September2021
E-Newsline
Proposed Penobscot River mercury clean up brings fellowship full circle
When Karen Merritt received her Switzer Environmental Fellowship in 2006, she was working on her dissertation on the site of a court-ordered study to evaluate mercury contamination in the Penobscot River. 

She returned to the project from 2016-2018 as part of the team conducting the science and engineering study to identify cost-effective remedial actions that would accelerate the recovery of the River. Their results have led to a proposed settlement that, if approved, would fund $187 million in river remediation and restoration.

“It's really meaningful to have this project here in Maine move through the process to a negotiated settlement,” Karen said. 

Getting to the Heart of Science Communication
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Noon PDT / 3 pm EDT

Join a conversation with author Faith Kearns and Switzer Fellows Sarah Myhre, Mike Antos and Evelyn Valdez-Ward to discover how relationship-centered research communication can impact your work. Open to Switzer Fellows and colleagues, this session will apply broadly to communications across disciplines, including non-scientists. Participants will receive a copy of the new book Getting to the Heart of Science Communication.

Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 11 am PDT / 1 pm EDT

Traditional mentoring ideas often leave us feeling that something is missing. This workshop, facilitated by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, will challenge conventional wisdom and present a new framework to help you re-imagine mentoring. Participants will map their current mentoring network, identify areas of need and create a plan to expand their network. This event welcomes Switzer Fellows from all sectors and career stages.

Switzer Fellows in Philanthropy: Demystifying Philanthropy and Networking
Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Noon PDT / 3 pm EDT

This event will bring together grant-seeking and grant-making Switzer Fellows to demystify philanthropy, network and learn from each other. Fellows Jen Sokolove and Roger Perez will provide an introduction to environmental philanthropy and best practices for building relationships with funders. Breakout sessions will offer the chance to network and ask questions in small groups with several other Switzer Fellows working in philanthropy.

Fellow News
Opportunities
Rachel Morello-Frosh shared a faculty cluster hire in Latinxs and Democracy at UC Berkeley. The application deadline is September 30, 2021. 

Shasha Gennet shared that The Nature Conservancy is hiring a Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor, Global Food & Water. Search for job ID #50216 here

Raimi + Associates is hiring for a Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice Leader in the Los Angeles or Bay Area. Juan Reynoso would be happy to answer any questions. 

Clara Fang’s classmate is conducting an anonymous survey on salaries for environmental jobs. The results are viewable so you can see salary information for many different jobs and experience levels. 

Mass Audubon is hiring an Urban Ecologist. Jeff Collins is their Director of Conservation Science and shared the location is TBD, despite being listed. 

Patagonia is hiring an Environmental Program Officer on their grants team in Ventura, CA. Jen Sokolove can put in a good word if desired. 

Rebecca Dell is hiring an Associate Director for the Industry Program at the ClimateWorks Foundation in San Francisco. 

Karina Garbesi shared an opening for Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies faculty position at California State University East Bay.

Lara Cushing shared an announcement for Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA. Next review date is October 1, 2021. 

Zully Juarez’s team, the Just Solutions Collective, is hiring a remote Community Engagement Coordinator. Zully would be happy to answer questions about the position. 

Coastal Quest is hiring a Communications Coordinator in Oakland, CA. Lily Verdone is Director at Coastal Quest. Closing date is September, 24, 2021. 

Caroline Howe shared that Alliance for the Bay is hiring an Equity and Inclusion Projects Specialist in Washington D.C. or Annapolis, MD. Applications are due by October, 11, 2021. 

Jen Sokolove shared an opening at Climate Solutions in Oregon for Clean Energy Policy Manager. Preferred deadline is September 27, 2021. 

Water in the West at Stanford is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow in watershed health and allocation, focusing on the Upper Colorado River basin. Philip Womble can answer questions about the role. Application review will being on October 1, 2021. 

Erika Zavaleta’s department at UC Santa Cruz is hiring two new faculty position in Evolutionary Biology and in Quantitative Biology.

TreePeople is hiring a Water Project Manager and a Tribal Engagement Coordinator in the greater Los Angeles and upper Santa Clara River areas. Mike Antos works closely with TreePeople and offered to answer questions.

Kristen Pratt Kalamans company, Resource Innovations, is hiring 10+ positions on her team. The team is based in Chicago, but there is some flexibility for remote work for some roles, and national offices are hiring too.

NASA’s Ames Research Center in California is hiring a Supervisory Physical Scientist in their Biospheric Science Branch. Christine Lee can put applicants in touch with the search committee for questions. The deadline is September 27, 2021.

Thank you to everyone who has been sharing opportunities on the Switzer Fellows listserv! We encourage you to keep posting jobs that come your way. If you have a connection to the hiring organization and are willing to be contacted, please include that information when you forward the posting. If a fellow has a connection, we will include it in this section each month.

You are also invited to join our private LinkedIn Group. This is another space to connect with other Switzer Fellows and stay up to date on the latest opportunities and news - especially if you are hiring or job-hunting. 
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