Friday, October 30, 2015

From the Global Marine Community listserv

Senior Associate, U.S. Oceans (Campaigning/Outreach)

  • Organization: The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Description: 5+ years of advocacy and/or political campaign outreach and organizing experience. A Bachelor's degree is also required. This role is based in Washington DC and will work collaboratively with the team to establish an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in U.S. law and policy. This role will lead coalition-building and outreach efforts and provide strategic recommendations to promote Pew's policy objectives within the U.S. Congress and federal government agencies.
For more information and to apply:

Senior Associate, Protecting Ocean Life on the High Seas

  • Organization: The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Description: 5+ years of experience in the international conservation arena, with a particular focus on or familiarity with the international policy arena, including working with the U.N. is strongly preferred. A Bachelor's degree is also required. This role is based in Washington DC and will assist in developing and implementing a global campaign to advance a new international legal instrument enabling the establishment of marine protected areas and reserves on the high seas. 
For more information and to apply:

Fishery Management Specialist 

  • Organization: Domestic Fisheries Division of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries
  • Location: Silver Spring, MD 
  • Description: This position is located in the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Sustainable Fisheries. The Specialist will work in the Domestic Fisheries Division to implement sustainable management of U.S. federal marine fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and other related statutes and to support efforts to develop, review and implement national regulations and policies pertaining to fishery management.
For more information and to apply:

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From Mallory Shramek (2011)...

Program Associate

National Environmental Education Foundation

From Nicole Diven Applegate (2012)...

Customer Service Specialist


From the Global Marine Community listserv...

Seven (7) Marine Science Educator Positions

  • Organization: The Chincoteague Bay Field Station
  • Location: Wallops Island, VA
  • Description: Field Station Educator Position (5 positions available) and Adult and Family Educator Position (2 positions available) Application Due November 20th , 2015. Position Duration: February 22 to November 21, 2016 Salary: $330/week Chincoteague Bay Field Station is the residential field station of the Marine Science Consortium.  We are located near a wealth of ecologically significant and environmentally rich habitats, such as productive saltmarshes, pristine barrier island beaches, peaceful cypress swamps, and sheltering maritime forests. The Chincoteague Bay Field Station provides outstanding multi-disciplinary, educational and research opportunities that celebrate the rich natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources of the mid-Atlantic Coastal region through field-based and hands-on learning, often in affiliation with multiple public and private partners. To accomplish this mission, the Field Station provides  a unique set of educational and research experiences; expand research collaborations among member universities, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and other public and private partners; expand and enhance programs for pre-college, university,  and adult learners.
For more information and to apply:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Junior Analyst Position

New West Technologies, LLC

There is a vacancy for a Junior Analyst position at my current company that would be great for recent alumni who want to assist with meaningful work for a government agency. The position isn't posted yet on the company's website, but interested/qualified candidates could send their resume to me:

Thanks so much,

Truc-Mai Luu
ENSP-Soil, Water, and Land Resources (2010).


Position Description

New West has successfully provided clients with innovative and effective program management and technical consulting services for the U.S. federal government, state governments, and tier-one commercial clients for nearly 20 years.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Assists management with the detailed tracking of data verifications and analysis. • Reports directly to Program Manager(s). • Works independently. • Abides by and adheres to all normal safety or security rules and regulations. • Reports infractions of safety or security rules and regulations. • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties listed above. • Participates in weekly status conference calls.

Required Skills and Abilities: • Should be able to work in a fast-paced environment that requires balancing competing priorities. • In addition, candidate should have creative problem solving skills, including the ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to complex problems, especially using statistical and quantitative analysis, and ability to summarize those findings in a succinct and clearly written report. • Qualified applicants should possess excellent analytic skills as well as some writing and editing skills. • Applicant must be an energetic self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervisory input on assigned projects. • Experience analyzing data and producing reports a must. • The employee must conceptualize, plan and implement means of achieving defined analysis tasks with little, if any, higher level of technical guidance available. • Organization, communication, customer service and a willingness to take on challenges are keys to success in this position.

Computer Equipment and Software Requirements: • Expert knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access is required. • Some working knowledge of GIS systems is a plus. • Intermediate knowledge of other office applications is necessary.

