The Illinois Water Resources Center and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant programs have a job opening for a program manager. If you know of students who are interested in a management type job, but with an environmental mission, this would be a good position. I think your students would be competitive. The salary range is $55,000-$70,000 with all the usual University benefits. Let me know if you need more information.
Program Manager, Illinois Water Resources Center and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant – Urbana-Champaign – http://go.illinois.edu/A1800236