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CONTENTS:
NJ Sea Grant Needs Scout Instructors
Kroc Center Summer Camp Employment
Teacher Naturalist Urban Outreach position
AmeriCorps Positions Available:
George Myers Master Naturalist Intern
Tenafly Nature Center Announcement
Tenafly Nature Center Announcement
Recruitment of NJ teachers for educational project
EE award nominees and summer camp positions at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Environmental Education Job Opportunity
Two Nonprofit Water Communications Jobs
2 positions at Rancocas Nature Center (RNC)
Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position
Employment Opportunities at the Wetlands Institute
Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science
Question about sustainability education
Environmental Science Education & Career Resource
Environmental Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"
Environmental Jobs in NJ
Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs
STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future
Sustainability related degree programs
NJDEP Employment Opportunities
GreenBiz.com
NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer
NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities
Careers in Natural Resources
www.greatgreencareers.com
NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow
Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program
Student Opportunities Web Site
GreenJobsReady.com
Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
Environmental Careers/Jobs
Environmental Careers, Green Jobs
EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Job Listings
Environmental Career Opportunities
NAAEE EE Jobs Listings
NJ Sea Grant Needs Scout Instructors             (Posted: 6-1-15)

Scout Program Instructors
The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC), a non-profit marine education organization on Sandy Hook, is hiring part-time instructors for their Boy and Girl Scout Program. Candidates MUST be available to work on weekends and willing to work outdoors. Positions open immediately.

Following a paid training period, Scout Program Instructors will lead educational programs for girl and boy scout groups on a variety of topics with a focus on marine and coastal environments. Experience is not necessary but experience with or knowledge of scouting is preferred.

Interested candidates should send resume and/or a cover letter describing interest and qualifications to rhiggins@njseagrant.org or fax to 732-872-9573.

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and your ability to work in the United States is required at the time of employment.

Rosemary Higgins
College and Special Programs Coordinator
NJ Sea Grant Consortium
732-872-1300 x19

Kroc Center Summer Camp Employment             (Posted: 5-15-15)

The Kroc Center will be launching its first summer day camp July 6 - August 26. There will be a diversity of camps including, Sports, S.E.A. camp, STEM Insight for Girls Only, STEM Insight Engineering, Environmental Camp (Sustainable Futures). Theater Camp, and Chopped! (Culinary Arts).
We have had tremendous enrollment and had to start a waiting list for Sustainable Futures, and STEM Insight Engineering. I am reaching out to you because we are in need of hiring more lead instructors in order to expand the enrollment for these two camps.
Please note that all camp staff are required to fully participate in the pre-camp orientation and training June 29-July 2.
Lead Instructors are responsible for developing their camp curriculum/activities, and providing supervision to camp counselors and campers during their educational sessions. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about the lead instructor position please have them contact Ms. Hillary Jones, Summer Say Camp Supervisor, at 856-379-6908 or hillary.jones@use.salvationarmy.org.
A resume and cover letter will be expected to earn an interview. This position is $20/hour.

Demetrius Marlowe, Kroc Center Recreation Manager

Teacher Naturalist Urban Outreach position             (Posted: 5-15-15)

Position Title: Teacher Naturalist - Urban Outreach
Department: Education
Programs Location: Various Urban Communities North/Central NJ
Office Location: Bernardsville, NJ
Reports To: Project Coordinator - Urban Education
Job Classification: Full-time (40 hour week)

Job Description: The Teacher Naturalist for Urban Outreach has duties primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides natural science programs to after-school programs, summer camps and public audiences throughout North/Central New Jersey. The Teacher Naturalist for Urban Outreach Programs works with children, adults and families exploring the built environment including exploring city parks and schoolyards, and conducting community block walks. The Teacher Naturalist should be able to offer a unique point of view with regards to outdoor exploration and learning in the urban environment.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educational Programming
" Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for after-school programs, special interest groups, nature camps, the general public, and families.
" Work with the Urban Education Project Coordinator to support center staff and other statewide urban educational programs, i.e. Eco-Schools USA.
" Maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.
" Organize and conduct administrative duties as needed including program registration, sending out follow-up materials and preparing reports.
" Interact with the public by answering questions about the natural world, programming opportunities, and NJ Audubon.
" Assist with the design of brochures, websites and other marketing and communication materials.

Membership
" Strive to increase NJ Audubon membership base.

Community Relations
" Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization's presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
" Develop and promote programs with marketing materials and electronic or social media

Other
" Obtain satisfactory background check
" Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
" Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR and other public safety certification as appropriate.
" Participates with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned center.

