Boston, Massachutes (MA)
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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.
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.
The Water Resource Scientist provides technical and scientific support for aquatic conservation and restoration strategies across the spectrum of land use, from wild to urban, in Massachusetts and regionally. The Scientist will implement projects that provide multiple benefits to nature and people, including community involvement and developing measures of success relevant to ecosystem health and human well-being. This position will include working to maintain the natural structure and function of watersheds and estuaries; helping communities adapt to climate change and improve resiliency using nature-based solutions; and protecting or improving water quality from effects of nonpoint source pollution.
The Water Resource Scientist will work with local community members, governments, engineering firms, and others to design and test the effectiveness of nature-based approaches for protecting freshwater and coastal resources, greening cities, reducing flooding and erosion, and improving water quality and quantity. This position reports to the Conservation Director for Rivers, Coasts and Oceans and works with program staff to integrate aquatic priorities into project goals and multi-year protection, restoration, and public policy strategies at multiple scales. The Water Resource Scientist will apply his/her experience and training in aquatic ecosystems to represent the Conservancy as a leader on multi- disciplinary/multi-partner project teams. The Water Resource Scientist may work with program directors throughout the Conservancy, particularly on regional working teams developing both freshwater and integrated freshwater/terrestrial/marine initiatives, as well as updating Whole System plans. S/he will collaborate with and lead a variety of public and private individuals, agencies, organizations and communities to implement strategies, share information and advance the Conservancy’s mission. Prepares grant applications, performs fieldwork, including ecosystem assessment and monitoring, manages projects, and communicates results to a variety of audiences.
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HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 44330, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 5, 2016.
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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 men and women 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.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.
Water Resources Scientist
Boston, MA, United States 🇺🇸