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The First and Only Guide to Green Design Education This carefully researched directory of ecological design and building schools in North America features an annotated listing of schools and educational centers offering top programs in ecological building design and construction. The guide also offers a comprehensive 20-year review of sustainable design education and discussion of current educational offerings, plus extensive tables comparing school programs, listings of curricular resources, related organizations, and individual instructors. Author Sandra Leibowitz Earley is an architect who focuses on greener solutions for the built environment. She founded Sustainable Design Consulting and has authored and co-authored pioneering articles and guidance documents on a variety of ecological building subjects, including the 1998 edition of the HOK Sustainable Design Guide, the 1999 edition of GreenSpec and the US Green Building Council Toolkit for State and Local Governments. Ecological Design and Building Schools substantially updates and expands upon her 1996 publication – Eco-Building Schools. “valuable to all design and building professionals, not just students.” – David Arkin, AIA, Arkin Tilt Architects “A comprehensive resource covering the scope of offerings in sustainable design education today. This book also traces the evolution of practical training in sustainable design, serving the student, practitioner, and educator.” – Margot McDonald, AIA, Professor of Architecture. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo New Village Press is public-beneﬁt publishing venture of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility. Purchase this book directly from New Village Press or bookstores across the United States and Canada.
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The Green Career Journal’s purpose is to feature environmental jobs and to give advice on how to enter into an environmental career. Our focus this month is on the environmental education (EE) ﬁeld. Our aim is to include a sample of interviews from individuals currently in the environmental education ﬁeld. To this end, we have included the Green Career Journal’s interview results from four environmental education professionals: Ms. Kara Wooldrick provides her insight from her current position with the Maine Audubon Society; Mr. Jason Taylor provides insight from his current position at the Ecological Society of America; Ms. Alyssa Hawkins provides her insight as Director of Green Earth Force, Inc; and Ms. Patti Girard provides her insight as Principal of the Learning Gate Community School in Lutz, Florida. We are grateful that these professionals took time out of their busy schedules to focus on what it takes to become an environmental educator is a very competitive job market.
Maine Audubon Society GCJ: How did you get started in the environmental education ﬁeld? What is the most fulﬁlling part of your job? KW: I was ﬁrst introduced to EE in a college course and then proceeded to teach children with disabilities and then Pre School. I found myself always bringing the children outside so that they could connect with nature. I then worked at the local nature center which launched me into EE full time. I haven’t looked back since. The most fulﬁlling part of my job is facilitating the connection between my group and nature…when they become fascinated and then realize they care and then ﬁgure out how to act on that afﬁnity so as to have a positive affect on the world. GCJ: Do you think standardized tests hinder environmental education from being taught in the classroom? Is this an obstacle or are there many? KW: I think standardized tests hinder creativity in all types of education. The intention behind the tests is honorable but the implementation through one form of assessment is not relevant. Yes, standardized tests are an obstacle. Yes, there are many obstacles, like people’s fear of taking children outdoors for liability reasons. GCJ: What is the future of environmental education and the educators themselves? Do you see it increasing, decreasing, or remaining the same? Why? KW: Certainly the need for environmental education is only going to increase. Until something radical happens, funding will continue to decline. The EE ﬁeld needs to make itself relevant to the real world so that the public understands how crucial it is to the health of our communities.
GCJ: What type of positions exists in your organization? What do they do? Internships? KW: We have about 40 different positions here. So, I couldn’t possibly describe what everyone does to run a nonproﬁt organization. We do have a large variety internships that are formed based on the intersection of the goals and objectives of the intern and Maine Audubon. GCJ: How can current students, recent graduates, and career switchers get started in environmental education? What courses, majors, minors? What skills, abilities, and characteristics do you look for in potential employees? KW: In order to be considered for one of our seasonal positions, an applicant must have teaching experience of some sort, even if it was teaching as a volunteer about some content area other than the environment. They must have a strong interest and passion for the natural world. An applicant must inherently be a team player who is ﬂexible because the weather changes and groups show up early for programs and you never know what may happen when you are outdoors. Our year-round positions are usually ﬁlled by people who have a Masters degree in Education or Environmental Studies. GCJ: Where do you post your jobs and internships? KW: On our website, on relevant online job boards/ listservs and in the local papers. GCJ: How many people does your organization employ? KW: 45 year-round employees and about 35 seasonal employees. GCJ: What is the salary range? KW: $25K-60K for a large range of positions throughout the organization. EE salaries range from $26K-34K GCJ: What organizations to do recommend becoming a member of and conferences to attend? KW: For someone new to the ﬁeld, I would say join any local group of EE folks and join your state EE org to get a sense of the ﬁeld. Go to their conferences until you think that you have a good feel for the EE ﬁeld in your state. I also recommend going to the NAAEE conference when you are new so that you get a sense of the bigger picture of EE in North America. GCJ: What would you like to convey to future Environmental Educators? Advice, words of wisdom? KW: EE needs to be relevant to people’s lives. If someone is worried about putting food on their table for their family, they are not going to care if there is habitat protection for threatened species. But, they are going to care about food, water and air safety and the health of their loved ones. So, connect with people where they are, not where you want them to be. Poverty, literacy, unemployment…they all become environmental “issues” at some point. So, connect with “untraditional” partners in your work to ﬁnd solutions to local “issues”. Solutions are much more difﬁcult and
rewarding to ﬁnd than problems. Seek and highlight the positive solutions.
Ecological Society of America GCJ: How did you get started in the environmental education ﬁeld? What is the most fulﬁlling part of your job? Jason Taylor (JT): I have always been interested in both learning about the natural world and sharing this knowledge with others. I suspect this interest stemmed from living in a rural area and taking many camping trips with my family. This curiosity of nature followed me to university where it was almost driven away by boring lectures and limited venues for expressing my interests in science and ecology. One summer while working as a naturalist I saw an inspirational lecture by Dr. Brock Fenton, a bat biologist, who while showing the diversity of bats in the world also reafﬁrmed that ecology and science could be fun and interesting. I later completed a master’s degree with Dr. Fenton who encouraged me to look beyond the traditional deﬁnition of a science degree and pursue both my interest in ecology and education. The most fulﬁlling part of my job is watching students move through life. From the age of 16 I worked various jobs as a naturalist or educator sharing knowledge with others. The largest challenges were overcoming the dryness of Biology 101 and identifying a career that would satisfy my interest in both ecology and education. I have a B.Sc. in Biology and a Masters in Environmental Studies. Over my career as a naturalist and ecologist I have worked at a museum of natural history and started a business (Nature Talks) that designed and implemented environmental education programs for elementary schools, resorts, and National Parks. GCJ: What does environmental education mean to your organization and how do you share it with the community? JT: We focus on the scientiﬁc and ecological aspects of environmental education. We share this in a number of ways including ﬁeld trips, a digital library, and sessions at our Annual Meeting. GCJ: Do you think standardized tests hinder environmental education from being taught in the classroom? Is this an obstacle? Are there obstacles in this ﬁeld? JT: I think that standardized tests can hinder environmental education from being taught in the classroom and it is certainly an obstacle in some states. GCJ: What is the future of environmental education and the educators themselves? Do you see it increasing, decreasing, or staying the same? JT: As humans place even more pressure on the earth there will be more need for environmental continued page 15
EPA Honors Blacksburg, VA as First U.S. Town to Join New National Environmental Program PHILADELPHIA - Earlier in August of this year, during a ceremony in Blacksburg, VA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic regional administrator Donald S. Welsh recognized the Town of Blacksburg for being the ﬁrst municipality in the country to enroll in the voluntary National Partnership for Environmental Priorities. The program challenges businesses and manufacturers to become more environmentally aware and to adopt a resource conservation ethic that results in less waste, more recycling, and more environmentallysound products.
Improperly disposed of cadmium batteries, such as those used in cell phones, cordless telephones, video cameras, and cordless power tools can leach into and contaminate soil and groundwater. Exposure to high levels of cadmium in water and food can cause severe stomach irritation, vomiting and diarrhea. Because cadmium accumulates in the body, long term exposure even at low levels can lead to kidney and skeletal damage.
“The Town of Blacksburg has demonstrated its progressive environmental leadership in the past, but today a bigger challenge has been met,” EPA regional administrator Donald S. Welsh said. “By enrolling in this national program, the Town of Blacksburg serves as a model for other cities and towns across the country by addressing chemical risks within the community and increasing the conservation of resources.” The National Partnership for Environmental Priorities Program encourages public and private organizations to form partnerships with EPA that commit to reduce the use or release of any of 31 priority chemicals. These priority chemicals have been targeted because they can accumulate in living organisms or have high toxicity levels. EPA, working in conjunction with the public and various industries, has set a goal to reduce the use or release of four million pounds of priority chemicals by 2011. As a new waste minimization partner, Blacksburg has committed to reduce electronic waste by eliminating the use of lead weights on town vehicles. Lead weights are clipped to the wheel rims of every automobile in the United States to balance the tires. An estimated 13 percent of these weights come loose and fall off, entering the environment. When they do, they have the potential to contaminate soil and groundwater. As a new partner, the Towns commitment represents the elimination of 325 pounds of lead by December 2007. In addition to becoming a waste minimization partner, the Town of Blacksburg is also the recipient of a $95,000 Resource Conservation Challenge grant to implement programs and create partnerships to conserve resources through waste reduction. “Participating in U.S. EPA’s Resource Conservation Challenge through this grant program has already brought together over two dozen community groups with shared goals who are eager to partner and bring about local solutions to national environmental issues,” said Marc Verneil, Blacksburg Town Manager. Blacksburg will also encourage commercial property managers to recycle mercury containing ﬂuorescent lights, and raise community awareness of the importance of recycling rechargeable cadmium batteries.
The Town of Blacksburg, VA is located in South-Western VA and is home to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Blacksburg also has agreed to form a collaborative partnership with groups representing all aspects of the community, including citizen groups, businesses, government, academic institutions, and non-proﬁts, called Sustainable Blacksburg. The voluntary partnership the town has created has a mission to develop a collaborative network that works to create a greener community. Partnership members will participate in the development and implementation of programs to reduce resource usage, recycle materials, and create reuse initiatives. Partners will work with the community to provide outreach, educational assistance and raise awareness. NPEP is just one component of EPAs Resource Conservation Challenge, a national effort to minimize waste through resource conservation, recycling and reuse. Blacksburg also received the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Virginia Environmental Excellence Award. For more information about the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities, go to: http://www.epa.gov/ epaoswer/hazwaste/minimize/partnership.htm. For more information on the Resource Conservation Challenge, go to: http://www.epa.gov/rcc. Release date: 08/22/2006 Contact Information: Mike Frankel, 215-814-2665 & Joan Schafer, 215-814-5143
Utah Environmental Education Certiﬁcation Program In 2001, the Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) began the development of the ﬁrst competencybased certiﬁcation program for environmental educators in North America. Through a grant from the Environmental Education Training and Partnership (EETAP) and guidance from the North American Association for Environmental Education’s (NAAEE) National Project for Excellence in EE, USEE assembled a diverse team of experienced environmental educators from across the state and worked with representatives from a variety of national organizations to set speciﬁc standards of knowledge, skills, and experience for highly qualiﬁed environmental educators in Utah. These standards better deﬁne the environmental education (EE) profession within the state of Utah, and meeting these requirements helps foster the professional development of EE providers as individuals and as a professional community. In 2003, thirty-ﬁve local environmental educators and program providers were invited to participate in the launching of the program at an initial Certiﬁcation Summit. This three-day summit was designed to create a pool of educators that could jump start the program and provide mentorship to future candidates. To date, USEE has certiﬁed an additional 12 individuals through the process and dozens more have enrolled in the program. Certiﬁcation has a variety of beneﬁts for individuals, organizations, and the ﬁeld of EE. Individual educators often ﬁnd that the certiﬁcation process serves as an important step in their professional development. In meeting high standards of the program, candidates more fully master both the theory and practice of EE, making them more effective as professionals. Perhaps equally important is the statewide network of professional environmental educators that the program fosters. Many organizations report that they ﬁnd the certiﬁcation program helpful in identifying qualiﬁed environmental educators. Though certiﬁcation does not guarantee the competence of individuals in addressing speciﬁc environmental topics, certiﬁcation does attest that environmental educators have met minimum standards regarding comprehension and experience within the ﬁeld of EE. The certiﬁcation process is designed for those who have some experience in the ﬁeld. To begin the certiﬁcation program, educators must meet certain minimum requirements. Once admitted, each candidate works with a certiﬁed mentor to demonstrate that he or she has the experience, knowledge, and skills required for certiﬁcation. Candidates for certiﬁcation must also understand and agree to uphold high ethical standards in the practice of EE. For more information on the Utah Environmental Education Certiﬁcation Program, please contact USEE at 801-328-1549, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.usee.org.
By recycling ﬂuorescent lights, the amount of potential mercury released into the environment is reduced. Mercury is a neurotoxin which can negatively impact on human health. Especially sensitive to the effects of mercury exposure are children and pregnant women.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Increased Opportunities Related to Pollution Prevention
by Lillian-Rose R. Aulds
Recycling is a key component to environmental sustainability and pollution prevention. However, in order for it to be effective, there is a three part process or “loop”, involving the actions - reduce, reuse, recycle. They are interconnected and dependant on one another. When you throw your aluminum can or plastic bottle in a recycling bin, you have only taken part in one step of the process. In order for the item to truly be recycled, it has to be put to use, or re-use. This “closes the loop” and thus makes the recycling process a success. Put simply, in order for recycling to work, the items collected must be put to some use or sold. In recent decades, recycling has become a common routine in many households, creating a growing supply for the post-consumer products market, along with a booming job sector. The development of the recycling industry can be attributed to many different factors. Robin King, Vice President, Public Affairs of The Aluminum Association, points to the rising prices of materials, which in turn increases the effort to reclaim commodities from the waste stream. Another factor, according to Mary Jarrett, owner of Amazing Recycled Products, could be the increased accessibility of post-consumer products in regular stores; in essence, increased demand for these products because of increased visibility leads to sellers and manufacturers buying recycled materials. For most industry professionals, the reason behind the growth of the recycling industry is clearly environmental. “There is a bigger emphasis on waste reduction, to conserve landﬁll space, as well as pollution avoidance and energy conservation,” says Bob Besso, Regional Recycling Manager for NorCal Waste Systems, Inc. in San Francisco. Whatever the reason behind the increased interest in recycling, almost everyone in the industry agrees that the entire recycling ﬁeld has grown considerably. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s website, “Twenty years ago, only one curbside recycling program existed in the United States, which collected several materials at the curb. By 1998, 9,000 curbside programs and 12,000 recyclable drop-off centers had sprouted up across the nation. As of 1999, recycling and composting activities prevented about 64 million tons of material from ending up in landﬁlls and incinerators. Today, this country recycles 28 percent of its waste, a rate that has almost doubled during the past 15 years.” The increase in recycling activities has led to an obvious increase in job opportunities. In one example involving
the market for reused materials, when Jarrett started her online store in 1995, the customer base was small and the competition was smaller. Today, she sees recycled products wholesalers and retailers everywhere. The high demand for recycled products by end users has actually led to a supply shortage from collectors in areas like glass products, according to Joe Cattaneo, president of The Glass Packaging Institute. Cattaneo thinks that current recycling systems are not keeping up with the need for reclaiming an increasing amount of materials.
congress and Expo is scheduled for October 22-25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. While SWANA just hosted their annual conference, the next event, known as WasteCon 2007, will be held October 16-18 in Reno, Nevada. The association “serves over 7,500 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses”. They are industry leaders in solid waste and recycling education, with many certiﬁcations related to waste and recycling.
The careers available in the recycling industry are as diverse as the activities. There are too many jobs to list involved in collection, processing, manufacturing and redistributing of recyclables. Opportunities are available with both public agencies, like municipal waste collection, and commercial companies, like Amazing Recycled Products, as well as non-government and nonproﬁt, like the American Plastics Council.
Besso gives one piece of advice to jobseekers: “Get exposure and experience, even if it’s volunteer. Community based recycling centers or recycling programs on campus are great starting points, something that doesn’t just sound good but shows that they got their hands dirty. I just recently hired someone who ran the recycling program on her college campus and she also did an internship in South America working with a methane composter that ran off pig manure. That shows me commitment (to recycling).”
With such a range of jobs available, qualiﬁcations will vary substantially. “Its quite vertical, all the way from blue collar labor force up to managerial positions with municipal and commercial groups, “states King. He gives the example of a municipal solid waste manager requiring a degree, probably post graduate. Besso, who recently hired three entry level employees in the recycling division of NorCal Waste Systems, Inc. prefers college graduates with a degree related to environment or some earth science background. He says, “the things we do aren’t necessarily pretty and attractive, I’m looking for someone who’s going to be happy at doing this.” For jobseekers looking for trade associations or similar organizations, the recycling industry has no shortage. There are groups that focus on speciﬁc materials, such as The Glass Packaging Institute, a trade organization which connects and represents recycled glass manufacturers and processors. Another such group is The Aluminum Association, which represents aluminum producers and recyclers. Other trade organizations include the American Plastics Council, the Steel Recycling Institute, and the American Forest and Paper Association. However the most well-known and diversiﬁed groups in the industry are the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Recycling Coalition (NRC). Both organizations are well-known and provide a great starting point for graduates and jobseekers looking to enter the recycling field. According to the NRC website, they are a “membership organization of recycling professionals and advocates dedicated to maximizing recycling”. Their 25th Annual
Online Resources American Forest and Paper Association www.afandpa.org The Aluminum Association www.aluminum.org Glass packaging Institute www.gpi.org Assoc. of Post Consumer Plastic Recyclers www.plasticsrecycling.org National Recycling Coalition www.nrc-recycle.org/default.htm The American Plastics Council www.plastics.org/s_plastics/index.asp EPA municipal waste www.epa.gov/msw/recycle.htm SF Recycling www.sunsetscavenger.com Amazing Recycled Products www.amazingrecycled.com
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Perform data entry, data summarization, and contribute to the development of research presentations. The technician will assist the Lead Technician and Staff Scientist in a variety of studies on Coastal Plain Streams and Wetlands. Familiarity and experience with water quality instrumentation/analyses will be required. Familiarity with aquatic invertebrates is desired. Experience with Windows based computers is also required. Must be willing to work in the ﬁeld under strenuous conditions. Must be able to swim, and be able to use snorkeling equipment for freshwater mussel surveys. Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends occasionally; after hours work will be scheduled in advance. Qualiﬁcations: B.S. in Ecological or Biological Sciences required. Wages: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualiﬁcations and experience. Also included is a competitive beneﬁts package. Speciﬁc questions regarding the position should be sent to Tara Muenz, email@example.com. To apply, send resume, references and a letter describing relevant course work or experience to: Cindy Craft,
Aquatic Biology Technician, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Rt. 2, Box 2324, Newton, GA 31770. (Fax 912-734-4707; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Island Fox Research Volunteer - Applications are invited for 2 volunteer research positions to study factors related to reproductive success of endangered island foxes (Urocyon littoralis) maintained in captive breeding facilities on the northern Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. In a collaboration that includes the Saint Louis Zoo Research Dept., the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and the National Park Service, successful applicants will conduct video or live behavior monitoring, collect fecal samples for hormone analyses, and assist with husbandry from January through May, encompassing the 2007 breeding season. Housing on the islands and transportation between the islands and the mainland will be provided by the National Park Service; the project budget will also cover one round trip to Ventura, CA, the location of island boat service. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of biology is preferred, but highly qualiﬁed undergraduates will be considered. Applicants should have experience in ﬁeld work and good inter-personal skills. To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names (with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) of at least three references to: Dr. Cheryl Asa, Saint Louis Zoo Research Dept., 1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110, email@example.com. Electronic applications only, please. Close Date: Until Filled. Aquatic Ecosystem Ecologist - Utah State University. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to work on a NSF-funded project aimed at understanding how watershed configuration affects nutrient cycling and the stability of aquatic production in streams and lakes. Minimum qualiﬁcations include a PhD with strong experience in ecology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, or related fields; effective writing skills; and the ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary team setting. Experience with stable isotope and nutrient spiraling experiments is preferred. Inquiries and information about the position can be obtained by contacting Michelle Baker firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting our website. Candidates should submit application materials (cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references) via the USU Human Resources website job #050504. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Supervisor Biologist - This position is located in the Department of the Environment, Natural Resources Division. Serves as a Supervisory Biologist, and manages the Fisheries and Wildlife Branch, the Fisheries Research and Management Unit, the Wildlife Research and Management Unit, and the Aquatic and Wildlife Resources Education Unit. Directs, plans, develops, and coordinates the branch’s research, planning, management, regulatory, and outreach and education functions. Supervises the design and execution of ﬁsheries and wildlife research and management projects. Writes and reviews technical and educational publications. Presents research ﬁndings and management activities to other scientists and the public. Supervises the management of the District’s Aquatic Resource Education Center, youth ﬁshing programs, and other public outreach and education programs. Reviews and provides comments on environmental reports and assessments relating to ecological impacts. Prepares or supervises the preparation of federal grant applications and the implementation of grant programs. Collaborates with local, state, regional, and federal partners and stakeholders concerning the protection and management of ecological resources. Contact: Carol Brown, Human Resource Specialist, District of Columbia, Ofﬁce of Personnel, (202) 671-1307. Close Date: Until Filled. Senior Herpetologist - We have openings for seniorlevel herpetologists. Responsibilities include designing and supervising ﬁeld surveys for special-status species, coordinating monitoring of construction and mitigation sites, assisting with environmental impact assessment, management plan development, report preparation, client and agency coordination, and related activities. Applicants should have a strong academic background, and solid ﬁeld and/or research experience, plus demonstrated supervisory experience. Ph.D. or M.S. with experience in wildlife ecology preferred (B.S. with directly relevant experience will be considered). Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. H. T. Harvey and Associates supports basic research as well as applied ecological consulting. An excellent salary and beneﬁts package is available. To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and references to personnel@harveyecology. com or mail/fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145, San Jose, CA 95118; Fax (408) 448-9454. Please also reference the position that you are applying for and any ofﬁce preferences. Close Date: Until Filled. Supervisory Biologist - This position is located in the Department of the Environment, Natural Resources Division. Serves as a Supervisory Biologist, and manages the Fisheries and Wildlife Branch, the Fisheries Research and Management Unit, the Wildlife Research and Management
Unit, and the Aquatic and Wildlife Resources Education Unit. Directs, plans, develops, and coordinates the branch’s research, planning, management, regulatory, and outreach and education functions. Supervises the design and execution of ﬁsheries and wildlife research and management projects. Writes and reviews technical and educational publications. Presents research ﬁndings and management activities to other scientists and the public. Supervises the management of the District’s Aquatic Resource Education Center, youth ﬁshing programs, and other public outreach and education programs. Reviews and provides comments on environmental reports and assessments relating to ecological impacts. Prepares or supervises the preparation of federal grant applications and the implementation of grant programs. Collaborates with local, state, regional, and federal partners and stakeholders concerning the protection and management of ecological resources. For additional information, please contact Carol Brown, Human Resource Specialist, District of Columbia, Ofﬁce of Personnel, 202671-1307; email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Tropical Herpetology Volunteer Position - Volunteers needed for ﬁeld project investigating conservation status of amphibians and reptiles in primary rainforests in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Central America. I am seeking highly motivated individuals with background in ecology or conservation biology. Meticulous data collection skills necessary, experience conducting field work highly desirable. Some background in Spanish would be helpful. Primary responsibilities involve sampling for amphibians and reptiles using a variety of ﬁeld methods. Field work is intensive and will often require long hours working in harsh weather, in wet and muddy terrain, and in areas with biting and stinging insects as well as venomous snakes. Additional duties include measuring habitat characteristics and data entry. Participants will gain experience working in tropical rainforest conditions, become familiar with a highly diverse Neotropical herpetofauna, gain an understanding of tropical ecology and tropical natural history. Field work will be conducted in rainforest habitats containing over 150 species of amphibians and reptiles, three species of primates, several species of large cats, and hundreds of species of birds. Volunteers will be responsible for their own airfare and a portion of station fees (includes housing and food, volunteer portion approx. $500/month). Two month commitment required, longer stays desirable. This position is ideal for college biology students or recent gradates seeking experience in tropical ﬁeld biology. Send curriculum vitae or resume, letter of interest (describing background, experience, and future goals), and names and email addresses of at least two references to steven. whitﬁeld@ﬁu.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Botanist/Plant Ecologist/Wetlands Biologist - We have several openings for botanists ranging from entry-level ﬁeld biologist to project manager. Job responsibilities include plant ﬁeld surveys, habitat mapping, wetland delineations, resource agency permitting, and report writing. Positions are open in our San Jose and San Joaquin Valley ofﬁces. Minimal educational requirements include Bachelors degree in plant sciences or related, M.S. or Ph.D. preferred. Desired qualiﬁcations include: education and experience in plant taxonomy and surveys, habitat/association mapping, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, and mitigation feasibility studies. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. An excellent salary and beneﬁts package is available. To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145, San Jose, CA 95118; Fax (408) 448-9454. Please also reference the position that you are applying for and any ofﬁce preferences. Close Date: Until Filled. Modeler - The proposed position would initially work within the project “Evaluating how food webs and the fisheries they support are affected by fishing closures in Jurien Bay, temperate Western Australia”, funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, CSIRO and Murdoch University. This collaborative project between Murdoch University and CSIRO would build on recent empirical work by CSIRO, University collaborators, and WA Department of Fisheries, as well as incorporating historical research. Western Australia’s west coast supports the country’s largest single species ﬁshery for the rock lobster Panulirus cygnus, which is accredited by the Marine Stewardship Council, and Jurien Bay is the site of Australia’s largest temperate coastal MPA. The position requires a person with PhD level qualiﬁcations. Experience in trophodynamic models in particular is sought, and broader ecosystem modelling experience is desirable. The position is for an initial 3 year period. For more info, contact: email@example.com, or call 1300 301 509 (In Australia). Close Date: Until Filled. Bird Specialist - The Wildlife Conservation Society, a U.S. based international organization, seeks candidates for a two-year position to coordinate and advise the Wild Bird Global Avian Influenza Network for Surveillance (GAINS), a two-year, USAID-funded program led by the Wildlife Conservation Society. GAINS will provide technical support and leadership in surveillance of migratory birds
Biology & Ecology for avian inﬂuenza by expanding operational understanding of viral strains and transmission of inﬂuenza viruses and improving dissemination of information to all levels of the U.S. Government, international governments and organizations, international partners, and the private sector. The program requires a Bird Specialist to serve as the primary point person for ﬁeld-based activities in South East Asia and be responsible for helping the Field Veterinarian – South East Asia to implement program priorities and approaches; oversee training and biological monitoring efforts; communicate with NGOs, governmental organization and with other institutions. This position is based in South East Asia, with extensive international travel through out South East Asia. Qualiﬁcations: Qualiﬁed as a bird bander (eg. holders of US Master bander permit, British ‘C’ permit or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate expertise in bird trapping, handling and banding. Minimum of 2 years of experience handling and collecting biological samples from avian species; Demonstrated ability to work with multiple partners on collaborative projects; and Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country and U.S. government organizations. Advanced degree in ornithology or equivalent ﬁeld a plus. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Field Veterinarian - The Wildlife Conservation Society, a U.S. based international organization, seeks candidates for a two-year position to coordinate and advise the Wild Bird Global Avian Inﬂuenza Network for Surveillance (GAINS), a USAID-funded program led by the Wildlife Conservation Society. GAINS will provide technical support and leadership in surveillance of migratory birds for avian inﬂuenza by expanding operational understanding of viral strains and transmission of inﬂuenza viruses and improving dissemination of information to all levels of the U.S. Government, international governments and organizations, international partners, and the private sector. The program requires a veterinarian for ﬁeld-based activities who would be responsible for helping the WCS Regional Veterinarian to implement program priorities and approaches; oversee training and biological monitoring efforts; communicate with NGOs, governmental organization and with other institutions. This position is based in South East Asia, with extensive international travel. Qualiﬁcations: Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent; 3 years experience in working with non-domestic species; Foreign language skills. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Ecological Technician - Tree and brush removal using chainsaws and hand labor; Implementation of controlled burns as part of a crew; Invasive species control using herbicide, hand labor and other tools. Wage: $10.00/hr ($11/hr pending full qualifications). $50/monthly health insurance stipend. These positions will be ﬁlled ASAP. Applicants should be able to start immediately. Temporary lodging may be available. Required abilities: Be able to work in a variety of extreme environments (inclement weather, extreme temperatures, hazardous terrain, brambles, insects, full sun, etc.); Be able to perform strenuous physical labor for extended periods; Be able to work independently and as part of a team; Pass a pre-employment physical ﬁtness test (or supply current NWCG Pack Test documentation); Be a licensed herbicide applicator (or become certiﬁed within 30 days of employment); Be willing to become a certiﬁed wildland ﬁreﬁghter (S-130/190); Be a high school graduate; Hold a valid drivers license; Preferred Qualiﬁcations: Be proﬁcient with chainsaw operation, tree felling and safety; Plant identiﬁcation (especially trees by bark, native and invasive plants); Understanding of ecological concepts (especially as related to the natural communities of the Midwest); Basic and/or advanced mechanical abilities; Experience with native plant community reconstruction (implementation and/or design); Experience with riparian and wetland restoration and erosion controls; Experience operating off-road vehicles; Experience with GIS, GPS and traditional mapping. Submit resume and professional references to Jaye Maxfield (via email or post): Jaye Maxﬁeld, firstname.lastname@example.org, 13761 Cty. X, Bagley, WI 53801. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Ecologist - We have immediate openings for dedicated wildlife biologists to perform wildlife inventories and impact assessments in support of CEQA and NEPA documents, monitoring, surveys, and report preparation. Graduate degree(s) strongly preferred; equivalent work may be substituted. Understanding of California vertebrates (birds and mammals) and general natural history experience/ interest is necessary. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are required. An excellent salary and beneﬁts package is available. To apply for this position, e-mail your resume and references to email@example.com or mail/fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145, San Jose, CA 95118; Fax (408) 448-9454. Please also reference the position that you are applying for and any ofﬁce preferences. Close Date: Until Filled. Senior Mammologist - We have senior-level openings
for mammalogists with background in ecology and management. Duties include designing and supervising surveys for a variety of species, including endangered species such as San Joaquin kit fox, Mohave ground squirrel, salt marsh harvest mouse and listed kangaroo rats; mammalian-species inventories and impact assessments in support of CEQA and NEPA documents. We maintain a basic research program through granting agencies such as the NSF, in addition to applied research associated with consulting. Other key responsibilities include staff training, supervision, and report and proposal preparation. Applicants should have a strong academic background, and solid ﬁeld and/or research experience, and demonstrated supervisory experience. Ph.D. or M.S. with experience in wildlife ecology preferred (B.S. with directly relevant experience will be considered). Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. An excellent salary and beneﬁts package is available. To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145, San Jose, CA 95118; Fax (408) 448-9454. Please also reference the position that you are applying for and any ofﬁce preferences. Close Date: Until Filled. Supervisory Biologist - This position is located in the Department of the Environment, Natural Resources Division. Serves as a Supervisory Biologist, and manages the Fisheries and Wildlife Branch, the Fisheries Research and Management Unit, the Wildlife Research and Management Unit, and the Aquatic and Wildlife Resources Education Unit. Directs, plans, develops, and coordinates the branch’s research, planning, management, regulatory, and outreach and education functions. Supervises the design and execution of ﬁsheries and wildlife research and management projects. Writes and reviews technical and educational publications. Presents research ﬁndings and management activities to other scientists and the public. Supervises the management of the District’s Aquatic Resource Education Center, youth ﬁshing programs, and other public outreach and education programs. Reviews and provides comments on environmental reports and assessments relating to ecological impacts. Prepares or supervises the preparation of federal grant applications and the implementation of grant programs. Collaborates with local, state, regional, and federal partners and stakeholders concerning the protection and management of ecological resources. Contact: Carol Brown, HR Specialist, DC Ofﬁce of Personnel, Reeves Center Personnel Ofﬁce, 2000 14th Street NW, Fourth Floor, Washington DC 20009. Phone: (202) 671-1307. Email: carol. email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Epidemiologist - The Field Veterinary Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking to hire a wildlife epidemiologist at the associate veterinarian level. The position is based in New York with approximately three to four months per year of domestic and international travel required. Principal responsibilities include: 1) providing epidemiological leadership, advice, guidance and assistance to ﬁeld projects and programs of WCS, partner organizations, agencies, and/or governments, 2) advising on wildlife health surveillance, monitoring and management issues related to protecting the health of wildlife, 3) training foreign professionals, and 4) writing and public speaking. Qualiﬁcations: A doctorate or equivalent in veterinary medicine, ecology or epidemiology is required, as is post-doctoral training or work in epidemiology and a minimum of three years of veterinary or health related work with wildlife. Quantitative skills highly desirable. Interested candidates should send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Human Resources, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460, U.S.A., or firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Biologist – Kentucky. Serve as key participant, or crew leader depending on qualiﬁcations, in wildlife surveys and habitat mapping projects throughout WY, (occasionally CO and MT), implementing assigned data collection protocols, managing and analyzing GIS/spatial data, and writing summary reports of ﬁeld projects. Species and habitats involved will primarily include: rare, threatened, endangered, and special status wildlife, and big game. Position requires extensive traveling and may frequently involve long hours (> 40hrs/week). Vehicles, hotel lodging, and meals provided during work assignments away from Laramie. Applicant must be willing to stay in hotels for ﬁeld assignments up to 5-7 nights/week. Please, send a letter of interest and a resume, with names and contact information (phone number and e-mail address) for three references to: Dave@haydenwing.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistant - Beaufort, SC. Assisting grad student with wintering hermit thrush study in coastal South Carolina. Assistant will gain experience mistnetting, banding, radio telemetry, GPS, and habitat analysis. Position opened until ﬁlled. Position runs until mid April 07(ﬂexible). Must have or be working on B.S. in Wildlife, Ecology or related ﬁeld. Preferred experience in one or more of the duties listed above. Please submit resume and cover letter to diggsn@si. edu. Close Date: November 5, 2006. Whitetail Deer Field Assistant – Louisiana. One ﬁeld
assistant is needed to assist with trapping and radio-marking of white-tailed deer. The assistant also will aid the graduate student in maintaining bait sites, data entry, spatially referencing various data points using GPS units, and locating radio-marked deer using radio-telemetry. Qualiﬁcations: Be enrolled in, or graduated from, an accredited natural resource program. The successful candidate will work closely with many persons from state and federal agencies, private conservation groups, private landowners, and sportsmen. Applicants should be able to endure extremely long working days, lift 50 lbs, and be willing to live at a semi-remote ﬁeld station with minimal supervision during 4-5 day periods. Must also be tolerant of high heat, humidity, a variety of biting insects, and poisonous snakes. Persons with exceptional inter-personal skills and an ability to effectively interact with a diversity of people, particularly sportsmen, are preferred. Previous experience using radio-telemetry and operating ATVs/boats is desired. Valid driver’s license also required. To apply please send resume/CV, short cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references to Jthaye1@lsu.edu. Close Date: November 30, 2006. Research Leader - Lead team and conduct analysis on long-term studies of salmonids on Central Valley rivers and delta. Oversee juvenile and adult trapping and PIT tagging programs. Collaboratively develop journal publications. Advise clients toward optimal solutions for resource management. Communicate complex technical issues with a variety of audiences. Supervise biological ﬁeld crew with both short and long-term employees. Qualiﬁcations: Masters degree in ﬁsheries biology, aquatic ecology, biostatistics, or related ﬁeld; ﬁve years work experience with West Coast salmonids; strong quantitative and statistical skills; excellent communication and technical writing skills; and ability to supervise, motivate, and work well with employees. Salary: $4,905–$6,833 monthly, plus 10-30% quarterly bonuses, proﬁt sharing, and excellent beneﬁt package. Contact: David Widmark at 503-491-9577 or email widmark@ﬁshsciences. net. Close Date: Until Filled. Subsistence Fisheries Biologist - Alaska. Administer BBNA’s Subsistence Fisheries Program activities across the region through cooperative work with Village, State, and Federal entities under the Partners for Fisheries Monitoring Program, with emphasis on Fisheries Biology. Identify, propose, manage, or perform subsistence ﬁsheries research in the Bristol Bay region. Oversee and develop ﬁsheries internship program. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelors required. Master’s preferred. Ability to review, compile and organize technical information about subsistence use patterns, to understand subsistence laws and regulations, and to communicate effectively with both village residents and government agencies. Speciﬁc knowledge of subsistence fisheries management and research issues preferred. Knowledge of Bristol Bay region, people, cultures, and of subsistence lifestyle preferred. Salary: $43,000–$60,000. BBNA’S Personnel Ofﬁce, PO Box 310, Dillingham AK 99576. 907-842-5257. 907-842-5932. Email: rosef@bbna. com. Close Date: Until Filled. Aquatic Research Specialist Supervisor - Supervises and coordinates a staff of wildlife specialists and technicians engaged in their complex ﬁeld surveys, studies, monitoring and management of native ﬁsh along with their habitats across the state of Arizona, especially in the Central Arizona Project Funds Transfer Programs. Plans, organizes, coordinates and monitors study plans, programs and procedures. Develops and administer budgets, accounting and logistical support. Provides guidance on legislation and Department policies, rules and research priorities within program areas supervised. Attends and actively participates in periodic internal and external coordination, planning and project progress evaluation meetings at a state, national, and international level. Performs other duties as assigned. To apply click on to azstatejobs.gov; Keywork AGF. For more information, contact Sally Little at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Fellowship Opportunity - Available to investigate the ecology and genetics of sympatric host race formation and speciation in the apple maggot ﬂy, Rhagoletis pomonella, and/or related ecological genetics projects in my laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame. Ongoing research projects in the laboratory are studying the ecological, physiological, and genetic bases for diapause and fruit odor discrimination traits involved in the ecological adaptation of Rhagoletis ﬂies to their respective host plants that result in reproductive isolation. We are also engaged in developing the molecular genomics of the ﬂy through the characterization of gene expression patterns. The student will be eligible for a generous 5 year support package and enrolled in an active Ecology, Evolution and Environment program within the Department. The group recently received an IGERT grant from the National Science Foundation which I direct focusing on Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society (GLOBES). The GLOBES program provides students the opportunity to be involved in a number of new and unique interdisciplinary classes, symposium, conferences, and research and education activities of both national and international scope mentored by faculty across the Colleges of Science and Arts and Letters at Notre Dame (see our website at http://globes.
