Oct 10, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Hobe Sound, Florida, USA. FL401 A LITTLE ABOUT US 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 72 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 Blowing Rocks Preserve Assistant is a staff member of the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy's Stewardship and Field Programs Department (SAF) and serves on SAF's South Florida Conservation Program team. SAF is the lead department on managing the Chapter's Center for Conservation Initiatives (CCI). The Blowing Rocks Preserve Assistant provides support in all aspects of visitor relations at CCI's Blowing Rocks Preserve (CCI | BRP) campus spanning 73-acres on Jupiter Island, FL. CCI | BRP is one of four flagship preserves that The Nature Conservancy's Florida Chapter owns and operates. Originally protected for its unique rock formations and sea turtle nesting habitat, today the Preserve also serves as a model for successful coastal habitat restoration. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Preserve Assistant will assist with visitor orientation, direction, and management; environmental interpretation and engagement with visitors; visitor-use area maintenance and light janitorial duties; admission fee collection, and supporting stewardship and maintenance efforts as needed. This temporary position works 3 weekdays each week, including occasional holidays, and runs for a 16-week period from mid December 2019 through early April 2020. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Must be available to work weekdays, including occasional holidays, for a minimum of 21 hours per week. Staff the beach entrance kiosk and serve as the welcoming host for visitors to CCI | BRP. Open and close CCI | BRP on scheduled work days, as needed. Share general information about CCI | BRP programs and operations, as well as information about the mission and objectives of The Nature Conservancy. Manage the admission fee collection at CCI | BRP. May be required to operate a cash register or digital transaction system and calculate and deliver monetary change. Provide occasional staff presence in Hawley Education Center Exhibit Hall for visitor welcoming, site security, and light custodial and facility maintenance. Provide assistance with interpretation and educational programming in passive or guided settings, as needed. Ensures that visitors follow recommended safety guidelines, procedures and precautions. May be required to coordinate with law enforcement or first responders to address emergencies at CCI | BRP. Provide quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner. Ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including staff, public, and volunteers. Must have a positive attitude and enthusiasm for conservation. Ability to work both independently or as part of a team. Must be punctual and reliable. Must be able to work in variable weather conditions (e.g. high heat and humidity). Work involves several disagreeable elements and/or exposure to job hazard's where there is some possibility of injury. Make day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor; may work under limited supervision and supervisor. Other preserve and stewardship duties as assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS HS Diploma and 1 year experience. Experience organizing files. Experience operating power and construction tools in a safe manner. Experience in Customer Service DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Experience or knowledge of natural systems, coastal ecology, and surrounding natural areas. Experience or knowledge of surrounding geography, tourist destinations, and local cultural activities. Ability to complete tasks within assigned timeframes, often in the absence of supervision. Record keeping experience. ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION This is a part-time 21 hour position that is temporary. Rate of pay is $14.00 per hour. 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 48123 , 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 November 7, 2019. Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 people 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.
Professional Diversity Network Hobe Sound, FL 33455, USA Full-Time