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See below where available job positions are posted and updated regularly. Please email Kino_Bay@prescott.edu with any questions. 

Assistant Director for Development and Communications (AD)

Assistant Director for Development and Communications (AD)

The Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies seeks a motivated and talented individual to provide leadership and support for the Center’s regional conservation, community and education work. Prescott College is a private liberal arts institution of higher learning in Arizona offering B.A., B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies is Prescott College’s field station on the central shores of the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico. The Center’s mission is to protect priority species and habitats through the integrated application of science, education, information exchange, and community participation. The Center promotes and models collaborations between people from different cultures and institutions to co-create solutions to complex conservation challenges.

The AD works with the Director in a variety of areas that include, but are not limited to, development, internal and external communication, administrative support and leadership. The Center is seeking someone who has a strong interest in learning about all aspects of non-profit management and will be proactive in finding ways to assist the director in making the Center run efficiently and effectively. The successful applicant will have demonstrated skills in the areas of problem solving, attention to detail and organization. The roles and responsibilities of this position are likely to adapt as needed, therefore the candidate needs a high level of flexibility and the ability to prioritize and work on a wide range of tasks concurrently. The AD is based at the Kino Bay Center in Bahia de Kino, Mexico and travels regularly between the Center and Prescott College in Arizona and occasionally to other locations.

Development (50%) responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Director with grant management and grant writing, taking the lead in many aspects
  • Lead fundraising initiatives, which include managing a crowdfunding campaign, creating donor outreach plans, and assisting with donor cultivation and appreciation
  • Represent the Center in meetings and correspondences with potential donors and collaborators
  • Manage mailing list, donation and communication records and reports through Sales Force
  • Assist the Director in recruiting and planning for high school and college groups
  • Act as a liaison between the Center and the Advancement and Marketing Departments at Prescott College

Administration (10%) responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Field Station Manager to assist the Director in logistics, meeting facilitation, organization, calendar development and management;
  • Assist the Director in record keeping and correspondence
  • Work with Director to facilitate advisory council communication

Communication (40%) responsibilities include:

  • Provide participant leadership for team building and cultivation of a positive living/learning environment
  • Act as a liaison between the Director and staff in certain situations and provide leadership in absence of Director and Station Manager
  • Implement the Center’s Strategic Communications Plan and oversee the Media and Communications Fellow
  • Provide leadership and co-collaborate in the development of bilingual newsletters, outreach materials, social media, website content management, displays, art, communicating science, information management and more)
  • Take a lead role in producing the Center’s annual report
  • Communicate with visiting groups before and after visits; participate in on-site orientations for arriving groups
  • Participate in the Center's research and outreach activities as possible

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the mission of the Kino Bay Center
  • Demonstrated high levels of organization, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and often work independently
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and outreach efforts
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; professional level English required;
  • Advanced Spanish language skills
  • Information management skills (file management and use of Google Drive and Drop Box)
  • Some prior experience using Salesforce database or other CMS program or the demonstrated ability to learn new programs quickly
  • Ability to work and live as a part of a bilingual team in a remote communal field station in a small fishing village in northwestern Mexico
  • Willingness to pitch in beyond project work to creating a functional and positive field station atmosphere
  • Ability to design appealing print and web-based material
  • Ability to multi-task and interest in being involved in many facets of NGO administration and direction

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with CC Suite (InDesign), Microsoft Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent visual media skills (photography, video, graphic design, slideshows, etc.)
  • Experience managing public social media accounts such as Facebook and Instagram
  • Willingness/desire to participate in projects conducted through the Center
  • Working knowledge of ecology, conservation issues and culture of NW Mexico and/or coastal and marine regions in general
  • Photo and bibliographic database mgt. skills

Housing, competitive entry-level salary, project expenses and partial reimbursement of travel expenses will be provided. Please direct inquiries and applications to Megan Hennings (Megan.hennings@prescott.edu) and Lorayne Meltzer (lmeltzer@prescott.edu ) with the subject AD applicant. To apply please send a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter addressing your interest in the position and your relevant experience and skills (see above). Applications received before May 3st 2019 will be given priority; search will remain open till filled; start date is September 5, 2019. For more information please visit our website: http://www.prescott.edu/kino-bay-center/index.html

