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Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures - NC State University
NC State University is seeking an energetic, innovative, student-centered leader for the position of Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures. We seek an individual with proven leadership experience capable of working as part of a fast-paced, results-oriented team. The candidate will empower student staff to create world-class wellness and recreation programs, services, and facilities that promote and enhance student success inside and outside of the classroom. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventures. The Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures directs and is responsible for the challenge course and the Outdoor Adventure Trips program. Ensures all programs operate within required risk management procedures and will oversee the implementation of safety standards. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventures.
Adventure Recreation and Leadership Programs Coordinator - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Recreation
Responsible for providing leadership to the Campus Recreation Adventure Recreation program and team building/leadership programs for Campus Recreation. This includes the supervision, development, and coordination of Adventure Recreation and team building/leadership programs staff.
Director, Red River Watershed Institute LSU Shreveport is seeking applicants for the Director of the Red River Management Institute. This a 9 month non tenured faculty position with the rank of “Professional in Residence”.  The Red River Watershed Management Institute is a unique multidisciplinary educational and research endeavor with a 585-acre wetland (Red River Education and Research Park, RRERP), Anderson Watershed Research Station, state-of-the-art water monitoring technology, GIS laboratory, and environmental assessment and monitoring laboratory.
Outdoor Program - First Year Experience Coordinator - Montana State University
The First Year Experience Coordinator will work to facilitate our Expeditions MSU program throughout the summer. Over the course of a summer we run ~20 trips of 8 incoming MSU students and 2 student trip leaders. The First Year Experience coordinator will also manage the recruitment, hiring and training of our student staff in preparation for the student staff’s role as trip leaders for Expeditions MSU.
Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure - Oklahoma State University
The Department of Wellness is seeking a passionate outdoor recreation professional as the Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure. Our operation includes an indoor climbing wall, a regional national trips program, a brand new challenge course on campus, and our challenge courses at Camp Redlands, a 120 acre property dedicated to student learning and freshman orientation. The ideal candidate is passionate about the outdoors and student development. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in outdoor living and climbing skills development. Responsible for the climbing wall and trips programs, including all staff training and evaluations, program schedules, and special events
Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventure - University of Miami
The Department of Wellness and Recreation, in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Residential Life, has a unique opportunity for a seasoned outdoor recreational sports professional.  This first-ever position will report to the Department of Wellness and Recreation, and will be physically located within the brand new (opening Summer 2020) 12-acre UM Housing complex called Lakeside Village. Within the $150M+ complex, over 1,100 UM students will live, learn and play. The new Outdoor Adventures Program will consist of an indoor climbing/bouldering wall, an outdoor fitness area, rental center and trips program for camping and outdoor adventures.  The successful candidate will be an individual who can develop the entire program from the ground up. 
Assistant/Associate Professor of Watershed Analysis Montana State University  
The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University, Bozeman (http://landresources.montana.edu) is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in quantitative watershed analysis (55% research, 35% teaching, 10% service). The department will be hiring an enthusiastic individual who will embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to quantitative watershed hydrology and understanding the couplings among natural, agricultural, and human systems. Research responsibilities include developing a nationally competitive program in quantitative hydrologic analysis and environmental simulation modeling, complementing departmental strengths in soil science, aquatic and terrestrial landscape hydroecology, biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere interactions, restoration ecology, cropping systems, land reclamation, and spatial sciences. The position is responsible for teaching courses that emphasize quantitative analysis and geophysical simulation modeling at undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will participate in high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs, including undergraduate curricular advising, undergraduate research advising, and training of graduate students. Learn more and submit an application jhere . Screening will begin 20 December 2019.
River Operations/Guide Manager Canyon Voyages Adventure Company - 
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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Graduate Assistant- CORE Outdoors - Valdosta State University
The Graduate Assistant of CORE will report to the Coordinator of CORE Outdoors. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting with the administration of CORE which includes: climbing wall, outdoor rental center, challenge course, and outdoor trips. The Graduate Assistant will create a meaningful experience within all parts of the CORE Outdoors and Campus Recreation.
Graduate Assistant + Summer Program Interns - UNL Outdoor Adventures
The University of Nebraska Outdoor Adventures program is seeking a self-driven candidate seeking to contribute at a high level in a fast paced program. Qualified candidates will possess the skills necessary to contribute in offering the university and greater Lincoln community with broad-reaching outdoor and leadership programs. Apply by sending a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references 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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