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Halloween Hike 2015 Volunteers Needed!
Part-time Naturalist Opening
Open job position Project Coordinator - Eco-Schools NJ
Alliance to Save Energy Job Announcement
Part-Time Lower School - STEAM Teacher/Maker-in-Residence
NJ Sea Grant Needs Scout Instructors
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|Halloween Hike 2015 Volunteers Needed!
Duke Farms is looking for a few educators to help out with our 3rd Annual Halloween Hike! The Halloween Hike is a family-friendly event where visitors meanders along a 1.5 mile trail visiting with the slimy, the creepy, and the crawly creatures of Duke Farms. They will get to meet a live wolf, some giant reptiles, a bat, a dead tree and others as they collect treats along the way.
We will also be debuting The Creature Show's episode on BATS!
The Halloween Hike is October 23rd and 24th from 5pm-8pm. Volunteers should commit to 5 hours (3pm-8pm), and are encouraged to attend a festival training session on October 16th from 1pm-2:30pm. Let me know if you can volunteer for Friday night, Saturday night, or both! Volunteers are such a crucial part of these large events, and we so appreciate your time.
Coordinator of Education
Duke Farms Foundation
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
|Part-time Naturalist Opening
(Part-time, Year Round)
- Flexible schedule, including 3 weekdays and Saturday each week.
- 28 hrs/wk, generally 9 - 4:30 daily but with occasional evenings
- Based at the Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Montville., NJ
- Duties include:
o Developing and presenting a wide range of programs for all ages about the ecology, environment, and natural history of the area, both in the classroom and outdoors, including school groups, scout groups, educational birthday parties, public programs, guided hikes, summer camp, etc.;
o Preparing educational displays and exhibits as required;
o Participating in publicity activities such as creation of flyers, articles, calendars, and press releases, etc.;
o Assisting with special events held by the Environmental Education Department as well as other divisions throughout the Morris County Park Commission.
o Greeting visitors and answering inquiries from the public in a professional manner
o Participating in all aspects of general programming including: scheduling, answering phones, taking program registrations, maintaining records, recording revenue, and assisting with office duties such as filing, typing, editing, copying, collating, and related functions as required
- Degree in Natural Sciences, Education, or related field preferred. At least one year experience in presenting educational programs to groups of various ages. Starting salary: $14.25/hr.
For further information or to send resume:
Superintendent of Environmental Education
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ 07928
|Open job position Project Coordinator - Eco-Schools NJ
Position Title: Project Coordinator - Eco-Schools NJ
Location: Statewide, office location (TBD)
Reports To: Vice President Education
Job Classification: Full-time (40-hour week)
Job Description: The Eco-Schools Project Coordinator is accountable for managing, implementing and growing the New Jersey Eco-Schools USA program. The Eco-Schools USA program is a school based sustainability program in K-12 schools (public, private and charter). The Eco-Schools program is an international program in 52 countries. National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States host organization and NJ Audubon is NWF's partner in overseeing this program in New Jersey. This position will have significant responsibility interacting with school-based sustainability teams and conducting sustainability training that focuses on S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts and skills along with arts integration. This individual will work closely with program partners and other networks to meet the goals of the program. He/she will take an active role in promoting New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.
" Program and Coordination:
o Register new Eco-Schools and work closely with targeted schools to advance them through Eco-School award levels.
o Schedule and conduct school visits, work with school administrators / supervisors; motivate teachers, students and parents to achieve goals related to Eco-Schools pathways.
o Develop and conduct teacher/stakeholder professional development training on sustainability with a focus on experiential learning, systems thinking and authentic assessment.
o Conduct activities related to Eco-Schools grant awards; maintain all records related to grant deliverables.
" Partnership Building: Research, identify and develop partnerships with schools, associations, teachers, school administrators, other non-profit organizations, to support the New Jersey Eco-Schools USA program. Maintain and deepen existing partnerships. Participate in local and regional event venues as a presenter and/or exhibitor to extend outreach to a broader educational audience.
" Support and Enhance NJ Audubon Mission: Work collaboratively with NJA mission departments, statewide education programs and center education staff to support school-community efforts.
