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Ad Title: California Habitat Specialist
Location: California
Post Date: 06/03/24
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Description:
Pollinator Partnership (P2) is looking for an experienced habitat planner who possesses the skills to provide technical assistance for farmers through multiple large agricultural grant programs. This candidate should be a detailed and team-oriented professional, have a strong work ethic, and be committed to the mission and values of P2.

About Pollinator Partnership:
Pollinator Partnership is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and restore populations of pollinator species. As world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to the preservation of birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, bats, and other pollinators P2 plays a key role in preserving terrestrial ecosystems, promoting agricultural productivity, and enhancing local communities through pollinator-centered work. P2 has been actively supporting the conservation and protection of pollinators throughout North America since 1996. A multifaceted approach using original science; habitat preservation and creation; policy outreach; and public education has helped us achieve our goals in pollinator conservation. For more information, visit www.pollinator.org.

Position Description:
The successful candidate will be responsible for planning activities for pollinator habitat projects throughout the Central Valley of California, potentially planning upwards of 30 projects annually. The ideal candidate will have experience with California agriculture and pollinator habitat, including site preparation, species selection, habitat installation, and maintenance. This position will provide support to a USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant (approximately 60% of time), plus additional support for other pollinator habitat projects across California.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Plan and design pollinator habitat projects, including hedgerows, wildlife habitat plantings, cover crops, and others.
• Assist with the coordination of multiple large, multi-year grant programs including enrollment of landowners, project planning, distribution of funds, reporting, and contract management.
• Coordinate and work directly with key program staff, conservation stakeholders, landowners and land managers, and sponsors.
• Represent P2 at conferences, workshops, and meetings, giving presentations about the program with the goal of increasing landowner engagement.
• Collaborate with federal and state agencies, such as NRCS and US Fish and Wildlife.
• Write annual reports.
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Ad Title: Conservation Program Associate
Location: Midwest (Preferably NE Ohio, but the position is r
Post Date: 06/12/24
Contact: Amber Barnes
Website: visit our website...
Description:
Pollinator Partnership Conservation Program Associate

Location: Midwest (Preferably NE Ohio, but the position is remote, and location is flexible)

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on July 5th and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Anticipated Start Date: July/August 2024

Pollinator Partnership (P2) is looking for an experienced and passionate professional who possesses the skills to provide P2 project managers with technical and administrative assistance for conservation programs across the United States. The Conservation Program Associate (CPA) will provide programmatic support to P2’s Co-Director of Agricultural Programs, helping with a variety of tasks and communications relating to P2’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) agreements as well as other programs and relationships (approximately 50% FTE). The CPA will also assist with Project Wingspan (approximately 25% FTE) and other P2 programs (approximately 25% FTE). This candidate should be a detailed and team-oriented professional, have a strong work ethic, and be committed to the mission and values of P2 and NRCS.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:
The Conservation Program Associate is responsible for the following duties and others as assigned:
•Gain familiarity with, and provide support to, P2 conservation programs and resources.
•Work with and report to Co-Director of Agricultural Programs (50%), PW Manager (25%) and other program managers on a program-specific basis (25%).
•Assist with the coordination of multiple large, multi-year grant programs (assist with deliverable and budget tracking, data input and management, grant and report writing, scheduling and note taking for meetings, volunteer recruitment and volunteer management, and other duties).
•Assist P2 staff in the creation, review, and/or editing of education and outreach material such as videos, stories, blogs, social media, newsletters, presentations, and other media.
•Coordinate and routinely communicate with P2 colleagues, volunteers, key partners, and others regarding project activities, resources, needs, and status updates through staff, project planning, check-in, and other meetings and email correspondence.
•Utilize existing P2 program contacts and help develop new relationships with stakeholders in support of P2’s various conservation programs.
•Develop promotional materials and templates for programs.
•Assist with website content creation and updates.
•Occasionally represent P2 at in-person and virtual conferences, workshops, meetings, planting days, and other types of outreach.
•Assist with other programs as requested.
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Ad Title: Native Seed Steward
Location: Illinois
Post Date: 03/29/24
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Description:
Program: Pollinator Partnership: Project Wingspan Across Chicagoland
Position: Native Seed Steward (Field position)
Location: Flexible within Greater Chicago Area (Illinois)
Duration: Seasonal
Hours: Part-time flex

Pollinator Partnership (P2) seeks to hire two motivated and conservation-minded Native Seed Stewards (NSS) in the Greater Chicago Area in Illinois. The NSS will make collections of native plant seeds to support habitat enhancement efforts to address the alarming declines in native pollinator populations. Project Wingspan is part of P2’s wider Monarch Wings Across America program (https://www.pollinator.org/monarch/mwaa).

