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CONTENTS:
Job Listings for #AfterschoolNJ brought to you by #NJSACC
Fall Internship Opportunities at NJDEP
DEP Seeks AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors for 2017
Open positions at NJ Audubon
BBP part-time reservist position
Seeking Green Jobs Crew Leader FT
New Jersey Future is Hiring!
Seeking volunteers to judge "More than Madison"

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:
(The listing below is limited to Federal, State and non-commercial organizations)
A Path To Green Jobs
Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Careers/Jobs
Environmental Career Opportunities
Environmental Jobs in NJ
Environmental Job Listings
Environmental Science Education & Career Resource
GreenBiz.com
GreenJobsReady.com
Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science
NAAEE EE Jobs Listings
New guide to green careers and degree options
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Employment Opportunities (Internal and External)
NJDEP Employment Opportunities
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer
NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs
Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs
Question about sustainability education
STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future
Student Opportunities Web Site
Sustainability related degree programs
Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program
Job Listings for #AfterschoolNJ brought to you by #NJSACC             (Posted: 8-24-16)

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Meadowlands Area YMCA Seeks to Fill Before & After School Program Positions Open for September

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Click here to download the announcement (pdf)

SITE DIRECTOR - Locations: Rutherford, Carlstadt, Edgewater

Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma/GED and at least 3 years experience in childcare.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to supervise and lead staff
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent listening, communication, and customer service
  • Organized, analytical and detail-oriented with ability to multi-task and prioritize appropriately

Hours: PT Hourly - Approximately 10 to 18 hours per week (depending on position available)

After Care: Starting between 2:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. & ending between 6:00pm to 7:00pm p.m.

Before Care: Starting between 7:00am -8:00am and ending between 8:00am - 9:00am

Days: 2 to 5 days a week.

Compensation Package:

$13-$19 based on location & experience
Full position details on our website!

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GROUP LEADER - Locations: Rutherford, Carlstadt, Maywood, Edgewater

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a High School Diploma/GED.
  • Must have some experience in childcare, including basic knowledge of child development and positive discipline techniques.
  • Must be able to lead a group of 10-20 students in activities ensuring physical and emotional safety.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent listening, communication, reliable individual
  • Organized, analytical and detail-oriented with ability to multi-task and prioritize appropriately

Hours: PT Hourly - Approximately 4 to 18 hours per week (depending on position available)

After care: Starting between 2:50pm and 3:00pm & ending between 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Before care: Starting between 7am - 7:30am until school starts.

Days 1 to 5 days a week.

Compensation Package:

$9 - $11 per hour based on location & experience.
Full position details on our website!


All YMCA Child Care positions follow the required qualifications requirements as outlined by the Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers - State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services. Must complete background check, fingerprinting, and obtain all required certification courses & training required and provided by the Meadowlands YMCA.

Come join our team and be part of our Y as we open our brand new state of the art facility in January!

How to apply: email your resume to: jobs@meadowlandsymca.org / fax to: 201-616-7864

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL THE DETAILS AT: WWW.YMCAINFO.ORG

YWCA of Bergen County Seeks School Age Programs Recreation Counselor

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Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor the Recreation Counselor assists group of 15-50 elementary school aged children ages Kindergarten thru sixth grade. The Recreation Counselors ensures the safety of the children as they take them through a schedule of activities that include snack, homework, gym time, arts & crafts, outdoor play, reading, board games, and special events. In addition to modeling and promoting a safe, welcoming and encouraging environment for all participants enrolled.

Key Responsibilities:

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform this job, the rather describes the essential functions/responsibilities of the job. Other duties may be assigned as required:

  • Work with Site Supervisor to ensure a quality before and after school program.
  • Assist in assuring the health, safety, and supervision of the children in their care by enforcing policies and procedures that govern school age programs.
  • Work collaboratively with all site personnel to facilitate and encourage positive peer interactions.
  • Supervise and lead children in an age-appropriate activities.
  • Adhere to YWCA Policies and Procedures as well as Risk Management Policies and Procedures. This includes reporting incidents to Site Supervisor.
  • Meet with Site Supervisor on a regular basis and attend departmental and other staff meetings as requested.
  • Attend recommended training, educational programs that would enhance YWCA programs.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all personal information about children, families, and staff.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: High School Diploma and a minimum of two years of experience working in a recreational setting required.
  • Licensing and/or Certifications: CPR/First Aid; Blood Borne Pathogens. If currently not certified, must obtain certification within 90 days of hire.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Positive Discipline Techniques
  • Working knowledge of appropriate curriculum and activities for school aged children

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to work as a part of a team and to collaborate with colleagues.
  2. Demonstrated communication skills (verbal and listening).
  3. Excellent organizational ability.
  4. Demonstrated problem solving.
  5. Ability to work with diverse population and demonstrate patience and flexibility.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Move about freely - Walk, talk, sit, hear and lift up to 20 lbs.

