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Job Opportunity: Program Naturalist – Nature Vision (Application Deadline: 11/11/16)

Nature Vision BannerNature Vision Program Naturalist Position Announcement

Nature Vision is a non-profit environmental education organization that fosters appreciation and stewardship of our environment by educating and connecting community to the world around us.   Nature Vision serves over 65,000 preK-12th grade students annually.  In 2015 the Nature Vision team received the Kids Outside Alliance Award for our work connecting youth with nature. In 2010, we received the Michael Mercer Water Conservation Educator Award with partners for the annual Sammamish Watershed Festival.  Nature Vision was also honored with the 2007-2008 Environmental Education Association of Washington’s (EEAW) Award for Organizational Excellence. 

Position description

Duties include but are not limited to: 
·       Presenting environmental education and outreach programs to schools and other groups in classrooms and outdoor settings from the Nature Vision menu of programs.  Training is provided. 
·       Prep and clean-up of materials for presentations.
·       Driving to presentation sites driving across King and parts of Snohomish County to reach schools and other sites registered for programs.  Our main office is located in Woodinville, WA.
·       Special projects as assigned.

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Job Opportunity: Science Communication Program Manager – Chesapeake Environmental Communications (CEC) (Application Deadline: 08/12/16)

Chesapeake Environmental Communications LogoScience Communication Program Manager Position Announcement
Chesapeake Environmental Communications (CEC) is looking for a motivated and talented Science Communication Program Manager (SciComm Program Manager) to join our growing
team. CEC specializes in connecting science to decision-making processes. We create broadly
understandable science content, custom tools and visualizations, and strategic project
management and facilitation. Our work focuses on coastal and ocean resource management,
environmental education, and eco & heritage tourism in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

The SciComm Program Manager will assist principal staff in project development, management
and execution. He/she will synthesize, interpret, and communicate scientific information and
prepare reports on findings; work and communicate with a wide range of audiences; and manage multiple projects, including staffing, workloads, and finances under deadlines. The successful applicant must be a self-motivated, outgoing, and creative thinker, with the ability to
communicate effectively through content and graphic development.

This position offers the opportunity to delve into key issues related to the intersection between
society and marine/coastal resources, including climate change and sea level rise, water quality,
habitat restoration and protection, fisheries management, and more. The SciComm Program
Manager will work with regional experts and leaders to translate science to broad audiences and produce products that provide long-term benefits.

This is a full-time position located within our Richmond, Virginia office. CEC provides the
necessary hardware and software and a competitive benefits plan. Additionally, CEC provides
professional development and networking opportunities.

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Internship Opportunity: Part-Time Junior Analyst/Intern – Environment International Ltd.

Job Announcement: Part-Time Junior Analyst/Intern
Environment International Ltd., Seattle, WA, USA

Environment International Ltd. (EI) is a small, high-powered environmental consulting firm. Our main office is located in Seattle, Washington, and opened in 1994. Our smaller offices are located in Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C. We are an interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, policy analysts, engineers and attorneys providing environmental consulting services in a variety of areas, including natural resource damage assessment, risk assessment, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, environmental management systems, compliance audits, environmental policy analysis, institutional capacity development, and environmental facilitation and mediation. Our clients include governments, industry, and citizen groups. Visit our website at www.eiltd.net.

We are seeking a student with outstanding organizational, computer, writing and people skills for a part-time analyst position. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for completing administrative tasks, but may also be asked to assist with field work or analytical work, making experience in science or engineering desirable. The position allows for growth within the firm if an applicant has the appropriate background. Job responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support including answering the phone, managing emails and other correspondence, filing, billing, and tracking office supplies.
2. Assisting in the development of technical documents including proposals and reports.
3. Editing and preparing of marketing materials and documents.
4. Providing occasional project support for firm professionals, including scientists, environmental lawyers, and engineers.
5. Managing/overseeing schedules, travel arrangements and expenses for principals.
6. Providing light accounting and timesheet management.

Required Qualifications
The successful applicant must:
• Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree (minimum 3.0 GPA);
• Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Have strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
• Be able to prioritize and multi-task while remaining flexible and effective
• Have a willingness to work hard at various tasks to help an exciting small consulting firm grow

Bonus Qualifications
• Live in a HUBZone (map of HUBZone locations: http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/maps/).
• Eligible to participate in a work/study program.
• An academic focus in biology, chemistry, geology, or environmental science.
• Proficiency in GIS (ability to create figures in ArcMap, manipulate data for import into GIS, etc.)
• Prior experience with graphics programs such as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

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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.

