Environmental Stewardship Associate

Walking Mountains Science Center

About the organization

Founded in 1998, Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As part of a dynamic organization, you are part of a team of like-minded, spirited colleagues who are passionate about the mission of Walking Mountains and the impact it’s making in the community.

Walking Mountains Science Center believes that equity, inclusion, and cultural relevance are foundational values of a just world and sustainable future. We cultivate an equitable culture for staff and community members that embraces differences and offers respect in both words and actions for all people. We promote an inclusive culture where any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate and share their lived experiences. We commit to taking intentional steps to establish accessible, relevant opportunities for all groups.

Duties

Program Development and Coordination:
• Work on a small team to plan, coordinate, and implement a 6-week high school internship program that focuses on land management, ecosystem restoration, and stewardship ethics
• Collaborate with the US Forest Service (USFS) to ensure work plans are in place and goals are met
• Assist in the adaptation and facilitation of a college-level curriculum that meets Walking Mountains Science Center's (WMSC) objectives and standards
• Provide hands-on opportunities for interns to learn about local flora and fauna during the work day
• Train, supervise, and mentor interns in research protocols for USFS monitoring projects

Operations & Risk Management:
• Assist with upkeep and maintenance of facility, vehicles, and program resources including first aid supplies, teaching supplies and equipment, field gear, specimens, and library books
• Safely transport students and staff in company vehicles
• Maintain required medical certifications
• Evaluate environmental conditions and manage risk accordingly (follow Walking Mountains’ emergency protocol and current wilderness emergency medical procedure, if needed)

USFS Field Work
• Work as part of a team with USFS fisheries and wildlife biologist and field technicians to accomplish project goals, and the maintenance and upkeep of field equipment and resources
• Follow USFS safety, monitoring, and cleaning protocols
• Hike and travel to remote field sites over varied terrain

Qualifications

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Science, Education, or an Environmental Science related field or equivalent experience
• Willingness to develop a working knowledge of Rocky Mountain Ecology and land management issues
• Experience teaching in a formal or informal setting
• Self-motivated, team oriented, creative and organized
• Well-developed interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
• Current driver’s license and safe driving record for the past 5 years
• Certified Wilderness Advanced First Aid or higher certification (Must obtain before start date)
• Must be able to hike up to 8-10 miles per day with a 30 lb. pack

Salary

$350 weekly stipend and shared housing for the duration of the position

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021 and March 15, 2021.
Applications will be reviewed after each deadline and interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

To Apply: Please visit our website and fill out our online application, including a current resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. https://www.walkingmountains.org/join-our-team/

Please contact Carrie Anderson, Environmental Leadership Coordinator at Walking Mountains Science Center, with questions about the position or application process.

Carrie Anderson
[email protected]
(w) 970-827-9725 x 112

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