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 Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania and Delaware is working to create a world where people and nature thrive. Our Water Program is focused on providing clean water and protecting our rivers, streams, coasts, and oceans during a changing climate. The Stream & Wetland Conservation Specialist will be part of a team working to improve water quality in the Susquehanna Watershed and Chesapeake Bay Basin. A major focus of this effort is to build effective partnerships and a collective vision for restoring streams and wetlands that improve water quality, while providing co-benefits, such as wildlife habitat and flood risk reduction. This position will add capacity to a growing and eager team and be provided with varied opportunities for professional development and growth. This is a 2-year grant funded position.
The Stream & Wetland Conservation Specialist provides technical leadership and support to The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania and Delaware and throughout the Chesapeake Bay to plan and advance stream and wetland restoration strategies and activities that improve water quality and wildlife habitat, while increasing resilience to a changing climate. The position fosters effective multi-agency partnerships for accelerating the pace and scale of stream and wetland restoration and employs a full range of conservation tools, ranging from strategic planning, to targeting, to land protection, to engaging private and public landowners in the conservation of streams and wetlands. They also employ a variety of strategies to secure public and private funding support for wetland/stream-related conservation priorities. The position coordinates partner and community support, ensures the implementation of high rate of return best management and restoration practices, performs project oversight, coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines, and manages to deliverables and project completion.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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Stream & Wetland Conservation Specialist
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Harrisburg, PA, US