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CONTENTS:
Recruitment of NJ teachers for educational project
EE award nominees and summer camp positions at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Internship Available at RHA
Environmental Education Job Opportunity
Two Nonprofit Water Communications Jobs
SPRING STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN BARNEGAT BAY
NJSACC and NAA Seek Coaches/Trainers for Click2SciencePD Pilot
Employment Opportunity - Pequest
2 positions at Rancocas Nature Center (RNC)
Internship Opportunity
Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position
Employment Opportunities at the Wetlands Institute
Employment opportunities
Ocean Co. Master Gardener/Horticulturist position
Summer Camp Teacher Position
NJF&W Environmental Education Employment - Part-time
PT Outdoor Program Instructors for Camp Bernie in Port Murray, NJ
Job Opening in Science and Math Teaching Fellowship Program
Tenafly Nature Center Announcement
Open positions at New Jersey Audubon Society
Outreach Position in Maryland
Part-time Seasonal Naturalist, Tulpehaking Nature Center
TEACHER-NATURALIST INTERN
Part-time Job Opportunity
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
Recruitment of NJ teachers for educational project             (Posted: 3-2-15)

Attn: Teachers of science in grades 6-12 from school districts located in Newark and northward.

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has received a grant from the Robert and Catherine Murray Foundation which, in one part, will support a teacher professional development workshop that focuses on the geologic history and environmental changes in the Hackensack River valley.

Summer Workshops
1) "From the Ice Age to Sea Level Rise-Connecting the Hackensack's Past, Present, and Future"

Organized by Dr. Michael J Passow
13 - 17 July 2015 (and 2 days tbd during Fall 2015)
Supported by the Robert and Catherine Murray Foundation

Overview
This week-long summer workshop will develop a suite of educational resources to teach about the fascinating geologic and social history of the Hackensack Meadowlands and River in the Newark Lowlands. We will combine written descriptions of the geologic history and historical development of the region with field trips to representative locations, and forecasts for future impacts from rising sea level and climate changes. Open to selected middle and high school Earth and Environmental Science teachers in Districts within the study area, this program receives support from the Robert and Catherine Murray Foundation. Results of the summer curriculum development will be disseminated through fall workshops offered by Earth2Class Workshops at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, online through our website, http://www.earth2class.org/site, and an article submitted to The Earth Scientist, quarterly journal of the National Earth Science Teachers Association.

Format
During the week of 13 - 17 July, selected participants will meet at the Lamont campus of Columbia University to examine existing scientific and educational resources, State and National Science Education Standards, and other materials to begin development of teaching materials. Included in this week will be field experiences to sites in Rockland, Bergen, and Hudson Counties, including exploration by kayak/canoe. By the end of the week, participants will return to their homes with challenges to continue to refine preliminary products, share these through web-based discussion boards, and test draft lessons with their students.

Then, probably in October or November, participants will gather again at Lamont to present their work to a wider audience This two-day meeting may take the form of either an Earth2Class Workshop or LDEO Open House sessions, and a final session to post online versions of completed products.

Subsequently, Dr. Passow and participants will write the manuscript for a contribution to The Earth Scientist describing the program.

Selection of Participants
Target audiences for these products are middle and high school students in schools within the Hackensack region, which roughly extends from the Newark vicinity northward into Rockland County. Applications will be sought from Earth and/or Environmental Science teachers in public and private schools within this region. Selection criteria will include, but not be limited to: academic and teaching background; writing, speaking, and technology skills; District and school demographics; and related factors. Participants must commit to attend the five-day summer and the two-day fall weekend sessions.

Participants will receive support for their travel, food during the work sessions, a contribution toward expenses in preparing classroom materials, and a one-year membership in the National Earth Science Teachers Association.

"From the Ice Age to Sea Level Rise-Connecting the Hackensack's Past, Present, and Future"

2) Tentative Program Schedule
Mon, 13 Jul
Welcome to program & LDEO. Overview of NGSS & NJ Standards. Overview of Hackensack Study Area. Goals for products. Begin examination of resources (print and online). Tour of campus.
Tue., 14 Jul
Group discussions of curricula needs and potential impediments. Continued exploration of resources and initial brain-storming of products.
Wed. 15 Jul
Field experiences from Hackensack Meadowlands (Laurel Hill, Environmental Center) through Rockland County.
Thu, 16 Jul
Continued refinement of products, incorporating field experiences.
Fri., 17 Jul
Wrap-up of group activities; share-out; "charges" for continued work.

Fall Saturday 1 (potentially early Oct)
Sharing of activities and results from class pilot testing.
Fall Saturday 2 (potentially 21 Nov)
Sharing of project through Earth2Class Workshop.
Subsequently
>Article for NESTA quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
>Evaluation of project
>Report for Murray Foundation
>Presentation in NJESTA &/or NJSTA &/or other conference venue.

