Tag Archives: conservation

Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager (Washington, D.C.)

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager is responsible for working with the Foundation’s staff, federal agencies and other conservation partners to assist in the development and implementation of an outcome-based funding/investment and impact monitoring framework, strategy, and business system for the Foundation’s conservation programs. The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager and other members of this team are expected to be and/or become thought-leaders in their respective fields and position the Foundation as the convener of choice in the conservation community. Learn more.

Program Director, The Trust for Public Land (Philadelphia)

The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit dedicated to conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, is recruiting for a Program Director for the Philadelphia office. This position will manage all aspects of the partnership with the Departments of Parks and Recreation, the School District and the Water Department to redevelop green outdoor recreational spaces at schoolyards and city recreation centers in underserved neighborhoods. Learn more.

Outreach and Development Manager, Northwest Straits Marine Conservation (WA)

The Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative is a nationally-recognized model for marine conservation. Position Overview: The Foundation seeks an innovative and relationship-oriented team member to grow its development infrastructure with a particular focus on cultivation of private gifts and business relationships. The Outreach and Development Manager will be responsible for leading a coordinated outreach and development strategy for the Foundation. Salary range: This is a 3/4 time position, with opportunity for increasing hours with success of the development program. The salary range for the position is $36,750 – $40,500 for 30 hours per week (based on $49,000-$54,000 for full time). Benefits include a health reimbursement arrangement, generous paid time off and a flexible work schedule. Learn more. To apply: Send a resume, detailed cover letter and three professional references to: jobs@nwstraits.org.  

Located in Mt. Vernon, Washington

Housing Sustainability and Conservation Coordinator (Stanford University, CA)

Housing Sustainability and Conservation Coordinator is a part-time Fixed Term role that has a work schedule of 20 hours per week.
Job Purpose:  Sustainability is a core value on campus and within R&DE Student Housing. The R&DE Student Housing Sustainability and Conservation Programs Office collaborates with students and staff to foster behavior change, reduce energy and water consumption and waste production in our residences, and to integrate long-term sustainable thinking into how we operate. The Coordinator will support the Office’s goals and report directly to the Sustainability and Conservation Program Manager.

Fellowship on Women in Wildlife Protection (Kingsville, TX)

Deadline: May 30, 2013
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP/ASSISTANTSHIP to begin the fall 2013 semester that would lead to a Master of Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville Texas. The student chosen for this program will be required to complete course work and a thesis at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, as well as an assistantship in the Conservation Education Program at the Welder Wildlife Foundation located on the Welder Wildlife Refuge near Sinton, Texas.  The student’s thesis research will focus on investigating historical and current roles of women in the wildlife profession, and the challenges women have faced in their careers. Fellowship stipend is $14,000/yr plus $900 insurance stipend.

The assistantship will be broken into 2 segments and completion of the graduate fellowship/ assistantship program will take approximately 3 years.  The student will be on a Welder Wildlife Foundation Fellowship while at the university and on salary while at the Welder Foundation.  Housing will be provided while working at the Welder Foundation.


As an assistant in the Welder Foundation’s Conservation Education Program, the graduate student will help plan and conduct on-site and outreach education and training programs for public school and university students, and will assist the Education Program Coordinator with programs for adults and teachers. The graduate student will also assist with workshops, field days, symposia, public tours, preparation of educational materials, and maintenance of museum displays and biological collections.


Applicants must have a B.S. or B.A. degree in a biology-related field (e.g., Wildlife Biology, Ecosystem Science, Natural Resource Management, Zoology, etc.), and minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and combined GRE score of 1100 (300 on GRE new scale). A strong background in wildlife or range ecology, conservation, and management is important.  Ideal candidates would have excellent written and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and sincere interest in education and working with people.


To apply, please send the following materials via email attachment to Dr. Selma Glasscock, 
sglasscock@welderwildlife.org: (1) Cover letter explaining career goals, academic interests, and preferred sub-disciplines of study, highlighting relevant experience, (2) a resume, (3) names/addresses/email for three references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores (unofficial ok).


