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CONTENTS:
Rowan College at Burlington County prepares vets for careers in solar energy through free training program
Job openings at Rowan
Two Entry Level Public Affairs Positions at EPA
2017 Teacher-Naturalist Intern positions at SBMWA
Summer Positions at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Youth Environmental Educator
Director of Education
IBSP Volunteer Info
The Wetlands Institute Outreach Coordinator
EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...)
Position Posting for Bronx & Harlem River Urban Waters Partnership Ambassador, Hudson River Foundation
Director of School Programs Job Description
Stewardship Project Director (south)
Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is seeking an Executive Director
URBAN PROMISE MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER OPENING
Looking for land surveying help

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:
(The listing below is limited to Federal, State and non-commercial organizations)
A Path To Green Jobs
Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
Careers for Green Thumbs
EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Careers/Jobs
Environmental Career Opportunities
Environmental Jobs in NJ
Environmental Job Listings
Environmental Science Education & Career Resource
Funding resources for a career in STEM
GreenBiz.com
GreenJobsReady.com
Guidebook to Online Degrees in Environmental Science
NAAEE EE Jobs Listings
New guide to green careers and degree options
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Employment Opportunities (Internal and External)
NJDEP Employment Opportunities
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development: Occupation Explorer
NJ Next Stop...Your Career: Green Jobs
Online resource guide for environmental science degree programs
Outdoor Degrees & Careers
Question about sustainability education
STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future
Student Opportunities Web Site
Sustainability related degree programs
Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program
Rowan College at Burlington County prepares vets for careers in solar energy through free training program             (Posted: 11-30-16)

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Job openings at Rowan             (Posted: 11-29-16)




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Kenneth J. Lacovara, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Earth & Environment
Professor of Paleontology & Geology

Director, Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park
of Rowan University

(856) 256-5244

Twitter: @kenlacovara

Two Entry Level Public Affairs Positions at EPA             (Posted: 11-29-16)

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2017 Teacher-Naturalist Intern positions at SBMWA             (Posted: 11-28-16)

TEACHER-NATURALIST INTERN

The Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association is seeking enthusiastic, creative and motivated candidates to fill two PAID positions as Teacher-Naturalist Interns in the Education Department. Located in Hopewell Township, NJ, the internship provides training and experience in a wide range of environmental education activities. The Education Interns work in the LEED-Platinum certified Watershed Center , which includes exhibit halls, classrooms and a lab. We utilize the surrounding 930-acre Watershed Reserve with its fields, forests, pond and streams as an outdoor classroom. The interns work with a team of environmental educators and report to the Education Director. Compensation: $13,000 salary plus housing on site.

Start Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 End Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, some occasional Mondays and evenings
Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5:30PM, plus some evenings and overnights during camp season(June 19-August 18)

Job Responsibilities:
" Work as part of a team with Education Staff to plan and implement a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs including:
" Weekly preschool and weekend programs for families and adults
" Inquiry-based school programs and field trips, addressing the Next Generation Science Standards
" Scout badge workshops and children's birthday parties
" Work at Watershed Nature Camp 2017 as Group Leader or Camp Counselor
" Create ecology/environmental displays, web material and teaching tools
" Assist with animal care for small collection in the Watershed Center (reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish)
" Keep a naturalist journal
" Create a personal portfolio documenting the internship
" Complete a final intern project
" Perform simple administrative tasks such as greeting visitors, program registrations, processing payments
" 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
" Experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
" Strong interest and enthusiasm for working in the outdoors, in all weather conditions
" Passion for 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 be on their feet and walking for extended periods of time and able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
" Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR required, preferably adult and child
" Minimum age of 21
" Valid driver's license and personal vehicle is highly desirable

Posting will remain active until both positions are filled. Electronic submissions are preferred. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and list of references to the attention of:

Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-7592
mpolefka@thewatershed.org

Summer Positions at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge             (Posted: 11-21-16)

