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CONTENTS:
Part-time Seasonal Naturalist, Tulpehaking Nature Center
TEACHER-NATURALIST INTERN
Part-time Job Opportunity
Sea Grant funded focus group study needs participants
Question about sustainability education
Environmental Science Education & Career Resource
Environmental Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"
Environmental Jobs in NJ
Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs
STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future
Sustainability related degree programs
NJDEP Employment Opportunities
GreenBiz.com
NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer
NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities
Green Careers Resource Guide
Careers in Natural Resources
www.greatgreencareers.com
Interested in Being a Book Reviewer?
NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow
Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program
Student Opportunities Web Site
GreenJobsReady.com
Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
Environmental Careers/Jobs
Environmental Careers, Green Jobs
EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Job Listings
Environmental Career Opportunities
NAAEE EE Jobs Listings
Part-time Seasonal Naturalist, Tulpehaking Nature Center             (Posted: 11-24-14)

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Kelly Rypkema, Nature Center Manager, Mercer County Park Commission, 197 Blackwell Road, Pennington, NJ 08534 or via email to krypkema@mercercounty.org.
Deadline for applications December 10, 2014.

General Statement of Work:
The Mercer County Park Commission seeks a Seasonal Naturalist to help lead programs at its new Tulpehaking Nature Center. The nature center is the main educational base for the Abbott Marshlands, a naturally and historically important area south of Trenton containing 3000 acres of forest and tidal freshwater wetlands, 19 miles of hiking and kayaking trails, and one of the most significant American Indian archaeological sites in the Middle Atlantic region.
The main duty of the Seasonal Naturalist is to develop and teach engaging environmental education programs to children and families, specifically school field trips, preschool programs, after school programs, scout badge programs and nature camps. This position will also assist the County Naturalist and Nature Center Manager as needed, including but limited to: supervising interns, staffing information tables at fairs/festivals, monitoring supplies and equipment, coordinating community and volunteer events and trail monitoring. Some nights and weekend hours required.
Qualified Seasonal Naturalists must have a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, education or related field and previous teaching experience. Seasonal Naturalists must also possess effective communications skills, have knowledge of local flora and fauna, and supervising skills.
Wage: $11.00/hour, maximum of 25 hours per week.

Responsibilities:
" Create and lead nature center programs for a variety of audiences, including: families, preschool, elementary-aged and middle school children.
" Serve as the first point of contact for visitors, monitoring the front desk as needed, answering questions and communicating with the public about upcoming programs.
" Provide care and maintenance of teaching animals.
" Assist in development of interpretive materials; including signage, pamphlets, and social media updates.
" Assist with occasional trail work/maintenance or native garden maintenance.
" Assist the Nature Center Manager on other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:
" Four year degree in natural resources, biology, education, history, archaeology or related field of study.
" An interest in nature and history, and a desire to share that with the public
" Previous experience teaching a variety of children, grades K - 12
" Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
" Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
" Motivated, organized and creative
" Ability and willingness to learn new concepts, information and skills
" Open to working some weekends and evenings
" Be able to traverse rough terrain and be comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

Mercer County is an EOE/AA/ADA Employer.

TEACHER-NATURALIST INTERN             (Posted: 11-13-14)

9 Month PAID Position

The Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association is seeking two enthusiastic, creative and motivated people to embark on a rewarding journey as a Teacher-Naturalist Intern in the Education Department. The internship provides training and experience in a wide array of environmental education activities. SBMWA maintains a 930-acre Nature Reserve in Hopewell Township, New Jersey which includes field and forest, a pond and a portion of the Stony Brook. The Education Interns will work in the new LEED-platinum Environmental Center, which includes exhibit halls, classrooms and a laboratory. Internship includes on-site housing in a private apartment on the Nature Reserve. Two paid positions are available.

Dates of Responsibility/Compensation: March 3 . December 12, 2015
41 weeks, 5 days per week, Tuesday through Saturday
9 AM-5 PM, some occasional Mondays and evenings
$12,000 stipend plus housing

Job Responsibilities:
. Assist Education Team in planning and implementation of an array of hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs including weekly preschool and afterschool classes, weekend programs for families and adults, school field trips, scout badge workshops and birthday parties
. Assist Summer Camp Team in planning and delivery of Watershed Nature Camp 2015
. Create ecology and environmental exhibits
. Assist with animal care for small collection
. Maintain a naturalist journal
. Create a final intern project
. Create a personal environmental education portfolio documenting internship activities and including, but not limited to, self-designed lesson plans, self-created nature displays, final intern project, testimonials from students and teachers
. Perform other duties as requested to maintain departmental and organizational continuity

Qualifications:
. Academic background (college course work and/or degree preferable) in ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field
. Previous experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
. Strong interest and enthusiasm for the outdoors and sharing nature and the environment with others
. Good communication skills with children and adults
. Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of departmental work
. Ability to work/teach outdoors in all weather conditions
. Current certification in Standard First Aid/CPR required
. Minimum age of 21
. Valid driverfs license highly desirable

Posting will remain active until both candidates are hired. Electronic submissions preferred. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and any letters of recommendation to the attention of:
Maryann Polefka, Education Manager
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-7592 Phone
609-737-3075 FAX
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Part-time Job Opportunity             (Posted: 11-5-14)

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries is hiring a part-time, seasonal employee to provide clerical support to professional staff at its office in Hunterdon County. The position is for 2-3 days per week.

For more information see the job announcement HERE.

Sea Grant funded focus group study needs participants             (Posted: 10-21-14)

Click HERE.

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 Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"             (Posted: 11-27-13)

Click HERE.

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

Click HERE.

Career Planning Resources from the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment             (Posted: 7-2-12)

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.

NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities             (Posted: 9-23-10)

NAAEE is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on the Youth in the Great Outdoors (YGO) project to promote career opportunities by providing opportunities for mentoring and career workshops at the annual conference.

YGO is a FWS initiative to "engage, educate, and employ youth from all walks of life to care about our lands, waters, wildlife, culture, and heritage."

http://www.doi.gov/whatwedo/youth/

Green Careers Resource Guide             (Posted: 9-11-09)

Green Careers Resource Guide
By Jim Cassio

This e-book on green and environmental careers began life as one of my research bibliographies. By 2007 it had evolved into a handout for the International Career Development Conference, and now it continues to evolve as a living e-book publication with several updates per year.

The resource guide answers basic green career questions such as: What is a green job? What is sustainability? Where are the green jobs? What occupations can lead to green jobs? What are the best online resources for people who want a green job or career? Includes links to hundreds of industry and occupation-specific resources as well as descriptions of all major green niche employment websites.

198 Willow Creek Drive, Folsom, CA, 95630
www.cassio.com

Careers in Natural Resources             (Posted: 8-18-09)

Click HERE.

www.greatgreencareers.com             (Posted: 8-18-09)

Click HERE.

NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow             (Posted: 6-16-08)

The NAAEE EE-Link Web site (eelink.net) offers thousands of resources in hundreds of categories for people seeking information about the environment, including a growing jobs service and weekly report! The EE Jobs Report is sent to over 1200 subscribers every Monday morning and lists the newest jobs added during that week. Subscribe by sending an email to jobs-report-subscribe@naaee.org
Learn more: http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/7652095

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
GreenJobsReady.com
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/

Environmental Careers, Green Jobs

www.ecobusinesslinks.com/environmental_jobs.htm

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, visit: http://eelink.net/eejobsdatabase.html