To apply or for further information please contact:

Dr. Selma Glasscock, Assistant Director        
sglasscock@welderwildlife.org

(361) 593-3715

                                       

 
Dr. April Ann Torres Conkey, Assistant Professor
April.Conkey@tamuk.edu

Welder Wildlife Foundation                                                    
Department of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences
P.O. Box 1400                                                                                    
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Sinton, TX  78387                                                                             
 MSC 228

361-364-2643                                                                                     
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202


www.welderwildlife.org    

Aramark + Student Conservation Association Paid Internships (various locations)

ARAMARK has partnered with the Student Conservation Association to hire 27 part- and full-time paid sustainability interns across the country starting in May. Projects will include nutrition education, sourcing local food, improving waste management practices and more.

 

Learn more and apply.

Community Engagement Associate – Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance (Jackson, WY)

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is dedicated to responsible land stewardship in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to ensure that human activities are in harmony with the area’s irreplaceable wildlife, scenic and other natural resources. The Community Planning Intern assists the Community Planning Director with Alliance research and advocacy efforts on issues regarding private land development, particularly as it relates to impacts on wildlife, scenery, and community character. Flexible start & end dates with a duration of 10-12 weeks. Full-time 40 hours per week. Possible evening and weekend work required. Stipend depending upon experience paid twice per month.

To apply, contact: Mr. Amy St. Pierre, Community Engagement Associate, jobs@jhalliance.org.

Conservation Finance Research and GIS Associate – The Trust for Public Land (Boston, MA)

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

The Conservation Finance Research Associate will conduct or assist in research, writing, technical analysis, and presentations of reports and data management for a national team of conservation finance experts.  This person will be responsible for the following primary tasks: 1) research for the Conservation Almanac, a comprehensive database of public land conservation activities, programs and policies on a state-by-state basis; 2) research for the National Conservation Easement Database, a comprehensive database to track conservation easements in the United States; 3) GIS support for both the Conservation Almanac and National Conservation Easement Database projects; and 4) research and written reports for the Conservation Finance Program.  These reports will evaluate the potential of state and local governments to design public funding programs for land conservation.

Essential Functions 

  • Research and summarize information on state land conservation activities for the Conservation Almanac
  • Contact government agencies to assemble acquisition data, including GIS shape files on local, state and federal land conservation programs nationwide, as well as developing a list of contacts in those states.
  • Overall support for TPL’s Conservation Almanac and NCED team in these database building efforts by collecting, creating, managing and serving out GIS data for protected lands in the United States.
  • Functions include supporting the Conservation Finance team with viewing of GIS data, responding to questions about the data and the creation of maps and other presentation products.
  •  Work with GIS analysts to build the spatial components of the  Conservation Almanac and National Conservation Easement Database databases
  • Identify and collect information from stakeholders through email and phone contacts; gathering data and qualitative information from existing materials (e.g. journal articles, government reports, legal statutes).  Also to manage project relationships and project documentation.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Assists in the development of GIS program standards, systems and protocol for workflow, system design, implementation, management and quality control standards.
  • Assist with the creation of presentation materials such as but not limited to PowerPoint presentations and report statistics and maps.
  • Convey complex, technical project components to non-technical/non-GIS staff and partners

 Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on environmental policy/natural resources and use of GIS technology such as Geography, Urban Planning, Ecology, Engineering, GIS, Landscape Architecture, Remote Sensing or a directly related field.
  • Two years of hands-on professional experience working with geographical or land information systems to input and present data, including project management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of ESRI software ArcGIS 10.0 including: ArcView, ArcInfo, Model Builder, Geoprocessing tools, MAPLEX, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, Geodatabase and file-based database design and management.

Salary and Benefits: This position is expected to be offered in the range of $18-20/hr. Benefits are offered.

How to Apply:

Please apply online. For more information, please click here.

Summer Fellowship – Breakthrough Institute (Oakland, CA)

Applications for Breakthrough Generation 2013 are now open — deadline March 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

The Breakthrough Institute is seeking five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for a paid fellowship in summer 2013 as part of their young leaders initiative, Breakthrough Generation. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one of three policy programs at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy and Climate, Conservation and Development, or Economic Growth and Innovation. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge writing, research, and public policy analysis.

The fellowship runs for ten weeks between June and August 2013 and pays $500 per week. The exact dates will be set in March. Fellows work 40 hours per week, and may be considered for full-time employment at the end of the fellowship. Breakthrough does not provide housing.

Who Can Apply?

Final-year undergraduates, college graduates, and postgraduates are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Fellowships are open to applicants from any country.

The Application

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three writing samples to generation [at] thebreakthrough.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must reach Breakthrough Institute by March 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.

For more information, please click here.