Posts Tagged ‘Science’

We are pleased to inform you that the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 cohort of Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was created by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to cultivate and support exemplary science and mathematics high school teachers and develop the next generation of leaders in education. If you know a student interested in pursuing a career in teaching mathematics or science at the high school level, please let them know about the KSTF Teaching Fellowship.

KSTF’s programs are designed to help reverse the current national trend that sees approximately half of all secondary teachers leave the field within five years. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $175,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credential program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. By empowering science and mathematics teachers to be effective in the classroom, KSTF helps deliver enriched educational experiences to students and, in the long run, ensures a stronger, healthier and more competitive nation. 

Please forward the flyer below to any interested parties you may know to help spread the word about our Fellowship Program. Applications will close on January 9th, 2013 at 12 Noon EST. If you have any questions about our Teaching Fellowship Program, please feel free to email us at teachers@kstf.org, or contact us at 856.608.0001.

For a printable version of our flyer please click here.


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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.
  • 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.

  • 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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The program, based at Johns Hopkins University’s Washington, DC Center, prepares the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable energy systems. Students must complete nine courses and a capstone project for the degree. Core coursework includes: Energy Production Technologies; Science of Climate Change and Its Impacts; Climate Change Policy Analysis; and Carbon Management and Finance. Students also choose five electives from a variety of energy and climate topics that give them the technical and management skills needed to become highly competent and ethical professionals capable of leading societal responses to the challenges of a changing climate.

For more information, visit http://energy.jhu.edu or contact the Associate Direct, Will Burns at wburns@jhu.edu or 202-663-5976.

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Clarkson University’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) is currently accepting applications from Colleges and Universities to live and learn in the Adirondack Park.  We have had our first cohort enjoying Saranac Lake during the current semester and are looking forward to hosting more students in the Spring.

The Adirondack Semester (spring 2013 or Fall 2013), 15-credit program is themed around global sustainability, and examines the scientific, political and social challenges present in harmonizing economic, social and environmental goals. The program will focus its study on the Adirondack Park, one of the largest protected land areas in North America.

We seek students from a diverse background of majors including Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and the Social Sciences to participate in this study of the Adirondacks and its people.

The curriculum will be delivered by Clarkson University faculty and is designed to be interdisciplinary, academically rigorous, experiential, and thought provoking.

Students reside in Saranac Lake near to downtown and the center of their winter activities. The location provides an ideal setting to become intimately acquainted with small-town living and offers fantastic recreational, educational and cultural opportunities.

Application deadline is  December 1, 2012 On-line application

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Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC Office

The UCS Center for Science and Democracy (CSD) is a new initiative dedicated to restoring the essential role of science, evidence-based knowledge, and constructive debate in the U.S. policymaking process, using three core strategies: restoring public confidence in, and support for, the use of independent science in public policy making; helping decision makers, citizens and journalists distinguish evidence-based information from propaganda; and working with scientists to help them engage in effective communication with the public, media and decision makers.

The Position
The outreach coordinator oversees the cultivation and deployment of the UCS Science Network, a national network of thousands of scientists. He or she also develops and implements outreach strategies around CSD events and reports. The outreach coordinator will be part of a multi-disciplinary team charged with diversifying the Science Network, both in terms of the demographics of the experts on the network and the opportunities that experts have to contribute to the public good. He or she will scope ways to increase demand and capacity for scientist engagement; develop infrastructure that enables scientists to connect with opportunities that interest them; and create opportunities for experts to refine their communications and advocacy skills.

The outreach coordinator:
creates and implements plans to recruit, train, and engage scientists, engineers, and other individuals who wish to use their expertise and position to inform government decision-making and public and policymaker understanding of science;
develops strategies for communicating with experts and engaging them in the organization’s online and offline activities;
tracks and reports on engagement opportunities and accomplishments;
oversees the maintenance of the Science Network database; and trains other UCS staff on best practices for expert engagement;
coordinates and organizes cross-programmatic outreach efforts at scientific society meetings and related events and ensures that UCS programs are able to effectively engage Science Network members;.
conceptualizes, executes and tracks the effectiveness of CSD outreach activities to scientists, non-scientists, and select stakeholders;
communicates regularly with supporters, both online and offline, on Center projects, and seeks opportunities to engage them in the development of these projects
works with other CSD staff to promote CSD reports and special events and helps develop the CSD’s web presence

Qualifications and experience
The position requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. An advanced degree preferred. Three to five years of successful and progressively responsible experience in online and offline outreach, community organizing, campaign, and/or advocacy is required, preferably in a non-profit environment. Experience with legislative and media strategies, and program planning, coordination and implementation is helpful. The ability to work independently, balance a multitude of tasks, and respond rapidly in a fast-changing environment is necessary. Strong candidates will possess robust written and oral communication skills and be able to demonstrate ability to interact professionally with individuals who may be at the top of their fields. Candidates should have strong familiarity with the Internet, social media, database software, online organizing tools, and word processing. Experience with working with scientists and scientific topics is strongly preferred. Most of all, candidates should possess an understanding of and a passion for improving the way in which science informs policy making.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC office. Salary is commensurate with experience. UCS offers excellent benefits and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, two non-academic writing samples, and how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “CSD Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line.

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New York City, NY

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. Reporting to the Associate Director – Planned Giving, the Development Coordinator is responsible for administrative, data-related and communications tasks for the Planned Giving and Donor Communications groups within EDF’s Development department.


  • Maintain the Development project space and disseminate Donor Communications information to staff
  • Establish systems and procedures to capture and store relevant information in an easily accessible manner
  • Train Development colleagues in the use of the project space, troubleshooting problems and serve as a resource for staff
  • Create, maintain and improve planned giving project space and donor database information
  • Create, run, and distribute reports to track and manage planned giving goals
  • Coordinate all aspects of hard copy and electronic donor mailings
  • Draft charitable gift annuity proposals, tax letters, acknowledgments and estate letters
  • Create new templates for Planned Giving donor communications
  • Produce twice annual Osprey Watch newsletter, overseeing every aspect including planning/scheduling, engaging freelance writers, reviewing and supervising draft articles and graphic design layouts, pulling mailing lists, and managing distribution
  • Track open estates to ensure timely follow-up with executors and the collection of estate gifts
  • Manage the annual report donor listing process from creation, through review, to final publication


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years work experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; demonstrated expertise in Excel required
  • Experience with fundraising databases and report-writing software strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and pgCalc planned giving software preferred
  • Crackerjack organizational skills and a can-do, self-starter attitude
  • Eagerness to work in a fast-paced work environment — and ability to get up to speed quickly, solve problems independently, and juggle multiple assignments on deadline
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Motivation to develop relationships and work collaboratively across the department and the organization
  • Experience w/ Common Ground a plus

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

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