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Job Location: Detroit, MI
Position Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

At Wildlife Habitat Council we are an open, true, driven and bold team, who believes that every act of conservation matters.  As part of living our values, we respect different ways of getting the job done, we embrace transparency, we develop simple elegant solutions to complex challenges, and we react quickly, yet thoughtfully.

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.
  • Develop strategies to maintain and increase corporate participation in successful community engagement, 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, 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 community, 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);
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement programs;
  • 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: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

At Wildlife Habitat Council we are an open, true, driven and bold team, who believes that every act of conservation matters.  As part of living our values, we respect diverse ways of getting the job done, we embrace transparency, we develop simple, elegant solutions to complex challenges, and we react quickly, yet thoughtfully.

The Conservation Specialist, level 2, is a key technical advisory function for initiation of corporate conservation programs and for the improvement and maintenance of certified programs. The Conservation Specialist participates in three main functions of the Conservation Strategy & Planning Department:

  • Works closely with corporate conservation participants, virtually and in person, to guide the planning and development of sound biodiversity and conservation education programs.
  • Supports corporate teams seeking certification by providing technical support and charting a successful roadmap to Conservation Certification.
  • Promotes internal and external use of innovative, contemporary science based on conservation and corporate trends and knowledge.

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

  • Site-specific program development, adapted to the local context;
  • Deliverables related to grant activities and consulting scopes, including budgeting and tracking;
  • Deployment of larger strategies with WHC members;
  • Contribution of ecological expertise in larger collaborative initiatives;
  • Conservation network maintenance and relationship building;
  • Collaborate in educational initiatives including trainings and conference;

Note that the Conservation Specialist, level 2, generally does not participate in on-the-ground conservation project or program implementation.

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. The salary for this position is $45,000.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a natural science field, or a related field. Undergraduate degree considered with the appropriate experience;
  • Knowledge of multiple ecosystems in North America and abroad;
  • 5 years of experience with applied ecological, biological, or environmental work;
  • Ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and have an entrepreneurial attitude;
  • Must be fluent in Spanish (technical and conversation, written and spoken);
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer skills must include MS Office (Word, Excel) and GIS.

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a natural science field, or a related field

Work Environment

  • Travel: Extensive travel and irregular work hours are expected with this position.
  • 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 periods 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 to be heard above the ambient noise level. The employee will 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

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.