American Conservation Experience
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with USFWS-Canaan Valley NWR , is seeking 1 Intern to work directly with the Canaan Valley NWR staff and assist with public use , including interpretation, environmental education, volunteer coordinator, recreation management, support groups, communication/media, and permits/concessions. Time may be spent performing duties such as staffing the information desk, serving as a roving interpreter on trails, monitoring visitor facilities, and reporting situations which may harm resources. Lastly, time may be spent performing special projects/miscellaneous assignments that are designed to develop knowledge of the Refuge System’s functions and operating policies/procedures and knowledge of specific programs and operations, all while following practices appropriate to personal, visitor, and staff safety.
These opportunities are intended for enthusiastic individuals with a background in Wildlife Biology or Forestry who possess an interest in gaining experience in the field of Wildlife Conservation and Management.
Start Date: October 4, 2021
End Date: 52 weeks later
Location: Canaan Valley NWR, Davis, WV
Project Website: For more information about Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, please visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/canaan_valley/
For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org
Compensation: ACE Intern is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $400/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. A travel allowance of $600 is also included.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 1700 hour AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.
Housing: ACE interns will be accommodated in Refuge housing at no cost for the duration of the internship.
Position Description Duties:
50% of time:
Interpretation: Develops and presents a variety of interpretive programs including orientation talks, conducted walks, and demonstrations to a variety of general public audiences or school groups using a variety of audio-visual equipment. Initiates or assists with development or revision of interpretive materials, such as brochures, guidebooks, handouts, and exhibits.
Environmental Education: Prepares and conducts on and off-site environmental education programs for a variety of audiences. Initiates or assists with development or revision of environmental education materials. Assists in conducting teacher training and orientation programs while maintaining stock of environmental education materials, equipment, and supplies.
Volunteer Coordination: Assists with recruitment and training of candidates for a volunteer program and assists in developing volunteer work projects and schedules for visitor services. May assist in developing and scheduling work projects for program areas outside of visitor services. Monitors progress of volunteer projects and drafts volunteer job descriptions and other volunteer materials. Helps with report generation for USFWS.
Recreation Management: Assists with the management of wildlife dependent recreation opportunities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education and/interpretation as described in the Refuge Improvement Act of 1997 and with secondary recreational uses such as camping, and horseback riding in support of one or more of the primary uses. Provides orientation, interpretive, and regulatory information relating to site specific regulations, hunting and fishing programs, and other visitor activities.
Support Groups: Assists with maintaining working relationships with Friends organizations and other partners by attending a variety of events and functions, giving informative talks, and asking for volunteer or other assistance.
Communication/Media: Communicates effectively with visitors and staff by writing or through interpretive activities that aid in implementing the refuge’s outreach program. Drafts a variety of written materials including news releases, articles, correspondence, and event flyers to increase understanding of the Service mission, encourage attendance at or assistance with special event, explain the goals and objectives of the refuge and its practices, or related issues.
Permits/concessions: Assists with issuing special permits for wildlife dependent recreation activities or other appropriate and compatible special events or activities
25% of time:
Staffs information desks in visitor center or contact stations, providing interpretive, and orientation information to the public.
Monitor visitor facilities for safety, cleanliness, and accessibility; performs routine maintenance on visitor service facilities, and reports on or remedies obvious maintenance, health, and safety deficiencies. Assist with planning and designing visitor service facilities.
Protects refuge natural and cultural resources by observing conditions and reminding visitors to stay out of closed or restricted areas. Reports situations which may harm resources.
25% of time:
Follows practices appropriate to personal, visitor, and staff safety. Identifies and reports potential safety hazards to appropriate staff. Administers basic first aid when necessary. May operate passenger vehicles, trucks, and off road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles and small watercraft.
Performs special projects/miscellaneous assignments that are designed to develop knowledge of the Refuge System’s functions and operating policies/procedures, skill in the effective use and protection of resources, and knowledge of specific programs and operations.
Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Interpretation, and Forestry or related field.
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required (documentation to be provided upon request). Interns must be 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.
