This edition of YVNS comes to you from Gdansk, Poland.

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.”

– Rumi

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
This edition of YVNS comes to you from Gdansk, Poland.

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com. Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  15 Islands To Visit Around Sicily

 

Although Sicily is the name of the largest island in the Mediterranean, a spectacular part of Italy that was featured on the Fodor’s 2016 Go List, it also refers to the region of Sicily, which encompasses many smaller satellite islands in the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas. Comprising three archipelagos and several standalone formations, these dazzling islands are well known to Sicilians but remain off the radar of many travelers. But whether you’re visiting Sicily on an extended vacation or only for a few days, a day trip or a multiday excursion to any of these islands is a worthwhile endeavor. Prehistoric ruins, jaw-dropping beaches, fresh seafood, underwater adventures, delicious wines, and more await you on these 15 spectacular islands. —Michael Alan Connelly

 

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-islands-to-visit-around-sicily

 

***  Enrolling in Global Entry involves time, money and personal information. It’s worth it.

***  Lie-Flat Seats Are Coming to Economy Class

***  10 Best Convertible Drives in Europe

 

 

***  Can a Flight Attendant Force You to Close the Window Shade?

***  THE WORST THINGS TO TELL A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, ACCORDING TO A FLIGHT ATTENDANT

***  A Guide to Kauai’s Magical North Shore

***  The 9 Most Jaw-Dropping Coastlines in the World

***  10 must-have travel tech accessories

***  10 Secret Places You Need to Go Before Everyone Else

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Primate volunteer, Para La Tierra, Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, San Pedro Department, Paraguay

 

Help to study the resident tribe of capuchin monkeys. Spend your days in the forest helping with trail cutting, GPS locating and collecting data on their day-to-day movements and behaviour.

 

http://www.paralatierra.org/volunteer.html

 

2.)  Reef conservation, Biosphere Expeditions, Pulau Tioman Marine Park, Malaysia

 

Paradise in peril: Studying & protecting reefs of the Pulau Tioman Marine Park, Malaysia

 

https://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/volunteeringinmalaysia

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Associate Director Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs, Eastern Washington University, Chebey, Washington

2.)  PARK INTERPRETER, Department of Parks and Tourism, Little Rock, AR

3.)  Seasonal Traveling Park Interpreter, Department of Conservation & Recreation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

4.)  Denali Natural History Tour Driver – Denali National Park, Aramark, Anchorage, AK

5.)  Park Ranger I (Park Ranger Interpreter), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Stonewall, TX

6.)  Xplore Team Member, Xplore Team, Denver, CO

7.)  Retreat Concierge and Dispatch, Xplore Team, Natural Retreats, Big Sky, MT

8.)  Swamper (Helper) – Lake Powell – Wilderness River Adventures, Aramark, Page, AZ

9.)  AmeriCorps Team Leader- Naturalist/Interpreter, Georgia State Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites, Stockbridge, GA

10.)  Coordinator of Outdoor Programs and Trails, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share? Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

June 3-5                               Boston, Mass.

June 5-7                               New Orleans, LA

June 7-15                             Chania, Crete/Athens, Greece

June 15-17                          Gdask/Utska, Poland

August 10-12                      San Diego, CA

September 19-23             Everett, WA

 

***  15 Islands To Visit Around Sicily

 

Although Sicily is the name of the largest island in the Mediterranean, a spectacular part of Italy that was featured on the Fodor’s 2016 Go List, it also refers to the region of Sicily, which encompasses many smaller satellite islands in the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas. Comprising three archipelagos and several standalone formations, these dazzling islands are well known to Sicilians but remain off the radar of many travelers. But whether you’re visiting Sicily on an extended vacation or only for a few days, a day trip or a multiday excursion to any of these islands is a worthwhile endeavor. Prehistoric ruins, jaw-dropping beaches, fresh seafood, underwater adventures, delicious wines, and more await you on these 15 spectacular islands. —Michael Alan Connelly

 

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-islands-to-visit-around-sicily

 

***  Enrolling in Global Entry involves time, money and personal information. It’s worth it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/enrolling-in-global-entry-involves-time-money-and-personal-information-its-worth-it/2016/06/08/8f82dcc4-2c24-11e6-9de3-6e6e7a14000c_story.html

 

***  Lie-Flat Seats Are Coming to Economy Class

by Gilbert Ott

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-04-26/lie-flat-seats-are-coming-to-economy-class

 

***  10 Best Convertible Drives in Europe

Written by Kathleen Rellihan

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-05-18/10-best-convertible-drives-in-europe

 

***  Can a Flight Attendant Force You to Close the Window Shade?

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/05/10/can-a-flight-attendant-force-you-to-close-the-window-shade/?source=91&u=GSA1M73X7E&nltv=&nl_cs=28946633%3A%3A%3A%3A%3A%3A

 

***  THE WORST THINGS TO TELL A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, ACCORDING TO A FLIGHT ATTENDANT

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/12-worst-things-to-say-to-a-flight-attendant

 

***  A Guide to Kauai’s Magical North Shore

by Meredith Bryan

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-06-09/a-guide-to-kauais-magical-north-shore

 

***  The 9 Most Jaw-Dropping Coastlines in the World

By Shannon McMahon

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/06/09/jaw-dropping-coastlines-around-the-world/

 

***  10 must-have travel tech accessories

Brandt Ranj, Insider Picks

http://www.businessinsider.com/must-have-travel-tech-accessories-2016-6?t=head

 

***  10 Secret Places You Need to Go Before Everyone Else

By Kate Sitarz

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/06/08/10-secret-places-need-go-everyone-else/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month

 

Tennessee’s Shelby Farms Greenline

May 2016

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/may/16/tennessees-shelby-farms-greenline/

 

Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail

April 2016

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/april/11/colorado-s-rio-grande-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Primate volunteer, Para La Tierra, Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, San Pedro Department, Paraguay

 

Help to study the resident tribe of capuchin monkeys. Spend your days in the forest helping with trail cutting, GPS locating and collecting data on their day-to-day movements and behaviour.

 

http://www.paralatierra.org/volunteer.html

 

2.)  Reef conservation, Biosphere Expeditions, Pulau Tioman Marine Park, Malaysia

 

Paradise in peril: Studying & protecting reefs of the Pulau Tioman Marine Park, Malaysia

 

https://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/volunteeringinmalaysia

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Associate Director Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs, Eastern Washington University, Chebey, Washington

https://jobs-hr-ewu-edu.careerliaison.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1465541087374

 

2.)  PARK INTERPRETER, Department of Parks and Tourism, Little Rock, AR

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=ecd9b6995546d6cd76f1726bff81a88d&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=105&jobid=83848

 

3.)  Seasonal Traveling Park Interpreter, Department of Conservation & Recreation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=117660

 

4.)  Denali Natural History Tour Driver – Denali National Park, Aramark, Anchorage, AK

https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/54422/denali-natural-history-tour-driver—denali-national-park/job

 

5.)  Park Ranger I (Park Ranger Interpreter), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Stonewall, TX

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tpwd/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1243821

 

6.)  Xplore Team Member, Xplore Team, Denver, CO

https://www.appone.com/maininforeq.asp?Ad=444858&R_ID=1325882

 

7.)  Retreat Concierge and Dispatch, Xplore Team, t Natural Retreats, Big Sky, MT

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1329511&B_ID=83

 

8.)  Swamper (Helper) – Lake Powell – Wilderness River Adventures, Aramark, Page, AZ

https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/54580/swamper-%28helper%29-–-lake-powell-–-wilderness-river-adventures/job

 

9.)  AmeriCorps Team Leader- Naturalist/Interpreter, Georgia State Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites, Stockbridge, GA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Georgia-State-Parks,-Recreation-&-Historic-Sites-Division/jobs/Americorp-Team-Leader-5c2ff78d466858a2

 

10.)  Coordinator of Outdoor Programs and Trails, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=62706

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com. *** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC © 2016 The Job of the Week Network LLC Edward Lundquist, ABC – Editor and Publisher Your Very Next Step 7813 Richfield Road Springfield, VA 22153 Home office phone: (703) 455-7661 lundquist989@cs.com www.nedsjotw.com

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.”

– Rumi

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com. Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  Why You Shouldn’t Recline Your Airplane Seat

***  Moral Dilemmas: Should You Do These Things While Traveling?

***  27 Inspiring Places to See Before You Die

***  20 Places to See Abroad Before You Die

***  The Top 10 Trips To Take In Your Lifetime

***  10 Best U.S. Summer Food Festivals for 2016

***  BEYOND BARCELONA: 16 SPANISH DESTINATIONS YOU MUST VISIT

***  If you get to Bucharest, you have to eat here:

***  Palace of the Parliament

***  World’s 15 Best Summer Music Festivals

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Citizen Scientists, The Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

2.)  Volunteer, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), North Chatham, MA

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Director of Publishing, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, CO

2.)  Guide, Widman Lake Lodge (located on the Alaska Peninsula), Anchorage, Alaska

3.)  Executive Director, The American Museum of Fly Fishing, C. V. O’Boyle, LLC, Manchester Center, VT

4.)  Executive Director, New Hampshire Camp Directors Association, Concord, NH

5.)  Wilderness Educators/Expedition Guides, Kroka Expeditions, Marlow, NH

6.)  Grant Writer – Communications Manager, Environmental Traveling Companions, Bay Area, California

7.)  Park Ranger, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Kremmling, CO

8.)  Director of Membership & Communications, Oregon State Parks Foundation, Portland, OR

9.)  Park Ranger (Mountaineering), Mount Rainier National Park, Division of Visitor Services and Resource Protection, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE,, Longmire, WA

10.)  Adventure Camp Counselor, Nature’s Classroom, Hancock, NH

11.)  Cave Tour Guide, Crystal Cave, Spring Valley, WI

12.)  Tour Guide – Far View Lodge, Aramark, Mancos, CO

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share? Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

May 9-11                             Boston, Mass.

May 12-13                           Mobile, Ala.

May 15-17                           Cocoa Beach, FL

May 22-26                           New Orleans, LA

May 29-June3                    Victoria/Vancouver, BC, Canada

June 3-5                               Boston, Mass.

June 5-7                               New Orleans, LA

June 7-15                             Chania, Crete/Athens, Greece

 

***  Why You Shouldn’t Recline Your Airplane Seat

Written by CNT Editors  February 29, 2016

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-02-29/should-you-recline-your-airplane-seat

 

***  Moral Dilemmas: Should You Do These Things While Traveling?

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/moral-dilemmas-should-you-do-these-things-while-traveling.html

 

***  27 Inspiring Places to See Before You Die

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/27-places-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-travel.html

 

***  20 Places to See Abroad Before You Die

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/20-places-to-see-abroad-before-you-die

 

***  The Top 10 Trips To Take In Your Lifetime

By Cherri Parry

http://lostwaldo.com/the-top-10-trips-to-take-in-your-lifetime/?utm_source=LW_DT-TB_US_OB_2

 

***  10 Best U.S. Summer Food Festivals for 2016

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-best-us-summer-food-festivals?ref=news_fd_043016

 

***  BEYOND BARCELONA: 16 SPANISH DESTINATIONS YOU MUST VISIT

To discover some of Spain’s ancient sites, distinctive cuisines, and vibrant streets, escape to one of the country’s lesser-known locales. Read more

 

http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/spain/experiences/news/photos/beyond-barcelona-16-spanish-destinations-you-must-visit

 

***  If you get to Bucharest, you have to eat here:

https://www.carucubere.ro/en/

 

***  Palace of the Parliament

 

The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Parliament of Romania. Located on Dealul Arsenalului in central Bucharest, it is the second largest administrative building in the world, after The Pentagon .

http://www.local-life.com/bucharest/articles/palace-of-parliament

 

***  World’s 15 Best Summer Music Festivals

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-15-best-summer-music-festivals

 

***  Rail Trail of the month

 

April

Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/april/11/colorado-s-rio-grande-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

March

New York’s Hudson Valley Trail Network

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/march/17/new-yorks-hudson-valley-trail-network/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

February

South Carolina’s Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/february/14/south-carolina-s-greenville-health-system-swamp-rabbit-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Citizen Scientists, The Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

 

Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program “Citizen Scientists”

Seeking volunteers to visit dock sites at Pamet Harbor (Truro), Provincetown, Wellfleet, and Barnstable once a month, June through September, to inspect the area for invasive species. Also, ask about openings for weekly water samplers in designated areas of Cape Cod Bay, April thru October.

 

http://coastalstudies.org/about/volunteers/

 

2.)  Volunteer, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), North Chatham, MA

http://www.atlanticwhiteshark.org/volunteer/

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:

 

1.)  Director of Publishing, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, CO

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=9888,31738,0&S=ioqkrioruwr#j042616_2

 

2.)  Guide, Widman Lake Lodge (located on the Alaska Peninsula), Anchorage, Alaska

 

Opening available for an experienced, team player, fly fishing guide during the peak fall season on the Alaska Peninsula. On river experience required in 18 foot type riverboats with jet/outboard. August 10 to October 1, 2016

Experienced and Professional, Alaska licensed guides, email your resume and references to Jason.  fish@wildmanlodge.com

 

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/3MHBnM467ccp

 

3.)  Executive Director, The American Museum of Fly Fishing, C. V. O’Boyle, LLC, Manchester Center, VT

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/3MHBnM467ccp

 

4.)  Executive Director, New Hampshire Camp Directors Association, Concord, NH

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/New-Hampshire-Camp-Directors-Association/jobs/Executive-Director-d24a83d5f8e01a83

 

5.)  Wilderness Educators/Expedition Guides, Kroka Expeditions, Marlow, NH

http://www.kroka.org/hiring/seasonal_teacher.shtml

 

6.)  Grant Writer – Communications Manager, Environmental Traveling Companions, Bay Area, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/24289-grant-writer-communications-manager

 

7.)  Park Ranger, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Kremmling, CO

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/436779400/

 

8.)  Director of Membership & Communications, Oregon State Parks Foundation, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Oregon-State-Parks-Foundation/Director-of-Membership-Communications/pV5ZkPFXWQtr/#top

 

9.)  Park Ranger (Mountaineering), Mount Rainier National Park, Division of Visitor Services and Resource Protection, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE,, Longmire, WA

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434454700/

 

10.)  Adventure Camp Counselor, Nature’s Classroom, Hancock, NH

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Nature’s-Classroom/jobs/Adventure-Camp-Counselor-be15bb7d71dd1911

 

11.)  Cave Tour Guide, Crystal Cave, Spring Valley, WI

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Crystal-Cave/jobs/Cave-Tour-Guide-ada723a445f16e78

 

12.)  Tour Guide – Far View Lodge, Aramark, Mancos, CO

https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/65219/tour-guide—far-view-lodge/job

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com. *** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC © 2016 The Job of the Week Network LLC Edward Lundquist, ABC – Editor and Publisher Your Very Next Step 7813 Richfield Road Springfield, VA 22153 Home office phone: (703) 455-7661 lundquist989@cs.com www.nedsjotw.com

To subscribe:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January  / February 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”

– Helen Keller

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of Your Very Next Step comes to you form Bucharest, Romania.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  The Travel and Adventure Shows:

***  Bridging the Gap:  How Warrior Hike Helps Vets Walk Off the War

***  National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures

***  REI 2016 Adventures

***  Adventure Next Balkans

***  ITB Berlin

***  2016 Adventure Travel World Summit

***  What to Do When Your Window Seat Doesn’t Actually Have a Window

***  Greenland Tops Lonely Planet & National Geographic List Of Places to Travel In 2016

***  Renew Your U.S. Passport Now, State Dept. Says

***  10 flight attendant secrets I wish I’d known before my last flight

***  Why We Lose It Over the Overhead Bin

***  Funny Finalists from the 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

***  The 20 Best Islands for Dream Getaways

***  The 10 Worst (and Best) Airports in the U.S.

***  ABBA’s New Restaurant Opens, Dancing Queens Rejoice

***  Protecting the Allagash Waterway—and LWCF’s Future

***  The Longest Flights in the World

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

December 2015

West Virginia’s North Bend Rail Trail

 

January 2016

Oregon’s Banks-Vernonia State Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Waurika Lake Maintenance Volunteers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waurika, OK

2.)  Guest Speakers, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond VT

3.)  Bow River Campground & Cabin Rental Host, Medicine Bow National Forest, Saratoga, WY

4.)  COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP CORPS, The Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC), Salem, OR

5.)  Rocky Mountain Conservancy Corps Crew Member, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Fly-Fishing Guide and Instructor, Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA

2.)  Outdoor School Senior Instructor, The Outdoor School , REI, Paradise Valley, Arizona

3.)  Outdoor School Instructor, The Outdoor School , REI, Lincoln Park, IL

4.)  Natural History Trip Leader, Kenai Riverside Lodge, Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA), Girdwood, Alaska

5.)  Digital Marketing & Multimedia Production Specialist, Audley Travel, Boston, MA

6.)  Flight Coordinator, Audley Travel, Boston, MA

7.)  Outdoor Adventures, Assistant Trip Leader, Mason Recreation, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

8.)  President, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond VT

9.)  South East Asia Tailor-Made Travel Consultant,  Wild Frontiers, London, UK

10.)  Public Relations Manager, Visit Bucks County, Bensalem, PA

11.)  Communications and Engagement Manager, National Audubon Society, Inc., Santa Fe, NM

12.)  Full-Time Online Communication Specialist, eCommerce Outdoors, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

January 27-31, Bucharest, Romania

January 31-February 2, Rome, Italy

February 27-March 7, Honolulu, Oahu; Barking Sands, Kauai; Wailuku, Maui

 

***  The Travel and Adventure Shows:

 

WASHINGTON DC

FEBRUARY 20 – 21, 2016

 

LOS ANGELES

FEBRUARY 27 – 28, 2016

 

SF / BAY AREA

MARCH 5 – 6, 2016

 

PHILADELPHIA

MARCH 19 – 20, 2016

 

http://travelshows.com/

 

***  Bridging the Gap:

How Warrior Hike Helps Vets Walk Off the War

By Andrew Vietze

AMC Outdoors, January/February 2016

http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2016/features/bridging-the-gap-how-warrior-hike-helps-vets-walk-off-the-war.cfm

 

***  National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures

http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/

 

***  REI 2016 Adventures

http://www.rei.com/adventures

 

***  Adventure Next Balkans

 

OHRID, MACEDONIA

May 10-12, 2016

 

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and our host destination partner Macedonia (officially, “The Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism in Macedonia”) are pleased to showcase the adventurous side of the Balkans. During the inaugural specialized regional conference on responsible adventure tourism called AdventureNEXT event, leading international adventure tour operators and journalists, along with ground suppliers and destination representatives from Southeastern Europe (Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey), are invited to learn, partner and grow.

 

http://www.adventuretravel.biz/events/adventurenext/balkans-2016/

 

***  ITB Berlin

 

9-13 March Berlin, Germany

 

Experience the whole world of travel at ITB Berlin – all in one location: Countries, cities and regions, tour operators, online booking portals and hotels, and many other service providers from over 180 countries present their products and services.

“Experience & Experts” is the core of the ITB Berlin brand: The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show promises every participant an enriching experience – encounters with people from all over the world, and valuable first-hand knowledge through personal interactions with international professionals.

 

http://www.itb-berlin.com/ITBBerlin/

 

***  2016 Adventure Travel World Summit

 

Adventure Travel Trade Association

Sept 19 – 22, 2016

Anchorage, Alaska

 

http://www.adventuretravel.biz/events/summit/alaska-2016/

 

***  What to Do When Your Window Seat Doesn’t Actually Have a Window

by Cynthia Drescher

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-12-28/what-to-do-when-your-window-seat-doesnt-actually-have-a-window

 

***  Greenland Tops Lonely Planet & National Geographic List Of Places to Travel In 2016

http://www.adventuretravelnews.com/greenland-tops-lonely-planet-national-geographic-list-of-places-to-travel-in-2016

 

***  Renew Your U.S. Passport Now, State Dept. Says

by Katherine LaGrave

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-27/renew-your-us-passport-now-state-dept-says

 

***  10 flight attendant secrets I wish I’d known before my last flight

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/03/26/10-flight-attendant-secrets-wish-id-known-before-my-last-flight/

 

***  Why We Lose It Over the Overhead Bin

by Tyler Moss

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-26/why-we-lose-it-over-the-overhead-bin

 

***  Funny Finalists from the 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

By Stephanie Valera

http://www.weather.com/travel/news/comedy-wildlife-photos

 

***  The 20 Best Islands for Dream Getaways

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-12-11/the-20-best-islands-for-dream-getaways-readers-choice-awards-2015

 

***  The 10 Worst (and Best) Airports in the U.S.

by Tim Winship

www.smartertravel.com/blogs/up-front-with-tim-winship/the-10-worst-and-best-airports-in-the.html?id=26815470

 

***  ABBA’s New Restaurant Opens, Dancing Queens Rejoice

by David Jefferys

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-21/abbas-new-restaurant-opens-dancing-queens-rejoice

 

***  Protecting the Allagash Waterway—and LWCF’s Future

By Dan Eisner

AMC Outdoors, January/February 2016

http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2016/currents/protecting-the-allagash-waterway-and-lwcfs-future.cfm

 

***  The Longest Flights in the World

by Barbara Peterson

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-03-06/longest-flights-in-the-world

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

December 2015

West Virginia’s North Bend Rail Trail

by Jake Lynch

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/december/09/west-virginias-north-bend-rail-trail/

 

January 2016

Oregon’s Banks-Vernonia State Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/january/19/oregon-s-banks-vernonia-state-trail/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Waurika Lake Maintenance Volunteers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waurika, OK

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=7714

 

2.)  Guest Speakers, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond VT

 

The VYCC’s goal is to integrate education into every aspect of the Corps Member experience. Thus, crews often arrange guest speakers to visit and share their expertise through hands-on workshops and presentations.

Past guest speakers include wildlife biologists, a past Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) member, Peace Corps volunteers, a Green Mountain Club Ridge Patroller at Mt. Mansfield, naturalists, writers, ornithologists, the Director of State Parks, regional foresters, fish and game wardens, representatives from Sterling College, and the Vermont AmeriCorps Director.

We appreciate all volunteers, from individuals to organized groups. If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Jackie Bishop, Development and Events Coordinator at 802.434.3969 ext. 113.

 

http://www.vycc.org/positions/volunteers/

 

3.)  Bow River Campground & Cabin Rental Host, Medicine Bow National Forest, Saratoga, WY

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=13866

 

4.)  COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP CORPS, The Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC), Salem, OR

 

The Community Stewardship Corps (CSC) is comprised of innovative, community-focused alternative education programs. OYCC partners with alternative education programs statewide. Youth gain valuable education, employment and leadership skills while learning work ethic and environmental knowledge through integrated classroom and field-based learning projects.

