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Job Opening: Coastal Scientist, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

January 6, 2014 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Job openings

LPBF-logo-new-smallPosition Open Immediately – Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Position in Coastal Restoration – Coastal Scientist / GIS
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: COB January 27, 2014

About Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation:
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is a not-for-profit environmental organization and is an equal opportunity employer. LPBF has an immediate opening for a coastal scientist at our offices at Pontchartrain Beach Office (2045 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA.).

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation was established in response to environmental concerns voiced throughout the Basin. As the public's independent voice, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Pontchartrain Basin. Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, applied scientific research, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. Go to SaveOurLake.org to learn more.

About the position:
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is seeking to immediately hire or contract a qualified scientist to assistant with the execution of the Coastal Sustainability Program. The contractual position is expected to require 20 to 40 hours a week and includes some local travel. The position may be contractual or staff. The term of the position is expected to be at least for twelve months, but could be extended pending performance and available funding.

Applicants should have at least a Masters degree in physical sciences (coastal processes, geomorphology) with strong GIS training, and have good technical writing and verbal skills. Professional experience in coastal wetlands restoration is preferred. Typical work is expected include GIS mapping, land surveys (Trimble), technical report writing, coastal data analysis, sedimentological studies, participation in coastal planning meetings, and project management (Visit the SaveOurLake.org Website to learn more of the Coastal Sustainability Program). Boating skills are desirable. A successful applicant would be reporting to the Director of the Coastal Sustainability Program of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Candidates should have an ability to handle diverse situations and field work in a highly professional and effective manner.

Applications should include:

  • A letter of introduction
  • Resume
  • Example of past technical writing (just a few pages please)

Compensation:

  • Salary – $40,000 – $50,000 annually pro-rated to actual part time work, rate depending on qualifications
  • Benefit package – vacation and sick leave, and health insurance

To Apply:

Please email (preferred) application materials to John Lopez at jlopez@saveourlake.org with subject line Coastal application. May be mailed to LPBF Attn: John PO Box 6965, Metairie, LA 70009-6965.

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Internship: Communications Intern, Mississippi River Delta, Environmental Defense Fund

December 12, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Job openings

EDF_tm_CMYK-logo-for-webWith world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

Environmental Defense Fund is partnered with two other leading national environmental groups and a number of local Louisiana groups in a bold initiative to restore the Mississippi River Delta (MRD) system. This multi-faceted program deals with many challenges associated with restoring coastal wetlands on a working coast and aims to restore natural system processes to create sustainable communities with improved infrastructure and robust economies. A key part of the MRD work is advancing new thinking in the restoration and resilience of coastal Louisiana by finding answers to key science and engineering challenges.

The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the complexities of restoring the Gulf Coast region through the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign. The Campaign works with prominent state and national environmental organizations, which will provide opportunities for the intern to connect across multiple organizations and platforms. This position is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and insight in nonprofit, campaign-driven public relations work. You will work side-by-side with top members of EDF's Mississippi River Delta Restoration team in a fast-paced work environment that requires quick learning and accountability for results. By the completion of the internship, you will have gained an understanding of coastal restoration issues, nonprofit communication systems and strategies, and the mechanics of writing and advocacy to diverse audiences.

Reports to 
Communications Manager, Mississippi River Delta Restoration (MRDR)

Overall Function

  • Supports EDF's work on the Coalition’s Communication committee; conducts research and manages information to support implementation of EDF MRDR communication and media strategies; supports social media (e.g., Delta Dispatches blog, Twitter, and Facebook) activities, EDF MRDR web presence, and traditional media outreach mechanisms.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Participate in coalition strategy discussions and follow up.
  • Follow MRDR-related blogs, craft responses to create online dialogue, enhance connections between others’ blogs and MRDR/Coalition’s blog and website, and help promote MRDR and Coalition websites and social media accounts.
  • Manage coalition’s Twitter account, including sharing campaign news, interacting with followers, and helping expand and diversity follower base.
  • Find related online video content for use on MRDR and/or Coalition web pages, seek permissions from author/owners for EDF use.
  • Improve knowledge management capacity by contributing to photographic library for easy retrieval of specific subject matter.
  • Build media lists.
  • Conduct research on advertisement (stations, costs, etc.).
  • Conduct research on effectiveness of advertisements, press, social media and other outreach.