Travel, (If applicable) Must be able to travel to different schools as assigned, if needed.

Additional Comments (If applicable):

Must embrace the mission and values of the YWCA, have a strong customer focus, and the ability to work with a multi-generational, diverse workforce and membership.

Interested applicant? Please forward their resume to Rosie Trinkle via e-mail at: rtrinkle@ywcabergencounty.org or call my direct line at: 201-345-4613.

Plainfield area YMCA Seeks Afterschool Childcare Director 

Click here to learn more about the Plainfield area YMCA!

The Plainfield Area YMCA, in Plainfield , NJ, is looking for an energetic, creative and organized leader to supervise the after school programs.  You will be responsible for all aspects of leading and managing 8 program sites to ensure compliance, safety and fun for all participants in our program.


Qualifications
*    Bachelors Degree, preferably with child/education related major
*    5 years experience in working with children and supervising strongly preferred
*    Bilingual strongly preferred.

For more information and application, please contact Human Resources at the Plainfield Area YMCA at: 908.756.6060 ext. 103

Please send cover and resume to Theresa McCoy, Human Resources, via e-mail at: tmccoy@plainfieldymca.org

Applications accepted until August 19, 2016

21st Century Community Learning Center Seeks Grant Coordinator - Gloucester Township Campus

Click here to learn more and apply!

CAMDEN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 

TITLE: 21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS GRANT COORDINATOR FULL-TIME, 12-MONTHS

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Baccalaureate degree.
  2. Preferred experience in an educational setting delivering and managing high quality extended day and summer programs.
  3. Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  4. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  5. Ability to work well with others.
  6. Meets the health qualifications required of all personnel.
  7. Successfully undergo a criminal history check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.
  8. Meets NJ residency requirements or willingness to relocate to NJ within 35 days of employment.
  9. Must follow the guidelines of the Camden County Technical Schools' Nepotism Policy, File Code: 0142.1.

Click here to learn more and apply!

______________________________________________________
Diane Genco
Executive Director
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities
www.njsacc.org
dianegenco@njsacc.org

Fall Internship Opportunities at NJDEP             (Posted: 8-22-16)

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DEP Seeks AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors for 2017             (Posted: 8-3-16)

DEP SEEKS AMERICORPS WATERSHED AMBASSADORS FOR 2017

ANNUAL PROGRAM CULTIVATES NEW JERSEY’S FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS

(16/P72) TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking 20 recruits for its 2017 class of AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors, a program that engages watershed communities with the shared goal of protecting and improving water quality.

“This long-term program helps identify New Jersey’s future environmental leaders and develops their stewardship for our resources,” said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin. “These leaders will be entrusted with the task of protecting New Jersey’s water quality environment through education and by empowering residents to make a difference in their communities through participation in partnership projects.”

Program coordinators are accepting applications through August 31, 2016. The state has 20 Watershed Management Areas where Ambassadors are placed with a host agency, which include watershed associations, soil conservation districts, sewerage authorities and county agencies.

Ambassadors work with all sectors of the public to improve the quality of New Jersey’s waterways, foster community-based environmental activities, and empower state residents to make responsible and informed decisions about their watersheds.

“What is impressive about the young people who participate in the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program is their willingness to pitch in and motivate the public to get involved in cleaning up their local waters,” said Pat Gardner, Director of the DEP’s Division of Water Monitoring and Standards, which oversees the program. “The efforts of these Watershed Ambassadors helps make the public more aware of how everyday actions impact clean water.”

The DEP began hosting the federal AmeriCorps program in 2000. AmeriCorps is a national service initiative that began in 1993 and is also known as the domestic Peace Corps.

