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Job Opportunity: Community Programs Manager – Audubon Society of Portland (Application Deadline: 02/27/17)

Audubon Society of Portland LogoJOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Job Title: Community Programs Manager
Department: Education Department
Reports to: Education Director
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Compensation: $43,000 to 48,000 plus health and retirement benefits

About Audubon Society of Portland
Audubon Society of Portland has been a leading voice in conservation for over a century.
Through conservation advocacy, environmental education, our wildlife rehabilitation center, and other programs we promote the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitat. We are located in a 150-acre wildlife sanctuary in Forest Park, just minutes from downtown Portland. With over 15,000 members and 450 regular volunteers, we are the largest independent chapter of the National Audubon Society in the United States. Additional background regarding our extensive education, advocacy, wildlife rehabilitation and habitat programs can be found at www.audubonportland.org.

Job Summary
The Community Programs Manager will help lead and manage community-based youth
programs, including the Community Camps and TALON leadership program. The Community
Programs Manager is an integral member of Portland Audubon’s collaborative team of adult and youth educators, directly leading innovative programs as well as providing input regarding the inclusiveness and cultural awareness of Portland Audubon programs.

Our Community Camps provide hands-on, nature-based education through summer camps at
little or no cost to participants. In partnership with community development organizations like
Hacienda, Bienestar and ROSE CDC, these programs are offered at a variety of Portland
metropolitan area neighborhood and family events.

The TALON program provides extensive training and employment for young adults aged 16-20
as they learn skills that will help them succeed in conservation and environmental education
professions. TALON teens participate in a 10-week training program that provides a foundation
in local natural history, environmental science, and local and regional conservation issues. Each
participant is then placed in a summer apprenticeship position in Portland Audubon’s education, conservation, wildlife rehabilitation or nature sanctuary programs, with the opportunity for a second consecutive year of involvement.

Qualified applicants have proven experience working with underserved communities and
communities of color, and experience teaching in an informal outdoor setting. The position will
participate in ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive culture throughout Portland Audubon,
both internally and through our outward-facing programs.

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Job Opportunity: Education Curator – Whale Museum

The Whale Museum LogoEducation Curator – Whale Museum (Friday Harbor, WA)
Education Curator
Location: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, USA

The Whale Museum is seeking a person to fulfill the role of Education Curator. Year-round FT employment, includes benefits.

Established in 1979 as the first U.S. museum dedicated to whales living in the wild, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. Our facility is located on San Juan Island, northwest of Seattle, Washington. This remote island is accessible only by ferry, boat or plane.

The Education Curator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· conduct education programs, guided tours, other educational programs, and special events as needed
· development and implementation of programs, events and activities that address the Museum’s mission to education and build stewardship within the community as well as with visitors
· management and evaluation of the education programs and associated volunteers
· help coordinate volunteer recruitment, database management, and scheduling
· The Education Curator works closely with the E.D., staff and/or contracted consultants to plan, budget and implement educational programs and outreach projects/events associated with their areas of responsibility.

The successful candidate will be highly flexible. Work schedule requires some evening and weekend coverage.

· Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s preferred), plus a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field (natural history museum, science center or similar educational institution).
· Strong knowledge of marine ecosystems and marine mammal biology and natural history, specifically the Southern Resident orcas and the Salish Sea.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary for department planning and grant writing, as well as conducting educational programs and tours as needed.
· Ability to create and present age appropriate learning experiences related to the marine ecosystem.
· Ability to understand the educational field and curriculum specific information.
· Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively with Museum staff & board, volunteers, visitors, and members.
· Ability to multi-task and work flexible schedule, specifically some weekends and evenings.
· Able to collect and synthesize information; effective problem solving skills.
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
· Computer skills should include word processing, database management, spreadsheets, graphics, and social media. Specific programs include: Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, and Publisher.

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Internship Opportunity: Seattle Public Schools Equity Initiatives & Outcomes Internships (Applications Due: 07/15/16)

Seattle Public Schools LogoSeattle Public Schools is now offering new and exciting internship opportunities for driven and self-motivated college and graduate students in its Equity Initiatives & Outcomes department. The goal of this department is to identify, address and close all Achievement Gaps that exist for students of color within the Seattle School District. These internships are a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about community engagement, education policy, research or any related field. Ideally these internships are designed to last between 3 months to 1 year and may be eligible for course credit.

Please see the attached internship description for more information. Applications (including a resume and cover letter) are due July 15th to equityoutcomes@seattleschools.org.

If you or one of your students have any further questions, feel free to contact Nikka Lemons, Director of Equity Initiatives & Outcomes at Seattle Public Schools at equityoutcomes@seattleschools.org.

Seattle Public Schools Equity Initiatives & Outcomes Internship Descriptions

Job Opportunity: Program Manager – Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) (Application Deadline: 04/17/16)


We have an amazing position opening for the WILD (Wilderness Inner-city Leadership Development) Program Manager for InterIm Community Development Association.

