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Conservation Ecologist

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The Nature Conservancy
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Brunswick, ME
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Published 15 days ago

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. 

The Maine Chapter is The Nature Conservancy's fourth oldest chapter, founded in 1956 by Rachel Carson and other leading Maine citizens concerned about the loss of wildlife habitat. More than 8,000 families, foundations and corporations have helped the Maine Chapter play a role in protecting over 2,400,000 acres of Maine's most important lands. The Conservancy owns and manages some 273,000 acres in Maine, including the largest system of nature preserves in the state.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. To learn more, visit www.nature.org/maine or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

 

Position Summary

The Conservation Ecologist provides technical leadership and support to the Maine chapter of The Nature Conservancy by performing field and desktop natural resource assessments and evaluating protected area management and stewardship plans. The Conservation Ecologist will work on a team that supports TNC’s administration of MNRCP, which TNC administers on behalf of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Support for MNRCP will include: site visits and assessment of proposed and completed mitigation sites; field and desktop analysis of projects to determine natural resources present and ecological value; support of the MNRCP proposal review process; review of project restoration, monitoring, and management plans; program outreach; and communication with program partners, including state and federal agencies, municipalities, and non-profit conservation groups. The Conservation Ecologist will support TNC’s land management team by performing a variety of land management duties on TNC-managed properties around the state, including invasive species control, trail maintenance, boundary marking, ecological monitoring, and management plan review and revisions. 

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers. 
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timelines.
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Must have valid driver's license. 

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you.

 

 

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    August 11, 2021

Salary

$50,000-$55,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brunswick, ME
Associated Location
Brunswick, ME 04011, USA

How to Apply

To view the full position description and apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on August 11, 2021. If you experience technical issues, please contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often!

To view the full position description and apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain…

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