The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Resilient Lands and Waters Conservation Team! This position will play an essential role in initiating and implementing land protection activities to conserve and maintain connectivity between the Central & Northern Appalachians for climate change adaptation. The Land Protection Specialist will reach out to willing landowners in the prioritized areas and develop new protection projects. The Specialist will work closely with local land trusts and other partners to identify best avenues of protection. The Specialist’s work with result in priority parcels within the resilient network moving towards permanent protection.
We are looking for a capable individual who will support the implementation of a strategy to accelerate the pace of land protection in the Kittatinny Ridge landscape. The Specialist develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of protection tools to acquire varying degrees of legal interest in land and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities. The Specialist will work closely with project staff and partner organizations to assist with landowner and public outreach, perform site evaluations, and provide project oversight, management, and coordination. S/he is responsible for helping to implement the Conservancy’s land protection priorities, initially focused in the South-Central portion of the Kittatinny Ridge landscape. Key to this position is the desire and ability to initiate, establish, and maintain productive and respectful relationships with private landowners and public agencies. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
• BA/BS degree in natural resources management, conservation, business, law or another related field of study and 3 years of related work experience in conservation, real estate or other related experience.
• Experience managing staff, contractors 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 timeline(s).
• Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
• Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
• Must have valid driver’s license.
With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.
If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46739 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. www.nature.org/careers
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