Green Job of the Day: Positions at the Solar Electric Power Association (Washington, DC)

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

Job: Multiple positions
Organization: Solar Electric Power Association
Location: Washington, DC

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), a nonprofit organization representing utility, solar industry, and stakeholder members, is currently hiring for a number of positions:

  • Office Manager
  • Education Manager
  • Communications Associate
  • Research Analyst

Job descriptions (for the first three positions) and application information is available here.

DC EcoWomen to Hold Meeting on Green Jobs on February 4

The next meeting of DC EcoWomen's "Green Economy" group will take place on February 4th and focus on a number of issues pertaining to green jobs, including:

  • How do you know when a job is "green"?
  • What kind of impact do green jobs have on the environment and the economy?
  • Who are today's green workers – and could you transition to a green career?

This meeting will be an interactive discussion featuring the following speakers:

This meeting will take place from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Java Green Eco Cafe, 1020 19th Street NW (between K and L Street), Washington, DC.

Green Job of the Day: Office Manager, Solar Electric Power Association (Washington, DC)

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

Job: Office Manager
Organization: Solar Electric Power Association
Location: Washington, DC

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below.  The complete announcement can be viewed viewed here.

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The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is a nonprofit organization representing utility, solar industry, and stakeholder members. SEPA's mission is to facilitate solutions for the use and integration of solar electric power by utilities, electric service providers, and their customers. More information about SEPA is available at www.solarelectricpower.org.
 
The Office Manager is responsible for overseeing specific bookkeeping and database administration functions, as well as day-to-day operational tasks to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.  This is a new position within the organization and provides an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to expand their bookkeeping and organization proficiencies and develop in a growing organization. The position provides direct support to the Director of Operations and oversees the work of administrative associates.

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Green Job of the Day: Director – Municipal Clean Energy Project, Alliance to Save Energy (Washington, DC)

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

Job: Director, Municipal Clean Energy Project
Organization: Alliance to Save Energy
Location: Washington, DC

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below.  The complete job announcement can be found via this link.

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The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a Project Director to start-up and to lead the Municipal Clean Energy Project (MCEP). The MCEP is a new multi-year, national initiative to encourage investment in, and deployment of, energy efficiency and clean energy programs and policies by publicly owned power utilities in the US.

The Project Director will have oversight and responsibility for the entire MCEP program, will report to the Vice President of Programs for the Alliance as well as to the MCEP Steering Committee, and will liaise with key project partners.

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Green Job of the Day: Transportation & Climate Policy Analyst, Center for Clean Air Policy (Washington, DC)

Center for Clean Air Policy

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

Job: Transportation & Climate Policy Analyst
Organization:  Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
Location: Washington, DC

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below.  The complete job announcement can be found via this link.

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Transportation & Climate Policy Analyst
Washington, DC

OVERVIEW

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), a renowned leader for more than two decades in the global climate change policy arena, seeks applications and nominations for a Transportation & Climate Policy Analyst. CCAP is expanding its capacity to contribute to climate policy solutions over the coming years. The new Policy Analyst will join the team working on these solutions through CCAP’s myriad policy programs.

For a decade, CCAP has been the thought leader on linking smart growth and climate change policy. Under the direction of Steve Winkelman, CCAP’s transportation program has helped state and local governments develop and implement climate change action plans, prepared a Transportation Emissions Guidebook to quantify savings opportunities, written policy papers framing linkages between smart growth, air quality and climate change, and facilitated stakeholder dialogues on transportation and climate change. Growing concerns about climate change and fuel prices have increased demand for CCAP’s work on smart growth, travel alternatives and climate change.

ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION & CLIMATE POLICY ANALYST

The Policy Analyst will apply research and analytical skills to the development of transportation and climate change policy. The ideal candidate will bring at least four years of relevant experience and an ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders to craft practical policy solutions. Knowledge of smart growth, travel demand management and vehicles miles traveled (VMT) is required, but is only relevant if it comes with the capacity and humility to explain the issues in clear and compelling terms.

