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Alumni Job: Nature Conservancy: Forest Program Director, Maine (Apply by 4/26)

The Nature Conservancy

Forest Program Director, Maine Chapter

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maine team! This position will play a leadership role for all forest conservation initiatives for The Nature Conservancy in Maine, overseeing strategy development, land protection, stakeholder outreach and community relations, and leading TNC’s work to engage partners in developing new approaches to integrating a sustainable forest economy, forest-based climate change solutions and biodiversity conservation.

We are looking for a proven leader and a convener of partners—including the forest products industry, landowners, businesses, government agencies, local communities, private non-profit organizations, financial investors, and academics. The ideal candidate will be innovative, collaborative, and able to effectively lead a team of staff in Maine, coordinate closely with divisional, regional and global colleagues, organize and implement a variety of program activities, and develop new opportunities and funding to advance program goals. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience successfully managing complex projects, including securing funding, managing finances, coordinating the work of other professionals, and collaborating with internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in creative problem-solving, opportunity development, effectively leveraging talent across diverse teams, and developing novel approaches to achieve high-impact outcomes.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Politically savvy and experience developing partnerships (partners, community, government).
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
  • Ability to learn, retain, and implement information quickly.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45306 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 26, 2017. Please note that the position will be located in Brunswick, Maine.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Alumni Job: Georges River Land Trust Executive Director

Georges River Land Trust

Executive Director

Georges River Land Trust is seeking an energetic and experienced individual who is passionate about conservation to serve as Executive Director. Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is an accredited land trust located in the mid-coast of Maine with offices in Rockland Maine.  The mission is to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed. Currently the Land Trust has over 2,600 acres under conservation through preserves and easements.  The GRLT has just completed a comprehensive five-year strategic plan. The position includes responsibilities to oversee all activities of the GRLT.  There is a specific emphasis on fund raising, community relations and developing personal relationships with community leaders, major donors and potential major donors.

Please submit applications for the position or requests for additional information to info@grlt.org    Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2017.  Please visit the web site, http://www.georgesriver.org  for more information.

On Campus Event: Intellectual Fearlessness: Science in Politics, Wed. 4/12 7PM

Intellectual Fearlessness: Science in Politics
Wed. April 12 7:00 PM
Quinby House Living Room

Intellectual Fearlessness: Science in Politics A panel discussion featuring faculty members including: Nat Wheelwright (Biology); Hadley Horch (Neuroscience/Biology); Zach Rothschild (Psychology); Susan Kaplan (Anthropology/Arctic Studies); David Hecht (History). Come to hear each faculty member’s perspective on the intersection of science and politics and to ask your own questions!

On Campus Event: The Water Complex: Preventing Water Catastrophes and Conflicts, Tues. 4/18 at 4PM

The Water Complex: Preventing Water Catastrophes and Conflicts
Tuesday, April  18 4:00 PM
Shannon Room 208 Hubbard

Luke Wilson, Bowdoin Class of 2006, Co-founder and Deputy Director of the Washington-based nonprofit Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC)

Luke Wilson is co-founder and deputy director of the Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC) and a professorial lecturer at George Washington University. Wilson focuses primarily on the public international law issues surrounding water resources and manages CWSC’s international efforts. Wilson joins the CWSC from a niche private practice where he specialized in advising attorneys, arbitrators, and clients on issues of international law. In addition to his practice, Wilson previously worked as a law clerk at the International Court of Justice, as a consultant with the World Bank, and at the US Department of Justice, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and US Department of State. His current research interests include the resolution of water conflicts through international dispute resolution, and the applicability of human rights to water availability.

Wilson earned his LLM in International and Comparative Law and his JD at George Washington University Law School, where he was executive articles editor of the George Washington International Law Review. He is a member of the Massachusetts, New York, and District of Columbia bars and is admitted to the bar of the US Supreme Court.


Fellowship: National Audubon (through the ES Program) Deadline Extended

National Audubon Fellowship offered through Bowdoin’s Environmental Studies Program 

Duration: Internship dates approximately late May  to mid-August 2017

Location: Southern and mid-coast Maine at an island field camp
Housing and meals are provided (see details below) and provides a biweekly stipend of $525
For more info: National Audubon Maine Coast seabird nesting sanctuaries

Position Description: Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program operates seven island field stations along the Maine coast as critical seabird nesting sanctuaries. Research Interns will work under the direction of the Island Supervisor, participating in all aspects of seabird research, monitoring, and management that take place at the field station. The majority of research projects focus on studying the nesting success and foods fed to seabird (tern and alcid) chicks, with most work focusing on terns.  Work includes, but is not limited to: conducting population censuses, monitoring productivity and chick growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; and assisting with predator management.

