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 Freshwater Fellow will work in the field of conservation and water resource management. This position will add capacity to the Freshwater Team of the Minnesota-North Dakota-South Dakota Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and help to accomplish our freshwater conservation goals. The Fellow will also gain meaningful experience and exposure to a variety of tasks related to freshwater science and conservation. This 12-month position will start in April or May 2020. It will require 35 hours per week. The main office location is in the downtown East neighborhood of Minneapolis at 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 200. Work will also be done at a variety of locations around the region. This will mainly be daytrips with occasional overnight trips needed, therefore the willingness and ability to travel is required. A valid driver’s license is required. Work schedule will typically be Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with very occasional weekend and evening events.
The Freshwater Fellow will assist with implementing restoration and conservation practices and provide insight into watershed assessment, planning and analysis activities. This position will also conduct site monitoring to assist with our science program, analyze data, produce reports and maps, and create education materials. This position will work with multiple Freshwater Team staff and the work will focus within the Upper Mississippi River basin.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
GIS and desktop studies / analysis
Field-based data collection and analysis
Education and outreach
We are seeking early-career professionals, who are looking to gain hands-on experience in freshwater science, conservation and restoration work. Individuals who are highly organized and proactive with a passion for conservation in aquatic ecosystems are encouraged to apply. All people applying for this position must have the following minimum qualifications.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Minneapolis, MN, US