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Oct 17 17

Sustainability Coordinator, Dickinson College

by Grace L. Schumaker
Applications are now being accepted for Sustainability Coordinator at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. For information and to apply online go HERE. Please share this announcement with your networks, listservs, job boards etc. Thank you for your help in reaching out to potential applicants.
Sustainability Coordinator, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Dickinson College is seeking a passionate campus sustainability leader to join the staff of ourCenter for Sustainability Education (CSE) as our next Sustainability Learning Coordinator. The Sustainability Learning Coordinator develops and manages innovative hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate students; inspires, mentors and supervises paid student interns and student volunteers in a variety of campus sustainability projects; and coordinates collection and reporting of GHG inventory and other sustainability performance data. Examples of living/learning projects include The Handlebar biking cooperative, The Hive beekeeping cooperative, student and employee Eco-Reps, skill building workshops and behavior change campaigns. The Sustainability Learning Coordinator will perform these and other responsibilities with a high degree of independence and minimal supervision. This is a full-time, entry-level position that pays a competitive salary and offers medical and other benefits.
For more information and to apply, visit our website, Sustainability Learning Coordinator. Review of applications will begin November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The projected start date is January 15, 2018.
Desired experience and qualifications:
€              Demonstrated passion for and participation in campus or community sustainability.
€              One or two years of experience leading sustainability or other projects in a college or similar setting.
€              Experience supervising and mentoring college age interns, volunteers or other workers.
€              Bike mechanic skills and experience teaching others to maintain bikes.
€              Beekeeping knowledge and skills.
€              Familiarity with college greenhouse gas inventories.
€              Familiarity with AASHE STARS reporting.
€              Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
€              Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills for working with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and community members.
€              Trade skills or DIY skills a plus.
Dickinson is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Oct 17 17

AmeriCorps Volunteer, The Wilds

by Grace L. Schumaker
The Wilds is a conservation research facility in Muskingum County, Ohio.  The Restoration Ecology and Wildlife Ecology departments work in applied land management, wildlife monitoring, and conservation research on over 9,000 acres of reclaimed strip mined on which The Wilds resides.  Our goal is to involve local students in restoration and management activities at The Wilds, while simultaneously enhancing environmental awareness and developing skills that will help them succeed in their chosen pursuits.  We will provide training in ecological and restoration techniques to middle and high school students in eastern Ohio, particularly targeting localities with lower college representation.  Students will then assist scientists and apprentices at The Wilds in activities such as invasive species removal, planting native species, collecting seed, and monitoring wildlife responses to habitat restoration.
The AmeriCorps Volunteer will be the coordinator for the program and will be supervised by the Director of Restoration Ecology and Director of Wildlife Ecology.  The member will be responsible for coordinating and leading volunteer classroom and other groups in ecological activities, increasing the number of participating groups, and planning restoration activities that will jointly include students and Wilds personnel.  The member will also help disburse grant funding to eligible classrooms, and identify and apply for additional grant opportunities that would provide funding for volunteer activities, supplies, and student internships at the Wilds.  Therefore, the applicant should have good communication and writing skills, experience leading large groups, interest or experience in ecological and restoration field work (such as invasive species removal, prescribed burning, seed collection, and/or wildlife survey techniques), and a desire to help mentor students in the environmental sciences.
Oct 17 17

Field Coordinator, Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

by Grace L. Schumaker
The Swihart lab in Purdue University¹s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources seeks a dedicated individual to assist with research projects focused on the use of cover crops by wildlife in agricultural ecosystems of Indiana.  Projects will investigate raptor use of cover-cropped fields and vole population dynamics and crop damage.  The successful applicant will be responsible for coordination of fieldwork, supervision of undergraduate students and, cultivation of close working relationships with the graduate students and faculty PI.  The successful applicant must be comfortable working alone in the field and in harsh weather conditions.
The position will focus on raptors in winter and early spring, and voles in early spring and summer.  However, as aspects of these projects rely on the weather and timing of spring planting, flexibility is required.  Some weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required. All sampling will occur in private farm fields, so the position requires excellent communication skills, a willingness to engage with farmers, and respect for property and landowners.  Attention to detail when collecting data is a must.
Required: Bachelor¹s degree in wildlife ecology or a related natural resources fieldexcellent organizational and communication skills; attention to detail and ability to follow a detailed protocol; ability to carry up to 50 lbs across uneven ground; valid driver¹s license with a good driving record; professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
Preferred: Previous field research experience, preferably in row-crop agroecosystems; previous supervisory experience; prior experience identifying Midwestern small mammals and birds, especially raptors; prior experience with survey techniques, including small mammal trapping and handling, browse transects, trail cameras, and bird surveys.
Anticipated start date is December 2017 or January 2018, with an end date in late summer 2018. This is an hourly position at a rate of $15/hour. To apply, please send a current resume, 1-page cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 references to Megan Zagorski ( with the subject line ³Purdue Cover Crops Project².  Review of applications will begin on Friday, November 3, 2017, and continue until a suitable applicant is found.
Oct 17 17

