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POSTED 9/19/11
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Communications Intern, Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Spring 2012 (Start date, January 17, 2012)

The intern will assist the Director and other staff in updating the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory’s website for content, style, and applications. The intern will be responsible for updating website content to reflect current information (e.g., faculty, staff, and students, current and past research projects, contact information), assisting in the design of the website, and developing/implementing social media applications such as blogs, facebook, twitter, video links/feeds, and other web-based media presentations highlighting research efforts and lab capabilities. Qualifications include previous experience working with web design and social media applications. An interest in science translation is desirable but not critical.  This is an unpaid internship but earning internship credit is encouraged.

UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory is part of the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources. It is located on the waterfront adjacent to ECHO Aquarium. Faculty members use the laboratory to conduct a wide range of research activities related to aquatic systems including nutrient dynamics, water quality, limnology, and fish ecology. Research is conducted within Lake Champlain and its watershed as well as the far reaches of the world. A number of partners are co-located in and adjacent to the laboratory including Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the Watershed Alliance, ECHO, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, 3 references and an unofficial transcript, by November 1, 2011, to Jason Stockwell  jason.stockwell@uvm.edu, 656-3009.

POSTED 9/16/11
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Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District
Community Outreach Assistant /Recycling and Composting Advocate
The LRSWMD is looking for a dynamic part time employee (20 hours per week)
to provide recycling and composting support to residents and businesses as
well provide in-house administrative duties. The successful candidate will
support the overall mission of the LRSWMD to reduce the quantity and
toxicity of trash and to increase the awareness of the general public on all
matters of solid waste management.

This position requires a flexible and organized person. Desired skills
include:
. Website design and support
. Social media outreach
. Public outreach to schools/businesses/residents
. Educational material design and publishing
. Windows PC suite of software
. Knowledge of general office duties and bookkeeping is favorable

Training can be made available.

Please submit resumes via email: manager@lrswmd.org

Or mail to: LRSWMD, 29 Sunset Drive, Morrisville, VT 05661, Attn: S.
Alexander

For more info about the organization, see http://lrswmd.org/


POSTED 9/16/11

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The Vermont Legislative Research Service (funded by the James M. Jeffords Center) is looking for students to work in research teams to carry out policy research for the Vermont State Legislature during the 2012 legislative session. Legislators submit requests for policy research to the VLRS and we fulfill the requests by gathering information and writing brief, information-packed, well-documented reports for the legislators. Students who work for the VLRS will be required to log 20 hours a week on the research projects including 10 hours of "office" time per week working with their group. The work requires resourcefulness in digging up material from the library and internet, an ability to judge research and factual claims from different disciplines, and strong writing and group skills. To see the type of work the VLRS does visit the web site www.uvm.edu/~vlrs. Students' work for the VLRS will have the potential to have an impact on legislation under consideration by the Vermont State Legislature (it has in the past...most recently the Attorney General's Health Weight Initiative). Students will get credit for the work through POLS230 and 3 credit hours of POLS internship credit (POLS192). Students must be juniors and seniors but do not have to be political science majors or minors. If you are interested please contact Professor Gierzynski, the Director of the VLRS at agierzyn@uvm.edu or Kate Fournier, the Assistant Director of the VLRS at kate.fournier@uvm.edu.



POSTED 9/15/11

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Watersheds Conservation & Education Assistant

 

Lake Champlain International, Inc. (LCI) has the opportunity for a student to gain experience in the areas of communications, public relations, outreach, and social media.  LCI is a conservation 501 (c)(3) nonprofit focused on the improvement of Lake Champlain's water quality and the restoration of its fisheries.  Its office is located in Colchester, Vermont.  As a Watersheds Conservation & Education Assistant, the student will contribute to educational outreach efforts, environmental issues research, marketing initiatives, and manage and build H2Know, a Lake Champlain conservation club at UVM.  Marketing students would also benefit from the experience as communicating about environmental and ecological matters often involves "selling" the need to act-or not-on the issues at hand to any number of constituencies.

Students with a passionate desire to leave the natural world a better place than which it was found are encouraged to send a letter of interest.  The proper candidate, as well as being self-motivated to ensure Lake Champlain is swimmable, drinkable, and fishable for their own and future generations, will have:

•             excellent writing and typing skills

•             strong interpersonal skills

•             a sense of personal accountability

•             working command of Facebook, Twitter, flickr, and YouTube

•             basic formal or informal blogging experience or related experience

•             a laptop computer

•             the ability to reliably get to and from the LCI office

•             a high degree of comfort of working independently on a computer and the internet

•             a love for Lake Champlain that matches or exceeds that of our committed staff, board of directors, and 80-plus volunteers

•             an interest in a journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, science-related or advocacy career

•             a desire for responsibility and the drive to earn it

LCI is currently working on, among other things, (1) reducing municipal and residential stormwater pollution and agricultural pollution; (2) the restoration of Lake Champlain's sturgeon, walleye, lake trout, and Atlantic salmon; (3) effecting the removal of the Swanton Dam; (4) various adult and children's conservation education outreach efforts on the town, state, and national level; (5) ensuring beaches remain safe for swimming; (6) advocating for the need for wastewater and drinking water facility upgrades; (7) educating the public on the threats to our drinking water from emerging contaminants; and (8) encouraging Vermonters, New Yorkers, and all Lake Champlain "lovers" to become engaged stakeholders in the wonderful natural resource: Lake Champlain.

While there are no typical work days, and some projects require some weekend and evening hours, a schedule and term suitable to both parties will be negotiated prior to the position offer and acceptance.  As some environmental and ecological issues arise quickly and demand immediate responses, candidates should always be comfortable, if not thrive, in a fast-paced atmosphere.

 

To learn more detailed information about LCI, visit http://www.mychamplain.net or http://www.facebook.com/LakeChamplain.  Twitter users may visit http://twitter.com/Lake_Champlain.

 

Please send a resume, letter of interest, and official or unofficial transcripts to Ross at ross@mychamplain.net.

POSTED 9/13/11

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My company, Utility Risk Management Corporation, is looking for temporary employees to assist us with processing data over the next few months.  Specifically, we are conducting quality control on large amounts of aerial oblique imagery and manually identifying particular types of features.

I was wondering if either of you happen to know of any students or recent graduates that are still in the area and would be available to spend at least a few full days a week at our office in Stowe helping us with this process.

We are looking for 1-2 people that can commit at least 3 8-hour days each week.  We hope to fill these positions as soon as possible.  We have already begun processing.  Hourly Rate is $13.

If you can think of anyone in particular, please feel free to forward my contact information along to them.  We certainly appreciate any help you both can offer.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank You,

Brian

Brian Beck
GIS Programmer/Analyst

 

Utility Risk Management Corporation
2038 Mountain Rd | Stowe, VT 05672
p 802.760.4840
| f 802.253.2358

bbeck@utilityrisk.com



POSTED 8/31/11

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Work Study positions at the Intervale Conservation Nursery

The Intervale Conservation Nursery is seeking work study students to assist the Nursery staff with collection, propagation, and maintenance of native woody trees and shrubs. This field-based position is a great way to
l e a r n a b o u t n a t i v e p l a n t c ommu n i t i e s , g r e e n h o u s e propagation, and riparian restoration. This is a part time position, starting at the beginning of spring term and continuing through the end of the
semester. Students are required tohave a work study award and should be willing to dedicate their time to this position in at least 4 hour blocks, preferably 8 hour blocks.

Responsibilities include: Collecting cuttings and seeds seasonally and maintaining the nursery field. This may include transplanting seedlings,managing weeds, and scouting for pests. The student may be asked to perform other
tasks as needed.

Qualifications: The student must have some familiarity with native woody riparian species in Vermont and a basic understanding of natural plant communities. Experience with organic plant propagation and maintenance is helpful. This is an
especially appropriate work study position for a plant and soil science student, though we certainly welcome others to apply. The student must have the ability to perform tasks requiring physical exertion, such as lifting, digging,
raking, and working in challenging terrain.

To apply send cover letter and resume to Mike Ingalls via email, Mike@intervale.org. For more information please call 802-660-0440 x114

POSTED 8/31/11
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Watershed Technician  Franklin Watershed Committee, Franklin, VT


This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps, which places AmeriCorps members in sponsoring non-profit affordable housing and environmental conservation and education organizations around the state.
Your Organization's Mission and Goal of Position: The Franklin Watershed Committee (FWC) is a duly incorporated IRC 501(c)(3)tax exempt, non-profit organization whose goal is to improve the healthful integrity of the Franklin Watershed and its principle body of water, Lake Carmi. The FWC strives to achieve its mission by working closely with lake residents and farmers to limit the impact of agricultural activity, shoreline erosion and septic on the phosphorous levels in Lake Carmi.

Essential Functions of Position: (may be in bullet form) 1. Conduct shoreline and septic surveys. 2. Conduct culvert and stream assessments and assist in restorations and repair. 3. Assist in the planning and implementation of Rain Gardens and other shoreline filters. 4. Work with farmers and land owners in cover crop initiatives, nutrient management plans and other efforts that result in Best Agricultural Management Practices. 5. Assist in the implementation of a Septic Feasibility Study for Lake Carmi and the Town of Franklin. 6. Assist in extracting water samples from Lake Carmi and its tributaries to measure phosphorous and turbidity. 7. Analyze, organize and present data for outreach events, Select Board Meetings and regular FWC Meetings. 8. Conduct environmental presentations at the Franklin Elementary School. 9. Coordinate and assist with construction projects. 10. Coordinate and attend outreach events 11. Timely and accurate completion of time sheets and expense reports.

Marginal Functions of Position
Completion of administrative tasks as assigned. I.e.
Writing press releases
Researching products or technology
Attending workshops, then bringing the information back to the group

Desired Qualitfications/requirements
The AmeriCorps Member should preferably have the following qualifications:
1. A Bachelors or Associates Degree is preferred but not required.
2. A demonstrated interest in agricultural and environmental issues.
3. Effective oral & written communication skills.
4. Well organized and goal oriented.
5. Commensurate analytical abilities.
6. Ability to be flexible to adapt to new assignments from day to day.
7. Physical ability to conduct stream and shoreline walks and to assist with tree and crop planting.
8. Drivers license with access to a personal vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Be US citizen (or have permanent resident status);
 Be at least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation (there is no upper age limit), or 17 years of age with written parental permission that has been verified by phone;
 Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards their GED as part of their service-year successful completion requirement. A member cannot have dropped out of high school to join AmeriCorps. If a member has a documented medical reason/professional opinion why they cannot finish high school, they might be eligible; call in this case;
 Be committed to the VHCB AmeriCorps program, and its ethic of service and personal and professional development of its participants;
 Have the ability and enthusiasm to drive to, attend, and participate in required trainings and events, and be prepared to drive 2-3 hours each way.
Service Conditions (Identify the conditions under which the position must be accomplished (e.g. Service is to be performed primarily outdoors):
Service conditions will be conducted in both an indoor and outdoor setting. Work conditions indoors will entail analyzing and compiling data from the field, preparing and giving presentations, fact finding, organizing and preparing data for grant applications, organizing and preparing data for regular meetings and outreach events, various administrative functions.. Outdoor activities will include but not be limited to shoreline and septic surveys, stream and culvert assessments and restoration, extracting water samples from both the lake and its tributaries.

Position begins October 2011 and ends August 2012.

POSTED 8/31/11
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PROGRAM ASSISTANT – MA Farm Energy Program

The Program Assistant provides proactive, friendly, and accurate technical assistance to Massachusetts farms pursuing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and provides record-keeping and communications support for MA Farm Energy Program activities.

 This is an hourly, temporary, part-time (15 hours/week) technical support position for the Berkshire-Pioneer Resource Conservation and Development (BPRC&D) Area, Inc.  The Program Assistant receives direction from the MFEP Program Manager, with general supervision by the President of the BPRC&D Council.  The Program Assistant provides support for the implementation of the Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP), working in close collaboration with the MFEP Program Manager and the MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Renewable Energy Coordinator. 

 DUTIES

 

Qualifications

 Term

15 hours/week $15-20/hour commensurate with experience

October through December 2011, with likely extension

Interviews end-September

Based in Amherst office

 Process

Please email cover letter and resume to info@berkshirepioneerrcd.org with subject “MFEP Program Assistant” or mail:

 Attn: Megan Couture/MFEP

Berkshire Pioneer RC&D

9 Research Drive, Suite #5

Amherst, MA 01002

 Deadline: Submissions will be accepted until September 16. Applications received before August 25 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

POSTED 5/23/11
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Field Internship with the Lake Champlain Land Trust

 

Stewardship/Monitoring Internship

 

The Organization:

Spend the summer at the Burlington waterfront office of the Lake Champlain Land Trust! The Lake Champlain Land Trust is a non-profit 501(3) organization, founded in 1978, that works with landowners, local conservation commissions and colleagues to preserve the islands, lakeshore and natural areas of Lake Champlain.  The Land Trust has completed numerous public conservation projects including: Round Pond Natural Area in South Hero, Mill River Falls Natural Area in Georgia, and Rossetti Natural Area in Colchester. (For more info see: www.lclt.org)

 

Job Description:

The Stewardship/Monitoring Intern will assist with numerous projects including flagging boundaries and monitoring our conservation projects, helping with lakeshore restoration and trail repair projects, and conducting ecological baseline inventory work.  Work will involve identifying trees, shrubs, and herbs, as well as using a GPS unit. Work consists of a mix of fieldwork and office work.

 

Qualifications:

Students who have taken a forestry course are encouraged to apply.  Intern should be familiar with local tree and shrub species and be comfortable outdoors for several hours at a time.  Ideal candidates will be familiar with local fauna and be organized.  Applicants must share a passion for land conservation and be willing to work approx. 8-20 hours a week (we are flexible).  This is a highly competitive and unpaid internship—although a small stipend is available.  This is an exceptional opportunity for real land conservation experience in a small, friendly office. 

 

This is a summer position, with the possibility of extending to the fall.  The start and end dates as well as length of internship are flexible, but we prefer an intern who will commit to at least 2 months.  Open until filled.

 

To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to:

 

Sarah Koff

Lake Champlain Land Trust

One Main St, Suite 205

Burlington, VT 05401

sarah@lclt.org

802-864-3488

POSTED 5/18/11

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Vermont 4-H's Youth Agriculture Project is hiring for 3 AmeriCorps Positions
Interested in working with kids and community partners to strengthen farm and food education? Vermont 4-H's Youth Agriculture Project is hiring!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 3 AmeriCorps positions:
* Summer Food and Farms Youth Liaison: June 24–August 19, 2011. Application deadline 5/23/11.
* Pizza Garden Program Specialist: June 10–Sept 30, 2011. Application deadline 5/23/11.
* Program Development Specialist: August 2011–August 2012. Application deadline 6/20/11.

Based in southern Vermont and serving the state, Youth Ag seeks self-starters with skills and experience working with youth,
particularly those with diverse abilities and life situations; interest or hands-on experience in nutrition education, sustainable food systems
or organic agriculture; and excellent individual organization and team communication skills.

Benefits to AmeriCorps service with Youth Ag include a living allowance, professional experience in community-based farm and food education, an
end-of-service education award or cash stipend, and unlimited snacking from our organic vegetable field.

* Visit www.tinyurl.com/YouthAgEmployment for more complete job details.
* To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to youthagproject@uvm.edu.
* Questions? Contact Liz Kenton, Youth Agriculture Project Coordinator,
at liz.kenton@uvm.edu or at 802-257-7967 x308.


POSTED 5/16/11

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Fish and Wildlife Biologist Announcement

Please distribute the announcement as appropriate. The position will be located at the USDA Service Center in St. Albans, VT. The position will work on wetland and upland habitat improvement projects (riparian area focus) throughout the northwestern Lake Champlain Watershed (VT ). Closing date of the announcement is May 25, 2011.

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=98705136&JobTitle=Fish+and+Wildlife+Biologist&q=&where=st+albans%2c+vt&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=Y&FedPub=Y&x=0&y=0&AVSDM=2011-05-12+00%3a03%3a00


Christopher E. Smith
State Coordinator - Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Office
11 Lincoln Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Voice: 802-872-0629 Ext. 20
Cell: 802-735-5784
Fax: 802-872-9704
e-mail : chris_e_smith@fws.gov

POSTED 5/16/11
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Office Manager, Lake Champlain Committee -
Applications due at LCC by 6:00 PM 5/19/11.

LAKE CHAMPLAIN COMMITTEE JOB DESCRIPTION
Description last reviewed and updated: 5/11
JOB TITLE: Office Manager
HOURS: full-time, 40 hours per week, including occasional weekends and evenings
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
OVERVIEW:
The Office Manager fields phone calls and walk-ins; opens and distributes mail; oversees and maintains the
computer membership database; implements and maintains a computerized bookkeeping system (in
Quickbooks); produces monthly financial and membership reports; oversees all membership, advocacy, and
outreach first class and bulk-rate mailings and emailings; updates and maintains LCC’s web and social media
presence with guidance from other staff; provides support on outreach and program efforts; maintains and
upgrades office systems and equipment as needed; organizes the office, tracks inventory and orders all
supplies. The Office Manager also serves as an assistant to the Executive Director. To the extent that time is
available, the Office Manager is expected to clean beaches and remove sea lampreys from fish in the lake
(just kidding about this last bit, but all the rest of it is for real).
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Membership and Computer Record Keeping
• Maintain and update membership and organizational database on a bi-weekly basis including inputting
all information, updating data and selection codes as appropriate, coordinating thank you and follow-up
letters and reports and emails, and making deposits.
• Produce and distribute thank you letters/emails, new membership packages, and Lake Champlain
Paddlers’ Trail related materials, and fill informational requests and orders in a timely fashion.
• Update thank you letter and welcome package and other outreach letters with edits as provided.
• Handle inquiries and fill and track requests for information about LCC and the Lake Champlain
Paddlers’ Trail on a timely basis.
• Produce and distribute monthly income and membership reports and budget reports using membership
database and accounting software.
• Oversee updating and fine-tuning of the membership, media, and other databases throughout the year.
• Coordinate with other staff to maintain calendar and general schedule for outgoing mailings and
emailings and oversee printing and mailing or emailing of LCC renewal letters, donor solicitations,
prospecting mailings, E-newsletters, Lake Look mailings and emailings, action alerts, meeting/outreach
invitations, press releases, and other informational materials throughout the year. (Includes in-house
printing of materials.)
• Maintain notebooks and database tracking of all organizational mailings and mass emailings to
membership, board, prospects, media, partners, and clients related to project work.
• Assist efforts to develop and maintain an activist network of members and volunteers to aid LCC’s
advocacy, education, project, and administrative work.
LCC Office Manager Job Description, Page 2of 4
• Conduct daily, weekly and annual back-ups of all database and software programs the Office Manager
works with.
• Establish and utilize a computer back-up system for the office to safeguard database and word
processing files and programs.
Financial and Legal Record Keeping
• Receive all bills, make preliminary approval for payment and allocate and produce checks and billings on
a semi-monthly basis or more frequently as required using accounting software.
• Maintain accurate financial reports, invoices, and sale item records and inventories for annual audit or
financial review.
• Oversee bank accounts and endowment fund accounts and recommend money transfers as needed.
• Produce and distribute monthly budget and financial reports using accounting software, allocating
income and expenses to cost centers, tracking grant expenditures, and producing grant invoices as
necessary with support from Executive Director.
• Prepare and file monthly, quarterly employer tax reports and oversee filing of annual tax reports and
maintain past financial records in a sequential and orderly fashion for tax purposes.
• File lobbying papers bi-annually as required by Secretary of State.
• Compile materials for and assist in the scheduling of annual audits and/or financial reviews, LCC annual
report, and production of 990, Report 5500 and other tax reports.
• Assist Executive Director in developing annual budgets and work-plans and participate in the short and
long-term planning efforts of the Lake Champlain Committee.
Office Maintenance
• Open and close office daily.
• Develop and maintain as changes occur, an operations manual for the Office Manager position.
• Oversee answering of telephone and distribution of all messages and emails in a timely fashion.
• Open mail and distribute daily.
• Perform general administrative duties including word processing, filing, scanning, photocopying, and
printing.
• Provide administrative support to the Executive Director.
• Provide administrative support to other staff as time allows.
• Oversee maintenance, upgrading, and inventory of office equipment including computers, digital
camera, projector, printers, scanners, paper folder, and phone system.
• Maintain supplies of all office necessities with an emphasis on cost effective, environmentally
responsible purchasing.
• Oversee production and track inventory of LCC note cards, T-shirts, books and other merchandise and
track sales and comp distribution.
• Produce, replenish, and update office print and digital tracking forms including time sheets, expense
forms, check approval and bank transfer forms, and outreach materials.
• Supervise use of office equipment and train new users as necessary.
• Keep office presentable and professional and oversee cleaning and maintenance.
LCC Office Manager Job Description, Page 3of 4
General Office Support
• Assist in the ongoing communication and development work of the organization.
• Update the LCC Web Site and other social media with information on programs and events on an as
needed basis and in collaboration with other staff.
• Provide staff and board members with information as requested and provide support for key programs
such as the Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail and outreach efforts including the Lake Protection Pledge
Campaign, Way to Go Week, Annual Meeting, and business, donor, and membership education and
fundraising events.
• Coordinate meeting schedules and prepare office for any meetings.
• Assist in developing a corps of volunteers to provide administrative support for bulk mailings,
organizing and maintaining the library, filing and other office maintenance tasks as appropriate.
• Participate in regular staff meetings and staff development activities.
• Keep informed about Lake Champlain Committee activities and issues.
• Other duties as assigned.
ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Office Manager is expected to ensure that the office functions efficiently and effectively and that
membership, program, and financial databases are maintained properly. The Office Manager interacts with
the Executive Director on a daily basis. The Office Manager must demonstrate efficient use of public and
private funds and be environmentally conscious in all purchasing, accounting and budget implementation
actions.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION:
Professional Experience
• Successful administrative experience.
• Successful database management experience. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
• Proficiency with email, web, social media and computers.
• Accounting and bookkeeping experience or ease with numbers and a willingness to learn accounting
systems. Familiarity with QuickBooks a plus.
• Personal commitment to protecting the environmental integrity and recreational resources of Lake
Champlain and the Champlain Basin.
Education
• Bachelor’s degree.
Interpersonal and Organizational Skills
• Efficient approach to tasks and enthusiasm for the work.
• Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
• Ability to organize work, thoroughness, and attentiveness to detail and design.
• Proficiency at undertaking multiple tasks on an ongoing basis.
• Pleasant manner and professional, friendly approach to working with staff, board, LCC membership,
Agency personnel, and the general public.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• High motivation and energy level.
• Willingness to work flexibly as part of a team and confidence to work in a self-directed fashion.
LCC Office Manager Job Description, Page 4of 4
• Ability to work with deadlines and within budgets and under time pressure with humor and attention to
detail.
Technical and Computer Skills
• Computer proficiency using word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications in a Windows
environment.
• Aptitude for Email and web marketing including design, personalization, database import and export,
statistical tracking and verification, and website and database integration.
• Knack for working with office equipment from computers and printers to paper folder and scanners.
• Experience with website content management systems (CMS) and social media.
Working Conditions and Related Requirements
• Generally Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with occasional evening and weekend
commitments.
• Some flexibility in work schedule is helpful to coordinate with schedules of other staff members.
• Office environment with some travel and work outside the office.
• Valid driver’s license and consistent access to a reliable vehicle for work-related errands.
SALARY RANGE:
Salary range $25,000 - $28,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Email cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to: lorif@lakechamplaincommittee.org.
Applications due at LCC by 6:00 PM 5/19/11. Seeking start date in June 2011.

