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Jobs and Internships

December 17, 2012

Apply Now | Northern California Regional Organizer with CoFED
Apply Now | Solar Ambassadors for BrightCurrent
Apply Now | Sustainability Analyst with Annie's Inc.
Dec 26 | Waste Zero Specialist - Recology Mountain View
Dec 26 | The Nature Conservancy Easement Monitoring - Seasonal
Jan 23 | The Nature Conservancy So. Rockies Wildland Fire CSU Intern

Apply Now | Northern California Regional Organizer with CoFED

We are seeking an outgoing, compassionate, strategically-minded individual to connect with, support, and facilitate a network of students on campuses in the Northern California region. This is a part-time position with flexible hours, opportunities for additional project work with CoFED or a partner organization.

The Regional Organizer (RO) supports and connects cooperatively-run food projects throughout their region. ROs are primarily responsible for cultivating relationships with students and student teams and for co-facilitating their progress towards their goals. A core activity consists of conducting a set of events through the year (retreats, convergences, summits, campus visits, regional conference calls, etc.). Building CoFED’s organizational capacity and core competencies through these reponsibilities is both vital for CoFED and an opportunity for RO professional development. Each RO must have experience in student leadership and campus organizing. He/She ought to be deeply familiar with working at and/or opening a cooperative enterprise, or any organization with empowerment at the core of its mission. A successful RO brings or builds the following skills and abilities to this position: organizing, case management, and project management; face-to-face and long-distance communication; delivering education, training, and facilitation; sales or fundraising for building membership; and networking for regional and organizational development.

Hours: 80-120 hrs per month/ 20-30 hrs per week depending on work requirements

Compensation and Opportunities:
- Monthly stipend of $750-1,000 depending on hours, subsequently adjusted for cost of living
- Travel and most work-related expenses reimbursed
- Experience working with a small team in a fast-paced, professional environment where your ideas and input are valued and expected

For more information on the responsibilities and rewards of this position see the Northern California Regional Organizers job description.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
When you’re ready to apply, please fill out the CoFED application form.

Apply Now | Solar Ambassadors for BrughtCurrent

BrightCurrent is hiring Solar Ambassadors throughout the Bay Area! As a Solar
Ambassador you will be paid to promote solar power through community outreach and
network marketing. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an exciting start-up with
career growth opportunities.

Join us! Please submit your resume and a few lines as to why you think you are a good candidate for this position to Please include the following subject line: Solar Ambassador.

View a full description here.

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Apply Now | Sustainability Analyst with Annie's Inc.

Sustainability Analyst
Annie's Inc. - Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area)

Position Summary: Located in Berkeley, California, Annie’s, Inc. holds the Natural/Organic leadership position across brand banners Annie’s Homegrown (macaroni & cheese, crackers, cookies, cereal, fruit snacks) and Annie’s Naturals (dressings, condiments, BBQ sauce, flavored olive oils). The company has a long history of making great tasting, high quality, simple foods and a long standing commitment to sustainable business practices. Annie’s products are distributed nationally, across channels including grocery, natural, mass merchandisers and club stores. Our mission is to cultivate a healthier, happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet. Our employees strive to live our mission and contribute to a better planet.

We are seeking a Sustainability Analyst who will play a key role in leading internal, data-driven sustainability initiatives while also supporting the Director of Sustainability with external and supply chain-focused programs. This person will perform environmental and financial analysis, research and analysis, and will lead employee engagement projects. The role requires a love for numbers and spreadsheets, digging into the details and interpreting the data. The Sustainability Analyst reports to the Director of Sustainability and will work internally as well as with external participants such as consultants, vendors and other stakeholders.

Go to our corporate website, and read about our core values. If those resonate with you on a deep level, they you may qualify. The business is now based in Berkeley, CA.

Dec 26 | Waste Zero Specialist - Recology Mountain View

Recology is a leader in the resource recovery industry. We provide services throughout California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, including collection, transfer, disposal, landfill management, composting, and recycling. We are the largest employee-owned company in our industry and our success has stemmed from the dedication of our employees, the service we provide to our customers, and our genuine concern for a sustainable environment.

Recology Mountain View in Santa Clara is currently looking for a Waste Zero Specialist. The Waste Zero Specialist essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

Manages, updates and secure new contracts for OCL, recycle and state/federal customers. Develops and markets new services (recycle). Improves penetration of existing services (toters, compactors, sweepers, drop box). Prepares and delivers speeches and presentations within the community and for customers. Develops literature and brochures promoting the company and its services. Maintains and orders certificates of insurance as needed. Completes waste audits for customers. Surveys routes to verify rates, services and efficiencies (size, frequency, quantity). Attends and becomes active in local community organizations (Rotary, Chambers). Educates existing and new customers on various recycle and waste issues (contaminants, AB939, HHW). Coordinates recycling programs with local jurisdictions. Creates and maintains a file system for customer information. Other duties may be assigned.

For a full job description click here. If you meet the qualifications of this position and are interested in applying, submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

C/O Recology Mountain View
225 Shoreway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
Attn: Human Resources

Fax: 650-591-1613

When applying, please refer to Waste Zero Specialist 1 in your correspondence. Resumes will be accepted through December 26, 2012.

Dec 26 | The Nature Conservancy Easement Monitoring - Seasonal

Job ID: 40624

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Colorado Program of The Nature Conservancy holds conservation easements on over 350,000 acres across the state. The Conservation Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring conservation easements for legal compliance and biodiversity health. This position requires independent work and travel and contact with partners and landowners across project areas. The monitor will create reports including written documentation, photos, maps and other data associated with monitoring of conservation easement properties and load to central data library. Data library should be maintained to ensure consistent monitoring methodology across Colorado and compliance with broader organizational standards/requirements, as well as compliance with specific requirements dictated for particular projects by project design and/or project funders. The Conservation Coordinator will work with science staff to ensure compliance with any easement management plan requirements and to design efficient monitoring plans. This position will participate with land protection and legal staff in identifying and evaluating compliance and enforcement issues. This position may supervise interns or volunteers. Experience communicating diplomatically is an essential function of this position. The ability to maintain accurate account and documentation of travel expenses is necessary. This position requires the ability to drive 4 wheel drive vehicles or pickup trucks on two track and rough roads in remote locations. Experience with Microsoft SharePoint a plus. This position requires a minimum of 50 % work in the field including overnight travel to remote areas.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION: This is a full-time, temporary position with an employment duration of six months.

TO APPLY: To apply to position number 40624, submit resume and cover letter as one document on The Nature Conservancy's Career Page. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 26, 2012.

Jan 23 | The Nature Conservancy So. Rockies Wildland Fire CSU Intern

Job ID: 40623

ABOUT US: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Southern Rockies Wildland Fire Module Colorado State University Intern will assist in the operations of a multi-talented group of fire fighters engaged in wildland fire operations which include ignition,control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. Duties will include preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, pre/post-burn monitoring, and stewardship work. The individual will complete other duties as assigned when conditions are not conducive to prescribed/wildland fire.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION: This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position with employment dates of May 28, 2013 - August 23, 2013.

TO APPLY: To apply to position number 40623, submit resume and cover letter as one document on The Nature Conservancy's Career Page. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 23, 2013.