 

Successful CSC programs involve a collaboration of many community organizations. The program is usually a school district, alternative school, education service district or a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provider. It is essential that programs be connected to the school system and that a method for awarding credit or earning a GED is in place.

Crew activities include natural resource projects such as: trail construction and maintenance, invasive species and noxious weed removal,   riparian and wetlands restoration, construction and cultivation of native plant stock. Students also participate in projects such as GIS and GPS mapping and surveying, water/soil sampling and monitoring. Other community-based activities include volunteering in programs such as SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), Meals on Wheels, providing firewood for the elderly, SOLVE (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism), local food banks, community gardens, recycling and renovation projects.

 

http://www.oyccweb.com/community-stewardship-corps.html

 

5.)  Rocky Mountain Conservancy Corps Crew Member, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=15400

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:

 

1.)  Fly-Fishing Guide and Instructor, Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA

http://www.simplyhired.com/job/fly-fishing-guide-and-instructor-job/skytop-lodge/d66gip4ous

 

2.)  Outdoor School Senior Instructor, The Outdoor School , REI, Paradise Valley, Arizona

http://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Outdoor-School-Senior-Instructor-Phoenix-Area/2867

 

3.)  Outdoor School Instructor, The Outdoor School , REI, Lincoln Park, IL

http://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Outdoor-School-Instructor-Chicago/2898

 

4.)  Natural History Trip Leader, Kenai Riverside Lodge, Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA), Girdwood, Alaska

 

Leads five to ten day natural history safari trips. Must have the ability to work within a team structure. Alaska experience, outdoor leadership and interpretation or teaching background preferred. Must be prepared to present an evening program on an Alaskan natural history topic.

 

We search for trip leaders who genuinely enjoy working with people. More than anything else, this is the critical factor in determining if potential applicants will make GREAT trip leaders. Outdoor leadership skills, natural history knowledge and interpretation/teaching skills are also very important. However, trip leaders have to be more than naturalists. They have to provide first-rate, high-quality guest service, act as positive problem solvers, be team players — ready to help set a table or carry luggage as enthusiastically as identifying a wildflower while hiking — and thrive off the unexpected events that often occur while traveling throughout Alaska’s wild lands. Pay is DOE.

 

http://www.alaskawildland.com/employment/krl-outdoor-leadership#sthash.y68Kc2lE.dpuf

 

5.)  Digital Marketing & Multimedia Production Specialist, Audley Travel, Boston, MA

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/AudleyTravel/85240745-digital-marketing-multimedia-production-specialist

 

6.)  Flight Coordinator, Audley Travel, Boston, MA

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/AudleyTravel/81046261-ticketing-agent

 

7.)  Outdoor Adventures, Assistant Trip Leader, Mason Recreation, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

http://www.simplyhired.com/job/outdoor-adventures-assistant-trip-leader-job/george-mason-university/7mh6k35gyi

 

8.)  President, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond VT

 

The VYCC President has overall responsibility for the organization’s activities and operation, including program execution, financial management, fundraising, and strategic direction. In addition to strong organizational leadership, the President must also compellingly represent the organization externally, reaching public and private partners, philanthropic audiences, and the public at large. This position reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

 

The ideal President will be a compelling, proven leader who can embody a clear service ethos that characterizes the VYCC.  The President must be a skilled manager, capable of directing, motivating, and developing staff while building an organizational infrastructure to support a growing and diverse suite of program enterprises. Collaboration and creativity are essential as the President works to fulfill the VYCC mission. The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is an organization that cultivates success using a team approach.

 

http://www.vycc.org/positions/headquarters-staff-positions/

 

9.)  South East Asia Tailor-Made Travel Consultant,  Wild Frontiers, London, UK

 

We are seeking a travel consultant to join our busy tailor-made department. Excellent sales technique is vital – duties will include selling South East Asia tours, creating tailor-made itineraries, booking tailor-made tours, reserving flights and managing overseas suppliers.

 

The successful applicant must have a minimum of two year’s experience in working in a sales environment, travel experience, a good telephone manner, be well organised and have high attention to detail. Experience in creating tailor-made itineraries would be an advantage.

 

Please send your CV and travel profile with a covering letter to Nigel Fisher, Wild Frontiers, 78 Glentham Road, London, SW13 9JJ or email to nigel@wildfrontiers.co.uk.

http://www.wildfrontierstravel.com/en_US/work-for-wild-frontiers

 

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

10.)  Public Relations Manager, Visit Bucks County, Bensalem, PA

 

Job Description:

 

Summary: Visit Bucks County, the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County, PA is seeking a creative and savvy Public Relations Manager to join a forward-thinking, fast-paced marketing and communications team. The Public Relations Manager will lead Visit Bucks County’s public relations strategy and outreach to increase brand awareness and overnight visitation to Bucks County. An ideal candidate utilizes media relations, press coverage, content and social media to

position Bucks County as a leading leisure and business to business destination.

 

Reports to: Marketing Director/ Vice President

 

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience; full-time (40 hours per week) salaried position.

Major Responsibilities:

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

 

Public Relations:

  • Manages public relations and media outreach for all markets—leisure, business-to-business and organizational.
  • Cultivates strong relationships with local, regional and national press across various media, including print, digital and broadcast focusing on a variety of target markets including but not limited to New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, PA and the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Develops creative partnerships/initiatives for events, promotions, and contests in target markets.
  • Hosts key members of the media/social influencers/travel writers for press trips and FAM tours to increase media coverage.
  • Monitors editorial and production schedules to ensure Bucks County appears in key features and broadcast programming.
  • Manages internal press release/pitching calendar that coincides with overall marketing/communications content calendar.
  • Edits and approves all content including press releases, editorial content and website copy.
  • Collaborates with Visit Bucks County partners on press/editorial opportunities and initiatives.
  • Liaisons with regional tourism partners to increase PR/social media/content collaboration.

 

Social Media:

  • Posts, engages and curates digital (consumer, media and business-to-business) content for Visit Bucks County’s Twitter and LinkedIn channels.
  • Manages Twitter and LinkedIn content calendar and collaborates with all staff on topics, timing and reporting.
  • Monitors digital and social platform trends and provides tactical and strategic recommendations.

 

Internal/Organizational Communication:

  • Seeks out opportunities to raise Visit Bucks County’s local/industry profile through speaking engagements, op/eds and award nominations.
  • Drafts talking points and speeches for Visit Bucks County team members for internal/external opportunities.
  • Leads internal/organizational communications initiatives to elevate Visit Bucks County’s presence locally and within the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Assists Content Manager with writing content for VisitBucksCounty.com.

 

Film Office:

Leads efforts to manage and promote the Bucks County Film Office, including assisting production companies with photo/film shoots that take place in Bucks County.

 

Requirements:

  • The successful candidate for this position possesses the following skills and abilities:
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in public relations.
  • Strong AP style, writing and editing skills a must.
  • Excellent research, organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of social media, specifically Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Desire to travel to target markets in order to cultivate relationships with media.
  • Experience with MyMediaInfo or a similar media monitoring software.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends to meet the demands of press inquiries; monitor social media channels.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and stay at/under budget.
  • A sense of humor.

 

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to communications@visitbuckscounty.com. Please no phone calls.

 

Web Listing: http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/about-vbc/careers/

 

11.)  Communications and Engagement Manager, National Audubon Society, Inc., Santa Fe, NM

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2704/communications-and-engagement-manager/job

 

12.)  Full-Time Online Communication Specialist, eCommerce Outdoors, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/eCommerceOutdoors/88753433-full-time-online-communication-specialist

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2015

Your Very Next Step newsletter for November  / December 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of Your Very Next Step comes to you form Yokosuka, Japan.

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  7 of the World’s Longest Train Rides

***  2016 VOLUNTEER VACATIONS

***  Happy Camper: Test Your Outdoors Knowledge:

***  15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

***  Test Your Knowledge of World Capitals

***  Say Goodbye to Your Extra Passport Pages

***  20 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s

***  Rail Trail of the Month – Florida’s Snake Creek Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteer opportunity, Wilderness Volunteers, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA (Apr 24th – Apr 30th 2016)

2.)  Volunteers and interns, Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky

3.)  Volunteer opportunity, Wilderness Volunteers, Moab Arches and Towers, UT (Apr 24th – Apr 30th 2016)

4.)  ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE: IN REYKJAVK, SEE beyonD borderS, 09-Feb-2016 – 17-Feb-2016, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

5.)  Interpretation Volunteer-Living History, Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, MN

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2.)  Public Relations Specialist, The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Irvine Company, Newport Beach, California

3.)  White Mountain Professional Trail Crew, Appalachian Mountain Club, Gorham, NH

4.)  Overnight Camp Instructor at Big City Mountaineers, Golden, CO

5.)  Raft Guides at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited Inc., Gatlinburg, TN

6.)  Bilingual Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Falls Church, VA

7.)  Watershed Partnership Coordinator, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, Escalante, UT

8.)  Outdoor Education Practitioner- Youth Counselor, Northwest Passage Prairieview, Frederic, WI

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

December 1-6, Tokyo, Japan

Januaary 27-30, Bucharest, Romania

 

***  7 of the World’s Longest Train Rides

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-10-15/world-s-longest-train-rides-russia-us-canada-australia/

 

***  2016 VOLUNTEER VACATIONS

REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!

 

Here are 55 diverse trail maintenance projects across the country. The 2016 Volunteer Vacations schedule provides both backpacking and day hiking options, a variety of difficulty levels, and indoor and outdoor accommodations to suit all experience levels and backgrounds.  No prior trail maintenance experience is required, just the willingness to get a little dirty and give back to the hiking trails you love!

 

http://volunteervacations.americanhiking.org/em-volunteer-vacations/

 

***  Happy Camper: Test Your Outdoors Knowledge:

 

Take this quiz:

 

Ned’s score:

 

You scored 10 out of 10.

 

You are a survivalist! You know the “rule of three,” could hold your own in a bear attack and would make a great scout troop leader. Or, you could just kill spiders for your friends, or explain to them how beneficial they are to the ecosystem.

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/happy-camper-test-outdoors-knowledge-110836.html

 

***  15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-under-the-radar-vacation-destinations?ref=news_fd_111415

 

***  Test Your Knowledge of World Capitals

Imagine a universe in which your seating on the airplane depended not only on how many frequent flier miles you had, but also on your knowledge of world capitals. Ace this quiz and move up to first class.

 

(Ned notes:  A couple of trick questions…beware.)

 

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/test-knowledge-world-capitals-110838.html

 

***  Say Goodbye to Your Extra Passport Pages

by Lilit Marcus

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-12-04/say-goodbye-to-your-extra-passport-pages?mbid=nl_120415_Daily

 

***  20 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/20-best-places-to-celebrate-new-years?ref=news_fd_111415

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

Florida’s Snake Creek Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/november/17/florida-s-snake-creek-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteer opportunity, Wilderness Volunteers, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA (Apr 24th – Apr 30th 2016)

http://www.wildernessvolunteers.org/project/201609/Point+Reyes+National+Seashore.html

 

2.)  Volunteers and interns, Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky

 

Newport Aquarium relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers and interns for everything from shark feeding to office work.  If you would like to donate your time, and can committ to a minimum amount of time, we probably have a job for you.

 

We ask year-round volunteers for a minimum commmitment of six months.  Interns must committ to working at least 200 hours over 15 weeks.

 

Internships are available in public relations, marketing, education, and animal husbandry.

 

Year-round volunteers must be 18 years of age or older; 14-17 year olds can join the Summer Naturalist program.  Schedules are flexible; we need volunteers on weekdays, weekends, and evenings for a range of special events.

 

Volunteers and interns are eligible for discounts at Sharky’s Cafe, gift shop, and Sweet Dreams Candy Company, and for Newport Aquarium tickets as well as social activities and enrichment activities.

 

All volunteer and intern programs are administered by the nonprofit WAVE Foundation.  If you would like to learn more, visit www.wavefoundation.org or email volunteer@newportaquarium.com.

https://newportaquariumjobs.silkroad.com/newportaquarium/Volunteers_and_Internships.html

 

3.)  Volunteer opportunity, Wilderness Volunteers, Moab Arches and Towers, UT (Apr 24th – Apr 30th 2016)

http://www.wildernessvolunteers.org/project/201610/Moab+Arches+and+Towers.html

 

4.)  ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE: IN REYKJAVK, SEE beyonD borderS, 09-Feb-2016 – 17-Feb-2016, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

http://www.vfp.org/p-8484-environmentally-aware-in-reykjavk.aspx

 

5.)  Interpretation Volunteer-Living History, Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, MN

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=10828

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:

 

1.)   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=355108

 

2.)  Public Relations Specialist, The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Irvine Company, Newport Beach, California

https://www.irvinecompany.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=21323

 

3.)  White Mountain Professional Trail Crew, Appalachian Mountain Club, Gorham, NH

https://apply.coolworks.com/amc/job-details.asp?JobID=22732
4.)  Overnight Camp Instructor at Big City Mountaineers, Golden, CO

 

All Overnight Camp Instructor positions for the 2015 season are currently filled and we are in the process of planning for 2016. We will however be accepting applications on a rolling basis for consideration in future seasons.  If you are interesting in learning more about BCM’s Overnight Camp Instructor positions, please feel free to follow the link below or email us at staffing@bigcitymountaineers.org

 

Through 24-hour camping experiences BCM Overnight Camps provide youth, ages 8-12, with a safe and supportive environment to develop an increased sense of self, understanding of their place in the natural world, a passion for lifelong learning and, awareness of healthy lifestyles. Activities emphasize team-building and outdoor education to teach citizenship and teamwork. These activities allow campers to learn critical life skills, using the outdoors as a unique context for these lessons.

 

Please check back regularly for additional information about the 2016 season.  Job description and application information will be posted here starting in January 2016.

 

http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org/about/employment/overnight-camp-instructor

 

5.)  Raft Guides at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited Inc., Gatlinburg, TN

http://www.smokymountainrafting.com/employment.php

 

6.)  Bilingual Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Falls Church, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=159799722

 

7.)  Watershed Partnership Coordinator, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, Escalante, UT

http://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-watershed-partnership-coordinator-escalante-utah/144587583030

 

8.)  Outdoor Education Practitioner- Youth Counselor, Northwest Passage Prairieview, Frederic, WI

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Northwest-Passage/jobs/Outdoor-Education-Practitioner-f07a96b5a4cf4f6c

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC
© 2015 The Job of the Week Network LLC
Edward Lundquist, ABC –
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Your Very Next Step
7813 Richfield Road
Springfield, VA 22153
Home office phone: (703) 455-7661
lundquist989@cs.com
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Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2015

 Your Very Next Step newsletter for September  / October 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.”

– Mark Twain

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

***  Bright ideas: South Beach Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers

***  JetBlue to Now Charge for Checked Bags

***  Report: Airlines Installing Uncomfortable Bumps In Seatbacks Because It Pleases Them

***  10 Great Hiking and Walking Trails

***  What are the world’s worst (…and best) airports for 2015?

***  American Airlines’ Cuban Ambitions

***  America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals

***  Top 10 Places to See the Northern Lights

***  Secrets to Surviving a 12-Hour Flight

***  Visiting Palawan, the Philippines, the Most Beautiful Island in the World

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway

October 2015

 

Pennsylvania’s Heritage Rail Trail County Park and Maryland’s Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

September 2015

 

Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail

August 2015

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.) Volunteer opportunities (Restoring wetlands and coastal areas), InterExchange, New York, NY

2.)  Winter volunteer opportunities, Outdoors for All Foundation, Seattle, WA

3.)  Seedling planting, TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm, Dallas, TX

4.)  Seeking Urban wilderness avengers and environmental justice heroes, Congress Heights Community Association and the National Capital Parks-East, Washington, DC

5.)  Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, statewide

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Online Media Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC

2.)  Mapping and Outreach Specialist, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, Saint Paul, Minnesota

3.)  Manager, Editorial Services, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC

4.)  Tour Leader – Chief Experience Officers (CEO), G Adventures, Central America

5.)  Project Odyssey Coordinator, Wounded Warrior Project, Colorado Springs, CO

6.)  Luxury Adventure Travel Client Services & Operations Manager, INCA: International Nature & Cultural Adventures, Emeryville, CA

7.)  Communication Manager, World Surf League, Santa Monica, CA

8.)  Event Programming Manager, Wanderlust, Los Angeles, CA

9.)  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

10.)  Wilderness Guide, Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville, ME

 

11.)  Expedition Guide, Un-Cruise Adventures, Seattle, WA

12.)  Camp Counselor, Enchantment Resort, Sedona, AZ

13.)  Volunteer & Communications Coordinator, Forest Park Conservancy, Portland, OR

14.)  Park Manager (Superintendent), Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO), National Park Service, Department Of The Interior, Thurmont, MD

15.)  SAILING INSTRUCTOR NF2* (FLEX) MARINA OUTDOOR RECREATION, MARINA BOAT DOCKS, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), KANEOHE BAY MCCS, Kaneohe, HI

16.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Division Chief for Interpretation), Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service (NPS), Department Of The Interior, Yankton, SD

17.)  Development Director, Northwest Outward Bound School Portland, OR

18.)  Marketing & Communications Associate, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, California

19.)  Zip Line Canopy Tour Trip Leaders/Guides, The Gorge Zip Line, Saluda, North Carolina

20.)  Manager, Conservation Communications, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

 

21.)  Online Integration Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA

22.)  Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, The National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

23.)  SAILING INSTRUCTOR NF2* (FLEX) MARINA OUTDOOR RECREATION, MARINA BOAT DOCKS, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), KANEOHE BAY MCCS, Kaneohe, HI

24.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Division Chief for Interpretation), Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service (NPS), Department Of The Interior, Yankton, SD

25.)  Field Guide, Alaska Crossings, Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates, Wrangell, Alaska

26.)  FIELD INSTRUCTORS, TRIP LEADER, CO-LEADER AND INTERNSHIPS, The Road Less Traveled, Chicago, IL

27.)  Senior Instructors, Dragonfly HQ, Hong Kong SAR, China

28.)  Field Instructor-Appalachian Program, THE MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE (TMI), Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, West Virginia,

29.)  AD Program Supervisor, ADOLESCENT PROGRAM, Pacific Quest, NAALEHU, HAWAI‘I

30.)  ASSISTANT, PRODUCT MANAGER, WINDIGO ADVENTURES, Montreal, PQ, Canada or Santa Rosa, CA

 

31.)  Communications Officer (voluntary) in Malaysian Borneo and Tanzania, RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL, London, UK

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

November 15-18, Monterey, California

November 18-20, Great Lakes, Illinois

November 20-22, Milwaukee, Wisconcin

December 1-5, Tokyo, Japan

Januaary 27-30, Bucharest, Romania

 

***  High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

http://www.departures.com/high-style-flight-attendant-uniforms

 

***  Bright ideas: South Beach Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2015/6/29/115023/366/travel/Protect+Yo%27+Self%21+South+Beach+Installs+Free+Sunscreen+Dispensers

 

***  JetBlue to Now Charge for Checked Bags

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-06-30/morning-news-jetblue-makes-checked-bag-fees-official

 

***  Report: Airlines Installing Uncomfortable Bumps In Seatbacks Because It Pleases Them

http://www.theonion.com/article/report-airlines-installing-uncomfortable-bumps-sea-50903

 

***  10 Great Hiking and Walking Trails

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/september/30/10-great-hiking-and-walking-trails/?author=Laura+Stark

 

***  What are the world’s worst (…and best) airports for 2015?

By Karla Cripps, CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/19/aviation/worlds-worst-airports-2015/

 

***  American Airlines’ Cuban Ambitions

By TOM HUDSON

http://wlrn.org/post/american-airlines-cuban-ambitions

 

***  America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/americas-best-pumpkin-festivals?ref=news_fd_101015

 

***  Top 10 Places to See the Northern Lights

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/top-10-places-to-see-the-northern-lights

 

***  Secrets to Surviving a 12-Hour Flight

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-09-01/secrets-to-surviving-a-12-hour-flight

 

***  Visiting Palawan, the Philippines, the Most Beautiful Island in the World

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-07-13/visiting-the-most-beautiful-island-in-the-world-palawan-philippines

 

***  Rail Traails of the Month

 

Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway

October 2015

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/october/16/minnesota-s-midtown-greenway/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Pennsylvania’s Heritage Rail Trail County Park and Maryland’s Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

September 2015

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/september/18/pennsylvania-s-heritage-rail-trail-county-park-and-maryland-s-torrey-c-brown-rail-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail

August 2015

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/august/12/mississippi-s-tanglefoot-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

***  10 Great Hiking and Walking Trails

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/september/30/10-great-hiking-and-walking-trails/?author=Laura+Stark

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.) Volunteer opportunities (Restoring wetlands and coastal areas), InterExchange, New York, NY

https://www.interexchange.org/working-abroad/volunteer-program/volunteer-new-zealand

 

2.)  Winter volunteer opportunities, Outdoors for All Foundation, Seattle, WA

https://outdoorsforall.org/get-involved/winter-volunteer-info-page/

 

3.)  Seedling planting, TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm, Dallas, TX

http://www.texastrees.org/volunteer/

 

4.)  Seeking Urban wilderness avengers and environmental justice heroes, Congress Heights Community Association and the National Capital Parks-East, Washington, DC

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1042100.jsp

 

5.)  Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, statewide

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteering/zebramussel_monitoring/index.html

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Online Media Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC

 

We are looking for an innovator that wants to shape and revolutionize the way people experience and connect with trails. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), a national nonprofit organization advocating for healthier places for healthier people by creating a nationwide network of public trails, seeks an Online Media Manager based in our national office in Washington, DC.  The Online Media Manger will be someone who excels at engaging people online, measuring the impact of our messaging and connecting people to our mission. The ideal candidate will use his/her creativity and knowledge to manage RTC’s web and social strategy. To learn more about the position and how to join our team, visit our website at http://www.railstotrails.org/about/careers/online-media-manager/.  To Apply: (Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls please) Send cover letter and resume to: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Duke Ellington Building, Attn: Human Resources Office, 2121 Ward Court, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, E-mail: elton@railstotrails.org. . EOE.

