The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help people build measurably better lives. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Environment Program focuses on three issue areas: climate change and energy policy, western conservation policy, and environmental issues affecting poor communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Program Associate supports both the Western Conservation Program Officer and the U.S. Climate and Energy Program Officer. He or she manages the administrative aspects of the grantmaking process, communicates with grantees regarding proposals, budgets, and grant reports, and assists with scheduling and other duties. The Program Associate may be assigned from time to time to research issues, programs, and organizations to assess their potential fit with Hewlett Foundation funding strategies or other special projects as needed. For a full job description and directions on how to apply, visit www.txnp.org.
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist. NCAT is a private non-profit organization that works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. The Specialist will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other topics. This is a great opportunity for a motivated person to promote sustainable farming and ranching and strengthen local and regional food systems in Texas, New Mexico, and the Southwest. The position will be located at NCAT’s San Antonio, TX office. Applications will be accepted through August 24, 2014 or until a suitable candidate can be identified. For the full job description and directions to apply, visit www.txnp.org.