ES job

Hi, ES students –

            See below – a great job for a recent graduate!

            Good luck! – John

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

Date:    Thu, 26 May 2011 12:38:01 -0400

From:    "Ascarelli,Daniela" <ascareld@DREXEL.EDU>

Subject: Disc: Job opening, Resident Director Drexel in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

Drexel University is looking for a Resident Director for their program on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa.

This well established study abroad program, which runs for the fall and winter terms,( Mid-August- Mid-April) focuses on Biodiversity and Conversation  in one of the most ecologically diverse nations in West Africa.

Student coursework focuses on Field Methods and Field Research as well as Spanish Language acquisition and a course on Society and the Environment as well as a course on Natural Resource economics.

The Resident Director is based in Malabo, the capital city of Equatorial Guinea and is responsible for all aspects of the program and ideally teaches one course, either Society and the Environment or Natural Resource Economics.  The resident director lives in the Drexel Study Abroad house with progr

am participants.

Other major responsibilities include:

1.    Directing the Drexel program in Malabo. This involves arranging for accommodation; providing arrival services; orientation; intensive pre-session/orientation programming; enrollment in courses with the cooperation of Universidad National de Guinea (UNGE); student advising; excursions; and emergency responses.

2.    Liaising with appropriate office and staff at the Universidad National de Guinea Equatorial (UNGE) and in Malabo to assure the provision of the academic program, support services, field study trips and co-curricular activities on Drexel’s behalf.

3.    Designing and conducting arrival and orientation programs for incoming Drexel Study Abroad students. These should introduce Equatorial Guinean and West African culture and history as well as an awareness of current conditions, including safety and security precautions and training, to the incoming American students.

4.    Monitoring the cultural adjustment and academic progress of all Drexel Study Abroad students in Equatorial Guinea through frequent and direct communication with them.

5.    Serving as a contact point for emergencies and assist in providing appropriate and coordinated emergency responses.

6.    Establishing and maintaining a Drexel Study Abroad bank account in Malabo, documenting all deposits and expenditures to the Study Abroad Director and Dr. Gail Hearn.

7.    Assuring that qualified local instructors are identified and hired. Obtain C.V’s and course syllabi from them and relay these to Drexel. Negotiate contracts with the instructors. Assure that courses are actually taught, address student concerns with the instructors, and provide payment to instructors as stipulated in their contracts.

8.    Liaising with host institutions (UNGE) officials and individual faculty members to provide for instruction of the advertised courses. Work with UNGE to pair program students with local UNGE students and assure the efficacy of this arrangement for all parties throughout the program. Arrange accommodation for students. Organize supplemental field-study and cultural enrichment experiences.

9.    Preparing for, arranging to meet, and facilitating the arrival of, and cooperating with visiting faculty and staff from Drexel University. Supporting, to the extent possible, their academic and enrichment activities with Drexel Study Abroad students while in country.

Creating a schedule of weekend activities that will assure participating students the opportunity to experience the diversity and complexity of the host country’s terrain and inhabitants.

Monitoring safety and security conditions continually and respond to them appropriately with the interest of the participating students in mind.

Creating and maintaining cordial working relationships with local officials at the US Embassy, various oil companies and multi-national enterprises and BBPP.

Keeping Drexel informed, by means of a weekly email report to the Study Abroad office and Dr. Gail Hearn, of activities and conditions in Equatorial Guinea and of the activities of the group.

Qualifications:

Minimum requirements:   Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related field.  Experience living in a developing country.  Spanish language skills or Advanced French skills.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and 2 references to Daniela Ascarelli, Director of Drexel Study Abroad at ascareld@drexel.edu

3 job openings at Friends of the Earth US

Hi, ES grads –

            Check out these jobs! – John

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

Friends of the Earth US is hiring for 3 positions

Job Title: Biofuels Policy Campaigner 

Position reports to: Climate and Energy Project Director

Position Location: Washington, DC 

Friends of the Earth U.S. is fighting to defend the environment and create a more healthy and just world. We’re hard-hitting, progressive environmental advocates that pull no punches and speak sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that have protected our planet and its people.  We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in 76 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. 

In accomplishing our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world values people and the environment.  We are focused on reforming economic drivers such as tax or trade policy that are often used to empower corporations and government to harm the environment. 