3) Selection of Participants
" March: Announcements of opportunity through list-servs, e-mails to area high schools and middle schools, other venues
" April: Applications due to MJP
" May: Notification of acceptance/wait-list/non-acceptance
" June: Mailings to accepted participants with planning information
" July: Registration upon arrival

EE award nominees and summer camp positions at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association             (Posted: 2-26-15)

WATERSHED ASSOCIATION SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR RICHARD ROTTER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking nominations for the 10th annual Richard Rotter Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. The honor will be awarded to an area teacher who demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to environmental education in their classroom. Nominees should include any classroom teacher, grades K through 12, who explores environmental topics and/or shares the wonders of nature in a unique, memorable, and/or engaging manner. This could include hands-on lessons in the schoolyard or community, multi-disciplinary lessons or projects exploring nature and the environment, in-class or neighborhood investigations and much more.

This award is in honor of the late Richard Rotter, an exceptional high school teacher in Montgomery who was also a committed environmentalist in his own community. Richard engaged his students in thoughtful investigations in the forest and wetlands behind the new high school in Montgomery. He incorporated biological and chemical sampling of streams into his science classes. He sought and delivered environmental lessons that both stimulated and challenged his students, immersing them into their local environment, and inspiring them about the natural world around them.

To nominate a teacher, contact Maryann Polefka at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, by mail (31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534) or e-mail (mpolefka@thewatershed.org). Nomination letter should include the teacher's name, their grade and school, as well as the name and contact information of the nominator. Please include a narrative or description of the activities they employ and/or the impact these lessons had on students.

Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2015. Presentation of the award will occur at the Association's annual meeting on their Reserve in Pennington on Monday, April 27, 2015. For more information call the Education Department of SBMWA at (609) 737-7592.

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Announcing 2015 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 $2,800
" Must be 16 or older by July 1, 2015
" 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 $3,700
" Must be 18 or older by July 1, 2015
" Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 2 Counselors-In-Training
" Works with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
" Keeps accurate records each week

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):
" Nine-day training: Weekdays from June 22 - July 2, 9AM - 5PM plus one overnight
" Six-week camp: Weekdays from July 6 - August 14, 8AM - 5:30PM plus up to 4 overnights
" First Aid certification required by June 22, 2015
" CPR, 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, Education Manager
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

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Announcing 2015 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. The Urban Camp Counselor Scholarship was created for urban college and high school students wishing to explore the field of environmental education. Summer salary for two urban students per year is generously funded by the Bristol Myers-Squibb Community of Learners Program and the Educational Testing Service. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA).

URBAN COUNSELOR - 2 positions available; seasonal salary $3,000
" Must be 16 or older by July 1, 2015
" Supervises and leads 2 Counselors-In-Training
" Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming
" Supervises up to 20 campers daily on the Watershed Nature Camp Trenton bus
" Acts as communication liaison between parents of Trenton scholarship campers and Camp Staff
" Resides in Trenton

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
" May conduct day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips
" 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):
" Nine-day training: Weekdays from June 22 - July 2, 9AM - 5PM plus one overnight
" Six-week camp: Weekdays from July 6 - August 14, 8AM - 5:30PM plus up to 2 overnights
" First Aid certification required by June 22, 2015
" CPR, 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
" Transportation provided from Trenton to camp and back from July 6 - August 14 on the camp bus
" 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, Education Manager
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

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TEACHER-NATURALIST INTERN - Search Reopened

The Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association is seeking enthusiastic, creative and motivated candidates to fill one PAID position 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 Watershed Center, which includes exhibit halls, classrooms and a laboratory. Internship includes on-site housing in a private apartment on the Nature Reserve.

Start Date: Immediately
End Date: December 12, 2015
5 days per week, Tuesday through Saturday , 9 AM-5 PM, some occasional Mondays and evenings
June 22-August 14 Exception: Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5:30PM during camp season
Compensation: $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
" Work as Group Leader OR Camp Counselor at 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's license highly desirable

Posting will remain active until position is filled. 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
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Check out our event calendar, www.thewatershed.org, and make plans to join us at the Watershed Reserve this winter. Look for us in the new Environmental Center now!

Internship Available at RHA             (Posted: 2-26-15)

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN (Paid, Seasonal)

About the Position: The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, New Jersey. RHA is seeking candidates for paid Environmental Education Intern positions for the spring and summer of 2015. This position may be split between two candidates, but preference will be given to candidates available for the duration of both spring and summer seasons. The intern(s) will assist in the following:
" Prepare educational materials (supplies, worksheets) for educational programs
" Assist with outreach and some data entry
" Attend classroom and field programs to act as support and take photos
" Fill in as a substitute to teach lessons as needed
" Opportunity to run programs independently
" Post photos on social media outlets and prepare written material for RHA blog, press releases

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.raritanheadwaters.org to learn about our work.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will be working towards a degree or will have completed a degree in elementary education, psychology, biology, ecology, environmental policy or a related field. Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors with children and have a basic understanding of conservation practices. Preferred candidates should be living within commuting distance of Bedminster, NJ.

