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Environment
Section Newsletter
Winter 2010

Tenure Track Position in Environmental Safety & Health, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health (OESH) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a tenure-track position commencing in August 2010.  We are seeking a highly motivated professional in the field of OESH who is committed to scholarship and teaching excellence.  The position requires conventional and Web-based graduate and undergraduate teaching, academic advising, scholarship/research, curriculum development, and service to the university community.  A research record in the area of environmental safety and health or the ability to develop and carry out a research agenda is required.  This is a renewable nine-month appointment with summer school options available. Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level, although well qualified applicants at higher levels will be considered. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in an environmental safety & health-related field, or a closely related area including but not limited to environmental health, industrial hygiene, engineering, physical sciences, or public health. Candidates with professional experience in OESH are preferred. Professional certifications are also desirable. Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential.  The Department seeks applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and to diverse learners. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Needs to be addressed by the position

Responsibilities: Primary teaching and scholarship in the areas of environmental safety & health. The person selected for this position will be expected to teach current courses within the OESH program, such as occupational safety management, principles of environmental management, and public and personal safety, as well as develop new courses in the area. The new faculty member is expected to work closely with other members of the department in the development of on-line course offerings for both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Application: Applications received by Jan. 11, 2010 are ensured review.  Position will remain open until filled.  Materials required for application include:

Letter of application

Curriculum vita
Non-official transcripts of graduate education
Names, titles, addresses, telephones, and emails of three (3) professional references
Statement of personal philosophy of environmental safety & health education.

Additional materials may be required from final candidates.

 

Send application materials to:

Dr. Alvaro Taveira, Chair
Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI  53190

Electronic applications can be sent to: taveiraa@uww.edu

Inquiries may be directed to:

Dr. Alvaro Taveira

Tel: (262) 472-5427

Fax: (262) 472-1091

e-mail: taveiraa@uww.edu

Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier, public, regional university with an enrollment of 10,500 students in 43 undergraduate majors and 13 master's degree programs.  The university offers high-quality, career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 12,000 residents the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu/index4.html) is ideally situated in the scenic Kettle Moraine area of Southeast Wisconsin, less than 2 hours from Chicago and 1 hour from Milwaukee and Madison.

UW-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Visit the Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health Web page at http://academics.uww.edu/safety/

Tenure Track Position in Industrial Hygiene Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health (OESH) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a tenure-track position commencing in August 2010.  We are seeking a highly motivated professional in the field of OESH who is committed to scholarship and teaching excellence.  The position requires conventional and Web-based graduate and undergraduate teaching, academic advising, scholarship/research, curriculum development, and service to the university community.  A research record in the area of industrial hygiene or the ability to develop and carry out a research agenda is required.  This is a renewable nine-month appointment with summer school options available.  Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level, although well qualified applicants at higher levels will be considered.  The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in industrial hygiene or in an environmental safety & health-related field, including but not limited to environmental health, pollution control, or toxicology.  Candidates with professional experience in OESH are preferred.  Professional certifications are also desirable.  Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential.  The Department seeks applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and to diverse learners.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Needs to be addressed by the position

Responsibilities: Primary teaching and scholarship in the areas of industrial hygiene, including physical, chemical and biological hazards control.  The person selected for this position will be expected to teach current courses within the OESH programs, such as industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management, air pollution control, and public and personal safety, as well as develop new courses in the area.

The new faculty member is expected to work closely with other members of the Department in the development of on-line course offerings for both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Application: Applications received by Jan. 11, 2010 are ensured review.  Position will remain open until filled.  Materials required for application include:

Letter of application
Curriculum vita
Non-official transcripts of graduate education
Names, titles, addresses, telephones, and emails of three (3) professional references
Statement of personal philosophy of environmental safety & health education.
Additional materials may be required from final candidates.

Send application materials to:

Dr. Alvaro Taveira, Chair
Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI  53190

Electronic applications can be sent to: taveiraa@uww.edu

Inquiries may be directed to:

Dr. Alvaro Taveira

Tel: (262) 472-5427

Fax: (262) 472-1091

e-mail: taveiraa@uww.edu

Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier, public, regional university with an enrollment of 10,500 students in 43 undergraduate majors and 13 master's degree programs.  The university offers high-quality, career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum.  UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 12,000 residents the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu/index4.html) is ideally situated in the scenic Kettle Moraine area of Southeast Wisconsin, less than 2 hours from Chicago and 1 hour from Milwaukee and Madison.

UW-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Visit the Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health  at http://academics.uww.edu/safety/

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ELP Opportunities Compilation –
Post-Groundhog Day Edition 2.3.2010

(Editor's Note: Some position announcements were deleted because application deadlines were in February)

EMPLOYMENT
1) The McKnight Foundation, Program Director — Environment - Minneapolis
2) Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, Core faculty
position in environmental leadership in Resource Management and Conservation - Yellow
Springs, Ohio
3) NOAA National Climate Data Center (NCDC) / I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), GIS
Relational Database Developer - Asheville, N.C.
4) B Lab, Business development person - San Francisco
5) B Lab, Expert on standards - NY, PA, or NC
6) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Fisheries; Aquatic and Endangered Resources (FAER)
Program, GS-13/14 Fisheries or Wildlife Biologist - Reston, Va.

10) USGS, Research associate-climate change - Reston, Va.
11) Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program at Conservation International, Program
Manager - Arlington, Va.
12) Virginia Sea Grant, the Northeast Consortium, UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine
Science and Technology (SMAST) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS),
Collaborative Fisheries Research Graduate Fellowships
13) University of Florida, Assistant/Associate Professor, Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystem
Modeling - Gainesville, Fla.

15) Center for Urban Research's New York City Labor Market Information Service, Part-time
Project Coordinator position - New York, N.Y.
16) Pew Environment Group, Manager, Federal Fisheries Policy - Washington, D.C.
17) Food & Water Watch, two midwest field organizers - Chicago or flexible location
18) Food & Water Watch, wo national online and outreach organizing positions - Washington,
D.C. and San Francisco
19) Friends of the High School for Environmental Studies, Career Education Coordinator - New
York, N.Y.

21) Manomet - Climate Change & Energy Initiative, 2 senior program leaders - Plymouth, MA

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Constellation Energy: Announces New Clean Energy Grant Program

EMPLOYMENT
1) Organization: The McKnight Foundation
Position: Program Director — Environment
Location: Minneapolis
Web site

The McKnight Foundation is hiring a new director for their Environment Program. The McKnight
Foundation already does have a “Regions and Communities” program area that has a heavy
focus on sustainable communities (basically smart growth), so this new position would be
complementary.