 

2.)  Mapping and Outreach Specialist, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, Saint Paul, Minnesota

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/20380-mapping-and-outreach-specialist

 

3.)  Manager, Editorial Services, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC

http://jobs.iabc.com/jobseeker/job/25276322

 

4.)  Tour Leader – Chief Experience Officers (CEO), G Adventures, Central America

https://www.gadventures.com/careers/position-details/chief-experience-officer-tour-leader/

 

5.)  Project Odyssey Coordinator, Wounded Warrior Project, Colorado Springs, CO

 

The Project Odyssey Coordinator is responsible for the planning logistics, recruitment, and application process related to the Project Odyssey program.  This position works closely with the Combat Stress Recovery Specialist to plan quarterly Odyssey programs.  He or she would directly assist with location scouting, event planning including schedule, activities, and contracts, and coordination of warriors to attend the event.  He or she would also be required to travel in support of all Odyssey programs in his or her designated region.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with the CSRP Manager to maintain Project Odyssey Budget
  • Work with Combat Stress Recovery Specialists to develop regional Project Odysseys
  • Scout potential locations and vendors that fit the goals of Project Odyssey
  • Manage Project Odyssey and CSRP inventory
  • Outreach to warriors in region who are living with combat stress
  • Provide education and support to mental health counselors working with Project Odyssey
  • Develop schedules and itineraries for the event
  • Develop appropriate programming and resources for the event
  • Facilitate group activities and de-brief program events
  • Recruit warriors for Project Odyssey, including distributing and collecting applications
  • Distribute and collect necessary paperwork (e.g. pre-post surveys, HIPAA forms, waivers, etc.)
  • Build relationships with activity vendors and support resources
  • Help develop Odyssey toolkit for consistent programs and activities in all schedule events
  • Recruit trained Peer Mentors for Project Odyssey
  • Provide support to warriors on the program
  • Participate in highly physical adventure learning activities including but not limited to, high and low ropes courses, water sports, hiking, climbing, and horseback riding
  • Assist Specialists and Managers with any additional follow up support, if necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills including above-average electronic communication skills to stay connected with the rest of the team
  • Must be a team player
  • Self-motivated, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization and able to timely complete required assignments
  • Ability to travel frequently
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Ability to generate big-picture content and program structure
  • Military culture competency
  • High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of web-based communication tools, including social networks and online chat programs
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and provide referrals to appropriate upper-level staff members
  • Able to lift 25 lbs and walk 1 mile on uneven terrain
  • Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelors’ degree required, preferably in a social work, psychology or a related healthcare field, or related MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) or relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of two years working with military and veteran’s population is required
  • Experience assisting military or veteran populations in support of development and readjustment preferred.  Must have working knowledge of military and veteran issues, particularly with Iraq and Afghanistan military and veterans
  • A background working in a behavioral health setting is preferred
  • Experience in event planning or recreational programming is recommended

https://careers-woundedwarriorproject.icims.com/jobs/3444/project-odyssey-coordinator—colorado-springs%2c-co/job

 

6.)  Luxury Adventure Travel Client Services & Operations Manager, INCA: International Nature & Cultural Adventures, Emeryville, CA

http://bit.ly/1ZYWxAQ

 

7.)  Communication Manager, World Surf League, Santa Monica, CA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Association-of-Surfing-Professionals/jobs/Communication-Manager-f769129f163a50c3?q=Travel+adventure

 

8.)  Event Programming Manager, Wanderlust, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Wanderlust/jobs/Event-Programming-Manager-c6f8407c0a2eb5d3?q=adventure

 

9.)  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=352017

 

10.)  Wilderness Guide, Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville, ME

http://www.outdoors.org/about/employment/fulltime/wilderness-guide.cfm

 

11.)  Expedition Guide, Un-Cruise Adventures, Seattle, WA

http://www.un-cruise.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/b1862cd2d7cb8e35c170b03f27bb69df/misc/expedition_guide_rev12.22.14.pdf

 

12.)  Camp Counselor, Enchantment Resort, Sedona, AZ

http://enchantmentresort.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-16245.html

 

13.)  Volunteer & Communications Coordinator, Forest Park Conservancy, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Forest-Park-Conservancy/Volunteer-Communications-Coordinator/pcd0jZ9STCsh/#top

 

14.)  Park Manager (Superintendent), Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO), National Park Service, Department Of The Interior, Thurmont, MD

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/415687900

 

15.)  SAILING INSTRUCTOR NF2* (FLEX) MARINA OUTDOOR RECREATION, MARINA BOAT DOCKS, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), KANEOHE BAY MCCS, Kaneohe, HI

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401500200

 

16.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Division Chief for Interpretation), Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service (NPS), Department Of The Interior, Yankton, SD

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/412862700

 

17.)  Development Director, Northwest Outward Bound School (http://www.nwobs.org), Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Northwest-Outward-Bound-School/Development-Director/phMQp4RW37s1/#top

 

18.)  Marketing & Communications Associate, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/17432-marketing-communications-associate

 

19.)  Zip Line Canopy Tour Trip Leaders/Guides, The Gorge Zip Line, Saluda, North Carolina

http://thegorgezipline.com/jobs/

 

20.)  Manager, Conservation Communications, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/237619.html

 

21.)  Online Integration Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/199705.html

 

22.)  Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, The National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/230900.html

 

23.)  SAILING INSTRUCTOR NF2* (FLEX) MARINA OUTDOOR RECREATION, MARINA BOAT DOCKS, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), KANEOHE BAY MCCS, Kaneohe, HI

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401500200

 

24.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Division Chief for Interpretation), Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service (NPS), Department Of The Interior, Yankton, SD

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/412862700

 

25.)  Field Guide, Alaska Crossings, Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates, Wrangell, Alaska

http://www.alaskacrossings.org/employment.html

 

26.)  FIELD INSTRUCTORS, TRIP LEADER, CO-LEADER AND INTERNSHIPS, The Road Less Traveled, Chicago, IL

 

The Road Less Traveled offers three field leader positions: Instructor, Co-Instructor and Intern. Co-Instructors and Interns work in conjunction with the Instructor in a variety of supportive roles. Most first-year staff are Co-Instructors. If, however, you feel you have the qualifications and would like to apply specifically for our Instructor position, please indicate that on your application.

 

The Benefits:

 

Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. We also offer pro-deals on outdoor equipment from a variety of well-known manufacturers. Salaries are based on qualifications and experience, and our goal is to hire as many returning staff as possible.

 

The Hiring Timeline:

 

Our hiring season generally runs from September until early May. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification required before staff training begins
  • Minimum age of 21 as of June 15
  • Experience working with teenagers
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
  • Lifeguard certification – preferred
  • Ideal Candidates Are:
  • Detail oriented
  • Confident
  • Creative
  • Athletic
  • Outdoor enthusiasts
  • Seasoned travelers
  • Problem solvers
  • Outgoing
  • Personable
  • Quick thinkers
  • Competent in Adventure Travel
  • Experienced in the service industry

 

APPLY NOW FOR 2016!

 

https://www.theroadlesstraveled.com/open-positions

 

27.)  Senior Instructors, Dragonfly HQ, Hong Kong SAR, China

 

Our mission at Dragonfly is to deliver the best outside the classroom learning courses through clear educational goals, professional facilitation and local knowledge. To further that mission, we are always seeking people who want to be part of a community dedicated to doing meaningful work.

 

Our team comes from all around the world, combining regional knowledge and highly qualified international leaders. If you are interested in joining Dragonfly, please see openings here and contact recruitment@learnwithdragonfly.com for more information.

 

Senior Instructors: Each year we have large recruitment intakes in the Spring and Autumn. Minimum qualifications are a university degree, fluency in English, advanced first aid or higher, 2+ year of experience in outdoor education. Outdoor sport certifications, ropes and water qualifications preferred. For more information on 2015 and 2016 recruitment, go to our online hiring platform: https://dragonfly.hiringplatform.com/list/DF

https://www.learnwithdragonfly.com/about-us/jobs/

 

28.)  Field Instructor-Appalachian Program, THE MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE (TMI), Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, West Virginia,

http://www.mountain.org/employment-opportunities

 

29.)  AD Program Supervisor, ADOLESCENT PROGRAM, Pacific Quest, NAALEHU, HAWAI‘I

http://pacificquest.org/job-opportunities/ad-program-supervisor

 

30.)  ASSISTANT, PRODUCT MANAGER, WINDIGO ADVENTURES, Montreal, PQ, Canada or Santa Rosa, CA

http://www.backdoorjobs.com/windigo/Windigo-Assistant-Product-Manager-2015.pdf

 

31.)  Communications Officer (voluntary) in Malaysian Borneo and Tanzania, RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL, London, UK

 

Want to spend 13 weeks writing blogs and articles about sustainable development projects in the heart of the Malaysian rainforest or the bustling communities of Tanzania?

 

Raleigh International is recruiting Communications Officers to volunteer on our 13 week expeditions next this September in Malaysian Borneo and Tanzania. If you have experience in communications, copywriting, marketing or PR you could be the right person to join one of our international teams and contribute to creating lasting change.

 

The Communications Officer role helps bring our expeditions to life. You’ll be situated both at fieldbase (Raleigh’s in-country headquarters), and on the road visiting Raleigh’s community, environment and adventure projects gathering material for blogs and our social media channels. You will work closely with the expedition photographer, volunteers and other project managers to generate a variety of media to showcase the progress and achievements of the expeditions.

 

All our volunteer managers are encouraged to fundraise for Raleigh International before the expedition, but once you are in country, Raleigh will cover the cost of your food, accommodation, training and preparation, specialist equipment, and insurance (excluding personal belongings cover). In addition to this target, you will need to fund your own flights to and from the expedition country, vaccinations, personal kit and a visa, if required.

 

Once you have submitted your application you will then be invited to attend an assessment weekend. If you are based overseas, a telephone or Skype interview can be arranged.

 

Plan ahead and use your creative and communications skills in a dramatically different environment next spring.

http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6160359/communications-officer-in-malaysian-borneo-and-tanzania/

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2015

Your Very Next Step newsletter for July  / August 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.”

–  Frank Gehry

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  Where You Shouldn’t Go Alone

***  A New York minute matters, and so does LaGuardia

***  What’s New In Nantucket

***  10 Coolest All-inclusive vacations

***  Cleveland or Milwaukee?

***  Old Dominion 100 Mile Cross Country Run

***  Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds

***  How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

***  Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips Center

***  AMERICA’S 10 BEST ZOOS

***  The Top 10 best restaurants in the world

***  Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Prosperity

***  9 Best Whitewater Rafting Adventures in the U.S.

***  Europe’s 8 Most Picturesque Towns

***  20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

***  High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

***  Planning and Preparation Needed for Safe Summer Adventures

***  Service and Hospitality Largely Influence Airline Passenger Satisfaction

***  Bright ideas: South Beach Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers

***  JetBlue to Now Charge for Checked Bags

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Chautauqua Trail Building (Saturday, July 11, 2015, OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS, Boulder, Colorado

2.)  Volunteer Opportunities, C.A.S.T. for Kids, Fishing Kids, and Take a Warrior Fishing

3.)  Forest Service Volunteer Vacation: Trail work, West Fork Trail, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Bonners Ferry, Idaho

4.)  Volunteer Opportunities, Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, NC

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Conservation Crew Leader, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond, Vermont

2.)  Outdoor Adventure Position, Walk Your Path Well Adventures, Durham, NC

3.)  Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management, Department Of The Interior, Saint George, UT

4.)  Adult Camping Crew Corpsmember, Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), Chattanooga, TN

5.)  Director, Program Development (Full Time), Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

6.)  Director of South Mountain Partnership, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Boiling Springs, PA

7.)  Fisheries Culturist, Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC), Cordova, Alaska

8.)  Director of Community Outreach & Strategic Partnerships, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Denver, CO

9.)  Field Team Program, 2015 Field Team Members – Multiple Positions Available, Maine Conservation Corp, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Augusta, ME

10.)  Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT

 

11.)  Snow Sports Manager, Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT

12.)  Marketing & Communications Associate, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, California

13.)  Administrative Assistant, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Alexandria, VA

14.)  Zip Line Canopy Tour Trip Leaders/Guides, The Gorge Zip Line, Saluda, North Carolina

15.)  Manager, Conservation Communications, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

16.)  Online Integration Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA

17.)  Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, The National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

18.)  MANAGER OF MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS, Glacier Park INC., Columbia Falls, MT

19.)  EVENT STAFF (GROUSE), Glacier Park INC., Columbia Falls, MT

20.)  Eastern Montana Field Director, Montana Wilderness Association, Helena, MT

 

21.)  EXPEDITION LEADER – Expedition Ship, Un-Cruise Adventures, Seattle, WA

22.)  Ancestral Lands – Preservation and Trail Crew Leader, Petrified Forest National Park and El Morro National Monument, Conservation Legacy, Acoma, NM

23.)  Tonto National Forest Outreach and Collaboration Intern (AmeriCorps), Conservation Legacy, Globe, AZ; Payson, AZ

24.)  Communications Manager, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR

25.)  Outreach & Administrative Coordinator, Project Coyote, Larkspur, CA

26.)  PARK SPECIALIST, NOVA Parks, Fairfax Station, VA

27.)  Communications Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Fort Collins, CO

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

August 1-8, East Lansing, Mich.

 

August 10-16, Prince Rupert / Nanaimo, British Columbia

 

August 17-19, San Diego, Calif.

 

August 19-21, Monterey, Calif.

 

August 22-28, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

October 28-29, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

December 1-3 October, Tokyo, Japan

 

***  Where You Shouldn’t Go Alone

Even the savviest travelers would benefit from booking a group tour to these eight must-see destinations.

http://www.budgettravel.com/slideshow/photos-where-you-shouldnt-go-alone,12627/

 

***  A New York minute matters, and so does LaGuardia

By Adie Tomer

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2015/06/05-new-york-laguardia-tomer

 

***  What’s New In Nantucket

 

Nantucket: No Jacket Required

A Grand Toast: The Nantucket Wine Festival

The Nantucket Yoga Festival

By Sasha Levine

 

http://www.departures.com/travel/new-things-to-do-in-nantucket

 

***  10 Coolest All-inclusive vacations

http://www3.forbes.com/lifestyle/10-coolest-all-inclusive-vacations

 

***  Who is pimping who?

 

Cleveland or Milwaukee?  You’re welcome to it!

http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2015/06/guy-who-lives-near-airport-painted-welcome-to-cleveland-on-his-roof-he-lives-in-milwaukee.html

 

***  Old Dominion 100 Mile Cross Country Run:

 

We were camping up on Chrisman Hollow Road on Masanutten Mountain in the George Washington National Forest when we saw runners going by.  Turns out they were competing in the  Old Dominion 100 mile Cross Country Run:

 

The Old Dominion 100 Mile Endurance Run –a limited number of runners — four marathons run back to back  — 24 hour time limit — mountain roads and trails.

 

http://www.olddominionrun.org/course.html

 

***  Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds

Two top professionals share their secrets for taking sharp images of these fast flights of fancy

By Mark Wexler

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Birds/Archives/2015/Photographing-Hummingbirds.aspx

 

***  How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Gardening-Tips/How-to-Attract-Hummingbirds-to-Your-Garden.aspx

 

***  Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips Center

 

Top photographers share advice on everything from getting a sharper photo to photographing wildlife through a window

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/PhotoZone/Archives/2010/Nature-Wildlife-Photography-Tips-Center.aspx

 

***  AMERICA’S 10 BEST ZOOS

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/americas-10-best-zoos?ref=news_fd_062015

 

***  The Top 10 best restaurants in the world

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/Strategy/SM-Top-10/The-Top-10-Restaurants-in-the-World/

 

***  Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Prosperity

 

American Hiking Society is pleased to announce it’s publication of Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Prosperity, a report that answers the need for a one-stop source for readily understood information about America’s hiking trails and the myriad of benefits these trails offer the nation. Hiking Trails in America provides information about the evolution of hiking trails in the U.S., the trails community, the benefits of trails, and in the 2015 inaugural issue, the economic benefits of trails, which are surprisingly significant.

 

The report provides a summary of activities and their results that have HTA cover jpgtaken place in the 50 years since President Johnson’s “Conservation and Preservation of Natural Beauty” speech to Congress in 1965. Of particular note, the report focuses on the passage of the National Trails System Act of 1968 that created the National Trails System as we know it today and gave us such gems as the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

Additionally, Hiking Trails in America provides a wealth of information on the hiking community today: who is hiking and where, as well as the “pay-it-forward” ethic of the hiking community which inspires thousands of hikers to volunteer on trails both near and far.

 

A highlight of the report is its attention to the economic impact of trails on local communities, the outdoor industry, and the nation as a whole. Many will be surprised to find that trails were responsible for the direct creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs in 2012, as well as billions of dollars in economic activity.

 

Hiking Trails in America is available to the public as a free download. It is hoped that it will be a useful tool to better understand the value of hiking trails in our nation as well as provide useful information to policy makers, elected officials, corporations, and all those who have the opportunity to help continue and build upon the successes of these past 50 years.

 

http://www.americanhiking.org/advocacy/ahs-releases-new-report-hiking-trails-in-america/

 

***  9 Best Whitewater Rafting Adventures in the U.S.

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/9-best-whitewater-rafting-adventures-in-the-us?ref=news_fd_062015#!1-intro

 

***  Europe’s 8 Most Picturesque Towns

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/europes-8-most-picturesque-towns?obref=obinsite#!1-intro

 

***  20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are?

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/20-gorgeous-seaside-towns-in-italy?obref=obinsite#!1-intro

 

***  High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

http://www.departures.com/high-style-flight-attendant-uniforms

 

***  Planning and Preparation Needed for Safe Summer Adventures

 

Skeeters, ticks, and snakes, oh my! If you stop to think about all the critters and conditions that can possibly make your summer outdoor activities miserable, you may make a big mistake and stay home. With a little planning, preparation, and the proper gear, you can minimize the discomforts that come with any outdoor adventure.

http://blog.wildlife.virginia.gov/outdoor-report/2015/06/planning-and-preparation-needed-for-safe-summer-adventures/

 

***  Service and Hospitality Largely Influence Airline Passenger Satisfaction

New report on airline passenger satisfaction ranks Alaska Airlines as most-preferred traditional carrier and JetBlue Airways as frontrunner for low-cost carriers

By: Valerie Chen

http://www.travelagewest.com/News/Service-and-Hospitality-Largely-Influence-Airline-Passenger-Satisfaction/#.VWS5_vlViko

 

***  Bright ideas: South Beach Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2015/6/29/115023/366/travel/Protect+Yo%27+Self%21+South+Beach+Installs+Free+Sunscreen+Dispensers

 

***  JetBlue to Now Charge for Checked Bags

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-06-30/morning-news-jetblue-makes-checked-bag-fees-official

 

***  Trail of the Month: May 2015

 

Nebraska’s MoPac Trail East and West

by Laura Stark

 

“I think you’d be pleasantly surprised if you came here and experienced the trail opportunities that Lincoln offers.”

 

If you had to name a city with a longstanding and thriving trail culture, Lincoln, Nebraska, may not come to mind, but perhaps it should. The city currently boasts 131 miles of multi-use trail; to help put that in perspective, Portland and Minneapolis, two cities long touted as bicycle friendly, have 152 miles and 92 miles of off-road trail, respectively. One of the cornerstones of Lincoln’s network, the MoPac Trail (consisting of the seamlessly connected West and East segments) begins at the University of Nebraska campus in the heart of the city and stretches eastward 27 miles, just shy of Omaha’s doorstep.

 

“I think you’d be pleasantly surprised if you came here and experienced the trail opportunities that Lincoln offers,” says Dan Schultz, resources coordinator for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, which manages the MoPac Trail East.

 

Exciting change is literally afoot in the Cornhusker State. Omaha currently ranks among the top 50 of America’s Best Bike Cities, and less than a dozen miles separate its trail system from Lincoln’s. The MoPac Trail, which will join them, is also a key piece of a bigger puzzle, the developing Quad State Trail, a regional network which will span more than 700 miles in four Midwestern states: Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. The momentum to close that gap between the state’s two largest cities and tie in to the larger system is built upon efforts that go back decades.

 

In 1989, the citizens of Lincoln voted 3-to-1 in favor of a bond issue to support the city’s burgeoning trail system. As an editorial in the Lincoln Journal put it, the result “reaffirms the responsible desire of Capital City residents; they want to maintain theirs as an unusually progressive and attractive community, being willing to pay for it.” Keep in mind that this was not too long after Rails-to-Trails Conservancy opened its doors in 1986 at the cusp of the rail-trail movement.

 

“It started the whole trail system in Lincoln,” says Great Plains Trails Network (GPTN) Founder Elaine Hammer of the bond initiative. GPTN, an all-volunteer organization, has since raised approximately $3.75 million over 25 years for local trail projects, including the MoPac.

 

In fact, Hammer and a handful of others believed in the trail’s potential so strongly that they mortgaged their own homes to help purchase the abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad (MoPac) corridor when it came up for sale. Trail advocates had been burned a few years earlier when they were outbid by opponents in an attempt to purchase a portion of another nearby rail corridor, the Rock Island Railroad, and were determined not to lose another opportunity.

 

Today, the MoPac Trail offers that perfect mix of urban connection and rural escape. Through Lincoln, the trail is paved. It then becomes finely crushed limestone as it leads travelers out of the city and through picturesque countryside, native tallgrass prairie dotted with wildflowers, and lush woodlands. Schultz describes it as a “linear habitat” with turkeys, deer, rabbits, songbirds and other wildlife commonly sighted.

 

“That aroma follows you,” says nature lover Kathy Newberg of the fragrant wild plum thickets that bloom along the trail in late spring. Newberg, chair of the Nebraska Horse Council’s Trails Committee, has made jelly out of the fruit and says that mulberries also provide a sweet trailside snack. Large cottonwoods, oak trees and sumac, the latter of which turn bright red in the fall, add to the trail’s allure.

 

The passionate support of Newberg’s group keeps the equestrian trail that parallels the MoPac in tiptop condition. The grassy horse trail begins at the trailhead at 98th and A streets just outside of Lincoln and follows the rail-trail for almost its entire distance. A few times a year, you’ll see volunteers out there with clippers, handsaws and an assortment of other tools to keep overgrowth at bay.

 

“I like to turn around and look back to see what we’ve just cleared and how good it looks for riding,” says Newberg, who rides horses on the trail two to three times a week.

 

Although the MoPac sees a diversity of users, conflicts are kept to a minimum. The Trails Committee works hard to educate the public about how bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrians can best share the trail. Newberg advises, “If you see us coming, talk to us. If horses see something coming, they get kind of spooked, but if it’s a person, they know it’s okay. A simple ‘hello’ relaxes the horse instantly.”

 

Like a carrot on a stick, the beautiful Lied Bridge is a tantalizing attraction that awaits the next step of the MoPac project. The pedestrian bridge stretches 1,714 feet across the broad swath of the Platte River, which divides Lincoln and Omaha. A remnant of the Rock Island Line, the bridge is a reminder that if the rest of that corridor had been saved, a rail-trail connection between the two cities—from the trail’s current terminus at the small community of Wabash to the river—would have been possible. Without it, trail advocates are looking at more challenging alternatives.