For additional information: http://www.lakechamplaincommittee.org/get-involved/jobs/

POSTED 5/12/11

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Fish Biologist Position Announcement

  The position will be located in the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Office in Essex Junction, VT. The position will work on fish passage and stream restoration projects throughout the State of Vermont with a focus in the Lake Champlain Watershed (VT and NY) and the Winooski River Watershed. Closing date of the announcement is May 19, 2011.


http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=98799732&JobTitle=Fish+Biologist&q=&where=essex+junction%2c+VT&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&x=93&y=3&AVSDM=2011-05-05+00%3a03%3a00



Christopher E. Smith
State Coordinator - Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Office
11 Lincoln Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Voice: 802-872-0629 Ext. 20
Cell: 802-735-5784
Fax: 802-872-9704
e-mail : chris_e_smith@fws.gov



POSTED 5/12/11

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VT Smart Grid Outreach Educator, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center (VT Technology Council): #4995 & #4994 on
Catamount Job Link
Application deadline - MONDAY, MAY 16th!!!

POSTED 5/12/11
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Success on Farms Manager Position Available at the Intervale Center

The Intervale Center seeks a Success on Farms Manager to work full-time delivering high quality farm business planning services that enhance the viability of Vermont’s food system. This manager will provide business planning education and technical support directly to farm businesses and agricultural economic support to all Intervale Center initiatives. Based in Burlington, the SOF Manager is required to travel throughout Vermont.

 The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural management, business, or related field and advanced training in farm business management or economics. Minimum 4 years experience in agricultural development and/or business development and experience working directly with farmers required. Position also requires a positive attitude, project management skills, the ability to work independently, creative problem-solving, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Mandy Davis at mandy@intervale.org or Intervale Center 180 Intervale Road Burlington, VT 05401.

Application deadline: May 20, 2011

The Intervale Center is an EOE.

 

Mandy Davis

Program Services

Intervale Center

180 Intervale Rd.

Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 660-0440 x 108

mandy@intervale.org


POSTED 5/12/11

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CURRENT VERMONT CAMPUS COMPACT

AMERICORPS*VISTA POSITIONS

 
AmeriCorps*VISTA: Castleton State College

Castleton State College is looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for providing access to quality education for at-risk youth.  The Center for the Support and Study of the Community and the Upward Bound Program offer a variety of educational programs that assist elementary, middle and high school students with their quest to obtain a quality education and fan their desires to attend college. 

 Castleton’s programs and the community partners with whom they are connected provide opportunities for community youth to explore their dreams and develop educational skills necessary to purse a college education.  With the assistance of a VISTA member, we are confident that we can provide area youth the tools necessary to be successful in education and life. 

Castleton State College, the 18th oldest institution of higher education in the United States, emphasizes undergraduate liberal arts and professional education while also offering selected graduate programs.

The College is dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of students through excellence in teaching, close student-faculty interaction, numerous opportunities for outside-the-classroom learning, and an active and supportive campus community. Castleton strives to learn, use, and teach sustainable practices. The College prepares its graduates for meaningful careers; further academic pursuits; and engaged, environmentally responsible citizenship.

As a member of the Vermont State Colleges, Castleton is committed to supporting and improving the region's communities, schools, organizations, businesses, and environment.

 

AmeriCorps*VISTA: Champlain College

Magnet Schools Coordinator

Champlain College’s Center for Service and Civic Engagement offers an exciting, challenging VISTA position working as a liaison between the college and Burlington’s education organizations.  The VISTA will work with college students to create a student organization focused on education- service initiatives.  Many of these initiatives provide Burlington’s elementary students with college mentors that attempt to build emotional capacity through structured lunchtime and recess activities.  The VISTA will also work toward creating additional partnerships with Burlington’s middle and high schools, as well as other organizations that provide afterschool programming.

 While working on specific tasks to expand service-education programs, the VISTA will also function as a member of the Center for Service and Civic Engagement team.  As a member of the CSCE team, the VISTA is given a great deal of input into shaping his/her experience over the course of the year.  The VISTA is expected to plan, or assist in Center programs, steering, and vision.

 A year as a VISTA in the Center is sure to be a meaningful experience, filled with opportunities for personal reflection and growth!

 For more than 125 years, Champlain College -a private college located in Burlington, Vermont- has focused on offering a career-accelerating education that leads to real opportunities in the marketplace.  Champlain College's signature entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to professional preparation, nationally-acclaimed Core Curriculum and tradition of working with students individually combine to create an education that is truly like no other.

 

AmeriCorps*VISTA: Champlain College

Parent Engagement Coordinator

Champlain College’s Center for Service and Civic Engagement offers an exciting, challenging VISTA position working as a liaison between the college and Burlington’s Edmunds Elementary and Middle Schools.  The VISTA will work with Edmunds’ parent-engagement coordinator and various Champlain departments and offices to build a culture of college expectation for all elementary and middle school students.  The VISTA will also work towards creating additional partnerships with organizations that provide afterschool programming for low-income students.

 While working on specific tasks to create the Champlain-Edmunds partnership, the VISTA will also function as a member of the Center for Service and Civic Engagement team.  The VISTA is expected to plan, or assist in Center programs, steering, and vision.

 A year as a VISTA in the Center is sure to be a meaningful experience, filled with opportunities for personal reflection and growth!

 For more than 125 years, Champlain College -a private college located in Burlington, Vermont- has focused on offering a career-accelerating education that leads to real opportunities in the marketplace.  Champlain College's signature entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to professional preparation, nationally-acclaimed Core Curriculum and tradition of working with students individually combine to create an education that is truly like no other.

 

AmeriCorps*VISTA: Lyndon State College Upward Bound

At the Lyndon State College Upward Bound program the full time Vista member will provide support services to Lyndon State College Upward Bound students and the full time staff. These services will provide a blueprint for high school academic advising, college access and college success activities for target school coordinators at our 9 cooperating high schools.  The focus of the VISTA  member will be to provide support to increase students’ aspirations, facilitate post secondary academic preparation, as well as provide support for transition into a post secondary environment and overall success in college from matriculation to graduation.  Additionally, the VISTA member will coordinate volunteer community service opportunities throughout the year, and career exploration work study positions for each student during the summer program.  The background preparation for the advising program and the community service portion of Upward Bound will be the VISTA member’s primary focus.  The VISTA member will become the “Go To” person for coordinating services to meet the needs of our low income students.  This position will include all of the necessary training to ensure continued success for our students long term and short term goals. 

 Located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Lyndon State College is part of the state college system of Vermont.  For the 1,400 students who come from Vermont, New England and around the world, Lyndon offers a hands-on experiential education, nationally recognized professional programs and an intimate friendly atmosphere all leading to rewarding careers or graduate studies. 

AmeriCorps*VISTA: Middlebury College

Ready to help kids succeed?  The Mentoring and Youth Programs Coordinator will be the point person for child-related volunteer programs at Middlebury College.  This VISTA member’s primary responsibilities will include overseeing and coordinating the Community Friends mentoring program, strengthening Community Friends’ branches focused on serving minority populations, supporting and collaborating with DREAM and College for Every Student, and serving as the Alliance for Civic Engagement’s liaison to other campus-based youth programs (e.g. Page 1 Literacy, Sister to Sister, etc.)  The VISTA will work closely with both students and community members (parents, teachers, guidance counselors, etc) to improve communications and increase the scope and impact of the different programs.  Finally the VISTA will conduct research and compile resources to help the disadvantaged children in the programs succeed in school and gain entrance to college. 

 Founded in 1800 and set in the beautiful Champlain Valley of Vermont, Middlebury College is one of the top-tier liberal arts colleges in the country. The College offers a classic liberal arts education with rich and varied opportunities for students to “learn to engage the world.”  Middlebury prides itself on being a community of diverse people and perspectives; with a passion for the environment and a sustainable lifestyle; a long-term commitment to international education; and, perhaps most importantly, people—students, faculty, and staff—with the energy to make things happen.

 

AmeriCorps*VISTA: Norwich University

The VISTA member at Norwich University will be a dynamic self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced collaborative work environment and enjoys working with youth.  This individual will use their out-going personality to develop and implement a well-structured and effective mentoring program and mobilize volunteers geared towards area youths’ high school completion, college preparation and access.  The VISTA member will be comfortable with one-on-one advising as well as large group presentations and knowledge sharing activities.  His or her familiarity with rural Vermont, its resources and working with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds will serve him in this role. 

 Norwich University is a private university in Northfield, VT, that offers both a military college path or a traditional college path.  In each realm, students are challenged with leadership experiences and receive a balanced, rigorous education that allows them to act as well as think, and to execute as well as conceive.  Norwich offers 29 undergraduate degrees, 32 undergraduate academic programs and 11 master’s level academic programs. 

 

AmeriCorps*VISTA: Southern Vermont College

Southern Vermont College and Mount Anthony Union High School invite qualified applicants to work as an AmeriCorps member in beautiful Bennington, Vermont.  This AmeriCorps position offers the opportunity for an individual to impact high school students and their families in the important and sometimes daunting task of navigating the "college process."  We encourage candidates who have a desire to help high school students get accepted into and progress through college.  The AmeriCorps member will help students understand the process of applying to college (both the application itself and filing for financial aid) and will provide programming to help students refine academic and time management skills needed for success in college.  In working with Southern Vermont College, the AmeriCorps member will use the campus as an example to show prospective high school students a glimpse of college life and will encourage students to consider Southern Vermont College.  The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to initiate and complete tasks related to the above description.  The AmeriCorps member can expect housing arrangements and office materials.

Southern Vermont College, located on a mountainside campus overlooking the Green Mountains in Bennington, VT offers a transformative living and learning experience and a career-enhancing liberal arts curriculum that cultivates lifelong learners in a personalized setting, emphasizes active learning and exploration, and encourages empowered citizenship and environmental sensibility. 

 AmeriCorps*VISTA: Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Career and Education Outreach

Do you believe that education is a path out of poverty?  VSAC is looking for a creative, self-motivated individual committed to college access for low-income families.  The VISTA member will work to promote college access and to inspire all students, but particularly low-income students, to plan for and have the skills necessary to be successful in college.  The VISTA member will assist VSAC in building college access programs that are sustainable, including events on campuses, workshops in schools and agencies and training college students on college access issues. Additional responsibilities will include the development of methods for use of social marketing to reach more low-income students.  Understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by rural, low-income youth and families is critical. Experience and/or interest in education, public speaking, social justice, and/or social marketing is desirable.

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is located in the Burlington area, near Lake Champlain. VSAC is a public, non-profit corporation providing information and direct financial aid to students pursuing a postsecondary education. Established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965, VSAC has successfully supported student choice and access to higher education for over 40 years by administering grant, loan, scholarship, and informational outreach programs.

 

AmeriCorps*VISTA Team Leader:

Vermont Campus Compact, Colchester, VT

The VISTA leader will make both a statewide and tri-state impact as they recruit, support and train other VISTA members throughout their experience and help them fight poverty in their communities. The VISTA Leader will assist VISTA members to mobilize the resources of higher education and develop programming on member campuses and in the community focused on improving college aspirations for K-12 students, with a particular focus area on individuals from low-income populations.

 The Team Leader works with VCC staff to provide resources and support for members, plan trainings and conferences, maintains strong communication and networks among the VCC A*VISTA members, and collaborates with other Northern New England Campus Compact VISTA leaders, and works with program development at the VCC office.

 With up to 8 sites ranging from urban to rural, the Vermont Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA program offers many exciting opportunities for persons wishing to take a leadership role in a progressive field.

 The VISTA Leader is supported by Vermont Campus Compact staff, but works independently to manage the Vermont Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA team.

The VISTA Leader will be responsible for:

 

VISTA Leader candidates must have served for one year of National Service with AmeriCorps VISTA.

Vermont Campus Compact is a statewide consortium of 16 college and university presidents committed to creating a flourishing democracy. We work with members to strengthen communities and educate for informed and active citizenship. VCC presidents believe that through sustained and creative student, faculty and institutional engagement with communities, higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening communities and improving lives in Vermont and elsewhere.


POSTED 5/5/11
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Americorps Summer VISTA Youth Garden Organizer,VT Affordable Housing, Starksboro/Burlington, VT: Position #4888 in Catamount Job Link

POSTED 5/5/11
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Environmental Internship

 

 

Sopher Investment Management is an independent wealth manager that tailors unique financial solutions for individuals, families, non-profits and foundations.   Since 1992 Sopher has been building and sustaining wealth for clients with customized portfolio’s mainly comprised of individual stock and bonds.

 

Internship Description:  Assign scores for publicly traded companies in the main categories of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG).  Interns utilize sustainability reports, annual reports, Morningstar and other sources to evaluate each company.  General categories include: greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, water usage, hazardous waste generation, community engagement and corporate governance.  Intern will be expected to assist in streamlining the research process and seeking other resources and methodologies to evaluate companies.  This is a non-paid part time internship.  Interns are encourage to apply for internship credit.

 

Requirements:  Seeking a foundation of coursework in Biology, Ecology and Natural Resources.  Also, exposure to Economics is a plus.

 

Hours:  Typically for course credit ten hours a week

 

Location: 1233 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT 05403

 

Dates:   Generally at least ten hours per week for the Fall, Spring or Summer.

 

Contact Information:  Matthew Johnson  e-mail: mjohnson@sopherinvestment.com  phone: 802 658-0625



POSTED 4/27/11

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Nutrition and Agriculture Educator, Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Start-Date: August 22, 2011
Location: Newport, Vermont
About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont's children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Position Description
The primary responsibilities of the Nutrition and Agriculture Educator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ educational programs and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.
The Educator will:
o Lead weekly 2-hour after-school program at school sites
o Lead in-class nutrition, agriculture workshops, and farm field trips for students
o Lead summer program activities for students and community members
o Plan, develop, and maintain educational materials
o Purchase, distribute, and maintain program supplies and equipment
o Design and distribute outreach and publicity materials
o Collect, analyze, and report data for program evaluation
o Work as an independent member of a team of educators
o Provide general support to organization, as necessary

Qualifications A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience Strong interest in working with children, teaching experience preferred Knowledge of gardening and vegetable production preferred Excellent organizational skills Strong interpersonal skills Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year Health insurance, if not covered under another policy Child care, if necessary Student loan forbearance A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education Available housing Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@gmfts.org. Applications accepted after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE

POSTED 4/27/11

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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps - Burlington Conservation Crew Leaders

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is currently looking for energetic and resourceful Crew Leaders to work in Chittenden County for our 2011 field season.

Leading a crew for the VYCC is a job unlike any you've ever had before! As a Crew Leader you will work in the outdoors and complete conservation projects such as trail construction, bridge building, and stone stair case construction. After a comprehensive training, you will be responsible for managing these work projects and ensuring high-quality standards are met. You will also serve as a teacher and a role model to the young people on your crew by building a strong community, ensuring the health and safety of your crew, and teaching both life and job skills. This job will stretch your comfort zones, but the rewards and sense of accomplishment which you’ll gain are immeasurable.

Positions vary in length, from 3 to 5 months between the months of April and October and include three weeks of training. For more details about the positions and to apply check out our website at: http://www.vycc.org/positions.html

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ry Parcell at 802.434.3969 Ext 131 or ry.parcell@vycc.org.



POSTED 4/26/11

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The Green Mountain National Forest will be filling a Visitor Services Information Assistant position in the spring of 2011. The GS-1001-05 position is located in Rutland, Vermont.

 Critical Duties Include:

 Staffs and maintains front office, meets visitors and independently replies, either verbally or in writing, to phone and mail inquiries requesting general information about Forest Service activities, programs, and policies. Assists in updating the Forest website.

 Other duties may include map, firewood, and tree permit sales and other sales and services, collections, database entry, mailings, processing requisitions, records management, dispatch and radio coverage, office safety and basic support for all program areas.

 Assists in developing specific objectives for interpretive programs and displays by providing input to the annual plan of work.  Inventories and prepares reports on the annual volumes of use, trends in public information needs, and public response to existing information output.

 Assists with providing conservation education programs to public schools, social groups and partner organizations. With assistance from Forest resource staff groups, develops presentations on subjects such as fire safety, environmental awareness, recreation activities, and litter prevention. Maintains inventory of existing publications.  Prepares or assists in the preparation of informational exhibits which include website, photos, maps and other public and internal displays. Performs other duties as assigned.

 
Forest Background:

 The Green Mountain National Forest is approximately 400,000 acres along the spine of the Green Mountain region in Vermont.  The Finger Lakes National Forest is about 16,000 acres located upstate New York. Approximately one-quarter of the Green Mountain National Forest is Congressionally designated Wilderness.  These forests have a combined workforce administered from the Supervisor’s Office in Rutland, VT.  Both Forests are working collaboratively with other agencies and groups to enhance our collective conservation and stewardship of natural resources on and off the forest.  Both Forests have several active partnerships and information / education programs with a wide variety of trail groups, place-based associations and watershed groups, those interested in fishery and wildlife habitat improvement or historic sites, educational institutions and governments. 

 We are considered a regional leader in the use of collaboration and stewardship contracting.  We are also working with new partners to address emerging issues in human health, climate change, non-native invasive plants, sustainable operations and natural resource education.  The Green Mountain National Forest is the 10th most heavily recreated National Forest in the nation. We seek innovators interested in working in a collaborative environment.  The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest operates as a unified forest where all employees work for and serve both forests.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please fill out the information below and send it to eready@fs.fed.us. The position will be filled as soon as possible – please apply by May 31, 2011. Call Ethan Ready at 802-747-6760 with your questions.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

 Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests

231 N. Main Street

Rutland, Vermont  05701  

Phone: 802-747-6700

Web: www.fs.fed.us/r9/gmfl/

 

Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce

256 N. Main Street

Rutland, Vermont 05701 

Phone: 802-773-2747

Web: http://www.rutlandvermont.com/

 

Job Title and Grade: Visitor Services Information Assistant GS-1001-05 

 

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Current Region/Forest/District______________________________________________

 

Current Series and Grade:__________________________________________________

 

Current Position Title:_____________________________________________________

 

If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities:

 

_____Persons with Disabilities

 

_____Veterans Readjustment

 

_____Disabled Veterans W/30% Compensable Disability

 

_____Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998

 

_____Former Peace Corps Volunteer

 

_____Student Career Experience Program

 

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POSTED 4/26/11

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VYT (AmeriCorps) Therapeutic Adventure Summer Camp position - Howard Center Child, Youth, & Family Services, VT
Child, Youth and Family Services the multi-faceted division of HowardCenter tasked with supporting families and youth in Chittenden Country and Vermont. Our programs include 24 hour crisis intervention and support in the community, family support and counseling, as well as day treatment, school services and 24-hour care. Our Core Beliefs: - We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. - We believe in the human capacity for growth and development. - We believe that health and well-being come through positive relationships with others, healthy connections with family and community, contributing to others, and caring and taking responsibility for oneself. Living Skills Camp is the primary summer program for this division of the agency. We serve youth ages 6-14 with emotional and behavioral needs that are beyond the scope of mainstream summer camps. Our mission is to: - Create a supportive and inclusive camp environment for all of our clients regardless of their emotional or behavioral needs. - Incorporate treatment goals into daily camp activities and interactions with clients. - Support continued education in core content areas as they pertain to social skills and classroom success strategies.

Member Duties : Vista members will be active participants in our summer programming. Summer Living Skills Camp affords disadvantaged, at-risk and low-income youth with summer programming that is meant to provide stability, out of home experiences and social skill instruction during the summer vacation. We intend to support children and families with limited resources during the summer months. Daily tasks will include: Aiding the director in planning and implementation of camp schedule, activities and curriculum, facilitating activities, setting up and cleaning up activity supplies and assisting in daily transportation of clients. There are several summer-long projects that involve parent communication, tracking donations, management of Counselor in Training candidates and an evaluation. There is potential for participation in one or more wilderness based trips with our teen-aged clients.


To view full position description and to apply, go to
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do;jsessionid=28e4c2adc3c1559b68e08836e1341fd08d54666df1cdabaa2683a8d970effec5.e38NchiLb3yKai0Lch0Kb3qTaxyLe6fznA5Pp7ftolbGmkTy?fromSearch=true&id=40376

POSTED 4/22/11

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Environmental Internship, Summer 2011
Town of Williston Planning & Zoning Department


Dates: June 1st – September 30th (exact dates negotiable), 30 hours/week

Duties: Assist with a variety of environmental planning projects, including water
quality sampling, stormwater discharge surveys, stream geomorphic
assessment, GIS data entry and mapping, trail restoration projects, urban
forestry projects, and general trail maintenance.

Qualifications: Applicants should have experience with some or all of the duties
described above, be comfortable working independently in the field, and have
access to a reliable motor vehicle. Ability/aptitude for light carpentry a plus. A
bachelor’s degree is not necessary, but applicants should have at least one year
of college-level environmental coursework.

Compensation: $8.50/hr, plus mileage costs. No housing is available.

