Dec 20, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Picabo, Idaho, USA. ID406 #LI-POST #GD 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 74 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 Silver Creek Preserve is in Picabo, Idaho. The Silver Creek Preserve Manager performs and participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs. This is a full-time, nine-month, permanent seasonal position, working April through December annually. Required to live on-site in Conservancy provided housing. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Silver Creek Preserve Manager (SCPM) participates in or leads work teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve operations, maintenance and management. The SCPM maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and donors including the Visitor Center, other buildings, grounds and trails, and fishing access points. The SCPM organizes and leads volunteer workdays and organizes projects for long-term volunteers and interns at the Preserve. The SCPM will participate in biological and ecological data collection, removing exotic species (including herbicide application) and/or monitoring and researching species, maintaining tools and equipment and operating heavy machinery. The SCPM will participate in public outreach on the preserve and oversee the day to day operations of the Visitor Center. Assist other staff with field research, habitat restoration projects and scientific monitoring. The SCPM live on-site and be the TNC point of contact for all Preserve related activities. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Functions productively as a member or leader of a work team. Hiring and supervision of summer interns. May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area. Conveys clear instructions and expectations to other preserve management team members, including volunteers and interns. Interacts with preserve visitors, ensures Visitor Center is staffed and provides basic preserve information May organize or lead preserve field trips and tours. Communicates accurate information regarding biodiversity and conservation, visitor use information and preserve policies. Financial responsibility may include budget development, negotiating and contracting with vendors, on-site donations and/or sales of merchandise Networks with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy programs/preserves. May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; but maintains clear, regular communications with supervisor. Makes day-to-day decisions and resolves typical preserve management problems as delegated by supervisor. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with natural systems and ability to recognize various plant and animal species. Experience working in team environment. Experience operating and/or repairing various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving record. Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required once employed. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 1 - 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to learn about local natural systems and species as needed to complete preserve management activities and participate in monitoring and field work. Skilled communicator who can adapt their style to work well with diverse team members, volunteers, and the public. Experience working with volunteers. Experience performing physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather. Experience working independently with the ability to self-motivate while following instructions from supervisor. PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records. Some experience managing volunteers or entry level staff. Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field. Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s). Clear communication skills, both verbal and written. 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 48329, 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 Friday, January 24, 2020. 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 Picabo, ID 83313, USA Full-Time