Asociado en Educación Ambiental

Asociado en Educación Ambiental

El Centro de Estudios Culturales y Ecológicos de Prescott College A.C. busca asociado (a) para Programa de Educación Ambiental y Liderazgo Comunitario en la comunidad de Bahía de Kino, Sonora, México durante el ciclo escolar 2019-2020. Prescott College es una institución privada de estudios universitarios localizada en Arizona con un enfoque de educación interdisciplinaria basada en experiencia; ofrece licenciaturas en ciencia, arte, maestrías y doctorados. El Centro de Estudios Culturales y Ecológicos de Prescott College

  • está ubicado en la costa central del Golfo de California en Sonora, México. La misión del Centro es proteger especies y hábitats prioritarios a través de la aplicación de ciencia, educación, intercambio de información y participación comunitaria. La misión del Centro es fomentar y modelar colaboraciones entre personas de diferentes culturales e instituciones para co-crear soluciones a los complejos retos de la conservación.

El Programa de Educación Ambiental y Liderazgo Comunitario (PEA)

En respuesta a la necesidad crítica de educación vivencial y capacitación, desde hace 21 años ha dado acompañamiento a nuevas generaciones de niños y jóvenes de una comunidad pesquera que enfrenta problemas socio-ambientales en la Región de las Grandes Islas del Golfo de California y el Desierto Sonorense. El objetivo del PEA es el ser partícipes en el proceso de formación de líderes comunitarios con un profundo sentido de pertenencia, que tengan el conocimiento, las habilidades y actitudes para ser agentes de cambio en su comunidad.

Actualmente, el programa imparte clases semanales de ecología en primarias de Bahía de Kino, da acompañamiento en actividades de clubes y grupos ecológicos juveniles (nivel primaria a universidad) así como también gestiona intercambios de experiencias y conocimientos entre los mismos. Así mismo, facilita una plataforma de servicio social, prácticas profesionales y voluntariado en el Centro. El PEA opera a través de clases teóricas, salidas de campo, redes de colaboración juvenil, proyectos de acción ambiental y alianzas con diversos actores y organizaciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales.

Descripción del Puesto

El asociado(a) debe tener iniciativa y motivación para realizar proyectos y actividades comunitarias, acostumbrado al trabajo interdisciplinario y a la convivencia con grupos multiculturales. Se espera una persona independiente, creativa e innovadora que pueda proponer y plantear ideas de trabajo comunitario encaminados a la educación ambiental.

Responsabilidades

  • Enfoque principal: Planear e impartir las currículas a 4º y 6º de primaria enfocadas en ecología y ecosistemas regionales del Desierto Sonorense y el Golfo de California
  • Redactar reportes (semanales, mensuales y anuales).
  • Planear y dirigir salidas de campo y visitas educativas.
  • Apoyar en la coordinación de clubes de ecología.
  • Vincular al Centro con las escuelas locales y diferentes grupos organizados de la comunidad.
  • Vincular el programa con profesores y estudiantes de Prescott College y otros visitantes del Centro.
  • Participar en conferencias y talleres regionales selectos de educación ambiental.
  • Contribuir al ambiente colaborativo y multicultural del Centro.
  • Apoyar en actividades generales del Centro

Requisitos

  • Nacionalidad indistinta con permiso para trabajar en la region.
  • Licenciatura terminada en el campo de las ciencias ambientales, ecología, biología, sociales-educación
  • Experiencia dando clases dentro y fuera del salón, preferentemente a nivel primaria y/o secundaria.
  • Experiencia en proyectos o trabajos en áreas rurales de México.
  • Manejo de MS Word, Excel y Power Point.
  • Excelentes habilidades de comunicación oral y escrita.
  • Excelentes habilidades de comunicación interpersonal.
  • Experiencia intercultural y de trabajo en equipo.
  • Inglés básico.

Requisitos deseables

  • Conocimientos básicos de los ecosistemas marinos y desérticos.
  • Gusto por el trabajo en campo
  • Atención en primeros auxilios en áreas remota
  • Licencia de conducir vigente.
  • Manejo de vehículos de transmisión manual.

Duración de la beca: 9 de Septiembre de 2019 –31 de julio de 2020 (con posibilidad de extender la beca según sus aptitudes).

