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Job Opportunities

Montana State Parks is currently accepting applications for up to two openings for River Ranger positions on the Smith River in central Montana. These are full time, temporary positions. Opportunity closes January 30th (extended, just for you!)
The Boise National Forest has a seasonal GS-5 River Ranger position open for the Main and South Fork Payette Rivers in Idaho. The Payette River system is a boater's dream and is great for gaining experience with contacting LOTS of members of the public. The position will be announced on January 20, 2015 as "15-TEMP-R4RECRIVER-S5-DT-PM, Forestry Technician (Recreation)." If you have problems finding the announcement on or after January 20th or have any further questions please contact: Becky Cooper,, 208-365-7011 or 208-462-3241 ext. 7911. Closes January 26th.

Augsburg College (MN) is looking for a Stream Ecologist for their Fall, 2015 River Semester.
The link for the job posting for the Stream Ecologist can be found here. The deadline for applications is February 1st.
The Bureau of Land Management is looking for an Outdoor Recreation Planner. Here is a rare opportunity to do what you love in Vale, Oregon! The job is open to all U.S. citizens, which is not always the case with this type of position. Closes February 13.
Click links to see information for federal employees and for other US citizens.

The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust is beginning the search for our next Executive Director, a creative and dynamic leader in the fields of environment, parks, and community development. Requirements include at least 5 years senior management experience and a record of fundraising and community outreach success. The complete job description, organization profile, and application instructions are available on our website, Applications are due February 23, 2015. For more information click here
Director of Land Conservation for the Essex County Greenbelt Association, Essex, Massachusetts
Penn State University's AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs (Petersburg, PA) has announced its search for an Assistant or Associate Professor Environmental Communication. See attachment. 
Northern Arizona University's Outdoor Adventures Program ram seeks a Coordinator for Outdoor Education.

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

Timber, Fish & Wildlife BiologistQuinault Indian Nation
This entry level biologist will review proposed natural resource activities with the Usual and Accustomed area and fee properties within the reservation. This position will work both alone and as part of a multi-agency interdisciplinary team to review proposed timber activities. Monitor private and state activities that are within areas of co-management responsibilities of the QIN. Assist in field studies, ensure compliance with environmental protection plans and policies, and implementation of fish and wildlife protection.
Green Mountain College invites applications for a full-time faculty member to join our unique Adventure Education Program. Please pass this on to any interested candidates. Vermont is a wonderful place to live with four distinct seasons! Andrew G. Bentley, Ph.D., Program Director and Assistant Professor , Adventure Education Program, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT ,


The Middle Colorado Watershed Council is seeking a Part-time Education and Outreach Coordinator

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


Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign Illinois seeks an Executive Director  We seek an energetic and self-motivated individual to lead an organization working with citizens, state agencies, scientists, and other advocacy groups to protect Illinois’ 120,000 miles of rivers and streams. Individuals with leadership, fundraising, program development, and advocacy skills are strongly urged to apply.  Read full job position description and announcement.Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a cover letter outlining their interests in and suitability for the position, and contact information for three references to: 

Angelo State University Recreation is once again seeking a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2015 (start date in late Summer). Please pass this posting along to your student leaders ready to take the next leap. Additional details can be found in the official posting. .

Ian R. Brown, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventures, Angelo State University Recreation, President of the Board, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
The Fort Carson Adventure Programs and Education (APE), in Colorado Springs, CO is currently hiring 8 interns for our Summer 2015 full-time internship, which begins mid-May 2015 and ends mid-Aug 2015. Please see attached Summer Intern Packet. Check us out at the Career Center for specific seasonal information.
We are taking resumes throughout the year for all seasons. Call or email Trevor McConnell, Internship Director at 719-492-6640 ( if these times do not work for you. Other arrangements can be made. Best of Luck!
Tara L. Allman, Adventure Programs Coordinator, Fort Carson Adventure Programs and Education, Colorado Springs, CO
The University of Idaho Department of Movement Sciences is hiring a Clinical Assistant Professor in Recreation with focus on the Outdoor Recreation Leadership curriculum. The position description and application instructions are listed here
Ohio University Outdoor Pursuits is seeking two Graduate Assistant Positions, Challenge Program & Adventure Trips. See attachments for more information or Contact Dan Vorisek at or myself for more information. Please pass this along to your student leaders ready to take this leap in their path.
David Roth, Graduate Assistant Outdoor Pursuits


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

Environmental Stewards (ES) 2015

We offer land and water management agencies and non-profit organizations opportunities to accomplish specific projects, and provides individual placements for young people (Stewards) interested in gaining experience in natural and cultural resource management. Stewards are placed with state and federal agencies or non-profits in 10-week to year-long positions throughout the United States, and can start anytime during the year.

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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