Knowledge and Skills
" Interest and knowledge of the outdoors and in the natural history of New Jersey
" Experience teaching or working with children, especially elementary students.
" Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
" Experience and comfort working with youth and staff from diverse backgrounds in an urban park setting.
" Demonstrated understanding of principles of teaching in non-formal settings.
" Understanding and commitment to conservation and environmental awareness, as well as wonder and appreciation for the natural world.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism
" Motivated self-starter who is also a team player
" Punctual with effective time management skills
" Excellent oral and written skills required
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
" B.A. or B.S. in the sciences or education, preferred
" Demonstrated knowledge of natural history of NJ
" Two to four years' experience teaching in a nature center and/or outreach setting
" Demonstrated experience teaching in an urban community.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs.

Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with cover letter to the Director of Human Resources via email to hr.urbaned@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

AmeriCorps Positions Available:             (Posted: 5-4-15)

Education Environment & Community Outreach Initiative at NJSOC

Are you passionate about environmental issues? Would you like to make a difference? The New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC) is looking for 4 individuals to take part in our Education, Environment and Community Outreach - EECO - initiative during the 2015-16 academic year. We seek enthusiastic, creative and highly committed individuals, who have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest in environmental education and conservation.

The EECO project at NJSOC is a residential program. You will live in Stokes State Forest of Northern New Jersey and serve with the staff of the New Jersey School of Conservation and the New Jersey Department of Parks and Forests. Members selected to serve will reside on the School's campus and receive free room and board as part of their stipend. EECO members will be engaged in the following activities:

  • Teaching (after training) many of the over 30 individual environmental learning experiences that are offered at NJSOC in the natural sciences, outdoor pursuits, humanities, and social sciences (e.g. Forest Ecology, Team Building, Conservation Photography, Pioneer Life etc.) to K-12 students, community members, and college students.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate environmental conservation service projects for k-12 service-learning students, faith-based and civic organizations, and college service-organizations. Projects may include: invasive species abatement, lake clean up, trail building, etc.
  • Develop, maintain, and restore NJSOC infrastructure and habitat necessary and related to the educational and environmental mission of the School. Members will serve with School Staff, Stokes State Forest Rangers, and other New Jersey Parks and Forestry personnel on infrastructure maintenance, invasive species abatement, lake clean-up, trail building and maintenance, forest fire prevention, and riparian and wildlife habitat restoration.

NJSOC Training Includes:
  • Multi-day orientation and ongoing training opportunities
  • Personal and professional development
  • In depth learning associated with environmental education and service
  • Exposure to social issues related to conservation and the environment
  • Develop presentation skills in on-site and school-based education sessions

Position requirements:
  • Ability to serve in the outdoors, independently and year-round
  • Valid drivers license
  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Must pass a background check

Details:
  • Funding is through the AmeriCorps State/National program.
  • Each individual receives an annual living allowance of approximately $12,100 for full-time service (1700 hour term, 35- 40 hours per week across a twelve month term starting in September). Room and board is provided onsite at NJSOC.
  • Each member receives an educational award of approximately $5,550 for a completed year of service (1700 hours).
  • Positions begin September 2015.
  • Attending school on off-hours permitted.
  • EECO is an AmeriCorps project. AmeriCorps is a state and national service initiative that provides opportunities for participants to engage in community service in return for stipend and scholarship funds. Each year over 100,000 American citizens serve their communities and country through participation in AmeriCorps programs located throughout the U.S.
  • Established in 1949, the NJSOC, located a little over one hour from New York City is the oldest university operated environmental field center in the USA. Our mission is to convey knowledge of how Earth systems operate and how human actions affect these systems. Our goal is to educate and cultivate environmentally responsible behaviors that lead to the resolution of current environmental problems.

For more information about either assistantship contact:
Randall FitzGeraldAssociate Director of the Nj School Of Conservation-10 Months
NJ School of Conservation - 973 655-7614 - null
EMail: fitzgeraldr@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: 973 948-4646

George Myers Master Naturalist Intern             (Posted: 4-29-15)

Job Description

Position Title: George Myers Master Naturalist Intern
Department Education
Location: Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center of Cape May
Reports To: Program Director, CMBO
Job Classification: Full-time, Seasonal (May through December)

Job Description: The GEORGE MYERS FIELD NATURALIST INTERN develops a full spectrum of skills through hands-on participation in various educational, research and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) and Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM), Cape May, NJ (1 May - 23 Dec). Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two, offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. New Jersey Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

Note: This position is named in honor of the late George Myers, a talented CMBO Associate Naturalist who passed on much too soon. In the spirit of George, the position aims to bring the successful candidate through a full lifecycle of being a field naturalist: from learning how New Jersey Audubon translates research into outreach material and ultimately into conservation, to how we develop and execute programs for youth through adulthood. The successful applicant will work with the Bird Observatory during the spring and fall migration periods, and for the Nature Center during the summer months, during which time they will go from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the needs of New Jersey's resident and migratory wildlife, the ways in which we are working to protect them, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of the important resources

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educational Programming
" Conduct short programs, field trips and workshops on bird id and migration phenomena.
" Assist visitors with bird identification
" Assist migration research counters when needed.
" Orient and assist visitors to the Cape May Migration Count Sites. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times
" Conduct children's programming at the Nature Center's summer children's nature camp.
" Conduct interpretive outreach programs (emphasis on local aquatic marine animals) at various locations throughout Cape May County.
" Assist in all daily operations of running the Nature Center during the busy summer season. This may include program registration, retail operations, cleaning, gardening, animal care, aquarium and equipment maintenance, etc.
" Organize and maintain lesson plans, educational supplies, equipment, teaching materials, files and records, and all other programming information.
" Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits, displays, and other center-based informational materials.

Membership
" Strive to increase NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory membership base.

Community Relations
" Represent NJ Audubon in the local community, expanding the organization's presence to increase local awareness, support and participation.
" Develop material for web/blog site and posting it.
" Develop brochures, checklists, and displays as instructed by the Program Director.

Other
" Obtain satisfactory background check
" Attend center, department and NJ Audubon meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor.
" Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid, CPR and other public safety certification as appropriate
" Participates with other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned center

Knowledge and Skills
" Familiarity with bird migration, birding, marine species and coastal ecology is a plus, but learning on the job is expected and we will provide training and support.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism
" Motivated self-starter who is also a team player
" Punctual with effective time management skills
" Excellent oral and written skills required
" Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements
" Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
" Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions

QUALIFICATIONS
" Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
" Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs.

Starting Date: 1 May 2015 End Date: 23 December 2015
Salary: $ 1500/month plus housing and gas reimbursement
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to Mike Crewe, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212, or email: mike.crewe@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Tenafly Nature Center Announcement             (Posted: 4-29-15)

Environmental Educator II (part-time 20+ hours a week)

Tenafly Nature Center is an independent non-profit member-supported 400 acre nature preserve, located in Tenafly, NJ, five miles north of the George Washington Bridge. With over seven miles of trails and a 3-acre pond, TNC is the largest privately-run nature center in Bergen County. Educators (report to the Education Director) are responsible for teaching our increasing demand of programs both on and off site throughout the year. Curriculum is hands-on and geared toward helping children and adults to develop awareness, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world.

Job Responsibilities:
" Teach programs, on and off site, for groups of Pre K-12th grade children, scouts, birthday parties, families and adults including special needs individuals and groups, following best practices. This includes all aspects of programming, including set up, clean up, evaluation, and follow up.
" Learn our environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals and objectives of each program.
" Help to develop new programs and prepare and maintain program curriculum materials.
" Assume TNC Birthday Party Coordinator responsibilities. Organize all aspects of birthday parties including but not limited to contacting interested individuals, reservations, planning theme parties, scheduling staff, ordering necessary supplies and working with outside vendors.
" Create a safe, fun, learning atmosphere for children while projecting a knowledgeable & confident image to parents and teachers.
" Work with other staff and supervise volunteers.
" Assist with care of captive live animals.
" Articulate organization mission and project a helpful and positive attitude when interacting with the public, including TNC members, teachers, and group leaders in person & on the phone (includes some administrative support).
" Work with nature center's online database to maintain records and administer registrations.
" Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:
" Bachelor's degree in natural science, environmental education, or related field. At least 2 years experience in environmental education, outdoor education or early childhood education.
" Knowledge of and passion for the natural world.
" Enthusiastic, outgoing, patient, and flexible when working with children and adults.
" Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and variable terrain.
" Comfortable handling or learning to handle reptiles, invertebrates and birds of prey (training provided).
" Ability to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision.
" Ability to communicate effectively and interact well on the phone and in writing.
" Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
" Ability to walk all the major trails of TNC and climb one flight of stairs. Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
" Mastery of Microsoft Office and common office equipment. E-mail and internet access required.
" Willingness to work irregular hours.
" Criminal History background checks will be required.
" Currently be eligible to work in the USA.
" Valid Driver's license and personal transportation.
" Current first aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain certification.

