Field Instructors Needed for 2014
- This is a full-time
temporary position during the SCE program (July 2014).
The Summer Conservation Experience (SCE) takes place in Flagstaff and the wider Colorado Plateau region from July
6 – 27, 2014.Read more
students will live on the NAU campus for the first week while they attend
intensive workshops on environmental conservation, Arizona history and culture,
and indigenous wisdom. Students will identify “thorny conservation problems”
that will serve as the foundation for their final projects. While in Flagstaff, students will gather
resources to take in the field that will help them understand the background
behind their problem. During the second
week of the SCE, students will travel to the San Juan River for a 4-day
professionally guided river trip that will focus on the sustainability of
Ancestral Puebloan culture. After
leaving the San Juan, the group will visit the Navajo and/or Hopi Reservations
to learn more about the past, present, and future of the cultures indigenous to
Northern Arizona. The field section will end with a night in La Posada
Hotel. Students then return to Flagstaff
where they will further their knowledge about their conservation problem using
the NAU library, local resources, and Flagstaff community members. During the last week of the course, students
will share their projects during poster presentations.
The Dorrance Scholarship Program
The Summer Conservation Experience is designed exclusively for 27 Dorrance Scholars from the three state universities in Arizona.Read more
The Dorrance Scholarship Program, funded by the Arizona Community Foundation, awards full scholarships to first generation college students from the state of Arizona who have demonstrated financial need. Scholarships are renewed annually based on academic standing, participation in program events and activities, and community service projects.
The Dorrance Summer
Conservation Experience (SCE) seeks to hire a field instructor with knowledge
of southwestern environmental issues and experience managing groups in a
- SCE Field Instructor will serve as a role model
to students, teach wilderness skills, and provide logistical/risk management
support during a 7- to 10-day field trip to the Colorado Plateau.
- SCE staff will work as a team to teach 27
students how to camp on the San Juan River, cook, hike and camp on the Colorado
Plateau, and collect environmental data in the field. At times the SCE Field Instructor may be
expected to independently supervise 8 college sophomores in the field.
- Field Instructor will facilitate small group
conversations about course readings and teach short lessons on Arizona history,
indigenous knowledge, or environmental conservation, as appropriate.
- Familiarity with the natural history of the
Colorado Plateau and Sonoran Desert.
- Experience managing / supervising / leading
groups in a wilderness setting.
- Graduate coursework in environmental science,
environmental history, environmental studies, Arizona history, indigenous
cultures, or creative problem solving.
- Valid driver's license and the ability to drive
- Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR
- Master’s degree in environmental science,
environmental history, environmental studies, Arizona history, or indigenous
- High school, community college, or university-level
- Experience working with first-generation
college students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR
- Instructors will work the entire course as well
as staff training and course prep time (July 1 – July 29, 2014) for $3,000 to $4,500 commensurate with experience.
First Aid Certification / Recertification reimbursement.
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum
vita or resume, and names and phone numbers of three references that can
address your qualifications for this position by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to:
Dr. Angie Moline
Conservation Experience Program
Landscape Conservation Initiative
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5694
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
Review of applications will
begin February 1st. Position is open until