Memorial Park Conservancy seeks Conservation Program Manager

The Conservation Program Manager will be responsible for executing Memorial Park ecological restoration efforts at the direction of the Conservation Director. The Manager will guide and assist in developing Memorial Park Conservancy’s BioCycle, Native Plant GrowOut, and other Conservation programs and projects, as they develop. The Manager will develop the Conservation Crew and coordinate volunteer scheduling. Conservation Program Manager will work collaboratively with Conservation Coordinators, Conservation Field Technician, Park operations & grounds crews, contractors, and interns. Application deadline: March 9, 2018. See the full job description at memorialparkconservancy.org.

Student Conservation Association Seeks Natural Resources Intern

The Natural Resources Internship is a 52-week, full-time internship for local candidates only. Interested candidates, please send inquiries and a resume to Valeria Casa, Program Coordinator, Student Conservation Association at [email protected] or Marsha Towns, Partnership Director, Student Conservation Association [email protected].

Expected Dates: March 5, 2018 to February 2, 2019; some flexibility of start date may be available

Site: Texas Commission of Environmental Quality

Position ID: PO-00723373

Responsibilities

  • Conducts prairie and riparian habitat restoration within parks.
  • Works in the HPARD greenhouse to propagate plants for habitat restoration.
  • Coordinates community cleanup and conservation service events.
  • Performs trash cleanup of riparian areas.
  • Conducts invasive species removal using mechanical and/or chemical methods.
  • Performs technical data collection, research, analysis, evaluations, inspections, or surveys to determine the impact on natural resources.
  • Prepares, assembles, and distributes educational materials and conducts educational presentations and training programs at community centers.
  • Participates in community outreach events to educate citizens about the value of native habitat.
  • Maintains, calibrates, and operates technical equipment.
  • Assists in field studies and in making technical evaluations.
  • Participates in online and hands-on training provided by various organizations.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

For more information, visit thesca.org.

Native Prairies Association of Texas seeks Environmental Education Coordinator

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit land trust that is seeking an experienced science or environmental educator to develop an educational program including activities and curriculum for Lawther Deer Park Prairie, a prairie nature preserve located in Deer Park, Texas. Development of student activities, a program to train teachers to teach the prairie and facilitation of a partnership with local school districts, businesses and other NGO’s including the greater Houston area will be required. The development of grassland biome curriculum to include demonstration trunks and activities to be taken to local schools for presentation to classes will be required. The ability to work with school district personnel in planning school presentation activities and logistics to facilitate use of the preserve is needed. The position may also require working with universities that are interested in planning programs and research projects at the prairie preserve. The educator would also develop and implement a plan to offer prairie education opportunities to non-public school groups like boy scouts, girl scouts and private schools. The position may also require interaction with city officials, chamber of commerce and local newspapers to promote the on-site education program. The educator will also need to coordinate with maintenance volunteers and managers of the prairie site to ensure appropriate and timely maintenance activities that do not interfere with each other.

To apply for this position, please send resumes via email to Pat Rinn, Office Administrator, at [email protected]

Job Requirements:

  • Experienced Teacher with Texas Certification in Science Education
  • Experience with Environmental Education for Development and Implementation of Education Program for a Nature Preserve
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to work in a variety of settings including outdoors
  • Must be able to work independently, be creative in problem solving and have the ability to work collaboratively to achieve goals
  • Must have highly developed communication skills