nd.edu for more information about the program). For more information contact: Dr. Jeffrey L. Feder, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 46556-0369. (574)-631-4159. firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Biologist - Assists lead biologist in planning, developing and implementing wildlife management programs on Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA). Provides assistance in the preparation of various plans and documents providing guidelines for multipleuse management. Provides supervisor with information, recommendations and justiﬁcation for regulations governing public use or Apalachicola River WEA. Assists with the application of various wildlife habitat management practices including prescribed burning, mowing and chopping, development of dove ﬁelds and installation of non-invasive annual food plots. Conducts population surveys of game, non-game, threatened and endangered wildlife species using scientiﬁcally accepted techniques. Surveys habitat types and monitors changes, which take place in these vegetative communities. Plans, develops and maintains projects to facilitate public use including road construction, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates. Conducts standard necropsy and collects biological data from hunter-harvested animals. Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions. Provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations and other agencies regarding wildlife biology and wildlife habitat management. Participates in seminars and workshops relating to wildlife resource management. Provides presentations to sportsmen’s clubs, outdoor organizations and youth groups. Furnishes public schools, students and parents with information on Commission responsibilities and careers and opportunities in the profession. Please contact David Johnson at 850-627-1773 ext. 107 for more information. Close Date: Until Filled. Experienced Wildlife Biologist - Serve as key participant, or crew leader depending on qualifications, in wildlife surveys and habitat mapping projects throughout WY, (occasionally CO and MT), implementing assigned data collection protocols, managing and analyzing GIS/spatial data, and writing summary reports of ﬁeld projects. Species and habitats involved will primarily include: rare, threatened, endangered, and special status wildlife, and big game. Position requires extensive traveling and may frequently involve long hours (> 40hrs/week). Vehicles, hotel lodging, and meals provided during work assignments away from Laramie. Applicant must be willing to stay in hotels for ﬁeld assignments up to 5-7 nights/week. Please, send a letter of interest and a resume with names and contact information (phone number and e-mail address) for three references to: Dave@haydenwing.com. In your cover letter, address each minimum qualiﬁcation mentioned below. Early applicants will receive immediate and preferred consideration and position will be ﬁlled as soon as a qualiﬁed individual is found. Please e-mail me with questions about this position. No phone calls please. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Specialist - This position is responsible for the management and improvement of the Biota Information System of New Mexico, BISON-M and the Share with Wildlife (SwW) program. This work may include but is not limited to: biological/technical research and analysis, contract preparation and oversight, quality control, communication and networking with internal and external constituents. The position is supervised by the Assistant Chief, Technical Guidance Section. The employee will be expected to work with moderate supervision that may decrease as time and experience is gained by the employee. Employee should be self-motivated. Once established, the employee will be expected to use a high level of independent judgment and to make reasonable proposals to their supervisor in response to issues they have identiﬁed or have been brought to their attention. Qualiﬁcations: Primary knowledge should be focused in wildlife and/or ﬁsh biology, land management practices and human dimensions of wildlife management. In addition, the employee must have a high level of familiarity with common word processing and spreadsheet software. Knowledge of relational databases, especially SQL Server is a plus. Knowledge will be required in state contracting rules and requirements. Additional knowledge in applicable federal, state laws and regulations pertaining to NM wildlife and state ﬁscal requirements are needed. Skills should include self-motivation, flexibility, technical proficiency, and a commitment to excellence. Must be able to work in an environment with a diverse customer base and demonstrate strong people skills. Incumbent should exhibit skills in biological literature review and applying biological principles to complex issues and to express these principles to a broad array of Department constituents in both verbal and written formats. E-mail resume, and letter of interest to email@example.com. Also mail hard copies, resume, letter, and interest, grade transcripts or college diploma to NMDGF, HR Division, PO Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Close Date: Until Filled. Bird Field Technician - Bird Field Assistant needed from 1 November 2006 – 28 February 2007 for study of habitat associations of birds wintering in restored grasslands in the
Biology & Ecology Mid-Atlantic region (MD and VA). Duties include assisting with bird surveys and collecting data on vegetation structure, bird locations within ﬁelds (using GPS), and measuring seed density. Experience doing these tasks would be desirable. The majority of ﬁeldwork will occur on weekends and also on at least one weekday per week. Must be willing to work long hours, often in cold temperatures and wind. Salary $10/hr, housing not provided. To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information of at least 2 references to Ms. Shannon Borges (firstname.lastname@example.org. edu), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, Maryland 21532. Phone: 301.928.7781. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Close Date: Until Filled. Graduate Researcher - Graduate Research Assistantship for an MS student in Conservation Genetics and insect ecology at the University of Maine, Department of Wildlife Ecology. Available January 2007 to conduct research on an endangered subspecies of butterﬂy, Clayton’s Copper (Lycaena dorcas claytoni, Brower), in Maine. The study will include a morphological and molecular comparison with the mid-western nominate species to clarify taxonomic issues, as well as development of a population monitoring scheme. The global distribution of Clayton’s Copper encompasses 9 small populations in northern Maine and 4 in New Brunswick. We are searching for a capable MS candidate to meet the challenge of investigating both the ecology and population genetics of the Clayton’s Copper system. Applicants will be co-advised and should have a strong interest in ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation. There is potential to develop research expertise in conservation genetics, insect ecology and population dynamics. Experience working with molecular methods preferred, but not required. Please submit curriculum vitae (including GPA and GRE scores), plus names of three references and their contact information to: Dr. Judith Rhymer, Department of Wildlife Ecology, 210 Nutting Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 http://wle.umaine.edu/ email@example.com and Dr. Frank Drummond, Department of Biological Sciences, 305 Deering Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Close Date: Until Filled. Ecologists - Two ecologists with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees are sought to work with UNDERC director (Dr. Gary Belovsky) in managing education, research and workshop programs at either UNDERC-East or -West. UNDERC-East is a 7500acre tract with 30 lakes and bogs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin. Facilities include housing and over 20,000 square feet of laboratory, classroom and storage space. UNDERC-West is a program in western Montana in partnership with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. These are 12-month professional specialist (M.S.) or non-tenure track faculty (Ph.D.) positions (3 year renewable contract) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Salary plus beneﬁts are commensurate with education and experience. Presence at UNDERC-East (mid-May - September) or -West (June August) for education and research programs is required with the remainder of the year on campus. Housing at UNDERCEast and -West is provided, as well as ofﬁce and lab space at the UNDERC site and on campus. Responsibilities include: 1. Working with director in maintenance and enhancement of UNDERC programs, including preparation of facility, education, workshop and research grants. 2. Coordinating the summer undergraduate courses at UNDERC-East or West (10 weeks) and teaching a module (4 - 5 days) in it. This includes co-teaching, with the director, an orientation class (1 hr/week) during Spring semester on campus. 3. Advising undergraduates in their research projects as part of the UNDERC summer courses. 4. Teaching an undergraduate course to non-majors during the academic year on campus. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including description of research interests and teaching experience to: Dr. G. Belovsky, Department of Biological Sciences, PO Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369 (e-mail: Belovsky.firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Small Mammal Technician - The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is seeking a ﬁeld technician to inventory small and medium sized mammals in Everglades National Park. Duties include: setting, checking and maintaining traps (Sherman Live traps, Tomahawk, Pit fall, and camera), tracking, handling mammals, species identiﬁcation, collection of morphometric data, tagging, scat collection and identiﬁcation, data entry and QAQC procedures. Days can be long and some times include predawn/dawn work and evening work. Qualiﬁcations: A Bachelors’ Degree in Ecology, Wildlife Biology or related ﬁeld is required. Proﬁciency in Microsoft Ofﬁce, GIS/GPS software and equipment is essential. The ability to operate boats and all-terrain vehicles, and experience maintaining ﬁeld equipment and vehicles (boats, airboats, trailers, etc.) are beneﬁcial. Ability to work an irregular schedule with long hours in the ﬁeld, at times under inclement environmental conditions (heat, rain, lightning, biting insects) is necessary. Applicants must be independent, self-motivated, and able to solve problems in the ﬁeld. A positive attitude and the ability to work independently, as well as with others are
essential. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license will be required. Knowledge of Florida’s small and medium sized mammals is desired. Exceptional organizational skills, accurate data recording and attention to detail are necessary. Experience with trapping, GPS equipment and orientation skills needed. Please send letter of interest and resume by mail or email to: Shona Wilson, University of Florida, IFAS/FLREC, 3205 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33314 (email@example.com). For more information about the program, please refer to http://crocdoc.ifas.uﬂ. edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Biologist - This is a staff-level position that requires a self-starter, an excellent team player and someone that works well both independently and in a closely supervised setting. This staff position will research and assist with coordinating Tribal Fish and Wildlife Department research efforts. This position leads the day-to-day management, supervision, research and technical portion of the “Kootenai River Operational Loss Assessment” (Oploss) project (BPA Project # 2002-011-00). Qualiﬁcations: Knowledge of the environmental and/or natural resources ﬁeld. A minimum of three years of professional experience in the ﬁeld of biology, ecology or natural resources (a Master’s degree may be substituted for experience). A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, environmental or natural resources planning, biology, chemistry, hydrology, or a related ﬁeld. Experience working for an Indian tribe(s) is preferred. Experience working in the ﬁeld on plant and animal surveys, with related data entry. Must not have been convicted of a felony within the past ﬁve years. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference and college transcripts to: Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Fish and Wildlife Department, C/o Scott Soults, P.O. Box 1269, Bonners Ferry Idaho 83805. Close Date: Until Filled. Fish Culturist - Supervise students and technicians in daily operations of a water re-circulating ﬁsh culture facility to include: feeding and care of ﬁsh, water quality monitoring, disease diagnosis and treatment). Assist in experimental design, implementation, data collection, and analysis. Qualiﬁcations: Master’s degree in Fisheries Sciences or Biological Sciences and four years of experience in ﬁsh culture. Must have experience in designing and maintaining a water-recirculating system (bead and sand ﬁlters, water puriﬁers, UV sterilizers). Knowledge of EXCEL and WORD. Salary Range: $38,000 – $42,000 (entry salary based on experience). Send resume and contact information to Dr. Colleen Caldwell, NMCFWRU, Box 30003 MSC 4901, Las Cruces, NM 88003, or, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or, call (505) 646-8126. Service Learning / Habitat Restoration Intern - The Site Stewardship Program is a community-based volunteer program that is dedicated to the restoration of high priority, disturbed natural areas throughout the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In addition to ecological restoration, stewards engage in public outreach, interpretation and education. Minimum Qualifications: Enthusiasm about working with middle- or high school-aged students; Basic knowledge of biology and ecological habitat restoration; Ability to work well within a team and take a leadership role as needed; Desire to work both outdoors and indoors; Ability to work independently with minimum supervision. To apply contact Ryan Jones at 415-561-3073 or email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Volunteer Position - The Peregrine Fund is a nonproﬁt organization working to conserve birds of prey and their habitats worldwide. Successful applicants will be provided with the rare opportunity to monitor and look after young Harpy Eagles prior to and after they are released in the forests of Panama. Speciﬁc Responsibilities: Monitor, feed, radio track, and ensure the well being of young Harpy Eagles during the entire process of release; Communicate with Raptor Release Coordinator and local partners on a regular basis; Keep detailed ﬁeld notes of the eagles’ behavior, movement patterns, interactions with other species, etc. Qualiﬁcations and Experience: Biologist or biology student with basic Neotropical ﬂora and fauna knowledge; Knowledge in raptor biology and ecology desirable; Knowledge of radio tracking techniques, use of GPS, compass, and maps, and experience with fourwheel-drive vehicles is desirable; Willingness to live and work in remote, rugged areas with snakes, biting insects, etc.; Capable of walking long distances in extreme weather conditions (heat, humidity, and rain); Fluency in written and spoken English or Spanish; Willing to commit to the release project a minimum of six months; Understanding of and commitment to The Peregrine Fund’s mission and approach to raptor conservation. Send cover letter, resume, availability and names and contact information of three references to: Raptor Release Coordinator, The Peregrine Fund/ Fondo Peregrino, PTY 3150, 4440 NW 73rd Ave, Miami, FL 33166. Or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Ornithologist - Implement the New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Act for native birds. Conduct surveys and research to determine the status of NM Birds. Describe conservation in correspondence, reports, and plans. Interact
with agencies, organizations, and publics to meet goals and objectives. Manage grants and contracts for work with native birds. Education requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Ornithology, Ecology, Evolution, Conservation Biology, Fisheries, Animal Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or Environmental Resources. Please enter you education level on the Education and Work Experience page of the application even when submitting a resume. Experience: 2 years experience in Wildlife Managment, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Conservantion and/or Research. The agency preference is a Master’s degree or higher in a biological discipline, plus experience witha variety of ﬁeld, and statistical methods for collection and analyzing data regarding populations of native birds including professional working knowledge of the avian fauna of New Mexico. To apply for this job: E-Mail resume, letter of interest, transpcripts or diploma to: chuck. email@example.com. Also send hard copy resume, letter of interest, transcripts or diploma to: NMDGF, HR Division, PO Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Please indicate Job ID 2291 - Ornithologist on all correspondence. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Management Coordinator - Supervises and directs work activities of employees; plans and conducts studies on population dynamics of free-roaming wildlife populations; develops plans to direct management of speciﬁc wildlife species; supervises and evaluates biologist recommendations for big game, upland game and trophy game species; coordinates and cooperates in providing wildlife information and recommendations in formulation of land use plans, within and outside agency; provides comments on projects and environmental issues affecting wildlife or wildlife habitat; coordinates with other WGFD personnel, state and federal agency personnel, media, landowners and agricultural organizations, sports person organizations, NGOs and public, providing information and direction to WGFD programs and priorities; attends or chairs formal/informal meetings; supervises, participates and directs biologist efforts to collect and analyze data from both live and dead animals; develops and analyzes annual work schedule for region; prepares, coordinates and administers biologist portion of regional wildlife budget. Refer to WGFD website http://gf.state.wy.us/admin/hr/jobs/index.asp#2. Close Date: Until Filled. Biologist - The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for the temporary position of Aquatic Biology Technician. The successful candidate will assist with the collection and analysis of water quality samples in streams and wetlands. Assist with ﬁeld and laboratory analyses of ecological communities (aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates) and processes in freshwater wetlands. Perform data entry, data summarization, and contribute to the development of research presentations. The technician will assist the Lead Technician and Staff Scientist in a variety of studies on Coastal Plain Streams and Wetlands. Job Requirements: Familiarity and experience with water quality instrumentation/analyses will be required. Familiarity with aquatic invertebrates is desired. Experience with Windows based computers is also required. Must be willing to work in the ﬁeld under strenuous conditions. Must be able to swim, and be able to use snorkeling equipment for freshwater mussel surveys. Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends occasionally; after hours work will be scheduled in advance. Qualiﬁcations: B.S. in Ecological or Biological Sciences required. Wages: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Also included is a competitive beneﬁts package. Speciﬁc questions regarding the position should be sent to Tara Muenz, firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, send resume, references and a letter describing relevant course work or experience to: Cindy Craft, Aquatic Biology Technician, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Rt. 2, Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870. (Fax 912-734-4707; email: email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Bioeconomic Modeler - The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenured position at the associate or full professor level, with the possibility of an appointment in the California Agricultural Experiment Station. This is one of eight positions in a Global Environmental Change and Conservation Biology cluster. The selected candidate will be expected to have skills and interests in integrating concepts from economics and ecology into quantitative bioeconomic models. A Ph.D. in economics or a related ﬁeld or equivalent expertise plus demonstrated experience in biology/ecology and the ability and willingness to engage in cross-disciplinary research on topics such as ecosystem services, terrestrial and marine conservation policy, integrated modeling of human/natural systems, invasive species, or biodiversity policy. Successful candidates will teach and conduct research in environmental economics or natural resource economics. Applicants should submit application materials online at http://recruitments.caes.ucdavis.edu/. These include: curriculum vitae, description of current and projected research, summary of teaching interests and experience, and up to three publications. Applicants should ask three references to send recommendation letters via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, followed by a signed copy of the letter directly to Search Committee Chair Alan Hastings,
c/o Julie Beal, CA&ES Dean’s Ofﬁce, University of CA, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Close Date: November 1, 2006. Graduate Assistantship - This is an NSF-funded project to experimentally examine the effects of forest cutting on the behavior, growth, and survival of three species of amphibians: wood frog, spotted salamander, and leopard frog. It is a collaborative project with two other Ph.D. students at UMaine plus teams studying analogous species in Missouri and South Carolina and groups focusing on population modeling and eco-physiology. Collectively the project is known as LEAP (Land use Effects on Amphibian Populations). A PhD assistantship will be available for the Maine site in January (an April start might be possible). Most candidates will have M.S. degrees but outstanding applicants with B.S. degrees are encouraged to apply too. Qualiﬁcations: a degree in a related ﬁeld, excellent GPA and GRE scores, and substantial ﬁeld experience, preferably in amphibian research. Support includes a stipend ($15, 500), a tuition waiver, and sufﬁcient funds for three seasons of ﬁeld research. If this position interests you please mail: 1) a letter elaborating on your interest in this topic; 2) a resume; 3) photocopies of GRE scores and transcripts; and 4) names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references ... all in hard copy please... to Mac Hunter, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono Maine 04469-5755. Close Date: Until Filled. Consultant Biologist - Rana Creek Habitat Restoration, Environmental Planning department is looking for a full time Biologist to join our growing team of Consultants. Immediate opening. Applicant must have minimum of BA/ BS in Natural sciences, Environmental studies or similar coursework. Experience with California native ﬂora and fauna a must. Project experience with rare, endangered and species of concern a plus. Holder of California Scientiﬁc colllectors permit a plus. Applicant should be experienced in report writing, biological inventory assessment, regulatory compliance monitoring and budget preparation. Experience and proﬁciency with GIS is preferable. Self starter able to work well in a team setting and independently is a necessity. Full time (42-50 hours per week) salaried position with full beneﬁts package. Send letters and resume to Patrick Regan -email@example.com or USPS to Rana creek Habitat Restoration , 35351 East Carmel Valley Rd. , Carmel Valley Ca. 93924. Close Date: Until Filled. Fisheries Biologist - Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW), Jonesboro, Maine. This position assists/participates in professional scientiﬁc work involving the planning and implementation of ﬁshery management programs in Fishery Region C (Washington and Hancock Counties). The successful candidate will demonstrate sound oral and written communication skills. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelors Degree in Biology, Fisheries/Wildlife Management, or related ﬁeld -AND- two (2) years experience in ﬁeld ﬁshery management of ﬁsh and wildlife. Directly related professional experience may be substituted for education on a year-foryear basis. $16.05 to $21.99/hr plus beneﬁts. Applicants interested in this position must submit a State of Maine Direct Hire application and their answers to supplemental questions to: Thomas Cotnoir, Personnel Specialist, NRSC, 155 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on the closing date of this posting. Direct hire application forms can be obtained by contacting the Natural Resource Service Center at 287-5046 or by accessing the State’s website at http://www.maine. gov/statejobs/directhire/9351IFW39(09-18).htm. Close Date: Until Filled. Aquatic Research Specialist - Arizona Game and Fish Department/Phoenix. Serves as lead biologist conducting multiple aquatic research projects (primary project is repatriation of native fish within the Gila River Basin). Ensures that ﬁeld operations are conducted in accordance with approved study plans. Generates study proposals, study plans, literature reviews, methodologies, and data analyses. Assists in data collection, but will primarily manage the project, direct activities, and supervise technicians. Analyzes date, interprets results, and prepares written interim and ﬁnal reports and journal articles. Qualiﬁcations: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a ﬁsheries science or a closely related ﬁeld, and three years of experience in ﬁsheries research or ﬁsheries management. A graduate degree in a ﬁshery science may substitute for one year of the required experience.$38,793-$60,867. Contact: Sally Little, 602-7893325 or go to: www.azstatejobs.gov and use keyword AGF for Arizona Game and Fish. Close Date: Until Filled. Fisheries Biologist - National Park Service/ Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Gustavus, Alaska. $39,011-62,040 (includes 25% Cost of Living Allowance) annually depending upon qualiﬁcations. This is a 2-4 year (6-10 months per year), subject-to-furlough, term position. Conducts fish, fisheries, and aquatic resource related studies and planning. Responsible for data collection, processing and analyses. Reviews planning, management, and research documents and evaluates fisheries and aquatic resource information. Develops databases, and enters, queries, processes, summarizes and archives data. Conducts spatial mapping using GPS and GIS
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October 10-14, 2006 - 2006 NAAEE Conference, North American Association for Environmental Education. St. Paul, Minnesota. Info: www.naaee.org. EE careers seminar hosted bt the Environmental Career Center. October 16-19, 2006 - NREP 2006 Annual Conference, National Registry of Environmental Professionals. Nashville, Tennessee. Info: www.nrep.org/preview. html October 29 - November 3, 2006, Earth to You: Do Something. Now., Loyola Marymount University November 4, 2006 - The Business of Green Products, New York, NY Special half-day workshop at NY Designs; 4 AIA credits, 2 ASID credits, Endorsed by IDSA, NY Designs / LaGuardia Community College, Info: http://designgreen. org November 10-11 - 17TH ANNUAL Utah Environmental Education Conference, Ogden Nature Center; Ogden, Utah November 10-12, 2006 - Green Festival, San Francisco, CA Friday – 2pm – 8pm, Saturday – 10am – 8pm, Sunday – 11am – 6pm, Concourse ExhibitionCenter, 635 8th St (at Brannan St), San Francisco, CA 94123, www. greenfestivals.org November 15-17, 2006 - Greenbuild: International Conference & Expo, Denver, CO. The Colorado Convention Center. www.greenbuildexpo.org
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technology. This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a B.S. or B.A. degree in biological sciences with a ﬁsheries or aquatic resources emphasis. Contact: Chad Soiseth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeanie Farrell at Glacier Bay National Park (907.697.2230). View the full announcement (# GLBA- 06-42DE) and apply online at http://www.usajobs. opm.gov/. Close Date: Until Filled. Three Pond Management Technicians - Southeastern Pond Management/Canton, MS and Jackson, TN. We are currently seeking three individuals to work in the private pond management industry, one in our Mississippi ofﬁce and two in our Tennessee ofﬁce. Individuals must be responsible, personable and capable of working under limited supervision. Work will occasionally involve long hours under stressful conditions. A clean driving record is required. Qualiﬁcations: AS or BS in Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Fish Management or similar major. Experience operating boats, pumps and other specialized equipment will be beneﬁcial. $25,000 - $30,000 per year DOE. Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Jeff Slipke-TN ofﬁce email@example.com or Scott Kirk-MS ofﬁce skirk@sepond. com. Close Date: Until Filled. Fisheries Technician - Stowe, PA. Duties include performing various impingement and entrainment sampling tasks and implement ﬁeld activities in accordance with approved sampling plans. Overtime, weekend, and nighttime work may be required to meet schedules. Qualiﬁed candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in ﬁsheries, marine biology or related ﬁeld with 1-2 years experience; ability to identify freshwater and estuarine ﬁsh desired. Submit cover letter and resume to: Normandeau Associates, Inc., Attn: Robyn Chadwick, 25 Nashua Road, Bedford, NH 03110, fax (603) 471-0874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Fisheries Ecologist – Maryland. Mid to senior-level ﬁsheries ecologist in Owings Mills, MD. Qualiﬁcations: Minimum of M.S. in ﬁshery or aquatic ecology with at least 4 years practical ﬁeld experience, strong quantitative, written, and oral skills. Experience with ﬁsheries sampling, data analysis, and interpretation is required. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating ﬁsheries experience related to 316a, b studies, NPDES permitting, and Endangered Species biological evaluations. Successful candidate will contribute to projects such as EPA’s National Fish Tissue contaminants; ﬁsh community and T&E surveys, NEPA, Section 7 evaluations; and ﬁsh entrainment and icthyoplankton studies under 316 regulations. Salary: Dependent on experience. Contact: jobﬁsh@tetratech.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Estuarine Research Technician - South Carolina. Participate in a variety of biological and ecological studies of salt marsh and estuarine communities and ecosystems within NI-WB; maintain a meteorological sampling station, including trouble shooting of problems, downloading and processing data; maintain a National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) sampling site according to schedules and protocols; provide general care and maintenance of NI-WB NERR laboratory and ﬁeld equipment. . This is a full-time, research grant funded position. Qualiﬁcations: Minimum of a B.S. plus 1 year relevant ﬁeld and/or laboratory experience, or equivalent. The position also requires a ﬂexible work schedule; strong organizational skills; proficiency with computers and common software; ability to operate outboard engine boats and willingness to work under adverse ﬁeld conditions. Salary: $25,113–$28,701, depending upon experience. Full beneﬁts, including health insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement are provided. Contact: Erik Smith at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Limnology Position - The position will involve 40% teaching, 45% scholarship and 15% advising/outreach/service. Teaching responsibilities will include a senior-level course in limnology, a graduate-level course in limnology, and a graduate-level course in the incumbent’s specialty area. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program, to advise graduate and undergraduate students, and to work across disciplines with other faculty both within and outside the College of Natural Resources. Qualiﬁcations: Ph.D. with a focus on limnology emphasizing biotic–abiotic interactions. Applicants must demonstrate successful research productivity through refereed publications and grant writing. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Contact: Christine Mofﬁtt Chair, Limnology Search Committee, 208-885-7047, cmofﬁtt@uidaho.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Aquarist - California. Assist all levels of husbandry operations staff with the cleaning and maintenance of exhibit and holding tanks, diet preparation and feeding, collecting for organisms, and other husbandry tasks as needed. Qualiﬁcations: Must have previous experience with the care and maintenance of aquariums. Inclination toward the study and understanding of aquarium biology and systems. Must be able to work 40 hours per week. This position will run from late September through December 2006. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, and resume with three letters of reference. Salary: $9.50
an hour. Mauricio Madueño, Monterey Bay Aquarium HR Recruiter Attn: Human Resources, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940. 831-648-4890. Jobs@mbayaq.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Associate – Oklahoma. Conduct ﬁeld research on stream ﬂow and habitat requirements of ﬁshes, model stream ﬂow-habitat relationships for ﬁshes, assess recreational use in relation to streamﬂow, and write reports and articles. Qualiﬁcations: M.S. in ﬁsheries, biology, zoology, or closely related field. Experience in measuring and modeling stream habitat, instream ﬂow methodologies, and GPS/GIS technologies. Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently. Salary: $35,000 per year including beneﬁts, commensurate with experience and qualiﬁcations. William L. Fisher, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 404 Life Sciences West, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078; 405-744-6342; 405-744-5006. Email: wﬁsher@okstate.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Farm Manager - Responsible for feeding, grading, loading and unloading of ﬁsh and supplies, and maintaining proper water quality. Applicants must be willing to work nights and weekends as required. Qualiﬁcations: Willing to work weekends and answer alarm systems. Able to lift 50 pounds repetitively. Salary: Competitive salary and beneﬁts. Contact: Lisa Della Monica, 804-281-1289. 804-287-1093. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Fellowship Positions - The Department of Biology and the Louis Calder Center - Biological Field Station has a select number of research and teaching fellowships available for enthusiastic, highly qualiﬁed M.S. and Ph.D. students interested in ecology and ﬁeld biology, with a broad range of research topics available (more info). Applications may be submitted online from the Graduate School website. Areas of emphasis for graduate research include: terrestrial and aquatic microbial ecology (including vector-borne diseases, evolution of intracellular bacterial pathogens and mutualists, and mycorrhizae), community and ecosystem responses to local and regional disturbances (including ﬁre, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and urbanization), plantpollinator interactions, algae in streams and rivers, global climate change, and winter ecology of small mammals. Two new faculty members specializing in conservation biology (of plants and animals) will be added to the program in fall 2007. Research projects in collaboration with staff at the Wildlife Conservation Society and New York Botanical Garden are also available for incoming graduate students. Students will have available the facilities of the Louis Calder Center Biological Station as well as the biology department for their studies. Students also beneﬁt from small class sizes and active mentoring by faculty. The biology department is located at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus in New York City, providing ready access to the diverse array of opportunities offered by the city. The Calder Center is located in suburban Westchester County, approximately 25 miles north of Rose Hill. Stipends begin at $23k per year, plus full tuition remission. For any questions, please contact us by email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) or at Graduate Ecology Admissions, Louis Calder Center Biological Station, Fordham University, PO Box 887, Armonk, NY USA, 10504. Close Date: Until Filled. Graduate Research Assistant Positions - Two MS (or possibly PhD) students are sought for collaborative research on the ecophysiology and population ecology of invasive, exotic forbs in sagebrush steppe of Idaho. The students will work as part of a team in several experiments designed to test the contribution of altered soil water availability to persistence of exotic populations (eg. knapweeds, thistles) in areas disturbed by land uses. The project involves ﬁeld measurements of plant-soil water relationships, experimental manipulations of precipitation and soil water, use of stable isotopes to determine depth of water uptake in plants, and linking ecophysiological responses to soil water to models of population growth. One student will focus on stable isotope applications under the direction of Dr. John Marshall at University of Idaho, and the other student will work on ecophysiological and population responses under Drs. Matt Germino, Richard Inouye, and Nancy Huntly at Idaho State University, in coordination with Dr. Jonathan Horton of University of North Carolina. The research is funded by a grant from the USDA NRI and will be performed in sites in and around Pocatello, Idaho. Applicants should send 1) a letter of interest and qualiﬁcations, 2) names, emails, and phone numbers of three references, 3) GRE scores, and 4) transcripts to either Matt Germino (email@example.com; 208-282-3285; PO Box 8007, Pocatello ID 83209-8007) or John Marshall (jdm@ uidaho.edu, 208-885-6695). Close Date: Until Filled. PhD Candidates - I am seeking PhD candidates to take part in a study of the effects of habitat fragmentation and climate change on microarthropod communities. The project will use a combination of ﬁeld surveys and manipulative experiments to explore food webs. Required: Experience in mathematical ecological modelling OR experience using molecular techniques. Previous experience in taxonomy and community ecology are highly desirable. Melbourne is a large city of 3.5 million people in Australia’s south-east.
