Thursday, July 17, 2014

SF Institute at Golden Gate Admin Cooridnator - Parks

We're Hiring! 
We wanted to ask for your help spreading the word- we are looking for an administrative coordinator to join our team. This is a wonderful opportunity for a recent graduate or early-career nonprofit professional to grow their administrative and organizational skillset. The role is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day operation of the organization's office as well as communications content creation (social media, website, etc.). We are looking for someone who is not only able to juggle multiple requests and needs in a fast-paced and highly dynamic environment, but also is ready to take initiative in identifying gaps and finding and implementing solutions.
To learn more about the position and how you can apply, please check out:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Student Cons. Corps Youth Program Manager , Oakland

The Student Conservation Association is seeking a Regional Youth Programs Manager in Oakland, CA.

This position will plan, organize, deliver and oversee SCA environmental conservation youth/teen programs in the California/Southwest/Hawaii region of SCA – particularly urban programs in the Bay Area. This role will recruit and place youth and young adults in a variety of programs each year; work with partner organizations to plan service projects and work crews; hire, train and supervise crew leaders and other staff as needed; implement safety protocols; maintain all related documents/files; complete program evaluations and reporting; manage budgets. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of job-related experience or 5 or more years of relevant experience. 
  • 2+ years of experience working with youth and young adults; a specific focus of working with urban youth from low-income backgrounds, preferred.
  • 2+ years of program coordination along with experience in environmental/outdoor program leadership or environmental education
  • Demonstrated supervisory and program budget knowledge needed
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in developing curriculum as well as evaluation tools
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and maintain relationships needed
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft office
  • Must have access to cell phone for business purposes
  • Bay Area resident or significant knowledge of  area strongly preferred
  • Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification required or willing to obtain upon hire
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required; ability to drive 8-passenger vans and other vehicles as required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Essential Functions:
• Recruit, interview, and assist in hiring and/or placing both volunteer and paid youth/young adults for both school-year and summer SCA programs and internships.
• Hire and supervise seasonal staff, including crew leaders (adults) and apprentice crew leader apprentices (youth), and also year round staff (Program Coordinators & Program Assistants)
• Plan and deliver staff training for crew leaders and youth, both for local and national trainings.
• Work closely with students/youth and crew leaders to develop, coordinate and lead youth in regular, ongoing outdoor recreation, environmental education and community service activities.
• Track expenses according to budgets; oversee event and program logistics, evaluation, and reporting.
• Establish and maintain relationships with agency, nonprofit, and municipal partners in the region.
• Order and maintain camping gear, supplies, tools, equipment, and uniforms (inventory, purchase and fix gear and equipment and assure safe and orderly storage).
• Purchase/procure food for program-related camping trips, special events and meetings.
• Drive for work-related errands and activities, including transporting leaders, members, and volunteers.
• Ensure safety protocols for all members and staff. Field emergency/non-emergency calls during business and non-business hours.
• Facilitate a strong teamwork environment with programs team and with other SCA departments.

Salary Commensurate with Experience


* Health and Dental * Basic Life Insurance * Short Term Disability * Long Term Disability * Flexible Spending Account * 403(b) Savings Plan * Generous Paid Time Off * Community Service Leave * Casual Dress

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at

Monday, May 12, 2014

Campus Planner UC Davis May 19 deadline

The Campus Planning and Community Resources team at UC Davis is seeking a campus planner to help shape the future of the UC Davis campus. The campus planner will work directly with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Planning and Community Resources.
UC Davis is the largest University of California campus encompassing over 5300 acres. The campus is widely known for its academic expertise in the agricultural and environmental sciences, life sciences, engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine as well as the social sciences and humanities. UC Davis is an acknowledged leader in sustainable planning and development.
The unique role of the campus planner is to bring large scale physical planning frameworks and program concepts to bear on specific projects, large and small. The campus is built one step at a time, and the campus planner is the person in the organization charged with helping each incremental move contribute to the larger vision for the place. The campus planner works closely with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Planning and Community Resources to provide planning guidance for a portfolio of projects that can range from $30 million to $100 million in any given year. 
The campus planning function at UC Davis works best when its people develop a deep understanding of the unique culture of the place. For additional information and a complete job posting, please visit:
To apply:


The application deadline is May 19, 2014. 

