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  • Bonny Cushman
    Hood River Watershed Project Assistant (1 Position) Position Summary: The Project Assistant will assist the Watershed Coordinator and partners working under
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      Hood River Watershed Project Assistant (1 Position)


      Position Summary: The Project Assistant will assist the Watershed Coordinator and partners working under the umbrella of the Hood River Watershed Group to develop activities that will benefit water quality, fish, wildlife and the basin's human economy. Major activities will include helping run HRWG meetings (meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, etc.), performing water quality monitoring and database work, implementing environmental education projects, and providing natural resource technical assistance to landowners. The watershed group utilizes a consensus based decision making process to prioritize and endorse activities.


      Project Sponsor: Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District http://community.gorge.net/hoodriverswcd/


      Project Location: 3007 Experiment Station Dr Hood River, OR 97031



      Naturalist Assistant (1 Position)


      Position Summary: Working with the professional education staff, the Naturalist Assistant position conducts research and assists in developing an on-site restoration plan (45%). The Assistant provides exceptional learning experiences for students while they attend outdoor education programs at IslandWood (45%). Additionally, through pre- and post-activities, the Assistant prepares students for successful learning experiences by supporting them, their teachers and community in follow-up activities at their schools and in their communities (10%).


      Project Sponsor: IslandWood www.islandwood.org


      Project Location: 4450 Blakely Avenue NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110



      Individual Placement Team Leader (1 Position)


      Position Summary: The Individual Placement (IP) Leader assists the IP Coordinator and other NWSA staff in providing support for IP members who serve government, non-profit and education organizations throughout Washington State and the Columbia River Gorge. The IP Leader serves as a liaison between staff and members, playing a major role in program communication and development, assisting members with field projects and outreach events, planning trainings and retreats and producing a monthly newsletter. While much of the IP Leader's time is spent at the Trout Lake, WA office, he/she will make a minimum of two visits to each member at their project site during the year.


      Project Sponsor: Northwest Service Academy – Mt. Adams Center www.northwestserviceacademy.org


      Project Location: 2455 Hwy 141 Trout Lake, WA 98650


      Environmental Portal Coordinator (2 Positions)


      Position Summary: The Coordinator will have three main responsibilities: (1) They will assist high school and college volunteers with environmental education and restoration projects; (2) assist community groups, nonprofits and public agencies with developing and managing service learning projects; and (3) assist high schools and colleges with developing and promoting service learning programs while assisting their students with finding meaningful service learning opportunities.


      Project Sponsor: Mt. Hood National Forest - Community Stewardship Project


      Project Location: 650 South Orcas St Suite 220 Seattle, WA 98108



      Community Stewardship Project Coordinator (4 Positions)


      Position Summary: The Community Stewardship Project Coordinator will work with district staff to identify priorities and needs within districts of the Mt. Hood National Forest; provide logistical and technical support to help complete the identified projects; and recruit and provide field leadership/supervision of volunteers for designated stewardship projects.


      Project Sponsor: Mt. Hood National Forest - Community Stewardship Project


      Project Location: 16400 Champion Way Sandy, OR 97055


      Wildlife Education & Outreach Coordinator (1 Position)


      Position Summary: This position is designed to help meet an objective in the department's strategic plan to help provide quality wildlife-related recreation through the identification and development of nature tourism and watchable wildlife projects throughout the state. S/he will most likely focus on 2-3 projects related to this over their term. They will also be involved in citizen science projects where 5 to 20 year old participants work with scientists to collect, interpret and use real world data on Washington's fish, wildlife and wild places. This will probably translate into 2-3 projects. This position will be 65% office related with the remaining time spent in the field operating as part of team member.


      Project Sponsor: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - Watchable Wildlife Project



      Project Location: 600 Capitol Way North Olympia, WA 98501



      Endangered Species Restoration Technician (1 Position)


      Position Summary: The restoration technician will work with WDFW staff to propagate and transplant plants, including rare and endangered species; help control the spread of exotic species; collect seeds and monitor plots; remove weeds; monitor abundance and distribution of native plants and animals; assist with other endangered species projects as they arise.


      Project Sponsor: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - Restoration Project http://wdfw.wa.gov/


      Project Location: 600 Capitol Way North Olympia, WA 98501


      Salmon Education & Outreach Coordinator (1 Position)


      Position Summary: The Salmon Recovery Education & Outreach Coordinator will be involved in a broad range of activities related to building knowledge of and support for efforts to maintain and improve the salmon runs of the Yakima Basin in central Washington. Approximately one half of the volunteer’s time will be spent working with the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Project on Salmon in the Classroom Program (see www.ybeep.org). The volunteer will work with teachers and students throughout the basin to raise salmon in the classroom and release them in local rivers, conduct salmon dissections and help with other fisheries and watershed related classroom and field activities. The other half of the volunteer’s time will be spent working with the Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board (see www.ybfwrb.org) to develop informational materials and run public outreach events that build public support for the Board’s salmon recovery activities.


      Project Sponsor: Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board - Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program www.ybeep.org  


      Project Location: 1917 Marsh Rd Yakima, WA 98901



      Outreach Coordinator (1 Position)


      Position Summary: The Outreach Coordinator will directly assist CLC's Kittitas County Conservation Director to advance the organization's role in Kittitas County by working to develop outreach materials, coordinate/represent CLC at high profile community outreach events, and create a presence for CLC in Kittitas County. Frequent travel throughout the county and over to Seattle, evening and weekend work, and an outgoing friendly attitude are essential to the success of this position.


      Project Sponsor: Cascade Land Conservancy www.cascadeland.org


      Project Location: 222 E North Avenue Ellensburg, WA 98926



      Public Engagement Associate (1 Position)


      Position Summary: CLC is looking for a professional, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to help gain support for its Cascade Agenda Program. Applicant should possess the desire to work with and engage the public around preserving the high quality of life in the Central Puget Sound region. The position will include identifying, meeting with and corresponding with key stakeholders to gain support for The Cascade Agenda, a 100 year vision for the central cascades. Key stakeholders may include state, county and city elected officials and staff, business and recreational group leaders, and leaders in the environmental, timber industry, agricultural and development communities. Position also includes assisting with the organizing of outreach events, developing a system of tracking contact with key stakeholders including support and endorsements for The Cascade Agenda and assisting with other public engagement or outreach events.


      Project Sponsor: Cascade Land Conservancy www.cascadeland.org


      Project Location: 615 2nd Ave, Ste 625 Seattle, WA 98104



      Program Development Coordinator (1 Position)


      Position Summary: The Program Coordinator are responsible for coordinating, instructing and implementing environmental ecology based programs in schools throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Work within this position includes developing and enhancing curriculum as well as the recruiting, training and managing of community volunteers. Program Development Coordinator will spend approximately 60 percent of their time instructing and 40 percent in program development.


      Project Sponsor:  Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute www.gorgeecology.org


      Project Location: 203 2nd Street Hood River, OR 97031







      Benefits: $991/month,  a $4725 scholarship, medical insurance, childcare allowance & professional development opportunities.


      Application Deadline: Open until filled.

      Interviews: Interviews will occur as qualified applications are received.

      Service Dates: January 16, 2007 - December 14, 2007 


      Find a full position description and more info about us on our website www.northwestserviceacademy.org


      Interested in applying? Email your résumé to amanda.lawrence@...  (include the names & contact information for three references).





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