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Term: May through September
Job Summary: This is a temporary, part-time position for 3-6 months.The wage is $15/hour with a general expectation of 20 hours per week with more hours potentially available in later summer. Funding for this position is administered by The Stewardship Network and oversight and support will be provided by partners in the Stiltgrass Working Group. The primary goal of the Stilgrass Coordinator will be to coordinate resources and community members to conduct treatment of known stiltgrass infestations in Scio Township in Washtenaw County.
Supported by partners, the Stiltgrass Coordinator will:
● Educate landowners via mailings, email, and phone and in-person conversations about the threat of stiltgrass and treatment options available
● Gain and track landowner permission for survey and treatment on private properties ● Utilizing the existing GIS database, collect data on current populations and treatment, and update web-based maps to reflect changes
● Train volunteers and community members on treatment options
● Communicate treatment needs to contractors, evaluate contractor treatment ● Create education material to support community meetings, volunteer trainings, or other outreach needs ● Utilize and coordinate community shed of supplies for volunteer and community use ● Respond to program email and phone inquiries through firstname.lastname@example.org ● Document all work done and make recommendations for 2022
Reduce/Reuse Volunteer, The Stewardship Network
If you’re interested, email email@example.com
The Stewardship Network is seeking a volunteer in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area to help out with our Giving Gloves program. Corporate partners donate lightly used gloves that are perfect for outdoor work, and we clean and distribute them throughout The Stewardship Network. In addition to protecting fellow stewards out in the field, this program diverts hundreds of pounds of waste from landfills! We need an extra set of hands to help launder and sort used gloves so that they can go out to The Network clean and ready to use. You can contribute to the cause by washing gloves from home or take them to a laundromat (reach out to us to discuss reimbursement).
Open to one-time volunteers or those interested in continuously working for The Stewardship Network
The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (“JDCF”) is a 501(c) nonprofit conservation land trust whose mission is to preserve land for the lasting well-being of people and wildlife. JDCF is an accredited land trust that works with volunteers, local landowners, business owners, and community leaders to find creative solutions to conservation challenges that produce lasting results. Since its founding in 1993, JDCF has preserved over 5800 acres of land in the beautiful Driftless Area of Jo Daviess County, Illinois. JDCF’s preserves are free and open to the public for recreation and enjoyment.
JDCF offers competitive pay, as well as a benefits package that includes health insurance, employer contributed retirement funds, and generous paid time off.
The Land Stewardship Manager (“the Manager”) position is a full-time, permanent position responsible for the stewardship, management, ecological restoration, and maintenance of public access of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s (“JDCF”) preserves and conservation areas. This position reports to the Director of Land Conservation.
This is an exciting opportunity for motivated individual with a passion for conservation and natural areas. The selected individual will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, results-driven nonprofit organization and create a lasting impact on the landscape of northwest Illinois.
The Manager’s time will be split between working on office-based duties at the JDCF office (or remotely) and field-based duties as needed. Responsibilities include supervision of other Land Stewardship Program employees, including two permanent staff positions, temporary work crews, and internships. The Manager shall also supervise and interface with Land Stewardship Program volunteers, including the Galena Area Land Enthusiasts (“GALE”). The Manager is also responsible for implementing land management plans, ecological restoration plans, leading prescribed ecological burns, maintaining sites for public access and recreation, and managing contractors working on JDCF sites.
“The Stewardship Field Crew is responsible for carrying out ecological restoration work at KNC and off-site with clients of the Ecological Services Program. Field work will include such things as: woody shrub/tree management or planting, herbaceous invasive species control, use of hand tools and mechanical equipment (chainsaws, brushcutters, augers, etc.), occasional use of heavier equipment (tractor, skid steer, brush hog, etc.), responsible use of herbicides, prescribed fire, native plug/seed planting, tree planting, natural shoreline restoration, building trails, and similar activities. This is a field based position performing field labor in sometimes arduous conditions in all weather for up to 10 hours a day.”
