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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 Conservation Coordinator works in a program or preserve office and provides administrative, research, project management and other general assistance to program staff working toward the achievement of protection, conservation or stewardship goals.
S/he will support efforts linking urban forestry research and citizen science in partnership with the USDA Forest Service (USFS) NYC Urban Field Station to 1) develop and implement urban tree health assessment data collection protocols and 2) develop training and outreach materials related to this and other Urban Field Station network research efforts. The incumbent will assist with phone app development, database management, field data checks, and outreach and training material development.
The Conservation Coordinator may manage conservation data, participate in conservation planning, develop project packages, respond to landowner inquiries and maintain manual project records. May include collecting, assembling and analyzing various types of data, in the field or through document surveys, producing maps using GIS software and assisting in the production of reports. Work may be done in the field (species monitoring) or be based entirely in an office setting, compiling the information collected by others.
The Conservation Coordinator, who will report to both TNC urban forestry staff and USFS scientists, will 1) develop and implement urban tree health assessment data collection protocols and 2) develop training and outreach materials related to this and other Urban Field Station network research efforts. Developing and implementing data collection protocols may involve refining data management protocols and validating data with on-the-ground evaluation of trees. Tasks related to outreach and training materials involve synthesizing existing protocols into public-facing materials that can be used to inform the public about TNC’s THM/EPD and Urban Field Station programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
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
To apply to position number 46067, submit resume (required) and cover letter in one document as a PDF using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 8, 2018.
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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.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
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