Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.
The following job opportunities are available at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences:
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Researcher position to work in the Airborne Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (ALAR) under Dr. Paul Shepson. The title/rank will be...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University is accepting applications for an Academic Advisor to support students in our undergraduate programs. Brief Description of Duties: The SoMAS Undergraduate Academic Advisor will provide individual...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University seeks a part time Research Technician II to support efforts in developing diagnostics of derived atmospheric processes to validate operational weather models. This project will add software...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for the position of Relief Captain. The Relief Captain, in coordination with the R/V Seawolf Captain, is responsible for all aspects of R/V Seawolf vessel operations and...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in coastal planning and resilience. Required Qualifications Ph.D. (or expected conferral of Ph.D. no later than August of 2019) in...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Instructional Support Associate to work in the Lab of Dr. Joe Warren. Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor’s Degree (foreign...
Job Opportunities through the Career Center
The list below includes job opportunities for students, courtesy of the Career Center.
- Volunteer Outreach - Harris County Dept Education, OneStar
Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) was established in 1889 by the Texas legislature to equalize educational opportunities for children in the greater Houston area. Throughout its history, HCDE's programs have evolved to meet the changing needs of students and educators. Working with local school districts, charter schools, afterschool providers, and nonprofit organizations, CASE for Kids provides funding, training, and resources to the out-of-school time (OST) community, the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning (CASE for Kids), is a division dedicated to supporting high quality (OST) programming to over 7,000 students each year. The time is now to create solutions for Houston’s at-risk youth to have a brighter future. We are seeking a highly organized, energetic, multi-tasking person to join our team and assist us in developing an outreach plan to share our services with the community. This VISTA will identify and secure caring individuals to serve as volunteers in our afterschool programs, at our special events, and in our office.Member Duties : The Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will assist CASE for Kids in building its capacity to serve afterschool programs by developing a community outreach plan to identify, recruit, train, and place volunteers in a variety of roles. This will include researching and developing a volunteer needs assessment. The VISTA member will also lead in promoting and raising awareness of CASE services throughout Harris County by making presentations and sharing resources with diverse Houston area audiences. In addition, the VISTA will assist the division in the creation & dissemination of the ‘making afterschool cool’ podcast by researching and developing volunteer focused content. Finally, the VISTA will develop a volunteer coordination manual for the division to include key volunteer management topics related to recruitment, communication, training and acknowledgement. Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Training.*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visithttp://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcareTerms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours.Service Areas : Community Outreach , Education , Children/Youth.Skills : Non-Profit Management , Community Organization , Public Speaking , Leadership , Team Work , Education , Writing/Editing , Social Services , General Skills , Computers/Technology , Recruitment , Communications.
- Sustainability Advocate - Paid Internship
* We are already considering student interns for Summer 2019. Qualified applicants will be able to start the interview process right away by conducting the first interview remotely.Clean Water Action is currently hiring students to organize local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of New Jersey communities. Ideal candidates possess strong communication skills and a genuine commitment to the environment, progressive politics and the empowerment of our fellow NJ residents.Our staff consists of committed, professional highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political or environmental authorities or from within our organization. We have a strong and early focus on staff career development that involves travel and management training opportunities.Our grassroots political organizers speak to New Jersey citizens about New Jersey issues, informing and educating the public, building support and channeling that support into action. We work on a wide variety of issues, but are currently focusing efforts onClean Water: Protect NJ’s waterways to keep our drinking water and recreational areas pristineOpen Space: Preserve open space in NJ, particularly buffer zones that protect drinking water and prevent floodingEnvironmental Justice: Ensure that our lowest income neighborhoods and most vulnerable populations are not disproportionately burdened by negative environmental externalities.Sustainable Energy: Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that will help mitigate climate change disasters, improve overall public health, and create a green working economyPlastic Free Beaches: Prevent waste from single use disposables, that pollute storm drains and waterwaysPosition Details:Promote action on progressive issues to influence national, state, and local decision makers.Provide communication with people that is independent of the mass mediaRecruit members by collecting