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Permanent, Full Time

Government Affairs Director - Conservation Alliance
On-the-ground Conservation Alliance representative in Washington D.C., working closely with the advocacy staff and Executive Director to bring the business voice to bear on conservation. This person works to move legislative priorities across the finish line through coordination of consistent and impactful opportunities for Conservation Alliance members to effectively advocate in Washington D.C, tracking and meetings, and relationship building with appropriate decision makers. The Director of Government Affairs will also collaborate with the Conservation Alliance staff to develop a robust future-looking policy agenda. Click here for the complete job description and details about how to apply.
Communications Manager - Conservation Alliance
Responsible for developing and executing a communications strategy that supports The Conservation Alliance’s vision and mission. This person is responsible for the written and visual representation of The Conservation Alliance across all communication channels. This person will lead the effort to create compelling campaigns and content that inspire businesses and consumers to fight for the preservation of our threatened wild lands and waters. The Communications Manager is responsible for telling inspiring stories about our grantees, our member companies, and the wild places our funding helped protect. This person will develop new messaging that reflects our growing organization as we expand into new industries and modernize the way we talk about our work. Click here for the complete job description and details about how to apply. 

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator - Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Environmental Educator - Anacostia Watershed Society
Office Assistant - Anacostia Watershed Society
Assistant/Associate Professor of Watershed Analysis Montana State University  

The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University, Bozeman (http://landresources.montana.edu) is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in quantitative watershed analysis (55% research, 35% teaching, 10% service). The department will be hiring an enthusiastic individual who will embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to quantitative watershed hydrology and understanding the couplings among natural, agricultural, and human systems. Research responsibilities include developing a nationally competitive program in quantitative hydrologic analysis and environmental simulation modeling, complementing departmental strengths in soil science, aquatic and terrestrial landscape hydroecology, biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere interactions, restoration ecology, cropping systems, land reclamation, and spatial sciences. The position is responsible for teaching courses that emphasize quantitative analysis and geophysical simulation modeling at undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will participate in high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs, including undergraduate curricular advising, undergraduate research advising, and training of graduate students. Learn more and submit an application jhere . Screening will begin 20 December 2019.
River Operations/Guide Manager Canyon Voyages Adventure Company - 

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.
Northwest Treaty Tribes are hiring! Take a look and pass along current job openings from Treaty Tribes in Western Washington, posted at NWIFC.

Outdoor industry Positions - This link will let you know where you can find opportunities:

Term, Part Time, Internships

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

Communications Assistant - The River Management Society is hiring to help us grow!
Contact us with questions. Proposals are due February 14, 2020.
Saturday Environmental Academy Teachers for Spring 2020 (multiple positions with stipend) - Anacostia Watershed Association
Park Ranger(s) - Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office in Cottonwood, Idaho
See the link above for typical duties and respponsibilities. Full-Time, Temporary.  Learn more and apply at USAJOBS, here. Please contact Ryan Turner at 208-962-3687 or [email protected] with questions or for assistance.
Park Rangers for River Patrol - Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office in Cottonwood, Idaho
These rangers will patrol on the Lower Salmon and Clearwater Rivers in north central Idaho. See the link above for typical duties and responsibilities.  Full-Time, Temporary. Learn more and apply at USAJOBS, here.  Please contact Ryan Turner at 208-962-3687 or [email protected] with questions or for assistance.
Ranger (River Patrol) GS-0025-5 (Westwater & Sand Island, UT)  - Bureau of Land Management 
Full-time, temporary seasonal positions located at Westwater Ranger Station & Sand Island Ranger Station, UT
GS-0025-05. Closes 02/03/2020
2020 Fish  and Wildlife Service - Resource Assistant Fellows Program - May 18, 2020 to August 9, 2020
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to administer the 2020 FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) for students who are interested in a conservation career.  FWS will be providing the fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students who have completed their junior year (e.g. Rising Senior or Senior) and are expecting to complete degree requirements after the summer of 2020; have recently been accepted and enrolled as a graduate student; or a graduate student who has completed at least his or her first year of graduate school. Students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Ole’ Miss Graduate Assistantships - include Outdoor Programs
Graduate Assistant- CORE Outdoors - Valdosta State University|
The Graduate Assistant of CORE will report to the Coordinator of CORE Outdoors. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting with the administration of CORE which includes: climbing wall, outdoor rental center, challenge course, and outdoor trips. The Graduate Assistant will create a meaningful experience within all parts of the CORE Outdoors and Campus Recreation.
Graduate Assistant + Summer Program Interns - UNL Outdoor Adventures
The University of Nebraska Outdoor Adventures program is seeking a self-driven candidate seeking to contribute at a high level in a fast paced program. Qualified candidates will possess the skills necessary to contribute in offering the university and greater Lincoln community with broad-reaching outdoor and leadership programs. Apply by sending a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to [email protected] 

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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