Our current campaigns focus on clean energy and solutions to global warming, protecting people from toxic and new, potentially harmful technologies, and promoting smarter, low-pollution transportation alternatives.

We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated individual to augment our efforts to stop the use of dirty biofuels.  The position will:

  • Develop intensive expertise on biofuels policy and politics;
  • Work with groups within the environmental community and other interest groups in coalitions focused on eliminating incentives for dirty biofuels; 
  • Educate members of Congress, the administration and opinion leaders about the environmental, economic and social costs of biofuels;
  • Conduct and oversee research and analysis to develop reports and articles to educate non-governmental organizations, policymakers, and the public;
  • Develop public education and campaign materials on the environmental, economic and social costs of biofuels;     
  • Represent Friends of the Earth’s position on biofuels to the media and the public; 
  • Update strategic campaign plan and develop new communications strategies in conjunction with the Climate and Energy Project Director, Communications Director and Online Communications Manager; and
  • Work with the Climate and Energy Project Director to develop and implement a fundraising plan. 

Requirements and Special Knowledge     

The position requires a college degree (BA/BS) or equivalent, a demonstrated commitment to the environment, an appreciation of Friends of the Earth’s role in the environmental movement and knowledge of climate change policy. Experience in policy advocacy, particularly on fuels or agricultural issues, at the federal or state level is strongly preferred. Knowledge and experience with the legislative process is preferred. 

The ideal candidate will have a strategic approach to both policy and politics, and a desire to have a major impact on federal policy debates through hard-hitting advocacy.  The successful candidate will have the ability to balance and successfully complete a wide range of campaign activities including advocacy, convening/organizing, policy development, and research, as well as the ability to oversee consultants, and coordinate media and development staff. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in coordination with a dedicated and passionate team of climate team staff as well as with a diverse group of coalition partners.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. 

Salary

This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, sick leave, and an employee contribution-based retirement plan.     

To Apply     

E-mail cover letter, resume and short writing sample to jobs@foe.org with the subject heading “Biofuels Policy Campaigner.” No mail applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.      

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.

Job Title: Nuclear Campaigner

Position reports to: Climate and Energy Project Director

Position Location: Washington, DC

Friends of the Earth U.S. is fighting to defend the environment and create a more healthy and just world. We’re hard-hitting, progressive environmental advocates that pull no punches and speak sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that have protected our planet and its people.  We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in 76 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.

In accomplishing our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world values people and the environment.  We are focused on reforming economic drivers such as tax or trade policy that are often used to empower corporations and government to harm the environment.

For forty years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. in opposing nuclear power.  In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it is clear that there can and must be a thorough debate on the future of nuclear power and the need to move beyond this dangerous and dirty technology to the clean renewable and efficiency technologies of the 21st century.  We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated individual to augment our efforts to educate the public about the dangers of and need to tur
n away from nuclear power and deal with our devastating nuclear waste problem.  S/he will:

  • Develop strategic campaign and communications strategies in conjunction with the Climate and Energy Project Director, Communications Director and Online Communications Manager;
  • Implement an activist strategy that raises the profile and increases the public pressure around priority issues;
  • Conduct and oversee research and analysis to develop reports and articles to educate non-governmental organizations, policymakers, and the public;
  • Develop public education and campaign materials on nuclear power and waste issues;    
  • Educate members of Congress, the administration, opinion leaders, and the media about the dangers of nuclear power;
  • Reach out to groups and activists within the environmental community and beyond to build a diverse coalition focused on stopping the expansion of nuclear power and shutting down existing nuclear power plants;
  • Work with the Climate and Energy Project Director to develop and implement a fundraising plan.

Requirements and Special Knowledge     

The position requires a college degree (BA/BS) or equivalent, a demonstrated commitment to the environment, an appreciation of Friends of the Earth’s role in the environmental movement and knowledge of nuclear, energy and/or climate change policy. Some experience in policy advocacy, or on nuclear issues at the federal or state level is strongly preferred. Knowledge and experience with the legislative process is also preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a strategic approach to both policy and politics, and a desire to have a major impact on federal policy debates through hard-hitting advocacy.  The successful candidate will have the ability to balance and successfully complete a wide range of campaign activities including advocacy, convening/organizing, policy development, and research, as well as the ability to oversee consultants, and coordinate media and development staff. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in coordination with a dedicated and passionate team of domestic staff as well as with a diverse group of coalition partners.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Salary

This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, sick leave, and an employee contribution-based retirement plan.     

