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

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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: Staff Attorney (Protection of Amphibians and Reptiles) – Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Biological Diversity LogoStaff Attorney — Protection of Amphibians and Reptiles
Full Time
St. Petersburg, Florida (other locations considered)

General position overview:
This position will involve using applicable laws, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedures Act and others to protect amphibian and reptile species from the many threats they face. This will require a dynamic, dedicated individual with a background in law, advocacy and biology.

Main duties:

  • Expand the Center’s amphibian and reptile conservation work.
  • Identify and carry out opportunities to protect imperiled amphibians and reptiles from urban sprawl, pollution, logging, livestock grazing and other threats through litigation.
  • Prepare petitions to list amphibians and reptiles under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Develop detailed knowledge of the status of North American amphibians and reptiles.
  • Build relationships with key scientists studying amphibians and reptiles.
  • Utilize litigation and media campaigns to highlight the threats to imperiled amphibians and reptiles.
  • Advocate for comprehensive protection of amphibians and reptiles as a response to litigation and other pressure.

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Job Opportunity: Scientist and Communication Specialist – Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Biological Diversity LogoJob Title: Scientist and Communication Specialist
Company: Center for Biological Diversity
Location: Portland or San Francisco, ALL
Website: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org
Apply to: scientist_comms_ehp@biologicaldiversity.org
Job Type: Paid Job

Description:
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

The Center is currently looking for a Scientist and Communication Specialist for our Environmental Health Program. This is a full-time position. This position has an option of being located in our Portland or San Francisco office.

The Center’s new Environmental Health program will play a leading role in helping the public understand the inextricable link between human health and the health of all other species. Our Environmental Health team uses cutting-edge legal and advocacy strategies to tackle key threats such as pesticides, rodenticides, lead, mining, industrial pollutants, and air and water pollution.

The right candidate for this position combines excellent scientific research and writing abilities with proven media outreach and communication skills. Specific tasks will include researching the impacts of toxic substances on imperiled communities and species; providing expertise to support legal advocacy; preparing Endangered Species Act listing petitions; generating positive media stories, op-eds, editorials and creative media products that drive the national discussion about environmental health; and playing an integral role in raising the Center’s national profile and work on this critical issue. This position reports to the Environmental Health Director.

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Job Opportunity: Senior Food Campaigner for Population and Sustainability Department – Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Biological Diversity LogoJob Title: Senior Food Campaigner for our Population and Sustainability Department
Company: Center for Biological Diversity
Location: Washington DC, Tucson AZ, Portland OR, San Francisco CA are all preferred locations
Website: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org
Salary: Depends Upon Experience
Job Type: Paid Job

Description:
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

The Center is currently looking for a Senior Food Campaigner for our Population and Sustainability Department. This is a full-time position. Even though the location is flexible, Portland, Tucson, San Francisco, and Washington DC are preferred.

This position will be part of our groundbreaking Population and Sustainability Program and will drive the program’s Earth-friendly Diet initiatives related to meat production and consumption, industrial agriculture, overconsumption and population growth, and the impact of our food systems on wildlife and the planet.

This position is ideal for an experienced, creative and highly motivated campaigner that will lead our sustainable food initiatives, including our innovative Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign, which highlights the environmental devastation caused by meat production and encourages people to reduce their meat consumption as a critical part of reducing their environmental footprint.

The Senior Food Campaigner will work closely with the population and sustainability team, as well as other organizing, communications and conservation staff. The Campaigner must have excellent communication and organizational skills, an ability to think creatively and strategically, online and offline organizing experience, expertise and working knowledge of food systems, sustainability trends and agricultural policy in the United States, and the ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

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Lecture: Life on the Conservation Front Line (03/10/15)

Photo © Niall McCannComing up next month on Tuesday, March 10, Xi Sigma Pi is excited to present a special lecture with Niall McCann, a conservationist who hosts the television show Biggest and Baddest. McCann grew up in England and studied zoology at the University of Bristol, and he is currently completing his doctoral work at Cardiff University studying Baird’s tapir.

In his lecture, McCann will describe his endangered species research in remote and challenging environments across the world, and how he has been able to bridge the gap between science and policy and have a direct impact on international conservation.

What: “Life on the Conservation Front Line
When: Tuesday, March 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Kane Hall 130

The lecture is free and open to the public, and no advance registration is required, so come out for the show!

Niall McCann Lecture Flyer

Internship Opportunity: Aviculture – Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program

Maui Bird Conservation Center LogoOrganization: Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) or Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) (AZA Member)
Location: Volcano, HI, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

The San Diego Zoo’s Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program operates two captive propagation facilities – the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island of Hawaii and the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of Maui – with the goal of preventing extinction and promoting recovery of endangered Hawaiian avifauna.

Daily bird husbandry duties include: diet preparation, cleaning and maintenance of aviaries and facilities, behavioral observations of breeding birds & record-keeping.

Additional duties: grounds-keeping, building maintenance & predator control.

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Internship Opportunity: Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park

Smithsonian National Zoo LogoThe Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park is accepting applications for a variety of internships including those related to animal care, conservation, media, advancement (fundraising), exhibits and more. This is an opportunity to work at various venues within the National Zoological Park and at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute located in Front Royal, VA.

Interns working in areas related to animal care gain experience on a variety of animal species. Under close supervision they assist zookeepers with daily feeding, cleaning, diet preparation, behavioral observations and other various programs.

Selected interns may provide formal and informal interpretive educational programs for visitors and potentially develop an educational or research project to complete during their internship.

Interns may assist with field ecology projects on wild animal populations through vegetation sampling and monitoring, animal capture and marking. They may become involved in projects studying the ecology of Neotropical migrant birds and white-tailed deer, or they may take a global approach by conducing habitat analyses of world-wide ecosystems using remote sensing and GIS technologies.

In addition to field-based ecological studies, interns may study the subtle complexities of animals interacting within their environment utilizing cutting-edge genetics or nutrition laboratories. Interns may work on such diverse projects as identifying the nutritional needs of wild populations of endangered species like the North American desert tortoise, or mapping the genetic phylogeny of Papua New Guinea’s pitohui (poison-feathered birds).

Internships in reproductive sciences include research in specific areas such as gamete biology and endocrinology. Interns assist staff in ongoing reproductive studies of endangered species, and receive training in research techniques and sample collection.

As a Communication Intern the student will help with research, write, edit and design copy for the Zoo’s press kits and news releases.

As a Videographer Intern the student will be filming and editing video for use in news media and web sites

Go online to http://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/default.cfm to view internship opportunities. Follow the instructions and fill out an online application. You will need to submit a letter outlining why you are interested in the program, a resume detailing your experience and educational background, a copy of your transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) and 2 letters of recommendation. Only complete application submissions will be considered.

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.