Hours: 16-24 hours/week depending on program schedule

Start and End Dates: This position may be split between two candidates as follows:
Session 1: mid-April through mid-June
Session 2: mid-June through mid-August

Compensation: $1,000 Stipend for each session, mileage reimbursement

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Lauren Theis at LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org

Applications will be accepted through March 7th

For more information please email LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org or call 908-234-1852 x314

Lauren Theis
Stewardship and Education
(908)234-1852 ext 314
www.raritanheadwaters.org

Environmental Education Job Opportunity             (Posted: 2-26-15)

The Director of Lake Rickabear, a Girl Scout day camp located in Kinnelon, NJ is currently hiring environmentally-conscious people to work at camp this summer. Camp Counselors will supervise a group of 14-20 girls, while creating a fun environment that promotes friendships, girl-centered planning, camping skills, and an appreciation for the outdoors. The Environmental Education Specialist generates interest in the outdoors among campers by developing and delivering age-appropriate nature activities such as nature exploration, astronomy, water studies, outdoor cooking, hiking, orienteering, and fire building.

A completed application includes a resume, cover letter, application form, and three references. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. The application form, reference form, and more information can be found the Girl Scouts website. https://www.gsnnj.org/Camp/Pages/Lake-Rickabear.aspx

Applications can be emailed to emorgan@gsnnj.org or sent to:
The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Attn: Elena Morgan
95 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457

Two Nonprofit Water Communications Jobs             (Posted: 2-26-15)

Here are a couple of opportunities at not-for-profit organizations. Please feel free to apply for these yourself or pass them on to other who might be interested.

River Network, Digital Marketing and Event Manager.
Primary responsibilities include: "managing River Network's website and social media presence, working in collaboration with philanthropy staff on online campaigns, promoting awards and achievements through press releases and media coordination, and supporting blogging and related activities"

The ideal candidate for this full time position has 3 or more years of relevant experience and is willing to relocate to Portland, OR or Boulder, CO.

To learn more: http://bit.ly/rn-digital

Long Tom Watershed Council, Development & Communications Director
This individual will lead the organization's fundraising activities. Key responsibilities include: Lead cultivation and solicitation of individual donors and corporate supporters, grantwriting, annual fund development, and special events.

The position is based in Eugene, OR. Bachelor's degree and three years of nonprofit experience strongly preferred.

To learn more: http://bit.ly/longtom-dev-comm

SPRING STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN BARNEGAT BAY             (Posted: 2-26-15)

Check your calendars, find your work boots and gloves, and join us to usher in spring by doing some outdoor projects! The NJ Department of Environmental Protection's Americorps Watershed Ambassador for the Barnegat Bay watershed is seeking volunteers to help out with stewardship projects this spring.

The first event will be held on Saturday, March 14, at 9:00 a.m. in Manchester Township. Ocean County Lands Trust has recently acquired 1,700 acres of undeveloped property. Over the years this space has accumulated garbage piles, especially from illegal dumping. Volunteers are needed to assist the Ocean County Land Trust staff and the AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador to help clean up some of these sites. There will be a central location where volunteers will park and meet, then teams will separate and drive into the areas to carry out garbage. A BBQ meal will be held on site immediately following the event as a thank you to volunteers.

On Saturday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m. (with a rain date of March 28), there will be a dune grass planting at Island Beach State Park. Volunteers will help plant American Beach Grass (Ammophila breviligulata) bulbs. This grass is essential to dune health. The park's coastal dunes provide good protection against raging storms that would otherwise damage the coastline. Participation in this stewardship project is also a great opportunity for participants to learn about dune and shoreline restoration.

Finally, if you enjoy exploring waterways and shorelines and learning about what lives in freshwater areas, come investigate what a macro-invertebrate is and why they matter. This spring there will be an event open to people of all ages, to be held at Stockton College, where participants will learn about sampling these bugs, identifying them, and learning about why they serve as environmental indicators. Participants will also be able to see these organisms up close as well as in their habitat.

To learn more about these events and/or to sign up to participate (RSVP is required), please contact GraceAnne Taylor, DEP's Americorps Watershed Ambassador for Barnegat Bay, at ambassadorwma13@gmail.com.

To learn more about the Americorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program, please visit: www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bear/americorps.htm

NJSACC and NAA Seek Coaches/Trainers for Click2SciencePD Pilot             (Posted: 2-26-15)

February
2015
Click here to apply today!

Do you work directly with children and youth in out-of-school time? Are you looking to build your science teaching skills? NJSACC is participating in an exciting STEM micro-credential and digital badging pilot with the National AfterSchool Association and Click2Science PD. We are looking for 25 front line staff as pilot participants between March 1st and May 30th.

