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FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:30 PM

FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER

University Of Idaho MCCALL OUTDOOR SCIENCE SCHOOL

LOCATION   McCall, ID

CATEGORY   Culinary

JOB TYPE   Full-Time

 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School is no ordinary school. Here, students are excited to learn. Here, students learn by immersing themselves in nature. Here, students grow and create while exploring the science of ecology.

 

This school is operated by the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources. The University and its partners use MOSS to foster scientific literacy, leadership skills and open-minded dialogue through graduate and professional education, youth science programs, seminars, and more. The school was founded in 2001 and has remained the only publicly operated K-12 residential outdoor school in Idaho.

The mission of the McCall Outdoor Science School is to facilitate place-based, collaborative science inquiry within the context of Idaho's land, water and communities. We provide experiential learning opportunities among students, educators, scientists and citizens to foster the critical thinking skills necessary to address complex issues.

 

Staff and students at MOSS have a passion for quality instruction and lifelong learning through a collaborative, positive working and learning environment. Our goal is continued development of a year-round education and resource facility that offers a unique place for students of any learning style. We hope these hands-on projects and outdoor field activities help students understand key scientific and ecological principles.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Stationed at a remote, university field campus in the Idaho Rocky Mountains along the shores of stunning Payette Lake, The Food Systems and Sustainability Manager will perform skilled duties in the operation and management of the kitchen, dining lodge and related facilities and systems at the University of Idaho, McCall Field Campus. The incumbent will serve as an interface between campus food service and educational programming conducted by the award winning McCall Outdoor Science School.Must be able to work weekends, nights and split shifts, as needed.

 

Supervise Daily Kitchen and Dining Lodge Operations by:

  • Conducting twice weekly inventories of food and non-food kitchen, Dining Lodge and housekeeping supplies.
  • Planning the weekly menu with the following principles in mind.
  • Meals that:
    • Are high in protein with vegetarian options.
    • Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Are as locally sourced as possible with minimal packaging.
    • Minimize sugars and trans fats.
    • Coordinating and conducting supply orders with outside vendors.
    • Preparing, cooking and serving meals to students and guests.
    • Cleaning up following meals.
    • Monitoring tools, supplies, appliances and machinery and requesting maintenance, as needed.
    • Organizing and cleaning the kitchen and Dining Lodge

 

 

Support MFC, McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Programs by:

  • Integrating aspects of foodservice sustainability into MOSS educational programming
  • Providing program field instruction, as needed. Delivering field based science curricular to K-12 students when large groups visit campus
  • Traveling to outreach programs and events to represent MOSS programs. Attending community events as a representative of MOSS. Outreach programs may take place in schools throughout the state of Idaho.
  • Representing MOSS and presenting MOSS program overviews, current assessment results from programs, and promoting MOSS at professional conferences
  • Participating in planning, coordination, and facilitating, graduate student training and orientations through the year.
  • Teaching graduate students tools and techniques for instructing field based science and outdoor leadership.
  • Participating in strategic and tactical planning sessions alongside faculty and staff.

 

 

 

Assist with Budget Management by:

  • Collaborating with MFC Program Advisor, Program Director, and Education Director to create a food service budget each fiscal year.
  • Develop an annual budget for food service of approximately $100 €“ $150,000 annually.
  • Track expenses via Microsoft Excel to inform spending and project initiation decisions through the fiscal year.
  • Contribute to the team effort by:
  • Performing other duties as needed in the operations of the MFC.
  • Assisting with guest needs

 

Provide Managerial support by:

  • Supervising 1-6 employees
  • Facilitating the hiring process with HR and CNR for food service assistants and student/temporary help
  • Creating schedules for food service assistants and student/temporary help
  • Ensuring that supervised employees are completing job duty tasks at the level expected as outlined in verbal and written instructions.

 

Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of, and at least one year of experience with outdoor leadership and environmental education, curriculum, and practices.
  • Experience working in the foodservice industry in a camp like facility.
  • Good knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment used in commercial kitchens
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sanitation and safety practices used in food handling and preparation.
  • Experience in following recipes and menus, calculating volume measurements used in cooking and training others in food preparation and serving.
  • Experience with supervision
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word, and basic internet functions
  • Demonstrated dependability: commitment to teamwork, effective communication, and professional human relation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out written and oral instructions of direct supervisor and strong attention to safety practices
  • Previous experience creating and managing a budget
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to pass a driving record check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • An understanding of the McCall Outdoor Science School's mission and willingness to work collaboratively in upholding the mission.
  • Experience with the general public/public setting, previous experience in a service related industry, managing people, working in a university/academic environment
  • Commitment to the positive physical, mental, social, and emotional development of youth
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a team-based atmosphere

 

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb and work from ladders, stand and walk continuously, work on hot or slippery surfaces and operate power equipment.
  • Nights and weekends may be required.
  • Shift may vary depending on season and need.

