The Nature Conservancy
Conservation Forester, New York Division
Become a force for nature and healthy planet by joining our New York team! The Nature Conservancy is addressing the world’s most pressing conservation challenges with solutions that benefit people and nature. For more than 60 years, we’ve been working in NY to do just that! You can be a part of our mission, plus contribute to our exciting growth right here in the Empire state.
The Nature Conservancy in New York seeks a team-oriented and conservation-minded forester to help us grow a rapidly emerging climate change mitigation and forest conservation program centered around forest carbon offset markets. The successful candidate will have a commitment to sustainable forestry and experience with 3rd party forest certification programs, demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, strong technological and analytical skills, and a willingness to learn about forest carbon offset projects.
In this position, the Conservation Forester will collaborate broadly with landowners, project partners, contractors and other Conservancy staff to achieve climate change mitigation and forest conservation goals in the NY Division. As a core member of the NY Working Woodlands Program, the Conservation Forester will also lead and/or coordinate activities related to third-party forest certification, sustainable forest management planning and operations, forest inventory data collection, analysis and management and other related aspects of forest carbon projects. They also provide critical project management support and capacity for all aspects of forest carbon project development, collaborate across operating units and functional areas within the Conservancy to advance collective goals and projects, and build knowledge and expertise around sustainable forestry practices, forest carbon sequestration, climate resiliency and carbon markets.
We are looking for a self-starter who is also an eager and positive person to join our team. To be successful and happy in this position, the candidate needs to have the ability to apply technological tools in forest measurement and management and to combine hands-on forestry experience, knowledge and experience with sustainable forest certification programs, robust data collection, analytical and project management skills. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or related field and 5 years’ experience in forestry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Experience managing complex projects and agreements.
· Experience supervising staff, volunteers and/or contractors to timely completion of responsibilities/deliverables.
· Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
· Experience using applications such as word processors, spreadsheets and Web Browsers.
· Experience independently performing physically demanding work outdoors in variable conditions.
· Must have valid driver’s license.
· Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit http://www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #49102 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on November 29, 2020, to be considered. The preferred location for this position is Albany, NY.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.