Job: BikeMaine Event Coordinator (Position start Date 4/1, deadline to apply: Friday 3/15)

BikeMaine Event Coordinator

Bicycle Coalition of Maine
About Bike Maine

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Maine’s largest bike advocacy organization, offers as its signature event BikeMaine, an annual week long, 350-mile mass bicycle ride around Maine. BikeMaine promotes bicycle tourism, using a different cycle route each September to explore the inland and coastal regions of the state, with riders camping in a designated host community each of 7 nights. BikeMaine features Maine’s people, places, culture and food, and collaborates with other organizations where possible to move forward mutual goals of making Maine better.

Job Description

The Event Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and improving upon the logistical and relationship components of this 8-day bicycling event. This position works closely with, and reports to, the Ride Director to guarantee the event’s success as measured by participant, community, volunteer, and sponsor satisfaction. This individual manages all logistical elements of the event, in addition to the overall implementation timeline. The Event Coordinator and Ride Director work in conjunction with the Ride Committee, which reports to the Coalition’s Board of Directors, to create and operate the event in a manner that serves the Coalition’s mission of making Maine better through biking and walking.

Successful experience in producing special events, particularly for not-for-profit institutions or charitable causes, is key, and familiarity with multi-day outdoor athletic events is a plus. Experience in organizing, coordinating, and motivating groups of staff, event participants, and volunteers is important. The position is based in Portland, but ability to travel throughout the state, including some overnight travel, is a requirement of the job.Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to organize effectively with proven attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including proficiency in managing and prioritizing projects with multiple and often competing deadlines, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience in developing and managing a budget.
  • Experience with developing, implementing, and overseeing a digital marketing plan using an array of Social Media properties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, to work under supervision, and to work in a team-based and goal oriented environment.
  • Proficient with MacOS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Apps.
  • Ability to maintain schedules and timelines.
  • Ability to use considerable judgment and initiative required to establish work procedures.
  • Ability to travel as needed throughout Maine for required site and route scouting,  community and/or production meetings.
  • Ability to actively participate in the logistical and operational tasks of the actual Event, scheduled annually for the second full week in September, as well as pre- and post-Event activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary. Must have valid drivers’ license and excellent driving record.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop guidelines and procedures to streamline the planning and operation of the event.
  • Manage vendors before and during week of BikeMaine (including obtaining quotes and securing contracts).
  • Manage BikeMaine’s emergency and medical protocols, working to keep up-to-date with industry best practices.
  • Work with the Ride Director to communicate with and manage Town Coordinators in the lead up to, and during, the event.
  • Work with the Volunteer Manager to identify the volunteer positions needed for the event, to assign volunteers to weeklong positions, to develop training for volunteers, and to create new volunteer positions as necessary.
  • Work with the Ride Director, Ride Committee, and consultants to plan marketing and sales promotions and marketing strategies.
  • Develop and manage event budget and expenses.
  • Manage ride registration process throughout the course of the year.
  • Manage all logistics leading up to and during the week of BikeMaine (both on route and in villages), including:
  • Purchase or rental of equipment;
  • Management, maintenance, and organization of all equipment;
  • Participation in the selection and planning of village site and rest stop and lunch stop sites.
  • Undertake continuous review of processes and procedures to refine and improve on the event.
  • Assist with other BCM events and programs as needed.

Please send resumé and cover letter to ride@bikemaine.org no later than March 15, 2019

Additional Job Information

Note that providing a salary range is not required, but is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.

Salary:
Category: Program/Project Management
Job Type:
Start Date: 4/1/19
Region Portland Area
Specific Location:

Application Details

How To Apply: Send resumé and cover letter to ride@bikemaine.org
Application Deadline: 3/15/2019

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Job: Education & Events Coordinator: Downeast Lakes land Trust (Deadline to apply 3/31/19)

Education and Events Coordinator, Downeast Lakes Land Trust

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Lake Stream, with a mission to contribute to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters.  DLLT sustainably manages the 55,678-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest for wildlife habitat, forest products, and public recreation.

We have built an outstanding outdoor education program, and our goal is to maintain the excellence of this program.  In addition, we are always seeking to build stronger connections between local residents, visitors, and the natural resources that sustain the economy, all while educating future generations and building their appreciation for the natural environment and sustainable use of forest resources.  We seek an energetic, motivated individual to fill the role of Education and Events Coordinator (EEC).

The EEC will lead DLLT’s education program and assume substantial responsibilities for event planning. The EEC works under the supervision of the Deputy Director.  This is a full-time position which will require some work on weekends, holidays, and during non-traditional hours.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

Education Program Development & Implementation:

  • Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the EEC will develop and lead education programs that support DLLT’s mission and initiatives.
  • Foster partnerships with local schools, camps, and other organizations.Evaluate and report program outcomes.