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years undergraduate educational training in strategic communications, marketing, advertising, print or broadcast journalism or communication majors or pursuing graduate degree in similar fields.
  • Ability and comfort with fast-paced, time-sensitive assignments of short duration while simultaneously making progress on longer-term projects.
  • Independent and highly organized and able to create systems for collecting, organizing and retrieving information.
  • Proof of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with social media such as development and management of material for websites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook.
  • Adept with word processing programs.
  • A demonstrated commitment to conservation or environmental issues is preferred but not required.
  • Desirable Qualification: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, and/or WordPress
  • Desirable Qualification: Ability to edit and generate video for use by EDF and Coalition.

Location
Washington, DC

Term
January through May 2014 (exact term and start date are negotiable and to be determined between EDF and intern)

Hours
Part-time (not to exceed 350 hours)

Compensation
Dependent on number of hours, not to exceed $3,000

Application
Please apply through the EDF website here: http://www.edf.org/jobs/communications-intern-mrd. Interested applicants should attach the names/contact info of references, transcripts, writing sample, resume and a cover letter to the EDF application.  In your letter please describe your interests in environmental law and policy work and relevant completed course work. Applications are considered immediately and on a rolling basis.Environmental

Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Opening: Coastal Outreach Coordinator, Louisiana Wildlife Federation

December 4, 2013 | Posted by Delta Dispatches in Job openings

JOB NOTICE

POSITION: COASTAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Baton Rouge, LA

(posted December 4, 2013 – open until filled)

Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF), a statewide organization representing a broad constituency of conservationists including hunters, anglers, campers, birders, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts who believe in conservation and protection of our state's natural resources, is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to serve as the LWF Coastal Outreach Coordinator.

Since 2010, LWF has built a broad constituency of Louisiana sportsmen and other wildlife enthusiasts in support of large-scale strategies to restore Louisiana’s coast to a sustainable ecosystem. The Coastal Outreach Coordinator will continue to enhance and strengthen this outreach effort by identifying and engaging sportsmen and other members of the conservation community to work with state and federal officials to gain their support for restoration strategies. Such strategies include implementation of large river diversions and sediment distribution to rebuild wetlands and natural coastal barriers, and prudent application of standards to prevent land loss and sustain coastal communities. Emphasis will be on the habitat benefits of restoration to fish and wildlife, and people.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing advocacy campaigns and establishing regular communication with a network of grassroots and grasstops stakeholders. This will include creating and pursuing a vigorous schedule of presentations to hunting, fishing and other conservation-oriented clubs; speaking at conferences, public meetings, and other social and professional events where sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts are attending; and tabling at outdoor shows, fundraising banquets and other outreach opportunities. Extensive travel around the state will be required.
  • Coordinating outreach to business owners, community leaders, media contacts, and policy makers.  This could include in-office meetings with agency representatives and/or educational trips or tours including but not limited to fishing and hunting trips on the coast.
  • Working collaboratively with local, state and national organizations with an interest in coastal restoration, including such groups as the National Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited.
  • Generating earned media including print stories and radio and TV interviews from outlets throughout Louisiana.
  • Working with the Executive Director to identify and integrate fundraising opportunities through outreach work focused on coastal restoration and sportsmen engagement.

Qualifications include:

  • B.A. or B.S. required; degree in environmental science, natural resource management, ecology, fisheries, political science, communications or related field preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of the challenges of coastal land loss and coastal restoration in Louisiana required.
  • Strong organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, an outgoing and engaging personality and the ability to set priorities and follow through to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Experience in motivating, training, recruiting, and organizing people from broad and diverse backgrounds, including sportsmen, media and decision makers.
  • Proficiency with word processing, maintaining databases and PowerPoint software is required.

The Coastal Outreach Coordinator will work out of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) office in Baton Rouge and report to the LWF Executive Director.  The Coastal Outreach Coordinator will be part of an integral team of organizations working to restore the Mississippi River Delta.  Those groups include but are not limited to the National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society and Environmental Defense Fund. The assignment will be for 1 year with potential for renewal depending on funding availability.