To Apply     

E-mail cover letter, resume and short writing sample to jobs@foe.org with the subject heading “Nuclear Campaigner.” No mail applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.     

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.

Job Title: Federal Dirty Fuels Campaigner

Position reports to: Climate and Energy Project Director

Position Location: Washington, DC

Friends of the Earth U.S. is fighting to defend the environment and create a more healthy and just world. We’re hard-hitting, progressive environmental advocates that pull no punches and speak sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that have protected our planet and its people.  We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in 76 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.

In accomplishing our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world values people and the environment.  We are focused on reforming economic drivers such as tax or trade policy that are often used to empower corporations and government to harm the environment.

Our current campaigns focus on clean energy and solutions to global warming, protecting people from toxic and new, potentially harmful technologies, and promoting smarter, low-pollution transportation alternatives. We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated individual to augment our efforts to stop the use of dirty fuels such as tar sands and liquid coal.  The position will:

  • Develop strategic campaign and communications strategies in conjunction with the Climate and Energy Project Director, Communications Director and Online Communications Manager;
  • Implementing an activist strategy that raises the profile and increases the public pressure around priority issues
  • Conduct and oversee research and analysis to develop reports and articles to educate non-governmental organizations, policymakers, and the public;
  • Develop public education and campaign materials on tar sands and other dirty fuels and global warming issues;     
  • Educate members of Congress, the administration, opinion leaders, and the media about dirty fuels and global warming issues;
  • Reach out to groups and activists within the environmental community and beyond to build a diverse coalition focused on stopping the expansion of dirty fuels;
  • Work with the Climate and Energy Project Director to develop and implement a fundraising plan.

Requirements and Special Knowledge     

The position requires a college degree (BA/BS) or equivalent, a demonstrated commitment to the environment, an appreciation of Friends of the Earth’s role in the environmental movement and knowledge of climate change policy. Some experience in policy advocacy, or on fuels issues at the federal or state level is strongly preferred. Knowledge and experience with the legislative process is also preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a strategic approach to both policy and politics, and a desire to have a major impact on federal policy debates through hard-hitting advocacy.  The successful candidate will have the ability to balance and successfully complete a wide range of campaign activities including advocacy, convening/organizing, policy development, and research, as well as the ability to oversee consultants, and coordinate media and development staff. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in coordination with a dedicated and passionate team of domestic staff as well as with a diverse group of coalition partners.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Salary

This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, sick leave, and an employee contribution-based retirement plan.     

To Apply     

E-mail cover letter, resume and short writing sample to jobs@foe.org with the subject heading “Dirty Fuels Campaigner.” No mail applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.     

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.     

Karen Orenstein

Friends of the Earth U.S.

http://www.foe.org

+1-202-222-0717 (direct)

skype: ponizarga


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Opportunity at EDF for undergrads interested in climate policy

Hi, Es students –

            ES alumna Emily Chessin sent this opportunity to me.  See below!

            Have a great summer! – John

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

From: Emily Chessin [mailto:EChessin@wri.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:38 PM
To: Randall Wilson; John Commito
Subject: FW: Opportunity at EDF for undergrads interested in climate policy

FYI- might be something interesting for Gburg ES students!

Best,

Emily

From: Robert Kimball
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 10:24 AM
To: !Program Coordinators; !INTERNS
Subject: Opportunity at EDF for undergrads interested in climate policy

Good morning all,

A colleague of mine runs a program at the Environmental Defense Fund called the Regional Ambassador Program. Undergrads who call Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, Virginia, Montana, Michigan district 6, Ohio district 16 or New Hampshire district 1 home can join a network of campaigners working on clean energy policy from the grassroots. Some of the positions are paid, while others are volunteer.

If you or anyone you know is an undergrad who lives in one of the targeted regions and wants an opportunity to see how a policy campaign is run from the inside, check it out!

http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=58356

Cheers,

Rob

[NEES] Deadline Extended: Summer Workshop on "Research Ethics and Cultural Competency" (SUNY-ESF, Aug. 17-19)

Perhaps of interest to graduating students and alums.  See below.

