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Job Opportunity: Staff Instructor – IslandWood

IslandWood LogoStaff Instructor
Bainbridge Island WA

Overview: IslandWood’s mission is to provide exceptional learning experiences and inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. Our innovative outdoor learning experiences include the School Overnight Program (SOP) for elementary-aged students in a multi-day residential school program on our 255-acre sustainably designed Bainbridge Campus. The residential experience makes understanding systems physically and mentally tangible for students. With each of our schools, SOP has 3 main goals:

• Provide a foundation of stewardship for our students through their experience at SOP.
• Create equitable access to & culturally responsive instruction for all students.
• Develop meaningful and sustainable relationships with schools.

The Staff Instructor is a seasonal, full-time member of the professional education team for IslandWood. During the 10-months of the SOP school year, the Staff Instructor will teach each week of the SOP in alignment with established curriculum while ensuring culturally responsive instruction to engage all learners. In addition, the Staff Instructor will support the School Partnerships Program by acting as liaisons with schools and providing in-classroom lessons. Responsibilities will include regular evening teaching and occasional weekend programs.

• Provide high quality, culturally responsive instruction in natural and cultural history, ecology, conservation, and stewardship to multi-cultural elementary-aged students from diverse backgrounds: language, racial/ethnic, socio-economic, geographic, ability groupings, etc.
• Provide program support beyond instruction in the SOP, including but not limited to assisting with school visits, evening programs, and support necessary to run residential school programs.
• Attend relevant Education Team meetings as schedule allows.
• Assist in the upkeep of a program areas such as the instructional prep or gear room.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Staff Instructors may spend one week every four to six weeks as host for the School Overnight Program (coordinate all aspects of school groups’ experiences after hours and through breakfast)
• Most Staff Instructors will act as liaisons to 3-6 partner schools, paying visits primarily on Fridays.

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Job Opportunity: Seasonal Naturalist – Long Lake Conservation Center

Long Lake Conservation Center LogoSeasonal Naturalist
Long Lake Conservation Center
Palisade, Minnesota
Website: http://www.longlakecc.org

Long Lake Conservation Center is seeking candidates for the Seasonal Naturalist Position

Seasonal Naturalist Job Summary
Seasonal Naturalists at Long Lake both learn and teach. They learn through observation of and interaction with our creative and dynamic staff of Naturalists. They teach by sharing knowledge with students, and also by bringing fresh insights and individual expertise to our community.

Long Lake Conservation Center is a Residential Environmental Learning Center located in the North woods of Minnesota, only a couple hours from the Twin Cities, and in the heart of Aitkin County. Long Lake provides unique, hands on learning experiences. With environmental education opportunities for students of any age; Long Lake encourages the exploration, conservation, education, and appreciation of nature.

Long Lake is Minnesota’s original environmental learning center. Since 1963, Long Lake has been dedicated to youth environmental education and offers school programs for beyond the classroom learning. “The Long Lake Field Study” school program is tailored to individual visiting student groups with fully accredited classes taught by professional and seasonal naturalists.

In addition to “The Long Lake Field Study,” Long Lake provides opportunities to explore and admire the natural world for all audiences. Long Lake offers facility rental, retreat accommodations, and/or educational programming to interested parties. Furthermore, as the flagship of Aitkin County’s park system, Long Lake is open to the public for adult and family classes, community programming, and access to miles of hiking and ski trails. There is always something to see, do, and learn at Long Lake!

Seasonal Naturalists come to Long Lake for an entire academic year, September through May. It is also possible to spend either the fall or spring term. Seasonal Naturalists may also return for an additional academic year.

Essential Functions:
Seasonal Naturalist responsibilities:

  • Care for the health, safety, enjoyment, and enrichment of our visiting students.
  • Observe, take notes, and teach classes.
  • Teach and lead classes independently, after exposure to the curriculum.
  • Work weekends on a rotating basis.
  • Willingly work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
  • Assist in all aspects of the education department (critter care, equipment upkeep, etc.).

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Job Opportunity: Managing Editor – Natural Areas Association Natural Areas Journal

Natural Areas Association (NAA) LogoNatural Areas Association
Natural Areas Journal Managing Editor Job Description

Position: Managing Editor
Status: This is an hourly contracted (non-employee) position requiring an average time commitment of 30 hours/month
Reports to: Director of Operations
Location: Managing Editor’s current location
Compensation: Dependent on experience

General Description
The Natural Areas Association (NAA) is seeking a Managing Editor (ME) for the Natural Areas Journal (NAJ). This contracted, part-time position averages 30 hours/month (the hours/week will vary) and will formally begin in mid-late June 2016 (or as soon as filled). The Managing Editor will work from their current location. The current ME and/or production manager will be available to facilitate a smooth transition, and to ensure continuity and the ongoing success of the NAJ.

Natural Areas Journal Background The NAJ is the NAA’s flagship publication. The Journal provides a forum for communication among persons involved in the identification, preservation, protection, and management of natural areas and elements of biological diversity. The NAJ focus is on nature preserves, natural areas, state or national parks, rare and endangered species, land preservation, and practical approaches to natural areas work. The Journal includes peer-reviewed original research articles on applied conservation biology, ecological restoration, natural areas management, ecological assessment and monitoring, invasive and exotic species management, habitat protection, fire ecology, natural areas identification, natural areas programs and conservation ethics.

