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AESS Program Coordinator, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences,

National Council for Science and the Environment

Position Summary
The Program Coordinator for the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences serves as the primary support staff for all AESS operations, consistent with the AESS Operation Manual. This includes (but is not limited to) communications, membership management, website management, event management,
and marketing. The coordinator will be a part-time employee of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), which serves as the Secretariat for AESS.  The position is based in Washington, DC and the Coordinator must be available to work at the NCSE office.  The time commitment averages  about 20 hours/week  but there is fluctuation in the workload varying from approximately  10-30 hours/week,  the coordinator needs to have flexibility in her/his schedule. The position provides funding for up to 990 hours over the calendar year. 

Major Areas of Responsibility


The AESS Coordinator is the primary point of contact for AESS including the announcement of AESS activities and responses to inquiries from the public, potential members, and current members.  Multiple systems, listservs, and social media are used in the dissemination of announcements and the AESS coordinator will create announcements for various AESS activities and ensure that formatting of all communication is consistent in branding and messaging across systems. 

Membership Management

The AESS Coordinator is responsible for oversight of all AESS membership payment processing, responding to membership value inquiries, processing of checks for membership payment, and reporting on membership trends and demographics to the AESS Board of Directors and to the online publisher of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Website Management

The AESS Coordinator is responsible for all publicly visible information on the AESS website as well as website materials behind the membership login wall.  The homepage, elections procedures, and conference websites are the largest components of the position, while special projects such as webinars will require additional website editing.

Events Management

The AESS Coordinator is responsible for working with the AESS Conference Program Committee and Site Host for the AESS annual conference each June.  This will include extensive website editing, substantial graphics design, timely and frequent announcements to market the conference, and logistical support.  The AESS Coordinator is expected to attend the annual conference, with travel, food and lodging to be provided by AESS.


The AESS Coordinator is also responsible for creating new membership recruitment opportunities and market AESS to new audiences and new potential members.  This includes online cross-linking of websites (increasing ratings for as well as designing direct mail and email marketing.

Other Duties 

Report to AESS President and Board, managed by NCSE Senior Scientist.

Primary Objective

To ensure the smooth and professional operations of all AESS activities and coordination among AESS Committees, AESS Board of Directors, current AESS Members, and potential AESS Members and NCSE. The AESS Coordinator remains as the base-level keeper of institutional knowledge of operations.

 Job Requirements

Demonstrated abilities and direct experience in HTML coding is a must. Knowledge of java script or CSS is a plus.  Broad knowledge and experience in organizational development and nonprofit management.  Reliability to work independently, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and coordinate with multiple individuals and groups while meeting deadlines.  Demonstrated ability to effectively manage inter-personal communications among geographically disconnected committees and other groups. Exceptional skills in marketing, communications, and email campaigning.  Excellent skills in website development, event planning, association development, and internal communications.  General or specific knowledge of environmental studies and sciences in higher education is a plus.

Education and Experience

Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in Communications, 

Non-profit Management, Marketing, and Environmental Science or a related field is required.

Years of experience: 1-3 years of experience (preferably in the non-profit environment).

Specialized training in: HTML Coding is required. Email compatibility formatting, and Adobe Photoshop or other graphic design software is highly desirable.

Salary Salary range is $20-24/hour.  As this is an hourly position, vacation and health benefits are not provided.

To apply: send resume and cover letter to: 

David E. Blockstein, Ph.D. Senior Scientist National Council for Science and the Environment 

1101 17th St. NW #250 Washington DC 20036 

202-207-0004 direct 202-530-5810 general 202-628-4311 fax 


DC EnvironMentors Program Coordinator Internship 2014-15  

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)’s DC EnvironMentors program is currently hiring for a part-time, paid intern position to assist in program coordination of the Washington, DC EnvironMentors program.


About EnvironMentors

EnvironMentors works to achieve the program's mission, “to mentor and motivate high school students underrepresented in the sciences as they conduct scientific research and acquire skills that will allow them to build careers and become active stewards of their communities and the environment.”

DC EnvironMentors is the flagship program of thirteen nation-wide EnvironMentors chapters.  DC EnvironMentors pairs DC high school students (from various wards and high schools) with passionate and inspiring environmental/science mentors whom work or study within the capital region. Together, students and mentors develop a close relationship while developing a rigorous science research project based on an environmental issue that interests the student. Throughout the program, students and mentors share memorable experiences in the outdoors on field trips, while students also get prepared for college. The program concludes in May with students presenting their research to judges at a local science fair to compete for college scholarships.

Please visit our DC Chapter webpage to learn more about the DC EnvironMentors program:

DC EnvironMentors Program Coordinator Intern description & duties:

This internship consists of assisting the DC EnvironMentors Program Manager in program coordination. This internship is ideal for someone who is interested in learning and practicing program coordination skills, how to design and implement a hands-on environmental science education program, and how to collaborate with local environmental/science partners.

Duties include:

  • Help research potential collaborating, speakers, and sponsoring entities
  • Assist with outreach to potential environmental/science/university partners
  • Communicate (email, phone, text, social media) to students, mentors and partners
  • Help maintain and update program schedule/calendar
  • Assist with development of environmental science workshops and meetings (content, activities, presentation, curriculum, etc.)
  • Prepare materials and resources for weekly workshops, meetings and/or events
  • Assist with workshop/meeting/event set up and break down
  • Track student and mentor attendance, contact hours and other information in a database
  • Promote and market program via social media and update website
  • Other related duties, as needed by program manager

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a degree seeking (master’s or bachelor’s) program related to environmental/sustainability studies or science
  • Must have taken at least one college-level science course
  • Professional communication skills (writing, speaking)
  • Academic or scientific research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of tasks
  • Ability to manage time and priorities
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to be creative and follow through with ideas
  • Desire to work with people of all ages, including teenagers
  • Passion for science and environmental education

Schedule/Pay Rate: 15-20 hours per week at $14/hour. Weekday schedule is flexible, however, must be available Wednesday afternoons/evenings and occasional Saturdays. Must be able to commit to internship from October 27th, 2014 (flexible 1-2 weeks start date) to June 5th, 2015 (7 months).

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their resume along with a cover letter* ASAP to Sarah Catchot at Title the subject line “INTERNSHIP: DC EM Program Coordinator Intern Position – (Your name)”.

*Please address the following in your cover letter (in 3 brief paragraphs):

  • a)     why you are interested in working for the DC EnvironMentors program
  • b)    what skills, interests, or previous experience you have that make you a good fit for this position
  • c)     what you hope to gain from this internship (how it will help you with your educational and/or career goals)




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