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Job Opportunity: Communications Manager and liaison for the Coastal Resources Center, URI
Application Deadline: February 9, 2013

Serve as the communications manager and liaison for the Coastal Resources Center (CRC). Responsibilities include keeping key CRC stakeholders, including but not limited to the public, donors, coastal and marine policy-makers and practitioners, press agencies, and other key audiences updated on CRC projects and initiatives. Write and/or edit copy for the CRC website and other “corporate” documents including the Center’s Prospectus and other marketing and outreach materials; author and/or edit program success stories, publications, news editorials, newsletters; and edit program proposals and program technical reports as needed. Coordinate with other CRC staff tasked with providing communications services for their program/projects. Also serve as a mentor and communications liaison with program communications specialists in CRC program field offices in developing countries. Some international travel, limited to 4 weeks per year, required.

Application info on the URI human resources site at


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Buck Island Reef National Monument (BIRNM), located on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, is seeking applicants for the position of Sea Turtle Research Assistant (RA) to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring. This will be the 26th year of the Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program (BISTRP), a long-term monitoring, research and conservation project supported by the National Park Service (NPS), Buck Island Reef National Monument. BIRNM is a nesting beach for hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles.

RAs must be available from 15 July through 4 October 2013 (applicants must state availability in their cover letter) and are expected to stay the length of the project. This is a highly competitive project that is physically and mentally intense, aimed at individuals who want to make ecology/resource management their career. RAs must work equally effectively as a team and alone.

The primary function of the RAs will be to assist NPS staff in conducting the BISTRP. RAs will provide assistance to the NPS staff in the collection and processing of field data. Buck Island’s nesting beaches will be monitored 7 days/week sundown to sunup, by a joint team of NPS staff and RAs. Access to the island is by boat only, where there are minimal facilities. All nesting turtles will be encountered; biometric data will be collected on turtles, physical data will be collected on nest locations, and animals will be tagged (inconel and PIT).  Nests will be excavated to determine hatch success. Imperiled nests will be relocated as part of continuing research to determine optimal relocation conditions. In addition to BISTRP objectives, interns will provide assistance to NPS staff and collaborators in the deployment of acoustic and satellite tags and aid in the collection of tissue and blood samples as part of directed research to assess sea turtle health. RAs may also participate in snorkel surveys for foraging sea turtles and/or assist in sea turtle stranding response incidents.

Each RA will be scheduled for up to 5 nights on the beach, or 4 nights and 1 day of lab/office work (data entry and sample processing), on a dynamic schedule. RAs will be responsible for field equipment care and maintenance. RAs are also responsible for weekly daytime monitoring of beaches at The Buccaneer Hotel, their residence, recording activities using GPS. RAs will also conduct outreach to hotel guests and will write a report at seasons end summarizing turtle nesting activities at The Buccaneer Hotel.

RAs will receive two meals/day and lodging from The Buccaneer Hotel at no cost to the RAs. A small weekly stipend will be allotted to each RA ($100), and travel costs will be covered by the NPS. RAs need to seriously consider their finances before applying to these openings; it will not be possible to work locally while conducting RA duties.

Qualifications Required – Must:
– Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing
– Have biology training/background
– Collect data and maintain records precisely according to standardized protocol
– Enter and analyze data (written and computer database format)

– Be in excellent physical shape
– Be able to persevere under stressful conditions
– Work outdoors, day and night in isolated conditions, and in adverse weather.
– Walk in the sand up to 10 kilometers/night; climb rocks; stoop, kneel and stand on soft substrate and in cramped conditions.
– Have a strong work ethic
– Be able to work all night and on weekends
– Be able to lift and move heavy objects
– Operate communications equipment properly (cell phone, hand-held VHS radio, marine radio)
– Be able to swim; crew a boat in open water conditions
– Have a valid US driver’s license

To apply, send a cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the project, a resume summarizing your experience, and contact information for three references to the email address below. Email is preferred, but postal mail/fax is accepted. Deadline for application: 3 March 2013, no applicants will be considered after this date.  If selected for interview you will be contacted by March 25th, please do not make follow up inquiries.

Buck Island Reef National Monument
BISTRP C/o Clayton Pollock
2100 Church Street, #100
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820=09

Email: Clayton_Pollock@nps.gov
Telephone: 340.773.1460 x 236
Fax: 340.719.1790

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Blue Water Baltimore (BWB) seeks a full-time Urban Forestry Manager to fill a critical role in our community greening program. This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic and effective environmental nonprofit in the region.  This position will lead implementation of our Urban Forestry Program throughout our watersheds. BWB currently plants about 2,000 trees per season with volunteers and staff.

See below for the full job description. Position closes softly on 2/1 and is open until filled


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Two field technicians are needed to study restoration ecology of native bees. The objective of this research is to determine the affect of restorations on native bees, honey bees and other agriculturally important insects. The majority of this position will be fieldwork and will take place throughout New Jersey. There will also be some lab work involving data processing and entering. Our lab is located at Rutgers University Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (See http://winfreelab.rutgers.edu/people)

Required Qualifications: Ecology fieldwork; valid drivers license; desire to work long hours in hot, humid conditions.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in entomology and/or botany collection and identification; Personal Vehicle (mileage reimbursements will be provided).

