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Inclusive Coast Fellow
Restore America's Estuaries
This one-year fellowship will primarily support RAE’s Inclusive Coasts initiative but may also assist other projects within RAE. The Fellow will serve as the day-to-day point person on two sets of planned ICI workshops; among other tasks, the Fellow will work with RAE staff and an external consultant to:

• Recruit workshop participants and orient them to the Initiative
• Support the operation of the Working Group
• Conduct background research to enhance and supplement the design of workshop curricula
• Support the strategy and management of each workshop
• Prepare and distribute materials to all participants
• Respond to participant questions, requests, and concerns before and after individual workshops
• Record notes, synthesize a summary of findings and experiences, and compile surveys pre-and post-workshops
• Compile the workshop findings into public facing action items/roadmap for organizations to deploy DEIJ
principles, strategies, and workshop ideas


• At least two years of post-undergraduate experience working in an environmental conservation-oriented field.
• Currently pursuing a Master’s in a field such as marine affairs, environmental science, environmental policy,
environmental economics, or similar.
• Strong interest in community engagement and capacity building, as demonstrated through work, volunteering,
internships, etc.
• Proven commitment to issues around diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, especially in coastal communities
(from urban harbors to coastal wetlands).
• Experience working with or in historically underrepresented or marginalized communities.
• Ability to seamlessly move between working autonomously and in a highly collaborative environment.
• Ability to present complex and at times sensitive information in a variety of accessible formats.
• Willingness to change focus and support additional projects as they arise.
• Must have permission to work in the U.S. without a work authorization.
Managing Director - Community, Collaboration, and Capacity
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is seeking a Managing Director of the Community, Collaboration, and Capacity Division of the Science Office. The Director will be expected to provide strategic leadership within and on behalf of the Science Office on topics related to the growth and expansion of scientific collaboration and capacity in support of achieving our mission. Reporting to the Chief Science Officer, the Managing Director will play a cross-institutional leadership role to help align the work of the Science Office with institutional strategy. The Managing Director will also help build a collaborative environment for NRDC technical staff and develop mechanisms to grow NRDC’s technical capacity for achieving our organizational mission. The Managing Director will be an important member of the Science Office leadership team and will work in close collaboration with members of NRDC’s Environment, Equity, and Justice Center to develop a vision and strategy for enhanced engagement with community partners at the intersection of science, health, nature, and justice.

This position requires a flexible, strategic thinker, that thrives in collaborative environments. The ideal candidate is excited to solve complex and nuanced problems, is a skilled communicator, and is recognized within the external scientific community for technical skills and for his/her/their work with community-based, academic, and other partners.

NRDC offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience. As the Science Office is in its incipient stage, the current job grade for this role has been set at Advocacy-Guides 5, with the potential to grow as the Office expands and evolves. The hiring salary range for this position is $165,000 - $185,000. Internal equity considerations and the average salary of the peer range will be reviewed before making a final offer.

Maryland Administrative Assistant
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
This part-time position (20-25 hours per week) is responsible for providing administrative support to Alliance leadership, and is based in the Alliance’s Annapolis office. The successful candidate has strong organizational and proactive communication skills, and excellent time management. This position will interface with several Alliance staff and Board of Directors members, as well as various community stakeholders and audiences.
Philanthropy Specialist
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
As the Alliance celebrates our 50th anniversary this year, we are looking ahead to solving the challenges facing the Chesapeake in the next five decades. At this exciting crossroads, we are seeking a candidate who is a motivated change maker to lead our efforts on increasing unrestricted revenues to enable us to continue to broaden our constituency for greater impact on the ground. We are looking for someone who believes in the Alliance’s mission, and values of inclusivity and collaboration, and will demonstrate an exceptional drive to further our existing efforts, nurture and build relationships, and help strategize and deliver new ones.

This full-time position serves a critical role in the implementation of the Alliance’s Development Plan and meeting the organization’s Strategic Plan Priority to Ensure Organizational Sustainability for the Next 50 Years. The Philanthropy Specialist will work closely with the Alliance’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board of Directors, and staff to advance mid-level and major individual donations and foundational giving. The successful candidate demonstrates leadership qualities when working with passionate and diverse constituents, with strong motivation to grow unrestricted revenue streams to fund our mission of bringing together communities, companies, and conservationists. This position provides an opportunity to grow alongside an enthusiastic, passionate, and committed Alliance team that is making lasting change for the 18 million people who live, work, and play in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Climate and Environmental Planning Project Manager -Buildings
City of Boston
Under the supervision of the Carbon Neutrality Program Manager, the Climate and Environmental Planning Project Managers develop and implement policies and programs to support the City’s climate action plan, sustainable development, air and noise pollution reduction, and other environmental goals, including:

Green building zoning review with the Interagency Green Building Committee (IGBC), which implements Article 37, Green Buildings, of the Boston Zoning Code and participation in developing zero net carbon zoning.
The Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) requires building owners to report annual energy and water use to the Air Pollution Control Commission (APCC) and develop an emissions performance standard.
Develop policies and programs that reduce carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and renewable energy, and support building owners, residents, and small businesses.
Coalition Manager
Virginia Climate Equity Working Group
Position Description:
Six leading climate and environmental justice organizations in Virginia seek a coalition manager to help deepen workgroup relationships, build people power for change, and advance climate and energy justice across the Commonwealth (Virginia). Our workgroup represents people-of-color, immigrants, working-class people and their families, faith-based communities, and environmental advocates. We are seeking a candidate with deep knowledge and strong capacities in coalition building, campaign planning and management, statewide strategization, movement building, and policy analysis and development.

The coalition manager will work with the workgroup to design a long-term agenda and to implement a shared work plan for the first year that gives particular consideration to legislative, regulatory, and administrative opportunities to advance our policy priorities in the upcoming 2022 General Assembly session. The position will be managed by two directors from participating member organizations, but will be responsible for advancing the shared work of the entire group.
Adaptation Program Director
Georgetown Climate Center
The Georgetown Climate Center is hiring an Adaptation Program Director to lead our work on climate adaptation and resilience, working in partnership with policymakers and communities across the country.

Project areas include community-informed responses to urban heat, managed retreat, implementing equitable adaptation, infrastructure resilience, and more, with opportunities to grow based on the interests and expertise of the incoming director.
Campaign Coordinator/Health Educator
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)'s Campaign Coordinator/Health Educator will help build our year-long project, "Harms to Health from Burning Gas."

The project will educate health professionals about the health threats associated with burning gas ("fracked" gas, methane) indoors for heating and cooking, and will engage them to take action. Specifically, the Campaign Coordinator/Health Educator will educate PSR activists and other health professionals nationwide to understand the health threats of indoor gas combustion, and will help them raise the “health voice” urging that any policies addressing gas combustion protect human health and the most vulnerable.

We are looking for the best possible candidates, especially those who will help to diversify PSR's staff and perspectives.

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Community Empowerment Internships
OurSpace World, Inc.
Looking for students to assist in any of our internships for Fall 2021:
- Grants & Admin Intern
- Youth Field School Intern

OurSpace is dedicated to cooperatively educating and organizing squads of land stewards and Earth healers. Our vision is a sustainable world where all communities have culturally-centered spaces in which to live and thrive.

We have 3 major areas of programming:
-Project Teach22: educating thriving 22nd-century-ready farmers and builders
-The Ujima Initiative: cultivating groups committed to living and working cooperatively
-Calabash: funneling resources towards conscious communities

If interested, feel free to reach out via email with any questions (or send a message on Whova). I can also share a more comprehensive internship description. To apply, please send a statement of interest, resume/CV and what you are looking for in the internship.

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