Position: Summer Camp Counselor-Seasonal

Host Organization: The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, New Jersey is a non-profit educational facility specializing in environmental education of 20,000 school children each year and the rehabilitation of approximately 4,000 animals each year. The Refuge is located at the edge of the Pine Barrens, a unique habitat with special protection in southern New Jersey. For more information visit our website at: www.cedarrun.org

Description: We are seeking a highly self-motivated, creative, organized, detail-oriented individual to run our nature-based summer camp. Focus will be centered on developing activities, lessons and executing our summer day camp for children ages 3-13. Seasonal staff is responsible for working with other counselors to develop and implement age-appropriate lessons, oversee and manage campers, prepare daily materials and activities and daily set-up/clean-up. Staff will be responsible for keeping a portfolio of their lesson plans and reports to the education department. Other assignments will include performing general education programs (day camp, school programs, public demonstrations, etc.); assisting in developing new programs, assisting with special events, animal care and all other aspects of the Refuge.

Qualifications: Academic background (2 years minimum college coursework and/or degree preferable) in biology, ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field; previous experience working with children and animals, 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; and willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of refuge work. Must have the ability to hike 2 miles over uneven terrain in hot and humid conditions. Knowledge of local flora and fauna and previous experience working in a camp setting preferred. Canoe/kayak experience desirable. First-Aid and CPR certification required. Valid driver's license and good driving record required. Must have own transportation. Must pass a background check prior to start date.

Location: Medford, NJ (approx. 17 miles from Philadelphia)
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: beginning of June (dates flexible) and run through the third week in August.
Hours: full time, weekdays 8am-4pm (40-hour week)
Compensation: starting at $8.50/hour
Application Procedure: Please send resume, cover letter and two references by March 1, 2017 to Denise Peters, Director of Education, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Email address: denise.peters@cedarrun.org.

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Position: Wildlife Care Internship

Host Organization: The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, New Jersey is a non-profit facility specializing in the environmental education of 20,000 school children each year and the rehabilitation of over 4,000 animals each year. Our hospital accepts nearly all of the native wildlife species in NJ. The Refuge is located at the edge of the Pine Barrens a unique habitat with special protection in southern New Jersey. For more information visit our website at: www.cedarrun.org

Description: We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, individual to work in our rehabilitation hospital. Interns will deal directly with the public bringing in animals and will also assist with direct animal care and our environmental enrichment program. Assignments will include; feeding, cleaning and otherwise providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife (this includes dishes and laundry); answering the telephone and giving information; returning animal concern phone calls; greeting people with incoming animals; assisting with special events, and all other aspects of the Refuge. Positions are voluntary or credit-based.

Qualifications: Academic background (college coursework and/or degree preferable) in wildlife studies, wildlife rehabilitation or related field; knowledge of native species essential; ability to relate to the public in a positive and empathetic manner is key to this position. The successful intern will be well-spoken, friendly, calm and pleasant, must be a self-starter who is flexible, committed to teamwork and able to conduct independent research. Must have good telephone skills, an ability to work in a hectic, sometimes emotional situation and must have a willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of refuge work. Valid driver's license and good driving record required. Must pass a background check prior to start date. Rabies vaccination preferred. When submitting a resume, please let us know if you have been rabies vaccinated. This is not a routine vaccination, so please check with your doctor. While we do offer internships to candidates without the vaccine, priority is given to those with the vaccine because they can work with a greater variety of our animals.

Location: Medford, NJ (approx. 17 miles from Philadelphia)
Duration: summer internships last approx. 3 months
Start Date: summer internships start beginning of June (dates flexible) and run through the third week in August.
Hours: full time 40-hour week, some weekends and nights
Compensation: Housing for this position is no longer available. Positions are voluntary or credit-based commuters only. Must provide own transportation.
Application Procedure: Please send resume, cover letter and two references by March 15, 2017, to Lori Swanson, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Phone: (856) 983-3329 ext.107. Email address: lori.swanson@cedarrun.org. We review resumes and accept interns on a rolling basis, so early application is best.