2) Organization: Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England
Position: Core faculty position in environmental leadership in Resource Management and
Conservation
Location: Yellow Springs, OH
Web site: http://antioch.edu/
The Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England invites applications for a core faculty position in environmental leadership in Resource Management and Conservation to begin July 1, 2010. Candidates will have a PhD in a relevant arena of environmental studies at the time of application, professional experience in their field of expertise,
demonstrated teaching experience, and an active research program. The ideal candidate will have a history of practical application and a strong theoretical foundation in one or more of the following areas: 1) stakeholder capacity-building and facilitative leadership, 2) management and
administration skills, and 3) community-level governance and state and federal regulatory frameworks. International resource management and sustainable development experience is also desirable. We also seek candidates who demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental studies, and who are enthusiastic about working with
graduate students. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary faculty
to serve MS and PhD students enrolled in weekday, weekend, and online delivery programs. Teaching responsibilities include courses from the following list: Adaptive Leadership, Building Sustainable Organizations, Financial Administration, Ecological Economics, and Political Economy. The responsibilities of the position include development and direction of student research projects in environmental leadership, human and natural resources management, and/or resource conservation. All core faculty members are responsible for engagement in university citizenship (governance), service, and scholarship in addition to their teaching responsibilities. Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, statement of research
and teaching interests, and list of three references electronically to hr@antiochne.edu with "ES Faculty Search" in the subject heading. This is a full time benefited position. Questions regarding
the position may be directed to msimpson@antioch.edu.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The search will continue until the position is filled. We are located in southern New Hampshire in the Monadnock and Connecticut River Valley Regions. Antioch University New England provides equal opportunity for all qualified
applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or disability.

3)
Organization: NOAA National Climate Data Center (NCDC) / I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG)
Position: GIS Relational Database Developer
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Web site: www.imsg.com
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG)  is currently looking to hire a GIS Relational Database Developer to perform a variety of GIS database related duties for the NOAA National Climate Data Center (NCDC) located in Asheville, North Carolina. All work will be performed onsite at NCDC under the technical supervision of the NCDC GIS Services team leader and technical leader. This contract is funded by NCDC and through the NOS Coastal Services Center. Based on the contract in place, this position is classified as a term position (12 months from date of hire). However the client's intent is for this to be a long term position with annual renewal contingent upon availability of funds

Duties:
* Development of ArcGIS server geoprocessing tasks. * Management of production and
development ArcSDE servers.
* Development and maintenance of geospatial databases on an Oracle database server.
* Data integration and database design in support of the following activities:
1. the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
2. the NOAA Climate Services Portal
3. the Climate Monitoring Branch
4. Satellite data
5. Climate model data
6. In-situ based datasets and products
* Support development and production instances of GIS Portal Toolkit and other GIS
metadata portal systems. * Implement time components to OGC services as functionally
supported. * Ensure that NCDC datasets are presented in OGC formats.

Qualifications:
Geospatial database experience required
Oracle (SQL/PLSQL) experience required
ESRI ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Desktop software experience required
Experience with Geoprocessing tools (Java/Python) required
Unix and/or Linux experience desired
Oracle Spatial experience desired
ESRI Geoportal Toolkit experience desired
(Please Note: Required experience indicates a minimum of 3 years experience in that area, with
greater than 5 years being desired).

To Apply:
Please send your resume, contact information for three references and a cover letter
explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to jobs@imsg.com with the following subject heading: NCDC10001 - GIS Relational
Database Developer
IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

4) Organization: B Lab
Position: Business development person
Location: San Francisco
Web site: www.bcorporation.net

Hello everyone,
Our organization(B Lab) is growing. We are searching for two folks: a superstar business
development person to help us grow the community of Certified B Corporations, and a expert on
standards to develop ratings for social businesses in emerging markets.

Overview:
B Lab is the non-profit organization which certifies and supports B Corporations. B
Corporations are a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to create
public benefit. B Corporations meet high performance and legal standards and build
collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of 1/1/10,
there are over 250 Certified B Corporations from over 50 industries.

Position Purpose:
Recruit companies to become Certified B Corporations

Position Functions:
Grow the community of B Corporations from 250 to 500 B Corporations and the
marketplace from $1 billion to $3 billion in the next 24 months by:
managing B Lab’s BusDev team in SF, SEA, PHL, NY, NC including internal staff and
outside consultants with geographic and industry responsibilities by
developing team strategy and goals
 running bi-weekly team meetings
developing and accessing tools, resources, materials to meet team goals
directly recruiting high priority larger companies to become Certified B Corps by
engaging existing B Corps as Champions to help recruit their peers
engaging B Lab’s partners to open and/or close key prospects
communicating benefits of becoming a B Corp to prospects and assisting them through
process of learning about and becoming a B Corp
working with B Lab’s Services team to leverage partnerships with sustainable business
associations, (i.e SVN, USGBC, Clean Tech Open, BALLE, Green America, Investor
Circle, etc)
developing strategy for and attending/presenting at industry conferences and events
Qualifications:
Passion for using business to solve social and environmental problems
High energy, self-managing, entrepreneurial personality capable of working in start-up
environment with few resources
 Strong relationship-building, communications, and organizational skills
10 years in direct sales, team management and managing external relationships
 Experience in clean tech/energy and green building industries a plus
 Facility with Salesforce.com; Word, Excel, Powerpoint, or Mac equiv
Compensation: $80-$120k plus benefits depending upon experience
Contact: Jay Coen Gilbert jay@bcorporation.net
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Hardik Savalia
B Lab
hardik@bcorporation.net
Office: 610-296-8283
Mobile: 267-218-4038
B Corporations are a new type of company which uses the power of business to solve
social and environmental problems. www.bcorporation.net

5)Organization: B Lab
Position: Expert on standards
Location: NY, PA, or NC
Web site: www.bcorporation.net
Position Title: Director of International Standards
Location: NY, PA, or NC
Overview
B Lab (www.bcorporation.net) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a new sector
of the economy that harnesses the power of business to solve social and environmental
problems. B Lab is building the infrastructure necessary to accelerate the development of social
capital markets by promoting B Corporations -- high-impact companies that create benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders and by developing social and environmental performance
standards for companies and funds. GIIRS (the Global Impact Investing Ratings System) a
project of B Lab, will provide impact investors with ratings for the social and environmental impact
(but not the financial performance) of companies and funds. GIIRS is expected to become the
standard by which institutional and high net worth investors measure the impact of their investments.
Position Purpose:
Oversee standards development of the emerging markets version of Impact Ratings System, an
assessment tool that measures companies’ social and environmental performance in the impact
areas of accountability, employees, community, environment, and consumers. The Impact Ratings System is used to both certify B Corporations and rate GIIRS companies and funds.
Position Functions:
 Oversee the development of the emerging markets version of the Impact Ratings System
for use by B Lab’s stakeholder groups: B Corporations, GIIRS rated companies and
funds, Investors, Supply Chain Managers, Policy Makers, and other Standards Partners
 Assemble and manage industry, geographic, and impact area working groups associated
with B Lab’s standard development process
 Draft weightings and content recommendations for consideration by B Lab’s emerging markets standard advisory council
 Manage B Lab’s relationship with the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) initiative
Accountability: Report to B Lab Co-Founder, Bart Houlahan
Qualifications:
 Passion for using business to solve social and environmental problems
 High energy, self-managing, entrepreneurial personality
 Strong relationship-building, communications, analytical, and organizational skills
 Work experience in an international/emerging markets context
 7-10 years experience in business, preferably in a role related to international
development, investment ratings, and/or ESG performance measurement.
 Fluency in Spanish or French preferred
Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000
If interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to Beth Richardson at
beth@bcorporation.net

6) Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Fisheries; Aquatic and Endangered Resources
(FAER) Program
Position: GS-13/14 Fisheries or Wildlife Biologist
Location: Reston, Va.
Web site: http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/a9IN08i.aspx
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Fisheries; Aquatic and Endangered Resources (FAER)
Program, Reston, Virginia is looking for a GS-13/14 Fisheries or Wildlife Biologist to serve as an
imperiled species coordinator. The selectee will be responsible for the following major duties:
Develops, prepares and revises budget estimates, management documents and program
documents for resource allocation recommendation. The Coordinator will manage actions through the FAER program with Agency planning staff in development of the step-down planning and implementation of the USGS science strategy and act as principal liaison between BRD HQ and Science Centers regarding fisheries and imperiled species research and monitoring. The
incumbent will monitor USGS research conducted to support decisions under the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and other statues, treaties, regulations and policies regarding conservation of imperiled flora and fauna. For more details about job activities contact
Doug Beard (dbeard@usgs.gov) or apply directly at USAJOBS
(http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/a9IN08i.aspx)

10) Organization: USGS
Position: Research associate-climate change
Location: Reston, Va.
Web site: www.usgs.gov
Position: Research Associate-Effects of climate change on fish and fish
habitat
We will be looking for a research associate to help with facilitation of a new USGS-funded project titled 'Managing the Nations Fish Habitat at Multiple Spatial Scales in a Rapidly Changing Climate'. The primary responsibilities of the position will be to coordinate and organize activities and products related to this 15-investigator project. Duties will include outreach activities such as coordinating new releases, fact sheets, annual reports, webpages, and other materials requested by USGS and the investigators. Other duties will include facilitating regular conference calls with the PIs, organizing and managing budgets, and interacting regularly with climate change modelers, students and post docs, and ecologists on the project. There will also be opportunities to conduct research related to climate change and fish habitat independently and in
coordination with other investigators. Preferred qualifications include strong communication, organization, and leadership skills, and an interest in climate change science. Preference will be given to applicants willing to work at the USGS office in Reston, Va. The education level is open, but a MS degree is preferred. Salary will depend on qualifications, but is expected to be about $40k/year. This is a grant funded position that is funded for at least two years. Start date is
ASAP with preference for applicants that can begin this spring or summer.
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Doug Beard (dbeard@usgs.gov; 703-648-4215) and Craig Paukert ( cpaukert@ksu.edu ; 785-532-6522). The position will be open until filled.

11)
Organization: Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program at Conservation International
Position: Program Manager
Location: Arlington, Va.
Web site
PROGRAM MANAGER
Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program
Executive Director
Arlington
Virginia
This positon serves as the program manager for the Indigenous and Traditional Peoples
Program (ITPP) housed within the Center for Conservation and Government (CCG). The
program manager has responsiblities in three areas: grant management and administration,
programmatic management, and operational and logistical support. Grant management and
administration includes management of small grants and administation and monitoring of
major program grants. Under programmatic management, the position provides management
support for key ITPP program outcomes such as the Indigneous Fellows Program, policy
initiatives and capacity building. The program manager will also lead the coordination of ITPP’s
internal/external communications products liaising with CI’s internal communications unit and
external contributiors to ITPP publications. The program manager will also oversee ITPP
operational and logistics functions coordinating with departmental personnel. This function
includes management of interns and short-term consultants as required. The postion will also
support annual planning and budgeting processes, donor relationships and proposal
development.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Grant Management and Administration
Oversee incoming grants processes including grant registration, budget creation and monitoring, and donor reporting (in conjunction with division finance and operations director).
Work with division finance and operations director and ITPP grant directors to develop budgets and agreements, communicate with grantees, process financial transfers, and monitor reporting requirements.
Manage ITPP small grants such as travel grants with indigenous partners,
indigenous fellow grants, and general grants less than $10k.
Programmatic Management
Support development of external partnerships with organizations such as the
Equator Initiative, IUCN, Indigenous Advisory Group, and Conservation and Human
Rights Initiative, in order to further ITPP outcomes.
Provide management and logistical support for the Indigenous Fellows Program
and the Indigenous Advisory Group, including meeting organization, nomination
process, travel grants, stipends, documentation and reporting, etc.
Support ongoing development, translation and publication of training materials and
products, and occasional major programmatic publications including communications
with authors, editors, graphic designers, etc.
Manage communication needs of ITPP by liaising with CI’s internal
communications unit on all articles, press releases or other communications materials
related to indigenous peoples.
Develop ITPP factsheets, identify web needs/content, and manage ITPP learning
portal and potential external blogs.
Support the development/implementation of an image-use policy regarding images
of indigenous peoples.
Operational and Logistical Support
Assist with the development and submission of proposal budgets, donor reports
and research on potential donors.
Assist with the development of annual work plans in conjunction with ITPP team.
Provide key site support to ITPP work plan goals and objectives as designated by
the administering grant director.
Manage interns and/or occasional short term consultants that assist with
administrative, logistical and research needs.
Manage logistical and technical/programmatic support for conferences, workshops
and meetings, including research, communication, event planning and arrangements,
and related travel grants and travel, coordinating with internal and external partners to
ensure collaboration on events.
Working Conditions:
This position is housed at CI headquarters in Arlington, VA
Occasional domestic and international travel may be required, 2-3 times per year
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Skills:
Four-year college degree in organizational or non-profit management, intercultural
communication, international development studies or a related field.
Fluency in Spanish
Experience in budget development and excel spreadsheets.
Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office.
Strong interest in international conservation and development related to
indigenous peoples.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Skills:
Desktop publishing skills
3-5 years experience in budget/grant management preferred
Experience working with nonprofit or community/indigenous organizations in
developing countries is strongly preferred
Fluency in French or Portuguese
APPLICANTS SHOULD SEND: Cover letter and resume.
Application Procedure:
Conservation International is committed to saving our environment. If you are able, please
submit your application electronically! To apply, click here to submit your cover letter and
resume. You may also send your application to: Conservation International Human Resources
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22202 No phone calls please. Conservation
International is an equal opportunity employer.
Benefits:
You can find out more about CI's benefits on our benefits page.
CI Values:
As we pursue our vision and mission, we are guided by these essential and timeless values:
Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its
forms.
Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of
cultures, talents, and experiences.
Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.
Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident
that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.
Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering
through challenges
Kristen Walker Painemilla
Vice President, Conservation International (CI)
Executive Director, Indigenous & Traditional Peoples Program, CI
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 341-2577 (direct)
(703) 341-2400
skype:kfpainemilla
www.conservation.org

