Digital Education Coordinator, Horticulture/IPM
Employer: University of Maryland/ Extension Home and Garden Information Center
Description : The University of Maryland Extension Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) located in Ellicott City, MD, seeks an individual to provide horticulture and pest management expertise and education by answering the web-based “Ask an Expert” questions of Maryland residents. This includes identifying plants and insects, making plant and pest problem diagnoses and recommendations, and educating clients about best practices for sustainable horticulture.
The successful candidate will manage and evaluate the “Ask an Expert” service to ensure accuracy, consistency, and efficiency. She/he will also create new digital content and repackage and repurpose questions, answers, and photos submitted via Ask an Expert, for use on all HGIC teaching platforms (blog, web pages, e-newsletter, social media).
Requirements: B.S. in horticulture, botany, environmental sciences, or related fields. Minimum of 3 years of experience working with, garden and landscape plants and identifying and managing plant and pest problems. Strong communication, computer software, and social media skills are essential.
Climate De Fender
PennEnvironment’s Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of climate volunteers in critical communities across the state.
As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of more than 350 team members and activist, will build volunteer teams in key political areas to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. You and your volunteers will organize rallies and forums to push decision-makers to lead on climate change; coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response media to highlight climate impacts and hold officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions and personal letters on climate change. You’ll achieve all this and more by developing volunteers to take on more leadership, organize creative events including forums and town halls, present to dozens of community groups and build political power to ensure real progress on climate change.
By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for Pennsylvania’s environment for years to come.
We’re asking candidates to make a 2 year commitment to the campaign. The position begins in November.
Qualifications: We’re seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and recruiting new leaders to protect the environment. We look for smarts, organizing experience and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. College graduates, graduating seniors, and rising seniors are invited to apply.
Apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html
Wildlife Conservation Intern (IN-17043)
Employer: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
- Conducts research on an array of wildlife conservation topics, including but not limited to:
- China – Ivory Demand Reduction
- Tiger conservation efforts
- Wildlife Crime – including CITES
- Propose ideas that are innovative and help to deliver on the conservation goals of the Wildlife Conservation portfolio. Work with other teams within WWF-US and globally to gather assets and deliver research.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Clean Water Action
Clean Water Action’s one million members, volunteers and seasoned professional staff have built one of the nation’s largest, most effective environmental organizations. Clean Water Action’s grassroots muscle has been critical in shaping and strengthening laws such as the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Superfund for toxics cleanup.
Clean Water Action provides recognized leadership – at the local, state and national levels – on critically important environmental, health, ecosystem protection and community quality of life concerns.
Clean Water Action is effective because of its large and active grassroots membership base. Clean Water Action’s programs are financially effective as well, in part because of their reliance on person-to-person outreach and education methods.
MULTIPLE JOB POSTING AND INTERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Fellowship- Project Assistant
Employer: Meridian Institute
The Fellowship will begin summer 2017. Meridian hires Fellows for the following positions:
- Generalists – Washington, D.C. or Dillon, CO: Work in support of projects on a variety of substantive topic areas. Past Fellows have been involved in work with global and domestic agriculture and food security, climate change, and community and global resilience, among other topics.
- Oceans Program – Washington, DC: Work in support of a suite of ocean and coastal policy projects including the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, a bipartisan effort to catalyze action and monitor progress toward meaningful ocean policy reform. This work focuses on improving the management of ocean and coastal resources at the regional and national level.
The Fellowship is a two-year position, contingent upon performance and needs of the organization. Meridian leadership and the Fellow will periodically review the Fellow’s performance and professional goals throughout the Fellowship. Fellows are encouraged to explore a variety of post-Fellowship career choices, including graduate school and employment with other organizations.
THIS IS A PAID FELLOWSHIP WITH BENEFITS