signatures and contact info.Raise funds to support our research, lobbying and educational campaignsIdentify and activate individuals who wish to participate in other activities, including letter writing, attending meetings, volunteer time, turning out the vote, etcHours:Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Responsibilities: Promote action on progressive issues to influence national, state, and local decision makers. Provide communication with people that is independent of the mass media Recruit members by collecting signatures and contact infoRaise funds to support our research, lobbying and educational campaigns Identify and activate individuals who wish to participate in other activities, including letter writing, attending meetings, volunteer time, turning out the vote, etcBenefits:Work with New Jersey's largest environmental non-profitRewarding work with a casual work settingPaid training, gain knowledge of local politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issuesLeadership will be rewarded through rapid advancement and be considered for future employmentOpportunities for travel throughout New Jersey and the U.S., including national and regional conferencesPossibly earn college creditStrong communication skills and genuine commitment to progressive politics and environmental issues are a must. Non-profit career development interest and desire to work for progressive organization dedicated to social and environmental change are a plus.* Unfortunately, we do not provide any housing assistance. Only apply if you have a specific plan in place to be located in our area. If you don't already have specific plans to be in the NY/NJ region, please consider applying for our position listed in a region that is near your home or school base.* As an equal opportunity employer, Clean Water Action is dedicated to non-discrimination in every aspect of employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other ground prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. This equal opportunity policy applies to veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, terminations, pay, and the work environment.* Clean Water Action adheres to all the principles of professional practice set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This is a paid internship. Base pay does vary slightly from one office to another, but in all locations we operate, Clean Water Action complies with all FLSA and applicable state labor requirements.
- Environmental Educator (Multiple Locations)
Join us at Brandywine Creek State Park and share your appreciation for the natural and cultural world! An ideal candidate enjoys sharing a love of nature with others, is creative, considerate, and willing to work with our team to provide the best possible experience for park visitors. As a part of the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center/ Environmental Education Team you will be working with all ages, from adults to pre-school-aged children in school and public programs. In this position interns will be working with field experts to become actively engaged in resource-based educational program delivery, research, and coordination both on- and off-site. Nature Center Interns may also have the opportunity to conduct research on the cultural and natural history of Brandywine Creek State Park and the surrounding area to expand current programming offerings. Programs include canoeing, hiking, orienteering, birding, natural dyes, insects, animals in nature, special events, and guided hikes featuring Brandywine Creek State Park’s many natural and historical resources. You will also assist in data entry, salamander and blue bird research, animal care, and maintaining the Nature Center and exhibits. The position includes working weekends and some evenings.
- Wilderness Summer Camp instructor
Position Description: Primitive Pursuits is not your typical summer day camp. We are seeking gregarious, enterprising individuals to join the area’s premier wilderness skills mentoring team! Our radical approach to education fosters a meaningful connection to the outdoors through nature awareness, primitive skills, curiosity, community and the mystery of the natural world. Youth aged 3-15 spend their entire days immersed in the fields, forests and waterways of undeveloped nature – gathering resources, crafting tools, navigating the landscape, mastering fire skills and surviving limitless challenges together. Instructors will help craft our nature-based programs, facilitate positive group energy, and keep kids safe and engaged. Wilderness Field Instructors facilitate the core aim of Primitive Pursuits; bringing groups of youth into natural areas, away from facilities and without modern gear, and engaging them in a self-directed inquiry into basic, personal and group survival needs. Her/his key role in this task will be to assist and instruct youth on survival skills in the wild including but not limited to: primitive technology, fire making, shelter construction and procurement of food and water. Field instructors also mentor youth in naturalist skills and knowledge, promote stewardship and build healthful relationships in the outdoor environment. Wilderness Instructors may teach Growing Wild (3-5 yr old), Day Camp (6-14 yr old), or overnight camp (11-15 yr round)Employment Period: 9 -10 weeks, end of June – end of August Summer season: Week long Staff Training for new staff and pre-camp preparation. Applicants will not need to commit to the entire season.Responsibilities: • Creating and implementing experiential environmental immersions for diverse groups of youth in the context of wilderness survival, living skills, naturalist skills and knowledge• Role-modeling passion and enthusiasm around engaging with the elements of nature• Mentoring staff on a path to comfort and success among their peers and in potentially adverse environments• Facilitating group energy and responding swiftly to group needs in order to effectively manage and engage each participant in a positive experience• Actively contributing to efforts of leadership team in planning, preparing, delivering