MAEOE and Partnered Organizations
Volunteer positions with MAEOE:
Social Media volunteer
Please contact Laura Collard, Executive Director email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner Organization Job Postings (18 current jobs listed below):
1. Association of Partners for Public Lands; Executive Director
The Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) seeks an entrepreneurial executive to lead this nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering effective public and nonprofit partnerships that promote appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s public lands.
Working with the board of directors, the Executive Director is responsible for APPL’s overall management and consistent achievement of its mission, strategic goals, and financial objectives. This includes overseeing the planning and implementation of APPL’s core government relations, organizational and membership capacity building, and communications programs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong relationship building skills and strategic leadership, have a proven track record of communicating a vision and developing, implementing and assessing strategy in a highly collaborative environment. The next leader will succeed the long-term and well-respected Executive Director, Donna Asbury, who is retiring in 2013. The next Executive Director will inherit a financially sound organization with a highly motivated and engaged staff. This is an opportunity for a new Executive Director to lead a dynamic organization whose members are champions for public lands. Building upon the success of the past decade, this “connector” position has the potential to both meet the needs of the member organizations and their partner agencies as well as develop new opportunities for partnership and education. This mission driven organization’s values include collegiality, professionalism, respect, and passion for public lands.
Desired Leadership Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates bring genuine passion for and commitment to public lands. In addition to experience in leadership, management, supervision, financial and resource management and board relations, they will also bring a variety of experiences and attributes to APPL, including: well-developed written and verbal communications skills and style; inspiring and inclusive leadership style in collaborative work environments; seven to ten years’ experience of progressive leadership and management responsibility, preferably in a nonprofit organization, membership organization, or association; well-developed political awareness and understanding of bureaucracy and public-private partnerships; networking ability, a strategic and visionary thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit and experience, business acumen; successful track record in fund development; and proficiency in use of communications and office management software applications. A Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. For full position and application information profile, visit: www.TransitionGuides.com/appl.
To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to APPL@transitionguides.com. Communications will be confidential. Resume review begins immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Association of Partners for Public Lands is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages diverse applicants.
2. Echo Hill Outdoor School, Residential Teaching Position
Teacher/ Naturalist: Echo Hill Outdoor School, Worton, Maryland
Introduction: Echo Hill Outdoor School on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay provides residential learning experiences designed to introduce and acclimate children to the outdoors and foster respect for and awareness of themselves, each other and their environment. Course areas include: Watershed Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding ecosystems, group and individual development on our low and high ropes adventure course, and exploration of history and the human environment in the Chesapeake Bay region. The program is flexible so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools.
Responsibilities: At Echo Hill you would teach a variety of classes from all of our curriculum areas. You would also supervise all aspects of students residential life during their stay at the school including overnights in platform tents or cabins of seven to ten students, table-heading at family style meals, and supervision of free time and other activities.
Qualifications: We are seeking motivated, energetic individuals with creativity and commitment. A background in Education, Recreation, Environmental Education, Adventure Learning, Psychology, Natural Sciences, Marine Biology or related fields is desired. Experience working with and relating to children of all ages is very beneficial.
Compensation: The starting salary for Teacher/Naturalists is $240-$260 per week. School owned housing and full board are a condition of this residential teaching position. Ten month contracts may be available for interested, committed individuals depending upon future openings and satisfactory job performance. A staff medical reimbursement plan is also available.
Deadline: Applications are welcome year round.
Primary starting dates are in March and late August.
To Apply: If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience please contact:
Betsy Zelter McCown, Associate Director
Echo Hill Outdoor School
13655 Bloomingneck Road
Worton, Maryland 21678
3. Parks and People Foundaiton; Environmental Education School Programs Assistant
Parks & People Foundation, a Baltimore City non-profit, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Environmental Education School Programs Assistant (EESPA) to work with their environmental education field trip, service-learning, schoolyard greening and academic day enrichment programs. Parks & People Foundation’s Environmental Education programs engage youth through hands-on learning that focuses on nearby nature, urban ecosystems and watersheds. The EESPA efforts will support MAEOE MD Green School initiatives and assist schools in becoming certified MD Green Schools. To learn more about Parks & People’s Environmental Education programs, please visit: http://www.parksandpeople.org/learn/
To apply, please see the attached job description and send a cover letter, resume and 2 references to Desiree Shelley at email@example.com
4. Suquehanna Museum at the Lock House; Executive Director
Job Title: Executive Director
Salary: $18,000 (20 hours/week)
The Executive Director manages the daily operations of the Museum, as well as the Curator and other paid and volunteer staff. The Executive Director also leads or participates in strategy and planning, resource development and fund raising, and public relations and advocacy for the Museum. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Master’s preferred) with 3 years of demonstrated success in leadership, fundraising, partnership development and financial management. The successful candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills; solid project management, marketing and fundraising experience; as well as problem solving and critical thinking skills. Specific qualifications and duties of the Executive Director’s position are listed below.