Crew Leader, Montana Conservation Corps

by Grace L. Schumaker

The time has come again! MCC is hiring Crew Leaders to lead our adult crews in 2018. Do you know someone who wants to experience Montana and give back to our public lands? Are you someone who is looking for skills that will give you a better shot at landing that Forest Service job you’ve been wanting? If any of these apply to you, click a link below for more information.

Crew Leader (
Senior Crew Leader (
Wildland Restoration Team Leader (
Veterans Green Corps Crew Leader (

Happy Trails,
Nate Hess
Communications Coordinator
Montana Conservation Corps

Oct 17 17

Farmer, Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins

by Grace L. Schumaker

Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins, Hartland, Vermont

Looking for a couple, or individual, to spend at least the 2018 farm season on a farm helping with caring for both livestock and the crops, as well as assist with our rental cabin business on the farm.  Start date would be in May of 2018 and a minimum commitment through October of 2018 is required.  Housing is provided.  Open to year-round, long-term commitment.

From week to week, the job would change depending on your interests and the needs of the business.  Although you would not need to do all of these tasks, we could use help with:
-caring for our sheep, laying hens, and goats
-milking the sheep,
-cheese making
-selling produce at the market
-delivery of produce to restaurants
-doing laundry for the cabins
-making beds in the cabins
-occasionally cleaning the cabins when our cleaners are unavailable.

At a minimum, you must be willing to weed and harvest on the farm side of the business, and empty trash/recycling/compost, do laundry, and make beds on the cabin side of the business (and the occasional cleaning of a cabin).

We are open to both part time and full-time arrangements and would offer a newly renovated in-law suite apartment with private entrance, kitchen, and bath as part of the compensation, as well as access to the food we produce. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to live in a beautiful place (with an amazing view from your bedroom window) and is willing to work
hard and help out with both the farm tasks and getting the cabins ready for guests.

On our website, , you can find the many area attractions and things to do which you would have ample opportunity to enjoy.

The ideal candidate(s) would have some farming experience, be willing to work in all weather conditions, be able to lift 50 pounds, make a bed better than a teenager, and would approach the work with a positive attitude, sense of humor, and a commitment to be efficient, flexible, and helpful.

Recent graduates, people in the midst of a life transition, or those interested in agritourism, are particularly encouraged to apply.  We would like to spend some time getting to know each other to ensure we would be a good fit so we would love to hear from you sooner rather than later.  Let us know if we can answer any questions, and thank you!

Weekly pay on top of housing based on experience and number of work hours

Send a cover letter identifying your past experience and interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins offers tourists a unique lodging opportunity to explore central Vermont and New Hampshire, and is ideally situated to explore Woodstock, Quechee, and Hanover, NH.  Fat Sheep Farm is a working farm that sells produce and eggs at the Woodstock Market on the Green and to local restaurants, and will begin making cheese with a small flock of dairy sheep in 2018.  Guests stay in a private cabin fully equipped with kitchen and bath, and enjoy access to our produce and eggs and incredible views of our growing
field and the surrounding forested hillsides.

Oct 17 17

Environmental Scientist, City of Dayton Ohio

by Grace L. Schumaker

Department: WATER
First Day to Submit Application: 10/4/2017
Last Day to Submit Application: 11/1/2017 11:59:00 PM
Min Salary: $57,907.20
Max Salary: $78,332.80

