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Summer Project Assistant (2 Positions): Job Reference #14006-I. Assist in studies of the ecology of the Hudson River. Duties include considerable fieldwork on boats and along shores of the Hudson River, as well as data entry and collection and processing of samples of zebra mussels and other invertebrates. Must be comfortable working in and around the water and handling heavy sampling equipment; experience with boats and training in limnology and invertebrate zoology also helpful. Desired dates of employment are approximately May 15 for one position and June 1 for the other position to September 15, 2014. On-site housing is available. Position reports to Dr. David L. Strayer.
To apply, send cover letter (INDICATING JOB REFERENCE NUMBER), resume with educational background and relevant course work, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references,to the attention of Human Resources, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies,PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545,or e-mail to email@example.com.
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>| Author: IECA Administrator
>| Title: Communications Coordinator
>*Learn More About the Position:*
>The Communications Coordinator develops and disseminates informative >materials that build awareness of the issues facing the ocean today. S/he >will work alongside senior communications team members and conservation >experts to execute tactics as part of strategic communication plans, >including regular outreach to media and the development of messaging, fact >sheets, statements, blog posts and website content. This position requires >researching news coverage, reporters and bloggers and generating media >attention for Ocean Conservancy program activity in a number of outlets, >including regional and national print, broadcast and blogs. This position >supports several programs and corresponding activities, including the >Arctic,
>ocean acidification, sustainable fisheries and more.
> * Execute strategic communication tactics, including writing and/or > distributing messaging, statements, press releases, talking points, >fact
> sheets, blog posts, multimedia (PowerPoint) and other external-facing > materials
> * Support the implementation of activities that will elevate the > organization’s and executive team’s visibility among key audiences, > including researching and organizing speaking opportunities, >conference
> attendance, column placement and stakeholder meetings
> * Perform regular outreach to media outlets, including broadcast, print >and
> online, using approved program messaging. Secure interviews for >experts
> and report upon outcomes
> * Respond to incoming media inquiries and organize interviews as needed > * Build press lists, monitor media (print, broadcast, blogs, social >media)
> and assess media landscape to better inform our strategies > * Edit Ocean Conservancy documents, presentations, reports and other >forms
> of collateral using AP style. Format documents and PowerPoint > presentations
> * Update Ocean Conservancy online press kits and help manage the News >Room
> section of our website
> * Participate in brainstorming sessions and help develop and execute > strategic communications plans
> * Serve as a team liaison to program, policy and science staff for > implementation and execution of assigned tasks supporting the >Director of
> * Support additional content development, research, logistical and > administrative duties as needed
> * Superior oral and written communication skills, including capacity to > communicate complex ideas compellingly to a variety of audiences > * Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and >learn
> new subject matter quickly
> * Thorough understanding of the traditional and social media landscape >and
> how the two can be used to maximize audience reach
> * Proven ability to operate efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced > environment and adjust quickly in rapid response situations > * A high-level performer who will bring the necessary creativity, >energy and
> commitment to the team
> * Working knowledge of AP style, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Twitter, > Facebook and WordPress
> * Attentive to details and adheres strictly to deadlines and >deliverables
> while keeping a larger vision in mind
> * One to three years of experience working in the communications >division at
> a company, public relations firm, association or nonprofit >organization
> * Degree in communications, journalism or similar discipline preferred >
>*APPLY FOR THE POSITION:*
>If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, >please
>send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities along >with
>your resume and salary expectations to: firstname.lastname@example.org  and >note your name and “Communications Coordinator #1326″ in the subject line. >Make sure to include how you learned of our opening.
>Ocean Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hi All –
Facilities services is looking for recycling interns for the summer and coming academic year. Here is a description:
Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; helping to develop recycling initiatives and programs. Serve as a point person for students who have recycling questions. Help research grants and collect data for the STARS assessment. Support campus initiatives such as; Give it up for Good, Recyclemania, 1st Year Orientation. Other duties as assigned.
Email rmiller with a cover letter or resume. You can also apply through Career Development. The deadline is April 14th.
Nice opportunity for you marine types [FW by Andy Wilson]
REU in Marine Science at the University of California Santa Barbara
A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer fellowship is open at the Marine Science
Institute, University of California Santa Barbara. Duration is 12 weeks, June 3-Aug 29, although
these dates can be somewhat flexible to accommodate academic schedules. We invite applications
from qualified, highly motivated undergraduate students from U.S. colleges/universities to
participate in a 12-week lab and field based summer research experience. The fellow will be
involved with an NSF-funded project on the use of particulate organic matter by marine suspension
feeders, and will do a project likely focused on some aspect of trophic relationships in kelp forests
off the California coast. The student will learn ecological and biochemical methods to explore this
topic, and will be required to write a report, in the format of a scientific paper, and give a
presentation on their project at the end of the summer. Travel costs to and from UCSB will be
covered, and the student will be provided with a $500/week stipend for living expenses. This is an
intensive full-time commitment and any work or educational activities outside the program must be approved.
You are eligible if you are an undergraduate student who has completed at least two years of study
towards a bachelor’s degree, and you will still be an undergraduate in the fall after the summer
program. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research
opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with scientific diving is desirable but
not required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its
possessions. The University of California is an equal opportunity employer and educator.
Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, one letter
of recommendation, and contact information for one additional reference. The statement of
interest should be less than 500 words and include the following information: (i) professional
goals, (ii) interest in position, and (iii) relevant experience. Send application materials, preferably in
one PDF or Word file, to Robert Miller (email@example.com) by April 15, 2014. You may also send
all application materials in hard copy by mail to: Robert Miller, Marine Science Institute, UCSB,
Santa Barbara CA 93601-6150. The letter of recommendation should be sent directly from the
recommender (please include the applicants name in the subject line for emails). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Dear Colleagues in Environmental Studies ,
Do you have a taste for travel and adventure? Do you enjoy being challenged both physically and intellectually? If so, we are inviting you to become a member of our GRAB Peruvian Mountaineering expedition, scheduled for May 18-June 2, 2014. In the true spirit of experiential education we have designed a trip to the Cordillera Blanca that incorporates a unique blend of service, cultural immersion and alpine mountaineering. Over the course of two weeks, the expedition will explore the high Andean city of Huaraz, participate in a homestay and service project with the traditional villagers of Jerush, and summit the glaciers atop Maparaju peak, with the assistance of burros and native Peruvian mountain guides. Together we will explore a culture and landscape that is rapidly disappearing under pressures from industrial development and climate change.
If this sounds like an experience you could benefit from and contribute to please attend the information session this Thursday, February 27, at 5:00PM at the GRAB office in Plank 117. The expedition is open to all members of the Gettysburg College community, including family. NO MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! This expedition has been designed to be accessible as possible. The experience is so valuable that the College is generously subsidizing the cost of each participant. We will be able to work with individuals if further financial assistance is needed. If you cannot make the information session or would simply like to discuss the trip in more detail please contact Rachel or myself and we will be happy to meet with you and answer your questions. Attached is the expedition description, which is also found on the GRAB page of the college website. The deadline for sign-ups is March 17th and space is limited, so if you are interested in joining the expedition please don’t wait to get in touch! Sincerely,
Danny Williams ‘14
Rachel Dinsmore ‘15
Peru Expedition 2014.pdf
John A. Commito
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
Amazing summer internship opportunities at WWF-US (Washington DC office) for ES majors with interests in wildlife/biodiversity conservation. See attached!
2014 Science Intern Descriptions Final.pdf