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

Permanent, Full Time

 

Idaho Rivers United Conservation Director - This is the senior staff position responsible for directing IRU’s conservation program. This position requires a deep commitment to the mission of IRU and a strong passion for protecting rivers and the species that depend on rivers for their survival. Additionally, this position requires a broad skillset that includes strong natural resource, public land, legal, political, collaborative, communication and social skills.  Open until filled.

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The Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP), the “friends” organization for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, seek an Executive Director for this great non-profit based in Kanab UT, working on woody invasives removal, offering a variety of citizen science programs, and conducting paleontological research and collection. Please review the Position Description and Performance Evaluation.

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East Carolina University's Campus Recreation and Wellness is looking for an Assistant Director of Adventure Leadership. Open until filled.

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Coordinator of Outdoor Excursions - University of California, Riverside. Responsibilities include working with the trip and rental programs, staff training, leadership development and mentoring. Jen Hopper, University of California, Riverside
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Northland College, on the south shore of Lake Superior, is hiring for an endowed professorship at either the Assistant professor level. This person will work to promote sustainability through outdoor and environmental education and outreach. 

 

Fellowships, Assistanceships

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.

 

Corps Positions, Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

 

AmeriCorps Watershed Educator - Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation - Reno, NV

The Nevada Land Trust (NLT) is a private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving and protecting Nevada’s open spaces and special places for future generations. The NLT meets Nevada’s conservation needs through collaboration with landowners, businesses, environmental organizations, and public officials. The Watershed Educator will be an essential member of the Nevada Land Trust (NLT) team. This person will primarily support the Truckee River and two important local wetland areas through the initiatives of the One Truckee River Management Plan. The AmeriCorps member will implement the One Truckee River Management Plan’s educational programming and stewardship opportunities for community youth and adults. The Plan focuses on the importance of water quality, ecosystem health, social issues, stewardship, recreation, quality of life, and public safety of the Truckee River. September 2016 - August 2017

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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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