How to apply: Please mail or email your resume and cover letter by MAY 4th,
2011 to Jessica Andreoletti, Williston Planning Office, 7900 Williston Road,
Williston VT 05495, jandreoletti@willistontown.com.


POSTED 4/22/11
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Eco-Reps deadline extended to this Sunday!


Want a job that will really make a difference on campus and beyond next year?


Reduce waste, promote recycling and compost, reduce energy use, launch environmental campaigns, engage in leadership development, and increase eco-awareness among students.

Applications are due by the end of Sunday, April 24th for the 2011-2012 school year.
Visit www.uvm.edu/ecoreps to complete an application.
Email ecoreps@uvm.edu for more information.


**UVM Eco-Reps are paid to work 4 hours per week. You must live in the Residence Halls to be an Eco-Rep. **

-- 
Steve Posner
Eco-Reps Program Coordinator

Office of Sustainability
48 University Place, 401 Billings Center
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0895
http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability
http://www.uvm.edu/~ecoreps/



POSTED 4/21/11

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GPS Mapping and Land Management Internship

Hinesburg, Vermont

Summer 2011

 

 

Looking to expand your professional skills, get field experience, and contribute to ecological management? The Town of Hinesburg, Hinesburg Land Trust, and the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person with GPS and map making experience, plant identification skills, and basic understanding of ecological processes.

 

Internship description:

 

Japanese barberry, buckthorn, and honeysuckle are just a few of the invasive terrestrial plants that land managers encounter on working forests and natural areas. Invasive terrestrial plants threaten functioning ecosystem, decrease wildlife habitat and reduce woodlot regeneration. Land managers in the Town of Hinesburg are developing a comprehensive outreach and invasive plant management initiative.  To kick things off, we need informational maps that depict actual infestations on locally conserved lands. If you like to be outside, can confidently use a GPS unit (or are willing to learn), have good plant identification skills and can use GIS, this project is for you. Length of internship is flexible developing upon intern’s availability. Work would preferably happen in late May and June. Transportation is required. This is an unpaid internship.  UVM credit available.

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ISC

Program Officer -Climate & Environment

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Location: Montpelier, VT
Department: Climate and Environment

Description

ISC is seeking a Program Officer to support the implementation of its Climate & Environment Program in the US and abroad. This person will join a dynamic and growing team that is developing and implementing a variety of programs to help communities – in particular cities and metropolitan areas in the US and China – increase the energy efficiency of their building stocks and transportation systems, reduce carbon emissions, create “green” jobs and economic opportunities, and strengthen resilience to the local impacts of global climate disruption.

The successful candidate will have excellent research, writing and information management skills. Exceptional communications, interpersonal and analytical skills are required. The most-qualified applicants will have some on-the-ground, real-world experience with community-based action to increase energy efficiency and reduce climate pollution.

Organization Description

Founded in 1991, ISC is an independent non-profit organization that gives passionate, committed people the tools, skills, and resources they need to make their communities better places to live. With our headquarters in Montpelier, Vermont, and offices in China, Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, and Washington, DC, ISC has an international staff of approximately 80 people. Our approach ensures that solutions emerge from within the community, rather than being imposed from the outside. By combining technical expertise and leadership training with strategic investments in local organizations, we spark creative solutions and lasting change. We have managed more than 75 projects in 23 countries. For more information on ISC, please visit our website at www.iscvt.org .

Responsibilities

Working Conditions

Position requires working in an office setting and some travel.

Qualifications

Required

Desired

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to: jobs@iscvt.org. Position is open until filled and resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please specify last name, first initial and position title in the subject line of your email.

ISC is an equal opportunity employer.



POSTED 4/21/11

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Environmental Analyst - Albany, NY

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking an Environmental Analyst to work with senior NYS DEC Division of Water staff on the development and implementation of the Division of Water Partnership Program.  Will coordinate with partners to manage multi-year contracts.  Will conduct activities needed to coordinate development of emerging policies and programs to deliver effective watershed management programs.  Will design and develop electronic and printed communication and outreach material. Demonstrated experience in web, print and design applications required.  The successful candidate will be bright, energetic, and environmentally astute with excellent communication skills.  Strong writing skills and attention to detail a must.

The position is located at the NYS DEC’s headquarters in Albany, NY.  Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in environmental studies, communications or marketing.

Refer to www.neiwpcc.org for full position description.  Send cover letter, resume and short writing sample by Friday, May 6, 2011 to NEIWPCC attn: Human Resources 116 John Street Lowell, MA 01852 or email to jobs@neiwpcc.org.

Thank You,

Cindy Manning

New England Interstate Water
  Pollution Control Commission
116 John Street
Lowell, MA 01852
978-349-2527



POSTED 4/21/11

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Summer Camp Director, Mad River Glen, VT

We are seeking a Summer Camp Director at Mad River Glen for our Adventure programs this year. Here are the details. Please pass this along to anyone you know that may be interested and qualified. Thank you! – Sean

 

Summer Camp Director – Mad River Glen seeks an energetic leader for our seasonal daily (M-F) adventure programs for boys and girls ages 8-12. The Director will be responsible for all aspects of running an established camp, will lead a small group (12 max.) in all daily activities, and supervise one staff member. Enthusiasm, exceptional communication skills, and dedication are required. June-August, plus up to three full week of preparatory and closing work. Prior leadership or supervisory experience in a children’s program required. Salary commensurate with experience. Send MRG employment application, resume, and letter of interest by email to sean@madriverglen.com; Attn: Sean Lawson, Mad River Glen Cooperative, PO Box 1089, Waitsfield, VT 05673.

 
 

Sean Lawson

Naturalist Program Director

 

Mad River Glen Cooperative

62 Mad River Resort Road

PO Box 1089

Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-3551 x117

Fax: (802) 496-3562

Email: sean@madriverglen.com

Web: www.madriverglen.com/naturalist




POSTED 4/20/11

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Summer Diver/Collector, The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA


We're looking for a Scuba certified college student for a summer position in the organism supply department at the MBL. We've had good luck with RESNR students in the past and I always like helping fellow Catamounts get a taste of the Woods Hole scientific community. The job is posted under seasonal positions at the following link:  http://www.mbl.edu/hr/employment.html

The pay is admittedly underwhelming and candidates must be able to secure their own housing which can certainly be a struggle but the experience is well worth it. Ideally we're looking Freshman/Sophmores who would be interested in working here for two or more summers.

All the best
Rhys
ENSC class of 2007

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Rhys E. Probyn
Aquatic Resources Division
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Tel:(508)289-7375
FAX: (508)289-7900
E-mail:<specimens@mbl.edu>
Organism supply:<http://www.mbl.edu/mrc/services/supply.html>
Marine Organism Database: http://www.mbl.edu/marine_org/marine_org.php?func=browse&myID=D1



POSTED 4/19/11

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Summer Internship opportunities with Solar Hartland (VT)

Hello: I am representing an environmental energy program in Hartland, VT called Solar Hartland. We have received funding from VECAN to begin a new project to establish a community based solar electric facility in the Hartland-Windsor area. We will be establishing a community owned solar farm, located near I-91. We have two internship opportunities available this summer:

   1. A technical position, to provide technical assistance to the engineering manager. Responsibilities will include technical research, database/spreadsheet management, project management software use, graphing skills, and site visits to existing and proposed generation locations. Skills required include technical and engineering computer applications, organization and research, and presentation software.

   2. An outreach/marketing position, providing organizational and presentation assistance to the program manager. Responsibilities include writing and web presentations (Facebook, etc), assisting at public forums, organizing programmatic presenters and assistance with feasibility research. Skills required include social media, web maintenance, photoshop or equivalent, public presentation, and contact data management.

A work location will be provided in Hartland, VT, near I-91, although much work may be done from home or remote. Weekly progress meeting attendance required. Students located in or near the Upper Valley area of VT-NH would be preferred.

For response to either opportunity, please  contact Chuck Fenton, chuck@transitionforum.com, or at 802 738-0215.


POSTED 4/19/11
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Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District - Part Time Project Manager

Founded in 1940, the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD) is a non-profit conservation organization servicing the Winooski River watershed, Browns River watershed, and portions of Lake Champlain's sub-watersheds. We are dedicated to providing on-the-ground conservation assistance as well as promoting public awareness and appreciation for the value of conserving Vermont’s natural resources. Our programs focus on watershed stewardship, sustainable agricultural, forestland resources, and urban conservation. For more information on the Winooski NRCD visit www.vacd.org/winooski.

Position Description:
WNRCD is seeking a part time Project Manager to assist with our watershed stewardship and agricultural assistance initiatives in Washington and Chittenden Counties. Employee will work under the direct supervision of the District Manager (DM) and is responsible to the District Board of Supervisors. Position will be 24 hours per week, starting in May, and will be located in Williston, VT. Key qualifications include an agricultural or environmental science degree or applicable work experience; a working knowledge of GIS software, project management experience, outstanding organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently, and a strong familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.

Specific Duties:

Technical
• Coordinate and implement effective watershed stewardship and agriculture assistance programs and projects in the Winooski District, primarily in Upper and Mid-Winooski watershed and in the Browns River watershed, with partner agencies, towns, non-profit groups, and other individuals
• Develop new projects and programs based on local conservation needs, in coordination with DM, statewide technical staff, Board of Supervisors, and partners
• Provide outreach and technical support to the agricultural community by developing outreach materials, coordinating and hosting educational workshops, and publicizing District activities and programs
• Coordinate established District conservation programs such as annual tree sale and conservation farm and forest tours in partnership with DM
• Develop partnerships with other conservation organizations with similar missions that can provide support and assistance to the District and our mission

Administrative
• Assist with District fundraising activities and help build District capacity
• Research, develop, and assist in the administration of funding (grants, foundation support, partner match) for conservation projects as well as continuation of the Project Manager position
• Assist the DM as needed with biannual newsletter, annual meetings, Web site updates, intern and volunteer management, annual work plan, and other organizational tasks
• Develop an understanding of Winooski NRCD’s annual and long term priorities and explore new program possibilities in order to help the District meet the local natural resources needs

Compensation:
Position starts at $14/hour, salary reviewed after 6 months and then annually or at Board’s discretion
Health insurance cost share and other benefits (paid holidays and vacation) considered after 3 months
Overtime is accrued at time (until exceeding 40 hours/week - then at time and a half) and taken as compensatory time

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to: Justin.Kenney@vt.nacdnet.net by May 2, 2011 All applications should be submitted electronically


POSTED 4/18/11

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Height of Land Publications (home to Backcountry, Telemark Skier and Alpinist Magazines), Jeffersonville, Vermont

Circulation & Marketing Internship Program

2011-2012

 

Height of Land Publications, based out of Jeffersonville, Vermont, is home to Backcountry, Telemark Skier and Alpinist Magazines.  We are looking for an individual who is equally enthusiastic about working within a fast-paced small business environment as they are to work within the Outdoor, Ski and Snowboard Industries.  This internship directly involves you with our sales, circulation, and marketing departments while also working with other facets of the company. For those who like to work hard and play hard this opportunity develops the skills necessary to understand the new media landscape while playing within a young, fun, growing and dynamic marketplace.

 Requirements:  

 Overview of Responsibilities:

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Jessica Steel – Circulation and Marketing Manager

jessica@holpublications.comText Box:                                                                                    

PO Box 190 / 60 Main St; Suite 201      Jeffersonville, VT 05464    802.644.6606 / 802.644.6328 (fax)







POSTED 4/18/11
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Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and the Agency of Natural Resources Information Technology/ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) office - Internship Opportunity

We are recruiting for three interns to develop a GIS dataset which will reflect all of the travel routes on lands owned by the State of Vermont.  These travel routes include but are not limited to summit and ridgeline trails, snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing and mountain biking opportunities and access roads.  These interns will report to a project team which will assign work, serve as support during the internship and evaluate work products.   There will be a $2,500 stipend paid for these positions which will be paid throughout the project dates.  Start and end dates are flexible with our goal being a finished product by November 1, 2011. 

Below are a few exerts from the intern contract for this project.

Education Goals

1.      Learn ArcGIS software including line editing, using existing linear features to create routes, and creating new route features for the ANR travel route layer.

2.      Learn about a linear referencing system and dynamic segmentation

3.      Familiarize yourself with facets of a State Land Management Agency and the GIS operations within it.

4.      Learn about the FPR Forestry Division and associated data management

5.      Learn about GPS data collection and integration

6.      Explore public land across the State to collect GPS data for trails and roads.

Business Deliverables:

1.      ANR lands travel routes collected from stakeholders

2.      ANR lands travel routes appended to the statewide travel route feature class

3.      Updated metadata

4.      Recommendations on supporting route event data stewards

Our Expectations:

1.      Make a strong effort to meet our business goal and deliverables. 

2.      Be assertive; take ownership of the project; work autonomously

3.      Work with project team made up of FPR and ANR GIS staff to accomplish your deliverables

4.      Complete weekly progress reports which will be provided to the project team.

5.      Liberal use of ArcGIS Help and Tutorials

6.      Ask questions

7.      Enjoy the project , have a sense of humor and be a team player

 Interest in this opportunity should be directed to Louis Bushey, Stewardship Forester at louis.bushey@state.vt.us

To apply email  resume and a cover letter to louis.bushey@state.vt.us.  These should clearly explain: 1.  your experience with GPS/GIS , 2. map reading,  3. work experience as part of a project team and 4. Desired start and end dates.

Application information accepted until end of April (with some possible flexbility), hoping to hire people by mid May.

 Louis Bushey

Stewardship Forester

Forests, Parks and Recreation

St. Johnsbury, VT 05821

(802) 751-0110


POSTED 4/18/11

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Executive Director / Hilltowns Conservation Coordinator

The Hilltown Land Trust and The Trustees of Reservations

 

The Trustees of Reservations and the Hilltown Land Trust (HLT) have affiliated in order to more effectively pursue their common land conservation goals in the Hilltowns region of western Massachusetts.  The part-time Hilltown Land Trust Executive Director / Trustees Hilltowns Conservation Coordinator (“ED/HCC”) is an employee of The Trustees of Reservations with primary responsibility for implementation of HLT’s and The Trustees’ joint conservation vision for the Hilltowns.  The ED/HCC provides strategic conservation leadership to the Hilltown Land Trust and serves as the key land conservation staff for The Trustees within the Hilltowns; conducts land acquisition transactions from inception to completion; supports local efforts to raise private and public funds for individual land protection projects and organizational needs of HLT and The Trustees; and oversees the HLT conservation restriction program.  A complete position description is available at http://www.thetrustees.org/about-us/employment/current-openings/hlt-executive-dir-cons.html .  Please send resume and cover letter to The Trustees of Reservations, 193 High Street, Holyoke, MA 01040,  Attn: Mayra Rivera, or to mrivera@ttor.org  with subject line “HLT ED/HCC application”.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, and applications will be considered as they are received. 


POSTED 4/18/11

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National Audubon Society

 

Position Description

 

Position Title:

School Programs Coordinator

Location:

Green Mountain Audubon Center

Department:

9091

 

Immediate Supervisor:

Center Director

 

The Organization:

q  The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont provides natural science education for schools, families, adults, teachers, and the general public. The Center also offers a summer day camp program for children ages 4 to 12. Audubon education programs provide people with direct experiences in nature. Our programs are outdoors, science-based, interactive, and lead participants to take action to help protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats. The Center also conducts scientific research in the form of avian monitoring and is a land management demonstration site for the public.

 

Purpose of the Position:

q  To develop and deliver Audubon education programs that promote Audubon Vermont’s conservation goals to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

 

Essential Functions:

Program Development

q  Cooperate with Center Director and education staff to develop a strategic education plan for the Green Mountain Audubon Center.

q  Collaborate with area schools and supervisory unions to develop a comprehensive preK-8th grade education program with conceptual frameworks, support materials, assessment tools, conservation action projects, and other elements as needed.

q  Ensure all programs meet or exceed state standards/expectations, local school district curriculum requirements, and Audubon conservation goals.

q  Create a workable marketing plan for school programs.

 

Management and Administration

q  Oversee day-to-day operations and scheduling for school programs and projects.

q  Ensure high quality, safe programs creating high customer satisfaction.

q  Create and manage education programs budget.

q  Advertise, interview, hire, and supervise education interns for school programs.

q  Evaluate and grow our current education internship program.

q  Maintain accurate inventory of all education equipment and resources.

 

Program Implementation

q  Teach school/youth programs, as well as public family and adult programs, in                conjunction with other staff.

q  Develop relationships with schools, school districts, agencies, organizations and                         other entities as needed.

q  Create partnerships that further Audubon's education goals.

q  Write grants in cooperation with development staff.

q  Implement marketing strategy.

 

Additional Functions:

q    Train education staff, interns, and assist with training of volunteers.

q    Help plan and conduct special events including but not limited to, Sugar on Snow                               Parties, International Migratory Bird Day, teacher conferences, annual meetings

q    Represent Audubon at education conferences, meetings and advisory boards

q    Assist in daily Center operations.

q    Perform all duties deemed necessary by the Center Director to further the mission                               of the organization.

 

Relationships:

q  Maintain a cooperative and productive working relationship with all Audubon personnel.

q  School Programs Coordinator reports to the Center Director. 

q  External relationships include the general public, teachers and other school administrators, Audubon members and other conservation and community organizations.

 

Qualifications: (e.g., education, training, experience, licenses and skills)

q  Higher degree in education, natural sciences, or related program of study with at least five years experience in education, preferably with some experience working in schools.

q  Must demonstrate experience in designing, conducting, and evaluating education programs and conservation action projects. Familiarity with education standards, learning theory, current education initiatives, and ecological principals required.

q  Must have a desire to work with people and to educate others about the natural world, with an emphasis on young people.

q  A strong background in Vermont’s natural history and birds is required.

q  Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills. Computer literacy with Microsoft office, e-mail, and database functions required.

q  Proficient social media and print design software a plus!

q  Self-motivated, detailed-oriented with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

q  Ability to work on some weekends and travel, including some overnight travel.

q  Must be knowledgeable about and committed to, the Audubon mission and the conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

 

Equipment: (e.g., computer, typewriter, calculator, copy machines, telephone, etc.)

q  Able to use all of the equipment listed above.

q  Willingness to drive a tractor and a lawn mower.

 

Physical Requirements: (e.g., lifting, reaching, climb, push/pull, etc.)

q  Able to lift, reach, climb, push, pull, carry and be physically active outdoors, year-round.

 

Salary and Benefits:

q  Competitive salary is based on experience.

q  This position is part-time (21 hours a week) with some benefits.

 

To Apply:

Send an electronic copy of a letter of interest and résumé to Kim Guertin at: kguertin@audubon.org.

 Please be sure to write “school programs coordinator” in the subject heading.

 

Application deadline: Wednesday April 27th.




POSTED 4/13/11

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American Chestnut Foundation Paid Internship: Summer 2011

The American Chestnut Foundation is working to breed blight-resistant American chestnuts and restore this important species to our forests. You can help!

Internship duties will include:
Assisting in pollination and inoculation activities around the New England states
Evaluation of trees planted at current chestnut orchards
Scouting for wild American chestnut tree locations
Some data entry, greenhouse and lab work

Requirements:
Because extensive travel will be involved, candidate must have own vehicle and current driver’s license.
Some training in forest dendrology/taxonomy
Be able to work well independently and with many types of people
Have a laptop and be somewhat computer savvy

Learn about:
Plant Pathology
Microbiology
Plant Breeding and
Genetics
Horticulture
Silviculture
Species and Germplasm Conservation
Non-profit Management
AND MUCH MORE!

This position pays $12/hour for 10-12 weeks of work. The internship is based at TACF’s regional office in South Burlington, VT. A more detailed
description of intern duties is available on-request.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Kendra Gurney
TACF
705 Spear St
South Burlington, VT 05403

Or apply electronically:
kendra@acf.org



POSTED 4/13/11

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Vermont Agency of Transportation                                                        

 

Policy, Planning, & Intermodal Development Division

Mapping Unit

 

 

Summer Temporary Position – Technical Apprentice V – (Pay Grade 16)

           

Job Description –

 

The Mapping Unit has  an opening for a seasonal temporary employee to assist in the development of database information to support the Route Log System, production of the 2011 Route Log Series, quality control and assurance of existing databases, production of the 2011 General Highway Maps, inventory of new or changed highways, update, review and correction of the road centerline data layer based on orthophotography, and development of data and maps to support VTrans’ work programs and initiatives.

 

This temporary employee will assist in varied projects during the summer season. The employee will also perform tasks that occur on a seasonal basis which require additional staff.  This is an opportunity to gain “real world” experience using ArcGIS, the Production Mapping System, and straight-line diagramming software.

 

Knowledge of ArcGIS, ArcView and Access databases preferred.  Students studying geography and/or GIS are encouraged to apply.

 

Work Station – VTrans at the National Life Building, Montpelier

 

Position Starting Date - April 25, 2011        Ending Date - September 30, 2011

Hours per Week – 40 Hours

 

Application Deadline – April 25, 2011 or until position is filled.


Inquiries may be made directly to:

 

Johnathan Croft

VTrans Mapping Unit

(802) 828-2600

johnathan.croft@state.vt.us

 

Applications must be filed with the VT Dept. of Human Resources.  An application may be found on-line at the following internet address.  Please use 865730 for the Reference Number and “Mapping Unit – Technical Apprentice V for the position Title.

 

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/sites/dhr/files/pdf/recruitment_classification/DHR-SOV_Temporary_Application.pdf

 

Or you may contact Human Resources for more information regarding the process of filing an application:

Vermont Dept. of Human Resources at VTrans

One National Life Drive

Montpelier, VT  05633-5001

Phone: (802) 828-2625

Fax:  (802) 828-2894 


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ARBORIST TECHNICIAN
Parks and Recreation Department
City of Burlington
POSTING DATE: April 13, 2011 DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 04, 2011
RATE OF PAY: $18.13/hr POSITION STATUS: Regular FT
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt CLASSIFICATION GRADE: 15
APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE
This position is responsible for assisting the Arborist/Project Manager in the care and maintenance of the City’s
public trees, flowerbeds and shrub beds. In addition this position is responsible for pesticide applications on
turf grasses, and for carrying out specialty mowing for all greenways. This position is responsible for tree
trimming around utility lines.