Research Interns will live on island (a single island or group of islands) for the duration of the field season.  Interns assigned to inshore islands will have occasional trips to the mainland for logistics and resupplying the field camp, returning to the islands to work and sleep. On offshore islands, food, supplies, and mail are delivered approximately every 2 weeks. Research Interns will remain offshore for approximately eleven weeks. In a seabird colony, the birds are loud, and the terns defend their nests by dive-bombing anyone moving through the colony. Living conditions on the islands are primitive.  A cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents (wooden tent platforms provided). Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland).  Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios available as a back-up mode of communication.  There is no Internet access.  Cooking, cleaning, and camp maintenance duties are shared by all island team members. Compensation is $262.50 per week. Food is provided.

For more information, see the webpage: http://www.bowdoin.edu/environmental-studies/fellowships-internships/national-audubon.shtml

To apply, follow the link: http://www.bowdoin.edu/environmental-studies/fellowships-internships/2017-applications.shtml

Job for Seniors/ Alums: Education Recruitment of Teachers & Administartors

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in college-prep, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot, merit) schools across the nation and internationally. These schools are exciting, vibrant communities that provide recent college graduates an excellent opportunity to work in a setting that is collaborative and unique.Carney, Sandoe & Associates is busy actively looking for current seniors who may be interested in teaching next year, and I hope you will pass this message onto your students.

We are looking for students with an undergraduate or graduate degree in the subject they would like to teach (English, history, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, Spanish, music, etc.). Each year, we help match job seekers with positions in all primary and secondary subjects. Teaching certification is not required, and our personal and professional services are completely free for job seekers.

Our application can be found on our website. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Devon A. Tadler | Associate Director of Operations and Senior Recruitment Manager
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
44 Bromfield Street | Boston, MA 02108

On Campus Event: Genes and Environment in Evolution and Disease: Thursday April 6 @ 3:45

Professor David Rand, Brown University – “Genes and Environment in Evolution and Disease: Common features from our different genomes.”

April 6, 2017 | 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM | Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Dr. David Rand is the Stephen T. Olney Professor of Natural History at Brown University and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  In his talk, he will discuss the role of genetic interactions between the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes in determining fitness traits relevant to evolution and disease.  The specific question he will address are the roles of gene-by-gene (epistasis) and gene-by-environment (GxE) interactions underlying complex traits.

The human genome projects have sought to identify the mutations causing human disease, but results reveal that genome wide association studies have failed to uncover much of the genetic basis of complex traits. Moreover, new technologies for curing mitochondrial diseases will generate “three-parent babies”. These questions highlight the importance of epistasis and GxE in a variety of questions from evolution to medicine. Dr. Rand addresses these questions using different strains and species of Drosophila, employing quantitative genetic, genomic and transcriptomic approaches.

Dr. Rand earned his bachelor¹s degree from Harvard College and his PhD from Yale University, followed by postdoctoral studies in population genetics at Harvard University.  He has been on the faculty at Brown University since 1991.

On Campus Event: Nicholas King: “Public Health in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era” 4/6 @ 7:30

Nicholas King: “Public Health in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era”

April 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Searles 315

Nicholas King, associate professor of social studies of medicine and associate member of epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University, will speak as part of the ‘Public Health and the Liberal Arts Lecture Series’.

This lecture series is supported by the Public Health and the Liberal Arts Initiative and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

On Campus Event: Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ Page-Turning with Matthew Klingle, Friday 4/7 @ 12:30

Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ Page-Turning with Special Guest Matthew Klingle

April 7, 2017 | 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM | Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies and Director of Environmental Studies Program Matthew Klingle joins Special Collections & Archives staff for the monthly page-turning of Audubon’s magnificent Birds of America.

Experience the excitement as we reveal the bird of the month and take home a keepsake button. Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the Special Collections & Archives reading room on the third floor of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.

Free and open to the public.