UC Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION Background Friends of the San Francisco Estuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, restoring, and enhancing the health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. The organization, founded in 1993, runs outreach and education programs and public awareness campaigns. In 2013, Friends initiated the Freshwater Flows program to increase awareness of the importance of freshwater flows to the Estuary. More information on our organization and the Freshwater Flows program can be found online at Internship Description We are seeking a highly motivated, mission-driven intern with strong written and social media skills to help develop our online outreach program. You will work closely with the Freshwater Flows Program Manager on a variety of projects, including:  Outreach Program: o Active involvement in developing and executing our social media strategy; o Produce engaging, original content for Friends' website, blog, and social media channels, as well as research new social media outlets; o Create and manage calendar of social media content for posting to all social media channels, including coordinated cross-channel flow posting between social media sites; o Promote blog posts, press releases, videos, etc. across multiple social media outlets.  Website Development: o Expand/redevelop existing website to increase outreach, recruitment, and online donation capabilities; o Create and manage online conference program and registration; o Promote website to increase traffic and visibility.  Special Events: help plan Friends’ Freshwater Flows September conference, including conducting outreach to elected officials, recruiting volunteers, and other tasks. Required Qualifications  Strong verbal and written communications skills  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships  Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint  Proficiency with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter  Familiarity with online e-mail newsletter platforms (MailChimp, ConstantContact, VerticalResponse, etc.)  Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials; with concise, informative, conversational writing  Superb proofreading and editing skills  Excellent organizational and time management skills  Proactive work ethic and willingness to learn new tasks  Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure, and seek appropriate support when needed  Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently with minimal supervision  Reliable and self-motivated Additional Desired Qualifications  Enthusiasm for the health and protection of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary  Familiarity with environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay Area and California, particularly related to water, fish, and/or wildlife  Knowledge of California water politics and history  Academic background or work experience in biology, ecology, environmental studies, environmental anthropology, natural history, or other related fields  Website development experience Dates and Schedule June-August 2014; dates negotiable with selected intern for a total of 12 weeks. Additional Information The Communications Intern will work out of the Friends’ shared office space in downtown Oakland, during office hours Monday-Thursday. Occasional attendance at meetings offsite may be required. The weekly commitment is 10-15 hours/week. The Communications Intern will receive a $1,500 stipend for the duration of the internship. This will be reported as income and will result in a 1099 generated and mailed at the end of the year. This is primarily a part-time, volunteer position. College credit may be available depending on college or university requirements. No housing assistance is available. To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, relevant writing samples and links to any online writing samples and social media to Phone calls are discouraged.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Job with Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition

- Paid Staff/Contractor Positions - Board Member & Committee Positions - Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Balle Jobs