SALARY & BENEFITS

Salary ($45,000 – $50,000) dependent on experience. Benefits include a contribution toward the health insurance coverage of the employee’s choice, contribution to a retirement plan of the employee’ s choice, specified paid holidays, sick days and vacation days.

TO APPLY

Please email a cover letter and resume including availability date, salary expectations, and a list of references from previous employers. Apply only if you have the skills, experience and qualifications described above. Resumes will be considered until December 31, 2013 or the position is filled. Applications may be emailed to Rebecca Triche, Executive Director, Louisiana Wildlife Federation at jobs@lawildlifefed.org.

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

Learn more about the LWF at www.lawildlifefed.org/.

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Job opening: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana opens search for new Executive Director

November 20, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Job openings, Latest News

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Position Announcement

Executive Director

 

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is a non-profit advocacy organization established in 1988 to unite business interests, scientists, landowners, national and local conservation groups, local governments, hunters, anglers and a broad spectrum of concerned citizens in a shared mission of restoring and protecting a sustainable coastal Louisiana.

CRCL seeks to hire an Executive Director (ED) that is responsible for executing the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. The ED is the chief executive officer of CRCL. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for working with the Board to develop strategic plans, programs and budgets to advance the mission of the Coalition. The ED is responsible for the execution of those plans and programs and for directing and overseeing the staff, contractors, and volunteers employed to implement them.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience in management, fundraising, and environmental policy development.
  • Familiarity with Louisiana coastal issues.
  • Experience with events, foundation and corporate grants, membership, coalition building and working with diverse constituencies.
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills, speaking and writing ability, and attention to detail.
  • A demonstrated commitment to integrity and honesty.

Duties:

  • Strategic Vision and Program Management – Interfaces with the Board of Directors to develop and execute strategic plans and programs.
  • Financial Management – Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and manages organization's resources within those budget guidelines according to all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Human Resource Management — Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
  • Community and Public Relations – Serves as the primary public spokesperson to ensure that the organization and its programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
  • Fundraising — Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.

Salary: DOE. Health and retirement benefits provided.

Job Description Link: http://crcl.org/about-us/employment-opportunities-menu/171-about-us/employment-opportunities/executive-director/316-job-opening-at-crcl-executive-director.html

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position, resume or curriculum vitae, and references. Materials should be sent by email or post to Amy Tyrrell at amyt@crcl.org or 6160 Perkins Rd., Suite 225, Baton Rouge, La. 70808

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Job opening: Plaquemines Parish Outreach Coordinator

September 11, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Job openings

Description: National Wildlife Federation is currently seeking a Plaquemines Parish Outreach Professional Coordinator. Our campaign advocates for coastal restoration through the implementation of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, with the mission of re-connecting the Mississippi River to the delta to protect people, wildlife and jobs. This position will work with coastal parish residents to provide information about sustainable, cost-effective restoration projects based on sound science, and to understand community members’ concerns about the impacts of these projects. This position will be located in New Orleans, La.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Campaign Outreach:

  • Plans, develops and executes an education and outreach campaign in Plaquemines Parish focused on coastal restoration tools.
  • Collaborates with social media team to support online outreach and to engage leaders in social media content generation and promotion.
  • In partnership with the Communications and Science teams, develops education materials on restoration issues relevant to Plaquemines Parish residents.
  • Develops and maintains deliverables tracking and contact management systems.

Grasstops:

  • Establishes, cultivates and activates a core group of leaders and grasstops supporters.
  • Support grasstops presenters by coordinating logistics, supplies, materials and equipment; helps identify speaking opportunities for presenters.
  • Help the campaign to quantify success by keeping track of grasstops and grassroots contacts and engagement in the campaign.
  • Attends, and recruits partners to attend, public meetings regarding restoration priorities.