Biology & Ecology The climate is temperate and the city is considered one of the world’s most ‘liveable’. An active arts and sports scene are features of the city. Monash is one of Australia’s ‘Group of 8’ top universities, and boasts one of the strongest biology departments in the country. Australian PhD’s are 3 year, research only programs where students have a high degree of intellectual independence (more info). International scholarships and research costs are available (more details). Ross Thompson PhD (Otago), Lecturer - Aquatic Ecology (firstname.lastname@example.org). Postal address: School of Biological Sciences, Building 18, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia. Phone: (03) 9905-5633, Fax: (03) 9905-5613 (from outside Australia replace 03 with 613). Close Date: Until Filled. Assistantship Position - The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management is seeking candidates for a Ph.D. research assistantship. Project description: An understanding of the interrelations of woody plants, wildlife communities, and livestock on prairies of the Southern Great Plains is essential for understanding how to manage these prairies for speciﬁc ecological objectives. Any such management in this region usually will occur on private land, so the economic effects of management decisions must be taken into consideration. The objective of this project is to develop empirical and theoretical models that predict how variable quantities of woody plants inﬂuence wildlife communities, livestock behavior, and revenue on private lands in the Southern Great Plains. The objective will entail GIS analyses of landscapes, baseline surveys of the economic value of wildlife, and estimation of revenue streams under alternative management scenarios, among other activities. The project can be tailored to students whose career interests are in economics, forestry, rangeland ecology, or wildlife ecology. Duration: 3 years beginning Spring Semester 2007. Stipend: $19k/annum. Requirements: GPA>3.5, GRE>1000. Project leaders: Fred S. Guthery (wildlife ecology, email@example.com), Sam Fuhlendorf (grassland ecology, sam.fuhlendorf@okstate. edu), David Lewis (natural resource economics, david. firstname.lastname@example.org). E-mail one of the leaders for further information on the opportunities associated with this project. Close Date: Until Filled. Biologist - Seasonal biologist positions (2). We are seeking enthusiastic, outgoing individuals to conduct behavioral observations of avian reaction to power lines and carcass searches at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex near Merced, California. Positions are full time, beginning mid October 2006 and continuing until the end of February 2007. The biologist will earn an hourly wage of $8-10/hr commensurate with experience plus on-site housing. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable ﬁeld experience while living in the heart of California’s Pacific Flyway. Preferred biologist applicants will have an undergraduate degree in biology or related ﬁeld, a working knowledge of ﬁeld ornithology and the ability to identify Western birds by sight and sound. Please submit cover letter and resume with three references to Karen Shihadeh: by e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at Ventana Wildlife Society, 19045 Portola Dr., Ste. F-1. Salinas, CA. 93908. Close Date: Until Filled. Researcher - Temporary Hourly Research Worker position. This position will begin in September 2006 and is a 3 month position to start, with the potential of being extended up to 9 months. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. The employee will assist with all aspects of ongoing research, including a variety of ﬁeld and greenhouse-based work, such as above-ground biomass sampling, weeding and maintenance of seed propagation garden, native seed collection, vegetation sampling, and data entry. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Lead Technician. The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. Requirements: Ability to conduct moderate to strenuous physical activity in the ﬁeld, under demanding ﬁeld conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity, and insects), and independently follow instructions is required. Qualiﬁcations: B.S. degree or coursework in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology or a related ﬁeld. Experience with plant identiﬁcation, and computer and laboratory-related experience is preferable. Wages: $7 per hour (limited on-site housing available) or $9 per hour (without housing). Send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses and list of references with phone numbers to: Plant Ecology Hourly Worker, Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, Route 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870-9651. Send information by Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX (229)734-4707. For speciﬁc questions or more information on this position, please contact: Melanie Kaeser, Plant Ecology Lead Technician by Email: email@example.com. Telephone: (229)734-4706. Close Date: Until Filled. Fellowship Opportunity – A graduate Ph.D. fellowship opportunity available to investigate the ecology and genetics of sympatric host race formation and speciation in the apple maggot ﬂy, Rhagoletis pomonella, and/or related ecological
genetics projects in the Feder laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences. Ongoing research projects in the laboratory are studying the ecological, physiological, and genetic bases for diapause and fruit odor discrimination traits involved in the ecological adaptation of Rhagoletis ﬂies to their respective host plants that result in reproductive isolation. We are also engaged in developing the molecular genomics of the ﬂy through the characterization of gene expression patterns. The student will be eligible for a generous 5 year support package and enrolled in an active Ecology, Evolution and Environment program within the Department. The group recently received an IGERT grant from the National Science Foundation which I direct focusing on Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society (GLOBES). The GLOBES program provides students the opportunity to be involved in a number of new and unique interdisciplinary classes, symposium, conferences, and research and education activities of both national and international scope mentored by faculty across the Colleges of Science and Arts and Letters at Notre Dame. For more information contact: Dr. Jeffrey L. Feder, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 46556-0369. (574)-631-4159, jfeder.@nd.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Researchers - The DendroLab is looking for highly motivated individuals in the field of climate-vegetation interactions. These multiple positions are to be funded through a three-year agreement between the University and the Bureau of Land Management within the framework of the Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit. The overall purpose of this agreement is to provide scientiﬁc information on the interaction between climate, wildﬁre regime, and tree population dynamics in pinyon-juniper ecosystems of south-central Nevada. Special emphasis is placed on annual to decadal time scales for the periods before and after Euro-American settlement. 2 PhD and 4 MS graduate students will be supported by the project. Common requirement is a bachelor’s (for MS applicants) or master’s (for PhD applicants) degree in Geography, Applied Statistics, Landscape Ecology, Forestry or a related ﬁeld at the time of appointment. Depending on their background and research interests, national and international candidates need to apply for admission into one of these University of Nevada, Reno graduate programs: Geography, Hydrologic Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology. Master’s students are expected to focus on one component of the project (ﬁre history, dendroclimatology, or species dynamics) at one of the study areas. Doctoral students are expected to either consider all three components of the project at one study area, or compare one of these components across all study sites. Preference will be given to individuals with an interest in quantitative analysis of spatial and temporal landscape dynamics at multiple scales. These positions are available to begin in Spring 2007 or until suitable candidates are found. For additional information, please contact Dr. Franco Biondi (firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Post-Doctoral Fellow - The University of Hawaii at Mânoa is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ecology to begin January 1, 2007 and continue for two years. The successful candidate will work with a team in the Ecosystem Responses to Environmental Change (EREC) focal area within the University’s current NSF EPSCoR grant “Collaborative Research for Ecology, Evolution and Cyberinfrastructure.” Pollination webs will be used to address fundamental ecological questions concerning community structure and function across a wide range of Hawaiian ecosystems. Research questions may address the nature of interactions between native and alien species in pollination webs, or variation in pollination webs across gradients of disturbance, ecosystem age, or climate. The successful candidate will work within a team to reﬁne methods and protocols for investigating pollination webs, to develop speciﬁc research questions, and to conduct ﬁeld studies. Minimum qualiﬁcations: Ph.D. in an appropriate ﬁeld, from an accredited university. Excellent communication skills. Field research experience. Desirable Qualiﬁcations: Previous experience in population or community ecology research. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Ability to work in remote and physically-demanding environments. A demonstrated record of research publication. Active interest in research questions relevant to ecology and conservation on islands. Please send CV, contact information of three references, and a cover letter with a statement of research interests to Don Drake (email@example.com). Please send application package electronically as a single ﬁle with the ﬁle name format of: yournamePOLLIWEBpostdoc.doc (or *.pdf). Close Date: Until Filled. Plant Conservation Biologist - Leads the Missouri Botanical Garden’s local efforts in plant conservation, building connections for conservation with other Garden divisions and with local organizations. Maintains and manages the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) living collections and records under the care of the Missouri Botanical Garden, researches and proposes plants for the National CPC collection, prepares annual reports and publications, and assists with educational activities and exhibits. Also conducts ﬁeld work to collect propagules, propagates and established plants at the Garden and Shaw Nature Reserve or assists in monitoring restoration and
reintroduction work in the wild. Participates in the local ongoing invasive species programs. Seeks funding to support and expand the program. Qualiﬁcations includes: Ph.D. in conservation biology, ecology, botany or closely related discipline with 0-7 years of experience and knowledge of plant conservation, taxonomy, and population genetics. Knowledge of collection techniques, propagation, cultivation and curation of rare plants and living collections. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with Midwestern ﬂora is beneﬁcial. Selected candidate must have authorization to work in the USA. This is a regular, full-time position. Please visit www.mobot.org for further information about the Garden and about the application process: click on About/Jobs & Internships/How to Apply. Application should be mailed to: Missouri Botanical Garden, Human Resource Management, 2345 Tower Grove Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110 U.S.A. Close Date: Until Filled. Post-doctoral Position - Center for Vector-Borne Disease, University of Rhode Island. Spatial and temporal statistical modelling of ticks with an emphasis on near real-time predictions of tick activity and abundance. Duration: At least 2 years, starting from 1 October 2006. Extensions possible depending on availability of funds. Advancement to Research Assistant Professor also a possibility. Salary: Commensurate with experience (range $36-$40K and health beneﬁts). Requirements: Prior experience in modelling biological systems, with an interest in arthropod vectors of disease. Speciﬁc areas of expertise could be either in GIS and handling remotely-sensed data or development and implementation of spatially explicit statistical population models. Ongoing projects also have a large outreach component. Good communication skills are essential as our team develops web-based outreach tools for appropriate tick bite prevention decision support. Candidates must have completed PhD or equivalent by time of hire. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic, vertically integrated team of faculty, post-docs, research staff and grad/undergrad students led by Dr. Thomas Mather. The successful candidate will interact with vector biologists, social scientists, web designers and statisticians. The position is primarily for a statistical modeller, and the project does not involve ﬁeldwork. However, there will be opportunities to participate in outreach events throughout the northeastern USA. There will also be opportunities to attend scientiﬁc conferences and training courses. If you require any further information about the position, please contact Dr Thomas Mather, Director, Center for Vector-Borne Disease, Faculty of Plant and Insect Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 9 East Alumni Avenue, Suite 7, Kingston, RI, 02881, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on our research activities: http://www.tickencounter.org. To apply: Please send CV with contact information for 3 references directly to Dr. Thomas Mather at either the email or postal address above. Close Date: Until Filled. Biologist - Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame. We seek an evolutionary biologist to participate in applied genetic research. This individual will be a founding member of our new Center for Environmental Genomics and will collaborate with Drs. Hellmann, Lodge, and Feder on projects involving the impacts of global change. One project examines changes in interspeciﬁc hybridization among butterﬂies under climate change using microsatellites and experimental crosses (Hellmann). A second project will develop genetic tools to screen for aquatic, microscopic invasive species (Lodge and Feder). A dedicated technician will support the postdoc. This is a one-year position with a possible extension of six months; opportunities for grant writing to extend the position are available as is longerterm collaboration. Applicants should send a description of their research, a CV, and the names of three references to: Jessica Hellmann, Department of Biological Sciences, 107 Galvin Life Science Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Plant Ecologist - I am seeking a post-doc to conduct research on the persistence of plant populations under climate change in semiarid ecosystems. The project involves both population modeling based on unique, historical datasets and experimental manipulations of rainfall. The successful applicant will have considerable freedom to develop a research focus within the outlines of this project, or on related topics such as shifts in plant species ranges. This is a one year position funded by NSF, with a salary of $34k and a generous beneﬁts package. Although there is a possibility of extending the position a second year, the successful applicant should plan on working with me to develop proposals for additional funding. Utah State University is a wonderful place to work thanks to its proximity to desert, steppe, and montane habitats, the large ecology program, a very low cost of living, and quick access to world class outdoor recreation. To apply, please email me a CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Peter Adler, Dept. Wildland Resources, 5230 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistant - One volunteer needed from 2 Jan to 9 Feb 2007 (must be available for the whole period) for a long-term monitoring project on Little Penguins at Phillip
Island Nature Park, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. We collect information on reproductive success, foraging behavior and chick growth rates. Field work will consist of nest monitoring, tagging, and assisting with deployment of satellite transmitters and other ﬁeld activities. Volunteers will live in a shared volunteer house 11 km from the nearest town. Applicants must get along well with others, be willing to work hard, Ok with getting covered in bird excreta, working on steep slopes, and be self motivated. Good physical condition, ability to make careful observations, and hands on experience with birds preferred. We are looking for volunteers who can commit for the entire period. We provide lodging and required equipment. Volunteers must provide their own airfare to Melbourne Australia and transportation from Melbourne to Phillip Island (120 Km by bus). Volunteers will be reimbursed $50AUD towards the cost of food, there in no charge for accommodation. Check out our web site http://www.penguins.org.au. Please send an email and resume to Roz Jessup, (EM: rjessop AT penguins.org.au). Close Date: November 28, 2006. Population Ecologist - The Biodiversity team of the Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé is looking a postdoctoral researcher in population ecology for an initial tenure of 12 months (with a possibility of renewal) staring Jan. 2007 at the latest. The gross monthly salary is 2150 € as set by the CNRS. The candidate must have a PhD in ecology and good knowledge and strong competences in population ecology, ecological modelling and/or spatial statistics. The research activities of the postdoc will be part of a pan-European project aiming to understand the effects of agricultural intensiﬁcation on biodiversity in European agro-ecosystems. The main goal of the research is to build predictive models to evaluate the inﬂuence of the dynamics of the land use at the farming plot level on the abundance and spatial distribution of trophic resources, and of those on the metapopulation dynamics of predator birds. The research effort will be focused on two trophic networks (Orthopterans-Little Bustard and Field voleMontagu’s harrier) for which our team has detailed, long-term (after 1994), large-scale (400 km²) data on the landscape dynamics, availability of food resources by crop, as well as the abundance, spatial distribution and demographic rates of these predator birds. These models will be used to evaluate different scenarii of landscape changes and the mode of management at the farming plot level on the spatial distribution and abundance of predator birds nesting on intensively managed cereal agro-ecosystems. Candidates must send a CV and a motivation letter to Pablo Inchausti (email@example.com; +33.5.49.09.96.15) or Vincent Bretagnolle (firstname.lastname@example.org, +33.5.49.09.78.17). Close Date: November 15, 2006. Research Position - Arizona State University. A Graduate Research Assistantship in Spatial Ecology is available through an NSF-funded project entitled, “Testing BiodiversityEcosystem Functioning Relationships in an Ecological Stoichiometry Framework in the World’s Largest Natural Grassland.” The IMGRE (Inner Mongolia Grassland Removal Experiment) Project will test stoichiometric controls on the inﬂuence of plant functional diversity on ecosystem functioning across three trophic levels (plants, herbivores, and soil microbes) in the Inner Mongolian Grassland of northern China. It is aimed to synthesize recent advances and contribute to the further development of BEF theory by improving our understanding of stoichiometric mechanisms in natural ecosystems. The Ph.D. student will work with Dr. Jianguo (Jingle) Wu on the analysis of the effects of spatial heterogeneity on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning based on data from IMGRE as well as long-term data from the Inner Mongolia Grassland Ecosystem Research Station. The start date for this position is the fall of 2007. More information on our research group and the project can be found at Landscape Ecology and Modeling Laboratory (LEML. The candidate must have a BS or MS degree in biological, physical, or mathematical
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Forestry & Natural Resources sciences. To apply, send a statement of research interests to (email preferred): Dr. Jianguo (Jingle) Wu, School of Life Sciences & Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501. Ph: (480) 965-1063 Fax: (480) 965-6899, Email: Jingle. Wu@asu.edu. The candidate must apply directly to the graduate programs (Biology or Plant Biology) at ASU online. Close Date: December 15, 2006. Botany/History Position - The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California) is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, the history of science, and medicine. The library collections range chronologically from the ninth to the twentieth centuries and include a half million rare books and ephemera, 600,000 photographs, and approximately four million manuscripts supported by a half million reference works. Within the general ﬁelds listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, nineteenth and twentieth century literature, history of science, British drama, colonial America, American civil war, Western America, and California. In the library of the botanical gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening. Recipients of the Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in its intellectual life. Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent. Applicant must have received the Ph.D. by June of 2006. Tenure of fellowship: Nine to twelve months. Amount of award: $40,000. Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a ﬁeld appropriate to the Huntington’s collections. Close Date: December 15, 2006. Student Research Assistants - Arizona State University. NSF funded postdoctoral and graduate student research assistant positions are available in spatial analysis and landscape genetics or ecology. The successful candidates will aid in the development and testing of new methods and software (PASSaGE v2) for analyzing biological data in a spatial context. My laboratory’s research generally covers a broad array of topics within computational evolutionary biology and bioinformatics, and is associated with the Center for Evolutionary Functional Genomics at the Biodesign Institute and the School of Life Sciences. Postdoctoral Fellow: Experience in spatial analysis, biological statistics, or data analysis is preferred, but no programming skills are required. Ideally, the successful candidate will become involved in ongoing projects in the lab (generally computational evolutionary biology and bioinformatics), but will also be encouraged to pursue independent research on topics related to the overall lab mission and their own background and interests. The position is available immediately, but there is ﬂexibility in the start date. For more information contact Michael Rosenberg at email@example.com. To apply, send a CV, description of research interests, and names of 2 references to the above email address. Graduate Research Assistants: Prospective Ph.D. students should have general interests in evolution, computational biology, and/or bioinformatics. Admission will be administered through the graduate programs in the School of Life Sciences; A Masters degree is not required. If interested, please contact Michael Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Close Date: December 15, 2006. Researcher - The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California) is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, the history of science, and medicine. The library collections range chronologically from the ninth to the twentieth centuries and include a half million rare books and ephemera, 600,000 photographs, and approximately four million manuscripts supported by a half million reference works. Within the general ﬁelds listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, nineteenth and twentieth century literature, history of science, British drama, colonial America, American civil war, Western America, and California. In the library of the botanical gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening. Recipients of the Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in its intellectual life. Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent. Applicant must have received the Ph.D. by June of 2006. Tenure of fellowship: Nine to twelve months. Amount of award: $40,000. Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a ﬁeld appropriate to the Huntington’s collections. Close Date: December 15, 2006.
Fellow Position – A postdoctoral fellow in biodiversity science to collaborate with Dr. Ke Chung Kim and Dr. Jason Rohr of Penn State University. The hired postdoc
will work with an invertebrate biodiversity collection from Gettysburg National Military Park to assist in developing a park biodiversity management and monitoring plan. The hired individual will be expected to oversee parataxonomists, collection management, specimen distribution to taxonomic experts, and general project activities. It is preferred, but necessary, that the hired individual have experience with insect (and related arthropods) taxonomy, GIS, biodiversity conservation, and statistical analyses of biodiversity data. Personal initiatives for additional projects/grants and involvement in teaching will be encouraged. The following sites provide information on Penn State’s Entomology Department, Frost Entomological Museum, Ecology Program, and Institutes of the Environment. Two-year position with a competitive salary for a starting postdoctoral fellow. The position comes with full beneﬁts. Contact: Please send your recent CV, the names of three references, and a list of courses taken in entomology, ecology, biodiversityrelated sciences, and statistics to: Dr. K. C. Kim at kck@psu. edu. Please use the subject line “Biodiversity Postdoc” when sending your application materials. Alternatively, application materials can be sent by mail to Dr. K. C. Kim, Professor and Curator, Frost Entomological Museum, and Center for BioDiversity Research, Institutes for the Environment, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Questions can be directed to Dr. K. C. Kim at email@example.com or 814-863-2863. Close Date: Until Filled. Forestry Technician - Forestry Technicians needed for common stand exams in the Gila National Forest. The position will begin on October 17th and continue until snow pack. Required Qualiﬁcations: experience conducting stand exams; knowledge of tree defects and parasitic plants; knowledge of common forest insect pests and diseases; excellent botanical identiﬁcation skills; experience habitat typing; experience with forest measurement equipment; proﬁcient with handheld compass; experience with map measurements; self-motivation; attention to detail; valid driver’s license; B.S. or B.A. degree; excellent map reading and basic GPS skills; ﬁeld experience, vegetation monitoring or inventory experience; good physical condition; strong work ethic; willingness to learn; ability to maintain a positive attitude. Preferred Qualiﬁcations: Undergraduate courses in the following: mensuration, tree identiﬁcation, plant identiﬁcation, silviculture, and ecology. To Apply: send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. GIS Support Technician - The Institute for Bird Populations is a 501(c)(3) California nonproﬁt corporation dedicated to fostering a global approach to research and the dissemination of information on changes in the abundance, distribution, and ecology of bird populations. We are seeking a personable, self-motivated, and highly organized individual to provide diverse technical expertise for a group of 11, including research scientists, staff biologists, and remote staff. We are seeking technical support for software (particularly for database and GIS applications), hardware, and networking. The successful candidate should show proficiency in database management, design, and query (dBase, Access, VBA, SQL) related to the design, management, and operation of GIS systems (ArcView 3.x, ArcGIS 9.0+). Duties will include backup deﬁnition, scheduling, veriﬁcation, and archiving in addition to maintaining a mixed network of WIN98, 2000 Pro, and XP machines using TCP/IP protocols, with VPN and FTP connections for remote staff. The individual will be required to respond quickly to satisfy technical requests in GIS, dBase, Access, Microsoft Ofﬁce products, and website maintenance (www.birdpop.org). In addition, there will be opportunities to collaborate on various research projects, conduct analyses, report results, and document software development, so strong writing skills are also desired. This is a position for a problem solver who wants to further reﬁne GIS, programming, and database design skills in a friendly atmosphere of avian research and modeling. Applications will be considered from individuals with a master’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience. A background in wildlife biology and an interest/involvement in birds, bird ecology, or conservation will be preferred. Apply to Search Committee, The Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume and contact details for three references by the closing date of October 16, 2006. Please direct electronic submissions to email@example.com. For further details of regarding this position please contact Dr. Phil Nott (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (415) 663-2050 or Dr. Jim Saracco (jsaracco@birdpop. org) at (415) 663-2054. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Preserve Manager - The Center for Natural Lands Management is a nonproﬁt, 501(c)(3), organization created in 1990 whose mission is to manage natural open space, sensitive species and their habitats. More than ﬁfty preserves are under our management, encompassing approximately 50,000 acres throughout California. The Center is currently seeking an energetic, conscientious, hard working and innovative individual to ﬁll the position of Assistant Preserve Manager in Orange County and western Riverside County, California. This temporary, full-time position is funded through June 2007. Please see our web site for a detailed job description: www.cnlm.org. Contact:
Edward Stanton, Center for Natural Lands Management, 425 E. Alvarado Street, Suite H, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Fire Ecology and Modeler - Post-doctoral position in ﬁre ecology and modeling of current and future ﬁre regimes. Responsibilities include analysis of biophysical constraints on historical ﬁre patterns using statistical and simulation modeling; predictive modeling of future ﬁre regimes under global change scenarios; processing ﬁre-related spatial data from a variety of sources (e.g., remote sensing, GIS) at regional to global scales; assisting in the organization of expert workshops with scientists, policy-makers and ﬁeld practitioners; publishing research results in peer-reviewed journal articles; and future funding proposal development. Some technical assistance is available (e.g., spatial data processing), but strong computational skills will be employed on regular basis. This is a full time position within the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley; there will also be very close interaction with The Nature Conservancy’s Global Fire Initiative and with the Global Fire Partnership, which is a collaboration between TNC, World Conservation Union (IUCN), UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research and Outreach, and World Wildlife Fund. The Global Fire Partnership works to build the scientiﬁc foundations for appropriate ﬁre management worldwide through scientiﬁc research and engagement of diverse policy-makers and land managers in the use of sound science in the development of effective biodiversity conservation and restoration strategies. One year appointment (desired start date: November 1, 2006) with possible extension dependent on funding. Salary $35-$41K depending on experience. The position includes health beneﬁts. Some travel will be required. Qualiﬁcations: A completed (or imminent) Ph.D. in computational ecology, disturbance ecology, species habitat modeling, natural resources, geography, or related ﬁeld. Very strong quantitative and computer skills required; excellent written and verbal communications skills required. Training and experience in GIS is important. Knowledge of remote sensing, disturbance ecology, spatial modeling, urban planning, and/or forest ecology is desirable. Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team is essential. To apply: Send printed or electronic (preferred) copies of (1) curriculum vitae; (2) names and contact information (phone, email, address) for three to ﬁve references; and (3) reprints of up to three publications to: Dr. Max Moritz, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, 137 Mulford Hall MC 3114, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114, firstname.lastname@example.org (please cc fkearns@nature. berkeley.edu). Close Date: Until Filled. GIS Analyst - GIS Analyst position (Research Associate II Special) available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands to be assigned at Fort Richardson, Alaska, to provide support for U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK) Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM), natural, cultural and environmental resources programs. Qualiﬁcations: U.S. Citizenship. BA/BS degree in Geography or Natural Resources with GIS emphasis or closely related ﬁeld. At least 3 years of post-graduate work experience in GIS. Demonstrated project management experience. Appointment may be contingent on successful completion of a background check. MA/MS degree in geography or Natural Resources w/GIS emphasis or closely related ﬁeld. Demonstrated knowledge of ArcGIS software. Demonstrated skills in GIS database development, ArcGIS Geodatabases, ArcGIS SDE and SDSFIE. Demonstrated experience working with GIS applications in natural resources management, digital cartography and with the military. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Duties: Function as ITAM GIS Analyst on the USARAK GIS team. Provide analyst level management of GIS support functions for ITAM, natural, cultural and environmental resources projects. Manage the execution of ITAM GIS projects. Ensure that GIS date meets Army standards and requirements. Create and update required GIS data layers, ﬁeld data collection (GPS), digitizing and rectiﬁcation of aerial photography. Create maps and conduct database analysis in support of ITAM, natural and cultural resources projects. Provide GIS products and information for reports and presentations, map development and production. Range $50,000 to $54,000. Prospective candidates should mail, hand deliver, or send electronically (no faxed applications) materials consisting of (1) a letter noting the position number and responding to each of the qualiﬁcations; (2) resume; (3) from each university attended, a copy of transcripts (ofﬁcial not necessary) with degree conferral; and (4) list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals, one of which was an immediate supervisor, who have ﬁrsthand knowledge of applicant’s professional abilities to: Ms. Valorie LeFebre, CEMML, Colorado State University, 1490 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1490. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Project Assistant - The School of Forest Resources is seeking a Project Assistant (Job Number: 23100) to assist The National Park Service’s (NPS) Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program and its Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network (ERMN) in designing and constructing long-term ecological monitoring databases using MS Access, SQL and/or the Visual Basic programming language. These databases will be used to store, perform quality assurance
and quality control, summarize, analyze and report on longterm ecological monitoring data. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to work on Web programming, technical writing and other projects as needed. Requires Master’s degree or equivalent in Natural Resources, plus three months of work-related experience. Experience with MS Access and VBA coding skills, building databases, enterprise data solutions including SQL, ArcSDE or Geodatabases is required. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to handle multiple tasks is required. Experience with the Adobe Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Cold Fusion and/or Java is preferred. General information and technology and computer networking skills along with experience developing data synchronization and versioning solutions in a complex work environment is desired. Experience and/or interest working with environmental data preferred. This is a ﬁxed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. To apply, send cover letter and resume by September 15, 2006 to Crystal Switalski, 306A Agricultural Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802-2601. Close Date: Until Filled. GIS, Database, and Computer Support for Avian Research - The Institute for Bird Populations is a 501(c)(3) California nonproﬁt corporation dedicated to fostering a global approach to research and the dissemination of information on changes in the abundance, distribution, and ecology of bird populations. We are seeking a personable, self-motivated, and highly organized individual to provide diverse technical expertise for a group of 11, including research scientists, staff biologists, and remote staff. We are seeking technical support for software (particularly for database and GIS applications), hardware, and networking. The successful candidate should show proficiency in database management, design, and query (dBase, Access, VBA, SQL) related to the design, management, and operation of GIS systems (ArcView 3.x, ArcGIS 9.0+). Duties will include backup deﬁnition, scheduling, veriﬁcation, and archiving in addition to maintaining a mixed network of WIN98, 2000 Pro, and XP machines using TCP/IP protocols, with VPN and FTP connections for remote staff. The individual will be required to respond quickly to satisfy technical requests in GIS, dBase, Access, Microsoft Ofﬁce products, and website maintenance. In addition, there will be opportunities to collaborate on various research projects, conduct analyses, report results, and document software development, so strong writing skills are also desired. This is a position for a problem solver who wants to further reﬁne GIS, programming, and database design skills in a friendly atmosphere of avian research and modeling. Applications will be considered from individuals with a master’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience. A background in wildlife biology and an interest/involvement in birds, bird ecology, or conservation will be preferred. Apply to Search Committee, The Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume and contact details for three references. Please direct electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details regarding this position please contact Dr. Phil Nott (email@example.com) at (415) 663-2050 or Dr. Jim Saracco (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (415) 663-2054. Close Date: Until Filled. Data Manager - The Ecosystem Studies Program at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center is seeking a technician to assume data management and processing responsibilities. This person will work under the supervision of Team Leaders in oceanography, mid-trophic species, and apex predators to establish and implement data management practices, and may assist senior scientists with research. The person ﬁlling this position must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills. Field work is not required but is possible, pending interests of successful applicant. Speciﬁc responsibilities include: - assist Team Leaders in developing a data management system; - write computer programs to edit previously collected data sets; - archive data sets collected on annual research cruises; - create and manage a website to fulﬁll data requests and track users of Ecosystem Studies Program data sets; - design and maintain MS Access databases; - enter all Ecosystem Studies data sets into ERSI’s ArcGIS; - serve as a GIS consultant for senior scientists, developing maps as needed; - prepare technical memoranda documenting data collection protocols and preliminary results following annual research cruises; - process data relating to mid and top trophic-level marine organisms. Required skills and expertise: - Programming expertise in one or more languages (e.g., Perl or Visual Basic); - Expertise in the design and construction of MS Access databases, queries, and reports; - Experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS; - Experience designing and maintaining database-driven web sites; - Strong writing skills; Preferred:Experience with SQL; - Experience in developing metadata. Starting salary between $45k and $51k plus benefits. 12-month contract with potential for renewal. Start date: The preferred start date is November 1, 2006, although alternatives dates will be considered. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your qualiﬁcations, a resume, and list of three professional references (phone numbers and e-mail contacts) to: Dr. Jessica Redfern (Jessica.Redfern@noaa. gov) Or: Dr. Jessica Redfern, SWFSC, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 USA. Close4 Date: Until Filled.
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educators. I think that there will be a great increase in environmental education over the next decade. GCJ: What types of positions exist in your organization? What do they do? Internships? JT: We have full time education positions and education interns. They work on various issues related to ecology education including organizing ﬁeld trips, coordinating fellowships, working with science and environmental education policy. GCJ: How can current students, recent graduates, and career switchers get started in EE? What education background? What skills, abilities, and characteristics do you look for in a potential employee? JT: I learned about EE careers by talking with naturalists, ecologists, and educators who were involved in the profession. I look for people who are ﬂexible and able to work independently. GCJ: Where do you post your jobs? JT: www.esa.org GCJ: How many people does your organization employ? JT: 35 GCJ: What is the salary range? JT: Depends on position GCJ: What organizations do you recommend becoming a member of and conferences to attend? JT: North American Association of Environmental Educators, Ecological Society of America GCJ: What would you like to convey to future environmental educators? Advice, words of wisdom? JT: Learn to communicate your knowledge and interest of EE in as many different ways as possible. Don’t be afraid to try something that steps outside the traditional academic pipeline model. Find a mentor that allows you to express your interests, not one that molds you into theirs.
Alyssa Hawkins Green Earth Force:
GCJ: How did you get started in the environmental education ﬁeld? What is the most fulﬁlling part of your job? Aylssa Hawkins (AH): I started working in environmental education right out of college. I graduated with a degree in Natural Resources from the University of Minnesota and found my niche working with people rather than the aquatic insects that had monopolized my college coursework. Today the most fulﬁlling part of my job is connecting with educators and students and helping to create empowering experiences around protecting their local watersheds. GCJ: What does environmental education mean to your organization and how do you share it with the community? AH: At Earth Force (www.earthforce.org), environmental education is about providing young people with authentic experiences that not only convey knowledge and awareness about environmental issues in their communities but also develops the skills and excitement to work towards making positive change. We share this through our work with middle school students and classroom educators in 17 states around the country, using a six-step process that helps meet academic standards by moving students from inquiry
to action around a local issue. GCJ: Do you think standardized tests hinder environmental education from being taught in the classroom? Is this an obstacle or are there many? AH: Standardized testing is here to stay. Unfortunately, the emphasis on standardized testing has forced many schools and teachers to abandon their most motivating, memorable, and hands-on lessons. In Photo courtesy Teton Science contrast to such an either/or Schools mentality, Earth Force demonstrates that motivating, hands-on projects can be used to meet rigorous academic standards. Environmental education is an underutilized tool that can help students perform well on tests while also creating an excitement for learning. The goal for many proponents of environmental education is to move people from thinking of environmental education as an ‘extra’ subject or elective course to infusing environmental education more clearly into required coursework, such as science, language arts, math and civics. It is the unique role of organizations like Earth Force, and many others, to assist educators with infusing their mandated curriculums with programs and processes that make the required learning authentic and experiential with the environment as the central topic. GCJ: What is the future of environmental education and the educators themselves? Do you see it increasing, decreasing, or remaining the same? Why? AH: There is a great opportunity at this time in history to shift our focus, energy, and resources towards promoting environmental education, especially in the k-12 education system. Today, the average citizen is receiving daily messages about global warming and other environmental issues through both the news media and the entertainment industry. Absent some form of environmental education in school systems, the average citizen will have little to no means of creating a context for this information nor will they have the skills to actually address the root causes of environmental issues. Environmental educators must have a sense of urgency around environmental causes—including securing a stronger place for environmental education in k-12 school systems. Of course, this requires support from parents, school leaders, communities, elected ofﬁcials, and businesses. It also requires new funding to support the professional development of educators. Without a direct investment in educators and the institutions and organizations that support school programs, environmental education may miss out on its greatest opportunity in decades. GCJ: What type of positions exists in your organization? What do they do? Internships? AH: At Earth Force we employ many different types of people, all of whom are valuable in making our programs successful. We have executive directors who run individual Earth Force ﬁeld ofﬁces around the country, and working with them are program managers who work directly with educators and students in schools in their communities. All our staff members have varied backgrounds, including technical environmental work, formal teaching experience, nonformal teaching experience, community and youth organizing, etc. We also employ talented development and marketing staff, some folks who do graphic design, a contracted public relations ﬁrm, and ﬁnancial gurus. We do offer internships at our ﬁeld ofﬁces, including our national ofﬁce in Alexandria, Virginia. These
are unpaid and often geared speciﬁcally towards the interests of the intern. GCJ: How can current students, recent graduates, and career switchers get started in environmental education? What courses, majors, minors? What skills, abilities, and characteristics do you look for in potential employees? AH: As with any ﬁeld, getting started can be challenging. These are not the highest paying jobs in the world, but the work is very rewarding so it might be worthwhile to try some volunteer opportunities to see what you enjoy most. If you’re in school, get as much practice communicating with different groups of people as you can. Environmental education is essentially a communications puzzle, and the more experience you have solving the puzzle with different groups, the more fun it will be for you. When Earth Force is seeking new employees, we look for someone with a genuine interest in this work. As with many other jobs, good communication skills are a must. The environmental world is a great place for people interested in life-long learning. There are always innovations to learn about and apply to our work. The ability to be an effective networker is also essential. Like other non-proﬁt organizations, we accomplish so much more by working with others. As a national organization, Earth Force also recruits new staff to build organizational capacity— positions in accounting, fundraising, marketing and public relations add a great deal of value to our efforts as well. GCJ: Where do you post your jobs and internships? AH: We often post our jobs in local papers, at local universities, and on e-jobs. For people interested in environmental work, Earth Share (www.earthshare. org) is also a great resource for ﬁnding organizations and open employment positions (including internships) in communities throughout the country. GCJ: How many people does your organization employ? AH: Earth Force employs a team of 35 great individuals dedicated to engaging young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. GCJ: What is the salary range? AH: The average salary varies by position, experience, education, and geographic location. As a whole, we are proud to provide competitive salaries, great beneﬁts, and an exciting work environment. GCJ: What organizations to do recommend becoming a member of and conferences to attend? AH: I would recommend ﬁnding out what is happening in your area, and attend as many meetings and conferences as you can. The North American Association for Environmental Education Conference is a great way to explore they myriad ways in which we accomplish environmental education in North America and around the world, but connecting to your community resources should be your ﬁrst step. GCJ: What would you like to convey to future Environmental Educators? Advice, words of wisdom? AH: Earth Force has been very fortunate to have inherited the legacy of Dr. Bill Stapp, founder of the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN). Dr. Stapp had a huge impact on environmental education during his lifetime, not only as an educator but also as an empowered and active citizen of the world. He wisely composed the following words of wisdom more than a decade ago and I can’t help but think how true they are today. continued next page
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“The foundation for strong environmental action rests, to a large degree, on what happens in our home and schools. Today’s youth will soon be the citizens and voters whose decisions will affect not only the immediate environment in which they live, but also that of their nation and other regions of the world. They will make the choices and eventually cast their voices about transportation patterns, water distribution, housing developments, hazardous waste deposition, energy usage, and control of air and water pollution. Therefore it is imperative that our educational systems develop comprehensive environmental education programs so that our youth and adults will be more sensitive to their environment, better able to recognize environmental problems, more sophisticated in the utilization of problem solving skills essential to the solution of emerging environmental problems, and more inclined to participate in coping with these problems. People should understand the importance of relating ecological, economic, social, technological and political information when working toward the solution of environmental problems.”
