• Laramie Foothills Assistant Preserves Manager

SUMMARY
The Laramie Foothills Assistant Preserves Manager is responsible for managing and advancing outreach and stewardship programs within the Laramie Foothills Conservation Area in northern Colorado. The Laramie Foothills Assistant Preserves Manager will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day outreach and guest services activities at Phantom Canyon Preserve (Preserve), as well as overseeing some stewardship activities at the Preserve and throughout the greater Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. This is a full time, short-term 6-month seasonal position beginning in mid-April 2018 through mid-October, 2018. The selected candidate will live in housing provided at the Preserve for the entire field season.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Communicate, organize and oversee Preserve visitor and volunteer activities, including donor visits, guided natural history hikes, educational programs and fundraising events. This includes coordinating logistics for these programs, managing the calendar of activities, and preparing supportive materials as needed. This position is full-time temporary for approximately six months.
Maintain on-site facilities and grounds in proximity to facilities, which includes a Visitor Center, a bunk house for seasonal staff, and a guest cabin for visitors. The Preserve facilities operate off a photovoltaic system, a generator for back-up, propane for cook stoves and a woodstove for heat. Facilities maintenance duties will include keeping facilities clean and well-stocked, and performing minor repairs as needed. Nearby grounds maintenance duties will include managing non-native invasive plant species and a hot-wired fence, as well as an easily accessible hiking trail.
Oversee and participate in stewardship activities at the Preserve and throughout the Laramie Foothills, such as trail construction, fence maintenance, non-native invasive species management, and other restoration projects.
Support the needs of the intern program, including some oversight as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
Coordinating the Preserve visitation in a highly professional and personable manner.
Proficiently communicating and interacting with landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, volunteers and the general public; Administer projects such that they are completed in a financially responsible and timely manner.
Leading stewardship projects in a safe and positive way that clearly defines work objectives, while ensuring the ground work implemented results in a high quality product.
Safe use and maintenance of ground tools, such as weed trimmers, hand saws, Pulaski, splitting maul, and shovels. Safe use and maintenance of construction tools, such as drills, saws and hammers.
Ability to work creatively, making smart decisions under limited supervision, while maintaining a strong line of communication with the Laramie Foothills Steward.
Ability to work in variable weather conditions, at a remote location, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
Willingness to learn local biodiversity and communicate accurate information regarding biodiversity to users.
Position may include interactions with youth.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in a science-related field AND 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working outside in manual labor positions, in a crew setting and with hand tools.
Experience with natural systems in ecological land management principles.
Experience supervising staff and volunteers.
Experience operating and or repairing various types of equipment and machinery.
Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
Experience, coursework, or other training in GPS and iPad technology.
Must have a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
2 years of related work experience in a land management position OR 5 years of relevant on-the-ground work experience that is the equivalent of job duties detailed.
Experience representing an organization to a wide variety of audiences.
Ability to recognize or quickly learn plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.
Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means.
Demonstrated ability to work across teams and with a diverse range of individuals and partners
Models and supports a culture of strong teamwork, communication, collaboration and accountability

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancys approach to conservation, and if you are dedicated to service to the community through service in AmeriCorps, then please visit https://careers.nature.org to learn more.
To apply for this position, submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46084.
Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 12, 2018.

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.
https://careers.nature.org
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Full Time
The Nature Conservancy - Colorado Chapter
Sally Ross
Colorado,
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PostedJanuary 13, 2018

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