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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.

K12 Spring-Summer Associate – USGBC

The Center for Green Schools seeks a K-12 Sector Spring-Summer Associate to join our team, to provide support to a variety of established programs and events within the Center for Green Schools, as well as directly contribute to the ongoing work and development of several new initiatives. Late spring through summer are some of the busiest months for the Center for Green Schools, and this associate will directly contribute to the success of several of our highest profile events and most dynamic programs.

Learning Objectives

After completing the internship, the Associate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate experience in a fast-paced workplace
  • Clearly express concepts of sustainability and green building advocacy
  • Demonstrate experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders and decision makers in pursuit of common goals, including state legislators and other elected officials, a network of committee volunteers and green building professionals, educators, researchers, health experts and many others

Position Details include:

  • Provide logistical and administrative support for several high profile events through the spring and summer, including but not limited to attendee registration support and follow up, program/material preparation and onsite logistics
  • Provide direct support for national network of USGBC Chapter volunteers, including regular email and phone contact regarding multiple programs, deadlines and deliverables, particularly pertaining to a large annual meeting and collection and analysis of biannual activity reports
  • Support the roll-out of a membership package for K12 schools and districts, by assisting with outreach to recruit new members and onboarding efforts to welcome them. Support communications to existing members through blog entries and emails, helping to plan webcasts and supporting other outreach campaigns
  • Assist with the development of state-level grassroots and NGO partnerships; working with the USGBC Chapter network and members of the Coalition for Green Schools, the Associate will assist Center staff and volunteers in supporting state-based Coalitions for Green Schools
  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts to K12 educators and supporting organizations for the Green Classroom Professional Certificate program
  • Track green school/building policy in state and local governments, keeping staff and external partners informed of latest trends and changes in public sector
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & trainings requirements/preferences

  • Current enrollment in or recent graduation from an undergraduate or graduate program of study
  • Major or specializing in a literary field, education, nonprofit management, communications, organizational sustainability (or relevant experience) preferred

Experience requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Previous work experience in team/office setting preferred
  • Experience in grassroots initiatives, and/or community engagement preferred

For more information and to apply, click here.

Assistant Director of Spirituality, Service and Social Justice – University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA)

Responsibilities
The assistant director of Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice will be responsible for lead coordination of campus initiatives related to community service and social justice. They will have a particular responsibility for risk management related to student volunteer and immersion opportunities, and will supervise student staff who provide direct leadership for a range of campus programs related to service and social justice. They will also assist in supporting and developing new service/immersion/reflection opportunities, and work with the directors of Spirituality, Service and Social Justice (SSSJ) and Multicultural Student Services (MCSS) in developing and implementing leadership and training opportunities for students related to both departments.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
- Student staff/leader development and supervision.
- Develop, present, and encourage participation in service/justice/immersion programs for Puget Sound students.
- Supervision of students leading JuST, Alternative Break, Food Salvage, Kids Can Do, ETC programs, and/or other departmental service/justice programs.
- Assist faculty, staff, and student leaders as they develop and implement community service/justice/immersion initiatives.
- Risk management for student community service and social justice/immersion programs.
- Direct leadership of Alternative Break and MLK Day of Service programs.
- Assessment, review, and re-development of service/justice/immersion programs and resources.
- Program management related to student community service and social justice/immersion programs.
- Other duties as needed.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Education, Social Justice, or related discipline preferred.
- Experience supervising, mentoring, and developing student staff and student leaders.
- Experience managing and supervising community service programs and activities.
- Experience leading and developing programs for personal and community reflection
- High level of comfort working with students, campus, and community partners of a fully inclusive range of identities, especially including race, ethnicity, ability, nationality, religious/spiritual identity, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, and gender identity.

For more information or to apply, click here.