Patti Girard Learning School
PG: I came into environmental education through the back door so to speak. Thirty ﬁve years ago when I began my educational career I had my BA in Early Childhood and a MA in reading education. I also had a lifetime of experiences involving the natural world through my father, who was an avid environmentalist, though he had no ofﬁcial education or training. He believed strongly in the need to conserve our resources and often referred to the Native American culture and beliefs. I was involved in Girl Scouts and 4H as a school age child and learned many conservation skills in these programs. As my parents became more involved in Audubon, I was also drawn into that organization as a young adult. My father always had his nose in a National Geographic, or some other book about nature. I start with this introduction because I feel growing up this way had a major inﬂuence on where I am today. I have been the principal of a charter school that integrates the environment into every subject area. I saw the charter school movement as a way for me to create what I felt was a perfect learning environment, Learning Gate Community School. Before the founding of the charter school in 2000, Learning Gate was a small private school that served Technician - The Clark lab seeks one full-time research technician for fall 2006. We study plant community ecology and forest responses to global change. Our research sites are located in the Duke Forest and in the Southern Appalachians in western North Carolina. Research technicians will help with several ongoing projects to study forest responses to canopy gaps and herbivore exclusion, monitor environmental variability using a wireless sensor network, and explore fungal pathogen ecology. The position involves mainly ﬁeld work, but also some laboratory analyses. Experience with ﬁeld work and ecological research a plus, but not required. Start and end dates ﬂexible, but preferably from September through December. Compensation is $9/hour. Housing and transportation will be provided for trips to the Appalachians. For more information or to apply, contact Michelle Hersh, email@example.com. Please include in your message a resume and a brief description of your relevant experience. Close Date: Until Filled. Postdoctoral Fellow - The University of Hawaii at Manoa is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to begin December 2006, renewable for 2 years, dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The successful candidate will work with a team in the Ecosystem Responses to Environmental Change (EREC) focal area within the University’s National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research
2 year olds-3rd graders. The original school was on a 5 acre wooded setting that had a full working farm. The children were all very involved with the farm and my observations, experience, upbringing and education lead me to the belief that this hands on approach, with authentic learning taking place was the perfect ﬁt for young children. As my teachers became more attuned to this sort of learning, we soon moved this curriculum into “the formal educational grades” K-3. Our children thrived. They were happy, self conﬁdent and looked forward to each and every day of school. The chance to get outside and learn about insects, snakes, ﬂowers, animals, water, etc was motivation enough. Our ﬁrst year of our charter school was very successful and the second year we blew the socks off of all other schools in our state in reading. Now that we were a “public” school we had to take the state assessment tests. Our 3rd grade students had the highest reading scores in the state. We still refuse to change our standards in order to teach to the test for our high scores yet we remain an “A” school and continue to have AYP with the NCLB act. We relocated to a 27 acre campus in year 3 and have continued to reﬁne our curriculum. Our literature selections must be set in a fresh water, salt water or forest biome, thus making up the three biomes from which our school year revolves. Our curriculum has progressed to the point that we no longer have periods of subjects but address an entire Biome during a 9 or 12 week grading period. All of our teachers are encouraged to join as many environmental organizations as possible. We have even paid for many of them to attend sponsored events by those groups. Though we have been to many conferences on education and environmental education we have as yet to see a school that is as immersed in environmental education as we are. We have had to develop teacher and student planners that reﬂect our style. We are presently working on a way to get our curriculum out to other schools but with such a tight budget it has been difﬁcult to ﬁnd the time or money to do so. It is a huge commitment, but one that we feel we must make in order to preserve our children and our earth. We have implemented our “Seeds to Soup” program this year and all students are involved in our organic garden. We even raise the rabbits that contribute to our compost pile. Students compost at lunch and we are able in such a short time to have our “Rainbow Bar”
Infrastructure Improvement award. To address fundamental questions of terrestrial ecohydrology processes in Hawaii, measurements will be made in forests of contrasting vegetation structure (native species versus plantation trees versus invasive species) of tree xylem sapﬂow, stemﬂow, soil water availability and quality, and climate. These measurements will be used to determine the overall impacts of forest species composition on microclimate, on soil water availability and on groundwater recharge. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on measurement of plant processes, soil hydrologic processes and climate, as well as collaborating and coordinating with researchers at UH and state agencies who are developing a cross-cutting initiative in ecohydrology in Hawaii. Minimum Qualiﬁcations: Ph.D. in an appropriate ﬁeld, from an accredited university. Experience in plant water relations and/or plant and soil ecohydrology, including theoretical background. Excellent communication skills. Field research experience. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Ability to work in remote and physically demanding environments. Valid driver’s license required. Desirable Qualiﬁcations: A demonstrated record of research publication. Experience with modeling plant, soil and/or watershed ecohydrological processes. Contact Information: Please send CV, contact information of three references, and a cover letter with a statement of research interests to Lawren Sack (LSack@hawaii.edu). Please send application
available one day a week supplied by our garden. Children choose from a selection of a variety of healthy items. It is important to us that our students become advocates for the environment, so they are all involved in community service projects. Rather than celebrate at the winter holidays with parties, our students spend that time giving back to our community in a myriad of different ways. We have very sophisticated projects such as propagating and planting sea grasses and working with a primate center, to simple projects that involve our youngest group of students ages 3 and 4. It was very interesting to see the book Last Child in the Woods become such a popular concept and it validated all that we have believed and been implementing for the past 30 years. Environmental programs continue to be cut but I am hoping that as our former students begin college they will demand coursework in environmental studies. We are beginning to see the fruits of our labor and commitment, when hybrid cars, solar energy, organic gardening are becoming viable options for the consumer. In 10 years I believe they will become the norm and all of those students who chose environmental careers will be sought after. I just hope that we have the foresight now to have enough environmentalists for our future. Our teachers all must be certiﬁed and those that have been trained in Project Learning Tree, Project Wet, and Project Wild or been associated with an environmental organization are top candidates. We often interview teachers, though, whose zest for life and learning alone, make them desirable candidates. Our teachers, as a whole do not leave us. Our fresh approach to education often awakens in our teachers the very reasons they became teachers. To see the perfect joy on children’s faces when they discover for themselves the wonder of nature lets our teachers know that what they do is worthwhile. We are always delighted to receive resumes from those teachers who are interested in working with our school and encourage those who inquire to check out our website ﬁrst. GCJ
package electronically as a single ﬁle with the subject line: “Ecohydrology Postdoctoral Fellow Application”. Close Date: Until Filled.
Geologist Position - Two Mendenhall Postdoctoral Positions at United States Geological Survey Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), Sioux Falls, SD: (1) Estimation of carbon release from ﬁres in Alaska; (2) Spatially explicit modeling of carbon impacts of soil erosion and deposition. For details, visit the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Opportunities site and click on the links for opportunities 37 and 38. Close Date: November 15, 2006.
Biometeorologist/Modeler - Post doctorate research associate, AmeriFlux and a Regional Project of the North American Carbon Program. Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Earliest Starting Date: December 1, 2006. The TERRA-PNW research group requires a motivated person to participate in interdisciplinary research on terrestrial carbon processes and responses to climate and disturbance across biomes and regions. The research will be conducted in support of (1) the AmeriFlux network, where the incumbent will lead network-wide syntheses to understand variation in carbon dioxide, water vapor and energy exchange, and (2) a project of the North American Carbon Program, where the goal is to quantify and understand the regional carbon balance using approaches that include numerical modeling, biological and micrometeorological observations, and satellite imagery. For information on responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures, see the full position description (Position Number: 002-1070). For more information, contact Dr. Beverly Law (541-737-6111, Bev.Law@oregonstate.edu). Close Date: November 1, 2006. Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) – Position will be offered to a student interested in theoretical and experimental studies of temperature regulation and animal movement in complex landscapes. Field experiments will focus on lizards,
Environmental Science & Engineering but applicants interested in other organisms could develop independent projects in any area of thermal ecology. Competitive applicants will have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: ecology, behavior, physiology, statistics, computer modeling, and mathematics. Students with quantitative backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Additional positions may become available, but these will likely be funded through teaching assistantships. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, GRE scores, and a list of three references by e-mail to Michael Angilletta (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications may also be sent by regular mail to the following address: Department of Ecology & Organismal Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809. Close Date: December 1, 2006. PhD Assistantship - Wetland Plant Community Ecology in the Rainwater Basin Wetlands of Nebraska. Playas embedded in cropland and native grassland have different plant communities as inﬂuenced by additions of sediment and changes in hydroperiod between the land uses. This has altered playa ecosystem function. This project will investigate the effects of sediments on playa communities in restored and reference wetlands. Salary: starting $16,000/yr, health insurance, waiver of Non-resident tuition status. Qualiﬁcations: M.S. in Wetland Science, Plant Ecology, Restoration Ecology, or related field. Send resume, transcripts, GRE scores, and 3 letters of reference to: Loren M. Smith, Wildlife & Fisheries Mgmt. Institute, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2125, email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Wetlands Restoration Specialist – Nebraska. Provides technical assistance in the development, implementation, management, and monitoring of Missouri River restoration activities on both private and public lands. Please send cover letter, resume and at least three references to: The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Jason Skold, 1025 Leavenworth St., Omaha, NE 68102, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, please put “Restoration Specialist” in subject line. Close Date: Until Filled. Watershed Biogeochemistry Researcher - Washington State University Vancouver seeks a postdoc to contribute to a growing and dynamic program in watershed biogeochemistry. The successful candidate’s principal charge will be to use existing data and models to investigate nutrient and organic carbon loading and transport in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. There will also likely be opportunities to participate in projects related to 1) the biogeochemistry of the Columbia River; 2) Global coastal nutrient loading and impacts; and/or 3) any topic of mutual interest (see my website, linked below). Qualiﬁcations: a Ph.D. degree in biogeochemistry, biogeochemical modeling, limnology, marine or estuarine ecology, or a related ﬁeld. The expected length of appointment is two years, renewable annually depending on performance and availability of funds. The position will be full-time and includes beneﬁts. WSU Vancouver is a young, vibrant, rapidly growing institution located within the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and coastal ocean, and as such offers an exceptional quality of life. To apply send statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, and names and contact information of 3 persons willing to serve as references to: Dr. John A. Harrison, Assistant Professor, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98686-9600. email: harrisoj@vancouver. wsu.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Postdoctoral Associate - We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to work on a NSF-funded project aimed at understanding how watershed conﬁguration affects nutrient cycling and the stability of aquatic production in streams and lakes. The postdoc will oversee biogeochemical and ecological aspects of stable isotope experiments in the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho. Field sites are primarily accessible by road but some backcountry work may be required. Minimum qualiﬁcations include a PhD with strong experience in ecology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, or related ﬁelds; effective writing skills; and the ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary team setting. Experience with stable isotope and nutrient spiraling experiments is preferred. The postdoc will be based at Utah State University in Logan, UT, but will conduct ﬁeld work in the Sawtooth Mountains, ID (ﬁeld housing provided). The postdoc will also have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at Montana State University. Inquiries and information about the position can be obtained by contacting Michelle Baker email@example.com, or visiting our website: http://www.biology.usu.edu/labsites/bakerlab/. Candidates should submit application materials (cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references) via the USU Human Resources website http://jobs.usu.edu job #050504. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Postdoctoral Research Associate - We are seeking candidates for a 2-year postdoctoral research position as part of a new NSF-funded project examining seasonal changes in the structure and function of the food web of a perennial spring-fed Arctic stream. Fieldwork will be conducted in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the
North Slope of Alaska. The successful applicant will be part of a team making regular measurements of nutrient cycling and carbon ﬂow through the stream food web, as well as be responsible for aspects of data management, analysis and publication. Qualiﬁcations: A Ph.D. in aquatic or ﬁsheries ecology or related ﬁeld and a record of experience in conducting research in streams or other aquatic systems under challenging ﬁeld conditions. We stress that this will be an all-season study that will involve a considerable amount of air travel and extremely rigorous ﬁeld conditions, sometimes for extended periods of time. Additional desirable qualiﬁcations include a proven ability in managing logistics and personnel, statistical skills, and refereed publications. Salary: $39,500 per annum and full beneﬁts. Contact: E-mail letter of interest and resumé with contact information for four references, and mail copies of transcripts and publications to: Alex Huryn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Aquatic Biology Program, Department of Biological Sciences, A-122 Bevill Building, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 354870206. VOICE: 205-348-4136, FAX: 205-348-1403. Informal enquiries can be directed to Alex Huryn or Jon Benstead (email@example.com; 205-348-9034). Close Date: November 1, 2006. Research Technician - Research Technician in Biology at Kansas State University for a half-time position to assist a dynamic interdisciplinary team forecasting ecological properties in the Kansas River basin. Fragmentation of riverine networks caused by impoundments and loss of groundwater recharge combined with anthropogenic changes in ﬂow regime and additions of pollutants have affected the distribution of ﬁshes throughout the Great Plains, leading to extirpation of native species and the spread of non-indigenous species. Such changes have resulted in a strong shift in community composition that may compromise the biotic integrity and ecosystem function of these aquatic systems. Qualiﬁcations: The candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in an area of natural resources biology, chemistry or ecology. The preferred candidate will also have ﬁeldwork experience and familiarity with standard water chemistry analyses; experience in the management and analysis of ecological data would be beneﬁcial. The ability to work in a group setting is essential as this technician will work collaboratively with the PI’s, a hydrologic modeler, post-doctoral researchers, other technicians, and graduate students. Duration and Start Date: The position is part-time and the initial appointment is for 1 year, and may be renewed for additional years depending upon satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is October 2006, but an earlier start could be negotiated. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of contact information for three references (electronic versions of all materials are preferred) sent to Dr. Michelle Evans-White (firstname.lastname@example.org / 785 532 6603). For more information concerning the nature of this position, contact Dr. Walter Dodds (email@example.com / 785 532 6998) or Dr. Keith Gido (firstname.lastname@example.org / 785 532 5088). Close Date: Until Filled. Postdoctoral Position - The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has developed one of the largest coastal invasions research program in the United States, The Marine Invasions Research Laboratory (http://www. serc.si.edu/labs/marine_invasions/index.jsp). We have a staff of approximately 25 biologists, who conduct research throughout the country and overseas. We currently seek a postdoctoral researcher to characterize patterns and interactive relationships among commercial shipping, trade, and biological invasions in coastal marine ecosystems of the U.S. Education / Experience: PhD in Ecology, Environmental Science, Economics or related field. Interdisciplinary experience in environmental science and maritime transportation management would be particularly appropriate, but not required. Candidates must have a strong background in statistics and data management. Knowledge of shipping or trade statistics desirable. Some quantitative (modeling) ability is a plus, but not essential. Skills: Applicant must be organized, self motivated, independent and proactive. Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a research team are required as is a proven talent to write reports and publications. Experience giving presentations to various audiences (e.g., scientiﬁc conferences, agencies, and the public) desirable. Some travel may be required. Salary: $40,000 plus beneﬁts. Position is based at the Marine Invasion Research Lab, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Edgewater, Maryland, USA. SERC is a research center of the Smithsonian Institution, located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, approximately 10 miles south of Annapolis, 35 miles west of Washington D.C., and 35 miles south of Baltimore. To Apply: Please submit current CV, letter describing research experience and interest, as well as contact information (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) for 3 references. For full consideration, please submit application materials by 15 October 2006. Applications should be submitted to Carin Stringer, email@example.com, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037 USA. Email submission preferred. Close Date: Until Filled. Environmental Specialist - This position is located in the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), Recycling and Waste Management Branch, Environmental Protection
Division. Serves as an Environmental Specialist. Assists the Division in regulating hazardous waste generated, stored, transported, and treated in the District of Columbia. Plans and implements an inspectional, sampling and investigatory program pertaining to the Federal Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and District’s Hazardous Waste Management Act to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. Contact: Carol Brown, Human Resource Specialist, District of Columbia, Ofﬁce of Personnel, (202) 671-1307. Close Date: Until Filled. Environmental Specialist - The applicant will develop evaluation protocols to determine compliance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) on US Army Garrison – Hawaii installations. Existing databases and inventories of emission sources will be updated and validated by means of ﬁeld surveys. Work will also include dust monitoring studies to support CAA programs. Studies and sampling will be conducted to determine compliance with the SDWA. Work may involve updating and validating an existing backﬂow preventor database to incorporate changes due to building renovation and new construction activities. Qualiﬁcations: BS/BA degree (applicants may substitute 4 years of relevant work experience for degree requirement) in environmental science, chemistry, public health, or related ﬁeld. One to two years of experience working in areas related to clean air or drinking water compliance. Applicant must be able to do ﬁeldwork which may include bending and lifting at least 25 pounds. Must have or be able to obtain a valid Hawaii driver’s license. Appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Contact: Ms. Valorie LeFebre, CEMML, Colorado State University, 1490 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1490. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Environmental Specialist - Incumbent will develop and implement an environmental education and outreach program for the Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserves ﬁeld ofﬁce to educate the citizens of surrounding communities about the Aquatic Preserve Program. In addition, this position will occasionally assist with ﬁeld work for various projects including, but not limited to, collection of water quality data as well as calibration and maintenance of water quality monitoring devices. Performs other related duties as required. Qualiﬁcations: Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner; communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience; engage and inspire students of all ages; efﬁciently plan, organize and coordinate educational programs and other work assignments; work outdoors under uncomfortable environmental conditions for extended periods of time; occasionally work irregular hours including weekends and evenings; maintain a valid driver’s license. Knowledge of: Northeast Florida estuarine and marine organisms; estuarine ecology; environmental issues; principles and techniques used to develop and deliver effective environmental education programs Skill in: the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel. Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with major course work in environmental education and additional experience/education in biology or ecology or at least two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position also requires general environmental knowledge about Northeast Florida ecosystems. All interested applicants must submit a State of Florida job application that can be accessed online at peopleﬁrst.myﬂorida.com . In addition to applying online, applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest either by mail, e-mail, or fax to: Nicole Robinson, NE FL Aquatic Preserves, 13802 Pumpkin Hill Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226. Phone (904) 696-5944. Fax (904) 696-5946. E-mail: email@example.com.ﬂ.us. Close Date: Until Filled. Restoration Engineer - Point Richmond, California. The focus of the work will be on ﬂuvial engineering projects, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis. Professional emphasis is on hydraulic/geomorphic analysis, design and preparation of construction drawings, and design studies. Qualiﬁcations: EIT or PE, or well-qualiﬁed hydrologist, geomorphologist or geologist with design background. Minimum B.S. in civil engineering or geologic sciences with water resources or hydrology/hydraulics emphasis, 2+ years of experience in an engineering environment, or M.S. degree in related ﬁeld with practical training/ experience in watershed or ﬂuvial processes. AutoCAD drafting skills a plus. Must have good writing and communication skills, work independently and as part of design team, and be creative and innovative problem solver. $45K – 75K per year plus beneﬁts, depending on qualiﬁcations. Contact: Norma Wallace nwallace@questaec. com. Close Date: Until Filled. Graduate Student Positions - Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Dynamics. The Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Dynamics Laboratory (EBDL) is seeking two graduate students starting Spring, 2007, who are interested in (1) modeling grand elemental cycles (e.g., C and N) and multiple gas exchanges (e.g., CO2, CH4, and N2O) between the atmosphere and the biosphere with focus on agricultural ecosystems at various scales and/or (2) modeling complex water and carbon dynamics considering climatic changes, ﬁre disturbances, and permafrost dynamics in high northern latitudes. Students with proficient mathematical and
computational skills and interests in pursuing PhD programs are preferred. The students will have the opportunity to interact with highly diversiﬁed faculty members and scientists in Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Agronomy as well as the Purdue Climate Change Research Center. Interested students are welcomed to contact Prof. Qianlai Zhuang (firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Microbial Ecologist - The Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center at Beaver, WV, is seeking a soil microbial ecologist to conduct interdisciplinary research in Appalachian pasture systems. This is a 2 Year, full-time position. Citizenship restrictions apply. A recent Ph.D. is required (Microbial Ecology, Soil Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or other closely related ﬁeld). Research efforts will focus on determining the effects of plant diversity and root exudation patterns on microbial populations relevant to P availability and SOM transformations in pasture soils. The incumbent will contribute to team research investigating biogeochemical cycles, root-soil interactions, and rhizosphere ecology in pasture systems. Skill in molecular genetic (e.g., DGGE, T-RFLP) and biochemical (PLFA, soil enzyme) approaches to characterizing soil communities required. Skill in analysis of soil, plant, and water samples, knowledge of P and SOM dynamics, and knowledge of ecological principles as they apply to the plant-soil interface are highly desirable. Appointment will be at the GS-11 level ($52-$67k per annum plus beneﬁts). Please send application materials and the name/contact information for three references to Dr. Katherine O’Neill, USDA, Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center, 1224 Airport Rd, Beaver WV 25813. Phone: (304) 256-2808, email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Soil Monitoring Field & Lab Assistants - Two temporary research positions are available at the Natural Resources Ecology Lab (NREL). The project has been funded to establish a soil monitoring network for evaluating long-term change in soil properties and resources associated with land use and management. The successful applicants will assist in a ﬁeld sampling campaign over a 3-4 week period, as well as subsequent processing of soil samples in the lab. The initial time-frame of employment will be 6 months with the potential for additional work depending on future funding for the project. Previous lab & ﬁeldwork is preferably, particularly experience with processing and analyzing soils. The applicants must be willing to travel for 3-4 weeks in order to complete the ﬁeld sampling. These are full-time, hourly, non-beneﬁts-eligible position, with the potential to become a full-time beneﬁts position depending on future funding. Anticipated start date is in mid-October 2006. Please submit resume to: Mr. Shannon Spencer, Natural Resources Ecology Lab, Nat. & Env. Sci. Bldg, 2nd Floor, 1231 East Drive, Colorado State University, Fort Collins,
Environmental Policy & Law CO, 80523-1499. Or Email: shannon.spencer@colostate. edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Researchers - The DendroLab is looking for highly motivated individuals in the field of climate-vegetation interactions. These multiple positions are to be funded through a three-year agreement between the University and the Bureau of Land Management within the framework of the Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit. The overall purpose of this agreement is to provide scientiﬁc information on the interaction between climate, wildﬁre regime, and tree population dynamics in pinyon-juniper ecosystems of south-central Nevada. Special emphasis is placed on annual to decadal time scales for the periods before and after Euro-American settlement. The lab technician will perform, under general supervision, skilled technical work in various areas, including GIS, dendrochronology, wood anatomy, forestry, and ecology. Work may be performed independently in the ﬁeld, in the laboratory, or at various research sites. Supervision of lower level staff, students or volunteers will be needed from time to time. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Geography, Applied Statistics, Landscape Ecology, Forestry or a related ﬁeld is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to help with ﬁeld and laboratory work, maintenance and improvement of instrumentation, and administration of the webserver. The lab technician must be able to work well with others as part of a team. For additional information, please contact Dr. Franco Biondi (firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Microbial Ecologist - A Postdoctoral Research position is available in the Microbial Ecology Laboratory at Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS). The researcher will work on a recently funded project examining the compositional and functional responses of soil microbes to temporal variability of environmental drivers. Qualiﬁed applicants should have experience with molecular microbial analyses, cultivation-based microbial techniques, plant-soil science, and biogeochemistry (nutrient and gas ﬂuxes). Applicants should also have a strong quantitative background (multivariate statistics and time series analyses), and a desire to apply ecological theory to microbial systems. The postdoc will be in residence at KBS, which has excellent infrastructure for conducting research in microbial, community, and ecosystem ecology. Opportunities exist to collaborate with scientists on main campus in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and the program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior. Interested applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of their research experience, along with the names and contact information for three references to Jay Lennon (email@example.com). Salary will be commensurate with experience. Start date is ﬂexible. Close Date: Until Filled. Soil Researcher - The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites applications for a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Opportunity entitled: “Development of an Index of Ecosystem Health in a Mineralized Area -- Metal-Rhizosphere Interaction.” This is research opportunity #17, as described in the USGS Mendenhall Program web page. The focus of the research is to extend the conventional deﬁnitions of soil health, and develop an indicator(s) for general forest and prairie ecosystem health that includes an assessment of the potentially toxic metals and metalloids such as Ag, As, Cr, Cu, Ni, and Se. The indicator(s) may be used by land management agencies, the mining industry, and the public to discriminate between natural weathering of mineralized terrane and the effects of mining on ecosystems. Common indicators of ecosystem health, such as primary production/ respiration (P/R ratios) and the ratio of microbial biomass C (and microbial diversity) to soil organic C (Cmic/Corg), could be examined. Redox speciation and toxicity of bioavailable metals and metalloids could also be studied, to assess their impact on the rhizosphere of rooted plants. We welcome research proposals that will use these or additional parameters in the development of an ecosystem health index. A number of speciation and related analytical techniques will be available to the researcher including ICP-MS, laser ablation ICP-MS, SEM, sequential partial extraction, HPLC/ atomic ﬂuorescence, and chemoluminescence. Guidance is available for the researcher from advisors with expertise in soil geochemistry, plant physiology, rhizosphere microbial communities, analytical techniques, and mineral resources. The position will be located at the ofﬁce of the USGS Minerals Resources Program, located on the campus of the University of Nevada-Reno, in Reno, NV, USA. Salary begins at the GS-12 level. For more information please contact Dr. Lisa Stillings, 775-784-5803, firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Researcher - The University of Nevada, Reno DendroLab is looking for highly motivated individuals in the ﬁeld of climate-vegetation interactions. These multiple positions are to be funded through a three-year agreement between the University and the Bureau of Land Management within the framework of the Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit. The overall purpose of this agreement is to provide scientiﬁc information on the interaction between climate, wildﬁre regime, and tree population dynamics in pinyon-juniper ecosystems of south-central Nevada. Special emphasis is placed on annual to decadal time scales for
the periods before and after Euro-American settlement. The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with DendroLab personnel in the area of landscape-level modeling applied to tree ring records of environmental change. The post-doc will be responsible for the overall integration, modeling, and scaling-up of ﬁeld and laboratory data, to arrive at spatial simulations of landscape patterns over time. Required qualiﬁcations are an earned Ph.D. in Geography, Applied Statistics, Landscape Ecology, Forestry or a related ﬁeld at the time of appointment. Desired qualiﬁcations include ability to perform interdisciplinary research, good communication skills, a minimum of two relevant peer-reviewed publications, and expertise in one or more of these areas: numerical analysis of large datasets using SAS, R, or Matlab; modeling of spatial and temporal processes; C++ programming; process modeling of tree population dynamics, of wildﬁre regime, or of tree-ring formation. After hiring, the post-doc will also be expected to develop an active program of research and publication that complements departmental strengths in the study of landscape change and humanenvironment interactions within semi-arid and mountain regions. Salaries and beneﬁts are competitive. National and international applicants are required to submit an online application that includes a cover letter, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2007. For more information, and to ﬁll out the online application, please see the full position description. For additional information, please contact Dr. Franco Biondi (email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Scientist - Post-doctoral scientist, Penn State University Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences and Dept. of Entomology. Interdisciplinary study on organic transition to quantify the dynamics of weed populations, soil arthropod community, soil quality indicators, and agronomic properties. The successful candidate will direct an ongoing study to analyze weed, arthropod, agronomic, environmental and economic data; collaborate with other investigators on project to publish the ﬁndings of the study, and participate in extension and grant-writing activities. PhD in weed-, arthropod-, soil- or agro-ecology. Experience working with complex studies is desired but not required. The post-doctoral scientist will work directly in collaboration with Mary Barbercheck (arthropod ecology), David Mortensen (weed ecology) and a farmer advisory panel in guiding the research and outreach education associated with the project. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or meb34@psu. edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Associate - Position Number: 002-1072. We seek a Post Doctorate Research Associate to participate in synthesis activities of AmeriFlux, a network of more than 40 sites in the Americas where the goals are to investigate CO2, water and energy exchange between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. The AmeriFlux objectives are to: 1) establish an infrastructure for guiding, collecting, synthesizing, and disseminating long-term measurements of CO2, water, and energy exchange from a variety of ecosystems; 2) collect critical new information to help deﬁne the current global CO2 budget; 3) enable improved predictions of future concentrations of atmospheric CO2; 4) enhance understanding of carbon fluxes, Net Ecosystem Production (NEP), and carbon sequestration in the terrestrial biosphere. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for conducting comparison of eddy covariance measurements made with a portable system and instruments at the AmeriFlux sites, analyze the data and act as a liaison between the OSU QA/QC research lab and the Ameriﬂux site PIs, and assisting in organizing workshops and the annual AmeriFlux meeting. The incumbent will travel extensively through the summer months, setting up the portable system next to existing tower instruments and making measurements for short durations at sites, then analyze data and provide results to PIs. The person will also investigate how ﬂuxes computed from different combinations of ﬂux instruments compare under varying micrometeorological conditions or synthesis of network-wide controls or uncertainties on estimated NEE, present results at the annual AmeriFlux meeting, and produce scientific publications for peerreviewed journals. The incumbent will design and conduct individual research questions. Required: The candidate must hold a PhD degree in biometeorology, micrometeorology, environmental physics, or similar ﬁeld. Proven ability to conduct independent research, and to work as part of a scientiﬁc team. Experience in analysis, interpretation and synthesis of eddy covariance data. Candidate must have additional skills in publications. Demonstrated ability to work extensively thought the summer months at remote ﬁeld sites with little or no supervision, and demonstrated ability to produce high quality publications. Tower experience desirable. Preferred qualiﬁcations include a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Employment conditions: Full-time 12-month, ﬁxed term faculty position with reappointment at the discretion of the Dean. Full-time annual salary starting at $39–$41k plus beneﬁts. For more information: Contact Dr. Hank Loescher, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; phone: 541-737-8020; fax: 541-737-1393; Hank. Loescher@oregonstate.edu. To apply: For full consideration, send letter of application, curriculum vitae (resume), up to 2 examples of your senior-authored publications, unofﬁcial
copies of transcripts of university work, one letter of recommendation and the name, address, telephone number, and email address of 2 additional references to: Ryan Hink, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis OR 97331. Close Date: December 1, 2006.
Vice President – Arkansas. Provide leadership, direction, and coordination of Global Initiatives’ subject matter expertise and best practice implementation throughout Heifer working closely with all programs staff; work closely with other departments and organizations to focus efforts to obtain grants and major gifts for resource development and assure good reporting and accountability of these funds; provide for improved knowledge of each subject matter to further the capacity building among Heifer staff and programs. In collaboration with appropriate staff and leadership, clarify Heifer’s measure of success for Global Initiatives and how best to track, manage, and report these successes and/or lessons learned in keeping with Heifer’s mission. Work closely with Advocacy and Education in developing our organizational positions and messaging. serve as a member of the Strategic Team of Heifer and work collaboratively with the President and CEO, Senior Vice Presidents, and departmental Vice Presidents in the organizational growth and development of Heifer. Represent Heifer through public speaking and networking with colleague agencies, universities, USAID, and other professional development organizations as well as participation in national and international conferences, meetings, seminars, and symposiums. Prepare departmental reports and/or updates to the HPI Board of Directors, maintain a working knowledge of the programs of HPI and the issues of hunger and poverty that it addresses, and continue to develop the professional skills appropriate to this position through meetings, seminars and professional journals, papers, etc. Foster and maintain a spirit of unity and cooperation within Programs and among all HPI personnel; Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Willingness to travel extensively, both in the USA and abroad. Qualiﬁcations: B.S. in agriculture, business administration, international studies, or related ﬁeld plus 15 years experience, or 19 years of experience. At least ﬁve years experience in a senior management role preferred. Minimum of 3 years living and working in a developing country with front-line ﬁeld experience preferred. Knowledge of a 2nd language, Spanish and/or French is highly desirable. Salary: $80,000 annually, plus beneﬁts. Contact: Executive Recruiters Agency, c/o Vickie Siebenmorgen, P.O. Box 21810, Little Rock AR 72221-1810. 501-224-8534. Close Date: Until Filled. Development Ofﬁcer - Leading international conservation organization seeks experienced fundraising professional to manage and grow portfolio of corporate donors and prospects for gifts to support global conservation programs. Orchestrate involvement of senior management/ program staff. Qualiﬁcations: BA/BS; 3-5 years fundraising experience; proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward corporate donors; outstanding organizational/multi-tasking ability and attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication, inter-personal and computer skills, including proficiency with internet-based research and Raiser’s Edge or similar database; comfort working in fast-paced environment. Knowledge of/experience with conservation issues a plus. Benefits include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, pension, tuition reimbursement and on-site parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume /cover letter/salary requirement to: Wildlife Conservation Society, Human Resources Dept. Code, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. Email to email@example.com Type code LKCR in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Executive Director - Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory seeks an Executive Director to lead a respected and fast-growing nonprofit bird conservation organization. Responsibilities will include administration, overseeing program development and delivery, providing fund-raising leadership, maintaining ﬁnancial stability, and restructuring the organization to support regional growth. Qualiﬁcations include demonstrated success in fund raising, budget development and management, and commitment to bird conservation. Position based in Brighton or Ft. Collins, CO. See our website (www.rmbo.org) for a complete job description and application instructions. Contact: Charles A. Hundertmark, Chair, Search Committee, 2546 Lake Meadow Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Contract Staff Scientist - As a staff scientist at Sierra Legal Defence Fund you will provide scientific and investigative expertise to legal staff and clients. Provides
scientiﬁc and investigate research and analysis for legal actions and petitions. Research and prepare, or assist in the preparation of, reports, petitions and submissions on environmental issues and related law and policy. Develop and maintain relationships with leading scientists in the academic community. Attend meetings and maintain ongoing contact with other organizations in priority issue areas. Field investigations of environmental issues. Monitor and report on emerging environmental issues and related law and policy. Assist in fundraising efforts Qualiﬁcations: Graduate degree(s) in biology, ecology or related ﬁeld. Expertise in environmental sciences in particular with respect to biodiversity Impacts. Excellent written and research skills. Avid environmentalist. Ability to work cooperatively with others. Experience working for environmental nongovernmental organization, working on law and policy related project and/or conducting ﬁeld investigations are all assets. Contact: Sierra Legal Defense Fund, Vancouver, BC at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Conservations Programs - The Director of Conservation Programs oversees all conservation activities of the Illinois Chapter including land protection, science, stewardship and government relations. In this capacity, the Director: Provides scientiﬁc leadership and support for TNC’s conservation planning work and establishes overall conservation priorities in Illinois. Supplies technical and program support to Conservancy ﬁeld operations. Serves as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community. Works to build effective partnerships with other stakeholders including communities, government agencies, landowners, corporations and others.Working with the conservation team, develops innovative approaches to conservation challenges while measuring the success of our efforts and modifying our strategies accordingly.Leads the Chapter’s efforts in identifying and securing funds from local, state, and federal government and assists the Philanthropy staff in obtaining financial support from foundations, corporations and individuals. Qualifications: BA/BS degree and 7-10 years experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions. Delivering practical, adaptable products and services to customers. Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs. Demonstrated experience in fundraising. Successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects. Successful experience in partnership development (partners, community, government, etc) including extensive networking with high-level conservation contacts; political savvy. Please forward cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Temporary Government Relations Assistant - Defenders of Wildlife, a leading conservation organization, seeks a temporary assistant to assist the Government Relations staff with various legislative and advocacy priorities, primarily focused on the Endangered Species Act. Help coordinate the timely distribution of policy letters and documents to congressional ofﬁces; Draft reports, fact sheets, activist alerts, reports and articles; Work with outreach staff to help organize communication with key activists in targeted congressional districts. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelors degree in relevant ﬁeld (natural sciences or public policy) preferred or undergraduate work with relevant major and / or strong interest or experience in natural resources or government. Good organizational skills. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work environment. A three-month commitment, working ﬁve days a week. A $1500 per month stipend to defray commuting and other costs.To apply, send a resume, cover letter and a short, unedited writing sample to: Government Relations Temporary Assistant Search, Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20036-4604. Fax: (202) 682-1331OR send the above directly to email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Federal Lands Assistant - Defenders of Wildlife, a leading conservation organization with over 450,000 members and supporters, seeks a temporary Federal Lands Assistant in its Federal Lands Program. The Federal Lands Program promotes sound wildlife management on national wildlife refuges and other federal lands. For more information on the Federal Lands Program, see www.defenders. org/habitiat/refuges/.The assistant will assist with research and analysis of scientiﬁc literature and agency documents and will prepare comment letters, reports, fact sheets, web page content, and other outreach materials.In addition to working on core projects, the assistant will be exposed to a variety of programmatic experience on conservation issues of national signiﬁcance. The assistant may attend hearings, seminars and working meetings to develop and implement strategies. Occasionally he or she will be expected to
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Environmental Policy & Law provide administrative and outreach support for related projects. The ideal candidate will be able to work 40 hours per week at Defenders of Wildlife’s ofﬁce in Washington, DC starting in September. Position will not extend past six months. Part-time schedules will be considered. Preference will be given to individuals with strong research, writing, and organizational skills as well as a solid background in the biological sciences and environmental policy. College degree strongly preferred. Interested applicants, please reference Federal Lands Assistant, and send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . Fax: 202/682-1331. Close Date: Until Filled. Development Officer - WCS seeks an experienced fundraising professional to manage and grow portfolio of individual/family foundation donors and prospects for gifts of $25K+ per year across all WCS program areas. Develop and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, including personal visits. Orchestrate involvement of senior management/program staff. Qualifications: BA/BS; 3-5 years fundraising experience; proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward major donors; outstanding written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong interest in WCS mission; proﬁciency with MS Ofﬁce and Raiser’s Edge (or similar database). Fluency in French and/or Spanish a plus. Beneﬁts include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, tuition reimb, and on-site parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume/cover letter/salary requirement to: email@example.com Type LKMG in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Conservation Coordinator - This professional-level position involves a wide variety of responsibilities supporting the programs and operations of the Field Conservation Program Area as well as implementing assigned programs and work plans. It serves as the primary Field Conservation Programs liaison to the ﬁeld-based team members, other headquarters-based staff, and Defenders’ members and the general public on program-related issues. Program and technical assistance will also be provided to other members of the division, with priorities being determined and assigned by the Vice President. Must possess a general knowledge of all Field Conservation programs and projects in order to assist with oversight and implementation of work plans. Qualiﬁcations: Job requirements include college degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Public Policy or related ﬁeld. Must possess strong organizational and communication skills, excellent writing ability, high level of computer literacy, ability to conduct research, analyze information and produce work-products in a consistent, efﬁcient and timely manner. Must have a strong commitment to wildlife conservation. In your submission, interested applicants, please reference Field Conservation Coordinator and send resume, cover letter and salary history to HR@Defenders.org. Fax: 202/682-1331 or mail to: HR, Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036-4604. Close Date: Until Filled. Government Relations Associate - This professional position is responsible for representing Defenders of Wildlife’s legislative and administrative interests before Congress, the Administration and the media. Primary focus will be on endangered species, wildlife, public lands and related appropriations issues. Responsibilities include: direct lobbying; developing advocacy strategies; representing Defenders’ interests in issue-based coalitions; monitoring Congressional committees; drafting reports, fact sheets and testimony; obtaining legislative and political information and generally assisting the advocacy work of Defenders’ Government Relations and External Affairs division. Qualifications: Degree in Law, Natural Resources, Public Policy, Biology, Education or related ﬁeld; At least 2-4 years of Capitol Hill or other legislative experience, preferably involving natural resource issues; Experience working with wildlife conservation issues and knowledge of federal resource agencies, laws, treaties and policies dealing with use and conservation of natural resources; Political experience, judgment and sensitivity, including a thorough understanding of lobbying, resource and appropriations committees, budget process and federal legislative procedures and grassroots targeting; Experience developing, implementing and managing legislative and advocacy campaigns on a national level; Strong writing, media and communication skills; Ability to conduct research, analyze information, and produce workproducts in a consistent, efﬁcient and timely manner; Other relevant experience with public policy, education, grass-roots organizing, communications, editing, and/or development; Ability to work effectively as part of Defenders’ legislative and administrative advocacy team. Interested applicants, please reference Government Relations Associate and send resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary history to HR@Defenders.org, or fax to 202/682-1331. Close Date: Until Filled. Senior Development Ofﬁcer - WCS, headquartered at the Bronx Zoo, seeks an experienced fundraising professional to oversee all aspects of Planned Giving program. Develop and implement strategies to grow program, with pro-active approach to building portfolio; manage Development Ofﬁcer. Qualiﬁcations: BA/BS; 5+ years progressively responsible development experience, with emphasis on planned
giving; proven ability to create programs/materials to meet revenue goals; experience managing fundraising staff and outside consultants; outstanding written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong interest in WCS mission; proﬁciency with MS Ofﬁce and Raiser’s Edge (or similar database). Salary commensurate with experience. Beneﬁts package includes full medical/dental coverage, generous vacation, 401k, pension, tuition reimbursement and on site parking. Send resume w/cover letter to include salary history and requirements to: hr@wcs. org. Type LKPG in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Staff Attorney - This position requires working knowledge of federal environmental and natural resource law and signiﬁcant litigation experience. Primary emphasis is on litigating cases under federal wildlife and natural resource laws to conserve biological diversity, and helping develop and advance Defenders’ conservation policies. Litigate cases brought under the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Forest Management Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Administrative Procedure Act and other federal statutes; Develop innovative litigation strategies and cases to conserve biodiversity; Actively participate in the development and advancement of Defenders’ conservation policy goals; Help develop the network of pro bono attorneys and manage outside counsel; Advise staff on legal questions. Qualiﬁcations: Juris Doctor degree, admitted to at least one state bar; Minimum 4-6 years post-graduate litigation experience; Strong legal writing, research, and communication skills; Working knowledge of federal natural resources, public lands and wildlife conservation laws; and Demonstrated commitment to public-interest advocacy and environmental protection and natural resources conservation. Interested applicants, please Reference Staff Attorney, and send resume, cover letter and salary history to HR@Defenders.org . Fax: 202/682-1331 or mail to: HR, Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street, NW, Washington, D. C. 20036-4604. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Director - The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Africa Program includes over 100 ﬁeld conservation projects in 20 countries in Africa. The program requires an Assistant Director for Western Central Africa to serve as the point person with institutional donors (including USAID), coordinate administrative support to ﬁeld projects; help establish program priorities and approaches; participate in project development and monitor implementation; facilitate communication and coordination among projects, and with other institutions. This position is based at the WCS central ofﬁce at the Bronx Zoo, New York, with extensive travel in Africa. Qualifications: PhD in conservation biology/ecology or relevant social sciences, with 5 years experience, or a Masters Degree and extensive experience. Fluency in French and English required. Understanding of conservation issues in Central Africa, grant-writing and ﬁnancial management skills are also desirable. The position would start ideally at end of April, salary in the range of $59,000-$76,000 depending on experience. Benefits include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, pension, and on-site parking. For further information contact Monica Wrobel, Manager, Africa Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply e-mail a CV and letter of application (include. salary history) to: email@example.com and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Development Ofﬁcer (Individual Giving) - WCS seeks an experienced fundraising professional to manage and grow portfolio of individual/family foundation donors and prospects for gifts of $25K+ per year across all WCS program areas. Develop and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, including personal visits. Orchestrate involvement of senior management/ program staff. Qualiﬁcations: BA/BS; 3-5 years fundraising experience; proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward major donors; outstanding written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong interest in WCS mission; proﬁciency with MS Ofﬁce and Raiser’s Edge (or similar database). Beneﬁts include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, tuition reimb, and on-site parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume/cover letter/salary requirement to: email@example.com Type LKIG3 in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Senior Development Ofﬁcer - WCS seeks an experienced fundraising professional to develop/write/edit formal proposals, reports and other materials for individual/family foundation donors and prospects for gifts of $25K+ per year across all program areas. Manage staff writer(s). Help identify new donors/prospects. Qualiﬁcations: BA/BS; 5+ years development writing experience; proven ability to elicit information from program staff and to create materials which attract and maintain support; experience managing fundraising staff; outstanding written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong interest in WCS mission; proﬁciency with MS Ofﬁce and Raiser’s Edge (or similar database). Beneﬁts include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, tuition reimb, and on-site parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume/cover letter/salary requirement to: firstname.lastname@example.org Type LKIG2 in subject. Close Date: Until Filled.