Youth Environmental Educator             (Posted: 11-16-16)

The Student Conservation Association is accepting applications for a youth Environmental Educator who will be assigned to the Camden Kroc Center. Click HERE.

Director of Education             (Posted: 11-16-16)

Director of Education" to email your resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to Mike Weilbacher, Executive Director by the close of business on Friday, December 2, 2016. When you apply for this position, please say you saw this job on Green Dream Jobs!!

IBSP Volunteer Info             (Posted: 11-16-16)


The Wetlands Institute Outreach Coordinator             (Posted: 11-10-16)

Job Description: Outreach Coordinator Status: Regular Full-Time Non-Exempt Supervisor: Director of Educational Program Development

The Wetlands Institute is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Outreach Coordinator. Applicant must be enthusiastic and have strong personal feelings about conserving and protecting the environment, ecological research, and environmental education.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Performing the oversight and implementation of the following education programs:
Science Education At Sea (SEAS) ¡V A 3-hour, ship-based program, including trawling, crabbing and plankton, fish, horseshoe crab, and invertebrate studies. Programs occur in Wildwood Crest and Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
Traveling Environmental Education (TEE) ¡V Live animal classroom presentations at schools throughout New Jersey and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. Programs include Sea Creatures with Amazing Features, Traveling Turtles, Plankton: Bugs of the Sea, Aquatic Adaptations and Saltwater Gene Pools.
Group Outreach Programs ¡V Live animal presentations at a variety of off-site locations throughout New Jersey and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. Programs include Sea Creatures with Amazing Features, Traveling Turtles, Life in a Salt Marsh, Plankton: Bugs of the Sea, and Traveling Touch Tank.
Scheduling, coordinating and teaching of SEAS, TEE and Group Outreach Programs, as well as, providing training, scheduling, and direct supervision of all seasonal instructors hired to assist with the SEAS program.
Scheduling, coordinating, and attending community outreach events throughout the year.
Assisting with volunteer coordination and training for all adult and junior education volunteer opportunities.
Acting as Manager on Duty (MOD) responsible for site safety, building open/closing procedures, and public programming, including aquarium feedings, salt marsh safaris, creature features, science features, teaching tank and other public programs.
Leading additional environmental education initiatives including, but not limited to, on-site programs, year-round public admission programs, specialized workshops and programs, staff training, and special events.

Minimum Job Qualifications
Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an ability or aptitude to perform the above and related duties. A bachelor degree in biology, marine biology, zoology, earth sciences, education, environmental science and/or related field. May substitute 6 years of experience.
Reliable transportation with suitable space to transport bulky bins of educational materials (1 large, 1 medium), and 50-gallon coolers (2) with live animals and trawling equipment to off-site program locations.
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Previous experience with public speaking and/or teaching experience to a variety of groups of all sizes and age levels.
Experience and comfort in the coordination and scheduling of education programs, as well as, the management and direct supervision of seasonal staff and/or volunteers.
Proficiency with computer systems and software including Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to perform multiple tasks with effective time management and organizational skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work outdoors and on a boat on the Inter-coastal Waterway, Delaware Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, and Atlantic Ocean in all weather conditions, including sun, rain, and wind. Includes the ability to maintain the proper standards for all education and safety equipment used aboard the vessels during SEAS programs.
Frequent physical activities including loading and unloading, lifting, pushing and pulling items up to 50-75 pounds; reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, crouching and prolonged periods of sitting.
Ability to work a shifted work week schedule that includes weekends and some evenings.
Final candidate will be subject to a background check.

This information is not designed to be a complete inventory of the job duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Rather, it is designed to give the general nature and level of work to be performed by an employee assigned to this job title.

The Wetlands Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

Application Information To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to Brooke Knapick, Director of Educational Program Development, The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247 (bknapick@wetlandsinstitute.org). Electronic submission is strongly preferred.

Application deadline is December 1, 2016.