Since its inception, more than 980,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than 1.3 billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. The organization recently announced grants for programs, nationwide, and it’s anticipated that the  New Jersey’s Watershed Ambassadors Program will be awarded federal funding for 2017 in the coming weeks.

Ambassadors are required to complete 1,700 hours of service over 10 or 11 months. Compensation includes a pretax annual stipend of $12,530; eligibility for health insurance benefits while serving as an Ambassador; subsidized childcare, if qualified; deferment of qualified student loans during service; and extensive training throughout the program year. In addition, members are eligible to receive an education award of $5,730 upon successful completion of the program.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and must have reliable transportation to get to and from field sites.

Recent Ambassadors graduated on July 7 during ceremonies at the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association

Accomplishments by the 2016 class include:
More than 18,000 participants/students received educational watershed demonstrations and public presentations;
Prevention of 202 pounds of phosphorus from entering New Jersey waterways and collection/removal of more than 6 tons of debris during clean-up projects;
Completion of more than 70 partnership projects, generating more than 13,000 volunteer hours;
Completion of 584 visual and biological assessments;
Training of 1,065 volunteers in the DEP’s visual and biological assessment protocols;
Community cleanups of 31 miles of rivers and streams;
Improvement of 80 acres of parks and public lands;
Construction of 275 rain barrels through three workshops, preventing 385,000 gallons of rainwater from entering New Jersey’s stormwater systems;
Participation as captains for Governor Christie’s Barnegat Bay Blitz initiative.

Watershed Ambassadors also played a key role in the DEP’s ongoing “Don’t Waste Our Open Space” campaign to cut down on illegal dumping on open state lands. Working with park superintendents, the Ambassadors involved hundreds of community volunteers, municipal employees, and students from across the state in removing trash from state parks and forests.

Through their partnerships, field work and thousands of presentations, Ambassadors promoted environmental stewardship through increased public awareness of pollution caused by litter and nonpoint source pollution while also reducing nutrient sources from reaching local waters in collaboration with the DEP to improve New Jersey’s environment.

Applications for the 2016-2017 program will be accepted until August 31, 2016 or until all positions are filled.  Ambassadors serve watershed communities from host agencies located throughout New Jersey.  Especially needed are good candidates to serve at the following host agencies: The County of Passaic Planning Department; the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission; the Hackensack Riverkeeper; the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center; the Pinelands Preservation Alliance; and Cape May County. 

Those interested may apply online through the AmeriCorps website at:

New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program. 

For more information, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bears/americorps.htm or call Kathy Giordano, Program Manager or Patricia Ingelido, Supervisor at (609) 633-1441. Written queries can be sent to:

New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors ProgramDivision of Water Monitoring and Standards
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards
Mail Code: 401-03
401 E. State Street, P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Phone: (609) 633-1441
Fax: (609) 984-6505
NJWAP@dep.nj.gov

Open positions at NJ Audubon             (Posted: 8-1-16)

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BBP part-time reservist position             (Posted: 8-1-16)

The Barnegat Bay Partnership is currently accepting applications to fill our Temporary Field and Lab Technician Position. This is an "as-needed" position, with hours depending on specific project needs, but not to exceed 29 hours a week. Work will be primarily field-based (water quality monitoring, wetlands assessment, fisheries monitoring), with office work also anticipated. A Bachelor's Degree is required. Applications will be accepted until August 4, 2016. For more information and to apply please go to https://career.ocean.edu/postings/3730

Seeking Green Jobs Crew Leader FT             (Posted: 7-22-16)

Thank you for your passion to regenerate our slice of the Delaware Valley! I write to share an exciting opportunity to raise up the next generation of everyday environmental heroes in Camden, NJ. Please Circulate Widely!

PowerCorps Camden is seeking an inspiring individual to lead a crew of Americorps volunteers through team building, job training, environmental awareness, and green infrastructure management. You and your team will receive various trainings by experts from around the region.

Your crew of 10 Americorps Members are 18-26 years old and serve for a period of 6 months. They are signing up to create a strong foundation for a successful future, and with your help, they will do it with style. Crew Leaders make a difference everyday, both in the minds & hearts of Camden's young men and women, as well as in the urban environment through facilitating your Members' daily service.