Participants will receive training and coaching to increase competency in the following four science skills: 
    • Embracing Active STEM Learning
    • Encouraging Collaborative STEM Work
    • Reflecting and Processing STEM Experiences
    • Making Connections to STEM Careers
Participants will need to:
  • commit to 14 hours over the course of the pilot between March 1st and May 30th
  • attend face-to-face science skill training planned for March 3, 10 or 11th
  • participate in observation or other documentation demonstrating application of the four science skills within the out-of-school time environment
  • document knowledge of the four science skills through assessment, demonstration, and self-reflection
  • complete online assessment of at least one of four skills to earn micro-credentials and digital badges
  • participate in market research survey
Click here to apply today!
   

NJ Makers Day enhances community engagement and develop connections among New Jersey residents by collaborating with multi-type libraries, museums, small businesses and others to promote and explore new opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and hands-on learning experiences.

Objectives:
 

  • Celebrate the culture of making in New Jersey
  • Foster collaboration between makers and makerspaces across New Jersey
  • Host a program/event on the same day at all participating New Jersey makerspaces
  • Promote the role of NJ libraries in supporting makers and maker culture throughout the state
  • Schedule at least one event in every county in New Jersey
  • Contract with vendors based in New Jersey whenever possible
  • Create projects with low or no barriers of access, including one or two statewide projects live streamed
  • Create a Google Map of makers and makerspaces in New Jersey
Visit them on the web at: http://njmakersday.org
 Got STEM? Let us Know How You're Supporting STEM or STEAM in Afterschool!
Click here to get started

NJSACC knows that a lot of great things are being achieved through STEM education in afterschool programs, but we need to know more. Help us make a difference by pinpointing STEM activity taking place in your programs and let's find out what is being accomplished!

With that in mind, please take a moment and fill out our quick survey to express your interests in incorporating STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) into your programs or how you are currently implementing STEM. Please note that programs that do not currently offer STEM are encouraged to complete the survey as well. We'd like to hear from all of you!

We encourage as many programs to respond as possible, whether or not you have strong involvement with STEM.

Thank you, in advance, for your help.

Click here to access the survey and begin!
Contact
Michael MacEwan 
Collaborative Lead  
Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative 

Employment Opportunity - Pequest             (Posted: 2-26-15)

Applications for seasonal employment (March - June) at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County are now being accepted. For job description and how to apply visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/job15fisheriesworkers.htm on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website.

2 positions at Rancocas Nature Center (RNC)             (Posted: 2-26-15)

Rancocas Nature Center (RNC)
Job Description
Position Title: Seasonal Teacher Naturalist
Location: Rancocas Nature Center
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification: Full-time-40 hours/week during summer camp season June 23, 2015 to August 14, 2015 Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (note: week 1 is only a 4-day work week)

JOB DESCRIPTION: The seasonal teacher-naturalist provides natural science programs primarily to summer camp participants, but may be called upon to provide environmental education to schools, interested groups and the general public. The teacher naturalist, under the direction of the sanctuary director, takes part in all aspects of programming and operating a nature center. The teacher naturalist takes an active role in promoting the Rancocas Nature Center as a membership-based environmental organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educational Programming and Visitor Services
" Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for nature camps, schools, special interest groups, and the general public
" Maintain lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming information
" Interact with visitors to the center through answering inquiries about the natural world and the center, as needed
" Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits and other center-specific materials, as needed
" Assist in the Center's Nature Store and its operation, as needed
" Assist in the care, feeding, and well being of our live animals that are presented for educational purposes, as needed

Community Relations
" Represent the Rancocas Nature Center in the local community, expanding RNC's presence to increase local awareness, support and participation, as appropriate
" Develop and disseminate appropriate promotional materials related to center programs and events, as needed

General
" Assist with the supervision of volunteer staff involved in education and/or public interface
" Help with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system, as needed
" Strive to increase Rancocas Nature Center membership base, as appropriate
" Assume additional responsibilities as requested

Knowledge/Skills
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism
" Team player
" Punctual with effective time management skills
" Excellent oral and written skills required
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements
" Ability to work nights and weekends may be required

Qualifications
" B.A. or B.S., preference given to science, environmental science or education majors
" Demonstrated knowledge of natural history of NJ
" Demonstrated experience of teaching in a nature center setting.
" Valid First Aid and CPR certificate (to be provided by the Rancocas Nature Center).
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ, have the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, and be able to move materials and to lift 40 lbs.

Starting Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (note: week 1 is only a 4-day work week)
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until June 10, 2015
Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to: Susan Buffalino, Rancocas Nature Center,794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060 or via email to susan.buffalino@rancocasnaturecenter.org.