- Strong and effective oral and written communication skills.
- The ability to manage projects from inception through execution, with an emphasis on detail and accuracy.
- Integrity, commitment to the Museum’s mission, respect for diversity and the ability to inspire and motivate.
- Sound decision-making and problem solving skills.
- Ability to market and implement fund-raising programs for the Museum.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with a Master’s degree preferred.
- A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated success in staff leadership, fund raising, partnership development and financial management in a museum setting.
- Grant writing proficiency.
- Computer skills sufficient to manage the Museum’s web site once training on the site’s structure and contents have been provided.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategy and Planning
- In collaboration with the Board of Directors, assures that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and towards which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- 2. Works with the Treasurer, the finance committee and the Board of Directors in preparing an annual budget for the Museum. Monitors on-going expenditures and financial commitments to ensure that the organization operates within the budget’s guidelines. Alerts the President of the Board when it seems likely that either income or expenses are deviating to the extent that the budget guidelines will be over or under-run.
- 3. Implements sound business practices to ensure the continued health of the organization.
- 4. Sees that the Board of Directors is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors which influence it.
- 5. Develops and implements strategies to increase membership and the number of active volunteers.
Resource (Fund) Development
- Identifies and pursues grant opportunities appropriate to the organization’s needs. Takes the lead role in the development and submission of grant applications.
- Cultivates and maintains stewardship of donors, event planning, and identification of new resources. Actively seeks out and maintains a diverse donor base of individuals, businesses, foundations and government organizations.
- Engages with Museum committees in event management and corporate fund-raising efforts. Currently, this includes the annual April opening of the Museum, the annual membership dinner, War of 1812 related events (May), Pirates weekend (July), and Candlelight Tour and Christmas Boutique (December).
- Develops a strategic marketing and outreach plan that provides a clear and concise message, telling the Museum’s story. Oversees the execution of marketing and media relations, publicizing the activities of the Museum, its program and goals.
- Takes advantage of every opportunity to represent the Museum, and promotes interest in it through community outreach.
- Establishes sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups, organizations, professional networks and museum organizations.
- Represents the programs and point of view of the Museum to agencies, organizations and the general public.
- Manages the Museum’s web site.
- Organizes and edits the Museum’s monthly newsletter.
- Manages the Museum’s daily operations, to include, but not be limited to the following: maintains a schedule of coverage for public museum hours (April through November), gives tours of the Museum, manages Museum store inventory, ensures the on-going cleanliness of the Museum’s building and exhibits, handles correspondence, phone messages and other paperwork.
- Maintains official records and documents, and ensures that the Museum is in compliance with all relevant federal, state and local regulations.
- Recruits, trains and manages the Museum’s Curator and any other staff, docents and volunteers.
- Manages membership recruitment and renewals.
- Manages the annual Shank Lecture Series, which is designed to stimulate public discussion in the community of relevant historic and environmental topics.
Work Hours and Compensation
The job of Executive Director is a part-time position, and will be staffed for an average of twenty (20) hours per week throughout the calendar year. The Executive Director must be available to work occasionally on weekends from May through October, when the Museum is open to the public. Compensation for the Executive Director’s position will be eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) per year.
5. Suquehanna Museum at the Lock House; Curator
Job Title: Curator
Salary: $9,000 (10 hours/week)
The Curator maintains official records and documents of artifacts and archival data in the collection, arranges for the restoration, repair and maintenance of artifacts, ensures that artifact storage meets current standards of practice, and trains docent staff and other Museum volunteers in their duties as related to the Museum’s exhibits. The Curator develops educational programs for the Museum and will work with other museums to develop traveling exhibits and the sharing of artifacts. In addition, the Curator will work with the Executive Director in the development of the Museum’s strategy. Specific qualifications and duties of the Curator’s position are listed below.
- Strong and effective written communication, record keeping and research skills.
- The ability to create interesting, effective and historically accurate exhibits.
- Sound decision-making and problem solving skills.
- Ability to maintain effective relationships with others in the museum community and academia.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with a Masters’ degree preferred in Curating or a related discipline.
