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Whit Fox Consulting

Vacancy for a Part-time Environmental Specialist

Executive Assistant to University Professor and Managing Director

University Professor and Managing Director of the Mason Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant to provide administrative and research support. This position is initially for 15-20 hours per week, but hours are highly flexible to accommodate students’ class schedules. COLA is a GMU research center of excellence for weather and climate studies and their impact on society.  The starting rate will be $15 per hour and can be more depending on the qualifications.


This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Managing Director of COLA with administrative duties, as well as with research projects and classes. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: preparing presentations for seminars and class lectures, managing daily calendar and scheduling, monitoring and drafting email correspondence, planning travel, event planning and coordination, coordinating with other scientists and students, and providing research support on climate-related issues. Though the job is primarily administrative, there will be ample direct exposure to science, and interaction with climate scientists.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, have good communication and writing skills, and be proficient with Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, and Excel. Applicants should have an ability to multitask and be highly flexible. Ideal candidate should have some interest in climate, environment, and sustainability issues.

Desired Qualifications:

Excellent organization, communication, and typing skills are a plus. Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in any of the related fields will have the opportunity to continue working in the position for 1-2 years if desired.

Applicants can send a resume and cover letter to Professor Jagadish Shukla at to apply.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for NSF GRFP 2020.  For more details and to apply:

Applicant Deadlines:

(Applications Must Be Received by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant’s mailing address)

October 21, 2019 (Monday): Geosciences

October 21, 2019 (Monday): Life Sciences

October 22, 2019 (Tuesday): Computer and Information Science and Engineering

October 22, 2019 (Tuesday): Engineering

October 22, 2019 (Tuesday): Materials Research

October 24, 2019 (Thursday): Psychology

October 24, 2019 (Thursday): Social Sciences

October 24, 2019 (Thursday): STEM Education and Learning

October 25, 2019 (Friday): Chemistry

October 25, 2019 (Friday): Mathematical Sciences

October 25, 2019 (Friday): Physics and Astronomy

Greenbelt, MD

Upcoming application window: Spring 2020 (open September 2 – October 11)

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting. This is a 10-week paid contracting position open for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to year-long contracts.

Details about the program and how to apply can be found at  The DEVELOP program has three terms: spring, summer, and fall – the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. In addition to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, there are many other locations across the United States that you can find on the “Locations” page.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20-29 hours per week for the spring term. Paid positions are funded using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.

Environmental Jobs/Internships search sites

Environmental Careers Opportunities
SevenseasMedia – Ocean Jobs
The Student Conservation Association Internships
The Environmental Careers Organization
Earth Watch Institute
Environmental Education Directory
Environment Virginia – Jobs
Smithsonian Institution – Internships
Environmental Career Center – Green Careers
Sustainability Degrees – Careers in Sustainability (info)