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May 2 17

Program Coordinator – The Sylvia Center

by Marissa M. Donohue

The Sylvia Center (TSC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to
inspire young people to become healthy eaters and advocates for healthy
food
in their families and communities. Through our programs, youth learn what
fresh food is, how delicious it tastes, and how to prepare it for
themselves
and their families.  In our Learning Garden, outdoor kitchen on Katchkie
Farm,
and in local schools and community centers, we teach skills that inspire
children to establish independent healthy eating habits ­ so that they may
lead healthy and productive lives.

LOCATION: KINDERHOOK, NY

Job Summary
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm is seeking a full-time Program
Coordinator.
The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Programs to
schedule, prepare for, and conduct culinary education programs‹both on our
farm and in the community. Primary duties include: coordinating ingredients
and supplies for all programs, acting as the lead Chef Assistant during
programs, and supporting the Director of Programs in coordinating program
schedules, paperwork, and outreach.  This position requires a flexible
schedule, as the work week and daily hours will vary over the course of the
growing season and the school year.  The Program Coordinator will report to
the Director of Programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Procure, prepare, and organize all equipment and ingredients for both
on-farm
and off-site culinary programs.
Act as lead Culinary Assistant in preparing for, conducting, and teaching
educational culinary programs that teach healthy cooking to youth, teens,
and
families.
Assist with meal creation for groups of 5-55 participants. This includes
cutting vegetables, cooking on a propane cook top or grill, operating a
wood-
fired oven (training provided), and other culinary tasks.
Organize and set up all equipment and ingredients in kitchen classrooms
(both
on and off farm programs). Breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of
dishes
and equipment following each program.
Prepare program materials for classes, including recipes, printed
curricula,
etc.
Coordinate the acquisition, aggregation, storage, and distribution of
ingredients and Fresh Food Shares from our food service partners for our
school based cooking classes at several different sites.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with our food service partner
organizations.
Communicate with the Director of Programs to review culinary lesson plans
prior to the programs.
Organize outreach for, schedule, and manage paperwork for the Fresh Food
Comes
from the Farm programs.
Organize and manage paperwork, recipes, curricula and photographs from all
programs.
Maintain cleanliness and organization of our prep kitchen and outdoor field
kitchen.
Occasionally act as Lead Chef Instructor or work in different areas of
Fresh
Food Program (garden and with animals)
Assist with other programs, special events, and farm related tasks as
necessary.

Required Qualifications
Extremely well organized and detail oriented.  Able to coordinate aspects
of
systems with many moving parts.
Passionate about food, cooking, working with children and working on a
farm.
Able to anticipate what needs to be done, work independently on projects,
and
take action without being asked.
Able to take initiative, follow instructions, and learn quickly with a
positive attitude and sense of humor.
Experience with basic culinary technique (knife skills, baking, roasting,
etc.), ideally in a work setting. Interest and experience cooking seasonal,
simple and delicious food with freshly harvested organic vegetables.
Enthusiastic, able to work quickly in a fast paced environment,
responsible,
focused, and excited to work with children.
Interest and experience teaching children and adults about the importance
of
cooking and eating well and a willingness to support all aspects of our
farm
to table programs.
Desire and ability to assist with occasional projects on the farm, in the
garden or with the animals.
Must have an exceptional and cooperative work ethic, excellent
communication
skills, and the ability to rise to the occasion with a positive attitude
when
unexpected tasks need to be completed.
Able to lift up to 50 lbs, and perform physical, outdoor jobs in inclement
weather.
Flexible schedule and ability to accommodate evening hours.
Current Adult & Child CPR and First-Aid Certification, or ability to obtain
before startdate.
Valid Driver¹s License and a reliable vehicle that can be used for weekly
supply runs (mileage will be reimbursed).
Adventurous eater with gardening skills is a big plus.

Compensation: Full-time, salaried with benefits

To Apply: Send cover letter and résumé to jenn.so@sylviacenter.org.