- A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated success in museum collections management, including the creation and staging of exhibits, and the execution of educational programs.
- Computer skills sufficient to manage the Museum’s Past Perfect data base.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategy and Planning
- Assists the Executive Director in developing a strategy which serves to achieve the Museum’s mission, and towards which it makes consistent and timely progress in maintaining, storing and displaying the collection accurately and effectively.
- 2. Works with the Executive Director to ensure the proper preservation, storage, exhibition and acquisition of artifacts.
- 3. Implements sound curatorial practices that will preserve the collection and allow for broad public access.
- 4. Develops and implements educational programs which are directed towards a number of age and interest groups to increase public interaction with the Museum’s collection and exhibits.
- 5. Creates, installs and maintains at least one new exhibit per year.
- Assists in identifying, preparing and submitting grant applications which will further the Museum’s needs.
- Cultivates and maintains the Past Perfect database, including, as required, a de-acquisition process for unneeded artifacts.
- Works to share resources with other museums and supports traveling exhibits/loaning and borrowing of artifacts in the collection.
- Attends educational events or conferences, as approved by the Board of Directors, to continue professional development and to further networking with other curators.
- Contributes to the Museum’s web page and newsletter, and develops the online collection so that electronic access is available to the public.
- Creates exhibits, explanatory text panels and story boards to stimulate public interaction and understanding of the Museum’s story.
- Assists in the selection of topics for and the coordination of the annual Shank Lecture Series, which is designed to stimulate public discussion in the community of relevant historic and environmental topics.
- Establishes sound working relationships with academic and historic preservation groups to develop potential school tours, college internships, and shared programming.
- Maintains official records and documents of artifacts and archival data in the collection, and ensures compliance with all relevant federal, state and local regulations and industry standards of practice.
- Arranges for the restoration, repair and maintenance of artifacts in the collection.
- Ensures that the storage of artifacts meets current standards of practice, to the extent possible.
- Trains docent staff and other Museum volunteers regarding safe cleaning, storing and handling of items in the collection and their accurate presentation.
Work Hours and Compensation
The job of curator is a part-time position, and will be staffed for an average of ten (10) hours per week throughout the calendar year. The Curator must be available to work on weekends from May through October, when the Museum is open to the public. Compensation for the Curator’s position will be nine thousand dollars ($9,000) per year.
6. Living Classrooms - National Capital Region - Children's Museum Exhibit Guide.
The Children’s Museum Interpreter is an integral part of Living Classrooms’ weekend family programming. This paid position is ideal for candidates who enjoy working outdoors and with children. They will deliver interpretation and presentation by providing the highest quality interactive experiences for visiting children and families. Interpreters will provide exceptional service on the weekends, delivering extensive face-to-face contact with museum guests. Interpreters will remain approachable at all times with visitors, staff and volunteers and monitor for guests who may need assistance.
• Provide excellent customer service and remain visible and approachable at all times.
• Greet visitors at the main gate. Assist with a cash register while checking in visitors and collecting admission fees. Maintain all relevant paperwork.
• Have general knowledge of all museum spaces and of interpretation programs for weekend programming.
• Present programs and interact directly with visitors at least 6.5 hours per day, including set up and take down of hands on activities, leading interpretive hikes in the woods, conducting informative meet and greet sessions with live animals, reading at story time.
• Interact with visitors to help them understand museum concepts and content.
• Maintain cleanliness of museum space and grounds.
Prepare museum spaces daily for visitors. Provide daily care and cleaning of exhibit (including animal enclosures) and activities.
• Lead 1.5 hour long nature themed birthday parties by following structured lesson plans (which includes a hands on activity, meet the animal session and a hike in the woods).
• Attends all trainings and staff meetings that are assigned.
• Other related duties as assigned.
• Excellent communication and public speaking skills
• A passion for nature and working with children and their families
• A friendly and engaging personality
• Ability to work with large groups that may consist of a variety of age ranges
• Good time management skills
• Basic knowledge of science and natural history
• Comfortable handling a variety of educational animals (including but not limited to snakes, tarantulas and insects)
• Part-time position, weekends only
• Will be expected to lift moderately heavy objects and participate in low-impact outdoor exercise (such as hiking, climbing, etc.)
