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                                           Associate/Full Professor – Natural Resource Management
The University of California, Merced is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

UC Merced invites applications for a ladder-rank faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Natural Resource Management of Public Lands and Protected Areas. We seek a distinguished scholar who will provide leadership in establishing a program of international stature within the interdisciplinary area of adaptive management of complex coupled human (legal, administrative, economic, cultural) and natural (ecological, climatic, geologic, hydrologic) systems to sustain native species, ecosystems, and landscapes, and to preserve cultural heritage. We seek a leader in scholarship and practice that addresses lands and resource management broadly in the context of changing global earth systems and governance, including conservation, ecosystem services and climate adaptation.

Appropriate candidates will have distinguished research, educational, and leadership experience that emphasizes science, conservation, social science, and/or management. The ideal candidate will bridge science and management, and will lead efforts to develop interdisciplinary research and education programs at UC Merced associated with science, management, and sustainability of public lands and protected areas, such as national parks. The Sierra Nevada Research Institute and other campus units provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration as well as established collaborations with external stakeholders. The campus’ proximity to Yosemite National Park and several National Forests, and existing relationships with these entities, provides an excellent opportunity to build partnerships for research and practice in natural resource management in nearby parks and protected areas.

The primary appointment may be in Natural Science, Social Sciences, or Engineering, or may be a joint appointment between schools. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in the future School of Management, and to contribute to the teaching and mentoring of a diverse student population.

Requirements: Ph.D. in a relevant field and exemplary research, publication, and teaching commensurate with a faculty appointment at the University of California at the appropriate level.

Salary: Negotiable based on the University of California salary scale.

Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin April 15, 2015, and will remain open until filled.

Applications must be submitted via the website, <https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00197>https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00197, and must include1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching, and 5) names of five references with contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

For additional information about this position, contact Professor LeRoy Westerling at <mailto:awesterling@ucmerced.edu>awesterling@ucmerced.edu.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=227466

Title Meteorologist (DMH)
Job Description Purpose of Position: Analyze and interpret meteorological data and prepare weather reports and forecasts for presentation on Denali Media television stations and websites.

Position’s Customer(s): Viewing audience; Chief Meteorologist, and News Director.

Essential Duties of Position:
• Responsible for developing weather forecasts and accompanying computer graphics, delivering on-air weathercasts, and live weather reports from the field.
• Uses surface and upper air stations, satellites and radar, studies maps, photographs and charts to predict long and short range weather conditions, operates computer graphic equipment to produce weather reports in televised broadcasts and website presentations.
• Communicates critical weather information, especially during severe weather, to producers and other critical staff members to ensure a consistent and accurate message to viewers.
• Follows Denali Media guidelines to maintain an interactive presence on social media platforms.
• Participates in story meetings.
• Reports on weather-related and community events for on-air broadcasts and web stream.
• Various shift work will be required and well as working on holidays.
• Adherence to clothing and appearance guidelines.
• Work in a cooperative fashion will all other newsroom personnel.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Thorough knowledge of all aspects of weather data interpretation and forecasting, including familiarity with computer hardware and software associated with such data retrieval and presentation.
• Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems, newsroom software, general office computer software and basic non-linear editing systems
• Ability to analyze weather patterns into current and forecast information
• Ability to deliver weather information in a concise and understandable way
• Excellent on-air camera skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Must have attention to detail
• Knowledge of station guidelines and code of ethics
• Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines.
• Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and outside clients

People Skills:
• Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public.
• Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines.
• Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potential stressful workloads.
• Excellent active listening skills with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff required.
• Self directed and takes the initiative on issues affecting the organization.
• Facilitate a positive team experience for team members.
• Neat, clean, professional appearance when in the field.

Years of Experience required to meet minimum qualifications: Two or more years experience as a meteorologist required.

Level of Education required to meet minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. BA/BS in Meteorology, Climatology, or Atmospheric Science preferred. A combination of relevant education and experience to perform the duties may contribute to years of experience on a year for year basis.

Certifications Required: Must be a Certified meteorologist (AMS/NWA)

Reporting Relationships:
Position reports to: Chief Meteorologist and Executive News Director
Number of Direct Reports: 0

Physical Requirements:
Office & Field Position: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes. Strength, stamina and coordination sufficient to perform job duties.

Working Conditions: Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned to field duties on occasion. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

Driving Requirements: Must possess and maintain a driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

EEO: GCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, and responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job.