12) Organization: Virginia Sea Grant, the Northeast Consortium, UMass Dartmouth’s School for
Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Position: Collaborative Fisheries Research Graduate Fellowships
Web site: http://www2.vims.edu/seagrant/res-funding.htm#CFR
On behalf of Virginia Sea Grant, the Northeast Consortium, UMass Dartmouth’s School for
Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), I
am thrilled to announce the availability of four (4) Collaborative Fisheries Research Graduate
Fellowships for the fall 2010 academic year. This is a national demonstration pilot program in
collaborative research between scientists, fishing industry, NGOs, and/or resource managers
working on fishing gear technology/conservation engineering that seeks to:
Expand the capacity of marine and fisheries science professionals possessing collaborative
research skills and experience;
Cultivate a vibrant, enduring professional cohort of collaborative research scientists;
Enhance the scientific capacity in fishing gear technology/conservation engineering to reduce
bycatch and minimize habitat impacts; and
Advance professional standards for collaborative research and re-establish a professional
culture of collaboration among science, industry and managers.
*/Highlights: /*
Fellows are provided with one academic year of support (tuition, stipend), plus $15,000 of
research support.
e-Networking tools will be used to link fellows and faculty from multiple institutions through a
distance-learning course, “Theory and Practice of Collaborative Fisheries Research” and to
facilitate peer mentoring and coaching support throughout the Fellowship.
Fellows will participate in a practicum in conservation engineering/fishing gear design to apply
collaborative fisheries research principles. The program facilitates and enables effective
collaborative research projects among science, industry, and resource management
communities.
Any student, regardless of citizenship, who is enrolled in a graduate or professional program in
an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., is eligible.
Awards begin Fall semester 2010
Troy W. Hartley, Ph.D.
Virginia Sea Grant Director
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 1346
Rt. 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Ph. (804) 684-7248
Fax. (804) 684-7269
E-mail. thartley@vims.edu
 http://www.vims.edu/seagrant

13) Organization: University of Florida
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystem Modeling
Location: Gainesville, Fla.
Website: https://jobs.ufl.edu
It is a faculty position at the University of Florida, focused on quantitative fisheries science /
modeling. This is one of two new positions that will be advertised this year.

15) Organization: Center for Urban Research's New York City Labor Market Information Service
Position: Part-time Project Coordinator position
Location: New York, N.Y.
Website: www.urbanresearch.org
Center for Urban Research’s New York City Labor Market Information Service
P/T Project Coordinator Position
The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS), operating out of the Center for
Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, seeks a project coordinator to manage a new
USDOL-funded study of green jobs in New York City.
The NYCLMIS is a joint endeavor of the New York City Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and
CUNY. Our objectives are to (1) develop research that providers and policy makers in the public
workforce system can use to improve their day-to-day practice and strategic decision-making; (2)
be the portal for cutting-edge and timely labor market data about New York City; and (3) distill
and synthesize labor market information with the overall goal of raising public awareness of
workforce development issues relevant to New York City.
General Description
With supervision by the NYCLMIS director, and support from the director and other Center for
Urban Research staff members, the project coordinator will coordinate and conduct project
activities related to a federal grant funded study of “green jobs” in New York City. The exact mix
of research, training, and technical assistance duties will be partly determined by the candidate’s
own strengths and interests.
Required qualifications include 2 years of a combination of professional and graduate academic
experience with:
§ Conducting or coordinating applied research activities;
§ Communicating with private sector leaders, city and state agency officials;
§ Statistical analysis using large data sets (e.g., using SPSS, SAS, Stata, or R);
§ Developing and conducting written and visual presentations of research findings for lay
audiences and/or the general public; and
§ Working cooperatively within a team environment.
Experience/interest in the following is helpful but not required:
§ Workforce development, labor, or neighborhood/economic development policy and
programming with an emphasis on new and emerging jobs in New York City’s cleantech
industries.
§ GIS applications (e.g., ArcGIS)
§ Desktop publishing (e.g., InDesign, MS Publisher)
This part-time position is funded for 1.5 years with potential for renewal. Pay is competitive for
graduate students and new professionals and partly dependent on the candidate’s own skills and
experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to: Lesley Hirsch,
NYCLMIS director at nyclmis@gc.cuny.edu or CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue,
Room 6202, New York, NY 10016.
CUNY values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about the Center for Urban Research and the NYCLMIS please visit our
website at: www.urbanresearch.org.

16) Organization: Pew Environment Group
Position: Manager, Federal Fisheries Policy
Location: Washington, D.C.
Website: www.pewtrusts.org
Search for a Manager, Federal Fisheries Policy
Pew Environment Group
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging
problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public
and stimulate civic life.
Environment Program
The mission of the environment program is to promote policies and practices that protect the
global atmosphere, preserve healthy forests and marine ecosystems. This position will report to
the director of Federal Fisheries Policy and is based in Washington, D.C.
The manager, Federal Fisheries Policy will be responsible for leading development of the federal
fisheries policy campaign plan. The manager will develop strategic and operational plans and
functions for the project. The manager will also supervise consultants and contracts; supervise
outreach/field project activities including project staff, involving both substantive and financial
matters; communicate summaries to PCT personnel; and initiate and regularly maintain contacts
with conservation organizations and other stakeholders as needed. The candidate should
demonstrate strong collaborative spirit and leadership ability. The candidate must have eight
years minimum relevant experience. Undergraduate degree required.
Pew offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. To view a complete job
description and apply, please visit www.pewtrusts.org and go to the Careers@Pew page
(http://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/intro).

