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CONTENTS:
Alliance to Save Energy Job Announcement
We Need You for Sandy Hook BioBlitz
Christie Administration Seeks Americorps Watershed Ambassadors for 2015-16
Part-Time Lower School - STEAM Teacher/Maker-in-Residence
NJ Sea Grant Needs Scout Instructors
Kroc Center Summer Camp Employment
Teacher Naturalist Urban Outreach position
AmeriCorps Positions Available:
Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science
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
Careers in Natural Resources
www.greatgreencareers.com
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
Alliance to Save Energy Job Announcement             (Posted: 8-3-15)

The Alliance to Save Energy is conducting an energy efficiency education program in K-12 schools in New Jersey Natural Gas' territory this Fall, to be offered through the Sustainable Jersey initiative. We are looking to hire a part-time educator to work directly with 15 schools, and coordinate with Sustainable Jersey and New Jersey Natural Gas staff.

ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY SEEKS A PART-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR (POWERSAVE SCHOOLS LOCAL PROJECT LEADER)

Position Description
The Alliance to Save Energy seeks a part-time, hourly Local Project Leader to implement the PowerSave Schools Program in approximately 15 schools within New Jersey Natural Gas Service Territory. The nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy (www.ase.org) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

The PowerSave Schools Program is a nationally recognized, comprehensive energy education program for K-12 schools. The program utilizes a curriculum correlated to state and national learning standards, to:
o Teach energy topics (energy basics, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy, and green careers)
o Enhance project-based, real-world learning, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), using buildings as living laboratories.
o Engage students as advocates for energy efficiency in their schools, home and communities
o Build pathways to green careers.
o Save energy and lower school energy costs through no-cost behavior and operational changes, to achieve average annual savings between 5 and 15 percent.

The Local Project Leader will work closely with a core school team of teachers, administrators, custodians, and students to integrate energy education into their classroom learning, carry out energy- savings projects at school, and take the energy efficiency message home and into the community. The Local Project Leader will also interact with contacts from New Jersey Natural Gas and Sustainable Jersey to ensure available resources are leveraged.

Specific Local Project Leaders duties include:
o Work with 15 schools and their teams (teachers, administrators, custodians and students) to coordinate and implement PowerSave Schools deliverables
o Train school teams to use program resources, including an energy audit tool kit, program computer-based tools, and a Road Map Guide with lesson plans and activities
o Coordinate monthly or bi-weekly in-person school visits with school teams to provide additional resources, guidance, and/or troubleshoot challenges
o Work with school teams to develop and carry out their energy savings plan

o Coordinate and facilitate district-wide meetings
o August/September: All-day professional development workshop for school teams
o January/February: Mid-Year meeting to convene all school teams
o May/June: End-of-Year Celebration to reward students, teachers, custodians, and schools for their work during the school year

o Coordinate with Alliance staff and fellow Local Project Leaders
o Attend weekly conference calls to share best practices and troubleshoot obstacles in implementing the program

" Coordinate with New Jersey Natural Gas and Sustainable Jersey staff to
o Raise awareness about initiatives such as the Conserve to Preserve Poster Contest (for 5th graders), the Conserve to Preserve Video Contest (for high schools), Ocean Fun Days Event and Science Fair and the NJNG Community Rewards Program
o Help schools understand how their actions may be eligible for points under the Sustainable Jersey for Schools programs
o Ensure the schools are aware of resources available from New Jersey' Clean Energy Program

o Report on progress
o Obtain and track program metrics
o Provide clear and detailed monthly activity reports

o Promote and implement additional program resources: Student Energy Audit Training (SEAT) course (middle/high schools), Energy Hog assemblies (elementary)

o Other activities as opportunities develop throughout the program

Required Qualifications:
o A self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while also being a strong team player
o Strong written and oral communication skills
o Excellent organizational skills, good time management and detail oriented
o Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
o Meeting facilitation and presentation experience

" Experience working in schools
o Candidates must have their own vehicle, and home office complete with phone, computer, and printer. Mileage will be compensated based on the current federal mileage rate of $0.56/mile.
o Basic skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google Documents

Desired Qualifications
o Teaching experience or other experience working with k-12 students
" Familiarity with schools in the state of New Jersey
o Experience working with diverse populations
o Knowledge in the energy field, and energy efficiency in particular
o Applicants willing to commit to a minimum 1-2 year tenure
o Strong Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Compensation
Compensation is $21.50/hour, commensurate with experience. Hours vary day to day, but are 21 hours per week on average for a maximum of 1,020 hours a year.

How to Apply
Interested candidates must send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to knambiar@ase.org. An initial screening will be conducted directly via email, followed by a phone interview and an in-person interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Start date is the week of August 17, when the selected candidate will attend a week-long training in California.

