Alumni Fellowships with The Nature Conservancy (Vermont), Apply by Oct 29, 2018

The Vermont Field Office of The Nature Conservancy has just posted two fellowship positions. Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 29, 2018

Restoration and Ecological Management Fellow: A two- year position designed to give the successful candidate critical skills and experience as an entry into a conservation career. In this spirit, the Fellow will be asked to engage in field monitoring work, which may require exposure to inclement summer weather and unpredictable terrain. This work will require in-state, multi-day travel. (position number 46928)

Science Communication Fellow:A two-year position designed to give the successful candidate critical skills and experience as an entry into a conservation career. Though the work will be primarily focused on communications efforts, it is our intent that the Fellow be exposed to the full breadth of TNC’s operations. In this spirit, the Fellow will be asked to engage in field monitoring work, which may require exposure to inclement summer weather and unpredictable terrain. This work will require in-state, multi-day travel. (position number46926)

One of the objectives of these positions is to create career opportunities for folks who come from backgrounds that don’t easily lend themselves to conservation careers.  We are really hoping to attract candidates who meet most of the following criteria:

  • Recent college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree
  • First-generation college graduate
  • Life experience such as racial or ethnic minority, urban upbringing, or economically disadvantaged.  We desire Fellows who can bring a perspective to our work that is different from what is represented by much of our staff.

The postings are open until October 29, and we will look to bring the fellows on board in the December/January time frame.

Restoration and Ecological Management Fellow  https://tinyurl.com/yap5szhk

Science Communication Fellow https://tinyurl.com/yb3kdl5z

Alumni Job: Director of Water Conservation, Midcoast Conservancy

Director of Water Conservation

This position is responsible for protecting and improving water resources for human and ecological benefit within the service area of Midcoast Conservancy. There is a special focus on Damariscotta Lake and the Sheepscot River. Hires and supervises permanent and seasonal staff needed to carry out programs and reports to the Executive Director. Benefits provided include health care insurance, retirement, 3 weeks of vacation, accrued sick time and 12 holidays, all in a collaborative and flexible work environment. Annual salary of $44,000 – $50,000 depending on experience.

Responsible for implementing the following program goals; Tasks are illustrative of the nature of the position and other tasks may be required to complete the goals of this position.

Water Quality Data Collection & Analysis

  • Facilitate collection of surface water quality data from fresh and estuarine waters including rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds
  • Conduct and coordinate data analysis to determine historic trends and current conditions to determine further data and restoration needs
  • Maintain and follow appropriate QA/QC and QAPP procedures to ensure data integrity
  • Communicate findings to colleagues, other restoration professionals, partner organizations, public agencies, and members of the public
  • Analyze attainment of state water quality classifications and investigate conditions affecting water body impairment and/or Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
  • Procure and maintain associated sampling equipment and vehicles, including pickup trucks, boats, and trailers

Water Resource Protection & Restoration

  • Develop and implement strategies to protect and improve water quality, aquatic organism habitat, connectivity, and recreational access throughout the Midcoast Conservancy service area
  • Implement the existing Damariscotta Lake Watershed Protection Plan as approved by Maine DEP and US EPA
  • Plan and supervise construction of structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS), and implement non-structural BMPs
  • Plan and supervise projects to remediate habitat for aquatic organisms
  • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to improve water quality and aquatic habitat conditions
  • Conduct site assessments to determine restoration needs
  • Facilitate the control of Hydrilla infestations in Damariscotta Lake and manage programs to prevent and identify other invasive aquatic species within the service area
  • Act as a resource to staff and the public in the interpretation of and adherence to local, s ate, and federal regulations for water resource protection

Advocacy

  • Work with local municipalities and officials to advance protections for water resources which are sub ject to local jurisdiction
  • Monitor and advocate for state rulemaking and legislation to advance protections for local water resources as a secondary method for local resource improvements
  • Engage and educate members, volunteers, and partner coalitions as the primary means for advancing protections for water resources

Leadership

  • Works with Executive Director and other staff as needed to fundraise for water programs including state and federal grants, private donations, and business sponsorships
  • Manage implementation of Clean Water Act Section 319 grant(s)
  • Represent Midcoast Conservancy interests with regional and state organizations and in policy matters
  • Stays current on science and trends in field of watershed management by attending relevant conferences
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate full-time and part-time permanent and seasonal staff
  • Functions as staff liaison to the Damariscotta Lake Council
  • Convene the Midcoast Conservancy Water Work Group
  • Coordinate activities with partner organizations and agencies when necessary
  • Manage tracking and reporting on public and private grants Desired Knowledge & Skills

The incumbent will have 5 years’ experience in the field of water resources, natural resource conservation, project management, or a related field. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of experience.

