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Updated January 18, 2023

Natural Resource Instructor

Natural Resource Instructors work under the Camp Director and Camp Coordinator. Instructors will be involved in teaching courses at a residential camp ranging from first aid education, hunter firearm safety, fishing, forestry, ecology, fish and wildlife management, and outdoor recreation. Also, supervising and staying in the back of a cabin with 8-10 campers, ages 12-16 on a weekly basis. They will also be responsible for mentoring campers in educational, social, and personal matters and assisting all staff members in carrying out camp goals, objectives, and the Vermont State Fish & Wildlife Department’s mission. Please note: this is a residential position at either the Edward F. Kehoe Camp in Castleton, VT or the Buck Lake Camp in Woodbury, VT. More details can be found on our website.

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Natural Resource Instructor/Medical Coordinator

The Camp Natural Resource Instructor/Medical Coordinator involves aspects of being both a Natural Resource Instructor and a Camp Medic. The NRI/Medical Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Camp Director and Camp Coordinator. The position involves teaching courses at a residential camp ranging from first aid education, hunter/firearm safety, fishing, forestry, ecology, fish and wildlife management, and outdoor recreation. Also, supervising and staying in the back of a cabin with 8-10 campers, ages 12-16 on a weekly basis. This position is also responsible for overseeing the medical needs of the camp program. Responsibilities include mentoring campers regarding medical and personal matters, dispensing medications to campers, ensuring health regulations are adhered to, and assisting all staff members in carrying out camp goals, objectives, and the Vermont State Fish & Wildlife Department’s mission. Please note: this is a residential position at either the Edward F. Kehoe Camp in Castleton, VT or the Buck Lake Camp in Woodbury, VT. More details can be found on our website.

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Expedition Trip Leader - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is in search of qualified on-water trip leaders for their summer teen expedition programs.

The summer is broken into three separate expeditions. The first called Champlain Discovery is a five-week program where teens ages 13-16 build 17’ sea kayaks and embark on a two-week expedition on Lake Champlain in the kayaks they built. The boatbuilding portion of Champlain Discovery is a day program that runs five days a week followed by the expedition. Trip leaders are responsible for student management during the building portion and will work with experienced boatbuilders. Not all participants of the boat building program choose to attend the expedition. Followed by Champlain Discovery are two one-week long expeditions. Expedition Champlain is a rowing expedition and Sail Champlain is a sailing expedition. Training in the rowing boats will be provided prior to embarking on the rowing expedition. Trip leaders for the sailing expedition will be selected based on sailing experience.

The expedition season runs from mid-June through mid-August. Trip leaders will be paid between $130 and $160 per day based on experience and $16 to $18 per hour for expedition preparation and clean up. Check out the Museum’s website for more information about the teen expeditions: https://camps.lcmm.org/summer-expeditions/.

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Green Mountain Club Caretakers & Trail Crew Positions Open

GMC hires 30-40 seasonal staff every summer and fall to live and work on the Long Trail System. Click here for more information about working for the GMC Field Program.

Applications are open now! To read full position descriptions and apply, click on the job titles listed on their employment page. 

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LEAP AmeriCorps Community & Outreach Education Coordinator - Kingdom Trails

This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in building capacity and expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP members deliver direct service to local youth in the form of PreK-12 STEAM educational programming. LEAP supports members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going training, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year. 

The mission of the Kingdom Trail Association is to provide recreation and education opportunities for local preK-12 youth, residents, and visitors while working to conserve natural resources and create economic stimulation. Kingdom Trails strives to accomplish this mission by managing, maintaining, and developing a network of quality non-motorized trails for all levels of ability incorporating the best of the natural scenery and diversity. The Kingdom Trail Association AmeriCorps Community & Outreach Education Coordinator will be responsible for creating, planning, and producing outdoor STEAM education programming and educational events for youth in the local community and in area schools, as well as programming, events, presentations, publications, social media, and signage to develop Kingdom Trail’s local community relationships and further our educational reach.

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Operations Coordinator - The Governor's Institutes of Vermont

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) is looking for a detail-oriented Operations Coordinator to join our team! Do you love improving systems? Are you quick to learn software that can make a nonprofit more efficient? Are you skilled at communicating with people via phone and email? If you have customer service and data management experience, and a passion for inspiring and empowering young people, we would love to hear from you!