" Measurement and Evaluation: Report outcomes and evaluate program success based on long-term goals, objectives and outcomes. Work with NJ Audubon VP for Education and NWF Eco-Schools USA staff to revise plans and make necessary adjustments.
" Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base.
" Represent the NJ Audubon/New Jersey Eco-Schools USA in the local community, expanding the organization's presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
" Collaborate on press releases and other communications materials to maintain an active network and celebrate school successes.
" Develop and disseminate appropriate promotional materials related to programs and events.
" Prepare written reports, proposals and plans as required.
" Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
" Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the activities of the position.
" Participate with sanctuary staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.
" Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
Knowledge and Skills
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism.
" Motivated self-starter who is also a team player with a strong work ethic.
" Punctual; must be able to work independently with good organizational and time management skills.
" Community/campaign organizing/network-building skills.
" Ability to relate to a diverse range of stakeholders and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
" Strong Project Management skills and the ability to organize complex projects.
" Excellent oral and written skills required.
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements.
" Bachelor's degree in education, environmental education, or other related field; classroom experience a plus.
" Minimum 2 years relevant experience in the following areas preferred:
o Working with educators with emphasis on sustainability.
o Developing regional or local public outreach campaigns and/or educational programs.
o Marketing to parents, educators and non-formal learning environments.
o Communicating program work using email, web, and social media.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the department and the organization.
" Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 25 lbs in order to participate in special events.
" This position requires a reliable vehicle and a valid NJ Driver's license as travel is required.
Starting Date: ASAP
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.
Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to: Human Resources via email to email@example.com
New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.
|Alliance to Save Energy Job Announcement
The Alliance to Save Energy is conducting an energy efficiency education program in K-12 schools in New Jersey Natural Gas' territory this Fall, to be offered through the Sustainable Jersey initiative. We are looking to hire a part-time educator to work directly with 15 schools, and coordinate with Sustainable Jersey and New Jersey Natural Gas staff.
ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY SEEKS A PART-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR (POWERSAVE SCHOOLS LOCAL PROJECT LEADER)
The Alliance to Save Energy seeks a part-time, hourly Local Project Leader to implement the PowerSave Schools Program in approximately 15 schools within New Jersey Natural Gas Service Territory. The nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy (www.ase.org) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
The PowerSave Schools Program is a nationally recognized, comprehensive energy education program for K-12 schools. The program utilizes a curriculum correlated to state and national learning standards, to:
o Teach energy topics (energy basics, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy, and green careers)
o Enhance project-based, real-world learning, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), using buildings as living laboratories.
o Engage students as advocates for energy efficiency in their schools, home and communities
o Build pathways to green careers.
o Save energy and lower school energy costs through no-cost behavior and operational changes, to achieve average annual savings between 5 and 15 percent.
The Local Project Leader will work closely with a core school team of teachers, administrators, custodians, and students to integrate energy education into their classroom learning, carry out energy- savings projects at school, and take the energy efficiency message home and into the community. The Local Project Leader will also interact with contacts from New Jersey Natural Gas and Sustainable Jersey to ensure available resources are leveraged.
Specific Local Project Leaders duties include:
o Work with 15 schools and their teams (teachers, administrators, custodians and students) to coordinate and implement PowerSave Schools deliverables
o Train school teams to use program resources, including an energy audit tool kit, program computer-based tools, and a Road Map Guide with lesson plans and activities
o Coordinate monthly or bi-weekly in-person school visits with school teams to provide additional resources, guidance, and/or troubleshoot challenges
o Work with school teams to develop and carry out their energy savings plan
o Coordinate and facilitate district-wide meetings
o August/September: All-day professional development workshop for school teams
o January/February: Mid-Year meeting to convene all school teams
o May/June: End-of-Year Celebration to reward students, teachers, custodians, and schools for their work during the school year
o Coordinate with Alliance staff and fellow Local Project Leaders
o Attend weekly conference calls to share best practices and troubleshoot obstacles in implementing the program
" Coordinate with New Jersey Natural Gas and Sustainable Jersey staff to
o Raise awareness about initiatives such as the Conserve to Preserve Poster Contest (for 5th graders), the Conserve to Preserve Video Contest (for high schools), Ocean Fun Days Event and Science Fair and the NJNG Community Rewards Program
o Help schools understand how their actions may be eligible for points under the Sustainable Jersey for Schools programs
o Ensure the schools are aware of resources available from New Jersey' Clean Energy Program
o Report on progress
o Obtain and track program metrics
o Provide clear and detailed monthly activity reports
o Promote and implement additional program resources: Student Energy Audit Training (SEAT) course (middle/high schools), Energy Hog assemblies (elementary)
o Other activities as opportunities develop throughout the program
o A self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while also being a strong team player
o Strong written and oral communication skills
o Excellent organizational skills, good time management and detail oriented
o Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
o Meeting facilitation and presentation experience
" Experience working in schools
o Candidates must have their own vehicle, and home office complete with phone, computer, and printer. Mileage will be compensated based on the current federal mileage rate of $0.56/mile.
