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Kenya and Tanzania
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
The chosen candidate will help manage field activities for a research project aimed at investigating how the common hippopotamus links ecological processes in watersheds to those in terrestrial ecosystems. The project is a collaborative effort between researchers at UC Berkeley and Princeton.
 
JOB INFORMATION
Location: Mpala Research Station, Kenya, various other remote sites in Kenya and Tanzania
Duration: 1 year
Start Date: January/February 2013 preferred
Terms: Volunteer; travel costs and basic living expenses paid; small living stipend provided
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage project databases
Conduct vegetation surveys
Collect samples for isotopic analysis
Process soils
Process camera trap databases
Assist with animal tracking
Monitor river flow
Water chemistry analysis
Maintain project vehicles and equipment
Manage research staff
 
REQUIREMENTS
BS or higher
Experience working outdoors and in remote settings
Experience with field research is preferred
Background in science with preference given to candidates with training and interest in ecology and biogeochemistry
Candidates on trajectory toward graduate study in ecology or careers in ecological research are preferred
 
TO APPLY
Send CV with GPA, 1 paragraph statement of interest, names of 3 references and their contact infomation to Douglas McCauley:dxm896@gmail.com
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Natick, MA

The Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in MetroWest. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Foundation is seeking a college intern to build our environmental program. The ideal candidate will work at our office in South Natick to develop new programs to bring together local stakeholders on regional environmental needs and challenges. The intern will work on a project to identify and create a database of all local organizations, municipal staff and community/municipal leaders, and local land protection organizations focused on protecting and advocating for local watersheds, lakes, and ponds. The intern will also help develop programs and strategies to convene local citizens and organizations to share best practices and educate the community on environmental issues.
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Strong interest in local environmental management
  • Excellent research and database management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative thinking, collaborative spirit, attention to detail and a joy in learning and sharing!
 
TO APPLY
Send cover letter and resume to info@foundationmetrowest.org

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Cambridge, MA or Washington, D.C.

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is the leading science-based nonprofit working for healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop solutions that will provide basis for changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. The USC Center for Science and Democracy (CSD) is a new initiative dedicated to restoring the essential role of science, evidence-based knowledge, and a constructive debate in the U.S. policymaking process. The chosen candidate will oversee the cultivation and development of the UCS Science Network and develop and implement outreach strategies around CSD events and reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and implement plans to recruit, train, and engage scientists, engineers, and other individuals interested in informing policymakers and the public of science
  • develop strategies for communicating with experts and engaging them in the organization
  • Track and report engagement opportunities and accomplishments
  • Oversee maintenance of the Science Network database
  • Communicate with supporters and seek opportunities to engage them in projects

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (advanced degree is preferred)
  • 3-5 years of successful and progressively responsible experience in outreach, community organizing, campaign, and/or advocacy (preferably non-profit)
  • Experience with legislative and media strategies and program planning, coordination, and implementation in helpful
  • Ability to work independently and multitask
  • Strong familiarity with research, social media, database software, word processing
  • Experience working with scientists and scientific topics is strongly preferred
  • Understanding and passion for improving how science informs policymaking

TO APPLY
Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, two non-academic writing samples, and how you learned about the position via email tojobs@uscusa.org and include “CSD Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line.

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Outreach Coord., Global Development & Environment Inst., Tufts U

The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University (MA) seeks a part-time outreach coordinator to manage all aspects of the institute’s communications work and overall communications strategy. Duties include web management, email promotion, media outreach and tracking, event outreach, and multimedia production and management. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related experience.

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North Central College (IL) seeks a sustainability coordinator to develop and maintain a campus-wide sustainability plan including strategies, policies and programs. The coordinator will also assist with green product purchasing and the development a campus recycling program. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. The review of applications will begin Jan. 31, 2012. Full application details can be found here: http://northcentralcollege.edu/x53906.xml.

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Assessment and Data Manager Position

The primary responsibility of the Assessment and Data Manager is to manage NYC Outward Bound’s process for capturing, synthesizing, analyzing and disseminating student, teacher and school outcome data from the organization’s network of Expeditionary Learning schools as well as NYC Outward Bound programs data.

Founded in 1987, New York City Outward Bound (www.nycoutwardbound.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Outward Bound’s educational principles and practices to New York City’s young people and their schools. 

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Facilities Management, an organization that employs over 800 employees including service, maintenance, skilled crafts, administrative, and professional staff, seeks to hire an Analyst to work in the Energy & Utilities Department. This is an entry level position with potential opportunities for advancement. Incumbent facilitates the timely review, analysis, payment, and entry into the campus’s Energy Management Software of most third party utility invoices. Runs various reports to identify account inconsistencies and abnormal utility usage patterns and troubleshoots issues with the appropriate departments to resolve. Reviews data in the State of Maryland’s EnergyCAP database to ensure accuracy and consistency with UMCP’s energy database. Works with the campus Office of Sustainability to provide annual consumption data for GHG Inventory collection. Runs other analysis reports as requested by supervisor. Serves as main liaison between departments regarding inquiries and resolving billing discrepancies with utility vendors. Provides training and support to auxiliary departments for viewing their utility bills, running usage reports in the energy database, and understanding usage patterns.

Full job details can be found here: https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=168696

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