Jobs and Internships

JOBS

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HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Holistic Management International (HMI) is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director in Albuquerque, NM. The Executive Director is responsible for partnering with the Board of Directors and staff to develop and direct the implementation of long-term strategic objectives that will enable the communities served by Holistic Management International to manage land for a sustainable future. To achieve this, the ED is responsible for driving HMI’s day-to-day organizational success and delivering sustained results toward HMI’s holistic goal through a strong management of staff, team of experts and community partners. This is a full-time position. Interested individuals should contact Jim Harlan: jim@mjmglobalsearch.com, 303-660-0766.

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CLEARESULT - ENERGY-EFFICIENCY PROGRAM CONSULTANT

CLEAResult is one of the top energy-efficiency consulting firms in the nation. The Program Consultant promotes energy efficiency concepts, services, and financial incentives available to customers on behalf of the local electric utility company. As a Program Consultant in the eastern New Mexico area, you will work with both public and private sector commercial customers to identify cost effective investments in energy efficiency and ensure customers pursue energy saving measures/installations.

Responsibilities:

Outreach & Recruitment

  • Determine customer recruitment target goals and associated strategies to achieve necessary energy reduction (kWh) savings
  • Recruit customers by effectively communicating the value proposition of the program and associated utility incentives.
  • Initiate conversations and ask appropriate questions to qualify customers and specific projects for inclusion in the program.

Project Management 

  • Based on each customer’s specific needs, support the customer and their project(s) from inception to completion. i.e. construction through incentive payment.
  • Make energy saving recommendations to impact each project.
  • Track and report partner projects in a timely manner.
  • Develop program processes and make recommendations for improvement.

Customer Service/Reporting 

  • Work effectively with all entities (e.g., facilities staff, business officers, architects, engineers, contractors) involved on projects to optimize energy efficiency.
  • Identify and escalate program/partner issues in a timely manner to the appropriate level of management.
  • Be prepared for standing weekly and monthly meetings with internal team and/or utility client(s).
Qualifications:
  • Education -  Technical degree and certification in Energy Management preferred, but not required
  • 2 years’ experience in a professional position preferably in sales, consulting, or similar field; lighting, HVAC, EMS sales experience a plus
  • Proven ability to communicate a value proposition
  • Proven ability to sell into a multiple tiered and/or bureaucratic entity
  • May require travel up to 50% in eastern New Mexico

Apply online with job ID # 2014-1324. Contact James Hatheway at 512.586.1573 or jhatheway@clearesult.com for more information.

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PARTNERSHIP FOR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS - POLICY FELLOW

The Partnership for Responsible Business (PRB) is soliciting applications for an immediate opening in New Mexico for a full-time, two-year Policy Fellow with strong advocacy skills to work on public lands solutions around the state. Applications are requested no later than February 28, 2014.

About PRB
The Partnership for Responsible Business (PRB) is a statewide, non-profit educational organization, that serves as the educational arm of the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce (NMGCC). The NMGCC is a business alliance with approximately 1,100 members statewide and chapters in Albuquerque/Rio Rancho, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Silver City and Taos. The PRB's main headquarters are in Albuquerque, where this Fellow will office. Our staff works to educate the public about local sustainable economies, promote economic and community development through environmentally and socially responsible entrepreneurship, and partner with allied organizations to advance socially responsible economic and community development policies and practices. The Public Lands program focuses on supporting the efforts of local businesses, in partnership with the NMGCC, to establish national monuments and other public lands and open spaces in New Mexico for eco-tourism,
recreation, cultural and historic preservation and related educational tourism, and habitat protection. For further information about the PRB, please visit www.prbnewmexico.org.

Position Description
The successful applicant will be an integral part of the Partnership for Responsible Business' team advocating for the protection of public lands and efforts that emphasize the economic advantage to local businesses of increased public lands in New Mexico through legislative, regulatory, and business arenas. The Fellow will work with key stakeholders including business, government, environmental, environmental justice, and rural stakeholders, and will represent the PRB in policy processes and advocacy efforts. Responsibilities will include research, analysis, and advocacy with a focus on the
following areas:
- Columbine Hondo Wilderness in Taos County
- Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks proposed monument in Doña Ana County
- Rio Grande del Norte National Monument - efforts to increase local economic activity
- Responsible siting of renewable energy projects around New Mexico
- Protection of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
- Assistance with managing the NMGCC's Outdoor Economy Council
- Development of materials for efforts to protect public lands
- Other public lands protection efforts around New Mexico 

Preference will be given to candidates with graduate or professional degrees or experience in business, economics, policy analysis, and planning or related disciplines. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have persuasive written and oral advocacy skills, and outstanding quantitative analysis skills; ability to perform technical and quantitative analyses and modeling is preferred.