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Rancocas Nature Center
Job Description
Position Title: Nature Camp Intern
Location: Rancocas Nature Center, Westampton, NJ 08060
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification Seasonal, 35 hours per week, June 23, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Monday to Friday (note: week 1 is a 4-day work week)

Job Description:
The Rancocas Nature Center is looking for an enthusiastic Intern to work in our summer nature camp program. The Summer Intern will work with the staff of Rancocas and help facilitate environmental education programs. The candidate will gain valuable teaching experience and natural history knowledge while learning group management in an outdoor setting.

Major Responsibilities:
" Responsibilities may include crafts, activities, games, and daily set-up and breakdown of classrooms and outdoor educational areas
" Work in cooperation with Teacher Naturalist and/or Environmental Educator and facilitate group management and safety
" Supervise children, organize free time activities, and manage after-camp care participants.
" Learn to develop age appropriate curriculum and implement daily lessons

Knowledge/Skills:
" Good communication skills especially with children and young adults.
" An interest in the natural world
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction
" Team player
" Punctual with effective time management and organizational skills
" Ability to work independently as necessary

Qualifications:
" Experience working with children preferred
" Majoring in education, science, environmental studies, natural resources or like field
" Group management skills
" Valid First Aid and CPR certification is required (training to be provided by RNC)
" Must have reliable transportation

Starting Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 p.m. (note: week 1 is a 4-day work week)
Send resume and cover letter via email to: susan.buffalino@rancocasnaturecenter.org
Or by mail to: Susan Buffalino, Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

The Rancocas Nature Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship Opportunity             (Posted: 2-26-15)

ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS:

Prudential Real Estate Investors is hiring a summer intern to work with their Sustainability team at PREI for 10 weeks in their Madison, NJ office.

The internship will begin June 1, 2015.
Please see the job description & other info HERE.
Follow the included link to apply online AND send your resume to Michele Le Goff Reid at michele.legoffreid@prudential.com by February 20, 2015.

Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position             (Posted: 2-19-15)

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

Employment Opportunities at the Wetlands Institute             (Posted: 2-19-15)

Click HERE.

Employment opportunities             (Posted: 1-29-15)

The YMCA of Burlington & Camden counties is looking for candidates to fill a few positions. If you know someone looking for part-time employment please be so kind and forward the following attachments and have the candidate email me, list you has a referral as well as the position of interest. Would you also make announcements to your social networks, community groups, church and friends. Please feel free to print and post on your announcement board.

We will hold interviews at the United Way building: 196 Newton Ave Camden NJ on Thursday January 29th, February 3rd & February 10th from 11am to 1230pm. We will also be accepting applications on February 2nd at Camden County College 200 N Broadway, Camden NJ, on the 2nd floor lounge area at 10am to 3pm. Please direct all potential candidates to email me at patriciag@ymca-bc.org to completes an application and schedule an interview.

Patricia Gacutan
Director of Public Health Programs
YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties
196 Newton Ave., Camden, NJ 08103
O: 856.231.9622 ext: 240
C: 609.346.0826
F: 856.963.2752
patriciag@ymca-bc.org | ymca-bc.org

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WEB (Watershed Education on Bicycles), Camden, NJ

The YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties is hiring part-time WEB Instructors for its growing afterschool cycling program. WEB (Watershed Education on Bicycles) is a groundbreaking inner-city program that gets youth active, and teaches youth how to safely ride an urban, suburban and trail environment, while also focusing on watershed and environmental education. The instructor will lead, and partner with other organizations to implement, watershed and environmental activities during the rides

Bicycles allow students to get out of the classroom and offers hands-on experiential learning opportunities in the community.

We are hiring for two different positions:
The WEB Program Instructor will facilitate our WEB Program with one to two Camden City afterschool programs. The instructor will lead a class of 6-15 students in grades 5-8, on program owned bicycles in the streets of Camden, NJ and surrounding communities. Each school will have the WEB program after school (approximately 3-5 pm), two-four days per week, from late March 2015 to late May, 2015. The program will most likely be continuing into the summer, therefore additional hours will likely be an option.

Responsibilities
" Implement the WEB Program at one-two sites. Teach participants
o Basic bicycle safety and maintenance;
o Watershed and environmental education;
" Monitor and evaluate students physical performance;
" Establish relationships with local partners to help support and implement environmental/watershed education for WEB Program participants;

The Watershed Education Instructor (without the bicycling)
In addition to our WEB program in Camden City, the YMCA will provide watershed education to six primetime afterschool sites, located along the Delaware River. They will be responsible for providing watershed curriculum without the cycling component.

