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Watershed Restoration Specialist

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The Nature Conservancy
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Brunswick, ME
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Published 11 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 Watershed Restoration Specialist provides technical leadership and support to The Nature Conservancy in Maine by planning, prioritizing, coordinating, and implementing river and stream restoration projects at the watershed scale. Projects will primarily address barriers to aquatic organism passage, including road-stream crossings and tributary and main-stem dams, and may also include floodplain restoration. The Watershed Restoration Specialist will develop and implement habitat connectivity projects, employ a full range of restoration tools, and actively engage and coordinate a broad range of public and private partners, including NGOs, agencies, municipalities and large landowners. They will work to garner public support from local communities for restoration projects, assist in efforts to secure public and private funding, and support development of engaging communications materials. They will also foster cross-site learning within the state, region, and broader conservation community.

 

Skills & Experience

·        BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or project management or combination of education and experience

·        Experience negotiating complex agreements. 

·        Supervisory experience.

·        Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.

·        Experience with principles of land acquisition.          

·        Experience in training and curriculum design.

·        Experience using common software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Web Browsers.

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 25, 2021

Location

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 filled or until August 25, 2021 at 11:59pm EST 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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