While this position will initially focus on supporting the VMT & Climate Policy dialogue and associated issues, transportation and climate change is an area of development for CCAP. Expansion will likely come in the form of technical assistance and training about transportation and climate change policies for states and municipalities. While the role will have a diverse set of tasks, examples include quantitative analysis on GHG reduction, research on federal climate and transportation legislation and policy, technical and policy assistance to governments, economic analysis of smart growth policies, assessment of data improvement needs, and development of performance metrics. This position affords tremendous opportunity to participate in the development of cutting edge climate change policy work.

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Also, the Center for Clean Air Policy has additional open positons – job announcements can be found in the Careers section of the CCAP website.

Green Collar Job Training Curriculum Announced in Washington, DC

Green Builders Council of DC

On August 20th, Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Councilmember At-Large Kwame Brown, and the Green Builders Council of DC unveiled a green collar job training curriculum for the local construction industry. This curriculum will train students and workers in DC public schools, apprenticeship programs, and training facilities to be skilled in the following areas:

  • Recognizing the challenges that construction presents to the environment
  • Understanding the life cycle phases of a building and their impacts on the environment
  • Identifying eco-friendly alternatives to conventional building practices and understanding the costs and benefits of those alternatives
  • Understanding the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating process and being able to apply construction practices that contribute to a building’s LEED rating.

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, participants will earn industry-recognized credentials that can help them gain employment at green building projects in DC.

The Green Builders Council of DC and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) commissioned the Sustainable Facilities and Infrastructure Research Team of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech University to develop this curriculum.  It has been endorsed by the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Advantage.

This announcement is also a manifestation of the work of DC’s Green-Collar Jobs Advisory Council, which was created in 2007 by Mayor Fenty to determine how the District of Columbia could better prepare its workforce to participate in the green-building boom.  Also of note, Washington, DC has a law (the Green Building Act of 2006) which requires all publicly-funded (and eventually all privately-funded) new building construction in DC to meet various LEED requirements.

According to an article in the Washington Business Journal, the new curriculum will be taught beginning this September at the Academy of Construction & Design at Cardozo Senior High School, with more than 100 students expected to take the course in its initial year.

For more information:

Green Job of the Day: Green Business Network Deputy Director, Co-op America (Washington, DC)

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

Job: Green Business Network Deputy Director
Organization: Co-op America
Location: Washington, DC

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below.  The complete announcement is at:
http://coopamerica.org/about/employment/jobs/GreenBusinessDeputyDirector.cfm

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Co-op America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change.  Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors and businesses.  Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy.  We have a participatory decision-making process, which aims to build consensus within the departments and teams. The position is located in the Washington DC office.

Co-op America’s Business Division currently includes seven staff members and serves over 4,000 green business members.  The Co-op America Green Business Network (GBN) is the first, largest, and most diverse network of accredited green businesses making commitments to social and economic justice, healthy local communities, and environmental sustainability in the U.S.

The Co-op America Green Business Network is the business membership program of Co-op America.  The mission of GBN is to carry out one of the four primary strategies of Co-op America — to help socially and environmentally responsible businesses emerge and succeed.  We accomplish this by providing our businesses members with the opportunity to:

  • Expand their markets through promotion and consumer education – including Co-op America’s National Green Pages and Green Festivals
  • Deepen their socially and environmentally responsible business practices;
  • Market their social and environmental responsibility more effectively;
  • Network to strengthen their businesses and grow the green business movement through GBN’s popular online business community and Green Business Conferences
  • Gain access to money-saving benefits and services;

This position will work closely with the GBN Director to advance the Green Business Network through outreach, marketing and web development. This is an excellent position in non-profit management and an unparalleled leadership opportunity in the field of socially responsible business.

Responsibilities:

A) General Management (approximately 20-25% of time)

  1. Work with the GBN Director and GBN Staff to develop overall GBN strategy, annual operating plans and budget 
  2. Supervise GBN staff and performing annual reviews as required by Co-op America Personnel Policy.
  3. Work with GBN board representatives to create more feedback from GBN members into the strategy and planning for GBN
  4. Develop an advisory council of GBN members for greater involvement of GBN members in development of GBN and fundraising for GBN

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