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/

Job: Maine Coast Heritage Trust 6 month trail steward position (Apply by Feb 22, 2019)

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Trail Steward, 6 month position
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is looking for a trail steward who will supervise two assistants working on many of the Trust’s mainland and island preserves over three summer months (June-August), and work with MCHT staff in the spring and fall on a variety of stewardship tasks.  This is a 6-month position, mid-April to mid-October.  Work will include trail clearing, trail improvement, boundary marking, painting structures, basic carpentry, and vegetation control. The crew will move frequently, although will occasionally work on the same site for more than one week. Accommodations for the crew will vary, depending on location.  There will be cabins at some sites, other sites will require camping.  Days will be long, and days off will be clustered.  Some basic gear will be provided. Send resume and letter of interest by February 22, 2019 to Peg Adams, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, Maine 04086 or to padams@mcht.org.  For more information go to www.mcht.org and click on “About MCHT” and “Jobs”.

Alumni Job: Staff Scientist, Climate & Energy Policy, Stockholm Environment Institute, Seattle, WA (Apply by 1/31/19)

Staff Scientist
Stockholm Environment Institute
1402 Third Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101, USA georgia.piggot@sei.org ____________________________

Research Associate/Staff Scientist: Climate and Energy Policy Stockholm Environment Institute US Center, Seattle WA

SEI US (Seattle) is seeking a passionate early- to mid-career researcher to contribute to SEI’s work on emerging topics in climate policy, which could include, among others, low-carbon cities, carbon pricing, climate finance, energy and development, just transitions, and the economics or politics of oil, gas, and coal extraction. Initial activities are likely to include contribution to reports on the global mitigation potential of urban climate action and on the consistency of national plans for fossil fuel production with global climate goals. This position may also provide support to the SEI US Sustainable Bioenergy and Development program, in partnership with SEI’s centers in Africa and Asia.

For more information, see the website.
Application deadline: January 31, 2019, or until the position is filled.

Summer 2019 Internship: Field Ecology Intern, Maine Natural Areas Program (Apply by 2/15/19)

Maine Natural Areas Program
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Field Ecology Intern

The Maine Natural Areas Program seeks summer interns to assist with the identification, monitoring, and assessment of natural communities and rare plants in various locations throughout Maine. Fieldwork includes collection of ecological data (e.g., vegetation composition, soils, forest structure), identification of plants, and use of hand-held GPS units. Some office work is required, including creating GIS maps, data entry and analysis, and landowner contact.  Individuals must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time under a wide variety of conditions, including long hikes across rugged terrain. The position requires a strong interest in plant ecology, forestry, or wetland ecology, and unmitigated enthusiasm.

Familiarity with New England’s vegetation or related field experience is strongly preferred, along with experience using ArcGIS. Position is 40 hours/week from approximately May 2019 to September 2019 and pays $13.00/hour.  Some overnight travel is required.

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday February 15th, 2019.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Kristen Puryear

Maine Natural Areas Program 93 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0093
Kristen.Puryear@maine.gov (electronic applications preferred)
For more information on MNAP: www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/

Summer 2019 Internships & 6 month position: Maine Coast Heritage Trust (Apply by 2/21/19)

Assistant Trail Stewards  

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is looking for two Assistant Trail Stewards who will work with a leader on many of the Trust’s mainland and island preserves for 12 weeks over the summer months starting in early June.  Work will include trail clearing, trail improvement, boundary marking, painting structures, basic carpentry, and vegetation control. The trail stewards will move frequently, although will occasionally work on the same site for more than one week. Accommodations will vary, depending on location.  There will be cabins at some sites, other sites will require camping.  Days will be long, and days off will be clustered.  Some basic gear will be provided. Send resume and letter of interest by   February 21, 2019 to Peg Adams, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, Maine 04086 or to padams@mcht.org.  For more information go to www.mcht.org and click on “About Us” and “Jobs”.

