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Current Opportunities at The Environmental Center
Project Zero Intern
We are once again partnering with Project Zero as a Green Workforce Intern host this summer! If placed at The Environmental Center, the Intern will be part of our Youth Education team. Learn more about what it means to be a Project Zero Intern below.
Local Environmental Jobs
Upper Deschutes Watershed Council-Educational Internship
The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is offering an educational internship opportunity! The intern will play an active role in assisting the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council with many aspects of our summer watershed education program, and they will work closely with the Watershed Council Education Director and Education and Outreach Coordinator to help deliver watershed education activities and events throughout the summer. Utilizing strong communication skills, an enthusiasm for teaching, and an interest in natural resources, the intern will have valuable opportunities to assist with a diversity of elements within the Watershed Council’s education program. This will be considered a part-time, temporary hourly position compensated at $17/hour, and applications are due by June 5th, 2023.
Greater Hells Canyon Council-Development Director
Greater Hells Canyon Council is looking for an experienced fundraiser and communicator to join their team. GHCC is the only grassroots nonprofit focused exclusively on one of the last great wild places in the lower 48 states—the Greater Hells Canyon Region. Positioned at a critical intersection of large eco-regions, the lands and waters they protect connect the northern Rockies, Oregon’s high deserts, the Columbia River Basin, and the Cascade Mountains to one another. This position can work remotely from Bend, Portland, NE Oregon, or Boise.
Ochoco National Forest – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Resource Assistant Internship
The U.S. Forest Service, Ochoco NF seeks an individual to primarily support the social media and website needs of the national forest, as well as the redesign of several brochures. In addition, the candidate will be asked to support content creation for social media and the website, as well as occasionally participating in media relations through press release writing and media interviews under the guidance of the Public Affairs Staff Officer. Stipend: $21,760 stipend, prorated monthly — $1,000 monthly housing allowance (total of $8,000) • $2,750 for work-related training and professional development opportunities • $50 monthly commuter allowance (total of $400) • 60 hours of available PTO • Health care coverage offered, workers compensation, and FICA/Medicare • RA will have special United States Forest Service Direct Hire Authority upon completion of a minimum of 960 hours of service.
Camp Fire Central Oregon- Multiple Positions
Looking to gain experience in the youth development field AND have a ton of fun!? Join the Camp Fire team of awesome role models, motivators, educators, caregivers, and spark champions.
Full-time summer positions:
- SummerKids Teen Programs Lead Counselor
- SummerKids Leadership Team
- SummerKids Kindergarten Lead Counselor
- SummerKids Kindergarten Assistant
- SummerKids Day Camp Counselor
350 Deschutes – Multiple Positions
Clean Energy Education Coordinator: Part time
We seek a part time contractor to help with education at high schools and colleges, and work with businesses and families. Although a knowledge of clean energy and its applications in communities is preferred, we will train.
Range: $22 to $25 hourly. Initial work will begin in March 2023 and will be about 500 hours over a 6-month period. Possibility of additional work. Position will remain open until a person is found.
Director of Community Engagement for Clean Energy Programs (Hybrid): Full time
350 Deschutes seeks a person to start, develop, manage education and outreach for the organization’s clean energy programs. We seek a person who lives in Central Oregon. But a salaried position is negotiable for the right candidate; Hourly wage is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits are negotiable within the compensation package. Range is $28-$35 hourly.
Clean Energy Intern: EV Student Ambassador
350 Deschutes seeks a motivated individual to help with EV (Electric Vehicle) Education for students, staff, and the general public. Thanks to a grant from Pacific Power, Central Oregon will be installing EV Charging in Prineville and Bend Campuses. 350 Deschutes is responsible for providing education to promote these locations, as well as existing EV Charging in Madras and Redmond. $2,000 Stipend.
Wildheart Nature School – Summer Camp Instructors
Join our team of Summer Camp Instructors! Wildheart Nature School is now hiring enthusiastic, nature-loving mentors for our Summer Camp Program, with room to grow into a long-term position if desired. Instructors will work with dynamic groups of 14 children in weekly camps offered from June through August, 2023. Class age ranges are 3.5 to 18 years old, depending on the camp. The position entails instructing and inspiring participants in Wildheart Nature School’s programs, learning and developing nature-based curriculum, managing group safety and student engagement, leading and mentoring young stewards and creators, and maintaining positive relationships with school staff, participants and the Wildheart community. To apply, send us your application and supporting documents to email@example.com.
Your Garden Companion – Multiple Positions
Seeking experienced person(s) to round out our professional landscape team who are committed to learning and implementing sustainable/ecological gardening practices. Entry-level landscape architects are encouraged to apply. $16.00 – $18.00/hour starting wage depending on knowledge and experience Part-time 15–20 hours or Full-time 35–40 hours/week.
Seeking person(s) to round out our professional landscape team who are excited to learn and implement sustainable/ecological gardening practices in Central Oregon. $13.50 – $15.00/hour depending on knowledge and experience. Part-time 15–20 hours or Full-time 35–40 hours/week. Duration: March – November with potential for winter work.
Seeking enthusiastic person to round out our professional landscape team who is committed to learning and implementing sustainable/ecological gardening practices. Irrigation work includes helping to install & retrofit designs, troubleshooting irrigation problems, making basic repairs and conducting spring turn-on adjustments and fall blow out for winterization. In addition, this person may be involved in other aspects of landscaping when irrigation work is not pending. $15.00 -$18.00/hour depending on knowledge and experience. Full-time 35–40 hours/week (weather dependent). Duration: February – November with potential for winter work.
Seeking experienced person to round out our professional landscape team who is committed to learning and implementing sustainable/ecological gardening practices. Irrigation work includes helping to install & retrofit designs, troubleshooting irrigation problems, making basic repairs and conducting spring turn-on adjustments and fall blow out for winterization. In addition, this person may be involved in other aspects of landscaping when irrigation work is not pending. $18.00 -$20.00/hour depending on knowledge and experience. Full-time 35–40 hours/week (weather dependent). Duration: February – November with potential for winter work.
High Desert Food & Farm Alliance – Executive Director
HDFFA is seeking a leader with a passion for supporting a healthy and thriving food and farm network in Central Oregon to be the Executive Director. This person will have experience working in nonprofits, including: operations, budgeting, development and staff oversight. They will support the Program Director to oversee the Agricultural Support and Food Access programs. As a leader, they must be open to an inclusive management style to allow for growth and change within the organization, and advocate for and provide systems to build leaders within the HDFFA Team including staff, board members, committee members, volunteers, and partners. Location: Central Oregon. Compensation: Starting at $72,800. Start Date: As soon as possible.