Essential Job Functions:

• Perform cultural practices on all public trees including, but not limited to pruning, cabling and bracing,
fertilizing, aerating, vertical mulching and root pruning in accordance with ANSI A300 standards.
• Planting of trees, shrubs and flowers in accordance with ANSI Z60.1 standards.
• Removal of trees and shrubs in accordance with ANSI Z133 standards.
• Perform tree trimming around electric utility lines in accordance with ANSI Z133 standards.
• Train and supervise seasonal workers as required.
• Inspect and diagnose insect and disease problems and recommend and apply appropriate treatments on
public vegetation.
• Perform cultural practices on turf including the application of pesticides and the mowing of greenways
and right of ways.
• Operate snow removal equipment as directed.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

• Associates Degree in Forestry, Arboriculture or Horticulture and two years of experience in the field of
commercial or municipal arboriculture, with experience in hand climbing.
• Valid CDL class B driver’s license required.
• Basic computer skills in a Windows environment required.
• Experience in landscaping highly desirable.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Vermont Pesticide Applicators license within one year of date of
employment required.
• Ability to obtain and maintain an International Society of Arboriculture, Arborists Certification (ISA)
within one year from date of employment required.
• Ability to identify and treat potential and actual public safety hazards with regard to fallen trees, dead
limbs, and trees in electric lines.
• Ability to obtain and maintain Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Electrical Hazard Awareness
Certification within 90 days from date of hire required.
• Ability to safely operate all specialized Arboricultural equipment, including but not limited to Aerial lift
truck, brush chipper, chain saws, hydraulic sprayer.
• Ability to operate all landscape tractors and other related equipment including, but not limited to over
the guard rail mower,16-foot batwing mower, backhoe, etc.
• Ability to perform routine and basic maintenance on arboricultural equipment including, but not limited
to chainsaws, brush chippers, aerial lift, tractors, batwing mowers, etc.

The City of Burlington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual

orientation, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. Submit City of
Burlington Application, resume and cover letter by May 04, 2011, to: Human Resources Department, 131
Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401. Available in alternative formats for persons with disabilities. For
disability access information, or to request an application, contact Human Resources at (802)865-7145 or (802)
865-7142 (TTY)

Visit our Website: www.hrjobs.ci.burlington.vt.us.

WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. EOE.


POSTED 4/12/11

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Internship Job Posting

April 11, 2011

Orchard School PTO (SLIMY)

Sustainable Living Initiatives Motivating Youth

 

Summer Garden Education Interns (seeking a minimum of 2)

Part Time / Flexible Schedule in May and June,

Mornings in July and August (generally 4)

Quality mentoring provided, and all the supplies you need!

 

Qualifications – interest in gardening, cooking and life science experiences with children.

 

Teaching from Organic Living Landscapes

A.     Job Description:

1)     Nurture and care for garden spaces: water, weed and teach life science lessons with children ages 5-12.  This also involves teaching tool safety and taking care of the tool shed. 

 

2)     Harvest and prepare healthy snacks with children, food education.

 

3)     “Magical Woods” – check for safety, enhance natural space with children preparing activities.

 

4)     Oversee Garden Clubs with adults and small groups of students.

 

5)     Daily log of time, activities and number of children involved.

Some written communications will be expected.

 

B.     SLIMY Committee will provide:

1)     Support as needed, direction and feedback, along with weekly site walks to plan next steps.  Necessary funds are available.

Interviews will be held the week of April 25th.  If interested, please contact Carol McQuillen 999-4270.



POSTED 4/12/11

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FULL-TIME PAID ONE-YEAR INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
GIS & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Northeast States Emergency Consortium
1 West Water Street, Suite 205
Wakefield, MA 01880
www.nesec.org
INTERNSHIP TITLE: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Emergency Management Intern
ABOUT NESEC: The Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC) is a 501(c) (3) not for profit all-hazards emergency management organization, located in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Established in 1991, NESEC is the only all-hazard state consortium in the nation lead exclusively by state directors of emergency management and is supported and funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont form the consortium. NESEC develops, promotes and coordinates comprehensive "all-hazards" emergency management activities throughout the Northeast. This includes all phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. NESEC's work is a vital component to planning and response for the safety and welfare of the over 40 million people living in the Northeast.
INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: NESEC is seeking a highly motivated college graduate with a positive outlook and desire to learn and gain experience in GIS computer technology and emergency management. This is a full-time, paid, one-year internship position, with opportunities to learn emergency management and hazard mitigation skills through FEMA self-study courses, Emergency Management Institute courses and direct experience. Employment with NESEC following the 1-year internship is a possibility. Prior work experience is not required; however, the candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and be proficient in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and ArcGIS. Proficiency with Windows XP and Office is also required. The successful candidate must be able to manage several projects at once and be able to solve problems independently.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Provide GIS support and analysis for NESEC projects. Respond to and carry out GIS assistance requests and HAZUS-MH disaster simulation requests from emergency management organizations within the NESEC states.
2) Arrange quarterly NESEC board meetings. Manage hotel reservations and meeting spaces for up to 30 people, relay banquet event orders, prepare a basic budget and manage communications between the hotel, NESEC and attendees.
3) Perform administrative duties for NESEC, including answering phones, preparing Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, creating PowerPoint presentations and newsletters, and other daily office tasks.
4) Develop and maintain computer resources. Install and update PC software, and update the NESEC website as needed.
5) Candidates who are not experienced with HAZUS-MH software will be required to learn the software, attend online trainings, and/or attend a weeklong training course at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, paid for by NESEC.
6) Occasional travel within New England, New York, New Jersey and the Washington, DC area.
7) One-year commitment is required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
1) Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a focus on GIS.
2) Proficiency in ESRI ArcView is required. A demonstration of proficiency in ArcView will be requested during the interview process.
3) Prior experience with FEMA’s HAZUS-MH software a plus.
4) Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required.
5) Some experience in Adobe PageMaker, In Design and Photoshop preferred. PC and Windows XP troubleshooting experience preferred.
6) Proficiency in HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, and ColdFusion, or the ability to learn these skills quickly on the job.
7) Must be a self-starter with ability to independently find solutions to problems and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
8) A dedication to teamwork in a close-knit, small office environment.
9) A willingness to learn emergency management and hazard mitigation skills.
10) Candidates must be fully authorized to work in the United States.
11) A one-year commitment is required.
STIPEND AND BENEFITS: This is full-time paid internship position (37.5 hours per week) is presently funded on an annual basis. The stipend is $400 - $450 per week with an excellent benefits package of health, dental and disability insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and training opportunities.
INTERNSHIP START DATE: May – June 2011
TO APPLY: E-mail a detailed cover letter describing how your educational background, knowledge and skills qualify you for this internship position, along with your resume, to nesec@nesec.org.
Northeast States Emergency Consortium
1 West Water Street, Suite 205
Wakefield, MA 01880

POSTED 4/12/11

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SAVE THE HARBOR/SAVE THE BAY (BOSTON, MA) (SUMMER) - UNPAID

 Environmental Policy Internship

 The intern will be enthusiastic and interested in working on a variety of projects focused on improving the water quality of the Boston Harbor. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about the role the non-profit sector plays in environmental improvement and advocacy since our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization.

For more information, please visit: http://savetheharbor.org/index.php/jobs-and-internships

This position is 21-35 hours a week depending on availability, and is located at our office on Fish Pier in South Boston.We have an ongoing need for this position - start and end dates are flexible for strong candidates.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Michelle Palermino at palermino@savetheharbor.org or call 617-451-2860  x1008 for more information.

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APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB (BOSTON, MA) (SUMMER) - PAID

 Conservation Communications Intern

Application Deadline: April 15, 2011

 The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) seeks a talented and enthusiastic Conservation Communications Intern to assist with the development of conservation messaging and online advocacy, including social media-based advocacy, in order to effectively engage our members, supporters, and the general public in priority conservation issues including but not limited to: land and water protection; air quality, energy, and climate change; and recreation and trails. This individual will also be responsible for: developing and updating conservation content on AMC's website (www.outdoors.org); working with AMC communications staff on social media-based advocacy messaging; and developing multi-media content for AMC's award-winning magazine AMC Outdoors (both print and online).

Submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and contact information for three references electronically to amcjob178@outdoors.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received by April 15th. No phone calls, please.

For more information, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/59B42PGSDn2D/

 POSTED 4/12/11
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ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND (BOSTON, MA; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; WASHINGTON, D.C.)(SUMMER) - PAID

For more information on opportunities available with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), please visit: http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=371

 Oceans Social Media Internship (Boston, MA)(Summer 2011)

 The Oceans Social Media Intern will provide media, communications and project support to the Oceans team, particularly in regards to the development and implementation of the program's social media plan. Monitoring and summarizing various online media sources. Responsibilities include: Maintaining communications and media databases; some strategic planning and brainstorming re: social media tactics; research (mainly internet, possibly other sources); assisting with various project work, as assigned.

 Climate Corps Support Intern (San Francisco, CA) (Summer 2011)

The EDF Climate Corps team seeks a college graduate to work full-time over the summer to support the dynamic and fast-paced Climate Corps program. The Climate Corps Support Intern must be a highly motivated individual with a background or work experience in environmental studies. Experience/knowledge of energy efficiency is especially preferred. This position reports to the Project Manager - Corporate Partnerships Program and is located in EDF's San Francisco, CA office.

 Land Use and Climate Internship (Washington, D.C.) (Summer 2011)

EDF's International Climate and Air Program uses effective, innovative efforts to promote policies that reduce emissions around the globe. The Land Use and Climate Intern will assist in a variety of investigations, focusing on the potential for agricultural practices (intensive horticulture, extensive livestock) to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and the potential role of existing agricultural policies (US and abroad) to provide incentives for reducing emissions from agriculture. The Intern will help translate these investigations into communications and strategy documents that will support advocacy work on controlling agricultural emissions for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in June and will contribute to development of accounting approaches and advocacy strategies on bioenergy production.

 MarComm Corporate Partnerships Internship (Washington, D.C.) (Summer 2011)

The MarComm Corporate Partnerships Intern will support the outreach activities of EDF's Marketing & Communications (MarComm) Department, specifically in regards to their work with the Corporate Partnerships Program (CPP) in helping businesses achieve environmental sustainability and innovation. Work will include media outreach and tracking, web content development and tracking, blog tracking, and other related activities. This position reports to the MarComm Associate-CPP, but will also work closely with the MarComm Director-CPP and MarComm Manager-CPP.

POSTED 4/8/11
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Assistant GIS Technician, Maponics, Vermont Technology Council
Job Responsibilities:
Resource Acquisition & Assessment
- Research various sources of spatial data available in the public sector
- Procure qualified data for potential integration
- Evaluate/assess various sources to determine and define subsequent data compilation efforts
Data Development Activities
- Utilize GIS tools to build and enhance spatial and attribute data
- Digitize new datasets, ensuring alignment, topology correctness
- Update (maintain) existing data sets based on new resources
- Recommend improved compilation procedures
Product Quality
- Review and ensure product conformance with existing QA/QC standards
- Update procedures to improve overall quality within the development process
- Assist order fulfillment for various spatial map and data products
- Assist the integration/analysis of various third-party spatial data including, but not limited to street, postal, census, demographic, customer data/graphics and imagery

Desired Qualifications:
The skills needed for this position include the following abilities:
- Demonstrated project ownership ability
- Exposure to commercial GIS (MapInfo, ESRI) and data processing (FME) tools
- Exposure to large GIS databases (such as TIGER, ZIP Codes, demographics, street networks, etc)
- Ability to document technical procedures and processes

Education Requirements:
Will consider pending BA/BS in geography, GIS or other related discipline.  Ideal will be MA/MS student

Learning Opportunities:
GIS technology
Commercial data production
Mapping Services 

Start Date: 6/28/11
Length: 2-3 months
Salary: $10/hour

Contact information:
Leslie Barbour, Director Production Operations
lbarbour@maponics.com
Full position description: http://www.uvm.edu/EPSCoR/scripts/vt_tech/Posting_2.php?Rec_ID=67

To apply:  Email resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript


 
POSTED 4/8/11
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UVM Eco-Rep Positions

Want a job that will really make a difference on campus and beyond next year?


Interested in
    ... Environment?
        ... Education?
            ... Building community?
                ... Being a leader on campus???


You could be a UVM Eco-Rep and work to promote sustainable living in UVM Residence Halls!!

We will provide...

Professional development opportunities, leadership training, specific actions and goals to implement each week, printed materials, supplies and occasional free food! 

You provide...
Your enthusiasm, creativity and desire to spread the word about ecological living to other students living in your hall, regular attendance at weekly planning meetings and Hall Council meetings.

Together, we...
Reduce waste, promote recycling and compost, reduce energy use, launch environmental campaigns, and increase eco-awareness among students.

**UVM Eco-Reps are paid to work 4 hours per week. You must live in the Residence Halls to be an Eco-Rep. **

Applications are due April 20th for the 2011-2012 school year. Visit www.uvm.edu/ecoreps to complete an application, or fill out the attached application and email it to ecoreps@uvm.edu

The Eco-Reps Program is a program of Residential Life, Physical Plant, and the Office of Sustainability


POSTED 4/8/11
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NativeEnergy, South Burlington, VT - 3 positions (1 entry level, 2 internships)

1) Marketing and Sales Assistant-Manager

NativeEnergy is seeking a full-time marketing and sales associate.

The marketing and sales associate will report to the Director of Sales and Marketing and be responsible for multiple activities associated with business development, the generation of new leads for the company’s sales team, and sales. Limited administrative duties will also be required.

 Business development/Lead generation:

ˇ        Researching and analyzing industry data to provide insight into the direction and size of the carbon market, potential new product opportunities and sales channels, and potential new buyers.

ˇ        Researching and analyzing web-based tools designed to assist in lead generation.

ˇ        Assisting in the planning and implementation of company outreach to prospects, like webinars and attendance at industry conferences, and through the mail and social media.

ˇ        Assisting in the improvement of web-based promotional materials and sales tools for business customers.

    Sales:

ˇ        Developing, closing, and managing sales for the Assistant Manager’s own book of accounts.

ˇ        Meeting an annual sales target.

ˇ        Sales will constitute approximately 25% of the person’s time

    Administration:

ˇ        Assisting in office administration, as required.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree. The candidate will have demonstrated excellent performance in his or her previous experience. He or she will be well organized and have solid quantitative and analytic skills and.  We are looking for a willing worker, someone who gets things done, who can adapt to changing demands and easily collaborates with others.

This is an entry-level or junior position.

This position provides an individual with an uncommon opportunity to work in a growing and vital industry and to gain valuable marketing and sales experience. NativeEnergy has a relaxed work environment, but every individual is expected to perform at a high level.

    Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, NativeEnergy shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran’s status in employment, training and all other areas of  the Company. NativeEnergy provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Company

NativeEnergy is a leading provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon footprint consulting. We help businesses and individuals reduce their emissions and build strong, sustainable brands. Our services are employed by leaders in corporate social responsibility, including eBay, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Timberland, Ben & Jerry’s, NRDC, Interface, Stonyfield Farm, Esurance, and National Geographic.

With our distinctive Help Build™ carbon offsets, businesses and individuals can provide critical upfront funding for new carbon reduction projects, including wind, farm methane, solar, biomass, and landfill gas. Since our founding in 2000, our clients have helped build 49 projects across the U.S., avoiding more than 1.5 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

We focus on projects that deliver strong environmental and social benefits, like wind farms that provide revenue to local schools and methane digesters that keep family farms in business. All NativeEnergy offsets are third party validated and verified, and each project is screened to ensure that it truly needed our financial support to be developed.

To learn more, visit www.nativeenergy.com.

Contact

Please send your resume and a cover letter specifying your availability, as well as describing your areas of interest and reasons for applying to NativeEnergy to: kathy.fitzgerald@nativeenergy.com

2) NativeEnergy 2011 Summer Internship

NativeEnergy is an internationally recognized provider of high quality carbon offsets and renewable energy credits (RECs). We enable our customers to support the construction of clean renewable projects and build sustainable economies for Native Americans, family farmers and local communities. Our clients include many prominent organizations, such as Clean Air‐Cool Planet, the Natural Resource Defense Council, "An Inconvenient Truth," Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farm, and Clif Bar. The NativeEnergy team is fast‐paced and growing quickly to meet the rising challenges of global warming and fossil fuel dependence. www.nativeenergy.com

 Internships Details:

Start Date: (Flexible) May, 2011

End Date: (Flexible) August[1], 2011

Part time: (Flexible) Part/Full-time

Compensation: Unpaid

 Preferred Education/Major: This position is open to graduate students (or mid-career changer) with a degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, graphic arts, computer programming, environmental science, environmental studies, engineering or related fields. Advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply.

 Internship Personality:

The candidate will be a self-starter, creative, ideas-oriented and a team player. He/She must also be extremely organized, place importance on project ownership, attention to detail, and have the ability to handle a quick pace. Works well in a team environment.

 Desired Skills and Qualifications:

ˇ        Must have good communication skills and a proficient knowledge of PC computer systems; Excel, Word, Access and Internet Explorer are essential.

ˇ        Must have a good attitude and eagerness to learn, with a professional demeanor.

ˇ        Experience with Google Analytics and knowledge of HTML and other programming languages is a plus.

ˇ        Demonstrated leadership/participation in campus programs and/or community service activities.

 What you will gain:

ˇ        Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and offers may be made before the application deadline (5/14/2011).

ˇ        Please send your resume, a short writing sample, and a cover letter specifying your availability, as well as describing your areas of interest and reasons for interning with NativeEnergy to: owen.glubiak@nativeenergy.com



[1] Open to extension into fall semester.

3) NativeEnergy 2011 Summer Internship

Carbon Accounting Intern

NativeEnergy is an internationally recognized provider of high quality carbon offsets and renewable energy credits (RECs). We enable our customers to support the construction of clean renewable projects and build sustainable economies for Native Americans, family farmers and local communities. Our clients include many prominent organizations, such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the Natural Resource Defense Council, Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farm,  Clif Bar, and eSurance. The NativeEnergy team is intelligent, lively, hard-working yet informal, committed to meeting the rising challenges of global warming. www.nativeenergy.com

Internships Details:

Start Date: (Flexible) May, 2011

End Date: (Flexible) August[1], 2011

Part time: (Flexible) Part/Full-time

Compensation: Unpaid

 Preferred Education/Major: This position is open to undergraduate & graduate students pursuing a career in, engineering, math, finance, computer programming, environmental science, environmental studies or related fields.

 Internship Personality:

The candidate will be a self-starter, ideas-oriented and a team player. He/She must also be organized, able to take responsibility for his/her project, enjoy research and attend to detail. Finally, this individual must be passionate about finding solutions to reduce greenhouse gases.

 Desired Skills and Qualifications:

        Must have good research skills and a proficient knowledge of PC computer systems; Word, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer are essential.

        Must have strong Excel skills.

        Must have a determined attitude and eagerness to learn, with a professional demeanor.

Project Overview:

        Research carbon accounting standards

        Evaluate current carbon calculator methodologies

        Revise/Develop inhouse tools to help staff streamline carbon inventory calculations

        Finally, the intern will have terrific exposure to the emerging carbon marketplace. And make contacts that will be helpful in finding subsequent work in the environmental field.

 Application Process:

ˇ        Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and offers may be made before the application deadline (5/14/2011).

Please send your resume and a cover letter specifying your availability, as well as describing your areas of interest and reasons for interning with NativeEnergy to: owen.glubiak@nativeenergy.com


[1] Open to extension into fall semester.


POSTED 4/4/11

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YMCA of Vermont's Camp Hochelaga (summer camp for girls), South Hero, VT

Head Counselor/Program Director

 

Waterfront Director

 

Head of Camper Residential Units  Our grade level groupings: 3-5, 6-8, 9-11

 

Program Head- Drama, Arts and Crafts, Landsports, Nature or Daycamp


General Counselors/Program Specialist

 

General Counselors/Program Assistant

 

Assistant Counselors/Program Assistants

 

Kitchen Staff

 

Office Assistant

 

Contact Sandy Valine - Sandy@ywcavermont.org for more information / application.

YWCA Camp Hochelaga   PO Box 148   South Hero, VT 05486    www.ywca.org/vermont

 



POSTED 3/30/11

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Produce For People Internship
Collection and Distribution Coordinator

POSITION CLOSING DATE: Friday April 8, 2011
Duration: 5 months (May - September) – potential start date in April.
Hours: 10-15 hours a week
Reports To: Land Steward, Burlington Parks and Recreation
Goal: To support the coordination of volunteers, seeds, produce and the general outreach for the Produce for the People Program.

Mission
Produce for the People is a partnership campaign to ensure everyone has access to fresh, local food by collecting and dispersing surplus produce either grown by gardeners and farmers or received in a CSA share.
What are we going to do?
Collect and disperse donations of surplus produce.
Why are we going to do it?
Everyone deserves access to fresh produce. Some produce grown by gardeners and farmers goes to waste.

Local agencies can use fresh produce for:
ˇ Food donations to individuals in need
ˇ Food and nutrition education
ˇ Community meals

How are we going to do it?
Collect food donated from backyards, farms, community gardens, farms and CSA shares by hosting fresh
food drives in the community gardens and at community special events.

Who will receive donations?
Produce will be dispersed to the Chittenden County Emergency Foodshelf.

Who are the partners?
City Market:
Burlington Area Community Gardens (of Burlington Parks and Recreation):
Intervale Center:
Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Solicit volunteers for program through City Market Member Worker Program
2. Organize distribution events in the spring
3. Oversee Produce collections
4. Coordinate delivery/pickup to/by foodshelf
5. Support Weekly Gleaning Efforts in partnership with the Intervale Center
6. Publicize events
7. Track donations
8. Manage the program website.
9. Complete final report

To apply submit a resume and cover letter to produce4people@gmail.com.
Deadline to apply is Friday April 8, 2011

POSTED 3/30/11
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FRIENDS OF THE WINOOSKI SUMMER INTERNSHIP - Water Quality Monitoring

A paid intern is needed to work with the Friends of the Winooski River staff and volunteers collecting and analyzing water quality samples during the summer of 2011. Training will be provided in sampling protocols, field methods, use of field meters and E.coli analysis. Responsibilities will include weekly sampling trips to streams and storm water outfalls, E. coli analysis, consolidation of samples collected by volunteers, data management and the dissemination of results.

