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Director of Conservation Science

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Pinelands Preservation Alliance


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Published 9 days ago

February 1, 2021
January 31, 2021
$50,000 - $60,000

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the New Jersey Pinelands, seeks an individual with substantial scientific training to serve as Director of Conservation Science. PPA engages in policy advocacy, constituency-building, natural lands stewardship, outdoor recreation (through its Pinelands Adventures initiative) and chemical-free farming (through Rancocas Creek Farm). More information about PPA is available at https://pinelandsalliance.org, www.pinelandsadventures.org, and https://pinelandsalliance.org/our-work/rancocas-creek-farm.

PPA is dedicated to furthering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in its staff and work. We want to help people of all means, backgrounds and abilities to experience, enjoy the benefits of, and value this natural treasure.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to work with colleagues and volunteers to save an extraordinary and threatened ecosystem. The Director of Conservation Science will conduct research and make presentations to public agencies on science, policy and development issues; work with other scientists, environmental groups and agencies; help plan and carry out restoration projects; conduct scientific tests and surveys; and help educate the public about the unique values of the Pine Barrens ecosystem by leading field programs, giving talks and representing PPA at meetings and conferences. PPA operates a 72-acre chemical-free farm, Rancocas Creek Farm, where the Director of Conservation Science will take a leading role in planning for sustainable land management, the stewardship of grassland and other habitats, and scientific monitoring of soil health.

Candidates for this position must have an advanced degree in a relevant scientific field, such as biology, botany or ecology. It will be necessary to have or to develop expertise in Pinelands ecology, botany and wildlife, and to enjoy working outdoors. The ability to lead projects and work as a team player, flexibility to attend meetings and events during evenings and on weekends, and a desire to help government officials and the general public appreciate the unique values of the Pinelands are all essential to success in this position.

This is a full-time position. The starting salary range is $50,000-$60,000 per year, depending on qualifications. Benefits include access to a health insurance plan, a retirement savings plan, life and disability insurance, and generous vacation and sick/personal days.

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the New Jersey Pinelands, seeks an individual with substantial scientific training to serve as Director of Conservation Science. PPA…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required

Benefits

Access to PPA's health insurance and retirement savings plans, generous paid vacation, life and disability insurance.

Access to PPA's health insurance and retirement savings plans, generous paid vacation, life and disability insurance.

Level of Language Proficiency

Language skills beyond English are desirable.

Language skills beyond English are desirable.

Location

17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Jaclyn Rhoads, Assistant Executive Director, at jaclyn@pinelandsalliance.org.

Email cover letter and resume to Jaclyn Rhoads, Assistant Executive Director, at jaclyn@pinelandsalliance.org.

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