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Permanent, Full Time

River Link - Development Manager
RiverLink is seeking an experienced development professional to ensure the organization has the resources and capacity to continue to grow in pursuit of our mission to promote the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will spearhead fundraising efforts and will work as part of a fundraising team that includes the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and Database & Communications Coordinator.
California State University Long Beach Associated Students, Inc. - Rock & Outdoor Adventures Coordinator Under general direction of the Assistant Director, the Outdoor Adventures Coordinator is responsible for the administration of a comprehensive student outdoor adventures program programs, including oversight of the rock wall program, outdoor trips program, outdoor equipment checkout service, and outdoor programs to serve the needs of CSULB students, faculty, staff and community. This position includes managing, planning, promoting, staff training and development, documentation, assessment and evaluation of all ROA related programs and services. The Outdoor Adventures Coordinator works in conjunction with other ASI programs and departments to promote ASI Recreation programs to a diverse and inclusive student population. https://careercenter.bluefishjobs.com/jobs/ja/12541396

Indiana University Outdoor Adventures - Assistant Coordinator of Outdoor Skills Programs
Responsible for assisting in the leadership and management of a comprehensive university outdoor program. The AC-OSP will assess, design, create, and evaluate all workshops, clinics, and skills courses across multiple technical areas including but not limited to mountain biking, paddle sports, climbing, backcountry travel, and winter sports. This position will also serve as part of the overall administration and leadership team of IU Outdoor Adventures. This includes 24 hour on-call support during programs, field instruction in various outdoor skills, and assistance in the mentorship and supervision of approximately 80 student leaders and budget oversight ($150,000 Operational Budget).

Canyon Voyages Adventure Company - River Operations/Guide Manager
The position of Guide Manager requires the ability to prioritize, build team efforts, follow company management direction and think on your feet as well as the physical stamina to finish strong and take the lead in adhering to and demonstrating company philosophy and policies.
Northwest Treaty Tribes are hiring! Take a look and pass along current job openings from Treaty Tribes in Western Washington, posted at NWIFC.
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Part Time, Internships

Georgia Gwinett College Outdoor - Adventures In structor
The Part-Time Outdoor Adventures Instructor is responsible for executing Outdoor Adventures programming in specific and technical areas such as kayaking, and climbing. These programs will be operated with Outdoor Adventures Student Assistants and direction from the Coordinator and Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventures. Each Outdoor Adventures Instructor will hold specific certification, knowledge and expertise in a technical area relating to Outdoor Adventures.  https://careercenter.bluefishjobs.com/jobs/ja/12570520/

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

El Dorado County (CA) - River Instructor Extra-Help Positions 
'Extra help' positions are seasonal Parks River Patrol staff who work on the river Hiring term: continuous.
North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits - Internship 
May-September position applications are closed. Spring 2020 positions (2) applications due 11/1/2019. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
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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