Watershed Project Support
In addition to water quality monitoring, the Friends have a number of projects that the intern may support. One specific project is our annual paddling trip down the Winooski River scheduled for June 21 to 27. Applicants must be able to work up to 30 hours this week including on Saturday and Sunday.

Timeframe
The Internship runs from early June through late August and will average 10-15 hours/week. Hours will be flexible to some extent. There will be set sampling dates. (eg. every Tuesday)

College credit
Arrange details with your university/college, and state your intention in your cover letter.

Compensation
$8-10 per hour; based on qualifications. Most of the work will take place in Washington County. Applicant must have a valid license and access to a car. Some compensation for fuel may be possible.

Friends of the Winooski River
PO Box 777
Montpelier VT 05601
www.winooskiriver.org
info@winooskiriver.org

To Apply submit the following:
(1) An updated résumé. All employers and references must include current telephone numbers.
(2) Two references who can discuss your academic and/or work experience.
(3) Written statement (not to exceed 500 words) addressing the Qualifications and Requirements below.
(4) Scan of a current college course transcript.

Email all information to:
info@winooskiriver.org
Put ‘Internship Application’ in subject line.
No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed starting on April 18th. Position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Qualifications and Requirements:
• Basic knowledge of water chemistry through course work and/or experience;
• Experience with spreadsheets and handling data;
• Comfortable working in and around streams and ponds;
• Attention to detail and ability to follow strict sampling and testing protocols to ensure validity of data; and
• Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

POSTED 3/30/11
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Intern, Biofuel Technologies, LLC, Northfield, VT - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15

Biofuel Technologies Intern Project

Objective: Determine the economic value for ash produced by the gasification (pyrolysis) of dairy cow manure processed by the Biofuel Technologies (BFT) system.

Tasks

ˇ        Develop a base line for unprocessed (raw) cow manure in Vermont: 1) Identify the nutrient content per 100 weight at a given moisture content.  2) Identify manure application techniques commonly used (include time of year and whether tilled-in or not)

ˇ        Determine if lab analysis of BFT produced ash is consistent with book values if any exist.

ˇ        Compare and contrast nutrient content of BFT ash with unprocessed manure.

ˇ        Assuming there is some fertilizer value to the BFT ash, develop an optimal application method for the ash including whether to till-in or not.

ˇ        Develop an estimate of the demand for the BFT produced ash in Vermont and/or elsewhere in the US based on some knowledge of soil test results, nutrient needs and commercially available fertilizer sales.  

ˇ        Develop a list of pro’s and con’s for BFT ash versus unprocessed manure when used as fertilizer.

ˇ        Based on the above develop estimates of economic value for BFT ash.

ˇ        Document findings for each of the above tasks and note sources for all references in a final report to wrap up project

Hiring Process

ˇ        Intern project will be posted (Position ID 4431) and should be applied for through Catamount Job Link

ˇ        Each applicant will submit a one page cover letter that states why they are interested in this project and why they think they are qualified to perform it.

ˇ        Each applicant will submit a resume

ˇ        Qualified candidates will be interviewed either in-person on campus or via phone

ˇ        All applicants must submit by April 15, 2011

ˇ        The project duration is estimated to be 6 to 8 weeks and is likely to be part time in nature with the majority of the effort spent on researching the tasks.

ˇ        Project start date is flexible and can be May or June.

ˇ        College credit may be possible for the project, but will be determined after the candidate is selected.

POSTED 3/25/11
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City of Burlington Parks & Recreation

Position Title: Arborist/Horticultural Assistant

Reports to: City Arborist and/or Arborist Technician

Pay Grade: $10-$13/hr.

Position Status: Seasonal Non-Exempt

 

General Purpose:  This position is responsible for assisting the City Arborist and Arborist Technician in the care and maintenance of the City’s public trees, flowerbeds and shrub beds.

 

Essential Job Functions:

-Assists in performing cultural practices on all public trees including, but not limited to pruning, cabling and bracing, fertilizing, aerating, vertical mulching and root pruning in accordance with ANSI A300 standards.

-Assists with annual and perennial flower planting and cultural maintenance.

-Pruning, mulching, edging, weeding and watering of ornamental shrub and flower beds.

-Assists in planting of trees, shrubs and flowers in accordance with ANSI Z60.1 standards.

-Perform safe work practices for vehicle traffic and pedestrian work site set up.

 

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

-Valid driver’s license required

-Ability to operation 1-ton trucks with brush chipper attached

-Ability to safely operate specialized arboricultural equipment, including but not limited to brush chipper, chain saws and hand operated pruning equipment

-Ability to perform routine and basic maintenance on arboricultural equipment

-Ability to effectively express verbally to the public job tasks that are being performed when asked

-Ability to work well with others and individually

-Experience in landscaping and flowerbed maintenance desirable

 

Physical & Mental/Reasoning Requirements; Work Environment:

These are the physical and mental/reasoning requirements of the position as it is typically performed.  Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental/reasoning requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position.  Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the city may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential function to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.

 

The City of Burlington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. 

Submit City of Burlington Application to:

Human Resources Department

131 Church Street, Suite 2

Burlington, VT 05401

 

Application form is available in alternative formats fro persons with disabilities.  For disability access information, or to request an application, contact Human Resources at 802-865-7145 or 802-865-7142 (TTY).  Blank application forms are also available at: http://www.hrjobs.ci.burlington.vt.us/application.html

Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.  EOE.



POSTED 3/25/11

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Agency of Transportation - Environmental Specialist I
Position Number: 860742
Posting Number: 28193
Job Code: 141400
Division: Program Development/Environmental Section
Status: Agency/State/Open
Pay Grade: 20
Application Deadline: 4/8/2011

General Job Description
Technical, coordination and administrative work involving environmental resources and acquisition of permits for the Vermont Agency of Transportation.  Environmental resources involved may include: wetlands, water quality, stream alterations, fish and wildlife habitat, threatened and endangered species, agricultural soils, archaeological historic and cultural resources and others.  Work involves review of design plans and technical reports and preparation of permit applications; general administrative activities such as word processing, record keeping and filing; and interoffice and interagency coordinattion.  Work is performed under general supervision of higher level Environmental Specialists and the Environmental Spercialist Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of the functions of the Agency of Transportation and state and federal resource agencies.  
Knowledge of the purposes of ciivil engineering and environmental conservation and the relationships between transportation and the environment.
Familiarity with environmental laws, regulations, rules and associated permits.  
Ability to learn quickly with minimum instruction and to work effectively with minimum supervision.  
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in wirting.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Education and Experience
Education: A Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering; environmental law; natural resource management; biology; botany; archaeology; historic preservation; cultural resources; or in environmental, natural or earch sciences or studies.

Experience: One year as a technician in a civil or environmental engineering, or natural resources field, or a field associatied with any of the above degree subjects.  

Note:  Additional experience as defined above may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree on a six month or semester basis.


Special Requirements: N/A

Working Conditions
Duties are perfomed primiarily in a standard office setting; however, field activity will occasionally required, for which personal means of transportation must be available.  Fieldwork may require traversing rough terrain in a variety of weather conditions.  Attendance may be required at public meetings where strong opintions may occasionally be encountered.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Vermont is and Equal Opportunity Employter.  Applications from women, individuals with diabilities, veterans, and people from divers cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


To apply online:
1)  You will need to go to the Dept. of Human Resrouces Website (humanresources.vermont.gov)
2)  Scroll down to "Got to ESS login" and enter your employee ID number and password
3)  Click on Recruiting Activities Home
4)  Click on View Job Postings
5)  Scroll down and click on Search
6) Click on Agency to put in alphabetail order (to search by Agency)
7)  Scroll down to the job you wish to apply for and add it to the "Job Basket" (posting number 28193)


Who May Apply
This Environmental Specialist I position, Ref # 28193, is open to all State employees and external applicants.  For more information regarding this position, please
contact Chris Slesar at 802-828-5743.



POSTED 3/25/11

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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) Corps Member & Crew Leader positions,  Student Conservation Association SCA Interpretive Intern & Resource Management Intern at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Parkk, Woodstock, VT

Corps Member, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) Summer Crew:
Be part of a ten-member team tackling a diversity of conservation projects at Marsh Billings Rockefeller NHP.
Responsibilities: Conduct high priority conservation work projects at Marsh Billings Rockefeller NHP, such as trail maintenance, invasive plant management, native plant restoration, forest management, and more. Participate in daily and weekly VYCC activities including teambuilding, educational workshops, and evaluations. Learn about the national park and community resources. Contribute to a highly motivated and functional crew.
Qualifications: Ages 16-24. Strong desire to work hard and make a difference. Open to learning and receiving feedback. Ability to work long hours both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.
Benefits: $326 per week. Opportunity to earn academic or internship credits.
Dates: June 27-August 12. Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. -5 p.m.
For additional information and an application, visit http://www.vycc.org or call 802.434.3969, ext. 200. Up to 10 positions available.

Crew Leader, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC):
Lead a dynamic team of diverse local youth to address key conservation projects at Marsh Billings Rockefeller NHP and learn about the ecology and history of this nationally unique site.
Responsibilities: Serve as a teacher, work supervisor, and a role model for a crew of 10 young adults. A team of two Crew Leaders will professionally manage high priority conservation work projects at the national park, teach young adults life and job skills, facilitate crew education and leadership development, oversee the crew’s health and safety, and uphold VYCC work policies.
Qualifications: Minimum age of 22; background in education, parks and recreation management, environmental studies, or related fields; leadership experience with diverse groups of young people in the outdoors; excellent organizational and communication skills; strong work ethic and ability to work long days in challenging conditions; Standard First Aid/CPR or equivalent; good driving record and valid driver’s license.
Benefits: $380-515/week depending on experience; two weeks of intensive training on technical skills and crew management (stipend $250/week while in training sessions)
Dates: May 30-August 18
For additional information and an application, visit www.vycc.org or contact Ry Parcell at 802.434.3969, ext. 131 or ry.parcell@vycc.org or Kat Coons at kat.coons@vycc.org. Up to 2 positions available locally; additional positions available on residential crews throughout the state.

Interpretive Intern, Student Conservation Association (SCA):
Two college-aged students will work as rangers in the Division of Visitor Services/Interpretive in the National Park Service.
Qualifications: Valid driver`s license; ability and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check; public speaking experience; ability to use computer; ability to multi-task between computer reservations, visitor contacts, phones, problem solving, and orientation to the public; background in conservation, forestry, landscape architecture, history or other humanities fields.
Responsibilities: Work for the Division of Visitor Services/Interpretation focusing on the history of conservation, the evolving nature of land stewardship, and the three families that were stewards of this land; staff two different welcome center desks; greet visitors and provide information on both the park and the Billings Farm and Museum, an operating partner; assist with money handling and cash register operations for both fee collection and bookstore sales; research, develop and present a one hour walking tour of the estate mansion and forest property; and patrol the forest.
Benefits: Living stipend of $75 per week; eligibility for an AmeriCorps education award of $1,132 to $1,415; potential housing; extensive training
Dates: July 10-October 9, 2011
For more information, please visit this website: http://www.thesca.org or contact Tim Maguire, Chief of Visitor Services at tim_maguire@nps.gov or at 802.457.3368, ext. 18.

Resource Management Intern, Student Conservation Association (SCA):
College-aged interns will assist the Resource Management Division in a variety of natural resource projects.
Qualifications: Interest in natural resource management; dedication to learning about invasive species; ability to work outdoors in all types of weather; ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Responsibilities: Survey and manage of invasive plants (70%); creating and installing informational and closure signs for forest management activities; trail maintenance; meeting with the public to explain forest management practices; salamander cover board and water quantity monitoring; lumber stacking and solar-kiln operation; using hand-held GPS units; data entry; and training other employees and volunteers in resource management activities.
Benefits: $75 per week; eligibility for an AmeriCorps award of $1,132 to $1,415; and housing, if needed.
Training in invasive plant identification and management; tool use; and principles of forest management.
Dates: June 13-September 5, 2011 (12 week internship; start/end dates flexible)
To apply: For more information, please visit this website: http://www.thesca.org or contact Kyle Jones, Resource Manager at Kyle_Jones@nps.gov or at 802.457.3368.

POSTED 3/25/11
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CAMPUS KITCHEN GARDEN INTERNSHIP - NOTE MARCH 31 APPLICATION DEADLINE

OVERVIEW:
This is a unique opportunity to bridge the work of The Campus Kitchen Project and Common Ground educational farm.  This internship will take place May 2011 to September 2011 and will be approximately 35 hours a week. The bulk of the work will occur during the months of June to August.  The time will be divided between working at Common Ground Farm, maintaining an on-campus garden, and prepping and serving a meal using the produce from the farms.  The intern will gain valuable agricultural and food preparation knowledge from their experience.  A stipend will be provided to help pay the living costs of the intern.

REQUIREMENTS:
The intern must have a valid driver's license and be able to move totes (vegetable bins) of up to 50 pounds.  S/he must feel comfortable doing physical labor for up to 10 hours a day. The intern must have some farming or gardening knowledge.  S/he must be able to work in extreme heat and cold (anywhere from 15 degrees to 95 degrees). The intern must be able to work some Sundays, as well as weekdays.

The intern must be wholly dedicated to the idea of local organic farming and what it stands for. S/he must love and respect the earth and all it has to offer, including people, plants and animals.   They must be willing to learn and take constructive criticism and follow directions carefully.  The intern must be willing to participate in weekly discussions and show up to work in a timely manner when scheduled.

DESCRIPTION:
The intern will have three main responsibilities:
1. Farming at Common Ground
2. Maintaining an on-campus garden
3. Preparing and serving meals at the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf

Common Ground

The intern will be required to work at Common Ground for 14 hours per week.  They will be scheduled to work on Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm for the major harvest.  They will then work on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 2:30pm to assist with the CSA share pickup.  The intern will also be required to work Fridays from 9am-1pm to help with the general farm operations. They will also be required to work additional hours outside of this schedule at the discretion of Common Ground.

Jeffords On-campus Garden

The intern will be required to maintain an on-campus vegetable garden.  The garden is located next to Jeffords Hall.  Responsibilities include planting crops, weeding the garden, and harvesting the garden.  This will take about 8 hours a week.  The intern will create their own schedule detailing when they will tend to the garden in advance of the internship.  Technical assistance will be provided by Common Ground.

Community Meals

The intern will be required to prepare and serve community meals. The intern will be responsible for transporting the vegetables to the L/L Kitchen and preparing a meal in that space on Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm.   They will be organizing and overseeing volunteers for this task as well.  The vegetables used will be provided by Common Ground and the on-campus garden. The meals are served on Sunday mornings from 9am to 12pm at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.  The intern will be responsible for overseeing volunteers for these shifts as well.  The two shifts a week will be split between the Garden Intern and the Nutrition Intern.

COMPENSATION:
In order to offset living expenses the intern will receive a $2,000 stipend. The stipend will be distributed in two separate payments, which the intern will receive on or before June 1, 2011 and August 1, 2011.  In addition, the intern will receive a half -share of vegetables from Common Ground's CSA program each week.

ACADEMIC CREDIT:
If the intern would like to receive academic credit for their work with CK UVM, they may discuss the matter with the Campus Kitchens supervisor and their respective academic department at UVM.

APPLICATION:
To apply for the position of Garden Intern please send a resume, cover letter, and a completed interest form to Campus Kitchen Garden Coordinator Tom Gebhard
(tgebhard@uvm.edu) and Common Ground Farm Manager Sara Ziegler (seziegle@uvm.edu) by Thursday, March 31st.  Please submit application materials via email.   Email Tom if you have any questions.  Application can be found at http://www.filedropper.com/2011campuskitchengardenintern

POSTED 3/18/11
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Conservation GIS & Stewardship Internship (RE-POSTED DUE TO INCREASED HOURS, RESPONSIBLITIES AND STIPEND)
The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land forpeople to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable
communities for generations to come. Since 1972, TPL has worked with willing landowners, community groups, and national, state, and local agencies to complete more than 3,900 land conservation projects in 47 states, protecting 2.8
million acres.

The Trust for Public Land’s Vermont office is seeking a Conservation GIS intern to work with TPL staff this summer on baseline documentation and stewardship plans for 5 conservation projects in Vermont and New Hampshire. As a
requirement of the conservation easements that will be restricting the properties, TPL will be creating a 10 yearStewardship (Forest Management) Plan, and Baseline Documentation, which documents the condition of the property
at the time an easement is put into place. Conservation GIS Intern will be responsible for field work documentingbaseline condition, creation of maps and will assist TPL staff and consulting foresters with writing the plans.

Responsibilities: The GIS intern would assist TPL staff by creating a set of maps for each project including:
• Locus
• Topo
• Recreation & Public
Access
• Aquatic Resources
• Timber Stands
• Special Management
Areas
• Geology
• Soils
• Landcover
• Wildlife and Natural
Communities
• Photo Locations

Field work with handheld GPS unit in VT and NH will be required. Field work will involve GPS mapping and photography of structures, roads, trails, aquatic features, some boundaries, and unusual features, on the properties to be conserved.
Intern will be responsible for drafting baseline reports and stewardship plans with the assistance of TPL project staff, consulting foresters and landowners.

Qualifications:
• Experience with ArcGIS 9.2/9.3 and use of data sets from multiple sources required.
• Attention to detail.
• Clear and concise writing skills.
• Experience with handheld GPS units desired.
• Familiar with forest ecology and the natural communities of Vermont.
• Intern should have an interest in conservation, prior field experience, and a strong background in science.

Location: TPL's Montpelier, VT office
Time Commitment: estimated at 20-30 hours per week for 4 months, flexible schedule. Some hours in April required for introduction and supervision by GIS specialist before she goes on maternity leave on May 9th.
Reporting: Position reports to Kate Wanner, Project Manger in the Montpelier office.
Compensation: $3,000 and travel expenses to properties will be reimbursed. Potential UVM academic credit.

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume, 2 references, and an example map you have created to Kate Wanner at 
3
Shipman Pl, Montpelier, VT 05602 or kate.wanner@tpl.org.

Deadline: March 31st, 2011
We are actively recruiting a diverse work force.

POSTED 3/18/11
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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Plant-Insect Interactions, Dartmouth College, Summer 2011

 
The lab of Dr. Rebecca Irwin at Dartmouth College is seeking to hire a highly motivated undergraduate student to assist with a pollination ecology field study. The project will examine the relationship between plants and the bees and other insects that visit their flowers, and will focus on non-mutualist pollen foragers. The student will assist with all aspects of the study, especially field work. Activities may include pollinator observations, experimental flower manipulations, data entry, and working with bumblebee colonies. 
The student will gain valuable ecological research experience with the opportunity to conduct an independent research project.

 The REU program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and provides a stipend of $450/week for approximately 10 weeks starting approximately June 1, 2011. Field sites are in north-central Vermont.

 To apply, please send a resume and brief cover letter as a single email (pdf) attachment to Leif Richardson (leif.l.richardson@dartmouth.edu).  In your resume, please include the names and contact information for three references (email and phone numbers, and a brief description of how you know the recommender).  The cover letter should explain why you are interested in the position. Information about how this position would relate to your previous research experience and/or career goals is encouraged.


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VERMONT GREEN VOLUNTEER/ INTERN OPPORTUNITY

 

Vermont Green is non-profit program administered throughout the state by Community Action programs and Youth Service Bureau.  The program includes a diverse network of business, trade, education, government and community partners; working to support career development in green industries and build the local, green economy in the state.  Vermont Green provides free career counseling and grants to Vermonters interested in starting or advancing a “green” career or small business.

 Location:

Vermont Green is looking for volunteer or intern support in its Burlington office, located at Champlain Valley’s Office of Economic Opportunity and the Financial Futures Development Program.  Depending on the tasks, work can be conducted on-site or off-site. 

Job Description:

This position can be tailored to skills and interests of a volunteer, but all applicants should possess reliability, excellent computer skills, and an interest in environmental issues, economic development or human services.  Listed below are areas in which program support is needed:

<      Communication & Outreach: business, education and community outreach activities via email, phone, mailing, flyering, presentations, assistance with traditional marketing and social media.

<      Administrative: data entry, file management, research and resource development, assistance with development and distribution of marketing materials

<      Videography: Assistance with development, production and editing of educational and marketing video content.

<      Education: environmental literacy, workshop and training curriculum development.  

Contact:

Vermont Green, CVOEO

(802) 540-0150x105

vtgreen@cvoeo.org

http://www.vtgreen.org/

 


POSTED 3/16/11
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INTERIM FORESTER II
VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS AND RECREATION
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is looking for an interim Forester II for Chittenden County. The Chittenden County Forester is one of eleven Division of Forestry employees
assigned statewide to provide forestry services to private land owners. The Chittenden County Forester,in particular, serves a broad constituency which own both large and small tracts of forest land. In
addition to services provided to traditional forest land owners, the County Forester administers the State's Use Value Appraisal (UVA) program serving over 650 Chittenden County parcels, acts as the
liaison with local interests in the Forest Legacy program, provides technical and educational workshops, forums, lectures, etc. to land owners, public officials, students and other natural resource professionals,
responds to catastrophic events affecting the forest such as storms and invasive pests, assists municipalities in the management of Town forests, and conducts public outreach involving any number
of resource related topics. The Chittenden County Forester is also called upon to assist with the management of State lands and resource protection activities.
Must have a Bachelor's degree in forestry or a natural resource field and two years at a professional level in forestry or a natural resources field. A graduate degree in forestry or natural resources can
substitute for up to 2 years of the experience as stated above.

Please apply online at www.careers.vermont.gov, reference job #28102. This position is located in Essex
Junction and the application deadline is April 1, 2011. If you would like more information about this
position, please contact Bill Baron at bill.baron@state.vt.us.



POSTED 3/15/11

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Be sure to check out the various internships with Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility


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Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation Laboratory - Summer Positions (2)

Environmental Technician

The DEC Laboratory is seeking an individual to work as an Environmental Technician to help it handle the increased workload, which occurs from late spring thru the end of October. The ideal candidate will be primarily responsible for a series of tests, which are used to monitor ground and surface waters.  The candidate will also assist the staff on a variety of other analyses and will occasionally assist the glassware processing area. The work is performed in a modern laboratory with a 7:45 am to 4:30 pm work schedule. 