• Must be prepared to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
• Compensation: $10/hour
About the Site:
Living Classrooms Children’s Museum-
Located within Glen Echo Park: 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812. This site offers weekend family programming, birthday parties, school field trips and summer camp. Content of these programs vary depending on subject, age, and the length of the program, but all programs feature hands-on science activities, an outdoor component, and most programs include meeting animals that relate to the subject being taught. Glen Echo has a number of resident animals including reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish, insects and birds. There currently is an indoor forest for play, an outdoor herb garden, a sandpit, and a hiking trail.
To apply: Send a letter of motivation, resume and three references to:
Jessica Richards, Lead Educator/Coordinator
fax: (202) 488-1307
No phone calls please
7. Annapolis Maritime Museum- Executive Director
The Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to build on past successes. With education as its core mission, the Annapolis Maritime Museum is a multifaceted programmatic museum located in the Historic Eastport District of Annapolis that connects both youth and adults in the Greater Annapolis area community with the rich and diverse maritime heritage and ecology of the Bay. As a popular venue that hosts meetings, community events, lectures, concerts, and children's educational activities, the AMM is recognized for its innovative curriculum, educating more than 2000 public and private school children annually in unique programs that combine maritime history and science through the prism of theChesapeake.
The successful candidate must have a record of accomplishment at the executive level in the non-profit world; have run development campaigns focused on corporate and individual giving; have successfully applied for and administered grant funding; have experience indriving membership and community engagement; and have managed and grown a staff. The ultimate goals are to enhance the Museum’s vibrant events and programs; to raise visibility of AMM as a hub of activity supporting the maritime heritage of Annapolis and environmental awareness of the Chesapeake Bay; and to achieve financial security and sustainability, through a mix of funding sources. The Executive Director will report to the Chairman and Board of Directors.
Please forward resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Living Classrooms- Shipboard Education/Crew
The Living Classrooms Foundation is a non-profit educational organization in Baltimore, MD that provides hands-on, interdisciplinary learning programs in challenging environments for students of all ages and backgrounds.
We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals for the positions of:
MATES, ON-BOARD EDUCATIONAL COORDINATORS, SCIENCE EDUCATOR, DECKHANDS & COOK.
These individuals must be interested in joining a team of dedicated professionals to work with youth aboard one of our historic Chesapeake Bay workboats – the pungy schooner LADY MARYLAND, and skipjack SIGSBEE. Programs range in length from one-day trips to ten-day extended land/sea expeditions in the waters of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries as well as off the New England coast.
Qualified applicants must possess a strong commitment to the education of all students, be motivated self-starters, function successfully as part of a team, and maintain a desire to work outdoors in a challenging but fun environment. Education/biology background is preferred, but we will train the right people. Drivers license and clean driving record required. This is a physically demanding job that necessitates a certain amount of physical fitness. Lady Maryland mate position requires a 100-ton license.
Positions are seasonal: available March through mid-November 2013
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Director, Shipboard Education
Director, Shipboard Operations
Living Classrooms Foundation
802 S. Caroline St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
9. Green Adventure Project- Director of Organizational Development
Green Adventure Project, a non-profit environmental education provider, is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Organizational Development. The Green Adventure Project was incorporated as non-profit organization on September 15, 2009, following a period of careful planning and visioning. With a mix of vision, experience, and industry best practices, Green Adventure Project is expanding steadily. We offer innovative and curriculum-rich programming in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Coastal Plains from our base in Charlottesville, VA. The Green Adventure Project´s mission is to introduce students of all ages to the science of our natural world while providing them with sound experiential and adventure education opportunities.
The Director of Organizational Development is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic plan capable of generating $100,000/year for Green Adventure Project. The main responsibilities of the position include grant writing, fundraising events, and community relations.
The ideal candidates will possess the following attributes: strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven grant writing success; familiarity with social media and electronic marketing; and the ability to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors. Availability for occasional evening and weekend work is required.
View the complete job description at: http://greenadventureproject.org/GAP-pdfs/Director-of-Organizational-Development.aspx.
10. The Baltimore Community Foundation- Green Schools Coordinator
There are hundreds of studies documenting the links between an environmental focus at schools and higher student achievement and a plethora of examples of what other school systems have done – more than 2,700 K-12 schools across the country have achieved LEED certification, and at least 14 school districts have adopted official policies for integrating the environment into schools design, management, and operations. We are also operating at a time when the bulk of research for why and how to make schools sustainable has never been greater. The Baltimore City Public School System has developed a 10-year plan for the improvement of public school facilities in Baltimore City, and through this plan City Schools will have an opportunity to incorporate sustainability into the environment in which children learn.
