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Permanent, Full Time

Rogue Riverkeeper/KS Wild is hiring a new Rogue Riverkeeper Conservation Director that will be based in Ashland. “It's a full-time gig that will focus mainly on Clean Water Act permitting and technical analysis of various statewide permits. They'll also get to work on campaigns like the Wild Rogue Wilderness expansion and National Recreation Area legislation, which would add about 80,000 acres to the National Preserve system. Ultimately, we're looking for someone who likes to geek out but can also communicate with the public.”
Centers LLC / UAB Campus Recreation -  Coordinator of Adventure Recreation. This person will be the sole professional running the largest outdoor program in the state of Alabama. Please share this information with anyone you know that may be interested in this great opportunity. (Master’s degree required.)
East Carolina University's Campus Recreation and Wellness is looking for an Assistant Director of Adventure Leadership. Open until filled.
Retail & Office Manager - The Center for Wooden Boats - Seattle, WA

The Retail/Office Manager supports CWB through scheduling, training and managing Front Desk staff and volunteers. This position involves back-end retail management, as well as oversight of daily operations and organizational needs.
Coordinator of Outdoor Excursions - University of California, Riverside. Responsibilities include working with the trip and rental programs, staff training, leadership development and mentoring. 

Jen Hopper, University of California, Riverside
Outward Bound USA
- Associate Director of Individual Giving - Manhattan, NY
- Associate Director of Individual Giving - Golden, CO

The Dickinson College Office of Student Leadership and Campus Engagement is hiring a Director of Experiential and Outdoor Education
Western Carolina University seeks an Instructor of Parks and Recreation Management with an Outdoor Leadership Focus 
Colorado School of Mines Outdoor Recreation Center 2016-17 ORC Intern/Coordinator
Start Date: Mid-May 2016
Review of applicants have begun and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Email a resume, cover letter addressing each of the qualifications, experience log, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Nate Bondi,, Director, Outdoor Recreation Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in the Resource Management emphasis area. Please see the attached announcement for more details. Feel free to contact Dr. Jim Wise ( or 507-389-2128) with any questions.

The Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council is searching for a Land Conservation Program Manager to facilitate the negotiation and completion of fee title donation and conservation easement transactions for properties located across 21 California counties, and to oversee the continued implementation of the Stewardship Council’s environmental enhancement grant program.This position will be based in the vicinity of Sacramento. 
Green Mountain College is pleased to accept applications for a full-time Adventure Education faculty position to begin August of 2016. Though a Ph.D. is preferred, applicants with a masters degree and excellent experience will be considered.


Green Mountain College - Assistant Professor of Adventure Education Anticipated Search
We anticipate a faculty search for a full-time (9 months) Assistant Professor to start in August of 2016. Prior to the search formally opening later this year, I am pleased to discuss this excellent opportunity with prospective candidates. Andrew G. Bentley, Ph.D., Program Director and Assistant Professor, Adventure Education Program,
University of West Georgia is seeking a Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Recreation. Please refer any questions to
Northland College, on the south shore of Lake Superior, is hiring for an endowed professorship at either the Assistant or Associate professor level. This person will work to promote sustainability through outdoor and environmental education and outreach. Please see the attached position description, or visit

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Western Water Assessment (WWA) is seeking a  Professional Research Assistant to serve as the Utah Research Integration Specialist, based in Salt Lake City.

Humboldt State University’s Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration invites applications for an academic year Tenure-track Faculty Position in Tourism

Fellowships, Assistanceships

Graduate Assistant - University of Nebraska Omaha Outdoor Venture Center - Omaha, NE
Dates of employment: June 2016 through June 2017 (1 year contract)
Remuneration: Full graduate degree tuition waiver + $17,374 stipend
Joseph Hanseling, Assistant Director UNO OVC - - 402.554.3863
Western Kentucky University has an opening for the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Center (ORAC) Graduate Assistant. The ORAC program consists of adventure trips, full service bike shop, equipment rental center, skills clinic, and a retail proshop. To apply for the this position, please send a letter of application, resume, and three references to See attachment.
Grad Assistantship - Stephen F. Austin State University 
Graduate Assistant – Outdoor Adventures position available starting next Fall (2016) at Outdoor Adventures with University Nebraska – Lincoln. Christine Hoffman,

Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Outdoor Recreation Leadership Internship
19.5 paid hours per week @ $8 /hour, with the other 20.5 being volunteer hours.
Send resume and cover letter to
George Mason University Graduate Coordinator for Project Peak
position for June-August 2016. This is a paid graduate internship working with Project Peak: Mason’s Outdoor Extended Orientation for first-year students. For best consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to by Friday, April 8th. 
Aysha R. C. Puhl, Associate Director, Student Leadership Programs, Coordinator for Project Peak, Center for Academic Advising, Retention, and Transitions
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA|
Tualatin Riverkeepers
- Nature Day Camp Counselors (2) – closes May 10
Resume and letter of interest to 
Boston Harbor Island Alliance - Hingham, MA - The following opportunities close June 17

- Visitor Services Supervisor 
- Park Interpreter
- Forest and Park Supervisor
- Park Operations Crew 
Fort Carson Adventure Programs and Education (APE)
in Colorado Springs, CO is currently hiring 8 well-qualified persons for a full-time Summer Internship from 09 May 2016 to 12 Aug 2016. Please see the attached Intern Packet for specific Summer Internship information. Contact Trevor McConnell, Internship Coordinator for more information at 719-510-0976 or

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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