Posts Tagged ‘non-profit’

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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American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Santa Cruz, CA, is currently hiring energetic, ambitious young adults to participate as AmeriCorps members in a six month outdoor skills training program preparing them for careers in resource management with ACE, with other conservation corps, or with public agencies such as the National Park Service, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, or the Bureau of LandManagement. ACE is currently hiring corps members for an AmeriCorps term from March 10, to September 9, 2013. A 1,000 hour, 26 week commitment is required.  You are encouraged to consider volunteering with our non-AmeriCorps crews in CA or AZ if you with to start earlier than March 10th.

Position Description:
AmeriCorps Professional Development Interns will spend 6 months training on complex trail construction, forestry, and environmental restoration projects under the guidance of ACE’s most highly skilled staff members. The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful project work for a variety of agencies while becoming proficient in advanced field techniques such as trail construction, ecological restoration, dry stone masonry, and chainsaw use. AmeriCorps Professional Development Members will also gain leadership skills while helping to supervise, train, and generally support ACE volunteers who are rotated into long term projects. Each Member is required to coordinate one volunteer event, recruiting a minimum of ten members of the Santa Cruz community or a local community near a project site to participate in a volunteer day alongside ACE crews.

All work is physically demanding, occasionally requiring stints in the backcountry and/or extended stays in the field.   This position requires hiking, backpacking, camping and cooking outdoors while at front country and wilderness spike camps. 

Location and Pay:  Members will be based in Santa Cruz, CA.  Projects will take place at various locations throughout California.  All participants must be flexible and willing to be assigned to a variety of locations and for multiple agencies, wherever community need is the highest.  Project assignments vary in length from two weeks to two months so Members will experience a range of opportunities throughout their six month term. AmeriCorps Professional Development Members receive a living allowance of $6,400 (before tax) for 1,000 hours of service, spread evenly over the 26 week period. Upon successful completion of the program, Members receive an AmeriCorps education award of up to $2,675 to be used to pay tuition or student loans. Food and housing (tents or primitive facilities) on project days are provided.  ACE subsidizes housing for Members on days off of projects.

Professional Development Members must have an establis hed interest in conservation issues and should take joy in tackling challenging situations with a positive mindset. Applicants must be willing to undertake arduous physical work in all types of weather and terrain, and to participate as a team member dedicated to ACE’s mission.   ACE’sProfessional Development Program is meant as a stepping stone to environmental careers and as a gateway to potential advancement within ACE, not only as an interesting and rewarding way to spend six months working inbeautiful locations.  Drug users, including users of marijuana, should not consider applying as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing and absolutely abhors the presence of drug users in our program.

Other Requirements: 
Internship is available to US Citizens and Green Card holders only. 
Interns must have personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE. ACE will provide tents to all Members (upon request) but all othercamping items such as sturdy boots, sleeping bags, backpacks, and rain gear must be provided by successful applicants. Due to fire hazard conditions in ACE, smoking is not permitted. Must be 21 or older.

Trainings include technical project and outdoor skills such as retaining wall construction, rock step construction, rock drilling, splitting and shaping, setting up rigging systems, tread and switchback construction, installing water bars, check dams and other erosion control devices, chainsaw training, GPS use, and CPR/First Aid.   Members will becertified in Wilderness First Aid and will develop interpersonal and leadership skills while serving as mentors to ACE volunteers and as support for ACE and agency staff.  Members will also receive Leave No Trace Training.

Positions open until filled but are in high demand (usually filled by mid -January).  Apply now!

To Apply: 
Please email a resume and cover letter along with 3 professional referenc
es to Jim Laske at jlaske@usaconservation.org with “CA AmeriCorps Professional Development Program ECOLOG” referred in the subject heading of your email.

Successful applicants will be asked to fill out an AmeriCorps specific application as well.

Check out our website and our Facebook page for more details about ACE 

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National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation’s leading national park advocacy organization, seeks a results-oriented professional to join our development staff team. This DC-based position supports the Director for Trustees for the Parks and the Senior Manager for Prospect Research increase the number of mid-level and major donors. Successful candidate is inspired by national parks and wants to be part of a high-performing team who advocates for park protection. Works well in a fast-paced environment, successfully manages multiple projects large and small on or before deadline, is detail-oriented, and has excellent oral and written communication skills. BA/BS degree preferred, with minimum one/two years of experience in related activities. Candidate should be familiar with fundraising databases. 

Please visit our website at www.npca.org for a full job description. Qualified applicants please submit your resume and cover letter directly online towww.npca.org under “Job Opportunities.” No phone calls please.

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San Francisco, CA

Earthjustice is a non-profit public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. The Office Manager/Litigation Assistant will oversee the operations of the San Francisco office and provide administrative and paralegal support to the attorneys.


  • Bookkeeping, time reporting
  • Supply/equipment ordering and maintenance
  • Recruitment coordination
  • Time/meeting planning
  • Confidential file maintenance and library management
  • Formatting, proofreading, and cite checking for attorneys
  • Court and agency filing of legal documents
  • Other litigation assistant duties


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Litigation assistant experience and knowledge of federal court rules or ability to acquire such knowledge promptly
  • Experience in basic bookkeeping and supervising
  • Computer skills, including Adobe and Microsoft Software
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Strong internet researching skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment
  • Good sense of humor

Email resume and cover letter to eajusca@earthjustice.org, subject line should read: Office Manager/Litigation Assistant.

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Washington, D.C.

The Brookings Institute is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. The institute is in search of a candidate to provide assistance to the Center Manager who supports the Director and Deputy Director of the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform (ECHCR). This candidate will coordinate the Director and Deputy Director’s schedules, commitments, correspondence, travel plans, expense reporting, and daily management of the ECHCR workflow for internal projects and meetings. They will also work as an intermediary between the Center Manager, Deputy Director and the ECHCR workflow and initiatives.


  • 70% assisting center manager with coordination of Director and Deputy Director’s activities
  • 25% center administration
  • 5% minimal research


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of work experience
  • Two years post bachelor’s administrative work experience
  • Strong business writing skills
  • Experience supporting high-level executives
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Internet researching skills and capacity to learn specific software programs
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of non-profit administrative structures is a plus


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