Beneficios

Capacitación y experiencia en el campo de la educación ambiental vivencial, experiencia de trabajo interdisciplinario y ambiente multicultural y conocimiento vivencial de los diversos ecosistemas de la región.

El asociado vivirá y trabajará en las instalaciones del Centro de Estudios Culturales y Ecológicos de Prescott College A.C. Tendrá un sueldo base, seguro social y gastos selectos para viajes.

Para aplicar, los aspirantes deberán enviar: carta de interés mencionando habilidades y experiencia, currículo y dos cartas de recomendación a Verónica Maldonado vero.maldonado@prescott.edu del Programa de Educación Ambiental y Liderazgo Comunitario. Sólo se revisarán solicitudes completas.

Fecha límite para recibir solicitudes:14 de Julio de 2019.

Para más información, visite: http://www.prescott.edu/kino-bay-center/index.html

Conservation Coordinator: Indigenous Community Partnerships

Conservation Coordinator: Indigenous Community Partnerships

The Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies seeks a Program Coordinator to contribute to regional conservation efforts by connecting research, education and conservation efforts in the region with Comcaac (Seri) traditions, knowledge, self-determination and conservation practices in their territory. Prescott College is a private liberal arts institution of higher learning in Arizona offering B.A., B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies is Prescott College’s field station on the central shores of the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico. The Center’s mission is to protect priority species and habitats through the integrated application of science, education, information exchange, and community participation. The Center promotes and models collaborations between people from different cultures and institutions to co-create solutions to complex conservation challenges.

The Indigenous Community Partnership Program (ICPP): The objective of the ICPP is to develop conservation, science, education, and research initiatives based on the integration of Western and indigenous perspectives and knowledge. This is done through facilitating equitable collaborations, trainings, meetings, and classes within the Comcaac and between the Comcaac, Prescott College, and other entities, promoting sustainable economies and resource management strategies consistent with conservation goals and Comcaac beliefs, and building capacity for leadership and Comcaac decision making.

Responsibilities include

  • Develop and work within strategic plans to facilitate collaborations between the Center and Comcaac communities
  • Develop positive working relationships between the Center and a wide range of Comcaac community members
  • Work with Comcaac community members to identify community educational, research, and conservation goals
  • Support and build capacity for community led collabroations and projects
  • Develop and implement protocols and communication for equitable partnerships between Comcaac and outsiders wishing to conduct projects or educational activities on Comcaac Territory
  • Build broad and effective working relationships with Comcaac relevant outside organizations.
  • Coordinate logistics for Center visitors, researchers and classes conducting equitable partnerships within Comcaac Territory
  • Mentor interns and university students and organize training opportunities for Comcaac partners
  • Write monthly progress and annual program reports and contribute to diffusion materials
  • Contribute to diffusion materials, including conference presentations, publications, social media, popular media and other means
  • Assist with grant proposal and report writing
  • Contribute to building a positive multi-cultural living/learning environment at the Center
  • Collaborate with other Center programs and pitch in with non-program tasks

Qualifications

  • Proven commitment to the Center’s mission and vision
  • Experience working with indigenous communities in the region, understanding of biocultural diversity, social justice, indigenous rights, social science and research methodology
  • Master’s Degree in related field or equivalent
  • Excellent multi-cultural communication skills
  • Knowledge of regional and Comcaac ecology and research, conservation and education priorities.
  • Ability to integrate Indigenous and Western knowledge frameworks into ecology, research, conservation and education programs
  • Excellent Spanish, some English desirable, familiarity with an indigenous language a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point;
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work and live as a part of a bilingual team in a remote field station in northwestern Mexico
  • Ability to be self-directed/motivated as well as work as a team member and during irregular hours
  • Willingness to pitch in beyond project work to creating a functional and positive field station atmosphere

Housing, a living stipend, project expenses and partial reimbursement of travel expenses will be provided. Start date is September 9, 2019 with an initial contract through July 31, 2020. Please direct inquiries and applications to Lorayne Meltzer (lmeltzer@prescott.edu ). To apply please send a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter addressing your interest in the position and your relevant experience and skills (see above).