Desired Skills & Experience Include:

  • Project management
  • Water quality data collection standards and techniques
  • Environmental conservation or restoration
  • Experience with local, state, and federal rules and regulations related to water resource protection and conservation
  • Experience in supervisory role
  • Experience with customer service; responding to client or public inquiry in a respectful and knowledgeable fashion
  • Experience working with a diverse group of partners and managing multiple priorities
  • Experience with technical software such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and other statistical or analytical software

To apply please email cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to kristin@midcoastconservancy.org or mail to DWC Hiring (see address on first page).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advocacy

  • Work with local municipalities and officials to advance protections for water resources

which are su  ject to local jurisdiction

  • Monitor and advocate for state rulemaking and legislation to advance protections for

l  cal water resources as a secondary method for local resource improvements

  • Engage and educate members, volunteers, and partner coalitions as the primary means for advancing protections for water resources

Leadership

  • Works with Executive Director and other staff as needed to fundraise for water programs

i  cluding state and federal grants, private donations, and business sponsorships

  • Manage implementation of Clean Water Act Section 319 grant(s)
  • Represent Midcoast Conservancy interests with regional and state organizations and in policy matters
  • Stays current on science and trends in field of watershed management by attending relevant conferences
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate full-time and part-time permanent and seasonal staff
  • Functions as staff liaison to the Damariscotta Lake Council
  • Convene the Midcoast Conservancy Water Work Group
  • Coordinate activities with partner organizations and agencies when necessary
  • Manage tracking and reporting on public and private grants Desired Knowledge & Skills

The incumbent will have 5 years’ experience in the field of water resources, natural resource conservation, project management, or a related field. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of experience.

Desired Skills & Experience Include:

  • Project management
  • Water quality data collection standards and techniques
  • Environmental conservation or restoration
  • Experience with local, state, and federal rules and regulations related to water resource protection and conservation
  • Experience in supervisory role
  • Experience with customer service; responding to client or public inquiry in a respectful and knowledgeable fashion
  • Experience working with a diverse group of partners and managing multiple priorities
  • Experience with technical software such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and other statistical or analytical software

 

To apply please email cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to kristin@midcoastconservancy.org or mail to DWC Hiring (see address on first page).

 

Alumni Job: Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Outreach Coordinator (20 hrs), Newport, OR- Apply by 10/1/18

THE FRIENDS OF CAPE FALCON MARINE RESERVE IS SEEKING AN OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve is looking for a Marine Reserve Outreach Coordinator. Goals of the position include: provide outreach and education to local citizens and visitors about the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve; support Cape Falcon Marine Reserve implementation by agencies; and encourage and support research and monitoring activities in the marine reserve. The position is 20 hours per week, on average. The schedule is fairly flexible. DOWNLOAD POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, email a detailed cover letter, a resume and three references to  ;capefalconmr@gmail.com. A single PDF document is preferred. Direct questions to Board Chair Nadia Gardner at the above email. Applications will be reviewed starting Monday, October 1, 2018. Open until filled.

Learn more:

https://www.nehalemtrust.org/capefalconmr/

https://www.facebook.com/CapeFalconMR/

https://www.instagram.com/capefalconmr/

Explore Nature / Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Video

 

ODFW Oregon’s Marine Reserves:

http://oregonmar inereserves.com/

Alumni Job: Food & Water Action Climate Champions

Food & Water Action is looking for a talented organizer to lead our work to elect climate champions to serve in Albany!

This fall, Food & Water Action is working to elect climate champions around New York. Two of the candidates we are most excited to be supporting are Jen Metzger, running for Senate District 42, and Scott Martens, running for Assembly District 98. Both Jen and Scott have fought fossil fuel infrastructure in their communities in the Catskills and Hudson Valley region. And, if elected, both would be champions for getting New York to 100% renewable energy as soon as possible.

Food & Water Action is hiring an organizer to work on mobilizing voters in Orange County to get out and vote for Jen Metzger and Scott Martens this fall. Please check out the job posting here and let us know if you have any questions:
https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/job/catskills-election-organizer

Please note that while the position is currently titled Catskills Election Organizer, we have honed in on the focus for this position to be the Warwick area of Orange County.

Alumni Opportunity: Paid Farming Internship at Aldemere Farm, in Rockport, ME

Paid Farming Apprenticeships in Rockport, Maine

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is offering two paid apprenticeships at Aldermere Farm, in Rockpost, Maine for individuals pursuing careers in agriculture ($1,000 monthly stipend. The lessons they learn go beyond the logistics of farm operations. During their time at the farm apprentices engage with the community through educational agricultural programs, which teach about the local food system—food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management – through the lens of environmental conservation and community well-being. Each apprenticeship will include a monthly stipend, benefits, shared housing, training and supervision. The duration of an apprenticeship may last from 6 months up to 2 years depending on an apprentice’s needs.

