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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Freshwater Project Coordinator develops, coordinates, and advances aquatic connectivity projects, including but not limited to helping municipalities install climate-resilient and fish-friendly road-stream crossing replacements. This position will contribute to building a model aquatic regional partnership in the Adirondack region of New York State that might be replicated in other geographies.
The Freshwater Project Coordinator is a three-year full-time position with the possibility of extension.
Improving aquatic connectivity and community resilience to climate change is a high conservation priority across the Adirondacks, New York State, and the Northeast. The Freshwater Project Coordinator (FPC) will work with staff to expand an existing pilot program to become a model regional partnership to improve aquatic connectivity through right-sizing road-stream crossings and related strategies in the Adirondack region of New York State. The FPC will work with municipalities to assess, prioritize, and replace undersized and vulnerable culverts with structures that allow for natural stream flow, mitigate flooding, and provide fish and wildlife passage. The FPC will develop partnerships with state and federal agencies, municipal transportation departments, conservation organizations, towns, counties, and universities. The FPC will prioritize projects using statewide data, field assessments, and community outreach; build capacity for new efforts by identifying funding opportunities and developing proposals; and provide technical expertise to partners and project management support for implementation. The FPC will coordinate information sharing on best practices, funding opportunities, and science, with local partners, and will participate in cross-site learning among practitioners focused on similar priorities across New York State and the northeastern US. The FPC will think creatively about how to scale up and leverage current efforts to improve aquatic connectivity through infrastructure redesign.
While the esstential functions of the FPC are focused on project management and implementation, the FPC will also have the opportunity to oversee and/or lead applied sicence projects for fisheries management and habitat restoration.
The description is not intended 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
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 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.
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Freshwater Project Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Keene Valley, NY, United States 🇺🇸