Find out if you qualify to be the next PowerCorps Camden Crew Leader:

http://www.centerffs.org/employment-opportunities/crew-leader

Matt Bennett
Crew Leader
PowerCorps Camden
856-625-8753
Matt.Bennett@CenterFFS.org
https://centerffs.org/volunteer/americorps/camden-powercorps

New Jersey Future is Hiring!             (Posted: 7-20-16)

Click HERE.

Seeking volunteers to judge "More than Madison"             (Posted: 6-1-16)

Madison Public School's department of Curriculum and Instruction is seeking volunteers to judge More than Madison. This 5th grade exit assessment allows students to present solutions for real world problems and to gain a global perspective outside of Madison, NJ. Please watch the video linked here for more information. If you are interested in participating as a judge please complete the signup form linked here.

Thank you for the consideration!

A Path To Green Jobs             (Posted: 6-29-16)

Click HERE.

NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Employment Opportunities (Internal and External)             (Posted: 9-2-15)

Click HERE.

New guide to green careers and degree options             (Posted: 8-20-15)

We developed this guide to help current and prospective college students better understand the green energy sector. This includes a detailed look at more than a dozen specialties within "green", non-profit organizations making a difference, and how to find and land a green job. Other key resources within the guide include:
- Green trends fueling job growth
- Top cities for green careers
- Internships for students committed to conservation
- Scholarships for students in green majors

Seven PhD-holding professionals in green energy and related areas contributed to the creation of the guide, including three department chairs and a former COO and consultant to a handful of Fortune 100 companies.

Click HERE for the guide.

Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science             (Posted: 5-19-15)

AffordableCollegesOnline.org recently updated our guide for environmental science students. We added extensive information about careers, education requirements, and online degree options for several specialties. The guide shares tips for success and degree timelines. Click HERE for the complete guide.

Leona Hutchinson
Director, Marketing & Communications
Affordable Colleges Online
leona@affordablecollegesgroup.org

Question about sustainability education             (Posted: 11-5-14)

We just put the finishing touches on a new website focused on sustainability education and careers - SustainabilityDegrees.com. While there's certainly a growing interest in the field, there aren't many resources available for students exploring sustainability education. Here are a few sections of the site we're particularly proud of:

- An overview of careers in sustainability, including a salary calculator that factors in position and location (city & state) http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/careers/

- A comprehensive list of colleges that offer programs in sustainability-related fields (over 1,000 programs and growing!) http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/degrees/

- A college student action guide with over 10,000 words on building sustainability campaigns on campus, finding funding, and reaching goals http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/the-ultimate-how-to-guide-for-students/

Environmental Science Education & Career Resource             (Posted: 10-21-14)

Click HERE.

Environmental Jobs in NJ             (Posted: 7-10-12)

Click HERE.

Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs             (Posted: 6-1-12)

Click HERE.

STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future             (Posted: 12-20-11)

Click HERE.

Sustainability related degree programs             (Posted: 12-20-11)

Online tool to search for programs and degrees in sustainability sciences:
Click HERE.

NJDEP Employment Opportunities             (Posted: 9-6-11)

Click HERE.

GreenBiz.com             (Posted: 3-2-11)

GreenBiz.com has a green jobs and career center with full time professional, contract, and internship level positions in solar and renewable energy, cleantech, green building, sustainable businesses and socially responsible organizations, and more.
Click HERE.

NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs             (Posted: 10-18-10)

Click HERE.

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer             (Posted: 10-18-10)

Click HERE.

Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program             (Posted: 4-9-08)

National Parks Service program provides opportunities for teachers from schools with diverse student populations to have well-rounded work experiences in national parks. Selected teachers spend the summer working as park rangers and develop lesson plans based on their experience for use in the classroom.
http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/5781220

GreenJobsReady.com             (Posted: 5-18-10)

GreenJobsReady.com is an online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.
www.GreenJobsReady.com
Please feel free to contact me at with any questions you may have.
Katy Kozusko, Link Exchange Manager
Direct:(724) 216-5571

Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers

www.princeton.edu/~oa/jobs/careeroe.html

Environmental Careers/Jobs

www.enviroeducation.com/careers-jobs/

EnvironmentalCareer.com

www.environmentalcareer.com/

Environmental Job Listings

www.ecoemploy.com/jobs/

Environmental Career Opportunities

www.ecojobs.com/index.php

NAAEE EE Jobs Listings

To view job postings, click HERE.