America the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC) Field Liaison

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
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INTRODUCTION The ATBC Field Liaisons will assist with ensuring grant investments made will successfully support ATBC program priorities. Applicants must have a specialized knowledge of grant writing, Tribal and Federal governments, Tribal treaties, fish and wildlife management, and Indigenous Traditional Knowledge. The ATBC Field Liaisons will be responsible for conducting business in a manner that coincides with the Articles of Incorporation, Strategic Plan, Code of Ethics and other regulations, policies, and procedures of NAFWS. The ATBC Field Liaisons will frequently be involved in situations that are very complex and highly sensitive and is expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, and to seek guidance and direction on issues from the NAFWS Executive Director. Primary duties include: • Conduct outreach and offer assistance to key stakeholder groups and potential grantees in targeted and priority regions and geographies to help them understand ATBC funding priorities, develop restoration project concepts, identify potential partnerships. • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning among grantees through field tours, site visits, workshops, and other venues. • Organize opportunities for presentations about the program and for grantees to co-present about their projects at select conferences and events including the NAFWS regional and National conferences. • Conduct post-award site visits for select grantees to trouble shoot potential challenges with project implementation; conduct pre-project monitoring assessments; collect photo documentation. • Conduct site visits at select completed grants to conduct post-project monitoring assessments; collect photo documentation; provide guidance regarding projects long-term maintenance plans; and, to scope potential next phases of projects with grantees. • Organize site visits to successful projects for other NFWF staff, funding partners, and key policy makers. • Network with America the Beautiful Challenge staff and partners to identify partner opportunities for ATBC grantees. • Provide feedback and insights to NFWF staff about applicant and grantee lessons learned and program improvement opportunities. To apply: To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, 3 professional references, BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference) and transcripts to: Julie Thorstenson at
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or fish and wildlife resource management or related natural resources field required. Applicant must demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and practices involved in the management of fish and wildlife resources, including ground field experience, familiarity with restoration techniques. • Required Experience: 3-5 years’ experience in grant writing, management. • Specialized Experience: Restoration techniques and Indigenous Knowledge preferred • Specialized knowledge of the complexities of the America the Beautiful Challenge program and its structure preferred. • Prior experience in working with Tribes, Native organizations and people and federal agencies is preferred. • Working knowledge of Tribal governments, treaties, agreements, policies, and sensitive issues associated with the management of fish and wildlife resources. • Knowledge of federal grant and contract procedures and policies. • Effective communication skills. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of people with authority to make decisions covering a wide range of fish and wildlife programs.
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Julie Thorstenson
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