Job Opportunity: Field Instructor – Doris Duke Conservation Scholars at Northern Arizona University (Deadline: 02/01/16)

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars at Northern Arizona University LogoField Instructor
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars at Northern Arizona University
Location: Flagstaff , Arizona
Website: http://lci.nau.edu/ddcs
Category: Ecology, Education, Land Trust, Policy And Law, Wildlife

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at NAU

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program, hosted by Northern Arizona University’s Landscape Conservation Initiative, is a multi-year program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation that serves to strengthen the conservation profession by training students who can make significant contributions to broadening the field of conservation. The program creates opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in mentored research activities in conservation biology and other disciplines relevant to land, water, and wildlife conservation. DDCSP@NAU provides learning and research opportunities for 20 Doris Duke Conservation Scholars who were chosen from a national pool of undergraduate students through a competitive process. For more information about the program in its entirety, visit http://lci.nau.edu/ddcs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the natural and cultural history of the Colorado Plateau.
  • Experience managing, supervising, and/or leading groups in a wilderness setting.
  • Graduate-level coursework in ecology, conservation biology, or a related field.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive 12-passenger vans.
  • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications by program start.

Salary and Benefits

  • Field instructor will work the first portion of the Immersion Program from June 6 – July 8 (includes staff training/prep week).
  • Compensation for the first portion of the Immersion Program is between $3000 and $4500 depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Depending on the program’s need, Field Instructor may have the opportunity to return for the last week of the Immersion Program (July 31 – August 6).
  • WFA Certification or WFR Recertification reimbursement.

Application Procedure

Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information (email and phone) of three references that can address your qualifications for this position by email to angie.moline@nau.edu or post to:

Dr. Angie Moline
Director, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5694
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016.

Position is open until filled.

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