Development Associate (Patrons Program) - Leading international conservation organization seeks a bright, motivated, detail-oriented individual to work with leader of growing team on all aspects of annual giving program. Coordinate renewal process; draft written materials/ correspondence; organize and staff special events; conduct donor/prospect research and tours. Qualiﬁcations: BA/BS; 2-3 years fundraising experience; outstanding organizational/multi-tasking ability; excellent written and verbal communication, inter-personal and computer skills (including Excel, Word, mail merge); comfort working in fast-paced environment; valid driver’s license; proﬁciency with Raiser’s Edge or similar database. Beneﬁts include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, pension, tuition reimbursement and on-site parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume /cover letter/salary requirement to: Wildlife Conservation Society, Human Resources Dept. Code, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. Email to email@example.com Type code LK-DAP2 in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Outreach Representative - This professional position has lead responsibility for the regional implementation of Defenders of Wildlife’s national advocacy outreach program. Through constituency building and public education the program will strengthen the group’s advocacy of national issue priorities and increase long-term regional support for wildlife conservation. General responsibilities include: outreach to diverse constituencies, mobilizing and enlisting Defenders’ existing supporters; expanding support by the general public; implementing effective accountability efforts for members of Congress and ongoing media education. There is currently on Outreach Representative position to be filled in the PA/NJ area. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher with at least 2-4 years of proven grassroots organizing success in political and/or issue campaigns in same geographic area. Ability to learn and effectively communicate substance of legally, scientiﬁcally and politically complex wildlife and wildland focused issue campaigns to Defenders’ constituency, the general public and media. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to form effective working relationships with diverse constituencies including private landowners, hunters and anglers, local political leaders and religious and scientiﬁc communities. Excellent writing skills and ability to convey effective messages to various constituencies. Ability to work independently and maintain strategic issue focus. Strong interest in and commitment to wildlife and wildland conservation. In your submission, interested applicants, please reference Outreach Representative and send resume, cover letter and salary history to HR@Defenders. org. Close Date: Until Filled. Stewardship Ofﬁcer - Seeking highly organized, creative team player to oversee the stewardship and donor recognition programs Mass Audubon’s Leadership Giving program. Manage multiple donor cultivation and stewardship events, draft and produce donor solicitation and acknowledgement documentation, and manage special projects that support this vital giving program. Qualiﬁcations: 2-4 years of development experience; strong computer skills; ability to travel and work evening and weekends; excellent communication skills and ability and desire to work in a team environment; and valid driver’s license required. Send resume and cover letter to: Director of Philanthropy, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Close Date: Until Filled. Manager of Leadership Giving - Exciting opportunity to help advance the mission of New England’s largest conservation organization. Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Mass Audubon members in the Leadership Giving Program ($1,250+). Excellent opportunity to use personal creativity, strategic thinking and professional expertise to grow and expand a vibrant and vital annual giving program. Must be detail oriented, with exceptional analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and have the conﬁdence to work effectively with donors, staff, and volunteers. Reports to the Director of Philanthropy and supervises a Stewardship Ofﬁcer and Administrative Assistant. Qualiﬁcations: 4 to 6 years of experience in fundraising; strong Word, Excel, Publisher and member/donor database skills; ability to travel, work on evenings and weekends as needed; and valid driver’s license required. Supervisor experience strongly preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: Director of Philanthropy, email@example.com, Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Campaign & Major Gifts - Seeking experienced, mission driven, development professional with signiﬁcant major gifts fundraising experience for a new senior position, Director of Campaign and Major Gifts. Reporting to the President, the Director of Campaign and Major Gifts will implement a state-wide effort (focused largely on individuals and foundations) to support the newly-launched, 5 year Connecting People and Nature Campaign. In addition to directing and managing the campaign effort, the Director of Campaign and Major Gifts will work closely with the Director of Philanthropy to integrate the major gifts program with a thriving and comprehensive resource development effort. This new position is created to build a far-reaching, best
practice and sustainable major gift program for an individual who is motivated by the opportunity of a campaign and intrigued with nature and conservation. Qualiﬁcations: BA degree or higher. A minimum of 10 years of progressive development experience; demonstrated experience in campaign planning and implementation; ability to integrate major gift activities with annual giving; demonstrated experience with prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation; ability to develop entrepreneurial and strategic plans to motivate prospects and donors; demonstrated ability to think and act strategically, strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to effectively communicate Mass Audubon’s mission and work; strong experience managing highly committed staff and volunteers; willingness to travel within the Commonwealth and knowledge of the Massachusetts philanthropic community and experience in an environmental organization is highly desirable. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending resumes in conﬁdence to: Development, developmentjobs@massaud ubon.org, Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Legislative Affairs - We are seeking a strong, experienced and committed environmentalist with a background in government and public policy to represent Mass Audubon on Beacon Hill. The Director of Legislative Affairs directs all aspects of Mass Audubon’s legislative agenda consistent with Mass Audubon principles, policies, and priorities. He/she will work in cooperation with other departments, ofﬁces and sanctuaries of the organization. The Director drafts Mass Audubon’s legislative priorities, coordinates their review and approval by the organization, drafts and implements strategies for implementation, and works in cooperation with fellow NGO’s to advance. He/she manages the Beacon Hill Ofﬁce and staff, develops and maintains good working relationships with state elected and appointed ofﬁcials, legislators, staff, and agencies to promote and advance Mass Audubon’s legislative agenda. He/she maintains broad understanding of and sensitivity to environmental issues and legislative concerns throughout the Commonwealth, and cultivates citizen understanding and advocacy through routine communications using a variety of media. Qualifications: Master Degree or equivalent experience in Public Affairs, Political Science, History, or related ﬁeld. Minimum 5 years experience in political organizing and legislative advocacy, and in working cooperatively with citizens, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies in achieving goals related to conservation and environmental priorities, of which at least 1 year has been in a supervisory capacity. Ability to lead staff and volunteers to achieve organizational objectives. Experience in development, implementation and monitoring of budgets. Excellent writing, computer, and verbal communication skills. Ability to plan, delegate and organize the work required to meet overall objectives. Required to occasionally work long and irregular work hours on Beacon Hill. A valid drivers license is required. Send resume and cover letter to: Allison Kern, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mass Audubon, 6 Beacon St., Suite 1025, Boston, MA 02108. Close Date: Until Filled. Director (California Program) - This professional-level position is responsible for promoting and expanding the species program and operations and implementing assigned work plans for the California Program Ofﬁce. The primary responsibilities are to develop conservation objectives and strategies and work with other staff in implementing the overall goals of Defenders. The position will involve starting up specific campaigns and working in areas involving species conservation, habitat conservation, media, and fund raising. Must possess excellent communication, research, and writing/editing skills. Must be extremely well-organized and capable of juggling many different projects and tasks. Assignments are results- or goaloriented, requiring substantial discretion on the part of the position in determining how to meet the assigned goal (e.g., putting together a new conservation campaign or producing a research report). Qualiﬁcations: Advanced degree in Biology, Natural Resources, or related ﬁeld or equivalent experience and at least three years experience working on wildlife conservation issues. Some knowledge of federal and state agencies, laws, treaties, policies dealing with use and conservation of natural resources, and land use planning. Experience developing, implementing and managing conservation campaigns. Experience with GIS, including map production and analysis using ArcView. Strong writing, media and communications skills. Ability to conduct research, analyze information, and produce work-products in a consistent, efﬁcient and timely manner. Other relevant experience with public policy, grassroots organizing, communications, editing, and/or development. Ability to handle efﬁciently and effectively many projects and topics at one time. Personal interest and commitment to conservation. Interested applicants, please reference California Representative and send resume, cover letter and salary history to HR@Defenders.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Individual Giving - WCS seeks an experienced development professional to oversee fundraising from individual/family foundation donors giving $25K+ per year across all program areas. Includes annual fund, major gifts
Environmental Policy & Law and planned giving. Manage growing staff of fundraisers and proposal writers, as well as own portfolio of donors/ prospects. Qualiﬁcations: BA/BS; 8-10 years progressively responsible development experience, preferably in cultural and/or educational institution(s); proven ability to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors; significant experience managing fundraising team in a large, complex organization; outstanding written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong interest in WCS mission; proﬁciency with MS Ofﬁce and Raiser’s Edge (or similar database). Beneﬁts include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, tuition reimb, and on-site parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume/cover letter/salary requirement to: email@example.com Type LKIG in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Development Assistant (Patrons Program) - Leading international conservation organization seeks a bright, motivated, detail-oriented individual to provide administrative support for annual giving team. Manage mailing lists; prepare/produce correspondence and materials; coordinate logistics and staff special events; track budgets; maintain print/electronic ﬁles. Qualiﬁcations: BA/BS; 1-2 years work experience, preferably in an ofﬁce setting; outstanding organizational/multi-tasking ability; excellent written and verbal communication, inter-personal and computer skills (including Excel, Word, mail merge); comfort working in fast-paced environment; valid driver’s license; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or similar database a plus. Beneﬁts include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, pension, tuition reimbursement and on-site parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume /cover letter/salary requirement to: Wildlife Conservation Society, Human Resources Dept. Code 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Type code LK-DAP1 in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Development Ofﬁcer (Major Gifts) - Leading international conservation organization seeks experienced fundraising professional to manage and grow portfolio of individual/family foundation donors and prospects for gifts of $25K+ per year across all WCS program areas. Develop and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, including personal visits. Orchestrate involvement of senior management/program staff. Qualiﬁcations: BA/BS; 3-5 years fundraising experience; proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward major donors; outstanding organizational/ multi-tasking ability and attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication, inter-personal and computer skills, including proﬁciency with Raiser’s Edge or similar database; comfort working in fast-paced environment; willingness to travel. Fluency in French and/or Spanish a plus. Beneﬁts include generous vacation, medical/dental, 401K, pension, tuition reimbursement and on-site parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume /cover letter/salary requirement to: Wildlife Conservation Society, Human Resources Dept. Code, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. Email to email@example.com Type code LKMG in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Program Coordinator - The Wildlife Conservation Society, a U.S. based international organization, seeks candidates for a two-year, New York-based position to coordinate and advise the Wild Bird Global Avian Inﬂuenza Network for Surveillance (GAINS), a two-year, USAID-funded program led by the Wildlife Conservation Society. GAINS will provide technical support and leadership in surveillance of migratory birds for avian inﬂuenza by expanding operational understanding of viral strains and transmission of inﬂuenza viruses and improving dissemination of information to all levels of the U.S. Government, international governments and organizations, international partners, and the private sector. The GAINS Program Coordinator will assist GAINS Program Manager in the organization and management of the GAINS Coordination Team and the GAINS Data Management Unit. Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor of Science in biology or related ﬁeld and 3 years of experience working in conservation and/or non-governmental organization; Knowledge of or strong interest in wildlife conservation; Ofﬁce administration experience; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Demonstrated organizational and multi-tasking abilities; Demonstrated ability work in a team environment; Computer software experience with Microsoft Ofﬁce, Adobe, Quark, and other relevant programs (or willingness to learn); Strong interest and commitment to wildlife conservation; Desired familiarity with USAID. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Director - Administration of a major division including leading others, supervising, coaching and mentoring direct reports, managing work processes, and administering budgets and assets. Manage the Fisheries, Game, Nongame, Habitat and Research Branches. Qualiﬁcations: B.S. in a wildlife science or a closely related ﬁeld and three years of managerial experience in wildlife management programs. Salary: $60,129–$99,553. Contact: Sally Little, 602-789-3325; firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Vice President - The Vice President, Latin America is responsible for Rare’s programmatic, operational, and
ﬁnancial outputs and success in Latin America. In line with Rare’s 2007-2011 business plan, this position will manage and expand Rare’s training and support of, as well as learning exchanges among, a growing portfolio of local conservationists working in critically important natural sites in the region. Key areas of responsibility are: regional strategy, fundraising, conservation outcomes, relationship management, and ﬁnancial/operational management. The VP Latin America reports to Rare’s CEO, with dotted lines to Rare’s COO and Senior Vice President of Programs. Qualiﬁcations: Masters degree or equivalent experience, PhD in natural resources, conservation practice, environmental science, or organizational behavior preferred; Minimum of 10 years experience in developing countries, preferably in conservation; Strong written and oral communication skills; Demonstrated ability to raise multi-year funding from foundations, individuals and government; Ability to work and manage staff in a multi-cultural setting; Strong public speaking skills; Demonstrated leadership and program management experience; Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English required, ﬂuency in Portuguese a plus; Willingness to travel internationally based on needs of the position; Strong information technology skills. Interested parties, please send cover note, resume, and references to: Elizabeth Musar, Executive Assistant, email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Director - PRBO Conservation Science seeks a visionary scientist to take a leadership role in growing its multiinvestigator scientiﬁc research and conservation programs. Through applied science, partnership building, management, and grant-writing, the successful candidate will signiﬁcantly increase the scope of PRBO’s contributions to conservation science and its applications. PRBO is a rapidly growing, internationally-recognized non-profit with expertise in avian ecology, population biology, spatial ecology, ecosystem science, and conservation applications (including endangered species recovery, land and ocean management, ecological restoration, invasive species, inventory and monitoring, and policy) as well as public education. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, PRBO’s annual budget is ~$6 million. Qualiﬁcations: Ph.D. in relevant ﬁeld with exceptional publication, grant-writing, and management record. Experience with modeling and multiple ecosystems (terrestrial, wetland and marine) desired. Salary: $100,000 - $120,000 annually with excellent beneﬁts. Application review begins Nov. 1, 2006 with a preferred start date in early 2007. E-mail cover letter, CV, and contact information (including e-mail and phone) for 4 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Science Director Search” in subject line. Close Date: Until Filled. Conservation Ofﬁcer - Colleague needed to help promote and advance effective marine conservation. You will work in close collaboration with stakeholders, primarily in Hong Kong SAR, to ensure that consumption of marine species in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is sustainable. You will help evaluate TCM trade and its impacts, encourage dialogue, ﬁnd remedial measures, facilitate conservation action, disseminate information, and maintain close ties with partner organizations. We are looking for somebody with a strong work ethic who can function independently, exercise common sense, show great tact, and communicate effectively. Your background could be in natural or social sciences.Qualifications: Master’s or other advanced degree in an allied discipline; Experience in environment or resource management ﬁelds; Fluent Cantonese and English, and strong Mandarin; Excellent interpersonal skills; Evidence of ability to complete projects. Please send a cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Ms. Shannon Charney (s.charney@ﬁsheries.ubc.ca). State monthly salary expected. Arrange for three referees to send reference letters directly. The full-time position will begin as soon as possible, for an initial one year appointment, with strong potential for renewal. Close Date: Until Filled. Conservation Scientist - The Wyoming chapter of the Nature Conservancy seeks a broadly trained scientist with expertise of the natural systems within Wyoming, understanding of the principles of landscape ecology, and a commitment to the application of the scientiﬁc method (i.e. peer review and data driven decision making). The Scientist participates as a team member on various projects (particularly those involving landscape level planning, design of conservation action and measures of success) and serves as the primary scientist for one or more of these projects. Graduate degree in biological sciences (Ph.D. preferred) with course work and ﬁeld experience indicating knowledge of landscape and/or community ecology of Wyoming, or comparable research experience is required. Experience with peer reviewed publication process desirable. Our mission is to enable and enhance conservation of signiﬁcant ecosystems. We accomplish this mission by combining scientiﬁc analyses to deliver the highest quality information for natural resource planning, protection, and management. The Wyoming Chapter has a strong focus on the application of our data to conservation, encourages innovation, supports travel to conferences, and actively builds partnerships within Wyoming and beyond its borders. Send resume (or CV) and cover letter via email mail to Applied Scientist Search, Pat Platt (email@example.com), The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Chapter, 258 Main St. Suite 200, Lander, WY 82520. Close
Date: Until Filled. Director - As leader of the Division of Ecology and Conservation Science, the Director works with the Division’s scientiﬁc staff to facilitate research, outreach, and service activities that address issues of state and national signiﬁcance. The Director will provide vision and direction on signiﬁcant initiatives, research projects, and outreach programs within the Division. The Director is encouraged to conduct research, particularly providing leadership on larger interdisciplinary projects, and engage in other scholarly activities as time permits. Qualiﬁcations: We seek an individual with experience facilitating interactions and information exchange among academic researchers, natural resource agencies, and decision makers. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with 8 years experience and a broad scientiﬁc background in natural resources, conservation science, or basic/applied ecology. Salary: Compensation package negotiable. Generous beneﬁts. For technical questions, please contact Ed Heske, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-244-2173. Close Date: Until Filled. Faculty Position - The Department of Biology at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Conservation Biology. The position is open to applicants conducting research in any ﬁeld or scale of conservation biology that contributes to existing departmental strengths in molecular and ecology/evolutionary biology. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills, a sustained research focus in conservation biology, and the ability to integrate approaches across diverse levels of biological organization. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and master’s degree students. Teaching expectation is an upper-level conservation biology course with lab, and an introductory biology lecture course (genetics, organisms, ecology and evolution) to alternate with another course in the candidate’s area of expertise (one course per semester). Postdoctoral research experience is required, and previous experience teaching undergraduate courses will be viewed favorably. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy, a list of courses taken/taught relevant to conservation biology, and three letters of reference to Conservation Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, The College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795. Information on the biology department and this position may be obtained at www.wm.edu/biology. Close Date: Until Filled. Policy Coordinator - The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a global community of conservation professionals with over 12,000 individuals (resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, informed members of the public, and students) dedicated advance the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s biological diversity. More information about SCB can be found here: http://www.conbio.org. The SCB seeks a Policy Coordinator (PC) to ﬁll two critical roles: to participate directly in the policy process and to empower the membership by providing them with the information and skills necessary to inﬂuence the process themselves. Generally the PC is responsible for coordinating all policy activities of the Society and is expected to maintain an ofﬁce in the Executive Ofﬁce of SCB in Arlington, Virginia. This position requires signiﬁcant abilities and experience in communications, a broad understanding of SCB’s mission and philosophies, sensitivity to maintaining an objective role for SCB scientists in the policy arena, and a clear vision for SCB’s role in inﬂuencing conservation policy and compelling ideas on how to achieve it. The position requires initiative, ﬂexibility, and the ability to maintain a high level of conﬁdentiality. Qualiﬁcations: Working knowledge of conservation science and ability to communicate with conservation researchers. Successful track record conceiving and implementing policy activities, building partnerships among NGO’s and working directly with federal lawmakers. A Master’s degree and experience with policy activities at the national or international level. Excellence in written communication, oral communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to synthesize voluminous, complex and diverse material into information that audiences will ﬁnd understandable, engaging and compelling. Ability to work both as a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with a wide range of people. Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion in all aspects of work. Energetic, non-confrontational demeanor, proven management and leadership experience, and well organized, with the ability to coordinate and prioritize among many tasks and responsibilities. Ability to identify and act on useful outreach opportunities. Computer literate and proﬁcient with Microsoft Ofﬁce and internet browsers. Experience and proﬁciency in web site maintenance highly desirable and linguistic skills beyond English a plus. Applicants should send cover letter (including statement of interest) and resume to: Alan D. Thornhill, PhD., Executive Director, Society for Conservation Biology, email@example.com. Close Date: November 3, 2006. Fisheries Policy Analyst - Okanagan Nation Alliance, Westbank, B.C., Canada. Identify/review/analyze policies/
legislation that have bearing on anadromous ﬁsheries. Relevant issues include the Pacific Salmon Treaty, Columbia River Treaty, hydro-electric operations/mitigation. Develop strategic approaches that address First Nations interests Develop/facilitate transboundary collaboration. Qualiﬁcations: Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline is required (e.g. Biology, Political Science, Law, etc) Related employment experience, Knowledge of Canadian and U.S. policies/legislation relevant to ﬁsheries and/or habitat management. Knowledge of Aboriginal Title and Rights issues in British Columbia Excellent verbal and written communication skills Preference will be given to qualiﬁed applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Please submit cover letter and CV to: Howie Wright, Senior Fisheries Biologist, 3255C Shannon Lake Road, Westbank, BC V4T 1V4. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Close Date: Until Filled. Director - The Director is a senior administrator at the level of Professional or Senior Professional Scientist (full-time, state funded). The Director provides leadership, vision, and direction on signiﬁcant initiatives, research projects, and outreach programs within the Division and manages staff and budgets. Applicants must have a broad scientiﬁc background in natural resources, conservation science, or basic or applied ecology; demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage staff; and a strong interest in public/ government service. A Ph.D. in biological sciences with minimum of 8 years relevant experience is required. Located on the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign campus. For a complete position description and application requirements visit our website. For technical questions, please contact Ed Heske, Search Chair, email@example.com, 217-244-2173. Close Date: December 1, 2006. Director of Conservation Science - PRBO Conservation Science seeks a visionary scientist to take a leadership role in growing its multi-investigator scientiﬁc research and conservation programs. Through applied science, partnership building, management, and grant-writing, the successful candidate will signiﬁcantly increase the scope of PRBO’s contributions to conservation science and its applications. PRBO is a rapidly growing, internationallyrecognized non-profit with expertise in avian ecology, population biology, spatial ecology, ecosystem science, and conservation applications (including endangered species recovery, land and ocean management, ecological restoration, invasive species, inventory and monitoring, and policy) as well as public education. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, PRBO’s annual budget is ~$6 million. Qualiﬁcations: Ph.D. in relevant ﬁeld with exceptional publication, grant-writing, and management record. Experience with modeling and multiple ecosystems (terrestrial, wetland and marine) desired. Salary: $100k -$120k annually with excellent beneﬁts. E-mail cover letter, CV, and contact information (including e-mail and phone) for 4 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Science Director Search” in subject line. Additional details about the position can be found at www.prbo.org/sciencedirector. For more information, contact Ellie M. Cohen, Executive Director (email@example.com, 707-781-2555, ext. 318). Close Date: November 1, 2006. Conservation Science Position - World Wildlife Fund is announcing the opening of its 2007-2008 Kathryn Fuller Fellowship competition. Two post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded for a two year period to individuals with outstanding research proposals that are of fundamental and immediate importance to global biodiversity conservation. Fuller Fellows can be based at any institution, including at World Wildlife Fund, and will co-advised by one academic and one WWF mentor. Fellows are provided a stipend of $50k per year, as well as a $15k annual research allowance. Applicants should have received a doctorate degree between January 2002 and January 2007. Offers will be made in the spring of 2007, with fellowships to begin in the fall of 2007. For more information, application guidelines, and on-line application forms, please visit www.worldwildlife.org/sfn, or contact us at: Tel: 1-202-778-9742 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: November 15, 2006.