Kavitha Nambiar
Associate, Education
Alliance to Save Energy
1850 M Street NW, Suite 610| Washington, DC
202-530-2208| knambiar@ase.org| www.ase.org

We Need You for Sandy Hook BioBlitz             (Posted: 7-20-15)

September 18-19
Click HERE.

Christie Administration Seeks Americorps Watershed Ambassadors for 2015-16             (Posted: 7-16-15)

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION SEEKS AMERICORPS WATERSHED AMBASSADORS FOR 2016
ANNUAL PROGRAM CULTIVATES NEW JERSEY'S FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS

Click HERE for full details.

Part-Time Lower School - STEAM Teacher/Maker-in-Residence             (Posted: 7-7-15)

Kellman Brown Academy
Job Posting
Fall, 2015
Part-Time Lower School - STEAM Teacher/Maker-in-Residence

Are you a maker, tinkerer, educator and advocate for STEAM education? Are you passionate about innovative teaching and learning? Do you enjoy working on collaborative teams to take creative ideas and turn them into real-world projects? Do you have expertise to share and a problem-solving spirit?

Kellman Brown Academy, a preschool-8th grade Day School in Voorhees, NJ seeks an experienced, enthusiastic and confident certified science teacher to join our dynamic team. The qualified teacher is warm and supportive of the developmental needs of children of this age. We are seeking a teacher prepared to introduce cutting-edge, best practices in all areas of the science curriculum and aligned with the common core standards and to serve as an advocate and resource as we expand our STEAM curriculum and infuse KBA with a maker culture.

The teacher will be qualified to teach our students the scientific method of inquiry including experimenting in the lab. Expertise with SMART boards and iPad technology for the classroom is required. Developing hands-on skills in scientific research and promoting higher-level thinking are essential aspects of this position.

The qualified teacher will have creative ideas for integrating the different components of STEAM into the curriculum and will be responsible for the school garden. This teacher will also help us envision and launch our Maker's Lab and an after school Maker's Club for students. As the only U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Jewish Day School, we seek a teacher who will help us enhance our already rich science and environmental curriculum and who is passionate about helping our students gain 21st century skills.

Masters level degree preferred and current certification required.

For additional information, contact Emily Cook, Principal
856-679-2929 x. 1702 or ecook@kellmanbrownacademy.org
Kellman Brown Academy, the nation's only Green Ribbon Jewish Day School, is a member of the Schechter Day School Network. KBA is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.

NJ Sea Grant Needs Scout Instructors             (Posted: 6-1-15)

Scout Program Instructors
The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC), a non-profit marine education organization on Sandy Hook, is hiring part-time instructors for their Boy and Girl Scout Program. Candidates MUST be available to work on weekends and willing to work outdoors. Positions open immediately.

Following a paid training period, Scout Program Instructors will lead educational programs for girl and boy scout groups on a variety of topics with a focus on marine and coastal environments. Experience is not necessary but experience with or knowledge of scouting is preferred.

Interested candidates should send resume and/or a cover letter describing interest and qualifications to rhiggins@njseagrant.org or fax to 732-872-9573.

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and your ability to work in the United States is required at the time of employment.

Rosemary Higgins
College and Special Programs Coordinator
NJ Sea Grant Consortium
732-872-1300 x19

Kroc Center Summer Camp Employment             (Posted: 5-15-15)

The Kroc Center will be launching its first summer day camp July 6 - August 26. There will be a diversity of camps including, Sports, S.E.A. camp, STEM Insight for Girls Only, STEM Insight Engineering, Environmental Camp (Sustainable Futures). Theater Camp, and Chopped! (Culinary Arts).
We have had tremendous enrollment and had to start a waiting list for Sustainable Futures, and STEM Insight Engineering. I am reaching out to you because we are in need of hiring more lead instructors in order to expand the enrollment for these two camps.
Please note that all camp staff are required to fully participate in the pre-camp orientation and training June 29-July 2.
Lead Instructors are responsible for developing their camp curriculum/activities, and providing supervision to camp counselors and campers during their educational sessions. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about the lead instructor position please have them contact Ms. Hillary Jones, Summer Say Camp Supervisor, at 856-379-6908 or hillary.jones@use.salvationarmy.org.
A resume and cover letter will be expected to earn an interview. This position is $20/hour.