 

“We’re working with the state highway department to build the trail adjacent to some roads to complete it,” says Ross Greathouse, vice president of the Nebraska Trails Foundation. “We’re in the process of doing that, but it may take four to five years.”

 

Greathouse says it was “a giant move forward” when the bridge opened in 2002. He adds, “When it was completed, 700 people showed up. I’ve never seen anything like it. We had bands playing and everything.”

 

The fanfare of that trail bridge opening inspired Ben Cohoon to begin the Market to Market Relay, a running event that spans 78 miles along trails and roads between the two cities, which has sold out every year since its inception in 2008. Now the nation’s largest daylong relay with more than 4,000 registered runners, the event generates an estimated annual economic impact of nearly a half-million dollars from spending at local restaurants, lodging and retail outlets, and continues to build awareness and momentum for completing the trail system.

 

“I enjoyed exploring the city while I was running,” says Cohoon. “And I liked seeing new places. When I learned about the Lied Bridge, I thought, ‘There’s your concept: running from Omaha to Lincoln.’”

 

Another beloved event utilizing the MoPac is the Tuesday Night Nacho Ride, which takes place weekly from May through October. What began with just a handful of people a few years ago now averages about a hundred participants a night, with riders traveling from Lincoln to the One Eyed Dog Saloon in the old railroad town of Eagle.

 

“The restaurant and bar owners appreciate the trail and the business that it brings,” says Cohoon. “They really benefit from that.”

 

The Nacho Ride is something that local resident Matt Olson is looking forward to tackling this year with his 13-year-old daughter. “It’s a 20-mile round-trip so it’s been a stretch for Lyndsay, but I’m hoping we can do it this year!” says Olson.

 

For Greathouse, too, the incentive to develop and support these trails is a personal one. “I biked across Nebraska with my son when he was a teenager, and those are the fondest memories I have in my life.”

 

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/may/12/nebraskas-mopac-trail-east-and-west/DCO

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Chautauqua Trail Building (Saturday, July 11, 2015, OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS, Boulder, Colorado

https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/volunteer-program

 

2.)  Volunteer Opportunities, C.A.S.T. for Kids, Fishing Kids, and Take a Warrior Fishing

 

Our programs are all volunteer driven and there are numerous ways you can get involved.  Donating your time is not only one of the easiest contributions you can make, but is also one of the most impactful.

 

HOST AN EVENT

 

Anyone can host an event.  Please read on…

 

Events are hosted on a nationwide scale and can be hosted on any body of water using boats or from shore.  Event formats include C.A.S.T. for Kids, Fishing Kids, and Take a Warrior Fishing.

Planning time is approximately 6-8 months.

Involves event logistical coordination, fundraising, and recruiting local community participants as both participants and volunteers.

 

If you are interested in hearing more about the details of planning an event and what it will take to host one in your community, please contact us…

 

For C.A.S.T. for Kids events – Jessica Kelly

For Fishing Kids or Take a Warrior Fishing events – Jim Owens, Executive Director

 

VOLUNTEER YOUR FISHING EXPERTISE AND/OR BOAT

 

Work one on one with kids and parents, and/or wounded warriors and their families, sharing angling techniques!

 

First, find the event(s) that is/are in your local area by searching our Event Listings.

Then, click on the registration button or contact the Event Coordinator via email or phone.

 

GENERAL VOLUNTEERING AT AN EVENT

 

Shore volunteers are needed for many aspects of the event such as check-in, set-up/break-down, and much more. Individuals and/or groups are welcome to volunteer.

 

First, find the event(s) that is/are in your local area by searching our Event Listings.

Then, contact the Event Coordinator via email or phone.

http://www.castforkids.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 

3.)  Forest Service Volunteer Vacation: Trail work, West Fork Trail, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Bonners Ferry, Idaho

 

Volunteers will be working on the West Fork Trail- digging, heavy lifting, spiking, and wood drilling on the West Fork Trail. Currently, deteriorated puncheon, skewed culverts, and narrow boggy pathways make the trail unsafe. Over 500 feet of puncheon walkway needs to be replaced or stabilized. There will be a wide range of tasks so that people of all abilities can contribute. Trail work in the Panhandle is challenging but the views and vistas make it rewarding!

 

Work Level: Difficult

 

Minimum Age: 14

 

Area and Attractions: Idaho Panhandle National Forest is renowned for its wildlife and diversity of high elevation plants. It is home to moose, deer, goats, black and grizzly bears, cougars, pikas, and diverse avian life. There are three high elevation lakes, long open ridges, streams, and a myriad of meadows that the volunteers can explore during their day off.

 

Accommodations: Primitive Tent Sites

 

Accommodations Description: Volunteers will camp on the Ranger Station lawn the first night or can make reservations with any number of local hotels. For the remainder of the week, volunteers will be staying in primitive tent sites in a back country setting. We will base camp around a large high elevation meadow nestled up against a Natural Research Area. There is a stream close by for water. The Forest Service will provide a main rain fly and all the cook gear necessary. We will set up composting toilets and areas suitable for volunteers to wash their hands. Showers will not be available. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, pad, cup/bowl, eating utensils, and personal items.

 

Climate Information: Idaho weather is unpredictable and changeable. Generally, late July days are sunny and warm, with substantially cooler temperatures in the evening. Rain in the mountains is a good possibility. There are no poisonous bugs or snakes: nor is there any poison ivy or oak, but mosquitos are common. We recommend a hat for sun, and one for cooler temperatures, layered clothing, and a fleece for the evening. Please bring full rain gear, not just a rain poncho, to protect in both wind and/or storms.

 

Travel Information: Airport pickup provided from Spokane International Airport.

https://www.americanhiking.org/events/idaho-panhandle/

 

4.)  Volunteer Opportunities, Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, NC

 

Come Soar With Us! Be a volunteer at Carolina Raptor Center!

 

How does CRC do what we do? With the help of over 300 volunteers that contribute more than 15,000 hours a year! Our volunteers help to further the mission of Carolina Raptor Center as well as make it a better place for both birds of prey and the visiting public. Without the support and time of all of our volunteers, Carolina Raptor Center would not be able to reach as many people and birds as it does. Join our ever-growing force of dedicated volunteers to help us help raptors today!

 

How do I volunteer?

 

Adult Volunteer Program – Weekly Commitment – Must be 16 years or older.

 

Adult volunteers work in most aspects of our medical care, resident bird care and visitor services program. We ask for a weekly commitment — with time off for good behavior! Regular information sessions are held in order to gauge interest and explain the responsibilities involved in volunteering at Carolina Raptor Center. Volunteer sessions are held at the Edna S. Moretti Environmental Education Center at 6000 Sample Road in Huntersville. Enter through the main entrance and check in at the front desk of the Visitor Center. You will find links to the 2015 information sessions below. SIGN UP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND AS SPACE IS LIMITED. All sessions are from 10 am – 11 am unless otherwise indicated. Currently information sessions are held on Saturdays. If your schedule prohibits Saturday attendance, please let us know and we will work on scheduling a weekday evening session. Contact Ann Parker –  aparker@carolinaraptorcenter.org – with any questions.

 

http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/about/jobs/volunteer

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Conservation Crew Leader, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond, Vermont

http://www.vycc.org/positions/conservation-crew-leader/

 

2.)  Outdoor Adventure Position, Walk Your Path Well Adventures, Durham, NC

http://www.barefootstudent.com/raleigh/jobs/full_time/outdoor_adventure_position_234169

 

3.)  Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management, Department Of The Interior, Saint George, UT

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407328900

 

4.)  Adult Camping Crew Corpsmember, Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), Chattanooga, TN

http://www.coolworks.com/southeast-youth-corps/highlighted-job/5425

 

***  From Eileen Ashton:

 

5.)  Director, Program Development (Full Time), Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

 

The Director, Program Development serves as a hub for Ocean Conservancy’s programs, responsible for developing, implementing, and enhancing strategies to support ongoing, annual and long-range planning across all of Ocean Conservancy’s core program areas. The Director will be responsible for orchestrating all of the organization’s major planning processes, including annual work planning and budgeting, development  of large grant proposals, and monthly board reporting. This position will be the program liaison with the Development and Finance departments and will support both the Executive and Program Director teams on an on-going basis with the goal of facilitating strong internal communication and alignment, as well as identifying opportunities for streamlining internal processes.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a non-profit professional looking to deepen his or her understanding of non-profit management and ocean conservation. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of relevant experience working in the non-profit or conservation field; success in this role will require impeccable interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, as well as resourcefulness and independent initiative.

 

Full description and application link:

http://job.ceaconsulting.com/jobs/director-program-development-washington-dc-34056

 

6.)  Director of South Mountain Partnership, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Boiling Springs, PA

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=3EW&AID=94531

 

7.)  Fisheries Culturist, Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC), Cordova, Alaska

 

Hatchery operations responsible for cultivating and rearing of salmon. Duties include propagation, harvest, analysis of data, hatchery facility maintenance and improvement, and crew leaders for fisheries

technicians. Submit detailed resume, cover letter and completed PWSAC application

 

http://www.coolworks.com/prince-william-sound-aquaculture-corporation/profile

 

8.)  Director of Community Outreach & Strategic Partnerships, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Denver, CO

 

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to motivate and enable citizens to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. VOC provides hands-on opportunities for Coloradoans to enhance, protect, and sustain our state’s natural heritage.

 

The Director of Community Outreach and Strategic Partnerships is a new senior management position at VOC, working closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Statewide Stewardship to assure strategic positioning for the organization.

 

The Director of Community Relations and Strategic Partnerships is responsible for multiple statewide and community based efforts designed to build new alliances and enrich existing relationships with

corporations, community organizations, non-profits, school districts, neighborhood associations, and various cultural groups.   He/she will develop strategies for raising revenue through VOC’s outdoor stewardship volunteer programs and direct outreach and communication efforts to reach new target volunteer markets.

 

We seek candidates with experience in programmatic development with a reliance on community-based partnerships and who are interested in growing professionally in leadership responsibilities within the non-profit sector.   Candidates must demonstrate successful experience in grant writing; in the development of community-based and corporate partnerships; and, have proven experience in supervision and in developing and mentoring staff members.

 

Qualified applicants are visionary, strategic leaders who demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and authenticity.  We seek a leader who is engaged, genuine in his/her respect for others, and has a collaborative management style.  We want a professional who focuses on results and opportunities and takes a proactive role in the organization and in executing the position’s responsibilities.

 

A competitive compensation and benefits package is available.

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at Carolyn.McCormick@peakhrconsulting.com.

 

All applications are to be submitted via email.  To learn more about us, please visit www.voc.org.

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=3EW&AID=94757

 

9.)  Field Team Program, 2015 Field Team Members – Multiple Positions Available, Maine Conservation Corp, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Augusta, ME

http://www.backdoorjobs.com/maine-conservation-corps.html

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/conservation_corps/field_team_program/opportunities.shtml?id=619731

 

10.)  Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT

https://www.snowbasin.com/images/uploads/pdfs/Director_of_Marketing_PR.pdf

 

11.)  Snow Sports Manager, Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT

https://www.snowbasin.com/images/uploads/pdfs/Snow_Sports_Manager.pdf

 

12.)  Marketing & Communications Associate, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/17432-marketing-communications-associate

 

13.)  Administrative Assistant, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Alexandria, VA

 

www.TakeMeFishing.org/corporate

 

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is looking for an Administrative

Assistant to join its team in Alexandria, VA. We’re looking for an organized, goal-oriented, team

player with experience in administrative support functions and solid communication and

interpersonal skills.

 

As the only organization dedicated to growing U.S. participation in recreational boating and

fishing, and supporting the aquatic conservation programs that rely on it, RBFF manages the

award-winning Take Me Fishing™ brand campaign. Our work includes advertising, marketing,

public relations and social media to get the word out about Take Me Fishing’s go-to digital

resource, TakeMeFishing.org, where consumers can learn, plan and equip for a day on the water.

RBFF recently launched a new Spanish-language brand, Vamos a Pescar™, to engage Hispanics in

boating and fishing. You’ll be working to ensure efficient daily operations of both brands.

If you are a resilient, customer-service oriented self-starter who enjoys working in a small group

setting; and you are in search of a job that promotes fun, quality time with friends and family,

and protecting our aquatic natural resources, we’d love to have you on board! We’ll even invite

you to go fishing with us each summer.

 

Responsibilities

 

– In conjunction with the Office Manager, provides administrative reinforcement in routine

but essential office functions

– Participates in maintenance of all on premise business systems and equipment

– Assists with fixed asset inventory, accounts payable and HR administration

– Serves as receptionist, coordinates shipping and receiving functions, and acts as liaison

with building management

– Coordinates shared calendars, schedules meetings and maintains supply inventories

– Completes and assists with special projects as needed

 

Required Skills

 

– Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience

– Intermediate skill level in MS Office Suite; Salesforce experience a plus

– Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

– Strong attention to detail in complex situations

– Ability to multi-task and identify priorities

– Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines

 

As an RBFF staff member, you will receive a competitive salary; full benefits package including

401k, performance-based bonuses, medical, dental, vision, long- and short-term-disability, life

and AD&D insurance. If you are an outstanding Administrative Assistant with a solid background,

we want you on board! Please send your resume to hr@rbff.org with your salary requirements,

and reference Administrative Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls please.

http://takemefishing.org/uploadedFiles/Content/General/About_RBFF/Company_Overview/AA%20pd%204.21.15.pdf

 

14.)  Zip Line Canopy Tour Trip Leaders/Guides, The Gorge Zip Line, Saluda, North Carolina

http://thegorgezipline.com/jobs/

 

15.)  Manager, Conservation Communications, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/237619.html

 

16.)  Online Integration Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/199705.html

 

17.)  Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, The National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/230900.html

 

18.)  MANAGER OF MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS, Glacier Park INC., Columbia Falls, MT

https://external-glacierpark-viad.icims.com/jobs/5143/manager-of-marketing-%26-public-relations/job

 

19.)  EVENT STAFF (GROUSE), Glacier Park INC., Columbia Falls, MT

https://external-glacierpark-viad.icims.com/jobs/3962/event-staff-%28grouse%29/job

 

20.)  Eastern Montana Field Director, Montana Wilderness Association, Helena, MT

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Montana-Wilderness-Association/jobs/Eastern-Montana-Field-Director-f826f6a28d3884be

 

21.)  EXPEDITION LEADER – Expedition Ship, Un-Cruise Adventures, Seattle, WA

http://www.un-cruise.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/b1862cd2d7cb8e35c170b03f27bb69df/misc/expedition_leader_expedition_ship_rev12.12.14.pdf

 

22.)  Ancestral Lands – Preservation and Trail Crew Leader, Petrified Forest National Park and El Morro National Monument, Conservation Legacy, Acoma, NM

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=278&company_id=16984

 

23.)  Tonto National Forest Outreach and Collaboration Intern (AmeriCorps), Conservation Legacy, Globe, AZ; Payson, AZ

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=263

 

24.)  Communications Manager, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Audubon-Society-of-Portland/Communications-Manager/pngxjpq662Mq/

 

25.)  Outreach & Administrative Coordinator, Project Coyote, Larkspur, CA

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/17984-outreach-administrative-coordinator

 

26.)  PARK SPECIALIST, NOVA Parks, Fairfax Station, VA

http://careercenter.nrpa.org/jobs/7166874/park-specialist

 

27.)  Communications Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Fort Collins, CO

 

Since 1988, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) has been creating solutions for bird and habitat conservation through an integrated approach of Science, Education, and Stewardship. Science is the foundation of our work as it collects and interprets the knowledge to help drive conservation action. Education is essential for connecting people of all ages with nature and empowering everyone to make a difference. Through stewardship, we are collaborating with private landowners and public and private land managers to enhance land for the benefit of birds, people and other wildlife. We work across the breeding, wintering and migratory ranges of the birds of the Rockies, Great Plains, Mexico and beyond! Learn more about RMBO at www.rmbo.org.

 

We are headquartered in Brighton, Colorado, with a satellite office in Fort Collins and several staff members working out of partner offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. RMBO supports nearly 50 full-time team members and contract positions, as well as 50-plus seasonal staff members. Our annual budget is more than $4 million and we have doubled in size in the last five years. We collaborate with more than 200 federal, state, university and other non-government partners. In late summer, RMBO will be rebranding to Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

 

RMBO is seeking a versatile, experienced communications professional with strong writing, editing, public relations and organizational skills to promote the organization and its mission. The Communications Coordinator manages the daily communications of RMBO and produces publications and content in both print and online formats.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

*Reviews, updates and implements organizational communications plan

*Prepares and works within annual communications budget

*Ensures elements of brand (such as name, logo and slogan) both align with mission and also are incorporated consistently and appropriately across communication tools; leads implementation of new brand

*Produces annual report, print newsletters and e-newsletters

*Reviews and updates brochures and other publications as needed

*Keeps website updated, develops blog posts and posts content regularly to Facebook and other social media

*Writes appeal, thank you and other member- and donation- focused letters and coordinates participation in Colorado Gives Day

*Manages membership database and ensures donor acknowledge letters/tax receipts are sent in timely manner

*Assists staff in recruiting people for citizen science, naturalist and other volunteer programs, educational programs and other activities

*Develops news releases, radio spots and media pitches to disseminate to media and partners to convey RMBO stories, results and events

*Coordinates and promotes events, leads planning of annual picnic and keeps outreach materials, booth, and displays current and available

*Assists Executive Director, Development Director and other staff with editing and formatting updates, proposals and reports

*Develops and maintains partnerships with other organizations and vendors

*Represents RMBO in a professional manner at meetings and other activities

*Serves on Marketing committee of the Scientific Cultural Collaborative

*Stays apprised of conservation issues

 

Qualifications:

Competency Requirements:

 

*Demonstrated ability to produce clear, concise, accurate and informative copy, often from technical source material

*Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines

*Experience developing and managing content for websites (WordPress) and social media sites (Facebook and Twitter)

*Experience with page design and layout

*Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experience with Adobe products (Photoshop and InDesign), email marketing platforms (Constant Contact) and databases (Donor Perfect)

*Strong public and interpersonal communications skills

*Commitment to environmental conservation

*Knowledge of birds, biology and other nature-related disciplines preferred

 

Education/Experience:

 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications or a related field, with advanced degree preferred, plus a minimum of 5 years related experience.

 

Terms of Employment:

 

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Development and Executive Directors. Salary is in the range of $40,000-$50,000, depending on experience. This is a full-time regular, exempt position. RMBO offers generous paid time off and holidays, a Simple IRA match, and health, dental and vision insurance. This position is based out of RMBO’s office in Fort Collins, CO. Some travel within the Front Range, including Brighton and Denver, is a requirement of this position. RMBO is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Salary: $40-50K

Application Deadline: 07/31/2015

 

Send cover letter, resume, three references and three work samples in a single document by email to Erica Grasmick, Communications Assistant, at erica.grasmick@rmbo.org by July 31, 2015.

 

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=9744,31741,0&S=ioonsioruwr#j071315_3

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2015

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May  / June 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“There’s no one thing that is true. They’re all true.”

– Ernest Hemingway

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of “Your very next step” comes to you from Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  The Power Grab at Airports Has a New Headache

***  10 SHAMELESS TRICKS FOR SCORING FREE TRAVEL UPGRADES

***  Fodors’ 12 things not to do in Los Angeles

***  10 BEST NEW UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

***  Saturday night in Ubud…the Kecak Fire & Trance Dance By Taman Kaja Community.

***  Travelers still want free Wi-Fi

***  National Safe Boating Week kicks off May 16, 2015.

***  Pre-Check for Free?

***  Passports, Ranked by ‘Power’

***  The 7 Best Hotels for Business Travelers

***  GELATO FESTIVAL

***  WORLD’S 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN STATIONS

***  13 WORST COUNTRIES TO VISIT

***  WORLD’S BEST DESTINATIONS FOR SOLO TRAVEL

***  Teach English in Rabat

***  TOP 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES YOU’LL FIND ANYWHERE

***  Habitat for Wildlife

***  What U.S. travelers want most: Free Wi-Fi

***  The world’s eeriest abandoned theme parks

***  The world’s rudest air travellers

***  Starbucks’ secret menu – the drinks you didn’t know you can ask for

***  5 Marketplaces Around The World That Will Probably Leave You Cursed

***  How to Win at the Airline Miles Game: Frequent Flyers Spill Their Secrets

***  Airfares Are Down, and They Should Be

***  Best burger in Singapore?

***  Payogan Villas Resort

*** Ayung River rafting

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Visitor Center Volunteer, Voyageurs National Park, East International Falls, MN

2.)  Communications Adviser (Volunteer), Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA), Majuro and Pohnpei, Marshall Islands

3.)  Vol.Weed Eating, Riffle Run-Facility Maint., Burnsville Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Burnsville, WV

4)  The National Map Corp – Volunteer Map Editor, US Geological Survey (USGS), Work from anywhere

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  General Manager of the Tonga Tourism Authority, Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

2.)  Chesapeake Bay Region Steward, Dept of Conservation & Recreation, Richmond, VA

3.)  Avian Keeper, Lorikeet Landing, Nashville Zoo, Nashville, TN

4.)  Canopy Tour Guide, Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

5.)  Marketing/Public Relations Volunteer, Wright County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA Service Center,  Buffalo, MN

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

July 7-8, Cleveland, Ohio

 

July 15-17, San Diego, Calif.

 

August 3-8, East Lansing, Mich.

 

August 17-19, San Diego, Calif.

 

September 30-1 October, Tokyo, Japan

 

***  The Power Grab at Airports Has a New Headache

By Joe Sharkey

New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/business/the-power-grab-at-airports-has-a-new-headache.html

 

***  10 SHAMELESS TRICKS FOR SCORING FREE TRAVEL UPGRADES

by Jenni Cairo

http://travelversed.com/tips-and-tricks/10-shameless-tricks-for-getting-free-travel-upgrades/

 

***  Fodors’ 12 things not to do in Los Angeles

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/12-things-not-to-do-in-los-angeles?ref=news_fd_050915

 

***  10 BEST NEW UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-best-new-unesco-world-heritage-sites?obref=obinsite#!1-intro

 

***  Saturday night in Ubud…the Kecak Fire & Trance Dance By Taman Kaja Community.

http://www.kecakdance.com/

 

***  Travelers still want free Wi-Fi

12 May, 2015

By: Esther Hertzfeld

Hotel Management

http://www.hotelmanagement.net/technology/travelers-still-want-free-wi-fi-31189

 

***  National Safe Boating Week kicks off May 16, 2015.

Time to Check for Safety Items

http://blog.wildlife.virginia.gov/outdoor-report/2015/05/safe-boating-week-begins-may-16-time-to-check-for-safety-items

 

***  Pre-Check for Free?

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/News/Products-and-Services/Lawmakers-Introduce-Bill-to-End-Managed-Inclusion-for-PreCheck/?cid=eltrMtgNews

 

***  Passports, Ranked by ‘Power’

Browse the world’s passports by color, country, and most crucially, how many countries citizens can travel to without a visa.