 The candidate will learn the use of computer software in Laboratory Management will interact with chemists, biologists, engineers and geologists involved with environmental management, and will come to appreciate the use of a quality management plan in day to day laboratory operations.

 The incumbents works under a permanent staff member, may be alone in laboratory room with assigned task, staff members are always nearby.

 Minimum Qualifications:

 Education        Associates degree in engineering, a biological-life, physical science, math or natural resources field.

 Experience      At least six months of work experience relevant to specific job duties.

 Specific Skills/Specialized Knowledge     Good manual dexterity, attention to detail, computer skills, and knowledge of algebra.

 Note:   Work experience in an environmental or natural resources field may be substituted for the degree on six months for semester basis.

 Preference given to those candidates with:

 One year of college including 8 credits in general chemistry.

Ability to tend to detail and carefully perform analytical procedures.

Ability to use computers to help perform assigned duties.

 $13.46 / hour

 Filling this position is dependent on funding provided by the Administration.

 Send completed application to:

            Dr. Gerald DiVincenzo

            D.E.C. Laboratory

            103 S. Main Street

            Waterbury, VT 05671

            jerry.divincenzo@state.vt.us

 The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is an equal opportunity agency and offers all persons the benefits of participating in each of its programs and competing in all areas of employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, or other non-merit factors.

TDD:  1-800-253-0191


Environmental Assistant

The DEC Laboratory is seeking an individual to work as a Environmental Assistant to help it handle the increased workload, which occurs from late spring to approximately Labor Day. The ideal candidate will be primarily responsible for a series of tests, which are used to monitor ground and surface waters.  The candidate will also assist the staff on a variety of other analyses and will occasionally assist the glassware processing area. The work is performed in a modern laboratory with a 7:45 am to 4:30 pm work schedule. 

 The candidate will learn the use of computer software in Laboratory Management will interact with chemists, biologists, engineers and geologists involved with environmental management, and will come to appreciate the use of a quality management plan in day to day laboratory operations.

 The incumbents works under a permanent staff member, may be alone in laboratory room with assigned task, staff members are always nearby.

 Minimum Qualifications:

 Education        High School diploma and satisfactory completion of at least two semesters in an undergraduate program of environmentally-related studies with coursework relevant to specific job duties.

 Experience      At least six months of work experience relevant to specific job duties.

 Specific Skills/Specialized Knowledge     Good manual dexterity, attention to detail, computer skills, and knowledge of algebra.

 Note:   Additional work experience relevant to specific job duties may be substituted for             undergraduate education requirements on a six month per semester basis.

 Preference given to those candidates with:

 One year of college including 8 credits in general chemistry.

Ability to tend to detail and carefully perform analytical procedures.

Ability to use computers to help perform assigned duties.

 $11.71 / hour

 Filling this position is dependent on funding provided by the Administration.

 Send completed application to:

            Dr. Gerald DiVincenzo

            D.E.C. Laboratory

            103 S. Main Street

            Waterbury, VT 05671

             jerry.divincenzo@state.vt.us

 The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is an equal opportunity agency and offers all persons the benefits of participating in each of its programs and competing in all areas of employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, or other non-merit factors.

TDD:  1-800-253-0191

POSTED 3/15/11
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Operations Manager

The Trustees of Reservations

Western Region

 

Position Description

 

 

The Trustees of Reservations Western Region is defined by the New York, Vermont, and Connecticut borders on its west, north, and south, and on the east, a border roughly following I-495. Within this region, we own and manage over 10,000 acres across 40 properties and monitor dozens of conservation restrictions. These properties include historic houses with formal gardens, farms, waterfalls, and numerous extensive woodlands.  The properties also include multiple staff residences and rental properties, two National Historic Landmarks, a National Natural Landmark, and multiple and varied small enterprises. 

 

The Trustees believe that people are connected to place, and it is our mission to foster stronger connections between communities of people and their natural and cultural heritage.  It is our belief that climate change is the greatest threat to the sustainability of the Commonwealth’s priority landscapes and that our success demands that we catalyze widespread action to offset this hazard.  To succeed, we must become a broadly inclusive organization that engages and unifies the diverse communities of Massachusetts. 

 

Essential Functions:

1.      The Operations Manager (OM) provides strategic leadership within the Western Region as part of the region’s management team and is a member of a statewide team of Operations Managers. Within the region, the Operations Manager works particularly closely with the region’s Engagement Manager, the Senior Advancement Officer, and the Regional Director to oversee the implementation of regional priorities.

2.      The OM ensures that our properties, structures, and resources demonstrate sustainable practices/principles and are cared for in accordance with our mission and standards.

3.      The OM ensures that our staff and other resources are allocated within the Western Region in a manner that supports our strategic objectives.

4.      The OM provides leadership and guidance to the region’s four superintendents, management unit staff, volunteers, as well as part-time and seasonal staff.

5.      The OM assists the RD in developing and overseeing the region’s operating budget.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

1.      Serve on the regional management team and contribute to strategic priority setting and the ongoing review of strategic opportunities, their implementation, and evaluation.

2.      Supervise, motivate, and professionally develop the four superintendents who report directly to the OM. Develop, monitor, and amend, as necessary, work plans for the Superintendents and their management units, ensuring the region’s strategic priorities are being supported by these plans. Also, support the Superintendents’ management of their supervisees (paid and volunteer) and work with Superintendents to build regional stewardship capacity through a robust and creative volunteer program as well as productive partnerships.

3.      Ensure that the region’s property staff share the vision, ownership, and commitment to implement The Trustees’ strategic goals, including our priorities regarding sustainability, volunteerism, inclusion & diversity, and engagement.

4.      With guidance from the Regional Director (RD), work with the Superintendents to develop an annual operating budget for the property management needs of the region.  Also, participate in capital equipment and project budgeting.

5.      Review the monthly financial statements and alert the RD of any significant anomalies or discrepancies.

6.      Working with the Director of Structural Resources, as appropriate, to oversee significant capital projects in the region.

7.      Provide leadership and guidance to the region’s property staff in the area of enterprise development and management.

8.      Work closely with the other members of the region’s management team—the Cultural Resources Manager, the Engagement Manager, the Ecologist, the Community Conservation Specialist, and the Senior Advancement Officer—to ensure that their needs are being adequately supported by our property and resource care and that the property staff’s work is likewise supported.

9.      Work with the organization’s resource specialists and other OMs to develop property management policies and strategies. Ensure that consistent policy and protocol adoption and implementation is carried out across the region.

10.  Serve as the regional safety officer, which involves establishing a comprehensive approach to visitor safety and ensuring that regional staff and volunteers receive appropriate safety training on a regular basis.

11.  Develop and sustain productive relationships with our supporters, neighbors, visitors, partners, and allies.

12.  Assist and guide the superintendents in resolving visitor and property-based conflicts and other issues.

13.  Work with Superintendents to support the organization’s conservation restriction monitoring needs as well as other tasks focused on maintaining the organization’s LTA accreditation status such as the completion of annual property surveys.

14.  Perform, direct or report on projects and assignments as requested.

 

The Operations Manager reports to the Western Regional Director and is based out of The Trustees regional office in Holyoke. 

 

Abilities, Skills, Qualifications

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation Area/Park Administration and Management, Environmental Design or related natural resource discipline, along with 7-plus years of progressively responsible management of staff, properties, and programs in the natural and cultural resources fields. Familiarity with the visitor service, recreation or tourism industries a plus, as is experience in managing small enterprises.
  2. Proven commitment to staff and volunteer development and a successful track record of recruiting, supervising, motivating and working with a diverse team.
  3. Outstanding communication skills and ability to be a strong spokesperson and relationship builder within the region and beyond.
  4. Excellent ‘people’ skills and an ability to work with committees, colleagues and others.
  5. Must have proven organizational skills as well as very strong computer skills.
  6. Comfort with or close knowledge of the value and approaches to fundraising, outreach, cultural resources, and environmental education and interpretation.
  7. Must have technical expertise in property management as well as working knowledge of power equipment and vehicles.
  8. Must be able to handle the physical demands of the job.
  9. Must have a valid Massachusetts’ driver’s license and a clean driving record.

 

Benefits, Work Schedule and Salary

As a full-time employee, the Operations Manager is eligible for benefits provided by The Trustees. The position is a full-time, year round, exempt position.  It requires frequent travel across the Western Region and periodically, the state. Minimal administrative support is available so the workload will include a range of administrative tasks. Frequent work on weekends, evenings and some holidays is required. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

 

TTOR’s Underlying Values

The Trustees of Reservations aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that a) values each member of our team and b) reflects and effectively serves the diverse residents and communities of Massachusetts. We believe that people and communities are strongly connected to place; that it is our mission to foster stronger connections between communities and their natural and cultural heritage; that climate change is a serious threat to our mission and the sustainability of the landscape, and that we must work to catalyze widespread action to offset this threat.  To succeed, The Trustees must be a broadly inclusive organization that engages and serves the many different communities of Massachusetts.

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fairness and equity throughout our internal operations.  Inclusion and diversity are priorities in our Strategic Plan and we are currently finalizing a detailed blueprint to strengthen and continue to diversify our team and expand the constituency for all facets of our work. 

 

About the Organization

The mission of the Trustees of Reservations is to preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. A small band of visionary volunteers founded the organization in 1891 and it has evolved into a complex organization with 180 year-round employees who are led by a volunteer governance structure and supported by over 45,000 member households.  The Trustees care for over 100 properties which comprise more than 24,000 acres and monitor 285 Conservation Restrictions protecting another 16,700 acres.

 

For further information or to apply, contact or send resume and cover letter to:

Cynthia Sommer

The Trustees of Reservations

193 High Street

Holyoke, MA 01040   

Email: csommer@ttor.org

 

The Trustees of Reservations is an equal opportunity employer.

 

3/15/11



POSTED 3/14/11

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Intern, Biofuel Technologies, LLC, Northfield, VT

Biofuel Technologies Intern Project

Objective: Determine the economic value for ash produced by the gasification (pyrolysis) of dairy cow manure processed by the Biofuel Technologies (BFT) system.

Tasks

ˇ        Develop a base line for unprocessed (raw) cow manure in Vermont: 1) Identify the nutrient content per 100 weight at a given moisture content.  2) Identify manure application techniques commonly used (include time of year and whether tilled-in or not)

ˇ        Determine if lab analysis of BFT produced ash is consistent with book values if any exist.

ˇ        Compare and contrast nutrient content of BFT ash with unprocessed manure.

ˇ        Assuming there is some fertilizer value to the BFT ash, develop an optimal application method for the ash including whether to till-in or not.

ˇ        Develop an estimate of the demand for the BFT produced ash in Vermont and/or elsewhere in the US based on some knowledge of soil test results, nutrient needs and commercially available fertilizer sales.  

ˇ        Develop a list of pro’s and con’s for BFT ash versus unprocessed manure when used as fertilizer.

ˇ        Based on the above develop estimates of economic value for BFT ash.

ˇ        Document findings for each of the above tasks and note sources for all references in a final report to wrap up project

Hiring Process

ˇ        Intern project will be posted (Position ID 4431) and should be applied for through Catamount Job Link

ˇ        Each applicant will submit a one page cover letter that states why they are interested in this project and why they think they are qualified to perform it.

ˇ        Each applicant will submit a resume

ˇ        Qualified candidates will be interviewed either in-person on campus or via phone

ˇ        All applicants must submit by April 5, 2011

ˇ        The project duration is estimated to be 6 to 8 weeks and is likely to be part time in nature with the majority of the effort spent on researching the tasks.

ˇ        Project start date is flexible and can be May or June.

ˇ        College credit may be possible for the project, but will be determined after the candidate is selected.

ˇ        A stipend of $300 per week will be provided.



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Metta Earth Leadership Training: Generation Now

Where:  Metta Earth Institute in Lincoln, VT
When:  July 11th-August 7th

Credits: You may be able to earn up to six credits through your university.
Cost: $1600 (Tuition, meals, housing, and materials are included.)
*Alternative financial arrangements and fundraising assistance may be available.

 

 


Join us for the Metta Earth Leadership Training igniting a generation of emerging leaders to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Throughout this four week course, participants will:

ˇ        Live in a learning community that is balancing contemplative life with activism.

ˇ        Learn how to effectively facilitate the WakeUp experience, one of our generation's most powerful tools for raising awareness and inspiring action.

ˇ        Acquire practical skills and knowledge through hands on experiences in organic gardening, permaculture, ecovillage design, animal husbandry, natural living, foraging, whole foods cooking and preserving, and farmstead life-ways.

ˇ        Reconnect, energize, and gain new perspectives in a five day Wilderness Quest while learning to lead experiences in nature.

 

 

*For more information visit : http://www.mettaearth.org/gennow.php4


If you are interested in attending this training, please send a letter of interest and intent to info@mettaearth.org.  Also, please feel free to share this opportunity with others you think may be interested!


POSTED 3/9/11

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Group Leaders, Summer Programs for High School Students, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT & world wide
http://www.experimentinternational.org/20272.cfm

POSTED 3/9/11

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Public Relations & Outreach Intern, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District, Montpelier, VT

Description

Intern will work closely with the PR/Outreach Coordinator on various administrative tasks, creating outreach related materials, and staffing relevant events.

Location

Location

Montpelier
Vermont
United States
Position Type
Part-time Internship
Desired Class Level(s)
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Job Function
Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Agriculture/Farming/Horticulture, Environmental
Qualifications
Valid drivers license and good driving record; reliable; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent writing skills; some experience with Community Outreach; Excel/Word/Outreach/Access; interest in environmental and waste management; excellent organizational skills; graphic design experience a plus.
Contact Information
Marian Miller
Public Relations & Outreach Coordinator
137 Barre St.
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

marianm@cvswmd.org
(802)229-9383
http://www.cvswmd.org


For more information and/or to apply, go to Catamount Job Link - Position ID 4378




POSTED 3/9/11

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Marketing Internship, Native Energy, South Burlington, VT

Description

• Marketing analysis, online media exposure, and social media experience – you will gain first-hand experience with handling what data is important to marketing programs, influencing decisions around online marketing and media strategies, and participate in the development of social media to achieve business objectives.
• Revise/Develop in-house tools to help staff streamline carbon inventory calculations.
• Finally, you will have terrific exposure to the emerging carbon marketplace. And make contacts that will be helpful in finding subsequent work in the environmental field.

Location

Location

South Burlington
Vermont
United States
Position Type
Full-time Internship
Desired Major(s)
Business Administration, Community & International Dev, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Communication Sciences, Community Entrepreneurship, Public Communication, Natural Resources, Creative
Desired Class Level(s)
Junior, Senior, Alum, Master's Candidate
Job Function
Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Creative/Design/Multimedia/Graphic Design, Editorial/Copy Editing/Writing, Environmental, Research, Sustainability, Web Development
Contact Information
Mrs. Ariana Wammer
Internship Coordinator, NativeEnergy
30 Kimball Avenue, Suite 301
South Burlington, Vermont 05403

ariana.wammer@nativeenergy.com
802-861-7707 x201
http://www.nativeenergy.com/


For more information and/or to apply, go to Catamount Job Link- Position ID 4355


POSTED 3/9/11

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Field Manager/Coordinator, Youth Conservation Corps - Boston Natural Areas Network, Boston, MA

Description

The Field Manager/Coordinator is responsible for organizing all logistics pertaining to the four YCC teams’ work plans, i.e.: work sites, projects, supplies, personnel support and payroll, as well as developing and facilitating environmental education curriculum. The Field Manager/Coordinator directly oversees the four YCC crew supervisors and will assist and support them with any issues that arise, allotting equal time to all teams. Prior to the start of the program, the Field Manager’s time is devoted to logistics planning, curriculum
development and staff training while time following program completion is utilized to gather feedback for the program’s final report. This position works closely with BNAN’s Program Manager.

Location

Location

Boston
Massachusetts
United States
Desired Major(s)
All Majors
Desired Class Level(s)
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Work Authorization
US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Job Function
Conservation, Curriculum Development/Education/Teaching/Training, Environmental
Duration
Mid-June to August 19, 2011
Qualifications
Requirements:
• At least 21 years of age
• Minimum two years’ experience working with and positively motivating urban teens
• Strong leadership and conflict resolution skills
• Ability to work independently
• Youth development, environmental education, and conservation/landscape work experience
• Teaching experience, especially in Sciences or Environmental Education
• Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods helpful
• Current First Aid/CPR certification
• Demonstrated experience coordinating programs
• Must have vehicle, mileage reimbursed
Contact Information
Candice Cook
Program Manager
62 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 2110
United States

candice@bostonnatural.org
(617) 542-7696
http://www.bostonnatural.org

For more information and/or to apply, go to Catamount Job Link- Position ID 4347

POSTED 3/9/11

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NorthWoods/USFWS Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader, NH/VT/MA

Description

NorthWoods/USFWS Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader

The NorthWoods Conservation Corps, a department of the NorthWoods Stewardship Center*, works in partnership with state agencies and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to manage specific conservation activities from Massachusetts to New Hampshire and Vermont.

Crew Leaders train and supervise US Fish and Wildlife Service Youth Conservation Corps crews of between four and eight crew members during the completion of a variety of summer (late June-early August) conservation projects, including:

- trail building and maintenance
- riverbank restoration
- wildlife management
- parks management
- invasive species control

Crew Leaders are responsible for tracking project progress, submitting proper time documentation, and assisting crew members in completion of individual education projects as well.

Please visit our website to download an application and submit following those directions. Application deadline is April 15th, but positions are often filled before this date.

http://www.northwoodscenter.org/pdfs/corpsprint.html
or
http://www.northwoodscenter.org/conservationcorps.html

Application deadline is April 15th, but positions are often filled before this date.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have qualifying Visas.

Crew Leader applicants must be 21 years of age with a valid driver's license. Experience in conservation work or field studies is required. Leaders must be physically fit and able to work in a challenging outdoor environment. Experience with youth recommended.

Deferred student loans and AmeriCorps Education Awards may also be available (depending on eligibility).

Compensation is bi-monthly


*The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is an inter-disciplinary, non-profit organization in which early-childhood and environmental education, land management and conservation science, and outdoor recreation and conservation service departments work hand-in-hand to deliver conservation and education solutions to communities across New England.

Division
NorthWoods Conservation Corps
Location

Location

MA, VT, NH
Desired Major(s)
All Majors
Desired Class Level(s)
Junior, Senior, Alum
Job Function
Conservation, Education, Environmental, Management
Qualifications
Some conservation field experience required, work with youth (volunteer or paid) preferred.

http://www.northwoodscenter.org/pdfs/corpsprint.pdf

OR

http://www.northwoodscenter.org/conservationcorps.html


Requested Documents:
Note: As indicated on application PDF.

Important Dates

Posted On:
Mar 02, 2011
Applications Accepted Until:
Apr 15, 2011


For more information and/or to apply, go to Catamount Job Link - Position ID 4342

POSTED 3/9/11

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Environmental Education and Recreation Intern, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington, VT
Description

We are looking for a student who is dynamic, detail-oriented, conscientious and able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience in education, environmental studies, or related majors a plus. Interns should be comfortable speaking in front of small to large groups and generally familiar with the natural history and/or ecology of the Lake Champlain basin and/or Vermont. Interns will gain teaching experience by presenting ecological topics on a regular basis to youth and adult participants. This position will offer a challenging and rewarding experience for anyone considering a career in education, youth program development, curriculum development, and leadership training skills.

Location

Location

Burlington
Vermont
United States
Position Type
Part-time Internship
Desired Major(s)
Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Education
Salary Level
$250 bi-weekly stipend
Job Function
Education, Environmental
Qualifications
Please email me directly for a complete job description.
Contact Information
Jen Guimaraes
P.O. Box 64618
Burlington, Vermont 05406

jen@communitysailingcenter.org
(802) 864-2499

For more information and/or to apply, go to Catamount Job Link- Position ID 3474



POSTED 3/2/11

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Reminder - Northern Forest Canoe Trail Summer Internships - Applications due March 11th

Internship positions range - Roving Stewardship Interns, GIS Stewardship Intern, Allagash Stewardship Intern, Program Intern, Youth Program Interns - Click on the link above for more information


POSTED 2/28/11

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Adirondack Mountain Club Seasonal Wilderness Trip Leader


ADK is seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Seasonal Wilderness Trip Leader.  The Wilderness Trip Leader has primary responsibility for leading wilderness courses and trips for the
Adirondack Mountain Club in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park, as well as instruction of ADK's Outdoor Education workshops focused on responsible recreational use and environmental stewardship.
Responsibilities:  The Wilderness Trip Leader will spend 3-4 days leading backpacking and hiking trips in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Instruct high quality outdoor skills programs for adults and groups
(colleges, chapters, special programs) -- including but not limited to backpacking, canoeing, wilderness leadership, and other workshops/programs as necessary.  Provide accurate and timely program
follow-up with specific records of participants, and expenses.  Maintain a log of equipment use for programs.  Have the ability to fill in for/assist education staff as needed.

** *Qualifications:***

    * College student or graduate with degree in related field
    * At least two years experience and demonstrated ability in outdoor trip leading & teaching backcountry skills with adults and youth
    * Excellent people skills -- communication, friendly, personable
    * High level of competence in areas of instruction: backpacking, low-impact camping, map & compass, off-trail navigation, natural history
    * High level of competence with trip logistics: route identification, navigation, equipment needs, dietary requirements and food packing, and group dynamics and conflict resolution
    * Knowledge of the natural history of the Adirondacks helpful
    * Act as professional role model for ADK, demonstrating at all times a stewardship ethic and responsible wilderness leadership
    * Maintain ongoing communication between education staff and front desk personnel concerning programming/lodges needs
    * Willingness to work extended hours/days in the field while on trips
    * A valid driver's license and personal vehicle for transportation necessary
    * Current Wilderness First Responder certificate required or willingness to obtain
    * A valid New York State Guide's license or willingness to obtain
    * Previous experience backpacking and hiking in the Adirondack Park

Position: Seasonal Wilderness Trip Leader (1)

Location: Heart Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness

Position Dates: May 1 -- October 15 (start and end dates may have some flexibility)

Work Schedule: 3-4 days in the backcountry plus 1 prep day, 2 days off per week

Compensation: $350 per week plus full room and board.  Additional certifications through Leave No Trace Trainer course, ACA Instructor course, NAI Certified Interpretive Guide possible.