AmeriCorps Member (Environmental Education) - The Ocean State Environmental Education Collaborative AmeriCorps Program is looking for 14 full-time members to provide environmental education to local city schools. The Collaborative is an association of four environmental organizations, Save The Bay, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Groundwork Providence, and Roger Williams Park Zoo. Member Responsibilities: Deliver environmental education programs; Teach in classrooms, in the ﬁeld, in a zoo/museum setting, or aboard a 45’ education vessel; Coordinate community service projects; Develop and implement new
Environmental Education & Eco Tourism experiential education programs, including service learning projects and after school programs; Develop partnerships with schools and community groups, and; Other duties related to individual site placement. Requirements: Team Player; Experience working with children or in front of groups; Interest in Environmental Education; At least 17 years old; H.S diploma or GED (some college preferred); Legal US resident; Full-Time, One Year Commitment, January – December 2007 Fill out AmeriCorps application (including the 2 written references) online at www.americorps.org and send a letter of interest and resume to mailing address or email address: Ocean State Environmental Education Collaborative, Kate Douton, Save The Bay, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905. Email: oseec@savebay. org. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Environmental Education Counselor - Lead nature activities and act as a counselor in a small natural history day camp for six, one-week sessions. The camp emphasizes group cooperation, nature study, and experiential learning. Each instructor develops his/her own lessons using ﬁeld, forest and wetland habitats in local natural areas. Qualiﬁcations: B.A. or B.S. in early childhood education or related education degree with appropriate work experience. College students studying early childhood with day camp experience will also be considered; knowledge of the outdoors. Experience in leading natural history activities relating to field, forest and wetland habitats. Ability to work cooperatively and independently. Interest in, and understanding of children, and a desire to share outdoor experiences. Canoeing experience and American Red Cross First-aid and Community CPR Certiﬁcation. Salary starting at $8.75/hour. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Scott Santino, Camp Coordinator, email@example.com, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsﬁeld, MA 01983. Close Date: Until Filled. Project Coordinator - 24-month grant-funded position (with possibility of continuation based on funding) supporting the development and implementation of: SeaTech: Underserved Teens Hooked on Ocean Science. Develop workplace and technology competencies for 8th/9th grade students at local Boys & Girls Club. The Project Coordinator will assist with admin. support including but not limited to: writing and editing curriculum, maintaining progress reports; teaching programs, purchasing/procuring; developing correspondences; scheduling, testing and evaluating new program components. Qualiﬁcations: BA or BS in a natural science. Demonstrated competence in writing and communication. Strong human relations skills. Ability to work independently and maintain high standard of excellence in task completion. Strong plus: Experience developing educational curriculum, content familiarity with marine mammals and/or bioacoustics; desire to work with underrepresented youths in an after school free-choice environment (Boys & Girls Clubs); experience in project administration or management. Competency using Microsoft Word and Excel. Exp. with web authoring software a plus. Ocean Institute, Attn: Elaine Hofﬂund, ehofﬂund@cox.net, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629. Close Date: Until Filled. MarineLab Director of Education - MRDF is seeking a Director of Education to oversee and implement all aspects of its MarineLab program, which is an established, highly successful marine education program featuring snorkeling in the seagrass, mangrove, and coral reef communities as a tool to teach students about regional and global ecology. MarineLab is a year round facility containing dormitories, cafeteria, labs, classrooms and eight 26’ Twin Vee boats. Duties include: hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff; teaching, including some nights and weekends; scheduling staff and allocating facility resources; attend to any problem solving or crisis management needed during programs; ensure high quality and safety standards to continue our record of high teacher satisfaction; work with management team on budgeting, policy structure, and company direction; represent MarineLab and MRDF at conferences, meetings and on advisory boards. Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, marine science or a related ﬁeld, with concentration in tropical/ subtropical marine ecology; extensive experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting; Coast Guard Captain’s License or equivalent experience aboard 20’-30’ vessels; supervisory experience; SCUBA certiﬁcation, Divemaster preferred; experience managing an environmental education program; Red Cross Lifeguard; excellent verbal and written communication skills; friendly personality and sense of humor essential! Candidate must be in good physical condition and enjoy working outdoors in subtropical sun, in ocean conditions with students. Contact: Ginette Hughes, Marine Resources Development Foundation, PO Box 787, Key Largo, FL 33037. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: November 10, 2006. Environmental Educator - Five positions, min. average 10 hours per week each; greater time commitment required during summer in weeks surrounding Fair; additional hours may be available. Responsibilities include tasks to implement County Fair Recycling Initiative: represent Wildlife Learning Company (WLC) at meetings with key program partners;
recruit students & supervisors from County High Schools; attend & facilitate orientation meeting & student ﬁeld trips; coordinate, attend, facilitate & report on monthly student meetings; participate in & monitor weekly chat sessions with participants; attend two Fair Board meetings; assist students with administrative support on tasks, including sponsorship mailing; submit publicity pieces & digital photos to WLC for media releases; help coordinate student work schedules for Fair week, including set-up & break-down day; supervise students at the Fair; assist with development of presentation for wrap up event & attend same; prepare & submit ﬁnal reports to WLC. The County Fair Recycling Initiative is a program of Wildlife Learning Company, Inc., in cooperation with Cooperative Extension, Solid Waste Departments, Learn & Serve America, County Fair Associations and others. The purpose is to provide plastic, metal, glass and cardboard recycling at County Fairs where needed while providing an environmental education service-learning opportunity for high school youth. In 2007 the program is working at fairs in Otsego, Schoharie, Delaware, Chenango & Fulton-Montgomery Counties. Requirements/application procedures are available at www.wildlearn.com/news.html. Close Date: Until Filled. After Camp Instructors - Caring person needed to supervise the After Camp program. Must enjoy working with children and have childcare experience. Must enjoy working with children and have childcare experience. Monday - Friday, 2:45 - 6:15 p.m. For an application and more information contact: Kay Andberg, email@example.com, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill St., Sharon, MA 02067. (781) 784-5691. Close Date: Until Filled. After Camp Junior Counselor - Play games with and supervise children under the direction of the After Camp instructor. Must enjoy working with children, have childcare experience and be 16 or older. For an application and more information contact: Kay Andberg, Camp Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill St., Sharon, MA 02067. (781) 784-5691. Close Date: Until Filled. Natural History Day Camp Instructor - In conjunction with the YMCAs in Attleboro and North Attleboro, offers a summer day camp program for children ages 6-10. Day Camp Instructors develop and teach activities that include nature explorations, science projects, hikes, games, and nature crafts. Each week instructors have a different group of children to teach and to lead in their exploration of nature. This position runs from late June to August (the ﬁrst week is for training) Qualiﬁcations: Completion of ﬁrst year of college, preferably with a major in biology, environmental studies, education, or related ﬁeld. Previous experience working with children especially in a camp setting preferred. Ability to work cooperatively and independently. Experience in leading natural history activities relating to ﬁeld, forest and wetland habitats a plus. Must be able to work well with children and other staff members. Must be professional, energetic, and have a positive attitude and most importantly the willingness to have FUN! CORI, SORI checks required. Send a cover letter, resume and three references to: Michelle Jorgensen, Camp Director, email@example.com, 1417 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. Close Date: Until Filled. Teacher/Naturalist - Opportunity to teach environmental and science programs in a very diverse community for schools, community groups and the general public. Serve as a natural science resource for visitors, members, volunteers, and staff in accordance with Mass Audubon’s goals and objectives. Qualiﬁcations: BA or BS, preferably in biology or earth science, environmental studies or science education a minimum. Familiarity with constructivism and inquiry-based education, and state and national standards required. Course work in human development, learning theory and ﬁeldwork and education studies desirable. Previous experience as a teacher for urban children, youth and/or adults in an informal education setting required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively and independently also required. Proven experience working with diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic background and, physical and mental abilities. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others grow in understanding of and concern for the environment and people’s relationship to it. Multi-lingual desirable English plus Spanish, French/Haitian Creole, Portuguese/Cape-Verdean, Mandarin Chinese and/or Vietnamese. Working some weekend days required; ability to lead walks on unimproved trails and rough terrain, current ﬁrst aid/CPR certiﬁcation and a valid driver’s license and willingness to travel throughout the Commonwealth. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Please send resume, cover letter and three references to: Gloria Villegas-Cardoza, firstname.lastname@example.org, Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, MA 02126. Close Date: Until Filled. Volunteer Coordinator - We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced volunteer coordinator to manage Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary’s 500+ person volunteer program. Volunteers give their valuable time to help sustain the sanctuary and, in return, Drumlin gives volunteers valuable learning experiences. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer coordinator with excellent people skills who can
serve both our volunteers and the sanctuary with energy, imagination and enthusiasm. Drumlin Farm’s volunteer program supports its livestock management, crops, wildlife care, education, visitor services, visitor education, and property maintenance departments as well as ecological management projects and special events. Under the supervision of the sanctuary’s Administrative Manager, the volunteer coordinator will manage all aspects of Drumlin’s very active volunteer program including recruiting, screening, training, placing, scheduling supervising, evaluating and recognizing the volunteers. The volunteer coordinator will manage a number of volunteer projects including those involving physical labor such as trail maintenance and improvement and clearing of invasive species. Qualiﬁcations: This position requires a BA or BS or equivalent experience and two years of volunteer management or other workrelated experience; strong communication and human relations management skills; and a commitment to helping others develop an understanding of and concern for the environment. Knowledge of local and regional natural history, and sustainable agriculture is preferred. The position requires frequent weekend and some evening work, the ability to participate in and supervise volunteer work on unimproved trails in remote sanctuary locations, a valid MA driver‘s license, and instate travel. Experience or willingness to train in the use of computer for word processing and data management, pesticide application, and ﬁrst-aid/CPR required. Send resume and cover letter to: Karen Stein, email@example.com, Mass Audubon - Drumlin Farm, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Education - We are seeking a strong, experienced educator who is passionately committed to environmental education and represents Mass Audubon’s education as central to the organization’s mission and interrelated with our land protection, conservation and advocacy priorities. He/she will anticipate and identify emerging educational needs and opportunities relating to science and the environment, which will then used to develop, modify, implement, and evaluate educational policies, and practices for Mass Audubon. The Director of Education needs to demonstrate initiative, ﬂexibility, and a willingness to adapt to and facilitate organizational change as well as demonstrate an ability to promote, respect and secure diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities. He/she will work collaboratively with other Mass Audubon senior staff across the state as well as education leaders throughout New England to achieve Mass Audubon’s educational vision and priorities relating to policy and program development, program evaluation, staff training, securing resources, and operational management. Qualiﬁcations: Masters Degree or equivalent experience in environmental education, biology or earth science or relevant ﬁeld and at least eight years of related experience in program development, evaluation, and/or teaching in formal and informal settings. Strong knowledge of and experience with public and private education and familiarity with state and national education standards. Proven ability to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs in an ethnically and culturally diverse area. Proven ability to develop, implement, and analyze plans and budgets as well as to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to facilitate complex, multi-dimensional projects while managing other duties and responsibilities. Experience in the recruitment, management and development of staff, especially among under-represented groups, and the ability to organize, inspire, and support people with diverse skills and backgrounds to create a common program or shared result. Strong computer and communication skills (written and oral) including representation of the Society in public meetings (including evenings and weekends). A valid driver’s license and the physical capacity to travel frequently and extensively within the state and region. Send cover letter and resume to: Elaine Kile, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Close Date: Until Filled. Volunteer Coordinator - We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced volunteer coordinator to manage Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary’s 500+ person volunteer program. Volunteers give their valuable time to help sustain the sanctuary and, in return, Drumlin gives volunteers valuable learning experiences. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer coordinator with excellent people skills who can serve both our volunteers and the sanctuary with energy, imagination and enthusiasm. Drumlin Farm’s volunteer program supports its livestock management, crops, wildlife care, education, visitor services, visitor education, and property maintenance departments as well as ecological management projects and special events. Under the supervision of the sanctuary’s Administrative Manager, the volunteer coordinator will manage all aspects of Drumlin’s very active volunteer program including recruiting, screening, training, placing, scheduling supervising, evaluating and recognizing the volunteers. The volunteer coordinator will manage a number of volunteer projects including those involving physical labor such as trail maintenance and improvement and clearing of invasive species. This position requires a BA or BS or equivalent experience and two years of volunteer management or other work-related experience; excellent communication and human relations
management skills; and a strong commitment to helping others develop an understanding of and concern for the environment. Knowledge of local and regional natural history, and sustainable agriculture is preferred. The position requires frequent weekend and some evening work, the ability to participate in and supervise volunteer work on unimproved trails in remote sanctuary locations, a valid MA driver‘s license, and instate travel. Experience or willingness to train in the use of computer for word processing and data management, pesticide application (for trail maintenance and ecological management), and ﬁrst-aid/CPR required. Send resume and cover letter to: Karen Stein, email@example.com, Mass Audubon - Drumlin Farm, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Close Date: Until Filled. Art-Nature Teacher - The Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center, an art museum within New England‘s largest conservation organization, is seeking an energetic educator to teach art and nature programs to children. Interdisciplinary programming consists of hands-on art activities, encounters with original works of art, and natural science education both indoors and on the 138-acre wildlife sanctuary. The ideal candidate would have experience teaching and developing curriculum in both art and natural science for children, and a familiarity with Massachusetts curriculum frameworks. However, teachers with an interest in art and natural science but experience in other areas will be considered. Programs may be delivered to school or scout groups or to the general public. Frequency and schedule of work will vary as group programs are booked. Programs are most often scheduled on weekday mornings. Send cover letter and resume to: Emily Walden Fox, Education Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center, 963 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021. Close Date: Until Filled. Nature Camp Instructors - Do you dread spending your summer trapped inside? Have your evenings and weekends free while working in a creative and supportive environment! Use your leadership skills and creativity as you share your love for nature with children this summer. Be a part of Mass Audubon, the largest conservation organization in New England. Enhance your knowledge during our two-day natural history ﬁeld school and additional on-site training. Moose Hill is located 30 minutes from both Boston and Providence and one mile from the Sharon train station. The sanctuary protects nearly 2,000 acres and has 20 miles of trails to explore. Habitats include upland forests, successional ﬁelds, a red maple swamp with a boardwalk, cedar knolls with panoramic views and a network of vernal pools. Day camp instructors teach natural history concepts through outdoor exploration, activities, hikes, games and crafts. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have experience in working with children and exhibit willingness to research natural history topics and activities. Current ﬁrst aid and CPR certiﬁcations required. Full or part summer positions. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Full-time seasonal position. Some housing is available. Internships possible. For an application and more information contact: Kay Andberg, email@example.com, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill St., Sharon, MA 02067. (781) 784-5691. Close Date: Until Filled. Adventure Camp Instructors - Share your knowledge and enthusiasm for nature with older campers as you challenge them to build their conﬁdence while exploring the habitats of New England. Use your leadership skills to create a cohesive and supportive group who can successfully meet challenges together. While primarily a day camp program, some of the one-week sessions have an overnight. The Adventure Camp program includes seashore, river, bog, lake, farm and mountain trips as well as explorations on site. Moose Hill is located 30 minutes from both Boston and Providence and one mile from the Sharon train station. The sanctuary protects nearly 2,000 acres and has 20 miles of trails to explore. Habitats include upland forests, successional ﬁelds, a red maple swamp with a boardwalk, cedar knolls with panoramic views and a network of vernal pools. Applicants must be 21 or older with a good driving record and have experience in supervising children, hiking, camping and canoeing. Full-time seasonal position. Some housing is available. Internships possible. For an application and more information contact: Patty Shaver, firstname.lastname@example.org, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill St., Sharon, MA 02067. (781) 784-5691. Close Date: Until Filled. Teachers - Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary seeks part-time seasonal teachers for environmental education programs beginning this summer and fall. Develop and teach handson natural history and farm curriculum for grades K-6 both on-site at the sanctuary and farm, and in outreach to area schools and community centers. Experience working with children and knowledge of or interest in natural history and farming a must. Environmental education or classroom experience a plus. Applicants must be available to be scheduled 3 days per week, 8:30-1:30pm. Hourly wage with paid training. Please send or email a cover letter and resume to: Sandy Verger, Educattion Coordinator, email@example.com, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Close
Environmental Education & Eco Tourism Date: Until Filled. Crops Apprentice - Apprentices work for 3 or 6 months between May and November learning all aspects of vegetable production: greenhouse propagation, timely transplanting, state-of-the-art tractor-cultivating techniques, old-fashioned hand-cultivating techniques, timely harvesting, and the management of volunteers. Drumlin also grows strawberries and raspberries, and its livestock operation raises cows, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens. On-farm composting and cover-cropping are the main sources of soil fertility. Drumlin markets its food in a variety of ways, and apprentices participate in each method. From June through October the farm feeds 100 families through its CSA, attends three Boston farmers’ markets per week, and stocks a farmstand each day. In the summer, extra food is grown for fall storage in a root cellar. This food, supplemented by greenhouse greens, feeds 35 families throughout the winter. The farm, using its own garlic and basil, also makes and markets pesto—a value-added product. No previous experience is necessary, but candidates should be physically ﬁt, willing to work ﬂexible hours and ready to interact with the public in a positive and open manner. Apprentices receive a weekly stipend of $175 with housing available at $25.00 (pre-tax) per week. To apply for the apprenticeship, contact: Matt Celona, firstname.lastname@example.org, Drumlin Farm, South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773; 781.259.2236. Close Date: Until Filled. Teacher/Naturalist - Teaching pre-designed programs. Training and support provided. Schedule is irregular but ﬂexible, generally weekdays 9-1:30. Program lengths vary; sign up based on your own availability. Peak seasons are October-November, February-March and late April-June. Past teaching experience and/or natural history knowledge a plus. Must be able to hike on uneven terrain. For an application or more information, contact: Kay Andberg, Education Dept., email@example.com, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill St., Sharon, MA 02067. (781) 784-5691. Close Date: Until Filled. Teacher - Lead small groups of children and adults during pre-designed school, sanctuary, and outreach programs. Training and support is provided. Schedule is irregular but ﬂexible, typically Monday-Friday, mostly mornings, some afternoons and evenings, Saturday hours possible once thoroughly trained. Peak seasons are mid-SeptemberOctober and February-June. Qualiﬁcations: Have interest and general knowledge of natural history and/or education. (Previous experience working with children in school or similar setting or training in natural history a plus.) Be able to hike on unimproved terrain. Certiﬁcation in Red Cross Community CPR and First Aid, sense of humor, ﬂexibility, and willingness to learn preferred. Send cover letter and resume to: Marla Cohen, Education Coordinator, mcohen@massaudubon. org, Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 108 North Street, Norfolk, MA 02056. Close Date: Until Filled. Educator - The NY Aquarium seeks an environmental or marine science educator to be responsible for developing and delivering marine science programs (K -12) to school and family groups in an informal setting. Requirements: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in biology (preferably a background in marine science) or environmental education, with at least one year teaching experience. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and be willing to work a Tuesday – Saturday, 9-5 schedule. Salary mid 30s plus excellent beneﬁts package. Send resume w/cover letter to include salary history and requirements to: Bronx Zoo, Human Resources, Box STEI, firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Environmental Education Program - The Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England invites applications for a full-time faculty member who will also be the director of the Environmental Education Program, to begin July 1, 2007. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative environmental educator and researcher who appreciates the interdisciplinary nature of environmental studies and articulates a clear vision for the future of the environmental education ﬁeld. Antioch New England offers six pathways to M.S. degrees in Environmental Studies, as well as an innovative Ph.D. degree. Our students and faculty are motivated by the urgency of complex environmental challenges, the desire to promote deeper ecological awareness, and the aspiration to understand the real needs of people, habitats, and communities. The successful candidate will advise Master’s level graduate students in environmental education as well as doctoral students, and will direct a nationally renowned program which prepares professionals for careers in environmental and natural history interpretation, exhibit development, curriculum design, outdoor experiential education, and residential programming. She or he will oversee the Environmental Education curriculum and supervise teaching colleagues in the program, consult on program outreach and admissions, network with professional organizations to expand student practicum and job opportunities, and seek grant funding for program development and student support. Qualiﬁcations: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental studies or a related ﬁeld, or an Ed.D. at the time of appointment. A specialization in environmental education is preferred. Candidates must
have teaching experience in higher education, including strong skills in designing curriculum and teaching through creative, progressive, and experiential approaches, and have academic or organizational management experience. The candidate must demonstrate a broad knowledge of the trends in environmental education and signiﬁcant practice in the ﬁeld, with well-established connections to networks and professional organizations. Applicants should forward a statement of interest, curriculum vita, and two letters of reference to email@example.com, or to Environmental Education Director Search, Antioch University New England, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Outreach/Education Intern - The Site Stewardship Program brings people together to protect ecologically sensitive areas within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In this program, individuals work to restore the ecological integrity of selected sites and to protect rare and endangered species. Volunteers support these efforts at regular workdays events and get involved in long term projects. In addition to restoration, volunteers engage in public outreach and education. Minimum Qualiﬁcations: Enthusiasm and experience with public speaking and contact, enjoy working with diverse groups of people; Experience or desire to learn desktop publishing; Interest in ecological restoration and the National Park Service; Ability to work well within a team and take a leadership role; Desire to work both outdoors and indoors; Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, and; Ability to work with high school students. If you’re interested in this internship opportunity, please contact Ryan Jones: Email: email@example.com. Phone: (415)561-3073. Close Date: Until Filled. Science Educator Position - Teach day and evening programs in beach, forest, and ocean ecology. Lead trips to Cumberland Island National Seashore and Okefenokee Swamp. Trawl inland waters for marine life and assist in the maintenance of reptiles, mammals, birds, salt water aquariums and touch tanks. Also assist in curriculum development and other tasks as required. Qualiﬁcations: BA/ BS in biology, ecology, or related ﬁeld. Must be enthusiastic and demonstrate excellent teaching ability with elementary through high school students. Flexibility, a good sense of humor, passion for learning, and a willingness to work long hard hours are essential. Minimum of 2 years experience in residential education program. Contact: Driftwood Education Center, Tony DeJarnatt, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr., Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. Email: driftwoodee@hotmail. com. Close Date: November 1, 2006. Education Intern - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for creative, enthusiastic, responsible and hardworking individuals interested in environmental education. Education interns take a leading role in environmental education for preschoolers to adults in the Zoo’s overnights, birthday parties and other programs. In addition, interns will be able to work with our experienced staff of environmental educators to further develop their educational and interpretive skills. The work week will vary from 30-40 hours and will include days, evenings, weekends and overnights. Responsibilities: To include but not limited to the following: Assist and implement interpretive programs for preschoolers to adults. Complete animal handling training and present professional live animal demonstrations. Ensure the safety of all program participants. Assists with development and preparation of new and ongoing programs. Must be able to contribute to a positive work environment. Qualiﬁcations: Experience and/or strong interest in working with children including preschoolers, coursework in environmental education, biology or related ﬁeld, strong communication skills, willingness to learn to work with a variety of animals, successful completion of a background check. Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Attn: Education Intern Search. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Environmental Education Instructor - The Environmental Education Instructor duties include assisting in the development of activities relating to the periodic cicada emergence. Additional duties include driving a van pulling the cicadamobile wagon to various sites and displaying the exhibits and answering the public’s questions. Also leads small group activities related to the cicadas. This position will also assist with other Environmental Education programs when necessary. This position interacts in many ways with the public. The Lake County Forest Preserves strives to give visitors a better understanding and appreciation of their natural environment. This position will work a Friday through Tuesday schedule during the cicada emergence otherwise the schedule will typically be Monday through Friday. Qualiﬁcations: Two years of course work in biology, natural sciences, interpretation, education or a related ﬁeld. Familiarity and experience with program and interpretive development preferred. Teaching experience (formal or non-formal). Enthusiasm and respect for people, teaching, and the environment is a must. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Must possess a valid Driver’s License. Contact: Lake County Forest Preserves, Laurel Diver, 2000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048. Email: email@example.com. Close
Date: November 30, 2006. Restoration Project Technician - The Restoration Project Technician will work as part of the Watersheds Program team to plan and implement restoration, maintenance and monitoring projects. The Restoration Project Technician will help mobilize, train and organize volunteers to promote community involvement in Watershed Program projects. Qualifications: Excellent communication and personal skills. Good computer and writing skills. Willingness to work weekends. 18 years or older by completion of placement term. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. Possession of high school diploma or equivalent, or commitment to earning one prior to receiving education award. Ability to commit to the full term of service. Desire to serve with people to promote education, environmental stewardship and an ethic of service. Communicate and interact in a positive, professional manner with various populations. Serve effectively as part of a team, be able to work independently and work effectively under harsh ﬁeld conditions. Submit to a criminal history background check. Regular and reliable attendance. Contact: PalouseClearwater Environmental Institute and AmeriCorps, Tracy Brown, PO Box 8596, Moscow, ID 83843. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: November 3, 2006. Environmental Education Intern - Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center’s operation. Interns work with all ages, and with a variety of groups, including schools, private organizations, and the general public. Areas of opportunity include: Day and residential school programs for grades K to 12; Visitor center operations; Live animal care and handling; Volunteer training and supervision; Weekend festivals and events; Team building programs; Curriculum and program development; Writing articles for member’s newsletter. Successful candidates have a strong desire to teach and share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world. A background in education or the natural sciences is helpful but not necessary. Beneﬁts include an on-site intern house with private rooms, a weekly stipend of $150.00, opportunities to participate in professional development workshops and regional conferences, and a work space with a computer and internet access. Complete the on-line application at: http://www.shaverscreek.org/joinus/internship. asp. E-mail resume and three professional references to email@example.com. Phone interviews are conducted with top candidates. Applications are accepted until all positions are ﬁlled. For questions call 814-863-2000. Visit our website for more information: www.shaverscreek. org. Close Date: November 1, 2006. Science Education Center Director - Responsible for overall operations of the SEC which provides academic instruction for 15,000+ students each year via Timber-lee’s outdoor education program and provides fun learning opportunities for thousands of summer and winter campers and other guests. Some primary responsibilities include curriculum development; managing/training/supervising/ evaluating instructional and support staff; maintaining program resources; developing and overseeing departmental budget; providing classroom instruction. Must have science background, proven ability to manage staff, posses teaching and/or administrative experience in educational environment and have earned an academic degree in education, natural history, sciences or related ﬁeld. Résumé AND application required. Can apply online at www.timber-lee.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have an application mailed. Résumé may be e-mailed to Carole Raap at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Environmental Specialist - This is an OPS position, which does not include insurance or leave beneﬁts. Incumbent will develop and implement an environmental education and outreach program for the NE FL Aquatic Preserves ﬁeld ofﬁce to educate the citizens of surrounding communities about the Aquatic Preserve program. Tasks include but are not limited to; community education, preparing displays and conducting presentations, creating outreach materials, and assisting with the writing of the Management Plan revision. This position will also occasionally assist with ﬁeld work for various projects. Must be able to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner; communicate effectively with others; engage and inspire students of all ages; efﬁciently plan, organize and coordinate; work outdoors under uncomfortable environmental conditions; occasionally work irregular hours including weekends and evenings; maintain a valid driver’s license. Knowledge about NE FL estuarine and marine organisms; estuarine ecology; environmental issues; principles and techniques used to develop and deliver effective environmental education programs is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with major course work in environmental education and additional experience/education in biology or ecology or at least two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Applicants must submit a State of Florida job application through peopleﬁrst.myﬂorida.com and submit a resume and letter of interest by mail, e-mail, or fax. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Nicole Robinson, 13802 Pumpkin Hill Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.ﬂ.us. Close Date: Until Filled.
Environmental Educators - Environmental Educators (EE) are part of a dynamic teaching team at one of the largest nature centers in Connecticut. An EE is responsible for teaching school programs for pre-K through 6th grade, after school programs, birthday parties, scout and vacation progams. Our programs cover a wide variety of natural science topics, including programs with live animals. Position work week will be Tuesday-Saturday through the academic year and Monday-Friday in the summer. Requirements: at least one year experience teaching children in an EE or outdoor education setting, experience teaching the public about environmental topics, animal/bird of prey handling experience preferred, sense of humor and flexibility a must. Please see website for complete description. Position includes full beneﬁts and vacation package. On-site housing. Contact: New Canaan Nature Center, Lisa Monachelli, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Email: lmonachel email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Outdoor Educator - Build on existing outdoor education program. The program focuses on wilderness ecology, campcraft, adventure skills, backpacking, science and orienteering. Children would be taught in small groups in an outdoor classroom. There are about 100 wooded acres on our property, as well as numerous buildings for indoor activities. It is our hope that the Outdoor Educator would be a fun, energetic, creative person who would inspire interest in the outdoors. Camp experience is not necesesary, although some teaching or leadership experience is important. Warm, friendly family atmosphere. This will be our 59th summer. $400 per week, plus housing, meals, laundry service and transportation allowance. Contact: Camp Skylemar, Arleen Shepherd, 16 Bellclare Cir., Sparks, MD 21152. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: December 20, 2006. Day Camp Director & Educator - Coordinate the development and implementation of the summer day camp and spring/winter break mini-camps. Hire, train, and supervise all Day Camp staff and volunteers. Teach and assist with curriculum development of school and scout programs. Coordinate the Nature at Night and Nature’s Eggs Extravaganza special events. Develop and deliver public programs on a variety of natural and cultural history topics. Assist with some weekend or evening programs throughout the year (i.e., special events). Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, interpretation, or related field. Proven experience in interpretation, leadership, and program development. Experience in nature-based day or residential camps (minimum of 3 years of experience preferred). Familiarity with environmental education curricula (Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, etc.). Computer literacy including working knowledge of Windows platform and software such as the Microsoft Ofﬁce package, FileMaker Pro, and Adobe PageMaker. Proﬁciency in outdoor recreation skills (canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, snowshoeing, etc). Chippewa Nature Center, Inc. (CNC) is a non-proﬁt, educational organization including 1,150-acres of woodlands, ﬁelds, ponds, and rivers. Facilities consist of a visitor center with “Ecosystem Gallery”, library, classrooms, and Nature Center Store; an 1870s Homestead Farm complex (sugarhouse, cabin, schoolhouse); a nature study building, arboretum, and more than ten miles of trails. Contact: Chippewa Nature Center, Rachel Larimore, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland, MI 48640. Email: rlarimore@chippewa naturecenter.org. Close Date: November 17, 2006. Education Assistant - The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation is a private, not-for-proﬁt, educational, scientiﬁc, charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of natural resources. The mission of the Center for Conservation Education is to further the heritage of hunting, ﬁshing, wildlife management and conservation. The Center for Conservation Education conducts year-round school and community programs and events reaching over 12,000 people annually. Work Schedule: full-time, seasonal contract worker. Work schedule will vary between Monday-Friday and TuesdaySaturday depending on season. Daily hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with one hour lunch; adjusted for occasional evening and early morning commitments. Qualiﬁcations: Applicant should have completed at least two years of coursework in biology, outdoor education, conservation or a related ﬁeld; Experience working with children or teaching; Desire to work with all age levels of children; Knowledge of natural ecosystems, native wildlife and conservation issues; Computer skills using variety of software; Creative and willing to use different teaching styles; Ability to work well on a team or alone on projects. Contact: Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Colleen Kutesza, PO Box 9, Dundee, IL 60118. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: November 17, 2006. Fellowship Coordinator - Earthwatch Institute is an international, non-proﬁt organization that engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Earthwatch is dedicated to working with various philanthropic organizations to achieve our mission. The primary mode of engagement and funding for volunteers at Earthwatch is through our fellowship program. Through this program foundations, corporations, and individuals fund the participation of employees, teachers, students, and other stakeholders on 2-week Earthwatch
Environmental Education & Eco Tourism research expeditions. The Fellowship Coordinator will play a key role in the successful implementation of the fellowship program. They will be responsible for the logistical details of their respective programs, including but not limited to preparation processes; fellowship program application administration; internal coordination among Earthwatch departments, and post-program evaluation and reporting. Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax 978-897-0935; mail HR Earthwatch Institute, P.O. Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754-0075. No phone calls please. Close Date: October 31, 2006. Education Program Coordinator - The Education Program Coordinator designs, implements, presents, coordinates and evaluates educational programs, special events and other services at the Dahlem Environmental Education Center. They develop marketing strategies and materials to promote the Center’s educational programs, support the Center’s Education Committee and supervise the production of the newsletter. Additional information @ www.dahlemcenter.org. Close Date: November 15, 2006. K-3 EEI Curriculum Writers - The San Luis Obispo County Ofﬁce of Education (SLOCOE) is seeking Statements of Qualiﬁcations (SOQ) from highly qualiﬁed, experienced writers of instructional materials, curricula, and/or textbooks to work on the development of a Model Curriculum for California’s Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI). SLOCOE is undertaking this solicitation under a Contractual Agreement with the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and in cooperation with the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA). The EEI Model Curriculum will provide K-12th grade teachers, schools and districts with standards-based instructional materials that help students master California’s academic content standards and California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&C). The EEI Model Curriculum will provide a scope and sequence for teaching the EP&C with clearly deﬁned learning objectives that are targeted at helping students achieve mastery of selected academic content standards at each grade level. Writers are being sought who have experience developing standards-based instructional materials (units and lesson plans) as well as other instructional materials such as adopted textbooks. The content focus of the EEI Model Curriculum varies by grade but includes California’s academic content standards in science, history/social science, English/language arts, and mathematics. Contact: San Luis Obispo County Ofﬁce
of Education, Melissa Bodin, 3350 Education Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Community Caretaker - A private upscale community located 20 minutes NE of Raleigh, NC is searching for a Community Caretaker. Applicant must be highly creative, enthusiastic, organized, and willing to work hard for the residents. This position involves planning, coordinating, implementing and supervising a variety of outdoor living experiences for residents including recreational and nature programming and training and supervising an assistant and seasonal staff. Facility management will include a lake house, boathouse with ﬁshing pier, pavilion, 13 miles of trails and bike paths, and a 100 acre Audubon Preserve. This position will also include responsibilities managing the Property Owners’ Association and overseeing day to day issues within the community. Maintaining a fresh activities schedule and positive resident relations will be critical to this position. Applicant should have a 4-year degree in recreation administration, outdoor recreation, or related ﬁeld. Have two or more years of managerial experience. A diverse background in outdoor recreation, conservation, and nature programming needed. Have the ability to create a sound ﬁscal program including budgeting and record keeping. Strong communication skills including interpersonal, public speaking, and writing are vital. Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and efficiently. Both ofﬁce and outdoor work conditions required including weekend, evening and work on some holidays. Familiarity with Audubon International a plus. To apply please send cover letter and resume to: JWichowski@EWClubs.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Instructor - Seeking instructors for nonproﬁt organization Environmental Studies School. Course is 2 days in length. Will work with other instructors. Curriculum already prepared. Contact: Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., Elfriede Goeben, 1556 Emerson St., Denver, CO 80218-1450. Email; firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Science Educator - Our Field Science Educators (FSEs) create and implement the programs that have made the Headlands Institute one of California’s leading non-proﬁt environmental education centers. The Headlands Institute serves a wide range of diverse communities from the Bay Area, the Central Valley, and beyond. HI seeks to include those students and adults who have traditionally had limited
Teacher/Naturalist Echo Hill Outdoor School is a residential experiential education school located in Worton, Maryland on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The School provides a general outdoor education program to students from grades three through eight on a weekly basis. The program focuses on three major curriculum areas: (1) Science and watershed ecology; (2) individual and group development; and (3) history and the human environment. Course subject areas: Bay studies, low impact camping, acclimatization, adventure/ropes course elements, historical exploration of the urban and rural environments, orienteering, swamp ecology, native american studies, swamp walk, and several others. Internships also available. Send resume to: Betsy Zelter McCown Echo Hill Outdoor School 13655 Bloomingneck Road Worton, MD 21678 email: email@example.com www.ehos.org
access to outdoor science and environmental education programs. For each program, the FSE develops a set of activities and hikes that meld the client’s needs with the FSE’s unique strengths and the Institute’s core themes. Each FSE works with 10-15 students for one to ﬁve day programs. Educators are expected to engage themselves physically, intellectually, and emotionally to design and implement individualized programs that are relevant to students’ lives. Compensation: Full-time compensation ranges from $72$102 per day (plus additional compensation for evening/ weekend work) and includes excellent housing, partial board, medical/dental plan, retirement plan, paid training and vacation beneﬁts. Contact: Headlands Institute, Aaron Rich, Bldg 1033, GGNRA, Sausalito, CA 94965. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Afﬁliate and Leadership Team Coordinator - National Wildlife Federation, America’s conservation organization passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future, is seeking a dynamic and dedicated worker to serve as Afﬁliate & Leadership Team Coordinator. This person will: Take responsibility for meeting logistics with NWF staff, hotel staff, program speakers, and outside suppliers for various meetings. Work with Afﬁliate Relations Manager to coordinate projects and manage administrative processes for afﬁliate relations functions, governance requirements and special projects. Assist the Director of Afﬁliate & Community Initiatives with projects and programs. Qualiﬁcations: College degree preferred or equivalent work experience. Minimum 3 years business experience required in coordinating projects and processes. Must be a self-starter with strong initiative and possess excellent organizational and communications skills. Attention to detail is essential. Skills in Microsoft Ofﬁce, including advanced MS Word and Excel. Basic knowledge of and experience with contact management database preferred. Please apply online at www.nwf.org/ careergateway. Close Date: November 11, 2006. Outdoor Educators - Pali provides 4th through 12th grade students with a unique educational experience rooted in our three departments: Explorations in Science, Outdoor Education and Leadership Development. While the quality of our instruction remains constant, our classrooms vary. Students will gain knowledge of forest ecology on a guided hike, explore freshwater biology using our biologically diverse pond and test their conﬁdence on our two high ropes courses. We are currently seeking energetic and inspired individuals to join its dynamic faculty of outdoor educators. Pali seeks committed and enthusiastic educators to join our school for a nine-month duration starting fall of 2007. Each week we strive to provide students a variety of classes within our three experiential disciplines and be an excellent educational supplement to classroom based education by meeting many CA State Standards with our innovative curriculum. As a Pali Educator, by the end of the week, you will look back at the rewards of working with children and teaching in the outdoors. Most weeks our instructors teach the same activity group during the day as well as take on the role of cabin instructor with general in-house responsibilities at night. Our instructors receive generous off-site housing accommodations, availability to pro-deals for outdoor gear, options for health insurance after 90 days of employment, paid staff training, and the opportunity to meet and live with incredible people that have traveled far and wide to join the Pali Family. Contact: Pali Institute, Deborah Twernlow, P.O. Box 2237, Running Springs, CA 92382. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Principal Executive Manager - This position is with the Information and Education (I&E) Division of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) located in Salem. This position reports to the Information and Education Division, whose purpose is to promote support for Oregon’s ﬁsh and wildlife resources and related department activities by fostering public understanding of and participation in programs that maintain and enhance those resources. The Information and Education Division directs and/or provides all communications and education services for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. These services include strategic marketing programs, informational campaigns, media and public relation communications, public involvement activities, special events, hunter education programs, aquatic and angler education programs, additional education activities, creation of publications and videos, and Web site management. The division consists of two sections: Information Services and Education Services. Contact: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Human Resources Division 3406 Cherry Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97303. Close Date: Until Filled. Program Director - Develop and implement a successful program in aquaculture research and education with a concentration on warm-season fish and crustacean aquaculture, develop and enhance catfish and tilapia production as a viable economic entities in Georgia, evaluate other ﬁsh and crustaceans (including marine shrimp and freshwater prawns) for adaptation to culture, provide support to producers who experience disease and other production problems, and establish cooperative projects and relationships with other aquaculture scientist and industry groups. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Fisheries and Applied
Aquaculture or an appropriately related discipline, with emphasis on freshwater aquaculture. Notable experience in areas outlined under major responsibilities desired. Evidence of professional publications and fundraising. Salary: $48,960–$78,942. Dwayne Crew, Human Resources Management, Fort Valley State University, 1005 University Drive, Fort Valley Georgia 31030. 478-825-6301. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Shellfish Aquaculture Training Instructors - The Centre for Shellfish Research is currently looking for qualiﬁed “contract” instructors to teach a variety of shellﬁsh aquaculture courses. The courses range in length between 2 and 10 days and run when an organization requests training. There are currently 16 shellﬁsh aquaculture courses and 1 marine safety course (MED A4). The courses will be held in a variety of locales including the the new Centre for Shellﬁsh Research facility in Deep Bay, the Malaspina campus and other post secondary institutions, First Nation communities and industry production facilities, therefore the program needs trainers that are available to travel and can adapt courses depending on location and situation. Please review the course offerings on our website at www.csr.mala.bc.ca. Our website is currently under construction at the moment and only lists the course at this time. If you are interested, a complete description of all the courses can be sent to you. For more information, please call (250) 740-6537 or email email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Marine Science Educator Position - Conduct classes, which consist of multimedia lectures, lab and ﬁeld activities. Field activities include beach and dune walks, wet activities at both the beach and marsh, and vessel trips into Mobile Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Weekends, evenings, and some holiday work are required as well as overnight travel. The job will also involve working as team in proposal/curriculum writing, implementation and grading. One of the primary responsibilities of this position will be to staff BayMobile, the Sea Lab’s Outreach Program. Two weeks of each month will be spent on the road traveling independently to various locations with BayMobile. Responsibilities the other two weeks of the month will include teaching the various programs of Discovery Hall. Qualiﬁcations: B.S., preferably with an emphasis in marine science. Conﬁdent teaching skills with students/audiences of all ages. Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and possess a willingness to work independently as well as with others. Capable of lifting/ carrying heavy (30 lb.) objects and strenuous manipulation of heavy equipment. Salary: $30,000–$34,000. Contact: Ms. Denise Keaton, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd. Dauphin Island AL 36528; 251-861-7515;251-861-7421. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Annual Giving Coordinator - National Wildlife Federation, America’s conservation organization passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future, is seeking a dynamic and dedicated worker to serve as Annual Giving Coordinator. This person will be responsible for: Work with the Annual Giving Manager to implement strategies for increasing NWF’s J. N. Ding Darling Circle (NWF’s $1000+ annual giving club) revenue to include editing, proof-reading and producing solicitations and renewal mailings. Fulﬁll requests for information from donors, produce personalized acknowledgements, handle premium fulﬁllment and make thank you phone calls to donors. Ensure the accuracy and integrity of Ding Darling Circle data in Raiser’s Edge database; compiles and prepares weekly, monthly and yearly reports on Ding Darling Circle performance and goals. Provide administrative support to Directors of Development on an as needed basis. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum three years experience in fundraising or related ﬁeld with an emphasis on donor communication and/or customer service. Working knowledge of Windows environment. Experience and/or aptitude to learn Word and Raiser’s Edge database. Familiarity with both online and hard copy donor research sources is preferred NWF offers an excellent beneﬁts package. Please apply online at www. nwf.org/careergateway. Close Date: Until Filled. Sierra Nevada AmeriCorp Members - AmeriCorps Members will work with one of 20 conservation groups/ agencies within the Sierra to implement habitat restoration, ecological monitoring, watershed education and/or volunteer recruitment programs. AmeriCorps Members will be placed with a Conservation Group (e.g. Tahoe Baikal Institute, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, Placer Land Trust, Mountain Lion Foundation) or an Agency (Yosemite National Park, Central Sierra RC&D). Exact locations will vary. There are up to 20 potential site placements in the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento such as Nevada City, Lake Tahoe Basin (North & South Shores), Quincy, Springville, Truckee, Auburn, Bishop, El Portal, and Jackson. $1,200 monthly stipend plus educational award. Sierra Nevada Alliance, Megan Suarez-Brand, PO Box 7989, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: November 1, 2006.