Responsibilities
" Implement the WEB Program at one-two sites. Teach participants
o Watershed and environmental education;
o Establish relationships with local partners to help support and implement environmental/watershed education for WEB Program participants;

Qualifications
" High school diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred;
" Must own a dependable, sturdy bicycle and helmet and be willing to travel to Camden City NJ; (WEB instructor only)
" Have a basic knowledge of bicycle mechanics; (WEB instructor only)
" Have a complete knowledge of the automobile and bicycle rules of the road; (WEB instructor only)
" Have a strong knowledge of Camden, it's neighborhoods and surrounding communities, especially bike paths, bike lanes and parks; (WEB instructor only)
" Be able to ride a bicycle at 8-12 MPH for two or more hours; (WEB instructor only)
" Experience or interest with environmental sustainability/watershed education (BOTH positions)
" Strong classroom management, conflict resolution and oral communication skills; (BOTH positions)
" Ability to complete tasks independently (BOTH positions)

**Upon hiring, the person will be required to take a training session on a Saturday, which will be provided by the YMCA. This session follows the League of American Bicyclists TS 101 course and may be used as the prerequisite to becoming a League Certified Instructor.

Compensation
" $10-$12/hour depending upon experience
" Free membership to YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties ($684 value)
" Retirement Plan and vacation allowance available for eligible employees (priceless!)
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please email your resume with to Liz Bishop, Program Director at elizabethb@ymca-bc.org and reference "WEB Program Instructor" in the title.

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Park Counselor (Camden, NJ)

The YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties is seeking a qualified individual for a part time position that will be responsible for aiding in the smooth operation of the Park program in Camden City.

Responsibilities
" Included but are not limited to the following: Program implementation in accordance with YMCA Standards; leading a group of 10-20 participating children (ages 4-16) in activities ensuring physical and emotional safety, parent relations and communication; positive relations with community and families.

Qualifications
" Must have basic knowledge of child development and positive discipline techniques as well as ability to facilitate child-centered activities including but not limited to: active games, basic nutrition education, social learning, character education, and physical education.
" Must be highly organized and posses excellent communication and interpersonal skills to maintain a trusting relationship with children, parents, community partners and Y staff.
" Must be available Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30 pm (March-June; September-October) Mon-Fri 1-6 (July -August)
" Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have an interest in an outdoor environment implementing physical activities.
" High school diploma or GED
" Must have at least 1-2 years experience working with children.

Compensation
" $9.00-$10.00 per hour
" Free membership to YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties ($684 value)
" Retirement Plan and vacation allowance available for eligible employees (priceless!)

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please email your resume with "Park Counselor", Job Code: LB" in the subject line. You may also complete an employment application and check "Sports/Recreation" and "Camden Office" and Job Code: LB" in the "Other" box.
For consideration, drop off your resume or fill out an application at United Way Office at 196 Newton Avenue, Camden or email ymcajobs@ymca-bc.org. Include the words "Park Counselor, LB" in the subject line.

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WEB (Watershed Education on Bicycles Coordinator (Camden, NJ)

The YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties is seeking a qualified individual for a part time position that will be responsible for aiding in the smooth operation of the WEB (Watershed Education on Bicycles) program in Camden City and at afterschool sites in Burlington and Camden County.

WEB (Watershed Education on Bicycles) is a groundbreaking inner-city program that gets youth active, and teaches youth how to safely ride an urban, suburban and trail environment, while also focusing on watershed and environmental education. The instructor will lead, and partner with other organizations to implement, watershed and environmental activities during the rides

Responsibilities
" Coordinate and manage the planning, implementation and supervision of daily activities for small and large groups of students.
" Create and supervise a daily schedule for sites that includes all necessary daily curriculums and activities
" Establish and maintain relationships with community stakeholders
" Responsible for disciplining children in a positive, constructive, and appropriate manner in accordance with the Behavior Management Guidelines
" Compile, track and report attendance rosters as needed.
" Responsible for data collection for all grant reporting
" Ensure maintenance of complete and accurate attendance, health, accident/incident reports. Return completed records to the YMCA Program Director in a timely manner.
" Maintain a positive relationship with all children, fellow staff and families by greeting all program participants and their parent/guardian as well as establishing a positive work environment for staff.
" Lead staff meetings and assist with job performance reviews
" Coordinate all program daily operations.
" Obey YMCA Code of Conduct.
" Lead the planning and coordination of activities and events for parks.
" Model the Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
" Ensure staff compliance to a professional image at all times including personal appearance (uniform, grooming, etc.).
" Perform proper supervision of staff and children.
" Follow up and correct any reported unsafe and unsatisfactory conditions, any unusual comments or complaints by children, parents, or staff to the Program Director.
" Create and communicate proper emergency procedures specific to the sites.
" Responsible for knowing all information included in the Staff Handbook and knowing the proper procedures listed and following these procedures.
" All other duties to be assigned.