May 2 17

PhD Position

by Marissa M. Donohue

Job announcements

iDiv, the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research, invites application to a doctoral position in Biodiversity Conservation in the group of Prof. Henrique Pereira.

Project:

The biodiversity conservation lab aims at understanding the patterns and processes of global biodiversity change, with the goal of informing environmental policy and management of ecosystems. The candidate will develop research in one of the main topics of the lab: biodiversity monitoring. The project will be defined by the candidate during the first semester of the PhD, but will involve the development and analysis of biodiversity time series in areas that have undergone habitat change in the last decades. The goal is to measure changes of Essential Biodiversity Variables, such as species populations and community composition, in selected areas around the world, using existing data (e.g. GBIF) but also through collaborative field work in a small number of sites. This research will be developed in the context of the Group on Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (http://www.geobon.org).

Environment:

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig has for central mission to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory in integrative biodiversity research. The concept of iDiv encompasses the detection of biodiversity, understanding its emergence, exploring its consequences for ecosystem functions and services, and developing strategies to safeguard biodiversity under global change. The consortium is highly interdisciplinary and offers a unique opportunity to develop a transdisciplinary curriculum with emphasis on the ubiquity of biodiversity. The members of the consortium are spread over Germany, in majority from Martin Luther University Halle- Wittenberg (MLU), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Leipzig University (UL) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). The doctoral researcher will benefit of our structured training program yDiv.

Qualification and position:

Due to the integrative nature of iDiv, motivated scientists from all background are welcome to apply. Good command of English is necessary. Applicants must hold, or about to hold, a master degree (or equivalent degree) to start their PhD. Experience in ecological modelling or biodiversity monitoring is desirable. Knowledge in GIS and programming is also welcome.

Applications are only accepted via our application portal under apply.idiv.de mentioning the research project number. Candidate will upload a letter of motivation tailored to the research project, a curriculum vitae, the digital copy of the highest academic degree (e.g. master), and the recommendation letters from two scientific references. The deadline for application submission is May 17. Selected candidates will be invited to the joint recruitment symposium on June 22-23, 2017. For queries on the application process, please contact ydiv@idiv.de.

Initial contract is for one year, expected to be extended to three years upon initial objective completions. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (TV-L E 13, 65% of a full time employment).

Specifics:
Doctoral position in Biodiversity Conservation. MLU 4-3636/17-D /2017
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Henrique Pereira
Lab website: www.idiv.de/research/idiv_core_groups/biodiversity_conservation.html

Work location: Leipzig, Germany
University affiliation: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Contract conditions: Initial one year contract + three years. Salary TV-L E13 in accordance with the German public service salary scale, 65% of a full time employment
Application: Motivation letter of up to 2 pages explaining why the candidate is applying and previous experience + CV + digital copy of highest degree + two letters of recommendation by senior scientists + proofs of English language knowledge.
To apply, visit apply.idiv.de, create your profile and choose the position you want to apply to. For question about the research project, contact: henrique.pereira@idiv.de. For queries about the application process, please contact ydiv@idiv.de.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

May 2 17

Summer Sustainable Farming Internship – MA

by Marissa M. Donohue

Summer Sustainable Farming Internship

 

Spend your summer at the only farm in Central Massachusetts that donates all of the fresh produce it grows to support the hunger relief network in Worcester County!  Work with a leading Central Massachusetts non-profit organization as they continue to improve operations and evaluate farm production.  Learn the basics of large scale sustainable farming and volunteer organizing while you spend your summer outdoors working with a diverse group of staff and volunteers.  Be part of the solution to hunger in Worcester County while exploring your future.

 

Responsibilities

Our Summer Farming Interns will participate fully in all aspects of operating a non-profit volunteer farming organization.  They will have direct hands on engagement in farming, opportunities to participate in special group projects and to assist in developing new programs/systems/ideas in order to continue CHP¹s future growth.