An apprentice can choose to specialize in general farm operations or cattle management. Both will gain experience managing all facets of a 136-acre property and beef farm operation, including pasture, field and woodlot management; building and equipment upkeep; the logistics of hay and baleage production and rotational grazing; and developing annual plans to manage a herd’s health, reproduction, and nutrition. Apprentices also help lead ag programs for youth, like the Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club and the Farm Hands after-school program. Previous experience farming and educating youth and/or adults are preferred.

More information about Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Aldermere Farm is available online at aldermere.org. For more information about the apprenticeships and to apply, contact the Aldermere Farm office at jalbury@mcht.org or 207-236-2739.

Alumni Job Opportunity: Paid Farming Apprenticeship, Rockport, ME

Paid Farming Apprenticeships in Rockport, Maine
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is offering two apprenticeships at Aldermere Farm for individuals pursuing careers in agriculture. The lessons they learn go beyond the logistics of farm operations. During their time at the farm apprentices engage with the community through educational agricultural programs, which teach about the local food system—food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management – through the lens of environmental conservation and community well-being. Each apprenticeship will include a monthly stipend, benefits, shared housing, training and supervision. The duration of an apprenticeship may last from 6 months up to 2 years depending on an apprentice’s needs. Aldermere Farm is a 136-acre beef cattle farm that is a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Benefits for both apprenticeships will include a $1,000 monthly stipend and shared housing. Interested applicants may email jalbury@mcht.org for more information.

An apprentice can choose to specialize in general farm operations or cattle management. Both will gain experience managing all facets of a 136-acre property and beef farm operation, including pasture, field and woodlot management; building and equipment upkeep; the logistics of hay and baleage production and rotational grazing; and developing annual plans to manage a herd’s health, reproduction, and nutrition. Apprentices also help lead ag programs for youth, like the Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club and the Farm Hands after-school program. Previous experience farming and educating youth and/or adults are preferred.

More information about Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Aldermere Farm is available online at aldermere.org. For more information about the apprenticeships and to apply, contact the Aldermere Farm office at jalbury@mcht.org or 207-236-2739.

Joelle Albury
Outreach & Office Manager
Aldermere Farm
70 Russell Avenue
Rockport, ME 04856
207-236-2739
www.aldermere.org

Job: The Nature Conservancy: Taunton Wild & Scenic River Community Assistance Fellow (47 weeks, Boston, MA)

The Nature Conservancy – Taunton Wild and Scenic River Community Assistance Fellow
Tracking Code: 1094-984

Job Description
The Nature Conservancy – Taunton Wild and Scenic River Community Assistance Fellow

Length: Term is position is 47 weeks, full time commitment, 5-days per week
Location: Boston, MA
Living Allowance $510/week

 

Please note, housing stipend and relocation allowance are not provided for this position.

AmeriCorps Award: This position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.  Value of education award is $5,815.00 (pre-tax).
Educational Status: Bachelor’s degree appropriate to community based conservation work
Start Date: Projected start date is late May/early June but is contingent on passing background investigation.
Specific training: Hands-on mentored work experience; individual training available to meet specific interests and needs.

How to Apply
Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions

For More Information

Contact Rebecca McCormick, Stewards Program Coordinator
RMcCormick@ConservationLegacy.org 

Program Basics

The Water Team at the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy works to protect the land and water on which all life depends through a holistic and integrated approach of working from headwaters to open ocean. Our strategies involve conservation, spatial planning, innovative finance, and working with local, state, and federal partners to advocate for cutting edge implementation.

The Taunton Wild and Scenic Stewardship Council is a partner organization that meets regularly to protect and preserve the Taunton River. The Council consists of partners from the 10 municipalities through which the river flows, and of local and state non-profit organizations and government.

Specifics about position

The Fellow will work to protect, conserve, and restore ecosystem health and function in the Taunton River watershed. The Taunton River was designated a Wild and Scenic River by Congress in 2009, and the watershed is home to high quality ecosystems and biodiversity and has many dedicated partner organizations working on developing conservation and restoration plans. These include the Taunton River Stewardship Plan and other plans that guide conservation, restoration, and climate resilience projects.

