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Updated 9/16/18:

Grass Roots Ecology: Project Lead (2 Open Positions)

SF Penninsula Foothills|Full-Time|Paid

East Palo Alto and Redwood City|Full-Time|Paid

Grassroots Ecology is a non-profit that engages and educates the community to restore local ecosystems in the Silicon Valley. Whose strategies focus on habitat restoration, native plants, invasive plant control, creek and watershed stewardship, environmental education, and volunteer engagement. They are seeking two passionate individuals who will work as part of their habitat restoration team and spearhead their community-based restoration projects at multiple open space sites in Silicon Valley.

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Closing date: September 28

Defenders of Wildlife: GIS and Technical Computing Associate

This position provides GIS and technical computing support to the Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI) specifically, and Defenders of Wildlife more broadly, with priorities determined by the Director. The GIS and Computing Associate’s time will be divided approximately 2/3 GIS and 1/3 technical computing support. In the GIS domain, the associate will provide full-service mapping support and basic to intermediate geospatial analysis support. For example, the associate may create maps for Field Conservation staff that detail where road crossings should be installed to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions; for Renewables to guide solar development around desert tortoise habitat; or for Development to use in fundraising activities. In the technical computing domain, the associate will ensure the servers that host the CCI web applications are maintained, will update and maintain current applications and assist in the development of new applications. For example, the associate will ensure the elasticsearch database powering ESAdocs Search is maintained and develop new capabilities for that application. In both domains, the associate will work closely with Defenders staff to ensure project goals are understood and met. The associate will help CCI staff stay up-to-date on new developments in spatial and technical computing. Working with CCI staff, the associate will have opportunities to pursue research or development that aligns with their interests and our mission.

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Second Nature: Climate Programs Data Manager


Second Nature seeks a Climate Programs Data Manager to support the administration, implementation, and outreach related to Second Nature’s programs. This position will primarily manage the contact management and support outreach related to the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments, and will provide additional support around Second Nature’s cross sector, policy, and strategic partnership initiatives. The ideal candidate will be organized with an eye for detail as well as technically savvy with contact management software and will be comfortable communicating with a variety of campus stakeholders on Climate Leadership Commitments.

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Closing Date: September 24

Second Nature: Communications Manager

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Curator of Terrestrial Mammals

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) seeks a Curator of Terrestrial Mammals to lead its research on urban mammals, to oversee the growth and care of collections, and to provide content for a variety of public programs. The successful candidate will conduct collection-based research in evolutionary biology and/or ecology broadly defined and will be a leader in the care, understanding, and use of museum collections.

This position has a special emphasis on urban studies as this complements existing research and outreach strengths, and builds upon existing relationships with local organizations and community members developed by NHMLA’s Urban Nature Research Center (UNRC). The UNRC engages in research that examines the effects of urbanization on wildlife using community science (=citizen science) approaches for surveying urban biodiversity. Qualified candidates may have research interests across the globe, but interest in advancing programs in Southern California through community science approaches is paramount.

Application details: Applicants should send a cover letter, vision statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least three professional references as a single PDF document to Tyler Hayden at thayden@nhm.org, Re.: Terrestrial Mammalogy Curatorial Search.

Closing date: November 15


Updated 9/09/18:

Climate Solutions: Director of Business Development

Palto Alto, Ca|Full-Time|Paid

We are looking for a Business Development professional to acquire and develop new customer relationships. The ideal candidate will have experience in building successful customer and partner relationships, developing contracts and closing deals. You will be the evangelist for our platform solution and work directly with the CEO to build the company. Some travel is required, most customer communications are by video conference.

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Climate Solutions Net: Digital Content Writer

Palo Alto, Ca|Full-time|Paid

We are looking for a Digital Content Writer to take the lead on research, development, and creation of content for our action information pages. Our action content is at the core of our value to users where we make it simple, easy and fun for users to learn about solutions and provide the information they need to be successful taking action. Our actions are practical, like smart thermostats, electric vehicles, home solar and composting. The ideal candidate would have excellent research skills and excel at taking technical information and re-writing to make it simple, fun and easy to follow. Examples of our current action content can be seen at fremontgreenchallenge (dot) org/actions.

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Updated 9/02/18: 


Ecology Center: Development Director

Berkeley, CA|Full-Time|Paid

The Ecology Center Development Director is responsible for developing and maintaining a highly effective fundraising and fund development program. The Development Director is part of the Senior Management Team, reporting to the Executive Director and assisting in visioning and executing the overall development of the organization in alignment with the Strategic Plan. The Development Director engages Program Directors and staff to plan, execute, and report on all charitable fund development strategies including membership, major donor, sponsors, and foundations.

See Development Director details here.

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updated 9/09/18:

Food Shift: Administrative and Operations Assistant 

Alameda, Ca|Part-time|Paid

The Administrative and Operations Assistant is responsible for supporting the internal operations and administrative functioning of the organization. They will report to the Director and will be trained and supported by the current Operations Associate.  This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience with a growing non-profit organization and be an instrumental part of a dynamic team building a movement to reduce wasted food, nourish communities, and provide jobs.

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Climate Solutions: US National Organizer

Palo Alto| Part-time|Paid

We are looking for a National Organizer who will work directly with the founder to develop an organizing strategy and take the lead on building a national network of leaders and partnerships to drive engagement. This position will be involved in driving all aspects of organizing from recruiting to training to volunteer support. The ideal candidate would have strong organizing skills and experience building volunteer networks and strong partnerships.

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University of British Columbia: Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture

Vancouver, Canada|Part-Time|For-Credit

Conservation International (CI) helps societies sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the benefit of humanity. To advance this mission, CI seeks a Director of Social Science to serve as an expert advisor and to build upon current successes by leading development and implementation of a strategic portfolio of social science activities.

See UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture details here.

Applications due: October 29th

Green Mary: Event Greening

Green Mary hiring environmentally minded people to work at a variety of events throughout the Bay Area, providing support for our waste diversions services.  Earn some money while learning the ins and outs of the greening world first hand.

Contact Kristine Nolan for application or questions kristine@greenmary.com

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