Ability to work alone and in a group
Proficient in English
Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required
Wearing a clearly visible ACE-EPIC uniform component is required at all times
Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices of visitor services management sufficient to assist in planning, organizing and implementing interpretive, educational, and wildlife oriented recreation activities and a National Wildlife Refuge.
Skill in oral and written communication
General knowledge of natural resource management and conservation and their application to visitor management.
Knowledge of public outreach and communication tools and techniques to identify public audiences and messages.
May require the ability to operate passenger vehicles and light trucks, offroad vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles and snow machines, and small watercraft.
Interpretation: Knowledge of interpretive concepts and a variety of media to convey effective interpretive messages to the public
Environmental Education: Practical knowledge of traditional and current concepts of environmental education programming. Ability to use these concepts to educate school classes and teachers about refuge resources and their conservation and management.
Ability to use computer technology to maintain and retrieve information from automated data systems, develop spreadsheets, and use word processing and statistical software programs in order to develop reports.
Ability to communicate in writing in order to assist in the preparation of wildlife management survey summaries
Ability to operate small watercraft, cars, trucks and trailers.
Ability to work doing strenuous activity for significant periods of time, often walking over rough terrain and in muddy conditions; on rough or uneven surfaces; wading through vegetation choked marshes, lifting and carrying heavy objects, and in many instances during difficult weather conditions.
Collection survey data requires good vision and fieldwork results in exposure to such things as: poison ivy insects, sun, wind, temperature variation and many varieties of pollen.
Seasonal field studies involve considerable physical demands, such as frequent, extensive travel on foot; bending; crouching; and climbing; exertion from lifting and carrying equipment; and energy drain from cold, wet and windy weather.
Must be in good physical condition and anticipate the demands of each field trip. Occasionally lifts containers weighing up to 35 pounds.
ACE Interns must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.
To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, and contact for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/
NOTE: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC USFWS Division Support Specialist, Claire Barnwell, 585-489-5092 , or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EOE: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
Santa Rosa, CA
JOB SUMMARY: The Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer (CHRDO) at Santa Rosa Community Health has the responsibility and accountability for all functional areas of Human Resources across the organization and will implement the organization’s diversity strategy. This leader will work directly with the leadership team to design and deploy ethnically, culturally, and gender sensitive human resources solutions and infrastructure and foster an environment of equitable individual opportunity and long-term success. The CHRDO reports to the CEO and is a key member of SRCH’s Executive Team.
THE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES
Do the following essential qualities resonate with how you think and demonstrate your human resources and diversity experiences? If so, we invite you to apply and can’t wait to learn more about you!
Human Resources. Seasoned HR professional. Your expertise shows up in your ability to quickly and effectively respond to the scope of responsibilities outlined in the Essential Functions section of this job posting. You are collaborative, driven, and agile, instinctively adapting your approach to fit the unique context of each of the departments at your organization.
Strong Lens on DEI. You proactively build meaningful and authentic relationships with your organizations’ team members and colleagues and have an ability to create inclusive spaces in every interaction. You instinctively balance empathy and accountability and are able to put team members at ease in their most vulnerable moments, especially when there are cultural differences and/or communication barriers. You value diverse perspectives, seek feedback to inform your work, and innately keep those from historically excluded backgrounds top of mind, which contributes to an inclusive environment.
Communication. You make communication and responsiveness a priority. You know and believe that HR is all about communication and customer service is a top priority. Your time management is impeccable, and you take pride in your ability to ensure follow through and consistently meet deadlines. You routinely make yourself available to team members through various communication methods and are proactive in alerting others to any limitations to your availability.
Culture. You understand that for work culture to change, the issues need to be identified; education needs to be created
that supports the differences, and leadership needs to embrace and reinforce the commitment to change through
actions repeatedly. You are the force that identifies the issues and changes the culture to embrace DEI. You know that
diversity work is changing the workplace of the future for the better!
Strategic HR Leadership : Developing organization strategies by identifying and addressing human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction. Advocating for the organization’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrates it as central to the achievement of overall strategic goals.
Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice: Building people related processes, systems, and structures to enable the critical work of the health center. Leading the way with the senior management team to forge a culture that supports innovation, sustainability and resilience and reflects our deep value for diversity, equity & inclusion. Creating and stewarding a leadership framework to ensure that SRCH continually refreshes capacity to engage people, face challenges with courage, and achieve aspirations. Supporting the DEI committee as well as goals strategies and tactics to embed DEI throughout SRCH.
Organizational Development: Implementing effective change management strategies. Fostering open communication with the ability to pivot, and flexibility to serve the needs of staff and community. Establishing a collaborative approach to stakeholder alignment. Developing and implementing coaching, training, and mentoring programs at all levels of the organization.
Department Management: Oversight and accountability for all areas of human resources; hiring, assignment, and supervision of HR staff. Focusing on examining and building a strong culture to align with SRCH values with a keen eye on creating, improving, and sustaining staff engagement; leading organization in building foundational organizational capacities in areas such as accountability, trust, transparency, collaboration, and empowerment; examining process elements, such as decision-making protocols, clarifying, communicating roles and managing expectations. Developing budget based on the organization’s strategic plans, and then delivering results aligning with the approved budget.
Employee Relations: Maintaining a work environment of effective and thoughtful supervision and respect; providing guidance and oversight for corrective action/discipline issues, controversial and sensitive staff issues, investigating, mediating and arbitrating, and employee separations. Providing leadership and guidance to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) committee to identify opportunities, developing plans and implementing impactful solutions. Ensuring all actions are consistent with SRCH mission-driven values and desired culture. Setting a culture of recognition, well-being, satisfaction, and overall employee morale. Emphasizing fairness and minimizing any unintended exclusionary practices and attitudes in planning and decision-making. Providing gentle confrontation.
Labor Relations: Leading and helping manage the collective bargaining agreement negotiating and CBA compliance .
Benefits and Compensation: Overseeing administration of all employer-provided and voluntary benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, workers compensation, ergonomics/injury prevention, and employee assistance program; and ensuring the cultural responsiveness of these structures and processes. Overseeing compensation functions including base salary structure, compensation law compliance, job descriptions, and job codes. Providing input on budget regarding all facets of compensation. Conducting equitable benchmarking and maintaining pay equity.
Human Resources Administration: Overseeing HR Information Systems (HRIS), including reporting and analysis as needed; required administrative functions, including maintaining all required documentation and files; and employee intake and exit protocols. Measuring and providing metrics for DEI and providing DEI Dashboard Reporting.
Employee Engagement: Directing interdisciplinary coordination and implementation of new employee onboarding, employee engagement and retention initiatives, communications, and appreciation and recognition initiatives. Promoting staff participation in regular professional development activities (trainings, workshops, courses, conference, reading groups, etc.) to deepen DEI-related competencies and practices. Designing, conducting, reporting on, and developing action plans related to the annual employee climate survey, involving the collection and analysis of data about the work environment for staff that may include focus groups, employee surveys, interviews, etc.
Talent Development and Promotion: Collaborating with management team, anticipating future organization talent needs to build internal bench-strength and preparing robust talent pathways. Activity will include development planning, developing job ladders, succession planning, talent development forums, staffing strategies, and other talent management processes. Ensuring that all processes for promotions and special appointments are transparent, aligning with equity and inclusion goals, and developed in consultation with organizational leaders.
Recruitment: Overseeing the entire recruitment and hiring process, including supporting and training hiring managers. Managing relationships with outside recruiters (with recruiting team). Working with senior leadership to develop long range staffing plans. Reviewing and revising processes for recruiting and hiring to better achieve the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Performance Management: Supervising development and utilization of performance evaluation system; providing training and coaching for managers on performance management; ensuring quality reviews are being done on a timely basis across the organization. Conducting regular organization-wide analyses of performance ratings to assess if there are disparities across race, gender, rank, etc.
Projects: Delivering project results by identifying and clarifying issues and priorities; communicating and coordinating requirements; leading implementation, when appropriate; evaluating milestone accomplishments; evaluating optional courses of action and modifying assumptions and direction as needed.
