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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: Summer Camp Science Specialist – Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Summer Camps

Summer Camp Science Specialist

Are you a science educator looking for a great way to spend your summer? Join us!

The JCCSF Summer Camps is now hiring an energetic, excited Science Specialist for its 1st and 2nd grade science-based camps! The science specialist is will be responsible for creating, organizing, and implementing day camp experiences for 9 one-week sessions of camp. Position is flexible for full or half-day employment.

The specialist will be responsible for creating the curriculum for three different themes:

Silly Science – Campers discover the wonders of science, making volcanoes erupt and motors roar, getting their hands dirty and testing scientific theories in the lab.

Design & Build -Campers investigate physics, architecture and engineering, using building sets, clay and recycled materials to build their own structures.

Nature Navigators – Campers investigate the ecology and wildlife of the Bay through daily hikes, science experiments and journal observations

  • Staff Orientation and planning time: May 31 – June 3
  • Camp Sessions: June 6 – August 5

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Job Opportunity: Natural Areas Instructor – Downers Grove Park District

Downers Grove Park District LogoOrganization: Downers Grove Park District
Address: Downers Grove, IL
Website: Lyman Woods

Lyman Woods is seeking a Natural Areas Instructor to develop, lead and evaluate outdoor education and recreation programs for a wide variety of ages and audiences. This position is permanent part-time and year-round. This position is part of a fun and passionate team of outdoor education professionals at Lyman Woods. Candidates should demonstrate a genuine passion for outdoor education and enthusiasm for working with people.

Other requirements:
Bachelors degree in environmental education, natural sciences, or related field, with at least 2 years experience and skills in interpretation or education. Must have some knowledge or experience pertaining to wildlife, natural history, and local flora and fauna. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s license. Must have a flexible schedule and be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be willing to work in all types of weather conditions and be exposed to biting and stinging insects. This is a permanent part-time position with a flexible schedule.

How to Apply:
Send resume to sforsythe@dgparks.org (link sends e-mail)

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: Outreach Coordinator – Lake Placid Land Conservancy

Lake Placid Land Conservancy LogoOutreach Coordinator
Lake Placid Land Conservancy
Lake Placid, New York
Website: http://www.lakeplacidlandconservancy.org

Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, New York, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit land trust that partners with landowners and communities in the Ausable and Saranac River basins in the Adirondack Park to conserve important open spaces, view sheds, wildlife habitat, water resources as well as recreational lands that create opportunities for people to enjoy the region’s natural beauty.

Job Description 
The outreach coordinator will assist the executive director and a team of inter-disciplinary consultants in developing LPLC’s new outreach program by coordinating activities essential to the program’s development. The outreach coordinator will be responsible for coordinating outreach events and workshops, assisting with the development and distribution of traditional marketing materials (press releases, brochures, print ads, and radio ads) conducting direct mailings to landowners, updating and managing LPLC’s donor database and assisting with the development of LPLC’s social media campaign.

The outreach coordinator will work approximately 16-24 hours a week for 6-9 months between May and December 2016. Start and end dates as well as days and hours per week are flexible. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Pay rate $18-22 hour based on skills and experience.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications and a resume by April 15, 2016 to Jeff Graff, Executive Director, Lake Placid Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 1250, Lake Placid, New York 12946 or via email at jeff@lakeplacidlandconservancy.org. For more information about the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, visit our website at www.lakeplacidlandconservancy.org.

Job Opportunity: Field Teacher/Naturalist – University of Rhode Island – W. Alton Jones Campus

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Field Teacher/Naturalist
University of Rhode Island – W. Alton Jones Campus
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Website: http://web.uri.edu/alton-jones-camp/schoolprograms/

Description: URI’s Environmental Education Center is seeking qualified educators to plan, teach, and lead outdoor lessons in Ecology (forest, wetland, wildlife, and winter ecology), Geology, Social Science (living history, archaeology, early American history), Adventure (group building, low ropes, orienteering, outdoor skills), and Evening Programs (night hike, campfire, underground railroad, etc.) to school students primarily in grades 4-8. Evening duties required (two to four nights per week). Other responsibilities are to help create a supportive community environment for students, visiting teachers, administrators, parents, and other staff, help with non-teaching resource projects on a rotating basis, help with limited kitchen duties, and participate in trail and grounds maintenance. Field Teacher/Naturalists also may have opportunities to lead environmental and outdoor adventure programs with adults, college students, and preschoolers.

The Site: The URI Environmental Education Center is situated on 2,300 acres of forests, wetlands, and old farmland—the W. Alton Jones Campus. Dedicated to environmental education, the Center has been offering quality day and residential programs for over 30 years. The residential camp facilities include a knotty pine dining lodge with field stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, and five meeting rooms. The six cabins have electricity, bunk beds, hot showers, and lavatory facilities. Each cabin sleeps between sixteen and twenty students.

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Job Opportunity: Curator of Natural History – The High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum LogoCurator of Natural History
The High Desert Museum
Location: Bend, Oregon
Website: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Title: Curator of Natural History
Division: Programs
Classification: Salaried/regular full-time Reports To: Director of Programs
Supervises: Associated interns and volunteers

High Desert Museum – Organization Description
The High Desert Museum is a non-profit organization focused on the biotic and cultural elements of the High Desert region of the Western United States. Located near Bend, Oregon, on the edge of the beautiful Deschutes National Forest, the Museum melds the natural history of diverse habitat types with human history of the environment into a unique blend of indoor and outdoor exhibits, living history and both living and historic collections.

Job Summary – Curator of Natural History
High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Natural History to expand the Museum’s natural history collection and provide all aspects of research, exhibition, and program development. The Curator of Natural History will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of natural history specimens that will be utilized in thought-provoking exhibitions. The Museum emphasizes scholarship: the successful candidate will have a familiarity with current scientific and popular literature and will incorporate this knowledge into programs and exhibits and be a motivated researcher. Specifically, the applicant must have a proven record of creating and effectively managing the production of exhibits on diverse natural history themes. The Curator is a key member of the curatorial team. In collaboration with this team and the Curator of Wildlife, the Curator writes text and develops vibrant, compelling and innovative exhibits. Consulting with other experts in the field and establishing partnerships in the community will further enhance the Museum’s role as a resource for wildlife, natural history and conservation information. We seek an individual with innovative programming concepts and delivery who applies their expertise to inspire our visitors to learn more about natural history, and the relationship between people and the natural and cultural resources of the region. The successful candidate will conduct public education programs and must have excellent presentation and written skills. Teaching experience, and experience working with collections is a plus.

High levels of professionalism and collaboration, a positive demeanor and the ability to learn new skills quickly are essential traits. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

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