A LITTLE ABOUT US
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. 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.
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.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The purpose of the Essel and Menakka Bailey Conservation Fellowship Program is to help develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow. Initiated in 2018, the program is designed to provide recent graduates and early career conservation professionals with the opportunity to work in an environment that combines a deep-dive into a specific conservation project with a broad introduction to major conservation issues and the operations of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) organization. In this program, the Fellow will have the opportunity to work with Conservancy Staff across multiple dimensions of the conservation discipline, including science, restoration, policy, land protection, and communications. Furthermore, the Fellowship is flexibly designed to emphasize those experiences the individual wants or needs to prepare them for their conservation career.
For the 2021 Fellowship, The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Fellow that will strengthen the evidence base necessary to advance our conservation efforts in the Northwoods of the Midwest and Upper Great Lakes region, ranging across the northern portions of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. In this geography, The Nature Conservancy pursues multiple interrelated conservation strategies, including direct conservation of core areas and corridors via acquisitions and easements, advancing natural climate solutions that sequester carbon, improving forest and aquatic system health via habitat management activities, and, more broadly, supporting vibrant recreational and forest products industries that further act to incentivize sustainable forest management.
Specifically, we are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to create, collect and integrated spatial data that will direct conservation actions across the landscape to achieve multiple ecological, economic, and social outcomes. We are seeking a researcher with strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and, most importantly, creativity and curiosity. As such, the fellow must be skilled at interacting with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners, both within The Nature Conservancy as well as with partner organizations. Outputs will include spatially explicit data that guide conservation actions as well as scientific reports and publications. The fellow will be co-advised by senior conservation staff at The Nature Conservancy.
The Bailey Fellow will be awarded 18 months of support to work with TNC and partners. The Fellow will be mentored by staff from TNC who will help the Fellow develop and implement Northwoods research projects of priority to TNC. Our intent is to find win-win scenarios for the Fellow and TNC. Fellow will be employed by TNC and administratively based at our Michigan Field Office, in Lansing, MI which is centrally located in the “Great Lakes Research Corridor” with numerous top-ranked universities and conservation science programs located within a 150-mile radius. This is a post-doctoral position that is funded by an outside source with an annual salary of $55,000.
The fellowship will include a range of activities from research, project management and implementation, peer networking, and field learning experiences. More specifically, activities of Bailey Fellows will be characterized by:
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
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.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world…
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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.
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To apply to position number 49552, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the…