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Grant Writer, Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service (Muncie, IN)

Grant Writer, Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service

Professional contract position available immediately.

Major responsibility  research, write, and facilitate comprehensive external grant proposal development and submission to sustainability-related funding opportunities with federal, state, local, international, corporate, and on-profit funding agencies.

Minimum qualifications:  bachelor’s degree; at least two years of experience in having written and submitted at least one proposal to funding agencies that were granted/issued in excess of $100,000; have knowledge and/or experience with organizations that solicit sustainability-related research, education, and service projects; excellent managerial, technical, and organizational skills; knowledge of various funding agency requirements and proposed submission procedures; excellent writing and research skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Professional suite of products, and an understanding of Grants.gov submission process; ability to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines; excellent attention to detail.

Preferred qualifications:  Research Administrator’s Certificate (CRA); have an understanding of the needs of developing sustainability-related research, education, and service projects; familiarity with other data base search tools such as COS Pivot, Grant Select, Grants Resource Center, and the Foundation Center.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Send letter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to:
Professor Robert Koester, Director
Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Check out the CERES website here.

Education Strategy and Planning Program Manager, Sustainable Communities Collaborative at Penn State (State College, PA)

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute seeks a highly motivated, organized, and action-oriented individual to manage program activities for the Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). The Program Manager will oversee operational activities associated with the SCC, a large-scale, innovative university/community based collaboration that engages PSU faculty and students in existing courses from across the University through real world, community- and campus-identified sustainability projects. Serve as primary point of contact with faculty members and community partners for projects, monitor progress and address any issues that emerge, to ensure projects stay on track and, provide presentations to classes of students associated with projects.

Full job description.

MSc and PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Abu Dhabi

Masdar Institute (MI), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is offering graduate scholarship opportunities to qualified students in the Science and Engineering field.  The scholarship includes full tuition fees, text books, laptop, accommodation, health insurance, travel expenses and a monthly allowance. Opportunities are also available for Postdocs & Research assistantships. MI is established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and currently operates in close on-going collaboration to develop research and development (R&D) capacity in the country and the region.. focused on sustainable technologies and renewable energy projects.
 
MI is located in Masdar city, close to the AD International Airport, and its campus has unique facilities, state of the art labs, students residence and is fully powered by solar panels.
 
Interested students, Engineers and Scientists who are keen to pursue their graduate education, are encouraged to submit the online application along with all supporting documents. Our Admissions office will evaluate the application and update applicants accordingly.
 
The deadline to receive applications for Fall 2014 is approaching (31st May, 2014) so it’s crucial to submit your application ASAP. We have several students from North America enrolled in MI and we are keen to welcome more qualified students who are passionate about research in the renewable energy field.
 
MI offers 9 MSc programs based on the US graduate education model:
·           MSc Electrical Power Engineering
·           MSc Engineering Systems and Management
·           MSc Computing and Information Science
·           MSc Materials Science and Engineering
·           MSc Mechanical Engineering
·           MSc Microsystems Engineering
·           MSc Water and Environmental Engineering
·           MSc Chemical Engineering
·           MSc Sustainable Critical Infrastructure
 
And a PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering program.
 
Further information on Masdar Institute profile, programs and the admissions requirements is available on our website .

Program Manager, Experience Int’l (Everson, WA)

A challenging, rewarding, full-time salaried position is available with Experience International, a non-profit educational organization based in Everson, Washington. In addition to other programs, EI is designated by the US State Department as a J-1 Exchange Visitor-Trainee Program and brings qualified foreign nationals to the United States for up to 18 months of practical training & work-experience in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and natural resource management and conservation. Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to Director at: ei@expint.org. Learn more.

Education and Development Director, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Provides leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the School of Sustainability’s (SOS) education, training, and capacity-building initiatives; represents the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) to corporations, government employers, non-profits, and businesses with the objective of developing and delivering education, training, and capacity-building to organizations that support the GIOS and SOS strategic plan and mission. This position will report to the Dean.

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Various job openings, Pisces Foundation (San Francisco, CA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 21, 2014

The Pisces Foundation will be hiring two Program Officers to lead our environmental education and water work. 

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Director, Sustainability Initiatives and Education, Washington and Lee University

Toward the end of creating a community-wide culture and practice of environmental mindfulness, the Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education is responsible for developing programs, advocating for sustainability practices and facilitating interaction and collaboration between and among students and various groups on campus. The Coordinator will identify, promote and monitor co-curricular sustainability initiatives, support faculty in curricular initiatives, conduct and manage assessments, and disseminate information related to sustainability efforts.

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Sustainability Specialist (CA)

 

University of California, Riverside

Under the general direction of the Director of Sustainability, the Sustainability Specialist administers the Waste Diversion Education Program to include data collection, analysis, reporting, training, and communication. The Specialist is also responsible for peer education, advertising, and outreach to promote sustainability initiatives, recruit student volunteers, increase awareness of campus programs, and plan weekly outreach and special events. The Specialist maintains the department’s social media presence by updating the department’s website and blog page.

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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    

Educational Program Coordinator – theMOVE (Cambridge, MA)

theMOVE (getoutma.org) organizes farm-volunteer workdays for diverse urban groups throughout Metro Boston, to connect our participants hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us. We focus most of our outreach towards low income communities, people of color, and youth. We primarily work with schools and community organizations to set up trips for their groups, but we also host occasional open sign-up trips for individual adults and families. We are seeking an energetic Educational Program Coordinator to coordinate and lead our trips this season.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the position will vary, but will foremost comprise the coordination of farm-volunteer trips:
(a) match/schedule groups with appropriate farms, and plan out trips using varied transportation;
(b) facilitate workdays, oversee the work, and keep volunteers motivated and cared for (we will strive to have
two staff members on all trips; the program coordinator will oversee at least 2/3 of them);
(c) lead reflective educational activities (including pre/post sessions at groups’ program sites across Boston);
(d) administer a simple impact survey at end of trips, and tabulate data.
 Additionally, the educational programs coordinator will:
(a) conduct outreach to community groups to get new audiences excited about farm-volunteering;
(b) develop reflective/educational activities for use on trips, to expand our existing curriculum;
(c) refer participants to further community engagement/education opportunities, and develop systems to do so;
(d) support fundraising and community event organizing efforts, as needed.
COMPENSATION: $16 per hour (no health/vacation benefits)
HOURS: 40 hours per week (flexible scheduling – will range 30-50 hours/week)
DURATION: May 1 to November 15
For more information and to apply, click here.