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CONTENTS:
Program Registrar Job Description
Citizen Science Opportunity - Stream Monitoring Training
PLT Seeks K-2 Teachers to Review New Science Unit
Environmental Communications Spokesperson
Job Opportunity at Pequest
Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position
Job opening at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Watershed Nature Camp Job Opportunities
Sedge Island Program Director Trainee

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:
Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
Careers in Natural Resources
EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Careers/Jobs
Environmental Career Opportunities
Environmental Careers, Green Jobs
Environmental Jobs in NJ
Environmental Job Listings
Environmental Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"
Environmental Science Education & Career Resource
GreenBiz.com
GreenJobsReady.com
Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science
NAAEE EE Jobs Listings
NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow
NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities
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
Turning Green Degrees Into Sustainable Careers
www.greatgreencareers.com
Program Registrar Job Description             (Posted: 5-3-16)

Position Title: Program Registrar - Cape May Bird Observatory
Department CMBO
Location: CMBO - Center for Research & Education
Reports To: CMBO Program Director
Job Classification: Hourly, Part time - 20 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Program Registrar is an important liaison to members and the public for NJ Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory. The main responsibilities of this position include maintaining a program registration system for CMBO pre-registration programs, keeping attendance records, and responding to program and other inquiries from a range of audiences, on the phone, through email and in person.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
" Manage online registration system for all pre-registration programs including School of Birding Workshops and Birding Breaks, Special Programs, and Field Trips.
" Answer inquiries about programs, assist customers with the registration process as needed, and send participants program instructions and additional materials relating to programs.
" Maintain contact with preregistered program leaders regarding status of programs, forward participant rosters to leaders, and make arrangements for classroom facilities, loaner binoculars, and other program materials as needed.
" Manage the Guides for Hire program including responding to requests for guides, maintaining a roster of guides, and keeping records as needed of all requests and completed tours.
" Oversee payment protocols for School of Birding Leaders and for Guides.
" Maintain an orderly record keeping system for all delivered programs including weekly walks, and compile program service delivery statistics as directed.
" Maintain records of program attendance, income, and volunteer hours and submit necessary forms and reports in a timely manner.
" Assist with programs marketing including print and social media, and bulletin boards.
" Answer incoming calls and respond as appropriate, either directly or by re-directing callers to the appropriate staff member.
" Process program related memberships/renewals in Raiser's Edge Database and mail appropriate materials.
" Process payments for programs and membership through center register (POS/RMS).
" Assist Administrative Director with renewals and new member processing as needed.
" Prepare new member packets
" Reconcile and submit UPS invoices to HQ.

Other Responsibilities
" Assist in office and the Nature Store when needed.
" Participate with Center staff and volunteers to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the Center.
" Assume additional responsibilities as required.

Knowledge/Skills
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google cloud applications), social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, others), online registration platforms (such as RegOnline, EventBrite, Active Networks) and membership databases (RaisersEdge preferred).
" Excellent oral and written communication skills.
" Motivated self-starter who is also a team player.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
" Interest in and knowledge of New Jersey birds and other natural history subjects desirable.
" Punctual with effective time management skills and organizational skills.

Qualifications
" Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
" Demonstrated knowledge and experience in office functions.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the department and organization.
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
" Ability to lift and move office and Nature Store items up to 25 pounds.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Starting Date: immediate
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Until filled
Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.programregistrar@njaudubon.org

Citizen Science Opportunity - Stream Monitoring Training             (Posted: 4-15-16)

Raritan Headwaters Assoc. logo
 
Citizen Scientists Needed!
Are you curious about what's in your local streams? Are you planning to go hiking or fishing or just get outside more this summer? Consider becoming a Citizen Scientist with RHA and be part of the science that helps protect our water!
Dear Volunteers,

RHA is recruiting Citizen Scientists for our 2016 stream monitoring season in the North and South Branch region of the Raritan River (parts of Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties). Our Stream Monitoring Program educates the community, identifies stressed streams, determines the sources of contamination, as well as detects trends in water quality over time caused by changes in land use. This is the scientific data we use to identify and promote conservation activities in the region that improve or protect our water quality.