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Environmental Scientist protects the City’s
drinking water supply and enhances storm water management efforts. The
incumbent inspects and identifies existing and potential pollution
sources, conducts groundwater and water quality studies and carbon
footprint assessments, prepares and reviews action plans, reviews
groundwater remediation plans, responds to environmental emergencies,
and makes appropriate recommendations relative to the City’s
environmental compliance and drinking water supply. The incumbent
provides assistance in the planning, implementation, and coordination of
the Source Water Protection Program (SWPP) in addition to working with
businesses in the Source Water Protection Area (SWPA) on their reporting
requirements, chemical handling, assessing hazard levels, construction
plan review, and Source Water Protection Fund request review. Conducts
comprehensive investigations to define potential environmental impacts
and make recommendations regarding possible abatement measures in
response to complaints from citizens, industries, and businesses. The
incumbent completes water quality studies and water level monitoring of
both surface water and groundwater using field monitoring devices. The
incumbent serves as the lead technical advisor for energy and
sustainable practices and facilitates community education and outreach
efforts for water resource protection.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Chemistry,
Biology, Water Resources Management, Earth Science, Environmental
Science or equivalent discipline. Degree must be from a college or
university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education
through the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities or
equivalent region. The following experience, knowledge and/or
familiarity is preferred: professional geologic experience; use of GIS
software (Arc/Info and Arcview), conceptual groundwater modeling, and
data management; knowledge in applied hydrogeology and familiarity with
hydrogeochemistry, aquifer hydraulics, fate transport, and basic
geophysics; familiarity with environmental drilling techniques and water
level monitoring devices and recorders; experience in Municipal Separate
Storm Sewer System (MS4) regulatory requirements, Ohio EPA National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System storm water permits; knowledge of
watershed quality sampling, and water analysis.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: Within 6 months of appointment, must obtain
and maintain, as a condition of continued employment, a Hazardous Waste
Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification.

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and
maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Applications must specifically address each of the minimum
qualifications, directly showing how each is met.
General Employment Requirements
Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a
job-related medical examination, including drug screen and providing
documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants
to pass a police background investigation.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Oct 17 17

Science Outreach Intern, Ecological Society of America

by Grace L. Schumaker

Date:                   October 11, 2017

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

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

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.


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,
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 17 17

Research Coordinator, Lincoln Park Zoo

by Grace L. Schumaker

We are looking for a full-time research coordinator to help implement an NSF-funded project to further develop the COMPADRE/COMADRE database ( The position will be for the duration of the grant (3 years), and will be based at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Additional details and application process are posted at: Send questions to Judy Che-Castaldo (
The position is open until filled, but please submit your application by Nov. 6, 2017 for full consideration.


The Research Coordinator is a full-time position to help implement an NSF-funded project to further develop the COMPADRE/COMADRE database, a global repository for animal and plant demographic data. The Research Coordinator will facilitate the project by overseeing and coordinating data digitization across the multinational collaborating research teams. S/he will also work with programmers to help develop and test the new database as it is developed, and assist in organizing and conducting user engagement workshops at scientific conferences. The Research Coordinator will be based at Lincoln Park Zoo, but will work closely with a dynamic project team involving collaborators in England, Denmark, Germany, and Ireland.

Essential Job Functions:

• Provide support for and maintain communication among the collaborating research teams
• Supervise and delegate workload among the data digitization team, ensuring accurate and consistent data compilation
• Train and create training materials for new digitization assistants
• Travel (nationally and internationally) to attend team meetings and conduct user engagement workshops
• Participate in the Conservation and Science Department’s team approach to research and data management
• Perform other tasks and duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Successful candidates will have excellent organizational, communication (written and oral), and time management skills. Candidates should be detail-oriented and have strong problem-solving and analytical thinking abilities.
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and an ability to quickly learn new methods and software. Experience with database software such as MySQL or PostgreSQL, programming in R and Python, and/or managing a code repository on GitHub is desirable.
• Ability to manage multiple projects.
• Experience managing research assistants or staff is desirable.
• Ability to work independently and in collaborative settings.
• Available to attend work meetings which may occur outside of regular work hours as assigned.
• Ability to represent the Zoo and the project in a professional manner at all times.
• Must be able to work at computer for 8 hours per day.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in science essential, Master’s degree in biology or related discipline preferred. A background in ecology, population biology, or mathematical biology is desirable but not required. Experience in developing data repositories, comparative analysis of large datasets, data visualization, and/or scientific outreach is also preferred.

Oct 17 17

Research Assistant, Department of Biology at Tufts University

by Grace L. Schumaker

Research Assistant, Butterfly population ecology and phenology

Dr. Elizabeth Crone’s Lab in the Department of Biology at Tufts University is looking for a full-time post-baccalaureate research assistant. The research assistant will work on a Department of Defense-funded Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program award investigating how phenological shifts affect butterfly population persistence ( The assistant may also have the opportunity work on other projects within the lab as needed.