Closing date: March 15, 2011

*Please send resume and cover letter to:*

Ryan Doyle
Outdoor Leadership Coordinator
PO Box 867, Lake Placid, NY 12946
workshops@adk.org <mailto:workshops@adk.org>
Ph. 518-523-3480 Fax: 518-523-3518

POSTED 2/25/11

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Recycling/Waste Management Position at Dartmouth-Hitchcock  - https://www.healthcaresource.com/dartmouthhitchcock/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=922094
Temporary 14 month position

POSTED 2/25/11

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HEALTY CITY YOUTH INITIATIVE 2011 GARDEN EDUCATOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Application Deadline: March 18, 2011
Positions Available: Garden Educator Intern (2)
Organization: Friends of Burlington Gardens
Location: School gardens in Burlington, VT
Compensation: Fresh vegetables, a rich learning experience, and a $1,500 stipend!
Internship Timeline: June 6 - August 20, 2011
Intern orientation / garden planting: June 6-24
Garden-based programming: June 27-August 20

Internship Description:
Friends of Burlington Gardens seeks two Garden Educator Interns to teach basic cooking and gardening skills through hands-on workshops and daily instruction in Burlington school gardens and kitchens. In partnership with the FBG Program Director, Garden Educators will:
• Lead fifteen incoming first-year students through daily work and activities at the halfacre Healthy City Youth Farm;
• Engage small groups of Summer Transitions Program students in the teaching gardens at Burlington High School;
• Facilitate taste tests of healthy school menu items at area housing sites and farmers’markets; and,
• Teach weekly workshops to K-5 grade students at elementary school gardens.
By the end of the program, interns are prepared to continue working in the farm to school education field.

Background:

The Healthy City Youth Initiative (HCYI) is a hands-on, farm-to-school program designed to boost physical activity, increase healthy lifestyle choices, and teach basic cooking and gardening skills to students in the Burlington School District. The heart of the program—a half-acre production garden located on the grounds of Hunt Middle School—provides 26 weeks of service-learning programming for 380 students. During the 6-week Healthy City Summer Program, incoming high school students cultivate the Youth Farm at Hunt Middle School, teaching gardens at Burlington High School, and gardens at Burlington elementary schools. Through Healthy City’s partnership in the Burlington School Food Project, fresh vegetables from school gardens and area farms are integrated into cafeteria salad bars and soups, harvest dinners, senior meals, and school-wide taste tests. The Healthy City Youth Initiative is a program of Friends of Burlington Gardens, a non-profit organization dedicated to the continued growth and success of community supported gardening in the City of Burlington and across Vermont.
PO Box 4504 • Burlington, VT 05406-4504 • 802.861.4769
www.burlingtongardens.org

Skills:

We are seeking highly self-motivated individuals with prior teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a strong work ethic and be able to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner. Gardening / farming
experience is extremely helpful for all positions. The ability to sustain high energy levels in all conditions (hot, cold, high humidity, rain) while engaging students and performing physically demanding work is essential.
Service Learning:
Friends of Burlington Gardens believes in the value of servicelearning, a strategy that combines service to the community with student learning in a way that improves both the student and community. Interns engage in work that is beneficial to Burlington residents and reflect on their experience and its impact on others through a structured process. Interns will also work on a project of their choice during the summer. Examples include planning a student and family event, leading a student photojournalism project, or producing educational materials.

Requirements:

You must commit to attending the full staff orientation from June 6-24. The orientation will provide space for staff to get to know each other and practice basic gardening skills. Workshops and trainings include mandatory reporting requirements, group facilitation, and practice teaching Healthy City curriculum. We’ll also take a 20-mile bike tour of Burlington school and community gardens!
You must be able to work 25-30 hrs / wk for the entire summer session: June 27-August 20. Interns will each have a set schedule for the summer and hours will generally fall Monday-
Friday 9:00-5:30PM.
First Aid certification is required and the cost will be covered by Friends of Burlington Gardens. A background check may be required at your expense.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for
three references in PDF format to:
Jennifer McGowan
Program Director, Friends of Burlington Gardens
Jenn@burlingtongardens.org


POSTED 2/23/11

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Summer Experience in Organic Beef Farming, Lewis Family Farm, Essex, NY

About the Program

Work experience on the Lewis farm involves field operations: tractor and wagon driving, hay-making, pasture establishment and maintenance, fish and seaweed application, compost preparation and spreading, harvesting and farm landscape maintenance.

Different elements combine to make the modern beef farm a successful, profitable agricultural and business operation. We aim to address all of these in our program. Students learn MIG (Management Intensive Grazing) of beef, feeding and nutrition, and general herd health. Lessons in increasing soil fertility and promotion of sustainable biodiversity are taught.

Students work long hours, and the physical and intellectual demands are great. Students learn the farm routine and experience the farm’s rhythm, all the realities of working on a large organic farm.

Regular meetings on the farm’s activities ensure a smooth flow of operations and increased understanding of why certain things are done on the farm at specific times. Those selected for this program will have ample opportunity to ask questions of the farm’s permanent team, who will guide the students through the complex and intricate tasks and concepts that drive an organic beef farm.

Students are encouraged to select those facets of farming that are of specific interest and, through independent study and practical application, pursue these while at the farm.

Students keen to follow careers in conventional or organic farming and management, sustainable agricultural, theory and training, environment and agricultural development, those interested in studying for advanced degrees in Integrated Agroecosystems, Agroecology or Environmental Studies, will find the summer experience useful, challenging and enlightening.

Admission, Credit and Remuneration

The summer internship experience is open to college students in agriculture (both conventional and organic/sustainable), environmental studies, environmental sciences, and animal/plant studies in junior or senior year of tertiary education.
It is the student’s responsibility to learn if this program will earn academic credit. The Lewis Family Farm is not a registered educational facility, but is recognized for credit-earning internships by several colleges and universities in the USA and abroad. (Examples:  State University of New York; University of Minnesota; University of Georgia)  Students must inquire from their department heads about credit recognition for their summer farm work. We at the farm are open to suggestions from a student’s Advisor as to how we may best meet the specific needs of a candidate in-so-far as such requests do not interfere with the operation of the enterprise.

Each student will receive a stipend during the 14-16 week period of the internship. Students are housed on the farm in a comfortable, furnished communal-living home.  Students maintain their quarters to a high standard, and are asked to bring towels, bed linens and a personal computer.  Food is not provided. A kitchen is. Bicycles are available but students provide their own transportation for shopping and off farm recreation. The farm forbids use of tobacco. 

This program begins after the college Spring semester finishes in May and usually ends in August before the college Fall semester starts.  Interested students are asked to submit their applications as early as possible.  Applications should include the following:

  1. A letter of recommendation from a department member or advisor,

  2. A letter of recommendation from a non-family member who knows you in a non-professional setting,

  3. Copy of latest college transcripts indicating subjects taken,

  4. An essay explaining your reasons for wanting to attend this summer program, and your career objectives,

  5. A resume or C.V. reflecting any previous job experience, with references and a recent photograph.

Please call the farm with any further questions you may have. We will be happy to speak with you.

To learn more about the farm and our internship program, visit our website:  http://lewisfamilyfarm.com/Lewisfamilyfarm/Internship_Program.html


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Summer 2011 opportunities in Ecology at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies - Millbrook, NY

Summer Project Assistant (6 positions) - Job Reference #11001-SF.  Research the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, Lyme disease ecology, tree seed survival, songbirds and gypsy moths.  Duties include live-trapping small and medium mammals and reliably recording pertinent data, sampling abundance of ticks, tree seed collection, and laboratory assays of tick infection with the Lyme disease bacterium.  Early morning and late afternoon hours.  Prior experience handling small or meso-mammals highly desireable.  Desired dates of employments (35 hours/week) are approximately April 20 to November 1, 2011, although applicants available during summer college break are also welcome.  On-site housing is available.  Positions report to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld.

Summer Project Assistant (6 positions) - Job Reference #11002-SF.  Research the dynamics of the blacklegged tick populations in heterogeneous landscapes of Dutchess County in New York's Hudson River Valley.  Duties include sampling the abundance of ticks and conducting basic vegetation analyses in forested sites throughout the county.  Prior experience in field ecology is desireable.  Desired dates of employment (35 hours/week) are approximately May 20 to August 1, 2011.  On-site housing is available.  Positions report to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld.

Summer Project Assistant (1 positions) Job Reference #11008-SF.  Assist in studies of the ecology of the Hudson River.  Duties include considerable field work on boats and along shores of the Hudson River, as well as data entry and collection and processeing of samples of zebra mussels and other invertebrates.  Must be comfortable working in and around the water and handling heavy sampling equipment; experience with boats and training in limnology and invertaebrate zoology also helpful.  Desired dates of employment are approximately May 31 to September 1, 2011.  Onsite housing is available.  Position reports to Dr. David L. Strayer.

To apply for any of these positions, send cover letter (indicating job reference number), resume with educational background and relevant course work, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, to the attenditon of Human Resources Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies PO Box AB Millbrook, NY 12545 or email to jobs@caryinstitute.org.  Application deadline is March 11, 2011 or when position is filled.

EOE/ADD/Min/Fem/Vet/Disab

POSTED 2/22/11

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TEMPORARY BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN - FOREST HEALTH

Who:  Students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs

When:  Must start by May 25, 2011, but candidates that can begin work earlier will be given stronger consideration.  Position runs until the beginning of the academic year (August-September).

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK AT LEAST 40 HRS/WEEK AND PREPARED FOR PERIODS OF EXTENSIVE TRAVEL.

Pay: $10-16/hr, depending on previous qualifications. 

Where: Durham Field Office, Forest Health Protection, State & Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service  (http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/).  Address: 271 Mast Rd., Durham, NH 03801

What: The incumbent will participate in a variety of forest health related projects on native and exotic insects and fungal pathogens of forest trees throughout New England and New York.  Projects include testing trap and pheromone combinations for wood-inhabiting insects, monitoring eastern hemlock health (Hemlock Woolly Adelgid HWA, Sirococcus shoot blight), landscape-scale emerald ash borer population delimitation, forest health assessments, surveys for thousand cankers disease, and numerous other projects as they develop throughout the summer.  The incumbent will mostly provide assistance with field plot establishment, data and sample collection.   Lab chores may include making media and reagents, data entry, and washing lab dishes. 

Requirements:

  1. Desire and ability to work outdoors, which might include unfavorable weather conditions and difficult terrain.
  2. Reliable, organized, and capable of handling multiple tasks at once.
  3. Knowledge of at least introductory biology.  Ability to indentify eastern trees and insects is beneficial.
  4. Ability to conduct repetitive lab work consistently.
  5. Employment contingent upon obtaining permission to drive USFS (state requires a valid US drivers license and clean driving record-not more than one violation).
For more information contact Kevin Dodds (603-868-7743).  Apply by sending a statement of qualifications or resume and contact information for two references to kdodds@fs.fed.us by March 21, 2011.


POSTED 2/17/11

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Watershed Educator & Program Assistant - Spring 2011 Internships/Work-Study Positions
Interested in gaining teaching experience in the field and classroom? Would you like to learn more about stream ecology and watershed science? Do you want to improve the health of Vermont’s streams and rivers?
As a Watershed Educator or Program Assistant, you’ll facilitate and support classroom activities and hands-on aquatic field studies with middle and high school students throughout Vermont.  ~5-10 hours/week; Credit/Stipend or Work-Study

Download an application at www.uvm.edu/~watershd
Applications accepted until positions are filled.

POSTED 2/17/11
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1% for the Planet - Membership Assistant

Reports to: Membership Manager (aka "Membership Wrangler")

Organizational Profile

1% for the Planet (1%) exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Launched in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia, Inc.) and Craig Mathews (Blue Ribbon Flies), 1% is a rapidly growing, global network of companies that give at least 1% of their annual sales to nonprofit organizations focused on issues of sustainability. 1% is a brand-driven organization that engages people and inspires them to make better choices as consumers. Through our unique and innovative model, we are growing a movement that has significantly improved funding and support for environmental causes and the activists who champion them. Membership currently consists of 1365 businesses in 43 countries, together giving over $20 million annually to 2,372 environmental groups worldwide, with more than $70 million given to date. Our future goals are ambitious. We seek to become, collectively, the largest funder of environmental work on the Planet.

Every year we certify that member companies complete their donations, and for more than three years now we have added at least one new member company every day. The Membership Assistant (MA) plays a very active role at the core of the organization. He or she will work closely with the Membership Wrangler assisting the organization to keep on top of its most fundamental commitments to members, recipients, employees, its Board and other stakeholders. The ideal MA will be highly detail oriented, adept at multi-tasking, and persistent enough to keep abreast of a high volume of incoming inquiries from businesses and nonprofits. He or she has to enjoy interacting with lots of different people on a daily basis and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A passion for corporate social responsibility and a knack for great customer service are both key. While the job includes repetitive work, it’s also a position that enables a deep level of engagement with our remarkable network. There are many facets of the work, which allow the MA to mix it up. Finally, because 1% is growing quickly, there are lots of growth opportunities both within the role and the organization.

Responsibilities

Member & Nonprofit Services

Certification

Infrastructure

Human Resources

Finance

Administrative

**Estimated 75% MA’s time spent on Member & Nonprofit Services & Certification, and 25% spent on HR, Finance, Administrative and Infrastructure.

Culture

The folks at 1% are a tightly knit crew. We work and play hard. We value the incredible places and people that our jobs get us in touch with. We are passionate about business and the environment and we care deeply about the impact of our work. We’ve been very fortunate to find incredibly talented people to join 1%. As a result, our small crew of eight has accomplished much in a short period of time. We are very much looking forward to finding the next new member of our Tribe. Ideally this new member will have an active personality and a willingness to help us establish a spirited team for the Sugarbush Triathlon, the 100 on100 relay, and a killer float for the 4th of July parade.

Summary

This position is a tremendous opportunity for the right person. This job requires a very high level of commitment and the rewards are commensurate. We offer an extremely competitive compensation package as well as the opportunity to play a key role in growing and shaping an organization that is affecting a tremendous amount of positive change. We also have a high-powered team that works well together while having a blast making the world a better place.

The 1% brand has incredibly strong, authentic equities, imparted by our founders and supported by longstanding member companies that represent the movement like Patagonia, Clif Bar, New Belgium Brewing and Klean Kanteen. Today companies of all sizes and from just about every sector spread across 43 countries embrace our brand! Growing a global movement that is highly relevant and inspiring and impactful -- across sizes and industries -- is a phenomenal chance to enrich ones career and the planet at the same time. Join us!

Location

This position will be located in Waitsfield, Vermont.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and résumé to jobs@onepercentfortheplanet.org

POSTED 2/17/11
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Sudbury Valley Trustees

Stewardship Intern – Conservation Land Management Planner

Posted February 1, 2011

 Job Description:

Prepare conservation management plans for SVT properties.  Prepare detailed management plans for 3 ecologically-significant properties. Prepare general management plans for 20 small properties (1 – 4 acres). 

Temporary, full time, 40 hrs/week.

 Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:

ˇ        Conduct field assessment of natural communities and physical conditions.  Evaluate the types of natural communities, extent and quality; presence and extent of invasive plants; other threats to conservation; protection needs; and condition of access and trails, if any.

ˇ        Review and synthesize historical files on the protection and stewardship of the reservation.

ˇ        Consult with SVT staff and others on history, community and ecology.

ˇ        Create maps

ˇ        Prepare management recommendations and final plan documents.

 
Qualifications:

ˇ        Minimum of bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.

ˇ        Field experience and knowledge of local natural resources, flora, fauna and geography.

ˇ        Ability to identify common trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

ˇ        Ability to interpret maps and use map and compass to navigate in the field.  Experience with GPS helpful.

ˇ        Experience with ArcGIS software preferred.

ˇ        Good organizational and writing skills.

ˇ        Working knowledge of Windows operating environment and Microsoft Office software.

ˇ        Ability to work independently.

ˇ        Have vehicle and valid driver’s license.

 Application Information:

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

            Sudbury Valley Trustees

            18 Wolbach Road

            Sudbury, MA 01776

By email, to nhallen@svtweb.org.

By Fax: 978-443-2333

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2011

Internship time frame:  14 – 16 weeks; May through August. Start date negotiable.

Compensation: $12 – 15/hour, dependent upon experience

 

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet and Sudbury river basin for present and future generations.

www.svtweb.org

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Climate Science and Policy Masters, Grants Available
Know students and graduates interested in a career in climate?
Please forward this e-mail along!

March 15th is the deadline for regular admission to Bard CEP’s Masters in Climate Science and Policy.  Bard’s new program is one of a handful in the country with a rigorous, masters curriculum that interweaves climate science, environmental and natural resource economics, and climate law and policy. Bard’s program prepares graduates for careers facing the profound challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

Bard’s program covers all aspects of climate science and policy, but includes a unique focus on the agriculture and ecosystem impacts of climate change. Program faculty manage a 90-acre farm that serves as a research and teaching laboratory, and scientists from the world class Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies also teach in the program. In their second year, students participate in a 4-6 month extended internship, gaining critical on-the-job experience. 

Merit and need-based grants are available, along with teaching and research assistantships. Combined, grants and assistantships can cover up to 2/3 of tuition.  Learn more at www.bard.edu/cep.



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General Wildlife Seasonal Research Assistant (1 position)
Description: Approximately 6-month position assisting with Connecticut
DEP Wildlife Diversity Program projects. Duties may include string fencing shorebird nesting habitat, erecting nest exclosures, etc.,
assessing recreational use of wildlife habitat, vegetation management/invasives removal from critical wildlife habitat, targeted
raptor surveys (possible early morning/late night work), bat acoustic surveys (evening work), owl pellet dissection, specimen collection,
maintenance of equipment, and data entry. Must be willing to work independently, while carrying project equipment in a variety of
habitats and weather conditions. Work will require travel throughout the state.

35 hours per week.
Salary: $10-$12/hour. Salary dependent on experience. No benefits. No housing provided.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated coursework in wildlife science, ecology, biology, or related field.
2. Experience entering and summarizing data using Access, Excel, and ArcMap preferred.
3. Demonstrated experience navigating with GPS units and maps.
4. Willingness to work long hours in field conditions.
5. Willingness and ability to work during the early morning, evening, and late night as needed.
6. Attention to detail and ability to work cooperatively under stressful conditions.
7. Must have a valid driver?s license.

Send cover letter and resume to: Christina Kocer, DEP Wildlife
Division, Sessions Woods WMA, PO Box 1550, Burlington, CT 06013
or E-mail: christina.kocer@ct.gov
Start Date: may start as early as 3/1/2011
Application Deadline: 2/22/2011



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FIELD RESEARCH & MARINE EDUCATION INTERNSHIP - CAPE ANN WHALE WATCH/OCEAN ALLIANCE

Description

The Field Research & Marine Education Internship is based in Gloucester, Massachusetts where Cape Ann Whale Watch (CAWW) and Ocean Alliance call home. CAWW's boat, the Hurricane II, takes between 100-250 passengers per trip on whale watches around Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The primary goals of each trip is to foster a stronger appreciation and respect for whales and the ocean environment in hopes of motivating people to protect them. Passengers aboard the Hurricane II are an extremely diverse group of people ranging from elementary school children to families from across the globe.

Four interns and one naturalist on every trip help accomplish the goal of educating people about whales and fostering a stronger appreciation and respect for whales and the ocean environment. With this new found respect and appreciation, the team of educators also hopes to positively influence how the passengers regard the environment and to increase their role in helping to preserve it. The whales and the environment have a better chance of surviving if we can change the attitudes and behaviors of our passengers.

In order to accomplish this goal, the interns circulate the boat with hands-on teaching tools to educate the public about whales and their environment. (To give an idea of what is used, there are samples of whale baleen and teeth for passengers to touch. A 3-D model of Stellwagen Bank allows people to better understand why whales migrate to the coast of Massachusetts. The whale tail identification board allows passengers to become scientists and test their skills at matching whale tails. Once the actual whale watching begins, the naturalist provides educational interpretive commentary while the interns collect data on whale behavior and identification for our research project. The interns are also on board to answer questions on a wide variety of topics, on everything from whale behavior to whale conservation. Finally, the interns are expected to help with the general functioning of the whale watching vessel.

Interns not only have responsibilities aboard the Hurricane II, but they are also expected to participate in activities off the boat. The naturalists, interns, and volunteers meet once a week. The meetings provide a forum for discussion about whales, current issues, and the whale watch program. Also, interns are expected to help enter data, photo-identify whales, and do a project that together we will decide on.

There are three components of the internship program:

1. Marine Education: Interns will learn about marine life in the Gulf of Maine, and develop strategies and techniques for educating the passengers.

2. Research Techniques: Interns will be responsible for collecting data (logging location, weather conditions, whale behaviors and identification) while observing the whales that are encountered on each trip.

3. Naturalist Training: Interns will learn interpretive principles and have the opportunity to be the naturalist while being assisted by the expert on board. It is a great way to become familiar with interpretation and explore this career field.

Interns work four to five days on the boat. It might seem like a lot, but in reality, you are spending your summer aboard a boat, on the Atlantic Ocean, watching whales. What can be better than that? Past interns have received degrees in biology, psychology, education, French, history, philosophy, etc. You don’t need to be a Biology major to apply! We are looking for students who will make the most of the amazing opportunities this internship provides.

How to apply:
Mail application materials by application deadline of March 15, 2011.  Interviews are held the last two weeks of March (in-person are highly recommended).  Successful applicants will be notified by April 1.

Requested documents:  Resume, Cover Letter, Other Documents, Unofficial Transcript
Note: In Cover Letter, state why you are interested in this internship.  2 written letters of recommendation are required.  Indicate in cover letter whether you are applying for the summer or fall session.

