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Job Opportunities

Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc. is hiring a Program Manager. See attached Posting and Position Description. Closes September 12

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission - Manager, Fisheries Science (Government equivalent - GS 14).

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission - Applications Developer – closes September 25, 2014

Quinalt Indian Nation Seasonal Fish Techs: Queets Mass Marking - Fisheries is hiring up to 3 workers for the fall 2014 season. Duties include capture, data collection, and release of salmon on the Queets River system, and assisting with spawning and data collection at Salmon River Hatchery. A roster will be created from applications received. Personnel will be active from this roster as needed. Work is expected to last to January. Download links for vacancy description and application (write “MM Study”) on the application. Closes August 22, 2014

Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona – postings will be open until positions are filled:

The ACA is currently seeking a talented Membership Coordinator to join our National Office Staff in Fredericksburg, VA. This is a great opportunity to put your passion for paddlesports to work! The Membership Coordinator acts as the primary liaison between the ACA National Office and the heart of our organization, our membership.  Please click here for the full job description and online application form. 

Northland College Interim Outdoor Orientation Coordinator (1 year) -The Coordinator will be responsible for a comprehensive orientation program for new students.  The delivery of a quality program includes training, design, development, marketing, budgeting, and daily oversight of this multi-dimensional program.  Current elements of the position include new student Orientation, comprised of a significant outdoor trip component and on-campus orientation, and equipment rental operations.  This position requires evening and weekend commitments.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.        

Membership and Volunteer Relations Coordinator, Appalachian Mountain Club - Boston, MA, US - The Membership and Volunteer Relations Coordinator will work with Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) staff at all levels, chapter representatives, and AMC members. Key responsibilities include coordination of AMC's Annual Summit, coordination of AMC's presence at outdoor events throughout the region, membership communications, assisting with our front office presence, and event-based fundraising.

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator - Five Rivers MetroParks is seeking an Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, and energetic and enthusiastic person who enjoys teaching and introducing the public to outdoor adventure activities including cycling, mountain biking, backpacking, paddling (canoe, kayak and sup), and fly fishing. The person in this position is responsible for developing, promoting, and presenting a variety of outdoor recreation programs, activities, and events designed to help the public gain access to outdoor adventure recreation. See link for more information, and to apply.

Angelo State University still has an open slot for the Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Adventures.  

The Student Conservation Association still has Leadership openings for this spring and summer! Opportunities range from Leading a YCC crew for 10-12 weeks to Leading a Corps team of young adults for 3-5 months. If you know students looking for meaningful work in the outdoors please check out some of our current openings below:

Cornell Outdoor Education is looking for a Special Programs Coordinator.  See attachment for details and how to apply.

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

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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Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Entry-level QDNR Internship position to work half time as a field technician in QDNR while working toward obtaining a college degree. This is a technical and developmental position created to train and develop a young, goal-oriented Quinault member into a professional resource biologist, forester, or natural resource professional. Closes July 24, 2014

Seasonal Marine Educator - City Parks Foundation, New York, NY 

2-month position, 24-32 hours per week, 4 days per week (including some weekend days during the summer) (posted 6-10-14)

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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