Nov 09, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Patagonia, Arizona, USA AZ406 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. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The AmeriCorps Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve Conservation Assistant working under the direction of the preserve manager will help provide outreach to local communities and provide environmental education experiences to preserve visitors. Will address conservation focus areas by identifying and treating invasive species and restoring wetland and grassland habitats. May also support groundwater and surface-water monitoring activities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Designs, under the direction of the supervisor, and delivers environmental education and outreach curriculum to be used at community outreach events, at schools, and at the preserve Coordinates the planning and execution of various environmental outreach programs and presentations Performs environmental stewardship projects that address invasive species management, habitat restoration and native species protection This position does have recurring access to vulnerable populations RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Makes a positive community impact addressing environmental stewardship focus by meeting performance measures specified in the AmeriCorps grant for 2019-2020 awarded to The Nature Conservancy - Arizona Ensures visitors to the SE AZ Preserves are aware of the Conservancy's mission and roles it plays in conservation and stewardship Support the annual Kids Camp at Ramsey Canyon Preserve Performs administrative functions necessary to produce educational materials, to maintain data, to provide reports of member performance measure results, to communicate with volunteers, staff and partners Works collaboratively with partner conservation organizations on habitat improvement projects MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AmeriCorps members must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. National or Legal Permanent Residents Must be 18 years of age Experience coordinating projects Good written and verbal communication skills. Strong interest in environmental conservation and education. Physically able to traverse and hike over rough terrain. Commitment to complete full term as AmeriCorps member Must possess valid driver's license Criminal History che c k requ i r e d and se l ec ti on f or t he po s i ti on i s c o n ti ngent upon review of results of the check. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated ability to speak in public forums and organized activitie Strong organizational skills Strong interest in the mission and activities of The Nature Conservancy ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION This is a half-time position with minimum requirement of 900 hours of service and training for successful completion with a stipend for the full period of $6,996 paid bi-weekly. Training will include position specific and professional development training Benefits $3.047.50 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the term of service; childcare coverage, if the member qualifies; student loan forbearance and interest payments, if the member qualifies AmeriCorps members are not employees of The Nature Conservancy This position cannot replace the position of an employee or a volunteer This position must adhere to AmeriCorps prohibited activity regulations Performance reviews will be conducted mid-year and end-of-service year 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 48211, 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 22, 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 email@example.com. 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 Patagonia, AZ 85624, USA Full-Time