Coordinador de Conservación: Programa de Colaboración con Comunidades Indígenas

Coordinador de Conservación: Programa de Colaboración con Comunidades Indígenas

El Centro de Estudios Culturales y Ecológicos de Prescott College de Bahía de Kino busca un Coordinador de Programa para contribuir a los esfuerzos de conservación regionales vinculando los esfuerzos de investigación, educación y conservación en la región con las tradiciones, el conocimiento, la determinación y prácticas de conservación de los Comcaacs en su territorio. Prescott College es una universidad privada de educación superior en Arizona que ofrece Licenciaturas, Maestrías y Doctorados. El Centro de Estudios Ecológicos y Culturales de Bahía de Kino es la estación de campo de Prescott College en la parte central de la costa del Golfo de California en Sonora, México. La misión del Centro es proteger las especies y los hábitats prioritarios a través de la aplicación integrada de la ciencia, la educación, el intercambio de información y la participación de la comunidad. El Centro promueve y modela colaboraciones entre personas de diferentes culturas e instituciones para juntos crear soluciones a los desafíos complejos de la conservación.

Programa de Colaboración con Comunidades Indígenas (PCCI): El objetivo del PCCI es desarrollar iniciativas de conservación, ciencia, educación e investigación basadas en la integración de las perspectivas y conocimientos indígenas y occidentales. Esto se hace mediante la facilitación de colaboraciones equitativas, entrenamientos, reuniones, y clases con y entre los Comcaac, Prescott College y otras entidades, promoviendo la economía sustentable y las estrategias en el manejo de los recursos consistentes con las metas de conservación y las tradiciones Comcaac, así como la construcción de capacidades en el liderazgo y en la toma de decisiones.

Las responsabilidades incluyen:

    • Desarrollo y trabajo en planes estratégicos para facilitar colaboraciones entre el Centro y la comunidad Comcaac.
    • Desarrollo de relaciones positivas de trabajo entre el Centro y un amplio rango de miembros de la comunidad Comcaac.
    • Trabajo con los miembros de la comunidad Comcaac para identificar objetivos comunitarios en investigación educación y conservación.
    • Apoyar y crear capacidades en el liderazgo de la comunidad en colaboraciones y proyectos.
    • Desarrollar e implementar protocolos y comunicación equitativa en las colaboraciones entre los Comcaac y personas del exterior de la comunidad que desean realizar proyectos o actividades de educación en el territorio Comcaac.
    • Construir relaciones de trabajo amplias, equitativas y efectivas entre los Comcaac y organizaciones del exterior de la comunidad.
    • Coordinación de la logística entre los visitantes del Centro, Investigadores y clases de estudiantes que estén llevando a cabo alguna actividad equitativa dentro del territorio Comcaac.
    • Mentor de estudiantes universitarios e internos, y organización de oportunidades de entrenamiento para los colaboradores Comcaac.
      • Escribir de manera mensual y anual reportes del progreso del programa y contribuir con los materiales de difusión.
      • Contribuir con materiales de difusión, incluyendo presentaciones para conferencias, publicaciones, redes sociales, y otros medios de comunicación.
      • Ayudar en la escritura de propuestas y reportes escritos.
      • Contribuir en la construcción de una forma de vida y aprendizaje multicultural positiva en el Centro.
      • Colaborar con los otros programas y en tareas del Centro no relacionadas al programa.

Requisitos:

      • Demostrar compromiso con la misión y la visión del Centro.
      • Experiencia trabajando con comunidades indígenas en la región, comprensión de la diversidad biocultural, justicia social, derechos indígenas, ciencias sociales y metodología de investigación.
      • Grado de Maestría o equivalente relacionado al campo de acción.
      • Excelentes habilidades de comunicación multicultural.
      • Conocimiento de las prioridades regionales y Comcaac de ecología, investigación, conservación y educación.
      • Capacidad para integrar marcos de trabajo de conocimientos indígenas y occidentales en programas de ecología, investigación, conservación y educación.
      • Excelente español, algo de inglés es deseable, ventaja si tienen familiaridad con una lengua indígena.
      • Dominio de Microsoft Word, Excel y Power Point.
      • Licencia para conducir válida.
      • Capacidad para trabajar y vivir como parte de un equipo bilingüe en una estación de campo remota en el noroeste de México.
      • Capacidad de autodirección y motivación, así como disponibilidad para trabajar como miembro del equipo durante horas irregulares de trabajo.
      • Disposición para colaborar más allá del proyecto de trabajo, para crear una atmósfera funcional y positiva en la estación de campo.

