Job: College Program Coordinator
Thursday, June 11, 2015 07:08 AM

This is a year-round senior staff position ideal for those who are looking to take the next step along their marine science, conservation, or informal education career path at Chincoteague Bay Field Station.  The College Program Coordinator (CPC) works closely with university faculty to plan field visits, summer courses and research, maintains field and laboratory equipment and saltwater aquaria, crews as first mate aboard the inshore and offshore research vessels, and assists with other Field Station programs as needed.  The CPC supervises the Assistant College Coordinator and oversees hiring and coordination of all College Summer staff and research interns. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, organized and flexible individuals with a passion for research, education and the environment.  Best fit individuals will demonstrate creative problem solving skills, the ability to work well independently and as part of a team and a reasonable level of physical fitness.

Essential Functions:
    •    Advises faculty or group leaders on trip and course planning, including guidance in selecting field activities, equipment and locations as well as logistics such as vessels, transportation, housing and meals.
    •    Coordinates scheduling for field trips and summer courses.
    •    Administrates the summer course registration system, including collecting course information from professors, posting the information online, and processing registrations.
    •    Supervises the College Program Assistant, College Community Assistant and College Summer Session Interns.  
    •    While the University groups are on campus the College Coordinator ensures groups’ needs are met and attends select meals in order to communicate with groups.
    •    Accompanies groups into the field on boat trips, kayaking excursions, or whenever field assistance is needed.  Instructs groups on research methods and equipment use, local ecology, and organism identification.  
    •    Equipment inventory, repair, oversight of equipment use for all programs.
    •    Supervises aquarium maintenance and ensures proper care and handling of all specimens .
    •    Develops annual budget proposal for College Programs and annual Field Trip, Research, and Summer Course Fee Schedules.
    •    Represents the Field Station at Academic Advisory Council meetings.
    •    On-site coordinator for independent research activities.  The CPC makes sure that all researchers, both faculty and students, follow Field Station protocols throughout their project.  The CPC also keeps a record of all research conducted on site.
    •    Assists the marketing coordinator and faculty in promoting summer courses.
    •    Serves as a deckhand and research technician aboard inshore and offshore vessels. Operate a 16ft Whaler.
    •    Commonly used equipment includes; water sampling bottles, benthic grab, otter trawls, CTD, DO meters, seines, secchi disks, plankton nets, etc.
    •    Provides emergency on-call services on a rotating schedule with other staff.
    •    Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Marine Science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or closely related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Extensive knowledge of aquarium maintenance and experience working with and troubleshooting basic oceanographic and marine science field equipment. Field research experience preferred. Experience working with university students and faculty preferred. Experience working in non-formal education settings, such as zoos, aquariums, field stations or environmental education centers a plus. Commitment to teamwork and demonstrated success in leadership, excellent natural history skills, written/verbal/presentation communication skills, and computer experience including word processing, illustrated presentation, spreadsheets and databases. Should be self-motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and as a team player on multiple tasks. Must maintain a valid Virginia CDL driver’s license. First Aid and/or Water Safety training desirable. Must enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions. Position requires employee to reside on premises of CBFS, with residence and utilities provided by CBFS.

    •    Exempt, full-time year round position involving weekend and evening hours
    •    Competitive salary consistent with the staffing of a non-profit organization and commensurate with experience and skills
    •    Health benefits provided
    •    Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
    •    On-site housing consisting of a furnished, modern, two-bedroom one bath apartment.
    •    Meals in the cafeteria
    •    Flexible work arrangements

To Apply:

    •    E-mail updated Cover Letter and Resume or CV to Anne Armstrong,, along with contact information for 3 professional or academic references.
    •    Subject heading in e-mail should read: College Program Coordinator Application.
    •    All Applications must be in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Closing Date: July 3rd
Chincoteague Bay Field Station is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Association will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Job: Director of Conservation Science
Sunday, June 07, 2015 08:50 AM

The Mohonk Preserve is a dynamic organization with responsibility for managing and protecting 8,000 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, NY. The Preserve has four integrated programs – Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection, and is a regional model for large-scale conservation planning which safeguards the integrity of our natural surroundings while providing for public recreation and education.

We have an annual budget of $3.6 million, 35 year-round staff and over 350 volunteers. We also have a diverse support base of nearly 14,000 individual members and supporters. Our Daniel Smiley Research Center, located near Mohonk Lake (where Conservation Science operations are centered), provides a great work environment! We have a strong scientific research program regionally and nationally.

