At WHC, the Manager, Conservation Planning participates primarily in three key functions of the Conservation Strategy & Planning Department:
In this role, the successful applicant is likely to participate in activities such as:
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.
To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter and an indication of salary expectation to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Specialist will provide technical support to WHC during a 6-9 month data management improvement process with four key steps:
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.
To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest to email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled. Due to the volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
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.
To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.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.