Program Overview:
Project Wingspan Across Chicagoland (PWAC), is a native plant amplification program to support and increase the quality, quantity, and connectivity of habitat for imperiled native pollinators of the Greater Chicago Wilderness Region, including the monarch butterfly, the endangered rusty patched bumble bee, and many others. The program will address threats of species extirpation due to habitat degradation, fragmentation, and loss by increasing supply of local genotype native plant species that are highly valued and in demand, yet are not commonly available through the native seed and plant market, for habitat enhancement efforts. Seed from targeted species will be collected from key landscapes, grown out in quantity over several years, and then awarded to restoration projects across the Chicago Wilderness Region.

Position Overview:
The Native Seed Stewards (NSS) are contract field positions spanning approximately 7 months, beginning late April or early May 2024 through early November 2024. The NSS(s) will conduct native seed collections, either independently or as a team of two, from a vetted list of highly desired plants as identified by program partners. The positions require the ability to work a flexible monthly schedule due to the nature of flora phenology and associated responsibilities. Collections will occur at sites within the Greater Chicago Wilderness Region.

Responsibilities:
● Work with PWAC project manager to learn detailed seed collection protocols and provide regular updates regarding scouting and collection activities.
● Coordinate as necessary with program partners at project sites to gain information on approximate locations of viable populations suitable for collection.
● Coordinate as necessary with the other Native Seed Steward.
● Transportation to and from sites (mileage will be reimbursed at the current federal rate).
● Conduct in-field scouting missions during bloom periods.
● Identify flora to species level using various resources, including dichotomous keys.
● Make seed collections during the appropriate time periods as dictated by various species’ phenologies and climate conditions (May through November).
● Ensure that all required population scouting data, GPS location data, seed collection data, and photos are properly recorded, using a self-provided smartphone or tablet.
● Provide suitable location(s) to properly dry seed collections before shipping.

Compensation:
$19.00 for field work hours. Travel time will be paid at half wage ($9.50/hour) in addition to mileage reimbursed at the current federate rate. Total hours estimated to be 48 per month, however, it can be expected that some months will require additional hours and some less.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing why you are a good fit for the position via the following link by Friday April 12th, 2024: https://form.jotform.com/pollinatorpartnership/pw-chicagoland-nss-2024
Application notes:
● Attach the resume and cover letter as one combined PDF.
● Please name the attached PDF “Last Name_PW Chicagoland NSS”
● Deadline for applications is Friday, April 12th, 2024.
● An inability to follow the instructions above will result in the application being automatically rejected.

About Pollinator Partnership
Pollinator Partnership (P2) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore populations of pollinator species. As the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to the preservation of the birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, and bats, P2 plays a key role in preserving terrestrial ecosystems, promoting agricultural productivity, and enhancing local communities through pollinator-centered work. P2 has been actively supporting the conservation and protection of pollinators throughout North America since 1996. For more information, visit www.pollinator.org.
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Ad Title: Natural Resource Manager (Full-Time)
Location: Fort Washington, PA
Post Date: 06/11/24
Contact: Cheryl Milnazik, Human Resources Director
City: Fort Washington
State: PA
Zip: 19034
Phone (W): 215-643-1600 x3225
Email: CMilnazik@upperdublin.net
Website: visit our website...
Description:
The full job posting can be found at https://www.upperdublin.net/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/26/.
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Ad Title: Natural Resources Manager
Location: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen
Post Date: 05/20/24
State: IN
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Description:
The Natural Resources Manager at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is responsible for facilitating learning opportunities for students and the general public through the provision and management of a variety of natural habitats (forest, prairie, wetlands, etc.) throughout the Merry Lea property. These spaces are used for both formal and informal educational activities delivered by this position and other staff members. In accordance with our mission, the person in this position also ensures that Merry Lea continues to serve as a natural sanctuary for northern Indiana’s plants and animals.

