The Staten Island Conservation Program Manager is responsible for implementing the island’s sandhill crane, waterfowl and shorebird monitoring program and coordinating with the Ranch Manager on farm wildlife-friendly management practices and staff. Serving as a liaison and point of contact for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) staff and the general public; highlighting ongoing activities, management at Staten Island, and coordinating TNC internal conservation management meetings and activities. The Program Manager may also work with others to develop recommendations for future management practices and play a role in implementing those recommendations
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
· Coordinate compatible agriculture projects, sandhill crane and waterbird monitoring.
· Work with Ranch Manager and staff to track management actions and enhance the habitat value of agricultural fields.
· Implement sandhill crane research and monitoring activities in collaboration with TNC regional science staff.
· Coordinate citizen scientist volunteers to implement bird monitoring on Staten Island and possibly surrounding farms.
· Coordinate outside researchers that are contributing to work on Staten Island.
· Organize and lead TNC Staten Island conservation team meetings.
· Coordinate management activities for sandhill cranes at Staten Island with surrounding private and public landowners, also implementing crane management.
· Produce an annual report of conservation management activities and monitoring results.
· Occasionally assist with waterbird surveys in the greater Delta region.
· Undergraduate degree in wildlife management, environmental science, or related field and five years of experience working with various public and private stakeholders to coordinate and implement conservation projects.
· Strong field identification skills and knowledge of birds, especially waterbirds.
· Experience in the identification and surveying of vegetation and other wildlife is desirable.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Ability and willingness to perform physically demanding field tasks, including frequent early morning or evening work.
· Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team.
· The position will require excellent communication skills with the program team, landowners and volunteers.
· Must have a valid driver license.
· Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.
· Knowledge of current farming trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
· Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
· Strong commitment to the mission and vision of both, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation Farms &
Ranches, with proven effectiveness in a team setting.
TO APPLY FOR POSITIONS
If interested please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Stephanie Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also apply directly here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3674589641/