SHAUNA MILLER

http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/04/passports-ranked-by-power/390402/

 

***  The 7 Best Hotels for Business Travelers

By Jessica Hullinger

http://theweek.com/articles/541579/7-best-hotels-business-travelers

 

***  GELATO FESTIVAL

Piazzale Michelangelo, 23th-27th May 2015

The not to be missed date with ice-cream ! From 23rd to 27th May, you don’t want to miss one of the tastiest Festival of Florence. The city turns into an outdoor ice-cream parlor. Piazzale Michelangelo will host the best ice-cream makers of the country with their handmade products. You will find “ice-cream villages” where educational and cultural paths will be organized, together with meetings and theme events!

 

http://www.firenzegelatofestival.it/

 

***  WORLD’S 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN STATIONS

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-20-most-beautiful-train-stations?obref=obinsite

 

***  13 WORST COUNTRIES TO VISIT

by TravelTheGlobe

http://travelversed.com/travel-spots/9-worst-countries-to-visit/

 

***  WORLD’S BEST DESTINATIONS FOR SOLO TRAVEL

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-best-destinations-for-solo-travel

 

***  Teach English in Rabat

http://www.goabroad.com/providers/ubelong/programs/teach-english-in-rabat-from-usd570-for-2-weeks-111007

 

***  TOP 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES YOU’LL FIND ANYWHERE

by TravelTheGlobe

http://travelversed.com/travel-spots/15-most-beautiful-beaches-youll-find-anywhere/

 

***  Habitat for Wildlife

 

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to help you help wildlife on your property. The Habitat Partners© program encourages corporate landowners, private landowners, schools and homeowners to improve habitat in their community that will benefit Virginia’s songbirds, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/habitat/

 

***  What U.S. travelers want mots: Free Wi-Fi

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/News/Research-and-White-Papers/What-U-S–Travelers-Want-Most–Free-Wi-Fi/?cid=eltrMtgNews

 

***  The world’s eeriest abandoned theme parks

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/11600861/The-worlds-eeriest-abandoned-theme-parks.html

 

***  The world’s rudest air travellers

Instagram travel accounts you must follow: Passenger Shaming, where sockless, shirtless, filthy fliers are put to the sword

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11599320/The-worlds-rudest-air-travellers.html

 

***  Starbucks’ secret menu – the drinks you didn’t know you can ask for

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/picture-galleries/11375182/Revealed-The-drinks-you-didnt-know-you-could-order-at-Starbucks.html

 

***  5 Marketplaces Around The World That Will Probably Leave You Cursed

May 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM | by TipsyTraveler

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2015/4/1/194552/9302/travel/5+Marketplaces+Around+The+World+That+Will+Probably+Leave+You+Cursed

 

***  How to Win at the Airline Miles Game: Frequent Flyers Spill Their Secrets

Robert McGarvey

Main Street

https://www.mainstreet.com/article/how-to-win-at-the-airlines-miles-game-frequent-flyers-spill-their-secrets

 

***  Airfares Are Down, and They Should Be

http://www.frequentflier.com/blog/airfares-are-down-and-they-should-be

 

***  Best burger in Singapore?

 

I was told that Omakase Birger was the best in Singapore, and one of the best in the world:

http://www.omakaseburger.com/

 

***  Payogan Villas Resort

 

Here’s where I stayed in Bali, with a duplex villa with private pool.  I loved it.  Not many people during the kff season, which is good, but felt a little eerie sometimes.

http://www.balipayoganresort.com/

 

*** Ayung River rafting

 

There are many companies that offer white water rafting on the Ayung River.  Our hotel uses Toekad Rafting.  I was not disappointed.  The ride is long (two hours), and even in the dry season we had class II and III rapids.  The gorge is incredible.

http://www.balitoekadrafting.com/

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

Strolling the Chessie Nature Trail

www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/may/18/destination-virginia-strolling-the-chessie-nature-trail/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Visitor Center Volunteer, Voyageurs National Park, East International Falls, MN

http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=9199

 

2.)  Communications Adviser (Volunteer), Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA), Majuro and Pohnpei, Marshall Islands

http://www.seek.com.au/job/28427434?pos=6&type=standard

 

3.)  Vol.Weed Eating, Riffle Run-Facility Maint., Burnsville Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Burnsville, WV

http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=12868

 

4)  The National Map Corp – Volunteer Map Editor, US Geological Survey (USGS), Work from anywhere

 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting volunteers to collect and update USGS geographic data. Similar to how other online crowdsourcing cartographic applications allow anyone to collect, edit, and use geographic data through an online map editor, the USGS has developed an online editor customized to our data needs that allows volunteers to contribute data to The National Map. We are looking for people like you to work with us to collect data for the USGS. The data you will collect during this project will be loaded into The National Map.

 

If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating! You do not need to live in any particular area to participate. Our editing guidelines explain how you can contribute data from anywhere.

https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/nationalmapcorps/Home

http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=13579

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  General Manager of the Tonga Tourism Authority, Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

 

The Government of Tonga seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for the General Manager position of the Tonga Tourism Authority.

 

The Authority is a recently established organization responsible for the marketing and development of Tonga as a visitor destination.  The General Manager heads the Tonga Tourism Authority and is responsible for managing and leading the development of Tonga as a tourism destination. The General Manager will ensure that the Authority develops and efficiently, yet effectively, implements a Business Plan and a Destination Marketing Plan which meets KPIs as outlined in the agreement signed between the board of the Authority and the Government of Tonga. This is the lead role within Tonga’s tourism sector and the General Manager is expected to work closely with the private sector and with relevant government and non-government organisations to maximise the benefit which tourism brings to the country.

 

Individuals with a mix of complementary skills are sought, with selection being based on preference for the following skills and experience;

 

  • Knowledge and experience of the tourism and related service sector industries at a CEO or senior management level. Ideally will have managed a national or regional tourism organisation and have reported to a board.
  • Has demonstrated stakeholder relationship skills and industry leadership skills
  • A small existing staff is currently employed with Tourism Tonga, therefore experience in leading and managing a team in a high pressure and political environment is very much required
  • Sound demonstrable ability and experience in monitoring and managing finances to remain within acceptable variances
  • Culturally sensitive and able to uphold Tongan culture to enhance Tonga’s tourism product
  • Has a tertiary qualification with preference given to a qualification in a tourism, marketing or business management discipline
  • Solid experience in all aspects of destination marketing and the marketing mix including; brand development, research, analysis, strategy, budget management, promotion and publicity.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Has a passion for Tonga and the development of Tonga as a visitor destination
  • Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and to prioritise competing commitments
  • Proposals are to be received by 4pm Friday 29 May 2013. Email proposals are preferred and all proposals should be clearly marked “Proposal for General Manager – Tonga Tourism Authority”.

 

To obtain a copy of the Terms of reference for this project, please contact:

 

Email: ungateap@mctl.gov.to/rosscochapman@gmail.com

http://www.seek.com.au/job/28644453?pos=2&type=standout

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

2.)  Chesapeake Bay Region Steward, Dept of Conservation & Recreation, Richmond, VA

http://1.usa.gov/1IjNZw3

 

3.)  Avian Keeper, Lorikeet Landing, Nashville Zoo, Nashville, TN

http://bit.ly/1IjO7f0

 

4.)  Canopy Tour Guide, Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

 

As grand as the history behind it, the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor.

 

Omni Mount Washington Resorts associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentoring, along with the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service. The Omni Mount Washington Resort is committed to serve our associates and nurture their growth. We embody a culture of respect, gratitude and empowerment each day. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a passion to serve others, the Omni Mount Washington Resort may be your perfect match.

 

Job Description

 

Summary: The Canopy Tour Guide will have excellent communication, customer service skills, organizational and leadership skills and be comfortable working at heights of 200+ feet.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Comply with all safety standards, at all times.
  • Be comfortable working at heights of 200+ feet.
  • Assist desk staff with check in process, waivers and storing belongings.
  • Greet guests and give an introductory orientation talk.
  • Inspect, repair as needed and prepare guide equipment, guest equipment, and Canopy Tour course daily.
  • Complete Daily Operations Check List and Report and Equipment Use Log. Complete Near Misses/Incidents when pertinent.
  • Inform Canopy Tour director of any maintenance needs on the course.
  • Guide groups of up to 8 guests on the Canopy Tour, and demonstrate proficiency in the multitude of skills required to guide.
  • Ensure that all procedures covered in the Guide Training Manual are followed.
  • Respond when necessary to evacuate participants from the course.
  • Provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for Canopy Tour guests.
  • Assist in operating the Williwaw Dual Racing Zip
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification is required of all guides.

 

Job Requirements

 

  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hrs per day.
  • Comfortable working in extreme weather conditions.
  • CPR and First Aid certification is desired.
  • Experience in the ski industry, outdoor education, recreation management, high angle ropes courses, and/or interpretive/educational programming a plus.

https://omnihotels.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/31161/0

 

5.)  Marketing/Public Relations Volunteer, Wright County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA Service Center,  Buffalo, MN

 

The Wright County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is looking for a marketing/public relations volunteer to help create a cohesive educational outreach plan and relate it to the public. This talented person will reach the public through various types of media: print, social, and events.

 

This position will need a creative individual, who can work independently, with minimal supervision to allow their talent and drive to excel. It is a great opportunity for entry-level or retired individuals. This is an opportunity to use your talent in a fun and creative way while helping to protect and restore our natural resources in the county/watershed.

 

Project examples can include: writing press releases, developing factsheets or newsletters, connecting with media outlets, developing and promoting educational events and updating Facebook and websites.

http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=14332

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for March/April 2015

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March/April 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

– Buddha

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of “Your very next step” comes to you from the United Club at Los Angeles International Airport.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  Sierra Club National Outings Training Trip – Southeast/Northeast, May 6–10, 2015.

***  Where will Americans travel in spring 2015?

***  Best Beach-Vacation Destinations in the World

***  Hotels You Need to Have Sex in Before You Die

***  Planned Elopements Are the New Destination Wedding

***  When things go wrong: Taking care of the business traveler

***  10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

***  Rediscovering Hawaii Regional Cuisine

***  Lollapalooza and Coachella Officially Ban Selfie Sticks

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

Rail Trail of the Month for April 2015

Nevada’s Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail

 

Rail Trail of the Month for March 2015

Pennsylvania’s Montour Trail

 

Rail Trail of the Month: February 2015

West Virginia’s Mon River Trails

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Editorial internships at Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA

2.)  Volunteer Opportunites, Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch, Great Circle, Steelville, MO

3.)  Resident Volunteer, Alchesay-Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Complex, Pinetop, Arizona

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Marketing Coordinator, New England Science & Sailing, Stonington, CT

2.)  Chief of Strategic Communications (Public Affairs Officer), National Park Service, Department Of The Interior, Yellowstone National Park, WY

3.)  4H Outdoor Learning Center Program Director, Upham Woods 4H Outdoor Learning Center, Wisconsin Dells  WI

4.)  Outdoor Sculpture and Conservation Coordinator, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

5.)  Fox Landing Summer Instructor, The Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI), Avalon  CA

6.)  Director of Communications and Marketing, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC

7.)  Summer Instructors, Adventure Treks, Flat Rock, NC

8.)  Outdoor Instructors/Outdoor Education Program, The YMCA Camp Grady Spruce, Possum Kingdom Lake TX

9.)  Program Supervisor, Pacific Quest, Naalehu, HI

10.)  Adjunct Faculty, HMI GAP, The High Mountain Institute, Leadville, CO (basecamp in Moab, Utah)

11.)  Chapter Director, Hawaii Chapter, Sierra Club, Honolulu       HI

12.)  Senior Press Secretary, Sierra Club, San Francisco or Washington, D.C.

13.)  Sr. Comm Specialist, Hispanic Media Outreach, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, District of Columbia

14.)  Outdoor Guides, ARIZONA OUTBACK ADVENTURES, Scottsdale, AZ

15.)  Hiking/Trip Leaders/Rock Climbing (and other openings), Camp Nashoba North, Raymond, Maine

16.)  English Language Teacher in China (Foreign Trainer), Disney English, China

17.)  Communications Manager, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

18.)  SUMMER-Mountain Adventure Program Counselor, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Inc., Crested Butte, CO

19.)  Summer Racing Instructor/Coach for Opti and 420 – Summer youth Instructor/Coach (Opti trainer, Opti, O’pen Bic, Hartley 12, 420, Sonar, J-105, Windsurfing), New England Science & Sailing, Stonington, CT

20.)  C5 Bridges Backcountry Team Leader, C5 Youth Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (Camp Address: Hyattville, WY)

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

April 22-27, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

May 10-18, Jakarta / Surabaya / Banyuangi / Denpasar, Indonesia

 

May 18-21, Singapore

 

July 7-8, Cleveland, Ohio

 

July 15-17, San Diego, Calif.

 

August 3-8, East Lansing, Mich.

 

August 17-19, San Diego, Calif.

 

September 30-1 October, Tokyo, Japan

 

***  Sierra Club National Outings Training Trip – Southeast/Northeast, May 6–10, 2015.

 

The National Outings Training Trip is designed to train new Sierra Club National Outings leaders in the trip planning and leadership skills necessary to lead safe, happy and inspiring Sierra Club Outings. Each trainee will plan, design and submit their own National Outing in the months prior to the four-day field section. Subsequent to the training, trainees are expected to lead a National Outing at least once every other year but ideally once a year.

http://content.sierraclub.org/outings/national/brochure/national-outings-training-trip-southeastnortheast

 

***  Where will Americans travel in spring 2015?

 

To some places you might expect (Las Vegas) and to others that are a bit of a surprise (El Paso, TX). According to hotel bookings made through CCRAtravel.com, here are the top ten spring travel destinations in the U.S.:

 

  1. Kissimmee, FL *
  2. El Paso, TX *
  3. Anaheim, CA
  4. Orlando *
  5. Miami
  6. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  7. Nashville, TN
  8. New York City
  9. New Orleans
  10. Las Vegas

 

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/Strategy/SM-Top-10/The-Top-10-Spring-Travel-Destinations-in-the-U-S-/?cid=eltrTop10

 

***  Best Beach-Vacation Destinations in the World

http://www.fodors.com/trip-ideas/beach/?ref=news_fd_042515

 

***  Hotels You Need to Have Sex in Before You Die

http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/07/hotels-to-have-sex-in-before-you-die/palms-resort

 

***  Planned Elopements Are the New Destination Wedding

The Caribbean’s new twist on the destination wedding

By: Lena Katz

http://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Caribbean/Planned-Elopements-Are-the-New-Destination-Wedding/#.VTjpQSHBzGc

 

***  When things go wrong: Taking care of the business traveler

By Carl Dombek

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-things-go-wrong-taking-care-business-traveler-carl

 

***  Sea Kayaking in Alaska

No Alaska adventure is complete without a sea-kayaking excursion

By: Chris Batin

http://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/USA-Canada/Sea-Kayaking-in-Alaska/?a=/travel/adventure-travel#.VTjqGSHBzGc

 

***  10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-best-national-parks-to-visit-in-2015?ref=news_fd_042515

 

***  Rediscovering Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Where to find food by the original Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs

By: Marty Wentzel

http://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Hawaii/Rediscovering-Hawaii-Regional-Cuisine/#.VTjppCHBzGc

 

***  Lollapalooza and Coachella Officially Ban Selfie Sticks

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2015/3/30/11207/7340/travel/Lollapalooza+and+Coachella+Officially+Ban+Selfie+Sticks

 

***  Rail Tril of the Month:

 

Rail Trail of the Month for April 2015

Nevada’s Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/april/10/nevada-s-lower-las-vegas-wash-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Monthk

 

Rail Trail of the Month for March 2015

Pennsylvania’s Montour Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/march/16/pennsylvanias-montour-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Rail Trail of the Month: February 2015

West Virginia’s Mon River Trails

by Laura Stark

 

“I can’t imagine Morgantown without the rail-trail … I think it adds so much to the community.”

 

“Wild and Wonderful” is West Virginia’s slogan, but the same could be said of the Mon River Trail system in the north-central part of the state. The beauty of the trail network spiraling out of Morgantown is that you have access to four trails—and four unique experiences—all in one interconnected system spanning nearly 50 miles. Head away from town and you are quickly encompassed by lush woodlands and the quiet splash of small waterfalls. Or, stay in town and have a number of city parks, as well as great dining and shopping opportunities, at your fingertips.

 

“It’s a wonderful mix of urban and rural,” says Ella Belling, executive director of the Mon River Trails Conservancy (MRTC). “It’s a nice combination for the people that live here and want to get a break from the urban world and enjoy nature.”

 

Picture the area’s trail system as an upside down “Y.” The Mon River Trail North, surfaced with crushed limestone, comes down from the Pennsylvania state line hugging the gentle curves of the Mon River (short for Monongahela). The waterway, which Belling likens to the Mississippi, cuts a wide, slow-moving path through the forested terrain. After six miles, the trail seamlessly blends with the paved Caperton Trail, which is more urban than its country cousins as it links Star City and Morgantown. Downtown, the trail splits; the fork heading southwest is the Mon River Trail South, and the one heading southeast is the Deckers Creek Trail. Both are crushed stone pathways guiding you through one scenic vista after another for nearly 20 miles each.

 

For Laurie Abildso, who directs the regional chapter of Girls on the Run, the Mon River Trail system is the perfect setting for their annual 5K run. “A lot of people who do the event are doing it for the first time,” she says. “So the trail is a nice, gentle introduction to running for long distances. They’re well maintained and safe.”

 

The event—which draws more than 1,000 participants, including the girls, their families and the general public—is the culmination of a 12-week program that uses physical activity as one way to help girls in third to eighth grade gain self-esteem and learn positive life skills. “When they start the program, they don’t think they’ll be able to run three miles,” says Abildso. “But then they do it, and it’s such a powerful experience.”

 

When Belling visits the trails, she confesses to being a slow cyclist. With binoculars in hand, she likes to “soak up nature,” frequently stopping to “bike and bird” as well as identify the trees and plants around her. Deer are common here, and even black bears and coyotes are occasionally sighted.

 

With spring on the way, another “W” that could be applied to the trail system is wildflowers. Belling notes that many of them grow along the trail, and her favorite time to see them is just around the corner. “There’s a four-week period with amazing bursts of color right before the leaves burst out on the trees at the beginning of spring.”

 

An especially good place to spot them is the Caperton section, which runs right through the arboretum on the campus of West Virginia University (WVU) and also traverses Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park, known for its showy cherry blossoms. The park pays homage to the trail’s heritage with a restored railroad depot that first saw passengers in 1886 and now serves as a visitor center and bus station. Both the Caperton and the pair of Mon River Trails on either side of Morgantown follow a branch of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, which primarily carried coal, coke, sand and limestone between the mines of Fairmont and the industrial city of Pittsburgh. (The Deckers Creek Trail follows the former Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad, which met the B&O line in Morgantown and extended to Rowlesburg.)

 

“There are a lot of remnants from the railroad and the coal mines along the trails,” says Belling. “You can feel the history of the place.”

 

In the warmer weather, the stately red brick buildings of WVU’s Woodburn Circle—listed on the National Register of Historic Places—make an especially vivid contrast to the wide green expanses of the school’s well-manicured grounds. Founded in 1867 (only a few years after West Virginia became a state), the university has long been Morgantown’s flagship institution, and the city frequently finds its way onto lists of the country’s top college towns.

 

West Virginia native Kelly Pack, trail development director for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), remembers the early development of the Mon River Trail system when she began attending WVU in the late 1990s.

 

“It has drastically changed since I was there,” Pack says. “When I was running on the Caperton Trail, I felt like I had a backstage pass to the community. Morgantown was just starting the revitalization of the riverfront, so you were going behind these vacant areas. Now, there’s new development along the river—hotels, restaurants and shops—with the trail as a focal point. The whole landscape along the trail in Morgantown has completely changed for the better.”

 

Mon River Rail-Trail at Pricketts Fort | Photo by Steve Shaluta, courtesy Convention and Visitors Bureau of Marion County

 

Twenty years ago, the MRTC acquired the rail corridor through which the trails now run, and the future only looks brighter today. This year, the Mon River Trail North will connect to Pennsylvania’s Sheepskin Trail, which will continue north to the community of Point Marion. Although the new segment is short—just over a mile—it signifies a big step toward connecting the Morgantown system to the Great Allegheny Passage, a distinguished member of RTC’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new section will be made during RTC’s upcoming West Virginia Rail-Trail Sojourn, April 24-26. Registration is going on now!

 

In the other direction, a more distant dream is to one day close about 20 miles of gaps to connect the Mon River Trail system with the North Bend Rail Trail, a rural scenic gem that stretches 72 miles west to Parkersburg. Together, they would create a 150-mile trail that Pack says would be “incredible” and on the scale of the renowned Great Allegheny Passage.

 

All of these regional trails are pieces of a much larger puzzle. RTC is partnering with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council to lead a collaborative effort involving dozens of trail groups and other organizations in closing gaps and building out a 1,600-mile trail network spanning five states (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York). Originally known as the Power of 32+ for the number of counties involved, the growing project now includes trails in 53 counties.

 

The hub of this network is Pittsburgh, and Morgantown—just 75 miles south— serves as an important spoke in the wheel. “There’s a great energy to Morgantown,” says Abildso. “More and more people are out there on their bikes. And there are lots of running events in the spring and summer; most Saturday and Sunday mornings, you’ll see an organization out there.”

 

In addition to wild, wonderful and wildflowers, we have one last “W” to add to the list. With its genuine charm, beautiful views around every bend in the river, unique historical and cultural sites, and a well-loved, well-cared-for trail system linking it all, this thriving trail town is welcoming.

 

“I can’t imagine Morgantown without the rail-trail,” says Abildso. “I think it adds so much to the community.”

 

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Editorial internships at Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA

 

Editorial internships at Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, provide an overview of the process of selecting and preparing manuscripts for publication. Interns sit in on all editorial meetings and perform a variety of research and fact-checking tasks for our editors. This position requires strong editorial skills (writing, video, photography, design, etc.) and a well-rounded awareness of environmental issues.

 

Internship periods are winter-spring (January through April), summer (May through August), and fall (September through December). Interns are required to work 20 hours a week; however, the scheduling of these hours is at the intern’s discretion. The position is unpaid. Travel is reimbursed up to $600.

 

Internship applicants should send a letter describing their qualifications and interests, along with a resume and a brief writing sample to, communications.internships@sierraclub.org. Although we are mainly looking for writers, the internship is also offered to people with multimedia skills that translate well to internet journalism.