The Director of Conservation Science is a senior level manager responsible for the vision, development, implementation, marketing, and measurement of the Preserve’s conservation science programs. The Director oversees all scientific observations, research and related applied management programs to study and understand our ecosystems, forest resiliency, and biodiversity, as well as to support a regional and global study of our natural environment. The Director pursues the integration of the science programs with the Preserve’s stewardship and education efforts.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a collaborative management style with strong supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to organize, support, mobilize, and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Provides the vision and leadership to integrate observational science/data collection with applications in natural resources management.
  • Promotes and integrates our observational data and research into regional and global study. 
  • Strategically initiates, develops and positions partnerships between the Preserve and other key research and resource management institutions to leverage the collaborative and financial strength of these partnerships to the benefit of the Preserve’s mission.
  • Will disseminate information on observational findings to Shawangunk Ridge partner organizations, scientific community, and the general public.
  • Has demonstrated success in pursuing funding opportunities to advance Conservation Science programs.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree required; Ph.D. preferred, in natural sciences, natural resources, science-based land management, or related disciplines.
  • At least five years leadership experience in field studies, operation of a biological field station or similar natural area research program, including departmental management, preparation of budgets, personnel management, etc.
  • Exemplary communication abilities including written, oral, and presentation skills; ability to give enthusiastic public programs and presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Superior computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook or similar e-mail application, strong Internet skills, and knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and relational databases.
  • As a key leader in imparting the Preserve’s mission and serving its diverse audiences, a commitment to the mission of the Preserve is required.
  • Museum/archive curation and collections management a plus.
  • Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including weekends or evenings and a valid driver’s license.

Excellent work environment with benefits including health, vision, dental, life, disability insurance, retirement plan, and access privileges to the lands of the Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House resort.

Salary: $60’s based on experience.

Hard copy cover letter & resume preferred. Please mail before June 15 to: Deputy Executive Director/CFO, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561.

Applications will also be accepted via e-mail to (Word 97 and above or Adobe PDF only). This job announcement is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned. No phone calls please.

For more information about the Preserve, visit our website:

Mohonk Preserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job: NEON Field Technian, Alaska
Sunday, June 07, 2015 08:44 AM

The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be hired as a Field Technician I, II, or III level depending on skills, experience, and education.

The Instrumentation (tower) Field Technicians primary work location is in Fairbanks, AK. This position supports sites in the Taiga and Tundra Domains. Taiga Domain candidate sites are located at the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed near Chatanika, AK, south of Delta Junction, AK and near Healy, AK. Tundra Domain candidates sites are located at Toolik Field Station south of Prudhoe Bay and at Barrow Environmental Observatory. The Taiga and Tundra domains include most of Alaska.

Instrumentation (tower) emphasis:

  • Test, troubleshoot and operate instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.
  • Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.
  • Assist the NEON Systems Engineering Product Team with instrument installation and testing (approximately the first 6 months).
  • Record activities, completed work and trouble tickets according to Field Operations protocol.

Full Position Listing:

Job: Archbold Development Assistant
Sunday, June 07, 2015 08:34 AM

Archbold, a not-for-profit dedicated to long-term ecological research, education and conservation in south central Florida, seeks an enthusiastic Development Assistant who is passionate about conservation and believe deeply in Archbold’s mission.

Incumbent will support the Board, Development Committee and Executive Director in achieving fundraising goals, and use Blackbaud software to develop, evaluate and enhance fundraising efforts and create financial reports. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, fundraising or related field, or Associate’s degree with 2 years relevant experience preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience using Blackbaud Raisers Edge or similar database. Position is FT with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Additional information at

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references, to Deadline June 26 or until filled, with anticipated start date late July to early August.

EOE/AA Employer.

Job: Caretaker, Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre
Sunday, June 07, 2015 08:13 AM
Immediate Opening. Full time, summer, for returning student (high school or secondary) as caretaker and general helper at our field station, the Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre, on the south (Atlantic) coast of Nova Scotia. Check us out at Lots to do, lots of nature: Sightings of black bear, porcupines, showshoe hares, and mainland moose and coyote tracks only in the past week. Fantastic birding in this recognized Nova Scotia IBA. Ideal experience for anyone considering a future managing a centre promoting an appreciation of natural history and the environment. To apply for this position or for more information contact, with "Summer employment" in the subject line.
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