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Permanent, Full Time

University of Utah - Co-Manager, Outdoor Adventures
Assist with management of Outdoor Adventures (OA) for Campus Recreation Services. Outdoor Adventures provides the University community with outdoor equipment rentals, cooperative adventure trips, outdoor resource center, special events, and programming. In collaboration with the Administrative Manager, organize, manage, and supervise daily operations of Outdoor Adventures. Assist in administration of an extensive rental operation, which includes inventory control, maintenance, replacement, system software, repairs, and merchandise inventory. Assist in management of the resource library, maps, information access
Wildscape Restoration - Ecologist (Entry-Level) / Project Assistant
Wildscape Restoration (Wildscape) is a small environmental consulting firm and habitat restoration company located in Ventura, CA. Wildscape focuses primarily on habitat mitigation activities associated with public works and development projects. Wildscape provides biological assessment, surveys, and monitoring as well as regulatory permitting. The position will be primarily in the office with some field work.
Vanderbuilt - Outdoor Recreation Coordinator 
The Outdoor Recreation Coordinator is responsible for the daily management of the equipment rental operation, climbing wall, and educational programs (i.e. kayak roll workshops). Additionally, the position acts as a liaison for the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center with University and community patrons.
Missouri River Relief - Executive Director
Missouri River Relief’s record of accomplishment since starting in 2001 includes taking 25,537 volunteers on the river to cleanup 906 tons of trash (more than 1.8 million pounds) from 1,144 river miles. In addition, River Relief has conducted educational programs for 21,124 students and teachers. Interviews will begin as early as April 15, 2018, and position will remain open until filled.  www.riverrelief.org 
Wake Forest University - Assistant, Outdoor Pursuits 
The Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits increases the participation and diversification of outdoor recreation programs and participants. Coordinates and administers all aspects of Outdoor Pursuits and advises the Wake Adventure Club. Leads the department’s marketing and promotion efforts. Collaborates with Campus Life partners (i.e. Wellbeing, Student Engagement, Global Programs and Studies, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Sustainability) to promote student engagement and foster physical well being by all members of the campus community. 
US Air Force Outdoor Recreation Programs, Edwards Airforce Base (CA) - Recreation Specialist (Outdoor Activities) 

WVU Beckley - Assistant Director, Tech Adventures 
SUNY (State University of New York) Cortland - Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for Outdoor Pursuits
Expedition Therapy Associates, LLC‬ - Expedition Field Instructor‬ (Southern Utah‬) 

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants


Ohio University GTA Position in Outdoor Recreation & Education
Outdoor Recreation & Education, Ohio University - Graduate Teaching Assistant

Temporary, Part-Time and Seasonal Positions, Internships  


Rill Adventures River Guides - Thorp, WA – Part-time
We are looking for fun, energetic and personable outdoor enthusiasts to join our 2018 spring and summer leisure rafting guide team. Guides will take guests down the river, give safety orientations, history of the rivers, point out wildlife and answer any questions our guests may have. Friendly and personable, reliable and honest are a must. CPR and First Aid training is a plus, and applicants should be in good physical condition and have a great attitude. Experience is necessary but we will do training on the Yakima River and a Day on the Wenatchee. Hours are flexible, weekends a must. Great tips, perks include free or discounted trips for family, and days spent on the river. This is a seasonal job Late May through September, but we are flexible with starting and ending dates. $80 a day. Email: rafts@fairpoint.net
AdventureTreks Paid Marketing Intern
 (Hendersonville, NC)
Adventure Treks runs summer outdoor adventure camps for teenagers ages 13–18, serving approximately 450 students every summer. Our trips are 13 to 30 days in length, and run in North Carolina, Colorado, California, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and Alaska. See attached.
Avid4Adventure Day Camp Director – Full time, Seasonal (2 year opportunity) - Training May 4-6
Avid4Adventure Day Camp Instructors – Temporary (single sport camps include white water kayaking, SUPing, survival skills, rock climbing, mountain biking, and bike-park riding) - Oakland, CO and Denver, CO
North Idaho College – Spring, Summer, Fall 2018 Internships
Grand Valley State University - Outdoor Adventures Program Assistant – Part-time, 9 month position
Our Mission is to enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success. Our offices are located in the Recreation Center on the Allendale campus. Our staff consists of seven full-time professionals, one graduate assistant, and over 120 undergraduate staff members. Grand Valley State University is a public four year institution and has approximately 24,400 total students. GVSU is considered a Master's large institution.
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 www.environmentalstewards.org under the “partner” button 

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