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Student Conservation Association openings for all female crew in Chicago!!

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is
America’s #1 conservation service organization.
We’re seeking female crew member applicants to
conserve natural areas in the Chicago Park District!

Work alongside a crew of 10 young-adult women, ages
18-25, to complete various conservation projects within
Chicago Park District natural areas. Activities include using
hand and power tools to complete projects such as:
trail/park maintenance; habitat restoration; invasive species
removal; herbicide application; and leading stewardship
days. Crew member’s work will focus on projects at the
following sites: Hegewisch Marsh, Indian Ridge Marsh,
Big Marsh, Sherman Park, Washington Park, McKinley
Park, Ping Tom Park, and the Burnham Wildlife Corridor.
The crew will also participate in environmental education
workshops, certificate trainings and outdoor recreation.

Email resume and cover letter to both Daiva Gylys at and CM Tena at
with subject line “2019 All Women’s Crew.”
Apply Early! Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

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Earth Week 2017 Events at Oakton Announced!!

Join us for our annual Earth Week Events at Oakton Community College, April 17-22. Feel free to share this pdf version and post (with permission) wherever you see fit! Thank you for helping us to spread the word on these amazing events to learn, engage with others, and make a difference at Oakton and in your communities!


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Field Projects International–Enroll by November 18

Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate interested in getting hands-on field experience? Field Projects International provides great opportunities to travel and learn! Upcoming courses in Peru and India are focused on tropical entomology, primate-carnivore ecology, and vertebrate field biology. These opportunities are ideal for those pursuing or contemplating a major in biology, anthropology, ecology, or pre-veterinary science. To find out more about each of the sessions, keep reading and click on the titles for further details. You have until November 18 to enroll for these incredible opportunities!

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Open Positions with the Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy has four positions open.  For more details and to apply, visit the career page.  You will have to search using the position numbers noted below.

  1. Volunteer Stewardship Program Manager – Posting #43271

Manages the volunteer stewardship program and supervises volunteers who perform restoration, conservation and monitoring work on Chicago Park District natural areas, complementing the efforts of the Department of Cultural and Natural Resources.

Must have:  BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  1. Southern Illinois Strike Team  – Posting #43241

The Strike Team member participates on the Southern Illinois Invasive Species Strike Team working on high quality State, Federal, and Private lands.

Must have:  High school diploma and 6 months of related experience, as well as experience operating various types of machinery and the ability to obtain related certificates or licences.

  1. Development Assistant – Posting #43262

The Development Assistant provides a full range of administrative support to the Director of Development and the Development department in Illinois.

Must have:  Associates Degree plus 2 years of experience or equivalent combination.

  1. Development Assistant/Gifts Entry – Posting #43261

The Development Assistant/Gifts Entry is the lead gift processor and database point person for the IL development team. S/he will use available systems and resources to maintain and track data and produce reports as needed.

Must have:  Associates Degree plus 1 year experience or equivalent combination.