Our Citizen Scientists are part of a large network of volunteers who help RHA collect data about the health of the environment. Consider making your outdoor experience this summer even more meaningful by becoming an RHA Stream Monitor. It doesn't take a lot of time, or special knowledge, and afterwards, you can attend RHA's annual State of Our Watershed Conference in the fall with all of our Stream Monitors to find out about our results. You will learn about the health of the water around you and what you can do to protect it.

We are looking for people to collect biological samples of the critters (benthic macroinvertebrates) that live on the bottom of the stream and to make visual observations of the in-stream and surrounding stream habitat. No prior experience is required. All equipment will be provided. Citizen scientists must be 15 years or older. (12 and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult.)
 
RHA invites members of the public who are interested in becoming Stream Monitors to attend a workshop on May 21st from 9 am until 3 pm at the Dvoor Farm's Wagon House in Flemington. We will introduce our stream monitoring program and our protocols for the biological and visual habitat assessments during the indoor portion of the training. In the afternoon, we will head outside to apply what we learned and monitor a stream. During the workshop participants will be assigned to a stream monitoring site. Stream monitoring volunteers are asked to visit their site once during the last two weeks in June. 
  • If you would like to participate, please register HERE  
  • If you would like to receive more information, please contact: Angela Gorczyca by email at agorczyca@raritanheadwaters.org or by phone at (908) 234-1852 x315 
Thank you for you time, consideration and support.

Sincerely,
Angela

Angela Gorczyca
Water Quality Program Manager

Raritan Headwaters Association is on a mission to protect clean water in the north and south branch of the Raritan River. Join us! 

PLT Seeks K-2 Teachers to Review New Science Unit             (Posted: 4-15-16)

Click HERE.

Environmental Communications Spokesperson             (Posted: 4-15-16)

Lockheed Martin is hiring for a Environmental Communications Spokesperson for Gloabl Headquarters in Bethesda,Maryland, great opportunity to grow sustainbility

You may be interested or know someone who is interested in a exciting opportunity with Lockheed Martin a Top Fortune 60 company with a excellent reputation in sustainability and transparency . You would be supporting Media Relations while also supporting the EESH Environmental and Sustainability Division of Lockheed Martin. We will pay relocation to the DC Metro area if needed.

Lockheed is hiring for a Senior Environmental Communications to manage community relations, press and Tier-1 media, you will be the Global Environmental spokesperson for Lockheed Martin a top Fortune 60 organization.

This position does NOT require any Remediation experience but you will be tasked to support community relations and media relations around several Remediation projects.

Click HERE.

Job Opportunity at Pequest             (Posted: 3-24-16)

Unexpected vacancies at the Pequest Trout Hatchery provide an opportunity to be part of the team stocking trout across the state. See the job posting on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/job16fisheriesworkers.htm.

Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position             (Posted: 3-24-16)

Ridge and Valley Charter School (www.ridgeandvalley.org), a K-8 public school in N.W. New Jersey, seeks innovative, experienced teachers/guides with strong team building and leadership skills to work as part of an energetic and collaborative team mentoring students in an experiential, multi-age setting. Our mission is to cultivate interconnectedness by immersing children in the natural world through an innovative outdoor experiential, project based curriculum, with an integrated ecological and sustainable living focus. All teachers/guides and students spend significant time outdoors, in all weather, including overnight expeditions. NJ certification accepted, but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to: Ridge and Valley Charter School 1234 Rt. 94, Blairstown, N.J. 07825 Phone: 908-362-1114 Fax: 908-362-6680 or Email: office@ridgeandvalley.org

Job opening at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center             (Posted: 3-9-16)

Part-Time Environmental Educator

The Organization: Flat Rock Brook Nature Association is a nonprofit organization whose dual mission is to provide environmental education programs to the public and to properly maintain the 150 acres under our supervision. The preserve includes 3.6 miles of trails traversing diverse habitats including pond, stream, meadow and forest ecosystems. Through hands-on classes at our facility and in schools, public programs, scout walks and more, Flat Rock Brook educates more than 5,000 people a year.

