Urban Canopy is a small farm here in Chicago and they are currently looking to hire seasonal and Market Managers for some of the Farmer's Markets they will be attending this Summer. We are looking to spread this opportunity to students in Chicago interested in learning about the local food system.Continue reading
Careers Page: www.theurbancanopy.org/careers
Please contact Joseph Taylor, Farmer's Market Lead, The Urban Canopy<http://www.theurbancanopy.org/>,
1400 W. 46th Street Chicago, IL 60609
Job Description: Farmers Market Booth Manager
Summary: The Urban Canopy is a young and diverse organization working on cutting edge issues at the intersection of urban agriculture and sustainable food. We are seeking a skilled Farmers Market Booth Manager to represent The Urban Canopy at farmers markets by selling locally grown food at farmers markets, engaging in conversation with market-goers, networking with local vendors, educating people about & enlisting them for UC services, and performing community outreach. Booth Managers represent and maintain all of The Urban Canopy’s environmental, economic, and social missions.
Outreach Affiliate will support the work of the Alliance’s education and volunteer efforts, including the Adopt-a-Beach™ Program, on-the-ground volunteer opportunities, and other local projects in and around Chicago. The Outreach Affiliate will work closely with the Volunteer Manager and Education Manager on communications, event planning, research, data management and evaluation of our programs.
This is a part-time, temporary, paid position for March – September 2019. Applicants for this position must have college experience. Progressive work experience may be considered in lieu of college experience. This position is based in Chicago, IL. Applicants must be comfortable with navigating travel in the Chicagoland area.
Responsibilities & Tasks
- Support the Alliance’s volunteer programs by conducting outreach to new and returning volunteers and mailing Adopt-a-Beach™ supplies;
- Provide logistical support to the Adopt-a-Beach™ program by organizing and accurately imputing data from Adopt-a-Beach™, advocacy and special events;
- Attend local Adopt-a-Beach™ events;
- Attend community tabling/speaking events to recruit potential volunteers and expand the Alliance’s presence in the community;
- Coordinate in-person and online trainings for volunteers;
- Coordinate with beach/land managers to ensure proper permits for Adopt-a-Beach™ events;
- Conduct online research to support Alliance volunteering programming, with a focus on volunteer management technology and community engagement in communities not currently engaged by the Alliance; and
- Help with administrative/office tasks as needed.
Habitat Technician JobID: 211
Lost Valley Visitor Center
STATUS: Full-time (2-year contract)
LOCATION: Richmond, IL
SALARY: Starting at $14.00 per hour plus benefits
Gain more experience in the natural resources field as you build your resume in the Habitat Technician position. The Habitat Technician position a two-year, entry-level job offering fieldwork in conjunction with continuing educational opportunities. This position is intended for individuals who have completed their college degree within the last five calendar years, and is designed to provide practical training and experience in the field of ecological restoration. Individuals in this position will assist with land management projects as well as biological inventory and monitoring activities, in order to provide them with practical working experience and skill development in numerous aspects of the discipline of ecological restoration.
Job responsibilities include, but not limited to:
We would like to let you know about an exciting program at the University of Michigan–the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP UM). DDCSP UM is an exciting two-year research and internship opportunity for bright, curious undergraduate students interested in conservation, nature, and the environment. The program is aimed at bringing more undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field into the conservation arena.
In addition to a $4,250 stipend, accepted students will also receive room and board and travel expenses to and from Ann Arbor, Michigan each summer.
Please note that the application opens November 15, 2016 and the deadline is February 8, 2017. The program dates are June 4-July 29, 2017. Detailed program information and application are available on our website at http://ddcsp-umich.com.
Things tend to slow down here during the summer–but this week, you wouldn’t know it by taking a look outside. Swarms of folks are walking through campus on this sunny day, hanging out by the lake, walking along the forest preserve’s edge, observing the wetland, and gathering around the many outdoor sculpture pieces. Why you ask? Perhaps it has something to do with the 15 Pokéstops on our Des Plaines campus or the two gyms (which are currently held by yellow and red…but have seen some fluctuation). Pokémon Hunters who have downloaded Pokémon Go have plenty of opportunities to explore, capture, and refuel while on campus (in between classes of course). You’ll find your fair share of common urban Pokémon like Pidgey and Rattata and discover Horsea and Magikarp down by the water but with our 147 acres and natural landscape you have an increased chance of discovering some rarer individuals too. Find them in the woods, in our prairie restoration sites, and gardens. I haven’t yet made it out to our Skokie campus–but I would be surprised if there weren’t a few Pokéstops there as well given the more urban setting.
Bumblebee and Beedrill
So why would Oakton’s Green Committee devote time and energy to sharing the details of Pokémon Go? Because a big part of being green is getting out and experiencing nature. It involves appreciating the diversity of plants and animals that abound, the variety of ecosystems and environments that are able to provide shelter to wildlife, the trees that generate the air we breathe. Our staff naturalist, grounds crew, facilities, and sustainability staff together with our students in courses like Environmental Science and those in Ecology Club, spend time all year restoring, preserving, and enhancing these beautiful spaces. Continue reading
TheSCA, in partnership with the Chicago Park District Natural Areas, currently has positions available for the 2016 Young Adult Calumet Crew.
SCA Summer Calumet Crew Program
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s #1 conservation service organization Currently seeking Young Adult applicants, ages 18-25 to help conserve the Calumet Region’s Natural Areas in partnership with the Chicago Park District.
Diverse applicants from the South and West side of Chicago are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: work alongside a crew of 10 crew members, while completing various conservation service projects in the Natural Areas of the Calumet Region. The experience is designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include using manual and mechanical tools to complete a range of projects such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, and tree care. The crew will also participate in Environmental Education Workshops and Outdoor Recreation opportunities throughout the 8 week program.