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Permanent, Full Time

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. 
University of Virginia Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports - Director of Outdoor Adventure
The UVa Director of Outdoor Adventure is a University Staff position and works as a full-time professional staff member within the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, a division of Virginia Athletics. In alignment with the Department's mission, the successful candidate will lead and direct all aspects of coordinating comprehensive Outdoor Adventure programs and services including overall administration; recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating OA personnel; financial program management; marketing & promotions; and risk management to ensure programs deliver skills acquisition and experiential learning in a safe environment; financial goals and objectives; staff leadership training; and supporting University/departmental policies, procedures, and personnel. Open until filled, candidate reviews begin November 2, 2018.
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Wisconsin Union - 
Outdoor Recreation Advisor

  • Advisor to the Wisconsin Hoofer Outing Club and Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Club (65%)
  • Management and Implementation of Paddling, Camping, and Skiing Instructional Programs (20%)
  • Outdoor UW Projects and Operations (10%)
  • Member of Wisconsin Union Program & Leadership Development staff (5%)

New position - Instructor, Geospatial Analysis & Sustainability
 - Virginia Commonwealth University 
The Center for Environmental Studies seeks applicants for a full-time 12-month, Instructor (non-tenure eligible) position. The successful candidate will contribute to the academic programs in Environmental Studies and support teaching and advising the undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Innovation. For the full description of the position see the attachment to the position title above, or this link.

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants
Old Dominion University - Recreation and Wellness Outdoor Adventure Trips Program & Special Events Graduate Assistant (GA) - Will assist the Assistant Director of the Outdoor Adventure Programs with the administration of the Outdoor Adventure Program, specifically the Adventure Trip program and special events.

Temporary, Part-Time and Seasonal Positions, Internships  

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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