This position represents a challenging, entrepreneurial, and enjoyable opportunity for the right person. Salary, which is based on a not-for-profit scale, will reflect the successful applicant’s experience. We offer a full benefits package and a pleasant, collegial working environment. The PRB is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email letters of inquiry noting current salary, a resume, a writing sample, and at least 3 references to Celerah Hewes-Rutledge: prbnewmexico@gmail.com no later than February 28, 2014. No phone calls, please.

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ERDA GARDENS - SATURDAY GROWERS' MARKET ASSISTANT 

Erda Gardens has a work trade position available for a Saturday Market Helper. The ideal applicant must be able to rise early, maintain a positive and friendly attitude, lift heavy boxes (of produce) and drive standard transmission truck. Clean driving record is a must. Sales/market/farming experience is a super-plus. You will be assisted by at least one (usually two) other volunteers. This position is seasonal, May–October. Contact erdagardens@gmail.com for more information.

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ERDA GARDENS - ACCOUNTANT/CPA

Erda Gardens has a work trade position available for an accountant/CPA. The ideal applicant must be familiar with Quickbooks and non-profit tax law. This position is year round, January–December. Contact erdagardens@gmail.com for more information.

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INTERNSHIPS

MANANICA FARM - WORK-TRADE INTERNSHIP

Barbara Merickel and John Nelson of Mananica Farm are looking for someone who would like to trade an 1100 square foot loft apartment for farm chores (16 hours/week).  They raise sheep and veggies on an off-grid farm located in Algodones. Contact them at mananicafarm@gmail.com for more information.

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NEW MEXICO LAND CONSERVANCY - CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP

Summary and Background: Learn about conservation real estate, land and easement monitoring and stewardship, and non-profit operations and management through hands-on experience interning with a statewide land trust.

The New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC) is a non-profit land conservation organization, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, dedicated to conserving New Mexico’s land heritage.  Since 2002, NMLC has protected over 127,000 acres of land throughout the state.  NMLC’s twenty five-year goal is to conserve, directly or in partnership with others, 1,000,000 acres of high conservation-value lands throughout New Mexico by 2037.  NMLC will focus on protecting lands that conserve significant wildlife habitat and natural resources, agricultural lands, scenic open space, cultural and historic sites, and recreational lands at community, watershed and landscape scales.

NMLC achieves its conservation goals by: 1) using conservation easements and other voluntary land protection methods that respect both land and private property rights; 2) educating landowners, other organizations, public policy makers and the general public about land conservation; and 3) promoting policy and legislation to further voluntary land conservation and enhance related benefits for private landowners. 

NMLC is currently staffed by an Executive Director, a Conservation Director, a Conservation Specialist/AmeriCorp volunteer, a Communications & Development Coordinator, and a Finance & Administration Manager; and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  NMLC is dedicated to the highest quality work, and operates as a learning organization with a work culture based on consensus and teamwork.

Scope of the Position: NMLC seeks a qualified and motivated individual to assist with stewardship, land conservation, outreach and fundraising activities in support of the organization’s mission and in accordance with its established plans and policies.  NMLC has a primary focus on conservation of large landscapes, including natural habitat and working farms and ranches. This position reports to the Conservation Director, but will involve interaction with the entire staff. 

The primary responsibilities of the Conservation Intern include the following:

Land Conservation and Stewardship (80%):
• Support annual conservation easement monitoring and preparation of associated documentation.
• Support development and completion of land conservation projects, including easement/project design, baseline documentation, mineral and environmental assessment, title review and other project-related due diligence.
• Support ongoing process of developing land conservation project review and tracking criteria, procedures and systems.
• Provide administrative support for conservation and stewardship activities.
• Support the maintenance of NMLC’s facilities, vehicles and equipment.

Outreach/Communications (15%):
• Support development, enhancement and periodic updating of communications materials using digital photography, maps, spatial information and mapping/graphic design software.
• Support workshops, conferences and special events.

Fundraising (5%):
• Periodically support relevant fundraising activities—in particular, those related to conservation projects and stewardship activities.

Requirements of the Position:

• Bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred) in related field (natural resource management, land use planning, geography, biological/environmental sciences, etc.) with interest and desire to work in the non-profit land trust or conservation arena.  
• Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite of products (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), and ESRI software.
• Experience with GPS and GIS required.
• Familiarity with New Mexican and/or western landscapes and communities is preferred, particularly an ability to work with urban as well as rural agricultural landowners.
• Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Must be willing to occasionally work some evenings and weekends.
• Must be willing to travel around the state.
• Must have personal transportation to/from work.  Transportation will be provided for work-related travel.
• Must be willing and physically able to work in the field including walking/hiking over rough terrain in inclement weather for extended periods of time.
• Should have some experience operating a four-wheel drive vehicle off-road.
• Must be a self-starter, well-organized, and punctual.
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment to meet established goals and deadlines.
• Must be committed to the organization’s conservation mission and be able to maintain strong, positive, collegial working relationships with staff, Board, and outside consultants and professional service providers. 
• Must be willing to contribute to maintaining an ethical, smooth and efficient working environment with staff, Board and others.  A sense of humor is appreciated even if it is not that good.
• Successful candidate is responsible for providing his/her own health insurance.

