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GIS Conservation/Information Manager, The Nature Conservancy (Albany, NY)

The GIS/Conservation Information Manager supports the projects of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in New York to further conservation work on the land and in the water. S/He oversees GIS and other database programs, provides technical expertise to Conservancy staff and coordinates spatial and database activities between internal teams and external partners. This position will work on projects across New York State, with an emphasis on the work of organizational priorities at the statewide, North American and Global levels.

Read more here.

Program Manager, Experience Int’l (Everson, WA)

A challenging, rewarding, full-time salaried position is available with Experience International, a non-profit educational organization based in Everson, Washington. In addition to other programs, EI is designated by the US State Department as a J-1 Exchange Visitor-Trainee Program and brings qualified foreign nationals to the United States for up to 18 months of practical training & work-experience in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and natural resource management and conservation. Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to Director at: ei@expint.org. Learn more.

Conservation Program Associate, The Helmsley Charitable Trust (NYC)

The Program Associate will work closely with the other members of the Conservation Program team to develop and manage a grants program of $15 million+ annually. The Program Associate will help manage all administrative components of the grantmaking process, especially tasks associated with managing grant lifecycles; tracking program budget and periodically reconciling it with parallel systems; ensuring accurate payment and accounting of grants; helping to plan and execute complex program-related meetings and travel; and maintaining positive and proactive communication with grantees The position is based at the Trust’s main office in New York City. Send résumé (in Word or PDF format), salary history, cover letter, and a one-page writing sample to jobs@helmsleytrust.org 

The writing sample must be an actual document you prepared in a professional context. Include “Conservation Program Associate” in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Project Director, US Forest Service (Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana)

As a part of a broader and multi-partner conservation effort along the coasts of Ghana, USFS is working with the Government of Ghana and USAID to design and implement a coastal forest landscape conservation project in the six coastal Districts of the Western Region of Ghana.  This Coastal Sustainable Landscapes (SL) project will contribute to moving Ghana into a low greenhouse gas emissions, high carbon sequestration development pathway in the land use sector.  Activities under this program will be strategic and transformative and contribute to the Ghanaian national strategic process that is currently addressing climate change. Learn more.  Please contact Adam Welti with questions. Email: ajwelti@fs.fed.us

Citizen Science Coordinator, Mohonk Preserve (NY)

DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2014
Mohonk Preserve, New York State’s largest member & visitor supported nature preserve, is seeking to fill the full time position of Citizen Science Coordinator.
The Mohonk Preserve is a dynamic organization with responsibility for managing and protecting more than 8,000 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, NY. The Preserve has four integrated programs — Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection, and is a regional model for large-scale conservation planning. We have an annual budget of $3.6 million, 35 year-round staff and over 350 volunteers. We also have a diverse support base of over 14,000 individual members and supporters. Our Daniel Smiley Research Center, located near Mohonk Lake (where Conservation Science operations are centered), provides a great work environment!
We have a strong science program regionally and nationally. Natural and cultural history research generated at the Preserve underpins the Preserve’s land management strategies, informs our public interpretive programs and school environmental education field studies, facilitates protection of wildlife and natural resources across the Shawangunk Mountain region, and deepens the public’s understanding of our legacy of landscape conservation. Our science is used to guide applied land management to conserve biodiversity in the Shawangunk Ridge ecosystem.  
Position responsibilities include:
·         Lead, coordinate, and participate in continuing long-term observational studies;
·         serve as biodiversity database manager;
·         design, develop, and coordinate a Citizen Naturalist Program;
·         demonstrated knowledge of the northern Shawangunk Ridge ecosystem
 
Qualifications: 
•             a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in natural sciences or environmental studies;
•             experience working with volunteers, scientists and non-scientist professionals, Board members, donors, media, and the public;
•             superior computer skills including Microsoft Office at a minimum;
•             database experience including: Access and/or similar databases (proficiency in Access management preferred)
•             has exemplary written, oral, and presentation skills;
•             There is a significant fieldwork component to this position.  Must be able to hike a minimum of 6 miles a day over rough terrain. 
•             Willingness to work frequent weekends and holidays with occasional irregular hours, including some evenings.
 
Salary: Low $30’s per year based on experience; generous benefits package.
 
 
Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references by January 31st, 2014 to:
Director of Conservation Science, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561
 
Applications accepted via e-mail (hard copy preferred) to research@mohonkpreserve.org (Word 97 & above or Adobe PDF only).
No phone calls please Mohonk Preserve, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

Agriculture Sustainability Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund (Washington, D.C.)

EDF seeks a talented, outgoing, and self-motivated Ag Sustainability Project Manager to play a significant role in the development and execution of EDF’s work to leverage the supply chain to drive conservation agricultural management at the scale needed to meet pressing environmental goals while meeting growing food demands. Learn more/apply.

Program Officer – Environment, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (Minneapolis, MN)

The Program Officer, Environment is responsible for developing and implementing board-approved strategic grantmaking plans for one or more subprograms of the Environment program. This program implements the Foundation’s work in supporting the conservation of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.  For more information, click here.

Manager for Forests and Climate Change, World Wildlife Fund (Washington, D.C.)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Manager for Forest & Climate Change. Under the supervision of the Director, the Knowledge Sharing & Learning (KS&L) Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the Forest and Climate Programme’s (FCP) KS&L strategy and work plans, ensuring that these align with and support the FCP’s overarching strategy and learning framework in ways that influence REDD+ policy, finance and implementation. Learn more.

Environmental Studies Faculty Fellow, Colby College (ME)

Suggested deadline: January 3, 2014
One-year Faculty Fellow in Environmental Studies (Marine Conservation and Policy) Colby College  
The Environmental Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position in Marine Conservation and Policy to begin September 1, 2014. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in marine policy, marine science, environmental studies, or a related field as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to marine or fisheries conservation and marine environmental policy. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses taught at the introductory- and intermediate-levels. All courses will serve majors in the Environmental Studies Program, a strategic priority of the College. For more information about the Environmental Studies Program, faculty, and courses please see the Program website. Interested candidates should have three letters of reference submitted electronically to marineconservation@colby.edu, and provide the following materials as PDFs: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, reprints of three selected publications, and graduate transcripts. Electronic submission of applications is required, and receipt will be confirmed. Application review will begin January 3, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to candidates whose materials are received prior to January 3, 2014. Inquiries may also be directed to marineconservation@colby.edu.

Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager (Washington, D.C.)

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager is responsible for working with the Foundation’s staff, federal agencies and other conservation partners to assist in the development and implementation of an outcome-based funding/investment and impact monitoring framework, strategy, and business system for the Foundation’s conservation programs. The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager and other members of this team are expected to be and/or become thought-leaders in their respective fields and position the Foundation as the convener of choice in the conservation community. Learn more.

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