Qualifications
" Must be available Mon-Fri, 2:30-6:30 pm (March-June; September-October) Mon-Fri 12-6 (July -August), or as needed
" Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have an interest in an outdoor environment implementing physical activities.
" Must have basic knowledge of child development and positive discipline techniques as well as ability to facilitate child-centered activities including but not limited to: active games, basic nutrition education, social learning, character education, and physical education.
" Must be highly organized and posses excellent computer, communication and interpersonal skills to maintain a trusting relationship with children, parents, community partners and Y staff.
" College degree preferred.
" Must have at least 1-2 years experience working with children.

Compensation
" $13.00-$16.00 per hour
" Free membership to YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties ($684 value)
" Retirement Plan and vacation allowance available for eligible employees (priceless!)

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please email your resume with "WEB Coordinator", Job Code: LB" in the subject line. You may also complete an employment application and check "Sports/Recreation" and "Camden Office" and Job Code: LB" in the "Other" box. Mail your application to:

YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties
United Way Building
196 Newton Ave.
Camden, NJ 08103

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Soccer for Success Afterschool Coach - Camden, NJ

The YMCA of Burlington & Camden Counties is seeking part-time Soccer Coaches to instruct our U.S. Soccer grant funded Soccer for Success program in elementary and middle schools in the City of Camden. Coaches will follow the Soccer for Success curriculum to engage children in physical activity while providing education about nutrition and healthy living initiatives at designated school sites. The program is designed for participants to engage in 90 minutes of physical activity, 3 days a week, that will include practicing and game activities centered on the sport of soccer. The spring session is designated for March through June 2015. Training for the program will begin in late February.

Responsibilities
" Coaches will be responsible to setup/breakdown equipment, instruct activities and supervise games for elementary and middle school students
" Monitor and maintain a safe environment and mentor children about sportsmanship and goal setting
" Foster a non-competitive atmosphere with an emphasis on being active and healthy
" Responsible for recording data on participants to include: attendance, BMI, physical endurance test, and lifestyle surveys
" Maintain a structured environment for participants and incorporate the curriculum into all sessions on a consistent basis
" maintain relationships with the schools staff, students, parents and community members
" Coach and perform basic soccer skills for participants
" Attend weekly training on program curriculum

Qualifications
" Must be available at least 3 days a week- 2:30pm thru 6:30pm
" Must be dependable, outgoing, creative and flexible
" At least eighteen (18) years old, high school graduate and/or college student or enrolled in an institution of higher learning
" Experience or interest working with school aged children preferred

Compensation
" $9-$10 per hour depending upon experience
" Free membership to YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties ($684 value)
" Retirement Plan and vacation allowance available for eligible employees (priceless!)
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please email your resume with "After School Coach", Job Code: LB" in the subject line. You may also complete an employment application and check "Sports/Recreation" and "Camden Office" and Job Code: LB" in the "Other" box.

Ocean Co. Master Gardener/Horticulturist position             (Posted: 1-29-15)

HORTICULTURIST POSITION

EXAMPLES OF WORK
Provide technical assistance to citizens of Ocean County on relevant horticulture inquiries, whether by phone or direct contact. Diagnose and identify insects (including ticks) and plant disorders on submitted samples. Write educational articles on home horticulture for the media and handouts. Provide recommendations for soil test reports.

Manages the Rutgers Master Gardener volunteers, a program with 130 volunteers. Handles the coordination and training of the Master Gardener Program, including the yearly Master Gardener Training Class and, Graduation/Awards Program.

Reviews handouts and updates as needed. Reviews ticks of medical importance and updates volunteers and handouts. Assist in ongoing research and demonstration projects through Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County if applicable.

Assist with budget information, annual report and Master Gardener annual report.

Update information for the RCE of OC Agriculture web page.

EDUCATION REQUIRED - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Botany, Agriculture, Biological Sciences, or Agronomy

ANNUAL SALARY $30,000 - EARN VACATION, SICK, PERSONAL TIME
SCHEDULE: Monday - Thursday 9AM-3:30PM, Friday - 9AM-2:30PM
NO HEALTH BENEFITS PACKAGE AVAILABLE

For further information, Contact: Mary Ann (732)349-3424 or email: mdreikorn@co.ocean.nj.us

Summer Camp Teacher Position             (Posted: 1-29-15)

SUMMER CAMP TEACHER/NATURALIST (Full-time, Seasonal)

- June 24 - August 21, 2015 - Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM

- Based at various sites in the Morris County Park Commission:
o Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham
o Pyramid Mt. Natural Historic Area in Montville
o Elizabeth Kay Environmental Center in Chester

- Duties include:
o Lead week-long sessions of "Adventures in Nature" Day Camp for grades K - 5. This includes all aspects of programming including set up, supervision, clean up, inventory, evaluation, and follow up.
o Work effectively with parents of campers, projecting a knowledgeable, confident, and positive image.
o Provide fun, educational, and safe experiences for up to 16 children at a time with assistance from 2 part-time staff.
o Supervise teen volunteers.
o Assist with enhancing current curriculum and developing new lessons on various natural history themes.

