MN Private Land Manager

Agency
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, Inc.
Location
TBD, MN
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in conservation, biology, agriculture, or closely related field with three years of work experience in your field. Expected experience and skills include: • Experience with project coordination and execution. • Strong written and verbal communication. • Understanding of wildlife management and ecology. • Proficient with Microsoft platforms such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Addition knowledge in platforms such as GIS is a bonus. • Planning, budget management, program evaluation, and report writing. • Demonstrated knowledge of the various private land conservation programs used in Minnesota. Desirable experience and skills include: • Working with federal, state, NGO, and private industry partners • Supervisory or leadership experience • Grant writing and management and/or general fundraising Salary Range: Commensurate with experience + benefits To Apply: Please combine your cover letter, resume and 3 references into a SINGLE Microsoft Word document or PDF file before uploading to the “Resume” section of your application on our Recruitment website at: www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs (Benefit Summary link also available on this page) If you have questions about this position, contact Tanner Bruse, MN State Coordinator, at: tbruse@pheasantsforever.org or (507) 865-1163. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other category that may be protected by law.
Start Date
02/27/2023
Last Date to Apply
02/04/2023
Website
https://pheasantsforever.org/Careers
Description
Overview: This is a full-time supervisory position working directly with PF staff, state and federal agencies, Pheasants Forever chapters, and other in-state conservation partners to coordinate the delivery of private lands conservation within the state of Minnesota. Duties: • Provide direct oversight, leadership, supervision, and guidance to the private lands team in Minnesota, ensuring effective conservation delivery and coordination within their areas of responsibility. • Oversee existing and build new habitat initiatives and partnerships that advance our mission on private lands in Minnesota. Examples include prescribed burning, grazing, precision agriculture, and technical assistance to farmers and landowners. • Work with the Minnesota team to tell our story and the impact our team has working directly with farmers and landowners to meet their operational goals and deliver voluntary conservation. • Monitor the progress of the PF Biologist Team in the delivery of strategic conservation initiatives, keeping partners aware of timelines and milestones, prepare quarterly written progress reports and a full year summary report to share with all partners. • Coordinate and lead new and existing landscape level private land habitat initiatives and partnerships. • Work closely with field and partner staff to educate them on the proper implementation and utilization of wildlife conservation programs and practices. • Work closely with partner staff to provide insight and input related to program standards and specifications specifically focused on wildlife conservation, assisting with the development and review/update of wildlife related program standards and specifications and enhancements. • Develop relationships with partners within Minnesota that work to promote wildlife conservation, including working with PF chapters and regional representatives in Minnesota to inform them of wildlife conservation opportunities. • Identify opportunities (grants or groups) that will enhance strategic plan achievement. Pursue granting opportunities as they become available. • Grant writing and grant reporting. • Constantly work to develop new positions that impact private land wildlife habitat through additive duties (precision ag, grazing, prescribed fire, etc.)
Qualifications
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in conservation, biology, agriculture, or closely related field with three years of work experience in your field. Expected experience and skills include: • Experience with project coordination and execution. • Strong written and verbal communication. • Understanding of wildlife management and ecology. • Proficient with Microsoft platforms such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Addition knowledge in platforms such as GIS is a bonus. • Planning, budget management, program evaluation, and report writing. • Demonstrated knowledge of the various private land conservation programs used in Minnesota. Desirable experience and skills include: • Working with federal, state, NGO, and private industry partners • Supervisory or leadership experience • Grant writing and management and/or general fundraising Salary Range: Commensurate with experience + benefits To Apply: Please combine your cover letter, resume and 3 references into a SINGLE Microsoft Word document or PDF file before uploading to the “Resume” section of your application on our Recruitment website at: www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs (Benefit Summary link also available on this page) If you have questions about this position, contact Tanner Bruse, MN State Coordinator, at: tbruse@pheasantsforever.org or (507) 865-1163. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other category that may be protected by law.
Contact Person
Sarah Piotraschke
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