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Telecommute Available? No
Salary DOE
City Anchorage
State/Province Alaska
Employment Status Full-Time

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

LOCATION: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Denver Office (6060 Broadway)
POSITION: Natural Areas Field Technician II
PAY RATE: $15.50/hr
HIRE DATE: On or before May 1, 2015 (Applications due March 27, 2015)
DUTIES:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hiring a short-term, temporary position under the Colorado Natural Areas Program. This position is 40 hours per week for a maximum of 9 months. This position will be focused on assisting the Natural Areas Coordinator with statewide monitoring of the most rare and unique natural features in Colorado, which will include the preparation, implementation and necessary wrap-up of field visits to state Natural Areas. This position will also focus on implementing the State of Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Program. There is an opportunity to gain invaluable experience working independently with the Colorado conservation community, various landowners, rare species and GIS through this position. Work will be based in the Denver office but will include (over 50% of time) day trips and multi-day field trips for gathering data.
Applicant must have a background in botany, ecology or another related biological science and have experience with biological field surveys, as well as with ArcGIS 9 or 10. A large portion of this work will involve working independently in remote locations around Colorado, so applicant must be a self-starter and able to work in sometimes harsh conditions. Experience with MS Office products is required, as is some prior experience with GPS products (preferably Trimble). Experience with grant proposals and fund-raising is a plus. Applicant should have good organizational, written and oral communication skills; they should be physically fit and willing to hike and camp and have own camping equipment (tent and sleeping bag). Applicant must have (or obtain) a valid Colorado Driver’s license. For more information on the program, see: http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/CNAP.aspx. Please send cover letter, resume and reference list by March 27, 2015.

Specific Duties may include:
– Visit Colorado Natural Areas to assess conditions, identify rare or noxious plant species, GPS important features, survey for and monitor rare elements (including wildlife, plant communities, fossils, and geologic features), and forge relationships with landowners and volunteers.
– Coordinate rare plant conservation projects by working with contractors, land managers, agency partners, and volunteers.

– Prepare all necessary documents, equipment and maps for field trips.
– Produce necessary reports, maps and other documents to summarize findings from field trips.
– Assist with Program administrative tasks such as modifying program databases; coordinating program council and volunteer meetings; and organizing and filing electronic and paper files.
– Other duties as assigned.

We are looking for local applicants due to the short timeline on the position. For consideration, please email these materials in order to be considered:
1) Cover letter (state availability date to start)
2) Resume
3) Reference contact list – 3 minimum, previous supervisor(s), academic reference, etc.

Send email with these 3 attachments to raquel.wertsbaugh@state.co.us.
REQUIREMENTS:
– Must be at least 21 years of age.
– Must have a valid Colorado drivers’ license or reliable transportation.
– Must be able to work outdoors and on weekends, holidays, and varied shifts.
– Must be able to camp and hike in variable conditions.
– May need to undergo criminal background investigation.
– Possess strong interpersonal communication skills (written and oral).
– Ability to work with little supervision.
– Miscellaneous: must be available for 40 hours per week. Employment is for a maximum of 40 hours a week for 6-9 months.

Please pass these EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) Invasive Plant trainings on to colleagues and/or interested groups concerning this important citizen science effort in WA and OR.

2015 EARLY DETECTION, REPORTING AND IDENTIFICATION OF INVASIVE PLANTS TRAINING SCHEDULE in WA/OR

About the Program:
The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW-IPC) is a non-profit conservation organization (<http://www.pnw-ipc.org/>http://www.pnw-ipc.org/) working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state and local groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. With funding from the National Forest Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the WSDA, we are gearing up for our fourth year to search for priority and newly emerging invasive plants in our National Forests, National Parks and other public lands. We are excited to recruit new volunteers and inspire our current volunteer base to search for invasive plant populations. We have identified specific focal areas to survey for invasive on National Forests and Parks, DNR and other state land but there is a great need to document emerging invasive populations on all public lands. *If you are recreating and/or working on public lands and are interested in participating in our program, you are invited to attend one of our upcoming trainings.

Citizen Science EDRR Volunteer Training Our mission is to train citizens to identify a suite of invasive plants in a 2.5 hour free training where you will learn how to identify priority invasive species and how to record basic data regarding
problematic invasive plants. Participants learn plant identification through a PowerPoint presentation, herbarium sheet specimens and live material. Participants also learn methods of manual removal and which species you should not attempt to remove. Trainings will equip volunteers with the knowledge necessary to conduct invasive plant surveys in order to support local land managers that need your help. Your efforts will directly support the maintenance of heathy ecosystems. Volunteers will receive an invasive plant identification booklet along with survey forms. *We hope that volunteers who sign up will conduct 1-2 surveys over the 2015 field season.