This is a full-time exempt position, with one day/week in our Winooski office. Folks outside of Chittenden County are encouraged to apply! Salary range is $45-50k and the benefits package includes generous paid time off. 

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LEAP AmeriCorps Mtn Bike & Outdoor Ed Instructor - 

This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in building capacity and expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP members deliver direct service to local youth in the form of PreK-12 STEAM educational programming. LEAP supports members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year.

The Mountain Bike and Outdoor Education Instructor will assist the Education staff and Mountain Bike Coordinator as they develop and implement mountain bike programming and outdoor education with local schools, and promote and facilitate summer camp programs and adult outreach programs that focus on environmental education and outdoor recreation. Other activities this instructor may lead include flat water canoe instruction, team building, ropes course, natural science and wildlife education, hiking, swimming, outdoor exploration, survival skills and crafts.

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2023 Sustainable Forestry Internship Northwoods Stewardship Center 

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is hiring three Sustainable Forestry Interns for an 11-week fall season. Interns will gain experience while working with Forest Stewardship staff on forestry, conservation, habitat management, and landowner outreach projects.

NorthWoods is a non-profit conservation organization serving the communities of northern Vermont and New Hampshire through our Education, Conservation Corps, Conservation Science, and Forest Stewardship programs. Our Charleston, Vermont campus and 1,450 acre demonstration forest are a destination for outdoor recreation, as well as a hub for youth and adult education, sustainable land management, and ecological conservation.

Emphasis will be placed on gaining knowledge and understanding while completing boots-on-the-ground projects, with reading and discussions about silviculture, management goals/decisions, and forest dynamics. Current forest health priorities will be addressed, with a focus on landscape-level forest integrity, sustainable forestry practices, and invasive species management.

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2023 Watershed Project Coordinator - Northwoods Stewardship Center 

The Watershed Project Coordinator will work with Conservation Science staff and partners to coordinate grant-funded and fee-for-service projects relating to water quality improvements, wildlife habitat, and public accessibility on public and private lands within the watersheds of Vermont.

Main projects include:

  • Project coordination and implementation of water quality best management practices on public and private lands
  • Installation of infiltration steps, encapsulated soil lifts, shoreline gardens, open-top culverts, riparian buffers, rain gardens, bioswales, and other practices designed to treat stormwater and improve water quality in surface waters
  • Maintenance of project records and grant reporting tasks

Through these projects, the Watershed Project Coordinator will gain experience in water quality project management, as well as building skills in communicating with landowners, other conservation organizations/ professionals, and the public. This position includes time for professional development including attending conferences/webinars, meeting with other professionals, and self-guided learning.

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Audubon Vermont - Junior Conservation Technician

This is a paid program for 9th-12th graders who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of environmental conservation and want hands-on experience working in the field. Junior Conservation Technicians will learn from and work outdoors alongside local Vermont conservation heroes! We are looking for teens who are excited and able to commit part of their February, April, and summer breaks plus one weekend in March and May to this program. JCT’s will work outdoors in all seasons on projects at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, VT.

JCTs must be able to commit ALL of the following program dates:

  • February break dates: Monday February 27th, Tuesday the 28th, and Wednesday March 1st
  • March 24th and 25th - Sugar on Snow during Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend
  • April break dates: Monday April 24th, Tuesday the 25th, and Wednesday 26th
  • Saturday May 20th - JCT Birdathon 
  • June 20th-23rd (Tuesday-Friday) and 26th – June 30th (Monday-Friday)

Pay: $13.18/hour

Learn more about the Junior Conservation Technician Program to see if it's right for you. 

Full job description and application

Education Intern - Audubon Vermont -

For those interested in environmental education, Audubon Vermont provides students and recent graduates with a paid internship. The Intern will have an opportunity to gain practical experience, teaching students (ages from preschool through high school) while working directly with Audubon Vermont’s team of professional Teacher/Naturalists.

Pay: $14/hr

Targeted Start Date: 2/6/2023

Timing and other commitments: Interns must be able to commit to at least 14 hours per week, Monday-Friday, and must be available to teach on those days between 8am and 3pm (there is an opportunity to teach until 530pm, 1 or 2 evenings each week) for up to 200 hours over the semester. Candidates must have reliable transportation to/from the Green Mountain Audubon Center.

