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Nov 21 17

Assistant Reserve Manager, Natural Reserve System

by Grace L. Schumaker

Under the supervision of the Reserve Director, assists in the management of the University
of California Natural Reserve System field stations that are part of Valentine Eastern Sierra
Reserve (VESR), Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL) and Valentine Camp
in the Eastern Sierras. The Assistant Reserve Manager will support research, education
and outreach activities at VESR. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of
relevant experience in environmental or information technology related fields, or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in networking,
informatics and technical direction to manage IT related projects including sensor
networks, weather data, data archives, and operation of wireless systems.  Ability to
conceive, plan, test, and troubleshoot laboratory and/or field experimental procedures,
including innovating as required.  Ability to use power tools and equipment and operate
passenger vehicles and trucks. Strong computer skills and skills in information technology
(e.g. networking, systems, database and GIS). Experience in project management, report
writing and budgetary management. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with
external agencies on management and resource issues. Required to be on call outside of
normal business hours. May have to work on weekends and holidays. Strong problem-
solving skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability
to interact productively with diverse stakeholders and reserve users. Excellent
organizational skills and the ability to work concurrently on a variety of tasks. Notes:
Fingerprint background check required. Anticipated start date January 3, 2018. Maintain a
valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull-
Notice Program. Reserve site has surveillance cameras in operation for security purposes.
$4,328.00/mo. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For primary consideration apply by 11/20/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at
https://jobs.ucsb.edu  Job #20170534

Nov 21 17

Education and Outreach Specialist, Long Island Native Plant Initiative

by Grace L. Schumaker
Long Island Native Plant Initiative Inc.
 
Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA)
Education and Outreach Specialist
Job Description
 
 
BACKGROUND:
 
The Long Island Native Plant Initiative Inc. (LINPI) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to conserve the genetic diversity of native Long Island plants with a particular emphasis on the production and use of ecotypes.  The organization¹s activities include collection of native plant seed, propagation, sale of native plant materials, and education of horticulture professionals and the general public on the importance of conserving the genetics of native plant species.  The Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA) PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) is administered by LINPI to more effectively protect Long Island¹s native plant populations and communities through both the active management of invasive species infestations and through efforts to prevent new species introductions.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
 
            The LIISMA Education and Outreach Specialist is responsible for implementing invasive species education/outreach activities and recruiting/supervising project volunteers. He/she provides leadership and technical support in the development, management, and advancement of invasive species programming for the Long Island region. The E&O Specialist develops and supports volunteer, internship, and fellowship programs. Activities may include but are not limited to the development and dissemination of educational materials related to both invasive species and native plant restoration; organization and supervision of volunteer fieldwork; development and implementation of citizen science activities; development and implementation of community training workshops, outreach events, and activities; grant writing; social media production; ³weed warrior² certification and program promotion. The ideal candidate for this position will be a ³people person,² having a passion for environmental stewardship and abiding motivation to build and maintain connections between the people of Long Island and their natural environment.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
The E&O Specialist will assist the LIISMA Coordinator with various activities related to the LIISMA PRISM. He/she will implement outreach events, civic projects, and volunteer activities with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of invasive species prevention and management. This position requires sufficient invasive species, conservation, and natural resource management work experience to perform the following duties:
 
OUTREACH COORDINATION:
 
  • Foster cross-site learning among diverse groups including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members, and the public to elicit support for LIISMA/LINPI.
  • Coordinate the planning and direction of a comprehensive and integrated invasive species education and outreach program with a focus on prevention and EDRR (Early Detection and Rapid Response).
  • Coordinate, develop and present programming on invasive species identification and best management practices for invasive species prevention, management, and native plant restoration.
  • Assist in the planning of conferences, citizen science training, and invasive species education workshops.
  • Coordinate volunteer activities and assist local partner groups with invasive species projects.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of a PRISM-wide ³weed warrior² certification program.
  • Contribute updates and content for websites and social media accounts.
  • Maintain detailed records and write quarterly volunteer newsletter. 
  • Respond to queries from the public and from project partners in timely manner.
  • Aid in the development and implementation of grants to build the PRISM.
FIELD ACTIVITIES:
 
  • Train and supervise volunteer teams on the identification, mapping, and removal of both terrestrial and aquatic invasive species.
  • Plan, schedule, and give presentations to school classes, organizations, and professional groups.
  • Assist with invasive species surveys and mapping using iMapInvasives and MAEDN apps.
  • Attend symposia and conferences related to invasive species, habitat restoration and public education.
  • Travel throughout the Long Island region and occasionally to other areas of New York State.
  • Work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
 