Dates: 1 position will start in early May and run through mid-September with the second position being slightly shorter (Mid-May to Mid or End of August).
Salary: $10-13/hr

To Apply and For Questions: Send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Dan Cariveau (cariveau@rci.rutgers.edu). Please place Bee Field Tech in the subject line. Review of applications will begin February 22nd and will remain open until filled

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Save the Redwoods League is a San Francisco-based conservation organization that has protected redwood lands in California for nearly 100 years:http://www.SaveTheRedwoods.org. We seek to hire an energetic and creative Education & Interpretation Manger to develop redwood forest interpretative materials and offer trainings on redwood science, redwood conservation, and the League’s history. In addition, this individual will administer an education-focused grants program to send kids on field trips to the redwoods, support teachers as they develop innovative redwood curriculum, and help our partners strengthen their own redwood education initiatives.

For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit: http://www.savetheredwoods.org/league/pdf/Education-Interpret-Manager_11413.pdf

Further inquiries about the position should be sent to Jobs@SaveTheRedwoods.org

Best Wishes,
Emily Burns

Director of Science
Save the Redwoods League
114 Sansome Street, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
(p) 415-362-2352

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The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) seeks a Field Coordinator (FC) to aid in the planning, administration, and management of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The FC serves as a lead field instructor, responsible for on-the-ground management of field programs, supervising and instructing field staff, interns, and volunteers in trail and restoration projects throughout Southern Colorado. Primary duties include planning and managing single and multi-day field projects; instructing field staff, interns, and volunteers in trail and restoration techniques; overseeing tool, equipment, and food logistics; maintaining RMFI’s warehouse and vehicles; and maintaining project work and photo logs. The FC ensures quality work standards, the highest degree of safety, and an enjoyable experience for all RMFI program participants.

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. RMFI’s mission is to promote the conservation and stewardship of public lands in the Southern Rocky Mountain region through volunteer-based trail and restoration projects, environmental education and restoration research. Please see http://www.rmfi.org/about-rmfi/jobs for more information about the position and application instructions.

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Analyst Job Description, January 2013
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with skills and experience
Benefits include: 25 days annual leave, health insurance

Job Description
Established in 1987, SustainAbility is a think tank and strategy consultancy working with corporate decision makers to achieve transformative leadership on the sustainability agenda. Our small, diverse team works globally from offices in London, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. We are looking for an exceptional candidate with passion for and experience in sustainability consulting to join our team in the San Francisco Bay Area as an Analyst. This is an outstanding opportunity to work for a dynamic and passionate organization. 

The Analyst’s Primary Responsibilities are:
• Provide research, analysis and advice for consulting and research projects
• Contribute to teamwork and innovation to ensure that we make significant and measurable change in moving corporations toward sustainable business models
• Play a role in business development activity in our consulting and think tank work 
Key Skills and Competencies

Research, Analysis and Advice
• Demonstrate strong analytical skills, excellent writing skills and a mastery of PowerPoint
• Conduct corporate sustainability benchmarks for clients and help facilitate and lead on interviews with client companies and stakeholders
• Possess an ability to think critically and strategically, and to influence decision-makers and outcomes
• Assist with the facilitation of workshops, client meetings and stakeholder engagement Business Development Activities
• Conduct background research on potential clients
• Support development of proposals by conducting research and creating presentation slides
• Identify opportunities for expanding relationships with existing clients
• Create proposals in response to requests from clients and potential clients Teamwork and Innovation
• Contribute to SustainAbility’s intellectual capital through research and writing
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational objectives Take initiative on identifying and pursuing internal and external opportunities
• Work with remote teams across different time zones and cultures
• Demonstrate commitment to SustainAbility’s Mission, Vision and Values in a way that is modeled in behaviors

Minimum Selection Criteria
1. Bachelor’s degree (preference will be given for candidates with degrees in environmental studies, public policy, international relations, economics, business or a related field)
2. Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills
3. Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of the sustainable development agenda and how it interfaces with business, as demonstrated by an internship or other experience
4. Ability to present analytic findings to clients and co-facilitate client meetings
5. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure, and to manage projects to deadlines
6. Enthusiastic team player with a positive and proactive attitude, showing proven initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
For more information, visit http://www.sustainability.com/

Contact I
Interested and qualified candidates who meet these criteria should submit a cover letter, analytic writing sample, and one-page résumé to Human Resources via leitch@sustainability.com. The writing sample may be from a professional setting or from academic work. SustainAbility believes that diversity adds value to our business. We hire team members who reflect the rich array of diverse cultures, ideologies, and values that are part of the broad global workforce. SustainAbility does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious beliefs, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, political beliefs/affiliation, disability, or social or cultural background.

Chris Guenther
Research Director, SustainAbility

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