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Academic Environmental Educator - The VINS Manchester EE is a talented, high-energy environmental educator with strong communication and teaching skills. Responsibilities include developing and leading a wide variety of educational projects such as school programs, ﬁeld trips, professional workshops, public outreach, tourist programs, and citizen science programs. Other responsibilities will include coordination of volunteers, trail maintenance and land stewardship of a local nature preserve, maintenance of the VINS/Manchester web pages, assisting the VINS/Manchester Director with new initiatives, special events, and grant writing, and sharing miscellaneous ofﬁce and administrative duties. Contact: Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences, Manchester, Pete Corradino, PO Box 46, 80 Union Street, Manchester Village, VT 05254. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: October 31, 2006. Field Station Director - Applications are invited for the new position of Director of Dixie Plantation at the College of Charleston. Dixie Plantation, 800 acres with access via the Stono River to the Intracoastal Waterway, is located about 20 miles south of the main campus. The Plantation encompasses a number of relatively undisturbed ecosystems (15 years since the last large hurricane) including upland pine forest, non-forested wetlands consisting of three small ponds (freshwater, saltwater and brackish) and a tidal salt marsh, and forested wetlands. The property also houses potentially signiﬁcant historical and cultural resources. There is instrumentation on site to monitor the hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecological condition of parts of the Plantation. The Plantation is owned by the College of Charleston Foundation and its development is guided by a conservation easement through the Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT). A master plan for the Plantation, created by Ayers/Saint/Gross (Baltimore), is now in the early stages of implementation. The successful applicant will demonstrate a successful track record in acquiring grants and/or fundraising for environmentally-focused activities. Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills at a senior level are also required. Experience in developing and implementing environmentally-focused research, education and outreach programs and experience with building construction, particularly environmental research or education facilities, are highly desirable. The Director is expected to provide academic and program leadership for Dixie Plantation. The Director will: 1) chair the planning and building committee for the Plantation and oversee the implementation of the committee’s recommendations; 2) actively seek external funding for program development (research, education, outreach); 3) interface with the academic departments and schools, the Foundation, the College administration and community outreach participants; 4) work with the Foundation in its dealings with the Lowcountry Open Land Trust; 5) play a leadership role in the development and implementation of a management and, where appropriate and feasible, a restoration plan for the biological and cultural resources of the Plantation; 6) coordinate existing research and education activities and promote new activities with an emphasis on interdisciplinary programs. This position will be a full-time, 12 month appointment as an academic program director reporting directly to the Associate Provost in the Ofﬁce of Academic Affairs. An appointment in an appropriate academic department is also possible depending on the candidate¹s experience. The position does not currently have formal teaching obligations, but teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is possible. Minimum qualiﬁcations: Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline, terminal degree preferred. Earliest start date is January 2007. For best consideration, interested applicants should provide a statement of interest and accomplishments, a complete Curriculum vitae and contact information for at least 4 references. Applications may be sent in conﬁdence to Dr. Brian Scholtens, chairman of the search committee, Department of Biology, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Please contact Dr. Scholtens at ScholtensB@cofc.edu for more information. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Director - Two ecologists with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees are sought to work with UNDERC director (Dr. Gary Belovsky) in managing education, research and workshop programs at either UNDERC-East or -West. UNDERC-East is a 7500-acre tract with 30 lakes and bogs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin. Facilities include housing and over 20,000 square feet of laboratory, classroom and storage space. UNDERC-West is a program in western Montana in partnership with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. These are 12month professional specialist (M.S.) or non-tenure track faculty (Ph.D.) positions (3 year renewable contract) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Salary plus beneﬁts are commensurate with education and experience. Presence at UNDERC-East (midMay - September) or -West (June - August) for education and research programs is required with the remainder of the year on campus. Housing at UNDERC-East and -West is provided, as well as ofﬁce and lab space at the UNDERC site and on campus. Responsibilities include: 1. Working with director in maintenance and enhancement of UNDERC programs, including preparation of facility, education, workshop and research grants. 2. Coordinating
the summer undergraduate courses at UNDERC-East or West (10 weeks) and teaching a module (4 - 5 days) in it. This includes co-teaching, with the director, an orientation class (1 hr/week) during Spring semester on campus. 3. Advising undergraduates in their research projects as part of the UNDERC summer courses. 4. Teaching an undergraduate course to non-majors during the academic year on campus. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including description of research interests and teaching experience by October 15 to: Dr. G. Belovsky, Department of Biological Sciences, PO Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369 (e-mail: Belovsky.email@example.com). Starting date for the position will be no later than April 1, 2007. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Field Support - Seeking accomplished and creative Program Director to join the Education & Centers Department of the National Audubon Society in the DC Ofﬁce. Program Director will report to the VP of Education and Centers and be responsible for supporting education programming in the Western States (east of the Mississippi), as well as key national initiatives designed to strengthen the Audubon education network. Key responsibilities will include technical assistance to the field, program management, fundraising, conservation planning, and assisting with strategic planning for Education & Centers. Strong preference for candidates with a Master’s degree, 8-10 years of experience in conservation and education, strong writing skills, and strong program management skills. Excellent communication skills are required, along with superior interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to take initiative, and the ability to develop strategic partnerships. Candidates must be computer literate with proﬁciency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and comfortable in a fast-paced, team oriented atmosphere with a high energy level. Contact: National Audubon Society, Eddie Flaherty, eﬂaherty@audubon.org. Close Date: October 30, 2006. Faculty Position - The Stanford University School of Education, and the Woods Institute for the Environment at Standord. The School of Education and the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University seek nominations and applications for a joint appointment in the broad area of environmental sciences education or environmental education. The Woods Institute (http://environment.stanford. edu) serves as the interdisciplinary hub for Stanford’s initiative on the Environment and Sustainability. This is an open-rank, tenure-line position. Possible areas of expertise include but are not limited to the following: School-based science education (e.g., K-12 environmental sciences curricula or the teaching of ecology, conservation, and environmental stewardship); psychological studies of learning and reasoning in the environmental sciences; informal/out-of-school environmental sciences education; or uses of technology in environmental sciences education. For more information on this position, please visit the Stanford University School of Education website at: http://ed.stanford.edu/suse/faculty/open-positions.html. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Adventure Education Intern - The primary responsibility of the Adventure Education Intern is to assist the Outdoor Education Coordinator in developing a new residential teen leadership and character development program. The program will include an intense curriculum of adventure programming, serivce learning, environmental stewardship and character education. The Adventure Education Intern is also responsible for teaching environmental education and outdoor recreation classes and assisting with a variety of administrative duties. $400 monthly stipend including room and board. W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, Becca Obert, email@example.com, 540.721.2759 x253. Close Date: November 24, 2006. Park Ranger Naturalist Intern - Working in the ﬁeld of natural history interpretation consists of positions that deal directly with park visitors. After completing a training session, the work involves answering questions at visitor centers and providing trip planning help at an information desk, researching, preparing, and presenting short guided snowshoe hikes and talks, leading children’s programs, providing information to individuals you may encounter on trails or overlooks and completing a wide variety of special projects. Applicants must be high school graduates with a solid academic background or college students in a declared major ﬁeld of study such as natural or physical sciences, history, education, communications, natural science interpretation, or recreation and resource management. An interest or experience in interpretation or environmental education, natural or cultural history would be helpful, but is not required. Applicants should have a strong interest in resource preservation and management, an ability to communicate ideas effectively, and enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others. Submit a detailed resume which lists education, work experience, hobbies and other interests, and at least three references. College students or graduates should also include a college transcript. This internship will begin 1/2/2007 and run approximately 14 weeks. Contact: Grand Teton National Park, Attn: Andrew Langford, P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, WY 83012. Email: Andrew_Langford@nps.gov. Close Date: November 1,
2006. Naturalist Internship - To prepare for and lead public programs, scout walks & nature birthday parties. To assist with live animal care and maintenance. To assist with trail and garden maintenance. To complete independent projects and other tasks as needed for the Center. Qualiﬁcations: Work experience with children. Strong communication skills. Knowledge of environmental issues and natural history majors in natural sciences, biology, education, or related ﬁelds preferred. Experience in environmental education a plus. Your own transportation. $8.00/ hour. Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to: Elisha Taylor, Irvine Nature Center, 8400 Greenspring Avenue, Stevenson, MD 21153. 410-484-2413, ext. 13. 410-484-3573 (fax). Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: November 16, 2006. Resident Camp Program Director - Resident Camp Program Director. Experience in resident camping or related field and supervisory experience a must. Applicant’s responsibilities include overseeing all functions of the summer resident camp program including marketing; program development; staff recruitment, training and supervision, as well as bookings, stafﬁng and supervision of Conference/Retreat groups. This is a year-round position that includes a salary with excellent beneﬁts and on-site housing. $26,000 - $29,000. Contact: Kofﬁ Kpachavi, YMCA Camp Loma Mar, 9900 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar, CA 94021. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Land Steward - This position is to serve in stewarding the land—to hold a conversation with nature. You will be helping out in the organic garden, with animal husbandry, with food preservation, with sustainable forest management, natural building construction, assembling appropriate technologies, communal living responsibilities, and occasional outreach and administrative tasks. You will be living and working in a collective atmosphere. The daily activities seek to improve our quality of life on our forty acres as well as facilitate a local movement towards sustainability. You will be working a total of 300 hours. You will get an Americorp stipend of $1000 towards education. Contact: Jeremy Roth, Aprovecho, 80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove, Or 97424. Email: apro@efn. org. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Naturalist/Educator - Share your love of nature with school children in direct outdoor educational experiences at a leading environmental education center. This is a perfect opportunity for retired teachers or for parents re-entering the workforce.10-20 hrs per week. Contact: Alice Ferguson Foundation, Libby Campbell, ecampbell@fergusonfoun dation.org, or call 301-292-5665. Close Date: November 1, 2006. Environmental Educator - What State is ranked 4th in the Nation for Biodiversity? Outdone only by Hawaii, California and Florida. The same state that is ranked 1st in Aquatic Biodiversity, and has the most navigable waterways of any in the lower 48. That’s right……..Alabama! And here in Alabama, Camp Cosby is looking for Naturalists for our Outdoor Environmental Education program. Training begins August 23rd 2006. Other than a short break over the Holiday Season, our OEE program runs until the end of May of 2007. If you are an individual who thrives on challenges, exhibits attention to detail and oriented towards working to improve, you are the right candidate. Our curriculum follows Alabama state education guidelines covering water, forest, and plant ecology, and geology, all the way to outdoor living skills, living history, the Underground Railroad, and Team Challenges. Camp Cosby has an Alpine Tower where students can be challenged go “outside their comfort zone” for personal growth. Our program has provided hands-on experiential education for the past 25 years. Along with teaching classes, naturalist job responsibilities include facilitating meals, working on projects to improve program resources and the physical site, being positive role models, handling gentle captive animals, and participation in weekly scheduling and in-service meetings. Naturalists are required to evenly share responsibilities of meal facilitation and evening programs. Contact: Tyler Gault, YMCA Camp Cosby, 2290 Paul Bear Bryant Rd. Alpine, AL 35014. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: November 8, 2006. Watershed Protection Development Coordinator - The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team is the result of a unique partnership between AmeriCorps VISTA and the Federal Ofﬁce of Surface Mining (OSM), which seeks to place full-time VISTA volunteers in watershed associations throughout Coal Country. There are now almost 30 OSM/VISTA volunteers spread across 8 states. These OSM/VISTAs are often the only staff able to work full-time towards the interests of the watershed. Their work is built around a set of Core Goals: build capacity in the watershed organization, organize the water quality monitoring critical to future funding, reach out to youth and adults in their community to create awareness about watershed issues, engage in economic revitalization efforts, and find the funds to keep all this critical work moving forward. These dedicated, passionate volunteers are powerful advocates for environmental issues in their watersheds. In an area
where past environmental degradation can create a sense of hopelessness about the future, OSM/VISTAs focus on getting people in the community involved in changing the quality of their lives, and bring renewed hope and strength to Coal Country. The results of their work reverberate deeply in the local culture as well as the regional ecosystem. Monthly living stiped of $750. Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team. Jenny Becksted, 198 George Street, Beckley, WV 25801. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Education Program Manager - Dynamic leader sought for growing outdoor high school environmental education program. Must possess strong commitment to developing stewardship and personal environmental responsibility in youth, extensive experience in formal or non-formal secondary education (grades 7-12) as well as adult trainings and workshops, proven ability to mentor and supervise staff, and exemplary collaborative management skills in fostering and nurturing diverse partnerships. Qualiﬁcations: Masters degree in education, science of related ﬁeld, and a minimum of ten years experience science education, management or other related work experience. Salary: $38,000 to $41,000 commensurate with experience. Contact: Alice Ferguson Foundation, Libby Campbell, ecampbell@fergusonfoun dation.org, or call 301-292-5665. Close Date: November 1, 2006.
Faculty Research Assistant - University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Participates in ﬁsheries research on causes of recruitment variability in Atlantic menhaden and anadromous ﬁshes. Responsibilities include planning and participation in research cruises, data management and analyses, and contributions to report writing. Solid computer skills are highly desirable. Qualiﬁcations: M.S. or experienced B.S. in ﬁsheries science or related discipline. Salary: Commensurate with qualiﬁcations and experience. Health beneﬁts package or stipend available. Applicants send letter, university transcripts, CV, and names/addresses of three references to: E. D. Houde (firstname.lastname@example.org. edu). Information available at http://cbl.umces.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Department of Communication at Cornell University is seeking a social science scholar to conduct research and to teach in the area of Human-Computer Interaction and/or Computer-Mediated Communication. We welcome scholars who study the human and social dimensions of information technology from psychological, sociological, or organizational vantage points. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Communication or closely aligned field and have (or show promise of developing) a national/international reputation doing theorybased empirical research that will contribute to one or more of the Department’s core strengths in communication and technology, science, risk and environmental communication, media effects, and media and society. The successful candidate must be able to develop a research program connected to college and university priorities in information science, as well as applied social science, life science issues, environmental issues, and/or public outreach, and should have a high potential for attracting external research funding. Send letter of application addressing position qualiﬁcations and goals, vita, ofﬁcial academic transcripts, research article(s), and names and contact information of three references. Please also have each reference submit a letter of recommendation. Contact: Dr. Poppy L. McLeod, Department of Communication, 325 Kennedy Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Email: email@example.com . Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professors - The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Wright State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for September 2007. Preference will be given for one position to candidates whose research focuses on watershed processes. The candidate’s discipline might include (but is not limited to): surface and subsurface hydrology, contaminant transport, process geomorphology, quaternary studies, or biogeochemistry. Preference will be given for the second position to candidates whose research focuses on the theory and applications of geophysical and remote sensing methods. The candidates should complement and broaden existing strengths in hydrology, environmental geochemistry, sediment transport, GIS, remote sensing, geophysics, aquatic toxicology, and environmental risk assessment within the department, and complement existing strengths in watershed ecosystems within the broader Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program. We prefer candidates who use interdisciplinary approaches, GIS and other spatial modeling and visualization tools. The candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with
Academic facilities for remote sensing, drilling, GIS, chemical analysis, surface and subsurface water sampling, aquatic toxicology, and utilize nearby experimental watersheds. Departmental space is undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation. We seek candidates who will establish an active research program that supports Environmental Sciences Ph.D. students and contribute to Masters and Bachelors degree programs in geological sciences and environmental sciences. The successful candidates will also teach 3 to 4 quarter courses per year (undergraduate to advanced graduate in their area of expertise). Candidates should have earned a Doctorate in Earth Sciences or a related ﬁeld. Postdoctoral experience preferred. Wright State has ~17,000 students with over $60 million per year in extramural funding and located in the Dayton, Ohio metropolitan area. For more information see www.wright.edu/ees. Please send an electronic letter of application, with a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Stream Biologist - The Department of Biology at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level, beginning August 2007. A Ph.D. is required, as well as evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to establishing an active, externally supported research program involving undergraduates and master’s level students and interdepartmental collaboration. Preference will be given to candidates using experimental and/or quantitative methods. Post-doctoral research is desirable. Numerous potential collaborations are available with faculty in Biology, Chemistry and Geology working in local streams and regional watersheds. JMU is ideally situated in the central Appalachians of Virginia providing teaching and research environments with abundant and diverse stream habitats. Teaching responsibilities include a course in aquatic ecology and lower division biology courses for either majors or nonmajors. For further information contact Dr. Grace Wyngaard, Chair, Stream Biologist Search Committee at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Faculty Positions - To support our growing multi-disciplinary research programs focused on environmental issues of international concern and relevance to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, we invite applications for several tenure-track faculty positions to enhance our environmental research and teaching programs and contribute to our strategic directions.
We particularly seek scientists with interdisciplinary interests in environmental research, graduate level training, and in scientiﬁc integration and application. Successful candidates should complement faculty strengths in ﬁsheries science, ecosystem studies, and environmental chemistry (http:// www.cbl.umces.edu), and are expected to teach graduate level courses within the Marine Estuarine and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program (http://www.mees.umd.edu/). Preference given to junior faculty hires, but outstanding senior scientists with interests in programmatic development will also be considered. Candidates with expertise in the following research areas are of particular interest: - Stable isotopic tracers of coastal ecosystem processes - Aquatic ecosystem dynamics or food web analysis - Climate impacts on ecosystem function, resilience, and restoration - Higher trophic interactions Our location on the Chesapeake Bay provides substantial opportunity for research emphasizing land-sea connectivity, estuarine processes, and coastal ocean ecosystems. The UMCES ﬂeet is based at CBL with a new 75-ft vessel under construction. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should send: 1) a cover letter including the names of three persons who have been asked to send letters of reference by September 29; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research and teaching experience and interests; and 4) electronic (pdf) ﬁles of up to ﬁve reprints. All materials should be addressed to Dr. Margaret A. Palmer, Director, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant/Associate Professor - The College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech (http://www.cnr.vt.edu) is seeking to strengthen its prominence in remote sensing through two interdisciplinary faculty hires at the assistant or associate professor level. These positions will play an important role in the College’s extant undergraduate and graduate programs as well as the new interdisciplinary doctoral program in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis. The College of Natural Resources anticipates ﬁlling two nine-month tenure-track positions to start by August 2007. We encourage applications from individuals with remote sensing expertise eager to work with colleagues to enhance the depth and scope of instructional and research programs in remote sensing, including assumption of an active role in the College’s Center for Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing (CEARS) (cears.fw.vt.edu). We seek individuals with interest and expertise in employing applications of current and anticipated remote sensing
technologies, including, but not limited to, hyperspectral remote sensing, synthetic aperture radar, and/or lidar, at a range of spatial and temporal scales, potentially including sensor arrays deployed in situ. Successful candidates must have the ability to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program that complements other programs within the College. They must have an earned doctorate with an emphasis in remote sensing in Geography, Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Environmental Science, or a related discipline. Senior-level appointments will require a particularly well-documented history of scholarly accomplishments. It is desired that the successful candidate will have postdoctoral experience and the ability to teach courses in other geospatial sciences in addition to remote sensing. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized, cross-disciplinary research program; to participate in the education of graduate and undergraduate students through teaching courses and involving students in research activities; to be involved in department and university administrative governance and advising functions; to continue the development of her/his own scholarly activities and professional capabilities; to work with a diverse student body; and to adhere to the responsibilities of the general faculty as described in the faculty handbook (http://www.provost.vt.edu/web_pages/ faculty_handbooks.html). Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.vt.edu/. The application package should include a cover letter, resume, and a statement of research interests. Upon request, applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly via email to both Drs. James B. Campbell (jayhawk@vt. edu, 540-231-5841, Fax 540-231-2089) and Randolph H. Wynne (email@example.com, 540-231-7811, Fax 540-231-3698), Co-Chairs, Remote Sensing Search Committee, Department of Geography 0115, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Department of Biology at East Carolina University invites applications for a tenuretrack assistant professorship in microbiology. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are broadly trained and utilize molecular approaches to resolve problems in microbial ecology or evolution. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate is expected to teach an undergraduate course in microbiology and a graduate course of choice, and to maintain a strong, externally funded research program. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Biology and in
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Within this broad purview, research topics might include: the implications of new technologies for race, gender, and class relations; technology, immigration, and the global economy; chemical technologies and environmental health; the regulation of transgenic organisms and nanoparticles; relations between science, technology, and governance; the political, ecological, and ethical aspects of genomic sciences for agriculture, forestry, and/or ﬁsheries; the global, regional, and local politics of science and technology policy formation. The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate course on Society and Environment, a graduate course in his/her area of specialization, and share in teaching departmental lower and upper division undergraduate courses. The incumbent will work to strengthen the campuswide group of faculty at UC Berkeley focusing on science, technology, and society (STS), and will engage public issues pertaining to the implications of science and technology applications on the environment. Electronic submissions preferred; send pdf ﬁles to STESearch@nature.Berkeley. edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Position - The College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point is recruiting for a graduate assistant who will be involved in a spatial analysis of land parcelization in rural Wisconsin. This twoyear assistantship will entail utilizing GIS to document and analyze changes in land parcelization over a 60+ year time frame in a sample of Wisconsin locations. The results of this project will assist land management agencies and local governments to target land protection strategies (acquisition, easements, etc.) to those areas most likely to subdivide in the future. Results will also be shared with local communities to illustrate potential future consequences of alternative land use policies. Qualiﬁcations: BS Degree in land use management and/or planning, landscape ecology, forestry, rural sociology or related ﬁeld with at least a 3.0 GPA in the last two years of your degree period. Interest in applying GIS and landscape analysis to real-world planning scenarios. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and work history in using GIS for spatial analysis, those with competitive GRE scores, those with some understanding of historic land use changes and future land issues in the upper Midwest region, and those with a passionate interest in land use planning and conservation. Begins January 2007 and runs for two years. Assistantship provides $13,000-$15,000/ year stipend (depending on experience), all research expenses, research-related travel expenses, and State of Wisconsin health insurance. In addition, out-of-state tuition surcharges are waived for non-Wisconsin and international students (student will still be responsible for in-state tuition). We will expect the successful applicant to complete a Masters of Science degree in resource management by December 2008 (see below). Send (e-mail or regular mail) letter of interest, CV, copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for at least 3 references to: Eric Olson, UWSP Center for Land Use Education, 800 Reserve Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Email: eric.olson@uwsp. edu. (715) 346-2278. Close Date: October 31, 2006. Dean of Forestry, Natural Resources and Recreation Division - Paul Smith’s College, the College of the Adirondacks, is seeking a Dean of Forestry, Natural Resources and Recreation. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in a discipline represented by the division, experience teaching in higher education (ideally in a private college setting), three years’ administrative experience at the department level or higher, and excellent interpersonal skills. Documented success in fund-raising and/or grant procurement is desirable. (A full description of the Dean’s responsibilities as deﬁned in the Faculty Handbook is below). The Dean will also oversee International Paper John Dillon Park, a wilderness area specifically designed for persons with disabilities, and develop appropriate academic objectives for its integration into the Recreation curriculum. The Dean is a member of the Provost’s Council, whose responsibilities include the following: provide academic and administrative leadership of the Division; sustain and develop excellent academic programs; lead periodic program review no less frequently than every ﬁve years for each academic program; supervise on-going assessment of courses; teach a minimum of 12 credit hours each academic year; direct planning and development of the budget; supervise resource allocation for the Division; supervise staff and faculty of the Division; oversee and maintain ongoing processes and activities necessary to evaluation and professional development of faculty; supervise hiring processes for the Division; work closely with the Provost to effectively implement and promote baccalaureate programming; oversee development activities
and fund raising for the Division; promote the goals of the College both internally and externally; and assume other duties, as assigned by the Provost. To apply, please submit a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the College by fax to 518-3276161, by email to email@example.com, or by mail to Director of Human Resources. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Department of Biological Sciences of Fordham University invites applicants for two separate tenure-track faculty positions in conservation biology at the Assistant Professor level for fall 2007. For the ﬁrst position, we seek an Animal Ecologist interested in establishing research collaborations with the Wildlife Conservation Society. The second position will be ﬁlled by a Plant Conservation Biologist interested in establishing research collaborations with the New York Botanical Garden. There are also research opportunities at Fordham’s biological ﬁeld station, the Louis Calder Center, and other scientiﬁc institutions in the region. We seek individuals who will establish a vigorous, extramurally funded research program. The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience and are expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should indicate which position they seek (Animal or Plant Conservation Ecologist) and submit a curriculum vita, research statement, teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Robert Ross, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Road, Larkin Hall 160, Bronx, NY 10458. Close Date: November 1, 2006. Assistant Professor - Assistant Professor of Renewable Natural Resources, position number 86242, University of Hawai’i at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM), 9-month tenure track, to begin January 2007. Duties: Teach an undergraduate course on forest and agroforest silviculture, develop new courses in forest ecology, forest restoration, agroforestry, forest stand development and yield, stand dynamics, biometry, or the instructor’s area of expertise, and teach other courses, including core courses, as needed by the department. Advise graduate and undergraduate students. Conduct research in the areas of silviculture and sustainable management of tropical forests and agroforests in Hawai’i and the Paciﬁc Basin. Develop and investigate forest and agroforest management systems to enhance watershed protection, production of timber and non-timber forest products, wildlife and biodiversity conservation, and other important values of forests. Collaborate with state and federal government, non-proﬁt, and private institutions to identify forest management needs and design strategic research to address these gaps. Pursue extramural and other grant support from public and private sources to fund needed research programs on issues relevant to Hawai’i and the Paciﬁc Basin. Minimum qualiﬁcations: Ph.D. in Forestry or a closely related field with emphasis in silviculture, forest ecology, forest management, and/or agroforestry. Excellent communication skills and ability to work within multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams and with sister agencies to address stated teaching and research duties. Desirable qualiﬁcations: Post-doctoral research and college teaching experience; knowledge of tropical ecosystems and management needs, especially in small island settings; demonstrated ability to publish scholarly research and attract extramural funding. Professional experience consistent with the subject areas of instruction or research, stated above. To apply: Write an application letter including a statement of career objectives, teaching philosophy, and research interests. Provide a detailed explanation of how you meet the stated minimum and desirable qualiﬁcations. Attach your detailed curriculum vitae, college transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended, and a list of three (3) references complete with mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. Note: Ofﬁcial transcripts required if invited to interview, but nonofﬁcial are ﬁne with original application. Application address: Chair, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 1910 EastWest Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. Inquiries: Dr. James B. Friday 808-981-5199 firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Investigator - The Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez invites applications for a Tenure-track Position as Assistant Investigator in Tropical Forest Conservation and Management to begin January 2007 or when position is ﬁlled. A Ph.D. degree and complete ﬂuency in English and Spanish are required. Additional qualiﬁcations include a strong background in management and conservation of tropical forests and their natural resources as well as effective teaching and communication skills in general public and government agency forums. 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Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. (post-doctoral experience preferred) and a sustainable research program that will include undergraduates. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and be able to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and faculty in keeping with the Mission of Providence College. The successful applicant will teach biology majors in courses such as General Biology, Introductory Botany, and Field Botany, and non-science majors in courses such Ethnobotany and Environmental Biology. Although emphasis is on systematic and organismic levels, additional background in molecular/cellular studies and electron microscopy will enhance the application but will not disqualify the candidate who lacks such experience. Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr.C.B.Wood, Chair, Department of Biology, Providence College, Providence, RI 02918-0001. Close Date: Until Filled. Professor and Head - The University of Connecticut seeks to hire a dynamic and energetic individual as Department Head. The Head will lead a multidisciplinary faculty who are committed to providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, to generating new knowledge by conducting research, and to providing extension and outreach programs in the ﬁelds of natural resources and environmental sciences. The Department’s ﬁelds of study and teaching focus on water resources, meteorology, forestry, ﬁsheries, wildlife and geomatics. The Department works closely with local, regional, and state agencies on issues speciﬁc to Connecticut, and has programs that address national and global issues. Environmental sustainability is a cross-cutting theme in the Department’s research, teaching, and outreach programs. The position is a 10month, tenured, administrative appointment, and applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of Professor. The successful candidate is also encouraged to conduct research and teaching in an area that will enhance existing programs. Responsibilities: As the departmental administrative ofﬁcer, the Head reports directly to the Dean. Duties include: Leadership and coordination of undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and cooperative extension education and outreach, particularly for those who are traditionally underserved. Administrative responsibilities for academic affairs, departmental personnel, budget matters and physical facilities. Leadership and coordination of relationships with relevant local and state agencies, alumni and the citizens of Connecticut. Leadership in development of departmental programs and capital improvements. Developing programs to recruit graduate and undergraduate students, particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented. Qualiﬁcations: All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in one of the Department’s ﬁelds of study cited above or a closely related ﬁeld. In addition, candidates must have: A record of outstanding and nationally recognized scholarship, achievements and professional activities related to teaching, research and extension that will qualify the individual to be tenured at the rank of Professor in the Department of Natural Resources Management and Engineering. The interpersonal skills suited to direct an academic department engaged in teaching, research and extension activities at a major land-grant university. Prior administrative experience in a leadership role is preferred. A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the land-grant mission and philosophy. The Department of Natural Resources Management and Engineering: The Department offers a B.S. degree with concentrations in Air and Water Resources, Environmental Conservation, Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Forest Resources and Geomatics. We also offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources, with focus in the aforementioned concentrations. The Department enjoys a wide network of local, state, national and international afﬁliations for training students and supporting Departmental initiatives. Facilities include numerous laboratories and ﬁeld stations for student training and faculty research. Availability: January 16, 2007. Applicants should submit the following: 1. Statement of administrative leadership experience and philosophy. 2. Curriculum Vitae that includes a list of publications and grants. 3. Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of ﬁve professional references. to: Dr. Cameron Faustman, Chair, NRME Head Search Committee, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University
of Connecticut, 1376 Storrs Road, Unit-4090, Storrs, CT 06269-4090. Telephone: 860-486-2919, Fax: 860-486-4643, Cameron.Faustman@uconn.edu. Applications will only be accepted through surface mail (no email applications). Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis invites applications for a position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, with the possibility of an appointment in the California Agricultural Experiment Station. We are interested in an ecosystem biogeochemical modeler who has strong skills and interests in understanding and forecasting ecosystem dynamics in the context of global and regional environmental change. The scientist in this position will develop and validate models addressing effects of global and regional changes in sources, transport, transformation, and deposition of biologically important elements on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with a nonexclusive focus on California ecosystems. The successful candidate will establish an outstanding nationally and internationally recognized research program that addresses both fundamental and applied questions in ecosystem biogeochemistry. The research program should combine multi-scale biogeochemical modeling with use of existing large-scale manipulations or anthropogenic disturbances such as water transfers, nitrogen deposition, or ecosystem shifts due to biological invasions or climate change. This position requires cross-disciplinary research in global environmental change and conservation biology. A Ph.D. in biogeochemistry with modeling emphasis or in a related discipline is required by the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants for this position should have teaching interests at both undergraduate and graduate levels in two or more of the following areas: biogeochemical modeling, ecosystem biogeochemistry, and an undergraduate course in environmental change. For additional information concerning the position and to submit application materials, please visit http://recruitments.caes. ucdavis.edu/. Please include: curriculum vitae, description of current and projected research, summary of teaching interests and experience, and up to three publications, all in PDF format. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to James Richards, c/o Kim DeLaughder, CA&ES Dean’s Ofﬁce, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Letters may also be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of Idaho invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Starting date: August 2007. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Responsibilities: The position will involve 40% teaching, 45% scholarship and 15% advising/ outreach/ service. Teaching responsibilities will include a senior-level course in limnology, a graduate-level course in limnology, and a graduate-level course in the incumbent’s specialty area. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program, to advise graduate and undergraduate students, and to work across disciplines with other faculty both within and outside CNR. Qualiﬁcations Required: Ph.D. with a focus on limnology emphasizing biotic-abiotic interactions. Applicants must demonstrate successful research productivity through refereed publications and grant writing. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence. Desired: Experience as the primary instructor for a universitylevel course; knowledge of ecological and management issues relating to aquatic resources; experience in managing research projects; knowledge of funding opportunities in limnology; post-doctoral or agency experience; and experience with interdisciplinary research and/or management collaborations. Application procedure: Complete the online application including a letter of application, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, and letters of support from three references along with their contact information at http://www. hr.uidaho.edu. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Christine Mofﬁtt, Chair, Limnology Search Committee, at cmofﬁtt@uidaho.edu, 208-885-7047. Close Date: October 31, 2006. Assistant Professor - Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Management, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM), College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 9-month tenure track, to begin January 2007. Duties: Instruction (50%): Teach undergraduate and graduate course in NREM. Possible topics include ecosystem restoration, summer ﬁeld practicum, coastal resource management, or environmental risk assessment. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Research (50%): Conduct research in ecosystem management. Emphasis should be given to human-dominated systems. Topics may include (but are not limited to) ecological restoration, invasive species management, environmental impacts from agriculture or development, sustainability certiﬁcation or environmental policy. Pursue extramural grants and contracts from public and private sources to fund research. Minimum Qualiﬁcations: Ph.D. in an environmental science or closely related ﬁeld. Academic preparation consistent with the
Academic instructional and research areas listed above. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Desirable Qualiﬁcations: College-level teaching experience. Post-doctoral research experience. Knowledge of tropical ecosystems and management practices. Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with the following: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) college transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended, 3) names and contact information of three professional references (name, email and postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers), 4) a writing sample or representative publications, 5) statements of teaching and research interests. Send application materials to: Chair, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1910 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA. Inquiries: Dr. Catherine Chan-Halbrendt, Chair, Ecosystem Management Search Committee (808) 956-2626 or email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Biology Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a new tenuretrack position starting fall 2007 at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. is required and post-doctoral as well as previous teaching experience, especially in a liberal arts and science environment is preferred. The successful candidate will support a newly proposed major in Conservation Biology and will complement the disciplinary foci of our current environmentally oriented biologists. Candidates who can help bridge our strengths in ﬁeld and molecular biology are welcome to apply, as are candidates who will do interdisciplinary work with other faculty on campus whose work addresses environmental issues. St. Lawrence has strong, interdisciplinary programs in global studies, environmental studies, and outdoor studies; the ability to contribute to these programs will be considered an asset. In particular we seek a biologist with demonstrated research activity in biodiversity conservation. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in our team-taught sophomore-level ﬁeld research methods course, will offer upper-level courses according to interest, expertise, and departmental need, will participate on a rotational basis in our introductory Biology course, and will contribute to evolving interdisciplinary programs in environmental science. St. Lawrence University is committed to providing meaningful research experiences for undergraduates. Therefore, development of a research program that easily involves undergraduates will also be expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ﬁeld experience in a broad (including international) range of habitats and who are dynamic teachers interested in engaging undergraduate students in research. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy that reﬂects innovative and progressive pedagogies, a statement of research interest, and have three letters of recommendation forwarded to Dr. Erika Barthelmess, Biology Department, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - Assistant Professor of Biology and Natural Resources Management. The Biology Department of Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Terrestrial Ecosystem Restoration and Management. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a natural resources ﬁeld with expertise in terrestrial ecosystem restoration and management. Additional competence desired in soil science, land reclamation, and related terrestrial ecosystem management applications. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in soils and land reclamation, a graduate-level course in terrestrial ecosystem restoration, and may include other courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise that will enhance our undergraduate and graduate programs. Excellent communication skills and relevant ﬁeld experience are required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders and demonstrated succes! s in teaching and research involving undergraduate or graduate students. Submit letter
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of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Neil W. MacDonald, Chair, Natural Resources Management Search Committee, Department of Biology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401-9403 (616-331-2697, macdonan@gvsu. edu). Close Date: November 20, 2006. Assistant Professor - Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department, Eastern Connecticut State University, starting Fall 2007. Ph.D., expertise in animal biology, and experience in the application of molecular techniques to issues of relevance to conservation biology required. Applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for teaching undergraduates. Post-doctoral experience an advantage and competency in relevant computer technologies expected. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in conservation biology/molecular ecology, introductory biology, participate in a sophomorelevel genetics course, and develop a course(s) for inclusion in the University¹s liberal arts core curriculum. An opportunity to participate in the Department¹s tropical biology ﬁeld courses is available. Additional duties include academic advisement, continued professional development, and scholarly activity. Send CV, transcript of all graduate work, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interest, documentation of teaching ability and three current letters of recommendation to Dr. Phillip Elliott, Biology Department, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT 06226. ElliottP@easternct.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Department of Biology at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position is open to applicants conducting research in any ﬁeld or scale of conservation biology that contributes to existing departmental strengths in molecular and ecology/ evolutionary biology. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills, a sustained research focus in conservation biology, and the ability to integrate approaches across diverse levels of biological organization. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and master’s degree students. Teaching expectation is an upper-level conservation biology course with lab, and an introductory biology lecture course (genetics, organisms, ecology and evolution) to alternate with another course in the candidate’s area of expertise (one course per semester). Postdoctoral research experience is required, and previous experience teaching undergraduate courses will be viewed favorably. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy, a list of courses taken/taught relevant to conservation biology, and three letters of reference to Conservation Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, The College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795. Close Date: Until Filled. Conservation Biologist - The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for the Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology. We are seeking candidates with a record of excellence in research and a commitment to teaching in any area of conservation biology (behavioural, landscape, evolutionary, population or community ecology, or biogeography), involving the study of birds in the ﬁeld. The chairholder’s research program is expected to be centred at the Queen’s University Biological Station, a ﬁeld research facility on the shores of Lake Opinicon, about 50 km north of our main campus. QUBS comprises about 2800 hectares (7000 acres) of woodland, ﬁeld and freshwater habitats with a rich diversity of animal and plant life. The chairholder will develop ﬁeld courses and contribute to programs aimed at conserving biodiversity at QUBS. This is a tenure-track or tenured position available at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Review of applications will begin 15 October 2006 and will continue until the position is ﬁlled; expected date of appointment is 1 July 2007. Applicants must submit (by post, fax or email) a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (especially with respect to plans for research at QUBS), a statement of teaching interests, and a list of three scientists (with postal and email addresses) that we may contact for letters of reference. Submit applications to Dr. R.M. Robertson, Head, Dept of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada (FAX 613-533-6617; EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez invites applications for a Tenuretrack Position as Assistant Professor in Restoration Ecology, to begin July 1st, 2007. A Ph.D. degree is required. Preferred qualiﬁcations include a strong background in terrestrial ecosystems and botany. Candidates must demonstrate teaching skills for undergraduate courses in Botany and graduate courses in Restoration Ecology with a focus on terrestrial ecosystems, as well as the ability to design and develop courses in area of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program and to undertake speciﬁc projects of restoration in the tropics. Collaboration with other faculty as well as both undergraduate and graduate students is desirable. Release time will be available during the ﬁrst semester for writing
grant proposals and for laboratory and research setup. External funds, if obtained, will allow continued eligibility for release time and additional compensation during the academic year and/or summer. UPRM is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution. Interaction with faculty and researchers in these ﬁelds and Biotechnology is encouraged. Puerto Rico represents an exceptional setting to develop research in tropical systems, and UPRM has full access to biological stations and a formal collaboration agreement with a renowned community organization dedicated to forest management and conservation. Beneﬁts include health insurance, relocation costs (if applicable), and tuition waivers in the UPR system for immediate family members. Knowledge of English and Spanish or a willingness to learn is desirable. Please send Curriculum Vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Lucy Bunkley-Williams, Director, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, P.O. Box 9012, Mayagüez, PR 006819012. Close Date: March 1, 2007, Assistant Professor - The Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez invites applications for a Tenuretrack Position as Assistant Professor in Restoration Ecology, to begin July 1st, 2007. A Ph.D. degree is required. Preferred qualiﬁcations include a strong background in terrestrial ecosystems and botany. Candidates must demonstrate teaching skills for undergraduate courses in Botany and graduate courses in Restoration Ecology with a focus on terrestrial ecosystems, as well as the ability to design and develop courses in area of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program and to undertake speciﬁc projects of restoration in the tropics. Collaboration with other faculty as well as both undergraduate and graduate students is desirable. Release time will be available during the ﬁrst semester for writing grant proposals and for laboratory and research setup. External funds, if obtained, will allow continued eligibility for release time and additional compensation during the academic year and/or summer. UPRM is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution. Interaction with faculty and researchers in these ﬁelds and Biotechnology is encouraged. Puerto Rico represents an exceptional setting to develop research in tropical systems, and UPRM has full access to biological stations and a formal collaboration agreement with a renowned community organization dedicated to forest management and conservation. Beneﬁts include health insurance, relocation costs (if applicable), and tuition waivers in the UPR system for immediate family members. Knowledge of English and Spanish or a willingness to learn is desirable. Please send Curriculum Vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Lucy Bunkley-Williams, Director, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, P.O. Box 9012, Mayagüez, PR 006819012. Close Date: March 1, 2007, Associate Professor - Sweet Briar College will hire a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology beginning August 2007. We seek a broadly trained vertebrate biologist with research at the cellular to organismal level that complements our current strengths in molecular genetics, insect ecology and behavior, and plant evolution. Sweet Briar is a liberal arts college for women located on 3200 acres near the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. Teaching will include animal physiology, comparative vertebrate morphology, introductory biology, a course in the area of expertise, and research mentoring. A Ph.D., undergraduate teaching experience, and an active research program suitable for undergraduate participation are required; postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience is strongly preferred. Our department values the creative integration of teaching and research, and we collaborate both within the department and across the sciences. In your application, please provide a statement that summarizes your research interests and teaching goals and explicitly addresses your ideas about research-teaching integration. A complete application will also include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, ofﬁcial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Application materials may be sent by mail to: Dr. Linda Fink, Department of Biology, 134 Chapel Road, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 24595, or electronically to: sﬁlson@sbc.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Forest Ecosystem Ecologist - Indiana University and the Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ecosystem Ecology as part of a comprehensive new program in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences. The focus of this program is on investigating coupled biological-physical processes in natural systems. We particularly seek candidates working in forested ecosystems. However, we also encourage applications from those with ecosystem-level expertise that complements and strengthens existing research and teaching in ecology within the Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB) Program in Biology and within the Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences program that spans the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a suitable ﬁeld. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, but a more senior appointment is possible for an exceptionally qualified candidate.