BALLE equips entrepreneurs with tools and strategies for local success, and we provide the national forum for the most visionary local economy leaders and funders to connect, build their capacity and innovate. Jobs: •Director of Fellowship The Director of Fellowship will be accountable to delivering key components including program delivery, evaluation and recruitment of the BALLE Local Economy Fellowship and will report to the Senior Director of Fellowship. The Director o...f Fellowship will work collaboratively with the Director of Fellowship and Alumni and the Fellowship Associate. •Director of Marketing and Communications The Director of Marketing and Communications is accountable for planning, creating, and executing the organization’s external marketing and communications efforts with a consistent and strategic voice. Director will produce messaging, communications, and publications to support BALLE’s mission, programs and fundraising efforts. Director will work with members of the staff, and will supervise contractors, vendors, and interns.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Transportation Justice Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Urban Habitat POSITION: Transportation Justice Coordinator APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 7th, 2014 THE OPPORTUNITY Urban Habitat seeks a transportation justice advocate with a social/environmental justice focus to advance regional equity through policy advocacy and lead/support other priority transportation/environmental justice and equitable development campaigns throughout the region. THE ORGANIZATION Founded in 1989, Urban Habitat has advanced regional equity in the Bay Area by changing transportation investments, increasing housing options and advocating for healthy and thriving built environments. We achieve our mission through public policy advocacy, developing advocate leaders as decision makers, building coalitions and coordinating/supporting campaigns to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area. POSITION SUMMARY The TRANSPORTATION JUSTICE (TJ) Program Coordinator works closely with the Transportation Justice and Land Use staff, Strategic Initiatives team and UH Leadership to define and implement campaigns, policy advocacy, research, and coalition building. A major focus of this work is watch dogging regional transportation policy, planning, decision-making, funding and investments. The TJ Coordinator will help monitor the Civil Rights policies of transit operators. The position will support movement building in the Regional Equity, Transportation Justice & Environmental Justice sectors. The TJ Coordinator will work to bridge UH’s TJ program work with our equitable development and anti-displacement, housing, climate, and public health work. The Coordinator will work closely with UH’s partners to ensure that low-income communities and communities of color benefit from the implementation of key transportation, land use and climate policies at the local, regional, and state level. Example policy targets may include the Sustainable Communities Strategy of the Regional Transportation Plan, Local transportation funding measures and key statewide legislation including AB 32 and SB 375. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The candidate must be a strong strategic/analytical (campaign and program level) thinker, excellent communicator and have the ability to generate and equalize knowledge between complex ideas (transportation planning, funding, decision-making) and grassroots campaigns. The candidate must be able to conduct research that supports concrete campaign recommendations and policy recommendations as well as experience in providing relevant policy analysis of TJ and Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Candidate must be able to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including grassroots community based organizations, policy advocates, environmental organizations, government, labor, and public health organizations. Coordinator should be familiar with regional transportation policy, planning (and ideally Land Use planning), decision-making, funding and from a social equity perspective. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Staff the Transportation Justice Working Group and support Regional Equity Initiatives such as the 6 Wins for Social Equity. • Support the creation and development of UH’s short and long-term Transportation Justice policy agenda and strategy at the regional and local levels. This includes working with community based local TJ campaigns/coalitions on transit funding measures. • Strengthen development of UH’s analysis of the relationship between public investment in transportation and market driven housing as well as support a rethinking of UH’s Equitable TOD framework • Support Land Use & Housing program site based planning work as needed. • Monitor the political landscape for strategic opportunities to advance UH’s priority campaigns and programs. Research and analyze local, regional, state and, national policies that are relevant to UH’s Transportation Justice goals; design innovative policies and advocacy strategies that build on UH’s existing expertise and relationships. • Mobilize policymakers, community and labor allies, and other key stakeholders around UH’s Transportation Justice policy agenda and strategies. • Support UH’s efforts through regional equity forums & convenings to educate and mobilize members on key Transportation Justice issues including land use, equitable development, climate, housing, transportation, jobs and health. • Strengthen UH’s written regional equity analysis and framework on Transportation Justice issues including equitable development, climate, housing, land use, jobs and health. Support UH’s efforts to produce original reports and analysis that contribute to the environmental justice movement. Provide data, analysis and articles for UH’s website and other UH publications. • Represent UH on Transportation Justice/Equitable TOD issues at conferences, community events, workshops, and other public/media engagements. • Provide policy analysis for and recommendations to UH leadership, staff and board about key campaign, policy advocacy and legislative opportunities at the local, state and national level. • Lead review and re-development, working with UH’s Strategic initiatives team, of UH TJ and Equitable Development curriculum and training resources. QUALIFICATIONS • Master’s degree in urban planning, urban studies, environmental studies, economics, public policy, or equivalent experience such as policy director for planning, housing or transportation organization. • Knowledge and experience working on regional transportation policy, planning (and ideally Land Use planning and Climate), decision-making, funding and history from a social equity perspective • Capacity to utilize a wide array of research methods, including but not limited to: Internet, public information requests, government reports, telephone inquiries, quantitative analysis relevant to transportation, GIS and key informant interviews. • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate policy analysis and research results, including development of conclusions and persuasive arguments for individuals outside the organization, as appropriate; bilingual or multi-lingual a plus. • Demonstrated experience developing and leading successful policy campaigns and/or programs focused on environmental, social, and/or economic justice. Capacity to evaluate and prioritize campaign opportunities to ensure that they maximize Urban Habitat’s overall campaign and organizational goals. • General knowledge of the Bay Area as a region with specific knowledge of sub-regions and priority communities a plus. This position does require extensive interactions with community-based organizations throughout the region. Strong commitment to issues of environmental, social and economic justice and to working within a regional, multi-sector, multi-issue framework. • High level of proven leadership and ability to manage complex tasks in a timely and professional manner. • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and in a team environment. SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary range: $50,000 to $55,000, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including full health coverage, paid time off (PTO), and 401K. This is a full time, exempt position that reports to the Transportation Justice Program Director. APPLICATION PROCESS Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to by 5pm on Friday, March 7th. Urban Habitat is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position. -- Urban Habitat 1212 Broadway, Ste. 500 Oakland, CA 94612