Conservation Education Manager
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 Conservation and Education Manager participates in the development of conservation strategies for the NY Division and manages and advances those strategies at the 2,039-acre Mashomack Preserve. The Conservation and Education Manager designs and implements programs and activities to build awareness, educate and engage a variety of audiences to build support for our mission and goals. Through leadership in attracting and managing research, guiding outdoor experiences and developing a cutting-edge curriculum, the Conservation and Education Manager will help transform the visitor and donor experiences and share the story of the Conservancy’s work at a global scale. They will develop and lead the research partnership experiences that help our visitors and donors explore and understand what is means to live in a changing world and the Conservancy’s work to find solutions to the pressing challenges facing nature and people.
• BA/BS and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management and/or education, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• Supervisory experience;
• Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally;
• Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers;
• Valid driver’s license.
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated;
• Master’s degree preferred;
• Donor engagement and cultivation experience;
• Experience working outdoors as a naturalist, tour leader and/or doing field work;
• Experience in training and/or curriculum design;
• Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages; digital media experience;
• Supervisory experience which includes motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance;
• Knowledge of land management conservation practice and conservation science;
• Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences, and
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 47103 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST December 28th 2018. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.