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Assistant Director of Sustainability, U North Texas

The Assistant Director I works closely with the Director of UNT Sustainability to undertake and facilitate sustainability-oriented activities related to university operations, manages compliance reporting for the ACUPCC, oversees the We Mean Green Fund, and leads business/community engagement programs.

The Assistant Director will work with various stakeholders on and off campus to conduct project feasibility studies, improve data collection and analysis, identify and attain external funding, foster the development of metrics to evaluate overall efficiency and effectiveness, and build mutually beneficial relationships in the realm of sustainability.

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Energy and Resource Steward, U Texas Austin

Engage and educate building occupants on a daily basis to achieve new behaviors that result in conservation. Routinely audit and walk buildings to understand how resources are measured and consumed. Coordinate with building operations, maintenance operations, engineering, and utilities staff to identify and resolve resource conservation issues and implement building schedules and other conservation measures. Perform basic calculations to determine resource consumption, savings, and life cycle cost analysis of conservation measures. Assist in the development of campus wide conservation initatives. Organize and hold building events, such as building open house or orientation, to engage building occupants and promote the Energy and Resource Conservation program. Work collaboratively with academic, athletic, auxiliary, student and administrative organizations to further building- or department-specific conservation programs and develop building operation schedules and other sustainable building operations. Perform analysis and provide management level reports as required.

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2014 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

DEADLINE: Feb. 7, 2014
The Environmental Science Institute of the University of Texas at Austin announces an NSF-funded program during the summer of 2014 for undergraduates interested in environmental science research. Students will be trained in laboratory and field methods applied to studies of global change and its impacts and will work on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Project areas are interdisciplinary will be in one of four major themes: impacts on ecosystems, impacts on watersheds and the land surface, campus sustainability, and reconstructing past global change.

Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series, portfolio creation, and professional development activities. Students will also participate in field excursions related to scientific research. These 1-2 day activities may require physical exertion involving hiking, caving, camping, and/or boat rides in hot and humid weather. The summer program will conclude with a research poster session and open house. Program information can be found here

 

Sustainability Marketing Specialist, U North Texas (Denton, TX)

UNT Sustainability at the University of North Texas seeks to hire a Marketing Specialist II to join its team. The preferred candidate will be trained in marketing concepts, tools, and strategies related to strengthening UNT Sustainability’s messaging efforts. Such a person will lead UNT Sustainability’s efforts to further develop its marketing strategy, construct and implement messaging tactics, and craft and oversee metrics of impact.

Marketing activities will promote the overall vision of UNT Sustainability, as well as ongoing and future initiatives both on and off campus. To do so, the marketing specialist will develop messaging, design marketing materials, identify target audiences, and develop & maintain marketing tools.

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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    

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