AIS Outreach & Field Activities Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy - New York, NY

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POSITION SUMMARY

The AIS Outreach & Field Activities Coordinator will assist in the planning and coordination of a regional aquatic invasive species monitoring project. This position will ensure that all project aspects of the field monitoring activities taking place throughout NY, northwest Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio runs smoothly and efficiently; including but not limited to coordinating team communications, ensuring data quality and consistency and developing and implementing crew work plans. This position will also be responsible for managing partner involvement throughout the projects implementation and communicating project results and outputs to various partners, stakeholders and the general public.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The AIS Outreach & Field Activities Coordinator will assist in coordinating a regional biological monitoring, project and providing educational and outreach information to various partners, stakeholders and the general public. This may include one or more of the following functions:

Ability to work cooperatively with multiple partner organizations.

Assist in developing and analyzing project results and outcomes and communicate information at various conferences, workshops and training activities.

Coordinate monitoring teams and data collection processes.

Use GPS technology for tracking species locations and control activities

May assist in plant, animal and insect monitoring.

Ensures consistent and quality ecological data collection and management.

Maintains tools and equipment

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma and at least one year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management

Experience in recognizing northeast aquatic flora and fauna

Experience performing physical work.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma and 1-2 years training in science-related field or related experience in land management.

Familiar with ecosystem restoration, invasive species control and herbicide control techniques preferred.

Must be comfortable with public speaking.

High level of familiarity with aquatic flora and fauna

Ability to work remotely and effectively, within a small team, with minimal supervision.

Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather

Working knowledge of GPS technology and basic computer skills.

Strong organizational skills to be able to manage multiple project aspects and information.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

This is a full-time, temporary position with an employment duration of May 13, 2013 - August 30, 2013.

This position includes some travel, with occasional overnight travel.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY

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 Invasive Species Crew Member may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions may:

require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain

present frequent possibility of injury

require long hours in isolated settings

working in areas where insects are common.

BENEFITS-SHORT TERM POSITIONS

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.

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TO APPLY

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EOE STATEMENT

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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