Environmental Educator II: Position starts May 11. TNC offers programs between 9 am-9 pm seven days a week. EEII staff are guaranteed 20 hours per week, additional hours based on seasonal demand for programs. Compensation: $10-$15 an hour depending on experience. Mandatory availability between the hours of 9 am - 5 pm on Sundays, Saturdays, and 1-2 weekdays. Additional availability requested for two weekend evenings a month.

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by May 4, 2015 to Debora Davidson, Education Director, ddavidson@tenaflynaturecenter.org. No calls please.

Tenafly Nature Center Announcement             (Posted: 3-24-15)

Environmental Educator S (Seasonal)

Tenafly Nature Center seeks 2-3 seasonal Environmental Educators who will be responsible for all aspects of our summer camp program and other summer education department needs. Seasonal educators are responsible for implementing and helping to develop a dynamic, high quality environmental education summer camp curriculum on and off-site, for 10 -12 weeks between the end of June and Labor Day (Monday -Friday; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) for a variety of age levels. Programs include on-site camp days and off-site field trips. Curriculum is hands-on and geared toward helping children and adults to develop awareness, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world.

http://tenaflynaturecenter.org/Employment-Opportunities

Recruitment of NJ teachers for educational project             (Posted: 3-2-15)

Attn: Teachers of science in grades 6-12 from school districts located in Newark and northward.

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has received a grant from the Robert and Catherine Murray Foundation which, in one part, will support a teacher professional development workshop that focuses on the geologic history and environmental changes in the Hackensack River valley.

Summer Workshops
1) "From the Ice Age to Sea Level Rise-Connecting the Hackensack's Past, Present, and Future"

Organized by Dr. Michael J Passow
13 - 17 July 2015 (and 2 days tbd during Fall 2015)
Supported by the Robert and Catherine Murray Foundation

Overview
This week-long summer workshop will develop a suite of educational resources to teach about the fascinating geologic and social history of the Hackensack Meadowlands and River in the Newark Lowlands. We will combine written descriptions of the geologic history and historical development of the region with field trips to representative locations, and forecasts for future impacts from rising sea level and climate changes. Open to selected middle and high school Earth and Environmental Science teachers in Districts within the study area, this program receives support from the Robert and Catherine Murray Foundation. Results of the summer curriculum development will be disseminated through fall workshops offered by Earth2Class Workshops at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, online through our website, http://www.earth2class.org/site, and an article submitted to The Earth Scientist, quarterly journal of the National Earth Science Teachers Association.

Format
During the week of 13 - 17 July, selected participants will meet at the Lamont campus of Columbia University to examine existing scientific and educational resources, State and National Science Education Standards, and other materials to begin development of teaching materials. Included in this week will be field experiences to sites in Rockland, Bergen, and Hudson Counties, including exploration by kayak/canoe. By the end of the week, participants will return to their homes with challenges to continue to refine preliminary products, share these through web-based discussion boards, and test draft lessons with their students.

Then, probably in October or November, participants will gather again at Lamont to present their work to a wider audience This two-day meeting may take the form of either an Earth2Class Workshop or LDEO Open House sessions, and a final session to post online versions of completed products.

Subsequently, Dr. Passow and participants will write the manuscript for a contribution to The Earth Scientist describing the program.

Selection of Participants
Target audiences for these products are middle and high school students in schools within the Hackensack region, which roughly extends from the Newark vicinity northward into Rockland County. Applications will be sought from Earth and/or Environmental Science teachers in public and private schools within this region. Selection criteria will include, but not be limited to: academic and teaching background; writing, speaking, and technology skills; District and school demographics; and related factors. Participants must commit to attend the five-day summer and the two-day fall weekend sessions.

Participants will receive support for their travel, food during the work sessions, a contribution toward expenses in preparing classroom materials, and a one-year membership in the National Earth Science Teachers Association.

"From the Ice Age to Sea Level Rise-Connecting the Hackensack's Past, Present, and Future"

2) Tentative Program Schedule
Mon, 13 Jul
Welcome to program & LDEO. Overview of NGSS & NJ Standards. Overview of Hackensack Study Area. Goals for products. Begin examination of resources (print and online). Tour of campus.
Tue., 14 Jul
Group discussions of curricula needs and potential impediments. Continued exploration of resources and initial brain-storming of products.
Wed. 15 Jul
Field experiences from Hackensack Meadowlands (Laurel Hill, Environmental Center) through Rockland County.
Thu, 16 Jul
Continued refinement of products, incorporating field experiences.
Fri., 17 Jul
Wrap-up of group activities; share-out; "charges" for continued work.

