Full and Part-time Opportunities


Updated 03/17/19: 

Avid4Adventure: Outdoor Educator

Oakland |Moraga | Mill Valley | Burlingame |Palo Alto

Avid4Adventure has been voted one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work for 4yrs and counting! We empower kids to choose active and healthy lifestyles in the outdoors and are looking to hire OUTDOOR EDUCATORS! These are paid, full-time, summer positions in the Bay Area California. Come spend your summer, in beautiful state parks, inspiring kids through: mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and learning survival skills and Leave No Trace ethics! We provide all sport-training for our instructors! Relevant outdoor and teaching certifications/degrees qualify applicants for increased compensation. We embrace candidates from all backgrounds because we recognize and value their diverse experiences and perspectives and need more amazing role models for our youth! 

Please email victoria@avid4.com if you would like our ‘Resume Tips Guide and Staff Perks list’!  Please be advised that submitting your application as soon as possible is advised because certain locations fill quickly.

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Closing Date: May 1st

Food Shift: Positions 

Alameda, CA 

Food Shift works collaboratively with communities, businesses, and governments to develop long-term sustainable solutions to reduce food waste and build more resilient communities. One of our most exciting programs is The Food Shift Kitchen where we recover surplus food, provide job training to individuals with barriers to employment, and create nourishing meals that we distribute or sell throughout the community.

Food Shift is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute and the individual in this position would be an employee of Earth Island.

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                                     Production Chef

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San Francisco Student Nutrition Services: Marketing Specialist

San Francisco, CA 
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

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Department of Interior: Biologist

Fort Mason |Fort Cronkhite

You will report directly to the Supervisory Vegetation Ecologist, performing the following major duties:

  • Plan and prioritize vegetation stewardship and restoration needs. Manage and implement restoration projects which include invasive plant removal, planting and other activities.
  • Develop and implement monitoring protocols for both threatened and endangered plant and wildlife species as well as for restoration projects. Analyze monitoring results, write reports and develop recommendations and priorities based on monitoring results.
  • Carry out program and project management duties including proposal/grant writing, contract/agreement administration, budget tracking, cost scoping and work planning.
  • Serve as the natural resource lead on interdisciplinary planning teams. Prepare compliance documents for natural resources projects and reviews compliance documents for other projects’ impacts on natural resources. Ensure park operations are consistent with laws, regulations and policies including the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
  • Communicate about natural resource issues to both internal and external audiences including delivering presentations, writing reports, briefing a variety of audiences, and communicating with colleagues, partner agencies, and the public.
  • Conduct field work in all types of weather, on steep slopes and with potential exposure to poison oak, stinging nettle, ticks, and mosquitoes, as well as involving strenuous physical activity such as hiking, carrying heavy objects, operating a chainsaw.

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Closing Date: March 25th

USGBC MA: Marketing and Graphics Associate

Boston, MA

The Marketing and Graphics Associate is a full-time position responsible for managing all organizational communications, graphics, and related marketing technology. The position will cultivate community and build our member and sponsor base through consistent communication and promotion of our activities.

The Marketing and Graphics Associate is a critical role responsible for promoting all USGBC MA activities to the public and stakeholders. We are looking for a dedicated, experienced, and enthusiastic marketer /communications specialist with the commitment, skills, and desire required to continue growing and sustaining the resources USGBC MA needs to fulfill its mission. The position will be supervised by the Executive Director.

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Updated 03/10/19: 

The Fund for Public Interest: Summer Campaign Jobs

Multiple Locations

Want to spend your summer building skills that will help you launch your career, while working on urgent issues you care about such as protecting the environment and our public health, all while making good money?

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. They are hiring full-time staff, with leadership opportunities available, with offices over 25 cities across the country this summer, to work on issues like stopping plastic pollution or getting pesticides out of the food supply. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, coalition building, canvassing, and writing editorials, all while being paid as members of staff.

