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

Position Overview

At WHC, the Manager, Conservation Planning participates primarily in three key functions of the Conservation Strategy & Planning Department:

  • Support WHC members through their involvement in corporate conservation programs and act as a main relationship holder.
  • Provide conservation and conservation education guidance and technical support to individual facilities and projects, including remediation initiatives.
  • Develop strategies to maintain and increase corporate participation in successful conservation and conservation education activities, measured through biodiversity, financial, and certification targets.

In this role, the successful applicant is likely to participate in activities such as:

  • Development and implementation of corporate scopes of work, plans, engagement strategies, and other similar approaches;
  • Management of projects, grants, and consulting initiatives with responsibilities for achieving goals, following timelines, and meeting budget;
  • Utilization of trends in sustainability, conservation, remediation, and conservation education to deepen engagement and strengthen outcomes with WHC members;
  • Participation in external committees and groups as a WHC representative;
  • Identification of new opportunities for recruitment, retention, and strategic program development;
  • Generation of and participation in site-specific conservation and conservation education services.

The Manager, Conservation Planning takes part in the planned schedule of communication within the Strategy & Planning Department and in organization-wide events. Cooperation with the Conservation Specialists, Content & Partnership team, Certification department, and Marketing and Communication staff is an integral part of the position’s success.

This position reports to the Senior Manager, Conservation Strategy or the Senior Director, Conservation Strategy & Planning.  WHC is committed to maintaining a positive workplace, where base salary is enriched by flexible working hours, the ability to work remotely, professional development, and a generous benefits package.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a natural science field, or a related field;
  • Working knowledge of conservation practices and of corporate environment(s);
  • 3-5 years of experience with environmental consulting, conservation planning, land management, stewardship activities coordination;
  • Specific experience and/or knowledge of the remediation context in North America;
  • Excellent technical and non-technical writing skills;
  • Ability to work independently and virtually/remotely, be a self-starter, and have an entrepreneurial attitude.;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including experience with public speaking;
  • Technology skills including MS Office and ArcGIS. Familiarity with Dynamics CRM is a plus; and
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.

Work Environment

  • Travel: Regular domestic and occasional international travel is to be expected. This position may include travel up to three times per month; trips can be a single day or multiple days.
  • Physical Demands: This position includes some light physical work. The employee should be able to lift up to 20 lbs. and can expect frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs. The employee may also be standing, sitting, or walking for prolong period s of time, and can expect frequent bending, typing, and kneeling, and will complete frequent visual inspections. The employee is occasionally climbing, crouching, crawling, or stooping.
  • Work Environment: The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions including the extreme cold (temperatures below 32°F for more than one hour). The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme noise sufficient to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. The employee might be subject to hazards including moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding in high places, exposure to extreme heat, chemicals, oils, solvents, asbestos, or radiation. Safety briefing and/or training will be provided in such cases.

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

Job Location: Silver Spring, MD
Position Type: Internship
Hours per week: 16 minimum, 2 full days per week (negotiable)

Position Overview

Wildlife Habitat Council promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education. WHC Conservation Certification programs take corporate sustainability goals and translate them into tangible and measurable on-the-ground actions. Through collaborations for conservation with corporate employees, other conservation organizations, government agencies and community members, WHC programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 48 states and 17 countries. www.wildlifehc.org

Wildlife Habitat Council seeks a driven and skilled college student to assist the Marketing and Communications team with high profile projects related to the promotion and branding of WHC services, products, member companies and environmental impacts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the production of primary marketing vehicles, WHC 2018 Calendar and Conservation Conference
  • Write copy for website and social media
  • Conduct research for membership and development
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Excellent written communication skills; candidates must submit writing samples
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented; ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. Marketing, Communications, English, Public Relations, or other relevant major)

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and 2-3 writing samples to dlitow@wildlifehc.org. No phone calls please.

Job Location: Silver Spring, MD or remote locations (telecommuting)
Position Type: TBD
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 standard is built on best practices of global recognition programs, reflects contemporary conservation efforts and aligns our collective work with the future of biodiversity globally. In doing so we help ensure that every act of conservation matters.

The Certification and Technology Department (Certification Department) manages Conservation Certification* including standard setting, assurance and impact assessment processes. The Certification Department can be divided into two sections—standard setting and certification. An integrated technology component or platform (WHC Conservation Certification website and MySQL database) underlies both, providing and integrated data management for the entire certification process.

The Data Management Specialist (Specialist) is an individual or team that is a member of the Certification Department. The Specialist will provide guidance to WHC in developing data management, quality assurance and public access policies and procedures. These will be consistent with DAMA, ANSI, ISO or equivalent best practices.

*This includes existing Conservation Certifications standard (e.g. WHC Conservation Certification website application forms, project scoring sheets, Reviewer Guidance) and expected iterations.

Responsibilities

The Specialist will provide technical support to WHC during a 6-9 month data management improvement process with four key steps:

  1. Learn WHC’s current and planned data management needs including:
  • Platform (WHC Conservation Certification website, MySQL database) managed by Group 10
  • Review Data Book and associated Excel workbooks
  • Excel workbooks used by other WHC departments
  • Become familiar with technology used by peer organizations (e.g. US Green Building Council, Institute du Life, Verified Conservation Standard, RSPO)
  1. Discover WHC data management needs
  • Meet Group 10, WHC staff, members and external researchers individually and in groups
  • Read key documents
  • Draft and comment on summary document (s) written by the Specialist and Certification Department about discover step and WHC’s data management needs
  1. Design data management policies and procedures and a data management continuous improvement system
  • Draft portions of documents describing data management policies and procedures
  • Comment on documents written by the Certification Department
  1. Implement data management polies and procedures by supporting WHC staff to implement them

As a result of this work, WHC will have ~10 page management policy and procedures document, policies and procedures in pace and a plan for continuous improvement. WHC anticipates this work identifying additional data management and IT needs for future work.

WHC will develop a flexible schedule for this work that fits the Specialist’s needs. WHC is unlikely to have significant time to devote to this work in July and October.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering or related field
  • 7-10 years’ in data management possibly including
  • Deep knowledge of best practices in data quality management
  • Certified in one or more DAMA, ISO or ANSI data quality standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Masters’ degree in computer science, information technology or related field
  • 10-20 years’ experience in data quality management

Work Context

  • 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 conservationcertifiation@wildlifehc.org. The position will remain open until filled. Due to the volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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

  • 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.