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Job Opportunities - Full Time Positions 


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.
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Coordinator of Adventure Leadership and Programs,Department of Student Life and Recreation, Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Fullest consideration will be given to applications completed by May 4, 2015.
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Operations and Development Manager at Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands (SHADOW), Renton, WA, US, $28,655 annually. Open until filled. Ideal start date May 1, 2015
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Team Leader: Tres Rios BLM, Dolores River Restoration Partnership

The Colorado BLM- Tres Rios (TR) field office, in collaboration with the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/drrp/) is advertising for an invasive species Strike Team crew leader. The DRRP is in year 6 of an ambitious effort to treat invasives along 175 miles of the river corridor. The leader will manage a two-person strike team to address follow up riparian restoration needs through monitoring and treatment activities. Applicants will need a valid, clean drivers license. Housing is not provided. Closes May 1.
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AmeriCorps Strike Team Interns: Tres Rios BLM, Dolores River Restoration Partnership
The Colorado BLM- Tres Rios (TR) field office, in collaboration with the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/drrp/) is advertising for two invasive species Strike Team Interns. The DRRP is in year 6 of an ambitious effort to treat invasives along 175 miles of the river corridor. The Interns will fill a three-person strike team to address follow up riparian restoration needs through monitoring and treatment activities. Applicants will need a valid, clean drivers license. Housing is not provided. Dolores, Colorado will be the mobilization point for this project. Closes May 1.
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AmeriCorps Member - Watershed Stewards Program – Fortuna, CA., Closes June 30, 2015 
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Bronx River Ecology Coordinator – Bronx, NY. Closes May 1, 2015 
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Office Manager/Bookkeeper - Environmental Traveling Companions, San Francisco, CA

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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 Daniel.Lawrence@unco.edu.

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

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The Roaring Fork Conservancy is seeking a full-time, seasonal intern to work on their Summer 2015 River Rendezvous.  Inquiry deadline is May 1, 2015 

Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

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.

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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 

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Adams State University Adventure Program (ASAP) seeks a qualified intern with outdoor leadership & recreation experience for a full-time, 10 month internship. Located in the city of Alamosa within in the San Luis Valley, Adams State is surrounded by some of Colorado's finest and remote wilderness areas. Home of the Great Sand Dunes and Penitente Canyon this region of Colorado provides access to excellent rock and ice climbing, backpacking, skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, and white water boating. See attachment.
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is announcing an opening for an intern for the Fall of 2015. Check us out on facebook @MGCCC Outdoor Recreation. Gregor Kay, (228) 206-5177
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Center for Adventure & Experiential Learning (CAEL)
CAEL is a growing auxiliary program based at Garrett College, home to the Adventuresports Institute™ (ASI). The internship program has been designed to be flexible to meet the needs of students interested in the various aspects of running a multifaceted outdoor education, recreation and tourism business. There are many opportunities to gain experience in a variety of disciplines from the outdoor recreation field to the business industry, from marketing to outdoor photography and videography. The internship can also be designed to meet each student’s internship requirements such as hours, projects, site visitations, etc. Michael White, Director of CAELMichael.white@garrettcollege.edu.

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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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