Tasks include but not limited to:

  • Assist with farm tasks like maintenance (tending, harvesting, irrigating, mowing, etc.) and lead diverse groups of volunteer farmers in daily operational activities at our farms in North Grafton, MA
  • Assist with maintaining a positive volunteer experience for all who visit the farm
  • Complete projects in specific areas of interest (Marketing and Outreach, Education, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Nutrition, Non-Profit Management, etc.)
  • Other tasks as needed

 

Requirements, qualified applicants will:

  • Have interest and/or some experience in farming or gardening
  • Be an excellent communicator and be able to demonstrate previous leadership responsibility
  • Be able to lift farm equipment and/or produce weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Be prepared for work in outdoor weather conditions, we operate rain or shine
  • Work within a team or independently, be self-motivated, with great attention to detail
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be available for 40 hours per week, June through August, working primarily morning hours with an occasional late afternoon/early evening or Saturday
  • Housing may be available, please inquire.

 

Community Harvest Project (CHP), a 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to improving access to healthy foods through community engagement.  Through their volunteer farming, education, and volunteer programs and partnerships, they bring thousands of community members together each year to build an engaged and healthier Worcester County.  In 2016 working together with over 9,800 volunteers they produced significant fresh produce resources for individuals and families in need throughout our community who otherwise may not have had access.  The produce is donated through numerous partner organizations such as The Worcester County Food Bank, Community Servings Jeremiah¹s Inn and The Hector Reyes House.  CHP operates at Brigham Hill Community Farm and White¹s Farm in North Grafton, MA and at Prospect Hill Farm in Harvard, MA.

 

For more information about their programs and impact, please visit www.community-harvest.org.

 

Contact

To apply send letter of interest and resume via e-mail to Wayne McAuliffe, Volunteer Program Manager, at wayne@community-harvest.org

May 2 17

Alaska Field Technician Position

by Marissa M. Donohue

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to conduct research in the Arctic?
You don’t have to wonder for long. I am offering a full-time temporary
position located at the Denali National Park, George Parks Hwy, Denali
National Park and Preserve, AK, in June, July, and
August 2016. During this time, you would be backpacking and living on
campgrounds at Denali. A stipend of $2,000 will be provided, but you
must cover your own transportation to the field site. As a technician,
your duties will include, but are not limited, to the following:
€ Conducting population surveys of arctic ground squirrels, including
locating and indexing burrow networks and confirming presence or absence
€ Conducting vegetation assessments
€ Maintaining good working relationships with other scientists and park
liaison at Denali to support the goals of research

The ideal candidate is dependable, curious, and enthusiastic, doesn’t
mind working in physically taxing situations for long hours, and loves
to be outdoors in rugged conditions.

Ultimately the goal of the research is to understand the interaction of
climate change and arctic ground squirrel activity. This research is
part of a  broad research program to understand the impacts of climate
change on wildlife-based out of the University of Massachusetts and the
Department of Interior – Northeast Climate Science Center under Dr. Toni
Lyn Morelli.

If you are interested in the position, email Nigel Golden at
ngolden@umass.edu by May 19th, 2017 with a resume/CV. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.

May 2 17

Arcadia Farm Camp Manager

by Marissa M. Donohue

Arcadia Farm Camp Manager

Overview: Arcadia seeks a Manager for Arcadia Farm Camp. The Manager will
be primarily responsible for managing the Farm Camp program and supervising a
small team of Farm Camp Counselors during five, one-week sessions at our
working farm on the grounds of Woodlawn, a National Trust Historic Site, in
Alexandria, VA.

We are focused on our Farm Campers, and look for a strong background in
working with children and staff in a camp setting. Camp counselor or camp
management experience is preferred. Farming or gardening experience is
preferred, but not required.

