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Project Wingspan State Coordinator
Project Wingspan State Coordinator (OH, IN, MI, PA, WI)
*Note: One individual will be hired for each state – 5 positions total
Pollinator Partnership (P2) seeks to hire motivated and detail-oriented Project Wingspan State Coordinators in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Project Wingspan State Coordinators will provide programmatic support for Project Wingspan: Landscape Enhancement for Imperiled Pollinators of the Midwest (PW), a collaborative pollinator habitat initiative with numerous partners across an 8 state region. PW is a multi-component project to address the alarming decline in pollinators and the fragmentation of habitat through seed collection, technical training, enhancing and securing long-term habitat. This project is an expansion of the Monarch Wings Across the Eastern Broadleaf Forest project (https://pollinator.org/mwaebf), and part of Pollinator Partnership’s wider Monarch Wings Across America program.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The State Coordinators are responsible for the following duties and others as assigned:
- Work with and report to project leads to learn program technical content
- Collaborate with partners and project leads to develop and manage the temporary seed collection network in their state
- Oversee, plan, and lead volunteer seed collection training, collection team, and shipments
- Assist with distribution of plant materials their state
- Develop a screening process for site selection and efficient scheduling
- Work with project lead to evaluate and verify habitat areas
- Assist program leads in tracking pollinator habitat resources across the project state
- Manage time efficiently and work independently
- Organize and manage travel within a set budget
Personal and Professional Qualifications
The State Coordinators should possess the following minimum qualifications:
- Degree in natural resource management, biology, botany, ecology or related field
- Experience in conservation partnerships, pollinator habitat restoration, volunteer management, and technical training development highly preferred
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong planning and implementation skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate directly with volunteers and landowners
- Dependable, well-organized, and detail-oriented
- Should be comfortable working outside, willing and able to work across various habitat settings
- Computer literate (MS Office programs)
- Occasional, multi-day travel may be required
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- As a remote employee, individuals will need computer access and a work-space
About Pollinator Partnership
The Pollinator Partnership (P2) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore populations of pollinator species. As world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to the preservation of the birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, and bats, P2 plays a key role in preserving terrestrial ecosystems, promoting agricultural productivity, and enhancing local communities through pollinator-centered work. P2 has been actively supporting the conservation and protection of pollinators throughout North America since 1996. A multifaceted approach using original science; habitat preservation and creation; policy outreach; and public education has helped us achieve our goals in pollinator conservation. For more information, visit www.pollinator.org.
Location: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (one individual will be hired in each state).
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019.
Schedule: This position is part-time and seasonal, with an average commitment of 25 hours per month. Work schedule is flexible.
Compensation: This is a contract position at $6,000 per year. Travel, lodging, mileage, and per diem expenses will be reimbursed, but are not to exceed a set amount.
Duration: This position will begin in February 2019 and continue through November 2020. A one-year contract may also be acceptable.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should email the following information to Amber Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter describing why you are a good fit for the position
- Attach the resume and cover letter as 1 PDF
- Please name the email subject and attached PDF “Project Wingspan STATE Coordinator – Last Name” (*Please indicate which state you are applying for).
- An inability to following the instructions above will result in an automatically rejected application.
No phone calls please.