Capacity is limited in our nine upcoming free trainings, so if you would like to attend one of these free trainings, please RSVP to Julie Combs at <mailto:pnw.ipc.org@gmail.com>pnw.ipc.org@gmail.com <<mailto:pnw.ipc.org@gmail.com>pnw.ipc.org@gmail.com> (or call <file:///C:/Users/INOUY_~1/AppData/Local/Temp/tel:615-812-5295>615-812-5295) to reserve your place!

1. Naches, WA, Friday, March 27th; 1:00pm-3:30pm
Address: USFS Naches Ranger Station, 10237 U.S. Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937
Enter through the BACK door of the building. Free parking is available in the back near the back door. Hosted by: Jodi Leingang, USFS Tapash CFLR Coordinator/Planning, Range, Invasives, Botany Staff

2. White Salmon, WA, Saturday, March 28th; 10:00am-12:30pm
Address: White Salmon Community Library, 77 Northeast Wauna Avenue, White Salmon, WA 98672
Hosted by: Don Hardin, WA Native Plant Society’s Suksdorfia Chapter, Columbia Gorge CWMA

3. Eatonville, WA, Wednesday, April 8th; 1:00 pm-3:30pm
Address: 11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville, WA; Specific location of training will be sent to participants who sign up for the trainings.
Hosted by:  NorthwestTrek Wildlife Park General location information about Northwest Trek can be found at <http://www.nwtrek.org/>http://www.nwtrek.org/

4. Bellingham, WA, Wednesday, April 15nd; 1:00 pm-3:30pm
Address: Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board, 322 N. Commercial St., Suite 110, Bellingham WA  98225; Enter at street level at the front of the building off of Commercial St. and go to the Civic Garden Level Meeting Room. Limited free parking along south end of the building.
Hosted by: Laurel Baldwin, Whatcom Co. Noxious Weed Board and Shauna Hee USFS Botanist

5. Olympia, WA, Wednesday, April 22nd; 1:00 pm-3:30pm
Address: Olympic National Forest Service Office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA
Please enter through the main entrance, which faces towards Black Lake Blvd. Enter conference room on right from main lobby of the building. Free parking available in the visitor lot in front of the main entrance, or along the northeast side of the building.
Hosted by: Will Arnesen, Olympic National Forest Service Botanist

6. Kelso, WA, Thursday, April 23rd; 2:00 pm-4:30pm
Address: 207 Fourth Avenue N., Kelso, WA, 92626 Cowlitz County Administration Building,  (General  Meeting room, 3rd floor Room 300) Parkinng is available on streets around the Administration Building (three story brick building) or in 2 lots located East and Northwest of the building. Enter the building through the north door; proceed up one floor to the meeting room.
Hosted by: Angelica Velazquez, Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Coordinator

7. Vancouver, WA, Wednesday, April 29nd; 1:00 pm-3:30pm
Address: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Service Office, 10600 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA 98682
Please enter by the front door on the west side of the building.  Sign in at the front desk.  You can park in the main lot or visitor parking on the south side of the building.
Hosted by: Carol Chandler, Wildlife Biologist, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Emily Stevenson Skamania Co. Noxious Weed Coordinator, Columbia Gorge CWMA

8. Sandy, OR, Thursday , April 30th; 10:00 am-12:30pm
Address: Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055
Park in the visitor parking lot on the west side of the building (the building’s main entrance).  Enter through the front door.  Sign in at the front desk and get a visitor pass from the receptionists.
Hosted by: David Lebo, Westside Zone Botanist, Mt. Hood National Forest and Sam Leininger, WeedWise Program Manager, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, Columbia Gorge CWMA

9. North Bend, WA, Sunday, May 3rd; 9:00 am-4:00pm    [Includes optional field excursion]
Address: Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest North Bend Ranger Station, Meeting Hall (behind Ranger Station), 902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045
Hosted by: Carrie Schreiber, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, and Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program.  This is a joint training for the Upper Snoqualmie/Alpine Lakes Wilderness Weed Watchers and the PNW-IPC EDRR program.

