Greater San Francisco Bay Area).  The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2010.

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The Program Director will serve as the lead coordinator, project manager, and communications representative for the implementation of the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops. Primary responsibilities for this position include coordinating the efforts of many participating organizations to develop sustainability metrics, pilot test draft metrics, and develop tools and protocols for using SISC metrics in commerce. Additional responsibilities will include managing communications, outreach and fundraising. The Program Director will report directly to the President of AIN and will work closely with the SISC Steering Committee to implement the project. In collaboration with these and other project participants, the Program Director will:

  • Support the SISC Coordinating Council and Steering Committee, including meeting scheduling, managing the agenda and meeting logistics, tracking work products and facilitating discussions and decision-making.
  • Provide project management for the development and completion of sustainability metrics. The Program Director will work with metric facilitators and other stakeholders to develop metric solutions and evaluate them through in-field pilots.
  • Coordinate SISC�s process for achieving consensus on how to use sustainability metrics in commerce, including any necessary protocols, policies and tools.
  • Work with the Steering Committee and the Coordinating Council to develop a communications plan and implement that plan, for both internal and external audiences. Communications efforts will include regular communication to project participants, outreach to the media, and recruitment of new stakeholder participants.
  • The Program Director will serve as a spokesperson for the project and may present on behalf of the project at conferences and meetings.
  • Oversee fundraising efforts, in collaboration with the Steering Committee and Coordinating Council, including the solicitation of contributions from project members, writing grant proposals and reports, and manage project finances.

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Green Job of the Day: Corporate Environmental Leader, Flextronics (Milpitas, 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: Corporate Environmental Leader
Organization: Flextronics
Location: Milpitas, CA

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

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The Corporate Environmental Lead will ensure that accurate and timely subject matter environmental expertise is provided internally as well as externally.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES / DUTIES:

Participate as an integral and collaborative member of our corporate environmental leadership committee/team to develop environmental strategies, systems, tools, processes, policies, procedures and effective deployment plans.

Providing the required support and participating as the corporate environmental SME in the development and maintenance of a five (5) pillar Environmental Compliance Operations Readiness Manual & Compliance Design for environmental process.

Providing the required support and participating as the corporate environmental SME in the development and maintenance of new business opportunities. This may include all forms of customer facing support, presentations, meetings, issue resolution, service pricing models, etc.

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