Jobs and Internships
Position Title: Wildlife Biology Faculty
Company Name: Unity College
Location: Unity, ME 04988
Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of Sustainability Science. The highly engaged student body, staff and faculty reflect a range of expertise characteristic of a liberal arts institution, and are united by their common interest in developing sustainable solutions to the pressing environmental problems of the 21st century. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings and Princeton Review's Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in Sustainability Science.
Unity College seeks an enterprising colleague to join our Wildlife Biology/Wildlife and Fisheries Management faculty for fall of 2016. The successful applicant will engage in teaching and advising undergraduate students, scholarly research, and service to the college mission, which emphasizes sustainability science. Faculty are expected to involve undergraduates in research activities. We are searching for a broadly-trained wildlife or fisheries biologist with skills and knowledge that enhance the ability of program faculty to offer multiple introductory and advanced courses within the Wildlife programs. Desired specialties include human dimensions of wildlife, urban wildlife management, or aquatic or terrestrial game management.
Required functions include:
- Teaching introductory and advanced classes in the Wildlife and Fisheries Management and Wildlife Biology programs.
- Advising and mentoring students seeking careers in the wildlife and fisheries fields.
- Providing opportunities for undergraduate research through existing or newly developed projects.
- Developing and/or maintaining partnerships with outside entities to benefit the wildlife programs and provide a range of opportunities for students.
- Teaching courses from outside the above programs as appropriate, and contribute to our Environmental Citizen general education curriculum and engage in transdisciplinary teaching with their colleagues.
- The ideal candidate for this position will have:
- Terminal degree in fisheries or wildlife biology/management or closely related field of study.
- Field experience in fisheries or wildlife research or management
- Experience working for/with state or federal management agencies
- Demonstrated ability teaching in a college environment
- Specialty knowledge of human dimensions of wildlife, urban wildlife management, or game management.
Experiential Education: Unity is an environmentally focused academic community committed to sustainability science education that includes service-learning and field, project and community-based educational experiences. Student research, internships, field courses, independent studies and co-curricular programming all contribute to the hands on/minds on teaching and learning atmosphere at Unity College. From our new colleagues we expect exceptional teaching and visionary curricular thinking. In addition, faculty are expected to mentor students, engage with community, pursue scholarship and share in governance.
General Information: This is a salaried, 9-month academic year position subject to regular evaluation and renewal and eligible for the following benefits: medical; dental; employer-paid STD, LTD, Life; flexible benefits plan offering medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts; voluntary life insurance; faculty medical leave, 403(b) retirement plan. Teaching workload for faculty is up to 21 credits per year.
Review of applications will begin March 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. It is our desire to have a new colleague hired for Fall 2016. Applicants must submit the following documents electronically through Interview Exchange:
1. Letter of interest,
2. Curriculum vitae or Resume,
3. Statement of teaching philosophy
4. Employment Application
5. Names and contact information for three references.
Contact Unity College Human Resources with any questions about this position or the application process.
Position Title: Director
Location: State of Oregan Department of Environmental Control
The Director reports to, and is selected by, the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC), a volunteer five-member policy and administrative commission appointed by the Governor. Informally, the Director also reports to the Governor, through the Governor’s Natural Resources Policy Advisor. This is a permanent, full-time executive service position located in Portland, Oregon. The successful candidate will become part of the State’s Executive Service team.
The purpose of this position is to administer and enforce laws regulating air, water, and land pollution; administer authorities delegated by the EPA, including the Clean Air, Clear Water and Resource Conservation and Recovery Acts; administer state statutes including solid waste management, recycling, and environmental cleanup; serve as a member of the Governor’s cabinet; and assist the Governor’s Natural Resources Policy Advisor to coordinate natural resource agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead an organization engaged in innovative, cutting-edge environmental and data management initiatives, including climate change, diesel emission controls, air toxins, clean fuels, public health and the environment.
- Enforce environmental laws of the state and of the federal government where delegation has occurred, including levying civil penalties and seeking voluntary cooperation.
- Develop the agency biennial budget request that implements the agency’s strategic planning goals and presents it to the Legislature.
- Maintain knowledge of the environmental issues locally and nationally, in sufficient technical depth to allow for reasoned policy and administrative rules and recommendations to the EQC.
REQUIRED AND REQUESTED SKILLS
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution ideally focused on the natural or physical sciences. A master’s degree in a natural or physical science or technically related field of study, a law degree in environmental law, or an MPA is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated successful management experience (ideally eight years or more) in an organization of similar size, scope and complexity to DEQ. The organization will ideally be related to environmental sciences or natural resources.
- Experience in environmental regulatory oversight, including enforcement of rules, laws and statutes are a plus.
- Prior experience leading major technology initiatives from an executive perspective is highly desired.
- Politically astute; understands and appreciates differing viewpoints and the geographic/economic diversity in the State of Oregon; sensitive to public opinion and the necessity for clarity and transparency in all external stakeholder dealings.
- Strong written and oral communication skills; presence to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex and emotionally charged issues to diverse groups of stakeholders; a natural “connector” who enjoys meeting with and building rapport with stakeholders.
- Humility and “servant-leadership” mindset incorporating a non-confrontational and consensus-building leadership style; a true public servant.
HOW TO APPLY AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
EFL Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting the State of Oregon and EQC with this important search. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in confidence. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 22, 2016. To apply or to make a referral please contact Research Associate, Lauren McElderry, with EFL Associates at 720.200.7021 or [email protected].