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Job Opportunities - Full Time Positions 

The National Park Service is hiring an Outdoor Recreation Planner for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Closes May 26, 2015. 
Bureau of Land Management seeks an Alaska Recreation Program Lead - Natural Resources Specialist,
The Boston Harbor Island Alliance seeks a Forest and Park Supervisor I
Development ManagerFriends of the Wissahickon located in Philadelphia, PA

Executive AssistantFriends of the Wissahickon in Philadelphia, PA
Director of Development at Triangle Land Conservancy in Durham, NC $52,000 - 60,000, Based on experience
Donor Database Manager at Triangle Land Conservancy in  Durham, NC. $30,000 - 40,000, Based on experience
Wilderness Inquiry's (WI) mission is to make adventure travel accessible to everyone. For 36 years, we have been devoted to sharing the outdoors with people from all walks of life, regardless of age, background or ability. Our world-class leaders are a dedicated group of professionals who share the common goals of service and inclusion to the people who participate in Wilderness Inquiry programs. WI Trail Guides plan, organize and lead wilderness adventures throughout North America while connecting people with the natural world and inspiring personal growth. If this sounds like a good fit, and you are interested in joining the Wilderness Inquiry Team, please apply at:

The University of Arizona is hiring a coordinator for our Outdoor Adventures program. The full job description is below, or you can view the description and apply here:
Business and Community Engagement Coordinator - Friends of Hudson River Park, New York, NY, US. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and education.
UMass Lowell Campus Recreation
Assistant Director of Outdoor and Bicycle Programs. The position requires 3-5 years of experience and the salary is $55,000 annually. 

Learn more about the position and about UMass Lowell Campus Recreation.
AmeriCorps Member - Watershed Stewards Program – Fortuna, CA., Closes June 30, 2015 

The Outdoor Pursuits Program at the University of Northern Colorado is collecting applications for Graduate Assistant starting Fall 2015.  The University of Northern Colorado is located an hour North of Denver, CO and an hour East of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Graduate Assistant will assist in all program areas within Outdoor Pursuits consisting of Outdoor Gear Shop, Adventure Trips, Workshops, Climbing Wall, Ropes Course and Bike Share program. Please visit our website for a complete job description. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, references and trip log (if applicable) to

The University of Utah is seeking several new faculty from diverse disciplines to do work related to Society, Water and Climate.

Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

Seasonal Fisheries Tech I (2) – Quinault Indian Nation
Seasonal positions responsible for performing various sampling and data recording duties in the field, primarily related to fish identification and habitat utilization. The field crew will operate backpack battery-operated electroshockers, assist in capturing fish, and record data such as species, length, weight, and stream habitat features. Closes May 26, 2015
El Dorado County, CA is accepting applications for one seasonal River Instructor (Patrol) for the Parks Division of the Chief Administrative Office located in Placerville. Based upon the information and materials provided in the application, the most qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring department for interview. See the attachment for more information about the position, and this link to apply online.

Kayaking Program Summer Interns at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. This is a for credit internship with a $1200 stipend and included ACA training. Please see the attached position announcement/application for additional information.  Thank you for passing this along to anyone you believe would be interested!

Ken Follette, Outdoor Adventure Programs and Bike Shop Manager, UMass Lowell Campus Recreation


Environmental Stewards Program (Available year-round)

What Can Stewards Do?

  • Water/Vegetation monitoring
  • GPS use and GIS mapping
  • Grant Writing
  • Interpretive Services
  • Program Development
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Outreach and Education
  • And other hands-on work related to environmental stewardship

Benefits of Using Environmental Stewards

  • Stewards are locally recruited but logistically supported by ES staff
  • Environmental Stewards provides payroll, worker’s comp, and liability insurance
  • Environmental Stewards can provide an AmeriCorps Educational Award based on the amount of hours served
  • ES already has some national cooperative agreements with land management agencies – Stewards can be placed easily, they can be, but do not have to be students and are selected by the hiring agency or organization. 
  • Stewards can potentially qualify for the Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring authority, and/or the PLC Direct Hire authority. 
  • ES is an official 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program – Steward’s work supports the national efforts of the 21CSC.

How to Partner With Us describes the Environmental Stewards program.  You can find the application at under the “partner” button 

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