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 72 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.orq or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has created this fellowship position with the goal of fostering graduates from underrepresented backgrounds who are pursuing careers in conservation. We aim to support our fellows so that they are competitive applicants with skills needed for full-time regular service positions at conservation organizations and agencies, and so that they can ultimately become professional conservation leaders. The Ecological Management Fellow will support our conservation work by monitoring our conserved lands and waters, assisting with land protection efforts, compiling and analyzing data, and drafting reports and management plans. This is a two-year position, with priority given to recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree.
The Fellow may collect, assemble, manage and analyze conservation data, including projects such as: restoration monitoring, freshwater assessments on preserves, invasive species surveys, and deer browse surveys. The Fellow will participate in conservation planning, produce reports, prepare formal documentation of conservation real estate transactions, respond to landowner inquiries and maintain project records. Data collection may take place in the field and through compilation of existing information in the office. Data analysis may include use of ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel and other data analysis software.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
· Duties are performed under direct supervision and established guidelines.
· Makes day to day decisions as delegated by the supervisor.
· Supervises no staff but may oversee and direct work of office volunteers or interns.
· Coordinates multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner and with attention to detail.
· May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.
· Interprets guidelines and analyzes factual information and data.
· Works in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances, both as part of a group and independently.
· This position may require travel and limited overnight travel.
· May represent TNC in meetings and conferences with partners and the general public.
· Bachelor’s degree in natural resources management or related field
· Experience with Microsoft Office suite or similar programs.
· Experience with or training in ArcGIS or other Geographic Information Systems programs
· Experience coordinating multiple projects
· Multi-lingual, multi-cultural or cross-cultural background or experience highly desired, including lived experience working across differences such as race, culture, disabilities, socio-economic class, language groups and economic sector.
· Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned time frames.
· Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources and work independently.
· Ability to coordinate project information from a number of sources to populate databases, create reports and produce manual files.
· Experience utilizing databases for data entry and report production preferred.
· Strong administrative skills including attention to detail and numerical ability.
· Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.