Outreach and Event Planning:

  • Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the EEC will assist in developing print, online, and social media outreach materials and donor communications.
  • Plan and coordinate outreach and special events, and will provide information on and promote DLLT programs, plans, and policies to the DLLT community.
  • Represent DLLT at public events and communicate DLLT’s work to broad audiences.
    Contribute to DLLT’s ongoing efforts to develop relationships with diverse donors and supporters.

Committee Support:

  • Prepare reports to the committees and board and participates in the Education Committee meetings and other meetings as needed.

Volunteer Development:

  • Assist in development of DLLT’s volunteer program, including recruitment and acknowledgement of volunteers.
    Manage volunteers working in the EEC’s areas of responsibility.

Administrative Support:

  • Assist other staff as needed to promote DLLT’s mission and achieve objectives related to all of DLLT’s diverse programs and projects.

Location:
The position is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine.  This is a small, rural community (winter pop. 100) with a traditional natural resource-based economy focused on outdoor recreational tourism and the timber products industry.

Qualifications:
Must have demonstrated educational experience, including teaching in both classroom and outdoor settings.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with children and adults of all ages, and a demonstrated ability to form partnerships with individuals, agencies, and organizations are required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical. Experience with public speaking both with, and without, the use of audiovisual aids.  Must be comfortable living and working in a small community in rural Maine.  Experience and comfort with outdoor recreation activities including hiking, boating, and winter sports are preferred.  Current wilderness medical certification (WFA or higher), or willingness to obtain certification within 3 months of employment, is required.  Knowledge of natural sciences such as ecology and natural resource management a plus, and a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a closely related field is preferred.

Compensation: Salary and benefits (including health, vacation, and retirement) commensurate with qualifications and comparable to similar positions.

Additional Job Information

Note that providing a salary range is not required, but is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.

Other, Program/Project Management, Teacher
Full-Time
Down East – Northern
Grand Lake Stream

Application Details

Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 references in a single document by email to search@downeastlakes.org, ATTN: Education & Events Coordinator. For more information on the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, see www.downeastlakes.org. DLLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications must be received by Sunday, March 31st.
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Environmental Education Assistant

Damariscotta River Association/Pemaquid Watershed Association

Position Reports to: Director of Education and Environmental Monitoring

Mission:  Since its founding in 1973, the Damariscotta River Association (DRA) has worked to promote the health of the Damariscotta River Estuary and the human communities that rely on it by conserving and creating access to cherished properties and islands, monitoring and promoting water quality, and providing opportunities for learning about the region’s rich natural, cultural, and historical heritage.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate summer nature day camp in collaboration with Education Director. This may include; developing curriculum, scheduling contract instructors, managing registrations, conducting programs in the field, managing a councilor-in-training program for young teens and evaluating all aspects of the program.
  • Teach school group and public programs (preschoolers to adults) on a wide variety of natural history and cultural history topics in both indoor and outdoor settings and in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Work with Communications Manager to promote programs in printed schedules, press releases, website and Facebook.

Additional Functions:

  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other non-profits, universities, and government agencies to support educational goals.
  • Participate in staff meetings, education committee and related meetings, as well as DRA-PWA events as needed.
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  • BA/BS or Masters (preferred) Degree in a natural science, environmental education or related degree
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Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Hold a Wilderness First Aid certification or be willing to obtain one.

Language Skills:
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Technical Skills:
A demonstrated the ability to use appropriate technology to process, store, and retrieve data. This includes appropriate software skill levels for word processing, spreadsheets, visual presentations, and telecommunications.

Physical Demands:
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  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to interpret water quality and ecological population data

Work Schedule
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Compensation
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Additional Job Information

Note that providing a salary range is not required, but is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.

$18-$22/hour
Other
Part-Time
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Damariscotta

Application Details

Submit a letter of intent, résumé, and three references to Sarah Gladu. At least one reference must be from someone who has observed you teaching children.

Job: Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager, Hartford, VT (deadline to apply March 15)

Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager
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Position Summary:

Under the primary supervision of the Senior Regional Director-North, this position is responsible for providing leadership in land and boundary stewardship for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in the assigned region. The Natural Resource & Land Stewardship Manager facilitates collaboration and cooperation between Trail-maintaining Clubs and public-agency partners to achieve monitoring and management of tracts and boundaries that protect the Appalachian Trail. This position is responsible for supporting and coordinating regional land monitoring and maintenance programs, collecting, organizing and analyzing boundary data, conducting boundary monitoring and maintenance training, conducting and coordinating encroachment mitigation efforts, supporting natural resource stewardship efforts and supervising seasonal Boundary Technicians. The Stewardship Manager will work in a dynamic team environment with ATC staff, Trail volunteers, the National Park Service, the National Park Service Land Acquisition Office for National Scenic Trails, the US Forest Service, numerous state agencies, and other land management partners to address priority Trail resource management goals.