 

In general, the most helpful writing samples show your ability to research facts, organize information, and interview a variety of sources. Journalistic samples are much preferred to research papers and personal essays, please send files as PDFs. If you will be including links in your cover letter, please also submit a copy of your work in PDF format.

 

Applicants should indicate which internship period they prefer. The deadline for application is March 12 for the summer period, July 16 for the fall period, and November 1 for the winter/spring period.

 

If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please contact the intern manager by e-mail at communications.internships@sierraclub.org.  No phone calls please. We only meet in person with applicants under serious consideration for the internship.

 

http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/internships

 

2.)  Volunteer Opportunites, Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch, Great Circle, Steelville, MO

http://meramecranch.greatcircle.org/get-involved/volunteer.html

 

3.)  Resident Volunteer, Alchesay-Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Complex, Pinetop, Arizona

 

Alchesay-Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Complex participates in the Resident Volunteer program. Contact the hatchery for more information on requirements and availability.

 

Volunteer Tasks

 

The tasks that volunteers perform at the Alchesay-Williams Creek NFH Complex are extremely diverse in nature depending on the time of the year, assignment priorities, and the skills and abilities of the individual volunteer. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed at the hatcheries. A person can volunteer as little or as much of their time as they choose. Housing may be available to those volunteers willing to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

 

Volunteer tasks can include grounds and building maintenance, cleaning, basic fish culture (feeding and cleaning), inventorying, loading and stocking fish, marking fish, running errands, taking photos and videos, handling fish, feeding fish, collecting fish spawn taking (eggs), collecting water quality data, participating in outreach activities, assisting staff with fish tagging, and pond harvesting. Some projects may include hands-on construction. Examples of such projects are constructing outreach aquaria displays, refurbishing public walking decks, outdoor classroom design and implementation.

http://www.fws.gov/southwest/fisheries/awc/volunteers.html

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Marketing Coordinator, New England Science & Sailing, Stonington, CT

 

Position Summary

The Marketing Coordinator assists in developing and implementing NESS’s Strategic Marketing Plan,

including coordinating print and digital marketing communications, advertising, and public relations. In

addition to coordinating documentation of NESS’s programs, stories, and events, this position works

with Program Directors to develop year round programming. The Marketing Coordinator reports to the

Director of Marketing.

 

Duties and responsibilities

– Implement activities to manage and enhance NESS’s brand, image, and messages across all

constituents

– Develop and maintain NESS’s calendar and communications plan, including

o Events

o Communications schedule

o Online calendar posts

– Manage website

o Update as required

o Schedule/manage/delegate blog posts

o Coordinate with website designer/administrator

– Manage social media posts and updates

– Coordinate and implement advertising; develop plan and budget

– Coordinate and implement public relations activities and events, representing NESS as needed

(open houses, camp fairs, press conferences, etc.)

– Coordinate and implement marketing communications, including print, digital, and broadcast

media, coordinating with outside designers as needed

– Write marketing materials, press releases, articles, blog posts, newsletters, etc.

– Develop marketing communications collateral plan (list, updates required, schedule, etc.)

– Coordinate documentation of programs, stories, and events via pictures and videos

o Develop and manage picture and video library

o Take pictures/contract photographers

o Take videos/contract videographers/produce videos

– Maintain displays

o Bulletin boards (Stonington, Dodson Boatyard)

o Window displays (Stonington, Ocean Beach)

o Mystic welcome center

-Develop, implement, and report on customer feedback

– Track and report on performance metrics

– Support program development

o Work with Program Directors to develop programs, both summer and off season,

including pricing

o Perform competitive analyses

– Manage NESS’s store, both in-house inventory and online through vendor

– Cultivate relationships with/sell programs to customers/partners/communities

– Represent NESS to constituents, articulating NESS’s mission, strategy, and programs

– Support Marketing Committee as required

– Support Development as required

– Miscellaneous

o Use ideas, feedback, and suggestions to continuously improve the services provided to

the community

o Perform other ad-hoc duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing

 

Minimum Requirements:

Skills/Knowledge:

– Excellent inter-personal skills

– Excellent oral and written communication skills

– Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, some HTML)

– Excellent social media skills (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linked In)

– Excellent organizational skills

– Detail-oriented with a penchant for accuracy

 

Experience/Education:

– 4 year degree

– Prior marketing experience preferred

– Prior graphic design experience preferred

– Prior website design and management experience preferred

– Adult and child first aid and CPR certifications

– Connecticut Safe Boating certification helpful

 

Compensation

– Salary commensurate with experience

– 10 paid holidays per calendar year

– 3 weeks of paid vacation per calendar year

– Contributions to health and dental insurance premiums

– Short term disability insurance

 

NESS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

http://www.nessf.org/Media/Default/Forms/MarketingCoordinatorPositionDescriptionFINAL.pdf

http://www.nessf.org/work-with-ness/employment-opportunities

 

2.)  Chief of Strategic Communications (Public Affairs Officer), National Park Service, Department Of The Interior, Yellowstone National Park, WY

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398851900

 

3.)  4H Outdoor Learning Center Program Director, Upham Woods 4H Outdoor Learning Center, Wisconsin Dells  WI

 

The Program Director works in partnership with the Director and Assistant Director in providing leadership and operational management of Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center. The Program Director manages the seasonal naturalist staff and oversees marketing as well as programmatic development. Upham Woods is a year-round educational facility that provides outdoor education, environmental education, and leadership education opportunities for over 9,000 youth and adults each year. In the summer, users are primarily 4-H groups, while during the spring, fall and winter, the Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center serves school groups and other youth organizations. Upham Woods strives to provide the community with outdoor educational programming and partnerships as a way to provide local accessibility to University resources and research.

 

TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

– Bachelors degree in education, recreation management, biology, youth development or a related field

 

– Experience in developing, implementing, managing, or teaching educational programs

 

– Experience utilizing outdoor education as a way to teach leadership skills, environmental concepts, STEM or social development skills

 

– Experience working collaboratively in a team environment to accomplish program goals

 

– Experience or education in marketing educational programs

 

– CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard certifications, or ability to obtain certifications shortly after hire

 

– Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

To receive full consideration, you must submit all of the following documents. when uploading documents, pdf format is preferred. Any documents, other than those requested, will be deleted from your application.

 

– COVER LETTER (up to two pages) in which you summarize how your qualifications meet those of the position. Please note that your response will be evaluated not only for content but for written communication skills as well. You are encouraged to refer to formal education, training, professional work history, volunteer work, research and any related life experiences in your response.

 

– PROFESSIONAL RESUME, including related education, professional work history and volunteer experience.

 

– CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THREE (3) PROFESSIONAL WORK REFERENCES, including at least one person who has been your immediate supervisor.

 

– FINAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS for each of your degrees.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/hr/

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=5EW&AID=93666

 

***  From Bridget Ann Serchak:

 

4.)  Outdoor Sculpture and Conservation Coordinator, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Check this out – first time I have ever seen the word Frisbee in a job

posting!

 

http://job-openings.monster.com/monster/0b846925-ef18-47bf-92d6-fea2c7db8e6f?mescoid=1900248001001

 

5.)  Fox Landing Summer Instructor, The Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI), Avalon  CA

 

The Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) is looking for excited college graduates who would like to be a part of the summer program at the historic Camp Fox on Catalina Island.  CIMI staff provide support to YMCA groups throughout their week long trips to Camp Fox.  Each day consists of taking campers kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking, as well as through our archery course and high ropes elements.  Each CIMI instructor must be a physically fit, dedicated, flexible and excited team player to spend the summer on Catalina Island.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum of a bachelors degree, biology or marine biology highly preferred.
  • Excellent water skills
  • Capable of completing a Waterfront Lifeguarding course, including CPR and First Aid
  • Experience teaching elementary, middle or high school students, highly desired
  • Ability to live and work in a small, remote island community

 

Compensation:

 

  • Paid training
  • Full room and board
  • Starting salary of $275 per week
  • Use of program equipment, such as kayak, boats and paddle boards during off time
  • Island playground to explore

 

If interested please email resume and cover letter to Charlie@cimi.org.

Check out our camp website: http://cimioutdoored.org/cimi-fox-landing/

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=5EW&AID=93763

 

6.)  Director of Communications and Marketing, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC

http://www.glassdoor.com/job-listing/director-of-communications-and-marketing-JV_IC1138213_KO0,40_IE683660.htm

 

7.)  Summer Instructors, Adventure Treks, Flat Rock, NC

 

Job Description

Instructors are expected to be excellent role models as they teach a variety of outdoor skills and foster a close community. Course size is generally 24 students with 6 instructors. Outdoor skills taught include: backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, cooking, orienteering, Leave No Trace concepts, and general environmental education. Other specialized skills will be taught in conjunction with outfitters. On each adventure, the six-person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip including: instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, menu planning, purchasing food, laundry, transportation, coordinating with outfitters, maintaining equipment, and handling medical issues. Instructors receive support while in the field from the Regional Directors.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 21 years old
  • College graduate strongly preferred
  • Wilderness First Responder and CPR
  • Several years experience working with teenagers
  • True concern for students’ growth
  • Solid outdoor skills in a variety of activities
  • Several years experience leading wilderness programs
  • Expertise in Leave No Trace principles
  • A clean driving record
  • Ability to work with little/no time off and limited personal time

Benefits

  • Opportunity to be a teacher, mentor and role model to highly motivated students
  • Up to five months of employment. In addition to Summer Adventures, opportunities are available in North Carolina during the fall as an outdoor educator for our School Programs.
  • Dynamic work environment with other incredible instructors
  • Highly organized and well planned Adventures
  • Professional development
  • Outdoor experiences throughout the United States
  • Competitive Salary
  • Travel stipend for transportation
  • Professional purchase discounts

To Apply

We will be accepting applications until March 30th for the 2015 summer season. However, we will accept applications for the fall season until August 15th. If you meet our qualifications, please email a copy of your resume to our Associate Director, Josh Goldbach at josh@adventuretreks.com.

 

Adventure Treks provides unique experiences for teenagers ages 13-18, through wilderness based adventure programs. Designed to teach leadership and build confidence through the formation of positive communities and fun outdoor adventures, these 18-30 day expeditions take place in Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, North Carolina, and British Columbia. Field Instructors manage group dynamics, coordinate logistics, and teach outdoor skills, with activities that include backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, rafting, sea kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking. Benefits include a competitive salary, travel stipend, pro-deal privileges, and the opportunity to work both the summer and fall school group programs, which are located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress), have a valid WFR/CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one), have several years experience working with youth and/or leading wilderness programs, and the ability to work long hours with little to no time off. To apply, email your resume to Josh Goldbach. Applications are due by April 30th for summer positions and August 15th for the fall season.

 

https://www.adventuretreks.com/about-us/employment.html

 

8.)  Outdoor Instructors/Outdoor Education Program, The YMCA Camp Grady Spruce, Possum Kingdom Lake TX

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=5EW&AID=93775

 

9.)  Program Supervisor, Pacific Quest, Naalehu, HI

 

NOW HIRING

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to wilderness therapy by replacing hiking and survival skills with work on our organic farm and sustainable life skills. Our approach is based on structure, support and choice as opposed to coercion or punitive consequences; it allows for students to grow individually, at their own pace, with their own motivations.

 

The mission of Pacific Quest is to provide individualized, sustainable, personal development within a safe, structured, experiential and natural environment in a culture of unconditional support and personal responsibility.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The primary responsibility of the Program Supervisor is as facilitator for the Program at the Kau facility (Na’alehu area), which includes: Daily Schedule and Routine Facilitation; Therapeutic and Academic goals and outcomes (experience with addictions a plus); Community Service, Farming and Group Outings.

 

The Program Supervisor is responsible for training and developing staff, and working directly with the students. This supervisor shares “on-call” responsibilities around crisis management and works with the Therapists to support outcomes. The position is directly under the supervision of the Program Director and is supported by the Program Direct Care Staff, and other program departments (logistics, farming, wellness, outings, etc). The training and development of staff occurs both in the field and at the field office in the Kau district of Hawaii (Na’alehu). The position is full time with benefits, salary DOE.

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Clear, thorough and timely communication and documenting
  • Evaluating, managing, reporting and monitoring risk management
  • Program development and maintaining and updating systems
  • Supervising staff and students
  • Co-development of program policies and procedures

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Industry experience and experience working with adolescents of a similar population
  • Experience in supervision and able to work with students in crisis
  • Experience with crisis intervention
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work with team of professionals as well as the ability to work independently
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check

Please submit resume and cover letter along with application materials to jobs@pacificquest.org, to fax (855) 317-6304, or mail to Pacific Quest, PO Box 540, Naalehu, HI, 96772

 

http://www.pacificquest.org/job-opportunities/program-supervisor

 

10.)  Adjunct Faculty, HMI GAP, The High Mountain Institute, Leadville, CO (basecamp in Moab, Utah)

 

The High Mountain Institute seeks an Adjunct Faculty, a seasonal position in our HMI Gap program.

Responsibilities include: instruct and supervise outdoor rock climbing, facilitate various residential life

activities, and fulfill other faculty duties during our one-month basecamp in Moab, Utah. For more

information on HMI Gap, please see www.hminet.org/gap.

 

About the High Mountain Institute

HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education

opportunities. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating adolescents to be good

students and good adults. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them

essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential

academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. In addition to a high

school semester, HMI also offers a summer term for high school students, a gap semester for 18-22

year olds, and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit

www.hminet.org.

 

Position Details Include:

  • Instruct and supervise ½ and full day climbing activities 4-5 times per week
  • Assist in leading a 2-day canyoneering trip and other weekend activities
  • Lead 3-5 evening activities per week
  • Teach and support the Environmental Field Studies and Leadership curriculum
  • Support other core program activities and operations as needed
  • Participate in rotating duty schedule
  • Act as an advisor for 3-4 students
  • Maintain Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications (Wilderness First Responder strongly preferred)
  • Room and board provided; program is conducted in a front-country “basecamp” setting
  • Compensation: $3,100-$3,400
  • Dates: October 9 through November 8, 2015
  • Adjunct faculty is required to participate in a 3-day training on HMI’s campus September 16-18, 2015

Minimum Qualifications: BA or higher, current WFA & CPR certifications, prior teaching experience,

extensive prior experience instructing/guiding outdoor rock climbing, enthusiasm for working with young adults in an intensive community setting, criminal and driving background checks required.

 

Desired Qualifications: Highly motivated & organized individual with prior relevant experience;

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor or Rock Guide training; Significant prior experience working with late high

school and/or college-age students; Familiarity with climbing and other outdoor activities in the Moab

area; Significant trail crew experience.

How to Apply: Please submit the following items as Adobe Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word files to Chris

Barlow, Gap Coordinator, via e-mail at cbarlow@hminet.org:

  • 1-page cover letter including a discussion of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, leadership style,

and reasons for applying

  • Resume and list of 3-5 references

Complete application should be submitted to Chris Barlow, Gap Coordinator at cbarlow@hminet.org.

After an initial review, HMI will solicit further information from some candidates, such as a practical test,

writing sample, and other information. We will contact finalists for a formal interview. HMI is committed to taking the time to carefully review candidates and will not fill the position until an ideal candidate is found.

Correspondence via e-mail is strongly preferred. The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity

employer.

https://www.hminet.org/sites/hminet.org/files/hmi_gap_adj_faculty_description_2.pdf

 

11.)  Chapter Director, Hawaii Chapter, Sierra Club, Honolulu       HI

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=461

 

12.)  Senior Press Secretary, Sierra Club, San Francisco or Washington, D.C.

 

Context:  Provides strategic media planning, oversight and implementation for Sierra Club local, regional, and national campaigns including major featured objectives of the Dirty Fuels initiative and all other related programs. Serves as communications strategist for Tar Sands campaign, and coordinates communications work with the Tar Sands coalition. Writes long-term and rapid-response media outreach plans to position the Sierra Club and promote its national and regional conservation campaigns. Oversees editorial production process for media communications, ensuring timely and accurate materials with a consistent tone and message.  Develops relationships with regional and national reporters and producers, pitching stories, providing Sierra Club’s viewpoints and serving as a Club spokesperson.

 

Scope: The Senior Press Secretary acts as a liaison between the various communications department teams and program teams to plan and carry out media strategies.  Also serves as a liaison between the Sierra Club and key media contacts, to develop relationships that advance the Sierra Club’s media coverage, serving regularly as a spokesperson. Serves as Sierra Club representatives to key partners like the Tar Sands Coalition, the Alberta Clipper Coalition, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, anti-fracking activists, and others.  Researches and delivers reports for release to media, develops and drives overall media strategy, writes media messages, op-eds, press releases, talking points and other materials, and coordinates media events as necessary. Works with other environmental groups in the Tar Sands coalition to guide the strategic objectives and communications tactics for the campaign to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline and related Tar Sands projects.

 

Job Activities:

 

  • Works with Sierra Club campaigns and volunteers to develop the concept for reports to release at press conferences and other appropriate media events. Oversees the researching and writing of those reports.
  • Oversees Sierra Club’s rapid-response program, developing messages and writing op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points and other media materials. Creates strategic media responses to published comments regarding the Sierra Club and to the positions of politicians, institutions or groups.
  • Oversees strategy, message and materials development for the Dirty Fuels initiative—, including Tar Sands and Natural Gas campaigns, serving as liaison across various teams and committees.
  • Performs necessary research and crafts long-term strategic vehicles for promoting Sierra Club messages and stories, including but not limited to writing letters to the editor, reports, op-eds, radio actualities, press releases, fact sheets, and talking points.
  • Collaborates with the National Press Secretary, Communications Director and Deputy Directors, as well as outside consultants, to provide assistance and guidance in developing long-range media strategies. Drafts communications plans and coordinates communications work around Sierra Club campaigns across internal work groups including but limited to web, social media,Sierra Magazine, creative and video teams.
  • Develops relationships with regional and national reporters and pitches stories to those reporters.
  • Trains and coaches staff and volunteers in media skills.
  • Contributes to staff strategy meetings, and stays current on substantive and political developments in major conservation campaigns by reading latest literature, attending meetings and maintaining contact with relevant sources.
  • Advises and assists communications staff to pitch other Sierra Club messages, events, and reactions to the working press as needed.
  • Mentors, trains and coaches volunteers and interns in media skills while working alongside them.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

 

— B.A. degree in communications, journalism, or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

— 4 years prior experience as a journalist, media liaison or other position involving media/press relations.

 

— Excellent writing and verbal communications skills

 

— Demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues and national politics

 

— Ability to interact cooperatively effectively with staff, volunteers and the public

 

— Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure

 

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and John Muir Local or Sierra Employee Alliance, depending on location.

 

The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 4 exempt position.

 

Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

 

*If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the ‘Attachments’ section.

 

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=517

 

13.)  Sr. Comm Specialist, Hispanic Media Outreach, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, District of Columbia

http://www.latpro.com/jobs/3044140.html

 

14.)  Outdoor Guides, ARIZONA OUTBACK ADVENTURES, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Description

 

AOA prides itself on having the best guide staff, because our guides love what they do and it shows. AOA specializes in providing a superior guest experience from the initial contact and the hotel pick-up to the on-trail meals and equipment condition. As a guide you will be responsible for leading tours; carrying-out transfers, servicing equipment and ensuring guest safety and comfort. With training – your understanding of the natural highlights of the regions we operate in will be second to none. Your ability to transfer your knowledge efficiently and enthusiastically will underscore for our guests the natural wonders and beauty of the Southwest.

 

Core Competencies

 

  • A flair for dealing with people
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Experience as a leader
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Wilderness First Responder or EMT certification a plus
  • Mechanically adept [mountain bike preferred]
  • Schedule and work hours flexibility
  • Knowledge of local history, geology, flora and fauna
  • Enjoyment of hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and kayaking
  • Willingness to learn new things

 

http://aoa-adventures.com/job-opportunities/

 

15.)  Hiking/Trip Leaders/Rock Climbing (and other openings), Camp Nashoba North, Raymond, Maine

http://campnashoba.com/staff/working-at-cnn/

 

16.)  English Language Teacher in China (Foreign Trainer), Disney English, China

 

Your adventure with Disney starts now!

 

Set out on the journey of a lifetime while enriching children’s lives with Disney English. Disney English has grown across China since opening in 2008, by shaping children’s love for learning with Disney’s innovative, award-winning curriculum. Join this dynamic team that provides and engages children the way children learn – through stories, songs, characters and above all – fun!

 

We’re looking for passionate, out-going, native-like speaking English Language Teachers (Foreign Trainers). In this unique opportunity you will discover a new culture, inspire children to learn a new language while growing and developing your own skills in ways you never dreamed.

 

Become part of the Disney legacy… your journey awaits.

 

What you need to know:

 

  • Foreign Trainers provide a highly engaging and effective learning experience to children between 3-12 years old through the delivery of innovative and immersive Disney educational content.
  • Successful Foreign Trainers have high energy! Delivering curriculum with energy and enthusiasm is a must. Our Trainers use immersive learning techniques such as story telling, singing, dialogue and role-playing in combination with formal exercises.
  • Foreign Trainers work a 40 hour work week (20-25 contact teaching hours – (up to 30 hours if working with our special summer course) including evening and weekends.
  • Measuring progress as well as educational results while providing on-going support and development to the students is required for success.
  • Foreign Trainers build strong relationships with parents and keeping them “in-the-know” on their child’s journey.

 

What you’ll need:

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12 months teaching experience (post Bachelor’s degree) for major Cities
  • OR a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 24 months work experience (post Bachelor’s degree)
  • To be at least 21 years old
  • Native English Speaker able to communicate with learners where English is not their first language
  • Internationally recognized advanced TEFL or CELTA Qualifications are highly desirable
  • A flexible “can do” attitude, a thirst for learning and an adaptable approach to working
  • Passion for Disney and for working with young children is essential

 

What we offer:

 

  • Salaries start at $1,610 USD (10,000 RMB) per month (dependent on qualifications/experience)
  • Monthly housing allowance up to $782 USD (up to 4,850 RMB)
  • Resettlement allowance of $1,127 USD (7,000 RMB)
  • Paid airfare to China and a monthly travel stipend toward return trip
  • Three weeks hotel accommodation provided upon arrival in China
  • Health, dental, paid sick and vacation time
  • Robust academic training including assistance obtaining a TEFL-C certification as well as a Rosetta Stone Mandarin license
  • Various Disney discounts* including a limited theme parks admission pass

*Benefits subject to change

 

Disney will give you the opportunity to learn, grow, teach and lead – apply now!

https://xjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&jobid=240721&loc=US

 

17.)  Communications Manager, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

http://jobs.prsa.org/jobseeker/job/23429794

 

18.)  SUMMER-Mountain Adventure Program Counselor, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Inc., Crested Butte, CO

http://job-openings.monster.com/monster/fa9abdc4-2492-4a02-b1d6-b9265ca27745?mescoid=2100314001001&jobPosition=3

 

19.)  Summer Racing Instructor/Coach for Opti and 420 – Summer youth Instructor/Coach (Opti trainer, Opti, O’pen Bic, Hartley 12, 420, Sonar, J-105, Windsurfing), New England Science & Sailing, Stonington, CT

http://www.nessf.org/Media/Default/Forms/positiondescriptionsailingcoach2015.pdf

http://www.nessf.org/work-with-ness/employment-opportunities

 

20.)  C5 Bridges Backcountry Team Leader, C5 Youth Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (Camp Address: Hyattville, WY)

 

Change the world this summer by working with our amazing young leaders! Summer camp, college tours, Wyoming backpacking treks, and community action summits are all activities you can be a part of if you join our C5LA summer staff.