 

Compensation: starting at $12.02 - $14.49 per hour plus full University of Idaho benefits package including health, retirement and paid vacation. The position is overtime eligible.

 

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

 

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

 

HOW TO APPLY

Online: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/14741

 

First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by July 29, 2016; open until filled. FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER

 

 
Director of Programs, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 07:45 AM

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages. Schoodic Institute helps the National Park Service achieve the original vision for Acadia as a destination for science and inspiration. Through innovative programs and partnerships, the nonprofit Institute is a national and community catalyst and center for research and learning.

The Institute enriches the experiences of residents and visitors to the Acadia region. Building understanding and appreciation for the complexity of the natural world leads to stronger connections to nature and the environment we share. Engaging the public in science is rapidly advancing research and offers hope as we address complex challenges in a changing environment.

Primary Responsibility: Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park program team. Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, seek funding to advance the mission of Schoodic Institute, and coordinate the activities of research and education staff. The Director of Programs will work closely with the President as a key member of the management team.

Duties:

  •  Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, and sustain and strengthen existing strategic programs and partnerships.
  •  Lead a team of researchers, educators, and program managers.
  •  Oversee development of program descriptions and budgets and lead preparation of funding proposals. Work with financial management and program staff to ensure proper financial tracking,  grant and program administration, and reporting.
  •  With financial management staff, track, analyze, and report on budgets and financial performance.
  •  Coordinate multiple programs and seek opportunities for synergies between programs that enrich experiences for program participants.
  •  Coordinate with the National Park Service, Universities, and other key partners.
  •  Work in close cooperation with the President of Schoodic Institute.
  •  Participate in selected donor cultivation activities and public events.
  •  Contribute to communication and marketing efforts of Schoodic Institute.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in Schoodic Institute’s mission, ambition and motivation to contribute to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages.
  • Demonstrated success in program leadership. Demonstrated abilities in developing proposals, managing projects, and leading teams.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and managing partnerships, and experience working in highly interdisciplinary settings.
  • Advanced degree in a field related to the work of Schoodic Institute.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer and software skills, including Word/Excel and shared calendar and document suites (Google).
  • Exceptional candidates may combine the above qualifications with experience in research and education related to northern forest, freshwater, or Gulf of Maine ecology; science communication skills, and citizen science experience or expertise.

Location: Schoodic Unit, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, ME


Hours: Full time. Requires occasional weekend or evening work.


Compensation: Competitive salary dependent on experience. Benefits include vacation and medical leave, health insurance, retirement plan contribution, and an outstanding work environment within Acadia National Park.


To Apply: Please send resume & cover letter as a .pdf attachment to [email protected] using “Director of Programs” in the subject line. Application review will begin on June 13, 2016, though additional applications will be accepted after that date.


Schoodic Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Director of Programs, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 07:45 AM

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages. Schoodic Institute helps the National Park Service achieve the original vision for Acadia as a destination for science and inspiration. Through innovative programs and partnerships, the nonprofit Institute is a national and community catalyst and center for research and learning.

The Institute enriches the experiences of residents and visitors to the Acadia region. Building understanding and appreciation for the complexity of the natural world leads to stronger connections to nature and the environment we share. Engaging the public in science is rapidly advancing research and offers hope as we address complex challenges in a changing environment.

Primary Responsibility: Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park program team. Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, seek funding to advance the mission of Schoodic Institute, and coordinate the activities of research and education staff. The Director of Programs will work closely with the President as a key member of the management team.

Duties:

  •  Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, and sustain and strengthen existing strategic programs and partnerships.
  •  Lead a team of researchers, educators, and program managers.
  •  Oversee development of program descriptions and budgets and lead preparation of funding proposals. Work with financial management and program staff to ensure proper financial tracking,  grant and program administration, and reporting.
  •  With financial management staff, track, analyze, and report on budgets and financial performance.
  •  Coordinate multiple programs and seek opportunities for synergies between programs that enrich experiences for program participants.
  •  Coordinate with the National Park Service, Universities, and other key partners.
  •  Work in close cooperation with the President of Schoodic Institute.
  •  Participate in selected donor cultivation activities and public events.
  •  Contribute to communication and marketing efforts of Schoodic Institute.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in Schoodic Institute’s mission, ambition and motivation to contribute to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages.
  • Demonstrated success in program leadership. Demonstrated abilities in developing proposals, managing projects, and leading teams.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and managing partnerships, and experience working in highly interdisciplinary settings.
  • Advanced degree in a field related to the work of Schoodic Institute.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer and software skills, including Word/Excel and shared calendar and document suites (Google).
  • Exceptional candidates may combine the above qualifications with experience in research and education related to northern forest, freshwater, or Gulf of Maine ecology; science communication skills, and citizen science experience or expertise.