10. Seattle, WA [Potential June training TBA [ in partnership w/King County Weed Watchers ] Check Website for updates on our calendar page: <http://www.pnw-ipc.org/calendar.shtml>http://www.pnw-ipc.org/calendar.shtml

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the modeling component of an ambitious new observational program called ORCAS: The O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean Study.
ORCAS seeks to quantify air-sea fluxes of oxygen and carbon dioxide over the Southern Ocean by measuring the seasonal evolution of atmospheric composition from aircraft.  ORCAS will involve a 6-week field campaign in Jan-Feb 2016, based in Punta Arenas, Chile, and nearly 100 flight hours aboard the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V research aircraft.  The project is a collaborative effort, with a core-science team including groups from NCAR, Scripps, Univ. Michigan, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, and Harvard.
The NCAR postdoctoral researcher will use a combination of numerical models and observational data to evaluate mission concepts prior to deployment and assist in analysis and interpretation of the ORCAS dataset.  The fundamental research questions are: (1) What are the magnitudes and interrelationships of summertime air-sea O2 and CO2 fluxes over the Southern Ocean at regional to zonal scales?  (2) What are the dominant physical and biological processes driving the seasonal evolution and spatial variability in these fluxes?  The Community Earth System Model will be a primary numerical tool, and a range of configurations will be used, included fully coupled ocean-atmosphere configurations, and stand-alone, eddy-resolving ocean models.   The postdoc with interact extensively with the ORCAS science team, both in developing optimal sampling strategies and linking to regional transport modeling efforts.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in oceanography, physical, biological or chemical sciences, engineering or applied math.  Oceanographic, biogeochemical, and/or atmospheric modeling experience is highly desirable.  Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
For further information please contact:
To apply:

https://www.reacchpna.org/mission/education/undergraduate/summer-research-internship/

REACCH 2015 Summer Internship Program

Updated 2015-02-24

REACCH has supported the growth and training of over 40 undergraduate students through our internship.

Regional Approaches to Climate Change- Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH PNA) is a USDA-funded, multi-institutional project focused on improving the long-term sustainability of agriculture within the region.  REACCH partners (University of Idaho, Washington State University, Oregon State University and USDA-ARS) are teaming up to offer a total of 14, 9-week long, undergraduate internships across the three institutions.

  • Internships will go from 8 June – 7 August for the University of Idaho and Washington State University 
  • Internships will go from 15 JuneAugust 14 for Oregon State University

Summer interns will participate in faculty and/or graduate student research, weekly seminars, and field trips.  Interns will receive a salary of $500 per week for the summer internship and a travel budget up to $500.   Summer interns will also be provided with University housing, identification cards, access to library, email and internet privileges.

Summaries of the available research projects for summer 2015 are provided here. In addition to field and laboratory research, the interns will participate in group activities where they will learn about one another’s projects, meet with faculty members from diverse disciplines, attend research and mentoring seminars, and visit research sites and other areas of interest in the region.

Please complete the application form below and request that one letter of recommendation be emailed directly to the CRISSP REU Coordinator, Marijka Haverhals, at marijka@uidaho.edu by Wednesday, April 1, 2015. You will receive a confirmation email once all your application materials are received.

Download REACCH Summer Undergraduate Internship Program information. Due April 1, 2015. Apply online below.

Contact Information:

REACCH Internship Coordinator
Marijka Haverhals
marijka@uidaho.edu
REACCH Principal Investigator
Dr. Jodi Johnson-Maynard
jmaynard@uidaho.edu
For technical assistance:
REACCH Education and Communication Coordinator:
Leigh Bernacchi, PhD

Grantmaker Association Internship

POSITION TITLE: Grantmaker Association Internship

Location: The Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, Presidio, San Francisco, CA

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1987 and located in San Francisco’s Presidio, the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD) is a professional association of grantmakers with a shared vision
for a sustainable, just and healthy future for all life on Earth, advanced by a vibrant and effective philanthropic sector. The CGBD supports member-driven programs and special
initiatives that focus on climate change and energy, marine ecosystems, land and freshwater conservation, conservation science, the Gulf of California, and international biodiversity
issues. With an annual budget of $1.5M and a staff of 8, the CGBD hosts convenings, briefings, and other educational offerings such as webinars throughout the year. http://www.cgbd.org

The Overview and Responsibilities

The CGBD/GOC Intern provides support to the Executive Director of CGBD for broad CGBD administrative purposes and for Annual Meeting support, as well as to support the Gulf of
California (Northwest Mexico) program.

Key Responsibilities

•Set up webinars with online software and manage technical aspects of conference call and webinars; coordinate with staff and/or partners to moderate discussion.
•Schedule calls or meetings using scheduling tools like Doodle.
•Research, assemble and send out regular news summaries specific to the Gulf of California program via email, including Spanish-language materials.
•Use email broadcast client (MailChimp) to circulate important and timely information.
•Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
•Excellent oral and written communications skills.
•Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is essential.
•Familiarity with internet research methods and major online news outlets.
•Ability to quickly learn and adapt to software such as Survey Monkey.

Other ideal qualities but Not Required
•Interest in environmental, climate change and energy issues.
•Interest in Mexico and conservation issues in a developing country context.
•Familiarity or experience with philanthropy.
•Familiarity or experience with coastal and marine conservation issues.