Community Engagement and Outreach:

  • Recruits and manages community volunteers to support campaign outreach and advocacy efforts.
  • Organizes information sessions, events and community dialogues.
  • Engages community leaders in earned media opportunities such as letters to the editor, opinion editorials and blog posts.
  • Coordinates with field director and state outreach and policy staff to engage community leaders in meetings with local, state and federal decision makers.
  • Schedules and performs presentations to community organizations, tabling opportunities at community events, one-on-one meetings with local leaders, and similar outreach tactics.
  • Builds partnerships with community organizations and leaders. Attend meetings and events.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or, equivalent experience required

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with / knowledge of Louisiana’s coastal issues a plus.
  • Three years advocacy or campaign experience or equivalent.

SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated success engaging citizens and community leaders in advocacy efforts.
  • Strong listening skills and proven ability to respectfully work with community members on controversial issues. Position requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills and ability to work strategically.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with a broad range of constituencies (business interests, young professionals, civic organizations, hunters and anglers, etc.); coalition and partnerships experience preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software applications.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and also to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to successfully plan and execute outreach events.

This is a 16-month temporary position with the possibility to extend.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

To apply, please visit: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NWF&cws=1&rid=555.

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Job opening: New Orleans Metro Area Advocacy Coordinator

September 10, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Job openings

Description: The Mississippi River Restoration Delta Campaign seeks an effective, dynamic, energetic individual to lead outreach efforts in the New Orleans Metro Area with the aim of building awareness and support around the importance of restoring Louisiana’s coast. The New Orleans Metro Area Advocacy Coordinator will focus efforts in the New Orleans Metro Area with the possibility of work in Jefferson, Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. The Metro Area Coordinator will work under the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign Field Director and will be part of a highly engaged team of non-governmental organization partners working to address Louisiana’s devastating land loss through large-scale coastal restoration projects. This position will be located in New Orleans, LA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Campaign Outreach:

  • Plans, develops, and executes an outreach campaigns in the New Orleans Metro Area.
  • Collaborates with social media team to support online outreach and to engage leaders in social media content generation and promotion.
  • Recruits and manages outreach interns to support tabling events, presentations, and assist in implementing field and social media tactics.
  • Develops and maintains deliverable tracking and contact management systems.

Community Engagement and Outreach:

  • Schedules and performs presentations to community organizations, tabling opportunities at community events, one-on-one meetings with local leaders, and similar outreach tactics.
  • Organizes information sessions, events, and community dialogues.
  • Engages community members in earned media opportunities such as letters to the editor, opinion editorials, and blog posts.

Grassroots:

  • Attends, and recruits partners to attend, public meetings regarding restoration priorities.
  • Coordinates with field director and state policy staff to engage community leaders in meetings with local, state, and federal decision makers.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Three years experience in political or nonprofit advocacy campaigns required.
  • Experience with / knowledge of Louisiana’s coastal issues a plus.

SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated success engaging citizens and community leaders in advocacy efforts.
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills and ability to work strategically.
  • Ability to successfully plan and execute outreach events
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with a broad range of constituencies (business interests, young professionals, civic organizations, hunters and anglers, etc.); coalition and partnerships experience preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Facility with all aspects of Microsoft Office required.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies.

This is a 16-month temporary position with the possibility to extend.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

To apply, please visit: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NWF&cws=1&rid=556.

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Job opening: Communications Coordinator, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign

June 27, 2013 | Posted by Rachel Schott in Job openings

Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Title: Communications Coordinator
Type: Regular, Full-Time Position
Start Date: As soon as possible

The Communications Coordinator for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign will play a key role in building nationwide awareness and support for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta on behalf of the National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund and the National Wildlife Federation. The coordinator will work closely with other staff members to create and produce content for web and print, conduct media outreach and distribute key information to campaign staff. While the coordinator will work under the National Audubon Society, subject to all its human resource policies and benefits, s/he will have a primary reporting role to the director of the campaign collaborative (Derek Brockbank), who operates under supervision of a joint steering committee.

