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The Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) in Brimley, MI, is hiring a full-time Head Technician to assist with a collaborative research project between the BMIC and the Lake Superior State University School of Biological Sciences and Aquatic Research Laboratory (Sault Sainte Marie, MI). The project, position, and application instructions are described below. Salary will be $12.50 per hour (approximately $26,500 for a 1-year term). Applications are due by 4:30 pm, 31 December 2012. 1 year; February 2013 to February 2014; Flexible start/end dates.

The Head Technician will assist with a collaborative research project between Bay Mills Indian Community and Lake Superior State University studying the role of tributaries in Lake Whitefish population and nearshore food web dynamics in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, MI.  The incumbent will be employed by the Bay Mills Indian Community, but will be based primarily at Lake Superior State University.

 
BS or BA in a biological science (e.g. Biology, Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Management, Zoology, Conservation Biology, Water Resources) required. Preference will be given to those of Native American descent.
To apply, send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to Heather Lyons; Recruiter, Bay Mills Human Resources Department, 12124 W. Lakeshore Drive Brimley, MI 49715 hrleapley@baymills.org Subject: Head Technician

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NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
 
We have several job openings at NatureServe. Of particular interest are a Citizen Science internship and Vice President for Conservation Science. The current VP for Conservation Science will be leaving us to become the Head of IUCN Science and Knowledge Management. For more information on the positions click here.

NatureServe does great work that touches many areas of conservation including data collection/maintenance/distribution for at-risk species, development of an ecological community classification system (U.S. National Vegetation Classification), decision support tool development (NatureServe Vista), development of a Climate Change Vulnerability Index for species, and much more. For more information on NatureServe click here.

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Th Environmental Law Institute (ELI) periodically hires recent college graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15–20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration.


The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and conducts a variety of training courses and workshops. Specific subject areas include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, public health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

Qualifications:
(1) Superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, and
(2) Strong desire to gain knowledge in the environmental field. A background in environmental issues is preferred but not required. Research Associates are asked to stay for a minimum of two years. This entry-level position is designed for recent college graduates. Previous Research Associates have gone on to law school, graduate school, and other positions in the environmental field.

Salary: $29,000 with excellent benefits.

How to Apply:  Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. 

Note that your submission must contain three uploaded documents (Word or PDF format), as follows:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Resume (must include overall undergraduate GPA)
(3) Analytical writing sample (preferably not scientific or narrative) of 3-5 pages in length

Please note that although the application requests three references, they will only be contacted in the event that you are invited to interview. We will notify you before contacting any references.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 15, 2013. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Please send an email to vanwyk@eli.org if you have any technical problems complying with these application instructions. Questions about the position can be sent to RAsearch@eli.org.

 
Click here for more information and to apply.

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Want to fight big corporations, hold elected officials accountable and protect the pocketbooks and health of Hooisers?

The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most effective grassroots environmental organization, seeks an organizer for our ground-breaking, history-making Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. This key position will help build winning campaigns to move Indiana off coal and transition to a clean energy future. The ideal candidate is creative, flexible, and has willingness to travel. In additional to shaping the grassroots organizing strategy and tactics, this person will train volunteer leaders, build relationships with allied organizations and elected officials, and design cutting edge actions. Candidates should have 1-2 years of organizing experience, and a passion for environmental, social change,corporate accountability and public health. This position is based in Indianapolis.

For more details and to apply please send a cover letter to allison.fisher@sierraclub.org.

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In 1985, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded with the belief that a sustainable and just world can and must be created in our lifetime, and that it will take individuals and communities standing together to confront corporate power to get us there. Through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action, RAN’s campaigns focus on catalyzing market and investment pressure to transform corporate and government policies and behavior in support of forests, the climate and human rights.
 
The ideal Development Coordinator will bring extraordinary energy, a love of multi-tasking, no fear of learning new technology, multi-faceted skills in project management, event planning and execution to help RAN’s development team raise $4.5mil this coming year. The right person will enjoy providing customer-service-style warmth and information directly to our development team and our “customers,” some of the world’s most dedicated philanthropists for the planet! The Development coordinator will join a fast-paced team that cares deeply about consistency of brand message, customized outreach, professionalism and creating special settings for intimate gatherings and big events.

 
Qualifications:
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • Experience in Special Events management/coordination
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and timelines
  • WIllingness to work independently from beginning to end of project, as well as side-by-side with Development Director and/or Board members as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as great care and judgement for tone
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Experience with database management
  • Enthusiasm for RAN’s mission and work is essential
Fabulous Bonus Experience:
  • Advanced experience with Raiser’s Edge and ability to run effective queries
  • Experience with Salsa and Drupal
  • Desire to learn about all the different channels of fundraising
  • Ability to “weather” the occasional “fire-drill”
  • High energy, comfort with deadlines and good work-life balance
  • Interest in anti-oppression and diversity work
Please send resume and letter of interest to resumes@ran.org or fax to 415-795-3770 or mail to
HR, Rainforest Action Network
22 Pine St.
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
 
No phone calls, please.

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Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. in Denver, Colorado seeks an Environmental Scientist/Biologist conducts biological analyses/fieldwork in support of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other applicable regulations. Working independently, the candidate will complete field assessments and prepare permits for wetland and ecological projects for projects in the transportation, water, and energy sectors. This will include wetland delineations, impact assessments, mitigation planning, construction monitoring, and other studies. Conducts threatened and endangered species surveys and habitat assessments.
 
Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in a scientific discipline
  • At least 2 years of experience in environmental analysis and studies
  • Wetland delineation and habitat assessment experience is required
  • Excellent technical writing, verbal communications skills, and computer literacy is required
  • Proven working knowledge of NEPA as applied to transportation projects is preferred
  • Familiarity with flora and fauna of the Mountain West is required
  • Experience in Section 404 permitting and Section 7 consultation is strongly desired
  • Specialization in wildlife, botany or ornithology is a plus
To be considered, email resume to recruiters@jacobs.com

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The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time director for our Wildlands (formerly Public Lands) Program. The Center is a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting endangered species and wild places through science, policy, education, creative media and environmental law.

The Wildlands Program Director will oversee the Center’s work to protect and restore public lands in the United States, with a strong focus on national forests, BLM lands, national parks, national wildlife refuges and critical state lands.

The director will directly manage a staff of approximately 10 biologists, activists and attorneys and coordinate with staff in other programs working on legislative and administrative policy, ecosystem defense, litigation, political organizing and media outreach.

Threats to be addressed include oil, gas and coal leasing, logging, mining, livestock grazing, water diversions, off-road vehicles, invasive species and ecosystem deterioration.

The director will also develop and implement proactive legislative and administrative agendas to better manage public lands for the benefit of biodiversity, clean water and quiet recreation in response to a changing climate and society.

Qualifications:
  • significant experience in public lands advocacy
  • familiarity with environmental statutes including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Forest Management Act and Federal Land Policy and Management Act
  • scientific literacy
  • communications literacy
  • excellent research, writing, and verbal advocacy skills
  • ability to lead, work with, and manage others as part of an effective team
  • demonstrated commitment to environmental protection
Salary is commensurate with other non-profit organizations and includes an excellent vacation and benefits package
 
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample via email (no paper) to wildlands@biologicaldiversity.org. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. For more information on the Center, go towww.biologicaldiversity.org.

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