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(Note: We try to maintain our list of open positions.  Sometimes position descriptions do not include closing dates

Permanent, Full Time

American Rivers - Northern Rockies Conservation Director
Works closely with the Northern Rockies Director to lead our river conservation efforts in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. The Conservation Director will supervise or co-supervise fellows, interns and volunteers; conduct grassroots and grasstops outreach; interface with the media and elected officials; and assist in raising funds. The Conservation Director will lead the Northern Rockies office’s engagement in Montanans for Healthy Rivers, a coalition seeking to win new Wild and Scenic River designations on federal public lands in western Montana.
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Montana State University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Watershed Analysis
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.
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Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is hiring our Next Executive Director!
The seasons are changing! Join the most exciting organization working on the Colorado Plateau! 
Partners is seeking an experienced and energetic Executive Director who is excited about the opportunity to lead our growing organization!  If this is you, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]
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River Link - Development Manager
RiverLink is seeking an experienced development professional to ensure the organization has the resources and capacity to continue to grow in pursuit of our mission to promote the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will spearhead fundraising efforts and will work as part of a fundraising team that includes the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and Database & Communications Coordinator.
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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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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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Outdoor industry Positions - This link will let you know where you can find opportunities:

Part Time, Internships

BLM Seasonal River Ranger positions are now open for applications on the Rogue, Deschutes, and Klamath!   
Park Ranger (River Patrol), OR-TEMP-2020-0010. These Vacancies Open 10/4/19 and Close 11/4/19

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Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

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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