Family Forest Outreach Specialist at The Nature Conservancy

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Lansing, Michigan

Job Description:

Albany, New York, USAEastern to Central NY#PDN
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."
The Nature Conservancy in New York seeks an energetic conservationist for the position of Family Forest Outreach Specialist to work on the Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP). The position will be working with family forest landowners in Eastern to Central New York, with a generally service area from Albany to Syracuse to Binghamton. The Nature Conservancy has an office in Albany, NY, but office location is somewhat flexible (remote work/home office) within the general service area. The position will require frequent travel in this region. This position will conduct site visits to communicate the FFCP to private landowners, complete forest inventories to determine program eligibility, write management plans and complete other tasks associated with existing forest conservation programs. Additionally, the position will assistant in the development and implementation of a new FFCP reforestation/afforestation practice.
* The Family Forest Outreach Specialist will provide technical assistance and support to family forest landowners interested in the Family Forest Carbon Program in the Eastern to Central New York region. * Communicates program details to family forest landowners, completes forest inventories to determine program eligibility and develops management plans for enrolled landowners. * You will travel frequently to landowners' property locations.
* Bachelor's degree and 3 years' experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience. * Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists. * Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).* Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.* Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc. * Must have valid driver's license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS* Knowledge of forest management, conservation practices and conservation science.* Ability to explain forest management practices to non-technical audiences.* Experience conducting forest inventories, including identification of tree species.* Experience or knowledge of forest management plan development. * Knowledge of forest carbon programs. * Knowledge of forest health issues and invasive species control. * Some experience with GPS and GIS systems. * Experience performing physical work outdoors in all conditions.* Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.
This is a grant funded position. The position is set to end in December 2024.
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
To apply for job ID53422, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at All applications will be reviewed in the order they're received and the position will remain open until filled. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC's value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible. Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we're registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we're unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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