Position Summary:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a communications work plan supporting Mississippi River Delta restoration goals.
  • Create and execute a wide range of communications tactics, including web and electronic communications, print collateral, media outreach, public opinion research, and social marketing.
  • Manage content on the campaign website, working with science, policy, and other communications staff to create, compile, edit, post, and organize multimedia resources on the site.
  • Create and publish posts to the campaign blog, proactively identifying emerging news stories, important topics, and evergreen resources in conjunction with science, policy, and other communications staff.
  • Monitor the media, web news sources, and social media for news stories and features relating to the campaign, compiling news clippings to inform campaign staff, building reports of campaign coverage, and identifying opportunities for media outreach and communications strategies.
  • Assist other communications staff with preparing materials for the press and with outreach and pitching to reporters, editors, and producers.
  • Facilitate the timely coordination of communications among key collaborative partners and help track progress toward key deliverables under the work plan.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field required.
  • Three years of experience in public relations, journalism or other communications and marketing fields with a demonstrated record of success.
  • Experience in planning and executing web-based communications campaigns and other electronic communications products; experience with environmental campaigns and with social media preferred.
  • Ability to maintain strong and productive relationships with media, coalition staff, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Exceptional writing, reporting and editing skills. Must write quickly and well under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical information clearly to many audiences in writing, one-on-one, and in formal presentations.
  • Exceptional time-management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Regular travel required.
  • Valid driver’s license required

Apply online at https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/1779/communications-coordinator/job.

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Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

April 19, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Job openings

 Location: 6160 Perkins Rd., Suite 225, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Reports To: Restoration Program Director and Executive Director

Start Date: As soon as possible

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is a non-profit organization that has been working to restore and protect a sustainable coastal Louisiana for over 25 years. One way that CRCL accomplishes its mission is through its Restoration Program which works to restore coastal habitat by engaging and educating volunteers in a variety of wetland restoration projects. Since 2000, CRCL's Restoration Program has recruited over 9,000 volunteers to help restore 3,700 acres of coastal habitat.

CRCL is looking for a passionate, motivated, and organized individual to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for Restoration Program. From dune restoration on the Cameron shoreline to marsh plantings in Terrebonne Parish to cypress forest restoration on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, CRCL's Restoration Program partners with local, state, and federal agencies, landowners, corporations, and other organizations to utilize volunteer labor for on-the-ground restoration projects across the coast.

The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit and lead volunteers on multiple on-going volunteer-based coastal restoration projects, identify project sites, coordinate with project partners, and assist with program promotion. The Volunteer Coordinator must be an innovative and outgoing team player able to work with numerous partners, federal and state agencies and volunteers.

Summary of Duties

  • Under the direct supervision of the Restoration Program Director, plan, manage and coordinate 15-20 volunteer restoration project days each year.
  • The position will be responsible for recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers at the restoration site, and will also be responsible for acknowledging and recognizing volunteer contributions following the event.
  • Develop volunteer recruitment, training, and management protocol to help CRCL systematically recruit and increase the base of active volunteers.
  • Help maintain the CRCL volunteer database and Facebook page.
  • Record and manage project data (number of plants, length of fence installed, acres restored) including preparation and presentation of information for CRCL outreach purposes.
  • Participate in CRCL outreach events.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree, preferably in an ecological field, environmental science, natural resource management or related field; or can demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully execute the position.
  • General knowledge of estuarine ecology and Louisiana's coastal land loss issues.
  • Must be outgoing and possess leadership skills.
  • The ability to work on several projects simultaneously with little supervision.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends – some weekend travel is required.
  • Fluent in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and at least a working knowledge of photo-editing software.
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills.
  • Well organized with a strong attention to detail and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new concepts, approaches and systems.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills; able to convey technical information in common language.
    • Experience and comfort with public speaking.
  • Comfort (and preferably experience) with field work in coastal environments.
    • Must be able to walk through marsh ecosystems while carrying up to 30 pounds.
  • Valid driver's license, safe driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to operate a towing vehicle, boat, 4-wheeler and/or other field equipment is a plus.

Timeframe

  • This position is a full time position with funding for one year. Continuation of the position is important to CRCL and will be contingent on the availability of additional funds.

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications.
  • Health insurance and retirement benefits.
  • Paid holiday and sick leave (following a required 3-month trial period).

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to:
Hilary Collis
hilaryc@crcl.org
6160 Perkins Road, Suite 225
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(888) LACOAST

No phone calls please

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Job Opening: Restoration Project Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund

January 9, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Job openings

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

Environmental Defense Fund is partnered with two other leading national environmental groups and a number of local Louisiana groups in a bold initiative to restore the Mississippi River Delta system.