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Conservation Field Specialist Americorps Member - Vermont Housing & Conservation Board/Audubon Vermont

Audubon Vermont's conservation team has an opening for an AmeriCorps member to serve the community by advancing Audubon's Conservation Programs in assisting with habitat assessments, habitat restoration, and bird monitoring at priority habitats across Vermont. This position is a great fit for someone who loves working outdoors and wants to grow their skills as a field biologist.

This position begins March 13, 2023 and ends August 31th, 2023 (there is some flexibility with the start and end date). The position requires 915 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 26 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $13,500 (pre-tax), and an education award of $3,247.50 (pretax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities. Additionally, this position is fully incorporated into Audubon Vermont's team, so we are looking for an enthusiastic team player who is excited about or willing to learn about Audubon's conservation initiatives to advance our mission to protect birds and the places they need.

More details, including the full position description and apply through the MyAmeriCorps Portal. We expect to accept applications through mid-January.

Environmental Educator Americorps Member - VINS

Become an amazing Environmental Educator by serving at one of the premier nature centers in New England, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)! You’ll learn how to handle and educate using ambassador raptors, present programs to thousands of people from around the world, gain skills and experience in using proper education techniques when teaching to school children, and build on your organizational skills while helping organize our education special events. The VINS Environmental Educators deliver live raptor and Vermont natural history programs at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont and through our Outreach program to other sites around the region. Join us for an exciting year educating people from all walks of life! 

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Avian Care Intern - VINS

VINS Avian Care Interns gain extensive hands-on training in raptor captive management and avian rehabilitation of songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, and reptiles. This opportunity requires a 6 months minimum commitment, 40 hours per week (possibility of extended term or seasonal position based on performance). Some responsibilities include: 

  • Provide captive management and husbandry for over 60 raptors and reptiles used for programs and in exhibits
  • Perform daily husbandry tasks for permanent residents used in educational programs and exhibits
  • Field phone calls about injured and orphaned birds and arrange transport with finders or volunteers
  • Assist rehabilitation staff with initial intake exams, medical treatments, and daily care of avian rehabilitation patients, including orphaned baby birds
  • Clean and maintain all indoor and outdoor animal facilities and aviaries

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Education Intern - VINS

The VINS Education Intern delivers live raptor and Vermont natural history programs at the nature center on Quechee, VT. Some responsibilities include:

  • Present educational programs, many of which involve live animals (mainly raptors), to audiences of all ages (e.g., on-site daily programs, school field trips, summer camps, resort programs, fairs, public relations events)
  • Assist with care, cleaning, and handling of raptors and reptiles used in programs
  • Assist with training of raptors used in programs
  • Lead interpretive nature walks and hands-on learning experiences with the public
  • Work with education staff to schedule and develop new programs as appropriate
  • Work a varied schedule that often includes evenings, weekends, and long days

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Food and Farm  Program Coordinator - Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC)

The  Food and Farm  Program Coordinator is focused on, and excited about, creating an impactful VYCC experience for all participants. The work includes overseeing Corps Member recruitment, hiring, and training. In collaboration with other staff, plan for and implement program activities. During the season, support crews and supervise Crew Leaders. Coordinate volunteer groups that come to VYCC. Working closely with the Food and Farm Team, other Program Staff, and the Administrative Team, they are an integral part of a highly motivated group that develops and implements programs connected to land, food, community, and health. The Food and Farm Program Coordinator has both supervisory and administrative responsibilities in the field and in the office. Full-time/year-round position.

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Food and Farm Program Assistant - Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC)

The Food and Farm Program Assistant is focused on, and excited about, creating an impactful VYCC experience for all participants. The work includes supporting Corps Member hiring and training, as well as Assistant Crew Leader supervision. As regular field support to crews and through check-ins with the Assistant Crew Leader cohort, they support the development of an inclusive and productive crew. The Food and Farm Program Assistant has both supervisory and administrative responsibilities in the field and in the office.  Full-time/seasonal position.