During fall/winter, the research assistant will work primarily under the supervision of Dr. Leone Brown. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) helping to compile museum records and other historical records for focal plant and butterfly species (possibly ants and parasitoids), literature searches, data compilation and management, and help with planning and organizing field research on the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly in Maryland. The assistant will also aid the other main collaborators on the project as needed, including Dr. Cheryl Schultz at Washington State University, Dr. Sonia Altizer at the University of Georgia, Dr. Diane Debinski at Montana State University, and Dr. Norah Warchola at Tufts University. The assistant must be willing to travel to other universities and museums when necessary, and for the summer field season. Future work may include help with laboratory/field rearing and experimental manipulation of plants, butterflies, and parasitoids.

During spring/summer, the assistant will continue with the above projects where time permits, and will mainly coordinate with Dr. Elizabeth Crone to help lead the Baltimore checkerspot research portion of the project in Maryland. Fieldwork responsibilities will mainly include helping to coordinate with landowners and state biologists, regular surveys of butterflies (larval and adult stages), host plants, and nectar plants (~May-August), and data entry and management. Group housing will be provided in Maryland during the summer field season. A valid driver¹s license (and ideally personal transport) will be necessary.

The desired candidate will have strong organizational skills, basic computing skills in Microsoft Word and Excel (at minimum), be a quick and willing learner, and be willing to work in hot, sunny, and muddy weather conditions with poison ivy, ticks, etc. Previous experience with data management and independent research are highly desirable. Salary will be ~$15-20/hour, commensurate with experience. We will consider a current senior in the Boston/Somerville/Cambridge area who is able and willing to work at least 10 hours per week until the field season begins, at which point fulltime work will ensue.

The Crone Lab is a dynamic group of undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and other professionals studying population ecology of butterflies, bees, masting trees, and orchids, to name a few ( The Biology Department at Tufts University is largely housed in a newly renovated building with state-of-the-art facilities and allows for ample interaction among members of the department (

Please send inquiries and applications to Dr. Leone Brown at leone.m.brown at Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for two referees.

Oct 13 17

Field Biology Program at the University of Notre Dame – SUMMER 2018

by Marissa M. Donohue

Field Biology Program at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center

Your own field research, classes in the field, 3 credits/summer, tuition and housing provided, and a summer stipend ($3500 East, $4000 West)!!!

Apply now for UNDERC-East and -West for summer of 2018! These programs promote understanding of field biology and how field research is conducted through 10 weeks in the wilds. It begins with a summer at UNDERC-East in Michigan¹s Upper Peninsula and then the opportunity for a second summer at -West in Montana. UNDERC-East is open to 28 sophomores/juniors from any college/university. From the UNDERC-East class, 8 students (juniors or seniors) are selected for UNDERC-West. Each summer, you receive three-credits along with tuition, housing, travel between the Notre Dame campus and the site, and a stipend ($3500 at East, $4000 at West).

1)  UNDERC-East (May 21­ July 27): 8000 acres of lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests owned by Notre Dame and a core site in the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) that are home to abundant wildlife (including beaver, porcupine, black bear, deer, loon). Course modules include vertebrate ecology, invertebrate ecology, aquatic ecology and forest ecology with each providing background information, field research exercises, and group research projects designed by the class. Five or more weeks are spent by each student designing and conducting their own field research project under direction of faculty or graduate students. Projects have ranged from fish, insect and mammal behavior and ecology to forest, lake and stream ecosystem ecology to local Native American ecosystem use.

2)  UNDERC-West (June 6 ­ August 15, pre-requisite is UNDERC-East): Explore more than a million acres on the National Bison Range and Flathead Reservation that includes grasslands, montane forests, streams and lakes that are home to abundant wildlife (including bison, elk, mountain lions and grizzly bear). Course modules like those at UNDERC-East include wildlife ecology, grassland ecology, and montane ecology, as well as an environmental history/Native American ecology module (in part during the cross-country drive to and from -West). Each student conducts an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty or graduate
student advisor that is more advanced given the skills learned at UNDERC-East. Recent projects have included invasive plant ecology, animal behavior and habitat relationships, grassland, forest, wetland and stream dynamics, and Native American plant and wildlife use. Applications are available online (

Further information can be obtained at the UNDERC website (, or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC East Assistant Director (, or Dr. David Flagel, UNDERC West Assistant Director ( Application deadline is Friday, November 10, 2017 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Monday, December 11, 2017. Acceptance is based on past academic performance and a statement of purpose. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in environmental sciences. Applicants are required to be present for the duration of the course.


Dr. David Flagel

Assistant Director, West

University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center

Office Phone: 574-631-2612