Demetrius Marlowe, Kroc Center Recreation Manager

Teacher Naturalist Urban Outreach position             (Posted: 5-15-15)

Position Title: Teacher Naturalist - Urban Outreach
Department: Education
Programs Location: Various Urban Communities North/Central NJ
Office Location: Bernardsville, NJ
Reports To: Project Coordinator - Urban Education
Job Classification: Full-time (40 hour week)

Job Description: The Teacher Naturalist for Urban Outreach has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides natural science programs to after-school programs, summer camps and public audiences throughout North/Central New Jersey. The Teacher Naturalist for Urban Outreach Programs works with children, adults and families exploring the built environment including exploring city parks and schoolyards, and conducting community block walks. The Teacher Naturalist should be able to offer a unique point of view with regards to outdoor exploration and learning in the urban environment.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educational Programming
" Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for after-school programs, special interest groups, nature camps, the general public, and families.
" Work with the Urban Education Project Coordinator to support center staff and other statewide urban educational programs, i.e. Eco-Schools USA.
" Maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.
" Organize and conduct administrative duties as needed including program registration, sending out follow-up materials and preparing reports.
" Interact with the public by answering questions about the natural world, programming opportunities, and NJ Audubon.
" Assist with the design of brochures, websites and other marketing and communication materials.

Membership
" Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base.

Community Relations
" Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization's presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
" Develop and promote programs with marketing materials and electronic or social media

Other
" Obtain satisfactory background check
" Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
" Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR and other public safety certification as appropriate.
" Participates with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.

Knowledge and Skills
" Interest and knowledge of the outdoors and in the natural history of New Jersey
" Experience teaching or working with children, especially elementary students.
" Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
" Experience and comfort working with youth and staff from diverse backgrounds in an urban park setting.
" Demonstrated understanding of principles of teaching in non-formal settings.
" Understanding and commitment to conservation and environmental awareness, as well as wonder and appreciation for the natural world.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism
" Motivated self-starter who is also a team player
" Punctual with effective time management skills
" Excellent oral and written skills required
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
" B.A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, preferred
" Demonstrated knowledge of natural history of NJ
" Two to four years' experience teaching in a nature center and/or outreach setting
" Demonstrated experience teaching in an urban community.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs.

Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter to the Director of Human Resources via email to hr.urbaned@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

AmeriCorps Positions Available:             (Posted: 5-4-15)

Education Environment & Community Outreach Initiative at NJSOC

Are you passionate about environmental issues? Would you like to make a difference? The New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC) is looking for 4 individuals to take part in our Education, Environment and Community Outreach - EECO - initiative during the 2015-16 academic year. We seek enthusiastic, creative and highly committed individuals, who have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest in environmental education and conservation.

The EECO project at NJSOC is a residential program. You will live in Stokes State Forest of Northern New Jersey and serve with the staff of the New Jersey School of Conservation and the New Jersey Department of Parks and Forests. Members selected to serve will reside on the School's campus and receive free room and board as part of their stipend. EECO members will be engaged in the following activities:

  • Teaching (after training) many of the over 30 individual environmental learning experiences that are offered at NJSOC in the natural sciences, outdoor pursuits, humanities, and social sciences (e.g. Forest Ecology, Team Building, Conservation Photography, Pioneer Life etc.) to K-12 students, community members, and college students.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate environmental conservation service projects for k-12 service-learning students, faith-based and civic organizations, and college service-organizations. Projects may include: invasive species abatement, lake clean up, trail building, etc.
  • Develop, maintain, and restore NJSOC infrastructure and habitat necessary and related to the educational and environmental mission of the School. Members will serve with School Staff, Stokes State Forest Rangers, and other New Jersey Parks and Forestry personnel on infrastructure maintenance, invasive species abatement, lake clean-up, trail building and maintenance, forest fire prevention, and riparian and wildlife habitat restoration.

NJSOC Training Includes:
  • Multi-day orientation and ongoing training opportunities
  • Personal and professional development
  • In depth learning associated with environmental education and service
  • Exposure to social issues related to conservation and the environment
  • Develop presentation skills in on-site and school-based education sessions

Position requirements:
  • Ability to serve in the outdoors, independently and year-round
  • Valid drivers license
  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Must pass a background check

Details:
  • Funding is through the AmeriCorps State/National program.
  • Each individual receives an annual living allowance of approximately $12,100 for full-time service (1700 hour term, 35- 40 hours per week across a twelve month term starting in September). Room and board is provided onsite at NJSOC.
  • Each member receives an educational award of approximately $5,550 for a completed year of service (1700 hours).
  • Positions begin September 2015.
  • Attending school on off-hours permitted.
  • EECO is an AmeriCorps project. AmeriCorps is a state and national service initiative that provides opportunities for participants to engage in community service in return for stipend and scholarship funds. Each year over 100,000 American citizens serve their communities and country through participation in AmeriCorps programs located throughout the U.S.
  • Established in 1949, the NJSOC, located a little over one hour from New York City is the oldest university operated environmental field center in the USA. Our mission is to convey knowledge of how Earth systems operate and how human actions affect these systems. Our goal is to educate and cultivate environmentally responsible behaviors that lead to the resolution of current environmental problems.

For more information about either assistantship contact:
Randall FitzGeraldAssociate Director of the Nj School Of Conservation-10 Months
NJ School of Conservation - 973 655-7614 - null
EMail: fitzgeraldr@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: 973 948-4646

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 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/

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