Conservation Scientist-Wyoming

The Nature Conservancy
Lander, WY
Job Category
Full time Positions
Commensurate with experience
Last Date to Apply
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is seeking a conservation scientist to join our dynamic team of scientists in the Wyoming chapter. Wyoming is home to some of the most intact and undisturbed lands in the country, with abundant wildlife, clean air, and expansive vistas; yet a variety of forms of development and a changing climate threaten the biodiversity of the Cowboy State. We seek a conservation scientist to join us in finding innovative solutions to the threats at hand. The successful candidate will: lead research that advances best conservation practices in Wyoming; engage closely with partners within TNC and in government agencies, organizations, and universities; help set priorities for the conservation activities undertaken by the Wyoming chapter; provide scientific support for program staff and preserve managers within TNC; and manage the GIS database for the chapter. Other essential functions include: communicating with diverse audiences, publishing scientific papers and reports, writing proposals and engaging with funders and donors. The conservation scientist will join a team of three other scientists who are actively engaged in research and outreach activities. Term & Location: This is a full-time position, to be based in Lander, Wyoming at the headquarters for The Nature Conservancy’s Wyoming chapter. Lander lies at the foot of the Wind River Range, with easy access to excellent outdoor recreation and wilderness. Lander has a thriving arts community, is home to the annual International Climbers’ Festival, and is a relaxed, friendly, and affordable mountain town. Laramie, WY may be considered as an alternative location for this position. Salary & Benefits: The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. Application: To apply visit The Nature Conservancy’s Career page (Job# 47258). Please include a cover letter, full CV, and contact information for three references in your application. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2019. For further information contact: Corinna Riginos ( ) About The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Qualifications: • Masters Degree in related field and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience with GIS and spatial analyses. • Experience leading and working with cross functional teams. • Experience synthesizing, interpreting and communicating scientific information. • Experience preparing reports of findings. • Record of peer reviewed publications in scientific journals. • Experience working and communicating with a wide and diverse range of people. Preferred Knowledge and Experience: • Ph.D. in related field. • Strong knowledge of ArcGIS and experience managing and analyzing spatial data. • Strong skills in statistics, scientific writing, verbal communication, and track record of raising funds for research. • Expertise in a topic of relevance to the work of TNC in Wyoming, especially (but not limited to): watershed science, forest management, or conservation planning. • Ability to engage in a wide range of conservation issues, analyze complex problems, rapidly build expertise on new issues, and develop strategic responses or solutions. • Knowledge of Western/Wyoming wildlife and ecosystems. • Experience creating and working effectively with diverse partners from conservation NGOs, government agencies, and/or academic institutions. • Experience translating complex technical and scientific issues to a broad range of audiences and across platforms (e.g. in-person presentations to social media). • Strong ethic of teamwork, communication, collaboration and accountability.
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Corinna Riginos
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