o Basic skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google Documents
o Teaching experience or other experience working with k-12 students
" Familiarity with schools in the state of New Jersey
o Experience working with diverse populations
o Knowledge in the energy field, and energy efficiency in particular
o Applicants willing to commit to a minimum 1-2 year tenure
o Strong Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Compensation is $21.50/hour, commensurate with experience. Hours vary day to day, but are 21 hours per week on average for a maximum of 1,020 hours a year.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. An initial screening will be conducted directly via email, followed by a phone interview and an in-person interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Start date is the week of August 17, when the selected candidate will attend a week-long training in California.
Alliance to Save Energy
1850 M Street NW, Suite 610| Washington, DC
202-530-2208| email@example.com| www.ase.org
|Part-Time Lower School - STEAM Teacher/Maker-in-Residence
Kellman Brown Academy
Part-Time Lower School - STEAM Teacher/Maker-in-Residence
Are you a maker, tinkerer, educator and advocate for STEAM education? Are you passionate about innovative teaching and learning? Do you enjoy working on collaborative teams to take creative ideas and turn them into real-world projects? Do you have expertise to share and a problem-solving spirit?
Kellman Brown Academy, a preschool-8th grade Day School in Voorhees, NJ seeks an experienced, enthusiastic and confident certified science teacher to join our dynamic team. The qualified teacher is warm and supportive of the developmental needs of children of this age. We are seeking a teacher prepared to introduce cutting-edge, best practices in all areas of the science curriculum and aligned with the common core standards and to serve as an advocate and resource as we expand our STEAM curriculum and infuse KBA with a maker culture.
The teacher will be qualified to teach our students the scientific method of inquiry including experimenting in the lab. Expertise with SMART boards and iPad technology for the classroom is required. Developing hands-on skills in scientific research and promoting higher-level thinking are essential aspects of this position.
The qualified teacher will have creative ideas for integrating the different components of STEAM into the curriculum and will be responsible for the school garden. This teacher will also help us envision and launch our Maker's Lab and an after school Maker's Club for students. As the only U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Jewish Day School, we seek a teacher who will help us enhance our already rich science and environmental curriculum and who is passionate about helping our students gain 21st century skills.
Masters level degree preferred and current certification required.
For additional information, contact Emily Cook, Principal
856-679-2929 x. 1702 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellman Brown Academy, the nation's only Green Ribbon Jewish Day School, is a member of the Schechter Day School Network. KBA is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
|NJ Sea Grant Needs Scout Instructors
Scout Program Instructors
The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC), a non-profit marine education organization on Sandy Hook, is hiring part-time instructors for their Boy and Girl Scout Program. Candidates MUST be available to work on weekends and willing to work outdoors. Positions open immediately.
Following a paid training period, Scout Program Instructors will lead educational programs for girl and boy scout groups on a variety of topics with a focus on marine and coastal environments. Experience is not necessary but experience with or knowledge of scouting is preferred.
Interested candidates should send resume and/or a cover letter describing interest and qualifications to email@example.com or fax to 732-872-9573.
The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and your ability to work in the United States is required at the time of employment.
College and Special Programs Coordinator
NJ Sea Grant Consortium
|NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Employment Opportunities (Internal and External)
|New guide to green careers and degree options
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
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.
Director, Marketing & Communications
Affordable Colleges Online
|Question about sustainability education
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/
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|NJDEP Employment Opportunities
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|NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs
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|NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities
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."
|Careers in Natural Resources
|NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more: http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/7652095
|Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program
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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