- Published on Monday, 11 August 2014 17:55
- Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 00:55
POSITION: Environmental Educator
DEPARTMENT: Green Infrastructure
FLSA: Part Time, Seasonal
REPORTS TO: Environmental Education Manager
The Greening of Detroit’s Green Infrastructure Department has developed the Our LAND program which targets and introduces Detroit elementary and middle school students to the natural environment. Taking place at both in class and outdoor locations, Our LAND strives to introduce children to diverse habitat types, make connections between the urban and natural world and foster the adoption and stewardship of Detroit’s parks and open spaces. The position will extend from September 1st, 2014-June 1, 2014. The ideal candidate will be available 20 hours per week. The internship will be paid at $11/hr, and credit may be available under the terms of the college or university attended by the intern. The Environmental Education intern will be responsible for assisting the Environmental Education Manager with a variety of activities related to Our LAND programming.
- Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 00:51
POSITION: Citizen Forester Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Green Infrastructure
The Citizen Forester program was developed in response to the organization’s need to manage the large number of volunteers that come out to participate in the Greening of Detroit’s weekend tree plantings. As a Citizen Forester, many skills are utilized during tree plantings. A working knowledge of tree identification and maintenance techniques are often necessary as well as volunteer management and community engagement skills as Citizen Foresters are intricately involved in planting trees, overseeing volunteers and communicating with neighborhood residents. The Citizen Forester Assistant will assist the Environmental Education Manager with the recruitment, training, implementation and reporting that is associated with the Citizen Forester program during the planting season. The position will extend from September 1st -– mid November. The ideal candidate will be available 15-20 hrs/wk and will be available to work all Saturdays during the aforementioned time period, with the rest of the work week having much flexibility. The position will be paid at $10/hr, and internship credit may be available under the terms of the college or university attended if the applicant is a student.
- Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 00:34
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning early January 2014 that will be a part of a new SESYNC–USDA collaboration to catalyze data-driven research on food systems resilience to climate change.
SESYNC seeks applications from PhD-level researchers with an interest in and/or prior research experience with data-driven analytical and/or modeling approaches to synthesize existing climate, socio-economic, demographic, and environmental data to address pressing questions related to food/agro-ecological systems resilience to climate change. The fellow will also lead the planning, organization, and management of the new SESYNC–USDA “Data to Motivate Synthesis” Program. This program will provide a unique opportunity for 25 early career scholars to co-develop research projects through a series of data exploration workshops with the cyberinfrastructure support needed to understand and predict food systems resilience under a changing climate.
- Published on Monday, 07 July 2014 13:00