Summer Assistant Steward– MDI Area
6 month position

Maine Coast Heritage trust (MCHT) is looking for a stewardship assistant to work with MCHT stewardship staff based in our Mount Desert Island office. The position is from late April to October (start and end dates are flexible). Applicants must be self-motivated individuals able to work independently, and as part of a team. The work will include a variety of different stewardship tasks, with an emphasis on helping the regional steward based at the MDI office with ongoing work on the Blue Hill Peninsula and surrounding islands. Work will include preserve monitoring and maintenance, trail work, boundary marking, conservation easement monitoring, and miscellaneous carpentry work on kiosks, barn infrastructure and other small structures. Send a cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, resume and references by February 21, 2019 to:  Peg Adams at:  padams@mcht.org OR Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201,Topsham, ME   04086. For more information go to www.mcht.org and click on “About Us” and “Jobs”.

Summer Assistant Steward– Southern Maine
3 month position

Maine Coast Heritage trust (MCHT) is looking for a stewardship assistant to work with MCHT stewardship staff based in our Topsham office. The position is from early June to early September (start and end dates are flexible). Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work independently or as part of a team, and willing to work irregular hours (including occasional weekends). The work will include a variety of stewardship tasks, with an emphasis on helping the regional stewards based out of the Topsham office manage MCHT island and mainland preserves.  Applicants should also be familiar with coastal navigation and boat handling, and willing to travel throughout the Kittery to Belfast area.  Send a cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, resume and references by February 21, 2019 to:  Peg Adams at:  padams@mcht.org OR Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201,Topsham, ME   04086. For more information go to www.mcht.org and click on “About Us” and “Jobs”.

Opportunities in Kachemak Bay, Alaska

Opportunities in Kachemak Bay, Alaska

Alaska Coastal Summer Institute (summer 2019)

ACSI is built around four core experiences (each about a week in duration) hosted by local research agencies and community-organizations in the Kachemak Bay area.  These core experiences provide a fun, fascinating, and highly effective way to learn how scientific knowledge is being built and used in Kachemak Bay. Students will also attain job-related skills in research design, data collection, analysis, and scientific communication. Plus, students can grow their professional network and become familiar with a number of the research agencies working in Kachemak Bay, exploring different career options and build connections with organizations that offer seasonal internships, as well as research/graduate school positions! Each core experience determined by the partner agencies offers students insight into their most interesting and important research, community-based monitoring, and science communication work.  The cost is approximately $3000, but some scholarship assistance may be available. For more information, go to https://www.akcoastalstudies.org/education-programs/alaska-coastal-summer-institute.html

Field Studies for Student Groups at Peterson Bay (spring, summer, fall)

CACS crafts unique Alaska Coastal Ecology educational programs for middle school, high school, and college student groups from around the state, country, and even world.  If you are interested in bringing a group of students to our remote Peterson Bay Field Station in spring, summer, or fall, please get in touch.  Using evidence-based teaching methods and immersing students in the amazingly diverse and complex human-ecological systems of the Kachemak Bay region, these field study trips can be just a couple days long as part of a longer trip throughout Alaska, or you can focus your time in Kachemak Bay, spending over a week at the Field Station.  Check out https://www.akcoastalstudies.org/education-programs/summer-youth-programs/for-groups.html or this brochure for more information.

Environmental Education Jobs and Internships (spring & summer 2019) with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Do you enjoy getting people excited about our natural world?  As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist, or Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska.  As a non-profit environmental education and stewardship organization, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ mission is to foster responsible interaction with our natural surroundings and to generate knowledge of the unique ecosystems of Kachemak Bay. Our seasonal staff are employed at the Wynn Nature Center (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station (coastal ecosystems) and the Yurt on the Spit.  Responsibilities vary by position. Check out our website for more information: https://www.akcoastalstudies.org/about-us/jobs-volunteers.html

Semester by the Bay (fall 2019, and new this year, spring 2020)

Each fall, the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, located in Homer, Alaska, offers students from around the country the opportunity for an academic hands-on learning experience studying biological sciences with easy access to cold-water marine habitats and an Alaskan theme. The semester has been designed to meet the needs of students majoring in the natural sciences in a creative and adventurous way.