- Requirements:
o Degree in Natural Sciences, Education, or related field preferred. At least one year experience in presenting educational programs to children required.
o Knowledge of and passion for the natural world.
o Enthusiastic, outgoing, patient, and flexible when working with children and adults.
o Ability to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision.
o Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and to lead hikes on variable terrain, including rocky and hilly trails.
o Comfortable handling or learning to handle reptiles and invertebrates (training provided).
o Certification in First Aid and CPR or ability to obtain certification prior to start date
o Valid Driver's license and personal transportation.
o 3 professional references.

- Starting salary: $13.75/hr.
- Appllication deadline: March 15, 2015
- EOE/ M-F

For further information or to send resume:
Jenny Gaus-Myers
Superintendent of Environmental Education
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ 07928
973-635-6629 (phone)
973-656-2475 (fax)
jgaus@morrisparks.net

NJF&W Environmental Education Employment - Part-time             (Posted: 1-22-15)

Click HERE.

PT Outdoor Program Instructors for Camp Bernie in Port Murray, NJ             (Posted: 1-14-15)

Program Instructors
Part Time

YMCA Camp Bernie in Port Murray, NJ is seeking energetic and engaging individuals for Program Instructor positions starting in Spring, 2015. The ideal candidates must love the outdoors; enjoy working with children and adults; and have a strong appreciation for, and understanding of, our natural environment. Under the supervision of the Outdoor Education and Groups Coordinator, you will provide quality customer service to all guests; represent the YMCA's Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, and Respect; and provide high-quality programming to all participants.

Responsibilities:
* Develop lesson plans based on provided curriculum and training to teach and lead outdoor activities.
* Use positive techniques and re-direction to guide participants through all activities while creating a fun and engaging learning environment.
* Maintain program areas and communicate supply needs to appropriate supervisors.
* Work non-traditional hours in the outdoors to meet the needs of guests.

Qualifications:
* Must be at least 18 years old.
* Bachelor's degree, or in-progress education, highly preferred. Experience in the field will be considered in lieu of degree.
* Prior work, volunteer, or educational experience in environmental studies, education, camping or recreation a plus.
* Visual and auditory abilities required to observe participants at activities, apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.
* Must be able to stand, walk, hike, and climb for extended periods of time and lift up to 25 lbs.
* Certification in CPR, First Aid, Archery, and/or Lifeguarding is strongly preferred.

If you can represent the YMCA's Core Values and would LOVE working outdoors teaching nature, hiking, climbing/ropes activities, boating, archery, survival, team building and crafts to kids, we'd like to talk to you!

Compensation:
Working up to 29 hours per week, salary is commensurate with education and experience. Shared housing is provided and meals are provided when groups are on-site. Positions are from mid-March through mid-June, with opportunities to continue employment through the summer season.

Camp Bernie is a branch of the Ridgewood YMCA and an equal opportunity employer. Please email your resume to: dbarbieri@ridgewoodymca.org.

Job Opening in Science and Math Teaching Fellowship Program             (Posted: 1-5-15)

Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Click HERE and HERE for full info.

Tenafly Nature Center Announcement             (Posted: 1-5-15)

Employment Opportunities:

Environmental Educator S (Seasonal)
Tenafly Nature Center seeks 2-3 seasonal Environmental Educators who will be responsible for all aspects of our summer camp program and other summer education department needs. Seasonal educators are responsible for implementing and helping to develop a dynamic, high quality environmental education summer camp curriculum on and off-site, for 10 -12 weeks between the end of June and Labor Day (Monday -Friday; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) for a variety of age levels. Programs include on-site camp days and off-site field trips. Curriculum is hands-on and geared toward helping children and adults to develop awareness, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world.

Public Relations Internship
The Tenafly Nature Center is seeking college student interns who are in their junior or senior year and studying Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related fields. Interns will be responsible for interacting with all TNC staff, trustees, members, volunteers and the general public. He or she will support an active office and extensive education curriculum by researching and drafting press releases, talking points, newsletter profiles, Facebook status updates and other PR-related copy; proofing and editing copy; and performing other PR-related assignments. Interns will work closely with the Communications Assistant while learning valuable skills needed in the public relations workforce. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are a plus.

View the full position descriptions here: http://tenaflynaturecenter.org/Employment-Opportunities

Open positions at New Jersey Audubon Society             (Posted: 12-26-14)

Click HERE.

Outreach Position in Maryland             (Posted: 12-26-14)

The Potomac Conservancy has an exciting new job opportunity open in Maryland. Please feel free to apply yourself or share it with somebody who might be interested.

The job title is Advocacy & Outreach Manager, and the role is to engage grassroots audiences to drive local change and conservation impacts. The Advocacy & Outreach Manager will design and implement recreation activities and community conservation programs that connect volunteers to their local waterways and inspire stewardship values.

To get the rest of the details, click HERE.

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.

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

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