Job Responsibilities:
" Assist the Education Director by teaching hands-on natural science education programs in both classroom and outdoor settings at the Nature Center and offsite locations
" Develop & deliver appropriate public programs to the community in collaboration with Education Director
" Teach camp sessions throughout the year including multiple weeks in summer
" Assist the Education Director in grant management, specifically supporting grant implementation and reporting as described in grant agreements
" Assist the Education Director in creating curriculum for onsite & outreach programming
" Train weekend docents/students to lead hands-on activities for the public and develop learning activities through changeable carts or other mobile learning interactives
" Deliver/coordinate programming specific to adults including birdwatching, guided hikes, and lectures/presentations
" Assist in program delivery to the public on weekends/holidays with a special focus on regularly scheduled live animal presentations
" Table at area events and on occasion provide educational opportunities with live animals at such events
" Coordinate & implement birthday party and Nature Walk programs for the community
" Monitor and provide assistance to renters who contract with the Nature Center for community meetings, special events, workshops, seminars, movies etc.
" Contribute articles to newsletter, website, and social media platforms on a regular basis
" Provide content and updates to our Weather Station kiosk
" Help maintain and care for educational displays
" Assist with the care of residential wildlife
" Articulate Flat Rock Brook's mission to the community
" Assist with other duties as necessary

Qualifications:
" Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, education, natural science, outdoor recreation, or related field
" Prior experience working with groups of young children, adults & families, preferably in an outdoor setting
" Natural history knowledge preferred
" Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
" Must have a flexible schedule with the ability to work some evenings and weekends, as required, and be available to teach full-week summer camp sessions
" Valid Driver's license and personal transportation
" Comfortable handling or learning to handle reptiles, invertebrates and birds of prey (training provided)
" Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
" Current first aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain certification
" Criminal history background checks are required
" A love of the outdoors with a desire to share nature and the environment with others

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Training and resources are available.
How to apply: Mail or fax resume and cover letter to: Jill Bennetta, Education Director, Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631or e-mail to jill@flatrockbrook.org

Watershed Nature Camp Job Opportunities             (Posted: 3-8-16)

Announcing 2016 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Local applicants preferred; housing is not available. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA).

COUNSELOR - 8 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $3,150
" Must be 16 or older by July 1, 2016
" Supervises and leads 2 Counselors-In-Training
" Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming

GROUP LEADER - 4 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $4,050
" Must be 18 or older by July 1, 2016
" Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 2 Counselors-In-Training
" Works with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
" Keeps accurate weekly records

Camp Staff Job Duties
" Responsible to the Camp Director
" Supervises up to 20 campers
" Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
" Demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of campers served
" Interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations
" Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques
" Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
" Provides first aid
" Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications
" Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):
" Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 20 - July 1, 8AM - 5:30PM plus one overnight
" Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 5 - August 19, 8AM - 5:30PM plus up to 5 overnights
" First Aid and CPR certification required by June 20, 2016
" Lifeguard and Wilderness First Aid certifications very beneficial
" Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
" Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and mud
" Previous experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
" Coursework and knowledge in ecology, natural history or outdoor education preferred
" Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and children
" Good communication skills

Camp Staff Benefits
" Bi-weekly pay
" Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
" Healthy exercise
" Camaraderie
" Meals provided on overnights
" 2 camp t-shirts

Applications accepted until all positions are filled.
Send a cover letter, resume, and employment application to:
Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Sedge Island Program Director Trainee             (Posted: 2-17-16)

Click HERE.

Turning Green Degrees Into Sustainable Careers             (Posted: 11-12-15)

Turning Green Degrees Into Sustainable Careers is an expert-driven guide that provides environmentally-conscious students the resources they need to carry their green lifestyle choices throughout their education and into their careers. You can take a look at this guide here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/green-degrees/

The green degree to career map shows students and professionals the extensive career paths available that positively impact our environment. In addition, the guide addresses the growth of sustainability in the workforce and job growth outlook for sustainable careers.

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

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.

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
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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