Fall Saturday 1 (potentially early Oct)
Sharing of activities and results from class pilot testing.
Fall Saturday 2 (potentially 21 Nov)
Sharing of project through Earth2Class Workshop.
Subsequently
>Article for NESTA quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
>Evaluation of project
>Report for Murray Foundation
>Presentation in NJESTA &/or NJSTA &/or other conference venue.

3) Selection of Participants
" March: Announcements of opportunity through list-servs, e-mails to area high schools and middle schools, other venues
" April: Applications due to MJP
" May: Notification of acceptance/wait-list/non-acceptance
" June: Mailings to accepted participants with planning information
" July: Registration upon arrival

EE award nominees and summer camp positions at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association             (Posted: 2-26-15)

WATERSHED ASSOCIATION SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR RICHARD ROTTER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking nominations for the 10th annual Richard Rotter Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. The honor will be awarded to an area teacher who demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to environmental education in their classroom. Nominees should include any classroom teacher, grades K through 12, who explores environmental topics and/or shares the wonders of nature in a unique, memorable, and/or engaging manner. This could include hands-on lessons in the schoolyard or community, multi-disciplinary lessons or projects exploring nature and the environment, in-class or neighborhood investigations and much more.

This award is in honor of the late Richard Rotter, an exceptional high school teacher in Montgomery who was also a committed environmentalist in his own community. Richard engaged his students in thoughtful investigations in the forest and wetlands behind the new high school in Montgomery. He incorporated biological and chemical sampling of streams into his science classes. He sought and delivered environmental lessons that both stimulated and challenged his students, immersing them into their local environment, and inspiring them about the natural world around them.

To nominate a teacher, contact Maryann Polefka at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, by mail (31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534) or e-mail (mpolefka@thewatershed.org). Nomination letter should include the teacher's name, their grade and school, as well as the name and contact information of the nominator. Please include a narrative or description of the activities they employ and/or the impact these lessons had on students.

Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2015. Presentation of the award will occur at the Association's annual meeting on their Reserve in Pennington on Monday, April 27, 2015. For more information call the Education Department of SBMWA at (609) 737-7592.

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Announcing 2015 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Local applicants preferred; housing is not available. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA).

COUNSELOR - 8 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $2,800
" Must be 16 or older by July 1, 2015
" Supervises and leads 2 Counselors-In-Training
" Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming

GROUP LEADER - 4 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $3,700
" Must be 18 or older by July 1, 2015
" Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 2 Counselors-In-Training
" Works with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
" Keeps accurate records each week

Camp Staff Job Duties
" Responsible to the Camp Director
" Supervises up to 20 campers
" Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
" Demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of campers served
" Interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations
" Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques
" Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
" Provides first aid
" Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications
" Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):
" Nine-day training: Weekdays from June 22 - July 2, 9AM - 5PM plus one overnight
" Six-week camp: Weekdays from July 6 - August 14, 8AM - 5:30PM plus up to 4 overnights
" First Aid certification required by June 22, 2015
" CPR, Lifeguard, and Wilderness First Aid certifications very beneficial
" Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
" Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and mud
" Previous experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
" Coursework and knowledge in ecology, natural history or outdoor education preferred
" Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and children
" Good communication skills

Camp Staff Benefits
" Bi-weekly pay
" Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
" Healthy exercise
" Camaraderie
" Meals provided on overnights
" 2 camp t-shirts

Applications accepted until all positions are filled.
Send a cover letter, resume, and employment application to:
Maryann Polefka, Education Manager
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

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Announcing 2015 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. The Urban Camp Counselor Scholarship was created for urban college and high school students wishing to explore the field of environmental education. Summer salary for two urban students per year is generously funded by the Bristol Myers-Squibb Community of Learners Program and the Educational Testing Service. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA).

URBAN COUNSELOR - 2 positions available; seasonal salary $3,000
" Must be 16 or older by July 1, 2015
" Supervises and leads 2 Counselors-In-Training
" Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming
" Supervises up to 20 campers daily on the Watershed Nature Camp Trenton bus
" Acts as communication liaison between parents of Trenton scholarship campers and Camp Staff
" Resides in Trenton

Camp Staff Job Duties
" Responsible to the Camp Director
" Supervises up to 20 campers
" Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
" Demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of campers served
" Interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations
" Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques
" May conduct day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips
" Provides first aid
" Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications
" Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):
" Nine-day training: Weekdays from June 22 - July 2, 9AM - 5PM plus one overnight
" Six-week camp: Weekdays from July 6 - August 14, 8AM - 5:30PM plus up to 2 overnights
" First Aid certification required by June 22, 2015
" CPR, Lifeguard, and Wilderness First Aid certifications very beneficial
" Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
" Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and mud
" Previous experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
" Coursework and knowledge in ecology, natural history or outdoor education preferred
" Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and children
" Good communication skills

