Moses Coulee Program Manager

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The Nature Conservancy

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Waterville, WA, United States

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Waterville, Washington, USA

WA512

WHO WE ARE


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The Moses Coulee Program Manager, as part of the WA Stewardship Team, develops, manages, and advances conservation across a 33,000-acre system of preserves and conservation easements in Central Washington’s shrub steppe, including the Moses Coulee, McCartney Creek, Beezley Hills, and Badger Mountain preserves. The Moses Coulee Program Manager plans, directs, and implements on-the-ground stewardship and restoration for the Moses Coulee Preserves system, addresses critical threats to shrub steppe habitat and associated species, ensures cultural resource protection in accordance with the preserves cultural resources management plan, coordinates research and monitoring, increases visibility of the Conservancy’s work in the Central WA area, and forms strong relationships with tribal entities, partner organizations and the local community towards durable stewardship outcomes. The Manager also oversees maintenance of the 20-person capacity Moses Coulee Field Station, manages visitation, administers the program budget, and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities. This position oversees the Moses Coulee Assistant Manager position and works closely with the Eastern WA Stewardship Manager to carry out preserve management. The Moses Coulee Program Manager also manages seasonal staff, interns, and volunteers as needed. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

  • Plans, directs and implements arid land preserve management in a manner that is consistent with the Conservancy’s high standards for stewardship.
  • Collaborates with land management partners on preserve conservation efforts, including wildfire recovery and sustainable grazing programs.
  • Carries out the Moses Coulee Cultural Resources Management Plan commitments, including consistent cultural resources consultation with tribal and state partners.
  • Actively participates in, and may lead, partnership driven collaboration, stewardship activities, and research efforts that aim to produce significant conservation outcomes across the Columbia Basin’s broader arid land environment.
  • Promotes visibility and support for the Conservancy’s work through media, storytelling, hosted preserve visitation, community partnerships and events, and regular communication with conservation partners and public officials.
  • Maintains oversight of the Moses Coulee Field Station, which is used for hosting internal and conservation partner gatherings and as a base for contractors and researchers.
  • Develops and implements volunteer programs focused on stewardship and maintenance of preserve infrastructure.
  • Manages professional staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
  • Manages the Moses Coulee Program finances: complete projects, negotiate and contract with vendors, develop annual budgets, and secure funding for preserve-related work.

Is an active and valued member of the Stewardship team within the Lands Program, participates in strategic planning, and supports the success of the Conservancy’s entire Washington Chapter.

The Moses Coulee Program Manager, as part of the WA Stewardship Team, develops, manages, and advances conservation across a 33,000-acre system of preserves and conservation easements in Central Washington’s shrub steppe, including the Moses Coulee, McCartney Creek, Beezley Hills, and Badger Mountain preserves. The Moses Coulee Program Manager plans, directs, and implements on-the-ground stewardship and restoration for the Moses Coulee Preserves system, addresses critical threats to shrub steppe habitat and associated species, ensures cultural resource protection in accordance with the preserves cultural resources management plan, coordinates research and monitoring, increases visibility of the Conservancy’s work in the Central WA area, and forms strong relationships with tribal entities, partner organizations and the local community towards durable stewardship outcomes. The Manager also oversees maintenance of the 20-person capacity Moses Coulee Field Station, manages visitation, administers the program budget, and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities. This position oversees the Moses Coulee Assistant Manager position and works closely with the Eastern WA Stewardship Manager to carry out preserve management. The Moses Coulee Program Manager also manages seasonal staff, interns, and volunteers as needed. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

  • Plans, directs and implements arid land preserve management in a manner that is consistent with the Conservancy’s high standards for stewardship.
  • Collaborates with land management partners on preserve conservation efforts, including wildfire recovery and sustainable grazing programs.
  • Carries out the Moses Coulee Cultural Resources Management Plan commitments, including consistent cultural resources consultation with tribal and state partners.
  • Actively participates in, and may lead, partnership driven collaboration, stewardship activities, and research efforts that aim to produce significant conservation outcomes across the Columbia Basin’s broader arid land environment.
  • Promotes visibility and support for the Conservancy’s work through media, storytelling, hosted preserve visitation, community partnerships and events, and regular communication with conservation partners and public officials.
  • Maintains oversight of the Moses Coulee Field Station, which is used for hosting internal and conservation partner gatherings and as a base for contractors and researchers.
  • Develops and implements volunteer programs focused on stewardship and maintenance of preserve infrastructure.
  • Manages professional staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
  • Manages the Moses Coulee Program finances: complete projects, negotiate and contract with vendors, develop annual budgets, and secure funding for preserve-related work.

Is an active and valued member of the Stewardship team within the Lands Program, participates in strategic planning, and supports the success of the Conservancy’s entire Washington Chapter.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy over 100,000 acres in Washington have been preserved for people and nature. From the mountains to the sea, the Washington Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Washington unique while working toward more equitable outcomes for the human communities around them.

You are someone who thrives on independent decision-making but has a strong sense for when to consult and collaborate in your work. You are experienced in managing multiple complex projects and organizing sustainable work streams that address a program’s highest priorities. You can work with a wide array of people, perspectives, and backgrounds to get work done, build productive relationships and support equity, sovereignty, and diversity as well as habitat and biodiversity. You have a strong love of the land and its care and agree that a field day is always a good day.

Location and Schedule:

  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Position will be based at a home office within 60 miles of the Moses Coulee/McCartney Creek Preserves and requires regular onsite field work.

Schedule is generally Monday – Friday, with fluctuations in daily hours due to seasonality of field work and occasional weekend work required. Flexible work arrangements are available.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in a natural resource management-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers and forming strong relationships with partners and communities.
  • Experience managing program budgets, contracts, and legal agreements.
  • Experience using applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Geographic Information Systems software, web browsers, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience working in and managing arid land ecosystems.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and experience operating a 4wd vehicle both off-road and in rural environments.
  • At minimum a basic understanding of infrastructure maintenance (e.g., facilities, fences, signage, machinery and equipment).


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to act in accordance with the Washington Equity Statement; be respectful of differences of identity and/or beliefs, and successfully work across those differences to meet work objectives.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a natural resource management-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
  • Strong relationship building skills for working closely with a variety of partners, i.e., Tribal partners, media, government officials, scientists, and contractors.
  • Familiarity with power tools and small farm equipment (tractor, backhoe, chainsaws, deck mower, hauling an equipment trailer, etc.)
  • Familiarity with principles of land acquisition and conservation easements.
  • Practical knowledge of implementing ecological land management in arid environments.
  • Knowledge/experience with livestock grazing principles.
  • Experience in cultural resources consultation for land management projects.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in arid land/shrub-steppe conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation throughout the intermountain west.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s) and budget.
  • Experience with regularly making independent decisions due to remote location and/or limited in-person contact with colleagues.
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.

WHAT WE BRING


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION


The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at nature.org/careers. We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s 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." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.

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

SALARY INFORMATION


The estimated starting salary for this position is dependent on qualifications, experience, and location.

  • Salary range: $66,000 - $76,000 annually

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52840, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on 2/20/23. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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