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Conservation Coordinator

Who We Are:
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

The Nature Conservancy’s Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities (HTHC) tree health monitoring initiative seeks to protect the health of our nation’s trees, forests, and communities by creating a culture of stewardship that engages people in the care and monitoring of trees and forests in frontline communities. Visit the HTHC website for more information.

What We Can Achieve Together:
The Conservation Coordinator will provide administrative, research, project management and other general assistance to program staff working toward the achievement of protection, conservation or stewardship goals.

We’re Looking for You:
The Conservation Coordinator may manage conservation data, participate in conservation planning, develop project packages, respond to inquiries from the community and maintain project records. May include collecting, assembling and analyzing various types of data, in the field or through document surveys, producing maps using GIS software and assisting in the production of reports. They may work in the field (species monitoring) or in an office setting, compiling the information collected by others.

They will co-lead efforts to transition the current HTHC mobile device technological platform (mobile device “app”) to a new technological platform created and housed within TNC (progressive web app). This will include supporting software designers/developers in the acquisition of previous, current and future users’ feedback.
The Conservation Coordinator will engage with the USDA Forest Service NYC Urban Field Station staff to 1) refine and enhance existing urban tree health assessment data collection protocols, 2) develop training and outreach materials to help existing and new users transition to use of the new platform; and 3) manage and when necessary, repair, data previously collected in the old platform for future usage. The incumbent will assist with technology development, database management, field data checks, and outreach and public-facing outreach and training material development. 
What You’ll Bring:
·      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 with Microsoft Office suite.
·      Experience coordinating multiple projects.
·      Experience handling standard business communications.
·      Experience with Microsoft Access database construction and GIS software.
·      Experience with tree data collection in urban environments, including strong tree identification skills.
·      Experience writing scientific materials for public audiences.
·      Experience working remotely and independently within assigned time frames.
·      Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·      2-4 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
·      Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
·      Advanced degree in sustainable natural resource management, conservation, ecology or related field.
·      Experience working with frontline communities to conduct tree health assessments in the urban landscape.
·      Experience with field data collection using HTHC tools and training materials.
·      Experience implementing urban forestry-related workforce development, particularly supervising field crews.
·      Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources and work independently.
·      Strong administrative skills including attention to detail and numerical ability. 
·      Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.
·      Website programming and design experience.
·      Video and photo editing experience.
·      Experience with document publication and layout (e.g., Adobe InDesign, MS Publisher).
·      Ability to navigate urban environments by driving, walking and/or using public transportation