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  • Robert Foster
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 9, 2007
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      > Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator
      > ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE: Our distinctive approach to environmental
      > protection emphasizes science, economics and the use of market
      > mechanisms where appropriate to reach well-crafted, durable solutions.
      > We build teams of scientists, economists, lawyers and other
      > professionals to investigate the scientific causes of environmental
      > problems as well as the market forces and government policies that
      > contribute to them. In the full range of environmental arenas (air,
      > water, climate, soil, toxic chemicals, and wildlife), we seek
      > practical and equitable solutions, founded on science, that policy
      > makers, the private sector and others can be urged to incorporate into
      > practice, law, or regulation.
      > The Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator, based in our Houston field
      > office, will be an integral member of Environmental Defense’s regional
      > Climate and Air team, based in Austin. The successful candidate will
      > work in a multi-disciplinary setting to formulate and implement
      > outreach strategies to promote energy efficiency other clean energy
      > technologies in the Houston region, as part of a larger multi-year
      > effort to significantly increase the amount of these resources
      > deployed throughout Texas.
      > The successful candidate will have the requisite experience and
      > discretion to make independent decisions regarding priorities and
      > specific actions to be taken, in the context of the organization’s
      > overall goals and in consultation with other Environmental Defense
      > staff members. The job requires working with a variety of concerned
      > parties, including government, private industry, grassroots
      > organizations, and others to achieve measurable environmental results.
      > More specifically, the selected candidate’s responsibilities will
      > include:
      > • Conduct outreach to local governments to promote adoption of more
      > energy efficient building codes for new construction and efficiency
      > measures within public buildings.
      > • Conduct outreach to large businesses and other major electric
      > consumers to promote adoption of best practices including energy
      > efficient technologies, demand response, and combined heat and power.
      > • Build, develop, and grow strategic coalitions and other
      > relationships vital to the success of the project.
      > • Monitor ongoing activities related to energy policy in the Houston
      > area; communicate key events to other Environmental Defense staff;
      > help decide in which activities to actively participate; and identify
      > new strategic opportunities.
      > • Help develop and take lead in the implementation of communications
      > and advocacy strategies in the Houston area, including serving as
      > local spokesperson on clean energy issues, as needed.
      > • Represent Environmental Defense in meetings and on relevant
      > committees.
      > • Work with Environmental Defense staff in Austin and other offices
      > to design voluntary, legislative, contractual or technical solutions
      > for implementation over a three-year period.
      > Qualifications:
      > • Master's level degree, preferably in energy or environmental policy
      > or management required or equivalent experience.
      > • Two years or more of work experience in energy policy,
      > environmental management, policy analysis, environmental advocacy, or
      > related fields.
      > • Working knowledge of energy efficiency and current issues relating
      > to energy and air quality in Texas is preferred.
      > • Demonstrated advocacy skills, organizing experience, and public
      > speaking preferred.
      > • Ability to recognize and build on political opportunities for
      > progress.
      > • Results-oriented, self-starter with the ability to think
      > strategically.
      > • Ability to work both independently in a field office and as a
      > leader or member of teams in a dynamic and creative environment with
      > colleagues and partners of varied background and experience;
      > • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
      > • IBM PC computer proficiency, experience with Microsoft Word and
      > PowerPoint.
      > • Fluency in Spanish is a plus
      > Location: As noted above, the candidate will principally work
      > independently out of a field office in Houston, but will also maintain
      > close liaison with staff in Austin and other Environmental Defense
      > offices.
      > Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
      > Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
      > Cheryl Pickard
      > Human Resource Generalist
      > 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
      > Washington, DC 20009
      > Email:jobs@...
      > Fax: (202) 234-6049
      > Environmental Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women,
      > minorities and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.
      > (June 2007)
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