To take full advantage of these opportunities and build on existing momentum within City Schools and among external partners, we need an experienced person at the district-level to support both the system as a whole and individual schools in making the best environmental decisions. The position, the Green Schools Coordinator, is a contractual position with the Baltimore Community Foundation but will be housed at City Schools headquarters in the Office of Community Engagement. The person in this position will manage the Baltimore Green Schools Network; work collaboratively with City, non-profit and corporate partners to make the district more sustainable; embed sustainability in the learning experience of students; help every school in Baltimore City become a green school; and play the lead role in developing a sustainability plan for the City Schools.
City Schools Office of Engagement team and The Green Schools Coordinator will have four focus areas: Strategy Development, Partnership Coordination, Communications and Reporting.
Strategy Development: The Green Schools Coordinator will lead the process to develop a sustainability plan for the school system. This will involve working with City Schools’ departments, individual schools, the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, other external partners and stakeholders to articulate a sustainability strategy, plan and policy for the school district that includes metrics of progress, potential resources, guidance, and operational strategies to make learning about and practicing sustainability integral to the way City Schools function. The Coordinator will also serve as an internal advocate for sustainability and provide support to other City Schools’ departments.
Partnership Coordination: The Green Schools Network is an important vehicle through which external partners collaborate with City Schools on green and sustainable school issues. The Green Schools Coordinator will be responsible for attending all Green School Network (GSN) Action Team Meetings, coordinating bi-annual GSN Steering Committee Meetings, and bi-annual network-wide GSN Summits. The coordinator is responsible for ensuring that each Action Team develops measurable goals, initiatives and action items and brings obstacles to the steering committee. As appropriate, the Coordinator will schedule and coordinate presentations to the School Board. The Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and engaging City School administrators in the appropriate Action Teams and following up with them on action items. The Coordinator will assist in scheduling meetings with Action Team partners and the Executive Director of Engagement when necessary and communicating BGSN progress to Office of Engagement Staff.
Communications: The Green Schools Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the Learning Green website (www.greatkidsupclose.org/green ), updating the site with upcoming events, resources and stories of student and school accomplishments. The Coordinator is also responsible for communicating with the GSN Action Teams in the form of a monthly newsletter with Action Team updates and upcoming events, guiding partners to City Schools Inside to post upcoming opportunities for schools, assisting with outreach vehicles such as the Family Menu publication and coordination of media coverage, filming and photography of GSN related events. Additionally, the Green Schools Coordinator will facilitate the development of additional City Schools’ resources such as guides and promising practices stories.
Reporting: The Green Schools Coordinator will manage reporting on progress in the development of a system-wide sustainability plan, as well as all aspects related to the GSN, including volunteer involvement; information about the Green, Healthy, Smart Challenges grant program; results of sustainability investments;, and schools applying to become Maryland Certified Green Schools and National Green Ribbon Schools. The coordinator will be responsible for keeping track of progress in programs that the Network activities bring to City Schools.
This position is a contractual position and does not include a benefits package. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume email@example.com , or via mail to Cheryl Casciani, Director of Neighborhood Sustainability, Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
11. Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center; Charles County Public Schools- Environmental Education Assistant
Bachelor's Degree in Natural Science or equivalent
Two years successful environmental teaching experience in an outdoor setting
Interpretive knowledge of flora and fauna with special reference to the Chesapeake Bay
Strong computer skills
Red-Cross Canoe Safety Instruction, CPR and First aid certification required
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides instruction to students and teachers in interpretive programs
Assists in the development and implementation of environmental education activities
Care and maintenance of laboratory equipment, animals and exhibits
Performs other duties as prescribed by the Environmental Education Center Coordinator
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following: While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit
other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to
medium weights of 10-50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity,
including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach
with hands and arms, talk and hear.
SALARY RANGE: $44,975 - $54, 511
Click here to apply: http://www2.ccboe.com/employment/currentopenings.cfm?category=Support+Staff
12. Healthy Watersheds ORISE Internship Opportunity
EPA Water 2012-253
Project Location: EPA, Washington, D.C.
Type of Position: Full-time, renewable annually for up to 3 years
This exciting opportunity will provide the participant with an opportunity to learn about EPA's new and growing Healthy Watersheds Initiative. The main focus of the Initiative is to identify and protect healthy watersheds, i.e., those with healthy aquatic ecosystems, before they become degraded or are lost. The Initiative uses a watershed systems based approach that considers the biotic and abiotic environment together with the key natural processes critical to maintaining aquatic ecosystem health. The participant will be involved in healthy watersheds assessments, help develop coordinated protection programs, and identify opportunities to integrate healthy watersheds protection into EPA programs. Numerous opportunities will be available to work with scientists and program managers from government and non-government organizations.