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • BA or BS in Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science/Studies, Forestry, Biology, Education or related field and 2 years of subsequent job experience.
  • Field experience in invasive species identification, ecology and management.
  • Experience with proper use and maintenance of hand tools and common power tools.
  • Confidence and experience with public speaking before diverse audiences.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Leadership experience in managing staff, students, and large groups of volunteers.
  • Ability to plan public events and coordinate with multiple partner organizations.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, social media platforms, Google applications, and Constant Contact.
  • Experience with graphic design and production of educational pamphlets.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, resolve conflicts, and stay focused under pressure.
  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license.
  • Certification as a NYS Pesticide Commercial Applicator/Technician, or the ability to acquire one within 60 days of hire.
 
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
 
  • Basic understanding of aquatic (both freshwater and marine) and terrestrial ecology.
  • Knowledge of Leave No Trace principles.
  • History of volunteerism and civic engagement, e.g. SCA, YCC or AmeriCorps.
  • Familiarity with the parks, natural areas, waters, ecology, and people of Long Island.
  • Ability to convey best management practices to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices related to conservation, natural resources management, urbanization, and ecological restoration.
  • Experience in job training and curriculum design.
  • Experience working with teenagers or college students.
  • Experience with GPS data collection and GIS data management.
  • Understanding of the principles and value of citizen science.
  • Experience with writing factsheets, lesson plans, press releases, etc.
  • Demonstrated success in grant/contract writing and implementation.
  • Experience in horticulture and nursery production.
  • Experience with canoe, jon boat, and small watercraft.
  • Knowledge of and interest in environmental policy.
 
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
 
Schedule: This is a full time salaried position.  Most work will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday, with frequent volunteer or outreach events on weekends and in evenings. Overnight travel for meetings and trainings will occasionally be required.
 
Conditions: The coverage area of LIISMA spans across Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as multiple small islands in LI Sound. Travel within the NYC Metro region, across Long Island, and occasionally throughout New York State will be required.  By its nature, the position requires work both inside the LIISMA office in Brentwood, NY and outside in diverse natural areas where heat, wet weather, ticks/biting insects, wild animals, and other unpredictable conditions will be encountered.  As such, a suitable candidate must be accustomed to working outdoors with ease.  The job requires kneeling; stooping; extensive walking and hiking; lifting heavy objects of at least 50 lbs.; and handling, mixing, transporting, storing, and applying pesticides.  The job may require long hours in remote locations, either alone or as the head of a group.
 
TO APPLY:
 
Submit a cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample preferably packaged as one .pdf document to Josh Rudder (LIISMA Coordinator) at LIISMAPRISM@gmail.com  by December 8, 2017, 5pm.  Please type ³LIISMA Education and Outreach Specialist Position² in the subject heading.   No phone calls or e-mail inquiries please.
Nov 21 17

Biological Science Technician, The Gila Watershed Partnership

by Grace L. Schumaker

The Gila Watershed Partnership is looking for a Biological Science Technician! Be part of a dynamic and passionate organization working with community partners to protect and restore the Upper Gila Watershed. The Biological Science Technician will assist on a wide variety of field projects including fish surveys and removal, water quality testing, invasive plant removal and restoration planting, as well as provide technical support for the Restoration Specialist. This is a great opportunity for an early career professional looking to get broad field experience and learn new skills in beautiful southeastern Arizona. Click here to download the job description and application instructions. Applications will be accepted until December 8th.

Nov 21 17

Environmental Research, University of New Hampshire

by Grace L. Schumaker
Ph.D. in Environmental Policy, Planning, and Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire 
Catherine M. Ashcraft, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH USA
 
I am accepting applications for a PhD student in environmental policy, planning, and sustainability at the University of New Hampshire to begin January 2018, as part of a USDA-funded project in cooperation with UNH Cooperative Extension investigating flood risk management, green infrastructure, stakeholders’ interests, and policy opportunities and barriers. Research will begin in New Hampshire with the possibility of expansion to other areas. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with a first round of interviews scheduled for early December. Applicants should email the required materials to catherine.ashcraft@unh.edu and will be contacted if selected for an interview.
 
The selected student will complete their PhD as part of UNH’s interdisciplinary Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Ph.D. Program (http://www.unh.edu/nressphd/) and will participate in the Environmental Policy, Planning, & Sustainability Lab https://colsa.unh.edu/epps. The position includes full tuition, a 9-month academic year stipend, summer stipend, and health insurance for 3.5 years. Desired qualifications include an M.A. or M.S. in environmental studies, natural resource management, planning, geography, political science or related field, a strong interest in interdisciplinary and applied research, an inquisitive nature, strong communication skills, the ability to work well independently and as part of a team, and fluency in English. Experience with qualitative research, conducting interviews, using qualitative analysis software, and GIS are highly desirable.
 
