EarthLab at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, invites applications for the temporary, part-time position of Program Assistant to the UW Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP@UW). This 3-month position is based in Seattle and will run from May 2, 2022 until August 13, 2022. The pay range for this position is $17.45 – $23.16/Hour, depending upon experience.
The program assistant position is an exciting opportunity to support an innovative fellowship program for undergraduates from any major that aims to transform conservation practice and inclusiveness on a national scale. DDCSP@UW is a 15-month program composed of a first-summer undergraduate immersion learning experience in the Pacific Northwest, a second-summer internship with a regional organization, and distance learning and support through the academic year between summers.
This position will provide communication and activity support for the first and second summer immersion program elements, and the 40 scholars who will travel to Washington state to participate in the program. The program assistant will assist the program coordinator in the arrangement of travel, housing, lodging, financial, and communication logistics for the scholars. The program assistant will be responsible for pre-summer communication, establishing and maintaining scholar records, and participant onboarding. This role will also help coordinate activities and field trips for the first and second summer immersion program elements. The program assistant will assist the program coordinator with the yearly Conservation Summit, including planning, communication, and budget maintenance. The position may be conducted remotely until May 30th, at which point in-person work will be required.
DDCSP@UW seeks to support students from underrepresented and minoritized communities in conservation; our ultimate goal is to support scholars in finding a conservation practice and career path that is right for them. The program immerses scholars in biocultural conservation and sustainable management of species, lands and waters, in both urban and rural contexts, and promotes the use of a broad range of disciplines, knowledge and practices. We explore regional challenges and on-the-ground conservation efforts throughout Western Washington, in partnership with researchers, community-based organizations, NGOs, local, state and federal agencies, and Tribal nations. DDCSP@UW centers equity and justice and explores the intersections of biodiversity conservation and environmental justice through critical analysis of human interactions with each other and the rest of the natural world.
DDCSP@UW is committed to shifting the demographic landscape at resource agencies and conservation institutions to more accurately reflect the multitude and multiethnic society of today and tomorrow, and strongly encourages applications from candidates who will enrich that mission. (See http://uwconservationscholars.org/ and http://earthlab.uw.edu/members-and-affiliates/doris-duke-conservation-scholars/)