11.2.23 Newsletter

Happy Thursday!!!

Action for Climate Emergency is hiring a PA Organizing Director

Position description: This is a full-time, remote position based in the Pittsburgh metro area. The Pennsylvania Organizing Director will work from a home office and will participate in regular in-person organizing events, school assemblies, and partnership meetings. The Pennsylvania Organizing Director will also meet regularly by video chat with ACE team members, partners, young people and funders. Candidates must be available for regular travel throughout Pennsylvania to participate in fieldwork, campaigns, actions, in-person assemblies at local high schools, conferences, organizing, and other events.

Location: Remote (In Pittsburgh)

Experience: Mid-Level

Salary/Pay: $80,000-$90,000

Climate Rights International is hiring a Climate Change & Human Rights Researcher

Position description: Climate Rights International (CRI) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Researcher. CRI wants to build a world that protects people and the planet from climate change. We believe that progress on climate change cannot succeed without protecting the human rights of present and future generations – and the fight for human rights cannot succeed without protecting our planet against climate change.

Location: Remote (EST)

Experience: Intermediate

Appalachian Headwaters is hiring an Environmental Educator

Position description: This position will have three primary duties.

(1) The position will help develop and run a new day camp starting in summer of 2024. The ten-week long day camp will, like our other programs, focus on ecology, environmental education (as well as traditional camp activities like archery, low ropes, kickball, art, yoga, etc.). We would also like to conduct several one- or two-night overnight experiences for day campers during the summer, and other children during the rest of the year. The target age for this program is children between 5-11.

(2) This position will also work with our summer intern program. We will have 3-4 high school interns and 4-6 college interns in Summer 2024. These interns will work with the day camp and other programs at the Park.

(3) Outside of the summer, this position will help coordinate and develop relationships and programming with other groups. We work with a wide range of community and environmental groups. The person who fills this position will work with our Education Director on a daily basis and would help to expand community relationships, develop new ecology and environmental programming, and support Headwaters’ Summer Fellows program, which sponsors ecologists and others (e.g. writers, artists, historians) to live on-site and help with our programs (including summer internships and the day camp).

Location: Lewisburg, WV

Experience: Intermediate

Salary/Pay: $49,000-$60,000

Appalachian Headwaters is hiring a Native Plants Grounds Manager & Ecology Manager

Position description: Appalachian Headwaters is a nonprofit organization that is focused on environmental education (especially climate) and restoration and maintenance of native ecosystems. We are seeking someone to: 1) conduct educational programming with interns and the public, and 2) help plan restoration projects and oversee a grounds crew working to restore native ecosystems on a 160-acre public park six miles from Lewisburg. This is an unusual opportunity to work with a well-funded non-profit organization to help establish a native ecosystem and environmental education center.

Location: Lewisburg, WV

Experience: Intermediate

Salary/Pay: $50,000-$62,000

Mountain State Spotlight is hiring a Development Manager

Position description: Mountain State Spotlight seeks an entrepreneurial, mission-oriented development manager to manage fundraising for a growing, nationally-recognized startup investigative, civic news organization serving West Virginia. The broad mandate of the role is to galvanize funding for journalism that is more crucial than ever for West Virginians.

You would shepherd the design and execution of critical functions in fundraising strategy to support a fast-paced, nonprofit journalism startup, working with the Executive Director, co-founder and our partners at the American Journalism Project. As a growing startup with significant financial backing from national and local partners, including the Emerson Collective, Arnold Ventures, ProPublica and the Ford Foundation, this role is a great opportunity to help build an organization from the ground up and generate broad local support for what will become a core public service for West Virginia.

Location: Charleston, WV

Experience: Midlevel

Salary/Pay: $45,000-$65,000

City of Pittsburgh is hiring an Assistant Director (Sustainability & Resilience)

Position description: Works closely with the Department Director to lead the City of Pittsburgh’s Sustainability and Resilience Division to address urgent threats of the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution to deliver a clean and climate resilient city for all Pittsburghers. The Sustainability & Resilience Division partners to protect and improve the environment for present and future generations, imparting leadership for the integration of climate mitigation, adaptation, public health and environmental justice into the City’s operations, policies, and investments by enabling more holistic decision making. Understanding and addressing climate and environmental vulnerabilities, particularly in Black, Brown and underserved communities, is essential to the division’s work. The Division is responsible for the development and implementation of Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan and Resilience Strategy as well as green space planning and stormwater and floodplain compliance. Principal activities include performance benchmarking, policy research and development for City operations, climate resilient land management, community and partner engagement and education, and identification of innovative investment opportunities.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Mid-level

Salary/Pay: $104,360

Washington County Conservation District is hiring a Resource Conservation Technician

Position description: The technician is responsible for providing technical assistance for the Chapter 102 Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program, the Post Construction Stormwater Management Program, supporting the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program, and the Chapter 105 Water Obstructions and Encroachment Program. Must have own transportation to use on the job and be able to walk over rough terrain. Mileage is reimbursed. The position requires extensive fieldwork and engineering plan reviews. Must be able to pass the PA Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151), PA State Police Criminal Background Check, and FBI Fingerprinting immediately upon hiring and every 4 years thereafter.

Location: Washington, PA

Experience: Intermediate

Salary/Pay: $35,000-$40,000

Commonwealth of PA is hiring a Water Quality Specialist Trainee

Position Description: In this position, you will participate in a one-year formal and on-the-job training program to learn the duties of a Water Quality Specialist. A Water Quality Specialist is responsible for the monitoring and inspection of oil and gas facilities and related cases. This position will require you to determine compliance with applicable permits, the Federal Clean Water Act, the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, Erosion and Sediment Control, the Dam Safety Encroachments Act, the Solid Waste Management Act, and the Oil and Gas Act, and their associated rules, regulations, and established policies.

Location: Washington, PA

Experience: Intermediate

Salary/Pay: $44,010-$66,348