Se proporcionará alojamiento, estipendio, gastos de proyecto y reembolso parcial de los gastos de viaje. Fecha de inicio es del 9 de septiembre de 2019 al 31 con un contrato inicial hasta el 31 julio de 2020. Por favor envíe sus consultas y solicitudes a Lorayne Meltzer (lmeltzer@prescott.edu ). Para aplicar al puesto, envíe currículum, la información de contacto de 3 referencias y una carta de presentación que indique su interés en el puesto, su experiencia y habilidades relevantes (vea arriba).

Conservation Fellowship in Media and Communication

Conservation Fellowship in Media and Communication

The Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies seeks a Fellow to contribute to regional conservation efforts through visual media, creative communication and information exchange. Prescott College is a private liberal arts institution of higher learning in Arizona offering B.A., B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies is Prescott College’s field station on the central shores of the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico. The Center’s mission is to protect priority species and habitats through the integrated application of science, education, information exchange, and community participation. The Center promotes and models collaborations between people from different cultures and institutions to co-create solutions to complex conservation challenges.

The Media and Communications Fellow is the point person for the activities of the station’s information center (IC). The IC provides library and bibliographical resources, workshops, databases, educational displays, video, web-based resources and meeting spaces that connect community members, researchers, resource managers and students with each other and with information about the region. The IC makes important information usable and accessible to bilingual and culturally diverse community members, students, resource managers, researchers, and funders. In addition to the physical information resources maintained by the field station, the Kino Bay Center regularly hosts training workshops and regional conferences to apply information toward progress on specific inter-institutional and community-based conservation initiatives. The IC inspires participative, collaborative and multicultural approaches to complicated conservation issues.

Responsibilities - The Fellow’s responsibilities include:

  • Write a bilingual monthly newsletter highlighting the Center’s programs and fields of study
  • Create engaging bilingual weekly content for the Center’s social media channels
  • Manage, create, and send mass mailings for the Center using MailjetCollaborate with all Center programs toward the creation of bilingual media including, infographics, posters, slideshows, community art, interactive displays, video, conference presentations, etc.
  • Maintain a photo database of over 65,000 images;
  • Assist in copyediting grant proposals, technical reports, annual reports, and peer review articles
  • Maintain the station’s library and research database, acting as the point person for library
  • Communicate the station's work to various audiences to garner public support and attract funders
  • Support and interface with visiting researchers and groups, collecting email sign-ups, photos, and selling T-shirts,
  • Design and order (from US & Mexico providers) Swag items including T-shirts, hats, and stickers
  • Update and maintain the Kino Bay Center Website using CMS/Druple
  • Assist staff in managing information with Google Drive, and Google File Stream
  • On occasion, mentor students and volunteers involved in communications projects
  • Contribute to building a positive multi-cultural living/learning environment at the Center
  • Participate occasionally in other Center programs and pitch in with non-program tasks

Required experience/skills include:

  • Excellent visual media skills (photography, video, graphic design, slideshows, etc.);
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and Microsoft Excel;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; professional level English required; Spanish highly desirable;
  • Website maintenance skills, information management skills, photo and bibliographic database mgt. skills;
  • Experience managing social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram;
  • Willingness/desire to participate in research and conservation projects conducted through the Center;
  • Working knowledge of ecology, conservation issues and culture of NW Mexico and/or coastal regions a plus
  • Willingness and ability to travel between Prescott, Arizona and Kino Bay, Sonora;
  • Ability to work and live as a part of a bilingual team in a remote communal field station in a small town in northwestern Mexico;
  • Willingness to pitch in beyond project work to creating a functional and positive field station atmosphere.

Housing, a living stipend, project expenses and partial reimbursement of travel expenses will be provided. Fellowship term is September 9, 2019 – July 31, 2020. Please direct inquiries and applications to Kayla Sargent and Lorayne Meltzer. To apply please send a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter addressing your interest in the position and your relevant experience and skills (see above).