A detailed description of this position can be found at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education's web site: http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/description.aspx?JobId=12574.
This job announcement can also be found at chesapeakenetwork.org in the Job Announcements folder of the Community Resources Section.
13. Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Internships Available - Policy and Communications
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (www.eslc.org), one of the most successful land trusts in the United States, seeks a part-time paid Communications intern to assist with publications, press releases, social media and website management.
ESLC is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them. Our strategic plan calls for a strong commitment to story telling and outreach.
Requirements: The intern should exhibit strong writing, editing, and computer skills, including familiarity with social media, major search engines and WordPress. Design, photography, videography and layout skills are a plus.
Responsibilities: The intern will work directly with the Communications Manager to help tell the story of Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, support the varied work of the departments within ESLC, and communicate the work to the general public through traditional and new media. Responsibilities may also include drafting press releases, interviewing, taking photos or video, editing, design, and layout.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Policy and Advocacy Internship
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (www.eslc.org), one of the most successful land trusts in the United States, seeks a part-time paid intern to work on state and local land use policy during the 2013 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.
Interns can expect to work with many other non-profits that deal with agricultural, environmental or land-use issues. This position is based out of the Queenstown, MD office, but will involve frequent visits to Annapolis, MD, as well as each of the Mid and Upper Shore counties.
ESLC is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them.
Requirements: The intern should exhibit strong writing, editing, and computer skills. Design and new media skills are a plus. Familiarity with the legislative process, non-profit organizations and/or environmental policy is also a plus.
Responsibilities: The intern will work directly with the Policy Manager to build partnerships across the state, develop strategies to preserve conservation funding, advocate for various bills, track local and state government activities, and communicate with ESLC supporters. Responsibilities may also include bill tracking, attending coalition meetings, attending legislative events, drafting testimony and some administrative duties.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
14. National Audubon Society, Patterson Park Seasonal Educator
Organization Background: The Patterson Park Audubon Center located in urban southeast Baltimore, is currently based out of an office in a rehabilitated row home, across the street from Patterson Park. Popular programs at the Center work to engage students and adults in conservation education and outcomes, through academic environmental education, community engagement, and stewardship. The programs are outdoor-based, hands-on experiences that provide:
- Education in an outdoor setting and that correlate with academic curriculum standards;
- Education, engagement, and stewardship opportunities that intentionally guide participants to contribute to conservation outcomes of Audubon’s Atlantic Flyway conservation plan;
- Education, engagement, and stewardship opportunities that align with Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration goals; and
- Opportunities for Audubon to increase the diversity of people taking conservation action at the local level.
Purpose of the position: Patterson Park Audubon Center requires a part-time, seasonal educator to plan and instruct environmental education programs. The position involves work with elementary school students and utilizes Patterson Park as an outdoor classroom. Occasional assistance with public programs may be needed.
- Prepare materials and deliver instruction for elementary after-school lessons at partner school and in Patterson Park. Evaluate and enhance curriculum content, materials, and procedures as needed.
- Maintain accurate records of program participation, and write summaries for documentation on Center website and Facebook page.
- Perform administrative functions including but not limited to program registration, database maintenance, newsletter updates, and social media interface.
- Assist with animal care and office duties as needed.
Internal: Serves as an integral part of our education staff; reports to the center’s Education Coordinator. Works with additional center and state staff.
External: Maintains professional, positive, and friendly working relationship with general public, volunteers, and local/regional community organizations and school groups.
Equipment: (e.g., computer, typewriter, calculator, copy machines, telephone, etc.)
Phone, photocopier, and computers for word-processing, spreadshseets, email, and presentations.
Environmental education field equipment such as waders, fishing rods, seine nets, binoculars, and water quality tests.
Qualifications: (e.g., education, training, experience, licenses, and skills)
We seek a creative, knowledgeable, and hardworking person dedicated to education and the environment, with the following skills and experiences:
- Bachelor’s degree in education, biology, environmental science, or related field.
- Minimum one year’s teaching experience, preferably in an urban setting.
- Proven skills teaching in formal and informal settings to diverse audiences.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment with conflicting deadlines while effectively managing priorities.
- Knowledge of Chesapeake Bay ecology and Baltimore City ecology.
- Knowledge of and commitment to conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.
- Experience developing environmental education lessons.