 

C5 Los Angeles is looking for dedicated, high-caliber leaders to teach and inspire young people to reach for their best.  C5LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

The C5 Bridges Backcountry Group Leaders help lead 13-day travel experiences with small groups of teens. Trips include backpacking in the remote Big Horn Mountain Range of Wyoming. The position is physically demanding. Success requires insightful facilitation and dynamic leadership to promote positive relationships, sharpening of leadership skills, and connecting trip-related challenges to skills needed for success in college, work, and life.

 

Responsibilities

 

Travel with groups along a 6-7 day, 35-mile backpacking route

Help Facilitate activity sessions (rock climbing, rappelling, fishing, etc.)

Manage risks; comply with safety protocols; involve youth in building a safety-conscious culture

Facilitate structured curriculum

Assist with logistical support (transportation, packing food, issuing gear)

Minimum Requirements

 

23 years old; some college experience

Experience in working with youth

Experience leading trips similar in scope

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Lifeguard training

Ability to carry a 55-pound backpack over rugged terrain up to 12 hours a day for 6 days

Commitment to Leave No Trace ethics and practice

Clean driving record

Drug-free

 

http://c5la.org/AboutUs/Employment.aspx

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January/February 2015

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January/February 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“There’s a place

in the middle of the wine-dark sea called Crete,

a lovely, fruitful land surrounded by the sea.”

– Homer (“Smyrns of Chios”), Odyessey

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of “Your very next step” comes to you from Chania, on the Greek island of Crete.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

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Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  Trail of the Month:  Pennsylvania’s Allegheny River Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  Genoa

***  Crete

***  While waiting for my flight from Athens to Crete

***  Two interesting blogs from Rohit Agarwal

***  Free Admission Days to U.S. National Parks

***  15 of the Worst Airlines in the World Destination Tips

***  Planes, clouds and votices

***  Top 10 European tourist traps USA TODAY

***  Hate Flying? It’s Your Fault

***  Wisconsin’s Kinnickinnic River Trail

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Residential Outdoor Science Instructor, Grizzly Creek Ranch, Sierra Nevada Journeys, Portola, CA

2.)  Youth and Family Outdoor Program Coordinator, Outdoors Rx, Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Boston MA

3.)  Project Manager – Philadelphia Region (Full-Time), Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Philadelphia, Pa.

4.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Department Of The Interior, Billings, MT

5.)  Residential Outdoor Educator, Friends of the National ZOO, Maurertown, VA

6.)  Executive Director, Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign, Illinois

7.)  DIRECTOR OF OUTDOOR SERVICES, Cabela’s, Sidney, NE

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

January 31-February 3, Chania, Crete, Greece

 

February 3-5, Rota Spain

 

February 5-6, Madrid, Spain

 

March 10-12, Jacksonville, Fla.

 

March 15-20, Accra, Ghana

 

April 22-27, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

August 17-19, San Diego, Calif.

 

***  Genoa:

 

Here’s a fun store to visit in the Porto Antico, and get fresh and local treats and products from Geona and Liguria.  Also a great place to eat.  You can now find Eataly in far flug locations, like Rome and Milan.

http://www.eataly.net/it_en

 

Here’s a facinating location to have a dinner for the attendees of Surface Warships 2015 in Genoa.  Dine with the sharks!

http://www.acquariodigenova.it/en/

 

***  Crete:

 

While wandering around the old city of Chania, I wandered into a gift shop named “Anastasia,” in a lovely 600-year old building.  I was looking for a local hand-made nativity for my mother’s collection.  I had a nice chat with Karen, an American who has been living in Greece with her husband and family for three decades now.  She told me of a shop that sells icons that also carries olive wood nativities.  They were closed, but Karen called the owner.  Later in the afternoon they brought a couple of them over to Karen’s shiop, and she called me at my hotel to let me know she had them.  I raced over before she closed the store and completed the transaction, and also bought a glass “eye” to ward offf evil spirits.

 

Crete, and Chania in particular, is living in layers of history dating back to the beginning of civilization.

 

According to Wikipedia, Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.  Crete is part of Greece, but has significant autonomy.  The largest city on the island and the capital, Heraklion, has about 600,000 people.  Chania is a tenth of that.  There are some famous gods from Crete, including Zeus.

 

Crete was the hub of the earliest known advanced European civilization, the Minoan (c. 2700–1420 BC), which had aa good run until overtaken by the Mycenaean’s from mainland Greece.  The Romans finally conquered the island in 69 BC, and they and their successors, the Byzantines ran the place, although not without lots of wars, until around 820 AD.  You had your attacking Vandals, Slavs, and Arabs.  You know, the usual.   It was captured by Andalusian Muladis who established the Emirate of Crete, but the Byantines tried to take it back until the did in 960-ish.

 

The Fourth Crusade sacked Constantinople, and one of the leading crusader, Boniface of Montferrat, was awarded Crete.  He in turn sold his claim to the Republic of Venice, which didn’t sit well with their rivals in Genoa, who seized the island.  Finally, in 1212 Venice established its colony on Crete.  That’s why my hotel is named Porto Veneziano; the big old buildings are known aas the Venetian dockyards, and the Capuchins run the Catholic church here.

 

The merchants of Venice ran Crete for more than four centuries.  From 1212, during Venice’s rule, which lasted more than four centuries.  Called Candia by the Venetians, the city was well fortified with walls, forts and other defenses.  The port is shallower than nearby Souda Bay, but well protected, particularly with the sea walss constructed, which suited the Venmetians with their shallow draft vessels.

 

Then the Ottomans showed up in 1669,.  Many Cretans leff for safer parts of the Republic of Venice.  The Ottomans began the Islamic presence on the island (not counting some brief Arab occupations), was cemented by the Ottoman conquest. Some Cretans converted to Islam, and some converted to Christianty when the Turks left. When the Ottoman Empire fell apart, there was a “population exchange” between Greece and Turkey in 1924.

 

When the modern Greek State was established in 1830, but Crete was not a part.  In fact, the island was yielded to Egypt by the Ottoman sultan, but sovereignty was returned to the Ottoman Empire in 1840.

 

An autonomous Cretan State was established  in 1898, and eventually the island became part of Greece in 1913.

 

The island was invaded by Musssolini’s forces and then by the Germans during World War II.   The Battle of Crete was especially bloody.

 

***  While waiting for my flight from Athens to Crete:

 

I am so very humbled. I was getting ready to leave the Lufthansa business lounge a little early and head to the gate for my 17:30 to Chania. By my watch it was 16:30, so plenty of time. When I went to put away my cell phone it showed 17:30. I ran out to the counter and asked them what was the correct time. Turns out I was still on Rome time, and Athens was an hour later. No experience traveler would make that mistake. The flight was already closed, but the lady at the desk started making calls as I contemplated my dismal options. Then she says, “Let’s go!” One of the ladies ran with me through the Fast Track security check, and all the way to the gate. They scanned my boarding pass and I ran down the stairs to the tarmac where one of the big buses was waiting …just for me. The aircraft was waiting on the flight line. I ran aboard, took my seat, they pulled the stairs away and we left about 25 minutes late. I am very lucky, and I know it. I still haven’t stopped hyperventilating.

 

***  Two interesting blogs from Rohit Agarwal (who writes for TransIndiaTravels.com):

 

http://jessieonajourney.com/spiritual-india/

http://www.heatheronhertravels.com/five-bizarre-temples-in-india/

 

Rohit has offered to contribute content to our YVNS readers next month.

 

***  Free Admission Days to U.S. National Parks

 

Those credit card bills from the holidays are going to be here sooner than later, so it’s time to take advantage of some travel freebies. Just as in years past Uncle Sam is giving away access to a slice of his backyard, as there are a bunch of free admission days to national parks across the nifty fifty during 2015.

 

The government will get you back around Tax Day, but for now look forward to the following free admission days:

 

  • January 19—Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

  • February 14-16—Presidents Day Weekend

 

  • April 18-19—Opening Weekend of National Park Week

 

  • August 25—National Park Service Birthday

 

  • September 26—National Public Lands Day

 

  • November 11—Veterans Day

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2015/1/6/185838/1606/travel/New+Year%2C+New+Free+Admission+Days+to+U.S.+National+Parks

 

***  15 of the Worst Airlines in the World Destination Tips

http://www.destinationtips.com/advice/15-of-the-worst-airlines-in-the-world/13/

 

***  Planes, clouds and votices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfY5ZQDzC5s

 

***  Rick Steves: Top 10 European tourist traps USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2014/12/06/europe-tourist-trap/19961805/

 

***  Hate Flying? It’s Your Fault

 

By Megan McArdle

 

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-01-06/hate-to-fly-these-days-its-consumers-fault-too

 

***  Wisconsin’s Kinnickinnic River Trail

by Laura Stark

 

Lined with concrete in the 1960s in an effort to improve floodwater flows, the channel deteriorated over time, becoming contaminated, filled with trash and defaced with graffiti. What was once a vibrant waterway along a busy harbor of Lake Michigan was reduced to nothing more than an ugly and forgotten drainage ditch.

 

A few years ago, a plan was put in motion to change the course of its future. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) would widen the river from 50 feet to 200 feet to improve its ability to channel floodwater, replace the concrete with river stone and add natural vegetation to restore the river’s allure for both wildlife and people. Although only 1,000 feet of the watercourse have been improved so far, the difference is astonishing. Its once steep slopes are now beautifully tiered and accessible, and trout and salmon can be seen swimming in its waters. For the remainder of the river project, about 75 percent of the private property needed for completion has been acquired.

 

“We want to make this corridor into an asset for the community, rather than this open sewer,” says Patrick Elliott, MMSD’s senior project manager. “It’s an urban watershed, so it’s struggled, but the river is definitely on its way to getting better.”

 

In tandem with these efforts, an existing rail-trail adjacent to the river project will be extended westward along the river to provide better access to the newly revitalized waterway, and to connect parks, businesses and schools throughout the neighborhood. Elliott says MMSD was already planning to create a basic, unpaved trail along the river for maintenance and upkeep, so it was a natural fit to improve on that idea and create a paved trail that the public could use as well.

 

“Now you see people actually using the river,” he says. “It’s encouraging to see families getting out there, even doing some fishing. You don’t see that on the part that’s still concrete on the other side of the bridge.”

 

The first segment of the KK River Trail opened in 2013, and while just a little more than two miles have been completed, its benefits are still rippling through the adjacent Lincoln Village and Bay View neighborhoods.

 

“The trail is a big asset in an extremely dense, urban neighborhood,” says Kristin Bennett, Milwaukee’s bicycle and pedestrian transportation coordinator. “There aren’t large swaths of open space, so it creates this recreational opportunity right in the heart of all these people.”

 

Elliott says residents have rallied around the project, recalling one particular river clean-up event this past October. “It was 30 degrees out and rainy, a miserable day, but it was packed! The community involvement in this area is really great.”

 

Recognizing the connection between the health of the river and the health of the community, the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (SSCHC) became a key partner in the project early on. The healthcare provider, serving the city’s south side in an area where 80 percent of the population is Latino, has been working to build awareness of the river and trail among residents and foster educational programming and volunteering efforts. The group worked with students from local schools to create public art and a butterfly garden along the trail, as well as trail signage in both English and Spanish.

 

“The trail was a new space for the community,” says Iris Gonzalez, SSCHC’s community engagement specialist. “This past year, we started a weekly summer camp program along the trail where participants learned biking skills and explored the natural surroundings in this urban environment. Part of the trail is really wooded.”

 

The public art that the students created included colorful tiles that lined three wooden pillars carrying a symbolic message. “This river is undergoing transformation, and the woods and the neighborhood are undergoing transformation as well, so they used the imagery of a caterpillar and a butterfly to represent that,” says Gonzalez.

 

Plans are underway to add another two miles to the trail, nearly doubling its length as it continues west along the ever-improving river from 6th Street to 27th Street. This phase of the project is in the design and engineering stage with construction anticipated to begin in 2018 and end in 2022.

 

“Opening up access in these neighborhoods to new recreational opportunities is challenging because we’re so land-locked,” says Ben Gramling, director of the environmental health department for SSCHC. “This trail will open up more territory for people to lead more active lifestyles and provide access to the Kinnickinnic River Parkway and Jackson Park, a jewel in Milwaukee’s park system.”

 

The trail’s north end—where it currently ends just two miles shy of the downtown core and the city’s famed Hank Aaron State Trail—already caters to a growing center of activity. Last fall, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee opened a new state-of-the-art research facility for its School of Freshwater Sciences near the city’s lakefront, about a block from the trail. In that same area, a new mixed-use development with residences, office space and a grocery store is anticipated to open along Greenfield Avenue in 2016. And a stone’s throw away is the Oak Leaf Trail, an extensive and primarily on-road bicycling network of more than 100 miles that puts many areas of the city within reach.

 

“It’s all right there,” says Bennett. “The potential for the trail is astronomical because of all the development happening around it.”

 

With these connections, the KK River Trail ties into an already vast and growing trail network; Milwaukee is serving as a hub of potential with trail spokes stretching outward north toward Sheboygan, south to Racine and Chicago, and westward to Madison, La Crosse and Minneapolis’ doorstep.

 

Perhaps Gonzalez sums up the evolving trail best by saying, “It’s just the beginning of something that will be even more wonderful.”

 

The story of Milwaukee’s Kinnickinnic River Trail is the story of its eponymous river; paralleling each other through the city’s south side, the fate of the two is intimately intertwined. The KK River Trail, as it’s known locally, is also referred to as the “lost river.”

 

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Lonesome Lake Hut Adult Volunteer Vacation, Appalachian Mountain Club, Pinkham Notch, NH

 

May 17, 2015 – May 23, 2015 (Sun – Sat) Join us for our volunteer crew based at AMC’s Lonesome Lake Hut. Crewmembers will be spending the week at the hut and working to help maintain the trails in the Kinsman Range. All of the crew will meet first at Camp Dodge Volunteer Center on Sunday evening for dinner and a chance to meet everyone.

 

On Monday morning, after dividing the food, tools, and group gear, the crew will depart for the Lonesome Lake trailhead and hike to Lonesome Hut. On Tuesday and Thursday, the crew will work on the trails in the area of the hut, building bog bridges, improving drainage, and brushing out the corridor. Wednesday will be a free day for participants to enjoy the scenic wonders of the area, or go for an epic day hike up to Kinsman Ridge.

 

The crew will return on Friday to Camp Dodge to clean-up and have dinner. Friday evening stay and Saturday morning breakfast are included in the program cost.

 

Camp Life:

After spending you first night in the bunkhouses at Camp Dodge Volunteer Center, you will head out to one of AMC’s popular huts, Lonesome Lake. Our crew will be there during non-peak season, so there may be other visitors, but not many, thus allowing for greater peaceful enjoyment of the hut and all it has to offer. Meals will be provided by AMC and prepared as a group or by the crew leaders. Participants will have their own bunk and access to the full kitchen and all participants will be expected to chip in to help keep the hut clean during their stay. You can expect to enjoy peace and beauty of the Kinsman Range; just remember to bring warm outer layers, as it can still be cold and wet in the mountains in May. The hut has cards, board games, a well-stocked library, and more for you to enjoy while you are on your crew.

 

Trip at a Glance

Activity: Backpacking

Conservation

Hiking

Trail Work

Volunteering

Construction

Offered By: AMC Staff

Status: Open

Duration: Week

Location: Lonesome Lake Hut,  New Hampshire, White Mountains,  NH

Nearby AMC Destination: Lonesome Lake Hut

Camp Dodge

Audience: 50+

Adults

Beginners

First Timers

Young Adults

Past participants say…

“This was an awesome week, I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” Tom, Adult Hut Crew Participant

 

“Another great crew and hard work, will be back next year,” Mike, Adult Hut Crew Participant

 

2015 Dates:

May 24-30

 

Contribution:

$350.00 for AMC Members

$385.00 for non-members

 

Contact for information or to register:

Alison Violette

361 Rt 16, PO Box 298 , Gorham , NH 03581

603-466-8156 (best time to call: 9:00am – 5:00pm)

http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/79975

 

2.)  Internship, Trails and Greenways Program – West Coast, Western Regional Office, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Oakland, Calif.

http://www.railstotrails.org/about/careers/internship-trails-and-greenways-program-west-coast/

 

3.)  Saving Cross River Gorillas and Chimpanzees, Volunteer in the Highland Rainforests of South West Cameroon, African Conservation Foundation

http://www.africanconservation.org/volunteer/item/saving-cross-river-gorillas-and-chimpanzees

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Residential Outdoor Science Instructor, Grizzly Creek Ranch, Sierra Nevada Journeys, Portola, CA

 

We’re hiring Outdoor Science Instructors (Mar-Nov) at SNJ for our science campus 30mi north of Lake Tahoe.

 

Sierra Nevada Journeys takes an “Employees First” approach. Working with Sierra Nevada Journeys is as much a transformative life experience for our staff as it is for our students. We look for the most talented, passionate, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic educators who want to help us change students’ lives. And because we value your energy and your contributions, we also offer competitive salaries and wages. We look forward to hearing about your experience and background. Come join the Sierra Nevada Journeys’ family today!

 

We are seeking Outdoor Science Instructors with passion and experience delivering outdoor school programs and summer camps. During the fall and spring seasons, instructors deliver residential, 1-5 day Outdoor Science educational programs to 5th and 6th graders from regional elementary schools. Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12 – 15 students throughout the week, as well as facilitating large group activities. During the summer season, SNJ delivers traditional summer camp programs and tailored programs for special needs and leadership development groups. SNJ’s , week-long summer camp programs are designed with an educational and experiential focus for our resident campers. Instructors supervise the campers overnight, as well as facilitate activities such as archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires and skits. Come join a fun, dynamic, hardworking team of outdoor school educators!

 

Grizzly Creek Ranch Campus is a fully ADA accessible outdoor science learning facility in Portola, CA, just 45 minutes from Reno, NV and 2 hours from Sacramento. GCRC operates year round to deliver programs focused on critical thinking and collaboration through our outdoor science campus for schools, campers, and community members.

 

http://sierranevadajourneys.org/about-us/jobs/

 

2.)  Youth and Family Outdoor Program Coordinator, Outdoors Rx, Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Boston MA

http://www.outdoors.org/about/employment/fulltime/youth-and-family-outdoor-program-coordinator.cfm

 

3.)  Project Manager – Philadelphia Region (Full-Time), Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Philadelphia, Pa.

http://www.railstotrails.org/about/careers/project-manager-philadelphia-region-full-time/

 

4.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Department Of The Interior, Billings, MT

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390622300

 

5.)  Residential Outdoor Educator, Friends of the National ZOO, Maurertown, VA

 

Friends of the National Zoo, a nonprofit member organization dedicated to supporting the education, research, animal care, visitor experience, and sustainability mission of the Smithsonians National Zoological Park is seeking individuals who have experience working with children ages 10-15 for the Residential Outdoor Educator position at the residential camp. This position is located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. Applicants must have experience in either camp or informal education settings, knowledge of the natural sciences, and a love and appreciation for wildlife and the outdoors.

 

Qualifications:

 

At least 21 years of age.

Minimum of one year of college required.

Experience working with children, preferably in a camp setting.

Experience in informal or formal lesson development and facilitation.

Coursework / experience in science, nature studies, or outdoor education.

Current certification in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR required; additional lifeguard certification preferred (must be obtained by June 01, 2015).

Valid drivers license.

Ability to hike up to 4 miles a day in all weather conditions.

Responsible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and punctual.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

Live on-site during 6 week camp session.

Assume accountability for the health and welfare of campers entrusted to his/her charge.

Understand, follow, interpret, and enforce all camp rules, policies and procedures.

Serve as a good example to campers in personal language, appearance, and health habits.

Provide leadership and guidance to campers with special attention to:

o             personal hygiene and safety

o             behavior toward themselves and others

o             camper participation in camp activities

Develop and teach two, 1.5 hour classes per week around the theme of conservation, nature, wildlife and the outdoors.

Plan and lead daily activities such as hikes, classes, crafts, meals, and other programs as required.

Reports to Camp Director(s), Senior Resident Outdoor Educators, and FONZ Staff.

Communicate daily with the Camp Director and Senior ROE.

Assist with camp evaluation.

 

Term of Employment:

Friday, June 26- Sunday, August 9, 2015

 

Stipend:

Competitive stipend includes housing and meals.

 

Location and Lodging:

All camp staff lives at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, FONZ values workplace diversity.

http://www.getsummercampjobs.com/residential-outdoor-educator-maurertown-virginia-62016761.htm

 

6.)  Executive Director, Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign, Illinois

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/14453-executive-director

 

7.)  DIRECTOR OF OUTDOOR SERVICES, Cabela’s, Sidney, NE

 

Become a part of The World’s Foremost Outfitter team. At Cabela’s we passionately serve people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle by delivering innovation, quality and value in our products and service. Live…Dream…Work the Adventure!

Cabela’s has an opportunity for a Director of Outdoor Services. This position will be based out of our corporate office located in Sidney, NE.

 

**For appropriate and accurate consideration for this position, please attach a cover letter along with your resume outlining your specific job related experience, as well as any specific outdoor experience and/or interest you may have.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The primary purpose of this position is marketing and growing Cabela’s market share for the unique additional services made available to our customers by each of the Outdoor Services business units. This is accomplished by continuing to offer superior customer service and the highest quality hunting/fishing trips, easy State draw application processes, wide access to recreational real estate services and a full service corporate and leisure travel agency.

