Fwd: Houston job opening with Environmental Defense
> 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
> • 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
> • 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.
> • 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
> • Results-oriented, self-starter with the ability to think
> • 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
> • 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
> 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
> Fax: (202) 234-6049
> Environmental Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women,
> minorities and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.
> (June 2007)