2018 Beals Healthy Streams Fellow

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Topeka, KS, United States
Position Type: 
Fellowship
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)

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A LITTLE ABOUT US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 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. 

In Kansas nearly 75% of streams are unsuitable for human use. These unique and fragile ecosystems continue to lose their diversity at an alarming rate. But many Kansas streams can be restored and a few are still nearly as pure and wild as they were before European settlement. The David T. Beals III Healthy Streams for Kansas Initiative focuses on streams that fit one of these categories: those that reasonably can be recovered and those that need only protection from pollution or development. The Fellow will help advance the mission of the Healthy Streams Initiative. 

One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org to learn more.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Beals Healthy Streams Fellow will do research and review scientific literature, map data, assist with fieldwork, attend meetings with partners, and other work to advance the Healthy Streams Initiative. 

The Fellow will work 35 hours per week for up to 10 weeks from June through August and will be paid $12.80 per hour. The Fellow will work out of the Kansas office in Topeka, but may travel around the state to visit project sites. The selected Fellow will be eligible to apply for the Lance Hedges Conservation Award.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Beals Healthy Streams Fellow will do research and review scientific literature, map data, assist with fieldwork, attend meetings with partners, and other work to advance the Healthy Streams Initiative.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
  • May interact with partner organizations and the public. 
  • Works under close or infrequent supervision. 
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
​MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age during the time of the fellowship. 
  •  Applicant must be either an undergraduate student from a four-year Kansas college or university; or a graduate student in a degree-granting program at a Kansas college or university. Students who graduate in the spring are eligible to apply. 
  • Currently studying towards a degree in natural resource management, wildlife biology, environmental science, water resources, or related field. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. This position requires 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." 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 and a basic background check. 
  • Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).
​DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 
  • Ability to follow instructions and work in a team environment. 
  • Experience with mapping, GIS, and ArcGIS. 
  • Research interests in fields complementary to the Beals Healthy Streams Initiative mission.
​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 46325, 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 April 7th, 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.