The Fellow’s primary project will be to create a watershed wide framework to compare and prioritize projects from a variety of partner organizations and planning documents. This framework will be the basis of a grant pipeline to fund project implementation.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop strategic platform to catalyze conservation and restoration throughout the watershed
  • Review grant funding opportunities for project implementation and summarize needs including match, design, and timeline
  • Host a Stewardship Support Network kickoff through collaborating and connecting with partner organizations (state, federal, and NGOs)
  • Implement and facilitate information sharing, either by compiling information in at toolkit or website, or by convening a small outreach event or conference to exchange information

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Possession of a current valid driver’s license
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States

Preferred Qualifications: 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Experience or education in project management and implementing plans.
  • Experience with GIS
  • Knowledge in conservation and/or ecological principles

DISCRETION/LATITUDE/DECISION-MAKING:

  • Make day-to-day decisions within scope of work assignments.
  • Prioritize work independently, working with supervisor as needed.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of parties
  • Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team.
  • Familiarity with standard business communications; ability to write and edit correspondence.
  • Diverse background of experiences strongly desired

This position will be required to submit periodic reports and a final report during their term of service.

Job: Stwardship & Communications Coordinator, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (24 hrs wk, Apply by March 26)

Stewardship and Communications Coordinator

Application deadline: March 26, 2018

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT)
The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s mission is preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors through targeted conservation, responsible stewardship and education. Learn more at www.hhltmaine.org.

Job description
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on stewardship, communications and volunteer coordination. This person will work alongside the Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator. This diverse and interesting position provides a great opportunity to make a positive impact on conservation in Harpswell and be involved in all aspects of the work of a small nonprofit land trust.

The Stewardship and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for some or all of the following tasks, in cooperation with committees, the board of trustees, volunteers and other staff members.

  • Organize the annual monitoring of HHLT’s conservation easements.
  • Draft and carry out annual work plans for preserves and trails. Oversee and communicate with stewards.
  • Maintain property notebooks and assist in drafting and updating preserve management plans.
  • Organize trail signs, maps and brochures.
  • Communicate with and coordinate volunteers.
  • Support the Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership.
  • Organize print and electronic newsletters.
  • Update and improve HHLT’s web presence.
  • Develop relationships with local media outlets. Submit press releases and calendar listings as needed.
  • Other tasks based on the individual’s interests and HHLT’s needs.

Hours and compensation
This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position with a starting pay of $21,200/year. Paid vacation, holidays and sick time are provided. There are no health or retirement benefits.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.

Required:

  • Experience in the land trust or related field
  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well-organized, with the ability to simultaneously pursue many priorities
  • Computer skills

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with conservation and/or environmental education and/or trail design and maintenance
  • Experience with graphic design

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter by March 26, 2018 to Reed Coles at info@hhltmaine.org.

Fellowship: Island Institute Fellows, for class of 2018 or recent grad (apply by 3/23/18)

Be an Island Institute Fellow

The Island Fellows Program is one of the signature programs of the Island Institute. Since 1999, the Island Fellows Program has placed college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for one to two years. Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and gain experience helping to build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face many challenges.

The Island Fellows Program provides support for Maine’s island and coastal communities by:

  • Strengthening capacity for the local management of historical, cultural, natural, economic, and information resources
  • Assisting in local research, planning, education, and technology projects

The Island Fellows Program provides support for the Island Fellows by:

  • Offering enriching professional development opportunities for recent college graduates
  • Building professional experiences and networks for Fellows looking to live and work in Maine

Awards and Recognition

  • The Island Fellows Program was recognized with the “Outstanding Program” award by the Community Development Society.
  • The Island Fellows Program is an official winner of the 2014 SHIFT Sustainability Award.

How does the Island Fellows Program work?

Island or remote coastal organizations apply to the Island Institute with a community supported project that could benefit from an extra set of hands (See Hosting a Fellow, below). The Institute then finds highly qualified recent graduates to live for 24 months in residence in the community.  Immersion in the community connects fellows directly with islanders to gain an intimate understanding of island life and to understand the needs and opportunities around the identified project.  Fellows are expected to be active participants in their community and bring their own experiences and skills to share.

The Fellowship application period is open from January until mid-March for a September program start. Top candidates are then interviewed in the island or coastal host communities by key contacts who will be working with the Fellow. On-island/coastal interviews are required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.

Application link for the 2018 Island Fellows program (Deadline: March 23)
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45322-Island-Institute

Minimum Qualifications
  • Recent completion of a baccalaureate or graduate degree (within five years)
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in a field such as community service, community planning, natural-resource planning, GIS mapping, educational outreach, etc.
  • A strong service ethic
  • Flexibility
  • A strong desire to live and work within a small, remote community
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision
Island Fellow Benefits

Each Fellow receives a stipend of $15,000, plus rent and utilities, health insurance, paid vacation days and other benefits. The Institute also provides reimbursement for approved work-related expenses, access to a professional development fund, and offers to offset part of the cost of a new laptop for first year Fellows.

In addition to the application form, which will be accessible via a link on this page during the open application period, the following are required:

  • An unofficial copy of your transcripts of complete undergraduate and graduate records
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A concise personal statement
  • A resume