The Nature Conservancy
Conservation Social Scientist, New York Division
Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!
By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities. Our science community consists of a group of a experts who are leading the industry on multiple fronts to bring science, strategy and action together.
The Conservation Social Scientist provides technical and scientific support as a subject matter professional on human dimensions of conservation. They work as part of the NY division science team primarily supporting priority teams (these teams include Climate Mitigation, Climate Adaptation, Oceans & Fisheries, Lands, Cities, Land Assets and Water) throughout NYS. The Conservation Social Scientist helps determine where and how our conservation activities intersect with people and when we can and should broaden our focus to better understand community impacts and secure benefits to people. They use qualitative and quantitative methods to strengthen our scientific understanding of human well-being within our conservation priorities. They provide technical and scientific support and leadership around social sciences and people-related aspects of our work.
We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
· Master’s Degree in social science related field and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Experience leading and working with cross functional teams.
· Experience integrating equity and justice framing into applied research and thought leadership
· Experience synthesizing, interpreting and communicating scientific information.
· Experience with applied research in social-ecological systems
· Experience preparing reports of findings.
· Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
· Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit the external application link on Handshake and search for job ID #49435 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on March 21, 2021, to be considered. The preferred work location for this position is Albany, NY, but this is negotiable.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.