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Poland  ME

The Ecology School provides residential and day environmental education programs for elementary and middle school students. We are a community-oriented organization that works hard to practice what we teach and to teach with intention. We are committed to making every program empowering, informative and fun for our students and pour our hearts, energy and time into our work. Our overnight campus is based in Poland, Maine, just a short trip away from the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and the thriving city of Portland, Maine.

Qualifications

  1. Experience in K-8 education and/or environmental education.
  2. BS or BA degree or, in the case of interns, several terms of undergraduate courses and experience.
  3. Ability to work long hours outdoors (often physically strenuous) managing groups of children.
  4. Trained in CPR and First Aid

Compensation

College graduates receive a starting salary of $320 per week, post-graduates receive a starting salary of $340 per week. Each educator is provided with room and board, which includes weekends.

Responsibilities

  1. Plan and teach lessons to a group of approximately 10-12 students generally between 3rd and 8th grade.
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  4. Attend all scheduled meetings, including all Staff Meetings, Teachers Meetings and other meetings called as necessary.
  5. Participate in pre-lesson educational skits and dinner theater.
  6. Assist in developing curriculum, skits and program materials for The Ecology School.
  7. Consult with classroom teachers and Ecology School Directors to make decisions regarding students’ conduct.
  8. Develop good rapport and positive relations with students, teachers and other educators.
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10. Live on-site in staff housing co-workers.

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Job: Innovative Science Educator: Chewonki Maine Coast Semester (Position Open Until Filled)

Seeking innovative Science educator to join the faculty of  Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

History of Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

Now in its 30th year, Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki serves academically ambitious high school juniors from across the United States and around the world. What draws this diverse student body to Maine’s Midcoast is an insatiable curiosity about the natural world; a commitment to environmental stewardship; and the desire to be part of a uniquely progressive learning community.

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki has a “once-in-a-career” science teaching opportunity to join the faculty at one of the premier semester schools in the United States. Building on a scientific legacy that began with Roger Tory Peterson, the next teacher has the opportunity to integrate the very best of Chewonki’s natural history-based approach to studying the ecosystems of the Maine Coast with unique local resources and dynamic pedagogy available today.

Chewonki Mission

Chewonki is a multi-division school and camp, founded in 1915, that also partners with educational institutions to extend its mission:

Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.

To meet the promise of our mission, Chewonki strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. ​Our legacy of thoughtful self-reflection and purposeful change guides our efforts to create a place where all participants and staff can flourish. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


The ideal candidate has:

A high level of interest in teaching exceptionally motivated high school juniors in a semester school that values both intellectual pursuits, as well as building strong relationships with students and colleagues in order to foster a thriving sustainable community.

Is an excellent communicator who is comfortable using a variety of instructional strategies and enjoys working creatively and collaboratively to develop place-based curricula that includes field work and promotes interdisciplinary thinking.

A proven record of engaging students in place-based learning, fostering critical reading and writing skills, and inspiring a love of learning.

Responsibilities include designing place-based curriculum and teaching Maine Coast Semester’s honors natural history course that takes full advantage of our unique setting on the midcoast of Maine; advising a small group of students, serving as a member of the residential faculty and acting as a cabin parent (see below for a more detailed description of responsibilities).

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Ability to develop close working relationships with all constituencies including students, families, faculty, and administration.
  • Ability to allow for ambiguity; and to analytically and strategically solve complex educational problems; to work on teams and to participate effectively with colleagues from all parts of the Chewonki Foundation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt your message to students, families, faculty, and administration.
  • Willingness to embrace the lifestyle of working and living in a dynamic semester school by being a team-player, eagerly assuming many roles, and devoting the time required to model excellence in job performance.
  • Commitment to active collaboration while also possessing the internal, self-starter motivation to learn independently.


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Maine Coast Semester co-disciplinary science teachers collaboratively teach three sections of a place-based honors natural history course that intersects with the program’s environmental science and mathematics courses.  Science is required for all students and is central to the program. The science teacher spends approximately five hours twice a week in the field, complementing the work in the classroom by visiting rocky intertidal zones, sandy shores, salt marshes, ponds, streams, bogs, and forests.  Science teachers also support students to develop an appreciation for the beauty, complexity, and interconnectedness of natural surroundings.

Position Title: Science Teacher
Permanent/Temporary:  Permanent
Reports to:  Head of Semester School
Exempt/Non-exempt:  Exempt
Benefits Eligible:  Yes

Learn more an apply:
https://chewonki.org/jobs/residential-science-teacher/