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Recruitment And Alumni Manager - Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC)

The Recruitment and Alumni Manager (RAM) helps young people discover VYCC. This person works across departments to coordinate outreach, and spends a majority of their time interacting with prospective applicants, incoming Members, and alumni. They work closely with a network of educators and youth development professionals to facilitate referrals. This is a person-to-person position, as the RAM meets with young people in schools, tech centers, colleges, and communities in Vermont and across the country online. The RAM supports VYCC alumni in job placement, educational opportunities, and future employment at VYCC, and collects stories and data about the careers alumni pursue after VYCC.

The RAM is a leader within VYCC, working collaboratively with program and administrative staff to connect with groups of prospective applicants who have not yet found their way to VYCC or seen themselves here. They are a master networker, seeking out, establishing, and cultivating relationships at schools, universities, and aligned organizations. They are the organizational force who manages systems and relationships to identify the short- and long-term impact of VYCC programs.

Successful candidates must have prior experience working with young people, preferably in the fields of recruitment, admissions, or enrollment. They must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, be an effective collaborator, and find inspiration in the VYCC mission.

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Serve Learn Earn Director - Multiple Orgs

Serve Learn Earn (SLE) is a workforce development collaboration among four nonprofits – Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), ReSOURCE, Audubon Vermont, and Vermont Works for Women – dedicated to enhancing, and increasing the number of, paid service opportunities in Vermont. We believe that that paid training and service experiences offer a supportive community to participants, provide clear and accessible career pathways, and are an essential economic strategy for Vermont.

The SLE Director will work with staff across four organizations to enhance distinct programs and identify strategic areas for programmatic and administrative collaboration. Now in our second year of formal collaboration, we seek an experienced and innovative leader to help shape and define this new role.

A successful SLE Director will convene staff from four organizations, have a passion for effective workforce development experiences, build and strengthen partnerships, believe in the power of service, and lead the group in finding the central synergies among the four organizations and programs to advance the collaboration. The Serve Learn Earn Director will be an employee of VYCC and report to the Serve Learn Earn Leadership Council, a group of staff from each of the four partner organizations.

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School Programs Coordinator - Vermont Foodbank

The Vermont Foodbank seeks a self-motivated, energetic School Programs Coordinator. This part time, time bound (2 year) position reports to the Manager of Food Access Programs and is expected to continue through November 2024. The primary components of this position include monitoring, sustaining, and adapting the school programs to center the child and their family’s food needs. The position works closely with VF staff in Operations, Community Impact, and other departments. The coordinator serves as a liaison between program partners and the Vermont Foodbank (VF), working with school partners to place their backpack orders; address capacity challenges; build partner responsiveness and ownership; and incorporate feedback into program development.

A significant portion of this position’s workload can be handled remotely but the position will be based out of one of the three Vermont Foodbank locations (Barre, Brattleboro, or Rutland). Special consideration will be given to candidates within a 1 hour driving distance from one of our locations. Experience working independently with remote teams and a proven track record of coordinating school and/or youth community programs is strongly preferred. This position requires the ability to be able to travel if needed. Part-time/temporary position.

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Communications Contractor - Maine Environmental Education Association (MEEA)

MEEA is seeking to hire a Communications Contractor to help implement outreach and marketing strategies to increase visibility, tell powerful stories for change, and build support for MEEA's initiatives. We seek someone with excellent writing skills, social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn), and content creation, which includes video, MailChimp campaigns, and Squarespace websites. Experience writing press releases and working with the press is preferred. The candidate will be able to work effectively with a diverse and intergenerational staff team in a remote workplace. Pay is $30-35 hourly.

Job posting expires 1/17/23. Learn more and apply.

Conservation Specialist - Caledonia County Natural Resources Conservation District

The Caledonia County Natural Resources Conservation District (CCNRCD) seeks a Conservation Specialist to join our team based out of St. Johnsbury. We are looking for a positive, detail-oriented, organized, creative person with excellent communication skills who is excited to build relationships with the agricultural community in Caledonia County. Half of the position will focus on supporting farmers and landowners in Caledonia, Orleans, Essex, and Orange Counties interested in accessing USDA NRCS conservation programs. The other half of the position will focus on general agricultural outreach, education and technical assistance in Caledonia County. This position includes a seasonal mix of computer-based and field work. A full position description can be found here.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single document to Emily Finnegan, CCNRCD District Manager, at emily.finnegan@vt.nacdnet.net. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews anticipated in January 2023. Only digital applications will be accepted without prior arrangements.


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