I will be leaving job as the WILD Program Manager for InterIm CDA as of May 1, 2016. If you know any solid alumni ready for a management level position, I would love your help finding a talented leader to carry on our nearly 20 year legacy of Environmental Justice Youth Programming for the API community at WILD. We are particularly looking for those with a strong background in youth development (and familiarity with YPQI standards), environmental & social justice, curriculum development, partnership management, community organizing, supervisory experience and experience within Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. This is ideally for someone that has a minimum of 3-4 years of related work experience.

Applications are due APRIL 17th to wild@interimicda.org

You can find the JOB DESCRIPTION here: http://interimicda.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WILDProgramManager_March2016.pdf

Jamie 真理恵 Stroble: WILD Program Manager

Job Opportunity: Education Director – Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC) LogoEducation Director
Organization: Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Address: Portland, OR
Website: Columbia Slough Employment Page

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Activities: Develop and present hands-on science activities to students.
  • Field Studies: Plan, prepare and lead student field studies, service learning, and restoration activities at sites such as Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, Smith & Bybee Lakes, Big Four Corners, Johnson Lake and Kelley Point Park.  Provide direction and supervision to students, teachers, education interns, and volunteers during field studies, service learning, and restoration activities.
  • Watershed & Community Action Projects:  Organize plantings, service projects, canoe trips, and watershed education events for students and watershed residents
  • Summer Programming: Offer several one day programs and partner with summer camp providers where youth will have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor field experience
  • Professional Development for Teachers: Invite teachers participating in Slough School activities to professional development workshops and training sessions offered by the Council and others
  • Adult Workshops: Work with the Outreach Director to coordinate workshops for community members, including arrangements for speakers, location, and topics

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services and Water Bureau, City of Gresham watershed/stormwater education, Metro, MCDD, Portland Parks and Recreation, and other partners’ staff to provide educational programs and activities.
  • Lead canoe and kayak tours of the Columbia Slough with adults and youth
  • Research, develop and use science education materials and activities
  • Develop written materials such as newsletter articles, reports, and education resources
  • Represent Slough School and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council at public and Council events to promote watershed education
  • Attend and participate in staff and council meetings and events.
  • Collect and organize photos and records of Slough School and other education activities
  • Maintain equipment, including maintenance of canoes and kayaks
  • Responsible for program budget management, fundraising, grant writing, and grant reporting
  • Responsible for organizing and working with the Slough School Advisory Committee.
  • Create measurements for program evaluation to evaluate program effectiveness and meet grant requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

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Job Opportunity: Staff Assistant/Scientific Editor/Writer – University at Buffalo Office of Research Advancement (Application Deadline: 11/01/15)

University at Buffalo LogoEmployer: University at Buffalo
Job Number: 1158650 (Ref.#. 1500677)
Date Posted: 10/05/2015
Application Deadline: 11/1/2015

Job Description
In House Title & Department:
1500677 – Staff Assistant/Scientific Editor/Writer – Office of Research Advancement

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. To apply, please visit:

Position Summary:
The Office of Research Advancement seeks an experienced scientific writer/editor. The Scientific editor is a professional possessing specialized skills and experience in critical analysis of biomedical and life-sciences research, written scientific and medical communication, educational design and content development.

The successful candidate will work closely with principal investigators and multi-disciplinary research teams to edit research proposals, abstracts, scholarly articles, peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, and other materials as needed. The ability to perform medical and scientific literature reviews is preferred. The Scientific Editor will also conduct seminars and workshops on scientific writing and grantsmanship.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Review and edit scientific content for research grant proposals and related documents (bio sketches, training plans, resource pages, etc.), abstracts, manuscripts and publications to ensure consistent writing style and presentation of clinical data. Ensure that narrative content is clear, responsive and compliant with sponsor guidelines.
– Participate in and contribute to proposal team meetings and cross-disciplinary working groups, as needed, to facilitate efficient development and submission of proposals and publications.
– Develop and produce multimedia presentations and seminars for university faculty and researchers related to grantsmanship and scientific writing.

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Job Opportunity: STEM Education Evaluator – Yale University

Yale University LogoYale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose: Reporting to the Evaluation Director in the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the STEM Education Evaluator will develop and execute a comprehensive program evaluation approach for an externally funded STEM education program. In consultation with CTL colleagues, the incumbent will conceptualize, design, and implement evaluation and assessment initiatives to determine outcomes of a college STEM faculty development program and a teaching postdoctoral scholar program.

Responsible for data collection and statistical analysis of education-related data sets, as well as the implementation of research designs and protocols. Partners with internal and external program leaders and key personnel to ensure a data-driven approach to the program. Collaborates and consults with university STEM teaching faculty and post-docs on a broad range of issues in teaching, learning, cognition, program evaluation and assessment, as well as education research and scholarship. Participates in analysis using existing program data to advise and monitor future curriculum change. Evaluates Summer Institutes based upon previous data analysis and existing instruments and protocols. Collaborates on the design and evaluation of the Yale post-doctoral training initiative in Scientific Teaching, including assessment of off-site teaching at local institutions, and assessment of the impact of this outreach component. Participates in curriculum-related meetings as necessary. Reports progress and make recommendations in written and oral formats to CTL leadership, university administration and funding organizations. Participates in other program evaluation planning and implementation projects as needed.

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