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New Job Opening: Education & Stewardship Assistant (Block Island)

The Education & Stewardship Assistant is supervised by the Block Island Program Coord. This is a 12-week position beginning on June 10, 2019 through August 30, 2019. There are four paid full-time positions (35 hrs. per week), short-term. Housing may be available.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Lead nature walks and tours as assigned to educate the public about local natural history, conservation heritage, and The Nature Conservancy's mission on Block Island. (25%)
  • Staffing the BI Conservancy visitor center. (30%)
  • Perform trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, and monitor preserves for appropriate use. (25%)
  • Assist in orientation, training, and guidance of volunteers and youth groups. (5%)
  • Assist with biological and legal monitoring and other scientific activities on Nature Conservancy preserves. (5%)
  • Clean and maintain Nature Conservancy facilities, including the Ocean View Pavilion, and other duties as assigned. (10%)
  • Ability to work long hours, including weekends.
  • Work requires physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
  • Work involves several disagreeable elements and/or exposure to job hazard’s where there is some possibility of injury.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • HS Diploma and 1 year experience.
  • Experience organizing files.
  • Experience operating power and construction tools in a safe manner.
  • Experience in Customer Service.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to deal with the general public in a friendly, outgoing & professional manner; knowledge of Block Island community preferred.
  • Knowledge of natural sciences, ornithology and/or botany skills.
  • Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
  • Obtain related licenses or certifications such as first aid, CPR, driver’s license.
  • Proven leadership abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to complete tasks within assigned timeframes, possibly in the absence of supervision.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy'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." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 47309, submit resume (required) and cover letter as one document using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 23, 2019.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 people of diverse 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

 

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