~Salma

From: North East Environmental Studies Group [mailto:NEES@listserv.ursinus.edu] On Behalf Of David A. Sonnenfeld
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:25 AM
To: NEES@listserv.ursinus.edu
Subject: [NEES] Deadline Extended: Summer Workshop on "Research Ethics and Cultural Competency" (SUNY-ESF, Aug. 17-19)

Deadline Extended!

Summer Workshop


Research Ethics and Cultural Diversity/ Competence in Environmental Science, Engineering and Related Fields*

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York
August 17-19, 2011

Who and Where: This summer, the Dept. of Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF will host a three-day graduate training workshop, part of the NSF-funded, Northeast Ethics Education Partnership with Brown University’s Center for Environmental Studies. The workshop, to be led by Drs. Dianne Quigley (PI) and David A. Sonnenfeld (co-PI), is designed for up to 20 graduate students in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies and related fields in upstate New York.**


Graduate Training Benefits

  • Learn New Research Models: If you are a graduate student interested in improving research methods with research models adapted to community needs and cultural sensitivity, this workshop will provide a review of multiple case studies with new approaches to research design, methods and outcomes that also reflect various ethical approaches to research (principilism, distributive justice (Kantian ethics), ethics of care, virtue-based approaches, and community-based approaches).
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application Training: If you are planning to conduct field-based environmental research for your dissertation or thesis work, and you need or desire training on protection of human subjects, including for Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, this workshop will provide guidance and preparatory training for those applications. 
  • Cultural Diversity/ Sensitivity Training: In this workshop, research approaches will be assessed in order to ensure that research exploitation, community stigma harms and culturally-inappropriate research practices can be prevented in research interventions. Communities and cultural groups increasingly require that research activities produce beneficial change and positive outcomes to their local community settings. Guidance from ethical theories and international recommendations will be reviewed for how to implement these in a research practice.
  • Certificate of Completion: Students completing 15 hours of training will receive a Certificate of Completion for Research Ethics and Cultural Competence/ Diversity Training. This can be included on CVs to indicate gaining of much-needed professional skills/ expertise that can be shared with others. Students will have access to online resources in research ethics and cultural diversity from the NEEP Website and Blackboard Course Pages.

Workshop Schedule: The workshop will be held from August 17-19, with 12 hours of classroom training and 3 hours of follow-up, on-line training. On-campus lodging will be provided for up to ten participants not residing in the Syracuse area; lunch will be provided for all participants. Note: If you are interested in segments of this training but cannot attend the full session, please contact us.

Applications: To apply, send an email to <ethicsworkshop@yahoo.com> indicating your interest in participating in the workshop and your specific research area.

Deadline: All applications must be received by e-mail no later than 5:00 pm EDT, June 30, 2011.

Further Information: Please contact Drs. Dianne Quigley <Dianne_Quigley_1@brown.edu> or David Sonnenfeld <dsonn@esf.edu>.


* Funded by NSF Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Grant #GEO-1032754, Dianne Quigley, PI; David A. Sonnenfeld and Phil Brown, co-PIs.

** PhD and masters students in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, and related fields from SUNY-ESF, Syracuse University, Upstate Medical University, Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Binghamton University, Colgate University, Clarkson University, University of Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and other upstate New York institutions are invited to apply.

PHEAA Internship

Hi, ES students –

Here’s a great summer job opportunity!

Good luck! – John

John A. Commito
Professor and Acting Chair
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
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Phone:??? 717-337-6030
Fax:??????? 717-337-8550
E-mail:??? jcommito@gettysburg.edu
Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito
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—–Original Message—–
From: Imogen Wirth-Granlund [mailto:elmstreet@lansdownesfuture.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:45 PM
To: Gettysburg College Financial Aid
Subject: PHEAA Work-Study Internship Description

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find a description for a Summer 2011 Environmental Planning Internship at Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) description attached as a PDF. The position is funded through PHEAA Work-Study, so only Pennsylvania residents eligible for those funds may apply. Students in Gettysburg College’s Environmental Studies program may be a good fit. Please feel free to distribute this PDF file to prospective applicants.

Thank you,

Imogen Wirth-Granlund, MCP
Elm Street Manager / Lansdowne-Yeadon
610.745.4063 // elmstreet@lansdownesfuture.org

Environmental consulting job

Hi, ES folks –

            ES alum Jon Walter sent this job announcement.  It requires some experience, but it’s always good to know what’s out there!

            Take care! – John

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito