This is a full-time position working directly with NRCS, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and other in-state conservation partners to coordinate the delivery of wildlife habitat conservation within the state of Arkansas as well as support and lead the Arkansas-Quail Forever Team.
Salary – Commensurate with Experience + health benefits
Duties and Expectations
The State Coordinator will:
• Provide direct oversight, leadership and guidance to a State-wide Quail Forever Team, ensuring effective conservation delivery and coordination within their counties of responsibility.
• Work with PF/QF Regional Director and Pheasants Forever Inc. & Quail Forever Marketing Team to provide information focused on promoting in-state strategic conservation efforts (Working Lands for Wildlife) to media sources in Arkansas.
• Coordinate statewide habitat initiatives and partnerships that advance our mission in Arkansas.
• Monitor the progress of the AR-Quail Forever Team in the delivery of strategic conservation initiatives, keeping partners aware of timelines and milestones, and prepare monthly written progress reports.
• Work closely with field practitioners and partner staff to educate them on the proper implementation and utilization of wildlife conservation programs and practices.
• Work closely with NRCS State Office staff to provide insight and input related to programs standards and specifications specifically focused on wildlife conservation, assisting with the development and review/update of wildlife related program standards and specifications and enhancements. Through the direction of State Resource Conservationist and State Wildlife Biologist, assist in Quality Assurance Reviews and spot checks on wildlife focused practices.
• Provide cost-share program, habitat restoration and management training to conservation planners on wildlife habitat.
• Identify opportunities (grants or groups) that will enhance strategic plan achievement. Pursue granting opportunities as they become available.
Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in conservation, biology, agriculture or closely related field with three to five years of work experience in your field.
Expected experience and skills include:
• Supervisory or leadership experience
• Grant writing and management and/or general fund raising
• Project or habitat plan coordination and execution
• Strong coordination, facilitation, team building, and a collaborative approach
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong background in wildlife management and ecology
• Substantial computer and technology-based understanding
• Planning, budget management, program evaluation, and report writing
• A strong understanding of Farm Bill Programs (EQIP, CStP, ACEP, CRP) specifically as it relates to program implementation, standards and specifications and practice designs.
• A body of work with federal, state, NGO and private industry partners
To Apply: Visit our website at www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please combine your cover letter, resume and 3 references into a single Word document or PDF file on the Recruitment website. Additional questions may be directed to Chris McLeland-South Region Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled