Conservation Coordinator

The Conservation Coordinator will coordinate implementation of the Healthy Trees, Healthy NYC program and will assist with the implementation of the Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities program in other pilot cities. The position will provide support and project management to advance the Forest Health Programs communication and outreach goals. Duties will include conducting outreach, coordinating volunteers, collecting, assembling, and analyzing various types of data and information, and assisting in the production of reports, documents, outreach materials, presentations, and other program work products.

Primary responsibility will be to provide program support to the Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities Initiative which will include: *

Healthy Trees, Healthy NYC: Implement key aspects of the Conservancys Healthy Trees, Healthy NYC program in collaboration with the New York Chapters Urban Conservation program. Staff will be the primary lead for implementing this program in NYC and will work closely with the Forest Health and LEAF teams and NYC local partners and agencies to develop and implement key approaches in NYC.

* Healthy Trees, Healthy CitiesTools and Trainings: The Conservancy is developing information and tools to improve tree stewardship and monitoring the health of existing trees in several pilot cities. Assist in preparation and distribution of public outreach materials (e.g., fact sheets, videos, online materials, identification tools, pest detection and tree health monitoring phone applications) to aid in the identification and reporting of known tree pests and the monitoring of the health of existing urban forests. Assist staff in the development of specific training tools and conducting trainings for partners. Work with existing agencies and non-profits to incorporate this information into their training and outreach. Attend tree planting and stewardship training provided by partner organizations in NYC. Conduct in person trainings for volunteers, partners, and general public.

* Tree Planting and Stewardship: Create an annual calendar of tree planting, stewardship, and community engagement events for the pilot cities and take responsibility for the planning, coordination, and implementation of these events and actions. Coordinate the logistics of these events with partners, promote events to TNC members, coordinate volunteers, and provide support at these events. Develop supporting educational and outreach materials.

* Community Outreach: Assist Conservancy staff in preparing a community engagement plan to target key neighborhoods, TNC members and supporters, and other key audiences. Conduct outreach to targeted audiences (LEAF schools, local organizations, TNC members, community groups, and community residents) to raise awareness and engage them in Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities actions (tree planting, tree stewardship and tree health monitoring). Participate in the planning and implementation of several community events. Coordination and supervision of inte s and LEAF students involved in programmatic actions.

* Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities Action Plan: Assist in the preparation of a multi-year action plan for the Healthy Tree, Healthy Cities Initiative in partnership with Conservancy staff, local steering committee, and partners.

* Administration:Serves as liaison for multiple contractors involved in creating outreach and marketing materials. Provide some administrative support (grants, contracts, and payments). Assist with the logging of USFS match hours for TNC cooperative agreements from participants and volunteers. Assist with research, information gathering, and overall program development and implementation as needed.


* Bachelors 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 and social media platforms.

* Experience coordinating multiple projects.

* Experience handling standard business communications.


* Bachelors degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and 2-4 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned time frames, manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources.

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Experience utilizing databases for data entry and report production preferred.

* Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and numerical ability. Ability to plan, administer, and record results of work-team meetings and activities.

* Outgoing, self-starter with ability to work independently and as a team member.

* Excellent oral communication and presentation skills. * Courteous, personable, tactful ability to deal enthusiastically and sensitively with public.

* Flexibility and willingness to travel and work weekends and long hours when needed.


This position requires a valid drivers license and compliance with the Conservancys Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered high risk drivers. Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available atÂÂ

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employees motor vehicle record.


The Conservation Coordinator will work conduct work indoors and outdoors and may work in variable weather conditions, These conditions:

* May require some minor physical exertion which includes heavy lifting (30 pounds).

* Travel is required, and transportation costs will be covered.

* A valid drivers license and willingness to comply with TNCs vehicle use policy is required. May need to provide own transportation when necessary. All transportation costs outside of normal office commuting will be covered.


The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


To apply to position number 41095, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Easte Time on June 7, 2013.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancys background screening process

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