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 72 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.
Jed Wright worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Maine as the project leader for the Gulf of Maine Coastal Program. Jed cared deeply about rivers, fisheries, and partnerships and finding solutions that made the world a better place. Through the Jed Wright Fellowship for River Health, we can instill Jed’s conservation ethic in future generations while providing a pathway for a cohort of future graduates from underrepresented backgrounds to learn firsthand about conservation work help Maine’s rivers and communities.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Jed Wright 2020 Fellow will work closely with TNC staff, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and other conservation partners to gain on-the-job experience and skills directly applicable to river and aquatic restoration in Maine. Job tasks may include: coordination of field work logistics; conducting surveys and monitoring at and around culverts; site data entry and quality control, photo file management, operating total station survey equipment, tablets and GPS field equipment; attending meetings with partners; restoration site visits; fish surveys; outreach and education to the public etc. This position will require some travel time, which may include overnights, and possible work in remote locations.
This is preferably a 14-week full time seasonal position beginning June 4, 2020; however, we have some flexibility on start dates and will consider a Fellow that needs a slightly shorter assignment
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
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
To apply to position number 48439, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 4th, 2020.
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Jed Wright Fellow for River Health
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Brunswick, ME, US