and evaluating each week and each day of programming• Representing the high caliber of the organization when speaking to parents, staff and participants• Delivering high-adventure experiences while keeping an unfailing eye on the safety of each activity and each participant and co-worker in accordance with risk management protocols• Working with ages between 3-15, day camp and overnightQUALIFICATIONS - LEAD INSTRUCTORS• Must have RTE First Aid or WFR Certification, and CPR for the Professional or higher • Driver’s license and/or ability to arrange transportation to various camp locations. • 1-2 years’ experience as a naturalist/wilderness instructor working with youth ages 6-14 in an undeveloped setting and skilled in specialized areas pertaining to wilderness living and primitive skills. Experience in eight shields mentoring preferred. • 1-2 years’ experience in mentoring staff members in problem solving, organization and day to day coordinationQUALIFICATIONS - ALL INSTRUCTORS• Willingness to work in a changing environment and tackle new problems each day• Ability to learn and convey skill sets efficiently • Demonstrate a high level of comfort and curiosity in the natural world• Passionate about learning new material and practicing skills outside of work• Demonstrate ability to inspire and relate positively with youth and teens• Reflect on a range of personal experiences working independently and within a team • Be a highly functioning communicator with past experiences working with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds• Demonstrate ability to thrive in rigorous outdoor physical education activities• Previous experience with primitive technologies and wilderness survival skills
- Junior Officer
The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps is the uniformed component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The service consists of approximately 321 commissioned officers. A typical officer's career is spent in a broad variety of assignments that rotate between sea duty and shore stations. Assignments are not necessarily related to an officer’s academic field, but each will contribute to the officer’s development as a technically competent leader. NOAA Corps officers operate ships, fly aircraft, lead mobile field parties, conduct diving operations, manage research projects, and serve in staff positions throughout NOAA. If you are interested in a career that includes service, science, and adventure, you will find a unique opportunity in the NOAA Corps.Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and hold a baccalaureate degree, preferably in a major course of study related to NOAA’s scientific or technical activities. Course work must include at least 48 semester (72 quarter) hours in science, math, or engineering subjects pertaining to NOAA's missions. Applicants must also be in excellent health, have normal color vision and uncorrected visual acuity no worse than 20/400 in each eye, correctable to 20/20.Selected candidates are commissioned as Ensigns and after successful completion of the 5 month long Basic Officer Training Class (BOTC), are assigned to a NOAA survey or research ship for up to 3 years. There is a 15 month obligatory service period following completion of BOTC.
- Environmental Education Camp Counselor
Position DescriptionBRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS Conservation Education Camp Counselors are temporary summer positions found only in the instructional camps operated by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Incumbents of these positions are responsible for the general welfare of the campers, children ages 11 to 17, and volunteers. Counselors organize and implement a variety of educational and recreational programs and activities designed to increase the campers' awareness of environmental stewardship and related issues. CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA Conservation Education Camp Counselors are employed on a temporary basis during the summer months. They supervise a small group of campers (cabin group) on a 24- hour basis, overseeing their daily activities. Incumbents are responsible for conducting workshops and leading educational activities in areas such as general ecology, aquatic ecology, the forest environment and current environmental issues. They may also lead field activities such as stream sampling for aquatic life and soil quality testing. Counselors coordinate and conduct recreational activities including canoeing, hiking, archery, fishing, swimming and hunter safety. RELATED CLASSES Conservation Education Camp Directors are responsible for developing and supervising a comprehensive training program for staff and volunteers at their camps. They set program and work schedules, make staff assignments and review and approve the Conservation Education Camp Counselors' lesson plans. They evaluate staff's work performance as well as the overall effectiveness of the program. Environmental Educators conduct a broad range of environmental education and interpretative programs for school youth, teachers, special groups, and the general public. Environmental Educator positions are typically year-round positions located at an Environmental Education Center or in the central office in Albany. ILLUSTRATIVE ACTIVITIES AND TASKS Organize education, recreation and work projects. • Meet with other camp staff to plan activities. • Draw up daily, weekly and seasonal plans. • Develop and implement education recreation and work projects. • Update and evaluate activities. Conduct and supervise activities of campers on a 24-hour basis. • Register and orient campers. • Instruct and supervise campers in education and recreation projects such as live firing for the hunter safety education program and soil quality testing. • Administer first aid to campers if necessary. • Supervise waterfront activities. • Supervise and implement overnight camp-outs. • Provide entertainment, such as skits, singing and stories. • Shuttle campers to and from trail heads. • Counsel campers who become homesick or disruptive. • Conduct safety tours with campers to