Wild Acadia Coordinator: Park Headquarters, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME, and remote or in the field

Friends of Acadia
Park Headquarters, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME, and remote or in the field
Job Category
Full time Positions
Starting at $61,000 per year, comensurate with experience
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Wild Acadia Coordinator supports the National Park Service (NPS), Friends of Acadia (FOA), and partners in implementation of Wild Acadia, an initiative designed to help Acadia’s natural and cultural resources be resilient during an era of rapid climate change. Acadia is at the forefront of a new management paradigm focused on whether to resist the changes anticipated, accept them, or direct park ecosystems toward preferred future conditions. Acadia is also at the forefront in combining resources and expertise from diverse partners, including researchers, philanthropic partners, contracted businesses, and federal, state, and local agencies to achieve shared objectives. The Wild Acadia Coordinator will serve as a link among multiple stakeholders and will manage projects that may include climate-focused habitat restoration, monitoring of target indicators, invasive species removal and vegetation restoration, cultural landscape restoration, and habitat connectivity improvements. The Coordinator will also be responsible for communicating Wild Acadia programs and projects to diverse audiences. The position is embedded within the Acadia National Park’s Resource Management division and will interface with NPS resource managers and partners daily.
Required Qualifications • Five years of project management experience. • Broad knowledge of natural resources subject matter including ecology, botany, biology, water resources, geology, engineering, science communications, or other disciplines applicable to the Wild Acadia initiative. • Proven written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain complex scientific topics and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders. • Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with coworkers, volunteers, community leaders, researchers, and various individuals contacted during work. • Ability to understand challenges, think strategically, and identify/implement solutions. • Ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize substantial amounts of data from various sources to provide meaningful information and insight. Knowledge of sources and uses of data relevant to resource management and ecological restoration. • Ability to pass a government background check. • Ability to operate computer, printer, photocopier, postage machine, laminating machine, and other office equipment. • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn other data storage and visualization software. • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation for travel to/from work. • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion. Desirable Qualifications • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis. • Knowledge of ecosystem restoration best practices • Knowledge of NPS guidelines, procedures, and techniques for designing, implementing, and monitoring natural and cultural resource projects • GIS skills - ability to create geospatial datasets from data collected in the field, analyze GIS data, and use those datasets and analysis results in planning, reporting, and communication. • Excellent data entry skills with a solid commitment to accuracy, details, tracking, and follow-through and an ability to strategically organize, process, and maintain records; identify and implement process improvements. • Ability to understand and adapt to recent technologies quickly.
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Stephanie Clement
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