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Job Opportunities - Full Time Positions
(Note: We try to maintain our list of open positions. Sometimes position descriptions do not include closing dates)
The Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Committee along with the Missisquoi River Basin Association are seeking a Shared Full Time (30-40 hours per week) Coordinator. The duties of the Coordinator are two-fold. The Wild and Scenic Coordinator will organize the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Committee, facilitate the implementation of the Upper Missisquoi River and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Management Plan (March 2013, available on our website, www.vtwsr.org) and Wild and Scenic designation, and coordinate activities to promote, protect and enhance the designated rivers and their resources. Closes September 1.
Quinault Indian Nation - Biologist IV (Timber, Fish, & Wildlife)
Entry level biologist needed to 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. Closes 8/28
Quinault Indian Nation - Environmental Planner
Assist in the preparation of environmental protection standards and regulations and a Shoreline Regulatory Management Plan. Closes 9/9/2015
National Indian Center for Marine Environmental Research & Education (NICMERE) Associate Director
This position is primarily responsible for implementing the vision of the NICMERE and the Salish Sea Research Center as a renowned research center that promotes development of Northwest Indian College (NWIC) students as Indigenous scholars. The NICMERE Associate Director will develop new research programs and obtain the funding to sustain those programs and this position. This position will also carry administrative and teaching responsibilities. The Associate Director is expected to spend their effort roughly as follows: 50% grant funded research, 25% administrative, and 25% teaching. Open until filled
Quinault Indian Nation - Seasonal Fish Technicians - Queets Mass Marking. Up to 3 workers for the fall 2015 season. Up to 40 hours/week from mid-September 2015 to January 2016. Closes 8/28.
The Gila Watershed Partnership, a non-profit Arizona corporation is seeking an Executive Director. Applicant must reside in Graham or Greenlee counties during employment; have non-profit administrative experience; write or assist in writing grants for projects and programs; have experience in public communications; and excel in verbal and written communication skills. Details regarding the position may be found at www.gwpaz.org. Please email a letter of interest with resume to Steve Eady, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until September 11 or until position is filled.
Escalante River Watershed Partnership (ERWP) - Watershed Coordinator
Major activities include: woody invasive removal, fundraising, public outreach, internal communications with approximately 25 members, supervision of 4-5 staff, assisting with planning and implementing research and monitoring projects, working with communities, elected officials, conservation corps, other organizations, and state and federal agencies. For a detailed job announcement and position description go to www.escalanteriverwatershedpartnership.org
Pacific University has a job opening for the Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits. Pacific University has an incredible sense of community and is in a great location to access killer mountains and the spectacular Oregon Coast. We are two hours from Mt. Hood and about an hour and a half from the coast! We are looking for a candidate that can coordinate our Pre-Orientation Outdoor Adventure Program, teach classes in our Outdoor Leadership Minor, and assist in the day to day operations of our open enrollment trips. Please look over job description and apply at:
St. Croix International Waterway Commission is seeking an energetic, diplomatic leader. The Executive Director reports directly to a Board of Commissioners composed equally of members from New Brunswick and Maine, and works closely with government liaisons from Maine and New Brunswick. You’ll be guided by the Commissioners, as well as the SCIWC’s strategic plan and the international management plan for the waterway.
The St. Croix International Waterway Commission is also seeking Canadian Heritage River Recreation Staff effective immediately, until October.
The University of Utah is seeking several new faculty from diverse disciplines to do work related to Society, Water and Climate.
Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time
Canoemobile Outdoor Educator at Wilderness Inquiry
The Canoemobile is a roving fleet of six, 24-foot Voyageur canoes that travels across America to bring environmental literacy to urban youth. Canoemobile Outdoor Educators staff our extended Canoemobile tours. In the fall, Canoemobile guides can be on the road from 6-10 weeks in a row. Canoemobile guides must be available to work a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks September—November.
Learn more about the Canoemobile program here, and please apply on our website:
Arizona Conservation Corps is hiring Conservation Corps Crew Members, enthusiastic people between the ages of 18 and 25 who are interested in saving the environment and having fun. Must be willing to work hard, camp out in any condition, and never surrender. Project work in the Verde Valley will include invasive species removal using chainsaws and hand tools. For more information and to apply visit www.azcorps.org, or contact Michelle at 928-526-3280, email@example.com.
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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