The Journal is published quarterly and is available in hardcopy and online to NAA members. A sample issue can be viewed online via the NAA website, naturalareas.org (you may contact the NAA for guest online access or to request a sample hardcopy at info@naturalareas.org). More information is available on the NAA website: www.naturalareas.org.

Each issue averages 100-120 pages and generally contains 10-12 articles, plus editorial content and 5 book reviews. The managing editor (a contracted position) is responsible for all tasks involved in the development/production of the Journal that occur after manuscripts have been peer-reviewed and accepted by the editor, up to the time of transmittal to the Production Manager, who is responsible for the design/layout of the issue and sending the print-ready files to the printer, Allen Press.

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Job Opportunity: Outreach Coordinator – US Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Legacy’s Environmental Stewards Program (Application Deadline: 08/05/16)

Application deadline: August 5, 2016

Position Summary
This is a full-time, paid, one-year placement through Conservation Legacy’s Environmental Stewards program with the potential for term extension up to another full year. The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in communications, media arts, writing, or a related area of study and an interest in environmental conservation. Applicants with a degree in biological sciences or a related field and significant outreach experience will also be considered. This is not an internship, but an opportunity for someone who is prepared to take initiative and who is eager to learn about and develop communication strategies to increase public awareness of Federal conservation efforts in New York State.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media arts, marketing, writing, or a related area of study;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Enjoys working independently;
  • Competency in developing content for a variety of social media outlets;
  • Communicates well with people of a variety of backgrounds; and
  • Brings energy and creativity to whatever they do

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Job Opportunity: Outreach Coordinator – Conservation Northwest

Conversation Northwest LogoOutreach Coordinator
Seattle WA

Conservation Northwest, http://www.conservationnw.org, has a 26‐year track record of success protecting, connecting and restoring wildlands and ancient forest across the Pacific Northwest. We champion the recovery of our region’s most iconic wildlife including wolves, wolverines, fisher, lynx, mountain caribou and grizzly bears.

Through tenacious yet pragmatic advocacy, on-the-ground science and diverse collaborations, we aim to connect the big landscapes, protect the most vulnerable wildlife, and conserve our natural heritage for future generations. We’re keeping the Northwest wild because clean air and water, pristine forests, mountains, and other wildlands, resilient and connected natural ecosystems—it all adds up to a better quality of life in our region.

Job Description
Conservation Northwest is looking for an organized, motivated, locally well-connected, and outgoing person to join our 18-person staff to advance wildlife and habitat conservation in northeast Washington. The Outreach Coordinator will focus on broadening support and awareness, and foster problem-solving and dialogue among civic leaders and organizations, tribal representatives, elected and agency officials, and other members of the public. Must be able to work independently, and maintain tight coordination and communication with the Conservation Northwest staff in Twisp, Bellingham, and Seattle. Team leadership and management skills will be beneficial.

Manage outreach operations supporting conservation program objectives;
Maintain contacts with public officials, tribal representatives, and the press;
Represent Conservation Northwest on the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition, and other forums;
Build relationships and maintain communications at local levels to enhance public awareness and support;
Develop materials (fact sheets, website content, articles, alerts, talking points);
Organize and manage events, hikes, fundraisers, and other activities;
Mobilize supporters in northeast Washington as needed;
Supervise and manage interns and volunteers.

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Job Opportunity: Classroom Presenter/Environmental Educator – King and Snohomish Counties

Triangle Associates LogoTriangle Associates Inc., a small environmental consulting firm, is looking for a dependable and enthusiastic educator to present classroom programs for grades 1-12. Presenters will teach multiple classes per day within a school, providing 45-60 minute workshops per classroom. The work will be in King and Snohomish Counties. We are seeking candidates looking for a position with a flexible schedule and interested in presenting anywhere from 2-5 days/week.

Note: We are hiring for the 2016-2017 school year. Please send a letter of interest and resume with the email subject line “Classroom Presenter/Environmental Educator” to employment@triangleassociates.com or fax to 206-382-0669. No phone calls please. Applicants residing in Snohomish County are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Minimum one year of experience working with students ages 6-18 (teaching in a classroom setting preferred).
  • Excellent classroom management skills and ability to work under pressure in a school setting. Able to adapt teaching style for various ages and learning styles.
  • Voice projection, improvisational skills, and know-how to present information in an engaging and hands-on manner.
  • Basic background knowledge of and interest in learning more about environmental issues such as water conservation and pollution prevention, renewable energy, climate change, recycling, and waste reduction (helpful but not required).
  • Excellent organizational and self-managing skills.
  • Clear, written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Creativity and energy with students!

For more information, see the full job posting.

Job Opportunity: Teacher Naturalist – Ozark Natural Science Center

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Position Title:  Teacher Naturalist (Seasonal)
Reports To: Program Manager
Status: Contract Personnel
Start Date: Mid August – Mid December

General Description:  The Teacher Naturalist (TN) is the front-line educational staff for all ONSC programming and program-related operations.  TN’s lead educational activities including interpretive hikes/field investigations on the trail, off-site trips, special topic classes, and various other activities. Programs range from one day to a full week for the duration of the summer season.  Work hours are determined based on program length; Teacher Naturalists are typically assigned to programs in their entirety.  TN’s are required to stay onsite overnight during assigned programming (housing provided).


  • Provide exceptional learning experiences to participants of all ages.
  • Learn, demonstrate, and share conservation-minded habits.
  • Maintain safety as the number one priority in all center activities.

For more information, see the full job posting.