- Must have current first aid and CPR certification, or obtain such certification within 1 month of date of hire.
- Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
- Background check required.
Physical Requirements: (e.g., lifting, reaching, climbing, push/pull, etc.)
Position involves moderate hiking, wading in water, handling live animals, light maintenance, and the ability to lift 50 pounds.
Planning schedule is somewhat flexible, though after-school program hours are set: Mondays, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Time worked will not exceed 10 hours per week.
15. County of Henrico Department of Public Works Environmental Section; Engineering Technician (Hourly)
General State of Duties
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, March 18, 2013.
Performs technical paraprofessional civil engineering and supervisory work in the field and in the office; does related work as required.
This position provides support for the inspection and related data management requirements of the County's Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) / Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.
Knowledge of VPDES / MS4 permit programs, database management, and geographical information systems is preferred.
The duties of the position involve both field and office work, including inspection of stormwater conveyance structures and stormwater management facilities and data entry to document the inspections.
Possession of a two (2)-year associate's degree in a related engineering discipline and three (3) years of related paraprofessional engineering experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.
Requires possession of a valid Virginia driver's license.
How To Apply
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, March 18, 2013.
You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through www.henricojobs.com or register (new applicants) or login (returning applicants) to this site from the home page.
16. Potomac Conservancy; Land Protection Manager
About Potomac Conservancy: Potomac Conservancy safeguards the lands and waters of the Potomac River and its tributaries and connects people to this national treasure.
As the Voice of the Nation’s River, the Conservancy’s primary focus is to restore water quality by advocating sound policy and promoting thoughtful land management. The Conservancy protects and restores Potomac landscapes by enhancing a network of rivers, forests, and natural areas. Because healthy lands and rivers reflect the quality of life in our communities, the Conservancy promotes enjoyment of the river in ways that foster a conservation ethic. Potomac Conservancy’s central office is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, and we have a field office in Winchester, Virginia.
This position is located in our Winchester office. The Land Protection Manager will report to the Director of Land Protection, in the Winchester office.
Essential Functions: The Land Protection Manager works closely with the Land Protection Director and the Senior Director of Land Conservation to advance the Conservancy’s land protection goals, which include negotiating, drafting and closing conservation easements in target watersheds as well as stewarding the Conservancy’s growing portfolio of more than 70 existing easements and fee-owned lands. The Land Protection Manager is responsible for building effective working relationships with private landowners, government agencies, and non-profit partners that will advance the Conservancy’s land protection goals and its mission to improve water quality in the Potomac River watershed.
Land Protection (40%):
- Identify potential projects within priority conservation areas. Initiate outreach and sustain regular communication with individual landowners and strategic partners.
- Negotiate with landowners for the donation and/or purchase of conservation easements. Discuss the benefits and limitations of conservation easements and the basic financial implications and tax benefits available to landowners in VA and WV. Craft easement language and terms that balance the mission of the Conservancy and the needs of the landowner. Work with agencies and other partners as appropriate.
- Draft conservation easements, conduct due diligence, advise landowners on their responsibilities, and oversee projects as they move through the review process with the Conservancy’s attorneys, Conservation Committee, and Board of Directors, as well as partner agencies and funders.
- Develop baseline documentation on easement properties, including photo and GPS documentation and GIS mapping of land management zones and other areas of interest.
- Maintain easement project files to document activities, intentions, and actions.
Easement Stewardship (40%)
- Coordinate with landowners and work with Lands staff and partners to annually monitor the Conservancy’s growing portfolio of 70+ conservation easements and fee lands.
- Maintain organized records of stewardship visits and landowner communications.
- Address landowner inquiries related to proposed land use activities on conserved lands. Interpret easement language, make judgments on whether activities are in compliance with easement terms, and correspond with landowners. Solicit the assistance of the Conservancy’s attorneys, as needed. Draft easement amendments, when justified, to improve conservation values.
- Appropriately address easement violations, coordinating with partners as necessary and maintaining open lines of communication with landowners.
- Other (20%):
- Assist the Land Protection Director and Senior Director of Land Conservation with:
- Developing an annual work plan and budget for the Lands program;
- Preparing materials for quarterly meetings with members of the Conservancy board
- Assist the Development team with relevant grant management and scoping
- Develop funding proposals and budgets for land protection projects and personnel costs. Manage awarded grants, including tracking project deliverables and budget expenditures.
- Work with local media to promote the land protection program and write persuasive articles on land protection projects and successes for the Conservancy’s newsletters and other publications.