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Amir Project: Farmer and Farm Manager Positions


Amir Farmers are a diverse group of passionate leaders who work to cultivate today’s youth to change tomorrow. Serving as garden-educators during the summer, they are at the center of the Amir program,
building productive gardens and farms with campers, and using the garden space to teach about issues of environmental and social justice. Amir is seeking applicants that will be directly responsible for implementing its program at one of the organization’s partner camps. Amir Farmers will be trained and build bonds with staff working at these camps across the US and Canada at the annual training seminar in late May. At this training, Farmers will learn all aspects of building a community garden, as well as how to use Amir’s Garden Manual & Curriculum to run programming for campers of all ages. Throughout the summer, Amir Farmers will be full staff members at their camp in addition to their garden responsibilities.

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Closing Date: March 31st

Updated 03/03/19: 

California Department of Food and Agriculture: Information Officer Specialist

Sacramento, CA
Under direction of the Director, Office of Public Affairs, the Information Officer I (Specialist) will serve as the Public Information Officer (PIO); and work closely with and take direction from Environmental Program Manager I (EPM I) in the Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI). The PIO will coordinate activities related to the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel in consultation with the EPM I and perform public outreach and engagement work relating to policies and programs associated with Climate Smart Agriculture. The PIO will be required to effectively maintain several ongoing and essential OEFI projects as well as respond to urgent short-term tasks in a timely manner. The PIO will review, analyze, and prepare a variety of documents and correspondence related to Climate Smart Agriculture programs and develop and assist in all public stakeholder outreach activities including interagency coordination. The PIO must establish and maintain effective working relationships with technical and non-technical scientific staff within and outside of the Department and work well under short deadlines.
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California Department of Food and Agriculture: Grant Analyst

Sacramento, CA

Under the general supervision of the Staff Services Manager I, the Staff Services Analyst (SSA) serves as a member of the Office of Grants Administration (OGA). In a learning capacity, the SSA will perform grant activities associated with the Healthy Soils Program (HSP) performed on an annual, biannual, weekly or daily basis in support of OGA’s responsibilities and maintaining the integrity of grant funds.

The position requires the incumbent to effectively establish and sustain satisfactory working relationships with individuals both inside and outside state government; analyze data, develop conclusions, and present findings in clear and concise written and verbal forms to appropriate staff; effectively utilize electronic data equipment to prepare reports and analyze data using Microsoft software applications such as Word, Excel and Power Point; and communicate clear and concise responses in person, by telephone, electronic mail, and/or in writing to management, OGA staff, Financial Services Branch staff, and the public concerning various issues.

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Acta Non Verba: Multiple Position Openings

Oakland, CA

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in the inner-city by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA. Within this severely economically depressed neighborhood in the nation’s second most dangerous city, ANV engages and deepens their understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community.

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Updated 02/24/19: 

Swarthmore College’s Office of Sustainability: Climate Action Associate

Swarthmore College’s Office of Sustainability is hiring a Climate Action Associate. This is a full-time, permanent position at the College. :

This position will report to the Director of Sustainability and help to implement the Carbon Charge Program and climate protection activities across the institution and in partnership with other organizations. The climate action associate will assist the Director of Sustainability and the Associate Vice President for Sustainable Facilities Operation and Capital Planning with the Roadmap to Zero: Energy Infrastructure Master Plan and other related carbon reduction activities. The position supports a variety of efforts including planning, outreach, education, research, and projects to help Swarthmore respond to the urgency of climate change in teaching, learning, operations, and community engagement.

Swarthmore established the Carbon Charge Program in 2016 to incentivize emissions reductions, engage the community, fund sustainability work, and build momentum for climate solutions. The Carbon Charge levies a fee on departments and offices for campus emissions that provides $300,000 annually for sustainability projects. The program also includes a shadow price on carbon that is integrated into cost benefit analysis for capital planning decisions. This position will work with the Carbon Charge Committee to develop and implement the program and will collaborate with other institutions to share the model more widely.

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PLAN: Multiple Positions

Although we are sad we won’t be doing our typical internship program this summer, we are so excited to announce we are hiring for 3 full time positions!
Director of Campus Expansion:

PLAN is seeking someone interested in building out strategic efforts to continue to expand our network of campuses. This role will primarily support the campus coordination team, onboarding, and outreaching to students and staff at minority-serving institutions (MSIs). This person also will co-organize monthly trainings during Fall, bottom-line weekly campus coordination meetings, and manage back-end membership systems.