Benefits of the Position:

• This is a 30-40 hour/week internship position lasting at least three months and potentially up to four months depending on availability, interest and performance.
• The position will be compensated at a rate of $10-12/hour.
• Being part of a young and dynamic conservation organization.
• Experiencing Santa Fe and the diverse landscapes and communities of the state of New Mexico.

NMLC is an equal opportunity employer and provides a smoke-free, drug-free work place. 

Please mail letter of interest, current resume, brief writing sample, samples of GIS-related work, and three references by April 11, 2014 to:

New Mexico Land Conservancy
Attention:  Conservation Internship Recruitment
P.O. Box 6759
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6759
Or email complete application to: admin@nmlandconservancy.org

The position will be filled by May 9, 2014 and will have a start date to be agreed upon between NMLC and the final candidate. The preferred start date is May 15, 2014, but no later than June 1, 2014.  Please note - no phone calls will be taken regarding this internship announcement.  Candidates will be notified regarding the status of their applications.  For further information about the organization, please visit NMLC’s website:http://www.nmlandconservancy.org

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AMPERSAND SUSTAINABLE LEARNING CENTER - 2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIP

The internship is a very special time at Ampersand. Our site comes to life as amazing folk gather for an intensive learning and community living experience. We share in a lifestyle that is abundant with the essentials.

Our rustic living conditions include, solar electricity, running rainwater (frugal use is expected with both), hot showers, an indoor bathroom with composting toilets, and wireless internet access. We cook primarily with solar ovens and live off rainwater that we harvest throughout the year. We build with earth and salvaged materials.

Living with Ampersand’s sustainable systems is an education in itself. We also teach workshops that the public is invited to. The internship includes several day field trips that highlight local culture, innovation and sustainable practices.  We schedule weekly for personal time and exploration.

The application form is available online. For more info, click here

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RIO PUERCO ALLIANCE - CLIMATE RESILIENCY FIELD INTERN

The Rio Puerco Alliance (RPA) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to restore the Rio Puerco Watershed for present and future generations through outreach, education, and collaborative action. RPA was organized in 2005 by members of the Rio Puerco Management Committee and interested citizens and incorporated in 2006. We work closely with the RPMC, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Sierra Club, local landowners, and other groups within the watershed.

RPA is working with Navajo communities in the Rio Puerco Watershed supporting these communities in their efforts to adapt to the changing climate conditions. The RPA is assisting different projects that are locally run, like a Mobile Farmers Market, to build capacity within these communities to become more resilient in the face of new and yet unknown challenges.

What will the Field Intern do? The field intern will support the Rio Puerco Alliance (RPA) staff in the field. He/she will work with the communities in the Rio Puerco Watershed and visit our project sites. He/she will help with RPA’s monitoring efforts for past, current and future projects in the field. He/she will also help to work on compiling data on past/current and future projects. He/she will be involved in the quest to secure funding for current/ future projects and will support the staff in grant research.

Where are the RPA project sites? All of the projects sites are found in the Rio Puerco Watershed. The Rio Puerco originates in the Sierra Nacimiento east of Cuba, in Sandoval County, New Mexico. The watershed covers approximately 7,350 square miles (4.7 million acres) across portions of seven counties, ultimately draining into the Rio Grande about 20 miles south of Belen.

Why is the RPA working in the Rio Puerco Watershed? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified the Rio Puerco as one of the most eroded watersheds in the entire country, largely due to past land management. In many places the river runs far below its historic floodplains. Erosion carries away the region’s most productive topsoil and reduces the land’s already limited ability to absorb water. This is why the RPA has become a steward to help restore the watershed and support local communities in coping with impairments and strengthening their resiliency in battling new challenges induced by climate change.

Conditions: This internship is an unpaid internship opportunity. The intern is required to work at our office, located in the Bureau of Land Management office in Albuquerque and work a fixed schedule. The schedule can be designed to fit to the intern’s availability. He/she must also be able to go on field trips into the Rio Puerco Watershed. RPA has access to vehicles that can be utilized for field trips.

Requirements: The RPA is looking for a self-motivated and self-directed individual to join our team. The intern must be interested in working with rural communities and be able to go on field trips into the Rio Puerco Watershed. The intern must be able to meet deadlines. Strong communication skills are required and GIS knowledge is a plus.

Application: Please email a letter of intent and resume to the email address below. Additionally submit a writing example. For further emails please fell free to contact us. rpavista@gmail.com

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