Location: Schoodic Unit, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, ME


Hours: Full time. Requires occasional weekend or evening work.


Compensation: Competitive salary dependent on experience. Benefits include vacation and medical leave, health insurance, retirement plan contribution, and an outstanding work environment within Acadia National Park.


To Apply: Please send resume & cover letter as a .pdf attachment to [email protected] using “Director of Programs” in the subject line. Application review will begin on June 13, 2016, though additional applications will be accepted after that date.


Schoodic Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Assistant Director, Coastal Studies Center Bowdoin College
Thursday, June 09, 2016 02:02 PM

Assistant Director, Coastal Studies

The Assistant Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Coastal Studies Center, including administration, user management, facilities and educational programs. Specific responsibilities include grant writing, budget management, and assisting Bowdoin students, faculty, staff and visitors who use the property. The Center is located on Orr’s Island in mid-coast Maine, a 20 minute drive from Bowdoin’s main campus.

A MS degree in Marine Science is required. Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, outstanding computer skills (Microsoft office), the ability to work independently and well with others, strong management skills, experience with preparing and maintaining budgets, and supervisory experience. Two years of research or operations experience working at a marine station is required.

About Bowdoin               

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

To apply, please visit http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/3103 and complete an online application for the position. Paper or emailed applications will not be accepted. Bowdoin College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

 
Resident Biologist - University of Michigan Biological Station
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 02:35 PM

Resident Biologist Position at the University of Michigan Biological Station

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) seeks to hire a full-time, year-round Resident Biologist based in Pellston, Michigan.   The Resident Biologist will collaborate with the UMBS Associate Director, Facilities Manager and Information Manager to provide comprehensive research support to students, faculty and researchers.  

The UMBS is one of the oldest continuously running research field stations in the country.  It offers several credit bearing courses annually, fosters undergraduate and graduate student research, and hosts year-round interdisciplinary research on biosphere-climate interactions, biodiversity, field ecology and organismal biology.

Apply at umjobs.org to Job ID # 126447.  Please submit your cover letter as the first page of your resume or CV.  Year-round housing will be provided at the UM Biological Station in Pellston, MI.  Housing will be considered compensation along with an annual salary. 

Essential duties of the Resident Biologist include the following:

Research support & data management

  • Review and evaluate all research applications and projects submitted to the UMBS
  • Advise researchers and students with laboratory and field methods, study designs and locations
  • Coordinate and assign lab space and use of research facilities, in consultation with facilities managers
  • Apply for and maintain permits with the Michigan DEQ, DNR, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for use/monitoring of flora and fauna
  • Work with station Information Manager to conduct permanent research plot data collection
  • Coordinate institutional OSEH and Animal Care & Use Committee site visits, applications and approval processes
  • Maintain and deploy research equipment (lake buoy, meteorological monitoring stations, and environmental sensors)
  • Collect and manage monitoring data (acid rain deposition, mercury, UV-B, temperature, etc.)
  • Manage research collections (mammals, parasites, herbaria, etc.)

Property management

  • Steward UM property (~13,000 acres) for research and education
  • Work with UMBS Facilities and Land Use Committee to update land use guidelines
  • Monitor property boundaries and habitats
  • Maintain property signs and public information displays
  • Monitor property use by non-UMBS users
  • Coordinate land management initiatives (research, harvesting, etc.)

Academic course and lab support

  • Organize and set up classroom laboratories for all courses based at the station
  • Advise and assist student researchers and faculty with research projects
  • Train users in research techniques and equipment operation
  • Order, maintain and assign research equipment, instrumentation and facilities
  • Supervise stockroom manager and laboratory assistant
  • Manage on-site IT infrastructure and troubleshoot problems with LSA IT
  • Help supervise summer IT support
  • Arrange for AV support for classes, workshops, and lecture series events
  • Maintain research project reports from all students and collect necessary permissions

Outreach & education

  • Liaise with local community and communicate science and Biological Station mission
  • Design and give presentations and lead tours for regional educational organizations and public

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in science with 4-5 years of experience in field studies. 

Desired Qualifications:

A strong natural science background, with experience in project management, experimental design, data collection, and management of research infrastructure, physical samples, information, and data.   An interest in the history of research at UMBS and organisms and ecosystems.  Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Supervisory experience desired.

The Resident Biologist should expect to manage large portable instrumentation (up to 40 pounds), operate station vehicles, such as trucks, boats and snowmobiles.  In addition, the Resident Biologist will be responsible for moving about the property to maintain field sites, collect samples, visually inspect property damage, and clear trails within the 13,000-acre property.

 
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