Environmental Leadership Lab Instructor

Brown University is looking to hire an instructor for its Environmental Leadership Lab to join a small team to develop and implement a suite of experiential lessons for high school students.

Responsibilities: Collaborate with staff to establish topic assignments; develop lessons experiential in nature that fit within the scientific and/or leadership curriculum and address topics such as food systems, stormwater management, forest ecology, hydrology, land use history, science communication and the social change model.

Qualifications: Enthusiasm for environmental science and educating and mentoring young people; ability to supervise  and empower diverse students and staff; professional communication skills; ability to build positive learning environments with youth; Master’s degree; minimum two years experience in a field of environmental studies or science; one year experience teaching environmental science (or similar content) and/or facilitating informal environmental science education for high school students.

Compensation: $3,200 for two-week session.

To apply: Applications will be reviewed beginning Feb. 26 until the position is filled. Send application including a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to Jane Diener.

Environmental Leadership Lab On-Site Director

Brown University is looking to hire an on-site director for its Environmental Leadership Lab.

Responsibilities: Supervise a three-person staff team to develop an experiential learning program for high school students; lead the facility setup and tear down; support pre-program planning; build community and mentor students.

Qualifications: Enthusiasm for environmental science and educating and mentoring young people; ability to supervise  and empower diverse students and staff; professional communication skills; ability to build positive learning environments with youth; Master’s degree received or in progress; minimum two years of work experience with minors.

Compensation: $3,650 for two-week session.

To apply: Applications will be reviewed beginning Feb. 26 until the position is filled. Send application including a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to Jane Diener.

Conservation Engineer

The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire a conservation engineer to create public access to state and conservancy properties by performing engineering and project management work in connection with the design, construction, and maintenance of public access infrastructure and habitat restoration practices that are appropriate and compatible with protecting key ecological attributes.

Responsibilities: Participate in the environmentally compatible design of coastal and hydraulic structures as well as land development for recreational and conservation purposes and practices; design and prepare regulatory applications and construction documents necessary for habitat restoration and public access work; prepare site plans; design drainage systems, retaining walls and cut and fill slopes and to assist in preparing detailed estimates for contract proposals and federal reports.

Qualifications: MS or BS degree and certification in related field and 5 years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience; supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance; registered professional engineer in Rhode Island or ability to obtain license within a year.

To apply: Click here. Deadline is March 23.

Rhode Island Seasonal Jobs

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is looking to hire for a variety of seasonal employment positions at recreational facilities across the state. Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply.

Full-time lifeguard positions are available at all state swimming areas, including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams and Goddard Memorial State parks and at Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck State beaches. Hourly rates range from $10.75 to $13.75, based on location and position level.

Other seasonal positions available include park rangers; beach managers; laborers; recreational area assistants; and clerical support. Most positions are full time and include weekend and holiday hours. Hourly rates range from $10.10 to $14.75. Applicants to park ranger positions at levels II and III must be 18 or older.

To apply: Click here.

Education & Outreach Coordinator

The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire an education/outreach coordinator to lead educational programs and promote the Benjamin Family Environmental Center at Goosewing Beach Preserve in Little Compton, R.I. The position is full time, short term (35 hours a week) and is paid hourly. It begins April 16 and ends Aug. 31.

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; conduct informal tours of exhibit areas; open and close the center; develop and lead nature walks and programs for the general public, community groups, school and scout groups, and donors to educate about barrier beach ecology, local natural history, shorebird biology, management, and protection efforts.

Qualifications: High-school diploma or GED and 1 year’s experience; experience organizing files; experience operating power and construction tools in a safe manner.

To apply: Click here.

Shorebird Preserve Assistant

The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire a shorebird preserve assistant to assist in the management of Goosewing Beach Preserve and other nearby sites for the 2018 spring/summer season. The position is full time, short term (35 hours a week) and is paid hourly. It begins April 2 and ends Aug. 31.

Responsibilities: Monitor shorebirds at sites in Little Compton, R.I., and nearby Massachusetts; make frequent observations of plovers and accurate season-long counts through all phases of the April-August breeding cycle; record numbers and location of breeding pairs, nests, eggs, hatchlings, and fledglings, noting the timing of all events; prepare an end of the season report; initiate positive, engaging communications with beach visitors and landowners to promote understanding of wildlife and habitat.

Qualifications: High-school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management; experience recognizing plant and animal species; experience operating power and construction tools in a safe manner.

To apply: Click here.