17) Organization: Food & Water Watch
Position: two midwest field organizers
Location: Chicago, IL or flexible location
Web site: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/about/career-opportunities
Hey Everyone!
I'm excited to let everyone know that we're expanding our organizing department here at Food &
Water Watch, and are hiring for FOUR NEW ORGANIZING POSITIONS!
We're hiring two midwest field organizers (one in Chicago, one with flexible location) and two
national online and outreach organizing positions (one in DC, one in San Francisco).
We're looking for experienced, fun, and creative organizers to help fight the corporate control of
our food and water resources, and help us gear up for our Farm BIll Campaign.
I'm attaching the job descriptions, please be in touch if you're interested!
Thanks!
-Sarah
___________________________
Sarah Alexander
Education & Outreach Director
Food & Water Watch
1616 P St. NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 683-2441
salexander@fwwatch.org
Sign up at: www.foodandwaterwatch.org
F&WW mobile: text "watch" to 69866
Follow me: http://twitter.com/sa4schoolmilk

18)Organization: Food & Water Watch
Position: wo national online and outreach organizing positions
Location: Washington, D.C. and San Francisco
Web site: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/about/career-opportunities

19) Organization: Friends of the High School for Environmental Studies
Position: Career Education Coordinator
Location: New York, N.Y.
Website: friendsofhses.org
Friends of the High School for Environmental Studies
Career Education Coordinator
Description
Friends of the High School for Environmental Studies is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
dedicated to providing environmental resources to the nation’s first environmental high school –
New York City’s High School for Environ-mental Studies.
The Career Education Coordinator will be part of a team that delivers field education and career
education programs to students, as well as professional development programs to teachers.
S/he will report to Friends’ Executive Director
The position will spend approximately 50% of the time dedicated to Friends’ student internship
programs, which currently serve over 200 students a year. Specifically, the Coordinator will recruit
students for the school year internship program, conduct site visits to internship sites and work
collaboratively with the HSES Internship Program Supervisor to carry out day-to-day program
needs. The Coordinator will also be responsible for developing summer internship opportunities
for students.
The Career Education Coordinator will spend approximately 30% of his/her time overseeing
Friends’ partnerships with environmental programs at universities and developing opportunities
for students to explore higher education opportunities. The remaining 20% will be spent
participating in environmental club activities, student trips and outings and sharing clerical
functions with other members of the staff.
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should:
- enjoy working with teenagers
- have either youth development or environmental experience
- enjoy working as part of a group
- be flexible!
- have 2-4 years work experience
- be willing to work some nights and weekends
Fluency in Spanish a plus.
Salary: mid-high 30’s
To apply please send your resume and cover letter to nrhodes@friendsofhses.org.

21) Organization: Manomet - Climate Change & Energy Initiative
Position: 2 senior program leaders
Location: Plymouth, Mass.
Website: www.manomet.org/about/employment/jobs
Would you like to work at the forefront of climate change adaptation? Or would you like to
take the lead in ensuring that future energy policy and development is sustainable and
environmentally sound? Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences has immediate openings
for two talented and energetic Senior Program Leaders to join our team. As one of the nation’s
oldest independent environmental research centers, Manomet is developing innovative models
for businesses, agencies, and communities to forge a new partnership with the planet. We
convene stakeholders and help develop science-based, enduring solutions that work in the real
world and improve conditions for wildlife, habitats and people.
Senior Program Leader, Climate Change and Energy
The Senior Program Leader for Climate Change and Energy will direct and grow a major new
project on climate change adaptation with national implications. Working with stakeholders in
four major rural landscape sectors and at two spatial scales, the Senior Program Leader will
develop and implement strategies to build climate change resiliency into critical ecosystem
services.
Senior Program Leader, Energy and the Environment
The Senior Program Leader for Energy and the Environment will direct a major new project
focused on ensuring that future energy development in the Northeast will be environmentally
sustainable and protective of ecological habitats and wildlife. The Senior Program Leader will
also develop an Energy and Environment Program at Manomet that will provide national
leadership in this important field, especially in relation to wind energy and the power grid.
Additional Information
Both positions report to the Director of the Climate Change and Energy Initiative. The positions
are located at Manomet’s headquarters on the bluffs overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay, in
Plymouth, Mass., 45 miles south of Boston. The positions are available immediately and
applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Manomet offers
competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive package of benefits.
Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.
For the complete job descriptions, please visit www.manomet.org/about/employment/jobs

22) Organization: Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Position: Development Director
Location: Warren, VT
Website: www.yestermorrow.org
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Job Description: Development Director
Organization Profile:
Yestermorrow Design/Build School inspires people to create a better, more sustainable world by
providing hands-on education that integrates design and craft as a creative, interactive process.
Yestermorrow was founded on a commitment to make architectural design and building
knowledge and methods easily accessible to all individuals. We remain dedicated to achieving a
more environmentally and socially sustainable society through innovative education, focused on
teaching the design process with the goal of expanding people's understanding of good design.
Our curriculum integrates the design process with the skills of building and the craft of fine detail.
The School is committed to design and building knowledge communicated through personal
experience and hands-on education guided by master practitioners. The School embraces the
principles of sustainability, craftsmanship, experiential learning, and place-based education
emphasizing the development of individual design skills, self-confidence, personal creativity, and
social responsibility. We believe Yestermorrow's educational philosophy is important in a world
where knowledge has become more abstract, indifferent to environmental and social
conditions, and craftsmanship is often not valued or understood.
Responsibilities:
The DD is responsible for creating, executing and continuously improving a comprehensive
strategy that grows contributions to Yestermorrow. Currently 10-15% of Yestermorrow’s operating
income is generated through annual fundraising, and we seek to increase our annual goal. The
DD will also develop Yestermorrow’s Capital Campaign to expand campus facilities. Therefore,
the DD will be called on to engage in a range of non-traditional fundraising and outreach activities
such as alumni relations, special events and social media campaigns.
Yestermorrow seeks an individual in this role with a huge enthusiasm for and understanding of
Yestermorrow’s mission, with judgment and capabilities that will enable him/her to be an effective
contributor to the organization. The DD will have leadership skills that will enable him/her to
represent the organization articulately and effectively to key external stakeholders, to
collaborating organizations in the nonprofit sector, and to the community at large. The successful
candidate will be a results-driven, high-energy professional of unquestionable integrity, dedicated
to the mission of the organization.
Specifics include:
§ Provide leadership and support for the organization on all matters related to fundraising
encompassing alumni relations, friend-raising, enhanced community visibility, and support from
individuals, foundations, and corporate giving programs.
§ Identify potential funding sources, create the opportunity for the "ask," follow through the writing
and oversight of grant or other application/solicitation processes.
§ Ensure that excellent relationships are maintained with donors and that donor gifts are carefully
stewarded for the purposes intended by the donors.
§ Manage the budget for the development function.
§ Oversee development and maintenance of a detailed and useful donor database.
§ Anticipate changing needs with vision and imagination. Initiate long-range strategic and
operational fundraising planning. Responsible and accountable for business-like
implementation, including budget development and management, of all such fundraising plans.
§ Manage staff, volunteers, and all internal and external resources in support of the fundraising
function, including management of all cultivation and fundraising events, events designed to
enhance organization visibility, new fundraising initiatives and services, and efforts to enhance
recognition for organization donors.
§ Develop tactical and strategic plans, establish goals and objectives, measure progress, define
criteria for success; retrospectively and prospectively evaluate progress, inform ED and Board of
this progress, and demonstrate pragmatism and flexibility to recommend changes in direction
based on outcomes against plan.
§ Demonstrate how the organization can be highly creative, mobile, adaptable, and competitive in
maximizing its fundraising potential.
The ideal candidate:
§ Is passionate about the mission of the organization.
§ Has familiarity with and knowledge of local and national funding sources for education,
architectural and environmental concerns.
§ Has fundraising experience – donor prospecting and cultivation, annual gifts, major gifts,
special events, capital campaigns, and grant-writing.
§ Demonstrates facility with information technology, and the capacity to adapt new technologies
to the enhancement of fundraising, organizational visibility and credibility, and the expansion and
improvement of services.
§ Has highly developed oral and written communication skills, and the vision, charisma, and
dynamism necessary to project and promote the mission of the organization, and to augment
friendship networks and funding sources throughout the community.
§ Has the ability to relate to prospective donors, to build a universe of friends of the organization
in the business and philanthropic communities.
§ Exceptional listening skills, compassion, centeredness and maturity, a collaborative style,
durability and adaptability to the nonprofit environment, high energy, and a healthy sense of
humor.
Education: Lifelong learning and educational achievement appropriate to the complexity of the
position.
Reporting Relationship: The Development Director (DD) reports to the ED, and also works
closely with the Board of Directors.
Hours: Salaried position, scheduled between 20-40 hours/week depending on the right
candidate. Potential for flexible schedule and some telecommuting.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Location: Waitsfield, VT
How to Apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to kate@yestermorrow.org. Rolling
application review starts March 1.
More Information: Please visit our web site at: www.yestermorrow.org
Kate Stephenson
Executive Director
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
189 VT Route 100
Warren, VT 05674
(802) 496-5545
kate@yestermorrow.org
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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Constellation Energy: Announces New Clean Energy Grant Program
Deadline: March 16, 2010
Constellation Energy is taking applications for its first annual EcoStar Grant program, which will
provide qualifying nonprofit organizations with funds to implement environmental stewardship
projects. The EcoStar Grant program will target community-based projects that fit into one or
more of five stewardship categories: pollution prevention, education and outreach, energy
efficiency, conservation, and community activism. To qualify for an EcoStar Grant, a project
should be located in an area where Constellation Energy does business (the continental United
States with the exception of Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico , Nevada, Oregon,
and Wyoming.) Applicants must have a board of directors and be designated a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization.
For details, visit the website.

