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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.

Oct 24 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 our Center 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 23 17

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Become an Ambassador for Food For All

ONLINE ADVOCACY
– Post on your Social Media Platforms about your Food for All experiences (1 per week) – always tag your location
– Post on your fav restaurants’ walls asking them to join FFA
– Get your friends to also post about their experience and support Food for All!

CAMPUS ADVOCACY
– Promote FFA at your campus by word of mouth.
– Promote FFA by giving flyers, hanging posters and giving out other merchandising items (stickers, flyers with promotions, etc) – tabling and going to events (always take pictures so we can post about you being there!)
– Community outreach efforts: Promote the App in other associations and groups inside the university (sustainability groups, environmental, food, exchange students, low-budget students and others).
– Contact with university’s media in order to be featured in articles and news
– Find influencers and leaders that could also be interested in working as brand ambassadors with us

 

If you are interested, please send us an email at info@foodforall.us containing one paragraph stating your motivations to join Food for All and one paragraph explaining to us why you will be great at the job!

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.