[permaculture] Fwd: Sustainability job opening

Jennifer Nazak jnazak at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 2 12:11:13 EDT 2007


Hi all - a friend just forwarded this to me. May this
job and the ideal person find one another soon!

jenny Nazak
Austin Area Permaculture Group
Austin, TX USA

> Opening for Regional Director of Sustainability
> Group
> Posted by: "Amy Martin" newsmoon at sbcglobal.net  
> moonladynews
> Sun Jul 1, 2007 4:28 pm (PST)
> 
> Position Announcement
> Regional Director, Texas
> 
> ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A.,
> a non-profit
> association of local governments that works with
> cities, towns, and  
> counties
> to offer technical expertise, tools and guidance on
> a range of
> environmental, sustainability projects, seeks a
> dynamic, experienced
> Regional Director to establish the new ICLEI South
> Central Regional  
> Capacity
> Center. In coordination with the Deputy Director ,
> this position will
> oversee and implement the ongoing strategy and
> development of ICLEI’s
> national scope of work and advance strategic
> alliances with local and  
> state
> governments, non-profits and foundations to optimize
> the resources and
> service ICLEI provides to local governments in the
> region as well as  
> across
> the United States.
> 
> This position will be supervised and supported by
> staff at ICLEI’s U.S.
> headquarters in Oakland, California. The Regional
> Director will also
> supervise a Program Officer as part of the overall
> responsibility for  
> the
> effective delivery of ICLEI’s climate protection
> activities in the  
> region.
> The position will also take a lead role in
> furthering ICLEI’s  
> presence in
> the region and ability to support the members there.
> Initial salary placement is based on ICLEI’s
> compensation plan for
> directors, with a hiring salary point between
> $70,000 and $75,000,
> commensurate with experience. This is a full-time,
> regular position that
> includes ICLEI’s excellent benefits package.
> 
> The job will be primarily based at the ICLEI U.S.A.
> South Central  
> Regional
> Capacity Center, in the City of Houston, under a
> host agreement  
> between the
> City of Houston and ICLEI. The position will require
> monthly travel  
> within
> the region.
> 
> Specific duties include:
> ? Lead the South Central Regional Capacity
> Center’s strategic  
> planning
> and business development efforts. Actively seek and
> pursue funding
> opportunities through various sources to continue
> and expand ICLEI’s  
> work in
> the South Central. Research and apply for grants to
> support the South
> Central RCC and the member jurisdictions it serves.
> ? Establish relationships with regional
> governments and the  
> region’s
> state government agencies and offices responsible
> for implementing  
> climate
> and energy policy.
> ? Lead efforts to link state and local climate
> policy development.
> ? Expand the scope of the Texas Cities for
> Climate Protection
> Initiative through regional activities, recruitment,
> and business
> development.
> ? Develop regular means of communications with
> regional members to
> disseminate information.
> ? Organize regional workshops and trainings
> for local governments,
> state agencies, and funders.
> ? Represent ICLEI and its member communities
> at state and regional
> climate protection meetings.
> ? Oversee full- and part-time regular and
> temporary staff  
> assisting
> regional member local governments participating in
> ICLEI’s Cities for
> Climate Protection® Campaign and efforts recruiting
> new jurisdictions to
> participate in ICLEI’s campaigns and initiatives
> ? Maintain an active knowledge of regional
> developments in the  
> fields
> of climate change, emissions reduction, alternative
> fuels, energy  
> policy,
> and other relevant areas.
> 
> Position Requirements:
> Qualified applicants will possess advanced knowledge
> of and/or  
> experience
> working with local governments on the topics of
> climate, energy, and/or
> other sustainability initiatives. The ideal
> candidate must hold an  
> advanced
> degree in a technical or policy-related field and
> will have at least  
> 7 – 10
> years of progressively responsible work experience
> in energy/climate,
> transportation, waste, urban environmental issues,
> or related fields.  
> Prior
> experience working with or on behalf of a local or
> state government is
> desirable.
> Applicants must have experience with staff
> supervision, grant proposal
> writing, budget development and management, and
> possess excellent
> analytical, organizational, interpersonal
> communications, and writing
> skills. Applicants must be able to travel throughout
> Texas and the South
> Central region of the US. Other desirable skills
> include:
> 
> ? Exceptional relationship-
> building skills and political sensitivity
> for working effectively with local government staff,
> elected  
> officials, and
> funders in the region;
> ? Understanding of and ability to explain the
> topics of global  
> warming
> and climate change;
> ? A successful fundraising track record;
> ? Work and/or volunteer experience with local
> government and  
> national
> environmental nonprofit organizations;
> ? Excellent interpersonal, phone, written
> communication, and  
> public
> presentation skills;
> ? Strong computer background, with experience
> in quantitative  
> software
> programs, including database programs;
> ? Clear understanding of how to conduct a
> greenhouse gas emissions
> inventory and implement various emissions reduction
> programs;
> ? Demonstrated public speaking experience with
> high-level  
> audiences;
> ? Experience supervising professional staff;
> and
> ? Ability to work with a high level of
> independence.
> 
> For more information about ICLEI, please visit our
> website at
> www.iclei.org/usa; and for more information about
> the U.S. Mayors’  
> Climate
> Protection Agreement, please visit
> www.seattle.gov/environment.
> 
> This position remains open until filled. To ensure
> full consideration,
> please e-mail, fax, or mail a résumé and cover
> letter that details and
> demonstrates your experience, qualifications, and
> why you would be  
> the right
> choice for this position by 12 noon PT on Monday,
> July 9th, 2007, to:
> 
> ICLEI U.S.A.
> Attn: Human Resources – SWRD
> 436 14th Street, Suite 1520
> Oakland, CA 94612
> Fax: +1-510/844-0698
> E-mail: usajobs (at) iclei (dot) org
> 
> E-mail preferred, no phone calls please.
> Applications will be  
> reviewed as
> received. Applications received after the listed
> review date will be
> reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.
> 
> 


       
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