EE Job Seekers (or Friends of...)             (Posted: 11-10-16)

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Position Posting for Bronx & Harlem River Urban Waters Partnership Ambassador, Hudson River Foundation             (Posted: 11-10-16)

The Hudson River Foundation has an opening for an Urban Waters Ambassador to work with the Bronx & Harlem River Watershed Urban Waters Federal Partnership and the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program. An undergraduate or graduate degree in natural resources, environmental science, urban planning, public policy, engineering or a related field and at least two years of relevant work experience are required. This is a full-time position of one to two years, with a possibility of renewal subject to funding. Please see attached or go to http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hfg2GTDs8h8d/ for a complete description and application instructions.

Director of School Programs Job Description             (Posted: 10-5-16)

Position Description: Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center located in Chesterfield, NJ, is seeking a Director of School Programs to lead, promote, and teach our field trips, unit of study, and Urban Youth Initiative. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a large range of ages, and a team player. Candidates should be knowledgeable about our varied ecosystems as well as comfortable working around farm animals including chickens, goats, and sheep. The Director of School Programs will also be responsible for assisting all our farm-based education programs including summer camp, homeschool classes, after-school programs, events, tours, and family programs.

Responsibilities:
" Promote field trips through a variety of mediums
" Communicate with schools the details of the field trip/unit of study
" Hire and train staff to teach the field trip
" Organize, lead, and teach on the day of a field trip
" Teach classroom lessons during unit of study
" Develop new programming
" Further develop and grow the field trip/unit of study engagement
" Identify, write, and manage grant, corporate, and other funding for the Urban Youth Initiative
" Assist with summer camp
" Assist with events, fundraisers, and other activities related to the education center
" Assist other programs when needed

Qualifications:
" College degree in environmental education, environmental science, or related field
" Experience working with students/campers in an outdoor/indoor environment
" The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
" Experience with farm or garden work
" The ability to work both independently and as a team
" Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set
" Comfortable with public speaking and networking
" Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed and well organized
" The ability to maintain composure in a changing environment
" The ability to commit to and promote Fernbrook Farms' mission, goals, and priorities

Candidates should send resume and cover letter to the Director of Education, Brian Kuser (brian@fernbrookfarms.com).

Stewardship Project Director (south)             (Posted: 10-5-16)

Position Title: Stewardship Project Director- South
Department: Stewardship
Location: Center for Research and Education (CRE), Cape May, NJ
Reports to: Vice President for Stewardship
Job Class: Full-time (40 hour week)

New Jersey Audubon is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies. New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey's citizens; protects New Jersey's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats.

Job Description: New Jersey Audubon is seeking a Stewardship Project Director - South to work collaboratively both internally and externally by leading a team of conservation professionals as we seek to conserve and restore wildlife and habitat across three broad landscapes; forests and farms, coasts and wetlands and cities and towns. The Stewardship South team works on public and private lands engaging land owners, managers and agriculture producers to implement best management practices, create, enhance and restore wildlife habitat, while engaging the public and working to protect water resources. Activities include, but are not limited to, implementing sustainable agricultural practices that are compatible with the development of habitat conservation and protection plans and strategies critical for wildlife conservation.

The Director is responsible for developing and managing project plans and budgets, securing or helping to secure funding for habitat enhancement projects, and serves as one of the lead NJA staff working on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.