Successful candidates will enjoy exciting opportunities to catalyze this interdisciplinary program by helping to select new faculty hires and by developing use of the Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve. We anticipate that successful candidates will build an extramurallyfunded research program and teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and full contact information for three potential referees. Please submit application materials to: Ecosystem Ecology Search, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-1701. Close Date: January 2, 2007. Evolutionary Biologist - Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology in the School of Natural Science. Applications are invited from candidates with training in contributing disciplines such as anthropology, ecology, genetics, population biology, and genomics. The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop teaching and research collaborations with colleagues in a broad range of areas including bioarchaeology, computer science, ecology, entomology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, mathematics, microbiology, and molecular biology. Consideration will be given to those who show a clear ability to contribute to our innovative undergraduate teaching and engage students in genuine research at the introductory and advanced levels. Active laboratory work is expected and a ﬁeld component is a plus. We also seek applicants who can contribute to our Women In Science Program. Ph.D. is required at time of appointment, July 1, 2007. Please send a letter of application, vitae, descriptions of potential courses and research activities for students, ideas for research and interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty, and three letters of reference to: Evolutionary Biology Search Committee, School of Natural Science, 893 West Street, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001. Please contact Charlene D’Avanzo (cdavanzo@hampshire. edu) with questions. Close Date: Until Filled. Theoretical Biologist - The University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), Department of Biology, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2007. The area of specialization is open but we are searching for a theoretical biologist who is asking cutting edge questions in ecology and evolutionary biology. We are particularly interested in cross-disciplinary approaches designed to produce a more broadly integrated conceptual framework. The successful candidate may use computer modeling, laboratory manipulations, or ﬁeld-based experiments (or a combination) to answer those questions. Greatest wight, however, will be given to the scope and novelty of the question or questions being asked. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration both within the Department of Biology, and in other departments with strong research ties to biology. UTM offers a broad spectrum of programs where theoretical biology is relevant and teaching responsibilities could involve modeling related to evolution, ecology, genetics, or phylogenetic analysis. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., and outstanding academic record, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointee will be located in the Department of Biology, University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), and will also be a member of the appropriate graduate Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or Cell and Systems Biology. The graduate departments are University-wide, inluding UTM, the downtown (St. George) and Scarborough campuses. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, an outline of their proposed research, and should arrange to have three conﬁdential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: Professor Robert Reisz, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 1C6. email@example.com. Closing date for submissions is November 15, 2006. Prof. Peter Abrams, F.R.S.C., Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Zoology Bldg., 25 Harbord St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada. 416-978-1014, fax 416-978-8532, firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Department of Biology at Dickinson College seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2007. Ph.D. is required; post-doctoral experience preferred. We seek applicants who include ﬁeld biology in research. Course offerings will include introductory and upper-level courses in evolution, ecology, and organismal biology. The successful candidate will have access to startup and institutional research funds and will be expected to develop a vigorous research program involving undergraduates. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2006. To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference to Dr. Carol C. Loefﬂer, Chair, Dept. of Biology, Dickinson College, PO Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013. Questions should be directed to Dr. Carol Loefﬂer at 717-245-1360 or loefﬂer@dickinson.edu. Close Date: Until Filled.
Academic Ecologist - The Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in terrestrial plant ecology. All areas of plant ecology will be considered, and preference will be given to candidates with a ﬁeld-based component to their research. The successful applicant will develop a strong research program, teach courses in ecology or organismal biology in the UBC Biology Program, and interact with the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre Appointment is subject to ﬁnal budgetary approval. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, reprints of key publications, and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Department. Applications should be addressed to the Chair, Ecology Search, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4. Electronic applications to email@example.com are preferred, but paper applications will be accepted. Close Date: November 1, 2006.
Science Center generously provided with new teaching and research equipment. Our sixteen full time faculty and four support staff are dedicated to providing a high quality, modern, and broadly based education to undergraduates and place increasing importance on faculty-mentored student research. We are especially seeking candidates who have demonstrated interest and previous or potential excellence in undergraduate teaching and who will develop a research program that actively involves undergraduates in publishable projects. The successful candidates will bring new research expertise to the program and complement other research strengths in the department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology. Research experience beyond the doctoral level and undergraduate teaching experience is highly desirable. A complete application must include a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference. These materials should be sent to Dr. Ray Spear, Chair, Department of Biology, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo NY 14454. Close Date: Until Filled.
Assistant Professor - The Department of Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in plant ecology, including its interface with plant physiology, plant evolution, and/or community ecology. The Department of Biology has strong ties with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. In addition, the Department houses the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, established to promote international research efforts, particularly in tropical regions. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and participate in teaching and advising of both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in an appropriate discipline with evidence of high-quality research. Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise outline of research plans, copies of up to ﬁve publications, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three letters of reference. Send the application documents to Maryann Hempen (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121. Tel: 314-516-6202; Fax: 314-516-6233. Close Date: November 10, 2006.
Professor Position - The Indiana University Department of Biology invites applications for an open-rank position in Ecological/Evolutionary Genetics. We are especially interested in candidates investigating genetic variation in natural systems for any type of organism(s), individuals conducting experimental evolution on model organisms, or who creatively bridge traditional boundaries in evolutionary biology. More information about the graduate program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. Candidates should send a curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, and representative reprints to Curt Lively, Ecological/Evolutionary Genetics Search, Department of Biology, Indiana University, 1001 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-3700. Un-tenured candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the same address, or by email to email@example.com. Close Date: November 1, 2006.
Faculty Position - The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the ﬁeld of physiological ecology. We seek outstanding scientists who will establish an empirical research program dealing with animals (vertebrates or invertebrates) or plants, and who will teach both undergraduate and graduate students. We are especially interested in individuals who conduct rigorous, ﬁeld and/or experimental tests of physiological function at molecular, cellular, systems and/or whole organism levels in relation to an organism’s ecology. This search is part of a broader initiative to develop a comprehensive research program in integrative systems physiology and ecology at Harvard. Applicants should submit the following as electronic PDF (portable document format) ﬁles: a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to: Jonathan Losos, Monique and Philip Lehner, Professor for the Study of Latin America, OEB, c/o Allison Schellhammer, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA. Email: aschellhammer@oeb. harvard.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Plant or Wetlands Ecologist -The Colgate University Department of Biology seeks a tenure-stream Assistant Professor to start August 2007. PhD or expectation of completion this academic year required; teaching and postdoctoral research experience desirable. The successful candidate will: contribute to a foundation course in Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity; teach elective courses in botany/ phycology and in their area of specialty; and contribute to interdisciplinary and University-wide programs (including Environmental Studies). The appointee will join a biology faculty deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program involving undergraduate students and will add to this effort by offering a research tutorial in their area of interest. Please forward a letter of application with curriculum vitae, transcripts, and separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests to Dr. Timothy McCay, Department of Biology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398 and also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to this address. Close Date: Until Filled. Faculty Position - The Department of Biology at the State University of New York, Geneseo campus invites applications for a newly-appointed tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall of the 2007-2008 academic year. We seek an individual whose research focus is on the ecology of animal or microbial systems. Preference will be given to candidates who use molecular or biochemical techniques in their research. Teaching responsibilities will include a second-year Principles of Ecology course and an organismal diversity course. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development and instruction of an investigative laboratory in Ecology. Geneseo’s Department of Biology is housed in a newly-constructed Integrated
Behavioral Ecologist - Assistant Professor of Biology. The Biology Department at Grand Valley State University is seeking a Behavioral Ecologist (tenure track) to join an interdisciplinary faculty and rapidly expanding program. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching courses on animal behavior and human sexuality, and depending on training and experience other established undergraduate, including freshman, and graduate courses. Opportunities exist for new course development. Successful candidates will be broadly trained biologists with a Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated success in teaching and research involving undergraduates and the ability to teach a course that examines the ecological, evolutionary, and physiological basis of human sexuality. Excellent communication skills are required. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael P. Lombardo, Chair; Behavioral Ecologist Search Committee; Biology Department; Grand Valley State University; Allendale, MI 49401-9403 (616 331-2501, firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: November 20, 2006. Professor - The Department of Biology at California State University, Fresno is hiring a tenure track population geneticist. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students, to pursue the external funding necessary to maintain a successful research effort, and to teach upper division core courses and undergraduate or graduate courses in their area of specialization. A Ph.D. in Genetics or other relevant ﬁeld is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Send completed application, including form available at www.csufresno.edu/aps/vacancy/sc1.pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research philosophy, and three current letters of reference (dated within the last 12 months) to: Dr. Paul R. Crosbie, Committee Chair, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno, 2555 E. San Ramon Avenue M/S SB73, Fresno, CA 93740-8034, or to email@example.com, Phone: (559) 278-2074, Fax: (559) 278-3963. Close Date: Until Filled. Professor Position - The Department of Botany & Plant Sciences at the University of California Riverside invites applications to ﬁll a tenure-track 9-month position at the assistant professor level. Possible areas of specialization include plant molecular population genetics, molecular evolution, genome evolution, evolutionary genetics, and comparative genomics. The research could focus on topics such as, but not limited to, molecular analysis of adaptations, the nature and rate of evolutionary change in genes and genomes, molecular genetic analysis of plant speciation or plant domestication, hybridization, or evolution of invasiveness. Applicants interested in theory, modeling and data mining, as well as those conducting experimental or descriptive studies will be considered. The candidate will hold a faculty position as well as a joint appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, innovative research program, and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D with a minimum
of one year of postdoctoral experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is ﬁlled. Interested individuals should submit the following: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a brief statement of research and teaching interests, (3) samples of relevant publications, and (4) have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Plant Evolutionary Genomics Search Committee, c/o Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, 2118 Batchelor Hall, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0124. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX (951) 827-4437. Close Date: November 15, 2006. Quantitative Ecologist - The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2007. Candidates in any subdiscipline of quantitative ecology/ecological modeling may apply. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, maintaining an active research program, and directing graduate students. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Excellent support for research is provided both on campus and at the Center for Marine Science. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience. To apply, complete the online application process by electronically submitting separately (1) a letter of application including brief statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references. MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are preferred. For questions about the position, contact Dr. Joseph Pawlik, Ecologist Search Chair, email@example.com or (910) 962-2377. For questions about the online application process, contact Ms. Debbie Cronin, firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 962-3707. Close Date: Until Filled. Plant Evolutionary Biologist - The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a tenuretrack Assistant Professor position in Plant Evolutionary Biology. We are seeking candidates investigating broad themes in evolutionary biology, including but not limited to the fields of evolutionary physiology, paleoecology, phylogeography, the evolution of diversity, evolutionary ecology, and the application of phylogenetic methods to evolutionary questions. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in plant diversity and evolution, and will contribute to the academic community through university service and close interactions with other faculty. Available: Fall 2007. Minimum Qualiﬁcations: A Ph.D. in a relevant ﬁeld; postdoctoral or equivalent research experience; a demonstrated record of research excellence and potential for teaching and mentorship To Apply: Electronic submissions are required. Please e-mail a curriculum vitae and a statement of research and teaching interests to email@example.com. Refer to position #799 in all correspondence; indicate in subject heading to which position you are applying. Please arrange for three letters of reference evaluating the candidate’s scholarly contributions, teaching, and other professional accomplishments to be e-mailed directly by the referee. Close Date: November 6, 2006. Plant Biologist - The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Asheville invites applications for a tenuretrack, full-time position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must possess the Ph.D. and an established record of scholarship, a broad background in biology, and a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will (1) be able to teach undergraduate courses in plant biology, cell or molecular biology, and introductory biology, and (2) develop an active research program involving undergraduates. UNCA faculty are expected to contribute to the four-year general education program, Integrative Liberal Studies; opportunities also exist for teaching in such interdisciplinary programs as Women’s Studies and Africana Studies. Applicants should send (1) current curriculum vitae, (2) a brief statement of future research plans with potential for including undergraduates, (3) statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, (4) copies (need not be original) of graduate transcripts and (5) three letters of reference to Dr. Betsy Wilson, Chair, Dept. of Biology, CPO# 2440, Univ. North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC 28804. Close Date: October 31, 2006. Quantitative Plant Ecologist - Position including biometrics. School Of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia. Lecturer (REF: 1508); Conservation biology; Tenurable appointment; Salary range: Level B $66,203 - $78,618 p.a.; Closing date: Friday, 27 October 2006. This position is shared (50:50) with the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). The appointee will carry out research and teaching in Plant Conservation Biology focussing on Quantitative Plant Ecology (including biometrics) and will be involved with undergraduate teaching units in Conservation Biology, as well as in ecology and biometrics in the School and Faculty. They will participate in ﬁrst, second and third year undergraduate teaching and supervise honours students and postgraduate researchers with interests in Conservation Biology. The appointee will be expected to acquire nationally competitive funding for research in conservation biology and related areas.
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a field relevant to conservation biology (quantitative plant ecology including biometrics). Applicants with teaching experience are requested to submit a teaching portfolio as part of their application. For further information regarding the position please contact Professor Hans Lambers, Head of School on telephone + 61 8 6488 7381 or fax +61 8 6488 1108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Plant Evolutionary Biologist - The Colorado State University Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) to join a growing group of evolutionary biologists. We seek a broadly trained plant biologist who addresses fundamental and integrative questions in evolutionary biology. Applicants should be well-versed in genetics, with the possibility of applying genomic tools to organismal questions. Examples of appropriate research interests could include evolution of morphology and life histories, mating systems, population genetics and adaptation, hybridization and speciation, invasive species, and conservation biology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment; post-doctoral experience is preferred. Include a C.V., statements of research/teaching interests, representative publications and the names and contact information for three referees. Referees will receive instructions by e-mail for submitting letters on-line, or may mail letters to Plant Evolutionary Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO 80523-1878. Close Date: November 8, 2006. Environmental Science Professor - Queens University of Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Environmental Science at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2007. We seek a passionate educator who will thrive in a dynamic liberal arts environment. We invite candidates with broad interests in Environmental Science, including (but not limited to) the areas of aquatic ecology, conservation biology, urban ecology, biogeography, and wildlife ecology. The abilities to make connections between disciplines and inspire undergraduate students with an enthusiasm for scientiﬁc investigation are more important than disciplinary training. Our new colleague will be expected to contribute to a new and rapidly growing Environmental Science program, participate in Queens’ nationally-recognized Core Program in the Liberal Arts, and provide service to the University and larger community. The ideal candidate will actively engage students in research. For consideration, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Environmental Science Search, CAS Dean’s Ofﬁce, P.O. Box 1427, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274. Close Date: November 1, 2006. Assistant Professor Position - The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Biology invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to complement existing research strengths in ecology, evolution, and genomics. Participation in the Quantitative Biology doctoral program is expected. (1) An evolutionary biologist/ecologist: Research interests may include but are not limited to population/community ecology, ecological genomics or population/quantitative genetics. Dr. Laura Gough, Chair of Evolutionary Biology/Ecology Search. (2) A microbiologist: Research interests may include but are not limited to microbial ecology, virology, genomics, or systematics and evolution. Participation in the undergraduate Microbiology Degree program is expected. Dr. Thomas Chrzanowski, Chair of Microbiology Search. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. and a demonstrated record of research productivity. Successful candidates will be expected to establish vigorous, extramurally funded research labs and participate in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, UT Arlington is a fast-growing, comprehensive university in The University of Texas System. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae; copies of up to ﬁve publications; statements of research and teaching interests; and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of four persons who can provide letters of reference. Send applications to the appropriate Search Chair at Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19498, Arlington, TX 76019-0498. Close Date: Until Filled. Animal Ecologist - Ithaca College seeks applicants for tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in ecology starting August 2007. Research emphasis on animals. Candidate expected to develop active research program with undergraduates, teach general ecology, or an upper level ecology course, and contribute to introductory biology and nonscience major courses. Involvement in environmental studies/science program and prior teaching experience are desirable. More information on the Department of Biology website. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in evolutionary biology. We seek to appoint an individual whose research
Career Changers & Support on plants makes use of tools and approaches drawn from genomics, ecology, systematics, biomechanics, development, physiology, and/or systems biology to address fundamental questions regarding the origin and maintenance of diversity in plant lineages and/or communities. Applicants will be expected to develop an innovative research program and contribute to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Initial appointment is for a term of ﬁve years, with possibility of promotion, including to tenure. Applications from or information about female and minority candidates are encouraged. Applicants should submit the following as electronic pdf ﬁles: a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange for three references to be sent via e-mail to N. Michele Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry, c/o Allison Schellhammer (email@example.com). Letters of nomination from third parties are also welcome. Close Date: Until Filled. Professor Position - The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor positions in the Division of Ecology and Evolution. Candidates are welcomed from all areas of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology including those using theoretical, molecular, ﬁeld, or experimental approaches. Each position requires an earned doctorate and postdoctoral experience. The successful candidates are expected to maintain nationally competitive externally funded research programs and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching. The Department has spacious laboratories and offers competitive startup packages. Please submit curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Dr. Dan Graur, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5001. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2006. Please address enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Faculty Positions (2) - The Department of Biological Sciences of Fordham University invites applicants for two separate tenure-track faculty positions in conservation biology at the Assistant Professor level for fall 2007. For the ﬁrst position, we seek an Animal Ecologist interested in establishing research collaborations with the Wildlife Conservation Society. The second position will be ﬁlled by a Plant Conservation Biologist interested in establishing research collaborations with the New York Botanical Garden. There are also research opportunities at Fordham’s biological ﬁeld station, the Louis Calder Center, and other scientiﬁc institutions in the region. We seek individuals who will establish a vigorous, extramurally funded research program. The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience and are expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should indicate which position they seek (Animal or Plant Conservation Ecologist) and submit a curriculum vita, research statement, teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Robert Ross, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Road, Larkin Hall 160, Bronx, NY 10458. Close Date: November 1, 2006. Environmental Social Science Professor - The Environmental Studies program at Bates College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant or associate professor position. We are searching broadly for candidates studying environmental issues from a social science perspective. Degree holders from environmental studies and social science programs with scholarly work and teaching interests in the area of environmental topics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course focused on human responses to environmental issues, as well as to teach upper division courses and advise student theses. An active and ongoing program of scholarly research is also required. As an interdisciplinary program, we seek a colleague sensitive to the scientiﬁc, historical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of environmental topics. Applications are welcome at either the assistant or untenured associate professor level. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, ofﬁcial undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and separate statements on scholarship and teaching plans. The teaching statement should speciﬁcally discuss the candidate?s vision of the introductory course mentioned above, and provide a list of potential titles for upper-division courses that the individual might teach. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or the equivalent. Send applications to: Environmental Studies - Social Science Perspective, c/o Academic Services R2118, Bates College, 2 Andrews Road, 7 Lane Hall, Lewiston, ME 04240. Close Date: November 1, 2006. Assistant Professor - The Environmental Studies Program at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in August, 2007. A strong potential for excellence in teaching and a productive research program that may involve undergraduate students are essential. Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience and demonstrated teaching ability are assets. The successful candidate will have expertise in geographic information systems (GIS)
sufﬁcient to teach Introduction to Environmental Mapping and to manage the GIS lab at Denison. Other teaching responsibilities will include two introductory courses, People and the Environment and Science and the Environment, an advanced course in the area of specialization, and an occasional course for non-majors. All areas involving environmental applications of GIS will be considered; specialties such as cultural geography, environmental history or sociology, ecological anthropology or archaeology, environmental health, or environmental justice would complement the present ENVS faculty. For more information about Denison’s Environmental Studies Program visit: http://www.denison.edu/enviro/. Denison offers competitive start-up funds and summer support for student and faculty research. Candidates should send cover letter addressing their interest in liberal arts education; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; copies of transcripts (graduate and undergraduate); and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Bahram Tavakolian, Director, Environmental Studies Program, Denison University, Granville OH, 43023. Close Date: December 15, 2006.
Manager - Georgia. Manage all aspects of a modern RAS facility. Supervise staff, load and unload ﬁsh, water quality, maintenance, and housekeeping. Qualiﬁcations: Flexible work schedule. Must be bondable. Able lift 50 lb repetitively. Two years of aquaculture experience or BS degree. Salary: Competitive Salary and Beneﬁts. Contact: Lisa Della Monica at 804-281-1289. Close Date: Until Filled. Operations Assistant - Responsibilities will include organization of live ﬁsh holding facility, maintenance of equipment and appearance of facility, monitoring health and general condition of ﬁsh, grading ﬁsh, treatment of ﬁsh, loading of trucks and general customer service. Additional responsibilities will range from seining ﬁsh, pick up and delivery of ﬁsh, assisting in ﬁsh ploidy analysis laboratory, assisting in hatcheries, mowing grass, and sweeping ﬂoors. Qualiﬁcations: Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic; ability to learn; ability to work well with others to accomplish diverse tasks; and attention to detail. Knowledge of filters/pumps and blowers and experience in fish husbandry/handling/feeding and treatments for parasites/ stress/bacterial diseases is desired but not necessary if applicant has capacity to learn. A working knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable. Salary: Commensurate with Experience. Contact: J.M. Malone and Son, Inc, PO Box 158, Lonoke, AR 72086; 501-676-2800. Email: jmmalone@ipa. net. Close Date: Until Filled. Manager (Membership Sales) - WCS seeks a strong creative, energetic leader to oversee team responsible for all on-site Membership sales at all of its zoo and aquarium locations throughout NYC. Qualiﬁcations: candidate must have proven track record of meeting revenue targets through successful sales and management of a sales team; BA/BS; 4+ years experience in retail or other sales environment; strong management, organizational and communications skills; ability to develop/monitor budget, with strong math/computer (Excel) skills; outgoing, with strong customer service orientation; interest in WCS mission; must be available to work weekends; drivers license required. Salary commensurate with experience. Beneﬁts package includes full medical/dental coverage, generous vacation, 401k, pension, tuition reimbursement and on site parking. Send resume w/cover letter to include salary history and requirements to: email@example.com. Type LKMS 1 in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Junior Graphic Designers - EGAD is looking for talented, experienced and qualiﬁed individuals to join the team that creates exciting, world class, and award winning exhibits at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. WCS is the conservation organization that is a leader in innovative exhibitry, interpretation, and zoo and aquarium design. Working primarily from the Bronx Zoo, the successful candidates will become integral to the planning, design, and production of our new exhibits in the New York area and through conservation programs worldwide demonstrating proﬁciency and expertise. Work experience related to zoos, museums, themed attractions or theater is preferred. For more information visit our website: wcs. org. *Positions are per diem. Mail cover letter and resume to: Wildlife Conservation Society, Exhibition and Graphic Arts Department/GD, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460. No calls, please. Close Date: Until Filled. Data Entry Assistant - The Wildlife Conservation Society, a U.S. based international organization, seeks candidates for a two-year, New York-based position to coordinate and advise
the Wild Bird Global Avian Inﬂuenza Network for Surveillance (GAINS), a two-year, USAID-funded program led by the Wildlife Conservation Society. GAINS will provide technical support and leadership in surveillance of migratory birds for avian inﬂuenza by expanding operational understanding of viral strains and transmission of inﬂuenza viruses and improving dissemination of information to all levels of the U.S. Government, international governments and organizations, international partners, and the private sector. The Data Entry Assistant will assist the Data Management Specialist (DMS) and the Web Information Coordinator with data entry and administrative support. Qualiﬁcations: BA or BS with clerical and ofﬁce administration experience; Demonstrated data entry experience and attention to detail; Computer software experience with Microsoft Ofﬁce, but preferably with Adobe, Quark, and Macromedia Dreamweaver as well; Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; Demonstrated organizational and multi-tasking abilities; Interest/experience in wildlife conservation or related ﬁelds. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Data Processing Associate - Defenders of Wildlife, a national nonproﬁt organization, dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities, is recruiting for a Temporary Data Processing Associate who will assist the Data Base Systems Manager on a part-time, temporary basis, 20 - 25 hours per week. Duties include data entry, therefore, a basic knowledge of computers and typing speed are necessary skills. Other tasks include data hygiene (i.e., correcting erroneous or inconsistent data) using MSExcel spreadsheets and other software. The position requires a person who can apply business rules and data protocols to a variety of scenarios. The position involves working with conﬁdential information on proprietary software to be performed on site at Defenders during regular business hours. Hours are ﬂexible: 4 or 5 hours per day, morning or afternoon, between 8am and 5pm. A schedule will be established at time of hire. The length of the assignment will be approximately 4 months. Pay rate is $10 per hour. Start date is as soon as possible. A college degree is preferred. Interested applicants, please Reference Data Processing Associate, and send resume, cover letter and salary history to: HR@Defenders.org. Fax: 202/682-1331. Or mail to: HR, Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036-4604. Close Date: Until Filled. HR Administrative Assistant - The Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative services in the HR department. The candidate will provide administrative support to the HR department. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with employees and the general public, knowledge of Microsoft ofﬁce Suite or similar program and must have a High School diploma or equivalent plus one to two years in a high volume ofﬁce environment/college experience a plus. Send resume / cover letter to include salary history/ requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org, Type HRAA in subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Communications Associate - Responsibilities include assisting Communications Department staff in a wide variety of media relations duties to promote the goals of Defenders of Wildlife, including writing press releases and fact sheets, pitching members of the media and other phone work, extensive research on media and programmatic issues, placement of paid ads, and implementation of other communications projects as needed. Qualiﬁcations: Must be able to manage several tasks at once, use sound judgment and follow up on prioritized assignments. Must be self-motivated and energetic. Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations or related ﬁeld and 0-2 years of experience working with news media. Interested applicants, please reference Communications Associate, and send resume, cover letter, one unedited writing sample and salary history to: Defenders of Wildlife, HR, 1130 17th St. NW , Washington, DC 20036. Email: email@example.com. Fax: 202-682-1331. No phone calls please. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Designer - Work with lead designer to create graphic designs; research, solicit, review, edit, track and return photos; make scans; assist with proofing and revisions; solicit and evaluate bids from printers; assist with pre-press process; and work with printers to ensure timely and on-budget printed materials. Work with staff to create production schedules and help keep projects on track. Convert and adapt printed materials to the web. Help assure that all Defenders publications maintain high and internally consistent standards. Quakliﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent graphic arts training. At least three years’ progressively responsible experience in print media design and production, with experience working on magazines and other multi-page documents. Expertise in QuarkXpress and InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Expertise in Apple Macintosh hardware and software, able to transfer ﬁles from PC to Mac environment (and vice versa). Knowledge of and experience with web design. Thorough knowledge of pre-press and four-color offset printing processes. Organized and able to work
efﬁciently under deadline pressure. Ability to solve both technical and creative problems. Willingness to work cooperatively and accept constructive criticism. Ability to juggle many different responsibilities, make decisions and work independently. Knowledge of and interest in environmental/wildlife issues helpful. In your submission, interested applicants, please reference Assistant Designer and send resume, cover letter and salary history and at least three samples of previously published work (PDFs or link(s) to web pages are acceptable) to HR@Defenders.org. Fax: 202/682-1331 or mail to: HR, Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036-4604. Close Date: Until Filled. Office Manager - Perform office management and administrative duties including word processing and correspondence, overall data entry and management, routine correspondence, conduct registration and maintain records; operate and maintain ofﬁce equipment; coordinate rentals; maintain and monitor budget and donor databases as well as the Program Registration and Evaluation database. Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively and independently required. Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic background and, physical and mental disabilities. Superior organization and public relation skills required. Demonstrated computer skills required and BA or equivalent required. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others grow in understanding of and concern for the environment and people’s relationship to it. A sense of humor is encouraged. Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Ofﬁce Manager Search, firstname.lastname@example.org Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, MA 02126. Close Date: Until Filled. Member Services Assistant - Serving existing members, and acquiring new members. Process all Mass Audubon membership dues and donations, including credit card payment processing and batch preparation, data entry, and reconciliation. Handle confidential and sensitive information pertaining to Mass Audubon members and donors in a discrete and professional manner. Respond in a timely and effective manner to telephone, e-mail and written requests for information and assistance from Mass Audubon members, staff and the general public. Represent the department at meetings as requested, and serve as an effective ambassador for the Membership department at public events. Assume other responsibilities and special projects as requested. Qualiﬁcations: High school degree or equivalent, previous ofﬁce experience and computer/data entry skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to handle conﬁdential and sensitive information in a discrete and professional manner. Attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word required. Send resume and cover letter to: Jan O’Neil, Director of Membership, email@example.com, Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Supervisor - WCS seeks a strong, creative, energetic salesperson to oversee on-site Membership sales at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. Qualiﬁcations: Candidate must have proven track record of meeting revenue targets through successful sales; high school graduate or equivalent; BA/BS preferred; 2+ years experience in retail or other sales environment; strong organizational skills; ability to work independently and to manage a sales team; proﬁciency with Microsoft Excel; outgoing, with strong customer service orientation; interest in WCS mission; must be available to work weekends; some travel to central ofﬁce at Bronx Zoo required. Salary commensurate with experience. Beneﬁts package includes full medical/dental coverage, generous vacation, 401k, pension, tuition reimbursement and on site parking. Send resume w/cover letter to include salary history and requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Type LKMS 2 subject. Close Date: Until Filled. Associate Editor - Associate Editor will receive 2–4 manuscripts per year to take through the reviewing process. Associate Editors are assisted by the General Editor, who oversees the publication process undertaken by the NAFO Secretariat. The policies and practices of JNAFS are guided by an international steering committee (STACPUB) that meets twice a year. Expressions of Interests are invited from suitably qualiﬁed people who would like to be considered for the positions of Associate Editor (Economics) and Associate Editor (Social Science). Qualiﬁcations: Previous editorial experience is considered an advantage. Salary: These positions carry no remunerations and any costs incurred must be covered by the Associate Editor or his/her institute. A.B. Thompson, General Editor, JNAFS, NAFO Scientiﬁc Council Coordinator, (+1-902) 468-7542, (+1-902) 468-5538, or email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled.
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