Kachemak Bay is one of the richest marine estuaries in the world. Charismatic species such as sea otters, killer and humpback whales, bald eagles, puffins, jellies, halibut, and salmon utilize the waters and coastal environments of Kachemak Bay. Students are immersed with these and other species, such as beluga whales, during hands-on labs, field trips conducted throughout the semester here in Kachemak Bay and the surrounding waters of Cook Inlet, and during undergraduate internship opportunities conducted with our community partners. Check out http://semesterbythebay.org/

Teen Eco-Adventure Camp (Late July 2019)

For ages 12-15, this 10 day outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship camp explores the changing environment and how this connects to a most basic and delicious part of our lives – food!  Activities include backcountry & yurt camping, hiking along forests, beaches, alpine, and at the foot of a glacier, berry picking and preserving, learning about salmon fishing, tidepooling, understanding ethnobotany and local edible plant uses, and having fun in the kitchen making a range of homemade foods. Throughout all this, participants learn about how different changes to the forest, beach, and marine ecosystems affect the food we eat and how our food choices affect the environment and communities around us. Contact katieg@akcoastalstudies.org or 907-235-1974 for more details.

Announcement: Farm Link Montana- free searchable database for opportunities in Montana (December 2018)

The 2019 farm season will be here before you know it! Get your hands dirty learning the ins-and-outs of farming or ranching and get exposure to a variety of local and sustainable food systems amid the rugged, breathtakingly beautiful landscape of Montana!

Farm Link Montana is a free, searchable database of current listings for jobs, internships, and land opportunities in Montana. It features a searchable map of farms and ranches across the state hiring for the upcoming season. Learn about each operation and apply to multiple jobs at once with just one application. Opportunities range from organic veggies, wheat, and pulses to hops, dairy and more!

Now is the time to apply! Hiring for the season is underway so don’t miss out!

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/

Dave Renn
Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program Manager
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition
www.farmlinkmontana.org
406-926-1004

 

Alumni Job Opportunity: MarineLab, Florida Keys seasonal marine science instructor (Apply by Dec. 16, 2018)

Looking for a job that gets you out on the ocean? MarineLab is seeking seasonal marine science instructors for our education center in Key Largo, FL. Our waterfront facility provides quick access to the marine ecosystem protected by Everglades National Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Job duties include leading discussions and labs on subtropical marine topics such as seagrass, mangroves, and coral reefs; leading snorkeling field trips via boat to investigate local marine communities; supervising students in the water; and minor maintenance duties associated with upkeep of boats, labs and equipment. Instructors must be team-oriented and flexible; evenings and weekends are required.

Start date is on January 9 and season ends on August 6, 2019. Salary is $300-$350/week and includes housing with wireless internet. Paid training. Opportunity to continue with a fall seasonal position (September – November) is available!

Requirements: Potential instructors MUST like interacting with children and youth from 5th grade through high school, have an enthusiastic, outgoing personality, and have a high tolerance for working outdoors in all kinds of weather. BA/BS in marine science or related life science; Florida Boater Safety certificate; boating experience; teaching experience; and current Lifeguard/FirstAid/CPR certification. To learn more, and to apply, see the website.

Closing date: December 16, 2018.

 

To apply, please complete the application found on http://marinelab.org/Jobs.html and return with your resume to ginette.hughes@marinelab.org.

 

Ginette Hughes

Chief Executive Officer

Marine Resources Development Foundation/MarineLab

305.451.1139

Job Opportunity: ERG (Environmental Consulting), INFO SESSION WITH ES Alum Meredith Outterson, Thursday, 11/8 @ 7PM, Pickering Room, Hubbard

ERG Environmental Consulting Information Session
Thursday, November 8 from 7-8pm
Pickering Room, Hubbard Hall withMeredith Outterson ES/Gov Major, Energy & Climate Analyst at ERG

At ERG, we owe our success to our employees. We are always looking for people who bring enthusiasm, creativity, and fresh perspectives. We hire talented, innovative professionals who embrace our collaborative philosophy, diverse culture, and dedication to client service. Then we offer a supportive, collegial work environment so they can excel.

A sampling of projects include:

US Environmental Protection Agency: REC’s Making Green Power Possible
US Dept of Labor: Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Support for US Veterans
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Quest: Stakeholder Facilitation for California’s Wildlife Action Plan
Global Environment Fund: Partnership strategy for a Sustainable African Forestry Fund
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Evaluating NOAA’s Coastal Storms Program in the Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA Data Analysis and Search Host
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Quest: Enhancing Management of California’s Marine Protected Area Network
US EPA: Support for Organizational Climate Survey

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