Background: Arcadia is a non-profit organization serving the Washington,
D.C.
Metro area. Arcadia’s mission is to create a more equitable and sustainable
local food system to improve the health of our community, increase the
viability of local farmers, and preserve the environment for future
generations.

Hours: Start date is June 5, 2017 and end date is August 18, 2017. Full
time,
seasonal for 11 weeks. There are varying hours for Training, Farm Camp
weeks,
and Close-Out. The summer equals out to the equivalent of 40 hours per
week.

Compensation: The position will be compensated at $17 an hour for 40 hours
a
week for 11 weeks.

Location: Arcadia Farm Camp will take place at Arcadia Farm at: 9000
Richmond
Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

Required for hire:
♣       Basic First Aid/CPR Certification (Adult/Children/Infant) or ability
to obtain certification;
♣       Must undergo a background check;
♣       Must be at least 21 years old; and
♣       Must be available June 5-August 18, 2017.

Major Responsibilities:
♣       Facilitate implementation of curriculum based exploration of Arcadia
Farm.
♣       Effectively supervise, manage, and inspire a small team of Farm Camp
Counselors with positive reinforcement and respect, to motivate staff to
carry
out their duties.
♣       Implement, participate in, facilitate, and monitor day-to-day
management of the program to ensure that all aspects of camp run smoothly
and
efficiently.
♣       Assist with design and implementation of Farm Camp Counselor Training.
♣       Communicate with campers’ families in the weeks leading up to and
directly following their week.
♣       Organize and implement all paperwork requirements.
♣       Communicate professionally, in-person and via phone, with Counselors
and Farm Camp families.
♣       Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:
♣       Experience working with children ages 6-11 is required.
♣       Experience in a management role for a summer camp is preferred.
♣       Ability to work independently, efficiently, and be able to multitask.
♣       Willingness to take initiative and work varying hours to ensure a
successful program.
♣       Ability to maintain and engage in an extremely high level of customer
service and care with our Farm Camp families through timely and courteous
communication.
♣       Enthusiasm for and experience in sustainable agriculture, food
education, and/or the environment.
♣       Ability to and enthusiasm for spending the camp day outdoors, in both
shade and full sun.
♣       Willingness to get dirty, have fun outdoors, work with animals, and
work in the garden.
♣       Dependable, mature, and an excellent role model to children and staff.
♣       Ability to get to Arcadia Farm via car as public transport is not
easily accessible.

How to apply:
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, May 19, 2017. Send a
resume, cover letter, and the name, email and/or phone number of three
references with the subject line “Farm Camp Manager Application: Your Name”
to
Farm Education Director, Heather Johnson, at heather@arcadiafood.org. If
you
are also interested in the Counselor position, please indicate that in your
email or cover letter.

Arcadia is committed to diversity in the workplace and does not
discriminate
based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity
(including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital
status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance
program, or political beliefs. Learn more at http://arcadiafood.org/ and
http://arcadiafood.org/arcadia-farm-camp.

Apr 25 17

by Marissa M. Donohue

Administrative Coordinator – Tufts Institute of the Environment  (17001239)

***To Apply, visit http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for the job title!***

 

The Administrative Coordinator is indispensable to the daily operation of Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), serving as the primary point of contact, supporting the TIE senior staff in pursuit of their programmatic goals and initiatives, and maintaining important data and processes. The Administrative Coordinator position would allow TIE to grow within the university and externally.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs advanced clerical and secretarial duties on a daily basis where assignments are complex and require high visibility, good judgment or discretionary actions.
    • Coordinates institutional budget. Oversees all activities in TIE’s accounts. Assists with budget development. Oversees department spending and resolves problems.
    • Works closely with the Budget Officer in the Provost Office and with Tufts Finance Division. Executes financial processing, including check vouchers, reimbursements, PAFs, and business expense transfers.
    • Supports TIE programs and staff. Makes travel arrangements, manages calendar and office hours, organizes files, orders office supplies, assisting with and coordinates catering services and event management; • Provides administrative support for Director and Associate Director. Advanced management of complex calendars; Schedules meetings and appointments; as needed, takes and prepares meeting minutes; • Assists in preparation of documents, reports, memos, and letters, and proof reads as necessary. Assists in assembling grant proposals and course syllabi; Collects data, provides statistics and summaries as requested.
    • Hires and terminates interns’ employment, trains as well as supervises interns.
    • Serves as the primary point of contact and provides information and guidance on policies and procedures for constituents.
    • Answers phones and greets visitors, forwards calls and emails to appropriate contacts, prepares and sends mail correspondence.