The Natural Resources Manager must have a strong desire to increase knowledge about and appreciation of the natural world through their work. They should also find fulfillment in maintaining the natural resources of Merry Lea for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. It is imperative that the person in this position has a strong environmental ethic. Their approach to natural resource management should be grounded in the concepts of environmental sustainability and resilience and aimed at maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functionality into the future.

This position oversees and provides day-to-day management of natural resource features across Merry Lea’s 1189-acre property, including monitoring for intended management outcomes and creating/implementing our organizational natural resource management plan. This work includes training and imparting knowledge of how to manage our natural resources to volunteers, undergraduate students, and temporary/seasonal workers. The Natural Resources Manager also serves as the primary point of contact for external organizations and individuals inquiring about matters related to natural resource management efforts. In collaboration with staff and faculty colleagues, this person develops, delivers, and supports education programs, outreach materials and curricula for all ages aimed at furthering our audience’s understanding of conservation and natural resource stewardship.

Essential Functions:

Education/Outreach (~50%)
-Ensure that natural habitat areas are maintained in a manner that supports educational programming delivered by this position and other staff/faculty
-Deliver and provide support for environmental education programs, special events and Goshen College courses
-Provide direct responses to, and support other staff members in responding to, inquiries from the general public related to land and natural resource management
-Develop and maintain key partnerships with external public/private organizations and individuals in support of Merry Lea’s natural resource management efforts
-Write educational content and serve as content area expert for Merry Lea communications and marketing efforts
-Serve as primary contact person for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources concerning management of the Merry Lea State Nature Preserve
-In cooperation with the Volunteer Coordinator, engage, train, and impart knowledge to volunteers related to how to manage our natural resources
-Teach temporary/seasonal workers the skills necessary to successfully carry out natural resource management tasks
-In cooperation with the Executive Director, serve as an ambassador of Merry Lea’s natural resource management efforts to current and potential donors

Natural resource and land management (~40%)
-Oversee and execute activities related to the management of Merry Lea’s natural habitat areas, including ecological restoration, invasive species management, conducting prescribed burns, seeding/planting, etc.
-Regularly inspect natural habitat areas and identify work needed to protect/preserve native wildlife and vegetation, control invasive species, and address any other threats to the ecological health of these areas
-Utilize scientifically informed approaches to monitoring to ensure intended outcomes of natural resource management activities
-In collaboration with the Executive Director, lead efforts to develop, implement, and revise short- and long-term natural resource management plans within the context of the Merry Lea Strategic Plan and Mission
-Establish and maintain procedures related to testing and monitoring environmental quality as required by law or other relevant regulations
-Assist in the preparation of policies and procedures for permanent staff, temporary staff and volunteers related to natural resource management
-Recruit, select, train and manage temporary/seasonal employees
-Vet and engage third party contractors to conduct natural resource management activities as needed
-Collaborate with other Merry Lea Operations staff to ensure alignment and integration of natural resource management efforts with the overall organizational approach to achieving sustainability and environmental resilience goals

Administrative (~10%)
-Periodically contribute to the development, revision and implementation of Merry Lea’s strategic plan
-Provide specialized reports to Executive Director as requested
-Provide for inventory and maintenance of land management tools and equipment
-Prepare annual land management budget and track/manage expenditures, including credit card purchases
-Maintain records related to property management operations
-Collaborate with Executive Director on grants related to natural resource management
-Support fundraising activities including meeting with donors and attending special events

Other general responsibilities
-Participate in Merry Lea staff meetings
-Complete other tasks as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:
-No supervisory responsibilities of permanent staff; periodic supervision of seasonal staff
-In cooperation with other full time staff and faculty, coordination of volunteers and undergraduate/graduate students in performing natural resource management tasks on the property

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Ad Title: Natural Resources Technician
Location: Rockford, IL
Post Date: 03/28/24
Contact: Jill Kennay
City: Rockford
State: IL
Zip: 61104
Phone (W): 8159646666
Email: info@naturalland.org
Website: visit our website...
Description:
Objective: To assist the Director of Stewardship with stewardship at Natural Land Institute’s preserves, monitor conservation easements, assist the Director of Stewardship with developing management plans and evaluating ongoing restoration efforts, as well as help cultivate volunteer land management initiatives on lands owned by the Natural Land Institute primarily in the Rockford area. Candidates with a degree in Natural Resource Management, Biological Sciences or equivalent are preferred.

