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(Note: We try to maintain our list of open positions.  Sometimes position descriptions do not include closing dates

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Mystic River Watershed Association is seeking a Director of Development who will work to create and 
execute an effective and systematic approach to fundraising, while cultivating deeper relationships with existing and potential funders. Apply by February 22, 2016.
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The Quileute Indian Tribe is hiring a  Fish Hatchery Manager – open until filled.
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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 (james.wise@mnsu.edu or 507-389-2128) with any questions.

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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. 
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Youth Programming Manager, Youth Opportunities Program
Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA, US
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Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, Youth Opportunities Program
Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA, US
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The Walton Family Foundation is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Program Officer for its Colorado River Initiative. 

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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.
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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, bentleya@greenmtn.edu
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University of West Georgia is seeking a Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Recreation. Please refer any questions to gandrews@westga.edu.
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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 http://www.northland.edu/about/jobs/
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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.

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

Fellowships, Assistanceships

Jerry O'Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship - Applications are now being accepted for the Jerry O'Neal Fellowship for work in Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS, and Little Bighorn Battlefield NM. The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values. Awards range from $1000-5000. Due February 18, 2016 
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Boyd Evison Student Fellowship for research in the Greater Yellowstone
The Grand Teton Association offers a graduate fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies focused on documenting the almost intangible and disappearing aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and other public or private lands. Graduate students pursuing either a Master’s or Doctoral degree are invited to submit proposals on the application form by February 5, 2016. 

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Graduate Assistant – Outdoor Adventures position available starting next Fall (2016) at Outdoor Adventures with University Nebraska – Lincoln. Christine Hoffman, choffman12@unl.edu

Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

River Ranger job opportunity on Montana’s Smith River!  Closes Sunday night, February 7th!
Two positions will be filled to work early April to late July. Pay is $18.42 per hour. Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on February 07. Please spread the word!  Click here to apply.
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The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is accepting applications for our summer intern program. Please share these positions with potential candidates! 

NFCT Stewardship Intern: 10 week program, June 13-August 19. Applications Due March 8th.
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NFCT Youth Program Intern: 10 week program, June 13-August 19. Applications Due March 8th.
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NFCT-NPS GIS Intern: 12-weeks to take place March-August. Applications Due March 11th.
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New Hampshire-Maine Regional Field Coordinator: Full-year/Half-time position. Applications Due March 4th. 
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Mystic River Watershed Association Herring Monitoring Program Coordinator -  To assist in a scientific study on river herring populations from March to July. Apply by March 1, 2016
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Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Leader
Outdoor Leaders are the backbone of our adventures at WI. Outdoor Leaders staff all WI events, from single day programming to extended trips (3-6 days in duration). Activities on these trips range from canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and land-based educational programming. Staff housing and other stipends available. Click for information on how to obtain certifications. 
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Mystic River Watershed Association Invasive Species and Water Quality Interns - June 13 - Aug 26, 2016 (10 weeks work across 11 weeks).  Responsibilities include organizing and leading water chestnut removal events with corporations, community groups and the general public and directing and managing teams of volunteers in canoes. Apply by March 1, 2016.

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Campus Recreation
The Summer Kayak Center and Outdoor Adventure Internship/Practicum program is designed to enhance students’ academic education with hands-on experience as part of a university recreation program…the Kayak Center and Outdoor Adventure internship may correlate best with recreation related academic programs such as outdoor recreation, parks and recreation management, leisure studies, and outdoor leadership. Interns are expected to apply and integrate learning between their academic coursework and internship experience. Kayak Center offerings typically include hourly and daily kayak, canoe and SUP rentals, adult and youth tours and clinics, teen and youth day paddling camps. 
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Employers sought for Eastern European Summer Students
J1 Abroad private company (main office is in Kyiv, Ukraine) that provides staff recruiting service for Summer Work Travel program administered by US Department of State, and supervised by the list of designated US sponsoring organizations. Most students are from Romania, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine and other countries from the east of Europe. Employment dates are beginning of May - end of September. Please feel free to contact me at any time! I can give you my Skype name for further cooperation. We need reliable employers to work with year after year! Thanks!

Alex Dubovyk, SWT Coordinator, j1manager@hotmail.com, http://j1abroad.com
New York City, 10025, USA, 941-613-9057
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Escalante River Watershed Partnership Full time seasonal (March 1 - Nov 30 2016) positions with the Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP)

Field Staff Assistant - This is a field position that will work on the Escalante River Restoration Project, which focuses on non-native woody invasive removal, mainly Russian olive along the Escalante River and its tributaries. Woody invasive removal projects also include follow up restoration efforts, such as treatment of re-growth, monitoring past and future work sites. Work will be done in front and back-country settings of the remote and beautiful Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Experience working in backcountry settings, with conservation corps, operating a chainsaw, and on restoration projects preferred.
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Field Staff Supervisor - This is a field position that will work on the Escalante River Restoration Project, which focuses on non-native woody invasive removal, mainly Russian olive along the Escalante River and its tributaries. Woody invasive removal projects also include follow up restoration efforts, such as treatment of re-growth, monitoring past and future work sites. Work will be done in front and back-country settings of the remote and beautiful Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Experience supervising field staff and project management required. Experience working in backcountry settings, with conservation corps, operating a chainsaw, and on restoration projects required.

Email a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to kris@gsenm.org. Include "GSEP [Job title]" in the subject line. Close: February 1. For full job description, visit: http://escalanteriverwatershedpartnership.org/contribute/employment-opportunities/
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Wilderness Inquiry is hiring a Sea Kayak Program Manager (seasonal contract position)
Seasonal managerial level position responsible for the implementation of Wilderness Inquiry’s Apostle Islands sea kayaking program and general operations at our Little Sand Bay Base Camp. Candidate must provide dynamic leadership by setting goals, organizing and directing staff, and evaluating program activities. This position requires a combination of proficiency in the field as well as excellent office, management, and supervisory skills.
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Escalante River Watershed Partnership
2 AmeriCorps Interns (March 1 - Nov 30, 2016), full time season positions with the Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP) The interns coordinate current efforts related to the multi-year Escalante River Restoration Project, which focuses on the removal of invasive species, specifically, Russian olive trees. This position is based out of Escalante, Utah and will work at sites within the Escalante River Watershed. Experience operating a chainsaw and backcountry skills are required. Work will be done in front and back-country settings of the remote and beautiful Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Email a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to kris@gsenm.org. Include "GSEP IP" the subject line. Closes February 1.
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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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