- Participate in local and regional networks of land conservationists to advance land protection goals.
· Participate in quarterly Conservation Committee meetings, occasional Conservancy outreach events, and Board cultivation events relevant to the Lands program.
- Assist with administrative and office responsibilities as needed.
- Assist other staff as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Friendly and diplomatic personality with the ability to quickly establish rapport and develop trust-based relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and world views.
· Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively, accept responsibility, share credit and motivate partners and landowners.
· Ability to understand the needs and perspectives of landowners and work to find mutually satisfying solutions.
· Strong understanding of the power of language to advance or hinder progress. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with landowners, the public, media, professional colleagues and governmental entities. Experience with grant writing preferred.
· Problem-solver who works to find creative yet practical solutions to conservation challenges.
· Knowledge of the practices, principles and techniques of land conservation.
· Demonstrated expertise in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Basic experience with Microsoft Access database management.
· Proven organizational skills and strong attention to and interest in detail. Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple and diverse tasks.
· Ability to work well independently and without close supervision.
· Physical requirements: ability to walk up to two miles over rough terrain and navigate in remote areas.
· Ability to travel in your own vehicle and work occasional evenings and weekends.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
· Familiarity with standard field sampling techniques and data management, including digital photography and GPS data collection and management.
· Knowledge of the federal, state and local laws, codes, and procedures that affect real estate transactions and private land conservation.
· Proficient in relevant GIS skills (Arc 10 preferred) needed to map land protection projects, assess their conservation values and identify new projects and priorities at the landscape scale.
· Familiarity with the culture and landscapes of the service area (panhandle of WV and northern Shenandoah Valley, VA) a plus.
· Experience with and knowledge of natural systems, including the ability to identify native and non-native plant and animal species.
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years’ experience with land trusts, real estate, law, or related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with private landowners, completing real estate transactions, and negotiating and drafting conservation easements strongly preferred.
Salary is negotiable DOE. Potomac Conservancy provides competitive health benefits, retirement match, and vacation leave.
Email a cover letter, resume (including a list of three references) and salary requirements to Aimee Weldon (firstname.lastname@example.org) with "Land Protection Manager" in the subject line. Applications are only accepted electronically. The position will remain open until filled. Potomac Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.
17. Green Adventure Project
Green Adventure Project is seeking qualified individuals to teach and lead hands-on nature and science programming in a summer day camp settings for groups of 15-25 children ages 5-15. Green Adventure Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit environmental education provider based in Charlottesville, VA. Our mission is to educate and inspire students of all ages to discover, understand, and connect with our natural world. Our environmental education programs provide hands-on learning and transformative experiences that foster a lifelong commitment to stewardship and sustainability.
Responsibilities: Teach outdoor lessons in a wide range of science disciplines including biology, ecology, chemistry, and physical science. Encourage an appreciation and understanding of the natural world through teaching outdoor skills or sustainable agriculture, humane animal care, organic gardening, and outdoor adventures including rock climbing, canoeing and team building. Educators participate in cleaning classroom and outdoor areas, animal feeding and care, gardening, gear organization and clean up, etc.
Qualifications: Previous experience working with young children is required. Responsible, outgoing, flexible, excellent communication skills and a demonstrated interest in the environment and education are a must. College degree, or college courses in education, environmental science, outdoor education or recreation preferred. Red Cross certification in standard first aid and CPR required, wilderness first aid and / or life guarding is preferred. Minimum age is 21 or older with driver's license and clean driving record is preferred. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
Compensation: $250 to $350 per week based on experience and qualifications (Part time and full time opportunities).
Dates of Employment: May 28-August 16. Possible fall employment.
For additional information and to apply: Please visit http://greenadventureproject.org/Green-Adventure-Project/About-Us/Employment.aspx
18. Howard County Conservancy; Program Assistant
The Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with clerical responsibilities and a variety of Conservancy programs including summer camp, public programs and school programs. Occasional Saturdays and evenings required.
• Creating marketing and fundraising materials and overseeing distribution.
• Set up, clean up and staffing public programs.
• Serving as educator during camp or school programs.
• Managing registration and certification for summer camp.
• Animal care assistance, including tank cleaning.
• Volunteer outreach and coordination.
• Development of educational displays for the nature center.
• Managing shared building calendar and coordination with other groups utilizing building.
• Ensuring that nature center is clean and visitor ready, including updating educational displays as needed.
• Greeting visitors and providing information on the organization.
• Other duties as assigned.
Pay is $16/hour with no benefits.
Submit resume by email to email@example.com