 

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED and 5+ years of administrative experience OR a Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including word processing, editing and graphics functions, spreadsheet and database knowledge.
  • Bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

 

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

Apr 25 17

Communications Director of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative

by Marissa M. Donohue
Communications Director of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2)
 
Context
Climate Geoengineering (CGE) is defined as deliberate, large-scale interventions in the Earth system to counteract climate change. There is increasing interest in CGE as the mitigation challenge of staying well below 2 degrees Celsius temperature rise – let alone 1.5 degrees – becomes more apparent. In the foreseeable future, governments or even non-state actors could turn to CGE options as a last resort or as means to buy time. Yet there is a considerable lack of understanding of the governance requirements of CGE.  Furthermore, no comprehensive governance framework(s) exist for addressing CGE – technologies that fundamentally require multilateral governance approaches.
There is hence an urgent need for a broad, inclusive global governance discussions regarding the research, possible testing and deployment decision-making process for CGE technologies that have significant, long-term and planetary-wide consequences for this and future generations. The C2G2 Initiative will address these issues by seeking to enlarge, accelerate and shift the discussion on CGE governance from academia to the intergovernmental policy community through systematic engagement with government representatives, intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations, as well as other non-state actors. C2G2 does not promote the use of geoengineering techniques, neither is it a priori opposed to their consideration.
 
Reporting to, and under the supervision and guidance of the C2G2 Executive Director, and working closely with the Senior Strategy Director and Senior Programme Director, the incumbent will be responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring of an overall communications strategy for C2G2 directed toward intergovernmental organizations, governments, civil society, and non-state actors as well as the media and public audiences. The incumbent will work in a virtual team located in different areas of the world. She/he will also work closely with C2G2 partner organizations to ensure communications are well aligned and politically astute. 
 
The successful candidate will have a passion for creating compelling communications strategies, products and messages that convey complex ideas in clear, accessible words and images; evidence a strong knowledge of climate change issues – including the political, scientific and governance dimensions; and be highly self-motivated as well as an excellent team player. 
 
The incumbent will:
 
 
 Create, implement and monitor a global, multi-media communications strategy to publicize the mission, activities and results of C2G2’s work, demonstrating a careful understanding of the sensitivities involved in geoengineering governance, particularly with respect to global climate change politics. Development and implementation of this strategy includes website, extensive social media, podcast, film and print channels of communication.  
 
 Develop, write and oversee production of communications materials, including a website with regularly updated material, public announcements/summaries of event, media releases, and infographics and other visual information tools. Liaise closely with the C2G2 senior staff to ensure that written materials are consistent, clear and compelling; up-to-date key messages are incorporated into the outreach activities; and branding of the C2G2 Initiative is politically astute. Duties include proposing products; undertaking research; drafting and finalizing all text; and coordinating design approval, production, translation and distribution of materials, as needed. Incumbent will also work closely with key C2G2 partners on joint or adapted communication products that both organizations can use; 
 
 Undertake activities to promote media coverage of C2G2’s work, including preparing media plans, initiating, organizing and overseeing media events, webinars, briefings, press conferences and interviews; initiating pro-active media outreach to relevant reporters; responding or channeling requests from media for information; and analyzing and reporting on the impact of media coverage; 
 
 Initiate and sustain professional relationships with key journalists who cover geoengineering,  climate science and climate change issues; work closely with the Executive Director and Senior Strategy Director and Senior Programme Director to write messaging guidance and talking points for staff, Advisory Group members and other key stakeholders.; 
 
 Provide support to C2G2 colleagues by identifying communications and outreach opportunities; proposing and implementing agreed media and publicity initiatives; and working with colleagues to write and prepare articles, documents and presentations. 
 
