Conservation Manager: New Hampshire

Squam Lakes Association
Holderness, New Hampshire
Job Category
Full time Positions
$30,000-34,000 annually
Last Date to Apply
The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) seeks a Conservation Manager for full-time, benefited employment. The Conservation Manager is responsible for maintaining the Squam Lakes Association’s robust conservation efforts in the Squam Lakes Watershed. The manager is responsible for the implementation of the Watershed Plan, which will direct the management of SLA’s aquatic and terrestrial invasive species management, water quality monitoring, grant management, and social conservation. The Conservation Manager accomplishes these conservation initiatives in collaboration with SLA staff, Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members, community volunteers, and partner organizations to fulfill the SLA’s conservation mission to conserve the Squam Lakes and watershed. For more information about the specific responsibilities of the Conservation Manager and the Squam Lakes Association please visit _____ Salary-$ 30,000-34,000 IRA-3% Match Health-Comprehensive Dental-Comprehensive Life & long/short term disability insurance-Comprehensive Paid Time Off-27 days, in addition to holidays Paid Holidays-8 holidays, plus generous time off around winter holidays _____ To Apply Applications should include a letter of interest, a complete resume, two writing samples, and contact information for three references who can speak to your professional skills. Please send your application information in the form of a PDF to the attention of EB James by emailing with “Conservation Manager” as the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position is open until filled.
The Ideal Candidate: The SLA seeks a Conservation Manager with a passion for conservation and the outdoors, and the drive to ensure the continued success and growth of the SLA’s conservation programs. They must be a collaborative, creative thinker with excellent communication skills and the enthusiasm and energy to deliver the highest level of environmental protection to the Squam Watershed. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (must possess or be committed to learning): • An understanding of watershed concepts and New Hampshire ecology • A knowledge of environmental protection legislation • Broad computer skills, especially spreadsheet and database tools • Ability to apply statistics in data analysis • Experience with invasive species control (terrestrial and aquatic) • SCUBA and aquatic weed diver removal certification • Knowledge of use, operation, and maintenance of scientific collection equipment and SCUBA equipment • Powerboat driving experience, possession of a New Hampshire Commercial Boat License • The ability to move, lift, carry, pull, or push objects that exceed 50lbs • Ability to work with a broad constituency and professional group of diverse people • Ability to delegate tasks to AmeriCorps and volunteers • Ability to educate and explain scientific concepts in a clear, relevant way to non-scientists • Competency with writing communications for a variety of audiences and purposes, i.e. grants, press releases, scientific papers, educational materials, etc. Education/Experience • A history of progressively more complex duties in supervisory, mentoring, and applied conservation management experience, especially within a land trust, conservation or governmental land use, or similar organizational environments. • This position is intended to be part of a career arc with increasing responsibility and ownership over the conservation programs of the SLA. The Conservation Manager will have advancement opportunity based on the success of the program, including advancement to the Director of Conservation.
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