Zero Waste Campaign Strategist:

PLAN is seeking a team member to support the development and execution of the organization’s Atlas project, a consulting-style framework to help campuses holistically measure their zero waste initiatives. This position will be a member of the Campus Coordination team, supporting a cohort of member campuses via satellite advising.

Director of Education & Conference Management:

PLAN is seeking a self-starting team member to bottom-line all annual and one-off events facilitated by the organization.  Primary responsibilities will be planning the annual Students for Zero Waste Conference (SZW) that occurs in the Fall, supporting the Points Of Intervention events that happen in the spring, and developing and coordinating digital and in-person workshops and trainings throughout the year.

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Closing Date: March 24th

Farmers’ Business Network: Data Scientist Position  

San Carlos, CA

How can we sustainably feed the world? With the population set to reach nine billion by 2050 and available farmland decreasing, the odds are stacked against us. This problem falls squarely on the shoulders of farmers, who are increasingly working harder for less. FBN helps farmers to solve these problems.

Farmers are often forced to make key decisions in the face of significant uncertainty about their impact. FBN applies technology and data science to this challenge. We’re building the world’s largest agronomic dataset – made up of billions of data points, gathered from sophisticated sensors on farm equipment. The network effect of farmers sharing their data allows us to deliver unprecedented analyses that help farmers make data-driven decisions – we’re not just building new technology, we’re also making new agricultural scientific discoveries.

We’re looking for data scientists who are enthusiastic about applying big data to help farmers!

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Updated 02/18/19: 

Carbon Light House: Multiple Openings

Multiple Locations

Carbon Lighthouse is looking for dedicated and inquisitive Engineers to join our Energy Modeling Team. This team is responsible for discovering and quantifying energy opportunities in buildings and the ongoing management of our energy performance in buildings. We’re looking for people to interpret building data and find energy savings while also innovating and scaling our engineering process and technology. Engineers directly influence profit generation and help drive improvements, such as expanding our modeling capabilities, standardizing and automating analysis methods, and identifying new methods and technologies for deeper energy savings. Your initial focus on delivering financially attractive environmental savings to clients will yield further opportunities for growth and specialization as our company expands.

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Audubon Society: GIS Analyst


Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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Fund for the Public Interest: Campaign Member

We are currently hiring students and college graduates to join our summer campaign staff and direct campaign offices in 25 cities across the country. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, coalition building, canvassing, and writing editorials, all while being paid as members of our staff. Our staff typically earn an average of $6,000-8,000 over the summer.

You can reply to me directly at bbeason@fundstaff.org  to arrange the details of the class announcement. Thank you in advance for your help and I look forward to hearing back from you.

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Updated 03/17/19: 

Local Clean Energy Alliance: Grassroots Fundraising Associate

Oakland, Ca

Local Clean Energy Alliance(LCEA) is a Bay Area-based energy advocacy organization working at the local, state, and national level to promote a clean energy future through the development and democratization of local renewable energy resources. We seek a motivated and talented part-time Grassroots Fundraising Associate, who is passionate about social justice, to engage our community in building the movement for community ownership and control of energy, and to help us fund this critical climate justice work.

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Updated 02/18/19: 

Four Twenty Seven: GIS Analyst


We are currently seeking a part-time GIS Analyst with outstanding data analysis skills to support our climate risk management and adaptation practice. The preferred candidate has a minimum of BS in GIS or a related field and 2-3 years of experience in environmental consulting or a similar field. The Analyst will report directly to the Director of Analytics and will be closely involved in upstream GIS analysis including georeferencing and data analysis for a variety of consulting projects. The position is largely remote with 1-2 visits per month at our Berkeley, CA office. The position is a temporary position (contractor) for now, with the possibility of extension.
Start date: February, 2019

Application Details: please send your resume, a short cover
letter, and a relevant work sample to Nik Steinberg at nsteinberg@427mt.com
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