Camp Staff Benefits
" Transportation provided from Trenton to camp and back from July 6 - August 14 on the camp bus
" Bi-weekly pay
" Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
" Healthy exercise
" Camaraderie
" Meals provided on overnights
" 2 camp t-shirts

Applications accepted until all positions are filled.
Send a cover letter, resume, and employment application to:
Maryann Polefka, Education Manager
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

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TEACHER-NATURALIST INTERN - Search Reopened

The Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association is seeking enthusiastic, creative and motivated candidates to fill one PAID position as a Teacher-Naturalist Intern in the Education Department. The internship provides training and experience in a wide array of environmental education activities. SBMWA maintains a 930-acre Nature Reserve in Hopewell Township, New Jersey which includes field and forest, a pond and a portion of the Stony Brook. The Education Interns will work in the new LEED-platinum Watershed Center, which includes exhibit halls, classrooms and a laboratory. Internship includes on-site housing in a private apartment on the Nature Reserve.

Start Date: Immediately
End Date: December 12, 2015
5 days per week, Tuesday through Saturday , 9 AM-5 PM, some occasional Mondays and evenings
June 22-August 14 Exception: Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5:30PM during camp season
Compensation: $12,000 stipend plus housing

Job Responsibilities:
" Assist Education Team in planning and implementation of an array of hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs including weekly preschool and afterschool classes, weekend programs for families and adults, school field trips, scout badge workshops and birthday parties
" Work as Group Leader OR Camp Counselor at Watershed Nature Camp 2015
" Create ecology and environmental exhibits
" Assist with animal care for small collection
" Maintain a naturalist journal
" Create a final intern project
" Create a personal environmental education portfolio documenting internship activities and including, but not limited to, self-designed lesson plans, self-created nature displays, final intern project, testimonials from students and teachers
" Perform other duties as requested to maintain departmental and organizational continuity

Qualifications:
" Academic background (college course work and/or degree preferable) in ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field
" Previous experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
" Strong interest and enthusiasm for the outdoors and sharing nature and the environment with others
" Good communication skills with children and adults
" Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of departmental work
" Ability to work/teach outdoors in all weather conditions
" Current certification in Standard First Aid/CPR required
" Minimum age of 21
" Valid driver's license highly desirable

Posting will remain active until position is filled. Electronic submissions preferred. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and any letters of recommendation to the attention of:
Maryann Polefka, Education Manager
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-7592 Phone
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Check out our event calendar, www.thewatershed.org, and make plans to join us at the Watershed Reserve this winter. Look for us in the new Environmental Center now!

Environmental Education Job Opportunity             (Posted: 2-26-15)

The Director of Lake Rickabear, a Girl Scout day camp located in Kinnelon, NJ is currently hiring environmentally-conscious people to work at camp this summer. Camp Counselors will supervise a group of 14-20 girls, while creating a fun environment that promotes friendships, girl-centered planning, camping skills, and an appreciation for the outdoors. The Environmental Education Specialist generates interest in the outdoors among campers by developing and delivering age-appropriate nature activities such as nature exploration, astronomy, water studies, outdoor cooking, hiking, orienteering, and fire building.

A completed application includes a resume, cover letter, application form, and three references. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. The application form, reference form, and more information can be found the Girl Scouts website. https://www.gsnnj.org/Camp/Pages/Lake-Rickabear.aspx

Applications can be emailed to emorgan@gsnnj.org or sent to:
The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Attn: Elena Morgan
95 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457

Two Nonprofit Water Communications Jobs             (Posted: 2-26-15)

Here are a couple of opportunities at not-for-profit organizations. Please feel free to apply for these yourself or pass them on to other who might be interested.

River Network, Digital Marketing and Event Manager.
Primary responsibilities include: "managing River Network's website and social media presence, working in collaboration with philanthropy staff on online campaigns, promoting awards and achievements through press releases and media coordination, and supporting blogging and related activities"

The ideal candidate for this full time position has 3 or more years of relevant experience and is willing to relocate to Portland, OR or Boulder, CO.

To learn more: http://bit.ly/rn-digital

Long Tom Watershed Council, Development & Communications Director
This individual will lead the organization's fundraising activities. Key responsibilities include: Lead cultivation and solicitation of individual donors and corporate supporters, grantwriting, annual fund development, and special events.

The position is based in Eugene, OR. Bachelor's degree and three years of nonprofit experience strongly preferred.