 

This position’s duties include:

  • Develops the strategy and overall execution of marketing, sales and service of all four business units in Outdoor Services all in accordance to retain engaged employees and continually grow the number of loyal, multi-channel customers.
  • Stay current on all functions and events in regards to the corporation and with the outfitting industry, State draw application processes, recreational real estate trends and the travel service industry. Cascade information down to the business units in a timely and confidential manner. Treat all internal information with respect and be able to communicate publicly a positive reflection of the Brand as an ambassador of the enterprise.
  • Training and development of department personnel in leadership competencies, systems, and tools (such as PDQ’s, PCN’s, AS400, JDA, Kenexa, TMC, Wiki, Cabela’s University, Serena, IT Business Cases, Strategic Projects, FOP’s, etc.), educate internal employees in all services offered by Outdoor Services, and provide education to external customers on the value and range of services offered.
  • Manage business unit promotions, advertising, travel and education internally and externally.
  • Manage business unit financials in regards to budgets, departmentals, sales goals, salary and wages.
  • Develop and create functions to capture data that can be used to measure the business units in Outdoor Services. Educate managers and teams to utilize this data and existing data to manage the businesses for higher profitability and enhance customer engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

 

This position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field plus 10 years of progressive retail management experience.
  • World-wide, specialized hunting and fishing experiences in order to decipher quality opportunities, understanding of availabilities of species in different geographic regions, State license application opportunities, competent understanding of the industry and its terms.
  • Full understanding and experience with outdoor products and specific applications in regards to fly fishing, conventional tackle, rifles, reloading, shotguns, boats, bird dogs, camping and taxidermy.
  • Knowledgeable in travel industry terms and procedures.
  • Ability to function as a team player.
  • Strong leadership experience and ability to build strong partnership.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong decision making skills.
  • Strong technical aptitude and expertise (Excel, Word, Power Point).
  • Ability to travel.

 

Cabela’s offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including, product discounts, 401K savings plan, and Health and Dental coverage for you and your family.

 

Cabela’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we seek to create an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25405&siteid=5454&jobid=1213607

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for December 2014

Your Very Next Step newsletter for December 2014

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of “Your very next step” comes to you from San Diego, California

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
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Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™

***  DFW’s complimentary Travel Lounges

***  Find a Volunteer Vacation That’s Right For You!

***  The future of airport service is at JFK T4 – and it works!

***  The Best Budget Airlines In The World

***  Top Ten on-time airlines

***  ATTA Takes “Pulse” of U.S. Adventure Travelers for Latest Research

***  Rail Trail of the Month: New Hampshire’s Presidential Range Rail Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteers/Internships, Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, Calipatria, Ca.

2.)  Habitat Restoration and Assessment Surveys, Sky Island Alliance, Tucson, AZ

3.)  Adopt a Trail or Shelter, Long Trail System, Green Mountain Club, Vermont

4.)  Bark Mulch Packers, Backcountry Composting Sites, Long Trail System, Green Mountain Club, Vermont

5.)  Interpretive Volunteers, Santa Clara County, Open Space Authority, San Jose, CA

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Lead paddler 2015, Coastal Odyssey/kayak more tomorrow, Ålesund, Norway

2.)  Waitstaff, Turpin Meadow Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

3.)  University of Minnesota Recreation, Park & Leisure Studies Dept. Outdoor Recreation Immersion Semester.

4.)  Government Relations Internship, The Wilderness Society, Washington, DC

5.)  Communcations Manager, Four Corners, The Wilderness Society, Denver, CO

6.)  Trail Guide, Wilderness Inquiry, Minneapolis, MN

7.)  Adventure Forest, Wilderness at the Smokies, Sevierville, TN

8.)  Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Sustainable Travel International, New York, Oregon, or Washington, DC

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

December 8-10, Aubu Dhabi, UAE

 

December 11, Bahrain

 

December 20-22, San Diego, CA

 

January 27-30    Genoa, Italy

 

March 15-20, Accra, Ghana

 

***  Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™

 

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged tens of thousands of young volunteers (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. This program has received multiple awards from the City of Albuquerque, a “Best Community Impact” award from Eastern Kentucky University, and is featured on thousands of web sites. View recent Apprentice Ecologist Projects and past Apprentice Ecologist Awards to get ideas for your own environmental stewardship project. The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ are to:

 

  • Elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects,
  • Empower young people to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities,
  • Improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through education, activism, and action.

 

Here’s how to become an official Apprentice Ecologist and be considered for a scholarship:

 

  • Conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2014 .
  • Take a few digital photos of your project in action.
  • Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.
  • Register and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay.
  • Examples of projects that other Apprentice Ecologists have completed in the past include:

 

  • Removing and recycling trash from a local park, river, beach, or other natural area
  • Planting native trees at a school, local park, or in a deforested area
  • Starting a community or school recycling/composting program
  • Protecting a terrestrial or aquatic area for native wildlife
  • Promoting the conservation of an endangered species or area
  • Educating others about wildlife or conservation issues
  • Removing graffiti from natural areas
  • Taking steps to prevent pollution/contamination locally
  • Removing nonnative vegetation so that native vegetation can flourish
  • Improving awareness about the importance of using renewable energy sources
  • Reducing soil erosion by maintaining established trails and closing off short-cuts
  • Assisting the elderly with their yards by planting/maintaining vegetation that provides native wildlife habitat

 

Building a rain garden that utilizes roof runoff to grow vegetation that provides native wildlife habitat

After uploading your project photo and essay, we will publish your work on our Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists and provide links to download an official Apprentice Ecologist heat transfer (for T-shirt). Please only upload an image that you took or one that you have permission to post (this avoids copyright problems). If you do not have a project photo, simply upload the NWP logo image along with your essay. An NWP tote bag (made with organic cotton) will be awarded to the authors of the 10 best essays on an annual basis. School and community groups, especially those working with at-risk and disadvantaged youth, are highly encouraged to participate.

 

Three scholarships totaling $850 will be awarded annually to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essays. The top author will also receive a personalized crystal award courtesy of Crown Awards & Trophies. By registering and submitting your essay, you will automatically be considered for a scholarship. Be sure to include your full contact information (always private) when registering so that we can process any scholarships/awards that you may win. Scholarships are available to any student (ages 13 to 21) who is a candidate for a degree/diploma at a primary (middle school), secondary (high school), or accredited post-secondary (undergraduate at college or university) educational institution from any country around the world. The award covers 1) tuition and fees to enroll in or attend an accredited post-secondary (undergraduate or graduate at college or university) educational institution and/or 2) fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ by demonstrating personal leadership, initiative, and environmental stewardship in their project. Essays will be judged by a committee of Nicodemus Wilderness Project board members, volunteers, and past Apprentice Ecologist award winners. Please see tips below for additional elements that the committee considers important when judging essays.

While there is no minimum/maximum length for essays, most of our past winners have written essays that ranged from about 750 to 1,500 words long. The deadline for uploading your Apprentice Ecologist project essay is midnight GMT on December 31, 2014 .

Winners of the annual Apprentice Ecologist Awards will be published online on Earth Day (April 22).

 

Note: There is a separate Apprentice Ecologist Open Space Initiative scholarship if your project benefitted any lands managed or co-managed by the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division.

 

Important tips for writing an award-winning essay about your Apprentice Ecologist project:

 

Briefly describe your personal background and why you chose to do an Apprentice Ecologist project on behalf of the Nicodemus Wilderness Project.

 

  • Name and describe the area where you conducted your project.
  • Provide details about what you did and accomplished during your project.
  • If your project was part of a multi-year effort, focus your essay on the work that you conducted in 2014 .
  • Describe why you think it is important to take care of the area where you conducted your project.
  • Explain how your project helps benefit your community and the environment.
  • Describe how your Apprentice Ecologist Project has helped to enrich your life and what it has inspired you to do in the future.
  • Check and correct any spelling and grammatical errors prior to submitting your essay.

 

Important tips for conducting a safe and successful Apprentice Ecologist project:

 

  • Listen to weather reports and plan your project accordingly.
  • Always stay with at least one other person. Teams of three or more are preferable.
  • Make sure that someone knows where, when, and for how long you will be out.
  • Look out for poisonous plants, venomous snakes, and stinging insects.
  • Leave syringes and needles alone! Notify authorities about their location.
  • Bring or wear: boots, gloves, hat, sunscreen, first aid kit, water, food.
  • Notify landowners about your plans prior to conducting your project.

If you need help or have questions, you can contact us any time at: mail@wildernessproject.org.

 

http://www.wildernessproject.org/volunteer_apprentice_ecologist.php

 

***  DFW’s complimentary Travel Lounges

 

While awaiting my connection between San Diego and Washington national at DFW, I had some time to kill.  I have no status on American (despite being one of AA’s original Aadvantage members), but stumbled into a little quiet “Dallas Lounge” that was free and open to the public.  Just a quiet place to sit, plug in a laptop, recharge a phone, and stay out of the melee.

 

Here’s what the website says:

 

Relax and recharge in DFW’s complimentary Travel Lounges, which provide a welcome setting with warm lighting, lounge and workstation seating, and power outlets at every seat.

 

https://www.dfwairport.com/shops/finder.php?type=services

 

***  Find a Volunteer Vacation That’s Right For You!

http://www.americanhiking.org/em-volunteer-vacations/

 

***  The future of airport service is at JFK T4 – and it works!

Dec 8, 2014 by Karen Walker in ATW Editor’s Blog

 

I’m at New York JFK Terminal 4 between flights from DCA and GVA and there is something very interesting happening here that I think marks the future for great airport customer service.

 

At the dedicated Delta part of T4, you are shown to a table in the Due Amici restaurant, from where everything is automated via on-the-table iPads.  A server shows you how to do it if you are a first-timer, but it’s pretty simple. Just pick what you want from the tablet menu, complete with detailed descriptions, see your bill total, swipe your credit card in the on-table slide, select a gratuity percentage, and your order is confirmed and a receipt immediately sent to your email if you wish.

 

But it gets better. You can order food and beverages to eat at the table or in a bag to go. It will be delivered within 15 minutes –my order came much quicker. There are power sockets at each table so you can also charge up your own portable devices while waiting. And the iPad is free to use while you are there to surf the net, check your flight status, take a look at the weather forecast for where you are going or whatever. It has multiple language options and everything is at your fingertips.

 

This part of T4 is equipped with many of these auto-iPad service stations throughout the facility. A waiter told me that the Due Amici iPads were installed about three months ago and he admitted they were still adapting to the concept. He said customer reaction has been mixed: frequent travelers and younger passengers love it; older people who don’t fly often are taken aback and say they want a “real person” taking their order. That’s still an option – you can ask for conventional service or press the icon on the tablet for assistance.

 

As far as I’m concerned, based on my experience today, I can’t wait to see more airports adopt this (and more airlines for in-cabin service). There’s no trying to flag up a waiter for your order or your check, you can continuously monitor your flight, news and anything else, and you are charged up and ready to go when you need to leave.

 

Delta, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK IAT opened the revamped T4 in May 2013. JFK IAT is wholly owned by Schiphol USA, a subsidiary of Amsterdam Airport owner and operator Schiphol Group, and privately operates the terminal under a development/management lease from PANYNJ.

 

From what I’ve seen, they’ve got the future of airport service worked out.

http://atwonline.com/blog/future-airport-service-jfk-t4-and-it-works

 

***  The Best Budget Airlines In The World

By MELISSA STANGER

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-budget-airlines-2014-12

 

***  Top Ten on-time airlines

http://successfulmeetings.com/Strategy/SM-Top-10/The-Top-10-On-Time-Airlines/?cid=eltrTop10

 

***  ATTA Takes “Pulse” of U.S. Adventure Travelers for Latest Research

Written By: CHRISTINA BECKMANN

http://www.adventuretravelnews.com/atta-takes-pulse-of-u-s-adventure-travelers-for-latest-research

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

New Hampshire’s Presidential Range Rail Trail

 

We’ve found New Hampshire’s best-kept secret—the Presidential Range Rail Trail—and winter is the perfect time to visit it. With a long snowy season, generally running between mid-December and early April, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy its spectacular views on a pair of Nordic skis or snowshoes.

 

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2014/december/09/new-hampshire-s-presidential-range-rail-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteers/Internships, Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, Calipatria, Ca.

http://www.fws.gov/saltonsea/volunteer.html

 

2.)  Habitat Restoration and Assessment Surveys, Sky Island Alliance, Tucson, AZ

http://www.skyislandalliance.org/volunteer.htm

 

3.)  Adopt a Trail or Shelter, Long Trail System, Green Mountain Club, Vermont

 

Help enhance the hiking experience for everyone by becoming a Long Trail adopter.  We can help you get started on basic maintenance of a trail or shelter.  Whether you want to volunteer on your own, with your family, or with your outing group, maintaining the Long Trail is a great way to give a little back to the Green Mountains.  For a current listing of available trails and shelters click here or contact Thorin Markison at tmarkinson@greenmountainclub.org.

http://www.greenmountainclub.org/page.php?id=388

 

4.)  Bark Mulch Packers, Backcountry Composting Sites, Long Trail System, Green Mountain Club, Vermont

 

Mulch Packers carry 40-50 lb. bags of bark mulch into backcountry shelters over rugged terrain for use at composting privy sites. This is an excellent opportunity to prepare for backpacking trips and scheduling is flexible to meet your needs.

http://www.greenmountainclub.org/images/File/Shawn_Flanigan/Bark_Mulch_Packer_01_03_2008.pdf

http://www.greenmountainclub.org/page.php?id=9

 

5.)  Interpretive Volunteers, Santa Clara County, Open Space Authority, San Jose, CA

 

Interpretation is about providing an enjoyable nature experience and a positive memory. A comfortable and fun environment encourages people to make connections between their lives and the natural world. Visitors learn through conversations, activities, stories, and close observation of their surroundings. The goal is to leave them with a sense of nature’s value and significance rather than filling them up with facts.

 

The OSA program explores a wide range of topics related to the open space areas of Santa Clara County. Hikes and activities are designed to appeal to people of different ages, backgrounds and levels of outdoor experience.

 

Volunteers have the opportunity to serve as interpretive docents or aides and lead or help with hikes, activities and outreach events.

 

Interpretive Aides

 

Helping at events, day camps, hikes and other OSA activities can be a one-time volunteer job or an ongoing commitment. Aides will have the chance to receive training in the materials and activities used to engage the interest and curiosity of young visitors.

 

Docents

 

Interpretive training photoInterpretive training

Being a docent is a chance to share your personal interest in nature or the cultural history of the south bay area and have a good time doing it. Docents can learn how to present OSA programs on topics such as early Ohlone Indians or mountain lions. And they can work under the direction of the Interpreter to develop an appropriate nature program on a favorite subject of their own. All docents need is an interest in the outdoors and a desire to help others learn.

 

Besides learning about the different subjects relevant to open space preservation, docents will receive training in such interpretive skills as how to work with groups, create interesting programs and use hands-on materials. Docents-in-training will also have the opportunity to partner with experienced docents and interpreters in front of “live” audiences in order to polish their skills.

 

For more information, call Interpreter Teri Rogoway at 408-224-7476 or send an email to trogoway@openspaceauthority.org.

http://www.openspaceauthority.org/volunteer/interpretivevolunteers.html

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Lead paddler 2015, Coastal Odyssey/kayak more tomorrow, Ålesund, Norway

http://kayakmoretomorrow.com/about/careers/job-application/lead-paddler/

 

2.)  Waitstaff, Turpin Meadow Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

http://www.coolworks.com/turpin-meadow-ranch/help-wanted-now/3654-passionate-about-the-outdoors-spend-a-winter-with-

 

3.)  University of Minnesota Recreation, Park & Leisure Studies Dept. Outdoor Recreation Immersion Semester.

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/future/undergraduate/majors/Recreation/default.html

 

4.)  Government Relations Internship, The Wilderness Society, Washington, DC

https://jobs.washingtonpost.com/job/35698534/government-relations-internship/

 

5.)  Communcations Manager, Four Corners, The Wilderness Society, Denver, CO

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=11275701&t=1

 

6.)  Trail Guide, Wilderness Inquiry, Minneapolis, MN

http://intranet.wildernessinquiry.org/jobinator/jobdesc_detail.php?j=1

 

7.)  Adventure Forest, Wilderness at the Smokies, Sevierville, TN

http://www.wildernessatthesmokies.com/employment

 

8.)  Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Sustainable Travel International, New York, Oregon, or Washington, DC

 

Sustainable Travel International is seeking an experienced and highly motivated marketing and communications professional to lead the development and implementation of our organizational marketing strategy and plan. This is a significant opportunity for a high-performing individual to join our team’s effort to redefine travel and tourism as a force for good, while positively impacting lives in tourism communities worldwide.

 

Sustainable Travel International is preparing to launch a major global campaign, which will enable us to achieve our organizational goals and catalyze new partnerships. This new member of our core team will play a critical role in the development and evolution of this initiative, and will help us to shape and share the resulting stories of impact.

 

As Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, you will be:

 

The Gatekeeper of Our Brand: You will help to raise the visibility and value of Sustainable Travel International’s brand, while enhancing public perceptions of the ways in which the organization is redefining travel and tourism as a force for good, and the ways in which tourism is a means for social change. This will be achieved through enhancement and refinement of our existing brand platform, and improvement of the tools utilized by the team to fundraise, develop partnerships, and communicate impact.

A Strategic Planner with Specialized Expertise and Passion for Marketing and Communications: You will be responsible for the development of our annual marketing and communications strategy across different marketing mediums, including traditional and digital. You will also develop and execute a cause-based marketing campaign focused on positively impacting the lives of 10 million residents of tourism destinations around the world by 2025 (10in10), which we plan to launch in March 2015.

A Tactician with a Desire to Roll Up Your Sleeves: Working closely with a support team and other key internal partners, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the subsequent tactical marketing and communications plans. This will include the development and implementation of marketing campaigns tied to specific metrics and the development of consistent, compelling brand communications that resonate with target audiences and help the organization to exceed its fundraising and partnership development goals. You will also be a contributing member of our partnership development team, rolling up your sleeves to fundraise and secure new partners where appropriate.

 

Responsibilities

Primary Duties and Core Responsibilities

 

  • Develop annual marketing and communications strategy, and set strategic marketing direction to support overall organization strategy and goals.
  • Establish and implement annual marketing plan which clearly defines the goals and tactics needed to achieve marketing goals and increase the reach and impact of all marketing campaigns
  • Utilize systems such as Salesforce.com to track and report all campaign results, identify new trends and recommend improved and innovative campaign approaches.
  • Provide marketing and communications guidance and project leadership to all team members, and act as lead marketing resource for staff, board members, and other members of the support team
  • Plan, develop and manage the implementation of effective cause-based campaigns that support fundraising, partnership development, and program growth and retention.
  • Utilize a mix of traditional outreach and new media as appropriate to achieve marketing and organizational goals while staying within budget, including:
  • Plan, manage and oversee all social media presence including publishing engaging and quality content, implementing social media campaigns, tracking trends and best practices and incorporating new techniques and applications.
  • Create, implement and oversee all e-marketing communications and campaigns, including webinars
  • Determine the most effective way to spend advertising dollars. Develop and execute an advertising plan including online, print and multi-media.
  • Take a lead role in planning, organizing, and managing elements of key internal and external events, such as trade shows and conferences.
  • Manage external and internal resources to develop effective and compelling marketing materials that are appropriate for target audiences, including:
  • Develop content and key messages to support all marketing initiatives and provide extensive editing support to ensure quality and consistency in all communications.
  • Monitor and help to update website content to ensure its ongoing usability, relevance and accuracy.
  • Identify and develop testimonials and stories from beneficiaries of Sustainable Travel International’s work, including residents in tourism destinations, volunteers, donors and staff for use throughout internal and external communications efforts.
  • Plan, coordinate and direct video shoots, and manage the editing and production process to create compelling videos for multiple uses.
  • Develop and cultivate a library of presentation materials to be used in partner development and engagement, and in global speaking opportunities.
  • Manage budget and financial projections for organizational marketing and related campaigns.
  • Monitor industry, market and non-profit trends, research and analyze audience data and feedback, and recommend strategic or tactical changes accordingly.

 

Qualifications

Requirements

 

  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies and plans
  • Demonstrated experience achieving specific goals in fundraising and partnership development
  • Evidence of successful leadership of marketing campaigns
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively engage and convey ideas to cross–functional technical and non-technical teams as well as senior level executives in a corporate setting
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach
  • A proven ability to thrive in an environment that is characterized by significant growth, diversity and constant change
  • A proven ability to prioritize and multi-task, work efficiently and consider a wide variety of perspectives
  • Solid understanding of systems required to manage marketing performance and deliver on marketing tactics; interest in learning new technologies and tools in order to develop organizational best practices
  • Passion for travel, sustainability, and social responsibility

 

Preferred

 

  • Master’s Degree or higher in a marketing and communications-related field of study

Experience in a non-profit environment

 

Requirements/Other

  • We operate a virtual office environment, however candidates must be located within two hours of our offices in Portland, Oregon, Washington, DC, or New York City. Opportunities exist to work part-time from home and part-time from an office.

 

How to Apply

Complete your application by submitting your cover letter and resume here: http://ht-jobs.net/97KDQ73

 

Sustainable Travel International

(http://www.sustainabletravel.org)

 

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/13232-senior-director-of-marketing-and-communications

 

9.)  Communications Manager, WWF Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

 

WWF, the Global Conservation Organization, through its office in Kenya, is seeking to recruit key strategic roles for its National programme as listed below:

 

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Director, Business Development and Communications to ensure strategic promotion of the WWF Kenya Brand and to ensure that effective and strategic communication strongly supports resource mobilization from diverse partners, ensuring widespread engagement and dissemination to key target groups, including policy, business, network members and the general public.

 

Among others, the key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Works in close partnership with WWF Kenya SMT and programme teams to develop, organize and deliver effective internal and external public relations & communications strategies, building WWF Kenya public recognition and network profile.
  • Participates in developing, orchestrating and implementing strategic outreach programmes and campaigns to positively shape the thinking and public policy outcomes on conservation.
  • Provides support to fundraising team in designing fundraising information as part of the wider resource mobilization strategy;
  • Provides leadership and supervises the communication team.
  • Coordinates setting of both departmental work plans and staff performance targets and undertakes periodic performance appraisal for communication staff;

The prospective candidate should possess:

  • An advanced university degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, or other related fields;
  • Proven track record, and at least 7 years’ experience (Preferably in Kenya) in communications or PR
  • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya;
  • Understanding of institutional and legal framework in Kenya as it relates to PR, media and communications issues;

A good understanding of the realities of PR and communications for promoting conservation issues;

For a detailed Job description, kindly visit: http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/kenya/

Interested candidates who wish to apply for the above position and who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter and CV to: HResource@wwfkenya.org not later than 15th December 2014.

WWF Kenya

ACS Plaza, 5th Floor, Lenana Road,

P.O Box 62440-00200

Nairobi, Kenya

+254 20 3877355

+254 20 3872630/1

http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/jobs/?234111/Communications-Manager—WWF-Kenya

 

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