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Job Location: Silver Spring, MD
Position Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

The Manager, Conservation Projects at Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is responsible for securing funding for and implementing projects which embody the best practices in bringing the corporate community to work effectively with conservation leaders, government agencies and local communities on projects with a focus on urban areas and environmental justice areas.  These projects should inspire other corporate members to join the mission of the WHC as they demonstrate how conservation with community involvement can support company goals in Environmental Health & Safety and Community Engagement; these projects shall act as living laboratories for research and workshops, seeking to make measurable improvement in both the natural and the human communities in which they exist.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Secure funding for projects, working with Senior Staff to develop budget and vision to ensure congruity with WHC strategic plan
  • Manage on-site projects as assigned
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Director and Senior Manager of department in implementing overall objectives
  • Responsible for regular reporting, both internal progress reports, and external reports to funders, as required
  • Responsible for developing and attaining conservation/education outcomes for each project
  • Participate in content development linked to site-based projects or other
  • Support partnership plan implementation and tracking
  • Support WHC staff across departments as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in natural science, resource management or related field
  • 2-4 years’ experience in working on conservation projects (urban preferred) as part of a team
  • Leadership experience in some aspect of conservation project implementation
  • Ability to work independently and be highly effective as a team member
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Computer skills must include MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desired Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Ability to manage a budget highly desired
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences essential

Work Context

  • Physical Demands: For some of the work time, this job operates in a professional office environment where the role of the employee routinely involves the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. At other times this position includes some light physical work. The employee should be able to lift up to 20 pounds and can expect frequent lifting and or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. The employee may also be standing, sitting or walking for prolonged periods of time, and can expect frequent bending and kneeling and will complete frequent visual inspections. The employee is occasionally crouching, crawling or stooping.
  • Work Environment: The employee will, at times be working in an office environment, but will also be exposed to working in an outdoors environment in weather conditions including the extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees) for more than one hour.
  • Travel: Some travel and occasional irregular work hours are expected with this position.

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter and and an indication of salary expectation to tredick@wildlifehc.org

Job Location: Silver Spring, MD
Position Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

The Executive Assistant at Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the President’s Office ultimately allowing the President to be more effective.  The position will provide administrative, secretarial  and project support to the President and others as assigned. It also serves as the main liaison with the board of directors and other key contacts.   In addition to scheduling, preparing documents and communications and filing, the position will perform office management and general administrative functions such as financial record keeping, coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, and working on special projects. Position will have significant autonomy to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload and is expected to make regular recommendations on how to improve effectiveness of the President’s office operations.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Schedule and organize complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and President’s office activities
  • Schedule and organize board meetings and other board committee meetings according to a schedule
    • Create high quality, error-free materials for board meetings that meet highest standards
    • Oversees all pre- and post-meeting activities to ensure follow-up is carried out
  • Oversees recurring staff meeting, develop agendas and track follow-ups
  • Follows up on contacts made by the President and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships
  • Create and develop visual presentations
  • Support President’s publishing schedule both through blog posts and social media
  • Maintains up-to-date bios for President and senior staff that include recent speaking engagements
  • Open mail and draft written responses to inquiries of the President or reply by phone or e-mail when necessary
  • Answer phones and takes messages or fields/answers routine questions
  • Regularly handle complex and confidential information
  • Work independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects
  • Support other senior staff as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a position providing administrative support to an executive
  • Ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and have an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Ability to meet deadlines without
  • Emotional maturity with a drive to provide support
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Very strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with board members, external partners, members etc.
  • Strong computer skills must include MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Desired Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Highly organized with the ability to organize others
  • Ability to create polished and professional looking documents
  • Proficiency in Adobe products and social media platforms

Work Context

  • Physical Demands: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Work Environment: The employee will be working in an indoor office environment.
  • Travel: Minimal travel is expected in this position with at least 2 nights away from home at the annual Conservation Conference.

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter and and an indication of salary expectation to MLeahy@wildlifehc.org

Job Location: Silver Spring, MD
Position Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

The Conservation Coordinator at Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) represents a strategic position to support and coordinate efforts across the Conservation Strategy and Planning department. The Conservation Coordinator assists in the design and implementation of Wildlife Habitat Council programs and strategies related to corporate conservation.