Responsibilities:
• Assist with natural areas management, including invasive species control, prescribed burning, seed collecting, native plantings, plant propagation, and planning of management on NLI preserves.
• Annually monitor and prepare monitoring reports for NLI’s conservation easements and preserves.
• Supervise staff and volunteers under the direction of the Director of Stewardship.
• Additional tasks may include bird, mammal, herptile, insect, macroinvertebrate, and vegetation monitoring and inventories along with database entry and development.
• Work with volunteers on natural resource management projects at NLI properties.
• Prepare maps and exhibits for NLI preserves and conservation easements under the direction of the Director of Stewardship.
• Maintain and service facilities and equipment as needed.
• Maintain monthly activity records detailing accomplishments.
• Prepare for donor/public events hosted by the Natural Land Institute.

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Ad Title: Office Administrator
Location: San Francisco
Post Date: 03/22/24
Website: visit our website...
Description:
Office Administrator
Part-Time Position
San Francisco, CA
Pollinator Partnership (P2) is looking for an experienced and passionate professional who possesses the skills to assist the administrative team with execution of administrative and finance duties for a non-profit organization. This candidate should be a detailed and team-oriented professional, have a strong work ethic, and be committed to the mission and values of P2.

About Pollinator Partnership:
Pollinator Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. As the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to the preservation of the birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, and bats, P2 plays a key role in preserving terrestrial ecosystems, promoting agricultural productivity, and enhancing local communities through pollinator-centered work. P2 has been actively supporting the conservation and protection of pollinators throughout North America since 1996. Pollinator Partnership Canada (P2C), established in 2013, is P2’s sister organization, and the two groups work seamlessly together across borders. A multifaceted approach using science; habitat preservation and creation; policy outreach; and public education has helped P2 achieve our goals in pollinator conservation. For more information, visit pollinator.org.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Provide administrative, general office, and finance support for a nonprofit including financial coding, paperwork for funders and partners, and grant administrative assistance.
• Office duties including answering phones, sorting mail, and filing.
• Assistance with yearly financial audit, state taxes, and form 990.
• Process donations and ship materials to members.
• Assist with human resource duties including payroll management, insurance, onboarding, and employee benefits.
• Information Technology support.
• Maintain accurate and complete records of all relevant accounting information.
• Assist with creation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
• Distribute payments for contractors, services, and staff reimbursements.
• Create invoices for funders, donors, and others.

Compensation: $25,000 - $27,500 annually (20 hrs per week). Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.

Location: San Francisco, California - Financial District. This is an in-person position.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references through this link: https://form.jotform.com/240797871360162 by Friday, April 12, 2024.
This position will be filled as soon as possible. Early submissions are encouraged.

Pollinator Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. P2 offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Ad Title: Specialist - Biologist
Location: Waukesha, WI
Post Date: 04/24/24
Contact: Elizabeth Larsen
City: Waukesha
State: WI
Zip: 53188
Phone (W): 2629533201
Email: elarsen@sewrpc.org
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Description:
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, the nationally regarded regional planning agency for the seven county greater Milwaukee area, and the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the five urbanized areas within southeastern Wisconsin, is seeking applicants for a full-time Biologist. The Commission is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our diverse team of planners, engineers and specialists focused on addressing issues that transcend the political boundaries and fiscal capabilities of individual communities. The successful individual will be part of an interdisciplinary team identifying, planning, and conducting natural areas management plan implementation/resource assessment activities.

Core Responsibilities:
*Assist in the coordination and provision of technical services for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) Greenseams and Reforestation
and Wetland Restoration Programs
*Evaluate and Prioritize projects for various funding sources
*Prepare site-specific forestry and wetland restoration plans
*Assist in scope development and grant writing
*Assist in Regional Natural Area and Critical Species Habitat Management Program
*Conduct natural area inventories, assessments, and summary reports
*Assist with other botanical surveys, environmental assessments, and preparation of herbarium specimens
*Assist in wetland delineations or environmental corridor assessments as necessary

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