The Global Climate Change & Health Committee of the Environment Section of APHA

The 75-plus members of the Global Climate Change and Health Committee of the Environment Section gather at meetings, online and on periodic conference calls. We discuss the medical and public health impacts of global climate change associated with heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, work to engage in informal peer-education, and advocate for sustainable policy and climate-health preparedness efforts. Members of the committee have a wide range of climate and health work experience, research expertise, applied knowledge and interests. The Committee is currently shaping a session proposal for the 2010 APHA Annual Meeting in Denver. People who are interested in the committee can contact Chair Kim Knowlton at kknowlton@nrdc.org for more information.

Update from the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services

Submitted by Colette Hochstein, D.M.D., MLS (Colette@nlm.nih.gov), Division of Specialized Information Services, NLM

December 2009

 

New Toxicology Tutorial Available

ToxLearn, a new NLM resource, is now available.   http://toxlearn.nlm.nih.gov  

ToxLearn is a multi-module online learning tool that provides an introduction to toxicology. It can be used as an ancillary curriculum to a first-level undergraduate toxicology course, and can provide users of NLM’s toxicology databases with a working knowledge of basic toxicology principles. ToxLearn modules will be made available as they are completed. Module 1 covers “Toxicology and Dose Response.”

ToxLearn is an update of NLM ToxTutor, which was designed to provide a basic understanding of toxicology as an aide for users of toxicology literature contained in the National Library of Medicine’s toxicological and chemical databases. http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/toxtutor.html 

ToxLearn will update and expand on the ToxTutor effort.

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has added and updated several pages.

        Medical and scientific literature on disaster medicine and public health (updated list of relevant journals indexed for PubMed):

http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/medscilit.html

  • List of disaster glossaries:

http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/glossaries.html

  • MeSH Terms used in indexing disaster-related journal articles:

http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/mesh_disaster.html

TOXMAP

A significantly new version of TOXMAP is expected to be released in 2010. This update will feature a completely new underlying Geographical Information System (GIS).  Maps will be more intuitive and will provide mouse-based dynamic pan-and-zoom, click to pop-up feature details, satellite and topographic overlays, and additional geospatial query capabilities.  TOXMAP will still contain links to NLM chemical and environmental health resources, as well as to the EPA and CDC.

http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov

Tox Town

Tox Town has added “Endocrine Disruptors” to its list of over 30 chemicals. Information on this group of substances, which may interfere with human hormones, is available in both English and Spanish. http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=65

On August 13, 2009, Tox Town was awarded the MERLOT Health Sciences Classics Award, which recognizes exemplary online learning resources.

http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/whatsnew.php

REMM (Radiation Event Medical Management)

http://www.remm.nlm.gov/

The NLM Radiation Event Medical Management resource (REMM) has updated/added:

  • New animated images/illustrations
Radiation Contamination (5 images; http://www.remm.nlm.gov/contamimage.htm)
  • Radiation Exposure (2 images; http://www.remm.nlm.gov/exposureimage.htm)
  • Factors that Decrease Radiation from Exposure: Time, Distance, Shielding
  • Radiological Dispersal Device: Explosive
  • Radiological Dispersal Device: Non-explosive
  • Radiological Exposure Device: Hidden Sealed Source
  • Simulated Radiological Exposure Device (RED) on Skin Illustrating Dose Attenuation
  • Software Tools
    New section on software tools for radiation event response (
    http://www.remm.nlm.gov/remm_SourcesofRadInfo.htm#software)
  • Response Planning (http://www.remm.nlm.gov/remm_Preplanning.htm)
    The "Response Planning" page replaces the "Preplanning" page and includes documents from Institute of Medicine, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the RAND Corporation  
  • Links to important new radiation event response guidance documents
  • Psychological Issues and Mental Health Professionals resources (http://www.remm.nlm.gov/psych.htm and http://www.remm.nlm.gov/remm_MentalHealth.htm)
  • http://www.remm.nlm.gov/whatsnew.htm  

    REMM is produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Planning and Emergency Operations, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, with subject matter experts from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many US and international consultants.

    REMM provides:

    • Guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) events
    • Just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise
    • Web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible.