Employment Law and Risk Management: Directing the development and administration of company policies and practices in compliance with corporate objectives and all applicable state and federal employment laws. Working with finance, corporate compliance, and payroll administration. Working closely with outside counsel across a variety of subjects related to employment and contractual issues. Ensuring the policies and procedures about workplace safety, harassment, hate crimes, non-discrimination, and inclusion are widely communicated, discussed, and enforced throughout the organization. Building an organization-wide understanding of the practices that promote inclusion as well as those that result in indifference, exclusion, or discrimination.
Knowledge and Experience:
Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred, plus formal HR professional certification commensurate with responsibilities.
Minimum seven years of related experience, with at least five at director level or equivalent.
Thorough understanding and working knowledge of Federal and California employment law.
Demonstrated knowledge of advanced human resources concepts, principles, and practices in all listed functions.
Experience with union relations and collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
Demonstrated experience and ability to effectively supervise and mentor staff.
Experience working with multi-site organization and in health care industry preferred.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest
Portland, OR or Seattle, WA
Join the JVC Northwest Team!
We are hiring a full-time Director of Major Gifts to develop a robust major gift program for JVC Northwest that aligns with our organization's commitment to racial equity and social justice.
Job Title: Director of Major Gifts
Status: Full time, exempt, at-will employee
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: $75,000 - $90,000 based upon experience and geographic location of applicant
Location: Portland, OR or Seattle, WA
Start Date: September 2021
Since the first Jesuit Volunteers started to serve in Alaska more than 65 years ago, the mission of Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest has been to respond to local community needs in our region by recruiting, placing, and supporting volunteers who provide value-centered service grounded in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Guided by our four core values over the decades since our birth, JVC Northwest has grown into a movement that exceeds a year of community service. Our work has become a movement for simplicity, a movement for justice, a movement for intentional community and radical love. As we launch a new strategic plan this fall, we aim to reimagine, deepen, and sustain the movement to better respond to the world’s great needs now and in the future.
Under the direction of the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Major Gifts is responsible for developing a robust major gift program for JVC Northwest that aligns with our organization’s commitment to racial equity and social justice. The Director will work in partnership with JVC Northwest’s Recruitment and Engagement team to coordinate the full range of marketing, community engagement, and fundraising efforts needed to ensure the future sustainability of JVC Northwest. The Director of Major Gifts will work closely with all constituents at JVC Northwest, including board and committee members, current and former volunteers, their families and friends, and other individual and institutional donors. The Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for creating and implementing a plan that will focus on the cultivation of major donors, the launch of a multi-year major and planned giving campaign, and the coordination of grants management for JVC Northwest, in partnership with the leadership team and with the support of a contract grant writer. The Director of Major Gifts will also work in partnership with the Recruitment and Engagement team and with the support of a contract designer to create all print and digital communications needed to support major gift fundraising.
Click here to learn more about JVC Northwest, read the full position description and apply.
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon State Hospital is seeking a radiologic technologist to provide radiology and EKG coverage to all patients and even to the employees who require chest radiography for their employment at the hospital. If you possess a valid Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist license issued by the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging, then we want you to apply for this position!
What you will do! You will provide basic radiographic images, as well as EKG!
You will provide statistical information as required for quality assurance program!
You will maintain system for filing radiographic reports and for disseminating reports to physicians!
You will position patients for xray, collaborate with our external PACs company to ensure accurate imaging for interpretation by consulting radiologists!
What's in it for you?
Full-time employment in the heart of Salem, Oregon
A position where your input and contributions impact some of the most vulnerable citizens of Oregon
8 hours of vacation leave and 8 hours of sick leave per month
Nearly unbeatable medical, vision, and dental benefits
Pension and retirement programs
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Certification as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist with the American Registry for Radiological Technologists
A valid Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist license issued by the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging at the time of appointment OR other authorization issued by the Board of Medical Imaging to practice diagnostic radiologic technology in the following categories: head, upper extremities, lower extremities, chest and ribs, abdomen and spine.
Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve.