The Nature Conservancy
Interdisciplinary 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 Cities Program in New York State builds strategies and initiatives to create a healthy, resilient and sustainable urban environment in cities across New York, with a significant focus on New York City. We work with government and non-government partners on key programmatic areas to tackle climate change, improve water quality in and around cities, promote nature and environmental solutions to enhance the quality of life, and reduce urban heat island and air pollution.
We are looking for a collaborator and problem solver with excellent people skills and experience building effective partnerships. The successful candidate will provide technical and scientific support as a subject matter professional on interdisciplinary issues related to conservation in cities. They work as part of the NY division Cities Team throughout NYS, with an immediate focus on New York City and potential for future work to touch down in other cities across New York State.
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 relevant field and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Experience with applied research in social-ecological systems.
· Experience leading and working with cross functional, interdisciplinary teams.
· Experience synthesizing, interpreting and communicating scientific information across disciplines.
· Experience preparing reports of findings.
· Record of peer reviewed publications in scientific journals.
· 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 http://www.careers.nature.org and search for job ID #49433 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 New York City, NY, but is negotiable within New York State.
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.