Job Opportunity: Fall Instructor – YMCA Camp Colman

YMCA LogoOrganization: YMCA Camp Colman
Address: Longbranch, WA
Website: YMCA Camp Colman

Instructors in the Outdoor Environmental Education Program at YMCA Camp Colman work to create an inclusive, low-risk environment in which individuals are empowered to discover their unique talents and strengths and encouraged to share those with their peers, their community and the environment. Instructors teach a diverse student population in a variety of classes focused in Challenge Education, Environmental Sciences and Outdoor Skills. In addition to facilitating programming for our residential students and weekend groups, instructors also have opportunities for professional development through creating passion projects, working in our organic garden, writing curriculum, feeding the animals at our Marine Center and participating in trainings for various industry certifications. Members of our community wear many hats including cleaning and maintenance and have the privilege of modeling responsibility, respect, honesty and caring in our day to day tasks. Instructors receive a daily stipend (DOE) in addition to room and board in communal housing located on our beautiful 110 acre forested, beach-front property located on the Puget Sound. Instructors begin mid-August 2016 and commit through mid-November 2016.

Job Duration:

How to Apply:
Please email Nicky Crummett at ncrummett@seattleymca.org with your resume and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Compensation:

Compensation Information:
Instructors receive a daily stipend (DOE) in addition to room and board in communal housing located on our beautiful 110 acre forested, beach-front property located on the Puget Sound.

Job Opportunity: Outreach Instructor – Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center LogoJob Opening: Outreach Instructor
Salary: $9.55/hour
Hours: Part time; up to 24 hours including some weekend and evening; hours vary based on program demand; must be flexible

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in sciences (biology, environmental, marine, natural or life science), or education or a combination of education and relevant experience equivalent to four years; valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license; ability to lift at least 25 lbs.

Duties: Individual will be responsible for presenting live animal K-12 Standards of Learning (SOL) programs, and special needs programs at schools located in the Hampton Roads area; will also be responsible for presenting toddler programs at preschools located in the Hampton Roads area; representing the Aquarium at festivals and other family events for general audiences. Programs require lifting of water and equipment for transport of marine animals, animal care, and animal handling. Training is provided. Must have excellent driving record.

Preferences: Excellent presentation and in person customer service skills; ability to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, students of all ages/developmental abilities, and general audiences; ability to handle tasks independently and detail-oriented; previous experience handling animals in program setting and background in science is a plus.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter attention to Rachel Riesbeck, School Programs Specialist by email rriesbec@virginiaaquarium.com, fax (757) 437-4976 or mail to Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Job Opportunity: Temporary NOAA Science Camp Educator (Application Deadline: 04/17/16)

Sea Grant LogoThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Washington Sea Grant (WSG) are embarking on their fourteenth season of NOAA Science Camp for middle-school youth located at the NOAA Sand Point facility on Lake Washington in Seattle.  The camp offers two 1-week sessions in July from 9am to 4pm daily.  The 6th, 7th and 8th grade campers are divided into five groups and rotate throughout the week to different science disciplines represented within the NOAA facility.  Areas of focus include and are not limited to: (1) fisheries and marine mammals, (2) weather, (3) environmental assessment and oceanography, (4) nautical charting, and (5) NOAA research vessels, diving, and ocean exploration.  The camp also offers a teen leadership program for high school students.  Team building, small-group project presentations, and large-group activities with both campers and Junior Leaders are directed by Camp Educators and Camp Assistants, all of which are very important aspects of the week-long camp.

Our goal is to provide middle-school youth with an opportunity to experience NOAA science first-hand and learn how it applies to their local and global community.  We hope to demonstrate that science is not just a “required” school subject, but it is an interesting field to explore and choose as a career. Each person attending the camp will leave with increased environmental knowledge and awareness.

For more information about the camp, please go to the website:

Under the direction of the Camp Director, Camp Educators will play key roles in the success of NOAA Science Camp as experienced educators and group leaders to ensure that all required personnel, materials, and activities for their assigned group are in place and ready each day.  Educators will work with Camp Assistants to lead small groups and facilitate larger groups of middle-school campers, lead educational, science-based activities, and promote group team-building.
Take a leadership role in small- and large-group settings that include educational activities and games;
Manage and motivate middle-school campers and/or high school leadership participants in NOAA Science Camp activities;
Foster positive behavior and risk management of campers and Junior Leadership participants;
Coordinate and work closely with Camp Assistants and NOAA science staff throughout daily activities, including the smooth rotation of campers to their activities throughout the NOAA campus. (Science activities are held both indoors and outdoors and active camp activities are also held outdoors whenever possible);
Facilitate team building and group discussions based on the material provided in presentations and activities by NOAA scientists;
Assist a group of campers with the development of a focus project and its presentation;
Participate in the program evaluation process that includes a post-camp debriefing.

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