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FracTracker is Hiring a Communications Specialist

Priority deadline is May 6, 2022. Apply today to be part of a supportive and high-functioning team that uses data to empower action.

FracTracker is hiring a Program Manager

FracTracker is hiring a Program Manager. Apply today and share this opportunities with your networks!

Environmental Health Fellowship Opening – Summer 2022

FracTracker is accepting applications for a paid Environmental Health Fellowship in summer 2022. Interested graduate students, apply today!

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Paid Data & GIS Internship Positions Available for Spring 2022

FracTracker Alliance is offering two paid data & GIS internship positions starting in February 2022. Apply today!

Environmental Health Fellowship Opening – Summer 2021

This paid, remote fellowship will provide a graduate student with the opportunity to deepen their academic understanding of environmental issues affecting the heavily-fracked region of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The fellow will work in close collaboration with their FracTracker supervisor and their academic advisor.

This position was developed in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and The Heinz Endowments.

 

Fellowship Details

Title: FracTracker Alliance Environmental Health Fellow
Eligibility: Current graduate students
Fellowship Period: 12 weeks (6/7/21 – 8/27/21)
Application Deadline:  April 2nd, 2020
Compensation: $15/hour, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Remote, reporting to the Pittsburgh FracTracker office

Fellowship Description

This paid, remote fellowship will provide a graduate student with the opportunity to deepen their academic understanding of environmental issues affecting the heavily-fracked region around Southwestern Pennsylvania. The fellow will work in close collaboration with their FracTracker supervisor and their academic advisor.

FracTracker Alliance is a national, Pennsylvania-based environmental nonprofit organization that provides visual and technical tools to protect communities from the impacts of unconventional oil and gas development. FracTracker is a premier resource on unconventional oil and gas issues in the United States, and has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the LA Times, The Guardian, USA Today, and more. The organization has received over 1.25 million visitors on www.fractracker.org, where FracTracker staff regularly contribute maps and articles on pressing unconventional oil and gas issues.  

Fellows will perform research and geo-spatial data collection, processing, and analysis with a focus on environmental health issues associated with oil, gas, and petrochemical development. Specific projects and research interests will be identified by the fellow in consultation with FracTracker staff and the fellow’s graduate program advisor. While multiple projects might be undertaken, a signature capstone project and blog post on the FracTracker website will be the primary foci of the experience. The fellow will also have the opportunity to present their work to various audiences in the format of their choice.

This position is not eligible for health benefits, but approved travel expenses for relevant research, meetings, and fieldwork will be reimbursed. This remote position reports to the Pittsburgh FracTracker office. Depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be possible to conduct some meetings in person.

This position was developed in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and The Heinz Endowments with the goal to bring high quality environmental and public health students to the region; to strengthen the region’s public health capacity to address issues impacting environmental, health, equity and sustainability outcomes; and to provide highly meaningful experience for students with strong academic backgrounds and in consultation with academic advisement.

Apply today to:

  • Conduct independent study relevant to your coursework
  • Deepen your understanding of environmental health issues and solutions
  • Learn and Apply GIS skills
  • Obtain valuable resume-building experience
  • Make new connections in the field of environmental health through participation in a cohort of Environmental Health Fellows from partnering organizations

This position is not eligible for health benefits, but approved travel expenses for relevant research, meetings, and fieldwork will be reimbursed. This position reports to the Pittsburgh FracTracker office. Depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, fellows will likely work 100% remotely.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the fellow will revolve around their capstone project. They may also be asked to assist with daily work and time sensitive projects of the organization. Responsibilities will vary, but may include:

  • Spatial analyses and mapping using GIS software
  • Data mining, cleaning, and management
  • Field research (e.g. mobile app documentation, interviews, air or water monitoring, etc.)
  • Meetings with staff, partners, and/or experts
  • Written contributions to the FracTracker blog at www.fractracker.org
  • Translation of data into information and stories for the blog
  • Developing educational outreach materials

Qualifications

This fellowship is dedicated to current graduate students only. The candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Interest in protecting public health from risks associated with unconventional oil and gas and/or petrochemical development
  • Working knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and Microsoft Office products (especially Word and Excel)
  • Ability to assist with researching spatial data availability from internal and external sources; collect, assimilate, analyze, and interpret data and draw sound conclusions; prepare oral and written reports
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral English communication and research skills
  • Ability to tackle challenging problems with minimal guidance
  • Experience presenting data and information in creative, visually compelling ways is a plus

Completed studies in environmental or public health, environmental science, environmental policy or environmental law, environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, economics, marketing, or nonprofit management are desired, but not mandatory.

To Apply 

To apply, please fill out the form below. The application deadline is Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at 5pm. 

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview with FracTracker staff members. First-round interviews will take place between April 12th – April 23rd.

Once the fellow has been selected, all first-round candidates will be notified regarding the result of their application by April 30th.

Second-round interviews will take place between May 3rd – May 7th, with the final candidate being selected by May 10th at the latest. All first-round candidates will be notified regarding the result of their application at that time.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Shannon Smith at smith@fractracker.org.

FracTracker is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, citizenship status, age, veteran status, or disability.

This form is currently closed for submissions.

Want to learn more about FracTracker’s internship, fellowship, and visiting scholars programs? Click here.

Brook Lenker, Matthew Kelso, and intern Gianna Calisto counting oil trains as they passed through Pittsburgh, PA

Brook Lenker, Matt Kelso, and intern Gianna Calisto counting oil trains as they passed through Pittsburgh, PA

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The Communications Specialist translates FracTracker’s extensive body of work into compelling digital content and implements communications strategies to reach key audiences. Candidates may negotiate a full-time or part-time position. The position includes benefits regardless (see below for information on the benefits package). We strongly encourage people with experience living and working in Environmental Justice communities to apply.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION: This position is remote with some travel required. Candidates based in Western Pennsylvania preferred
STATUS: Full time (37.5 hours per week) – Exempt; OR Part time (25 hours per week) – Exempt
STARTING SALARY RANGE: Full time: $50,000 – $55,000; Part time: $25,000 – 30,000 (based on experience)

Benefits offered for this position include, but are not limited to: health, vision, and dental care coverage, paid holidays, and paid time off.

The priority application deadline is May 6, 2022. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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The Program Manager plays a critical role in the organization by overseeing strategic, programmatic, operational, and fundraising activities. See below for information on the benefits package. We strongly encourage people with experience living and working in Environmental Justice communities to apply.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION: This position is remote with some travel required. Candidates based in Western Pennsylvania preferred
STATUS: Full time (37.5 hours per week) – Exempt
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $60,000 – $65,000 (based on experience)
Benefits offered for this position include, but are not limited to: health, vision, and dental care coverage, paid holidays, and paid time off.

READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION & APPLY TODAY

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