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Environmental Program Officer: The W. Alton Jones Foundation seeks applicants for the opening on the foundationís staff as an environmental program officer. Reporting to the foundation's Associate Director of the Sustainable World Program, the successful candidates will be responsible for reviewing projects and presenting recommendations to the foundationís board, contributing to the development of grant-making initiatives, particularly at the grassroots level, and representing the foundation in appropriate venues. The position focuses on three distinct (but interrelated) issues, contamination, climate disruption and tax shifting.

Training in relevant subject material, experience in grassroots organizing, political campaign experience, excellent communication skills, cogent writing under tight deadlines and an ability to work in a small team are all desirable qualities. The successful candidates must also be willing to travel frequently to evaluate projects. The foundation is located about 110 miles southwest of Washington, DC in the beautiful foothills of Charlottesville, Virginia and awards approximately $17 million annually in environmental grants.

Inquiries should include a cover letter, resume, and references and be sent to:

W. Alton Jones Foundation
232 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5178
RE: <position applied for>

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