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Date: January 28, 2014

Citizen Science Coordinator, Mohonk Preserve (NY)

DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2014
Mohonk Preserve, New York State’s largest member & visitor supported nature preserve, is seeking to fill the full time position of Citizen Science Coordinator.
The Mohonk Preserve is a dynamic organization with responsibility for managing and protecting more than 8,000 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, NY. The Preserve has four integrated programs — Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection, and is a regional model for large-scale conservation planning. We have an annual budget of $3.6 million, 35 year-round staff and over 350 volunteers. We also have a diverse support base of over 14,000 individual members and supporters. Our Daniel Smiley Research Center, located near Mohonk Lake (where Conservation Science operations are centered), provides a great work environment!
We have a strong science program regionally and nationally. Natural and cultural history research generated at the Preserve underpins the Preserve’s land management strategies, informs our public interpretive programs and school environmental education field studies, facilitates protection of wildlife and natural resources across the Shawangunk Mountain region, and deepens the public’s understanding of our legacy of landscape conservation. Our science is used to guide applied land management to conserve biodiversity in the Shawangunk Ridge ecosystem.  
Position responsibilities include:
·         Lead, coordinate, and participate in continuing long-term observational studies;
·         serve as biodiversity database manager;
·         design, develop, and coordinate a Citizen Naturalist Program;
·         demonstrated knowledge of the northern Shawangunk Ridge ecosystem
 
Qualifications: 
•             a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in natural sciences or environmental studies;
•             experience working with volunteers, scientists and non-scientist professionals, Board members, donors, media, and the public;
•             superior computer skills including Microsoft Office at a minimum;
•             database experience including: Access and/or similar databases (proficiency in Access management preferred)
•             has exemplary written, oral, and presentation skills;
•             There is a significant fieldwork component to this position.  Must be able to hike a minimum of 6 miles a day over rough terrain. 
•             Willingness to work frequent weekends and holidays with occasional irregular hours, including some evenings.
 
Salary: Low $30’s per year based on experience; generous benefits package.
 
 
Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references by January 31st, 2014 to:
Director of Conservation Science, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561
 
Applications accepted via e-mail (hard copy preferred) to research@mohonkpreserve.org (Word 97 & above or Adobe PDF only).
No phone calls please Mohonk Preserve, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

Environment America Fellowship Program

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Early application deadline: Sunday, February 16th


Environment Massachusetts is a statewide environmental advocacy organization that works to protect clean air, clean water, and open space. We’re part of Environment America, a federation of 29 state-based groups with nearly 100 professional staff and more than 1 million members, activists and allies across the country.


Here in Massachusetts, we’re working to clean up dirty power plants, protect the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Connecticut River, and bring more solar energy to our state. Each year, we hire graduating seniors with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win.


Our
Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.

As a fellow, you’re not just learning how to make an impact; you’re making one.
Hear from four fellows about their work tackling tough environmental problems like runaway development and our dependence on coal.

After two years as a fellow, you’ll have learned the ropes, gained invaluable hands-on experience and you’ll have made a real difference for the environment. 
Hear from two former fellows about the work they’re doing now and how the Fellowship Program prepared them for it.

And if you’re not graduating this year, you should apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern – you’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.


Contact Madeline Page at
mpage@environmentamerica.org or 617-747-4357 with any questions.

Project Officer, CDP Nordic

DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2014

CDP Europe is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to implement the Nordicstrategy of one of the world’s leading NGOs on climate change and natural capital.The role of project officer, CDP Nordic, is responsible for growing CDP’s influence and effectiveness in the Nordic region by supporting the tasks of the Nordic operations.
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Program Coordinator, Lead by Example (Boston, MA)

LBE provides clean energy guidance and technical assistance, as well as supports development of innovative financing tools that help make clean energy projects feasible and cost-effective. The Fellow will serve a 2-year term with a possible 1 year extension. For more information, click here.

Multiple Positions, RSPB, Liberia

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is recruiting 2 positions for the “Securing Liberian forest connectivity through community forest management and innovative financing mechanisms” project which is an exciting new EU-funded project building on the RSPB’s long-term initiative supporting the management of the Gola Rainforest National Park in Sierra Leone and the ‘Across the River, a Transboundary Peace Park’ project. The positions are: Project Manager and Field Research advisor.

View all RSPB vacancies here.

Dean, Falk School of Sustainability, Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chatham University seeks a visionary leader and entrepreneur who is passionate about sustainability to serve as its next Dean of the Falk School of Sustainability. Chatham University is a private, nonsectarian, selective, comprehensive Masters L university that offers undergraduate, master’s level, and doctoral programs to more than 2,200 students. Chatham’s mission expresses a strong commitment to women’s education and leadership, global and intercultural education, and sustainability and the environment. It is home to the Rachel Carson Institute, named for one of its most famous alumnae, Rachel Carson ’29, author and icon in the environmental movement. In the last decade, programmatic innovation has spurred tremendous growth, making Chatham the fastest growing institution in Pittsburgh during this time.

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Energy Project Manager, West Chester University (PA)

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Facilities Division invites applicants for an Energy Project Manager (EPM).

The Energy Project Manager will manage all energy related projects along with some sustainability related projects, identify new energy savings and sustainability technologies, implement new projects which will reduce energy and resource usage, manage campus mechanical and/or electrical projects, continually monitor energy usage and the Facilities Department sustainability efforts; identify areas of high energy usage and its cause, malfunctioning equipment and ensure corrective action is taken; evaluate the energy efficiency of proposed construction, building expansions and/or renovations; set performance standards, develop and write guidelines, procedures and specifications for projects; assist Plant Operations in identifying problems with mechanical, HVAC, and utility systems; management of Campus Energy Management and Control Systems to ensure that they are kept in peak operating condition; manage West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s multi-million dollar utility budget; ensure energy is purchased and billed at the lowest rate; serve as technical consultant on new energy technology and an active member of the University’s Climate Action Planning Team; actively promote energy conservation measures; maintain historical records and train personnel in energy and resource savings.

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Director, Center for Environmental Initiatives, Williams College

The Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives is committed to protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment in which we learn, work, and live.  The Center is charged with raising campus engagement with local, regional, and global environmental issues; and serving as a knowledgeable resource for college operations. At the core of our approach is the belief that sustainability means meeting the needs of our current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The Zilkha Center, together with the Center for Environmental Studies, will soon be housed in a newly renovated and expanded Kellogg House, which is being designed to meet the exacting Living Building Challenge standards.

Learn more/apply.

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