Outreach and Communications Staffer
The South Kingstown Land Trust is looking to hire a motivated individual with a heart for conservation and preservation to promote the organization to the community at large and to foster partnerships with community groups.
Responsibilities: Create communication and community relations initiatives to advance brand identity and broaden awareness of organization’s mission and priorities; manage the website; create and implement e-mail campaigns; use social media to post news, events and updates; help plan, facilitate and attend events such as family hikes, lectures and movie nights.
Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; good organizational skills with attention to detail; demonstrated reliability, with ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; demonstrated proficiency with Word Press, Mailchimp and a variety of social media platforms.
Compensation: 10 hours a week at $20 an hour.
To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Search Committee, c/o Julia Landstreet, at Julia.email@example.com by Feb. 28.
Marketing and Communications Intern
People’s Power & Light’s seeks a marketing and communications intern to maintain customer satisfaction and growth in its programs. This is a paid, part-time internship for undergraduate students.
Responsibilities: Provide customer service to members and prospective customers; assist in planning renewable energy tours for the public; represent our organization at events; conduct outreach to prospective customers; work on a team to design new promotional strategies, especially through digital marketing; provide general program support tasks and projects as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications: Familiarity with renewable energy and its positive impact, with a desire to learn more; excellent written and verbal communication skills, in-person, on the phone and in a team setting; good organizational skills, attention to detail, and professional demeanor; experience in customer service, outreach, and/or sales; ability to work occasional nights and weekends and experience in video editing a huge plus.
Goosewing Education/Outreach Coordinator
The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire a Goosewing Beach Preserve education/outreach coordinator for the upcoming season. This is a full-time, short-term position (35 hours a week) and is paid hourly. It’s a 21-week position that begins April 10 and ends Sept. 1.
Responsibilities: Provide a presence at the Environmental Center on a regular basis; greet the public and answer questions; initiate positive, engaging communications with beach visitors; provide information about Goosewing Beach and the shorebird protection program.
Qualifications: High-school diploma; experience in customer service; 1-2 years training in science-related field or related experience in environmental systems is preferred.
To apply: Click here. Application deadline is March 13.
Goosewing Beach Preserve Interns
The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire two interns for the upcoming season.
Education intern to assist field staff in leading nature walks and programs for the general public, community groups, school groups and donors to educate about barrier beach ecology, local natural history, shorebird biology, and management and protection efforts. To apply, click here. Application deadline is Feb. 24.
Shorebird monitor intern to Patrol Goosewing Beach Preserve and communicate with beachgoers about endangered species conservation, monitor fenced shorebird nesting areas, and help educate the public on the “no dogs” policy. To apply, click here. Application deadline is Feb. 24.
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is looking to hire an environmental analyst to join the Lake Champlain Basin Program team to work with its Vermont, New York and Quebec partners.
Responsibilities: Assist in facilitating research and implementation projects that address challenges facing water resources in the Lake Champlain basin; develop and execute tasks that support projects addressing nutrient reduction, flood resilience, aquatic invasive species, and stormwater management issues.
Qualifications: Organized with knowledge of or experience with Lake Champlain basin resource issues a must; computer skills including geographic information systems and spreadsheet and data analysis software required; bachelor’s degree in natural science, physical geography, resource management, geographic information systems required.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and brief writing sample by March 3 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference 17-LCBP-001 in the subject line.
Education & Stewardship Assistants
The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire education & stewardship assistants. The work of these positions will help to protect and preserve Block Island’s critical habitats, and educate residents and visitors on its importance. These are seasonal positions, starting June 5 and running through Aug. 25. There are two full-time positions and one part-time position.
Responsibilities: Lead nature walks; monitor preserves; maintain walking trails; staff the visitor center; assist in biological monitoring and other scientific activities.
Qualifications: Strong leadership and communication skills; knowledge of natural sciences, ornithology and/or botany skills; proven ability to deal with the general public in a friendly, outgoing and professional manner.
To apply: Click here. For the full-time positions, submit your cover letter and resume for position No. 45143; to apply for the part-time position, submit your cover letter and resume for position No. 45140. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. March 3.
Senior River Ranger
Responsibilities: Maintain the 7-mile Greenway and assist in maintenance of parks near bike path; weed whacking, mowing, brush cutting, and lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds; supervise four unskilled River Rangers for a 22-week seasonal program.
