Conservation Project Coordinator

Job Location: Valparaiso, IN
Position Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is a non-profit, member-driven organization. We partner with corporations, their employees, fellow conservation organizations, government agencies and communities to recognize and encourage wildlife habitat projects for conservation and education. WHC is committed to maintaining a positive workplace, where base salary is enriched by flexible working hours, the ability to work remotely, professional development opportunities, and a generous benefits package.

The Conservation Project Coordinator is part of the Content and Partnerships Department and reports directly to the Senior Manager, Conservation Projects.

The Conservation Project Coordinator advises on habitat and species project design at corporate facilities and builds meaningful relationships in the conservation community.  In doing so, the Conservation Project Coordinator contributes to increasing the 2 million acres of corporate lands already under voluntary conservation and facilitates the engagement of thousands of employees around the globe, while building the Wildlife Habitat Council’s network of conservation and education partners. This position requires a confident, professional personality who is at ease engaging in ecological recommendations for the region and must have a passion for teaching others and engaging community.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Researches and assists in developing and implementing grants for the region that include partnerships between corporations, governmental entities and NGOs
  • Tracks grant project and report (internally and externally) on progress
  • Develops or adapts biodiversity and education tools and prepares technical recommendations for a range of audiences.
  • Develops scopes of work and other service agreements and manages associated actions and resources.
  • Promotes internal and external use of contemporary and practical conservation, including nature-based solutions to climate change.
  • Assists in leading advisory committees consisting of corporate, governmental and community members.
  • Keeps abreast of and utilizes trends in sustainability, conservation, community engagement and conservation education to strengthen outcomes with WHC members.
  • Attends and participates in external meetings, committees and groups as a representative of WHC.
  • Identifies new opportunities for recruitment, retention and strategic program development in the region and beyond.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in conservation science, ecology, or environmental science preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of conservation practices and skills
  • Ability to work independently and yet be highly effective as a team member
  • Comfortable working in the field and on industrial facilities
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to manage simultaneous tasks
  • Technology skills including MS Office, ArcGIS and Dynamics CRM are a plus
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license

Travel

Local travel is required on a regular basis. Occasional domestic travel (single or multiple days) is to be expected on occasion.

Work Environment

This position includes some physical field work. The employee should be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and can expect frequent lifting and/or carrying field equipment and tools. The employee may also be standing, sitting or walking for prolong periods of time, and can expect frequent typing, bending, and kneeling, and will complete frequent visual inspections.

The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions including the extreme cold (temperatures below 32°F for more than one hour).

Working at WHC

WHC is committed to maintaining a positive workplace, where base salary is enriched by flexible working hours, the ability to work remotely, professional development opportunities, and a generous benefits package.

WHC is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, personal appearance, political affiliation, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other basis prohibited by law.

To apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter with salary expectation to mscheiber@wildlifehc.org.