Jan 08, 2020
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Yoder, Colorado, USA CO501 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 University of Redlands Stewardship Assistant performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance, monitoring, management and visitation. This is an 11-week position starting June 1, 2020 through August 14, 2020. The Stewardship Assistant assists with the daily management and maintenance of The Nature Conservancy's preserves ensuring completion of priority stewardship tasks and safe and enjoyable experiences for the visiting public. The Stewardship Assistant will travel with colleagues to various work locations throughout Colorado. This person will gain valuable experience in both outreach and on-the-ground stewardship projects. Duties include working with staff and volunteers to: repair and maintain trails and fences; monitor rare plant species; map natural resources and facilities; maintain and repair buildings, tools and equipment; remove and treat exotic species; greet and guide visitors; patrol, open and close preserve buildings; respond to visitor inquiries; administer and coordinate volunteer days. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Interact with visitors, providing a safe and positive experience. Work in a team following weekly supervisory guidance. Work in variable weather conditions, at a remote location, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Perform work requiring considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Position may include interactions with youth. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be a University of Redlands student working toward completion of an Environmental undergraduate degree program. High school diploma and 6 months of related experience. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. weed trimmer, hand tools, weed sprayers, iPad, GPS, two-way radio, etc.). Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver's license). DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to follow instructions from colleagues and to demonstrate strong communication skills Ability to work in a team environment. High level of responsibility and self-motivation. Experience working and communicating with a diverse group of people. Proficiency with GPS and iPad equipment. Willingness to live on remote Colorado preserves, sharing a remote off-the-grid living space, and work long hours. Current valid driver's license and proficiency with standard transmission vehicles. ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION Accommodation and transportation to various work locations are provided. 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. SALARY INFORMATION Job Family: Conservancy Job Number: 450001 Salary Grade: 1 HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 48345 , 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 Sunday, March 7, 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 Yoder, CO, USA Full-Time