    Class Opportunity: TOXNET® and Beyond

    The TOXNET® and Beyond class covers using the National Library of Medicine's Environmental Health and Toxicology Portal. 

    http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html#class5

    This full-day class is designed to convey the basics of searching the NLM's TOXNET, a web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related subjects. Students learn the content and structure of files covering toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic releases, and chemical searching and nomenclature. Among the databases highlighted are TOXLINE®, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Integrated Risk Information System, the Toxic Release Inventory, and ChemIDplus. This class is for U.S. domestic searchers. There are no fees for training but students must cover their own travel and lodging. Classes are held throughout the United States. The training schedule and other details are available from the National Training Center and Clearinghouse. http://nnlm.gov/ntcc

    The TOXNET class is awarded six MLA continuing education credits.  http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html#class5

    Follow NLM Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) on Twitter

    Twitter is a free service that helps users keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What's happening?

    Join today to start receiving NLM_SIS's tweets.  http://twitter.com/NLM_SIS

    Stay Updated!

    NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L is an e-mail announcement list available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)'s Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS). The purpose of the announcement list is to broadcast updates on SIS's resources, services, and outreach in toxicology and environmental health. The NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L Archives allow users to search list postings, and to modify subscription options.

    To subscribe to the NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L announcement list, please send the following text in the body of an e-mail to listserv@list.nih.gov: SUBSCRIBE NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L your name or use the listserv web page:

    http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/envirolistserv.html

    The Environmental Justice Committee

    The Environmental Justice Committee of the APHA Environment Section provides leadership on understanding how environmental hazards, unhealthy land uses, pollution, and poor access to health-promoting infrastructure disproportionately impacts disadvantaged and underserved populations and how this disproportionate burden leads to environmental health disparities. The activities of this committee include helping to plan sessions for the Annual Meeting, advising APHA staff on environmental justice issues, developing environmental justice-related policies, commenting on proposed legislation through the lens of environmental justice, building partnerships with other organizations to address environmental justice and health issues, and developing the next generation of environmental justice advocates and researchers.

    Many environmental public health concerns are also social justice concerns and therefore it’s especially exciting that the theme of the 2010 APHA Conference in Denver is “Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative.”  Members of the Environmental Justice Committee have provided leadership on getting the word out about opportunities to present at the 2010 meeting. We have received a vivid response from a wide range of social justice organizations, community-based environmental health organizations, and community-university partnerships for environmental health who are all motivated in presenting at the conference on environmental justice issues and further, building partnerships with the Environment Section.  For 2010, the committee has bold plans to promote environmental justice within and outside of APHA. This year we have set goals to help with publication opportunities for APHA members on environmental justice and health topics; develop environmental justice policy on water, climate change, and green issues; organizing an EJ and environmental health town hall meeting at the 2010 meeting; having teleconferences and Webinars on EJ topics; and using social media to discuss EJ and health issues and development of partnerships with other organizations who may be working on social justice and public health issues. If you would like more information or want to get involved please do not hesitate to contact either Dr. Simone Charles, Georgia Southern University (scharles@georgiasouthern.edu) or A.J. Cuevas, New York University School of Medicine (amj316@nyu.edu).

    New Funding Opportunity with the Health Impact Project

    The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool for policymakers. HIAs are a flexible, data-driven approach that identifies the health consequences of new policies, and develops practical strategies to enhance their health benefits and minimize adverse effects.

    The project issued a rolling call for proposals and is now accepting applications to fund up to 15 HIA demonstrations at the local, state or tribal level. Grants will range from between $25,000 and $150,000 each. For more information and to apply online, visit www.healthimpactproject.org.

    APHA NOMINATING COMMITTEE SEEKS POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR APHA LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN 2010

    The Nominating Committee for APHA's Governing Council is looking for the following candidates for leadership roles in the organization:

     

    • APHA President Elect (three year commitment, one year each as president-elect, president and past-president)
    • Executive board – three positions available (4-year term)
    • Speaker of the Governing Council (3-year term)
    • Treasurer (3-year term)

    The APHA Governing Council will vote to select these officers at the November (2010) meeting, and they would begin serving immediately after the APHA conference (so terms would start Nov. 10, 2010).

     

    As I'm sure you know, the next APHA Annual Meeting is Nov. 6-10, 2010, in Denver.

     

    Applications are due March 31, 2010 and should include the relevant (attached) one-page form along with resume/CV of the nominee, and any letters of support. The nominating committee will meet May 6 to select the list of nominees for consideration by the Governing Council at the 2010 Annual Meeting.

     

    We hope you will be able to think of individuals who would be excellent candidates for the above positions. 

     

    Should you or a potential candidate wish further information on these positions, please refer to the job descriptions and nomination form available on the APHA Web site at: http://www.apha.org/about/gov/nominations/default.htm

     

    If you are interested in running, we suggest you contact your APHA Section, SPIG, Caucus and/or Forum leadership to solicit their support and assistance with your nomination. 

     

    All nominees for the Executive Board are selected from among the membership of the Association, except that the nominees for  Honorary Vice-President may include persons who are not members of the Association.

      

    For more information on the Nominating Committee, contact Ida Plummer via e-mail at governance@apha.org.

    Communications Committee Opportunities

    The APHA Environment Section will be using Yahoo Groups to streamline and archive announcements. If you have not already joined, please go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/environment_section_apha/ .

    Join the APHA Environment Section open discussion (http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=33597204816)

    Think you can improve this Web site? : http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/env/

    To contribute to the APHA Environment Section Web site or to the next APHA Environment Section Newsletter, please e-mail Rebecca Gluskin for more information at rtg230@nyu.edu.

    Social Justice – APHA 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition

    It’s not too early to start thinking about APHA’s 2010 Annual Meeting, to be held in Denver, Nov. 6-10. The Environment Section’s Program Planning Committee is certainly thinking about it. We are hard at work reviewing abstracts we received in early February and constructing a program of informative and thought-provoking environmental health sessions for you. This year’s theme will be Social Justice, and environmental and occupational justice concerns are sure to feature prominently. APHA’s Annual Meeting is the premier public health educational forum, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists! Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers. For more information about the meeting, visit http://www.apha.org/meetings/.

    Two Section Council Position Open for the APHA Environment Section

    There are two Section Council positions open in the APHA Environment Section. Please contact Section Secretary Rebecca Gluskin at rtg230@nyu.edu for a nomination form. The following describes the general overall responsibilities of the Section Council as whole, without singling out duties specific to any one position on the Council. According to the APHA Bylaws, the duties of the Section Council shall include, but not necessarily be limited to the following:

    • “To make general recommendations in relation to the Annual Meeting program.
    • To act on Section membership and on Section policies.
    • To submit annually to the Governing Council through the Executive Board a report of the transactions of the Section.
    • To report annually to the Governing Council through the Executive Board on the plans, scope, and policy of the Section during the succeeding year.
    • To formulate rules of procedure for the Section.
    • To consider and transmit to the Governing Council resolutions originating in the Section. Only resolutions approved by the Governing Council shall be published as representing the policy of the Association.
    • To advise on the publication of papers and reports presented at the Section meetings.