This position will focus on four main areas:

  1. Coordinating resource allocation,
  2. Maintaining efficient processes to track and meet goals and objectives
  3. Providing technical support to the Conservation Specialists and Managers of Conservation Planning
  4. Contributing to conservation strategy development

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform strategic outreach to contacts regarding program progress and outcomes
  • Support research initiatives
  • Work collaboratively on internal initiatives
  • Contribute technical expertise to projects
  • Collaborate on Conservation Conference planning and hosting
  • Other duties as assigned

This position reports to the Senior Director, Conservation Strategy & Planning.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in a natural science field, or a related field
  • Ability to work independently, be a self –starter, and have an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills must include MS Office (Word, Excel, Dynamics CRM, PowerPoint) and ArcGIS

Work Context

  • Physical Demands: This position includes some light physical work and requires employee to be able to lift 20lbs, frequently lift or carry objects weighing up to 10 pounds. The employee may also be standing, sitting or walking for prolonged periods of time, and can expect frequent bending and kneeling and will complete frequent visual inspections. The employee is occasionally crouching, crawling or stooping.
  • Work Environment: The employee will, at times be working in an office environment, but will also be exposed to working in an outdoor environment in weather conditions including the extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees) for more than one hour. The employee will also be exposed to extreme noise.
  • Travel: Some travel and occasional irregular work hours are expected with this position.

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter and an indication of salary expectation to MLeahy@wildlifehc.org.

Job Location: Silver Spring, MD and remote locations (telecommuting)
Position Type: Full time (temporary) and part-time (on-demand) 1-20 hours/week
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education. Its principle vehicle is WHC Conservation Certification that recognizes meaningful and committed wildlife habitat management and conservation education programs. The Conservation Certification‘s standards are built on best practices of global recognition programs, reflects contemporary conservation efforts and aligns our collective work with the future of biodiversity globally.

The Certification and Technology Department manages Conservation Certification including development of the standards and their implementation through an application system as well as processes to review applications against the standard. These processes are enabled by the WHC Conservation Certification website that provides integrated data management.

The Reviewer, Conservation Certification is a key part of WHC Conservation Certification. The Reviewer provides independent, third party analysis of corporate applications for WHC Conservation Certification by (1) reading corporate applications, (2) scoring the applications and (3) providing objective justification for the scores given. This process is migrating from a manual system to the WHC Conservation Certification website, allowing for improved accuracy and speed. Reviewers receive background reading and training on WHC Conservation Certification, the website and WHC’s culture. The Reviewer reports to the Manager, Conservation Certification.

WHC is building global a network of Reviewers. The network will consist of experts in different specialties and geographies. Please see the Project Guidances for a full list of the disciplines required. We expect WHC’s need for part time (on demand) Reviewers to grow in the coming years. In addition, we are recruiting full-time, temporary support in our Silver Spring, MD office for this calendar year.

Major Responsibilities

  • Become an expert on WHC Conservation Certification through reading of background material, participating in training and becoming familiar with the WHC Conservation Certification website
  • Analyze corporate applications for WHC Conservation Certification by reading applications, scoring the applications based on a guidelines developed by WHC and providing objective justification for answers

Minor Responsibilities

  • Provide feedback to WHC on all aspects of WHC Conservation Certification through individual feedback and group discussion
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in wildlife biology, conservation, natural resource management, conservation education or a related field
  • 1 year of work experience in a conservation related field
  • Proficiency working in an online environment (e.g. navigating websites, using online forms, uploading and downloading forms)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and anticipate needs

Desired Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Advanced degree or certificate in natural resources field (e.g. MS biology, PhD in Wildlife Management, certificate in plant physiology)
  • 2-10 years working on conservation issues
  • Working proficiency in Spanish, French or Portuguese

Work Context

  • Physical Demands: The employee is regularly sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time, walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, reaching, using hands to finger (e.g. type), handle, or feel, and completing visual inspections.  The employee is occasionally climbing, crouching, crawling, or stooping.
  • Work Environment: The employee is exposed to the normal environment of a typical office.
  • Travel: No travel is expected in this position

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest to reviews@wildlifehc.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due to the volume of applications only qualified applicants will be contacted.

WHC is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.