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Permanent, Full Time

Coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits - Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
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Garrett College Adventuresports Institute® Assistant Professor - One full time faculty position opening for August 2019. The Search Committee is actively seeking candidates who share the College’s commitment to quality education and lifelong learning in a small, close knit, educationally-oriented environment.
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Canyon Voyages Adventure Company - River Operations/Guide Manager
The position of Guide Manager requires the ability to prioritize, build team efforts, follow company management direction and think on your feet as well as the physical stamina to finish strong and take the lead in adhering to and demonstrating company philosophy and policies.
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Prairie Rivers Network is seeking an Executive Director to provide strong, collaborative leadership and achieve the conservation goals of the organization. At Prairie Rivers Network we protect water, heal land, and inspire change. Principal duties include leadership and vision, organizational management, fundraising, and communications. Visit for more information. 
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Idaho Rivers United - Executive Director
Visit the IRU website or download this position description for more information and to apply..
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Red River Watershed Management Institute (RRWMI)- Shreveport, LA -  Director (9 month, non tenure)

The duties of the Director will be to manage the daily operations of the Institute. The Director is responsible for the funding of the Institute and its projects, generally through grants, for the development of a long-range plan for the institute, and for preparing an annual budget for the operations and capital improvements of the Institute. They will maintain communications with an Advisory Council. The Director will develop and maintain working relationships with local government agencies and local and regional conservation offices. They will contribute to the technical aspects of the institute. The Director will contribute to the development of the Department of Biological Sciences undergraduate Environmental Science concentration curriculum. The opportunities for faculty and student participation in the Institutes research projects, especially in the area of water quality will be coordinated by the Director. The Director will help design the curriculum, teach, and recruit instructors for new environmental science courses for the University, which deal with water quality including Basic Hydrology and Water Resources, Hydrogeology, Geomorphology, and Paleoenvironmental Analysis. Closes March 31, or when filled.
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Georgia River Network (GRN) – Executive Director
Georgia River Network is a statewide, non-profit river conservation organization working to ensure a clean water legacy by engaging and empowering Georgians to protect, restore, and enjoy our rivers from the mountains to the coast. We envision rivers that are clean, safe and healthy for drinking, swimming, fishing, and boating, as well as add beauty and value to our communities and meet the needs of the natural communities they support. The Executive Director provides professional leadership and staff oversight to ensure that the organization is effectively managed to achieve its mission. The ED must be a strong, ethical leader with excellent communication skills and dedication to the mission of GRN. The ED is the public and professional representative of the organization.
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Northwest Treaty Tribes are hiring! Take a look and pass along current job openings from Treaty Tribes in Western Washington, posted at NWIFC.
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The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is looking for an Executive Director!
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Hydropower Reform Coordinator - This position supports a national consortium of more than 160 conservation and recreation organizations that protect and restore rivers harmed by hydropower dams. American Rivers is the Coalition’s fiscal sponsor. Founded in 1992, the Coalition works exclusively on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensed hydropower projects. The coalition has a proven track record of policy reform and environmental and recreational restoration of rivers. Responsibilities include: analyzing and evaluating policies, and regulations impacting hydropower licensing; promoting the Coalition’s policy river restoration agenda in state and federal policy arenas; evaluating decisions made by federal agencies pertaining to certain hydropower projects; and conducting research on trends related to federal hydropower licensing, environmental reviews (including NEPA and CEQA reviews), and related processes.  Works closely with Coalition staff in California and the Pacific Northwest to coordinate and promote information and strategy exchanges between Coalition members. Applications will be considered immediately. 

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Interested in a position in the outdoor industry? This link will let you know where you can find opportunities:
https://www.outdoorindustryjobs.com/

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

 

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El Dorado County (CA) - River Instructor Extra-Help Positions 

'Extra help' positions are seasonal Parks River Patrol staff who work on the river Hiring term: continuous.
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North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits - Internship 
May-September position applications are closed. Spring 2020 positions (2) applications due 11/1/2019. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
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Environmental Stewards Program (Available year-round)

What can stewards do?

  • Water/Vegetation monitoring
  • GPS use and GIS mapping
  • Grant Writing
  • Interpretive Services
  • Program Development
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Outreach and Education
  • And other hands-on work related to environmental stewardship

Benefits of Using Environmental Stewards

  • Stewards are locally recruited but logistically supported by ES staff
  • Environmental Stewards provides payroll, worker’s comp, and liability insurance
  • Environmental Stewards can provide an AmeriCorps Educational Award based on the amount of hours served
  • ES already has some national cooperative agreements with land management agencies – Stewards can be placed easily, they can be, but do not have to be students and are selected by the hiring agency or organization. 
  • Stewards can potentially qualify for the Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring authority, and/or the PLC Direct Hire authority. 
  • ES is an official 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program – Steward’s work supports the national efforts of the 21CSC.

How to Partner With Us describes the Environmental Stewards program.  You can find the application at www.environmentalstewards.org under the “partner” button 

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