Contact Information

Cynde Bierman
Cape Ann Whale Watch
415 Main Street, P.O. Box 345
Gloucester, Massachusetts 1930

cyndebierman@gmail.com
(978) 283-5110
http://www.SeeTheWhales.com

For more information, go to Catamount Job Link


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SALES & MARKETING ASSISTANT (INTERN) PAINO ORGANICS

Natural and Organic Food Company Selling to Natural Foods and all other classes of trade The owner of this company, John Paino founded Nasoya Foods, the #1 selling Tofu in the US. He has started this company to market a new line of natural salsa and tortilla chips as well as other products. The company markets soymilk ricotta stuffed shells, manicotti and lasagna, salsa and tortilla chips. Our goal is to continue to develop a portfolio of brands under the Paino Organics umbrella and become a large, multibranded company.

Applicant will work in sales and marketing and will assist in contacting customers and explaining the benefits of our products, doing in-store product sampling, and will help send correspondences to customers.


Qualifications: Applicant must first and foremost, be friendly and must have strong communication skills (speaking and writing) They should be computer savvy, be able to work with spreadsheets, converting lists to mailing labels, and creating customer files. An understanding of food, especially natural foods, would be a big plus. This could be an undergraduate or graduate position. Applicant must have a car and be located in the Burlington area. (Note: This person would be compensated as a contract labor or consultant, not as an employee)

More information and to apply, go to Catamount Job Link


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CENTER FOR WHOLE COMMUNITIES (WAITSFIELD, VT) (SUMMER) - PAID Organic Farm Internship Application Deadline: March 15, 2011 The work of the interns is to help run all aspects of our seasonal retreat center, including welcoming and orienting visitors to the farm, growing and harvesting organic vegetables for the retreats; building trails in the forest; maintaining our campsites, solar bathhouse and forest yurt; cooking with whole foods, providing faculty and staff support, and being a positive and energetic part of our community as a whole. Qualifications include a passion for working outdoors, an interest in agriculture, whole foods, social justice and environmental issues, and ability to remain flexible and positive. Must be able to set priorities, work long hours and be both a positive part of a team and an independent self-starter. For the right person this is the chance to be working outside in a beautiful, rewarding, and stimulating place and to put all kinds of different skills to work. Interns will be expected to work approximately 50-70 hour weeks and some weekends, but with regular days off. Compensation includes shared housing with full-sized bed, kitchen, and shower facilities, and three meals a day when retreats are in session.

For more information, visit: http://www.wholecommunities.org/pdf/internship%20brief%20posting2011.pdf

 

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SHARON-AUDUBON (SHARON, CT) (SPRING/SUMMER) ­ Environmental Education, Bird Banding & Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships 

Primary responsibilities of the Environmental Education Interns include assisting with the teaching of environmental education programs to school groups. During the month of March, this person(s) will also be heavily involved with the Center's Maple Sugaring Operation. During the summer, primary responsibility is to oversee the Sharon Audubon Center Summer Nature Programs for children ages 3-14. Children visit the Center for 2-5 hours each day during weeklong sessions.  Activities range from discovery hikes, pond explorations, live animal programs, nature crafts and games. The summer naturalists design the curriculum for these programs and conduct the programs with the help of volunteer assistants.  

Bird Banding Internships (Paid) and Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships (Unpaid) are also available. 

For more information, visit: http://www.sharon.audubon.org/volun_intern/intern.html



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ORGANIC WORKS PR (NEW YORK, NY)(SPRING/SUMMER) New Business Development Internship High-profile boutique Public Relations firm specializing in PR and promotions for green and sustainably-minded businesses seeks dynamic business development research intern. This internship will provide a great opportunity to learn first-hand the ins-and-outs of a successful system of new business development and will offer unique insight into some of today's leading companies in the rising green marketplace.  The position will support the Director of New Business Development across all aspects of the company's business development program with particular focus on research, fact-finding and letter writing.  Ideal candidate must be available 3-5 days a week for a minimum of 3 months. Candidate must have an interest in environmental trends, be detail oriented and have a savvy sense of business. For more information on how to apply, contact Sunil Murti 212-253-0474 (phone) or visit http://www.organicworkspr.com


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FORE SOLUTIONS (PORTLAND, ME)(SUMMER) ­ PAID Green Building Internship Application Deadline: March 1, 2011 Fore Solutions is seeking a summer 2011 intern to participate in an effort to bring the state of Maine to the forefront of high performance green building and to help Fore Solutions achieve its vision of inspiring and advancing innovations in the building field and in communities. The intern will work as the prime researcher on an inquiry into the possibilities for the most innovative design approaches (i.e., net-zero building, regenerative design, living building challenge, etc.) for reducing fossil fuel emissions, conserving water, reducing waste, increasing occupant productivity and health, and improving quality of life being applied to buildings, campuses, and communities in Maine.

For more information, visit: http://www.fore-solutions.com/fore-solutions-news/summer-intern-application-due-march-1st/



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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
WATER CHESTNUT FIELD COORDINATOR
WEST HAVEN, VT OFFICE OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

2011 Summer Position


SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Water Chestnut Field Coordinator (FC) assists the Conservation Ecologist in achieving The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) long-term goal to control water chestnut, an invasive, non-native aquatic weed, in important wetlands and waterways in the Southern Lake Champlain Valley (SLCV). Work is performed in both an office and an outdoors setting in canoes/kayaks, often in remote wetlands, with frequent heavy physical labor. Duties include organizing/coordinating/leading workdays (often with volunteer groups) in wetland sites training volunteers in water chestnut identification and hand-pulling control techniques, and compiling and entering data on volunteer hours and water chestnut harvest. FC may assist in recruiting and thanking volunteers, including writing letters, posting flyers, placing public service announcements, making presentations, and coordinating with summer youth camps. FC is expected to work approx. 3 weekend days per month. This position is based out of the TNC office in West Haven, Vermont.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates are well organized self-starters with a demonstrable commitment to conservation; outgoing and enthusiastic about working with volunteers; able to communicate effectively in person and in writing; good swimming and canoeing skills; knowledgeable about water safety practices; able to lift a canoe with a partner; and complete other physical chores related to hand-pulling water chestnuts. A valid driver’s license is required, as is at least 1 year of college coursework in a natural resources field or equivalent work exp. Knowledge of aquatic biology is an asset. First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to get certified, is a plus, as are knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and experience driving a pickup truck and towing a canoe trailer. Weekend workdays and occasional long workdays are required. Must be willing to drive own vehicle when TNC vehicle is not available.

SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION

Seasonal position starts on June 27, 2011 and ends on Sept. 2, 2011. Compensation is $11.92/hour, housing is available (if needed), and the schedule is 40 hours/week. Work-related travel in personal vehicle reimbursed at the current standard mileage rate.

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline: March 15, 2011. Interviews begin immediately. A full position description and instructions on how to apply are available at TNC’s career site at: www.nature.org/careers. Click on How to Apply. Click on View Positions. Enter keyword Vermont. Select Posted Anytime. Click on Search. Click on link to job opening of choice. To apply, click on Apply Now.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2011
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Nature Conservancy is an international, nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

POSTED 2/11/11

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Norwell Farms CSA
Job Description: Farm Manager

Norwell Farms is a new, not-for-profit community farm in historic Norwell, MA, a small town located about 25 miles south of Boston. Norwell Farms was incorporated in March 2010 after the town voted to seed the start up of a CSA on town-owned land at the historic Jacobs Farm. We are currently operating our CSA on 1.6 acres, with potential to expand our fields and a long waiting list. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a new community farm on the South Shore!

Job summary

 Norwell Farms is seeking a Farm Manager to run our existing CSA.  The position is full-time, year round with a seasonally variable work schedule and will be required to be on-call with the farm during normal business hours. This is a start-up farming operation, the job requires 90% focus on growing during the season with a 10% focus on community engagement and education. We are a public farm, so good communication skills and a desire to work with people is very important. The Farm Manager will report directly to the President of Board and will help the Board build its strategic plan & non-profit mission.

 Responsibilities of the Farm Manager:

Requirements:

Salary and Benefits: Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, three references & salary requirements to:

Niccole Bartley, Norwell Farms

Email: norwellfarms@gmail.com

Or mail to: Norwell Farms, Attn: Niccole Bartley, P.O. Box 5212  Norwell, MA 02061



POSTED 2/11/11

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GREEN MOUNTAIN AUDUBON CENTER  - 2 SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES 2011

POSITION TITLE: SUMMER DAY CAMP INTERN
Location: Audubon Vermont’s Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington.
Description: The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington provides college students orrecent graduates with an opportunity to gain practical experience working in environmentaleducation. Interns may choose to work 25 hours a week with our Preschool Nature Camp or 37.5 hours a week with our Ecology Day Camp. Interns work closely with children ages 4-5 or 6-12 for 8 weeks exploring the meadows, ponds and forests at the Audubon Center. Interns gain first hand experience teaching, developing curriculum and working as part of a dynamic education team. Audubon challenges interns to build their interpretive and people skills while encouraging them to further their studies in the natural history of Vermont!
Commitment:
June 15, 2011 – August 22, 2011 (9 weeks and 4 days).
Ecology Day Camp daily work hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. There will be one overnight camping trip. Preschool Nature Camp’s daily work hours are from 8:00am to 1:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Responsibilities:
 Attend camp training led by professional Audubon Teacher/Naturalists.
 Assist Instructors in providing a fun and educational experience for campers.
 Work with children ages 4 and 5 (Preschool Camp) or children ages 6-12 (Ecology Camp).
 Learn to develop age appropriate curriculum and implement daily lesson plans.
 Fulfill academic requirements as well as Audubon’s work requirements to receive credit atyour school.  Complete self-evaluations throughout the summer and write a final evaluation of your experience by August 22.
Qualifications:
 Must be a college student working to receive credit in your area of study.
 Strong love for the outdoors and interest in the natural history of Vermont.
 Experience working with children is preferred.
 Majoring in education, environmental studies, natural resources or like field.
 Must have reliable transportation.
 First Aid and CPR certification (included in training).
 Ability to pass a criminal background check.
 Must be able to commit to the entire period of work.
Stipend:  $8.15/hr.
If you would like to apply for this position please send a cover letter, a resume and contact information for 3 references to:
Audubon Vermont, 255 Sherman Hollow Rd. Huntington, VT 05462
Attn: Mike Simpson -or- msimpson@audubon.org

POSITION TITLE: SUMMER DAY CAMP INSTRUCTOR
Location: Audubon Vermont’s Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington.
Description: The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington provides experienced teachers and environmental educators with an opportunity to work in a day camp setting. Instructors may choose to work 25 hours a week with our Preschool Nature Camp or 37.5 hours a week with our Ecology Day Camp. Children ages 4 and 5 attend Preschool Nature Camp and children ages 6 to 12 attend Ecology Day Camp. Both camps run for 8 weeks and campers spend time exploring the meadows, ponds and forests at the Audubon Center. Instructors teach outdoors, develop curriculum and work as part of a dynamic education team. Audubon will challenge you to enhance your teaching and interpretive skills while encouraging you to further your studies in the natural history of Vermont!
Commitment:
ˇ June 15, 2011 – August 22, 2011 (9 weeks and 4 days)
ˇ Ecology Day Camp daily work hours are from 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday. There will be one overnight camping trip.
ˇ Preschool Nature Camp daily work hours are from 8:00am-1:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Responsibilities:
ˇ Attend a camp training led by professional Audubon Teacher/Naturalists.
ˇ Develop and implement eight weeks of ecology/nature-based curriculum.
ˇ Provide a fun, educational experience for children during camp.
ˇ Maintain the safety and well being of all camp participants.
ˇ Act as a mentor to college intern(s).
ˇ Write a final evaluation of your camp experience by August 22.

Qualifications:
ˇ Experience teaching children ages 4 and 5 and/or ages 6 to 12.
ˇ Experience with curriculum development and implementation.
ˇ BS or BA in Environmental Studies, Education or related field preferred.
ˇ Strong organizational skills.
ˇ Knowledge of the natural history of Vermont.
ˇ Ability to work well as part of a team.
ˇ Excellent communication skills.
ˇ Must have reliable transportation.
ˇ Must be able to commit to the entire period of work.
ˇ Ability to pass criminal background check.
ˇ First Aid and CPR certification (included in training).
Salary: $10.00/hr.
If you would like to apply for this position please send a cover letter, a resume and contact information for 3 references to:
Audubon Vermont, 255 Sherman Hollow Rd. Huntington, VT 05462
Attn: Mike Simpson -or- msimpson@audubon.org

POSTED 2/3/11

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SUMMER 2011 CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP

Land Stewardship Program (LANDS)

DESCRIPTION:

LANDS in based at the University of Vermont, located in beautiful and livable Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain and at the foothills of the Green Mountains. LANDS is a nine member College Sustainability Corps formed by a partnership between UVM and the Student Conservation Association. Interns support state and federal agencies, land trusts, towns, and other conservation groups in their stewardship work.

Interns work in teams to conduct natural resource inventories, monitoring visits, GIS mapping, invasive species removal, and more.

LANDS is based at UVM. Most time will be spent in the field.
Interns complete projects for partners like The Nature Conservancy and
The Green Mountain National Forest.

BENEFITS:
- $2,700 which includes AmeriCorps Education Award/9 weeks
- Internship credit
- Learn applied conservation skills: Natural Resource Inventory, Plant and Tree ID, Applied GIS, and more!
- Networking with conservation groups via real-world projects, reports, and presentations
- Spend the summer outdoors in Vermont

DATES:

6/1/11 – 8/5/11

For more information or to apply please visit the LANDS website: http://www.uvm.edu/~conserve/lands_website/

CONTACTS:

Zachary Ispa-Landa, LANDS Program Coordinator
Field Naturalist Program
Department of Plant Biology
Jeffords Hall,  Rm 241
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-0086
zispalan@uvm.edu

 Deane Wang, Associate Professor and LANDS Advisor
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
63 Carrigan Drive, Jeffords 268
Burlington, VT 05405
Deane.Wang@uvm.edu, (802) 656-2694


POSTED 1/26/11

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SUMMER 2011 RESEARCH PROGRAM IN ECOLOGY

ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR/ RESIDENT ADVISOR (13-week position available beginning May 16, 2011)

For thirteen weeks in May-August 2011, thirty college-age students will join dozens of visiting and staff scientists at Harvard Forest in researching the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems.  The Program Assistant works closely with the Forest Administrator in organizing the various educational components to the summer program.  S/he lives with the students in Fisher and/or Raup House, providing the information, advising, support and discipline required to create a hospitable academic environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with student orientation, May 24
Coordinate weekly evening workshops and seminars
Hold weekly house meetings
Organize student committees (recycling, graduate school, social, etc.)
Inform students of Harvard Forest activities, policies, and expectations
Organize a day-long career workshop and Summer Student Symposium in mid- August
Work with Forest Administrator to resolve student issues
Work on various tasks as needed to facilitate administrative and research projects

Required Skills, Training and Experience
Excellent listening, negotiation, organizational, and problem solving skills required
Strong writing, organizational, telephone, and computer skills
Work independently with moderate supervision
Comfortable with performing a variety of tasks simultaneously
Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse population preferred

Time Commitment and Compensation
Compensation is $13.00/hour for 40 hours per week plus free room and board for 13weeks (May 16 to August 12, 2011).  The Assistant has a private room, shared office space with computer and access to Forest vehicles.  The position is flexible and accommodations for a variety of situations are possible.

Application
Please send a cover letter, resume and up to three letters of recommendation to the address below or via email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information about Harvard Forest and the summer program is available at
http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu

For questions, please contact:

Edythe Ellin, Director of Administration
Harvard Forest
324 N. Main Street
Petersham, MA  01366
hfapps@fas.harvard.edu
harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


POSTED 1/26/11

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JOB #2 TITLE:           Project Assistant - up to 6 positions


DURATION:              Temporary, full-time. Approximately May 20 to August 1, 2011.

DUTIES:                     Research the dynamics of blacklegged tick populations in heterogeneous landscapes of Dutchess County, in New York's Hudson River Valley.  Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY.  Duties include sampling                                        the abundance of ticks and conducting basic vegetation analyses in forested sites throughout the county. On-site housing is available.

BACKGROUND:       Prior experience in field ecology is desirable.

CLOSING DATE:       March 10, 2011

ORIGINATOR:            Dr. Richard Ostfeld

TO APPLY:                  To apply, please e-mail a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to:


                                                Human Resources
                                                Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

                                                Job Ref. #11001-I
                                                P.O. Box AB

                                                Millbrook, New York 12545
                                                E-mail:  Jobs@caryinstitute.org<mailto:Jobs@caryinstitute.org>

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER-MIN/FEM/VET/DISAB

Richard S. Ostfeld, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12545 USA

845 677-7600, ext 136

rostfeld@caryinstitute.org
http://ecostudies.org/people_sci_ostfeld.html

NEW BOOK -- LYME DISEASE: THE ECOLOGY OF A COMPLEX SYSTEM
Oxford University Press 2011
http://www.amazon.com/Lyme-Disease-Ecology-Complex-System/dp/0195388127/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278436447&sr=1-2


POSTED 1/26/11

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SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed 16 April through 30 June for ongoing research on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey's Delaware Bay shore.  Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally important staging area for shorebirds during spring migration.  Duties include extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data, point counts, surveying for color-banded birds, and data entry.  Mist-netting and bird banding experience necessary.  Ability to identify
shorebirds of the eastern U. S., color-band resighting experience, and proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred.  Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, possibly work long hours or occasionally six days/week, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions. Start date can be flexible.  Salary $1800-2200/month depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle.  Housing and reimbursement for gas provided. 

Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 15 March to Dr. Kimberly Peters, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, kim.peters@njaudubon.org.

René Buccinna
Admin. Asst., Research and Education
NJ Audubon
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Email: rene.buccinna@njaudubon.org
Phone: (609) 861-1608 ext.13


POSTED 1/26/11

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Mountain Birdwatch technician positions

FIELD TECHNICIANS (4) needed for a monitoring program of high-elevation songbirds in the Northeastern U.S. from 25 May 2011 to 22 July 2010. In 2010, we established an international monitoring program (Mountain Birdwatch 2.0) targeting Bicknell’s Thrush and other high-elevation songbirds; in 2011, we will continue to establish new survey routes and conduct point counts along existing, difficult-to-access survey routes.  In June and July of 2011, one team of 2 technicians will set and survey routes in the Adirondacks and Catskills of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont; the other team of 2 technicians will set and survey routes in the White Mountains of NH and regions of northwest and central Maine.  Successful applicants will be eager to spend long summer days in these beautiful mountain regions, be in good physical condition, and be capable of early morning (4:00 am) starts. Must be comfortable backpacking and camping in pairs in remote locations and must have some familiarity using GPS, compass, and topographic maps to navigate. Familiarity with New England birds and woody vegetation preferred, but training will be provided. Mosquitoes and black flies are prevalent at this time of year. High-elevation weather is highly variable and can be near freezing at night and in the 80s during the day. Thunderstorms and muddy trail conditions are inevitable. Please note that these positions require long days in the field and strenuous hiking and backpacking; applicants without serious hiking/backpacking experience will not be considered.  Applicants will typically spend five days per week in the field, weather permitting; travel between sites can be extensive and may involve driving on difficult terrain.  This job involves challenging physical conditions, but if you love the mountains of the Northeast, exploring largely untouched wilderness, listening to the dawn chorus, and falling asleep hearing the leaves rustle and the birds sing around you, this may be the perfect position for you!

Compensation is $480/wk plus mileage/fuel reimbursement. Applicants must be flexible to changes in daily/weekly schedules due to weather. Applicants should have their own backpacking equipment and binoculars; having a vehicle is desirable but not essential. Application deadline is 15 Feb 2011, but applications will be considered as they are received. To apply, email a letter of interest, resumé, and contact information for three references to Judith Scarl (jscarl AT vtecostudies.org) AND mail a hard copy of these documents to Judith Scarl, Mountain Birdwatch Program Manager, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, PO Box 420, Norwich, VT 05055. Please check out our website for more information on the Mountain Birdwatch program: www.vtecostudies.org/MBW/.



POSTED 1/12/11
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Undergraduates!  Interested in Biology, Natural Resources, or the Environment?  Want to learn more?

 
The Vermont EPSCoR Streams Project offers *PAID RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS*!

 Internships are available for:

     * Summer 2011 (Late May-August)

    * Academic Year 2011-12 (late August-April, with one week in late May)


Participants research the relationships among land use patterns, precipitation, and stream water quality.  Research projects may focus on:

    * water quality and chemistry

    * geo-spatial patterns using geographic information systems (GIS)

    * macroinvertebrates

Application deadline is Feb. 4th for this opportunity!
To apply and for more information, visit our website at www.uvm.edu/~streams




POSTED 1/10/11
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The Northwest Regional Planning Commission has an exciting opportunity for an individual with 3-5 years of experience in community development and local and regional planning. The Regional Planner will help to build stronger communities in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties by implementing projects and programs of NRPC. This includes natural resources, energy, land use and transportation planning, grant writing and administration and project management. The successful candidate must have experience in regional or local planning, community development, and writing and managing grants.

Special skills in watershed planning, energy programs or broadband coordination are a plus. Solid written and verbal communication skills and a degree in planning or related field are required.

Starting salary high $30's to low $40's dependant upon experience; excellent benefit package. Send resume and three references to Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission, 155 Lake Street, St. Albans, VT, 05478, or email to CDimitruk@nrpcvt.com. Position open until filled. EOE.

POSTED 1/10/11
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Senior Planner

Are you a versatile, results-oriented Senior Planner who loves outdoor recreation?  The Lamoille County Planning Commission seeks an individual with 4-8 years of experience to join our team of dedicated, dynamic professionals.  The Senior Planner will help strengthen Lamoille County’s vibrant communities by implementing projects and programs of LCPC.  This includes scenic byway coordination, brownfield redevelopment, natural resource and land use planning, grant writing and administration, and project management.  The successful candidate must have a passion for working with people and experience in regional or local planning, community development, and writing and managing grants.  Special skills in river restoration, energy planning or broadband coordination are a plus.  Solid written and verbal communication skills and a degree in planning or related field are required.  Applicants must be able to work both in a team environment and independently.  

Starting salary is commensurate with experience, generally upper 30s to upper 40s.  LCPC offers an excellent work environment and benefits.  Submit a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements via email by February 1, 2011 to bonnie@lcpcvt.org.  For further information contact Bonnie Waninger, Executive Director, LCPC, PO Box 1637, Morrisville, VT 05661, 802-888-4548, ext. 105.  LCPC is an EOE.


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