The Nature Conservancy Seeks Conservation Coordinator
The Conservation Coordinator works with the Community and Conservation Specialist and the Mitigation Coordinator on a variety of projects. They will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, celebrates innovation, values collaborative approaches, and seeks lasting conservation results.
The Conservation Coordinator will manage conservation data, participate in conservation planning, develop materials for internal project review and approval, respond to landowner inquiries, and maintain manual project records. May include collecting assembling and analyzing various types of data, in the field or through document surveys, producing maps using GIS software, processing invoices, and assisting with the production of reports. They will help raise the organization’s profile through select and strategic venues and partnerships and inspire people to want to learn more and engage with the organization in meaningful ways. The Conservation Coordinator works under the supervision of the Community and Conservation Specialist, and collaboratively with OMP staff, other TNC conservation staff, the Army Corps, Ohio EPA and other organizations and individuals as needed in carrying out duties. Work will be generally based in an office setting, with some opportunity for field work
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
Ohio Mitigation Program Coordination (45%) – Provide support for the mitigation program
• Handle inquiries on credit availability and completes initial credit request paperwork and research.
• Coordinate internal approval processes for projects and credit sales.
• Work with TNC real estate staff to write baseline reports and yearly monitoring reports.
• Work with TNC financial staff to process invoices and track budget expenditures.
• Input data into project management databases.
• Update the OMP website and develop marketing and outreach materials such as pamphlets, articles, and ArcGIS Story Maps.
• Assist with other administrative tasks for the mitigation program as needed.
Conservation and Community Outreach (45%) – Facilitate community engagement and support conservation programs
• Maintain and administer sensitive program paperwork and confidential volunteer information.
• Lead on-site community engagement such as visitor hiking, stewardship field days, recreational use, and other outreachm programs.
• Assist with aspects of a volunteer program including recruiting, orienting, reporting, volunteer appreciation, training, and enrichment opportunities.
• Develop informational/educational materials for engagement opportunities and host virtual events as requested.
• General administrative support for various conservation initiatives and programs.
• Assist in management of conservation data and strategic plan progress via tracking tools.
General & Administrative Duties (10%)
• Coordinates multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner and with attention to detail.
• Maintain field equipment and vehicles.
• Attend programmatic and business unit meetings.
• Supervises no staff but may oversee and direct work of volunteers or interns.
• May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.
• Makes day to day decision as delegated by the supervisor.
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and 2 years related work experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience coordinating multiple projects.
• Willingness to travel and work select evenings and/or weekends, as needed.
• Willingness to work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite with proficiency in Excel.
• Experience handling standard business communications.
• 4 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources and work independently.
• Strong organizational skills including attention to detail.
• Experience with coordinating and leading outreach and nature-based events.
• Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned time frames.
• Ability to coordinate project information from a number of sources to populate databases and create reports.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse partners and communities such as: consultants, government agencies, legal staff, youth, volunteers, and other partners.
• Experience using ArcGIS, ESRI Products, and Google Earth Pro.
• Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.
• Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
Contact: Erin O'Rourke