Key Functions

As a member of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration science committee, the Restoration Project Analyst will provide timely support to coalition efforts to identify, evaluate, and prioritize environmental restoration projects, particularly those funded by the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process or the RESTORE Act Restoration Trust Fund. They will develop and implement systems for communicating and integrating findings and results to EDF and other coalition committees. The Analyst will assist the S&E Projects Director by supporting science and engineering efforts of a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGO) to develop solutions that address both environmental and economic issues associated with restoration and resilience goals of the Mississippi River Delta.
This is a 2-year term position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely relevant input to the Mississippi River Delta Restoration NGO-coalition to drive conception, design, evaluation, selection, and prioritization of restoration projects.
  • Develop strategy for monitoring and tracking of implementation of restoration projects, and systemize advocating for integrating sound science into planning, construction and operation of restoration projects performed by federal, state, or local entities.
  • Maintain frequent contact with governmental restoration project managers to monitor the status of restoration projects.
  • Track the science work plan and Mississippi River Delta Restoration work plan science deliverables, and prepare documentation of status for internal and external progress reports.
  • Research, analyze, and synthesize information on topics related to environmental restoration Assist with internal and external restoration science communications.
  • Assist preparation of reports, communications materials, and position papers.
  • Provide other technical and program management support to the Director, Science and Engineering Projects – Mississippi River Delta.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in marine biology, oceanography, environmental studies, physical geography, engineering, or other relevant environmental field of study.
  • A broad understanding of coastal and deltaic systems and knowledge of coastal Louisiana restoration efforts and projects. Strong analytical skills and experience in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills sufficient to communicate effectively with both the scientific and lay audiences on science and engineering issues.
  • The ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience.
  • An ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic and creative environment requiring ability to juggle tasks to meet deadlines with rapidly changing business priorities.
  • Skilled in use of standard business software such as MS Office Suite.
  • Data analysis and visualization experience with MATLAB and ArcGIS highly valued.
  • A demonstrated commitment to conservation or environmental issues is preferred but not required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as much as 50% of time to the Louisiana area.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

To apply, please click here.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employee

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Job Opening: Senior Policy Specialist, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign, National Wildlife Federation

November 28, 2012 | Posted by Delta Dispatches in Job openings

DESCRIPTION:
The Senior Policy Specialist will be responsible for National Wildlife Federation’s national portion of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign (MRDRC) to secure authorization and federal funding for restoring the Mississippi River Delta, in concert with team members in Louisiana and nationwide, with NWF’s Gulf Coast Restoration team, and with our MRDRC partner organizations. This position will be responsible for working within NWF and with our partners on this campaign to advance efforts to restore the delta. Specifically, the Senior Policy Specialist will focus on national campaign planning, political strategy, policy analysis, lobbying, and some national media outreach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advocate for NWF’s and MRDR campaign’s priorities to Congress and the Administration. This includes Authorizations through Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) and appropriations. This includes policy analysis, materials production, and participation in relevant meetings.
  • Advocate for NWF’s and MRDR campaign’s priorities with Congress and the Administration on Restore Act, NRDA, WRDA and other Federal program implementation. This includes ensuring MRD projects are a priority in any Comprehensive Gulf Restoration Plan. This includes materials production, participation in relevant meetings and policy analysis.
  • Coordinate with Gulf Restoration Team on gulf-wide restorations.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental or public policy, natural resources or other related field. Advanced degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 7 years progressively responsible experience required in helping develop and implement advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, media, and environmental advocacy.

SKILLS:

  • Must be knowledgeable of how Federal agencies and Congress work.
  • Ability to work with Congress and the Administration to achieve priority initiatives.
  • Strategic thinker, self-starter, well organized and have a demonstrated ability to set goals and meet deadlines.
  • Must possess ability to work collaboratively with others as well as independently.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with media as well as key decision makers.
  • Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2010.

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF offers an excellent benefits package. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Link to job posting: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NWF&cws=1&rid=500

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