Job Title Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator Job ID 48460 Location New York State Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular OFFICE LOCATION
Keene Valley, New York, USA
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator (TISPC) is a lead team member of the APIPP team who works in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to protect the Adirondack region from the impact of invasive species. The TISPC develops, manages, and advances conservation programs, coordinates and implements terrestrial invasive species prevention and management efforts, and provides technical leadership and support.
The TISPC plans and directs terrestrial invasive species management programs, addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species, and fosters cross-site learning among the conservation community. The TISPC develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of protection tools to secure public and private support for conservation priorities. The TISPC fosters community support, oversees multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages completion. This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job. In addition, there may be expectations for work outside of the local business unit.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Implements prevention, survey, management, and monitoring activities for priority terrestrial invasive species and infestations.
- Leads or monitors invasive species work groups consisting of staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers across the Adirondack region.
- Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members, and the general public to recruit support for APIPP and the Conservancy.
- Develops terrestrial invasive species training or volunteer opportunities; attends or presents at various invasive species workshops, conferences or training sessions.
- Works in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
- Ensures program compliance with internal policies, contract terms and external requirements.
- Writes reports and ensures timely submission of field data.
- May supervise administrative and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training and development.
- Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management with a focus on terrestrial invasive species or similar field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience managing natural systems.
- Experience managing staff, contractors or volunteers.
- Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Experience with in Geographic Information Systems and field data collection techniques.
- Experience in training and formal presentation design/delivery.
- Must have valid driver's license.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
- 3-5 years’ experience in natural resource management, similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
- Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.
- Knowledge of ecological land management principles with a focus on terrestrial invasive species.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.
- Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
- Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English.
- Certification as a pesticide applicator or willingness to obtain certification.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is an award-winning invasive species program that leads The Nature Conservancy’s invasive species work in the Adirondacks in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. APIPP is one of eight established Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) in New York, whose mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of invasive species. Program goals are to prevent new invasive species introductions to the region, detect and rapidly respond to new infestations, and mitigate harmful impacts of established infestations. APIPP advances a comprehensive, integrated approach that incorporates awareness building, prevention, early detection, rapid response, monitoring, restoration, and innovation strategies. Visit www.adkinvasives.com to learn more.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
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