Invasive Species Network Outreach Specialist

Agency
Grand Traverse Conservation District
Location
Traverse City, Michigan
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$35,000-41,000/year
Start Date
10/04/2021
Last Date to Apply
08/27/2021
Website
https://natureiscalling.org/
Description
The Invasive Species Network Outreach Specialist works with the Coordinator to implement the two-year Michigan Invasive Species Grand Program grant, which funds the position. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the Go Beyond Beauty garden professional recognition program, presenting on invasive species topics to interested groups, creating and managing electronic and hardcopy outreach materials, communicating with landowners, and engaging volunteers.
Qualifications
Formal Education or Equivalent ● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with excellent academic performance ● Natural resource or communications or related field of study preferred Related Work Experience ● Experience with creation and giving successful, engaging presentations to a variety of audiences ● Experience with creating effective outreach materials for a variety of audiences ● Knowledge of natural resource management, particularly invasive species management, preferred ● Experience in working with garden professionals (nurseries, landscapers, etc.) preferred Skills ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language, especially as related to presentations and electronic/printed outreach materials ● Excellent social and interpersonal skills; relates effectively to diverse clientele and work groups ● Proficient knowledge of ecosystem function (especially pertaining to invasive species) preferred ● Strong organizational skills ● Strong and proven leader and team-player ● Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite ● Proficient in use of Facebook use for organizations preferred ● Proficient in use of Adobe InDesign preferred ● Proficient in use of Constant Contact preferred ● Proficient knowledge of ArcGIS preferred
Contact Person
Koffi Kpachavi
Contact Phone
231-941-0960
Contact eMail
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