 Perform other duties as assigned. 
 
Qualifications:
·       Experience leading the design, implementation, and monitoring of global multi-media communications strategies that engage policymaker and civil society audiences.  Ability to identify strategic communications opportunities and initiate and execute plans in an international context;
·       Excellent English language communications and writing skills; very strong media, social media and event-organizing skills;  
·       Sophisticated knowledge of global climate change issues, including climate science, international climate politics, and the key civil society and intergovernmental actors therein; 
·       Ability to simplify complex ideas while being mindful of potential political pitfalls; 
·       An independent self-starter, able to work on her/his own and as part of a small, virtual global team;
·       A genuine interest in climate change issues and the mission of the C2G2 Initiative.
 
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and C.V. to: vacancy@c2g2.net

Deadline to receive applications is 
May 1, 2017
Apr 25 17

Coalitions Coordinator – Union of Concerned Scientists

by Marissa M. Donohue
Coalitions Coordinator
One Year Temporary
Food and Environment Program
Washington, DC Office
The Position
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet¹s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.
The UCS Food and Environment Program is leading the call for transformation to a food system that ensures access to affordable, healthy food for all Americans; protects the nation¹s farmland, air, water, and climate; and guarantees fair wages and working conditions for millions of farm and food workers. As part of a 14-person interdisciplinary team, you will convene priority coalitions focused on addressing racial equity and social justice in the food system.  You will contribute to outreach and direct advocacy efforts with coalition partners, lead efforts to engage with diverse communities in support of UCS goals, and conduct research and writing on equity-focused topics.
This is a one-year temporary grant-funded position with a possibility of renewal.
Responsibilities
  • Coordinates priority coalition efforts, with a focus on equity in the food system in this country. Facilitates coalition members to identify and develop joint goals, policy objectives, and written materials.
  • Works to build member-led coalition initiatives and personally engages coalition partners in key aspects of joint work.
  • Organizes, participates in, and supports logistics for conferences, convenings, and workshops with coalition partners to highlight local food system innovation and leverage local success.
  • Identifies ways that UCS analysis and policy expertise could support grassroots organizations working on food and sustainable agriculture issues.
  • Contributes substantively to analyses to advance food equity goals.
  • Develops expertise with regard to food equity issues and policies.
  • Tracks legislative action related to program and coalition goals.
  • Assists with development of advocacy strategy
  • Cultivates, recruits, and trains allies to participate in Washington-based advocacy efforts and ensures participants represent a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Performs other related functions as directed.
Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor¹s degree in a relevant field and three to five years of comparable and relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for work that serves the public interest‹in particular, issues of diversity and racial equity in the food system.
  • Considerable self-motivation, cultural competency, attention to detail, and knowledge of office and administrative support procedures, including business English, word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
  • Strong organizational abilities, good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills‹including the ability to interact professionally and sensitively with individuals with a wide range of experiences, skills, backgrounds and responsibilities.
May spend extended periods at computer.  Four to ten days of overnight travel per year is required.
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we¹re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We¹re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We’ve adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.
Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time, one-year temporary position based in UCS¹s Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $47,500 UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include ³Coalitions Coordinator² in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: May 29, 2017 or until filled.
Apr 25 17

Plant Research Technician – CA

by Marissa M. Donohue

JOB SUMMARY

Interested in ecology and plants? Want to work outside in California? The
Angert lab
(http://angert.botany.ubc.ca/) at the University of British Columbia is
recruiting a
technician to help with a field study looking at how plants adapt to
climate. For this
project, we have established large experimental gardens of scarlet
monkeyflower in
California (San Diego and Plumas counties). We are looking for a
highly-motivated
technician to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) from May to September (start and
end dates are
somewhat flexible). A competitive monthly stipend will be offered based on
experience.