- Duration: May 3, 2021 through September 1, 2021 with potential for extension**
- Classification: Full-time, temporary (approx. 40 hours/week)
- Benefits eligible: No
- Pay: $12-14/hour, dependent on experience
- Apply by: April 14, 2021
Apply online at DunesLearningCenter.org/employment
Interpretive Naturalists are key members of the Dunes Learning Center team and are responsible for providing meaningful experiences for children and adults regarding the diversity of ecosystems and cultural history of the Indiana Dunes all year long. They help students create connections, build confidence, and develop a sense of place by providing opportunities to explore, ask questions, reflect and work together as a team.
Our Interpretive Naturalist Internship program provides an opportunity for next generation leaders to receive training and coaching to develop their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. Interpretive Naturalists often work in pairs during the summer to give each the opportunity to shadow peers and provide/receive feedback. During the school year, Interpretive Naturalists have oppor- tunities to extend their professional development through workshops, in-services, and shadowing National Park Service staff.
- $300 weekly stipend (average 40 hours per week)
- Shared housing with private bedroom
- Professional development opportunities
- Meals and weekly s’mores when groups are in residence
Apply online at DunesLearningCenter.org/employment
Dunes Learning Center is proud to carry on a tradition of learning in the dunes that dates back more than 100 years ago by the “Father of Ecology in North America,” Dr. Henry Chandler Cowles. Our residential pro- grams provide a critical and beneficial connection to nature for learners of all ages—inspiring curiosity, scientific literacy, and environmental stewardship. Our internship program offers training and professional development to set you up for success. Communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity are developed and practiced at camp. Supervising campers, engaging in decision-making, managing behavior, and being a role model are all necessary skills for strong leaders.
Cabin Leaders are key members of the Dunes Learning Center team and are responsible for providing meaningful experiences for campers during summer camp. They help students create connections, build confidence, and develop a sense of place by providing opportunities to explore, ask questions, reflect, and work together as a team. They facilitate the evening programs (campfire, group games, night hike, ice cream social, etc), lead meal and flag raising activities, and provide overnight supervision of campers throughout the week.
- $290 weekly stipend (average 40 hours per week)
- Housing in cabins on campus for the duration of the internship (shared with campers Monday-Friday)
- Professional development opportunities
- Meals and weekly s’mores while camp is in session
If interested, Submit a Resume and at least one reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join NCS’ natural resources team to play an integral role in implementing field work in a variety of ecological restoration roles. NCS is seeking a Field Technician Intern performing a variety of tasks involving labor with hand tools, project documentation and clean-up, technical work, and some light machine operation under supervision. A typical work day consists of 7-8 hours of in‐the‐field physical exertion and intensive focus, with variation for weather and specific upland and wetland job needs.
COMPENSATION AND TIMELINE
- Compensation is commensurate with experience, typically undergraduate level at $10/hr. There will, however, be opportunities for advancement in this position in accordance with performance.
- The internship will take place generally between May – August, with potential opportunity throughout the year, including fall and winter, as needed.
- NCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.
This position offers great potential for growth, and owners desire to give additional responsibilities and compensation as skills and opportunities continue to develop. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please forward resumes to: email@example.com
Natural Community Services LLC (NCS), a design/build firm located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, specializing in a blend of landscape and ecological restoration design and implementation, seeks a lead designer to support our growing staff and the principal ecologist. The lead designer will facilitate projects ranging from native residential landscape design, bank stabilization and soil erosion control, green stormwater infrastructure, development of environmental mitigation/restoration plans and land management plans.
Responsibilities of the position include collaborating with the owner/lead designer to develop restoration and landscape designs, drafting land management plans and grading/planting plans, and writing monitoring reports for restoration projects. Fieldwork includes site visits for vegetation and soils inventory and site analysis, collaboration with our field crew and environmental technicians to document wildlife habitat targets, layout of invasive species/clearing, grading and planting plans in the field, and to administer quality control measures across a variety of ecological monitoring, design-build, and maintenance phase projects.