Qualifications: High-school graduate or equivalent; at least two years of experience in landscaping or related field; must be at least 21 and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, with a clean driving record.
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com or mail to 45 Eagle St. Suite 202, Providence, RI 0290.
Community Engagement Coordinator
The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is looking to hire a community engagement coordinator though AmeriCorps. The candidate will ideally begin working Feb. 16 and serve a minimum of 1,700 hours though Dec. 31.
Responsibilities: Assisting with Greenway Programs, including Clean Days on the Greenway; help with recreation and education programs.
Qualifications: Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income, distressed neighborhoods; enjoy meeting and engaging with new people of all backgrounds; proficiency in written and spoken Spanish a major plus.
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Nicole Vance, Greenway Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 45 Eagle St. Suite 202, Providence, RI 0290.
Frosty Drew Nature Center Per Diem Naturalists
The Charlestown, R.I.-based Frosty Drew Nature Center is seeking two per diem naturalists for the established Field Studies Program that explores estuary and barrier beach ecosystems. Candidates must be available weekdays April 1 to June 30. Naturalist lead hands-on, educational programs with school-aged groups. These 2.5-hour programs are generally offered in the morning and/or early afternoon, Mondays through Fridays. Staff time includes additional time before and after each program for set up and clean up.
Responsibilities: Work cooperatively with fellow Frosty Drew naturalists to engage school-aged groups; coordinate with program assistant who will schedule programs with teachers.
Qualifications: Natural science background with knowledge of the marine ecosystem; degree in environmental education and/or natural sciences preferred.
Compensation: $20 an hour; no additional benefits or travel reimbursement are offered at this time. Number of hours per week varies.
To apply: Send resume, cover letter and three references by March 1 to email@example.com or to: Frosty Drew Nature Center, Attn: Field Studies Search Committee, PO Box 160, Charlestown, RI 02813.
Duxbury Beach Reservation Manager
Duxbury Beach Reservation Inc. is looking to hire a manager for the 5-mile-long barrier beach property in Duxbury, Mass. This newly established, full-time, salaried position will report to the president and the board of directors.
Responsibilities: Coordinate and support all aspects of the organization, including resource and species conservation, regulatory compliance, regulatory interactions, progressive fundraising development, grant writing, and community relations, programs and activities; setting up the initial office of the manager.
Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership skills; strong oral and written communications skills; strong computer competence; substantial management experience in the nonprofit sector; natural coastal resource conservation and environmental issues is required.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and education, and includes benefits.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and at least three references to Careers@DuxburyBeach.com.
Wild & Scenic Rivers Study Committee Volunteers
The Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Study Committee is looking for local residents with a keen interest in working toward the protection of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, Pawcatuck, Green Falls and Shunock rivers in the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed.
The Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Study Committee is entering a critical phase of the three-year study: identifying the “outstandingly remarkable values” of the rivers’ understudy. Representatives from all the watershed towns, appointed by their local government, are needed to help with this important work. Each town may appoint up to two residents. Currently, there are openings in the towns of Exeter, West Greenwich, Westerly, Richmond, Voluntown, Sterling and Charlestown.
Responsibilities: Participate in committee and subcommittee meetings, about once or twice a month; review and comment on documents and reports.
Interested: Contact Denise Poyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-539-9017.
Rare Species Clerk
The Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) is looking to hire a part-time, temporary rare species clerk. This grant-funded position is for 5 hours a week, commencing ASAP and terminating Nov. 30. The hours are flexible, but the ideal candidate will be able to work the same day/hours every week most of the time. The position is located at the RINHS offices at East Farm, off Route 108 in Kingston. This is a clerical, not a field position.
Responsibilities: Work closely with existing staff, contractors, partner organizations and volunteers; organize, maintain and update paper and electronic records of Rhode Island rare species, primarily vascular plants; carry out other biodiversity data management tasks including organizing dossiers on newly declared rare plants, reviewing literature and other records, organizing archives, conducting quality control on rare species data tables, entering newly submitted data, responding to inquiries and preparing reports.
Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, reliability, consistency, discretion and attention to detail are highly required; substantial experience and skills with Microsoft Excel is highly required; demonstrated knowledge of flora of eastern North America, including botanical taxonomy/nomenclature, is required.
Compensation: Pay is $15 an hour.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information, including e-mail and phone number, of three persons whom RINHS may contact regarding your experience and qualifications to "Rare Species Clerk" care of email@example.com.