    To advise the Executive Board with respect to the organization and membership of the Action Board, the forthcoming Science Board, Councils, Task Forces, and Standing Committees.” (APHA Bylaws, Art. XIV, Sec. 9).

    Governing Council Roles

    The primary roles of the Governing Council (GC) as set forth in the Constitution are:

    • Establish policies for the Association and for the guidance of the Executive Board and the officers; amend the Bylaws of the Association and to adopt rules for the conduct of its own business.
    • Receive and act upon reports or recommendations from any organization constituent, the Science Board, the Action Board, the Education Board, the Standing Committees and the Executive Board.
    • Elect the Executive Board, the officers of the Association, and honorary members.
    • Establish Sections of the Association; combine or discontinue Sections; prescribe the composition of the Section Councils; maintain coordination among the Sections; and formulate general rules governing their policies; and recognize Affiliates Associations.

    Nominations Due for Section Awards

    It is already time to think about our Section’s award presentations for the 2010 Meeting in Denver!!

    Nominations have begun to come in for our prestigious awards and a short synopsis of these recognitions follows:

    Homer N Calver Award &  Lecture

    Named for a past environmental and APHA leader, this award is a special recognition to a leader in environmental health, and the award winner gives a lecture during the APHA Annual Meeting.  

    In addition to being an environmental health leader, the nominee’s conference presentation often highlights late-breaking (ie, controversial issues) in environmental health science. Candidates can also come from the region, or an agency which has jurisdiction, which covers the Annual Meeting area.

    Damu Smith Environmental Achievement Award

    This achievement recognition is awarded to someone who has actively worked to improve environmental health practice during their career with a connection to the environmental justice arena.  

    Distinguished  Service Award  (DSA) 

    This special recognition goes to a Section Member who has been very active and has contributed to: the Section, APHA and the profession.  It can be presented to a current active member, or a past member that made important contributions as noted above.

    Some early Calver Award suggestions include:  EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Howard Frumkin’s successor at DHHS, and NEHA’s president.

    Nominations for all awards should be received by April 15 and can be sent to Section officers or my attention: Leon Vinci, Awards Committee Chair, Lfv6@aol.com.

    Chair's Message

    2010 is off to an excellent start.  I am really excited about the progress that the Section is making in expanding its use of technology to communicate with Section membership. We recently created a yahoo listserv and updated our Facebook page, which should really help us stay better connected and informed on Section activities and environmental health issues and opportunities. The theme of the 2010 Annual Meeting is Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative. I must commend all members of the Section who have contributed to the development of a great program this year that connects environmental health issues to social justice including the Program Planning Committee and all members of the Section who either submitted or reviewed full session proposals and/or individual abstracts. 

    I have been inspired by the theme of the Annual Meeting and have adopted it as the focus of my efforts this year. I am currently working with Section members to develop special plenary session proposals that cover the theme of social justice including: 1) Climate Change and Social Justice: The Agenda of Federal Agencies to Address These Issues; 2) Develop A Research Agenda to Define, Study, and Address Environmental Health Disparities; 3) Dialogue on Haiti and the U.S. Gulf Coast: How National Organizations Can Collaborate to Rebuild and Protect Vulnerable and Under-served Communities to Achieve Social Justice, Improve Public Health, and Increase Resiliency; and 4) Green Jobs and Social Justice: What is the Role of Public Health?  As part of this process, I am working to secure EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who has made environmental justice a priority of her administration as a speaker for the climate change and social justice plenary session and as our Calver Award recipient.  In addition, I have begun a conversation with NEHA, NOMA, PBCD of the APA, and URISA about building a multi-group collaboration that will assist with long-term rebuilding efforts in Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean and areas in the United States vulnerable to nature hazards and burdened by social and infrastructure disparities.  

    Another one of my priorities for the year is fundraising. I was unable to successfully submit a CDC conference grant proposal but am on schedule to submit a conference grant proposal to NIH and will be submitting letters of intent to several foundations that are interested in funding our conference activities that focus on building capacity in communities impacted by environmental justice and public health issues, discussion of community-university partnerships to address environmental public health issues, and best practices.  If successful, these resources will be used to assist community members who will be presenting at the Annual Meeting with their travel, helping to get more students to the meeting particularly students from underrepresented groups, and covering the costs of our Calver lecture, section social, and a proposed environmental health town hall meeting.

    Finally, I am also really excited by the work of the Policy Committee and other Section committees that are developing new environmental health policy with a focus on social justice. We will be submitting an environmental justice and health disparities position paper to APHA for the 2010 policy review process. There are plans to develop policy statements on one or more of the following: climate change and social justice, water and social justice, green jobs and social justice, agriculture and social justice, and TSCA reform and social justice. 

    If you are interested in learning more about my goals and objectives for 2010, please contact me at wilsons2@mailbox.sc.edu.  Also, go to the Web site if you are interested in working on one of the Section’s excellent committees. Please remember that your contribution as a volunteer helps the Environment Section grow and be successful at improving environmental public health. Thanks for your current and future contributions. 

    Take care,

    Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Section Chair 

    Membership Committee Supports Its Members

    Help our Environment Section and APHA grow! The Environment Section is over 900 members strong. That’s a lot of people power!

    In this newsletter, on Facebook, and on the Environment Section Web site, you can learn what your environment section colleagues are doing to protect the environment and public health, and you can join in on their efforts.

    APHA has announced two important membership initiatives for 2010, and the Section’s Membership Committee will be supporting that effort. We have several tasks, both small and more involved, that will help us grow our section. We would love your help! Just send Barbara Glenn, the committee’s chair, an e-mail at glenn.barbara1@gmail.com. Let us know how the Section can better support you both during the annual meeting and in-between.

    Why not 1,000 members? This year, ask your colleagues working with you on key environmental health goals to join APHA and add the Environment Section as an additional section. Encourage everyone to renew their membership if they already are part of the APHA family.

     

    Student Involvement Committee

    The Student Involvement Committee is a great starting point for student members in the APHA Environment Section. We can help connect you with leaders in various topical areas as well as networking and mentoring opportunities within the Section (in addition to the APHA Student Assembly).

    The committee is currently seeking schools and organizations interested in matching funds for our Annual Student Travel Award. One of our primary goals is to help students attend the APHA  Annual Meeting in Denver by providing Student Travel Awards.  Applications for this award will go out in spring 2010. Your involvement in the APHA Environment Section is strongly encouraged. In years past we have provided the opportunity for dozens of students to attend the Annual Meeting, and for the best posters to receive awards. Anyone interested in the Student Involvement Committee should contact either Dr. Derek Shendell, UMDNJ-School of Public Health (derekgshendell@yahoo.com) or Rebecca Gluskin, NYU (rtg230@nyu.edu).