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Job Opportunity: Duke University:  Outdoor Adventures Program Assistant

Job Opportunity: Georgia River Network Seeks a Full-Time Executive Director to Lead our Team Working to Protect, Restore and Enjoy Rivers and Streams Across Georgia

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is offering a Wilderness First Responder course from May 26-June 3, 2014. The cost for the course is $650 which includes free camping at the course site location. The maximum enrollment is 30 people. This course is field based and will be conducted at the Government Canyon State Natural Area. The average temperature for this time of year is 75°F. For more information or to sign up contact Dave Denny at or call the office 210-458-6565.

Job Opportunities: University Recreation at Central Washington University is looking for three professionals to join our team: initial screening will begin on April 28, 2014. 

Job Opportunity: Northern Forest Canoe Trail 2014 Summer Regional Field Coordinator - Applications are due April 15, 2014.  Will oversee Northern Forest Canoe Trail corridor in the states of New Hampshire and Maine and be responsible for direct oversight of the NFCT Stewardship Intern Crew while they perform projects in New Hampshire and Maine, developing and implementing trainings for field staff, and supporting the NFCT Adopt-a-Segment Program.  Experience participating on and leading a trail crew, chainsaw certification, Wilderness First Aid certification, knowledge and experience working with stone and lumber to build structures, and a positive attitude are characteristics of the ideal candidate. 

Job Opportunity: Skagit Watershed Council Watershed Coordinator - Application materials due April 24
FT person will support implementation and adaptive management of salmon recovery efforts in the Skagit and Samish watersheds in Skagit County.  The successful applicant will have a combination of strong people skills and technical capabilities, and requires a bachelor’s degree in science or watershed planning plus 5 years’ experience leading projects or programs in natural resources.  .

Job Opportunity: Colorado River Program Policy Associate - The Nature Conservancy.  Negotiable within the CO River Basin States: Colorado: Boulder    Utah: Salt Lake City,   Wyoming: Lander,    Nevada: Las Vegas or Reno,  Arizona: Phoenix,    New Mexico: Santa Fe.

Job Opportunity: Casco Bay Invasive Species Network Network Assistant, June-August, 10 weeks, 250 hours

Job Opportunity: Boundary Waters Canoe Expedition Instructor - Big City Mountaineers, Minneapolis, MN

Job Opportunity: Buccaneer Outdoor Adventure Trip InstructorSummer employment. East Tennessee State University Outdoor Adventures, Johnson City, TN. 

Job Opportunity:  The University of Akron’s Student Recreation and Wellness Services has recently approved a search to hire a Graduate Assistant with Outdoor Adventure to begin this summer for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Job Opportunity:  UMass Lowell Summer Internship Campus Recreation Center Outdoor Adventure Internship/Practicum - Students’ primary responsibilities will be with our summer Kayak Center. Our Kayak Center is run out of Bellegarde Boathouse, located on the shores of the Merrimack River.

Seasonal Jobs: The Student Conservation Association is still hiring for National Conservation Crew Leader and Community Conservation Crew Leader positions for the 2014 season.  Apply now as we are well into the hiring process.  Please feel free to email with any questions about these great opportunities.  

Job Opportunity: Kayak Expedition Instructor - Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, Boston, MA, US

Job Opportunity: National Program Manager for the Interagency Recreation One-Stop (R1S) E-Government initiative through the Program Management Office in Denver, CO.

Funding for Agencies and Non-profit Organization Internships:  Environmental Stewards (ES) once again offers 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 for assignment like the following:

  • 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

For more information, here's a summary of the 2013 Environmental Stewards Summer Program and a new “How to Partner With Us” about the Environmental Stewards program
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Job OpportunityDirector of Touch of Nature Environmental CenterSouthern Illinois University Carbondale

Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, Colgate Outdoor Education - Until filled.

InternshipOutdoor Pursuits, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO - The goal of this position is to provide interns professional working experience in a college/university outdoor program.  The intern will assist in the management and operation of the OP Equipment Rental Center.  This is a professional full-time, semester-long (academic year-long option available) position. Targeted start date August 11, 2014.

Internship:The Center for Adventure & Experiential Learning (CAEL) at Garrett College (western Maryland)  is currently seeking qualified interns for the spring, summer and fall of 2014.  We are looking for enthusiastic team members to be part of this developing and multifaceted college and community based program. See attached: 
Complete CAEL Internship DescriptionCAEL Internship Application and CAEL Internship Announcement.  Spring, summer and fall positions are available until filled.

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