To apply please send the following items in a single PDF file to Catherine Ashcraft (catherine.ashcraft@unh.edu): letter describing your interests and qualifications, including academic preparation, CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references. Please put “PhD Assistantship” in the subject line of your email. Candidates who are short-listed will need to submit full application materials. See more information at http://www.gradschool.unh.edu/php/posd.php?major=QN75. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Contact Dr. Ashcraft with questions.
 
The University of New Hampshire combines the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a land-grant research institution. UNH’s leadership in sustainability is recognized with a STARS Platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UNH has 12,500 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate students. Located in Durham, New Hampshire, UNH thrives in a diverse, dynamic, and beautiful part of New England. Durham, only an hour from Boston, is also conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains and pristine Lakes Region. With the University as its centerpiece, Durham provides a classic college town setting. Its downtown merges seamlessly with campus and offers plenty of student hangouts, restaurants, shops, and conveniences. Yet, nearby are 2,600 acres of forests, fields, and farmland that UNH maintains for walking, biking, skiing, and exploring.
Nov 3 17

Science Coordinator, Missouri Botanical Garden

by Grace L. Schumaker

We are seeking a Science Coordinator (permanent position) in the Applied Plant Ecology and Conservation Lab at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Albrecht, this position will coordinate and implement scientific research projects and activities related to the population dynamics, restoration and reintroduction, and seed conservation of  threatened plant species. The Science Coordinator will maintain scientific experiments in growth chambers and in natural communities throughout the south-central United States, including the Missouri Botanical Garden¹s Shaw Nature Reserve. The position will also be responsible for maintaining ex situ seed collections of globally imperiled plants, managing day-to-day activities  in CCSD¹s Plant Conservation Science Lab with or without direct
supervision, and coordinating relationships with collaborative partners and governmental
agencies.

For an overview of the Applied Plant Ecology and Conservation Lab, please
see: https://plantconservation.weebly.com/

For a detailed job description and instructions for applying, please follow
this link:
https://missouribotanicalgarden.applicantpro.com/jobs/666328.html

Nov 3 17

Science Outreach Intern, Ecological Society of America

by Grace L. Schumaker
Ecological Society of America
1990 M Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Title:                  Science Outreach Intern

Department:             Office of Science Programs

Supervisor:             Director, Office of Science Programs

Classification:         Part-time, Temporary, Non-Exempt

About ESA:

The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the world¹s
largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of
ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life
on Earth. The 9,000 member Society publishes five journals and a
membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through
policy, media outreach, and education initiatives. The Society¹s Annual
Meeting attracts 4,000 attendees and features the most recent advances
in ecological science.

About ESA¹s Office of Science Programs:

The ESA Science Office envisions an ecological science that effectively
meets the challenges of a changing world. We connect the research and
management communities, support the use of science to inform decision
making, and build capacity among scientists.

Purpose & Responsibilities:

ESA seeks an energetic recent graduate or graduate student with strong
communication and organizational skills to 1) help enhance our
communication and outreach endeavors, and 2) to help manage special ESA
meetings, workshops, and training events. A basic background in and
appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is
desired.

The science outreach intern will work with Cliff Duke, Science Programs
Director, and Jill Parsons, Science Programs Manager, to create outreach
materials and strategies that will enhance our existing programs (such
as our Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative). The
intern will also assist with logistical arrangements and communications
for events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of
topics, such as the sustainability of scientific data repositories.
Additional duties may include taking notes, webpage upkeep, and tracking
budget information. There may be opportunities to network with important
scientists in a wide range of disciplines and contribute to important
workshop reports.

Specific Activities for the Science Outreach Intern:

Outreach and marketing: create and refine outreach materials for Science
Office programs; this will include email campaigns, flyers, website
updates, liaising with ESA¹s Public Affairs office regarding social
media updates, and creating/editing videos.

Communications and writing: contribute to workshop and meeting reports
and presentations; liaise with workshop and meeting participants as
needed.

Organization and planning: manage onsite logistical details for events,
including a/v, room setup, printed materials, timekeeping, and taking
effective notes.

Data entry: act as the point of contact for travel reimbursements;
monitor and report on travel budgets.

