Jobs in the Region

February, 2021


Native American Partnership Project Coordinator

Society of Ecological Restoration (SER) Midwest Great Lakes (MWGL) chapter ( ) is hiring for the 9-month position of Native American Partnership Project Coordinator. This is a paid position for 140 hours of work between April – December 2021. The compensation for 140 hours will be $2,800. Duties shall include preparation of outreach and educational materials highlighting traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and Native American ecological restoration; administering an online forum program from July to November 2021, establishing a list-serve for Native American teachers in K-12, and developing a land acknowledgment statement for SER MWGL to honor and respect sovereignty rights.

The selected person will have the support of the Native American partnership committee of the Board in conducting their duties. The committee prefers to hire an applicant to empower Native youth who may currently be an apprentice of TEK or traditional college student. Please submit your letter of interest and resume of skills and training by email to and write Partnership Fund student applicant in the subject line. The deadline for submission is March 21, 2021. You will be contacted by a member of the partnership committee within three business days to thank you for your interest. Applicants will be contacted by March 30, 2021 regarding the selection.

October 30, 2020

Cardno is seeking an Ecological Field Technician and a Restoration Supervisor in Fitchburg, WI.

Tetra Tech is seeking a Wetland Biologist in Appleton, WI.

WDNR is seeking a Natural Resources Sociologist in Madison, WI.

Internships/Jobs in the Region:

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The Ohio Natural Areas & Preserves Association (ONAPA) is once again looking for candidates for our seasonal stewardship assistant positions. We plan to have 3 positions again this year, contracted for 6-7 months from May-November for 2-3 days each week. These positions are open to recent college graduates, graduate students, and senior college students in the fields of biology, botany or zoology, natural resources, resource management, and related biological fields. The hope is for each individual to gain more field experience, training, and networking to help them find full-time jobs in the future. The stewardship assistants will be conducting habitat management, rare plant surveys, preserve monitoring and maintenance, and some administrative duties in natural areas all over the state.

Click hereONAPAposition2020 for more information.

2 summer technicians native bee diversity and bumble bee ecology

Dates: Native bee diversity technician: Full-time May 1 to August 31
Bumble bee ecology technician: Full-time June 15 to  August 31
Start/end dates flexible.

Location: The Nachusa Grasslands, a tallgrass prairie restoration run by the Nature Conservancy in Franklin Grove, Illinois

PIs: Bethanne Bruninga-Socolar, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota

Sean Griffin, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin

Compensation: $12/hour with free housing on-site
Housing will be provided at the Nachusa Grasslands, where the technicians will live with other summer technicians, visiting undergrad and graduate students, and volunteers. Field vehicles & gas are provided by the preserve for transportation among field sites.

Internships/Jobs outside of the Region:

SER also compiles international jobs and internships on the SER Job Board.