inform them of potential hazards. Assist in the development and maintenance of camp construction projects. • Participate in the set-up and breakdown of the camp. • Assist in the purchasing, inventory and delivery of supplies, materials and equipment. • Maintain an awareness of safety concerns in all camp activities. Facilitate a positive camp experience. • Assist in public relations and serve as camp liaison between the program and parents/sponsors. • Support and assist other counselors in the development and completion of camp activities. • Maintain a positive attitude towards camp objective and processes. May assume authority for the administration of the camp in the absence of the Conservation Education Camp Director. INDEPENDENCE OF OPERATION Conservation Education Camp Counselors are directly supervised by a Conservation Education Camp Director who sets schedules, makes assignments, provides training, and approves and evaluates counselors' lesson plans. In addition, peer support and evaluation are provided in weekly meetings and training sessions. Counselors work essentially independently during field activities. Conservation Education Camp Counselors must possess sound judgment and decision- making abilities since they are responsible for the education, health and safety of their campers. Errors in judgment could result in serious injury or, from a programmatic viewpoint, negatively influence the success of group lessons and activities. The Camp Program's goals and objectives can only be achieved when counselors work cooperatively to insure that maximum learning potential is nurtured. The Camp Program provides a handbook to all staff that discusses health and safety policies and procedures, environmental education lesson plans and resources, as well as other procedures for problems that commonly arise at camp. COMPLEXITY At all times, Conservation Education Camp Counselors are responsible for the health and safety of the campers according to standards set forth by DEC and the NYS Department of Health. Conservation Education Camp Counselors perform a wide range of tasks that vary in difficulty level from planning and organizing educational programs to physically setting up and closing camp. They must develop, implement, and evaluate environmental workshops and activities which require that incumbents be knowledgeable in areas such as natural sciences, environmental studies and environmental education. Incumbents of these positions must approach problem-solving creatively while demonstrating leadership capabilities and an acute sensitivity to the ever-changing needs of young people. COMMUNICATION Conservation Education Camp Counselors communicate orally on a continual basis with the Conservation Education Camp Director, other counselors, campers, parents and sponsors. They also communicate in writing in the preparation of lesson plans, registration of campers and preparation of reports. The counselor is a parent-like figure to the campers serving as a role model, a mediator, and an educator at all times. As representatives of the Department, oral communications with campers, parents and sponsors are critical to developing trust and establishing credibility in the camper program. In addition, counselors may occasionally communicate directly with vendors, other agency personnel and Department of Health staff to obtain information pertinent to the success of their programs. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Conservation Education Camp Counselor is a non-supervisory class. However, they may directly supervise volunteers that have been assigned to their group, trip or cabin. In addition, in the absence of the Conservation Education Camp Director, a counselor may be given temporary supervisory duties over the program until such time as the Conservation Education Camp Director returns. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY • Working knowledge of natural resources, biological sciences, environmental studies and environmental education. • Working knowledge of water safety instruction, canoeing, or lifeguard techniques. • Working knowledge and interest in hunter safety instruction, archery, backpacking or camping. • Ability to get along well with others and exhibit flexibility. • Ability to communicate positively and energetically while motivating campers and peers. • Ability to plan, organize, and implement environmental education programs and recreational activities. • Ability to convey a sincere appreciation for and interest in the natural world. • Ability to organize and lead field trips. • Ability to instruct campers in the proper handling of tools and recreational equipment.Qualifications/Skills Must have 60 semester college credit hours, including at least 12 semester credit hours in natural resources, environmental studies, environmental education, outdoor recreation, STEM: Science (biology, chemistry, computer, earth, environmental, and physics) Technology Engineering Mathematics, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management or two years of work experience in natural resources, biological sciences, geology, environmental studies, environmental sciences, environmental education, outdoor recreation, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management. Conservation Education Camp Counselors must be certified in approved first aid courses as required by the NYS Department of Health, such as American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or equivalent and in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. The CPR/AED certification must be in its first year. Depending upon individual assignments, certification in areas such as American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction or Life guard with Waterfront Module may be required. May be required to serve as Conservation Education Camp Health Director alternate if you have a New York State Emergency Medical Technician or higher level of certification, such as licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or physician's assistant. Must have and maintain a current Driver's License.Application Deadline: 2018-03-01