To learn more: http://bit.ly/longtom-dev-comm

2 positions at Rancocas Nature Center (RNC)             (Posted: 2-26-15)

Rancocas Nature Center (RNC)
Job Description
Position Title: Seasonal Teacher Naturalist
Location: Rancocas Nature Center
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification: Full-time-40 hours/week during summer camp season June 23, 2015 to August 14, 2015 Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (note: week 1 is only a 4-day work week)

JOB DESCRIPTION: The seasonal teacher-naturalist provides natural science programs primarily to summer camp participants, but may be called upon to provide environmental education to schools, interested groups and the general public. The teacher naturalist, under the direction of the sanctuary director, takes part in all aspects of programming and operating a nature center. The teacher naturalist takes an active role in promoting the Rancocas Nature Center as a membership-based environmental organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educational Programming and Visitor Services
" Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct natural history programs for nature camps, schools, special interest groups, and the general public
" Maintain lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming information
" Interact with visitors to the center through answering inquiries about the natural world and the center, as needed
" Assist with the design and maintenance of interpretive exhibits and other center-specific materials, as needed
" Assist in the Center's Nature Store and its operation, as needed
" Assist in the care, feeding, and well being of our live animals that are presented for educational purposes, as needed

Community Relations
" Represent the Rancocas Nature Center in the local community, expanding RNC's presence to increase local awareness, support and participation, as appropriate
" Develop and disseminate appropriate promotional materials related to center programs and events, as needed

General
" Assist with the supervision of volunteer staff involved in education and/or public interface
" Help with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system, as needed
" Strive to increase Rancocas Nature Center membership base, as appropriate
" Assume additional responsibilities as requested

Knowledge/Skills
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism
" Team player
" Punctual with effective time management skills
" Excellent oral and written skills required
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements
" Ability to work nights and weekends may be required

Qualifications
" B.A. or B.S., preference given to science, environmental science or education majors
" Demonstrated knowledge of natural history of NJ
" Demonstrated experience of teaching in a nature center setting.
" Valid First Aid and CPR certificate (to be provided by the Rancocas Nature Center).
" Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ, have the physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary, and be able to move materials and to lift 40 lbs.

Starting Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (note: week 1 is only a 4-day work week)
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until June 10, 2015
Qualified individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to: Susan Buffalino, Rancocas Nature Center,794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060 or via email to susan.buffalino@rancocasnaturecenter.org.

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Rancocas Nature Center
Job Description
Position Title: Nature Camp Intern
Location: Rancocas Nature Center, Westampton, NJ 08060
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification Seasonal, 35 hours per week, June 23, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Monday to Friday (note: week 1 is a 4-day work week)

Job Description:
The Rancocas Nature Center is looking for an enthusiastic Intern to work in our summer nature camp program. The Summer Intern will work with the staff of Rancocas and help facilitate environmental education programs. The candidate will gain valuable teaching experience and natural history knowledge while learning group management in an outdoor setting.

Major Responsibilities:
" Responsibilities may include crafts, activities, games, and daily set-up and breakdown of classrooms and outdoor educational areas
" Work in cooperation with Teacher Naturalist and/or Environmental Educator and facilitate group management and safety
" Supervise children, organize free time activities, and manage after-camp care participants.
" Learn to develop age appropriate curriculum and implement daily lessons

Knowledge/Skills:
" Good communication skills especially with children and young adults.
" An interest in the natural world
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction
" Team player
" Punctual with effective time management and organizational skills
" Ability to work independently as necessary

Qualifications:
" Experience working with children preferred
" Majoring in education, science, environmental studies, natural resources or like field
" Group management skills
" Valid First Aid and CPR certification is required (training to be provided by RNC)
" Must have reliable transportation

Starting Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 p.m. (note: week 1 is a 4-day work week)
Send resume and cover letter via email to: susan.buffalino@rancocasnaturecenter.org
Or by mail to: Susan Buffalino, Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

The Rancocas Nature Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Ridge and Valley Charter School Teacher/Guide Position             (Posted: 2-19-15)

Ridge and Valley Charter School (www.ridgeandvalley.org), a K-8 public school in N.W. New Jersey, seeks innovative, experienced teachers/guides with strong team building and leadership skills to work as part of an energetic and collaborative team mentoring students in an experiential, multi-age setting.  Our mission is to cultivate interconnectedness by immersing children in the natural world through an innovative outdoor experiential, project based curriculum, with an integrated ecological and sustainable living focus. All teachers/guides and students spend significant time outdoors, in all weather, including overnight expeditions. NJ certification accepted, but not required.  Please send resume and cover letter to: Ridge and Valley Charter School 1234 Rt. 94, Blairstown, N.J. 07825  Phone: 908-362-1114  Fax:  908-362-6680 or Email: office@ridgeandvalley.org

Employment Opportunities at the Wetlands Institute             (Posted: 2-19-15)

Click HERE.

Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science             (Posted: 5-19-15)

AffordableCollegesOnline.org recently updated our guide for environmental science students. We added extensive information about careers, education requirements, and online degree options for several specialties. The guide shares tips for success and degree timelines. Click HERE for the complete guide.

Leona Hutchinson
Director, Marketing & Communications
Affordable Colleges Online
leona@affordablecollegesgroup.org

Question about sustainability education             (Posted: 11-5-14)

We just put the finishing touches on a new website focused on sustainability education and careers - SustainabilityDegrees.com. While there's certainly a growing interest in the field, there aren't many resources available for students exploring sustainability education. Here are a few sections of the site we're particularly proud of:

- An overview of careers in sustainability, including a salary calculator that factors in position and location (city & state) http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/careers/

- A comprehensive list of colleges that offer programs in sustainability-related fields (over 1,000 programs and growing!) http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/degrees/

- A college student action guide with over 10,000 words on building sustainability campaigns on campus, finding funding, and reaching goals http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/the-ultimate-how-to-guide-for-students/

Environmental Science Education & Career Resource             (Posted: 10-21-14)

Click HERE.

Environmental Job Portal: "Sustainable Careers"             (Posted: 11-27-13)

Click HERE.

Environmental Jobs in NJ             (Posted: 7-10-12)

Click HERE.

Career Planning Resources from the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment             (Posted: 7-2-12)

Click HERE.

Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs             (Posted: 6-1-12)

Click HERE.

STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future             (Posted: 12-20-11)

Click HERE.

Sustainability related degree programs             (Posted: 12-20-11)

Online tool to search for programs and degrees in sustainability sciences:
Click HERE.

NJDEP Employment Opportunities             (Posted: 9-6-11)

Click HERE.

GreenBiz.com             (Posted: 3-2-11)

GreenBiz.com has a green jobs and career center with full time professional, contract, and internship level positions in solar and renewable energy, cleantech, green building, sustainable businesses and socially responsible organizations, and more.
Click HERE.

NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs             (Posted: 10-18-10)

Click HERE.

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer             (Posted: 10-18-10)

Click HERE.

NAAEE Partnering with FWS on Promoting EE Career Opportunities             (Posted: 9-23-10)

NAAEE is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on the Youth in the Great Outdoors (YGO) project to promote career opportunities by providing opportunities for mentoring and career workshops at the annual conference.

YGO is a FWS initiative to "engage, educate, and employ youth from all walks of life to care about our lands, waters, wildlife, culture, and heritage."

http://www.doi.gov/whatwedo/youth/

Careers in Natural Resources             (Posted: 8-18-09)

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www.greatgreencareers.com             (Posted: 8-18-09)

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NAAEE Jobs Service Continues to Grow             (Posted: 6-16-08)

The NAAEE EE-Link Web site (eelink.net) offers thousands of resources in hundreds of categories for people seeking information about the environment, including a growing jobs service and weekly report! The EE Jobs Report is sent to over 1200 subscribers every Monday morning and lists the newest jobs added during that week. Subscribe by sending an email to jobs-report-subscribe@naaee.org
Learn more: http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/7652095

Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program             (Posted: 4-9-08)

National Parks Service program provides opportunities for teachers from schools with diverse student populations to have well-rounded work experiences in national parks. Selected teachers spend the summer working as park rangers and develop lesson plans based on their experience for use in the classroom.
http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/5781220

GreenJobsReady.com             (Posted: 5-18-10)

GreenJobsReady.com is an online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.
www.GreenJobsReady.com
Please feel free to contact me at with any questions you may have.
Katy Kozusko, Link Exchange Manager
GreenJobsReady.com
Direct:(724) 216-5571

Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers

www.princeton.edu/~oa/jobs/careeroe.html

Environmental Careers/Jobs

www.enviroeducation.com/careers-jobs/

Environmental Careers, Green Jobs

www.ecobusinesslinks.com/environmental_jobs.htm

EnvironmentalCareer.com

www.environmentalcareer.com/

Environmental Job Listings

www.ecoemploy.com/jobs/

Environmental Career Opportunities

www.ecojobs.com/index.php

NAAEE EE Jobs Listings

To view job postings, visit: http://eelink.net/eejobsdatabase.html