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Ad Title: Executive Director, local land trust with stewardship focus
Location: Huntingdon Valley, PA (Philadelphia suburbs)
Post Date: 03/01/18
Contact: Beth Hare or Nika Smith
Phone (W): 610.581.0590
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The Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, a local land trust in the Pennypack Creek valley located in the inner-ring suburbs northeast of central Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeks candidates for the position of executive director. The Trust currently manages 828 acres of woodlands, grasslands, and riparian corridor. The organization has a strong commitment to land stewardship and ecological restoration. Full position description available at the Pennypack Trust's website: under the Internships and Employment tab. Interviewing to begin in early April 2018.
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Location: Omaha, NE
Post Date: 01/17/18
City: Omaha
State: NE
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha is seeking a full-time, Land Management Specialist whose overall duties are to maintain the structural and natural resources of the university’s Glacier Creek Preserve. The Land Management Specialist also is expected to maintain permanent residence in the house provided at the Preserve.

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Ad Title: Restoration Project Coordinator (Grant Funded)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Post Date: 02/22/18
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Zip: 44144
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The Natural Resources Restoration Project Coordinator is responsible for reforestation project management, volunteer coordination, and report writing for reservations across Cleveland Metroparks.

Essential Functions:

1) Regular and predictable attendance is expected and required. All Cleveland Metroparks employees must be prepared to work flexible schedules, including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as required.

2) Acts as on-site supervisor and coordinates with contractors and staff ensuring project specifications are implemented as designed.

3) Coordinates volunteers; including recruiting, training, and supervising volunteer activities related to reforestation projects

4) Manages site post installation: Monitors tree inventories, invasive plant management, and survivorship data; reports findings in written and oral form; provides decision support; makes recommendations.

5) Collaborates with Area Managers to keep the Plant and Restoration Ecologist informed of essential issues, including potential problems or opportunities and related solutions/recommendations.

6) Monitors public use of natural resources and makes recommendations for possible course of action.

7) Represents the Natural Resources Division on assigned internal and external work groups, events, committees, meetings, and programs.

8) Presents information regarding Park District natural resource programs to cooperators, the public, and special interest groups.

9) Assists with developing proposals and contracts for natural resources management, monitoring, and research projects.

Other Functions:

1) Keeps direct supervisor promptly informed of key/significant issues or concerns.

2) Carries out duties and responsibilities in a safe and efficient manner to maintain a safe work environment and surrounding area for oneself, co-workers and public. Responds to hazardous situations and/or potentially unsafe conditions by taking corrective action as capable and promptly notifying supervisory personnel.

3) Updates and enhances own knowledge by involvement in continuing education for professional growth (i.e., attends relevant conferences, seminars, in-service trainings, and certification programs)

4) Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.

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Ad Title: TN Division of Natural Areas Program Administrator
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Post Date: 02/21/18
Contact: Roger McCoy
City: Nashville
State: TN
Zip: 37243
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Tennessee Division of Natural Areas, Bureau of Parks and Conservation, anticipates hiring a full-time TDEC Environmental Manager 3 who will serve as the Natural Areas Program Administrator and will supervise regional staff who oversee a system of 85 state natural areas (totaling 122,500 acres) and oversee the division’s direct management of 33 state natural areas. Based in Nashville, this position is a preferred services position and will require some overnight travel.

This position reports directly to the division director and supervises four regional stewardship ecologists. The successful candidate will provide guidance, assistance, and resources to enable staff to achieve ecological restoration and management of state natural areas and rare species habitats, as well as construction and maintenance of trails, boundaries, and other facilities. He or she will seek grants, other available funds, and resources to assist with natural area management, ecological restoration, and acquisition. The Program Administrator will implement criteria to select properties for inclusion into the state’s natural areas and state park system, work with the division’s Natural Heritage Program to monitor rare species and communities on state natural areas, assist with and oversee the creation and revision of natural area management plans and rules, assist with project estimates and contractual specifications, provide contract oversight, and work with outside partners and contractors.

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Ad Title: Wildlife Corridor Advocate
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Post Date: 01/17/18
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The Center for Biological Diversity seeks an experienced, dynamic Policy Advocate to advance forward-looking, proactive policies to protect wildlife corridors used by endangered and sensitive species. The Policy Advocate will be a part of the Center’s Urban Wildlands program, which aims to stop unsustainable sprawl that threatens critical habitat, creates pollution, exhausts limited water supplies and drives species extinction.

The Policy Advocate will be a leading voice in pushing local, regional and state agencies to protect wildlife corridors at risk from destructive development at California’s suburban and exurban edges. By working closely with scientists, lawyers, organizers and media professionals, the Policy Advocate will be expected to play an active role in influencing and shaping land use decisionmaking and planning in California and beyond. The ideal candidate will have excellent research as well as oral and written communication skills with an ability to think strategically and creatively. Position located in Los Angeles.

Main duties:

Develop, identify and advance strategic policy positions and initiatives that benefit wildlife corridors vital to threatened and endangered species survival.
Serve as a public expert on wildlife corridors, focusing on the threats from unchecked urban sprawl, habitat loss and climate change.
Track regional, state and national policy, trends and threats to wildlife corridors.
Research and draft reports, policy documents, comment letters, press releases and factsheets.
Give presentations at public hearings for decision-makers, work with local planning staff, and be available for interviews with the media.
Build alliances with other environmental and community groups.
Work collaboratively with lawyers, scientists, organizers and media professionals to challenge large-scale destructive mega-developments while advocating for proactive and environmentally protective land-use policy based on cutting-edge principles.
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