Education and Experience Required: • 1-3 years of relevant experience. • Bachelor’s Degree, social science or related field preferred (sociology, economics, demographics, etc.)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Education Coordinator

Washington Area Bicyclist Association

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a full-time Education Coordinator for our bicycle education and outreach programming dedicated to serving adults in DC region.
WABA’s education and outreach programs help adults throughout the DC region to learn to ride bikes, to ride safely and comfortably on city streets, and to use bicycles to commute to and from work. These programs create opportunities to engage with and educate adults no matter how they ride.
This position will coordinate several of WABA’s existing programs, as well as working with development staff to design, fund, and implement new ideas. WABA is a small but growing office, and on occasion, all staff are asked to assist in general WABA duties and major events.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DC Teaching Fellows – Early Deadline 11/9

How will you turn your background into a high-impact career in DC? 

DC Teaching Fellows trains accomplished professionals and recent college graduates to become exceptional, certified teachers for the DC students who need them most.  Residents become highly-effective teachers through intensive training and classroom-based coaching.  It’s an honor and a tremendous responsibility, which is why we hold the highest standards of effectiveness of any teacher preparation program in America. All majors are welcome to apply.

Do you have what it takes to join this elite group of educators? Learn more here – our next application deadline is Monday, November 9.  

Register to attend our upcoming October 28 webinar information session HERE.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Assistant College Program Coordinator

Organization: Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island, VA

Description: Enjoy working with faculty and college students?  Do you like to organize people and things? Are you interested in field equipment and aquaria? Do you want to learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Coast? If so, the Assistant College Program Coordinator position might be right for you. This highly demanding, but rewarding, job best fits individuals who work well both independently and as part of a team. Candidates must demonstrate superior organization and problem solving skills, time and group management skills, and enthusiasm for education, research, and the environment. You will gain valuable program planning and coordination experience, as you assist the College Program Coordinator in running college field trips, summer courses, maintaining equipment and aquaria, and serving as a liaison to the college community. The College Program Assistant will also gain experience overseeing college summer staff, including college volunteers. You will gain valuable and diverse knowledge regarding aquarium and field equipment use and maintenance, boat crew skills and boat safety, group leadership in laboratory and field settings, time management and marine husbandry.

For more information and to apply: Parker McMullen-Bushman, Education Director, 



Title:  Extension Program Assistant
Functional Title:  Extension Program Assistant (Watershed Stewards)
Position Number:  121437
Category Status:  Non-Exempt, Staff Contingent II (Contract)
Unit:  AGNR-UME-Howard County

Location: UME - Howard County Extension Office, 3330 North Ridge Road, Suite 240, Ellicott City, Maryland

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Watershed Stewards Academy Coordinator is responsible for supporting the volunteer advisory committee, in-training and graduate Stewards, and partners including funding sources. The WSA Coordinator maintains internal and external partnerships to promote and expand the Academy with the goal of positively changing attitudes regarding ground water issues.

  •          Recruit participants into the WSA program. Setup and staff WSA table at events, marketing through various mechanisms (promotional items, newsletter, and social media).
  •         Review applications and interview Steward Candidates.
  •         Manage the 14-week training program for Stewards, including annual update of curriculum, securing and managing guest speakers, coordinating logistics for field trips, responding to Steward questions and concerns and providing guidance to ensure a positive experience, and responding to and managing the WSA Advisory Committee.
  •         Coordinate implementation of the annual class project and providing guidance and assistance to Stewards as they complete their Action Projects.
  •         Seek funding for the program, establishing partnerships and adaptively managing the program for increasing accomplishments with each successive year.
  •         Develop end of grant final reports as required.
  •         Maintain active relationship with funder(s) including regular updates, attending funder(s) meetings, etc.
  •         Coordinate with Educator to report results and impact statements in UMERS.
  •         Will recruit Advisory Committee members and work with them to support the Committee by preparing meeting announcements, agendas, background material, minutes, monthly program and financial reports, and produce an annual report

  • High School Diploma or GED AND Five years’ experience performing a variety of duties in support of the teaching, demonstration, and advising work of Extension agents or in community outreach, health care, research, or social services programs.
  • If offered employment by UME, individual will be required before beginning work to obtain a background check by the State of Maryland and FBI.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two (2) years working directly with watershed related issues.
Additional Certifications:  
  •         Completion certificate from a Watershed Stewards Academy.
  •         Valid Driver’s License.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience, with Hiring Range Minimum: $32,268. This is a contractual position, renewable pending performance and funding.

Application:  All candidates must apply online at   

Closing Date:  For best consideration apply by October 16, 2015.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.