Qualifications:

Graduate student or recent graduate with a strong background in
communications and/or marketing

Experience and interest in ecological, biological, and/or environmental
sciences and research

Strong organizational and prioritization skills

Familiar with WordPress; basic HTML skills a plus

Familiar with Microsoft Publisher a plus

Willing to perform data-entry and other basic tasks

Willing to learn as needed and follow directions

Must enjoy working effectively as part of a team

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Hours are flexible, but you must be available to work a regular schedule
of 8-16 hours per week in ESA¹s downtown Washington, DC office during
business hours (8am-6pm; M-F)

This is a paid, part-time internship based in ESA¹s downtown Washington,
DC office, with occasional travel to events in the greater DC area. The
position is funded from December 1 – May 31, 2018 and pays $15 per hour.
Please email a cover letter, and resume to Jill Parsons, jill@esa.org.
Please put ³Science Outreach Intern² in the subject line. Applications
are due Friday, November 3rd. The position is open until filled.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Oct 31 17

Spring 2018 Course list

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Click link for Spring 2018 courses

Oct 27 17

Research Internships ­ Evolutionary Biology – Guppy Project

by Marissa M. Donohue

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,
multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between
ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by
Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in
collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford),
Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.), and Ron Bassar (Williams).

We seek to integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions in
experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties include
assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams.
The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.
There will also be 12 days off between each census when interns can
pursue an independent project.
Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the
possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and
evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research experience
before doing so.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of
Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able
to live and work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy
packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good
physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research
under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder
training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are
highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.

Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in
Trinidad, with possibility of extension. Starting dates are as early as
January 2018. We will cover all travel and living expenses and provide
housing.

Please see our website <www.theguppyproject.weebly.com> for more
information on the project and access to reprints.  Our video menu
includes a ³guppy censuses² submenu that details the main tasks
associated with the internship.

Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mail
addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick
(gupy@ucr.edu). At least two of the references should be academics.

Oct 24 17

Community Manager, The Food Loft

by Grace L. Schumaker

The Food Loft is a first-of-its-kind co-working space focused on fostering growth for startups and small companies working in the food, foodtech and media spaces. The Loft offers month-to-month and long-term office rentals, with a range of value-added services for companies aimed to help them build their network, raise money and accelerate growth. We are seeking a creative, driven individual to work as a community manager for the Food Loft. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Executing, and continually refining a marketing and sales strategy in conjunction with the CEO to identify and target new tenants in the Boston food landscape.
  • Conducting regular in-office meetings with potential tenants to tour the space and demonstrate our value for new clients.
  • Planning and executing events on a recurring basis. Events will be targeted towards existing Food Loft tenants and/or the greater Boston food community for networking and lead generation.
  • Onboarding new tenants, helping with day-of moving in responsibilities (key hand-off, etc) and assigning of space to new tenants.
  • Regular office administration including ordering supplies and troubleshooting office issues.
  • Addressing tenant issues or concerns on an ongoing basis.
  • Developing, refining and executing partnership marketing plans with strategic organizations involved in the Boston food network.
  • Developing value-added content for tenants, including office hours, mentorship, networking events and more.
  • Establishing relationships with value-added partners to offer professional discounts and benefits to Food Loft tenants.
  • Acting as a brand ambassador for the Food Loft at food-specific networking events and conferences in the area.
  • Overseeing social media for the Food Loft and working with the CEO to develop and execute a content marketing strategy across our website and social platforms.

 

The candidate should also have a strong interest in food, with an understanding of some of the key organizations, partners and companies that operate in the Boston food arena. Ideally, the candidate will also have experience in marketing, community development and/or business development.

 

The Food Loft is located in an art- and light-filled loft space at 535 Albany Street in Boston’s South End. More information on the Loft can be found at http://www.thefoodloft.com

 

Interested candidates should reach out to Adam Salomone at adam(at)thefoodloft(dot)com. Please submit resumes and cover letters electronically with your email. No phone calls please.

Oct 24 17

Program Manager, Rocky Mountain Field Institute

by Grace L. Schumaker

Join a passionate team leading stewardship efforts on public lands in Southern Colorado!
The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) seeks to hire a full-time, salaried Program Manager to coordinate RMFI¹s trail and restoration projects and programs in Southern Colorado and the Pikes Peak Region. These positions at RMFI do not come around very often, so this is an exciting opportunity for the right person wanting to make a difference.

This position requires a strong skillset in various trail and restoration techniques; attention to detail; strong conservation ethic; excellent leadership, communication, logistical, coordination, writing, and team skills; experience leading and managing seasonal staff and volunteers; excellent people skills; ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously; and a desire to implement highly effective projects that help protect public lands.

To see the job position announcement, please visit:
https://www.rmfi.org/about-rmfi/jobs.