Major Responsibilities:
" Responsible for developing and managing project plans and budgets, and securing or helping to secure funding for habitat enhancement projects.
" Creates and manages programmatic and project budgets, takes a lead role in fundraising in all areas: government grants, individuals, corporations, foundations, grants and gifts.
" Directs and manages habitat restoration and habitat enhancement projects.
" Serves as one of the lead NJA staff working on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.
" Consults with landowners and managers on habitat management practices.
" Aids in developing and implementing habitat conservation and restoration activities.
" Interacts with numerous partners (public, private and government) to promote effective, adaptive conservation management actions associated with critical habitats.
" Supervises Stewardship staff which includes full-time and seasonal staff;
" Initiates, cultivates and helps to maintain relationships with key project partners and supporters.
" Directs landowner outreach efforts; aids landowners in the development of project proposals for federal funding; delivers federal and state conservation incentive programs through landowner contacts.
" Develops and implements conservation plans and habitat management plans on public and private lands.
" Oversees development of and conducts workshops for stakeholders and the public.
" Identifies opportunities to expand NJA conservation programs.
" Works with the Vice President for Stewardship and other department staff to identify funding sources and prepare project reports and proposals.
" Represents NJA on regional coalitions, councils and committees.
" Maintains existing key relationships with partners, funders, and other contacts.
" Completes other tasks as assigned.
" Participates with other NJA staff to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations.

Knowledge/Skills:
" Experience developing and implementing restoration, stewardship and wildlife management projects.
" Strong understanding and knowledge of ecological processes and familiarity with regional wildlife and/or plant life and/or ecosystems.
" A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.
" Possess effective time management skills and the ability to organize complex projects and budgets.
" Ability to work effectively on multiple complex projects and complete tasks independently when necessary.
" Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
" Good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public and others.
" Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
" Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements, able to conduct internet research and use standard web-based tools and maps, etc. Experience using GIS software (e.g. ESRI) essential.
" Familiarity with a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft software products. GPS experience is a plus.
" Fundraising or grant writing experience is beneficial.
" Experience supervising staff is preferred.

Qualifications:
" M.S. in wildlife biology, natural resources, or related field preferred including an emphasis in land management, restoration, stewardship and/or conservation planning. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
" Minimum five years experience working in the natural resources or conservation field.
" Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions.
" Must have the physical capacity to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
" Must be willing to travel to different inventory locations throughout New Jersey and work weekends and nights as required. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid drivers License.
" Flexibility to adjust hours to meet specials needs of the department.

Starting Date: Immediate.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.
Application: Qualified individuals may apply by emailing their resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references, preferably as one document, to hr.stewardshipsouth@njaudubon.org

The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is seeking an Executive Director             (Posted: 10-5-16)

The MWA is located in Asbury, Warren County, NJ. The watershed spans nearly 160 square miles in northwest New Jersey and includes portions of Morris, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex counties. MWA's Executive Director leads the execution of the Association's mission - to protect and improve the quality of the Musconetcong River and its Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources. The successful candidate will have executive authority in the areas of program development and implementation, communications, staff supervision, member relations, fundraising and finance. This position reports to the MWA Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and execute the organization's strategy in collaboration with the Board of Directors, ensuring consistent and timely progress.
Provide leadership in developing new programs that further MWA's goals and contribute to the sustainability of the organization.
Oversee the human resource aspects of the organization, including recruiting, performance, employee evaluation, development and setting goals/objectives. Maintain a climate and morale that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality employees.
Identify project and operational grant opportunities. Write and submit successful grant applications.
Lead an organizational fundraising program that successfully increases revenue (grants and contributions).
Oversee the financial aspects of the organization, including expanding revenue, budget development and monitoring, annual IRS Form 990 completion, and the management of grant funding.
Actively engage and build strong relationships with partners critical to the success of MWA, including federal, state and local government agencies, other environmental organizations, volunteer and communities.
Actively engage and energize MWA's volunteers, board members and event committees.
Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Attend monthly Board meetings and keep the Board of Directors fully informed on matters that affect the success of the organization.
Maintain a working knowledge of significant regional/watershed management developments and trends.
Oversee MWA's digital and print communications, including the website, newsletters and press releases.

Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or related field. Master's degree preferred. Four years of experience in watershed management may be substituted for Master's degree.
Experience: One to three years of experience as a manager or director, preferably in the non-profit sector. Track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff. Experience working with State and Federal government agencies, municipal officials, partner organizations and the general public. Experience working with water quality issues. Proven track record of successfully securing public and private funding. Past experience working with a Board of Directors.
Skills: Flexible and a self-starter, able to work independently and prioritize tasks appropriately. Able to manage time effectively and meet strict deadlines. Excellent written skills and highly effective motivation and communication skills a must. Willingness to pitch in wherever and whenever needed. Commitment to MWA's mission. Preferred candidates will have experience with environmental permitting.
Supervision: Has experience managing a diverse team to achieve organizational goals.
This is a full-time salaried position. Weekend/evening work is a necessary part of this job but can largely be planned for. As such, there is flexibility to balance the hours worked. The use of a personal vehicle is also required, but reimbursed.

Beth Styler Barry
Executive Director
Musconetcong Watershed Association
P.O. Box 113
10 Maple Avenue
Asbury, NJ 08802
Cell 908-455-1404 (preferred)
Office 908-537-7060
www.musconetcong.org

URBAN PROMISE MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER OPENING             (Posted: 10-4-16)

Since 1988 UrbanPromise’s mission has been to equip Camden’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.  UrbanPromise strives to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.  UrbanPromise has a job opening for a middle school science teacher.

Position Title: Middle School Science Teacher Department: CamdenForward School (CFS)
Reports To: Principal S a lary: $30,000 + Full Time Benefits

Position Summary:
To develop in each pupil an awareness of the role of science in economic and social progress; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles, and skills in scientific methods of problem solving; to discover and develop special talents of pupils in scientific field. The teacher is responsible for planning and implementing lessons in accordance with the standards set forth by the CamdenForward School of UrbanPromise Ministries and the NJ State and Common Core standards.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Develops and implements weekly Science lesson plans that are in accordance and are consistent with the Camden Forward School program curriculum, NJ Standard guidelines and the Common Core Standard guidelines.
2. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students. Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student's developmental levels and needs. Plans a science program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments; organizes laboratory activities for optimum learning. Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standard or teacher-prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy. Incorporate technology into the curriculum for Science. MS Science teacher provides individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects and experiments are being worked on simultaneously.
4. Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, selfcontrol, perseverance, and punctuality.
5. Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. Cooperates with school administration in facilitating the annual school Science Fair, provide displays and programs for the school and community, and in sponsoring science activities. Instructs students in proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life. Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required.
6. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
7. Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on students and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
8. Other duties as assigned include but not limited to: Assist in fund raising and in running both UPM and CFS special events and work closely with CFS team to continuously improve department-organizations efforts. In addition, attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.

EDUCATION College Degree
EXPERIENCE Experience working with urban youth
REQUIRED SKILLS
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Strong classroom management skills
• Ability to work with diverse urban students
• In-depth understanding of and commitment to the organizations vision and mission.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS This position includes the normal physical demands associated with work in the office and classroom environment.
This position includes the ability to schedule work outside of the typical work week, evenings and weekends.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Looking for land surveying help             (Posted: 10-4-16)

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Native Plant Society 
of New Jersey
  
Looking for land surveying help
As many of you know, the Native Plant Society is the owner of a parcel of land in New Holland Township in Hunterdon County.  The land, approximately one acre in size, has steep slopes, wetlands, lots of wonderful native plants and, unfortunately, a good number of invasive aliens. 

We had the land surveyed about 6 years ago, but regrettably the temporary corner markers were removed before more permanent monuments could be placed.

The lack of defined boundaries has hampered our attempts to remove the invasive plants and to fully utilize the property.

So, we are looking for someone with land surveying expertise and qualifications to help us set the corner posts.  If you are, or know anyone, who could do the work,
pro bono, that would be great!  Just contact me and I will put it all together.

John Black,
President, 
Native Plant Society of NJ 
For more information contact

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- Scholarships for students in green majors

Seven PhD-holding professionals in green energy and related areas contributed to the creation of the guide, including three department chairs and a former COO and consultant to a handful of Fortune 100 companies.

Click HERE for the guide.

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

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)

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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
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/

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, click HERE.