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will participate in a wide range of conservation activities, including prairie seed harvest and planting, invasive species control, prescribed fire, data collection and entry, fundraising visits, leading tours, giving presentations to various groups, fence building and repair, and more. The Fellow will also travel to multiple Conservancy sites, attend conservation-related meetings and conferences, and shadow Conservancy and partner staff in various capacities. In addition, the Fellow will plan and conduct an independent project catered to the Fellow’s individual interests and career objectives. The Fellow will need to work closely with Conservancy staff, cooperating scientists, volunteers, and graduate students. This twelve month (full-time) position will require irregular hours and will include extensive outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions. The Hubbard Fellow is supervised by the Program Director, and may oversee the activities of short-term staff and volunteers. This position is located at the Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies, in a rural part of central Nebraska at Wood River, NE, and will run from
June 2014 through May 2015
In addition, the Fellow also
- . Housing is provided on a Conservancy Preserve.
The Hubbard Fellow participates in preserve operations, maintenance, and management at the Platte River Prairies and other Conservancy sites. This may include one or more of the following functions:
Invasive species control, including herbicide application
Construction, repair, and maintenance of fences and other preserve infrastructure
Operates and maintains tools and equipment.
- Harvests, cleans, and plants local-ecotype prairie seed for restoration projects.
- Conducts tours of Conservancy properties, including sandhill crane viewing tours.
- Gives presentations to various groups about The Nature Conservancy’s work.
- Proposes and completes an independent project on a topic mutually acceptable to the Conservancy and the Fellow.
- Assists with outreach on TNC’s work by helping to design and implement social media and web-based strategies.
- Assists with research and monitoring data collection, entry, and analysis.
- Assists with land management and restoration planning.
- Assists with the operation of a prairie seed production facility. Plant, water, weed, and provide other care for seedlings both in the greenhouse and in the field.
- Tracks and records management and restoration activities using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Assists with other duties related to finance, philanthropy, and marketing.
- BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in biology, environmental studies, or related field.
- Knowledge of natural systems.
- Experience performing physical work.
- Must hold current driver’s license.
- Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Prescribed Fire Crew Member (
- BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and one to two years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated leadership capability through college or extracurricular activities.
- Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities.
- Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation.
- Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
- Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
- Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
- Safe use of maintenance tools, including lawn mowers, power tools, and construction tools.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
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.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
The Hubbard Fellow may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:
- require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
- present frequent possibility of injury
- require long hours in isolated settings
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, a 401k plan, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
Annual Salary is $18,200. All travel required for this position is paid by The Nature Conservancy. Excellent benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance is available, plus housing is provided on a Conservancy Preserve.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 41679, submit resume and cover letter as one document.
Cover letter should be no more than 800 words, and should express why the applicant is interested in the Fellowship, why they are qualified, and how the Fellowship would help them with their future career
. Any questions related to this specific position may be directed to
. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 8,2014.
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Candidates who reach the second round of consideration for this position will be asked to submit a short essay and other materials for further review. Interviews for finalists will be held near Wood River, NE in early-mid February, 2014.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process
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