TIME REQUIRED: 15-18 hours per week beginning mid to late April 2015 for a period of approximately three months.  Candidate must already live in the San Francisco Bay area and
be able to travel to the office in the Presidio.  At least one instance of out of state travel will be required in mid-June 2015.

Compensation: $20/hour

TO APPLY: Email a resume, along with a cover letter to cgbd@cgbd.org describing your qualifications, why you think you are a great fit for this position and what interests you about
the mission of CGBD.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2015 (earlier applications preferred)

No phone inquiries please.

The Consultative Group on Biological Diversity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, race or disability. CGBD’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is based upon our belief that the best organizations are composed of individuals who bring a variety of skills, perspectives,
backgrounds, and resources to address complex and strategic challenges.

There are two research assistantships available through Wilfrid Laurier University’s Forest Ecology
Lab (www.forestecology.ca) and the Taiga Plains Research Network (www.taigaplains.ca) as part of an
ongoing partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories
(http://www.wlu.ca/research/LaurierNWT). We are looking for two motivated, energetic individuals to
contribute to ongoing research projects in sub-arctic forest and tundra research sites in the Northwest Territories.

Research assistantship details:
– Duration: Three months (late May – late August)
– Locations: Trail Valley Creek, NWT (north of Inuvik) and Yellowknife, NWT
– Salary/travel: In addition to a modest research assistant stipend, travel between Waterloo, Ontario or a comparably priced departure point and the field site(s) will be provided and food and accommodation while in the field will be provided.
– Tasks: contribute to graduate student field research projects at the two sites.

Qualifications
Interested individuals should have the following general qualifications:
-Be enrolled in or have completed a science-based university or college program.
-Fluency in English
-Experience camping, preferably in more remote settings
-First aid and firearms training required at time of employment
-Valid driver’s license

Interested students should contact:

Dr. Jennifer Baltzer
Center for Cold Regions and Water Science Research and Biology Dept., Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5, Canada
Email: jbaltzer@wlu.ca

Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar (Tanzania) is offering two volunteer positions as Ramadan Rangers for the 2015 Ramadan season. The Ramadan Rangers would be expected to arrive on the 10th of June and stay until the
22nd of July 2015.

During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan our Zanzibari Rangers are not able to swim/snorkel in the sea during daytime, but they are performing the rest of their daily duties (such as guiding forest walks, intertidal walks, lighthouse tour and viewing of the coconut crabs). Chumbe Island Coral Park, Ltd (CHICOP) seeks two volunteers to serve as snorkel guides in our
healthy coral reef.

The Ramadan Ranger position involves guest relations at Chumbe’s eco-lodge where the Rangers conduct guided snorkel tours inside the marine park which requires several hours of in-water each day. The Ramadan Rangers deliver a
professional snorkel briefing with safety information and assist guests with finding appropriate snorkel equipment for their reef excursion. The Rangers lead guests of all swimming levels in the water and follow-up after the snorkelling session with discussions of interesting and environmental issues incorporating reef guides and other visual materials. Evening power
point presentations for guests and staff are another area where Ramadan rangers will get involved. The Ramadan Rangers are also expected to share their knowledge with our Zanzibari Rangers. The position is ideal for two friends or a person who can easily work closely with other people.

*Requirements for Ramadan Ranger: *

*    Possess a background in marine biology
*    Must be a strong swimmer & have strong experience in snorkelling
*    Training in first aid and CPR
*    Fluency in English (other languages such as German and French are beneficial!)
*    Friendly and easy-going personality to interact with diverse guests
*    Adaptable and energetic

*CHICOP will provide the  Ramadan Ranger with: *

*    Basic accommodation in the Island Lodge Manager’s house
*    All daily staff food on Chumbe Island
*   Please note, we are not able to fund any travel to Zanzibar, but we will gladly arrange for your airport pick-up/ drop-off and provide you with boat transportation from Zanzibar to Chumbe Island.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience the famous Chumbe Island reef sanctuary and to work with a team of local staff members. The uninhabited island has a maximum capacity of 16 overnight guests and hosts numerous rare and endangered terrestrial and marine species. The mission statement for Chumbe Island Coral Park is “To manage, for conservation and educational purposes, the Chumbe Island Reef Sanctuary and the Forest Reserve. This is also supported by eco-tourism activities which are directly related to the non-consumptive uses of the natural resources.”

For further information please check our website www.chumbeisland.com. We look forward to receiving applications (personal letter and CV); application deadline is April 13th, 2015!

Please use e-mail address ukloiber@gmail.com and *Subject:  Ramadan Ranger position 2015*. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.