Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Over the 60 years since our founding we have grown to be the largest single conservation organization in the U.S. and the world. The Conservancy uniquely embodies the concept of working locally and globally simultaneously, tapping local results to inform national and global strategies and policy. Our scope, size, and track record of success positions us to be a transformative global leader in solving many of the world’s toughest environmental challenges.
The Landscape Conservation Ecologist position provides scientific leadership, expertise and support to the Conservancy’s conservation teams on Long Island and New York State. S/he is responsible for assessing the ecological integrity of, and threats to, conservation targets; recommending management and monitoring strategies to abate threats and measure success; and collecting and analyzing monitoring and inventory data. The Landscape Conservation Ecologist provides ecological information, best practices, training, and technical support to Conservancy staff and partner organizations. S/he builds cooperative partnerships with other institutions and agencies to share technology, establish priorities, and coordinate actions. S/he helps identify private and public funding sources and provides technical input to fundraising proposals.
The Landscape Conservation Ecologist will work in the following focal areas for the purposes of protecting and restoring biodiversity, natural resources and ecological processes and function: terrestrial/freshwater connectivity and health, planning for climate change adaptation and climate change analyses, atmospheric deposition in the context of reducing air pollution impacts to terrestrial and freshwater systems, and urban/suburban interactions.
For more information and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for Job ID# 42200. The application deadline is July 6, 2014.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer