The Coastal Partnerships Coordinator (CPC) works with partners to achieve the longleaf ecosystem goals of The Longleaf Alliance and the SoLoACE Longleaf Partnership and Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative in South Carolina. The CPC coordinates the SoloACE Partnership and provides outreach support for the Sewee Partnership. This position exists to provide leadership and to create and develop an effective team among the contributing public and private partners in these Significant Geographic Areas (SGAs).
The primary role of the CPC will be as the SoLoACE Longleaf Implementation Team Partnership Coordinator. A secondary role will be to provide outreach support to the Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative (SLCC). The CPC manages and grows the base of support for longleaf, promotes an ecosystem approach to longleaf management, develops meaningful relationships with conservation partners, and is inclusive of all landowners and partners. The CPC also provides landowner technical assistance, delivers and partners in the creation of in-person and virtual outreach programs, and administers landowner cost-share programs in both landscapes. The CPC works with partner organizations and landowners and is expected to be a well-informed, proactive, knowledgeable, helpful, and dependable partner.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include your resume, a cover letter, and at least three references. Questions can be directed to Ryan Bollinger at email@example.com
Applicants must have at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or other natural resource field, and at least four years of experience in the management and restoration of longleaf.
Qualifications as a registered forester in the State of SC is a plus. The ideal candidate would have working knowledge of and/or experience in longleaf forest management and ecology, building and/or working within diverse partnerships, sharing science-based information with partners and landowners through outreach. The CPC must have a passion for the longleaf ecosystem, an excellent personal and professional reputation and credibility. A demonstrated ability to create effective relationships with partners, landowners, staff, donors, state and federal agencies, and NGOs is also needed. This position requires strong initiative, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.