LOCATIONS

Field sites in California (San Diego and Plumas Counties)
Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver,
BC, Canada

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Data collection and entry
Field site maintenance (weeding, irrigation, etc. – physically demanding)
Frequent travel between field sites

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Bachelor¹s Degree in biology or a related scientific discipline
Research experience in biology or a related discipline
Ability to work outside in remote locations and under variable weather
Ability to work independently in person and remotely
Excellent communication skills
Current and valid State-issued driver¹s license with insurable Department
of Motor vehicle
record

DESIRED EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Knowledge of and interest in plant biology, ecology, and/or evolution
Prior field research experience
Solid outdoors experience

APPLICATION

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info for 2-3
references to
Chris Muir (cdmuir@biodiversity.ubc.ca). We will consider applications as
they arrive, so
please apply as soon as possible for full consideration.

Apr 25 17

Research Aid Technicians – University of Washington

by Marissa M. Donohue

POSITION INFORMATION:
2 Research Aid 1 Technicians (wildlife) with the University of Washington
(fieldwork to be conducted
along the Columbia River, near the John Day dam, Oregon/Washington border)

Start and end dates:
May 2017 to end of July 2017, with a possible extension to September 2017

Salary:
$15/hour

Project description:
Conduct a comprehensive inventory of wildlife species (mammals, reptiles,
and amphibians) at two sites
one along the Columbia River near the John Day dam and one at the Willow
Creek dam project area.
The mammal surveys will use a combination of motion-activated camera
trapping and live trapping for
capture-mark-recapture (CMR) analysis to detect and enumerate both small
and large species.
Accordingly, applicants must be familiar with small mammal trapping and
identifying species, and
preference will be given to those who are familiar with taxa of the Pacific
Northwest. To survey for
reptiles and amphibians, we will use a combination of techniques, including
nocturnal call surveys
(recording sound at sample points and later identifying the species).
Accordingly, preference will be
given to applicants who are familiar with using herpetofaunal calls to
identify species. Technicians will
also use visual encounter surveys and roadkill/ basking surveys to identify
species and estimate
abundance. This work supports a larger project for the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.

Duties:
Applicant should be responsible, organized and motivated. Field work will
involve navigating and hiking
across rugged terrain to field sites while carrying heavy equipment (e.g.,
live traps and cameras).
During periods without field work, efforts will be focused on data entry
and identifying wildlife species in
camera-trap photos.  Cameras will be deployed at the beginning of the field
season and then checked
regularly. Small-mammal trapping will occur in the early morning (6:00 AM –
10:00 AM) and again in the
early evening (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM) to ensure small mammal safety.

Requirements:
Applicants must have experience handling small-mammals, working with
small-mammal live-traps and
Oregon/Washington small-mammal identification. Strong preference will also
be given to applicants with
experience deploying camera traps and with handling and identifying
reptiles and amphibians. Applicant
should be detail oriented with the ability to take careful notes in field
and office settings (Microsoft
Excel experience); preference will also be given to those with GIS
experience. Applicants should be in
good physical condition with the ability to hike in hot temperatures and in
rugged terrain while carrying
equipment, and should be comfortable working outdoors and in challenging
field conditions (e.g.
hot/cold) including along roadsides, fast moving water, and railroad right
of ways. Applicant should have
basic competency using GPS/maps to locate field sites and record waypoints.
Availability to work full-
time (40 hours/week) is essential. Applicants must have their own vehicle
(mileage reimbursement at
$0.54/mile).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume, cover
letter, and three references to
Michael Case (mcase@uw.edu).

Please respond no later than April 30, 2017